Sporties offers a comprehensive menu, which included a range of $10 specials for ‘ankle biters’ including chicken tenderloins, calamari rings, grilled beef sausages, tempura fish fillets and a mini cheese burger. These are all served with chips, salad or vegetables and ice cream for dessert. They also have a special on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday dinners where every adult main meal purchased receives a free kids meal.
Just off the bistro is the Manta Ray room, a bright blue aquarium looking room for kids. “Mini- Mantas”, children aged 2-5 years are welcomed Monday-Friday 10am-12pm. The “Manta Rays”, children aged 3-13 years have varying hours. Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 1pm-9:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-9pm. The room itself is a kids only zone – there is a fence and collection point restricting parental entry. They limit the number of kids in the area to 20 at a time. There is a range of technology in the room from iPads to Xboxes, Nintendo’s to large screen plasmas – which is sure to keep the kids occupied. It will cost non-members $8 to leave your little ones in there for 2 hours, $10 for 3 hours and members get a $2 discount on both options.
However if you are after fresh air with your little ones head outside. Out the back of the club is Sporties play gym complete with sand pit, two cute cubby houses and park style play equipment. There are a few safety hazards that you need to be mindful of however. And if the extensive play area wasn’t enough, there is also a barnyard style area full of animals that had my little lady ooo-ing and ahh-ing. There are tables and bright coloured chairs that surround the play area that would have made for a great spot to eat, if it hadn’t been so hot on our visit.
All in all, “Sporties” is a good spot for families as it ticks all the boxes in regards to facilities including a pretty flash parents room complete with bathroom facilities, private feeding area, change table, sink and microwave.