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Review: Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area

Play is the work of the child. And what’s better than a dedicated play area that allows the child to jump, crawl, climb, hop and do all that he wants while ensuring the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. We recently visited one such center- Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area where kids had a time of their life. They enjoyed to the extent that they didn’t want to return from this place.

About Funky Monkeys

Funky Monkeys is an entertainment-packed indoor play center designed exclusively for kids aged 6 months to 12 years. Launched in 2012 it currently has 7 world class centers across the country in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Surat. In no time, it has become India’s premier indoor play center and birthday party venue for kids.

Special Features:
1. Funky Monkeys indoor play area has two play zones (Toddler Zone & Junior Zone) which include a variety of soft play equipments that are unique and stimulating and meet international safety certifications.

2. They are open 7 days a week and offer facilities like free WiFi, valet parking, first aid kit and CCTV monitors on site.

3. The play center can host birthday parties, play dates & school group mornings. They are open to host school field trips and class outings for kids up to 12 years of age.

4. They offer one hour and two-hour drop-in play sessions as well as memberships. Also offer siblings discount on membership packages.

5. They house a fully equipped Cafe and can handle all food and entertainment requirements for a party.

Entry Charges

Funky Monkeys Andheri center has different charges for weekdays and weekends. A 90 minute fun session would cost around Rs. 460 on a weekday and Rs. 560 on a weekend with Rs 100 more for each additional hour. The cost includes the entry ticket for one kid and two accompanying adults. They have different rate cards for various centers in different cities.

Our Experience
We visited the Funky Monkeys Andheri Center and had a memorable experience. This was the first time my kids visited an indoor play area and they enjoyed thoroughly. It took them initial five minutes to settle at the place but once settled, their fun had no limit.

They tried every activity they could. From slides to trampoline to crawling into the tunnels-they did it all. But they enjoyed the most at the ball pit. The bright red and yellow coloured balls were too attractive for them to leave.

They play area has multiple play stations placed at strategic locations. Be it rotating the wheels or adding the numbers- there is a lot for children to both learn and enjoy.

Both A n A( Aarav and Aarohi) specifically loved the musical activity station and played a lot with the musical bells.

The entire play zone is well padded ensuring complete safety for the kids. There was a birthday party organized when we visited the center, so we could get the glimpse of the lovely birthday decorations as well. The balloons that A n A picked from the decorations kept them busy throughout their ride back home.

After enormous fun that lasted for a good two hours, A n A enjoyed their favourite potato smileys and french fries at the cafeteria. It was good to see that the center allows a child-friendly menu and a high-chair facility.

The Highs
Few things really impressed us and  deserve a special mention –
1. Their staff is super friendly and courteous and attended well to our various queries.

2. Like any other play area, socks is a must to enter the play zone. We unfortunately forgot to carry our pair. We were provided a fresh and new packet of socks at the center itself.

3. Play supervisors are always on their toes, ensuring smooth play. They usually give personal attention to younger kids.

Both A n A were not left alone for a single second. They, in fact, made good friends with the staff members.

4. Parents are allowed to enter the play area. So we could accompany the kids in all the sections they went.

I couldn’t resist myself from stepping onto the huge slides with them. It was a great bonding time for us as a family.

5. They have a cafeteria overlooking the play area. So in between we could sit for a while and sip some coffee while watching the kids enjoying free play.

6. Their bathroom is kid friendly. So we had a hassle free diaper changing time.

The Lows
There is nothing disappointing about Funky Monkeys indoor play area except the fact that it has only two branches in Mumbai and so we had to commute far to explore this place. We wish more centers of this fun place open soon across the city.

We had a great evening at Funky Monkeys. It was lovely to see the little explorers enjoying in a space that allows them safe, free and unstructured play. We are surely going to visit this place again soon.

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. We were invited by Funky Monkeys to visit their play center and share our experience. The review holds our honest opinion and exact experience of being at the place.

