360 Play proudly support World Book Day

At 360 Play developing children’s creativity and imagination is a huge part of what we do. Reading is such a great way of stimulating children’s imagination and so World Book Day is something we proudly support. And we love any opportunity to dress up too, of course!

For this year’s World Book Day we invited children to come along with their favourite book and costume and everyone who dressed up got to come and play for free. There were some hidden book covers around the centre and everyone who took part in our book covers search was entered into our prize draw to win a Quarterly Play Pass. Our mascots Twizzle and Twirl joined in with a special mascot story time and there were story time sessions throughout the week in our messy play area.

Chloe, our assistant manager at Milton Keynes said “It was so lovely to see children and their families working as a team and running around the centre trying to find the book covers to complete their quiz sheets! Everyone in the centre had made such a great effort to dress up and the little ones looked amazing! It was a great day all round”

MK’s Parent and Toddler event was a great success

We were delighted to welcome new and expectant parents along to our free baby and toddler event at 360 Play Milton Keynes on Wednesday 27th February. It was a great opportunity for local families to try out informative classes and workshops from leading professionals on topics such as breastfeeding and baby first aid. We welcomed over 25 local businesses who all had stalls throughout the centre for parents to browse and enjoy and there was all the usual 360 Play fun to be had too making it a great day out for young families and a great introduction to the centre for anyone visiting us for the first time.

View of the centre

“It was a great event, well organised and an opportunity to meet families in an informal setting.” said Tamsin from Water Babies “I love the way that there are activities for all ages of children and the children are encouraged to explore and use their imagination whether it is dressing up or chasing bubbles”

 

stallholdersKate who hosts Baby College classes at our centre on Friday mornings said “Having been invited to attend the Baby & Toddler Fayre at 360 MK Play as an exhibitor I have to commend the team on the organisation and press surrounding this event. It was a very well turned out event and it was a pleasure to meet so many bumps, babies and toddlers. It was also an opportunity to meet like minded businesses. Can’t wait for the next one!”

 

happy stallholdersOur management team put together the event with the support of the local business community and our staff were thrilled with the turn out. “We have had some great feedback from both stall holders and customers” said Assistant Manager, Steff Kelleher-Crook  “Some customers said their favourite thing about our facilities is that ‘There is something to do for all ages and loads to do’ and ‘Knowing my grandchildren are always safe’. We would like to thank all the stall holders and customers that attended and made it a successful and enjoyable event for all.”

bubble fun

goody bags

360 Play does World Book Day

Join us at 360 Play to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. We’re going to be sharing some of our favourite stories with dedicated story sessions throughout the day in our messy play area , enjoy a visit from Twizzle/Twirl  for a very special story time between 1pm -2pm and if you find all of our hidden book covers you could win a Quarterly Play Pass! Make sure you wear your World Book Day costume and bring along your favourite book to play for FREE (This applies to kids only, sorry grownups).

Mother’s Day Family Ticket Offer

Celebrate Mother’s Day on 31st March in 360 style with this family ticket deal. Book your family ticket online and enjoy a day of family fun for 4 people for just £19!

This fantastic offer includes free registration for your family and unlimited play time at 360 Play for a family of 4 (at least one member of your party must be an adult). Visit us before 11.30am and you can also enjoy 50% off breakfast too! Just show your confirmation email to a member of the food and beverage team when you order.

This offer is online only and there are only a limited number of family tickets available.

Visit your local centre’s page and purchase the offer from the OFFERS & EVENTS button on that page.

Terms and conditions apply

Milton Keynes Parent and Toddler Fayre

Milton Keynes Parent and Toddler Fayre

Wednesday 27th February 2019

360 Play Milton Keynes are holding a Parent and Toddler Fayre, providing a FREE day of fun for local families.

Enter the centre for FREE from 9.30 to 2.00pm and stay as long as you like.

There will be stalls from local businesses and nurseries, taster classes and talks from professionals on subjects such as breast feeding.

All this and the usual play facilities – why not come along?

