There's no denying that having kids play outside on a regular basis is important. But lets face it: come rain or shine soft play is a great way for them to burn off energy on those days when you need an activity that doesn't require a lot of planning or effort. My kids spend most of their time outdoors so, if I'm honest, my favourite time to take them to a soft play centre is on a bright sunny day when everyone else is outside - it's a pretty good bet that the place will be practically empty!
We love our local soft play centre, but sometimes it's fun to venture a bit further from home and see what other soft play centres have to offer. With that in mind, I thought it would be useful to put together a list of soft play centres around Abergavenny.
A big thanks to Day Out With The Kids for kindly providing all of the soft play information below. Also, if you haven't done so already be sure to head over to the Abergavenny Kids Facebook page for a chance to win free entry to our local soft play centre Kingdom Come!
Bring your princely princes and playful princesses and watch them have the time of their lives in the Kingdom's castle play frames! With several separate structures and a dedicated toddler zone they certainly won't run out of things to do, with most kids being content to simply ride theepic slide repeatedly! Of course there's still a lot of climbing back up to the top!
Aberbeeg - 16.2 mi. About 31 mins
The Eden Centre's area for 5 to 12 year olds includes a 4m high Astra slide, a climbing wall, a cool ball blaster cannon arena, ‘Sky glide' zip wire way up in the rafters, a 4m high tube slide and all the bridges, rollers, tunnels, and other obstacles you need to keep your child entertained, exercised and making new friends!
Cwmbran - 15.4 mi. About 29 mins
Cheeky Monkeys offers structured and unstructured play in a safe and stimulating environment ,with separate play areas for different age groups.
Newport - 19.4 mi. About 37 mins
Superbowl UK Newport offers 12 state of the art bowling lanes fitted with the latest automatic scoring and entertainment features. Players can battle it out in Laser Quest and see who will be the last player standing. For those a bit too young for Laser Quest or those who aren't interested in bowling, the Crazy Club is the perfect place for them. Kids can go sliding, jumping, climbing and generally running wild in the indoor soft play centre.
Tredegar - 13.7 mi. About 27 mins
Dizzy Kidz provides a safe, secure venue for children regardless of the weather conditions and provides a central place for children and their parents to meet up and socialise with others.
Langstone - 20.3 mi. About 36 mins
The Wacky Warehouse at the New Inn offers a great little range of indoor adventure play equipment suited to kids aged from 6 months to around 10 years, with a height limit of 4ft9. Kids are welcome until around 9pm and there is a full kids' menu as well as the normal one.
Ystrad Mynach - 22.8 mi. About 41 mins
Kidzz Fun Ltd Arts and crafts mornings Wednesday's weekly with Rhian. Parents and toddler special weekdays till 12 at £3 per child. Huge indoor play frame, sports court and card track.
Caerphilly - 27.8 mi. About 49 mins
Funtastic's colourful equipment and play frames will inspire imaginations and gently challenge children through physical activity. It's great for building fitness and confidence, social and gross motor skills, it's a valuable opportunity to watch their play skills and habits from afar and -and - you get to sit down and have coffee! Huzzah!
Caerphilly - 27.0 mi. About 47 mins
Rascals Club House offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expects from soft play these days, from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges, loads to see and do and climb on! Great physical exercise, imaginative time and a cool way to make new friends too!
Merthyr Tydfil - 20.4 mi. About 33 mins
Adventure Land have two play frames, one for the under fours and the other one for the older children, also they have a Soft Play area and three more ball pits!
Brynich - 18.7 mi. About 30 mins
A great place for adventure, exercise and stimulation in a safe and welcoming environment! The centre has an exciting multi-level adventure play frame with slides, balls, tunnels and loads of other classic and contemporary features providing great modern soft play that the kids will love.
Cantref - 20.1 mi. About 34 mins
With a large indoor play area, ball cannons,swamp ride and Europe's longest sledge ride plus pig racing so there is something for the whole family. There is a Farmhouse Cafe selling homemade specials which is open every day and there is a gift shop on site.
Hereford - 23.4 mi. About 40 mins
Play Planet offers a nice big 3 floor play space with loads of lightly outer space themed features to exercise and entertain the kids, including iterations of all the classics like slides and ball pools, climbing nets and space to run.
Chepstow - 24.0 mi. About 42 mins
The fun and welcoming Whirlikidz play centre has a pretty large indoor play structure for the big kids boasting big slides, small tunnels and plenty more to explore all in a gentle jungle theme.
Pontypridd - 35.0 mi. About 51 mins
Tiny Tumblers is a fun little adventure play facility for kids under 7 years, with a separate sensory play area for toddlers and comfy seating for parents while they watch from a safe distance. With coffee!
Aberaman - 26.9 mi. About 46 mins
Dragons Den offer 2 multi-level adventure climbing mazes, featuring all the classic soft play features like climbs and slides, tunnels and balls. It's great for keeping them fit and healthy, happy and busy! Kids can socialise in the main frame, parents can rest or socialise in the cafe, it's win win!