The Pod at YMCA Hawker is suitable for babies and children aged up to 11 years old and Pod 2 at YMCA Wimbledon is suitable for little ones aged up to 8 years old. Both centres are quite literally soft play heaven on two floors, featuring slides, tubes, nets, ball pits and hidey holes. There are huge soft shapes to jump from, scoot under and build dens with – your child will love it. Not only is it a rich environment to use their imaginations and think creatively, it’s also a great place to make new friends (for them and you!) while they burn off energy. At The Pod we have a sensory room for those children who need a quieter place, while at Pod2 there is a chill-out room, away from the soft play bustle with dressing up and toys.
Each centre features an area with tables and chairs in a café style, so you can sit and relax with a coffee while keeping an eye on your child while they play. Our soft play is perfect to head to when it’s rainy, but also to escape the sun when it’s warm. Brightly coloured, exciting and vibrant, The Pod does get busy at peak times, we suggest you get there early to avoid disappointment. The session times are as follows on weekdays: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm (Sessions run during the school holidays: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm). Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am to 11.45am with two sessions starting at 8am and 10am. The Sensory Room is reserved for pre-walkers only, 10.30-11.15am, Monday – Friday.
Pod2 is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).
Come down to see for yourself why our soft play centres at YMCA Wimbledon and YMCA Hawker (Kingston) are so popular. We also offer free WiFi, cafes serving healthy, locally sourced food as well as access to fitness facilities.