From play villages to ball pools, these are the best indoor playgrounds in Leeds.
Soft play is the perfect indoor activity for kids and adults alike. You get to chill out with a coffee or a panini while they have the time of their lives bouncing off the walls and whizzing down slides. But where can you find such vinyl-covered pleasure palaces? There are loads of soft play centres in Leeds and we’ve rounded up the best of them, guaranteed to wear out even the most energetic of kids.
Monster Kidz soft play is one of the best in Leeds. They’ve got two locations, both ideal for burning energy when the weather’s a bit rubbish. Their state of the art playground is large, colourful and has lots to entertain, with designated zones for babies, toddlers and juniors up to 12 years old. There are tunnels to crawl through, slides to whirl round and platforms to climb – perfect for little imaginations to run wild in. You can grab a seat in the central seating area, use the super-fast wifi and sip on a hot drink while the kids laugh and play to their heart’s content.
Monster Kidz, Unit B5, St Catherine’s Business Complex, Broad Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 2TD and Monster Kidz, 6 Matrix Court, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5WB.
Kids Clubhouse is the perfect spot for indoor days out for all ages, catering for children up to the age of 12. Their play facilities focus on keeping kids as active as possible – your little monsters could be racing around the kart track one minute and whizzing down the wavy slides the next. There are separate, dedicated play areas for the under-twos and the two to four-year-olds, with sensory toys, slides and ball pits to explore. Hungry? The cafe is top notch, serving a range of proper hot meals as well as coffee and snacks to keep you and the kids going.
Kids Clubhouse, 75 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4QD.
There’s a kids’ indoor playground just waiting to be explored at Sunny Bank Mills. It’s one of the smaller soft play centres in Leeds, but Jackaboos still boasts three levels of play frame fun. We’re talking slides to barrel down, ball pits to plunge into and trampolines to bounce away on – perfect for wearing out little legs. The frame is in the middle of the room, so you can see your mini-humans wherever they are as you sip on a much-needed coffee. Kids can also play in the only Wow Toy Play Zone in Leeds, which is populated with toddler-friendly toys and play mats.
Jackaboos, 10a Sunnybank Mills, 83-85 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ.
Munchkins Soft Play
Munchkins in Morley is home to a three-level play structure that includes all the classic elements of soft play, from a ball pool to trampolines, tunnels and a multi-lane wavy slide. There’s also a dedicated soft play area for under-2s, with its own ball pool, ride-on rockers and a smaller slide. Meanwhile, the cafe offers good visibility over the entire play area, with plenty of hot and cold food and drink options for you to enjoy while the little ones play. The venue offers parties outside of normal opening hours, so that’s your little one’s next birthday sorted.
Munchkins Soft Play, Bank Avenue, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9JF.
With bridges, slides and tubes aplenty, children aged 8 and under can have a full-on adventure at Junglecatz in Morley. For the grown-ups, the seating area has been made ultra comfy, so you can enjoy a little something from the cafe while the kids are kept busy. They hold regular classes for both adults and children, including dance, exercise and messy play, as well as special events throughout the year, like themed activities and craft sessions. Their dedicated party room even has a light-up dance floor for a birthday party they’ll remember.
Junglecatz, Commercial Street Unit 2, Little Lane, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 8FZ.
Looking for a way to entertain under-fives on a rainy day? Tiny Boo is just the place. It’s a beautifully designed, small but perfectly formed, indoor playground for your little ones. There’s a mini slide, fish bowl windows to peer out of, a net bridge to conquer, and lots of toys, all made to help build confidence and independence in your tiny tots (and to wear them out!). While they don’t have a cafe on site, Assembly Bar + Kitchen is in the same building and they’ll happily bring your tea and sandwich to you while you watch your kids in Tiny Boo. How’s that for service?
Tiny Boo, Heart Headingley, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HN.
Little Burrowers is a tiny bit different from the other soft play centres in Leeds. There’s a soft play sensory room for babies up to the age of 18 months, filled with colour, light, sound and texture to engage the senses and help improve motor skills and visual processing abilities. For older kids up to preschool age, they can role play as hairdressers, vets and firefighters in the George Town Play Village – a wonderland of mini-shops and more designed to ignite the imagination. There’s a view-side cafe, so you can enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake too!
Little Burrowers, Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AU.
Tumble Town Adventure Play
Tumble Town Adventure Play is an independent indoor soft play centre in Guiseley, with play facilities for babies and children up to 6 years of age. Young ‘uns can have oodles of fun in a safe, clean and fun environment for up to two hours in the soft play structure. With slides and loads of things to climb on and clamber over, it’s bound to keep even the most adventurous of children busy. Their supervised baby and young toddler area will give you some peace of mind, while you can grab a slice of cake and a cuppa from the cafe.
Tumble Town Adventure Play, South View Business Centre, Ghyll Royd, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9PP.