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In light of the government’s decision on 15/08/2020 the Soft Play continues to remain closed until further notice. 

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

Please note the POD will be closed until further notice

Based at the YMCA Hawker in Kingston, The Pod is a two storey soft play centre open seven 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 a cappuccino or a freshly toasted panini from our riverside café. The Pod has everything a child needs for an energetic, creative, interactive indoor adventure!

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm (Sessions run during the school holidays and inset days: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm).
Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 11.45am with two sessions starting at 8.00am – 9.45am & 10.00am – 11.45am.

POD closures

Please note the POD will be closed until further notice

We always recommend phoning to check availability before visiting, as The Pod can get very busy or may be closed for private hire.


  • 0-6 months: Free Parents pay £1.50 entrance
  • 7 months – 18 months: £2
  • 18 months – 4 years: £5 & £5.50 (peak – school holidays and weekends.)
  • 5 years+: £6 & £6.50 (peak – school holidays and weekends.)

Books of Pod tickets are now available!  Great value for money, Pod passes can be bought at reception for 5/10 visits. Please call to pre-book your Pod place during the school holidays.

Free self-service tea and coffee is offered at the 8am early bird weekend sessions.

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 60 children
  • During busy times, 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.

Download full Terms and Conditions for ‘Soft play at the Pod and Pod2

Group Bookings and further information

To book groups of more than 8 or for more information, us on 020 8296 9747 or email LesleyWilson@ymcaspg.org

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Contact us

YMCA Hawker 
Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 5BH | T 020 8296 9747 | E info.hawker@ymcaspg.org