Xplore Soft Play

" A whole lot of fun for your little Xplorers... "
















General Information

Our Soft Play and Party Centre offers an exciting and stimulating play experience. With it's dedicated toddler area, it guarantees an indoor adventure for children of all ages.

Safety, security and cleanliness meet a hubbub of activity and adventure. An equation that equals fun for everyone at Xscape's newest attraction.

Grown-ups can relax in the Xplore Cafe whilst enjoying something from our great range of hot and cold meals and snacks as well as quality coffees and soft drinks.

Opening Times

Xplore Soft Play is open 364 days a year as follows:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm
9.30am - 7.30pm

We can open outside of our normal opening hours for private bookings and parties. Speak to a supervisor for more information. Golf opening times differ from those of the Soft Play area.

Soft Play Prices

Monday to Friday:

Under 4s
Over 4s
Babies**
Adults†
     £3.99
     £4.99
     FREE
     FREE with ThanX card (otherwise 50p)

Weekends & Public Holidays:

Under 4s
Over 4s
Babies**
Adults†
     £4.99
     £5.99
     FREE
     FREE with ThanX card (otherwise 50p)
2nd child goes half price!*

**Babies (under 18 months) free when accompanied by a paying sibling, otherwise charged at 99p.
*2nd child goes at half price at weekends only. 2nd child must be of same family. T&Cs apply.
†Entry for up to 2 adults free with a ThanX rewards card. ThanX cards are FREE and available online and on-site. Adults accompanying birthday parties enter for free. T&Cs apply.

Birthday Parties

Let us take care of your next birthday party. Choose from the five packages below, add a big birthday fuss from the Xplore team and your party is guaranteed to go with a bang!

 Soft Play Party - Approx. 2hrs
  • 1.5 hours playing time on the main play frame*
  • A choice of hot meals from the childrens menu
  • Unlimited orange & blackcurrant squash
  • Choc-ice for dessert
  • Party bags with gifts and sweets
  • Helium filled balloons to take home
  • Invitations for your guests
  • A free entry ticket for your next visit
  • PLUS we'll set up and decorate a party table for you to eat your meal

£9.99 per child - Weekdays
£10.99 per child - Weekends & Public Holidays

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Using the Availability Checker on the Main Menu
 Classic Party - Approx. 1.5hrs
  • 1 hour playing time on the main play frame*
  • Sandwiches, crisps and chocolate - buffet style
  • Unlimited orange & blackcurrant squash
  • Helium filled balloons to take home
  • PLUS we'll set up and decorate a party table for you to eat your meal

£6.99 per child - Weekdays
£7.99 per child - Weekends & Public Holidays

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 Bear Factory Party - Approx. 2hrs
  • Every child gets to stuff and take home their own bear
  • The birthday child gets to pick a bear outfit
  • Soft play time on the main frame
  • Choice of hot meal or cold buffet
  • Unlimited orange & blackcurrant squash
  • Choc-ice for dessert
  • Helium filled balloons to take home
  • Invitations for your guests
  • PLUS we'll set up and decorate a party table for you to eat your meal

£14.99 per child - Weekdays
£15.99 per child - Weekends & Public Holidays

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Using the Availability Checker on the Main Menu
 Half & Half Party - Approx. 2hrs
  • 1 course of 4D Golf
  • Remaining time playing time on the main play frame*
  • A choice of hot meals from the childrens menu
  • Unlimited orange & blackcurrant squash
  • Choc-ice for dessert
  • Party bags with gifts and sweets
  • Helium filled balloons to take home
  • Invitations for your guests
  • A free entry ticket for your next visit
  • PLUS we'll set up and decorate a party table for you to eat your meal

£10.99 per child - Weekdays
£11.99 per child - Weekends & Public Holidays

<<< CHECK AVAILABILITY
Using the Availability Checker on the Main Menu
 Disco Party - Approx. 2hrs
  • 1 Hour playing time on the main play frame*
  • A choice of hot meals from the childrens menu
  • A half hour childrens disco with disco lights and music
  • Unlimited orange & blackcurrant squash
  • Choc-ice for dessert
  • Helium filled balloons to take home
  • Invitations for your guests
  • PLUS we'll set up and decorate a party table for you to eat your meal
£14.99 per child
Limited availability. Currently only Mondays at 5.30pm. Minimum 10 children.
<<< CHECK AVAILABILITY
Using the Availability Checker on the Main Menu


Whichever package you choose, we're confident your child will have a fantastic birthday with us at Xplore.

Add a visit from 'Xplorasaurus' to any of our party packages... Ask for details.

* Booking does not guarantee exclusive use of the play frame unless specified.

Parent & Toddler Sessions

Every weekday during term time Xplore runs sessions for parents & toddlers. They include seasonal art and craft activities, games, toys and soft play. There's free juice and biscuits for the children and a whole lotta fun!

Information

Sessions run all day from 9:30am until 2:30pm.
New price: £3.99 per child

Pictures

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News, Special Offers & Events

To ensure we keep you up to date with the very latest information we've moved our news, updates and special offers over to facebook. Click here to open our facebook page in a new window and don't forget to LIKE US to see our latest info in your news feed.

Getting here...

Xplore is located in Xscape, upstairs next to LaserZone.

By car...

FREE PARKING with plenty of parent & child spaces!

Xscape is just next to the motorway and very easy to get to by car, simply leave the M62 at J32 and follow brown tourism signs for Xscape/Freeport. Xscape has 1,400 FREE parking spaces.

By bus...

Services run between;

410 & 411 - Leeds & Freeport Castleford
X62 - Leeds - Freeport Castleford - Hull City Bus station
192 - Wakefield Bus Station - Freeport Castleford
134, 135, 136, 137 - Castleford Bus Station - Freeport Castleford

By rail...

