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Funworld Leisure (Greenock, Scotland)
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Funworld Leisure (Greenock, Scotland)
Advantages: PLENTY TO KEEP THE KIDS OCCUPIED
Disadvantages: CAN GET VERY BUSY
Funworld Leisure was opened in June 2005 by brother and sister,
Douglas Brands and Sharon Murdoch. It is situated about 25 miles from Glasgow and 50 miles from Ayrshire. It can be found on the A8 between Greenock and Gourock and is very well signposted. There is a train station less than one mile away with direct trains to and from Glasgow. It is also on a frequently served bus route. There is a large car park and parking has never been a problem for me even when it is very busy.
Funworld is said to be the largest Indoor Family Entertanment Centre in Scotland.
When you go in, the doors open automatically which is great if you have a pram or a few children with you. In front of you is the reception desk. You go in at one side and exit at the other side.
There are electronic barriers in place on each side which can only be operated from behind the admission desk,so a member of staff has to let you in or out.
When you are paying you have to give the name or names of your child or children. You are then allowed entry.
It is very spacious with a high roof making it bright and airy.
There is a large segregated play area for toddlers with ball pools, cars, small climbing frames and lots of soft play toys.
Beside this is a very large bouncy castle and depending on whether it is busy or not toddlers can have a go. I know my grandaughter just loves this.
There is a pirate ship called "Giggling Racara" which is on three levels. The upper two levels being more suitable for over fives.
It has a tunnel slide going from level three to the ground and spiral slides at different levels. You can also find rope bridges and ball cannons alongside soft play stairs and climbing frames.
When the kids get bored of this there is an inflated assault course where they have to climb, crawl and slide to get to the finish.
For older children there is also a football and basketball area.
There is a lage seating area with plenty of tables, chairs and highchairs (which are very clean). The cafe sells a variety of coffees, teas and juices along with sandwiches, cakes, scones and biscuits. Hot snacks are always available and vary depending on the time of day. The prices are reasonable with a white coffee costing £1.10 and a cake costing on average 80p. Free daily newspapers are available.
The toilets are clean and are inspected regularly. There is a disabled toilet and a baby change. These are also regularly inspected.
Funworld also caters for birthday parties. You can book a two hour party for a minimum of 10 children and choose which "deal"
you would like ranging from one to five. Funworld provide a decorated room with a large table and chairs for the party. There are spotlights on the roof and disco music is played for the kids. You have to provide your own Birthday cake and party bags.
Deal one:- Buccaneer Picnic £6.95 (including entry charge)
Snack box containing two sandwiches, carton of juice,
packet of crisps, yoghurt and a bar of chocolate.
Deal five:- Themed Party £8.95 (including entry charge)
Hot buffet (sausage rolls chicken pieces etc), jugs of
juice on the table and ice cream. Foil balloon for
birthday person and a free entry to funworld.
You can choose your own theme for the party.
Deals two, three and four are somewhere between the two above.
There is a shop just next to the cafe. It sells a range of goods including fancy dress outfits, travel games, activity toys, pogo sticks etc. etc. The prices are a bit more expensive than you would pay on the High street.
Funworld opens from 9.30am to 6.30pm every day except Christmas and New Year.
Prices are as follows:-
Adults and babies Free
Under fives £3.95
Five to twelve years £4.50
Family pass with four children of any age is £15.95
If you go in for the last hour a child of any age will cost £2.50.
This is a great day out for all kids from tots to twelve year olds. The staff have no problem with adults joining in the fun, and many do, including myself.
There are plenty of staff supervising the kids and all have their badges and uniforms on to make them easily recognisable.
If this is not enough there is a large park situated just beside funworld which has large grassy areas, swings, slides and sandpits. It is at the water's edge and the kids will love this. There is a large cafe which opens from early morning till about 8pm. About two miles along the road there is a large swimming complex with large slides and a lazy river. Just across the street from this is the Oak Mall shopping centre which has a great selction of shops to suit all tastes.
Summary: PLENTY TO DO IN AND AROUND HERE