Including which soft plays are open near me
Soft play areas are a great way to let your toddlers and older children run free. Soft play centres are more than enjoyable gyms, they are a great place for your child to play, use up their energy, and do all the things they may not be allowed to do at home.
Indoor soft play is not only for the children. On rainy days a good soft play can be a great family attraction that encourages movement and creative play.
We have split this post into regions so you can find the best soft plays near where you live.
As always, if I have missed your favourite soft play centre off this list then please do let me know!
You may have to book so please make sure you contact them before you visit.
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The Best soft plays near me in Hampshire
These are the best soft plays in Hampshire. We’ve included everything from soft plays for toddlers to indoor activity centres for the whole family.
These soft plays in North Hampshire cover Winchester right up to Basingstoke and the Hampshire border.
The Adventure Barn
Adventure Barn in Winchester has a huge three-level soft play frame that will keep even the most active child amused. They have tube slides, tumble rollers, and a huge ball pit. For babies and toddlers, they have a dedicated area that includes a bouncy castle and ball pit.
Their cafe is great for the whole family too. They do small bites like cakes and treats plus bigger meals and all hot drinks.
You can find The Adventure Barn at Hurst Lane, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1EZ.
Totcity Roleplay Centre
Totcity Roleplay Centre is a great attraction for toddlers. They offer loads of different sections that means the kids can dress up and play pretend. The play area includes a garage, hair and beauty salon, supermarket, cafe, and doctor’s surgery.
This small business offers a great selection of kid-friendly meals too.
You can find Totcity Roleplay Centre at 22-24 Chantry Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LS.
Finkley Down Farm Park
We all know that Finkley Down Farm is an amazing place to feed the animals and have a great day out but did you know that they also have a huge soft play? They have three areas that are perfect for whatever age your child is. One is a small area for babies. The next is a toddler section with loads fo space to crawl around the the bigger section is for older kids who need to let off some steam.
Finkley Down Farm also has a huge playground including trampolines outside.
You can find Finkley Down Farm at North Way, Andover SP11 6NF.
Fun House Basingstoke
Fun House Basingstoke is a great soft play for toddlers. They have everything your toddler needs including swings, cargo nets, and ball pits.
You can find Fun House Basingstoke at Whitney Rd, Daneshill Industrial Estate, Basingstoke RG24 8NS.
These indoor play areas and leisure centres offer fun for the whole family on a wet and windy day. We’ve covered the whole of South Hampshire which includes Southampton, Romsey, and Eastleigh.
Partyman World Eastleigh
Based in The Swan Centre, Partyman World Eastleigh is a huge soft play that has a ball pit, huge slide, and a dedicated baby area. They have a climbing wall for the bigger kids and loads of seats for the grown-ups. The staff are really great with the kids and offer loads of activities like face painting and balloon making too.
You can find Partyman World Eastleigh at L10 Swan Shopping Centre, Southampton Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5SF.
Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre
Based in an industrial park, Kids2day offers you the perfect soft play for toddlers and primary-aged kids. They have a section that is gated off for the smaller kids that includes comfy sofas for the grown-ups and small slides and tunnels for the kids.
For older kids, they have a huge three-level play area that they will never get bored in. They have a huge slide and loads of places to run, jump and play around.
You can find Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre at Unit 5 Renown Close, Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 4HZ.
This family-owned soft play is based in an industrial park in Hedge End. They have loads of parking on-site and have a hairdresser above them.
Walking in, you can instantly see the huge soft play frame and football pitch. Play Shack has a baby and toddler area that is gated off and a huge section for older kids which includes twisty slides and rope swings.
You can find Play Shack at Unit 28 Solent Trading Estate, Shamblehurst Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2FX.
Frankies Fun Factory
Frankies Fun Factory is a fun and interactive soft play based in Romsey. It has huge slides, ball pits, and loads of soft obstacles. Let the kids tumble and twist through the many tunnels and type ropes.
They have lots of soft benches to sit on. Make sure you try the cafe as they offer loads of hot meals and sweet treats for the whole family.
