Unit 3, Aldi Centre, Long Mile Road, Dublin 12
Spraoi playcentre is relatively small and although it is very friendly and cosy on a weekday, like any other playcentre, it is absolutely packed and crazy at the weekends. The baby area is new and separated from the other areas: essentially it is a ball pool and a short slide, but babies do love it very much. The play areas are supervised by the staff of the playcentre, so there are no six-year-olds disturbing the littlies in the baby area. The big playframe is divided into two: there is an area suitable for toddlers and younger kids and there is another area suitable for older kids. These padded multi-level playframes with slides, rope bridges, stairs and tunnels are entertaining and suitable for kids over 3 and 5 separately. Practising football, basketball is also possible in the playcentre. The entry fee to Spraoi is €8 for 2 hours. As the playcentre unfortunately does not have any natural light, it can be a bit dark and depressing inside, especially at busy weekends. Parking in front of the building is not a big deal, there are plenty of spaces around the place.
How to get there: LUAS: Kylemore
Bus: 18, 50, 51, 51b, 51c, 56a, 68, 69, 77, 77a, 123, 151, 210
Entry is priced