Soft Play Indoor Play St Ives Cornwall

15 Fabulous Soft Play & Indoor Play Centres In Cornwall

The Best Soft Play Places In & Around St Ives Cornwall

Soft Play centres can be an absolute life saver for parents, especially on a rainy day in the school holidays! St Ives itself is a bit lacking in soft play facilities. I dream that one day someone will convert The Malakoff (the massive big empty white building under the bus station) into a big soft play centre. I’m sure that if this ever did happen my kids will be far too old to use it though! However, there are some good soft play places you can visit, all within a short(ish) drive from St Ives.

1. Paradise Park Jungle Barn, Hayle

LOCATION MAP: 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle TR27 4HY

Paradise Park has a soft play centre called The Jungle Barn. It is part of their whole complex, so you get to use the soft play and visit the animals too.

  • very big mainsoft play area on 2 levels.
  • 3 huge slides and one smaller slide
  • rope walk
  • lots of obstacles
  • room to run around
  • separate under 5’s area
  • snack bar
  • free wifi
  • toilets
  • cafe
  • gift shop
  • lots of seating
  • birthday parties can be held here
  • big, free car park
  • part of the main animal park


Adult full entry: £17.95
Child full entry (ages 3-16): £14.50
Under 3s go free.
These tickets give you full access to the park and soft play.You can also buy a Return Ticket for £4.95 before you leave, and you can keep buying Return Tickets at the discount price every time you visit until 26th March 2023.

At the time of writing this (July 2022) you do need to pre-book soft play sessions.

Opening Times
Summer Opening Times, 7 days a week from 10am to 5:30pm with last entry at 4pm. Winter times do vary so please check the website for more details.

View The Paradise Park Website

2. Gwel-An-Mor Base Camp, Portreath

LOCATION MAP: Feadon Ln, Portreath, Redruth TR16 4PE

Gwel-an-Mor has a lovely new soft play facility which we love. It has an excellent soft play zone, a clip n climb climbing wall for the older kids, and a nice cafe.

  • Very good soft play set up. It is on 3 floors but only one main entrance, so the kids can’t stray. It is jam packed full of things for them to do. It must be designed by a different company to the usual soft places in Cornwall – we like the variety!
  • There is an additional soft play area for the much younger children.
  • They limit the number of children in the soft play area – I think it is 21? This ensures it doesn’t get too crowded.
  • The clip n climb walls are brilliant for children who need to burn off lots of energy! They are really safe to do and the staff are excellent.
  • The cafe serves lovely coffee, plus some nice food too.
  • The loos are lovely (yes I’m sounding very middle aged). But they really are – nice handwash and art on the walls too!
  • Big, free car park.
  • No gift shop – hurrah!


Soft play
FREE for under 1s
£5 for under 5s
£8.50 for age 5+

You don't need to pre-book soft play sessions. Don’t forget to take socks!

Clip n Climb 1 hour sessions:
£15 each (available for ages 4+)
You need to pre-book clip n climb sessions.

View The Base Camp Website

3. Brewer’s Fayre Soft Play, Hayle

LOCATION MAP: Carwin Rise, Loggans, Hayle TR27 5DG

The Brewer's Fayre Soft Play is located inside the Brewer's Fayre restaurant at the big Hayle roundabout. We like to go for a meal there and let the kids burn off steam by a run around in the soft play. They have also been to lots of kids parties there, which I have heard is good value!

  • Fairly small, but well designed soft play area. It is a sort of “cage” on 2 levels with a couple of little slides and obstacles to get over.
  • There is a toddler area to one side.
  • Tables and places to sit for the grown ups
  • You can take in your food and drink from the restaurant.
  • You can book children's parties.
  • Loos in the restaurant
  • Plenty of free parking

    It costs £3.50 per child and it is free if you child is under 90cms. No charge for adults.

    Opening Times
    The play session is for 90 mins and your child gets a wrist band

    View The Brewer's Fayre Website

    4. Soft Play Area In Penzance

    LOCATION MAP: St Johns Church, Trewartha Ter, Penzance TR18 2HE

    The Soft Play Area In Penzance is held in St John’s Church. It isn’t a purpose built play zone set up, like most of the other soft play zone. It is more of a set up in a church hall. Albeit a lovely set up – they have a bouncy castle, climbing frame, ball pool, slide, and lots of other bits and pieces.

