Best indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire

 Best indoor and soft play centres in Sheffield & South Yorkshire

The majority of these have been suggested and nominated on Facebook, from either my community group or Facebook page. Thank you for contributing your favourites! 🙂

If I have written a review for a play centre, you can find it by clicking the “read more” link in the description.

Best indoor and soft play centres in Sheffield & South Yorkshire


Playmania Sheffield.

 Read our review here.Best indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire

51a Orgreave Dr, Sheffield S13 9NR. Prices here.

Indoor play centre in Handsworth. Won Best Indoor Play in Sheffield For Kids Awards two years running! Soft play frame with slides and ball pit, good size for toddlers. 2 unique role play areas: a garage and a supermarket. Cafe selling hot/cold food and vegan options. Separate baby/toddler area.

 Medieval Mayhem. Read our review here | See the outdoor play here.

Toledo Works, Neepsend Ln, Sheffield S3 8AW

Brand new indoor play centre opened 2018. Indoor and outdoor play areas, the largest most adventurous play frame in Sheffield. Daily activities, parties, open 7 days a week, hot and cold freshly made food and drinks, separate toddler area.

Best indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire Monkey Bizness, Sheffield. Read our review here.

3, Valley Centertainment, Broughton Ln, Sheffield S9 2EP. Prices here.

Big soft play centre with 2 large play frames and a separate baby/toddler area. Curly slides, large slides and baby slides, ball pits, tunnels, ropes and more. Rides and arcade games, activities/toddler sessions, cafe serving hot/cold food.

Megakidz, SheffieldBest indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire. Read more.

The Megacentre, Bernard Rd, Sheffield S2 5BQ. Prices here.

Small play centre ideal for under 5’s. Bouncy castle, separate baby area with toys, ball pit, little tikes, play kitchens, and small play frame. Over 3 area to the back. Megarelax cafe serving hot/cold food and coffee. Rhythm and Rhyme playgroup setting activities throughout the week.

Best indoor and soft play centres in South YorkshireRunaround Play Centre, Sheffield.

1 Holbrook Rise, Halfway, Sheffield S20 3FG. Prices.

Big indoor play and activity centre. Football, basketball, big slides, climbing rocket, ball shower, climbing frames. Separate under 3 area with little tikes and interactive TV screen.

Big Tops Play CentreBest indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire, Sheffield.

Todwick Road Industrial Estate, Bookers Way, Dinnington, Sheffield S25 3SH.

Big play centre with indoor soft play, disco rooms, role play area, build a bear, laser tag, slides, ball pits, activity sessions, toddler sessions, and cafe with hot and cold food.

Fun House Indoor Play and Party Centre, 60-70 Middlewood Rd, Sheffield S6 4HA. Small but good for under 5’s. Good location to tram and buses, just above B&M shop. Small frames, baby area, football zone, cafe and daily activities.

Castaway Cove, Baxter Rd, Sheffield S6 1JF. Big frames and slides, multi-level with separate zones including a small baby area, bouncy castle, hot and cold food.


Best indoor and soft play centres in South YorkshirePlaymania Barnsley. Read more.

Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ. Prices here.

Great play centre in Elsecar Heritage Centre, large play frame, separate good sized baby area with sensory play, slides and ball pit. Large play frame has tunnels, big slide and football. Lots of activities and groups on, cafe selling hot/cold food, vegan and dietary requirements welcome.

The Hungry LlamaBest indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley.

Prices dependent on term time/weekend. See here.

One of the biggest indoor play centres in North England at Cannon Hall Farm, 9 slides, big play frames, ball pits, ball cannons, separate big under 5 areas with sensory play, slides and tunnels. Cafe/restaurant with over 300 seats.

Jolly TotsBest indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire, Penistone, Barnsley.

Lancaster House, Mortimer Heights, Penistone, Sheffield S36 9UY. Prices here.

A friendly play centre specifically for under 5’s. Toys, jigsaws and puzzles, soft play areas, small slides, ball pits, activities such as singing and dancing, cafe with hot/cold food.


Best indoor and soft play centres in South Yorkshire

Big Apple Play City, Rotherham. Read more. 

Old Sheffield Rd, Rotherham S60 1DE. Prices here.

Big, indoor soft play centre for babies through aged 14. Separate areas including baby room with sensory play and fish tank, toddler soft area with slides, blocks and ball pit, and large play frames. Go karts, big slides, planet themed area and lots more. The play centre has a busy programme of activities and has a cafe serving hot/cold food.

Best indoor and soft play centres in South YorkshirePlay Valley. Wath, Rotherham.

Rotary Drive, Wath upon Dearne S63 7FD. Prices here.

Colourful soft play centre with cute decorations like giant lollipops and cupcakes! 3 separate levels to explore an imaginary soft play valley town with fire station, circus, mountain summit, play farm and more. For babies up to 12 years old.

Best indoor and soft play centres in Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Best indoor and soft play centres in South YorkshireCamelot Play Castle, Rotherham.

The Old Church, Tenter St, Rotherham S60 1LB.

Indoor play centre and play cafe set up. Lots of activity and playgroup sessions, including baking, singing, messy play and more. Separate baby area with toys, slides, ball pit, tunnels, outdoor play area and more.

Treasure IslandBest indoor and soft play centres in Sheffield & South Yorkshire, Rotherham.

Sandbeck Way, Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham S66 8QL. Prices here.

3 tiered soft play with a pirate, adventure and jurassic dinosaur land. Baby and toddler areas, big play frame with slides, go karts, cafe with hot/cold food.

Best indoor and soft play centres in Sheffield & South YorkshireKiddy Winx Learn & Play Cafe, Thurnscoe, Rotherham. Read more here.

Fields End Business Park, Davey Rd, Thurnscoe, Rotherham S63 0JF.

A play centre with a difference. This learn and play cafe is open plan, with 2 separate areas: baby and toddler play area with toys for under 2’s, and a role play area with play kitchen, garage, shop, bakery, wooden tunnel/slide, wooden toys, dress up and puzzles to encourage children to learn through play for ages 2-5. Cafe with hot/cold food, vegan/dairy free options available. Busy calendar of activities, groups and discos. Prices dependent on activity/time, check Facebook page for details.


Best indoor and soft play centres in South YorkshireAstrobound, Doncaster.

Crompton Road Business Park, Wheatley Hall Rd, Doncaster DN2 4PA.

For children upto the age of 12, this is the biggest play centre in Doncaster. Mutli-tiered play frames, slides, climbing sports, sports area, dedicated baby, toddler and junior areas, and 6 metre drop slide.

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