360 Play’s 7th centre opens

360 Play Rushden Lakes opened its doors to the public this week and Mayor of Rushden Cllr David Coleman was on hand to help us celebrate our seventh centre and to enjoy the first of two days of our exclusive Golden Ticket preview days. Our centre manager, Lauren Jenkins and the rest of the team have worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks and it was great to see it all come together.

The new centre follows the proven formula of our existing locations with a wide range of activities for children, from toddlers up to the age of 12 and all of the activities included are designed so that adults can join in the experience too.

“We have been overwhelmed with the brilliant feedback and response from our customers during the Golden Ticket preview days,” said centre manager Lauren Jenkins. “The reception we have had welcoming us to Rushden Lakes has been great. We look forward serving the communities in this region and would like thank everyone for coming along to celebrate our opening with us. The new team of over 40 local recruits have all worked really hard and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of families to the centre over half term and into the future.”

360 Play Rushden Lakes features a host of attractions and activities, including;

A multi-storey central play frame featuring elements such as a sports themed area, urban skateboard style area, ball showers, ball zones, slides and more. Classic family rides including family bumper cars and our well known carousel. 360 Street creative play zone which incorporates 10 individual play buildings such as a fire station, supermarket, pizza parlour, post office, vets and pets, car garage/body shop and dressing up boutique. There’s also our messy play area which has a daily timetable of activities to enjoy, all included in your entry price.

The centre also incorporates some new elements with a baby sensory room and a designated Sports Zone incorporating ping pong tables, table football and basketball area and also includes the longest football table in England!

A classroom and party space offers groups and members regular classes and activities to stretch the imagination while delivering educational learning.

After spending most of the morning exploring the activities and even joining in the play with Mayor Cllr David Coleman, the Mayor’s Consort, Melanie Coleman said “What a fabulous facility for Rushden. Thank you for the lovely welcome.”

“We are so thrilled David and Melanie could join us and help open up our new centre.  It doesn’t seem like 10 minutes ago we opened our first business in Milton Keynes with the aim of delivering a family destination to play together as a family.”  Said Founder and Managing Director Duncan Phillips. “We are a family business that has family at its core and we hope all the families of this region will come along and find how much fun you can have when you put the screens down and just let your own imagination drive the play.”

Christmas at 360 Play

Christmas is almost upon us and 360 Play is the place to play this winter as we celebrate the festive season with a fun-filled December. We’ll be open as normal up until Christmas Eve when we’ll be closing at the earlier time of 2pm so you can spend the day with us and still have time to get ready for Santa. We reopen again on 27th December and for the first time we will be open on New Year’s Day so you can start 2019 in 360 style. Our team have put together a timetable of activities every day in our messy play area that creative kids of all ages can come and enjoy. Come and help us build a Christmas tree in our centre and share photos of your own tree on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a day pass. We’ll be making lots of lovely decorations for you to take home and enjoy like Christmas wreaths, salt dough ornaments and lolly stick snowflakes. We know how much kids change from one Christmas to the next so make sure you make some foot print mementos to keep in your memory box. Your little ones can also decorate a Christmas bauble to take home and because we’re feeling extra generous this time of year, you can share your creation with us on Facebook to have the chance to win prizes. We’ll be sharing what’s coming up each week over on our Facebook page so make sure you’re following us so that you don’t miss anything!

360 Play have started the search for our 2019 Charity of the Year

Are you a local registered charity? Here at 360 Play we are proud to be part of our community and support local charities with fundraising, donating hundreds of raffle prizes this year. We are on the lookout for an organisation we can help and support for the next year as our official Charity of the Year. We will work with our chosen charity on a variety of fundraising initiatives and all of the monies raised would go directly to the charity.

If you are involved in a local charity and would like to register your organisation’s interest in becoming 360 Play’s supported charity for 2019, please email us at comms@360play.co.uk and tell us why you feel your charity should be considered. Please be sure to include a contact name, telephone number, your social media links and any fundraising targets you are hoping to achieve. The last day for applications is 30th November.

