Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids on a rainy day? Going to a soft play centre can be a great outing – the kids can run off lots of energy and parents can get the chance to grab a cuppa too! Here’s our roundup of some of the best soft play centres in Oxfordshire – click on the links to read an individual review. If you scroll on down, I’ve also popped in some great alternatives including trampoline parks and climbing centres.
Oxfordshire Soft Play Centres
Sprouts Soft Play Barn based at Millets Farm is one of the most popular indoor soft play centres in Oxfordshire. It’s got all the favourite activities plus lots of extras and a great bonus for grown ups is the decent coffee and delicious food. They get busy, so best to book your session online in advance.
Snakes and Ladders is a mega soft play centre in Abingdon. There is a huge three-level climbing structure to explore as well as a separate area for Under 5s with slides and soft shapes.
Yarnton Magic Garden is the new soft play kid in town. Just opened at the end of June 2019 at the Yarnton Garden Centre, it’s light bright and a little different with it’s nature theme.
Jump and Jiggle soft play in Kidington is a mini soft play in Kidlington & Gosford Leisure Centre. It has a single level area suited to pre-schoolers and is ideal if you’re looking for an easy trip out on a rainy day.
Whizz Kidz in Thame is a medium sized soft play centre with a multi-story play frame and a bouncy castle.
Hilltop Garden Store soft play barn in Ramsden is a lovely spot for younger kids. It’s relatively small but covers two levels and there’s always lots of parking.
Bicester Avenue soft play at the the Blue Diamond Garden Centre is now known as Eat & Play. It had a refurb and open early March with brand new equipment. It’s a small to mid sized soft play. Check out the review for lots of pictures, prices and menu options.
Carterton Leisure Centre Soft Play & Trampoline Park opened in Dec 2019 with all the favourites including a 4-lane slide, apple orchard ball pit, rope bridge, glow room and skyglide track. There’s also a special area, for younger ones which is a decent size rather than the little square that’s usually set aside.
Close to the Oxfordshire boarder, near Fairford is the lovely Hocus Pocus Play and the Magic Beans Cafe. It’s quite unique, with a mixture of soft play, sensory experiences and imaginative play.
Tucked just over the border in Moreton in Marsh, Fosseway Play Barn is bright, spacious and colourful. The soft play opened in the summer of 2019 so everything is brand spanking new.
Soft Play Centres in Other Attractions
If you’re looking for soft play within another attraction to make a whole day out, here are some great options:
Green Dragon Eco Farm in Hogshaw has a mid sized soft play with baby, under 5 and over 5 sections in one of the barns.
Roves Farm has dark tunnels over several levels for something a bit different! Bring a torch or buy a glow stick from reception to make your way around. There is also a soft play area for the little ones, ball pits, indoor sandpit and ride on tractors.
Indoor Play Centre Fun
Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park in Bicester also includes a small soft play area for little ones.
Clip n Climb family climbing centre in Bicester is a great alternative to soft play.
Carterton Trampoline Park