Ahead of World Book Day on Thursday 5th March we will be hosting a costume swap session at 360 Play on Monday 10th February. Costume swapping is the most fun way to recycle! Children get new-to-them costumes and parents get to save money and do your bit for the planet at the same time.
World Book Day comes just once a year and most costumes will only be worn once … maybe twice if there’s a younger sibling willing to wear it another year. Chances are that your costumes are still in good enough shape to be passed along to another child and so at 360 Play World Book Day just got more parent AND planet friendly.
Here is how it works! Drop off your clean, gently used costumes to 360 Play between 20th January and 10th February and we’ll give you a ticket to come back to the event on 10th February after 3pm and find a new costume. If you already have a costume sorted but would still like to donate then all costume donations will be gratefully received.
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This year we are proud to support the Royal British Legion and their Poppy Appeal.
Each year we remember the sacrifices of our armed forces with remembrance services and the wearing of a poppy. From 5th – 8th November you will be able to purchase a Royal British Legion poppy when you visit 360 Play and each adult who donates at least £2 (Cash donations only) to the Poppy Appeal will be given free entry to the centre.
We hope that you will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.
Discounted entry applies to adult admissions only
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We’d love to invite PTA members from local schools along on Thursday 14th November to their local centre to meet with the 360 Play Team. We’d love to show you around the centre, grab a coffee on us and talk about how we can work together. If you’d like to come along all you need to do is pop in between 11am – 2pm and a member of the team will be on hand to help.
What can we do to help your PTA? We can supply prizes for fundraising events, all you need to do is send an email to email@example.com telling us when your event is and we’ll send out a prize to you!
We’re on hand to help with fundraising events too. Did you know you can hire 360 Play for exclusive use and sell tickets for people to come along? This is a fun and easy way to raise money for your school.
We also can tailor our packages to provide you with special group rates for visits, either as a school trip or as an end of term treat for the kids. We have something to suit all budgets so feel free to get in touch with our bookings team on 01908 247170 to find out what we can do for you or to find out more about our exclusive Christmas packages for schools.
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We’re delighted to share a post on the 360 Blog from parent blogger and mum of two, Laura. Laura writes a family and lifestyle blog, Dear Bear and Beany, sharing her life with her husband and their two daughters. Laura writes about everything from the ordinary moments, to the adventures they go on as a family. She has a love for interiors, and shares the journey of turning their house, into a home. To read more from her visit her website below.
Do Parents Secretly Love Soft Play?
As you scroll through social media, you will often come across a post from a parent commenting about how they are off to soft play ‘hell’ today and I think we’ve all said that at some point in our life.
But, do we secretly love soft play? I mean they are always full of parents, so surely we can’t hate them that much. I know on those cold, wet days I’ve been grateful to have somewhere to take the children, that is warm and serves a nice hot coffee.
As much as we would love to have dry, warm days, every day, the reality is we don’t. Often the thought of spending another day cooped up in the house, can make those the hard days of parenting. To have somewhere to go, meet a friend, let your child burn off that excess energy is a god send.
For many years as a parent you find yourself squeezing through the smallest of places as you follow your toddler around. Wondering what your life has become and seriously panicking that today is the day that you might actually get stuck!
But, then you see their little faces light up, as they master the slide for the first time or dress up as a firefighter and declare it the best day ever and you think it’s all worth it.
Then they get a bit bigger and more independent and over time soft play becomes your friend. As you no longer have to follow them around, but can sit and watch them. Giving them a wave, as you chat to your friend about the latest phase your child is going through, begging them for the answer. You even get to finish your coffee whilst it’s hot…..I know, this is a gift!
What I really love about soft play, no matter what age my child is. They are safe! If you’ve got more than one child, and they are both off in different directions it’s a comfort to know they can’t get out and end up in the car park. Yes, they might wander into the big kids zone, and show you what a dare devil they really are. But they call it ‘soft play’ for a reason, it’s soft.
You may even find that you love it so much, before you know its lunchtime and thankfully a lot of places now, including 360 Play, serve well balanced meals and pick your own lunches for children. There is no need to have a panic last minute, quick kids its lunchtime time to leave, which is often met with shouts of ‘I don’t want to leave’.
Yes, on a cold rainy day you may find that everyone else has the same idea as you and they are busy. But, soft play is a cheap day out and just think you will be rewarded later with either a brilliant nap from your toddler or a nice early bedtime from your child. There is no better reward!