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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center Reviews
I would highly recommend taking your family of littles to this facility. Fun for all. We didn't know what to expect but we're delightfully surprised. more »
It has a number of rooms for a variety of learning/playing centers for role-playing inside. The staff is wonderful. They engage the kids in cooking or reading, if you choose. But it can be all unstruc... more »
There is so much to do at Bellaboos its hard to list all of the activities they offer. It is a very clean place and the staff is wonderful. I would say ages 9 and under will really enjoy it here. Some... more »
I was very impressed when my husband and I first took our 1.5 year old here for the first time a few months ago. He played for almost 3 hours and loved it! We even decided to buy the annual pass, although a bit pricey. I do not mind spending a little more if the value is worth it. However, each subsequent visit, I have been less and less impressed. Here are my top reasons why: 1. My son loved the tube in the ball pit that sucks up the balls and sends them around and back down. The only time it worked was on our first visit. I reported it to a staff member each time and they either couldn’t fix it or nobody even tried. If you can’t provide a feature that works consistently get rid of it. 2. The bathrooms and play areas are frequently out of paper towels and toilet paper. Very annoying. Also, art and craft supplies are lacking for those areas. One piece of broken chalk is not enough for a table full of chalk boards. 3. Some of the rooms need updating or a rotation of toys, especially if you want people to visit frequently. The toddler room could especially use this. I also don’t understand why there are not balls in the room to fit the tubes. If a feature can’t be used, remove it. There is also a lot of wasted wall space that could have some more interactive features. The reading room would also be much better if there were comfortable places to sit. There really isn’t much floor room either. You could even advertise for donations or look for used items to help budget some of this. There is a lot of potential here, so my guess is mismanagement and lack of motivated staff. I’d still recommend coming here twice a year, just don’t spend the money on the annual pass.
The play area is nice and my kids had fun. The cafe left a lot to be desired. Everything we tried to order we couldn't be served for one reason or another. I wanted to order the whole pizza with extra toppings that was listed on their menu. They weren't "selling" whole pizzas apparently and it would have cost me twice as much to order by the slice and then not be able to have what my kids wanted on it. The nacho Supremes... They were were out of the chili that went on it so they weren't selling those either. I did not feed my kids lunch before hand because the website stated they had a cafe and listed a menu. I am highly disappointed and dissatisfied with the service.
Perfect place for age group 2 to 5. There are different activity rooms where kids are occupied for hours and hours. Also, price point is ok for an entire day entry. Only down side is finding the place during 1st time. Exits are little confusing.
I’m in the middle about Bellaboos, but my kids on the other hand absolutely LOVE it! That is all that matters, so yes all the comments below could very well be true and I’m not disagreeing but I bet their kids didn’t notice those things just like mine didn’t. I wish there were more Bellaboos around it’s simply perfect for children!!
Bellaboo's is a wonderful hands on learning and play play for kids! My son really enjoyed his visit. I would feel comfortable saying this place is probably most fun for kids 2 1/2 and up. There a few activities for in children in the infant stage. My son is almost 2 and had fun but I can't wait to bring him back next time we're in town. I know the fun will bea whole new level. Very polite and attentive staff. Very clean facilities and grounds!
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