This photo sums up our morning of fun yesterday at a local soft play.
Myself, Oliver (pictured) and Leo spent just under two hours yesterday morning charging around at soft play whilst Mummy went shopping.
We are very lucky where we live as we have five or six different play areas to choose from and as a result we can vary where we go and therefore vary the boys challenges and fun.
The boys love soft play and we do go quite often however it’s been a while since we went to the one where they have an extremely deep ball pit and Oliver loves it because he can bury himself or me in the balls. As you can see Oliver loved it and has already asked when we can go back and do it all again. I must admit I do prefer this one because it is smaller then others in the area and Leo can do pretty much all of it without the need for Daddy to squeeze himself though tight rollers of through narrow ladders, not that I mind such things, after all its all part of the fun.
On Sunday we were lucky enough to be invited along to a new soft play that opens in Basildon today, going by the name of 360Play it promised a new take on children’s indoor play areas and it didn’t disappoint.
Upon entering we were required to register but Oliver and his friend Anaiya (a daughter of a friend of ours) could see the play area and were itching to get playing. The main play area itself is huge, well beyond anything I’ve seen in terms of height and was connected to the floor above as well. The main play area didn’t have anything beyond the usual but built next to it was an indoor dodgems track that we were able to go on as well.
We allowed the kids to play for a while and then had lunch from the cafe. The menu was reasonably priced and for two kids packed lunches a sandwich, chips and a pasta dish it all came to £15.
Following on from lunch we decided to take a look at what was upstairs and were surprised to find a street set up from shops running down both sides to a “park” area (baby soft play) in the middle and also a carousel which was available for the kids and adults to ride. The shops consisted of everything from a school through to a garage, vets and supermarket.
There was also a climbing wall which were didn’t really pay attention to as we had two two year olds and I also noticed two table tennis tables located near the entrance.
We were amazed at what they had available and are wanting to take the kids again in the future so Keighley looked online at their prices and we were slightly shocked to see that it would cost around £20 for us all to go as a family of four. That’s not including food and drinks once in the venue, so this is definitely a place to go as a treat rather then a regular soft play day out. That being said we are planning on taking the kids again and would recommend it to anyone that wants somewhere to go that is for a special event such as a birthday, because although it is on the expensive side it is somewhere where you could actually spend all day.
For more info on 360play click here.