17 June 2015

Whatever the weather, our YMCA LSW’s soft play facilities in Kingston and Merton can be real life savers for mums and dads with restless children when the rain is pouring down or the sun’s too hot. 

In the Pod  and Pod2 soft play centres, toddlers and children can climb, jump, swing, stretch, wriggle, balance and bounce. Here, they can be active, use their imaginations and let off steam in a fun, safe environment while parents enjoy a drink and a snack from our onsite cafes.

The Pod and Pod2 have everything a child needs for an energetic, creative, interactive indoor adventure!

Summer activities in the Pod

This summer, the Pod soft play at YMCA Hawker (Lower Ham Road, KT2 5BH, Kingston) offers plenty of extra activities for ages 1-5 years.

At the Pod Sports Day on Tuesday 30 June there will be lots of games and activities in the Pod and on the playing fields, with great prizes to be won. The morning session is at 9.30am – 11.30am, and the afternoon session is from 3.45pm – 5.45pm.

Join the Teddy Bears’ picnic on Tuesday 7 July 11.45am – 1.45pm. Enjoy an hour-long picnic and one hour in The Pod with lunch included. Don’t forget your teddy!

Tuesday 14 July from 1pm – 3pm we’ll go “down on the beach”. You get one hour beach play and one hour in the Pod, with ice lolly included.

Price for each event is £5 per child, please book in advance at the centre or by calling Recetion on 020 8296 9747.

Until the end of June, we offer free entry to the Pod for a third child when you pay for two. In July and August, we will give out a free Mini Milk to every paying child.

Summer in Pod2

The Pod2 is a fun soft play facility within YMCA Wimbledon (200 The Broadway, SW19 1RY, Wimbledon) for active under 8s. Open seven days a week, Pod2 is available for play sessions, private hire and children’s parties.

This summer, we have great Pod2 offers on every Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 1pm.

On our weekly “Wild Out Wednesdays” children can go wild with arts and crafts at no extra cost. Every Friday 10am – 1pm is “Fantasy Friday”, where we offer 2 for 1 for all children coming in fancy dress.

Pod2’s Birthday 2 July

Bring your teddy bear and come along to the Pod2 at YMCA Wimbledon on Thursday 2 July for an all-day picnic in celebration of Pod2’s 2nd birthday!

Entry fee is £5. This includes picnic food and entry to Pod2 for one and a half hour.

Guests will be treated to birthday cake, sandwiches, crisps and drinks.

The picnic is open from 9am – 5.30pm. Last entry 4pm.


For a birthday party experience out of the ordinary, the Pod or Pod2 soft play can be hired for a private party for your child and their friends.

In the Pod2 at YMCA Wimbledon, your child and their friends will have the soft play all to themselves for one hour, followed by 30 minutes of party food in the party room with a Pod2 Party host to organise everything and clear up afterwards. To book a party in Pod2 or for more information, click here.

At YMCA Hawker, we offer Pod party fun for under 11s. Here, you can choose between the Complete Pod Party or the Ultimate Pod Party. To book or for more information, click here.