Soft play is one gigantic adventure to your little ones! It’s one of the first environments your child will visit that will help them to develop their social skills, physical strength and cognitive development. Our soft play sessions encourage complete creativity to build structures and explore boundaries in a safe and controlled area. Your little ones will have heaps of fun hopping, jumping and leaping about as much as they like!
We have soft play sessions that are suitable for small babies through to energetic toddlers. Take a look at our adventure play offer across the venues and check the timetable for session times and prices. Don’t forget you can also hire our soft play and adventure play areas for your next birthday party. For more information check out our parties page.
Soft play at PlayBarn in Billingham Forum and The Reef at IB Leisure are open for adventures!
Soft play at PlayBarn at Billingham Forum and The Reef at IB Leisure returned on 17th May.
Unfortunately at the moment, we don’t have return dates set for Soft Play at Thornaby Pavilion or Baby and Weenie Gym sessions at Splash. We will release more information on the return of these as soon as it’s available so please keep an eye out for the return dates on social media.
The Reef at IB Leisure holds up to 28 people total per session. PlayBarn at Billingham Forum holds up to 10 people total per session.
All spaces must be booked online before attending the venue.
All soft play sessions can be booked online using Tees Active’s new Online Booking Platform or by calling the relevant venue.
Everyone must register for an account on the new Tees Active booking system. It’s really important that you choose the correct option when joining to ensure you don’t run into any difficulties that could delay your ability to book activities.
There will be two options available…
Click here to register for a free account. If you’ve already registered to book other activities such as swimming and gym, you can simply log in and filter between activities.
Soft play session can be viewed on the timetable further down this page, on the timetables and pricing page or by logging into the online booking system.
You will have the choice of booking for:
As of Monday 19th July, face masks/face coverings are optional in our venues. We ask that visitors remain mindful of others and their choices.
Soft Play at Billingham Forum is suitable for children aged 8 years and younger. IB Leisure is 5 years and younger.
When you arrive at the venue you will be greeted by our concierge who will direct you to a check point and ask you to sanitise your hands then direct you to reception for your soft play access code. Please be mindful of others throughout your visit and follow current social distancing guidelines. Some venues have specific entry and exit routes, please follow the signage in place and adhere to the directions of our staff.
Yes, there are seating areas within our soft play facilities.
No, but suitable storage is available for pushchairs in our venues whilst you are in the soft play area.
You can view our soft play guidelines here. Please make sure you are aware of these before attending a session.
The PlayBarn offers many unique features from a wavy slide, climbing nets and ball pool to stepping stones, a wobble floor and a log ramp!
The Reef adventure play is located within the new IB Leisure and is a bright and inviting space for kids to play under the sea!
Our Baby Gym and Weenie Gym sessions allow babies to jump and climb around our Soft Play pieces, helping to build confidence and improve balance and coordination.
Children can create their own adventure as they explore this safe and exciting environment. You little ones are encouraged to jump, climb, roll and bounce to help keep them active and entertained!
Tees Active’s Super Summer 5 week programme, commencing on the 26th July, will provide over 1000 places per week and will provide children the opportunity to get active, make friends and have a healthy packed lunch.
Tees Active’s Glastonbury Swim Challenge saw our community swim the equivalent of Glastonbury’s epic perimeter and one lucky swimmer win a £75 Ticketmaster gift voucher!
Statue of Liberty swim challenge was Tees Active’s first swim challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and saw our swimmers celebrate their freedom!
More activities return to Tees Active venues from Monday 17th May – including public ice skating, GoClimb and fitness classes! Find out more.
Saturday 1st May sees the return of Tees Active’s infamous swim challenges! Join us in celebrating our freedom as we come out of the UK’s third lockdown by swimming up the Hudson River NYC and around the Statue of Liberty.
Water Babies Tees Valley is celebrating the recruitment of its 1000th swimmer.
Our mental and physical health’s have taken a hit due to lockdown so to help you return to the gym safely, we’ve put together a variety of advice including how to help your anxiety in the gym.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.