What’s at The Play Arena?

Here at the Play Arena our vision was to take a fresh look at what a family entertainment centre can offer not only to the range of children that visit but also their parents. We believe that a play centre should be focused on ‘Fun for All’, with a variety of entertaining, physically challenging and mentally stimulating events for all ages of children throughout different areas of our play centre.

For the adults we have the Arena Café with good quality, locally sourced food prepared daily on site, free wifi, daily newspapers and for your peace of mind we have an advanced CCTV system displaying live footage on our internal television network and a secure entry/exit system for the building.

Please note that socks must be worn at all times and long sleeves are recommended.

  • Soft Play Mainframe

    Our clever four level play frame ensures a huge variety of challenges and experiences for our visitors. We have huge slides (a 5.8m high wavy Astra slide & 5.8m high spiral tube slide), a spider tower climb maze, crawl tubes, bash bags, spinning poles, rope bridges, a helicopter lookout pod and much more!

  • Cannon and Sports Zone

    Climb up the large deck climb to the upper level to access the arena cannon zone. Six air powered shooters catapulting foam balls at specially designed targets, all this action takes place right over our dedicated sports arena below.

  • Toddler Area

    Our toddler area has been designed specifically for little hands and legs. There are very special features including the smiling octopus, who will give you a ride. If you fancy being a pirate or just want a ride, why don't you hop on the toddler boat? For the more energetic, there’s always the main frame with the special toddler area.

  • Kart Track

    Drive alone or with some help, have a go around our dedicated track! These electric karts are great fun but have safety features such as remote shut-off to prevent accidents. Karts are not included in the entry fee and are coin-operated.

  • Skyrider

    Soar around the arena on our Skyrider. This unique thrill ride is only available at The Play Arena!

  • 5D Cinema

    The only 5D cinema in the country, this is an experience not to be missed. With a range of experiences from rollercoaster rides, dinosaurs experience to something more gentle, there is something for everyone!

  • Comfy Land

    Our unique Comfyland experience is aimed at children aged 1-3 years and encourages learning through play. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to promote sensory, cognitive and musical development. This event has won several awards and comes highly recommended by several educational bodies.

  • Roller Slide

    This is a special and fun slide, designed specifically to introduce young children to their first slide experience.

  • Outdoor Play

    When the sun is shining you have the choice of indoor and outdoor play activities. With a range of play activities and ample seating where parents can watch their children play whilst enjoying some food from our arena café.

  • Arena Cafe

    The food from all of our menus is carefully designed by our head chef to incorporate seasonal ingredients and is prepared daily on-site.

  • Special Events

    Our weekday events run during term-time and will keep your little ones entertained with everything from art to cookery. Each place includes a drink and a snack for the participating child.

  • Bespoke Parties

    When you have a party at the play arena, we want it to be a special one. It will be a party that will excite and delight your party guests no matter what their age and leave them with memories to cherish.

We have installed a state of the art CCTV system that is also linked into television screens located around the centre to allow parents/minders to keep an eye on their children at all times. All entry/exit points to the building are also secured.

The Play Arena is a ‘step-free’ building and has full disabled access.

Please note, adults and children must wear socks at all times when visiting the Play Arena for health and safety reasons.