Customer update (Omicron)

We realise that you may be concerned with the recent media reports and increasing prevalence of the Omicron variant Covid-19. We will continue to closely monitor the emerging picture of the Omicron variant.

  • We will continue to regularly keep all our spaces clean and sanitized in a Covid safe way.
  • Restrictions on the number of attendees will still apply.
  • All customers over 11 years must wear a face covering in the Pod Soft play (unless exempt or engaging in an activity).

Thankyou for your support.

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Welcome to The Pod; the soft play place for children to climb, jump, swing, balance and bounce whatever the weather.

Based at the YMCA Hawker in Kingston, The Pod is a two storey soft play centre open five days a week for indoor play, private hire and children’s parties.

With activities and equipment for all ages up to 11, babies, toddlers and children can be active, use their imaginations and let off steam in a fun, safe environment while parents enjoy hot and cold drinks from our riverside café. The Pod has everything a child needs for an energetic, creative, interactive indoor adventure!

The ball pit is now open.
The sensory room will remain closed until further notice.

The Pod opening times

Monday to Friday
Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30 am
Session 2: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday: 8.15am – 10.00am
Sunday: 8.15am – 10.00am


Monday to Friday

  • Children – All ages £5.00 per child, this price includes one accompanying adult.
  • Additional adults £5.00

Saturday and Sunday

  • Children – All ages £4.50 per child, this price includes one accompanying adult.
  • Additional adults £4.50

POD Parties
We have two party slots on Saturdays and Sundays and one party slot every Thursday and Friday.

Find out more and  BOOK NOW


Due to the current situation, we are doing things a little differently. We will no longer be taking bookings at reception or over the telephone. All bookings must now be made and paid for online. You will need to register for an account.

Once you have created your account, login using the link below. You can also add family members to your account for multiple bookings in the same session.

Terms and conditions:

All parties need to be pre-booked on MindBody. The YMCASPG booking app. Please set up an account first if you don’t have one.

Find out more information on how to do this here

You can book online anytime, including the same day and in advance.


Download the free app now

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What you need to know

  • The Pod is for children aged 11 and under
  • All children must wear socks
  • The Pod has a maximum capacity of 25 children
  • During this time, play will be limited to two hours
  • Please ensure there are enough adults to supervise your group safely. *We recommend a ratio of 1:4 adults to children.

FAQs and information for parents/carers about how we will be running the Pod and softplay.

To help ensure the risk of virus spread is as low as possible we will be putting the following control measures in place to keep people safe and have this at the forefront of everything we do;

  • Social distancing will be encouraged at all possible times and we will have posters displayed on-site to remind staff, parents, and children of this information.
  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face mask in the soft play.
  • POD sessions have been reduced to a maximum of 25 children per session, and 1 adult per child.
  • The ball pit and sensory room will remain closed until further notice.
  • All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned at the end of each session.
  • There will be a good supply of hand gel and tissues available for each group. We will encourage the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it, approach, please could you do the same.

Our café will remain open but will only be serving a limited menu. This will include hot drinks, soft drinks, and snacks including crisps, and fruit.

You will not be permitted to bring any food into the POD

All bookings will be taken in advance. We will not be able to allow any walk-ins at this time.

See the information above on how to book.

Multiple family bookings can only be done using the web method at this time.

The set price per child is £5.00 The price includes1 free adult to attend too.
If you wish to bring along any additional adults they will be charged at £5.00

We appreciate that there is a significant amount of information to digest. Please take your time to read this, and the other information carefully. If you have any questions, please email us and we will be more than happy to answer these.

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Contact us

YMCA Hawker 
Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 5BH |  E