Our multi-level main frame soft play has obstacles, netting to climb and a soft play area where kids can burn off steam.

There are two sections to the soft play frame, one for children under 3 years and one for children from 3 to 7 years.

There are also tables and chairs where adults can sit, relax and order food or a coffee from our café Paddy and Scott's, while the kids play.

Our soft play has its own dedicated accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. Riverside is a breastfeeding friendly centre. Please speak to one of our team for more information.

Our Soft Play is open from 9am to 6pm, every day.

  • Sessions are 1 hour long and can be booked on the hour and at half past the hour.
  • Opening times remain the same during the school holidays, unless stated otherwise.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices 

  • 0 to 4 years: £2.90
  • 5 to 7 years: £5.50

ourChelmsford Plus card prices 

  • 0 to 4 years: £1.90
  • 5 to 7 years: £4.50

We recommend that you book our popular soft play in advance. You can book a session on the door, however we cannot guarantee availability.

  • Children must be under 8 years old to use soft play.
  • Children must wear socks, long sleeves and trousers in soft play.
  • Your children can't take shoes, badges or jewellery into the play area. 
  • You will need to stay while your child is using soft play, as staff do not supervise the area or use of the equipment. 
  • Our Duty Managers are on hand to help you if there is an emergency. 
  • If your child feels unwell or has an injury, you should not take them to soft play.

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