Toddler’s World, Greenwich

Toddler’s World is a gym-style soft play drop-in session that takes place in a light, bright room in the basement of the new Greenwich Centre. The room is covered with a soft floor and filled with equipment including big shapes to climb on, tunnels to slither through, slopes to slide down and bars to balance on. There is also a large bouncy castle, rocking horses, a trampoline and hoola-hoops to play with.


Fantastic for children from crawling up till pre-school age. The equipment is bright and shiny and new pieces seem to be arriving every few months. There’s plenty to amuse and entertain for the whole session, and the songs and parachute games are especially fun. Sessions don’t get overcrowded and, even with bigger children there, I’ve never been worried about my one year old playing safely. I particularly appreciate the sessions taking place at different times on different days, meaning whenever the dreaded nap schedule changes there’s still a day to suit.

Address: Greenwich Centre, 12 Lambarde Square, Greenwich, London SE10 9HB.


Playground: No, but there is a great children’s library and that’s even better!

Cafe: Yes, there is a small café with lots of space and highchairs but only a small selection of packaged sandwiches and salads. Eating packed lunches seems to be acceptable.

Toilets: Yes; accessible toilets with baby change.

Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes, there is a lift down to the Toddler’s World room and a pushchair parking area outside it.

Parking: You can park for free for two hours on some of the surrounding streets.

Nearest station: Maze Hill is the closest; it’s a long walk from Greenwich.



On some weekdays there are singing and parachute games too but not on a Sunday, unfortunately. The session runs every day except Saturday (Mondays 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.; Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. to 2.30p.m.; Wednesdays 1.30 p.m. to 3.00p.m.; Thursdays 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.; Friday 9.30 a.m. -11.00a.m. and Sunday 12.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.) and costs just under £5.

Review by Becky Lopez.

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