Did you used to go to soft play when you were a kid?

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Wasn’t a thing in the early 90s.

Like hummous.


WRONG, I soft played in the early 90s.


Thought you were 28?


what’s soft play


is it ball pools and stuff? I think I went at someone’s birthday party once. also when I went to Woodlands adventure park with school, they had stuff like that.

otherwise we were probably too poor to do stuff like that.



Witches and Wizards at Gisburn (in hindsight this was the best as it wasn’t adjoining a pub)
Wacky Warehouse
Jimmy G’s


I sometimes climbed into the draw under my bed and immersed my self with the toys it contained like a make shift ball pit


Don’t remember it being a thing late 80’s/early 90’s
Went to one Friday before last. Whole family now has a horrible cold,obvs.
I always end up as some sort of surrogate parent to like 2 other kids whose parents can’t be arsed when I go.


I liked soft play but sometimes those small spaces made me really anxious.


wasn’t a thing when i was young, wouldn’t have gone anyway as we only did free/cheap stuff.

they truly are the worst of places.


Didn’t know it was called soft play until much more recently but yes we’d often go to a place called Bananas for someone’s birthday or with school.

As a kid it felt like Bananas was just the ONE place where this happened and I’m still always a bit fascinated hearing about other people’s versions of Bananas from when they were kids and how it wasn’t called Bananas for them.


yes have a horrible memory of a boy kicking me in the face and having to go home :frowning:


They’re all linked to organised crime, those places (at least they are where I live).


Thinking about it I was probably only ever there a handful of times but the excitement of it all is forever etched on the memory.

Was shit scared of the vertical Coca-Cola slide though


puddletown pirates 4 life. mum had a stall at botany bay for a bit so we went all the time. fucking great.


I went to an adult ones few years ago which was mainly horrible. a kids one that opened at night and let you bring booze.

Good idea cause slides are fun but I’ve never been so dehydrated in my life.

The staff were a couple of teenagers who didn’t care and the whole thing felt really lawless.


I’m surprised escape rooms took off as the adults doing kids stuff thing of the late 2010s when adults doing soft play seems like a better rubbish idea. I guess there’s other factors though.


Used to go with my brother, my best friend and his brother who was my brother’s best friend. We always used to fight with other squads


Woodlands had a fucking great ball pool.