Playgroup facilities are available to hire, the playgroup centre can be a fantastic venue to host your child's next birthday party as there is such a wide range of indoor and outdoor toys, plenty of space for guests. The centre has a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge an oven and a microwave for the convenience of food preparation for the party.
Maximum age of the child is 6 years old.
Contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Frequently asked questions
What is the cost to hire the centre for a party?
Cost to hire is $150 for non-Yokine Community Playgroup members (this does not include Playgroup WA members sorry) with a $250 bond, refundable once all is found in order. $400 total.
What days can I hire the centre for?
How long is the hire for?
We only do whole day hire.
What is at the centre I can use for food preparation?
We have a standard oven and a fridge / freezer. There are a small number of plates and cups but we recommend you bring your own as these are for centre use and are in limited quantities.
What can I use at the centre?
You can use all equipment at the centre with your hire - this includes access to the shed, all toys, the water play area, all trestle tables (we only have approx 3 of these) and chairs (mainly for children). Please ensure you watch your children and treat these items and toys as your own.
Can I set up my own decorations?
Yes you can but these must be removed during clean up. The use of water balloons is not allowed. Please be mindful that we do have baby sessions that run at the playgroup, so all rubbish must be removed and taken with you after your party as rubbish can cause a choking hazard for small children.
What ages is the centre aimed at?
Can I serve alcohol at my child's party?
Yes you can but this must be in limited quantities. The centre is not for hire for adult parties, our insurance does not cover this.
I have made a booking, when do I get access to the key to the centre?
Contact will be made via email (generally the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday prior to your party) with instructions of how to access the key. As above if you do collect your key early please do not access the centre until the day of your party.
How long does it take for my bond to be refunded?
This can take up to ten days. If there is an issue with your bond being refunded you will be contacted 2-3 days after your party. If no contact is made the assumption can be made that the bond is on its way back to your account if you have provided your bank details on the booking form.
Can I view the centre prior to booking?
Yes, you can on a Friday between 3-5pm, please turn up at this time and have a look. No need to notify you are coming. As the centre is run by volunteers this is the only time available to view the centre.
Can I pay cash?
No sorry, we only accept bank transfer.
What is my hire money used for?
More toys and upgrades to our facility for the children to enjoy. All volunteers give their precious time for free and all monies raised from parties go back into the centre for the children.
How many people can I fit in the centre?
We do not recommend more than 50 people inside the centre. You can utilise the outside of the centre to fit extra people if you have a large group.
Can I have a bouncy castle in the centre?
Yes, you can, outside, and you will need to run a power cord from the castle to inside the centre. this can be easily done and we have had many castles set up at the centre over the years.
Is there a phone number I can call the centre on?
No, the centre does not have a working phone. If you have a question volunteers can be reached via email and are responsive to this. Most volunteers work and have children of their own, but will reply to a query via email should you have a question.
Am I able to move furniture around for my party?
Make a booking
Cost to hire is $150 for non-Yokine Community Playgroup members (this does not include Playgroup WA members sorry) with a $250 bond, refundable once all is found in order. $400 in total.
The cost is discounted to $90 for Yokine Community Playgroup members with a $250 bond, refundable once all is found in order. $340 in total. Please quote your session time and day when making an booking.
If you do not wish to go ahead with the booking at any stage please advise the bookings officer ASAP so this date can be released for others to use and we will arrange the refund of your bond ASAP. Please note, any cancellations will result in the hire cost still being charged unless reasonable time is given to rehire the venue.