In three years of living in Beijing, we had never visited Fundazzle. Located for the past 15 years at the northeast corner of the Worker’s Stadium, I suppose we should have checked it out before, but I never really knew where it was. Last Friday, some of Reina’s friends were going, so we finally decided to give it a try.
For RMB 50 per child, you and your little ones get three hours of non-stop playtime (adults are an extra RMB 15 each on weekends). Previous stories of its rundown state were shared with us, but recent renovations made earlier in the year gave the place a clean look. The kids all enjoyed the huge three-tier jungle gym and the ball pit of epic proportions was a hit with many of the adults too. There was also a decent play area for kids under 100cm and the employees did a fairly good job of keeping the older kids out of tiny tots’ territory.
There are a few detractions, notably the lack of anything healthy at the snack counter besides water (do bring your own snacks), and additional fees for the sand pit (RMB 15 per child). The bathrooms were relatively clean and have soap, but the toilets are all squatters. There are also toys, games, and shoes for sale that must be passed through before arriving at the play area. The absence of coffee, decent or otherwise, was noted and alas, there is no Wi-Fi either; but hey, it only cost me RMB 50.
Although it is not the best kids play center in Beijing – Family Box in Wangjing holds that title – it remains the best value for your RMB, especially when compared to RMB 400 per child at Family Box. Hence, I’m certain we will return to Fundazzle soon.
For another perspective and more photos, check out this post
from back in May.
is open from Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and 9am-7pm on weekends and holidays.