PlayZone is our award winning childrens soft play facility which is located on the first floor level of The Custom House which is accessible by lift or stairs. Our large 3 level Softbrick™ play structure has capacity for up to 70 children and is packed with an exciting range of adventure play activities, providing fun for ages 2 to 8yrs (height restriction applies at 1.5m). Please note: parent / guardian remains responsible for their children at all times. On entry the parent/guardian is required to sign in, accepting our “Rules of Play”. Copies of which are available next to the sign in sheet and are reproduced here:
Rules of Play (click to expand →)
Rules of Play
PlayZone is suitable for children to age 8 years and under 4’9” or 145cm in height. All children must be signed in by a responsible adult over 18 years old. By signing adults are agreeing to abide by these rules of play.
Supervision All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, over the age of 18, who must remain within the building at all times. PlayZone does not accept responsibility for the supervision of children. Only children who are under 4’9” or 145cm in height may play. Older children, over the height limit are not allowed in the structure to play or supervise. Parents / guardians must:
- Accept full responsibility to supervise their children at all times
- Observe their children to ensure that they are capable of using the equipment safely
- Explain these rules of play to the children and monitor their behaviour.
We advise that children under 4 using the main play structure are accompanied by an adult.
Children should use the toilet and wash their hands before entering the play area.
Clothing SHOES MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING THE PLAY AREA. SOCKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, BY BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
Children and adults are advised to wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts on the play equipment, to minimise risk of personal injury. Clothes should be tucked in at all times. Clothes with ropes and cords should not be worn in the play area.
Leave badges and jewellery with a responsible adult. Spectacles should only be worn if used with a retainer and shatter proof lenses.
Behaviour Balls or other objects must not be thrown at each other.
Fighting, bullying, abusive, aggressive, or any type of behaviour deemed to be unsuitable towards PlayZone Staff, management, or other members of the public, from either children or adults, will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Management reserve the right to enforce total bans.
Report any behavioural concerns to a member of staff. Don’t attempt to intervene yourself.
Timing Play is restricted to 90 minutes during busy times.
Safety For their safety, we ask that you ensure your children do not climb the slides, or play in front of the slide exits.
No sharp objects may be taken into the play area (adults – check your pockets!)
It is forbidden to climb on the netted walls or the system structure.
Report all accidents to a member of staff, to ensure that we can provide any necessary assistance and minimise the potential of re occurrence These will be logged and are an important part of on-going safety audits.
Please report any damage to PlayZone property to a member of staff.
Children who are unwell, or who have been unwell, should not visit the centre for at least 48 hours. Children who become unwell in the centre, must leave the centre immediately.
Food & Drink No food or drink items are allowed on any of the play equipment. Chewing gum is strictly prohibited in the building
No food or drinks can be consumed in the centre, unless purchased from the café. However, it is permitted to bring food and drink for babies under 1 year.
In the interests of Health and Safety, please ensure that any food debris which falls on the floor is picked/wiped up as soon as possible. Report any spillages to a member of staff.
General Nappy changing and the use of potties etc. must be conducted in the family toilet. Please ensure all nappies are placed in the correct bin provided.
Any toilet accidents must be reported to reception immediately.
Security We suggest that you leave all valuables at home. We provide a few small lockers, but cannot accept liability for any loss or theft that may occur.
Close the gate on entering or leaving PlayZone.
Management reserve the right to refuse entry.
CCTV operates in PlayZone for the purposes of crime prevention and as an aid to supervision.
Parents/Guardians should note that whilst every consideration has been given for the safety of children using the play centre, PlayZone cannot be held responsible for accidents which occur as a result of children playing on the equipment! We use “BS 8409 Fully Enclosed Play Facilities” as a key safety reference document and an extract from this is available on our website
Opening Times & Price
Open for fun 7 days a week from 10am
last entry circa 5.15pm (we do close later during busy times and earlier during quiet timesor if pre booked). Entry £3.75 per child for REWARDS members and £4 for non REWARDS. Note: Thursday play finishes at 5pm for Blasters public PLayZer session (see below)
Parent & Toddler Session
Available 10am – 1pm, Monday – Friday (term time only), discounted entry only £3.50 with juice and biscuits included. REWARDS members pay ONLY £3.25. Sign up FREE of charge and start enjoying the benefits now.
The Gem Den
Dig to find the buried treasure and keep the precious gems that you find, only £1.50pp (ask at reception for availability) or £1.20pp as a party add on.
Choose from a range of cuddly animals, stuff them, name them and fill out their birth certificate. Once you have your new friend you can dress them in a wide variety of outfits. We will be holding regular sessions at £12.95 in addition to party packages.
PlayZer is our fun filled junior laser tag game held within the padded PlayZone structure, take aim at your friends as you blast them with state of the art phasers. Come along to our weekly Blasters sessions, every Thursday 5pm, for only £6.50 or have an exclusive action packed party for you and your friends.
Health & Safety
Every morning before we open we carry out a thorough structure safety inspection. Every week we clean and sanitise all structure surfaces to keep things fresh and hygienic. We deal with toilet accidents when they happen, if this is in one of the ball pools it will be completely emptied, sanitised and every ball cleaned and dried before putting back into use. We know not all operators are this meticulous but health and hygiene matter to us.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a wide selection of freshly made snacks and lite bites from our sunshine cafe, additionally you can also order pasta specials and kids meal deals from our restaurant served up in Tiffins to keep the food warm. Check out our menu below.
