Go run wild, my child! In this age of zooming cars, disappearing green cover, technology invasion and safety concerns, this seems impossible. Where has childhood disappeared to? I remember days of playing unbridled, and just being simply happy without the beeping and pinging of gadgets. Winkyboo, Gurgaon’s first all-soft children’s play scape, certainly is God sent! The children run wild and play with gay abandon at Winkyboo, letting off as much steam and energy as they possibly can, while the parents relax in their comfortable cafeteria sipping on their cuppa and savouring home cooked nibbles. How nice it feels being on the ‘receiving’ side of pampering!
Winkyboo is trying to bring back what we have forgotten; the lost childhood but with a modern touch. Through a structured, playful and creative environment, Winkyboo offers kids (from toddlers to pre teens) the space, safety and equipment for much needed free play, giving us parents some desperately necessary ‘ME’ time. It’s an absolute win-win for everyone. Aside from the kids’’ excitement, even we can’t contain our delight!
Winkyboo Was Born And We Lived Happily Ever After!
It all started when Neha, mother to a two year old, on the lookout for play areas for her toddler was disappointed to find none in Gurgaon. Or like most of us, stumbled upon noisy, overbearing gaming zones in several malls that have so overstimulated our children, that we’ve left the place cranky and with a much lighter pocket. And that’s how Winkyboo was born! Conceptualized and started by childhood friends Neha and Eshita, this place is a ‘dream come true’, in every which way! For the founder duo, getting to concretise their childhood dream; and for us parents, a much needed place. Needless to say, for the kids, a dream world where they are spoilt for choice with multiple activity options; slides, carousals, climbing, karaoke, trampoline and other fun stuff.
An Indoor soft playground, along with all the modern equipment adding to the traditional “Play”. The vibe of the place is almost like an extension your child’s nursery at home, making the kids feel at ease, whilst promoting physical workout and unleashing creative expression. Interaction with kids their age develops their social skills, and activities are designed such that they stimulate their senses, hone their motor skills and ensure that children leave the place happier, chirpier and a tad smarter.
The place is a walk in play zone, ideal for play dates or if you want your child to be taken care of while going for a meeting or running errands. Because of its large enough size, it can also double up as a venue for special events for children, especially birthday parties.
Parents, go play. Keep Worries at Bay!
What sets the place apart is that every person entering the play area is properly screened. Each nook and corner is monitored by CCTV. If you are a paranoid parent like me worried about nasty germs, let’s put you at ease. Everyone has to take off their footwear and wear socks inside the play area. An “all women’s” team, the place has experienced and gentle female nannies, and either of the founders (though in most cases both) physically present and totally involved all the time. The team supervises the children and encourages them to try different activities as opposed to the facilities where kids are left to play with their maids.
In The Pipeline
You can look forward to a lot of workshops and dedicated days to activities such as storytelling, music jam sessions, board games, karaoke, movie dates etc.
Where: A14/18 DLF Phase 1 Golf Course Road (Basement), Opposite DT Mega Mall, Gurgaon
Contact them on: 9811124686, 9811667555
Timings: 11:30 am to 7 pm (weekdays) 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (weekends)