Soft Play in and near CheltenhamPublished:
Updated 8th January: Soft play rocks. It's a great all-weather spot for burning off a bit of energy and can usually provide entertainment for kids of multiple ages. Something that can be tricky to find at other attractions and activities.
We've put together a run down of some soft play places in Cheltenham and within a short drive so you and the kids can get your bounce on.
<5 Miles from Cheltenham
Gardners Lane Children's Centre
Great value soft play costing just £2 for 1 adult and a child then 50p for each extra child. Running 4 days a week during afternoons. Find out more...
Play Farm is a themed play centre for children 0-12 years found in the Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham. There's a huge play frame with 3 separate areas, providing clean, safe, fun surroundings for babies, toddlers and juniors to explore, exercise and enjoy! Find out more...
Near the Kingsditch Industrial Estate, the Funky Warehouse soft play has two areas, a 3-tiered frame with slide for older kids and a smaller area with mini-ball pit and slide for crawlers. Prices start at £2.95 and babies under 6 months are free. Find out more...
Mini Gym at Leisure@
There are 3 x 45 minute sessions spread over Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for Baby Gym at Leisure@. Entry approx £4.10 for 1-4 year olds. Price includes free biscuit and drink. Find out more...
Soft Play at Leisure@
Friday soft play is a weekly group for tots and their parents. Entry is £2 for 6-12 months, £5 for 1-5 years. Price includes free biscuit and drink. Find out more...
<20 miles from Cheltenham
Fun Factory Soft Play
Open from 10-4 every day at Oxstalls Sports Park. Under 1s are free, 1-4 year olds are £4.10, 5-8 year olds £5.10. Find out more...
Dick Whittington Farm Park
In Longhope (the Forest side of Gloucester) is Dick Whittington Farm Park. Their huge indoor play barn includes a obstacle frame, toddler soft play and slides. Find out more...
Cotswold Farm Park
The indoor sandpit has been replaced by a brand new soft play area especially for babies and toddlers. A great place to cool off or shelter from a shower. Find out more...
Wyevale Garden Centre
Situated just off J13 of the M5, Wyevale Garden Centre has a soft play area next to the cafe. There is a £3 charge for using the soft play (or £2 with a Gardening Club card). Visit website
Pingo's Indoor Play
Inside Gloucester's Ten Pin Bowling you'll find Pingo's soft play area for youngsters. With a toddler area and junior area (max height 140cm). Pirces start at £2.75 for 3 hours for toddlers. Find out more on the Ten Pin Gloucesters website here
GO Bananas in Stroud is open every day from 9am - 6pm. There's soft play for all ages and sample prices are £3.65 term time weekdays (age 1-4) and £5.30 holiday and weekends (age 1-4). For more details on Go Bananas, including the parties, visit the website here.
>20 miles from Cheltenham
All Things Wild, nr Evesham
In February 2017 a brand new soft play area opened in the huge Jungle Mayhem barn. The smaller toddler soft play is still available but relocated to the Wild Fun Barn. Find out more...
Jungle Chums nr Thornbury
Lots to keep ages 3-10 occupied with a soft play frame (with good visibility for parents watching), ball bounce zone and sports courts. It is highly recommended you check the opening times before visiting due to private hire. Visit the website for more information here. Jungle Chums is close to the M5 and a good pit stop for Cribbs Causeway/Ikea visits.
Kidz About, Swindon
Indoor active play for kids aged 0-12, at Kidz About you'll find a play frame rising over 6metres, an Astra-slide, Drop-Slide and Spiral Slide, an activity assault course bouncy castle, a football pitch, a separate Toddler Area, as well as a Baby Area (specifically built for children who are not yet mobile). Find out more on the Kidz About website
Please note, as of Monday 8th January 2018, popular Cirencester venue Magicland is closed.