Soft play is an important part of a child’s formative years of development. As well as helping your child develop social skills by playing with other children, soft play centres are great places for sensory play activities which can be important for your child’s psychological, social and physical development.
More importantly (maybe), soft play trips are an integral part of the childhood experience. Many of us adults still hold fond memories of our own time at soft play centres. As parents, we know that finding the best local soft play centre can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why our team of experts at GoStudent have put together a list of where to find some of the best soft play in Birmingham – you’re welcome! 😇
Address: Astwood Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6HH
Google Rating: 4.3 ⭐ rating on Google
As it is not quite in Birmingham, Imagination Street can be hard to get to if you don’t have a car. 🚗 But, as it was voted the best soft play centre in Birmingham according to BirminghamLive it had to be on our list.
On the weekends, the entry prices are £7.50 for children over 12 months plus £2.00 for adults (£6.00 for kids, and free for adults, Monday to Friday). They also have their trampoline park which will get you one hour of bounce for £8.00.
You can check out a breakdown of their prices on their website!
Imagination Street also hosts parties and has after school deals during term time. 🥳
The only thing that can make this soft play centre better is that you get free WiFi and free parking! There is also a kitchen which serves food from 15.45 Monday to Friday.
Imagination Street opening hours:
- Monday 10am–5.30pm
- Tuesday 10am–5.30pm
- Wednesday 10am–5.30pm
- Thursday 10am–5.30pm
- Friday 10am–5.30pm
- Saturday 10am–5.30pm
- Sunday 10am–5.30pm
Address: Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6UB
Google Rating: 4.7 ⭐ rating on Google
This Peter Pan themed soft play centre in Birmingham really brings the magic to life! 🧚♂️🏴☠️ Rather than just another soft play Birmingham city centre warehouse, this place can feel like a fancy restaurant with a soft play centre attached!
This definitely isn’t the biggest indoor play area in the west midlands, but it’s cute. You have to book online to secure a space – so don’t risk disappointing your kids by turning up on the day without a booking.
The price is broken down to two categories:
- Children aged 8 months to 2 years pay £2.95
- Children aged 3 years to 12 years pay £4.95
- Adults go free 🕺
They have a fully staffed waiter service restaurant. Check out their menu!
There are some free parking spaces, although they tend to go quickly. Thankfully there is some cheap private parking at the back of the venue which only costs 50p per hour. 🚘
They also do parties and special events. Visit their website for all of the latest details!
Neverland Funhouse opening hours:
- Monday 9.30am–3pm
- Tuesday 9.30am–3pm
- Wednesday 9.30am–3pm
- Thursday 9.30am–5pm
- Friday 9.30am–5pm
- Saturday 9.30am–5pm
- Sunday 9.30am–3pm
The Play Station
Address: Adderley Road, Saltley, B8 1AW
Google Rating: 4.2 ⭐ rating on Google
A £2.50 cheese burger? Yes please! There is a great range of good value food at The Play Station soft play centre in Birmingham! As well as this, there is plenty of free street parking around the venue.
Prices per person are:
- £2.00 for children up to 12 months
- £4.00 for children from 1 to 4 years
- £6.00 for children from 4 to 12 years
- £1.00 for every accompanying adult
They also have monthly plans and 6-month plans. Visit their website for a comprehensive breakdown of prices.
The Play Station opening hours:
- Monday 10am–8pm
- Tuesday 10am–8pm
- Wednesday 10am–8pm
- Thursday 10am–8pm
- Friday 10am–8.30pm
- Saturday 10am–9pm
- Sunday 10am–8pm
Address: Watson Rd, Birmingham, B7 5SA
Google Rating: 4.0 ⭐ rating on Google
If you’re looking for indoor-soft play in Birmingham with later opening hours to tire the kids out before bed, 😴 then Monster Mayhem could be the right place for you! With later opening hours, free nearby parking at Star City, and no need to book in advance, Monster Mayhem is a solid contender for the title of best soft play in Birmingham.
As well as this, they also are open to party bookings and have a cafe with reasonably priced food and drink.
Monster Mayhem soft play centre in Birmingham is open to all children aged 12 and under. Here are their prices:
- £2.50 for children up to 12 months
- £6.00 for children from 1 to 6 years
- £7.50 for children from 7 to 12
- £1 per adult during peak hours
Monster Mayhem’s opening hours are:
- Monday 10am–9pm
- Tuesday 10am–9pm
- Wednesday 10am–9pm
- Thursday 10am–9pm
- Friday 10am–10pm
- Saturday 10am–10pm
- Sunday 10am–10pm
These are definitely some of the best soft play centres in Birmingham – but remember that there are over 100 to choose from! Soft play centres can be a great summer holiday activity, and also a great term-time activity to break up the week.