“ Wood Lane / Dagenham / RM8 1JX / Tel: 020 8215 3006. „
This Venue was refurbished in 2001 it is for children up to Maximum height 158cm (or 12 years), where you can enjoy an indoor adventure. When you enter the surroundings there is a large car park with ample space to park, even at busy times, such as school holidays. On entering the building it is a bit of a maze as it is also Wood Lane Sports Centre where other facilities include Badminton Courts. There are signs for Kids Kingdom which are easy o follow.
When you get to the reception you can hear the noise of the children in the play areas and the atmosphere seems to change to one of excitement. Once you are ready to pay you then decide how long you wish to stay, prices are shown at the bottom of this review, your hand is stamped with a particular emblem. This is so that you are aware of how much time you have in the play area
The play area has many sections, directly in front of the reception is the multiple slide which is fine for younger ones to tackle too. They use sacks to help them glide down with some speed, every activity is surrounded by netting for safety purposes. There is a section for younger children which incorporates a soft play area and bouncy castle. So even the smallest of children wont miss out on the fun.
Some of the features introduced in the refurbishment were the Awesome Free Fall Drop Slide, I can only describe this as a kamacarzi slide, the drop is a vertical one, many children get enough courage to go to the top. Unfortunately they dont have enough to actually go down it. To be honest when they are sitting at the top of it looking down it is very scary for them. Although saying that if they do have the courage to tackle it, they have a happy yet smug look about them at the bottom and usually go again and again and again. The Mini Soccer Shootout is another feature, this seems very popular too.
All around the venue are seating areas so you are able to watch your children while enjoying a refreshment. You can purchase these at there Restaurant which isnt very large but does have a great menu. All food is freshly prepared and prices are reasonable.
Below is important information you should read if you are contemplating on visiting this venue.
Kids Kingdom emphasise the importance of child safety. There are a number of Safety Points they ask adults to be aware of before allowing children into the Play area:
Socks and suitable clothing for slides should be worn at all times.
No mini skirts, brief shorts of crop tops are permitted.
Clothing with a high nylon content may reach high temperatures when on the fast slides, so should be avoided.
Children will only be admitted with a responsible adult. Height restrictions apply on certain activities.
At this venue they specialise in Birthday Parties or Parties in General, you can even hire a private room to eat your food in. Below are some of there party option which you can request.
Prices are below
Party option 1
1 hour of great play at Kids Kingdom in the superb play centre for only £4.95 per child.
Party option 2
Enjoy an hour of fun in Kids Kingdom for only £4.95 per child or £5.95 for 1 ½ hours play per child and have a great tasting super Plusvalue party Meal provided by our diner for only £2.75 per child.
Party option 3
Pre School parties take place on a Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm at just £4.25 per child. Playtime at Kids Kingdom is Unlimited. Check with staff for booking details.
There is more information regarding the party options on their website.
Kids Kingdom is open 10am to 6pm every day , including school holidays.
Wood Lane Sports Centre
Bookings: 020 8270 6880
Tel: 020 8215 3006
Fax: 020 8227 5184
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm. (This is the actual Sports Centre)
Since the refurbishment of Kids Kingdom in 2001, children can now enjoy a number of new features - the Incredible Lane Slide, the Awesome Free Fall Drop Slide, the Mini Soccer Shootout and much more. Kids Kingdom is open 10am to 6pm every day and school children up to the age of 12 are invited to experience the most exciting Indoor Adventure ever.