    Food and drink is available - only food and drink purchased from soft play to be consumed onsite.

    0-6 months – FREE
    7-11 months -£1
    1-11 years - £4 per child

    Opening times
    All sessions must be pre booked - please check their Facebook page for opening times.

    View The Soft Play Area Facebook >>

    5. Roarsome Play, Portreath

    LOCATION MAP: New Portreath Rd, Redruth TR16 4QL

    • caters for ages 0-11 years old
    • 11,000 sqft of multi-tiered soft play
    • big under 4's toddler area
    • cafe
    • parties can be held here and catered for
    Children aged 4-11: £6.50
    Toddlers aged 1-3: £4.50
    Under 1's are free
    Adults are £1.00

    Opening Times
    Term Time (school time): Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays - 10-2:30pm 
    Weekends, Bank Holiday Mondays & School Holidays - 10 - 4pm

    View The Roarsome Play website >>

    6. Rollers Rink, Redruth

    LOCATION MAP: Pool Industrial Estate, 14, Pool, Redruth TR15 3RH

    Okay, it's not soft play but it is lots of fun - for all the family!

    • Roller skating rink with disco lights and music
    • Skate hire
    • 2p arcade
    • Cafe
    • Birthday parties
    • Over 18's skate nights

    Skating session plus skate hire starts at £12.50. There are various ticket options available, including adults only sessions. Non-skaters go for £2.50.

    Opening Times
    Times vary so please visit the website for more details.

    Visit The Rollers Rink Website >>

    7. Heartlands Wheal Play

    LOCATION MAP: Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Ln, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QY

    Wheal Play is a lovely soft play area inside the Heartlands complex. It is "mine themed" but not so the kids would really know it! It is quite a tall structure, sort of like an engine house.

    • suitable for up to 12 years old
    • baby area for up to 4 years old
    • free wifi
    • Unlimited hot drinks only £3
    • children's parties
    • parking nearby
    • huge outdoor playground nearby

    Child £4.95 Adults £1.00 Local’s discount available for TR postcodes

    Opening Times
    Monday to Sunday sessions are 9–11am, 11.30–1.30pm and 2–4pm.

    Visit The Wheal Play website >>

    8. Raze The Roof, Penryn

    LOCATION MAP: 30a Parkengue, Kernick Rd, Penryn TR10 9EP

    Raze The Roof in Penryn has soft play, laser tag arenas, virtual reality and lots more.

    • mega play frame
    • slides
    • climbing wall
    • ball cannon
    • astro glide
    • tiny tots area
    • 3 birthday rooms
    • laser tag
    • virtual reality
    • cafe
    • free wifi

    Soft play: over 3 years old £7.99, under 3 years old £6.99, pre-walker £2.99, adult £1.99, new borns go free.
    Laser tag: from £7.95
    VR games: from £6.00

    There are lots of meal deal offers and other specials too.

    Opening Times
    Please check the website for details

    Visit The Raze The Roof website >>

    9. Dairyland Farm Park, Newquay

    LOCATION MAP: Tresillian Barton, Newquay TR8 5AA

    Dairyland Farm Park has it's own big soft play called The Bull Pen.

    • Big indoor soft play
    • lots of slides
    • ball pit
    • jump zones
    • cafe
    • part of the main Dairyland Farm Park, with all it's animals, outdoor play and tractor rides.

    You need to pay for entry to the Dairyland Farm Park to use The Bull Pen.
    Adult: £15.95
    Child: £13.95
    Child under 80cms goes for free
    I believe there are different tickets out of season for just entry to the soft play.

    Opening times
    These do vary, but in the Summer it is open from 10am to 5pm

    Visit The Dairyland Farm Park website >>

    10. Camel Creek Kiddies Kingdom

    LOCATION MAP: Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA

    If you are visiting Camel Creek for the day, it is well worth knowing that they have a really excellent soft play called Creeky's Playhouse.

    You do need to buy full tickets to visit the soft play.
    Adults: £23.95
    Children over 105cm: £23.95
    Children 92-105cm: £18.95
    Under 92cms go free

    There are discounts and concessions available, including the Summer Of Fun £25 ticket which gives you unlimited entry into Camel Creek Family Theme Park all summer long.

