FUNTASTIC CHILDRENS PLAY CENTRES
Christmas and New Year opening hours
Dec 24th- 9.30-4.00
Dec 25th- closed
Dec 26th – closed
Dec 27th – Dec 30th 09.30-6.00
Dec 31st- 09.30-5.00
Jan 1st – closed
Jan 2nd 09.30-6.00 and normal hours resume
We recommend you pre book your visit online but we can usually accommodate walk-ins (subject to capacity)
*Please note we operate card payment only at both centres
*On some very warm and sunny days we sometimes close early if we have no customers so on a sunny day if late afternoon please call us to check our closing time ( phone numbers at top of page)
The main points to be aware of are (changes applying from Monday 21 Feb 2022):
- TERM TIME WEEKDAYS – We will remain open all day from June 5th 2023
- WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – we will stay open THROUGHOUT the day with the day being divided into various time slots throughout the day (with our usual 2 hour time limit applying to busy times)
- Tables cannot be guaranteed with availability on a first come first served basis
- Walk-in visitors will be accommodated subject to capacity taking into account pre bookings. Walk-in visitors will be required to complete our signing in process with a member of staff. THERE IS A £1 PER GROUP SURCHARGE FOR WALK-INS IN ADDITION TO THE ONLINE BOOKING PRICE
- Pre booking yourself should make it easier for you when you arrive at reception and avoids the walk-in surcharge
- We are continuing with card payments only
- All our normal rules of entry & play apply (please see the link below)
AFTER SCHOOL MEAL DEALS ARE BACK DURING TERM TIME BRING THE KIDS FOR A PLAY AND TEA, TICKETS PURCHASED AT RECEPTION £2.95 FOR ANY CHILDREN’S MEAL AND CUP OF SQUASH
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR CAR PARK IN BIRMINGHAM IS NOW A 3 HOUR MAXIMUM STAY (Parking in the car park at the top of the road is limited to 2 hours)
Thank you for your continued support
* Play Area Independent Inspections award Hickory Dickory’s Playhouses safety and operating audit scores of over 95/100
* Derby City Council have awarded us with their highest award for food hygiene standards the new High Five to 5 having achieved five stars for the last 5 inspections.
Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse aims to be as pleasant and appealing to adults as it is exciting and fun for children. We believe we raise the standard of this type of family entertainment centre with, we hope, a positive impact on the community.
We have two playcentres, one in Kings heath – south central Birmingham and another in Kingsway Derby- southwest of the city centre.
It’s our mission to ‘Provide unparalleled indoor children’s adventure play and party centres that are spacious, high quality, stylish and as attractive to adults as they are exciting and fun to children‘.
TODDLER ACTIVITIES/PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN
We have put a lot of thought into the needs of our younger visitors and have provided them with their own large play structure that is strictly for the under 5’s. This has also been designed so that within this there is a ‘traffic free’ area for babies.
It is packed with challenging, entertaining, fun and learning experiences that will keep them occupied for ages.
Week day mornings in term time we also have special toddler morning sessions at a discounted entrance price, including squash for the children. We try and run a different activity daily and these are rotated so regular visitors should get to try new things. Activity starts at around 11am. The 5 core themes are Art/Storytime, Cooking/baking, Plants/flowers, Creative Craft, Movement/Dance.
AFTER SCHOOL MEAL DEAL – ONLY £2.95
Have an evening off from doing the children’s teas and let them burn off some energy! Our popular after school meal deal is as follows:
- Must be purchased with a child’s admission ticket on admission
- Covers a child’s meal from our menu or lunch box (specific items subject to availability) + cup of squash
- Admission can be from 3.30pm and food orders must be placed by 5.00pm
Available on normal school days*
We hope you like this and give it a try.
*This offer does not normally apply during weekends and holiday times but sometimes special offers publicised at reception can extend the deal
Why not become a member of Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse?
Annual membership costs £29.50 per child and this entitles the member and their parent/guardian to the following benefits:
- £2 off the total admission price of every visit
- 5 complimentary coffees or teas
- Birthday boy or girl goes for free if their party is held at Hickory Dickory’s that year
WHAT YOU SAY
We hope to have a positive impact on our community by offering a clean, safe, adventure play and party centre for children and adults to enjoy. We are a great meeting place for families and friends with young children. We have been recognised inside and outside our sector with awards that go back to when we first opened
Balppa Excellence Awards 2017
Healthy Choices Excellence Award 2015
Healthy Choices Menu Award
Foodnet/Birmingham City Council 2013
Play Providers Association
Best UK Operator Awards 2011
Mustard Gold Award 2007