You can find Frankies Fun Factory at Unit 3, Romsey Industrial Estate, Greatbridge Road, Romsey, SO51 0HR.
Monkey Bizness Southampton
Monkey Bizness Southampton is close to the middle of the city. This is a great attraction for the whole family as they have a huge soft play for the younger kids and a lazer tag area for the older kids.
They don’t have loads of seating but the cafe is great for adults who need a coffee in peace.
You can find Monkey Bizness Southampton at 234 Empress Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0JW.
We love Jumpin Jax! They have loads of seating for the grown-ups and a great cafe that offers a range of food for diets. Make sure you try their cake!
They have a dedicated area for babies and toddlers and a huge soft play and net that is great for primary-aged kids.
You can find Jumpin Jax at GT House, Ashley Crescent, Sholing, SO19 9NA.
Based right by Ikea and West Quay in Southampton, Jungle Jeans has everything your kids need for a great day out. They have loads of sensory toys, ball pits, and climbing equipment. Parking is very limited though.
You can find Jungle Jeans at Unit N, West Quay Industrial Estate, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1GZ.
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn is a small soft play that is perfect for babies and toddlers. Let them run around the soft play frames and crawl through the tunnels.
This is right next to a family restaurant too.
You can find Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn at Romsey Road, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6ZJ.
Injoy Centres Southampton
Injoy is a great place to take the whole family. Not only do they have a huge soft play for older kids with great slides and a ball pit, they also have a dedicated area for toddlers too.
For teens, they also have climbing walls and a tramopline park.
For grown-ups, they ahve loads of comfy seating and a great cafe that offers hot drinks and sweet treats. It’s completely open so you can see the kids at all times.
You can find Injoy Centres Southampton at Ocean Village, 4, Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ.
Sea Life Play Centre
This is the perfect soft play for under twelves. With over 10,000 square ft area of soft play, Sea Life Play Centre is a great place to spend some time exploring.
It’s right in the middle of Southampton city which is great if your kids need a break for all the hustle and bustle that the shops can come with.
You can find Sea Life Play Centre at Civic Centre Rd Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton SO14 7SJ.
Flip Out Southampton
You may know Flip Out as a great trampoline park it is also home to a huge soft play. Set right in the middle of the trampoline park, this soft play has three levels of fun for all ages. Let the kids swing from the ropes and run through the many obstacles that are in their way.
You can find Flip Out at 1a School Ln, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 4DG.
These are the best soft play centres near you! We’ve included as many as we can find that are in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, and surrounding areas.
Little Big Village Locks Heath
While this isn’t a traditional soft play, Little Big Village is a great place for younger kids to come and play. Let them use their imagination and enjoy coming up with stories around the many different areas that this play area has to offer.
You can find Little Big Village Locks Heath at 21, Locks Heath Centre, Locks Heath, Park Gate, Southampton SO31 6DX.
Rock Up Whitley
Based in Whitley Shopping Centre, Rock Up is a fun attraction for the whole family. You can climb all the different climbing walls or enjoy the soft play that is great for younger kids.
They have over 25 climbing walls and loads of different challenges. Make sure you try the Vertical Drop Slide while you are there.
You can find Rock Up Whitley at Whiteley Shopping Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7PD.
Monkey Bizness Gosport
Monkey Bizness Gosport is a fun-filled soft play that is perfect for primary-aged kids. Let them crawl through the tunnels and tumble down the slides while you sit back and watch them play.
You can find Monkey Bizness Gosport at Unit 1 Frater Gate Business Park, Aerodrome Road, Gosport, PO13 0GW.
Playzone Portsmouth really is the ultimate soft play for all ages. Make sure you slide down one of their mega slides or enjoy the rough and tumble of getting through the soft ropes. During peak times it’s for kids only but every Friday night they host an adult-only event that let’s you run around too.
You can find Playzone Portsmouth at Unit A4 Oak Park Estate, Northarbour Rd, Portsmouth PO6 3TJ.
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Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns
If you are looking for somewhere to have something to eat and to let the kids play then Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns is for you. They have a great little soft play and a menu that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy.
You can find Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns at Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8AL.
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