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Should reduce entry fee for size of area Staff aren’t vigilant enough.

This is a very small compact soft play. Good points are that you can see your child and they can go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
fun night

visited here for a few drinks and to have some fun, the wife beat my score but you can beat... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Mark S
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Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2WW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we started late, the over active security guard snarling as each child came into the amusement area. Nobody else was there, the party host didn’t fancy doing the party (their words) so we had an overworked young girl who had no idea what she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marktJ8709LG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of 60 for a work bowling tournament. I now have a £60 fine for a carpark that has never before required tickets! Went late evening no clear signs that tickets were required. Had no idea. Toilets also had poo smeared up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jodiebaker14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I paid £3.90 so park in the awful car park and received a fine for £60 not so long after. Apparently I hadn’t paid to park. They then continued to chase me and have finally charged me with £260 and a court case. So all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small compact soft play. Good points are that you can see your child and they can go off alone. Refreshments are a challenge as often only one person on, so you have to make 2/3 trips in and out with kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gooner52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good time bowling then hit with £60 fine because I paid for a car park ticket 4 minutes too late.... Ruined the memory.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B7638GEmarkb
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

My son had his 7th birthday party here at the weekend. Totally unorganized. The host looked totally put out that she had to work. Didn't help with the party just day in the corner. Was unhelpful, ignored the children. Then when she decided to interact...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

visited here for a few drinks and to have some fun, the wife beat my score but you can beat luck. Needs a little updating.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My first trip to Southend yesterday on a coach trip with a friend. Walked in the Kursall and got impression of how run down it was. We walked into the arcade, hardly anyone in there. I put a couple of 10p's in a machine and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank belmac
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe a modest occupation for the once glorious Kursaal, to become a games arcade annex bowling hall, but at least it is in proper use again. And you can still rent function rooms for an event up stairs, including access to a private bar.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely awful attitude, my pregnant daughter asked where the toilet was located, as we were entering to go bowling. The extremely rude person directed her across the road. Being pregnant would mean she should be able to use the facilities anyway, we were entering the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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