Play It Big At The Play Barn

As a mother of a young boy, I'm always on the lookout for various ways to make my child happy and entertained. Aside from buying him toys and taking him to our town plaza, I take him to indoor playgrounds too. I'd usually prefer those located inside malls since it is more convenient but to celebrate his 2nd birthday, we took him to The Play Barn at Solana Premiere in Iloilo Esplanade.

What sets The Play Barn apart from other indoor playgrounds he has been to before is the huge space and facilities like the giant soft slide that is as high as the ceiling. Actually, The Play Barn has only three main attractions - the obstacle house with ball pit, inflatable castle and the inflatable soft slide I mentioned. There are also three basketball hoops, mini trampoline, mini plastic slide as well as bouncy toys.

It was Saturday when we went there but there were only few kids playing around. Surprising since it's also summer, no school for the young ones. After I explored the area, I realized why the area is no longer as crowded as what I have seen in the pictures. One, it is not properly ventilated. Adults were sweating, more so the kids who were actively playing. Two, the facilities are not well-maintained. The inflatables are mostly deflated, they could have added more balls in the pit and the trampolines need some fixing. I was hesitant to let my child play in the trampoline because it looks like it's gonna snap after a few jumps. Three, they charge Php 50 for every guardian. With Kidzoona, there is one free guardian for every paying child.

If your child isn't that physically-active and prefers interactive or pretend toys, The Play Barn isn't the place to be. There isn't much to do especially for younger kids. I think we are not coming back again until my son is a bit older, or except, perhaps when we are attending a party in Solana Premiere.

Solana Premiere
Iloilo Esplanade, Tabucan, Mandurriao

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