Parents in Noida get one more place where they can bond with their kids in a friendly environment and enjoy their weekends. NCR’s largest toddlers-and-kids play facility, PlayBox Noida—a setting where kids combine learning with playtime—has opened its doors at the Gardens Galleria Mall in Noida.
Spread over a whopping 14,000 sqft area, this place has dedicated areas for toddlers of 2-4 years called My Burrow and for 5-9 year olds known as My Maze. There is a SnackBox area as well that is a boutique kids café and boasts of sumptuous healthy treats for toddlers, kids along with their parents too. Alternately, PlayBox also have PartyBox. The two dedicated party rooms can house 40 kids and adults in each.
PlayBox is more of a retreat for child-parent bonding and with this in mind they have another interesting segment that is ShowBox. It is an exclusive workshop and activity arena targeted towards kids and parents for a timeline of 52 weeks and involves activities/workshops such as building paper rockets to zumba, rhythm sense, good parenting, recycling and environment.
“PlayBox is a community concept that specifically targets 2-9 age group and their parents with emphasis on parent-child bonding. Through play as a medium, we aim to infuse our young guests with values, thinking and skill sets that are essential during their formative years which will eventually help them develop into responsible socially and globally aware individuals”, said Neha Gupta, the General Manager of thePlayBox.
With dedicated play areas for specific age groups, the space is interactive and children play by themselves in a secure, clean and safe environment under the supervision of well-trained staff. Age groups have been intentionally segregated to achieve separate play spaces.
Ensuring safety, the space has security personnel controlling the entry and exit points in addition to the entire area being completely monitored by CCTV.
Kids can bounce around on trampolines, try out speed, spiral and roller slides, glide on Tarzan log, indulge in foam ball battles and shoot outs, crawl through tunnels and tangled webs, as well as cross rope bridges, etc.
The toddler play space, is a completely foam padded environment with lots of play panels, rotating climb frames, swings, slides, play kitchen for girls, play garage for boys, a construction area for kids to build using foam bricks, etc.
PrakashVivekanand, CEO and Founder of PlayBox also told Guardian 20 about the concept behind the name of PlayBox.“The simple and ubiquitous box represents a world of play and possibility to a child’s imagination. Adults see a box and that’s it, children see a box and they fashion it into myriad ways. Imagination is the key to play. Hence the name PlayBox,” he said.
On extension of PlayBox, Vivekanand said, “PlayBox is currently focusing on the newly opened facility in Noida. India is a dynamic and lifestyle indulgent demography with immense appetite for novel fun concepts. However, this demography has limited options for quality, safe and well operated facilities to choose from, especially when addressing the 2-9 age groups. PlayBox aims to expand in major metropolitan cities across India soon.”
Another exciting aspect of PlayBox is its energetic and adorable mascot —“J” the cool fox and his inspiration for creating this place, which is to provide an engaging, enriching and exploratory play area that offers clean safe fun. The mascot is visually depicted as an anthropomorphic fox that is clever, caring and intuitive and yet truly street smart —exactly the qualities children of today need to imbibe. The kids and adults will also get to revel in J’s antics and activities during their visit to PlayBox and who knows, he might just be your kids new best friend.
PlayBox also aims to foster an environment of social giving and will soon be working with NGOs and foundations to create awareness about their activities and to share their contributions with the less privileged.
Weekdays – 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Public Holidays – 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday – 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rs. 400 per hour on weekdays and Rs. 500 per hour on weekends.