Play Base

Play Base is an immersive experience for 0-8 year olds, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities. 

Whether your child wants to take on the soft play assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse, Play Base lets every child shine.

A child in Play Base

Session times

Play Base sessions run throughout the day. Each session lasts one hour.

Session 1: 9.40am - 10.40am
Session 2: 11am - 12pm
Session 3: 12.20pm - 1.20pm
Session 4: 1.40pm - 2.40pm
Session 5: 3pm - 4pm
Session 6: 4.20pm - 5.20pm

Access

Location:
Ground Floor Lower Level

Tickets

An hour session costs £4.50 per child and accompanying adult.

Book online

Assault course

Physical challenge is a key aspect of soldiering. Overcoming obstacles requires both individual fitness and teamwork. Come and have a go on our soft play assault course if you think you’ve got what it takes!

Play Base soldiers climb obstacle

A child on the Play Base assault course

Play Base command liaison vehicle

Command liaison vehicle

The army teaches soldiers to lead as well as to follow. Climb aboard our command liaison vehicle to explore themes of communications and mobility, driving and mechanical repair.

A child on the Play Base command vehicle

Cookhouse

An army marches on its stomach. Make sure the troops are full of beans in our Camp Kitchen and Mess Hall.

Play Base soldier cook

Children in the Play Base cookhouse

Play Base quartermaster

Quartermaster store

Where do soldiers get kitted out? How do they buy provisions and receive messages from home? Get to grips with all these questions at our army storeroom.

A child in the Play Base quatermaster store

In the field

Soldiers need to be able to look after themselves wherever they are. Develop your fieldcraft skills - building camps, dens and shelters - to survive the wild.

Play Base soldiers in the field

Baby area

Our soft and squashy baby area allows our smallest visitors to have a go at camping and other physical activities away from the more boisterous older children.

Terms of use

Read our terms and conditions for ticket sales and entry to Play Base.

Play Base terms and conditions

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