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Best soft play and indoor play areas in London and the UK

Let’s face it, keeping young children occupied on a rainy day can be hard work! A few hours in a stimulating, safe, clean soft play area can make all the difference when your kids need to burn off some energy on a cold or rainy day. Some of the better indoor play centres will even have a nice little cafe so you can relax while keeping an eye on your kids, free arts-and-crafts activities, and a safe place for the baby to roll around without being trampled by overexuberant toddlers.

Whether your favourite indoor soft play area is a massive all-singing-all-dancing entertainment centre with climbing structures, slides and bouncy castles, an imaginative area of a family friendly museum, or a colourful collection of soft play mats at your local baby friendly cafe, we want to hear about it!

Browse our collection of parent-recommended indoor play areas across the UK – and please add a comment below to let us know which soft play areas you would recommend.

Thank you for all your input – and please help other parents find your recommendations through Google by using the words “soft play”, “indoor play areas” and “indoor play centres” in your comment.

Image courtesy of Kris Gabbard on Flickr

Written by Janis P.


  1. As boring as it may sound, but a trip to a local library might be quite interesting for our kids. They like browsing through the books, reading bits and pieces right there and then.

  2. Magnificent website. Lots of helpful info here. I am
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    in delicious. And obviously, thank you for your sweat!

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