SOFT PLAYS AND PLAY CAFES

Dorset has some fabulous soft play centres and play cafés with many running toddler groups, pre school classes and half term activities which help keep energetic children entertained all year round.

east dorset

THE ARK

The Ark has a fantastic multi level soft play with exciting obstacles, slides and a separate toddler area with ball pit and sensory activities.  You’ll also find a great indoor ice rink suitable for big and little one’s plus an ice cream parlour and restaurant with a spacious terrace.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices and full details, please visit The Ark.

The Ark, Poole Park, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2SF
Contact Tel  01202 717197

GIGGLES

Good sized soft play area with fun obstacles and slides and a smaller separate area for toddlers.  The Cafe offers a variety of hot meals, snacks and drinks.
Children's party packages are available.

For more details and admission prices, please visit Giggles.

Giggles Soft Play, 25c Elliott Road, West Howe Industrial Estate, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 8LQ
Contact Tel  01202 331952

KIDZ KINGDOM

Fun multi level soft play based within the Junction Sports Centre.  Please contact before visiting as the website states the soft play may be closed for private parties.
Children's party packages are available.

For more information and admission prices, please visit The Junction.

The Junction Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset, Poole, Dorset, BH18 8AX
Contact Tel  01202 777766

LEMUR LANDINGS

Large soft play with multi level play frame, slides, canons, sensory and toddler area.  You'll also find a cafe/restaurant and special events running throughout the year including laser tag nights.
After a refurbishment in 2017 there is now an exciting new toddler area, climbing zone and party rooms.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices, special events and details on the toddler mornings, please visit Lemur Landings.

Lemur Landings, Tower Park (above the Cinema), Yarrow Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NY
Contact Tel  01202 740500  

OASIS FUN

Oasis Fun has everything to keep the whole family entertained for hours with a fantastic beach themed soft play, adventure golf, bowling, amusements and an American diner.
Children’s party packages are available.

For more information and activity prices, please visit Oasis Fun.

Oasis Fun, Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LZ
Contact Tel  01202 311611

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ROLE PLAY WORLD

Role Play World is an interactive and educational experience where children can learn though play in a fantasy and real life environment.
Children's party packages are available.

For further details, current play zones and special offers, please visit Role Play World.

Role Play World, 280 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RT
Contact Tel 01202 989494

Role Play World Blog Review

LITTLEDOWN CENTRE SOFT PLAY

Altitude high ropes adventure, play park, circuit track, miniature railway, eisure orienteering and paddling pool which is open in the summer months.

For full details, please visit BH Live Active.

Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX
Contact Tel  01202 417600

LITTLE PICKLES

2 level adventure play area suitable for children under 5.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices and special events, please visit Little Pickles.

Little Pickles, 723 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Dorset, BH9 2AX
Contact Tel  01202 533311

LOLLIPOPS PLAY CAFE

Multi level soft play centre with baby area and small outdoor play area perfect for under 5's.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices, fun classes and special events, please visit Lollipops Play Cafe.

Lollipops Play Cafe, 16 Lansdeer Road, Westbourne, Dorset, BH4 9EH
Contact Tel  01202 766710

MONKEY MADNESS

Monkey Madness has a large multi levelled play frame with obstacles and slides plus a smaller soft play area which is ideal for babies and toddlers.
Cildren's Party packages are available.

For admission prices, classes and special offers, please visit Monkey Madness.

Monkey Madness, Reid Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2BT
Contact Tel  01202 481015

Monkey Madness Blog Review

ROSSMORE LEISURE CENTRE

Multi level soft play with ball pit perfect for younger children.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices, please visit Everyone Active.

Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HR
Contact Tel 01202 738787

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NEPTUNES SOFT PLAY

This 2 tier soft play is perfect for babies and younger children and has a seperate area with a TV screen and comfy seating for tired little legs.
Children's party packages are available.

For more inofrmation, please visit the Neptunes Soft Play Facebook page.

Neptunes Complex, Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ
Contact Tel 01202 250838

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CRAZY MONSTERS

Large 3 tier adventure play zone with smaller toddler area and café serving hot and cold food.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices and opening times, please visit Crazy Monsters.

