Whoever thought up the idea of this venue was a genius I know it is a family run business and that's about it. What they have done is taken an area of Tamworth where there was nothing/very little for kids to do and created a little goldmine (not jealous at all that I did not think of it first!!).
The unit is in the middle of an Industrial estate and although that sounds odd - its literally walking distance from one of the biggest housing estates in Tamworth. They have transformed the inside spectacularly to accomodate the following;
Large softplay/ ball pool for older children with amazing slides and tunnels.
Smaller softplay area especially designed for toddlers.
Enclosed netted area with goal posts and basketball hoops.
large expanse of tables/seating for food.
Comfy relaxed seating area with sofas.
Specially painted themed party rooms (x3)
Various drinks/popcorn/toy machines and a couple of rides for toddlers.
Upstairs seating area/vewing gallery.
Go kart area.
The parties start from £6.50 and there are loads of different packages available depending on whether its a boy/girl. They have a wide range of hot and cold food available( not badly priced - quality just average- service poor). They even do hair cuts!! The environment is bright, stimulating, clean and above all safe. The security there is very good - they have doors that only staff can open to exit the main area.
As I have just mentioned the food not outstanding, but other than that a fab place for younger kids to let off steam and run around. I would say its suitable up to about age 9. One other drawback - no licensed bar!!. I was tempted to take off a star for this - but then conceded its designed for kids.
Rainbow World is one of a British institution -- inside play parks, because let's face it, it's too cold for kids to play outside, even in the summer, in the Land of Never Stops Precipitating.
The fine folks at Rainbow World bought out a large warehouse on a large industrial estate, and turned it into a play park full of slides, swings, ball pits and fun things to climb around on.
There is also a mini go-karting area for £1 extra, with a size limit and minimum, but it's great fun!
The prices are a bit high on weekends, but if you stay for a good few hours, it's worth the cash.
The lighting is harsh, the decor is twee and it reminds you that once, you had weekends to go to quaint, tasteful cafes, and now spend time freezing on football pitches and drinking lukewarm Nescafe in equally freezing indoor play parks, because a little person calls the shots.
Rainbow World can be rented out for children's parties in part or in full. As play parks go, it's not very large (Crash Bang Wallop is much better), but it does get the job done.
A nice feature is the small basketball cum football court off to one side, and also a smaller "play grotto" for toddlers and tiny tots.
There is food here, but imagine your worst frozen-pub-food nightmare, and that's what you should expect. I'd go for a Slushee, personally.
The staff are some of the rudest, least hygienically presented I've ever seen. I've never been smiled at when at Rainbow World. The neat feature of not being able to leave or enter without someone opening the door for you means that staff can see you waiting at the door, roll their eyes and stomp over to open you out without a word. It's all very couth, really.
Be warned: there are only about 15 parking spaces, and traffic wardens regularly go around looking for money to be made for the council.
All in all, if you're desperate to give your tot something to do in the winter months, Rainbow World is alright, but it's really best avoided.
I agree about the parking..literally only about ten spaces, then double yellows everywhere else! I took my one year old the other day and we had a pleasant couple of hours HOWEVER..we have been really spoilt with Crash Bang Wallop in Walsall where we are regulars which is a million times better.larger, cheaper, less crowded, better facilities, and Lockers!!!!!(essential!)
Okay so its slightly further to travel (we live in Tamworth), but to be honest, its worth the drive.
My little `un and my niece both love this place and it's only a 10 minute walk away.
Great idea although poor organisation. There is no good parking and the place is often overcrowded with poor staff
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