We recently sent our little friend Issac to Dinky Town in Oulton Broad. Dinky Town is a fun indoor play area, not your usual soft play but an area where your child can explore, play and learn using their imagination.
Situated on Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, with onsite pay and display car parking (£1 per hour), this play centre is easily accessible and convenient. Parking is also available at Nicholas Everitt park, about 5-10 minutes walk away.
They are open daily, however during the summer they open Tuesday - Saturday. Full details of times and prices can be found on their website.
Dinky Town is split into 8 areas for tots to enjoy:
From pushing their own trolleys in the supermarket and using the check out, children love working the till and filling their shopping bags.
Whipping up some delicious snacks in the Dinky Town Diner! The working toaster and microwave here is a big hit with little ones.
On the day Issac visited with his Mummy and Daddy it was pretty quiet, but even on busier days the play centre is so spacious that children have plenty of space to play happily.
Issac really enjoyed dressing up and driving the fire engine, there were also several ride on toys which children could drive around the "road" and a zebra crossing to let those passing cross safely.
Feeling "poorly?" then don't worry Dr Issac is available to see patients! He had great fun using the computer and putting his patients on the examination bed.
Budding builders can also dress up in the high-viz jackets and use the tools to build walls in the construction zone!
As you can see from the photos, the play equipment is high quality and everything was spotless, the staff worked tirelessly to maintain their high standards.
For the parents there is plenty of play side seating so you can relax and keep an eye on your little ones as they explore. Refreshments where you could purchase hot and cold drinks, plus cakes, biscuits and ice-cream, all reasonably priced.
There is an area set aside for breast-feeding mums and for the small children to play safely whilst the older children play, this contained toys suitable for non-walking babies.
The toilet was clean and tidy, baby changing unit was clean and well organised with nappy sacks and wipes available. They also had a step for younger children to use too.
Issac's Mummy said "Issac really enjoyed the supermarket and putting items through the tills. The flexibility to move between the zones was lovely. He could play very happily for the 90 minute session. He was safe to play in the zones whilst we enjoyed a drink. We had great fun playing altogether. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were on hand to make sure we were all happy. Definitely be going back"