Address: 1300 Wilson Rd N, Oshawa ON, L1K 2B8
Cost*: see their website for details (*as of Aug 2017)
- all day pass $9.50 (ages 12 and under, adult accompaniment is FREE)
- single ride ticket $4.00 (some rides take 1 ticket, some take 2 tickets)
- multi-ticket packs available
- purchase a Fun Card (we bought a 115 credit card for $10 and it lasted almost an hour)
- $3.00 per pair of shoes +$5.00 per game (lanes also rent by the hour)
Public Hours: (*as of August 2017; although daily hours per activity vary slightly)
Check their website for hours per calendar day for details
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm (rides 12:00pm-9:30pm)
Mon-Thurs: 9:30am-11:00pm (rides 1:00pm-10:30pm)
Friday: 9:30am-11:30pm (rides 1:00pm-10:30pm)
Saturday: 9:30am-11:30pm (rides 11:00am-10:30pm)
- three story climber structure with twirly tube slide, three racing slides, double wide three story slide, and zipline!
- 8 different fair rides
- arcade with games and ticket prizes
- 5 pin, 10 pin, and cosmic bowling
Cleanliness: Very clean when we visited in the main picnic table seating area, inside the structure (yep I climbed inside with my baby strapped to me) and clean washroom (the family stall has a change table in it). The go kart helmets required hair nets first, and the arcade and bowling areas had staff circulating to clean on a regular basis (we were there for a total of four hours).
Safety: No safety gate between the play area and the desk reception, however this area is far (a whole bowling alley away) from the front door and only had one entrance to the play structure area. The first seating area is right beside the entrance to the play area so it's also easy to watch. The second seating area faces one side of the play area and allows you to see through the main structure.
Capacity: I will have to add this once I confirm, but it is a VERY large building and was busy when we were there, but the space didn't feel too crowded and the only ride line that was long was the go karts (20min wait)
Food: NO outside food or drink is permitted, but we did see kids water bottles throughout the bowling lanes. No food, drinks or gum are permitted in the play areas. All food must be consumed in the designated eating area. There is a full concession available with a full service menu.
- birthday party and event bookings available (with a combination of activities)
Bonus Play: They offer specials and coupons regularly so check their website before you go (you may have to signup for an email for the bowling specials, but the coupon code will come through instantly).
Best For Ages:
- 18 months -12years (you can bring infants, but there is no toddler area in the play structure apart from the soft floor surface)
- 3yrs and up is best (the only ride our 35" daughter could ride alone was the Mini Jets) so best to avoid the ride area if you have a short tot....she could have ridden the Sparetime Express coaster but she was scared and said it looked too fast (see photos below for ride height requirements)
- 3yrs and up (only because it's loud and there are some scarier arcade type games mixed in)
- about ages 2yrs and up (unless your toddlers have large feet as the smallest bowling shoes we found were toddler size 6), and we think it's awesome kids get to use the dragon bowling aids! (see video and photo below)
Overall Review: We spent an entire afternoon here (about 4 hours) because there are so many different things to do! Most rides for our preschooler were a bit too 'fast and scary' as she put it but the mini jets were perfect for her. It took about 20mins total for us to 'experience' the rides which included walking around looking at the rides, waiting for a rotating attendant to come to the mini jets, and riding the jets. The older kids spent a total of 2 hours doing the rides, go karts, and rock climbing while we headed to the play centre and spent just over an hour in the structure. Adults can climb all the way in too and I felt like there was plenty of room in most areas for me with the baby in the carrier strapped to me (although I didn't attempt the tall twirly slide). There was a rousing game of tag happening in the play centre and area when we were there and it looked like a lot of fun (if only the preschooler was older and able to keep up). I felt comfortable she was able to handle the entire structure on her own so I was able to stand and sit (only three tree stumps available to sit on) for most of her play time. The pass was good all day, but she wanted to do other activities too. The bowling and a snack was next. The tiny bowling shoes are sooo cute! I was really excited to see how much she loved the 'dragon back' to bowl down. She was easily able to lift the 5 pin bowling balls and carry them herself to the bowling aid (we would set it up for her each time and move it to the side when we were bowling). 5 pin bowling in a lane with 4 people (including one preschooler) takes about an hour because we were also snacking at the lane between turns. It was great to have the snacks delivered right to our lane after we ordered. We will definitely be heading back here to bowl more often as we loved it for a family event with the bumpers up and bowling aid! After this sights turned to the arcade. With 115 credits (for $10) we lasted almost an hour in the arcade playing games and winning tickets and taking the time to decide what to buy with said tickets (that probably took the longest haha).
Neb's Fun World is probably not the cheapest place to go in terms of the amount you may end up doing, but with a variety of activities for different ages it is a hit! The play centre value is definitely comparable to other indoor play centres, but be forewarned it is right beside the rides so be prepared to spend a little extra on a few ride tickets if begged by the kids. I do have friends that are able to go just to the bowling area and leave without tears as the play centre and rides are not visible from the lanes, only the entrance to the arcade is. Overall it is definitely a family fun centre!
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