North East Soft Play Reviews

Prices and offers can vary. Last checked February 2022. Please always double check opening times, whether pre-booking is required and info via the venue's official social media and websites before heading out. Soft plays often reach capacity quickly when the weather isn't so great.  

North East Soft Play Reviews


This post features all of our soft play reviews in one place, we will add to it as we review new places so do save this post to pop back to. 

Would you like to write a review of your favourite soft play? We can cover your admission costs. Email Sam@NorthEastFamilyFun.co.uk for more information. 


Jungle Jack's Soft Play - click here to read our review 




A spacious and super clean soft play in Newcastle City Centre suitable from birth - 8 years. Find Jungle Jack's in Better Eldon Leisure, Eldon Square (third floor above the restaurants). 


Castle Mania - click here to read our review 

An indoor award-winning indoor softplay based in Amble, Northumberland. Expect a castle-theme with rope bridges, dragon tail slides, cannon ball swings, a three story play frame and the largest soft-play centre in Northumberland. 

North East Soft Play Reviews  - castle mania

  • Under 18 months - £2 (1 hour's play Mon-Fri before 11am)
  • Toddler time for under 4s - £4.50 (10-3 term time unlimited play) 
  • After school deal - £6 including a kids meal (must call ahead to pre-book this deal)


The Fun Zone Durham - click here to read our review 

A family entertainment centre with soft play, role play village, rides, games and a fab cafe. Located in Langley Moor. 


  • Under 1s - £2.50 
  • Age 3 and under - £3.95 
  • Aged 4 and over - £4.95 
  • Adults go free
  • After-school deal - 2.5 hours play + kids meal for £7.50 


Round the Twist Benton - click here to read our review 

Round the Twist is the largest entertainment centre in the North East. Expect mini golf, role play village, multi level play frame, drop slides and more. 



  • 0-12 months - £3.50 (or free with paying sibling) 
  • 1-4 years -  £7.50-£9.50 
  • 5-12 years - £8.50 - £10.50 
  • Adults £1 
  • After-school deal - 2.5 hours play + kids meal for £8.50 (Mon-Fri term time after 3pm)


Dobbies Soft Play (various locations)  - click here to read our review 

Soft Plays are available at Dobbies Gosforth, Morpeth (Heighley Gate) and Stockton. Suitable for ages 0-8 years. 



  • £3 for 1 hour's play 
  • Dine & Play Deal - £5.50 for one hour's play + a kid's meal (from 12noon)


CJs Funhouse Cramlington - click here to read our review 

Expect a 3 story play frame with tunnels, slides and more. 



  • Under 3s - £3.95-£4.95 
  • Over 3s - £4.95-£5.95 
  • Teatime Special (after 3pm term time Mon-Thurs) - Kids meal, juice and play for £6.99

The Fun Shack Newcastle - click here to read our review 

A large indoor soft play with lots of activities and things to do. 



  • 0-12 months - £3 (or free with older sibling) 
  • 1-4 years - £8.50-£10.50 
  • 5-12 years - £10.50-£12.50 
  • Adults £2 
  • Toddler Time - £6.50 including toddler entry, juice and biscuits 

Adventure Valley Durham - click here to read our review 

There are two indoor soft play areas which are included in admission to the wider farm / adventure park - one large play frame in the main cafe and also a wild west themed soft play beside the events room. 





Gigglewicks Cramlington - click here to read our review 

An indoor play area for children aged 0-6 (older kids welcome if you think they'd enjoy it) with role play areas and dress up. 



  • 0-11 months - £2 
  • 1-6 years - £6 (includes one accompanying adult) 
  • Additional adults - £3

Prudhoe Waterworld Soft Play - click here to read our review 

A small soft play inside Prudhoe Waterworld. 



  • £3 for under 8s


Would you like to write a review of your favourite soft play? We can cover your admission costs. Email Sam@NorthEastFamilyFun.co.uk for more information. 

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