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We are a dynamic 12,000 square foot indoor family centre located in Ealing, London that provides fun all year round for kids aged 0 - 12. Our multi-functional space has something for everyone – soft play areas for kids both big and small, interesting classes, the latest technological experiences, and a food court with lots of delicious dishes to choose from.

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As adults, playing chess may seem a bit of a self-indulgent pastime with so much going on and having such busy and hectic lives. But when you consider the wealth of benefits that playing chess can have on a child’s development, it makes sense even as an adult to take some time out to rekindle the passion for it and support your child’s learning at the same time. You never know, you may even find yourself honing your skills against a next generation chess genius!

The Benefits

Learning and playing chess really does have a multitude of benefits. Some of the merits may not be immediately obvious but when given some thought, they really do make perfect sense.

  • Research has shown that playing chess can increase a child’s IQ - Between the ages of 5 and 14 is an extremely important period for a child’s mental growth. Chess may have a positive impact on this.
  • Excellent in helping brain development – Chess players often use both sides of the brain, resulting in the processing of information at a lot faster speed than a non chess player.
  • It helps children be able to see things from another person’s viewpoint - This is particularly important in childhood as it can help in the development of becoming an emphatic person.
  • Encourages decision making skills and logical thinking – Every move in chess requires careful thought and consideration. It also helps develop planning skills. Working out the consequences of making certain moves and planning a different move if the first idea is not suitable is a skill that will enrich any child in later life.
  • Improves memory – This is most likely due to having to memorise their own potential moves and those of their opponents. An excellent memory is often attributed to a higher level of intelligence too.
  • Increases creativity – Research has shown that individuals who play chess have a more developed ability to interpret patterns and come up with alternative uses for common items.
  • Naturally encourages contemplation - In today’s fast-moving world this can only have a positive impact on mental health.
  • It may help in treating ADHD - A 2016 study involving 100 school age children with ADHD found a 41% decrease in over activity and inattentiveness (source: scientific & academic publishing 2016).
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Welcome Back!
May 11th 2021

We can’t wait to welcome you back through our doors on 17th May! It’s been a long time but definitely worth the wait!

Why not take a look at our website to see what exciting activities and classes we have on offer.  From our interactive 7D cinema and VR Zone to our Chess Academy and Drama Classes - there really is something for everyone! We also have an array of delicious food options onsite, with plenty of freshly made drinks and snacks served all day, ensuring that even the pickiest of eaters will be satisfied!

Our memberships and passes are available to purchase online now. We encourage you to take a look and book your classes in advance to ensure you get your preferred time and days.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

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We’ve teamed up with Los Angeles’ finest pizza makers to serve you with 4 scrumptious choices - so kids, parents and guardians can all enjoy at Kidz#1

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As adults, playing chess may seem a bit of a self-indulgent pastime with so much going on and having such busy and hectic lives. But when you consider the wealth of benefits that playing chess can have on a child’s development, it makes sense even as an adult to take some time out to rekindle the passion for it and support your child’s learning at the same time. You never know, you may even find yourself honing your skills against a next generation chess genius!

The Benefits

Learning and playing chess really does have a multitude of benefits. Some of the merits may not be immediately obvious but when given some thought, they really do make perfect sense.

  • Research has shown that playing chess can increase a child’s IQ - Between the ages of 5 and 14 is an extremely important period for a child’s mental growth. Chess may have a positive impact on this.
  • Excellent in helping brain development – Chess players often use both sides of the brain, resulting in the processing of information at a lot faster speed than a non chess player.
  • It helps children be able to see things from another person’s viewpoint - This is particularly important in childhood as it can help in the development of becoming an emphatic person.
  • Encourages decision making skills and logical thinking – Every move in chess requires careful thought and consideration. It also helps develop planning skills. Working out the consequences of making certain moves and planning a different move if the first idea is not suitable is a skill that will enrich any child in later life.
  • Improves memory – This is most likely due to having to memorise their own potential moves and those of their opponents. An excellent memory is often attributed to a higher level of intelligence too.
  • Increases creativity – Research has shown that individuals who play chess have a more developed ability to interpret patterns and come up with alternative uses for common items.
  • Naturally encourages contemplation - In today’s fast-moving world this can only have a positive impact on mental health.
  • It may help in treating ADHD - A 2016 study involving 100 school age children with ADHD found a 41% decrease in over activity and inattentiveness (source: scientific & academic publishing 2016).
blogRead More
Slide
Welcome Back!
May 11th 2021

We can’t wait to welcome you back through our doors on 17th May! It’s been a long time but definitely worth the wait!

Why not take a look at our website to see what exciting activities and classes we have on offer.  From our interactive 7D cinema and VR Zone to our Chess Academy and Drama Classes - there really is something for everyone! We also have an array of delicious food options onsite, with plenty of freshly made drinks and snacks served all day, ensuring that even the pickiest of eaters will be satisfied!

Our memberships and passes are available to purchase online now. We encourage you to take a look and book your classes in advance to ensure you get your preferred time and days.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

blogRead More
Pizza!

as featured on

We’ve teamed up with Los Angeles’ finest pizza makers to serve you with 4 scrumptious choices - so kids, parents and guardians can all enjoy at Kidz#1

view our tasty menu

For the parents & guardians!

You can leave your kids in the hands of our capable, fully qualified and DBS-checked staff at our classes while you stay and enjoy the interactive tables or even while they play. Grab a coffee, read a book, or get in touch with your inner child and join in with the fun!

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