The Playhouse

We decided to check out a new place with the children today so we headed over to Rochester Park to The Playhouse .

The play area was a little chaotic when we got there. A mother’s group had just arrived and there were tons of children running, screaming and crying. The whole area is informally divided into different sections, there is a corner for reading, a dress up box, a little corner for pretend play and a big wooden train set right in the middle. Parents are encouraged to leave the children to play and explore on their own, we hung around with Ally and Max since it was pretty busy.

Ally decided to wear her Mickey Mouse hat today

Max liked the little wooden trains

Ally found some fairy wings

and had great difficulty keeping them on

Ally the surgeon

The playhouse is not easily accessible if you don’t drive. Parking, however would be a problem during the weekend. There is a small driveway in front of the house and another car park further down the road. But I can imagine both places would fill up pretty quickly during the weekends. The outdoor water play area is under construction at the moment but I’m sure it will be a great addition to the place. We didn’t stay to try the food at the cafe. Overall I feel that the playhouse is a pleasant play area, I liked the set up but I think crowd control could be better. It would be a nice place to visit during the week but not a place one would go too often as the children would soon get bored of playing with the same toys.

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