This Post Has 42 Comments


    My kids are all grown up, but I’m sure they will still like this ?

  2. Shub

    Looks like kids would love this Play area. That ball pit is tempting even for parents.

  3. Aesha

    I have been to funky monkey at mumbai , it’s a nice place to host birthday parties too

  4. MerogAndMom

    Our visit to funky mobkey indoor play area is l9ng time due? thanks for your review for this place??

  5. I have heard so much about this place. Whenever I visit Mumbai next, this place is on my radar.

  6. Geethica

    Indoor play areas have become so famous and are so convenient for shopoholic moms like me. ?

  7. motheropedia.

    I’ve heard a lot about this place. Thank you for sharing your views

  8. momtasticworld

    Looks like a great place for kids to have a great fun. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. vaidehiyoutube

    This play centre looks so good.I am sure kids had a good time being there.
    Now I need to find such playcentre for my toddler here in Perth Western Australia

  10. Twin Amma

    So excited to read this. We have a funkymonkey gift voucher won by our friend Gracelyne for us, cannot wait to visit the place soon. Such a nice detailed article, thank you! – Sandhiya

  11. Misha jain

    my kids absoluetey loved funky monkey.. truely there are no lows about them, the staff is too cooperative as well

  12. Veens

    I took Aarya once to a birthday party hosted in Funky Monkeys!! It was super fun. I really need to visit again with the 2 tornados ? lie you said, they should open more centres ?

  13. Alpana Deo

    Loved the ball pit. Kids love such places. whenever we take our daughter to such play zone, every time we have to convince her to come out and go home.

  14. anubhutisethmehn

    This is a place of total fun…not just for my little toddler but even for me ? Surat is blessed to have them …

  15. Minakshi bajpai

    Amazing place for kiddos.. All pictures seems so colourful n wonderful.. Kids will love to be there..i too wanna visit there with my son. Overall a fun area for our kids

  16. Mummasaurus

    The review looks very promising Charu. Thanks for the share

  17. carkhanablog

    I hope this opens soon in Delhi, by the timey daughter would be able to enjoy it.

  18. It’s always fun to hang out with your friends. Great post to read. Thanks for sharing.

  19. fabmats

    This is a review on Funky Monkey Chennai Location
    A place meant for kids should be filled with warmth and positive energy . But that cannot be said about Funkey Monkey. It has a toxic environment where staff are very very ill behaved. I have had this experience each time I have visited. What prompted me to write this review is what happened this time around is unforgivable. And what makes it worse is the attitude of management towards it. Here is what happened. A north eastern lady called Hannah- not sure whether it is her true name, disallowed my 2 year old son from taking a tissue in his pocket. He had runny nose and he usually keeps a wipe handy so that he can clean it . I let it be. Sometime later kids and we were playing in the area where we shoot balls, there was a big lump of cobwebs or god knows what. But something very yucky. I asked this lady to clean it and this is exactly what she says – ” Mind you own business”. I was shocked. I said this is my business and she kept shouting. At this point I do not remember what she said. I immediately walked up to the front desk and spoke to the lady there. She accompanied me to the staff who was still inside the playarea. Well, it is very unfortunate that the staff contuined and yelling like a maniac. I mentioned that has happened every time i come.. Rude Staff . And she says this “Shame on you ! Shame on you ! Shame on you !” Yes thrice.

    I would not talk to any fellow human being this way. And here i am customer. I was in no way properly apologized. Infact i even ended up paying the amount that i was expected to pay. Least I would have expected is –

    1) An apology call from their end towards me reassuring this will not happen
    2) Waiving off the charges

    My husband was not with me. When he heard of this he went back to talk to the staff but she refused to meet. Another very unprofessional aspect that i cannot miss out. After this incident , a parent comes by and says
    “The staff is crying . Not sure what happened . She is coming and complaining about you”

    Really? Parents are being involved too. Dont they know meaning of customer is king .. we just ask for a little decency here.

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