There’s a dedicated train station at Xscape Castleford called Glasshoughton Station.

Trains run regularly on the Pontefract Line from Leeds to Knottingley/Goole. Visit West Yorkshire Metro or call 08457 48 49 50 for details

Rules of Play

For the safety of everyone that uses Xplore, we ask that your follow our rules of play.

  • Xplore is a parentally supervised play area - your children are your own responsibility. Whilst Xplore and it’s staff attempt to ensure the complete safety of our visitors it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to supervise and accompany children using the facilities.


  • Parents/guardians must remain in the secure area at all times and observe their child to ensure they are capable of using the equipment safely and to monitor their behaviour. Parents/guardians best know their child’s capabilities and should ensure an appropriate level of supervision and accompaniment to reflect this.


  • Children must be under 1.45m and under 12yrs old to use to the play area.


  • Children (and adults!) must wear socks whilst using the play frame. Long sleeve tops are also advised.


  • The tots area is strictly for children under 4yrs old. Children under 4 should not use the main frame without parental supervision.


  • No food, drink, gum, glassware or cutlery/crockery is allowed in the play area. Only food or drink purchased in Xplore may be consumed in the cafe area. Please allow plenty of time to consume any food you purchase from our cafe.


  • No shoes, ties, jewellery, spectacles (unless shatterproof) and any sharp objects, including badges and loose change is allowed in the play area.


  • The management cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to property or personal belongings.


  • Please report any accident, injury, spillage or anything you consider unsafe immediately to a member of our trained staff. Children who are unwell should not use the facilities.


  • Bullying, fighting and behaviour considered inappropriate will not be tolerated and you may be asked to leave in this instance.


  • All notices, signs and staff instructions should be adhered to at all times.


  • The high-level TVs in the café area usually show news channels. If you notice any content that you think is unsuitable, please inform a member of staff who will change the channel.


  • Xplore encourages children to play and explore in a safe and stimulating environment. As such there are inherent risks always associated with children playing and having fun together. These include children being exposed to moderate physical activity, tripping, falling and bumping into fixed objects and other children. Xplore has taken every reasonable step to control these risks through design, maintenance and operation of the facility but due to the nature of children playing it is impossible to eliminate such risks completely. As such parents/guardians must recognise and accept this risk.


  • Above all... HAVE FUN AT XPLORE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time limit?
Not usually. Although at peak times we may impose a time limit of 1.5 hours.

What age/height is the play area suitable for?
Children must be under 12 years old and less than 1.45 metres tall to play on the play frame. There is also a dedicated tots area for under 4s.

Do I need to pre-book?
It is not usually necessary to pre-book unless you have a birthday party or large group. However we can’t guarantee that there will not be a waiting time for entry at peak times.

Is there a minimum number for birthday parties?
Yes, you need to bring at least 7 people.

Will we have the play frame to ourselves?
We can take bookings for exclusive use of the play frame, but under normal circumstances you would share the frame with other customers. We can also open outside of our normal opening hours for private parties.

THANX - Customer Rewards Scheme

Introducing our customer rewards programme - ThanX. No more card to hunt for each time you visit, just one simple keyring that we 'zap' on your way in. In addition to free adult entry, every few visits, a voucher will print off for you at the front desk entitling you to great rewards such as free drinks, free food, and even free entry.

You'll also get special offer tickets and discount vouchers on some visits with great deals on soft play, food and drink, the Bear Factory and 4D Golf. We'll send you an occasional email with news and offers and we promise never to pass your details to any third party or bombard you with spam! Register now - it's easy...

Registration for ThanX cards is now done at Xplore on the ThanX Terminal next to the entrance - and you can pick up your card right away! It couldn't be easier.

We'll check for availability and call you back...

Fill in the form below and we'll call you back within 3 hours* to confirm availability and make your booking.

*For forms submitted outside our opening hours, we'll call you back the following day.

Booking date (DD/MM/YY)
Preferred start time
Type of party
Maximum number of children
Contact name
Telephone number
Please don't call me after... (insert time if applicable)
Enter a colour of the rainbow (to verify you're a real person!)
By clicking submit I confirm that I understand that this form WILL NOT make a booking, but that someone will call me back to confirm availability and take my booking over the phone.

Xplore Halloween Party 2014 - Sold Out!

Tickets for our 2014 Halloween Party have now sold out. For those of you who missed out, we're really sorry - register for a ThanX card on your next visit and get in early on the pre-sale next year! For those of you lucky enough to get tickets, we look forward to seeing you there!

It’s that time of year again where we drape the cobwebs, dim the lights and dress up for Xplore’s spooktacular Halloween parties – and we’d love for you to join us! Our 8th annual Halloween parties promise monstrous fun and excitement for all ages and this year will be taking place on Thursday 23rd October and Friday 24th October 2014 at 4:30pm. Click here to download the flyer for this years event.

Promotional photos may be taken at the event and flashing lights will be in operation to simulate lightning.

Confirm your final party numbers

No need to call us, just fill in the short form below and we'll do the rest.


Booking date (DD/MM/YY)
Booking time
Final number of children
Contact name
Contact telephone number
(should we need to contact you about your number change)
Enter a colour of the rainbow (to verify you're a real person!)
By clicking below, I confirm these as my final numbers. I understand that if my numbers drop by more than 2 on the day of my party I may still be charged for those places.

Questions or Queries?

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Post / SatNav
Xplore
Xscape
Colorado Way
Castleford
WF10 4TA

Phone
01977 553355

Email
contact-us@xploreplay.com

© Xplore 2013. All rights reservered. E. contact-us@xploreplay.com T. (01977) 553355
Xscape Castleford, Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA. Company No. 5704018