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Monkey Puzzle

Park Drive, Maldon CM9 5JQ, England
+44 1621 850222
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Dark, dingey and over priced

We have been to Monkey Puzzle a couple of times to meet friends who live in Colchester, so it’s the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I2463RQlauram
,
Colchester
via mobile
The place has gone down hill!!

I will start off by saying my kids had a great time and they will say it's one of the best soft... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
SLW0123
,
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible31%
12 Apr 2018
“The place has gone down hill!!”
1 week ago
“Dark, dingey and over priced”
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Park Drive, Maldon CM9 5JQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Monkey Puzzle a couple of times to meet friends who live in Colchester, so it’s the perfect half way point for us. I am absolutely disappointed with today’s visit. Dark, dingey, dirty and broken equipment. Absolutely disgusted that after spending £20...More

Thank I2463RQlauram
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I will start off by saying my kids had a great time and they will say it's one of the best soft plays they have been to. But this place has gone downhill. Very grubby and dirty in places. Carpet coming up. Tables full of...More

Thank SLW0123
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The worst breakfast I have ever had the misfortune to see in a Beefeater! Took one look and immediately left. Not a patch on the wonderful service and food at the Mill House near Gatwick or Twickenham.

Thank Bert B
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I decided to choose monkey puzzle as a venue for my daughter’s 5th birthday party because i thought it will be less stressful. Well, i was totally wrong, i have never felt so stressed in my life! There were 42 kids that attended, all i...More

3  Thank degoey
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Usually not too bothered by the cleanliness of play areas as long as it’s not filthy, after all they do have hundreds of kids over time. Sadly this place feels dirty, dusty and really unloved! However, my kids enjoy how big it is so would...More

Thank Ryoung11
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This place not been modernised for awhile, male toilette need improvement, lots of cobwebs on the high ceiling, lots of things worn out, I have been taking my children since they were little so it's time to spend some money on this place.

1  Thank Quality_Matters76
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

So took dillan to monkey puzzle today and I will say now I am never going there again I'm appalled by the way he was treated. First the owners child bullied him and picked on him the whole time we was there. But kids will...More

7  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Staff playing on mobile phones, table had food from other customers. Had to ask for table to be cleaned. Kids enjoyed the facility just not most pleasant for adults...

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I come here quite regularly with my children as they seem to like it,, every time I come I plan to feed the kids and make sure they are hydrated BUT the card machine in the cafe is NEVER working and every time I ask...More

2  Thank jadenae
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

After recently visiting monkey puzzle. I am disappointed! It is a big old soft play and id say fantastic for 3+ .. My daughter is 18 months however . There is barely anything suitable for her! All ball pits are the ends of slides so...More

Thank Scott A
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