Which soft plays have reopened near Gloucestershire? | REOPENING SOFT PLAY GUIDE

Cheltenham, Days Out
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** Currently, all soft plays are closed until the 2nd December **

Since lockdown #1, soft plays in England could reopen and then more recently closed again fro lockdown #2 (in November), so as the status changes, I will continuously update this post.

There are several soft plays around Gloucestershire and the neighbouring countries… i.e. Cheltenham, Stroud, Bourton, Evesham and so I thought I’d compile a list of each soft play with their current status, throughout the pandemic.

** I will continually update this post as soft plays open, announce opening and change their processes**

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Some are quite rightly taking time to understand and implement the new rules and others have been very quiet and some have already announced they have shut down… so who’s said what?

I will update this post regularly, so do pop me a comment, or message on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) if you spot any new updates, thank you.

Which soft plays have re+opened?

The Play Farm, Cheltenham

Opened 21st August!

PRE-BOOK – Book a 2 hour slot online – full details and booking link on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/cheltplayfarm/


Address: Unit 18, The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham GL50 4FA
Phone: 01242 257955

Cotswold Clubhouse, Bourton-on-the-Water

Opened Monday 17th August.


Address: Unit 20B Industrial Estate, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2HQ
Phone: 01451 263130

Raglan Farm Park

Phone to book! Book up to 7 days ahead.

Full details on Facebook – Raglan Farm Facebook group


Address: Chepstow Rd, Raglan, Usk NP15 2HX
Phone: 01291 690319

Dick Whittington Park

Opened Monday 17th August.

NO PRE-BOOKING NECESSARY – Pre-booking not necessary but you may wish to phone before hand to check how busy it is. See website and Facebook for details:


Address: Little London, Longhope GL17 0PH
Phone: 01452 831000

Dinky Street Role Play in Bishops Cleeve

– not strictly soft play but I think it is similar!

Reopened Saturday 5th September

PRE-BOOK – Book sessions online now: www.dinkystreet.co.uk

… Reopening with reduced capacity (40 people instead of 70), enhanced cleaning and sterilisation, 1 hour cleaning between sessions… full info on the Dinky Street Facebook post…

Pre-lockdown this was one of our favourite places to visit – Dinky Street review


Address: Church Rd, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham GL52 8LT
Phone: 01242 676064

Cotswold Farm Park

Adventure barn has reopened with ride on toys and a sandy beach best suited for 2-6 year olds.

  • Pre-book hourly sessions for £1 per person (non-refundable, but can be deducted from the cost of food/drink purchased in the Advenure Barn during session).
  • Pre-book using the link provided in Farm Park ticket confirmation email

Request face coverings are worn at all times unless exempt or consuming food & drink purchased on site.

For parents, ‘The Shed’ Café will also be open serving hot and cold drinks.

Address: Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5FL
Phone: 01451 850307

Rugrats and Halfpints, Cirencester (also Banbury)

Reopened Monday 31st August

PRE-BOOK – Pre-booking system will be live on Friday 27th August – more info/keep up to date followmg their Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/RugratsandHalfpintsCirencester/


Address: Unit A Meadow Rd, Cirencester GL7 1YA
Phone: 01285 885570

Cattle Country

RE-OPENING 26th September

New proceedures in place and ball pools removed.

20 minute slots can be booked for each barn when you arrive. Book for adults and children.

  • Book a slot in the Top Play Barn on arrival.
  • Toddler Play Barn will operate a one-in-one-out system at all times.


Address: Berkeley Heath Farm House, Berkeley GL13 9EW
Phone: 01453 810510

Hopefully opening soon

– looking at the new guidance:

These soft plays have posted (mostly on their Facebook pages) that they have seen the guidance and are digesting it to figure out what they need to change to reopen…

Dobbies, Gloucester


Address: Bath Rd, Gloucester GL10 3DP
Phone: 01452 721081


All Things Wild


Address: Station Rd, Honeybourne, Evesham WR11 7QZ
Phone: 01386 833083

No updates online…

The following soft plays around Cheltenham, Glocestershire have not currently posted any updates on their soft play mentioning reopening or the announcement that they can reopen…

Pingo’s at Tenpin, Barnwood


Address: Centre Severn, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3HR
Phone: 0871 222 3675

Oxstalls Fun Factory


Address: Plock Ct, Tewkesbury Rd, Longford, Gloucester GL2 9DW
Phone: 01452 396969

Funky Warehouse


Address: Unit 5 Swindon Rd, Kingsditch Trading Estate, Cheltenham GL51 9NB
Phone: 01242 300101


– WWT Slimbridge

– Elmbury Lodge Brewers Fayre, Tewkesbury

Soft Play which are not reopening…

Unfortunately back in May, due to covid-19 and lockdown Winchcombe Fun House announced it will not be reopening, which is such a shame as we absolutely loved it there, and Little G’s appears to have disappeared online.

Go Bananas, Stroud

PRIVATE HIRE ONLY – £100 for 2 hours

NOT REOPENING but will be open from “Wednesday 26th August for private hire only, £100 for two hour slots with cafe open if required.
Please call reception on 01453769120 for any further information.”

– Info from Go Bananas Facebook post 22 August 2020


Address: Ebley Wharf, Ebley, Stroud GL5 4SR
Phone: 01453 769120


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