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Go Bananas

9 + 10 Mason Road | Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1BX, England
+44 1206 761762
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great day for children of all ages

i took my grandsons here for the 3rd time and i must say its a great run place staff are really... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
lisagilbert2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Keeps the children occupied for hours

We have taken our grandchildren here on a few occasions and they love the place. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
pinckney52
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South East of England with over 20 years of experience in entertaining children and Adults. Based in Colchester, Essex, Go Bananas have everything you need to entertain the young and old alike. Fun the weather cannot spoil! The Aztec Adventure area is an extensive 3 storey climbing frame for the over 5s. Here children can have an amazing adventure exploring the home of our mascot George Funky Monkey. Whether you want to swing like Tarzan to jump the stepping stones to avoid the crocodile water, our Aztec Adventure Frame has something for everyone. Tiny Town is a safe environment for those young adventurers that are aged 4 and under. Parents can train these young Indiana Jones’ on a smaller version of our Aztec Adventure area. Children can play the piano or pop the balloons in our interactive EyeToy zone, dance the day away in Dora's Disco or bounce around on our separated mini trampolines, all under the watchful eyes of their parents For the REALLY brave amongst you, The Wall is there to be conquered!! The Wall is a 6 meter cliff face at the edge of the Aztec Adventure area which leads to Funky Monkey’s alarm. Can you sound the alarm and wake the Aztec Adventure’s funkiest resident?!?! As well as providing a safe and fun environment for children to play, we are also the ideal venue for parties. Go Bananas has a wide choice of parties that can make any child’s special day, even more special. The added bonus is that you don’t have to clean up afterwards!! For those unlucky enough to be too old to play in the Aztec Adventure, we also have an extensive seating area and the Bananas cafe; which offers a wide range of food and drinks, there are healthy options always available and some sweet treats too. Though if you really want to play and find your inner child, Go Bananas offers Adult, Laser and Junior Mega Parties; perfect for a get together with friends, team building and hen/stag parties, offering you exclusive hire of the centre. For organised groups such as Scouts and Brownies we also offer the ultimate sleepover experience, contact our reception for more information. We offer an after school meal deal Monday to Friday (Term Time Only) for £2.00 giving you any meal from our children's menu along with a cup of squash. If you visit us on Monday mornings (Term Time Only) before 12pm, you can take advantage of our parent and toddler offer with each adult receiving a complimentary hot drink and each child receiving a complimentary cup of squash and biscuit. Please note our admission prices are: Adults and children under 6 months: FREE Children aged 6 months plus and crawlers: £1.50 Children who walk and are aged up to 4 years: £5.00 Children aged 5 to 12 years: £6.00
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  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“tiny town” (7 reviews)
“great fun” (15 reviews)
“play area” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 + 10 Mason Road | Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1BX, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

i took my grandsons here for the 3rd time and i must say its a great run place staff are really helpful the kids have so much to do even the cafe does llvely kids and adults food so if you want a cheap great...More

Thank lisagilbert2015
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have taken our grandchildren here on a few occasions and they love the place. Apart from the grandchildren getting plenty of exercise, you can relax knowing they are safe. There is a cafe on site serving fast food and drinks (not alcohol). A great...More

Thank pinckney52
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas! We are delighted that your grandchildren love coming to Go Bananas and that you feel they can play in a safe environment; as fun and safety are always our primary aims. Go Bananas...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

My 5 year old son is starting to outgrow some of the other soft play areas around colchester but absolutely loves this place. I believe this is due to the fact that there is more for the older kdis to do. We have visited this...More

1  Thank amy b
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I really like Go Bananas, I take my 2 year old there and the under 5's area is perfect for her. I personally find the admission price is good value, particularly as they do not charge admission for adults unlike a certain greedy Ipswich based...More

Thank adrhrrrmr
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas! We are thrilled that you find us to be the best play centre in the area and that your daughter enjoys coming to play. Go Bananas is recently under new ownership, as of...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

However omg! £5 for a toddler and I think £6 for an 8 year old.. I am not sure who can afford those prices in this day and age. I think it is such a great idea that they have a play pen in the...More

Thank LLR1998
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went here with my cousin and her 18month old. He absolutely loved it but it was manic. There were so many children inside all crammed into the play areas and not all were nice, he especially didn't like a child pushing him off one of...More

Thank Amie J
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is the most convenient soft play venue for me to take my grandchildren and I especially like the fact that there is a separate section for under-5s which is fenced in. I can't risk my 3 yr old going into the larger areas as...More

1  Thank heatheruth
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you do much for your wonderful comments! We are thrilled that you enjoy visiting and feel the centre has a lot to offer. We hope you will continue to visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My goddaughter had her Birthday here and the children loved it, it kept them entertained for hours and caters for a wide age group. The cafe is also great with snacks, drinks and children's meals. Highly recommended, even if it's a bit of a drive...More

Thank Charlie_EmmaLondon
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas. We are pleased to hear that your Goddaughter and the grown ups in your group enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Go Bananas was really fun and enjoyable and kept the children entertained for hours! we were treated really well and the service was great! I definitely recommend Go Bananas for a fun day out!!!

Thank LSH076
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for recommending us here on Tripadvisor. We hope you choose to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

great for a wet afternoon and can keep the kids entertained for hours. Has a cafe for snacks, drinks and childrens meals and highly recommend for kids paeties.

Thank Jess W
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for your positive comments. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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