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Address: 9 + 10 Mason Road | Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1BX, England
Phone Number:
+44 1206 761762
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Today
09:30 - 18:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South...

Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South East of England with over 20 years of experience in entertaining children and Adults. Based in Colchester, Essex, Go Bananas have everything you need to entertain the young and old alike. Fun the weather cannot spoil!

The Aztec Adventure area is an extensive 3 storey climbing frame for the over 5s. Here children can have an amazing adventure exploring the home of our mascot George Funky Monkey. Whether you want to swing like Tarzan to jump the stepping stones to avoid the crocodile water, our Aztec Adventure Frame has something for everyone.

Tiny Town is a safe environment for those young adventurers that are aged 4 and under. Parents can train these young Indiana Jones’ on a smaller version of our Aztec Adventure area. Children can play the piano or pop the ballons in our interactive EyeToy zone, dance the day away in Dora's Disco or bounce around in the elephant’s stomach, all under the watchful eyes of their parents

For the REALLY brave amongst you, The Wall is there to be conquered!! The Wall is a 6 meter cliff face at the edge of the Aztec Adventure area which leads to Funky Monkey’s alarm. Can you sound the alarm and wake the Aztec Adventure’s funkiest resident?!?!

As well as providing a safe and fun environment for children to play, we are also the ideal venue for parties. Go Bananas has a wide choice of parties that can make any child’s special day, even more special. The added bonus is that you don’t have to clean up afterwards!!

For those unlucky enough to be too old to play in the Aztec Adventure, we also have an extensive seating area and the Bananas cafe. So why not sit back and indulge in Funky Monkey’s favourite – The Mighty Gorilla Burger – whilst your young adventurers play!

Though if you really want to play and find your inner child, Go Bananas offers Adult, Laser and Junior Mega Parties; perfect for a get together with friends, team building and hen/stag parties, offering you exclusive hire of the centre.

For organised groups such as Scouts and Brownies we also offer the ultimate sleepover experience, contact our reception for more information.

You can also visit Jack and Jill’s clothes and toy shop that sell nearly everything from designer clothes to jigsaw puzzles!

We offer an after school meal deal Monday to Friday (Term Time Only) for £1.80.

If you visit us on Monday mornings (Term Time Only) before 12pm, you can take advantage of our parent and toddler offer with each adult receiving a complimentary hot drink and each child receiving a complimentary cup of squash and biscuit.

Please note our admission prices are:

Adults and children under 6 months: FREE

Children aged 6 months plus and crawlers: £1.50

Children who walk and are aged up to 4 years: £4.50

Children aged 5 to 12 years: £5.30

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Especially good for under-5s

It is the most convenient soft play venue for me to take my grandchildren and I especially like the fact that there is a separate section for under-5s which is fenced in. I can't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the most convenient soft play venue for me to take my grandchildren and I especially like the fact that there is a separate section for under-5s which is fenced in. I can't risk my 3 yr old going into the larger areas as I'm physically unable to go in and rescue him if he get stuck. Having an... More 

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Thank heatheruth
london
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My goddaughter had her Birthday here and the children loved it, it kept them entertained for hours and caters for a wide age group. The cafe is also great with snacks, drinks and children's meals. Highly recommended, even if it's a bit of a drive away!

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Thank Charlie_EmmaLondon
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas. We are pleased to hear that your Goddaughter and the grown ups in your group enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go Bananas was really fun and enjoyable and kept the children entertained for hours! we were treated really well and the service was great! I definitely recommend Go Bananas for a fun day out!!!

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Thank LSH076
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for recommending us here on Tripadvisor. We hope you choose to visit us again soon. More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great for a wet afternoon and can keep the kids entertained for hours. Has a cafe for snacks, drinks and childrens meals and highly recommend for kids paeties.

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Thank Jess W
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for your positive comments. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have my god children visiting from Bury at least once a month and on wet days Go Bananas is an ideal place to go . One child is nearly two the other four , so we sit in tiny town which is big enough to keep them entertained for ages , the older one can head into the bigger frame... More 

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Thank Alison555550
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will visit Go Bananas again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent place to go, everyone enjoyed it. Go bananas go crazy here. We were treated exceptionally well

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Thank moosh569
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you do much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and for your positive comments. We hope you will enjoy visiting us gain in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had my daughters 3rd birthday at Go Bananas today and was a bit concerned after reading negative reviews, though I needn't have worried. What a fantastic party. Our host was so attentive and made sure that all the children were happy throughout the party. The party room where we had lunch was a good size and all the parents... More 

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Thank Karen F
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas and recognising the hard work that our staff put in to making every child's party special. We are delighted that both you and your daughter enjoyed your recent party experience. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Fantastic place for kids to go wild and the food is good spend an hour or all day here the kids will love it and you are garenteed that they will sleep well when they go to bed that night

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Thank pharoah48
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Go Bananas. We are delighted that both you and your children enjoy visiting the centre. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

1:45pm 4/01 I Decided to take my son who is eight years old. We have been going to JA for a while as this is a little closer. We waited 3-4 minutes to be seen, greeted warmly although advised that it was rather busy so we would probably not be able to get a table immediately. This was true, I... More 

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Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and honest review. We hope you will choose to visit us again soon. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We paid extra for the disco after the party, the room was very cold, we had to leave. The children were shivering.

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Thank kissw50
Go_BananasColchester, Manager at Go Bananas, responded to this review

As a management team, we believe we spoke to you on the day of your party regarding these comments. While the disco room is in a separate area of the building there is a heater in there and we have never had comments about the temperature of our disco room beforehand. An appropriate refund was given to compensate for your... More 

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