I actually think Sheffield is lacking in good indoor play centres. We have a few, but I don’t think we have that many good ones. I know, I know… soft play is hit and miss in general. What some parents might not like, others do, and they’re very much like marmite! You either love them or hate them… Good or bad? Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre, Sheffield
One which I am fond of and which Eric loves to run around like a maniac in and blow off tons of energy (woohoo!) is Monkey Bizness at Valley Centertainment, Sheffield.
Good or bad? Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centre, Sheffield
- Good: It’s clean. I’ve never seen a spec of dirt, honestly. Many times I go there the staff are inside the play frames cleaning them down whilst you play. They seem really strict on the cleanliness there.
- Bad: It’s kinda expensive, especially if you have multiple kids. However, the good is that if you have a toddler and go before 12noon monday-friday it’s £4 for one adult + child.
- Good: The cafe has a wide range of food and drinks.
- Good: It’s very easy to get to by public transport and parking is free.
- Good: Staff are nice and super helpful.
- Bad: It’s bright. Very bright. Almost clinical. If you have a headache, or you’re hungover, prepare to suffer. 😛
- Good: There’s a variety of play frames, big slides, small slides, ball pit, tunnels, and a separate baby/small toddler area. And a few rides.
- Bad: It can get very busy especially in school holidays.
So… my verdict? Good!
Monkey Bizness is open Sunday-Thursday 9:30am-6pm, and Friday and Saturday 9:30am-7pm.
Entry prices Off peak: Under 1’s free, 1-3 yrs £3.95, 4-12 yrs £4.95, adults £1.25. During school holidays and after 3pm it is £1 more for 1-3 yrs and 4-12 yrs.
Toddler morning offer Monday-Friday before 12 noon during term time it’s £4 for adult and child. Activities are available.
Cafe serving hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.
Parking? Yes, free parking. Bus and tram routes to Valley Centertainment.