Soft Play areas in York are listed here and have recommendations and top tips from local parents.
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.
Adults and Corporate bookings welcome. Ladies nights coming soon!
64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL
Rethink 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.
Book your slot on our website.
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.
The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW.
Inside you’ll find lots to do in the Creepy Crawlies play area, including climbing up and sliding down 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 5s. 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 and there is also a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative.
Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water park area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes, go carts and more. Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guineau pigs, goats, pigs and chickens.
We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptiuos homemade, freshly prepared dishes!
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.
Saturday to Thursday: 9.30am to 7pm
Friday: 9.30am to 8pm
The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH
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.
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
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.
“Myself and a few friends are up at Riverside Farm, play area. It’s all been painted and given a deep clean, new flooring, coffee machine and has a lovely new feel to it.
The new staff are really friendly and welcoming. Open from 9.30 am for Tots club at £2.25 per child. Crafts and colouring available and free juice for children on week days.”
MC, Nov 18
“I am also here and have to say it’s been a fantastic morning, staff have been amazing and the whole place feels really clean and fresh xx”
KC, Nov 18
Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XJ
T: 01904 642525
Spurriergate is open for refreshments and meet-ups Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2.30pm. We have free Friendly WiFi, a soft play area and a warm welcome. Come and meet your friends and make some new ones!
The Spurriergate Centre, St Michael’s Church, Spurriergate, York, YO1 9QR
T: 01904 629393
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.“
JB, Jan 18
“Love it. My lb is 19months and it’s far by his most favourite play area. Yes you turn up and pay on the door. You have to pay to park but then get your money back if you take the ticket in x”
HH, Feb 18
Summit Indoor Adventure, Scott Road, Selby. YO8 4BL.
T: 01757 293292
‘Willow farm cafe get my vote as a grandma. Our grandaughter loves it there foods scrummy and well priced and she loves musical moo and the craft table which is free to use.’
WV Jan 19
‘Brilliant free children’s facilities and amazing food options. There is loads for the kids to do of all ages from covered smaller play items like ball pools and kitchens cars etc to outdoor slide/ climbing frames, sand section and a bouncy castle in the summer the variety keeps them entertained for hours the wonderful free crafts table inside means we always take a memory home with us x’
LM Jan 19
Willow Farm Cafe, Wigginton Rd, York, YO32 2RH
T: 01904 766822