It's A Hole In One For Kids Fun At Castle Towers Shopping Centre

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By: Ann-Marie Kutasi, ellaslist explorer  

I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting places to take my youngsters throughout the week and school holidays. There are a lot of venues that cater for older children but I feel sometimes, the younger ones miss out or there are just a few miserable token elements added, just so a place can say that they cater for all ages.

This is not the case with Holey Moley and Inflatable World, both located in Castle Hill (and other locations). Both of these places offer activities for a broad spectrum of abilities. I want my kids to have fun, be challenged, keep them occupied for a couple of hours and most importantly embrace their strengths as well as their weaknesses.

Holey Moley!

Amongst the renovations in The Piazza of Castle Towers, an inconspicuous cave of wonders awaits. Strike/Holey Moley are two separate brands but are housed in one entertainment complex. Holey Moley is a miniature putt putt course with 18 individually elaborate themed holes. Each section will welcome you into a different world of nostalgia and childhood awakenings, think Simpsons, Back to the Future and Alice in Wonderland, just to name a few. My 3 year old excitedly tried each hole and completed the course (with parent assistance) but my 2 year old simply enjoyed walking amongst the displays and occasionally used his tee to hit the ball in the opposite direction. Both kids had fun at the end of the day!

For those youngsters who enjoy that challenge, they will take this course quite seriously and others, will just have silly fun. This is definitely a family friendly place or a fantastic spot just to have fun with friends, hit a few rounds and enjoy a few cocktails and a casual bite at the Sports Bar. Staff are super friendly and helpful and are happy to answer all questions.

On the other side of the precinct, Strike Bowling offers eight lanes of bowling and an additional two lanes to cater for private functions. For those who missed out in a spot on ‘The Voice’ you could always tryout one of the karaoke rooms or for those who enjoy solving puzzles maybe the Escape Room is right-up your alley. Birthday parties and private function packages are available. Visit the website or speak to the friendly staff for ‘What’s On’ specials throughout the week, for activities and food/beverages.

Visit: www.holeymoley.com.au and strikebowling.com.au

Inflatable World

I always find that whenever I take the children to a fete, hours of waiting in a line are endless. My children love jumping castles but having only a handful of minutes at a time before having to rejoin the line drives any parent or child up the wall. Well, look no further because Inflatable World has you covered! Inflatable World is an indoor inflatable playground which caters to all strengths and abilities. It’s open on weekends and during school holidays, which is good news to those parents looking to find something new to occupy the family. There are two sections in Inflatable World, the main arena which is suitable for any/all ages but there is also a smaller section for those still finding their feet and for under 5’s. Entry fee is for a two hour limit (4 years and under is $10, over 5’s is $18) and spectators are free.

All children under 12 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian and remember, socks are to be warn at all times. My three children had a wonderful time and, yes, two hours of constant climbing and jumping is plenty to tire even the most energetic. For the larger and more adventurous sections, staff are present. They also frequently walk around just to keep checks on our precious ones. If you or your youngsters are feeling peckish, there is a cafe to refuel. They also cater for larger crowds with a variety of platters.

If you are thinking about having a birthday or hosting a private function, packages are available from Inflatable World. So come along and see what all the fuss is about and channel your inner child.

For further info and prices visit inflatableworldoz.com.au

 

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