The Treehouse Softplay Whitley Bay Review

This is an advert for January 2024 and based on a visit in January 2024 by our writer Gaia and her 5 year old daughter.

Any shares / edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. Please always check with venues direct before visiting for the most up to date info, especially regarding opening hours and prices as these can change over time. You can do that here: Over to Gaia: 

The Treehouse Softplay Whitley Bay Review

If you're looking for a soft play that's perfect for little ones then the Treehouse Soft play in Whitley Bay is it! With a play structure that's perfect for under 7s, talking trees, ride on toys and a separate area for non-walking babies (on selected days), it's the perfect option for babies, toddlers pre-schoolers and young children. 

The Treehouse Highlights: 

  • Play structure that's perfect for younger kids
  • Seating that you can see the whole place from
  • Ride on toys - lots of motorbikes
  • Bargain £6.50 after school deal including play + kids meal 
  • Dressing up clothes
  • Dedicated area for non-walking babies (Tues/Wed/Thurs term time - book an indoor play and baby session) 
  • Talking trees - just press the button
  • Ball pit for toddlers and younger kids
  • No big kids tearing around
  • Free parking & a bus stop outside 
  • Fantastic coffee made with Tynemouth coffee
  • Tasty, well priced food including paninis and homemade cakes and allergies are well catered for
  • Lovely friendly staff and family business 


The Treehouse
1A Claremont Cres

Whitley Bay 

NE26 3HL

The Treehouse is located in a small shopping area in Whitley Lodge and there is a Tesco next door - perfect if you need to pop somewhere for a top up shop after soft play. 


There is a free car park outside with plenty of spaces (Whitley Lodge car park) - the address for the car park is 1 Woodburn Dr, Whitley Bay NE26 3HL - the entrance is round the corner from the Treehouse.

Public Transport

There’s a bus stop opposite the Treehouse.

Use google maps to plan your route using public transport (type in 'Treehouse Whitley Lodge', then the arrow for directions from your location then the bus icon for options from your house). The W2 Phoenix Travel Bus stops close by and the 308 and 309 stop a 10 minute walk away. 

Opening Hours

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Friday: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 3.45pm
  • Sunday: Closed for exclusive parties

Sometimes they close early for parties. Please check their website for exclusive closures to avoid disappointment.

Prices & Booking

  • Indoor Play & Baby Area (2 hours of indoor play on Tues/Wed/Thurs at 9am/12noon)
    £3 per baby (using the baby area), £1 per adult, £5/£6 per child (6months+)

  • Standard Indoor Play Session (1 hour 45 minutes of indoor play) 
    Babies are free (under 6 months not using equipment), £1 per adult, £5/£6 per child (6 months+)

  • Indoor Play & Meal Deal (90 minutes play and a children's meal available from 3pm-5:30pm Tues-Fri during term time)
    £6.50 per child including children's meal, £1 per child
  • Dancing in the Stars Classes for ages 18m+ are available to book with an external provider on Fridays. Find out more and book here:
    You can enjoy 1 hour of soft play after these sessions with any purchase from the cafĂ© on the day. 

It's always best to book ahead online to avoid disappointment - this can be done on the day too: Book The Treehouse here

Session Timings 

  • On weekdays the sessions start at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.
  • At the weekend there are three sessions starting at 10am, 12pm or 2pm
  • Book online to avoid disappointment:

Whitley Bay Treehouse Soft Play Review 

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Whitley Bay Treehouse. This soft play is perfect for younger kids, as everything is visible from the tables and chairs so you can keep an eye on them while you have a nice hot cuppa. 

The play structure is great for toddlers up to 8 year olds, with plenty to keep them occupied. Part of it is just for toddlers (under 3) and it has a slide, log climb, ball pit and toys. 

Ages 3+ have plenty to keep them entertained too with obstacles, slides, things to climb over and under and more. There is also a selection of ride on motorbikes which my 5 year old loved racing around on.

Make believe areas including a kitchen and a food truck are fun for little ones too, and they can dress up as a princess, superhero or firefighter from the dressing up wardrobe. 

The Treehouse also has two talking trees! One is at the entrance and one at the back of the soft play, just press the button to hear them talk. 

When we were there it was a busy Saturday afternoon but it still felt nice and peaceful as there weren’t any bigger kids running around, so this is the place to come if you’ve got little ones and you want that vibe.

Everything was very clean on our visit, including the toilets. Good baby changing facilities including potty seats for little ones. 

Baby Sensory / Play Area 

Something you don’t always see in a soft play is a fenced off area for non-walking babies, which is fantastic for peace of mind that no one is going to run around knocking them over.
 It's filled with sensory touch toys, musical instruments and bright play mats.

To enjoy this area, make sure you book an 'Indoor Play and Baby Area' session currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9am or 12noon. 

Food & Drink

There is a good selection of reasonably priced food - including breakfast which is served all day. Sandwiches, paninis/wraps, jacket potatoes - all under £5. 

I had a pesto chicken and mozzarella panini which is served with coleslaw and crisps, and I added chips for an extra £1.35. It was tasty and a very generous portion.

Ada had a kids meal of a hot dog, chips and beans for £4.50, which she demolished! They also have a great selection of homemade cakes and bakes. 

They cater for allergies (just ask) and only food and drink bought on the premises can be consumed, as with all soft plays. 


The Treehouse would be a lovely place to have a birthday party, here are the options:

  • Standard party - £12 per child, 1.30hr, food included (minimum 10 children maximum 25)
  • Exclusive use - £240 for up to 20 kids (£12 per child after 20) Maximum 40 kids, 1.45hr food included
Find out more and book here: Parties at The Treehouse 



Whitley Bay Treehouse is the perfect little soft play for younger kids. It has loads to keep them occupied while you enjoy a decent warm cuppa, with full view of the playframe from your seat.

It has a good mix of toys and play equipment, and the toddler and baby areas are fantastic.

Most sessions last just under 2 hours, which is perfect and it’s nice that everyone leaves at the same time, making it easier to get kids out!

My friend and her baby met us there as she lives locally, and she’s said she’ll definitely come back for the baby sessions. It’s a lovely, calm (as a soft play can be!) place to let younger kids loose. We highly recommend it.

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