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Soft Play Bournemouth or Poole: 13 Great Choices

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Soft Play Bournemouth or Poole: 13 Great Choices

If you are looking after restless little ones, it is very useful to know of a good soft play Bournemouth or Poole-based. They are a reliable fallback option as you can go in all weather conditions, are open all year round with good changing facilities, and normally have a decent café serving great coffee and cake.

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1. Lollipops Soft Play Bournemouth

Soft Play Bournemouth: Lollipops Soft Play

A lively, fun and clean play cafe set in a characterful church hall in the heart of Westbourne that parents and carers love to visit as much as the children.

Because of the high pitched roof the church hall can offer, this unique and regularly cleaned soft play is over three storeys tall, providing lots of fun for little ones. The passionate staff believe in serving decent coffee and tasty cake and other food in a secure and hygienic setting, with engaging and developmental classes for pre-school children.

Owners Jody and Ben are passionate about their work and know the key to a great family venue is consistently delivering the high standards they share, and doing this with a smile.

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2. Oasis Fun Soft Play Bournemouth

You will never have to go far in Bournemouth to entertain the kids again thanks to this soft play facility. There's much to see and do in the play area, so you can unwind while your kids have a good time. The soft play area is a flurry of colour, with varied levels and twists around every corner to pique the children's imaginations. They've constructed the play area to keep children occupied for several hours. So, if you're looking for a quick break, Oasis Fun is the place to go. Every day of the week, children up to the age of 11 are welcome. They also throw fantastic birthday parties.


3. Creams Diner Soft Play Bournemouth

Just off Old Christchurch Road in central Bournemouth is a useful soft play pit stop in an American-style Diner. They serve waffles, ice creams, sundaes and milkshakes and tucked away at the back of the premises is a soft play over two levels. The levels mean that it’s best for children who can go into soft plays unsupervised, and there is a camera for you to watch them on the lower level. The soft play is just the right size for the children to enjoy whilst you have a coffee or wait for your order of sugary delights to be served. A treat for all the family.


4. Kids Play Cafe Bournemouth

Kids Play Cafe is a one-of-a-kind, educational play experience for young children. A great alternative to a soft play Bournemouth-based, it includes a variety of real-life and fantasy role-playing settings where children exercise their imaginations, socialise, gain confidence, and have a good time. A welcoming and secure environment for children ages 0 to 6, they serve barista coffee and hot and cold meals, beverages, and snacks. They can accommodate a variety of dietary needs and have a selection of baby meals and snacks for the little ones. There are permanent role play sections (pirate ship, train, house, and fire engine) and themed areas that vary on a regular basis to provide youngsters with new and exciting role-play experiences.


5. Little Pickles Soft Play Bournemouth

Little Pickles is a children's cafe with a two-level adventure play area for babies and children up to the age of five. The owners understand what makes a good soft play: being able to see your child at all times, being clean and secure, not having to worry about older children...and having delicious coffee and food that isn't too expensive. While the children play, you can relax and enjoy freshly ground 'bean to cup' coffees, teas, luxury hot chocolate, delicious meals, children's snacks etc...let the kids burn off some steam while you catch up with friends, or simply read a good book. You can hire a Peppa Pig or Fireman Sam costume to keep the kids entertained during gatherings.


6. Giggles Soft Play Bournemouth

Giggles Indoor Play Centre is a family-run business that includes a nursery and soft play for children under 4'5" that was acquired in 2013. There is a large play frame for kids of all ages and a little frame for babies. The cafe offers fresh food and drinks, as well as two party rooms, one red and one blue. Come down and meet their pleasant team, who will gladly assist you with any questions you may have. Giggles is a parent-supervised play area, however the staff are happy to help with any issues that may arise. Giggles Play Centre offers a variety of services ranging from normal play admission to parties and exclusive hiring.


7. Lemur Landings Soft Play Poole

The largest amusement centre and soft play Bournemouth and Poole-based, Lemur Landings is a terrific place to bring the whole family to celebrate children's birthdays. It's an award-winning soft play and party centre, and the team are eager for you to visit. In the big multi-level playframes there are tunnels to be crawled through, biff bags to be negotiated, bridges to be crossed, and slides to be traversed. There is also a football court and new spiral slide. Another play frame with interactive role play village and road can be found in Leweyville Farm, the area targeted to children under the age of eight. There's also a climbing zone where kids can pretend to be little lemurs.


8. Wild Thing Soft Play Bournemouth

Adventure Wonderland's extensive Aztec-themed soft play is open all year. There is a toddler area with a frame and slide for children under three years old, while the rest of the soft play is open to children aged three to fifteen. For the ultimate test, make your way under Pirhana Falls, down the black speed slide, around the Gator Pit into Bongo Hut, along Quake Tube avoiding Python Drop, before navigating the Tree Top Camps, gripping the Cargo Climbs, grabbing Cliff Hangers, twisting through Web Crawls, completing the Spider Maze, and slithering past the Roller Ball Alley...to Thunderdome being fired by Montyzoomer's ball. In the Jungle Zap Zone try and complete the interactive tasks to beat the buzzers.


9. The Ark Soft Play Poole

A great location in Poole Park and easy to find, The Ark comprises of a soft play, pottery studio and cafe, next to a larger restaurant. The Ark soft play brings a whole new level of pleasure to youngsters aged three to eleven. There are three levels of adventure to explore, each with its own slides, tunnels, and interactive zones to jump and slide through. Baby and toddlers have their own specifically constructed soft play area with no bigger children allowed. Secure outside terrace and interior seating allows you to relax while keeping an eye on what's going on in the soft play area. Alongside their all-day menu, they have a selection of delectable cakes, teas, and coffees.


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10. Neptunes Soft Play Poole

Tucked up above an unassuming amusement arcade on the Quay is a very clean and friendly soft play for children under six years old with slides and an underwater theme. It’s excellent location means it’s extremely useful to pop into when visiting Poole Quay and if you time it right, can be quiet as older children go elsewhere. The staff are very welcoming and the café has wonderful views of the harbour too. The compact size and great catering facilities would make this venue a perfect place for a young child's party. There is also a glow in the dark pirate-themed indoor crazy golf for those with older children to entertain.


11. Ramp Ratz Soft Play Poole

It is worth knowing that as well as as skate park, Ramp Ratz also has a small, clean soft play for smaller children next to a great artisan café. So you can take your older child for scoot or ride whilst littlies are entertained too.


12. Leisure Centre Soft Plays Bournemouth and Poole

Littledown, Rossmore and The Junction leisure centres all have soft plays as do others. Check out our article on the best leisure centre options in Poole and Bournemouth to find out more.


13. Other Soft Play Bournemouth Options

For days where the weather is variable, it is also worth knowing that Farmer Palmers and the Tank Museum have indoor soft plays. You can find more about these venues and others in these articles:


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