Hold on a minute…..there’s an actual place where you pay some money, the kids run around, climb and do exercise and have fun and you get to sit down and drink tea (Gin) and update Facebook?? There is. And it’s called soft play.
It is a haven of magazine-reading, naval staring glee for those of us with children over the age of about 5 and a half.
For everyone else, it’s a place of utter hell where middle aged mums have to crawl around in spaces designed for toddlers whilst trying not to expose either their post-breastfeeding boobs or their muffin top.
Whichever category you fit in to, soft play is a brilliant day out for kids of all ages and has been known to induce sleep in even my own nap-resistant toddler. Just make sure you are always accompanied by a sporty, bendy person who can lift their knee high enough to get it over the padded stumbling blocks.
Please do tell us about any other havens of noisy fun we’ve missed.