The little lady and I took her Auntie to her first ever soft play the other day to let both of them have a run around! We took a trip to Whale Of A Time in Shawlands to try it out.


The play area

The toddler area is great. There’s a ball pool, a bunch of toddler toys & a whole area for them to clamber around in, ending in a slide, obviously!

The main soft play area isn’t massive, but it’s very suitable for toddlers; there are lots of bits to crawl around in & quite a few slides.


The food

We only had a cuppa & so can’t say what the food is actually like. But the menu has toasties, burgers, chips, breakfast rolls, potatoes etc. and the kids menu also has hot dogs, sandwiches & some pasta options. I also spotted some caramel shortcake sitting on the counter that looked pretty good…

The extra bits

They do a toddler morning on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s with £2.60 entry from 9.15am until 11.30am, all coffee is £1 and a free slice of toast. Weekdays after 11am they have unlimited play time, so you won’t have someone yelling your name over a tannoy after an hour!


The verdict

It’s perfect for toddlers; probably the most toddler friendly soft play we’ve visited. It’s not huge, so it’s probably less suited to older kids. Cost £3.80 entry – worth it to tire both her & her auntie out!