There are lots of soft play centres around Oxfordshire from the mini ones to the super sized. Whizz Kidz, indoor soft play Thame is a mid or large sized one, with plenty to keep the older ones and the smaller toddlers happy.
I visited with my two energetic boys on a wet day during the school summer holidays. Steeling myself for the inevitable madness that busy soft play centres have on these kind of days, I was surprised and relieved that I was able to find myself a table. It was busy, as you would expect but not too wild.
The giant, multi storey play frame was perfect for my kids to run off their energy. They chased each other through the levels, jumped into the large ball pit, flew down several slides and fired cannons. The levels are pretty visible from the outside which meant I didn’t have to follow them through.
Next to the play frame, they also have a sports area, set up like a mini football pitch with plenty of balls to kick around.
The bouncy castle is also a great addition which you don’t get at every soft play centre. There’s a max of 10 children allowed on at any time but we found there were no queues even on a busy day.
For the younger visitors, they have a couple of dedicated under 5 areas. One is a smaller size soft play frame with a couple of levels to move around. The other has a couple of small play houses and ride in cars.
The food was reasonable too. The macaroni cheese came with garlic bread (option for salad too) and they also have Annabel Karmel meals. For the fussy eaters, you can have something a simple as toast or sandwiches to more substantial chicken nuggets.
We spent over three hours and it felt like good value for money. The only problem was trying to stop my youngest from falling asleep on the way home.
Whizz Kidz Thame Pricing
*Mon-Fri term time only. Includes a free squash
& biscuit plus 60p off any hot drink
**Weekends, School holidays, Bank holidays
+ selected INSET days
***if accompanied by a paying sibling aged 1 or over. £1 otherwise