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When was the last time you went roller-skating? For me, I think it would be at least 15 years ago! I used to love it, but I guess I just stopped going when I got a bit older (and less agile). Recently, I heard there was a rink in Carrum Downs, so I was eager to check it out.
Sk8house is a roller rink focused on families; their slogan… “Family fun on wheels”. They have lessons for kids and adults beginning from just two years old (I’m tempted to sign up Missy Moo), high chairs, babychinos, birthday parties and tiny skates starting from a size 6.
But even more exciting is the “Tot’s Morning Retreat” session that runs weekly. What’s that you ask? Let me explain.
Every Wednesday morning from 9-11am the rink is open for toddlers to skate. No big kids, no fast teenagers; just little kids and their parents. Fantastic! My daughter could have a crack at skating without getting knocked down. That in itself was pretty great, but the session is more than just skating.
Kids are also encouraged to bring any wheely items that they want to use on the rink; this might be a balance bike, trike, scooter, or ride on. I think this is such a cool idea. You’ve got this enormous flat area, that is a safe place to scoot around, with minimal escape opportunities…brilliant! Some kids even just enjoyed running end to end of the rink; no wheels needed.
But can a two year old skate? Mine could. I was really surprised that she picked it up very quickly and fell down only once or twice in about 20 minutes of skating.
So…the good stuff.
Kids get skates as part of their entry cost, and can bring their own toys. In addition the rink has six extra ride on toys should you want to use them.
I felt this was a really awesome and safe way for kids to play. Would be an excellent way to learn to ride your bike in such a big open area, or in fact learn to skate, haha. Sk8house also have helmets, elbow pads and knee pads available if you want to use them at no extra charge.
Adults skate free, woo hoo. Kids are $7. Much more affordable than your average play centre and guaranteed to tire them out.
Clean toilets, change tables, high chairs, and decent little café with coffee and a few snacks.
Awesome mum friendly soundtrack. Lots of singalong numbers and just brilliant old school anthems to skate along to and enjoy.
Heaps of available seating to relax and have your coffee while your children go nuts!
Areas for improvement.
It’s a minor one but please get some marshmallows for your babychinos…it’s kind of a must for a toddler specific event in my opinion. FYI: When I told Sk8house this they said they are onto it! Can’t wait to enjoy some marshmallowy goodness next visit.
That’s it…what a fun morning adventure we had!!
A few extra bits…
- Sk8house do catered birthday parties for $12 per child. This includes entry, skates, sausage rolls, party pies, fairy bread, popcorn, crisps, bottomless cordial, jugs of water, tablecloths, decorations and an icy pole each or an ice cream cake. Mention Anyday Adventures and the birthday child can come for free. Side note: This would make a great mother’s group catch up activity! Minimum of 8 kids to host a party. Total bargain!
- On the Sk8house facebook page is a post saying show this post for free coffee. Want free coffee? Click here.
- There’s a skate shop on site too if you want to buy any gear whilst you’re there.
We had an awesome time at Sk8house, and honestly I feel this might become a semi regular Wednesday morning activity for us. I rate it a 9/10! So get your skates on and go check it out!
Want to win free entry and a lesson to Sk8house? I have 2 vouchers to give away to some of the Anyday Adventures family. To enter, simply write “Yes please” in the comments below. Competition closes Thursday at 9pm. Check out Anyday Adventures on Facebook and on Instagram for more prizes to be won.
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