May 06 2012
Call me mother of the year but when I go to an indoor play area in Bali, I’m hoping for three things: good coffee, decent air-con, and five minutes’ peace. At still relatively new Peekaboo in Sanur, aimed at kids under nine, I mostly get all three — Mr 3 still wants me to play on the train set with him.
The spacious “outdoor” play area — that is, the non-air-con bit — is still undercover, and comprises a massive slide-play-thingie, multiple swings, seesaw-style equipment and a trampoline. If you have younger kids, you’ll want to divert their attention and get them inside, fast, so that they can take one of the plastic cars for a spin, get some petrol, and do your shopping for you while you sip on a latte in the small cafe. You can still see what the kids are doing from there and the good WiFi setup means you can get some work catchup done — if you can avoid the train set.
There’s a quiet play area for block building, using the train set and playing with animals and other toys, as well as loads of space to use the cars, bouncing animals, a climbing gym, carousel, and kitchen and other play equipment. And it’s all spotlessly clean and well maintained.
Admission is 85,000 rupiah per child, which includes the admission of one adult as well. Extra adults are 25,000 rupiah. Bring your socks — for kids and adults — or you can buy them at the door.
The cafe has a limited menu for now but plans are afoot to expand eventually. For now, chicken nuggets (10,000+ rupiah four pieces) and pizza margarita (15,000+ rupiah) should do as a quick meal, while I can recommend the brownies and muffins (each 15,000+) to go with the excellent coffee. A good range of drinks is on offer for the kids too, including juices and milks.
Travellers may not drive across the island to get here, but if you’re staying in the Sanur area and you’ve tired of the beach or it’s a rainy day, this is a great option to while away a few hours. We’ve been long-time Fun World visitors, and still think it’s a great place especially for older kids to burn off energy, but it’s a 30-minute drive to get there from Sanur, while you’re looking at 40 minutes to get to Cubby House or Lollipops in Seminyak. (As an aside, the coffee here is by far the best, too).
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