Perks Entertainment Centre
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Tim O
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Staff refused to leave my son on the trampoline because he is autistic. Just because my son is non verbal doesn’t mean he doesn’t understand that he must be strapped in as this was their reason for not leaving him on. Disgraceful treatment.
Written 3 October 2021
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Lou
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Hi all, my daughter and her friend had a joined party and the staff in Perks couldn’t have done enough for the kids. 2 of these kids were my autistic nephews. The staff, even though they were young, were very accommodating. The 2 boys got to join in in all activities. We did the soft play which was very safe, the carousel, the bumper boats and the ladybirds. Food was lovely, they gave us two pictures and fab party bags. We’ll be back.
Written 24 October 2021
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Thank you for your review. We have a super team of party hosts here at Perks and activities to suit everybody. We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday party and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 23 December 2021
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Karentipp
Ireland488 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
called here on a wet day for an hr. felt the selection when we went in was good but it was pricy, several machines swallowed our money and you have to find a member of staff to redeem it. several machines not working at all. Daughter loved it of course as mammy paying out - €20.00 spent in an hr. wont be back.
Written 1 September 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Unfortunately with machines there is always a chance of mechanical error and it happens. Adding to that is the fact that the parts for most of the machines need to come from the UK or even further afield from China or the USA. This means that there could be a machine off for a few days if not 2 -3 weeks as a result. It is an inconvenience both to us and also the customer who perhaps wanted to play the game but these things happen.We do have floor staff that patrol the floor in order to assist the customer. We appreciate all feed back that is given and once again thank you for your review.
Written 28 September 2016
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Yevragca
County Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Visited the soft play but had a few issues.

1) On the website and written clearly on the sign it says that children under 3ft 3 inches are charged €4.50 and those above are charged €6.50. My daughter is 3ft 1inch as measured within the last week. However when she stood at the sign she was about an inch above the line and so was charged €6.50. There is absolutely no way she is 3ft 4 inches so they have rigged their sign to con customers.

2) We were told on arrival that we weren't allowed to enter any area as adults except the baby play area. My 18 month old boy of course wanted to follow his 3 year old sister which he did. The design is so poor that he was able to climb up to areas that he then could not get himself out of which does not make sense. We had to get the lady at reception to retrieve him from the ball pit which he couldn't get out of and this really upset him. She eventually had to let me get him. This meant that we had to keep a very agile 18 month old boy in an area that was small and fairly basic. Except for the fact that despite being supposedly designed for under 4's he couldn't actually get up the last step to the slide without help plus the slide had large gaps at the top on both sides which seems dangerous in a toddler area.

3) Large sections are obscured from the viewing area which means it is impossible to keep an eye on your children as they play.

I have visited many soft play centres in Dublin and elsewhere and have never been refused entry to the play area with an 18 month old. I understand it is in the interest of the kids safety but I think there is a difference between adults using it as a play area and adults assisting and minding their children.
Written 22 June 2016
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MicS80
Marrakech, Morocco148 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
We've heard a lot about the famous PERKS Entertainment Centre. We went there with the kids and we were just shocked. The whole place smell like it hasn't been ventilated for ages. Kids attractions are creepy and outdated. I knew most of the video games from young times in 80s- not much has changed since in Perks I believe. Oh if you like gambling- go (or maybe better don't) to their 18+ section.
Written 3 June 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is unfortunate that you were disappointed on your recent visit to us and that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to bring top class entertainment for both adults and children alike in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Our premises here is fitted with a new energy efficient heating and ventilation system certified by Sustainable Energy Ireland and it is serviced regularly. We have contract cleaners that come and clean the place daily so we find it hard to justify your comments on the place being smelly and not ventilated. It is a large area of 60,000 sq ft and we have all the latest machines and are constantly being updated every year. We do not have any machines from the 80's era but as you may not know old favorites such as Pacman etc are now in vogue for 2015. We have many new forms of entertainment such as the BodyZorbs, Bungee Trampoline and the Swingboats kiddy ride to accompany our Bowling Alley, Giant adventure playcentre, lazer tag, the carousel, the ladybirds and the bumper boats all of which are new in the past few years. There is also our refurbished spooky ghostblaster gun game which children are naturally attracted to with its flashing coloured lights, complimented by the neon lights suspended overhead. You can see everything that we have to offer on our website and it also has a 360 degree view of all areas. We have won the primary times award for best party venue and best playcentre for the last few years and have just received the Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence which we are very proud of. Once again thank you for your comments and we hope that you will visit us in the future.
Written 14 June 2015
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Joseph S
County Cork, Ireland9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
very disappointing for my kids, they have massive add open all week, we went there on school holidays time and the said its only the casino that's open all week but the kids area opens only weekend,

