Mums vs. kids: The battle is on at Playtime this Mother's Day


It's snuck up on you again, hasn't it?

Mother's Day is just around the corner - on the first Sunday May 8 - which means it's time to start thinking of ways to treat the mum in your life to something special. The trick is to remember that all mothers really want is to spend some quality time with their kids, and for that, we've got the answer.

Here's how you can spend Mother's Day - with a little parent versus child action at Playtime!

Get on a high score board together

Playtime's high score boards are the stuff of legend. It's where the names of the best players end up for all to see, so battling to get your names on the list on Mother's Day won't just make loads of fun memories, you'll also have something awesome to show for it.

Find a game you all love and see if any of the family can get their names up there. With a little practice and cooperation, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve!

Win prizes for her

One of the coolest things about Playtime is that you get to play on all the sweet arcade games and then claim your points as prizes at the end of the day. Whether you manage a handful of points or a bucket-load, you'll be able to head to the store afterwards and pick out something sweet for mum - especially if you all pool your points together!

This way, you'll get the enjoyment of he games, plus a cute gift to take home as a memento of Mother's Day 2016.

Parents against kids

When it comes to arcade games, the mums might have the advantage of knowing a few of the classics, but there's also no denying the uncanny ability of kids these days to rock at every machine we've got. So who can get the higher score?

Hit up every game in the arcade and make a note of your points on each one. Forget about the high score tables or finishing levels - your only goal is to win!

Indulge in some post-gaming treats

At the end of the day, there's nothing like a tasty snack or drink to enjoy as you gloat over your wins, talk about what games you think you can improve on, and plan a date for your return to try to beat your own high scores.

Be sure to visit the snack bar on your way out for a decadent freakshake to add that cherry on top of a perfect day with mum!