Just Kidding Soft Play Centre – Hanley
The other week L and I took Harrisaurus to the opening of Just Kidding, a children’s soft play centre I. The centre of Hanley. We were a little sceptic to begin with as being the opening weekend, we expected it to be heaving as well as not knowing how big it was so to my surprise L decided to go with it.
Despite being in the centre of Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent’s main town), There I amples of free parking thanks for a tucked away car park off the side of the Genting Casino.
Once inside we were welcomed by an array of friendly staff, one occupying Harrisaurus whilst L and I checked in at the reception with the usual age and surname. The main entrance is control by a magnetic lock which is functioned only by the reception desk to make sure your little ones can’t sneakily escape.
Once inside there are multiple sections. A soft play sections of babies, a smaller play area for toddlers, self contained astroturf area with goals and basketball nets, electric quad bikes (chargeable) and a large play section for over 5’s. There are also plans to introduce a role play section however this was not completed when we go there.
Within both the toddlers and over 5 section are interactive ball showers which encourages children to take ball pit balls and place them in the Hoover tubes to be sucked up to a tank above their heads before emptying them after a short period. H loved this.
Within the over 5’s section is 3 floors which end with a 4 lane Astra slide. There are multiple assault course and with each level the usual array of mirrors and interactive features.
As H continued to explore, L and I tested out the drinks which are surprising good and well priced. The coffee was of good quality too.
Following this we decided to have a small snack from the temporary menu (again full menu to be completed soon). The menu was, what we thought, we great (picture below). We opted for a bowl of chips and chips and beans for H. Both bowls were huge and more than enough for all of us.
Overall a really good time had by all, we shall definitely be returning.
Price for entry was £4.75 for H and free for adults but prices do vary dependant on age and whether it’s a weekend.
More details can be found on www.justkiddinghanley.co.uk