Family days out: Cheeky Monkees

Want to get out of the cold and go inside where it’s warm?

Then head off to Cheeky Monkees in Corby and watch your little monkeys have fun!

With four separate areas of play, there is plenty to keep kids entertained at Cheeky Monkees.

The baby bay is a small padded play area where babies are free to discover the wonders of the world while the toddlers play area is perfect for under-threes to roam with its mini-climbing frame, slide and ball pit.

On a recent visit with my one-year old daughter Ruby, she had lots of fun exploring the baby and toddler play areas.

She was absolutely fascinated with the air stream machine in the toddler area which makes the plastic balls ‘miraculously’ float in the air!

For the older or more adventurous explorer, they can tackle the three-storey play palace.

Once they reach the top, they’ll be able to test their skills with the sponge ball cannons.

And once they’re ready to come back to earth, they can do so by riding the orange or blue slide.

I have to say that the three-lane blue slide can often be very fast, as it was on this visit, much to the delight of Ruby, who really giggled while she sat on my knee as we slid down!

With a mini astro-turf football area on offer too, budding footballers can practice their skills.

There are also basketball rings in this play area – perfect for shooting hoops.

Ruby is a bit young to make the most of this section of play but I’m sure once she’s running around, we’ll be kicking some footballs about!

So, you might be thinking what can you do while the kids are off having fun?

Well, how about relaxing with a drink from the Espresso Café on the lower level.

It serves hot and cold drinks as well as a great selection of food – from jacket potatoes, to paninis, breakfast, salads and light bites.

Oh, and look out for the selection of home-made cakes – they’re divine. On our visit, I opted for a slice of Victoria sponge with a nice cup of tea. Delicious!

It’s also worth noting there is a microwave available to heat up your baby’s milk and food, so that takes away any worries you may have when you’re out and about with your little ones.

If you have older children playing higher up within the play zone, there is also a mezzanine floor where you can unwind on one of the comfy sofas.

And why not take advantage of the free wi-fi available (just check out the Wi-Fi code on the counter of the Espresso Café) while still being able to keep an eye on the kids!

Prices

There is a height restriction of 1.45m and admission is £3.95 per child (£4.95 during school holidays and weekends) while under ones play for free!

Great offers

Get a free children’s choice meal for every child paid entry – available term time, weekdays after 3.30pm.

And don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card too.

Every time you visit it’ll be stamped and on your fifth visit you’ll get a free hot drink and when you get ten stamps, you’ll get free entry next time you visit!

Where to find them

Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm, Cheeky Monkees can be found at Unit 2, Curie Courtyard off Cockerell Road, Corby.

For more information call 01536 443310 or visit www.cheeky-monkees.co.uk.