DL Kids at David Lloyd Riverview is a family centre where children of all ages can play, learn and develop their social and physical skills. Nanny Village team has been a loyal member of DL Kids for over a year now, and if you live in central Dublin we would encourage you to visit and to join. However, now that we’ve relocated to South County Dublin only time will tell if our devotion will stand the test of distance and traffic. So why did we join?
DL Kids offer crèche services and multiple classes for different age groups. You are never too young to join! For the youngest of visitors there is a baby section at the crèche, a separate soft play area and weekly play groups for mummies and babies. During the 60 minute session your little one will be able to get messy at the sand and water table, will get an opportunity to socialise and play with other children while having a go at arts and crafts.
For older children (3 plus) there is a separate two-story soft play frame with numerous tunnels and slides that provide an opportunity to run around and burn off loads of energy, whatever the weather. On a daily basis there is a wide choice of activities, these range from yoga to gym sessions to art and music. For more details check DL Kids timetable. Here it is important to note that the kid’s timetable coincides with the adult class schedule giving you an opportunity to fit in that much needed work out.
If you choose to spend your time relaxing while your little one is occupied at a class or at the crèche, the DL café is the perfect place. They have a wide range of drinks, snacks, and of course a range of healthy, fresh meals. Sharing kitchen facilities with Dublin’s top gym definitely puts the food at DL Kids above all other. Get your juice and relax in the lunge area. However, be prepared that at certain times of the day you may not be able to do that much relaxing as the place gets incredibly busy, especially in the afternoons and during school holidays. When the sun is shining it may also not be your first choice as the kid’s outdoor play area is fairly compact and could really do with some additional play equipment.
DL Kids have party hosting options; should you choose to celebrate a birthday here, the staff will make sure everyone has a fantastic time. The team behind DL Kids deserves a special mention as they make a huge effort with every child and parent. You feel this from the moment you are greeted at reception, to the attention and care you get during a class or while at the crèche.