Keep the kids happy this summer with a visit to one of these great indoor play areas.

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  • Eddie Catz, Station Road, Wimbledon


Colourful and stuffed with fun stuff for babies all the way up to 12-year-olds. Among the bouncy chairs and kiddie rides there is a giant playframe, videogames and air hockey and all sorts of groups and classes. Prices start from £5.25. Go to

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  • The Pod at YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road, Kingston                                                                                                   

Two storeys of soft play for children aged up to 11 to climb, swing and wriggle through. Go to

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  • Gambado, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham

Bags of fun, including ball pools, dodgems, a carousel, soft play, an imagination zone and a special area for baby and toddlers. Prices from £7.95 for three to 12-year-olds. This summer, Gambado is taking visitors on a fun (and secretly educational) journey around the world with various activities. Go to

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  • Pod 2 at YMCA Wimbledon, The Broadway

Perfect for under 8s, the brightly coloured multi-sensory structure will get your little one running around while you enjoy a cuppa in the canteen. Go to


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  • Kidspace, Purley Way, Croydon

London’s largest adventure centre is an award winner and stuffed with more fun that you can even dream of. We’re talking 40ft climbing wall, sky-trail, go-karts, cannons, four slides (including an 8ft black hole), vertical mazes, laser tag, a Toddler Village and tonnes more besides. Entry costs from £8.20 for children aged three to 12. Go to

  • Crayzee Barn, North Cray, Sidcup

Handily (for mums and dads) right next to a really great farm shop, Crayzee Barn has a big playframe, a four-lane slide, a spiral slide and a dedicated baby and toddler area. Entry costs from £5. Go to

  • Hobbledown, Horton Lane, Epsom

A ‘mysterical’ experience for youngsters, the rustic-effect family park has indoor play and a whole lot besides. We’re talking cute animals, outdoor play frames, jumping pillows and giant teepees. Entry costs £13.50 for children over two. Go to