The weekend is here and it’s raining buckets outside. The kids are playing in the living room but they’re quickly getting bored – what can you do? Indoor play areas are the perfect answer. Whether you’re the proud parent of two or the minder of 12, they are the ideal place to let them run wild, have fun and burn off some of that crazy energy, but how do you choose where to go? If you’re looking to impress, you can’t go wrong with one of these six – handpicked by us as the best in the country…
- Jump, Llanishen, across the UK
With a galleon, space zone and even an enchanted castle, there’s plenty to do at Jump. It’s perfect for ages 0 to 12 with a baby and toddler zone, ball pools, inflatables, climbing frames and even indoor football pitches. Need an idea for an upcoming birthday party? You’re in luck; Jump offer specially themed days where the birthday girl/boy and their closest friends can play to their heart’s content.
- Bubbles’ World of Play, Wallasey, Liverpool
One of the biggest indoor play areas in the country, there are more than 30 different countries and ‘zones’ including the Northern Lights, Italy, India, and the Wild West. In the city centre area, kids can have a go at being a vet or working in a shop, garage or police station (complete with its own jail!). For an innovative day out like never before, look no further.
- Jungle Jim’s, The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
Anything with a theme gets top marks in our books, which is why Jungle Jim’s has to make our list; this unique indoor play area is all themed around the ‘Lost City’. Giant Inca gods guard the entrance and inside you can find all sorts of contraptions to climb on, swing down or slide into ball pools from. These even a soft play area for little ones who don’t want to miss out on the fun.
- Puddletown Pirates, Botany Bay, Chorley
We do love a good theme, and who isn’t a fan of pirates? Ball pools, slides, nets and soft play – what’s not to love? It’s perfect for little and big kids alike, with separate play areas for babies and toddlers, and even hosts pirate and princess-themed birthday parties for when their big day rolls around.
- Parents Paradise, Watford, Hertfordshire
What’s better than a play area that entertains the kids? One that keeps the grownups quiet too. Parents Paradise does exactly what it says on the tin with a great seating area with delicious coffee and plenty of newspapers for mum and dad. Oh, and there’s go-karting, play frames, a mini shooting gallery and baby play areas for the kids too.
- 360 Play, across the UK
Bonus points for being placed in multiple locations, 360 Play is a mini-chain with branches located in Milton Keynes, Basildon, Leicester and Stevenage. It’s perfect for kids aged between four and 12 with plenty to keep them entertained including giant slides and even aerial gliders.