The government has now announced that soft play and indoor play centres can reopen from today (hooray!).
But don’t get too excited just yet, as it came as it’s come without much warning for some venues. They only had two days notice, and were hit with a whole load of new guidelines to put in place.
It therefore may take a little while for these businesses to figure out how to open safely in order to comply with the covid guidelines.
There’s also a new rule that soft play centres must comply with regarding ventilation.
New rules for indoor play centres
The new section in the operational guidance for England staes that in order to achieve sufficient air flow to protect customers from infection from Covid-19, “the maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 sq ft per person.”
For many smaller venues, this may mean that they sadly can’t reopen, so we’ll all need to bear with these small businesses and hope that they can come out of the other side.
We thought we’d give our local soft play centres a bit of love and show that we’re right behind them.
We hope that we can all be back for many more hours of sweaty fun when it is safe for everyone to do so.
For those of us who have been missing indoor play centres on those wet and rainy days, we thought we’d pull together a list of some of the best in the area.
Just make sure that you check they’ve reopened before planning a trip.
Soft play centres in and around Warwickshire
The Adventure Zone, Rugby
Bermuda Adventure Soft Play World, Nuneaton
Play Planet (Children’s Soft Play Centre), Stratford-upon-Avon
Krazy Krocs – Play Centre, Nuneaton
Riverside Hub, Northampton
Tiny Town, Nuneaton
Cheeky Monkeys, Nuneaton
Mini Mischief’s, Market Harborough
Big Play Barn, Tamworth
Yum Yum World, Rugby
Jam Jam Boomerang, Coventry
Tiny Terrorz, Solihull
Tiny Tim’s Purple Planet, Coventry
Monty’s Indoor Play, Tamworth
Fourways Play Centre, Atherstone/a>