One of the hardest parts of being a mom is keeping your child busy! Before I had my son I spent my spare time looking for fun events and parties to go to. Now that I have a child, I’d say about half of that spare time is now spent looking for fun things to do with my toddler. Not quite as exciting as some of the childless events, but none the less very necessary!
I’ve pretty much been all over the GTA to many of the different kids facilities, parks and play places. Eventually you run out of new places to go. One of my regular haunts with my son has been Joey’s World.
Joey’s World is located in Bowmanville, approximately 1 hour from Toronto. The facility has a multi-tier play structure which houses a toddler play area and a separate section for even younger children to safely play. There is also a kids 20-foot rock wall monitored by the trained Joey’s World staff.
There is a multi sport simulator as well where kids can play soccer, baseball and soccer in one section of the facility which seems to be a favourite with the boys. Throwing, kicking or hitting something as hard as you can? I’d say that is a boy magnet.
One of my favourite parts about Joey’s World is that upon entry you are given a matching wristband to your child. It’s scanned upon exit to be sure your child safely leaves with you, and it can also be scanned to add food or beverage charges to your bill. It’s like a credit card! Except this one needs to be paid on time, before you leave!
Shoes are not allowed inside the play area, but if you forget your socks they even have some for purchase at the front desk.
I love that Joey’s World is so clean! Their staff is always cleaning up while the kids are playing, and I have been there after-hours to see the staff vacuuming, sweeping and mopping for the next day. There is nothing worse than taking your child to a play place and being completely grossed out over the strange smell wafting from the rafters, or wondering what you are stepping in that has you stuck to the floor. It feels like a relief to go to Joey’s World and to not be afraid to crawl around on the floor!
I spent so many Saturday mornings at Joey’s World with my son that I decided it would be a great spot for a birthday party. They have a few different options for their parties on their website here, and I chose the Plan your Own Party Package. With this package I was given use of one of the party rooms, admission (there are different prices based on your party size), free coffee and tea and for my guests, security bracelets, invitations, and the party cleanup.
This package was perfect for a control freak like me who wanted to handle my own food, cake, decor and details for the party.
I had almost 40 people in attendance, and we were able to fit them all in one of the party rooms. It was lovely to be able to enjoy the party and not worry too much about the cleanup!
In the winter Joey’s World was a savior through the long boring days when it was too cold to go outside. This summer when it’s just too hot to be outside, or when I am worried that my toddler has had too much sun I’ll be happy to head to Joey’s for some fun in the air conditioning! They are even running summer camps with different themes each week for parents who have children home for the summer.
If you haven’t been to Joey’s World, I’ve got an a opportunity for you to check it out!
This week I am giving away a 5 Admission Pass courtesy of Joey’s World!
To enter, just comment below this post “I want to go to Joey’s World!”.
This contest ends at 4pm on Monday, May 19th, 2014. The winner will be selected via a random draw.
Good luck to everyone who enters!
Joey’s World is located at 380 Lake Road, Bowmanville, ON,