“The first time that they visited Monkey Bizzness, they loved the fact it was so different. They had never seen a soft play place before and were amazed at all the different things to do in there.”
A new type of soft play centre opened its doors this month in Hockley and already it’s been a huge success, with a long waiting list of children desperate to try out their new facilities.
Monkey Bizzness soft play has just opened its doors and offers something completely unique. It is huge on fun, activity and creativity for children aged 6-14 years old. It is jam-packed with 100s of soft toys, 10s of slides, bridges, tubes and sensory play zones for kids to enjoy. Monkey Bizzness soft play has something for everyone from little ones up to teenagers. Children can run around and play within the confines of the soft zone or relax in their very own room where they can draw or read a book. Parents can relax on a sofa while they wait or mingle with other parents over a cup of coffee and cake in the cafe area. Despite being based on Hockley’s busiest road, Monkey Bizzness has amazing soundproofing and is spacious enough so that you never get that feeling that you are right on top of others.
How much is admission?
£2.50 per child with a minimum spend of £5 per adult and children go free if under the age of 2 years old.
Where is Monkey Bizzness?
Hockley, Leeds, LS6 1BD.
How can I find it?
Head down Chippenham and keep left towards Headingley before taking the first turning on the right and then take a left before going straight over the road bridge to go down the end of the food hall. The soft play is at the end of this building – it’s about half way down on your right hand side as you look at this building from here.
Does it cost to park?
There is parking at the back of the building, as well as on the street. It’s free for 2 hours and then 2p for every 15 minutes thereafter.
Is there a cafe?
Yes, there is a cafe at Monkey Bizzness where you can sit and relax with a cup of tea or coffee whilst you wait for your children to have fun in the soft play area or have a snack in our snack bar area – which includes chips, cakes, hotdogs and sausage roll.
Is there a toilet?
Yes there is, the toilets are located downstairs, along with our changing rooms and the cafe area.
How many children can I book for?
We can accommodate up to 3 children at any given time, however you can book up to 5 at any time. All children will be supervised by a member of staff and given time to play in their own space or under supervision in the soft play area or cafe area. We are open from 10am-7pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-5pm on Fridays.
Are there any charges for my child?
We do not charge for children under the age of two or under the age of two with a full paying parent. All other children are charged at £2.50 per child, with a minimum spend of £5 per adult and children go free if under the age of 2 years old.
How long will it take to get a turn?
We usually have 2-3 rotas running at any given time, we ask that you arrive on time so that we can ensure that you and your children get the best experience possible. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, then it may be that we can no longer accommodate you as the area may be occupied with other families waiting to play, this also means if your children are running late that they may miss playing altogether. We can only cater for numbers up to a maximum of 4 or 5 children at any given time in order for us to give each child the support and care they require.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes, we ask that your child is at least 1.2metres tall in order to play in the soft play area. We also ask that your child is 6 years old or over to be able to access the cafe area once they have finished playing in the soft play area, this is due to noise levels and lack of supervision. Children under this age can come down into the cafe with a parent if they wish where they will be supervised by a member of staff who can also help you to supervise them whilst you have refreshments or something to eat.
If you’re looking for somewhere totally unique and different to play with your kids then Monkey Bizzness Soft Play is the place for you. It’s a sensory paradise and will keep even the most boisterous of kids entertained.