Play time at Ocean Terminal


Posted by to The Blog on October 18th

Mums and dads, grans and granddads, aunts and uncles, carers and nurseries can all breathe a little easier as Ocean Terminal announces the opening of  Maddie and Mark’s Play-Town, a  revolutionary and completely refurbished soft play area on the 21st  September  2012.

The play area is the brainchild of Imogen Douglas who is well known to Edinburgh parents as the woman behind Maddie and Mark’ s, the local chain of shops that has transformed the footwear of the capital’s kids.

Her understanding of what children, and parents, want, has been put to good use in designing the new play area.

Imogen says, ‘Forget any preconceptions about play areas.  We have a state of the art area that is as educational as it will be fun. 

‘The imagination zone has a mini-supermarket, a garage and shoe shop – a complete work-out for kiddie creativity while mum or dad can do the opposite and take it easy in our cafe area.

‘We’ve teamed up with Craigie Farm to provide homemade, healthy food for all the family in the eating area. There’s no point in helping kids get healthy through play and then spoiling it with unhealthy processed food.

‘We’re very excited about our new venture – we’re no strangers to kids and their parents and we’re looking forward to welcoming customers we know and making new friends too.’

The play area is located between The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Panda Inn Chinese restaurant on the top floor of Ocean Terminal.

Michelle Macleod, Deputy Centre Manager at Ocean Terminal said, ‘We’re delighted to be welcoming Maddie and Mark’s Play-Town. Families are among the most important customers we have, and having somewhere safe and fun is vital. But we believe that this facility sets new standards for play areas in Edinburgh.’

Maddie and Mark’s is now open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm.

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