The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of Little Oasis Playroom

Interactive classes and free play at the Indigo mall kids' centre

We got two families together and sent them out for an afternoon at Indigo Mall's Little Oasis Playroom. Our blind play-daters spent the day playing house, building blocks and taking an arts and crafts class. Was it fun at first sight?

The playdaters

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Oliver

Almost five years old, student at Etonkids (CBD)
Favourite activities Lately he’s loving acting and modelling. He was just on live TV.

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Bronwyn

Five years old, student at YCIS Beijing
Favourite activities She loves going on Beijing adventures with her dad

The playdate


First impression

Oliver loved jumping around in the ball pit and slide with his two-year-old brother, Delaney.

Bronwyn showed up dressed to kill in her Snow White costume and headed straight for the kitchen playset.

Friend potential

The outgoing pair hit it off right from the beginning, running around the brand new, spotlessly clean venue.The fun continued when the pair started painting and doing crafts. Googly eyes for the win.

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Favourite part

At Little Oasis, interactive classes start hourly. This week’s theme (Africa) had Oliver learning about lions. And shaking maracas and making music with the warm Little Oasis staff kept Bronwyn dancing with glee.

Parents' opinion

‘The parents' sitting area just outside the venue with tea and coffee is great. It’s also nice that you can drop the kids off for a few hours while you run errands at Indigo.’ – Greg Wells, Oliver's dad

‘When we first arrived, it looked like the venue would be better suited for younger kids around three or four years old. But I love that there’s half free-play, half guided classes here.’ – Alana Martin, Bronwyn’s mum

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Where?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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