Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre and Cafe Underwood

Rainbow City Playcentre

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After I shared my experience at the Chipmunk Playland and Cafe in Underwood, a girlfriend suggested we should catch up for a playdate at Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre. She has been to a few and gushed how much she preferred this one over all the others she has been to.

Not one to say ‘no’ to catching up with a friend, Little Mister and I drove down to meet her and her son there at 9am on a Tuesday. I managed to get one of the last available carparks in the complex. The complex carpark does not have cover, so leaving your car to cook under the sun in summer will be painful.

FACILITIES

Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre has a small fenced and secure baby area, a larger fenced area that has been designed as an obstacle course with little tikes cars, and an open space with bouncy castle, giant slide and ball pit. The layout is wide, which allows parents to keep an eye on their child from almost any table – a huge plus if you still feel your child requires closer supervision.

PRICES

Like Chipmunk Playland and CafeRainbow City doesn’t have a time limit. Prices are cheaper, but its facilities are more suited to a younger crowd.

Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre also had a twins Tuesday, so 2 kids go in for the price of one – a huge saving if you have more than one child. And if you’ve forgotten to bring along socks, they do sell them at the counter as well.

CAFE

The other thing I liked about the playcentre was the menu. It has more than just pizza, chicken nuggets and chips, so if you would like to steer your child towards something a little different, this is an option.

 

SUMMARY

Pros:

  • Reasonable rates without time limits:
    • 6 – 11 months (crawlers)— $3.50
    • 1 to 2 years old — $7.50
    • 3 to 8 years old — $9.50
  • Easier to keep an eye on kids with smaller wider play area
  • More varied menu (char siew buns, curry puffs, kaya toast, sushi rolls)

Cons:

  • Very limited parking in the complex and on-street (protip: get there before opening time)
  • Smaller play area with fewer structures to climb (less suitable for older kids)