Soft Play and Other Play Centres
This is a comprehensive list of all of the soft play centres in North Yorkshire. It is not a list of recommendations or endorsements but ideas on where to go. We have not managed to visit all of these indoor play areas ourselves. Unless they are running limited play sessions each centre should be somewhere you can spend two or more hours. Prices and opening times vary. Please check each website before you visit.
Captain Barney’s – Malton
“Captain Barney’s is an indoor soft play centre and family-run coffee shop in the centre of Malton. We offer a warm welcome to shipmates of all ages. With fun being the main order of the day, everyone wants to visit Captain Barney’s but no one wants to leave! With levels to explore and slides to dive down, it’s oceans of fun for all our shipmates. Bash past the biff bags, squeeze through the rollers, swing through the hanging snakes before plunging into our ball pool. We also have plenty of toddler toys for our younger visitors, so children of all ages are entertained at Captain Barney’s.”
Crazy Tykes Indoor and Outdoor play – Wetherby
“A play area fitted with the latest play equipment designed to cater for children from 0 – 13-year-old. 4 Lane Astra Slide, twisting spiral slide, multi-sports area, basketball nets, softball cannons, ball pools. With safety in mind, we have also provided a separate toddler area for the under 4’s. There is a stylish café serving food freshly prepared by one of our chefs, plus a comfortable seating area with daily newspapers and magazines to hand.”
Kidzplay – Harrogate
“Kidzplay – Whatever the weather you can let your children let off steam, whilst you relax for as long as you want. We have good homemade food available at all times and proper coffee to help you unwind. Meeting friends is easy without having to entertain or clean up after them! We have hosted a number of parties so understand exactly what each child wants to make their party truly memorable.”
Laughing Giraffe – York
“Check back – more info coming soon.”
Mini Monsterz – Scarborough & Whitby
“Based in the picturesque towns of Scarborough & Whitby, Mini Monsterz are 2 of the biggest Indoor Play Centres in North Yorkshire, catering for all age groups. We Offer: Unlimited Play Time – Both Scarborough & Whitby boast unlimited playtime, which means you can stay as long as you want on your visit! Fantastic party venue – Parties catered for everyone – Toddlers, Juniors & even Adults! Laser Tag – Every evening we host Laser Tag in hourly sessions from 6 pm, ideal for all ages and group bookings! Customer Cafe – A huge range of fresh hot & cold food, hot & cold drinks & snacks are available all day long to complement your time with us!”
Play Factory – Thornaby or Skelton
Skelton has – drop slide, junior and toddler sports courts, electric go-karts, spiral vortex slide, toddler ball pool, baby sensory area, race slides, ball cannons, baby area, astro slides and more.
Thornaby has – toddler ball pool, drop slides, astro slides, rope bridges, tower and pyramid climb, Plus ball cannons, basketball court, lazer maze, spinner and baby areas, Spinners, electric go-kart and sports courts.
Summit Indoor Adventure – Selby
“Adventure climb – 20 walls, 20 challenges. Take the hard or the easy route to the top. Either way be prepared to have your breath taken away.”
“Soft play – Adventure Play at Summit Indoor Adventure has been designed for youngsters aged 11 and younger. Your child can use the amazing adventure zone for up to two hours per booking. There are dedicated play spaces for both babies and toddlers, in addition to the sprawling adventure zone featuring a huge range of climbing and sliding experiences for those a little older. There’s a cafe where adults can enjoy a drink and snack while keeping an eye on their kids enjoying Adventure Play.”
Plus aerial trek, ride and slide – BMX, Skateboarding, Scooter or skates and ten pin bowling.
Twiggyz Play Ltd – Thirsk
“Twiggy’s is a 4000 square foot indoor play centre in Thirsk, based on the wonderful Yorkshire countryside. Nestling in the shadows of our own White Horse, the centre provides a safe and secure environment in which children under 10 can run off excess energy and have great fun. From the four-lane slide and the swing ropes to the dedicated under 3’s area with their own little slide and car track, all of our play frames can be viewed from the comfort of our seating area – complete with complimentary wifi and magazines!”
Wackadayz – Richmond
“The play area is a large safe indoor adventure area with lots of different obstacles and slides and ball pools. There is an area for toddlers too, separate from the main play area, where they can play safely.” New Lazer fun coming soon.
Web Adventure Park – York
“Creepy Crawlies soft play – is the indoor play area within the park. Filled with separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball cannons and a huge play frame for over fives. If you fancy some role play you will find our village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, vets and a DIY store. Little ones can enjoy a variety of role-playing and dress up, construction, musical instruments, craft, puppets and messy play offered weekdays in term time.”
Plus High ropes course outdoors and an animal zone.
Winkies Kids Play Centre – Harrogate
“Winkies Harrogate is a large Playcentre in a cosy corner of Starbeck, Harrogate. Run by a professional team, we provide the best possible environment for your children to enjoy themselves and for you – the parent or carer – to relax and have a coffee or some other refreshment. We offer a wide range of facilities, such as the large play pool on the left, trampolines, a Winkies playhouse, a disco room, a party room and a cafe for food and refreshments!”
Prices and opening times vary. Please check the websites before visiting.
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Map below shows only attractions in North Yorkshire