• Soft play at The Ark

    Run, jump, bounce, slide!
    It’s always play time at The Ark

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Soft Play

A whole new level of fun play for children

The Ark soft play offers a whole new level of fun play for children up to eleven years old. Three levels of adventure to discover with slides, tunnels and interactive zones to run, jump and slide on.

Dedicated toddlers' area – babies and toddlers have their own specially designed soft play area with no older children allowed.

Child-friendly secure outside terrace and indoor seating areas for you to relax and unwind in with the added reassurance of being able to keep an eye on what’s going on in the soft play area! 

Scrumdiddlyumptious range of homemade snacks and meals, teas and coffees available.

**We are sorry to announce that Soft Play will be closed on Wednesday 10th January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause**

Ticket Prices 

Under Threes £5.00
Over Threes £6.00 
Adults Free 
Babies Free (0-12mths) Accompanying adult(s) £1.50

No time limit, stay as long as you like.*


New U5s Term Time Activity 

Comprehensive timetable of term time activities and events for under 5s, specially designed to excite and engage.

Perfectly tailored to meet little ones’ needs with stimulating sensory experiences, activities are hosted by The Ark’s dedicated entertainments team with the help of The Ark’s friendly mascots. Comprising a host of weekday activities and offers including loyalty schemes, music and story time sessions, all activities include FREE ENTRY TO SOFT PLAY.


Weekly Activities


Childminder Monday
10.00am-12.00pm  £3.00 per child
Age 1-5 years
FREE Toast & Juice
Unlimited Play
Nannies, carers and au pairs included. 
Must produce a valid registered childminder card or proof of employment.

Not valid in school holidays.


Toddler Time - six visits and claim a prize!
10.00am-11.00am  £5.00 per child
Age 0-5 years
Unlimited Play
Not valid in school holidays.


Mini Musicians with one of The Ark’s mascots.
11.00am-12.00pm  £5.00
Age 0-5 years

Not valid in school holidays.


Story Time with one of The Ark’s mascots.
11.00am -11.30am  £5.00
Age 1-5 years
Not valid in school holidays.


Construction Time with one of The Ark’s mascots.
10.00am -12.00pm  £5.00
Age 1-4 years

Not valid in school holidays.

See terms and conditions.


We welcome groups of all shapes and sizes! We can accommodate anything from school classes to corporate events. Please contact us for more details.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate that special occasion with a fun-packed themed birthday party at The Ark! 
We guarantee it will be a party to remember! 

Let us help you plan and host the party in our soft play area.  With lots of space and loads of fun activities, the kids are sure to have a great time.

Click here for details

* In busy periods we run a maximum two hour soft-play. 

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