Under the sea soft play

Under the Sea featuring Pirate Island is a nautical adventure for the whole family to enjoy - with lots of interactive features and fun characters!

Arguably the leading play facility in the area, our Soft Play area 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.

Includes a spectator area, buggy park and purpose-built changing facilities. Check out our photos on Flickr [external link].

Opening times differ during Bank Holidays, please see the Centre's Opening Times Page.  

Prices and Merchandise  Under the Sea Menu  Crèche

Our Activity Programme is packed with activities to help children meet their recommended daily target of: 

Play Area - Open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm

  • Supervised by qualified Nursery staff
  • Soft Play and separate play area with sensory facilities
  • Jolly Pirate and Toddler Sessions
  • 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, 10am - 6pm

  • 0 to 10 years
  • One hour play

Crèche - Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am 

  • The crèche allows you to use the Centre's facilities while your children are supervised by our qualified nursery staff.
  • 8 weeks to 4 years
  • Supervised play, which includes creative activities, interactive songs and stories

Parent and Toddler Themed Sessions (weekly themes)
Monday to Friday, 10am - 11.30am Term Time Only

  • 0 - 5 years
  • One hour in soft play area
  • 15 minutes snack time - juice and complimentary healthy snack for child
  • 15 minutes interactive songs and story time

Active Afternoons
Monday to Friday, 1pm - 3pm Term Time Only

  • Two hours soft play
  • Juice, fruit and a cookie

Captain's Tea Time
Monday - Friday, 4pm - 6pm Term Time Only

  • Join our shipmates for our tea time special  
  • Two hours soft play
  • Plus a themed pirate box meal
  • Fancy dress optional

Private Playroom with Sensory Facilities

Experience different light, sound and tactile sensations.

  • 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 these times,  Call 01325 406974 for more information.

Rules of Play

  • no photography/video allowed without permission
  • no food, drink or chewing gum on the soft play
  • no glassware
  • remove shoes before entering the play area - but wear socks at all times
  • arms and legs should be covered
  • remove all jewellery, badges and other sharp objects
  • children who are unwell should not use the play equipment
  • leave all personal items with parents/guardians
  • no liability will be accepted for losses, damages or theft

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