    Opening Times
    Summer opening times are 10am to 4:30pm. Please check the website for Winter times.

    Visit the Camel Creek website >>

    11. National Maritime Museum

    LOCATION MAP: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY

    The Maritime Museum in Falmouth has a lovely soft play zone called The Treasure Island Playzone. If you visit the museum once, you get free returns for a year. This is well worth knowing if you visit Falmouth regularly, as we do. It isn't the biggest soft play, but lovely for a quick pop in (and sit down for us!) for a change from shopping! My children love the maritime museum and there is lots they like to do there as well as the soft play. They love going to the top of the tower and looking through the telescopes, and then going to the bottom and looking under the sea. During the school holidays there is often trails, art activities and little shows for them to see too.

    • pirate-y climbing structure
    • slide
    • dressing up
    • rocking toys
    • cafe, shop and loos (part of the museum)
    • nearest parking is the council car parks

    Adults: £15.50
    Children: £7.75
    Under 5's go free

    Opening Times:
    Open daily 10am to 5pm

    Visit The National Maritime Museum website >>

    12. One2Eleven, Helston

    LOCATION MAP: Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 0QA

    One2Eleven is the big soft play place next to the Flambards theme park. It is a super place with the brilliant "street" where children can pretend to be shop keepers, doctors, mechanics and have lots of fun.

    • Best for up to 9 years old - even though it says one 2 eleven!
    • Ball pool
    • Slides
    • Obstacles
    • Cannon shooters
    • Mini cars
    • Mini climbing wall
    • Toddler zone (under 2s)
    • One to Eleven street with a garage, cafe, hospital, supermarket and magic mirrors
    • Birthday parties
    • Cafe
    • Parking


    Child age 1-9: £6.95
    Over 9 to adult (non play admission) £2.95
    Under 1s go free

    Opening Times

    Opens daily over the Summer 10am to 5pm. Winter times do vary so please check the website.

    Visit The One2Eleven website >>

    13. Newquay Trampoline & Soft Play

    LOCATION MAP: Trenance Ln, Newquay TR7 2LZ

    Newquay Trampoline and Soft Play is now part of the facilities at the main Newquay Leisure Centre called Newquay Leisure World.

    • Soft play park for under 12
    • 4 lane slide
    • ball pit
    • rope bridge
    • glow room
    • skyglide track
    • toddler area
    • trampoline park aimed at older, braver children!

    Soft Play: Over 2 years old and adults: £5.00. Under 2 years old £2.50. You need to pre-book.
    Trampoline Park: £14 for a 60 minute session. You need to pre-book.

    Opening Times

    Open daily 9:30am to 4:30pm - check website for details.

    Visit The Newquay Trampoline and Soft Play Park website >>

    14. Indoor Active, Roche

    LOCATION MAP: Cornwall Services A30, Victoria junction, Roche PL26 8UF

    This is the big soft play on the A30 at Cornwall Services.

    • For children age 0 to 11
    • 4 storey purpose built soft play
    • ball pool
    • slides
    • maze run
    • obstacles
    • toddler area
    • cafe

    Children age 5-11: £6
    Children age 1-4: £5
    Under 1s go free
    Over 11s and adults: £1

    Opening Times
    Open daily 9:30am to 5pm

    Visit The Indoor Active website >>

    15. Kidzworld Adventure Play

    LOCATION MAP: Par Moor Rd, Saint Austell PL25 3RP

    An all year round indoor and outdoor activity centre, full of all sorts of activities for your youngesters to do.

    • Aimed at toddlers through to young teenagers - adults can join in too!
    • Slides
    • Soft Play
    • Roller Skating
    • Outdoor Play
    • Mini Golf
    • Trampolines
    • Games Zone
    • Toddler World
    • Dodgems
    • Cannon Arena
    • Cafe
    • Free Parking

    Indoor Admission Prices
    Children under 90 cm: Free
    Children 90-100cm tall: £5.00
    Children over 100cm: £6.50 to £9.00
    Adults & Seniors: £2.00 to £3.00

    Mini Golf £3 per person
    Dodgems £2 per car
    Bungee Trampolines £3

    Opening Times

    Summer opening times 10am to 5:30pm. Please check the website for Winter opening times.

    Visit the Kidzworld Cornwall website >>

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