The Wyevale Garden Centre has been taken over since I last visited (it’s been a while) and I can’t confirm what the soft play is currently like. I’ll update the review as soon as I can.
Bicester Avenue at Wyevale Garden Centre has a lovely little soft play area. If you are looking for something a little less chaotic than the super sized warehouse soft play centres, then Bicester Avenue soft play is ideal.
Bicester Avenue Soft Play Apparatus
There are three areas for different age groups. A small baby area, with shape blocks is idea for little ones to be able to crawl around safely. You will need to watch out for bigger kids trying to sneak into this area as the staff don’t monitor it.
The toddler area, is a good size to keep kids occupied for an hour. It has a couple of different levels to climb, a small slide and ball pool.
The junior area for the older kids is a bit larger with a curly and straight slide, ball pool, multi levels, passage ways and plenty of places to explore.
Bicester Avenue Soft Play Facilities
There is a café serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, kids lunchboxes and some yummy cakes. However, you can also buy food from the main restaurant at the garden centre and bring it into the soft play café. If you’re up for a morning session, I would recommend the sausage sandwich. As the soft play area is not too large, it’s easy for parents to enjoy a cup of tea and still be able to see their kids racing around the apparatus.
There are a couple of toilets and change table which can be accessed from the soft play centre which means you don’t have to leave and go into the main garden centre.
We will now be running two different sets of timed sessions – one to operate on weekdays during term time and the other to operate during Oxfordshire school holidays and at weekends. Please make a note of the varying times we are operating on different days as these are set sessions.
Parking at the garden centre is free.
Bicester Avenue Soft Play Session Times
The soft play centre runs timed sessions which you can just turn up for or book in advance. It’s always best to book in advance for busy sessions especially on wet weekends or during the school holidays.
Bicester Avenue Soft Play Costs
It’s definitely worth having a garden club card to get your discount. It doesn’t cost anything to join and you can pick up a card in the garden centre from customer services as you enter.
6 months – 23 months £1.50 for The Garden Club members (£3.50 for non-The Gardening Club members)
2 years – 8 years £3.50 for The Garden Club club members (£5.50 for non-The Garden Club members)
Under 6 months (babies in arms) – FREE
Accompanying adults – FREE
The Garden Club cards must be presented at time of entry.
Call 01869 242 248 (press option 2) and they will take your booking over the phone.
If for any reason the session is unavailable they will call you to let you know. You can book a session up to a week in advance.