Playhouse Soft Play

Bedford's Ultimate Soft Play Centre

We provide soft play for children of all ages up to 10 years. Playhouse offers fun activities for children and includes exciting play frames, a separate baby and toddler area and private kids party rooms. 

Playhouse is an indoor play centre that provides a safe and secure environment for your little ones to play in while Mums & Dads relax with great coffee and a magazine to pass the time. If you would like private access to the Playhouse then take a look at our private hire options.

We also run lots of fun classes, activities and events so keep an eye on our What's On page for details.


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Hours of play

  • Monday - Thursday - 9am - 5pm 

  • Friday - 9am - 5.30pm 

  • Saturday - 9am - 6pm 

  • Sunday - 10am - 5pm 

  • Bank Holidays - 10am -4pm 

  • During school holidays - Peak

Our opening and closing times will change if we have closure due to Maintenance or Private Events. Information about these dates will be given in plenty of time and will appear on our website, Facebook pages and in house.

If you're ever unsure, please call us before setting off to confirm.

Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

Management reserve the right to alter any printed times and prices without prior notification.

Early closure dates

Saturday 8th February - Closes at 4.30pm 


Monday to Friday


Weekends and School Holidays


Under 1 


Under 1


Under 2 Years 


Under 2 Years 


2 Years and Over


2 Years and Over






Playhouse will be charging more on 14/15th December due to Christmas crafts being included in the cost. Over 2 - £10, Under 2's £6.

Adults attending Classes & Parties are Free

Registered Childminders are Free 

Visiting us regularly? Then why not save yourself some money and become a Playhouse member.


Annual membership


3 month membership


Under 2 year old


Under 2 years Old 


2 Years and over


2 Years and over


For the equivalent of less than £3.00 per week, membership gives you unlimited play entry from the date of purchase through to the end of the membership period.

One Free Adult per Membership 

Membership must be purchased per child and shown on every visit to a member of staff.

Your pass is not valid outside of the published opening hours and does not include access to any events or classes. Please ask for more details on purchase. No refunds are given if you have already purchased a single entry to the Playhouse so please purchase your card on entrance or on your next visit.

Full terms and conditions for Playhouse can be viewed here.

Please Note:

  • Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
  • Adults that are not accompanied by a child, will not be admitted into the play centre without prior agreement from management.
  • Children are not admitted into Playhouse unless they are accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • You must supervise your own children at all times. We do not operate a creche service or babysitting at this time.

Do I have to register or pay for membership before I come to play?

  • Currently we work on a first come, first served basis.  Registration is not required, however, this may change in the future so please stay up-to-date on Facebook.
  • We do offer a FREE loyalty card so please ask for one at the reception.

What age children do you cater for?

  • Playhouse caters for babies all the way up to 10 year olds.

What is the difference between peak and off-peak?

  • Off-peak is considered to be Monday to Friday during term time. Weekends and school holidays are considered peak.

Are the Plug Sockets Child Safe?

  • Absolutely!

Is there parking?

  • We have a limited number of parking spaces by the centre. If it’s a busy day, please park on the Bodyflight side of the building and walk the short distance to the play centre.

Is there WIFI?

Yes, we provide a free WIFI service.

How will I know if the centre might be busy when I want to visit?

  • If it’s a weekend or during the school holidays and it’s raining - we’ll be busy! We enforce a one in one out policy at times when we are at full capacity.  
  • Visit us on Facebook for the latest information.

Do you have a Café?

  • We sell a wide selection of hot and cold meals, fresh Italian coffee and much more. We take a special interest in children’s nutrition and provide freshly prepared meals. Please note that we prepare all meals individually and this takes time. 

Why can’t I bring in my own food or drink?

  • Playhouse will cater to your every need, so just as you wouldn’t take your own food or drink to a fast-food outlet or a restaurant, you are kindly asked not to bring it into Playhouse. For those of you with babies under the age of 1, you are more than welcome to bring your own baby food and bottles. We have a microwave to help you.

But my child has allergies…?

  • Please ask for assistance from our Café staff when ordering your food. We are very aware of the wide variety of allergies and dietary requirements and we will cater for your child where we can.
  • We also try to have a selection of “free-from” foods in stock. 
  • If your child has very severe allergies please eat before or after visiting as you are unable to consume your own food or drink on the premises.
  • Ingredients sheets are available on request.

Can I take photographs of my child?

  • Cameras can be used at Playhouse, however, we ask you to be mindful of other customers and their privacy. Photos may only be taken of your children and their guests.

Why do I have to wear socks or tights all the time?

  • Bare feet are not hygienic and also little feet may experience slide burns from the slides. So, it’s an all round safety and hygiene policy to protect all of our customers.

Can my little one play on the big play frame?

  • You should supervise your children at all times, but if you have an adventurous 3 year old who wants to play on the BIG frame as well as the Toddler area, that’s fine!  As long as you accompany them.

What facilities do you have for babies?

  • We have a separate padded baby area that includes a selection of toys. We have baby-changing facilities and a nappy bin. We also offer a microwave for you to heat up baby food. The Cafe also sells baby food and nappies.