Days Out Norwich

Soft Play Areas

61a Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2HF

Explorers Soft Play offers 90 minutes sessions daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, with pricing ranging from £2.75for under 1s, £5.25 for under 4-year olds, and £6.25 for over 4 years old.

The interactive soft play has been praised by parents as ‘exactly what Aylsham Road needs’ and an ‘excellent soft play with friendly staff and delicious food.’

Children’s parties are available Monday – Friday at 12pm or 2pm and weekends at 10am or 2pm.

Both the café and soft play operate as part of YMCA Norfolk, meaning all profits go towards the charity’s mission and customers who use the facilities are helping to support the young homeless people and vulnerable families in Norfolk.

To book a soft play session please click HERE

To book a soft play party click HERE

You do not need to book a table at the café, walk-ins are welcome.

01603 343082
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Bananas Soft Play

Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2UY

7 days a week for children aged 0-11 years, maximum height 148cm. Under 6 months go FREE.

Birthday coming up? Our party packages take the stress out of organising a party – the perfect way to celebrate your little monkey’s birthday.

Free parking available onsite. See website for prices and opening times.

Call 01508 531444 for more information.

Broadland View- Brewers Fayre

Broadlands Business Park, Old Chapel Way, Norwich , Norfolk, NR7 0WG

Brewers Fayre

Bring the family down and enjoy play every day 12pm – 7pm with our soft play and kid’s activities.

There’s plenty of space for the kids to burn off energy in our soft play, whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy unlimited coffee for only £4.

Contact 01603 307 610 for more information.


Mumblers say:

Caroline N- “They do a fab offer in the morning. £4.95 for unlimited tea, coffee and squash, entry into the play area and croissants!”

Tess S- “It’s a good play area but adults aren’t allowed on anymore. Bit scary as you can’t see all of it from the ground! There is a ‘toddler’ bit but most toddlers head off onto the big soft play pretty quickly!”

Bugs Play Cafe

Flixton Rd, Bungay NR35 1PD

“Cafe and play area for children under 7yrs. Indoor and outdoor play frames, sandpit, ride-ons and room to run off some energy!”

07506 260780

Clocktower Castle Carvery

Clocktower Castle Carvery, 26 Jarrold Way, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9JD

Clocktower Castle Carvery Soft Play. £2.95 per child.

Contact 01603 748 068 for more information.

Crazy Club – Castle Quarter

18 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3D

Taking your kids to a soft play centre such as Crazy Club is a fantastic way to give children their 60 active minutes and it is “Exercise in Disguise” as the kids are just having great fun… Running, Jumping, Climbing, Sliding… Play is what kids do best!!

Contact 01603 531707



9 Roman Way, Thetford IP24 1XB

“We offer indoor soft play area for children aged 0-12 years, play group for preschoolers, parties, discos, private hire and events.”

Age of play is 6 months up to 12 years. Tuesday & Thursday Play Group – 09.30 – 12.30

01842 762600

Funkys Rollerskating & Adventure play

Burton Road Business Park, Spar Rd, Norwich NR6 6AX

Welcome to Norfolk’s premier indoor activity & birthday party centre.  We have a purpose built maple wood roller skating rink & amazing adventure play area which stretches over 3 floors!  Let the children run wild in our play area or go for a skate with them on our rink.

Birthday parties

  • Admission for Roller Skating &/or Adventure Play
  • Skate Hire
  • Maximum Of 6 Children Per Booking.
  • Choose from “Funky PARTY Package”, “Ultimate PARTY Package” or Skate and Laser Gun parties.

Contact 01603 403220 for more information.

High Altitude

High Altitude, 91 Whiffler Road, Norwich,

Parents & Toddler sessions

Jump and Lunch for under 5s.

Freestyle under 10s

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.

Hyper Centre

Horsbeck Industrial Estate, 26, Horsbeck Way, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3BB

Hyper offers soft play for all ages, we have a separate toddler area plus a large bespoke frame featuring a 40ft wavy slide. Our sports court is a favourite with children & adults offering football/basketball facilities and our disco cave runs all day!

01603 891010

JR’s Indoor and Outdoor play

JR’s – Indoor & Outdoor Play, Bowling & American Diner
Tungate Rd, North Walsham NR28 0JQ

“North Norfolk’s largest indoor adventure play experience. STOMP is JR’s play area where children can have bags of fun!”

01692 407793


Jump for Joy

Jump for Joy, Mahoney Green, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6JY

Give your child an outlet for their energy at Jump for Joy children’s play centre. Let them run, climb and slide to their heart’s content.
Our junior play area is suitable for ages 4-10 years, (under 4’s with adult supervision), and we also have a play frame just for toddlers under 4 years.

Contact 01603 721 872 for more information.

Poringland Playbarn

West Green Farm, Shotesham Road, Poringland, NR14 7LP

The Playbarn is a fun packed farmyard based adventure centre especially designed for children under 7 years.  Indoor activities include a Beach Barn, giant climbing frame, soft play area and quiet areas. Outdoor activities include a small farmyard, an outdoor climbing den, tractor courtyard with ride on tractors, electric tractors, barking diggers and electric sand digger.

Parties- The Playbarn offers Gallery or Picnic parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Hire the whole of the Playbarn privately or share it, and base your party in one of the Party Rooms.

Contact 01508 495 526 for more information.


The Racecourse Castle Carvery

The Racecourse, Salhouse Rd, Norwich NR13 6LA

The Racecourse Soft Play. £2.95 per child.

Contact 01603 720421 for more information.

The Wonder Wood

1, Hillier House, Norwich Rd, Watton, Thetford IP25 6JX

“Come & Play at The Wonder Wood! We’re on the Norwich Rd, Watton, opposite the Spar. Adventurous indoor play for children aged 0-12 years old. Delicious coffees, cake and lunches for children and grown-ups.”

Contact 01953 889008 for more information

William’s Kitchen & Explorer’s – YMCA

YMCA, Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 2HF

“Just a five minute drive from Norwich city centre, Explorers Soft Play allows your little ones to play while you enjoy a bite to eat with a friend in our modern, spacious café.”

01603 343082