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“Let down”
Review of Gambado

Gambado
Ranked #3 of 13 Fun & Games in Watford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The UK's most exciting indoor play and party centre. Our mission is to be the best quality family indoor play provider in the UK. We offer children the opportunity to play, run free and explore in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Giant Play Frames, Huge Slides, Ball Pits, Dodgems, Carousel rides and a full size climbing frame - all included in one standard admission price. Great value annual pass available plus party offers all year round.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

We took our little one here for her first birthday, it was our first time so had to register, it cost £15 to take a 1 year old due to having to pay to register and pay for 2 adults. We was planing to take her out for lunch after she had played for a little while as stated on the website that you can not bring your own food. We got her ready to leave and was told that if we left we would not be allowed back, so we was forced to buy her something from the cafe and we went without. Ridiculous! Just another way to get money out of people, bit short sited as we will not be going back!

2  Thank gem0705
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"bumper cars"
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"climbing wall"
in 21 reviews
"soft play"
in 29 reviews
"merry go round"
in 12 reviews
"birthday party"
in 26 reviews
"my kids love"
in 5 reviews
"play frame"
in 4 reviews
"annual membership"
in 3 reviews
"climbing area"
in 3 reviews
"called james"
in 3 reviews
"indoor play centre"
in 2 reviews
"go karts"
in 2 reviews
"a couple of times a month"
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"different age groups"
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"per adult"
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"toddler area"
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"enjoyable visit"
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

...and surely that's what matters!

On the down side, the 'hot' food took a long time and, when it arrived, it was lukewarm. At over a fiver for a panini and another £2 for the chips, it's not unreasonable to expect them to be hot!

The PA announcements were ALL incomprehensible. Also, no staff seemed to be clearing the mess on the floor, especially the balls that had escaped from the play areas; surely a serious trip hazard.

The washbasins in the (Gents) loos were all too high for the kids to reach! Very odd.

Still, the kids had a blast.

1  Thank Crapmodem
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I ve no objection to businesses making money but to charge an adult £2.99 to come sit and buy their coffee or small pumped coke at £1.70 is just not a nice or straight way to do business. Great facilities for the kids but why do they think its good business to "whack" the adults who pay for it? Adults attending children should be given a free coffee and free entry and more bonuses the more children they bring. That would be good business. Instead I come only when desperate or pestered.

4  Thank Smileyspeople
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Quite expensive when compared to other indoor play places. Today their main attraction the bumper cars is not working. Was not working before we arrived, when we paid they of course did not inform us of this. When we asked for a discount as the ride would not be working for the day we were informed that it’s in the fine print - Gambado reserve the right for none of their rides to work without having to issue a refund or discount. We reserve the right not to return!

4  Thank JHCowan
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