Saturday, 29 July 2017

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Free Copenhagen Indoor Play Facilities - The KU.BE House Frederiksberg Copenhagen (Huset KU.BE)


Huset KU.BE stands for culture-&-movement house (Kultur-og bevægelseshus) in Frederiksberg. It is basically what we call a community centre in Singapore. It has a modern indoor play facilities designed with the aim of developing kids' gross motor skills and is brilliantly integrated into the interior of the building, which is interesting and fun for kids.

Here is the entrance of the building:


There are a total of 10 play areas to explore:

1. Baby/Toddler play area (Ground floor)
2. Double story giant slide (Ground-second floor)
3. Rock climbing-cum-slides (Ground floor)
4. Mini tunnel (Ground floor)
5. Vertical maze 8 (Second floor)
6. Cubic maze (Second floor)
7. Speed hit-the-light play station (Second floor)
8. Net tunnel (Third floor)
9. Running track (Fourth floor)
10. Outdoor play area

11. Library (second floor) (Non-play area)

The play facilities are free, but can be occasionally closed due to maintenance or arrangements in the house. You can call in advance to make sure that it is open.

You have to remove your shoes to enter the play facilities, thus it is recommended to bring along indoor shoes, although it is fine to wear stocks too.

1. Baby/Toddler play area (Ground floor)

The play section for babies and toddlers is located on the ground floor right after you enter the building opposite to the cafe.



Baby FECS really enjoyed it. She enjoyed exercising her gross motor skills and crawling into the cylinder holes :-)



This picture shows how the baby/toddler play section looks like.

2. Double story giant slide (Ground-second floor)

On the same location, there is this giant pipe slide that leads down right to the baby play section:


To access the giant slide, you have to go upstairs to the second floor. There are both a lift and staircase to go to the second floor:



Even toddlers couldn't resist the thrill of the giant slide too :-)


I love how the slide is integrated into the building. There is something very exciting about going to the second floor to go down a slide to the ground floor and our Little FECS thoroughly enjoyed it :-)


Here comes our Little FECS  down the slide :-)


3. Rock climbing-cum-slides (Ground floor)

Walking further in on the ground floor, you would arrive at the rock climbing-cum-slides, which was a hit with our Little FECS and children 4-8 years old:



Our Little FECS trying out the play facilities on the ground floor:












Although Baby FECS is too young for this, she had a great time too, and wanted to join in. She tried to climb up the slope with Daddy FECS' help :-)



Baby FECS was both thrilled and awed by the slide:


4. Mini tunnel (Ground floor)

On the ground floor in the tunnel leading to the washrooms, there is a mini tunnel fun for the little ones to explore:



Here comes Baby FECS too (after much coaxing) :-)



5. Vertical maze 8 (Second floor)

On the second floor, you will encounter this interesting vertical play maze along a large wall:


You can either start from the bottom and climb up, or start from the third floor and climb down. Our Little FECS decided that he wanted to climb up:


Hurray, he has found the exit at the top :-) :


Here is the entrance leading to the vertical maze on the third floor:



Our Little FECS entered the entrance on the third floor and climbed all the way down again, this time via a different route :-)





He exited via another exit:


You can also try this pole:


6. Cubic maze (Second floor)

Still on the second floor, just next to the vertical maze is this other interesting cubic maze to explore:




At first I thought you just simply crawl around inside...


but our Little FECS discovered that this cubic maze also leads you all the way to up the third floor!!! How exciting!!!


7. Speed hit-the-light play station (Second floor)

Just outside the lift on the second floor, you can play with this - hitting the light each time it light up:


8. Net tunnel (Third floor)

On the third floor in the yellow room, you can play with this tunnel made of net:


Our Little FECS decided to try it:





I must say the net looks rather thin and it is a little scary to think that you are putting all your weight on the net and there are no cushions to withstand the fall through the net in case it gives way. This is the only feedback I would like to offer to the KU.BE personnel.


Our Little FECS braved it through all the way through to the exit:


Not wanting to be out-done, Baby FECS also wanted to have a try to climb up the net tunnel:




We were trying to dissuade our Baby FECS from entering the net and we carried her away:



9. Running track (Fourth floor)

There is a running track for young kids are located on the third floor. When you came out of the net tunnel room, you will find it outside the third floor lift lobby:


If you access it via the lift to the third floor, you will find it fascinating in that the moment the lift door opens, there it is right outside in front of you, right to your face. 




It may be a little of a colliding hazard though, as you may come out from the lift and collide straight into kid who comes running pass you.


Baby FECS was very fascinated with this little slope stand for the winner of the race. She used it as a slide and it is the perfect size for toddler her age :-) 


She slided up and down several times. It was definitely a hit :-) Our Little FECS loves it too. He particularly enjoyed the ramp on the side of the running track :-)

   
There is a very nice library for kids too :-) It is located on the second floor:
  
 



10. Outdoor play area

There is also an out-door play area with pillars of tree trunks for kids to climb around:





Outdoor trampolin:




The handicap ramp is part of the fun for kids too :-)


The play facilities are open as follows:

Mon-Fri: 09.00-18.30
Sat: 10.00-18.30,
Sun: 10.00-15.00.
Close on public holidays

There is underground parking just next to the compound:


There are also parking (not free) available in the surrounding area for 2 hrs:



You can also park at the parking house for Lidl supermarket next door free for an hour. We didn't drive, preferring to take the metro here and the train back. We bought mineral water from Lidl, which is always offering friendly prices :-)


The nearest Metro and S-train station (they are situated together) is Flintholm and it is only 3 minutes walk from the station to The KU.BE House.



There is a cafe, but you can also bring along lunch boxes, and there is an area with tables and chairs to eat your lunch boxes. It is pram-friendly and you can bring along your pram indoor with no problem.

There is free wifi.

You can read more here http://kube.frederiksberg.dk

Here are the details:
Address: Dirch Passers Alle 4, 2000 Frederiksberg.
Tel: 28 98 09 24
http://kube.frederiksberg.dk
Flintholm metro/train station



One last picture before we say goodbye to the KU.BE :-) It is not a very big place. I would say an hour is sufficient to cover all the play areas. Our Little FECS wanted to have a little more time though. We arrived there at 2.45 pm and we left at 4 pm.


P.S. Not quite part of this post, but just for memory, before we arrived KU.BE, we had Chinese food for lunch at Chinatown during my one-to-one time with our Little FECS as he was craving for some Chinese food (We went there on two separate occasions, first with Baby FECS on 28 July 2017, while Little FECS was away at a camp and I with Little FECS on 31 July 2017 thereafter).

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