Kidzoona, Fantasy indoor play centre | OMIYA

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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.

Kidzoona 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.

Dress up Make believe exhibits

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”!

Kidzoona Post Office Make believe

There is also an area with push along rides and construction site costumes and mini diggers.

Construction Site

Kidzoona Bouncy Exhibits

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.
Bouncy Exhibits

Kidzoona Areas for babies / toddlers

During busy periods the area below is restricted to babies and toddlers who are not yet walking.

Area for babies

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.

Free drawing room

Kidzoona Toys and Sandpit

Below is just a sample of the toys. There are many not pictured, including some musical instruments and building blocks.

Toys and Sandpit

Kidzoona Amusement Area

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.

Amusement area

Dining

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.

Ministop in Kidzoona

Further information:

URL: http://www.fantasy.co.jp/brand/kidzooona.html
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
Price:
Please check the website for up to date details.

One hour: (posted 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

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14 comments on “Kidzoona, Fantasy indoor play centre | OMIYA

    1. Elle Post author

      You can often find free softplay areas within shopping centres. They are usually quite small, but suitable for toddlers and babies. Hopefully on your next visit you will see for yourself. 🙂

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        1. Elle Post author

          Yes, I think that it is fun for all children, but the younger ones in particular are mesmerised by it! Do you know of Kidzania in Tokyo? We haven’T been yet, but its really popular with elementary school age children and it is much bigger than this place. YOu can experience the exhibits in English too. Here is the official website in English http://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/ It looks really fun, I want to try it!!

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    1. Elle Post author

      That is it! I thought the same thing. 🙂 Although, we haven’t actually been to Kidzania yet! But from what I read about it, it seems similar; on a much larger scale. Have you been? It looks a little complicated on the website, like you have to know in advance which experiences you want to try? THe kids love Asobono, but it’s a little far. This place is only 40 minutes from us by car. 🙂

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  1. Phyllis Lee

    hi hi,
    I would love to bring my kids there during our september vacation to tokyo. However, im not too sure if this place is convenient to reach from Ikebukuro where my hotel is. Any advise?
    thank you!

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    1. Elle Post author

      Hi Phyllis,
      Thank you for your comment. Kidzoona is accessible from Ikebukuro on the JR Saikyo line, it takes 30 minutes on the train, and then about a 15 minute walk, or a short bus ride, from Nisshin station to Aeon where Kidzoona is. However, there is an even better children’s play centre close to Ikebukuro, called Asobono. THere are some photos and cost information on this blog post; http://daysofourlivesjapan.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/a-day-out-in-tokyo-with-toddlers/ and the official website is http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/amusement_facilities/ Kidzania is another great place in Tokyo, here is the link to info in English http://www.kidzania.jp/tokyo/en/

      All the best,
      Elle

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