My friend A and I took N and his friend P (A’s son) to the Monkey Maze in Indiranagar. It has a huge soft play area on the 1st floor (similar to the soft play area in the food court in Forum Mall but bigger). Skating and aerobics classes are also held on the 1st floor. The ground floor has books, puzzles and toys along with tables and chairs to sit. They even have a potter’s wheel – not sure if anybody can just walk in and do that or if it is allowed only during pottery classes.
N and P had a great time in the soft play area – climbing all those stairs, crawling through tunnels and sitting in the plastic ball enclosure! They enjoyed each other’s company (like their moms) and by the end of it they were sweaty, tired yet they wanted more. We spent about 2 hours there including snack breaks (multiple ones). You can carry your food. You can even leave kids for an hour, 2 hours or the whole day. Easier if one lives in or around Indiranagar or is going shopping to Indiranagar.
The bathrooms could be slightly better. I mean they were spacious and basically clean, no stink, but one of them was wet and the other one had no light bulb so kinda inconvenient. Other than that things were fine. The charges were Rs 100/- per hour. Don’t know if there is a discount if your child is there for the whole day. Overall a nice fun place for 2 year olds and above! The covered, shaded play area is nice to have on those very sunny or rainy days when the kids want to burn out physical energy and you can’t take them out. Or if you want the kids to indulge in simple kiddy fun stuff that they enjoy 🙂 I wish they open up a branch in HSR Layout.
From there we made a stop at Apple of My I, Indiranagar. I love that store. The staff is helpful and courteous. There is a mini play area outside to keep the kids busy while mommies shop. They have a nice range of toys, kids room decoration stuff and clothes too. They have started their in-house apparel brand which is cost-effective and the quality seems good. I picked up some stuff for N, shall be able to tell you more about quality after using the tees for some time. 2 of my favourite brands Vividha and Peek-A-Boo stock here so cute children’s room furnishings are available. They even have Melissa & Doug stuff (RTI/ RTB people – For your info). I wish they also open up in HSR Layout 😉 AOMI guys – Are you listening??
This time it was A and my turn to stay glued and not-want-to-leave. We finally managed to leave after we knew the layout of the store by heart and exactly where each thing was supposed to be. The store staff was tired after smiling at us continuously and they started tapping their fingers on the keyboard waiting to bill us and then throw us out, well maybe not throw but something close to that.
After all the playing and shopping both parties (mommies and kids) were low on sugar so we decided to indulge in some Baskin Robbins ice cream. It was a perfect ending to a great outing! N had some Alphonso and cream while I had cookies and cream. Summer holidays sure are fun and days like these make beautiful memories 🙂 Happy Friday! Have a great weekend you guys 🙂