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A Melbourne play centre is scrambling to conserve its reputation after sources claimed it has been the venue of adult sex parties on weekends.
This morning, an anonymous source told 3AW’s ‘Breakfast Rumour File’ that Casey Kids Play House in Cranbourne has been hired out for adult parties.
In a Facebook post, a member of the public wrote, "They have been holding swingers parties on weekends and there are photos floating around with the childrens equitment being used (sic)".
7News reported that a notice had been placed online, advertising for couples to attend "the chance to live out [their] fantasies".
"The party venue (not a home) has many features like a laser light show, fog machine, great sound system, games, a giant ball pit and a jumping castle, and an awesome time will be had by all," the ad read.
Later, a 3AW staff member confirmed that they had seen “graphic photos of other activities taking place in the area where children normally play”.
The City of Casey council has confirmed it has begun an investigation into whether the play centre has breached its permit by hosting adult sex parties.
“Council is currently investigating reports that the Casey Kids Play House is allegedly being used for a purpose outside its planning permit,” City of Casey manager of planning, Duncan Turner, told News Ltd.
“While Council continues its investigations, a Planning Contravention Notice has been issued to the operators.
“This requires the immediate cessation of the use of the land for purposes outside its planning permit.”
A video showing the centre was posted on YouTube on June 18. Captioned with “after hours party setting”, it shows a children’s play area decorated with strands of lights draped over the play equipment, with lasers and neon lights on tables, while loud dance music plays over the stereo system.
The video was uploaded by a user who shares the same name as the owner of the play centre.
The play centre’s website states that the property “provides mothers groups, parents and the community with a place for their toddlers to play”.
In an email to Essential Baby, the play centre's owners, Rod and Sandi, said they wished to state the following: "There are no and has been no sexual parties, however described at these premises ... The media interest is based on unsubstantiated allegations and gossip, nothing more (sic).
"It is our intention to invite council health and by-laws officer for inspection should they desire, to inspect the premises. matter of fact we have a lady coming out now to speak with us and put this to rest (sic).
"We remain open for business as usual."