Sunshine Cafe Menu
Large Toasted Teacake V £1.60 served with butter and preserve Two Rounds of Toast V £1.20 with butter and marmalade Two Hot Toasted Crumpets £1.20 with butter and preserve Junior Sandwiches £1.30 served on a combination of white and brown sliced bread ham, jam or cheese spread Hot Dog £1.30 made with good quality pork & chicken meat served in a bun Sunshine Selection £3.50 choose 5 different items from the pick ‘n’ mix selection: ham or jam or cheese spread sandwich, hot dog, raisins, Babybel cheese, Walkers crisps, Quavers, apple juice, orange juice, Kit Kat or vanilla ice cream TREATS Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake with squirty cream and chocolate sauce £2.50 with ice-cream and chocolate sauce £3.00 Ice Cream Tub £1.00 CornettoSoft £1.60 Selection of Cadbury’s, Mars and Nestlé chocolate in the display fridge Cakes, treats, crisps etc. available at reception BIGGER BITES available from 11.30am, last orders 5.00pm Custom House homemade Soup & Buttered Bread V £3.50 Junior Soup & Buttered Bread V £2.30 Heinz tomato or vegetable Beans or spaghetti shapes on toast V £1.95 Bacon Sandwich £3.05 served on a combination of white and brown sliced bread Chilli Cheese Nachos £4.95 homemade spicy meat chilli with a light sprinkling of cheese served with nachos Potato Wedges seasoned potato wedges with mayo & salsa dips V £3.50 Adult Sandwiches freshly made to order on a combination of white and brown sliced bread with homemade coleslaw, salad garnish & nachos with cheese savoury V £3.30 (cheddar cheese, onions, peppers, celery, cucumber & mayo) with tuna crunch (tuna, cucumber, onion, peppers, celery & mayo) £3.50 with ham (home cooked) £3.60 Jacket Potatoes oven baked potatoes served with homemade coleslaw, salad garnish & nachos with butter V £3.50 with beans V £4.10 with cheddar V £4.10 with cheddar and beans V £4.50 with cheese savoury V £4.30 (cheddar cheese, onions, peppers, celery, cucumber & mayo) with tuna crunch (tuna, cucumber, onion, peppers, celery & mayo) £4.50 with spicy beef chilli £4.80 Junior Jackets a half baked potato with salad garnish with butter V £2.15 with beans V £2.65 with cheddar V £2.65 with cheddar and beans V £2.90 Panini hot Italian style sandwiches served with homemade coleslaw, salad garnish & nachos with cheese, onion and tomato V £4.20 with ham and tomato £4.30 with cheese and ham £4.40 with cheese and bacon £4.60 Adult platter £12.25 a platter of sandwiches (ham, tuna crunch & cheese savoury) with potato wedges, nachos and mayo & salsa dips, suitable for 3 people TIFFIN TIME Meals served from the Restaurant Kitchen delivered in a tiffin box Available daily, place your order at PlayZone Reception by 11.45am for service at 12.15pm approx AND 3.00-5.00pm Chinese Style Salt ‘n’ Pepper Chips V £3.95 chunky chips tossed with onions and a seasoning of garlic, chilli, 5 spice, salt and pepper served with a sweet chilli dip Custom House Homemade Meat & Potato Pie £6.95 served with fries and mushy peas American Cheeseburger & Fries £5.95 prime 4oz beef burger grilled with cheese and topped with tomato, shredded lettuce and a lightly spiced hamburger relish served in a fresh floured bap and chunky chips Penne Bolognaise £5.75 penne pasta with a traditional beef, onion, garlic and herb tomato bolognaise sauce, a classic taste without the mess! Penne alla Pancetta £5.75 penne pasta, bacon, leeks, onions and garlic in a white wine cream sauce topped with mozzarella and oven baked Penne alla Panna £5.50 penne pasta, onions, garlic, mushrooms, bacon, parmesan and herbs in a white cream wine sauce topped with mozzarella and oven baked Penne Romana £5.75 penne pasta, ham, onions, garlic and mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce Penne Custom House n (vegetarian option available V) £5.50 penne pasta with bacon, peppers, onions and spinach in a chilli, garlic, white wine cream sauce with a hint of pesto Penne Spicy Sausage £5.75 penne pasta, pepperoni, onions, chilli and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce Penne Vegetariana V £5.75 penne pasta, peppers, onions, mushrooms, chilli and garlic in a tomato and basil sauce Penne Amatriciana £5.75 penne pasta, bacon, onions, garlic, rosemary and chilli in a red wine tomato sauce Penne alla Carbonara £5.75 penne pasta, bacon, onions, garlic and parmesan in a white wine cream sauce Penne al Sugo di Tonno £5.75 penne pasta, tuna, peppers, onions, garlic, chilli and lemon in a white wine tomato sauce Penne con Caprino V n £5.75 penne pasta, goats cheese, onions, fresh pesto and basil in a white wine cream sauce Penne Fegatine £5.75 penne pasta and chicken livers in a rich creamy bacon, onion and garlic sauce Ciabatta Garlic bread £1.70 with garlic and parsley butter Children at Tiffin Time All served in a disposable box and includes squash Tomato and Cheese Pasta V £3.25 penne pasta with a napoli tomato sauce topped with grated mozzarella cheese Beef Burger £3.25 locally made burger served in a bun with fries Fish Coddies £3.25 prime breaded cod pieces served with fries Chicken Nuggets £3.25 chicken breast pieces served with fries V vegetarian n contains nuts All our food is prepared freshly to order in an area where there may be traces of nuts all products on sale at The Sunshine Café are subject to availability