Play Passes – fantastic value, great gifts

If you’re a frequent visitor to 360 Play then our Play Passes offer fantastic value for money and we have a range of options to suit different needs and budgets. These are also a great birthday or Christmas gift idea.

 

Our Annual Passes at £135 are a fantastic way to make the most of our centres. For the equivalent of just £2.60 per week you can enjoy unlimited access at any of our sites. The passes are assigned to a child and admit that child and one accompanying adult per visit. We also have a Quarterly Pass for £65 which has all the same unlimited play benefits for 3 months.

 

Just like our Annual Play Passes, our Direct Debit Pass offers great value for money but with the flexibility of paying monthly by direct debit. For £15 a month and £10 a month for any additional siblings, you can enjoy unlimited access to 360 Play. Customers signing up to our Direct Debit Pass should be aware that there is a minimum contract of 3 months.

 

For our younger guests we have the option of a Toddler Pass. For £85 this gives members and an accompanying adult 12 months of 360 fun 9:30am – 2:00pm on weekdays during term time. At weekends and school holidays the child and one adult pay half price. From 2.01pm to close the child and one adult can also be admitted for half price.

 

For our Home Educated visitors we have a special annual membership option. For £85 children 4 -12 years and an accompanying adult can enjoy unlimited play time when entering between 9:30am – 2:00pm on weekdays during term time. At weekends and school holidays the child and one adult pay half price. From 2.01pm to close the child and one adult can also be admitted for half price.

 

Our Play Passes can be used at any of our 6 (soon to be 7) UK sites. Give the gift of fun!

360 Play Rushden Lakes

360 Play Rushden Lakes will be the newest attraction in the 360 Play group. This new centre is in a fantastic location and will feature an exciting outdoor play space. With six centres already operating in Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Leicester, Basildon, Redditch and Farnborough, for our seventh centre we are updating our customers favourite attractions and we cannot wait for you to see!

360 Play is often described as a softplay centre but softplay is just a small part of what we do. The wide range of facilities on offer at our centres ensures that there are activities and opportunities for all ages and abilities. Our full sized play frames and slides are big enough for parents to play on with their children and you’re never too old to enjoy whizzing around the dodgem track. For the imaginative guests there’s 360 Street where you can try out different careers, dress up in the boutique and visit the supermarket. This has always been one of our most popular activities and a lot of planning has gone into making 360 Street at Rushden Lakes the best one yet. We’ve looked at what children enjoy doing and expanded on that so that there will be more for them to do and the areas will be more interactive. The role play pizzeria will feature a scaled down wood fired oven and our post office will have a sorting centre. 

The messy play areas are a must visit for all those essential, messy, mucky things parents would love to have the time to do with their children. We will have messy play activities specifically designed for our younger customers during term time that they can enjoy with Mum or Dad and the area will include children accessible sinks for an easy clean up.

All the current favourite facilities will feature at Rushden Lakes. It just wouldn’t be 360 without a carousel! There will be some new things at Rushden Lakes too, guests can look forward to visiting the sports area where you can enjoy a penalty shoot out in our football area or a game of table tennis and race toy cars on the race track on 360 Street. 

There is no time limit on your visit so you could spend all day at 360 Play if you want to. Our cafe bar will serve a wide selection of beverages and family favourite meal options. You could join us for a weekend brunch or enjoy a coffee and slice of cake. 

At 360 Play we are all about creating fun experiences for the children and families who visit us and obviously we love a party! Our parties have been designed to give you time to enjoy the experience while we do the work. We have a range of hot and cold food options and a dedicated party host is on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly. We have designed 5 different party packages to suit everyone’s needs and they will all be available at Rushden Lakes. Each package has been carefully developed to cater for different requirements and you can personalise your party with optional extras. Our very own resident characters, Twizzle and Twirl, love a good party so you can expect a visit from one of them too!

In today’s ever-busy world it’s very easy to miss the joy of play and what that brings to the development of our children. 360 Play hopes and desires to provide the setting to get us all having some fun together while at the same time reminding us how simple playing with children actually is.