360 Play is a family entertainment centre and there are 7 centres across the UK. This blog post is only about 360 Play at Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester. All customers must register with 360 Play (this can be done online or upon arrival) and each family must make a one-off £5 payment. Entrance fees are: £3.50 for adults; £7.50 children aged 1-3; £9.50 children aged 4-12; children under 1 are free. Prices are reduced after 3pm on a school day during term time (click here for more details).
I’m not quite sure where to start with 360 Play as there is so much to do here. They have your usual soft play areas – one for toddlers with a double slide, ball bit, rocker and areas for climbing and another for 4 years + with 3 different levels including wave slides, a ball zone and lots of climbing equipment.
360 Play has a fantastic role play street with various areas with dressing up clothes and toys. There is a fire department with a big sit on engine; a vets with stuffed animals, water bowls and vet kit; a garage with sit on car and tools; a pizza parlour with kitchen equipment and a supermarket with baskets, trolleys and food.
One of Millie’s favourite areas were the building tables with different construction equipment.
360 Play offer messy play sessions 7 days a week (extra charge for pottery painting but all other activities are included in the entrance fee) – make sure you speak to reception about the sessions if you’re interested as they weren’t mentioned to us so we were unsure about how to join in. They also have dodgem cars and a musical carousel at no extra cost.
As well as all the fun inside, there’s even more fun outside with an outdoor sand and play area, a climbing wall and paddle boats. There’s also seating so you can sit back and relax whilst the little ones play.
You’ll be pleased to know that 360 Play has a reasonably priced cafe with some really nice food. My panini cost £5.75 with a latte at £2.50. Children’s hot meals and 5 picnic items are around £4. I ordered Millie the curry and would definitely order the adult version of this next time as it was really, really good and I had actual food envy! Unfortunately, they didn’t have children’s cutlery which I thought was strange considering the amount of toddlers that must come here. I counted more than 10 Ikea highchairs but feel it should be more as it’s such a popular place! At the back of the cafe there is a baby change room and baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet too.
Millie and I had an absolutely fantastic time and although it’s quite expensive to get in (particularly if you have more than one child), there’s so much for the children to do that it’s somewhere I would happily come back to.
9.30am – 6.00pm 9.30am – 5.30pm