AN indoor play centre in Alkimos features a lighthouse, beach shack and nautical party rooms.
The Lighthouse Play Centre in Alkimos is due to open next week ahead of the summer holidays.
Administration and marketing manager Maddison Hill said there had been a lot of community interest in the 900sq m centre, which has baby, toddler and play areas for children up to 12 years old.
The custom-built playground features plenty of timber, rocks, sand, bark softfall and garden beds with living plants.
“The owners really wanted a natural play centre,” Mrs Hill said.
“It’s really designed to challenge the children.
“They can climb all the way up to the lighthouse.”
Features include climbing structures, a bird nest swing, slides, balancing logs and a ball pit with more than 5000 balls.
There are three party rooms – the Minion rave room, water wonderland and shipwreck bay, and a retractable wall dividing the latter two can be opened into one large party room.
There is also a cafe, managed by Toni Priestman, and centre manager Karen Burney said they would employ 15 to 20 people initially.
Mrs Hill said they expected to open the play centre, adjacent to the Alkimos Beach Early Learning Centre which is already operating, on December 5.
She said they would also run vacation care programs in December and January, and from February would offer out of school hours care.
During the school holidays, the centre will be open from 9am to 3pm on weekdays and to 5pm on weekends.
Plus Fitness recently opened at the Gateway shopping precinct and other businesses due to open in January include pizza, fish and chips and food outlets and Shobukan Martial Arts.
The Alkimos Beach Tavern and the Alkimos Tapas Bar and Restaurant are also expected to open in 2018.