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Address: 9 + 10 Mason Road | Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1BX, England
Phone Number:
+44 1206 761762
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09:30 - 18:30
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South...

Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South East of England with over 20 years of experience in entertaining children and Adults. Based in Colchester, Essex, Go Bananas have everything you need to entertain the young and old alike. Fun the weather cannot spoil!

The Aztec Adventure area is an extensive 3 storey climbing frame for the over 5s. Here children can have an amazing adventure exploring the home of our mascot George Funky Monkey. Whether you want to swing like Tarzan to jump the stepping stones to avoid the crocodile water, our Aztec Adventure Frame has something for everyone.

Tiny Town is a safe environment for those young adventurers that are aged 4 and under. Parents can train these young Indiana Jones’ on a smaller version of our Aztec Adventure area. Children can play the piano or pop the balloons in our interactive EyeToy zone, dance the day away in Dora's Disco or bounce around on our separated mini trampolines, all under the watchful eyes of their parents

For the REALLY brave amongst you, The Wall is there to be conquered!! The Wall is a 6 meter cliff face at the edge of the Aztec Adventure area which leads to Funky Monkey’s alarm. Can you sound the alarm and wake the Aztec Adventure’s funkiest resident?!?!

As well as providing a safe and fun environment for children to play, we are also the ideal venue for parties. Go Bananas has a wide choice of parties that can make any child’s special day, even more special. The added bonus is that you don’t have to clean up afterwards!!

For those unlucky enough to be too old to play in the Aztec Adventure, we also have an extensive seating area and the Bananas cafe. So why not sit back and indulge in Funky Monkey’s favourite – The Mighty Gorilla Burger – whilst your young adventurers play!

Though if you really want to play and find your inner child, Go Bananas offers Adult, Laser and Junior Mega Parties; perfect for a get together with friends, team building and hen/stag parties, offering you exclusive hire of the centre.

For organised groups such as Scouts and Brownies we also offer the ultimate sleepover experience, contact our reception for more information.

You can also visit Jack and Jill’s clothes and toy shop that sell nearly everything from designer clothes to jigsaw puzzles!

We offer an after school meal deal Monday to Friday (Term Time Only) for £2.00 giving you any meal from our children's menu along with a cup of squash.

If you visit us on Monday mornings (Term Time Only) before 12pm, you can take advantage of our parent and toddler offer with each adult receiving a complimentary hot drink and each child receiving a complimentary cup of squash and biscuit.

Please note our admission prices are:

Adults and children under 6 months: FREE

Children aged 6 months plus and crawlers: £1.50

Children who walk and are aged up to 4 years: £5.00

Children aged 5 to 12 years: £6.00

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Keeps the children occupied for hours

We have taken our grandchildren here on a few occasions and they love the place. Apart from the grandchildren getting plenty of exercise, you can relax knowing they are safe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have taken our grandchildren here on a few occasions and they love the place. Apart from the grandchildren getting plenty of exercise, you can relax knowing they are safe. There is a cafe on site serving fast food and drinks (not alcohol). A great few hours out getting the children away fron computers and television 🤗

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 5 year old son is starting to outgrow some of the other soft play areas around colchester but absolutely loves this place. I believe this is due to the fact that there is more for the older kdis to do. We have visited this place mostly for kids parties as it is a little bit of a drive from... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like Go Bananas, I take my 2 year old there and the under 5's area is perfect for her. I personally find the admission price is good value, particularly as they do not charge admission for adults unlike a certain greedy Ipswich based soft play area. The food is really nice and reasonably priced too. The staff are... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

However omg! £5 for a toddler and I think £6 for an 8 year old.. I am not sure who can afford those prices in this day and age. I think it is such a great idea that they have a play pen in the females toilets to avoid having to sit your child on your lap whilst you go... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went here with my cousin and her 18month old. He absolutely loved it but it was manic. There were so many children inside all crammed into the play areas and not all were nice, he especially didn't like a child pushing him off one of the cars so that they could use it. The staff in the kitchen looked a... More 

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UK
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146 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is the most convenient soft play venue for me to take my grandchildren and I especially like the fact that there is a separate section for under-5s which is fenced in. I can't risk my 3 yr old going into the larger areas as I'm physically unable to go in and rescue him if he get stuck. Having an... More 

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Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you do much for your wonderful comments! We are thrilled that you enjoy visiting and feel the centre has a lot to offer. We hope you will continue to visit us again in the future. More 

london
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My goddaughter had her Birthday here and the children loved it, it kept them entertained for hours and caters for a wide age group. The cafe is also great with snacks, drinks and children's meals. Highly recommended, even if it's a bit of a drive away!

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Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas. We are pleased to hear that your Goddaughter and the grown ups in your group enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Go Bananas was really fun and enjoyable and kept the children entertained for hours! we were treated really well and the service was great! I definitely recommend Go Bananas for a fun day out!!!

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Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for recommending us here on Tripadvisor. We hope you choose to visit us again soon. More 

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

great for a wet afternoon and can keep the kids entertained for hours. Has a cafe for snacks, drinks and childrens meals and highly recommend for kids paeties.

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Thank Jess W
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for your positive comments. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Have my god children visiting from Bury at least once a month and on wet days Go Bananas is an ideal place to go . One child is nearly two the other four , so we sit in tiny town which is big enough to keep them entertained for ages , the older one can head into the bigger frame... More 

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Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will visit Go Bananas again soon. More 

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