Days Out York

Soft Play Areas

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Bish Bash Pot 

Pottery & Glass Cafe in the heart of the city.

At Bish Bash Pot you can indulge your little ones creative side. With no added studio fee the price you see is the price you will pay. Come in and enjoy this creative cafe, have a cup of artisan tea or coffee and enjoy some fresh cake, salad or a sandwich from our home baker. Three times a week we have a Messy Makers session. Great fun and something to keep to help you remember this special time.

Please see our website for details. Bespoke baby prints and keepsakes available. Baby Changing facilities, soft play area and breastfeeding mums grab a chair and sit down! With a dedicated party room we offer parties starting from as young as 3 years old. Healthy, yummy party food can also be arranged.

“Just had an AMAZING slime party at Bish Bash Pot on Walmgate – 15 five year olds and they all loved it- Angela is brilliant at organising everything and so easy to work with – nothing is too much trouble! If any of you are looking for a party that’s a bit different definitely check out Bish Bash Pot – I love it “

BA, May 18

“Bish bash pots down Walmgate . It’s lovely and the cakes and coffee is also lovely”

PR, Oct 18

Adults and Corporate bookings welcome. Ladies nights coming soon!

64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL

T: 01904 654114 / 07929 455130


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Creepy Crawlies

Inside Creepy Crawlies you will find one of the biggest four lane Astra slides in the country. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over five. We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store. Little-ones can enjoy a variety of role-play and dressing up, construction, musical instruments, craft, puppets and messy play offered week days in term time. The Crafty Corner is open weekends and holidays and children can buy a bear to make, a 3d figure to paint or create a masterpiece in sand in the sand art area.

Ample seating and an award winning café which serves scrumptiuos homemade, freshly prepared dishes!

Come and have fun and explore over an acre of secure outdoor park which includes a huge sand & water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-on’s for little ones, a den building construction zone, landscaped gardens, jungle bridge, wacky swings, and role play area.

Creepies is loads better, bigger more to do, can stay all day, food is delicious, its cleaner”

LI, Oct 18

“My son said it was ‘the very very very bestest birthday party EVER!’”

KKHV, March 18

Loyalty Scheme: Pick up your loyalty card, once you’ve paid for 6 child entries, you get a free hot drink and once you’ve paid for 10, you receive one free admission for a child.

Opening Times
Saturday to Thursday: 9.30am to 7pm
Friday: 9.30am to 8pm

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

T: 01904 692221

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Energi Trampoline Park

PrintRethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

“I have older kids so I like the Energi trampoline park – it’s age appropriate for them, a cool place to meet their friends, and parents can sit and have a cuppa.”

AG, Nov 2018

Energi trampoline park is great for parties. My daughter had hers there in march and loved it.

JN, July 2018

Book your slot on our WEBSITE


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The Smile Cafe – Pocklington

Distance from York: 14 miles

Smile Café in Pocklington is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party, with plenty of fun activities to suit all ages.

The family-friendly play café is available for parties Monday to Saturday from 4pm and every Sunday afternoon from 1.30pm.

For younger children, under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area with double slide, mats and building toys, plus an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and ride-on toys. These range from £8.50 to £13.50 per child with a minimum 12 children.

Older children can also indulge their creative sides with Paint-Your-Own-Pottery and Be-my-Bear parties. More details for this on the Parties Page.
These are priced from £13.50 to £16.95 per child with a minimum of 8 children.

Smile Café is proud of its reputation for customer satisfaction, value for money and excellent food – with a food hygiene rating of 5/5.

Smile cafe in Pocklington. Lovely home cooked food and a great, small soft play.

SW, Feb 2018

smile cafe at Pocklington has a small soft play but also secure outside play in good weather it’s free entry if your using the cafe so you can have coffee and cake

DS, Jan 2018

The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW.
T: 01759 305420 / 07970 663975 (Jo)



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Out of York

If you don’t mind travelling that little bit further then don’t forget the Out of York page for Day’s out ideas that little bit further afield.

Soft Play Area

Have you visited somewhere with a great soft play area in or around York?  If yes, please tell us about it here so we can add it to the list.

Crazy Tykes – Wetherby

Distance from York: 13 miles

Crazy Tykes is an Indoor Soft Play area with visibility in mind for the parents.
They have a cafe with 200 seats and a chef on site to prepare all food orders freshly. Catering for children parties they love to do and can seat 60 in our fab party rooms.

“Crazy tykes is great for little ones especially during term time its super quiet during the day… and nice food to!”

DC, Feb 18

“Crazy tykes parties are fantastic! Great value and so easy.”

MJ, July 18

Unit 650 thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BJ
T: 01937 541007

Riverside Farm (Hungry Horse)

Looking for somewhere suitable to take the kids for lunch? Look no further. The Riverside Farm is charming, unpretentious, and comfy. Has a soft play area at an additional cost.

“Just to let everyone know my son had a birthday party yesterday 4-6pm at the riverside farm it was a last minute booking but was such a lovely party!! The young lady that looked after us did her absolute best and she really was so caring and made sure all the children were having a great time she talked me through everything I can’t thank her enough she really was so good at her job! A big credit to the firm!!!”

LH, July 17

Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XJ

T: 01904 642525

Summit Indoor Adventure – Selby

Distance from York: 15 miles

Play, climb, trek, bowl, skate, ride, eat, drink Summit Indoor Adventure has something for everyone whether you’re a parent with a toddler to entertain, group of friends looking for a somewhere to go or want to do something together as a family Summit Indoor Adventure has it all.

“We took our 7 NCT “babies” (now 5yrs) to summit at Selby- they do a climb/play package which was 2/3hrs worth of activity and then they let us cut a cake in the cafe.“

Mumbler JB, Jan 18

“Summit in Selby have wall climbing and aerial trek which are both good parties.”

Mumbler RB Sept 17

Summit Indoor Adventure, Scott Road, Selby. YO8 4BL.

T: 01757 293292

Wacky Warehouse

A small / medium sized soft play area. Ideal for pre-school aged kids as it’s not too big. Separate area for under 5’s with slide and ball pool. Can sit close to the play area and see your little one from most angles!  Parties are also available.

“Just a heads up!!… Wacky Warehouse is lovely and quiet today. Good for getting your kids out of that hot sun, having a refreshing drink and a lovely fresh meal with no washing up!!”

VL, May 17

“We had our 3 year olds birthday party at Wacky Warehouse you can pay a little extra to have it exclusive which was well worth the money no stress and they did everything for us!”

CD, Dec 17

At the Flying legends, Stirling Road, Clifton Moor. YO30 4XY

T: 01904 693 239

Willow Farm Cafe

“I went too with our grandaughter. We will be back the food is so much better!! Our granddaughter loved the soft play undercover outside was lovely & warm in there”

WV March 18

“The service was great very busy and the 2 waitresses handled it very well, defo a new chef as food was lovely … we had ice creams and cakes too. Colouring books and crayons where brought straight over. Kiddis spoons and forks even wrapped in fancy napkins . She also mentioned they where stocking up the play area with more new books and toys too. 100% will go back again … btw the afternoon teas looked so yummy”

LP March 18

Willow Farm Cafe, Wigginton Rd, York, YO32 2RH
T: 01904 766822