If there’s one place where you can take the kids and not have to worry about the weather and know that they’ll have a great time, it’s a play centre.
They are the perfect place to let the kids run around and burn some energy during the school holidays, even if it’s too hot or cold outside. Have you visited all of the play centres in Nottingham? If not, there’s a few to get to, and here’s where you’ll find them.
Eden Softplay is a play centre with a difference – for a start, it’s set in St Saviours Church and has a strong focus on the local community. Along with a heap of activities for children under 10, including softplay, a large four-storey play area, a separate space for toddlers and a café, they also run Super Kitchen on the third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30pm. This initiative provides affordable, fresh meals for families while reducing supermarket food wastage. Children’s birthday party packages are available.
Image: Eden Softplay Facebook page
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack Unit 6, Cromford Road Industrial estate, Cromford Road, Nottingham 01773 767 050 Website: http://www.lankybills.net
Lanky Bill’s caters for babies, toddlers and older children under 1.5 metres in height – this restriction is in place for safety reasons. They have a large play structure, a separate toddler area and a play structure children aged 3 and under and offer birthday party packages. They also have a WOW Toys play area, a mirrored disco/sensory room and a café. On Tuesdays they run an Autism play session at 4pm for children with Autism, Aspergers and ADHD.
Junior play structure with 3 levels of fun featuring a giant 2 lane astra slide, rope-bridge, sky glide, rollers and little tikes car track! Toddler area with dizzy disk, ball pond and slide with a separate baby area complete with baby toys, bouncers and walkers! Relax and unwind in our spacious seating area, birthday parties and even adults only nights!
Image: Pirates Play, Party and Laser Centre Facebook page
Denz Indoor Play Centre and Party Centre 131 Queens Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2FE 01159 255 007 Website: http://www.denz.ltd.uk
Denz is home to a fantastic four storey play structure full of things for the kids to do, including a spiral and wavy slide, a skyglide, ball pool, cannon balls and so much more. They cater for children up to 1.5 metres tall, due to safety restrictions. They also have a separate space for toddlers, with soft play and crawl tubes. They run children’s birthday parties that include a host and party bags.
Image: Denz Indoor Play Centre and Party Centre Facebook page
With gliders, rope bridges, spinners, glass floors and much more on offer for children, Ed’s Playbarn is located at the Bridgford Garden Centre and provides a huge day of fun for your little ones. There’s a toddlers area, café and free wifi for the parents and a full kids menu available. They also offer birthday parties.
Image: Ed’s Playbarn Facebook page
If you need to get the kids out of the house or even take a few minutes to enjoy a coffee while they play, a play centre is a great option. Let the kids go wild for a few hours without creating havoc in the house.