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


#1
  • Yes
  • I’m a Tory

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#2

Wasn’t a thing in the early 90s.

Like hummous.


#3

WRONG, I soft played in the early 90s.


#4

Thought you were 28?


#5

what’s soft play


#6

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.


#7

Yes

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


#8

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


#9

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.


#10

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


#11

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.


#12

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.


#13

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


#14

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


#15

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


#16

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


#17

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.


#18

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.


#19

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


#20

Woodlands had a fucking great ball pool.