Thursday 20 June 2013

Funky Monkeys

Yesterday (19/06/2013), we took C to Funky Monkeys for the first time. Funky Monkeys is a soft play café. I joined a birth board/forum back when I was pregnant and people would always talk about the horrors of soft play but I figured that C would enjoy it so I bit the bullet and brought him. 

As he's under 12 months old, it was only £1 for him to play. Chris and myself were a bit awkward at first as we didn't really know what to do as C isn't crawling yet. The place was pretty quiet with no babies in the toddler area. We soon got a feel for it and we took our shoes off and got in with him! He absolutely loved it. There was a little see-saw rocker and we sat him in it and pushed him. The joy in his eyes was amazing and he let out proper belly laughs. He also was able to sit in front of a full length mirror - for the first time. He placed his hands on it and gave himself kisses. Adorable!

He had a bottle then we brought him back to the play area. He was sitting at the mirror again and at this point, another child came in. She threw a toy towards us (C wasn't phased) then she climbed down behind him, smiled at me then licked my arm and went off to play. Very strange!

It hasn't put us off though. He really loved it and we're planning on bringing him back next week. We're going to make a day of it - getting ourselves lunch etc while we're out.

While we were there, I noticed that C has cut his first tooth! It's only slightly popping through, but it's there!

C also got a little spoiled as we called into ASDA to buy nappies and Chris couldn't resist going to the kids clothing section and we ended up buying him some cute outfits!

Have you been to soft play? How have your experiences been?

1 comment on "Funky Monkeys"
  1. Aww I'm glad he had fun! And LOL @ at you getting your arm licked by some random child! lol!

    I havent been to soft play with Tyne yet obviously but have been loads with my nieces, and they can be so much fun! Especially when the grown ups get stuck in too!

    Sparkles &