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.
Temporarily Closed – We are hoping our soft play centres will reopen soon. Please keep an eye on this page for any further updates. Please note that the below FAQ’s are relevant for when soft play is available once again.
At the moment, we don’t have return dates set for PlayBarn at Billingham Forum, The Reef at IB Leisure, Soft Play at Thornaby Pavilion or Baby and Weenie Gym sessions at Splash unfortunately. We will release more information as soon as it’s available so please keep an eye out for the return dates on social media.
The Reef at IB Leisure will hold up to 8 people total per session. PlayBarn at Billingham Forum will hold up to 10 people total per session.
All spaces must be booked online before attending the venue.
All soft play sessions must be booked online using Tees Active’s new Online Booking Platform.
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:
Masks/face coverings must be worn by parents throughout the session. Children are not required to wear a mask/face covering.
Everyone must sanitise their hands on arrival at the venue and we ask anyone who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 not to visit, no matter how mild their symptoms may be.
We will be closing the soft play every one – two hours so our teams can conduct a deep clean of the entire space.
We ask that parents closely monitor their children to ensure they maintain social distancing.
We ask that all parents wear a face mask or covering, unless they are exempt, for the safety of themselves and others.
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-in point and ask you to sanitise your hands. 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.
We have provided seating for parents which have been spaced 2m apart from one another. We ask all visitors not to move the seating and sanitise before and after use.
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!
Today is #WorldHealthDay and Tees Active are excited to be launching our #MovingForwardTogether campaign as we look forward to reopening our venues and welcoming everyone back to help create a happier and healthier community.
We have created our very own guide to the reopening of our services after lockdown 3.0 to help you visually see what will be returning and when, dependent on Government guidance.
Since it’s launch in December 2020 Activ8 Live & On Demand has gone from strength to strength!
Following on from the latest government announcement today (Wednesday 30th December) we are deeply saddened to find ourselves in Tier 4 along with the restrictions this brings. It is therefore with regret that all our venues will be closed from tomorrow (Thursday 31st December) and will remain closed until further notice.
We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Following the government’s announcement and confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 once lockdown ends, we’d like to outline exactly what that means for each of our activities.
Yesterday’s government announcement really wasn’t the news any of us wanted to hear, or were expecting, and unfortunately the new restrictions mean our centres will close from Thursday 5th November
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