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Time Out Indoor Playground at Metropole Zlicin, Prague 5

Indoor Playgrounds on 14 June 2012 by Darina

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Anyone who used to go to Clovickov Indoor Playground at Metropole Zlicin Shopping Mall will be happy to hear it’s been re-opened. Clovickov was shut down for more than a year and was eventually taken-over by the well-known Time Out Indoor Playground chain. Now there is a brand spanking new and clean Indoor Playground complete with funky café.

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Its not only an Indoor Playground where you can drop off your kid but also a nice café where you can sit with friends, chat and watch the children play. The café and playground are divided by transparent plexi glass.

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The best thing about this Indoor Playground for me is the deal with Interspar right next door. If you spend min. 500czk in Interspar you are eligible for 2 hours free entry to the Time Out Indoor Playground. After you do your shopping you take your receipt to the information desk at Interspar and ask for the Detsky Koutek (Indoor Playground) ticket.

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It’s valid for one week and the staff at the information desk will write the validity onto the back of the voucher. It is very convenient to have your children babysat for free whilst you do you grocery shopping.

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Because I have 2 boys – I aim to get 2 vouchers at the same time. For that you need 2 separate receipts from Interspar, so I usually split my shopping and pay 2 times. Once I forgot to do this and my shopping was over 1500czk… but with just one receipt I got just one Indoor Playground entry. So the nice cashier found me one more receipt. Bingo!

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It’s the only Indoor Playground in Prague that has such a deal with a Grocery Shop. I might be mistaken, so if there is some other one like this, please let us know. This Playground as in all Time Out Indoor Playgrounds has a similar set up: kids over 3 years can be left alone. They do babysit kids under 3 years - usually only in morning hours untill noon. If the Playground is too crowded they might turn you down and not let children under 3 years in. Basically, if you have a child under 3 years you have to go in and ask if you can leave them there, if they have space and if the timing is right they will say yes. If there are too many kids they might not let you.

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So far I have experienced very nice staff who are friendly and forthcoming. There are always parents in the Playground with their kids and I have never seen anybody being turned down. I think they’ve learnt from previous experience that Indoor Playgrounds often turn into parent clubs more than Indoor Playground for Kids. Therefore they can judge how best to make space for the kids, if needed. In any case you can always stay in the cafe and watch your kid play.

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The new thing is you cannot leave any food or drink with your child. The Indoor Playgrounds are just just covering their costs and make very little money so they have been forced to forbid any private consumption. They have a good offer of snacks and drinks for children. You decide what your child can eat and drink while playing. This way kids cannot just choose what they want (there is some some unhealthy stuff that you may not want them to eat).

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The Time Out at the other end of the Shopping Mall has been shut down. Obviously. So for now this is the one and only Indoor Playground for Metropole Zlicin.

Prices have increased after the revamp, here is the latest pricing information per child:
0 - 60 min 50 CZK
61 - 90 min 98 CZK
91 - 120 min 118 CZK
121 - 150 min 138 CZK
151 - 180 min 158 CZK
Every other hour will be charged at 100 CZK

NB: If you don´t pick up your child by 21:00 you will be charged 200 CZK extra for every other hour. If you loose the key for the locker you will be charged 100 CZK. Children will be taken in no later than 20.30 which is 30 min before closing.

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OPEN: Mo - Sun: 9:00 - 21:00

ADDRESS: Metropole Zličín Shopping Mall (on the other side of the freeway from IKEA) Revnická 1, Prague 5

DIRECTIONS: By METRO: the final station of line B – Zličín, from there its only 100 metres from the metro exit. By BUS: There is a bus station very close to Zlicin shopping mall. You can use bus numbers: 100, 164, 257, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 336, 347, 357, 380, 384, 602, 607. By CAR:

< From the centre of Prague take the D5 to exit 23B. There are more than 2000 free parking spots.

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