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Top 10 Best Softplay’s in North West London

Park is off limits until the snow, sleet and rain cease to fall, so we’ve rounded up the Top 10 Best Softplay Areas in London.

Go Kids N20

1105-1111 High Road Whetstone, London, N20 0PT

Admission: Membership £15 and Weekdays: £4.95 for children over 2 years old and £3.95 for children from 10 months up to 2 years old

Opening hours:  Open 7 days a week from 9:30AM to 18:00PM

Facilities include a massive multi-level play-frame with high level rope bridges and a drop slide down to soft ball areas for the more energetic and adventurous child. An extremely popular feature is their toddler soft-play area offering safe and interesting play for younger guests.

The playground is suitable for up to 8 years old. The cafe area features the latest High Definition Plasma screens playing music and children’s programs, free Wi-Fi = fun for everyone!

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre Rascals

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NF

Admission: £4.90 for under 5’s and £5.65 for over 5’s

Opening hours:  10am -6pm hour sessions on the hour Monday – Friday. 10am – 2pm  Saturday and Sunday

Rascals is the large indoor soft play centre for the under 11s with ball pits and slides on two levels. The leisure centre also has a creche for the under 5s and a restaurant with high chairs.

The Venue Borehamwood

1 Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1RN

Admission: £2.60 per child

Opening hours:  Monday-Friday: 9am – 7pm* (* unless booked for a private party). Saturday-Sunday: 8am – 12noon* (* early closing as it is reserved for private parties

This underwater-themed soft play area for the under 8’s makes for lots of magical fun for little ones, as they Swim with dolphins, crawl along the ball pool seabed, slide into the ball pool ocean and visit the ruins of the yellow submarine

Talacre Treetops

Talacre Community Sports Centre , London NW5 3AF

Admission: £3.50 for under 5s, £3.75 for ages 5 – 11,

Opening hours:  Monday – Friday: 9am – 7.15pm and Saturday – Sunday: 08.45am – 3.15pm

Treetops play area is a multi-layered soft play centre for children. A colourful, exciting, entertaining and educational space, all in one. Treetops is suitable for children from six months to 11 years and has dedicated areas for under twos and under fives.

Topsy Turvy World at Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Unit L1, Prince Charles Drive, Hendon, London, NW4 3RW

Admission: 1–3yrs: £5.95 and 4-11yrs: £7.95

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm (4 pm term time), Sat 9:30 am – 6 pm. Sun/Bank Hol: 11 am – 5 pm.

Topsy Turvy world houses a multi-level maze of tunnels, climbs, drops, slides and ball cannons providing endless energetic entertainment for children up to the age of twelve and accompanying adults. For the little ones there is a dedicated under 3 area on the mezzanine floor and a new learn-through-play under 5 area.

Clown Town

The Coppetts Centre, Finchley, London, N12 0SH

Admission: Children under 1 not accompanied by another paying child £1.25, Children under 2 years £4.95, Children over 2 years £5.95, Adults, age 16 and over £1.25

Opening hours:  Open 7 days a week from 9:30AM to 6:30PM including weekends and bank holidays

Clowntown is the largest and most popular Children’s Indoor Activity, Party and Play Centre in North London. There are 3 level multi-activity Play Frame for the older and more adventurous children including slides, aerial runways, rope climbs, ball pond, spook room and more. Then for younger children and toddlers, bouncy castle, ball pond, climbing area and toy cars etc. The Crawlers Area (Strictly for toddlers) Including Soft shapes and toys for babies in a gated section.

Hendon Leisure Centre

Marble Drive, Brent Cross, NW2 1XQ

Admission – lots of options- £5.05 per child if you’re a non-member, or £3.65 per child if you pay the annual £2.25 membership fee (bargain!), or £13.20 for a monthly pass to go as often as you like

Opening hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 9.30am – 12.30pm, 45min sessions

On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings, this leisure centre runs a very affordable and relaxed soft play session with mats, slides, ladders and trampolines laid out for the children to try and explore. The spongy floor means is great for them to try new things without getting hurt.

360 Stevenage

Unit 6, Six Hills Way, Stevenage Leisure Park, Stevenage SG1 2UA

Admission: Adults:£3.00, Children 1-3 years:£6.25, Children 4-12 years: £8.25, Children under 1 year: FREE

Opening hours:  Sunday to Thursday: 9.30am – 5.30pm. Friday and Saturday: 9.30am – 6.00pm

360 is the biggest and the best children’s entertainment centre in the region because it enables active, imaginary and creative play in a fantastic, safe environment. There is a play shopping area, play vets area, dress-up area, carousel and dodgems as well as usual soft play (including separate toddler area). Nice to have somewhere where they can do a bit of role-play as well as all the usual crazy running around!

Little Dinosaurs

The Actual Workshop – The Grove – Alexandra Park – N22 7AY

Admission: £3.50, and £4.50 Peak times (weekends, school/bank holidays), £1 for under 1′s

Opening hours:  Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm / Sat 10.00am – 5.30pm / Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm

Little Dinosaurs indoor play centre, along with the outdoor parkland enclosure and activities makes a great place to bring the kids all year round. The café serves good coffee, children’s and adults’ meals and snacks. On warmer days the doors are opened and guests can use the terrace tables and chairs and toys to amuse smaller children, plus a bouncy castle.

Big Space

Southdown Road, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PW

Admission: Adults £1, 1yrs -£4, 2yrs – £5, 3yrs – £6, 4yrs- £7, 5-12yrs – £8

Opening hours:  Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm (Closed Wednesday) Sunday 10am – 4pm

Big Space Harpenden has over 300 square meters of Adventure Play Equipment for kids up to 12yrs including Freefall and Wavy Slides, separate soft play area for under 3′s, Playstations, computers, elevated football arena and ride-on track. Something for the whole family!




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