Busy Bees Activity Centre

Busy Bees Activity Centre, Galway: Address, Phone Number, Busy Bees Activity Centre Reviews: 4/5

Busy Bees Activity Centre
4
Game & Entertainment Centres
About
Children's soft play indoor activity centre. We also have Teddy Mountain(Stuff your own Bear), skating for older children and a coffee dock serving hot and cold dishes.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets

4.0
13 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
3
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Mohammed F
Galway, Ireland18 contributions
Good choice for children and family
Jan 2020 • Family
Good for family.
Many facilities for children.
You can enjoy your coffee while your children are playing
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sinead
Athlone, Ireland327 contributions
Great place for kids
May 2018 • Family
Kids love this place. We go here on a rainy day great place to put in a few hrs and the have a small cafe so can have a cuppa while the kids are running around. They have a good sized bouncy castle. A under 3's area thats safe with a small slide some colourful balls etc. . The older kids love the bigger ball pit and climbing area. They also have huge building blocks annd small footall area and a skating rink/ disco the kids love when the disco lights and music is on .
Written 11 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abraham K
Bantry, Ireland5 contributions
Grate place with full of fun
Oct 2016 • Family
We are regulars for busy bees. My kids love this place. Massive play area with good maintenance. Kids finger foods and sandwich are delicious. Good place for birthday parties. Very friendly staff. Altogether great place to sit and enjoy your cuppa while your kids busy playing.
Written 23 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deirdre O
1 contribution
Very poor supervision
Oct 2016 • Family
I went to busy bees with a friend. We both have 2 year old children. We brought our children to the under 3s section as it is padded and safe. Unfortunately older children came into the area and started throwing things around and being very aggressive where there were babies and toddlers. One child lifted up the ball pond and threw in on the ground emptying all the balls. I told the girl behind counter this and all she could do was tell them to leave but they were back within 5 mins after she left. There is no supervision from staff in the toddler area. This place is unsafe.
Written 9 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne F
67 contributions
Birthday party - 15 5 year olds
Nov 2015 • Family
This place was great for a party. As play centers go, this one is by far the nicest one I've been to (for adults:))

The children had a ball, the girls could not have been more helpful with the food and gathering up the kids for eating.

When it was time to go, they had an ice-pop for everyone with their shoes.

We have been back a couple of times with our 5 year old and her loves it.
Written 26 September 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

myhrr
charleville7 contributions
Had a great time
Jan 2016 • Family
There is a big play area for toddlers. The staff were very friendly. Place is very clean and the cuppa is good. Loads of parking and not from the area but found it easy to get to.
Written 16 January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to do a review on our centre. We are delighted that you were pleased with our facilities and especially our staff. Regards Busy Bees Team
Written 19 January 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

anthony322
Galway, Ireland72 contributions
Nice place staff very nice
Jan 2016 • Family
Hi folks if ye have spare time and are around oranmore send the kids to busy bees trust me after a visit there they will sleep well that night I was there again today with my daughter and the time just flies staff were very nice when I asked a younger mender of staff about kids parties let's just say I didn't need the brochure because I got a very kind detailed account as to what's involved very professional I thought so in closing thanks folks we won't be strangers anthony
Written 15 January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking time to review Busy Bees. Repeat customers are always a very welcome and speak volumns for our facility. Thank you Regards Busy Bees Team
Written 19 January 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catcat321
Ireland97 contributions
Nice place
Jun 2015 • Family
Nice place for children. Large play area.
Has everything. I used go with my child before she walked and no-charge and I found great and safe for infant to be crawling around on the soft area for young toddlers.
Now I go with 2 young children and they love it.
Written 9 August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah G
Carlow, Ireland10 contributions
unfriendly owner
Jul 2015 • Family
A few friends, who live in different parts of the country, and one who lives in a different country altogether, arranged to meet in Galway. As we all have young children, and wanted a chance to chat, we thought a playcentre the best option. I have been to plenty of playcentres before, so thought I know what to expect. Firstly, it's expensive, €22 for 3 children. In two playcentres in my home county, it's 3 for €15.
Secondly, it's firmly aimed at young children. Very small play area, with no excitement for bigger children (my 9 year old was bored). There is roller skating, but couldn't let the bigger two do that, while I was keeping an eye on my 3 year old.
The worst part was, that after 1.5 hours, childrens names were announced on the loud speaker that it was time for them to leave. One of my friends asked about staying longer, but as the male owner/manager was so rude we left. We had all bought lunch for children (there were 4 adults and 9 children in the group), plus sweets plus ice-cream, so Busybees had got a lot of money out of us. If we had been allowed to stay longer, we would have bought more coffee/tea. I would never return when in the Galway area again. And by the way, when paying, one of us had asked about staying longer than the 1.5 hours, and the girl serving us said, she was sure it would be no problem....
We left and headed to Rinville park, where we should have gone to from the start.
Written 4 August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank. You for taking time to share your comments. Like all operations we don't like to hear negative comments about our operation. As you can see from other reviews on trip advisor we run a very professional business and have operated in Busy Bees for 13 years successfully. Our prices are displayed clearly at the entrance.( sessions are for 1 Hour). We assign a number to each child as they check in, this no is then called after 1 hour 30 mins to collect their shoes, we call the nos again if the children don't collect their shoes. We call children by name and no if they have not collected their shoes after 2 hours as parents may have mislaid nos.We have never called children by name unless they have been in Busy Bees for 2 hours. Our prices for entry have not changed for over 6 years and compare very well with other children's activity attractions in the west of Ireland. Groups of parents and children regularly meet at Busy Bees especially at this time of year, if the parents need to extend their stay at Busy Bee it is catered for without any fuss once the parents inform us,where a problem would arise is when parents don't respond to their nos being called . I hope this clears things from our side of things. Regards Donal
Written 6 August 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

150Sarah
Galway, Ireland65 contributions
Excellent venue for a party.
Nov 2014 • Family
Been meaning to write this for a while. My daughter had her party in Teddy Mountain in November '14 and all the kids had an absolute ball. They got their nails painted too. It was all incredibly well organised by all the staff and the managers, they could not have been anymore helpful and hands on with the kids. They were also a pleasure to deal with at all times.

It is very clean, has a lovely cafe area for any waiting parents and the toilets are very clean. The area where Teddy Mountain is located, is really lovely and there are really cute tables for the kids to sit on to have their food. Also it is the first birthday venue that we have ever visited where the kids actually eat the food, my daughter loves the burgers and lots of kids ate lots of their food.

At the end the kids were given their bear as they left and also a Loop the Loop ice cream, which I think is a lovely touch, helps to cool them down too.

The party was so much fun that we have booked for my other daughter to have their party there this month and they have been at parties their since because their friends enjoyed it so much, they had their parties there also. It also a huge plus for me personally, that its easy to keep a tally on the kids and where they are and it's all indoors.

Teddy Mountain is also a brilliant idea for the kids, they get to choose a bear and then 'Build a Bear' essentially and I heard lots of feedback, that those special party bears are very precious for each of the kids.
Written 2 March 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our play centre. We are very happy that you and your group had a great experience with us. Getting feed back from our customers is a great tool to compliment our staff for the way they carry out their duties. Regards Breeda and Donal
Written 3 March 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 13
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing