It’s toddler time at soft play centres!
Summer holidays are over and with school-aged children back into their routines, it’s time to focus on your pre-schoolers.
September can be filled with Indian summer days for outside adventures but can also be drizzly and gloomy. On these stay inside days, cheer things up with a trip to your local soft play centre – a vast room filled with a collection of primary coloured climbing frames, slides, tunnels, ball pits and more for your children to explore. Everything is padded, kid-friendly and ready for as much action play as any toddler wants to do!
Six reasons to go!
1. Just for pre- schoolers
During school hours your toddlers will have the place largely to themselves!
2. Great socialising for your toddlers
Learning to get on with other children is a huge part of growing up and soft play centres, or playhouses as they are also known, are a good environment for your children to interact with other similar age children.
3. Active adventures for your toddler
Think how big a climbing frame must feel to your toddler. They will have the same exhilarating sense of accomplishment at reaching the top as if they had climbed Everest!
Soft play centres are a safe, massive soft play area for your children to explore independently. Climbing equipment in play houses comes with padding and safety features so you know your child is pretty safe. At the end of the play session they’ll also be exhausted!
4. Great excuse to get together with friends
When kids are climbing and exploring together, it’s an ideal break for mums to catch up while keeping an eye on the toddler group. Playhouses often have coffee shops or cafes where you can grab a coffee or a snack for the kids.
5. Opportunity to meet mums with same age children
Play houses are a great way to potentially meet other mums with similar aged children.
6. Best of all it’s easy!
The majority of playhouses are in large warehouse-type venues which means ample parking, plus there’s lots of space for buggies and pushchairs. As these venues are all focused on children there are lots of child-friendly amenities.
Here’s a selection of favourites below. For more in your area, put ‘soft play’ into the filter search in your location.