Aeon Fantasy Kidzoona is an indoor play centre for children under twelve. Adults must accompany children. In my opinion it is best suited to younger children, such as toddlers and preschoolers up to the age of 6. The centre has a variety of toys, equipment and make-believe play areas, with dress up costumes, for children to engage in creative play. There is one area restricted to babies and small toddlers, who are not yet walking. There is a convenience store located within the play centre. There is a baby room with a nursing area and changing facilities, but no toilets. To use a toilet you must leave the play area and need to obtain a re-entry pass first. Further information including address, access and price is below the photos.
Dress-up and Make Believe Exhibits
Young children will be creatively inspired by the great selection of pretend shops, restaurants and work places on offer. Each come with outfits for them to dress-up in. They can try, for example, a nurses outfit, a baker’s outfit, a fireman’s outfit, to name but a few.
The post office area allows children to deliver post at a number of little post boxes within the creative play area. They can also collect the post from these boxes and then sort them in the “sorting office”!
There is also an area with push along rides and construction site costumes and mini diggers.
As you come in the entrance there is a flat bouncing castle without walls, which is safe even for toddlers. There are a few zorbs close by. The exhibits on the lower part of this collage both have ball pools within the bouncing castle.
Areas for babies / toddlers
During busy periods the area below is restricted to babies and toddlers who are not yet walking.
The below area is for all ages, but it is a hit with toddlers as they can draw on anything and everything in this exhibit designated to free drawing.
Toys and Sandpit
Below is just a sample of the toys. There are many not pictured, including some musical instruments and building blocks.
All of the video games and rides in the amusement area are included in the price. For some you need to insert a special coin, which are readily available in big storage bins within the area.
There is a MiniStop shop on the premises, with seating areas beside it, one of which is Japanese style with zabutons for sitting at on low tables. These areas are dedicated eating areas; there are other seats throughout the play centre.
Address: Aeon 3rd floor, 2-574-1 Kushihikicho, Kita Ward, Saitama
Train access: 12 minutes on foot from JR Nisshin station, 10 minutes walk from Tetsudo hakubutsukan (Railway Museum) station
Opening hours: 10am to 7pm
Please check the website for up to date details.
One hour: (oosted in 2014) 600 yen for children, 300 yen for accompanying adult
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays): 1 day pack 990 yen for children over one; 490 yen for accompanying adult
Weekends and public holidays: 3 hour pack 990 yen for children; 5 hour pack 1,290 yen for children (includes a small drink), 1,490 yen for adult
Other indoor play centres in Saitama featured on this blog:
Saitama’s #1 free children’s centre? Ageo Kodomo-no-Shiro
Kid’s US Land in Higashimatsuyama
Team Lab Islands | Lalaport Fujimi
Cats Eye Play and Sports Centre | SAYAMA
Mama Smile Making Mama Smile
The girls zorb! | Sakado Jidokan
Soyu Himitsu No Mori, “Secret Forest”; at Mallage, Kuki City