Kids can easily get bored in the grey and dull period just after Christmas.

But if you’re looking for some family fun that’s going to keep your kids both active and entertained, a session in a soft play area could be just the right thing.

Modern soft-play areas offer a great range of activities. Your kids could have a fantastic time shooting down slides and zip wires, clambering over frames, enjoying lighting and sound effects, and hitting punchbags.

And – best of all – as everything’s ‘soft’, it’s all very, very safe.

The Ark, in Crawcrook near Gateshead, boasts one of the top soft play areas in the north east. Here there’s a three-storey play frame that your kids will just love climbing all over. There’s a great 4-way racing slide, a spiral slide, swings and zip-wires.

The Ark’s ‘Sensory Room’ promises a fascinating array of lights, sounds, bubble tubes and other experiences. The Sensory Room is especially suitable for kids under 3 and children with special needs, offering them a relaxing and fun place to play.

The ‘Sky Room’ allows your children to get their ‘heads in the clouds’ and use their imaginations and creativity. This room includes a ‘small world area’, a craft area, a construction/vehicle play area and a sensory/story zone.

The soft play centre is suitable for all children from 0 to 12, and there’s a small-baby play corner, so even the youngest kids won’t miss out on having a great time. Adults don’t have to miss out either – and you can accompany your kids into the play area absolutely free of charge.

The play centre is disability friendly and accessible. The Ark also boasts an excellent café, serving both food and drink, including very good coffee and cake.

Crawcrook is on the outskirts of Gateshead, so the Ark is just a short drive from Consett, Newcastle, Sunderland and many other places in the north east.

For a limited time only, a great offer is available – you can purchase a pass for two children for just £5.50.

The play sessions last a full 90 minutes and the pass can be used for up to two months after the date of purchase. Multiple passes can be purchased for groups and you can also buy a pass to give to somebody as a gift.

To get your pass, all you need to do is buy a voucher. To purchase your voucher – or learn more about this offer – just hit the button below.


(Featured image courtesy of Henry Burrows, from Flickr Creative Commons.)

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