Today Max, George and I went to Manic Monsters in Edenbridge. Manic Monsters is an indoor soft play area for children under the age of twelve. Manic Monsters is on Little Browns Lane, inside the Gardiner Business Park. There is enough parking space outside the building.
Entry prices are based on sessions with peak and off-peak rates. Off-peak rates are valid for Monday to Friday during term time and peak rates are charged for weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. You can decide between two, three or four hours long sessions and sessions can be extended if the soft play area is not at full capacity. The entry prices
do not include use of the laser zone. Adults are charged £1.50 for a two hour session, £2 for a three hour and £2.50 for a four hour session, regardless of off-peak and peak times. I paid £1.50 for me, £4.95 for George and £4.95 for Max. Max is a baby, yes he does crawl BUT he doesn’t use any of the equipment. Charging the same price for a ten month old baby and a three year old is odd. Very odd. Max was sitting with us at the table and just occasionally crawling around the table.
We went together with my neighbour and her two children. George had a lot of fun with his friends running around the place, going down the slides and playing inside the helicopter. The entire soft play area is clean and well-looked after. The equipment is in remarkable condition and the table area is regularly cleaned.
The Monster Munch Cafe is situated at the back of the building. They offer a wide variety of meals, snacks and drinks. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything suitable for me on the menu
as I am back to Paleo. I ordered diet Pepsi and water. While the water was bottled, the Pepsi was not and tasted horrible. I wish they had bottled Pepsi. As I did not order food I can not comment on it. I realise that I can not expect five star customer service at a children’s soft play area but waiting ten minutes for two drinks, when only two customers are in front of me at the cafe is unacceptable in my opinion. While I am not rushing to return to Manic Monsters, mainly because of the distance and the fact that I have a membership for Kidspace close to me, I will probably return if the occasion arises.