Crazy Monsters, Unit 8 Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8ST
Contact Tel 01258 456688

Crazy Monsters Blog Review

RIVERSMEET LEISURE CENTRE

Have a go on Gillingham’s most amazing jungle themed Inflatable soft play area.  The huge inflatable castles and ball pit will entertain children from 0 to 12 years.  The adjacent matted areas creates a safe environment to play in and gives adults somewhere to sit and watch whilst the little one’s explore.  Facilities include a café which provides hot drinks, lunch menu and cakes.
Children’s party packages are available.

For opening times and admission prices, please visit the RiversMeet Leisure Centre.

RiversMeet Leisure Centre, Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4HX
Contact Tel  01747 834013

CLIMB ABOARD

This soft play centre features a 3 tier adventure play area, a baby and toddler area plus a cafe.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices, opening times and special events, please visit Climb Aboard.

Climb Aboard Soft Play, Unit 5 - 6 Ambassador Business Park, West Stour, Dorset, SP8 5SE
Contact Tel 01747 839888

COOLPLAY

Large indoor and outdoor play area featuring slides, ball pools, bouncy castles, laser invaders, trampolines and much more.
Facilities include a café selling hot and cold food.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices and details on the various outdoor activities, please visit Coolplay.

Coolplay, Rivers Corner, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Contact Tel 01258 474666

DOODLES PLAY CAFE

Doodles is a family friendly cafe, where you can drink great coffee, eat freshly prepared food and enjoy homemade cake while the kids play in the free play area. They also offer children's parties, private hire, discos, monthly supper clubs and a playgroup called Doodletots.

Doodles ‘out and about’ offers small events catering, bouncy castle hire and celebration cakes.

For more information, please visit Doodles Play Cafe.

Doodles Play Cafe, 1 Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LE
Contact Tel 01935 812888

purbeck area

PURBECK SPORTS CENTRE

Small soft play within the Sports Centre suitable for young children with slides and a ball pit area.

For admission prices and opening times, please visit Dorset For You.

Purbeck Leisure Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4PH
Contact Tel  01929 500000

west dorset

MUNCHKINS PLAY CAFE

This wonderful and friendly play café is ideal for Mums and Dads to relax and enjoy a cuppa with a slice of cake while the children play and have fun with little tykes cars, dress up, trains and much more.
Children's party packages are available.

For more information on session prices and special events, please visit Munchkins Play Cafe.

Munchkins Play Cafe, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT
Contact Tel  01305 753435

THE PALM HOUSE

The Palmhouse is a fabulous café-bistro and activity centre.  Blooming Kids indoor and outdoor play area is perfect for under 5's and the outdoor decking and play area is ideal for long sunny days.  New for 2018 is the Kraft Shack which runs a variety of activities including messy play sessions.

For more information on session prices and special events, please visit The Palm House.

The Palmhouse, Melcombe Regis Car Park, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7DW
Contact Tel 01305 458089

THE FUN FACTORY

The huge playframe is spread over 5 levels and has a separate sports area and toddler activity area.  Facilities include a restaurant selling hot and cold food.
Children’s party packages are available.

For admission prices and information on toddler mornings, please visit The Fun Factory.

The Fun Factory, 7 Albany Road, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9TH
Contact Tel 01305 777334 

FANTASY ISLAND

Hidden away in Bowleaze Cove is a fun park with a large indoor soft play with huge slides and great obstacles.  You’ll also find a café and coffee bar with seating overlooking Weymouth Bay.
Children's party packages are available.

For admission prices and opening times, please visit Fantasy Island.

Fantasy Island, Bowlease Coveway, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PW
Contact Tel  01305 834746

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JIGSAW PLAY CAFE

This recently opened cafe in the centre of Weymouth town has a play area with imaginative toys to stimulate play plus tablets for older children in a separate area.  Jigsaw Play Café also offer freshly prepared food, organic and fair trade tea and coffee in a relaxed environment.

For more information including upcoming special events, please visit the Jigsaw Play Cafe Facebook page.

Jigsaw Play Café, 104 St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8NY
Contact Tel 01305 457170

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