why a huge signs and kids advertisements, and you work mainly as casino,
Written 21 March 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The kids area and entertainment centre is only open at the weekends during school term and then daily during holidays. The sign that i assume you are referring to on the billboard refers to the Liberty Casino being open daily and not the entertainment centre. It is safer to check our website which gives up to date opening hours especially during school holidays. We are sorry about the confusion and that your kids were disappointed. We will open daily from June 15th until the end of August. We are having a wristband night on July 11th where you pay once at the door and can play bowling, lazer tag, adventure playcentre and go on the kids rides as many times as you like. Once again thank you for writing your review and we do hope to see you over the Summer months.
Written 2 June 2019
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Caroline S
Gorey, Ireland47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
We went with a 4 year old and an 11 year old. Both were very entertained and had a lot of fun. The only thing was because the time of year we went, we had to wait for staff to go on some of the rides. Would recommend the hook a duck. My 11 year old won €30 on it 😉
Written 21 May 2017
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Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that the kids had a good time and had a bit of luck on the machines. Regarding the kids rides, as you you said yourself you had to wait for staff to go on some of them. Outside of the summer season the rides operate on rotation and the staff endeavor to deal with customers as soon as possible. You'll be glad to know that we are now in the full swing of things as the Summer Season is upon us. We hope to see you again soon, a visit to beautiful Youghal in the Summer is a must.
Written 2 June 2017
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Luis Vidal M
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Kids love it. I find it a bit ...more of the same stuff. Not close of the heart of the town, it is nice for children...i prefer a beer in a pub, instead
Written 4 September 2016
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Kevin N
Cappoquin, Ireland11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
Firstly we were told the party would last 2hrs, it actually lasted over 3hrs. This meant other parents were waiting for their kids for an hour. The kids were rushed through their lunch by an obnoxious member of staff. The game of bowling was turned off before it was finished and all our coats were removed from the seating and placed into bin liners and brought over to us, whilst we were bowling. A member of staff kept asking me to get the kids together for a photo even though we were in the middle of our bowling. All of a sudden the lights go off with only 7 games played. The party bags were left behind the bowling reception and all the kids had left before they were brought over to us.
Written 28 January 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Most of the parties here last from 2 1/4 hours to 2 1/2 hours. The Gold package does take that bit longer normally 2 3/4 hours to 3 hours depending on how many children are there as the childrens faces have to be painted and they get a turn on the derby racer so i can only assume that this is the package that you had booked. The bowling is booked by time either 1/2 an hour or an hour, so naturally when the time is up the bowling switches off automatically. It is not based on how many players are on the lane. With regards to your coats, the party tables get cleaned after each party moves on to their next activity so as to get it ready for the next one. Naturally people bring their belongings with them but as you hadn't the staff were kind enough to bring your coats to you. The fact that your photograph was being taken at the bowling sounds as if the picture that was taken at the party table did not come out correctly, so the staff member obviously wanted to take another photograph to make sure that it was ok.The party bags are given out when you collect your photograph and bill which has never been an issue here. Regarding the party host, i am very sorry that you found her to be obnoxious but it is never a complaint that i have had before about any of the staff that work here. We constantly get praised for the kind and helpful staff that we have.
Written 17 February 2016
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robert kenneth M
Cork, Ireland273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Went here with my ten yr old and her friend as a birthday treat, had. Great time bowling and using he arcde, the place was clean and the staff were friendly. If in oughal well worth a visit especially on a dull day.
Written 28 July 2014
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Dear robmurf, Thank you for your review, we are delighted that your chose Perks to treat your daughter on her special day. Our number one aim is to provide a clean and friendly environment for all our guests when they visit Perks. We have a new attraction now open Zorb Football, it's great fun for teenagers and adults so don't forget if your in Youghal again soon call in and give it a go!
Written 15 August 2014
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