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she
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Postby she » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:31 pm

Girl just to let you know, I went to this Childrens Play Museum out beside the Beacon Hotel and it's brill..........Great for all Children and Children with Special needs. It basically gets you and your Children playing togetter.
There is 3 floors,

1st Floor
There is a mechanic shop(dress up/cars/make your own car)
Doctors area(dress up/instruments/table)
Library
Diner(dress up/tables/menus/play cooking/like Eddie Rockets)
Shop(dress up/full plastic shop/trolley/cash registers)
Baby touch and feel area.

2nd Floor
Construction area(dress up/play buliding)
Computer room
Art room with Puppets
News room
Make your own pop video(on screen)
Acting Theatre and dress up
Baby touch and feel area

3rd floor
Out door play area, only open when nice and only for the last 2o minutes of session.

Here's the site

www.imaginosity.ie



This is the learning that we all remember when we were kids, dress up and pretend play but at it's best!!!!!!!!
I cannot tell you how good this place is and cannot recommend it enough for ALL Children and Adults.
It will be the best 2 hours spent with your Child.

SHE :wv
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Postby annalucia » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:42 pm

Thats fantastic. Do you know if they cater for adults over 18 with disabilties. Unfortunatley there are not enough facilities like this for adults in this country. It can be very demeaning and inappropriate to bring adults to kids play centres to benefit from play and multi-sensory activities.

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Postby she » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:54 pm

annalucia wrote:Thats fantastic. Do you know if they cater for adults over 18 with disabilties. Unfortunatley there are not enough facilities like this for adults in this country. It can be very demeaning and inappropriate to bring adults to kids play centres to benefit from play and multi-sensory activities.


well I do know that it's on a 2hr block and they only allow so many in, so I'm sure if you give them a ring maybe they may be able to block book it out for just your group.....

Multi-sensory, this is the place. All different textures and shapes, it's brill. Great for people in general with any disabilities but I think especially Autism.........ring them!!!!!!!
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Postby Hepburn » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:07 pm

She, it's so strange you have posted this. We attempted to bring our son and nephew there yesterday but it was booked out.

A warning to all....word of mouth is spreading fast about this place, so ring and book to avoid disappointment.

After reading your description She I really can't wait to visit it now!

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Postby she » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:05 pm

Hepburn wrote:She, it's so strange you have posted this. We attempted to bring our son and nephew there yesterday but it was booked out.

A warning to all....word of mouth is spreading fast about this place, so ring and book to avoid disappointment.

After reading your description She I really can't wait to visit it now!


Yeah it's really good but you do need to book it......
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Postby fire fly » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:38 am

My boys went there last year and they thought it was fantastic. Great fun!
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Postby babe06 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:14 pm

Whats in like for a 1 year old whos crawling? Is the baby area good for them?

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Postby mrs sarah c » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:24 pm

Don't waste your money on a 1 year old.We brought our 18 month old and it was hard work.Also they charge for adults and newborns so it can be quite expensive. :o(

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Postby ooddles1 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:11 pm

sorry seen this thread and had to reply, i was so excited about taking my class here, one of which is autistic. i was so upset by the whole experience, we arrived and signed in and paid, had to pay for adults also!!!!!was shocked at that, and our group booking was a only a euro off! the chidren were then subjected to the rudest girl ever speaking to them about "having fun" but spitting rules out at them like they were little dogs, we proceeded upstairs and i was followed by a lady who scremed and shouted at me in front of the children about bringing 3 children more than i booked in we paid for them of course we didn't sneak them in!!! She then told me if my children upset any of the other clients that we would be asked to leave!!!!!!! when we got there we asked was there a party room we could hire to use for the childrens picnic as the weather was so bad outside today, they told us we couldn't use it as it wasn't pre-arranged and they had a workshop on, which turned out to be a complete lie as the room was on the second floor and completely empty the entire time we were there.
the children proceeded to explore and we did some role playing games and things, however the staff literally followed the children around and glared at them(or us) if they moved a toy and didn't return it straight away, one or 2 children filled the shopping carts and and walked over to get a bag for their shopping and when they returned the girl working there was putting there things back on the shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just felt so on edge and uncomfortable and also felt i couldn't allow them to explore freely! for a supposed child centred place it simply isn't.
i spotted no access for wheelchairs, the roof top garden was not accessible, i did spot that toddlers had to wear a specific brand of shoe or go bare foot!
Now my little guy with special needs, was thrilled with a car model they have however he was ushered away from it by the staff to allow other children to use it, he was just looking and not playing. in the construction area a member of staff cleaned up bricks as he was playing, he told her he was playing with them (a big deal for him to do this i might add) and she ignored him and continued to clean,he became frustrated and started to get upset so i intervened and pulled the bricks down for him as he was genuinely having fun and even interacting with others, i was gutted he was treated so badly by people who are supposed to HELP children.
over all our experience was dreadful and i wouldn't reccomend it to anyone with a group, or more than 2 children, or with children under 2!
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Postby she » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:23 pm

ooddles1 wrote:sorry seen this thread and had to reply, i was so excited about taking my class here, one of which is autistic. i was so upset by the whole experience, we arrived and signed in and paid, had to pay for adults also!!!!!was shocked at that, and our group booking was a only a euro off! the chidren were then subjected to the rudest girl ever speaking to them about "having fun" but spitting rules out at them like they were little dogs, we proceeded upstairs and i was followed by a lady who scremed and shouted at me in front of the children about bringing 3 children more than i booked in we paid for them of course we didn't sneak them in!!! She then told me if my children upset any of the other clients that we would be asked to leave!!!!!!! when we got there we asked was there a party room we could hire to use for the childrens picnic as the weather was so bad outside today, they told us we couldn't use it as it wasn't pre-arranged and they had a workshop on, which turned out to be a complete lie as the room was on the second floor and completely empty the entire time we were there.
the children proceeded to explore and we did some role playing games and things, however the staff literally followed the children around and glared at them(or us) if they moved a toy and didn't return it straight away, one or 2 children filled the shopping carts and and walked over to get a bag for their shopping and when they returned the girl working there was putting there things back on the shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just felt so on edge and uncomfortable and also felt i couldn't allow them to explore freely! for a supposed child centred place it simply isn't.
i spotted no access for wheelchairs, the roof top garden was not accessible, i did spot that toddlers had to wear a specific brand of shoe or go bare foot!
Now my little guy with special needs, was thrilled with a car model they have however he was ushered away from it by the staff to allow other children to use it, he was just looking and not playing. in the construction area a member of staff cleaned up bricks as he was playing, he told her he was playing with them (a big deal for him to do this i might add) and she ignored him and continued to clean,he became frustrated and started to get upset so i intervened and pulled the bricks down for him as he was genuinely having fun and even interacting with others, i was gutted he was treated so badly by people who are supposed to HELP children.
over all our experience was dreadful and i wouldn't reccomend it to anyone with a group, or more than 2 children, or with children under 2!


God sorry to hear this. Mine was the total opposite experience to you, I barely noticed any staff at all, never mind following people about. Our kids played freely and no one bothered them.
I knew before hand that the adults had to pay so it wasn't a shock to me. Good to hear some different feedback anyway. But in all honesty if you really feel you were treated badly you should go futher about it. Ring and speak to a manager or send in a letter of complaint. :wv
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