Details and Prices

Come along to our 'Under the Sea', soft play area and join in all the fun!

Includes new and exciting interactive features and characters, Under the Sea featuring Pirate Island is a nautical adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Soft Play Parties [link] What's On [link to page] Soft Play Menu Link [pdf] Birthday Party Enquiry Form [external link]

Under the Sea leaflet [pdf document]   Rules of play [pdf document]

To access our casual soft play area, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged over 16 years old.

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Dolphin Centre Soft Play Area Spectator Area

Arguably the leading play facility in the area, our Soft Play area now includes interactive features exclusive to the Dolphin Centre offering activity for children up to the age of 10.

Come and meet Pirate Pete and help the Mermaid Princess find Fin the Dolphin, who has been stolen by Slick and MC the mischievous sharks.  Along the way join in the challenge to see if you come across Pirate Pete's treasure.

Some of the key developments includes the improved toddler facilities for young children and babies and the larger spectator area that supports a comfortable environment and a happy social experience for both adult and children.  Sample our delicious menu [pdf document] available throughout the day.

The new area also includes a buggy park and purpose built changing facilities. 

The play area is open all week and supervised by qualified nursery staff.

Among the attractions:

  • Open 7-Days a Week, 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Soft Play and separate play area with sensory facilities
  • Casual Soft Play 
  • Jolly Pirate and Toddler Sessions
  • Crèche  
  • Warm-up songs
  • Captain's Tea Time 
  • Group Bookings
  • Children's Birthday Parties
  • Grown-Ups Cafe and Viewing Area

Casual Soft Play

Monday to Sunday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Ages: 0 - 10 years

  • One-hour play
  • Babies under 6 months, free
    Under 12 months - £1.00
    Over 12 months - £3.45

Crèche

The crèche allows you to use the Centre's facilities while your children are supervised by our qualified nursery staff.

Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am
Ages: 8 weeks to 4 years (pre-school children)
Cost: £3.00

  • Supervised play, which includes: 
     - creative activities
     - interactive songs and stories

Private Playroom with Sensory Facilities

This room allows visitors to experience different light, sound and tactile sensations.  Our aim is to make this room available for use by all visitors of all ages. 

New play features include:

  • Recliner Lounger
  • Themed Crèche Cradle
  • Sensory Clever Cube
  • Sensory Bean Bag
  • Dodi Rocker 
  • Baby Ball Pool
  • Tummy Time
  • Sensory Floor Pad
  • Fuzzy Felt Games and Activities
  • Ball Juggler
  • Bubble Wall Panel, with colour changing effects

The room is used as a crèche Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am, but can be hired out for private use outside of these times.

For more information and to book out of the room please telephone 01325 388122.

Please view our other Under the Sea Soft Play YouTube video [external link] showing you our seating and catering areas along with our party rooms.