I have news!
No, I’m not pregnant. That’s a different Kate you’re thinking of. I have news of the may-interest-other-people-too genre. Now, where’s that miniature trumpet I usually use for these kind of announcements? Darn, can’t find it. You’ll have to make do with Reuben on the party-blower.
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Here we go…..soft play is coming to Kennington! Yes, you heard that right….in a few months’ time, you will no longer have to get on a bus to go to soft play in Brixton, Battersea or Peckham. In fact, we won’t even have to leave the estate (I don’t know about you…in fact this whole announcement presupposes that you have some kind of interest in the Kennington area whereas you probably live in California). Crazy Chimps soft play will be moving into the corner of Kennington Park Square from March 2013 (approx, tbc) . You know Kennington Park Square – it’s the one that’s not a square and nowhere near Kennington Park. Behind the Texaco Garage. 3 minutes walk away from our house. Just next to where this photo was taken, in fact:
Now, I know opinions are divided on soft plays but I happen to like them. They’re somewhere for my hyper 3-year-old to run himself ragged and by the time it opens, Eva may be on the way to running around too. If she ever figures out this crawling thing. Anyway, enough from me. Here’s what the owner, Sally said:
“Crazy Chimps is an indoor play house not just for kids but also for adults to also enjoy and have endless fun.
We would like to offer children and chance to play, learn, party, explore, interact with other children and most importantly spend some quality bonding time with their families, in the most exciting safe indoor play venue with the latest play equipment in the world, Including soft slow moving equipment.
Bring your children to The Crazy Chimps and let them unleash their wild side, have their hair cut or styled, girls and mummies can have their nails done, relax in our café and of course play in a healthy, fun and above all safe environment whilst learning some of the most valuable development skills: social, risk taking, coordination, educational, creative and exercise.”
So, there you have it – Reuben will be able to unleash his wild side very soon. They may regret inviting him to do that. The website is still under construction but for more info, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other news, the Imperial War Museum is closing for 6 months from Jan till June next year, so it’s just as well we’ll have another local run-around!