Children from across the borough will be able to enjoy their upcoming half term break at the new soft play area at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, which was officially opened on Saturday by Mayor Cllr Bill Soane and executive member for environment, leisure and libraries, Cllr Parry Batth.
The three-storey adventure play zone with additional seating area was built as part of a £2million wider investment across the centre by the Council with partner Places Leisure. Children will be able to climb, crawl over, and through, obstacles, with sensory play and trampolines. There will also be a range of tunnels and slides to explore, including a giant flume.
Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries said: “we want to encourage residents of all ages to embrace physical activity of any kind. I hope that by providing new, modern leisure facilities, we can do just that.
“Our significant investment at Loddon Valley is in addition to further investment in our leisure facilities across the Borough, including redeveloping both Bulmershe Leisure Centre and Carnival Pool, and refurbishing Ryeish Green Leisure Centre.”
Tony Penge from Places Leisure said: “Our soft play will be a fun and exciting indoor play area in Wokingham for all children, from new born to 12 years. Whether you choose to book your little one’s party with us or you just want to get out of the house and let the kids burn off some energy in a safe environment. We are excited about our recent developments here at Loddon and are delighted to offer this new facility to our community as we aim to promote more active play for young people.
“In addition to our soft play we will be having a refurbishment of the café area including new flooring and seating area. We will also be giving our front of house area a fresh new look!”
The very youngest adventurers (under one’s) can get in on the action for free during off peak hours (term times, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm) and for just £1 during peak hours (all other times). Entry for under fours cost £4.50 during peak hours or £4 off peak, while older adventurers (four and over) cost £5, or £4.50 during off peak hours.