Children love to play – it is the crucible in which imagination and creativity can be cultivated and expressed. There are at least three ways in which play is important for young children: skill development, social development, and imagination and creativity. Learning occurs in all areas of development as young children play—and the learning, too, is for keeps. Keeping this in mind, play areas or play spaces – better known as retreats for young kids, have opened up in Chennai for kids.
Listed here are some of the popular kid’s play areas in Chennai:
Weebees offers an ingenious, well-balanced indoor and outdoor play space for kids. Their indoor play is colorful with well-designed play equipment, offering them ample space to run, climb, jump and tumble over! There is also a separate Baby/toddler zone with equipment that’s mostly comprising any soft toy or brain stimulating games for the rich sensory experience. They also have a charming room for pretend play with a kitchenette, grocery store and doctor’s corner. The outdoor play area, under the shade of a huge tree, is spacious with a large trampoline being the preferred choice for kids. There is also a sand pit for the kids to play with. With little love birds cooing, the kids can also take a small nature walk around the play area.
Locations: Gandhi Nagar, Adyar and Greenways Road, R.A. Puram
Touted as having one of the largest play zones in Chennai, this play area is dedicated to kids in the age group 1 to 7 years and is filled with toys and fun activities for young kids. Some of their attractions include a bouncing castle, a huge ball pool, wall climber and trampoline for endless hours of fun. Their pretend play sets include a kitchen, doll house, super market and a workshop. There is also touch and play toys, soft toys, and peg toys. Their range of toys are designed to promote hand-eye coordination, pretend and play, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and social development among young children.
Location: Balaram Road, Adyar
3. HANSEL & GRETEL
This enchanting play house is designed to live up to their motto “Where Kids Can Be Kids”. They have a variety of fun packed activities for kids to explore their creativity, character and confidence – the three C’s, they believe, is necessary for kids to unleash their imagination and discover themselves.
Location: T. Nagar
4. TOYZ DAY OUT
Toyz Day Out has several play structures such as tree house, rock climbers, pirate ships, cars, ambulance, ball pits and ready-made play sets such as set-ups of a hospital, police station, classroom, kitchen and super market for role plays. This play area also rents out their toys and games for use at home for a brief period.
So head out and have fun with your kids!