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“Fab hidden little place”
Review of Clown Around

Clown Around
Ranked #223 of 428 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: A fantastic family run business where you'll be welcome all year round. The only indoor trampoline, softplay, sensory room and party centre all under one roof. Reasonably priced where Julie and her team look forward to getting to know you and your children. Parties our speciality where every attention to detail has been considered.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Visited today and was impressed with this small but very friendly centre. Have a 2 year old and 8 year old and was comfortable enough to let my 8 year old to go about doing her own thing whilst I was in one of the best baby areas. Staff friendly and chatty which makes a great change. Has been open 10 years and recently upgraded trampoline area which is just fab. Apparently there are more upgrades in the pipeline. Do not understand previous comments as although adults not permitted on large frame should a child be stuck or upset then they have no problem with parents going in. Food is varied and covers snacks to meals - a must have is their homemade lentil soup and macaroni which is reasonably priced. When the schools go back you can stay as long as you want for £6 per child so no clock watching. Will def be back soon.

2  Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have visited this place a few times and I certainly won't be back, it needs upgrading and to a new venue would be good too. This place is tiny, when it's busy it's not even worth going in it's too crammed. The baby area is VERY small, the seating area is next to nothing, the bigger play area you are not allowed to go in it with your child, what happens if they get stuck or hurt themselves? The parking is almost non existent, you're more likely to end up with a bump attempting to drive into the car park it's so tight lol! The only good thing is it's cheap, but you get what you pay for i'm afraid, it's dirty and needs a good revamp! Oh and there is no space for more than 1 buggy in the place and even then you are more than likely to fall over it.

Thank louise t
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

This place is very good, have been to many parties over the years as my family is so large. Has trampolines and soft play, my son always has fun here, very clean and staff always helpful and friendly. The only negatives is I find the cafe a bit expensive, also only really suits kids up to age 8 as its quite small compared to other soft plays. also you are always lucky if you get a parking space which can be stressful. Defo worth a visit though

1  Thank Julie Y
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Been here a few times for party's. Hate it. Full of chav's and really dated. Food is anyting that can be deep fat fried. Used to be good till a few other softplays opened up and showed us all there is another way to operate a softplay

4  Thank Simon Y
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

What can I say? This has to be one of the very best party venues for those under 10 years of age, in Edinburgh. We hosted our daughter's party there recently and all the children had a wonderful time. Most of the children had autism and the staff were simply wonderful with the children and the parents. This has been our experience when we visited as party guests too.

The food was exactly what the kids wanted - chicken nuggets or pizza with chips followed by a huge ice cream! For us parents, however, the best bit was the wonderful fruit platter that was served. And guess what? The children scoffed the lot!

Great party venue and such good value. We will be back.

2  Thank CMF101
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