It's raining or freezing cold and your children are 'bouncing off the walls' at home? Or you just want them to let off some steam but cant quite face having to watch them like a hawk on the playground or in the park? We hear you...
Soft play it is then!
We've got all local soft play venues lined up for you including opening times and other handy details.
Please let us know how you're getting on and which one is your favourite!
Hullabaloo at The Sherriff Centre
Colourful children’s soft play area with three levels of play and a capacity for 40 children from 2 – 10 years old on the junior side, and an adjoining but separate play area for babies and toddlers up to 2 years old, with a capacity of 14.
Children can wriggle their way around this exciting play frame, spy on their parents in the café via the hideout, have races on the rainbow slide, crawl through tunnels, whizz down the spiral slide, and generally have all kinds of fun.
Babies and children under 2 can enjoy a ball pool, soft toys and interactive games and puzzles, safely separated from the more boisterous goings on but still within eye sight for parents with children of both age groups
Children need to be supervised at all times by their accompanying adults who must remain in the building. The café has a great menu though with seating close to the action within the play frame and there's seating within the baby area to stay close to the younger children. A Hullabaloo worker is positioned by the entrance and exit to ensure children don’t wander off and to respond quickly and efficiently should there be a need.
Prices are for one hour of play and your time starts from the time you arrive on weekdays and on Saturdays sessions start on the hour as it is usually busier.
£5 for the junior area and £3 for the baby area
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturdays 9am - 5pm
The Sherriff Centre
St James Church
Sherriff Road, NW6 2AP
0207 625 1184
Treetops play area is a multi-layered soft play centre for children. It is suitable for children from six months to 11 years and has dedicated areas for under twos and under fives. Please note there is a height restriction of 1.39m!
Treetops can also be hired for children's parties - please call 020 7974 8765 for details.
A responsible adult must supervise children under eight at all times but there's benches to sit and a little cafe with cold and hot food and drinks.
Children over eight years may use the play area without an accompanying adult, but must follow the instructions issued by the staff
Talacre Community Sports Centre
Dalby Street, NW5 3AF
020 7974 8765
Mon - Fri 9am-7.15pm
Sat - Sun 8.45am-3.15pm (please check their website for session times & age restrictions for each)
Age Non-Member Standard Member Concession Member
Under 5 £5.70 £4.05 £2.30
Over 5 £6.60 £4.70 £2.90
Swiss Cottage Rascals
Fun soft play environment completed with a maze of slides, tunnels, ball pits and swings for children up to the age of 11.
The area is available for hourly drop in sessions as well as for exclusive or non-exclusive party-hire.
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 1pm
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
4a Adelaide Rd, NW3 3NF
020 7974 2012
Under 5 £5.70
Over 5 £6.70
Topsy Turvy World
Large indoor play centre and party venue situated just behind Brent Cross shopping Centre for children under 12 years old with accompanying adults.
They offer separate baby & toddler areas and the main multi-tiered play frame is full of excitement and adventure – all padded for your safety – with 3 exhilarating and challenging slides.
Parking is on Level 3 of the multi storey car park opposite.
!Topsy Turvy World’s play facilities are perfect for those with disabilities and special educational needs. SEN Children will be admitted FREE of charge Monday to Friday (excludes school & bank holidays) on production of proof of disability (statement of SEN; an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan or EHCP); or letter from a pediatrician / hospital). They also welcome groups of children with disabilities and those with Special Educational Needs. Please call 020 8359 9925 to book this in with us – pre-booking is essential! Free access for essential carers at all times !
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
L1, Prince Charles Dr, NW4 3RW
020 8359 9920
Mon - Tues 10am - 4pm
Wed - Sat 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Non member rates:
2 hour sessions
£12 – 1 to 11 years
£6 – under one
£4 – per adult
Gymboree Play & Music
Free play timings for different age groups, various classes and party hire.
The O2 Centre offers plenty of places to eat and drink before or after your visit to Gymboree.
There's a large Sainsbury’s supermarket and a Waterstone’s bookshop with a lovely children’s area.
Ample car-parking space at the back of the Centre, and Gymboree can validate your car-park ticket to give you around a 50% discount off the price of parking.
They also offer a lovely clean changing station so you won’t mind changing your baby’s nappy!
255 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6LU
020 7794 8719
Large activity and party venue with a toddlers' area, a multi-level main playframe and a cafe.
Children under 1 not accompanied by another child: £1.50
Children under 2 Years: £5.50 (**Peak time £6.50)
Children over 2 years: £6.50
Adults (16+): £1.25
3, Coppetts Centre
N Circular Rd, Finchley, N12 0SH
Monday - Sunday 9:30am - 6:30PM
020 8361 6600
Indoor play centre with a lovely garden enclosure and activities.
You can get together with friends for a delicious breakfast or lunch, meet other new mums if you’ve just had your first baby, or just enjoy a coffee.
The kids can play leaving you free to chat and enjoy.
Whether you sit inside, on the shaded veranda or in the sunshine, this wonderful location definitely has something for all the family to enjoy.
Alexandra Palace Way, N10
Mon & Wed 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9:30am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12:15 - 3pm
+44 20 8444 1338
!🧦 PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR SOCKS! 🧦!
This applies to adults planning to go in with their children too (and lets face it - most of the times you have to!)
Most places have a strict 'no socks, no entry' policy!!