Rugrats and half pints soft play centre in Banbury is actually not a bad one. I was not really expecting much if I am honest but it is reasonably priced and has a lot of stuff to keep little ones occupied. We were the last ones to come out (that too when the session ended).. That says it all right!
A froggy game was playing on the screen right by the entrance, which was a huge hit with Ay. You choose one of the two frogs and then compete who catches the most flies around them. Ay must have spend over 15-20 minutes on here, just sitting on the floor, trying to improve his score.
The main frame is three tiered with two vertical slides, one “normal” tunnel slide and two more tunnel slides with an almost vertical drop. It looked pretty cool but I would most definitely have not let my 3–4 year old try it (Ay chickened out himself, lucky me!) but I would say smaller children will definitely need supervision on the “orange one”. It had all the usual bits for crawling, jumping, sliding etc etc. Under 5s have their own smaller frame by the side.
What sets this soft play apart from other soft plays is that it also has a small Trampoline section. The small trampolines have been cordoned off with netting (just like the domestic ones) so you can not run around from one to another but each one acts as an individual trampoline.I particularly like the baby area here too which is different than most we have been to. The soft play is arranged in zigzags with colourful sensory panels and columns on the side. They also have a little trampoline there (how cute is that!).
There is an interactive Sandbox in a small corner next to the entrance. We almost missed it until Ay pointed out one of the girls was covered in sand. He followed her around and that’s where (and whom) he played with for the rest of the session. It is similar to the one in Bracknell Discovery centre or in the Riverside Hub where you can play various games and kept them both occupied.