The Castle Carvery restaurant along Salhouse Road in Norwich has a fantastic kids play area called the Fun Fort. It is an indoor and outdoor play area for only £2.45 per child. Amazingly it is free for children under 3. It is a perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up whilst the children play.
The outside play area consists of two large climbing frames. The one towards the back of the picture is a little tricky for toddlers as the ladder is arched and they need lots of assistance. There are plenty of seats with parasols for parents and the whole area is enclosed.
The inside play area is on multiple levels and across two floors. The first room you enter has a toddler area with a ball pool and is the main entrance to the climbing frame. There are only two tables downstairs. There is a small lift and stairs to an upper level. There are more tables and chairs on this level and the soft play area stretches around the entire room.
There are television screens on the two floors which shows live footage from around the building. This makes it easy to keep an eye on your child. You can relax knowing that you can see if your child goes near the door. Adam is an escape artist so I am all too aware of these dangers.
Adam loves the Fun Fort. He confidently climbs the equipment and rarely returns to me during the session. Since we have been going his physical development has improved and he climbs with ease and loves the long slide. He used to hate tunnels but now doesn’t give them a second thought. We have been both in and out of school holidays and unlike other indoor play areas we have visited, it doesn’t get too loud or busy.
You do not even need to leave the room to get refreshments. At the entrance someone takes your order and then brings it to your table. Food isn’t served until 12pm but drinks are available as soon as the Fun Fort opens. They have a great kids menu to cater for small and larger appetites.
The Fun Fort at Salhouse Road is certainly Adam’s favourite play area!
Check our other toddler friendly venues in ‘Adventures of Adam around Norfolk’.