Play Planet is a family-run soft play centre for ages 0–11, with plenty to keep your little ones entertained. They have ball pools, slides, rollers and nets to challenge and stimulate the children. As the mother of a 2-year-old, owner Laura understands that finding safe, fun and entertaining places for young children to go, where you might also be able to take a sneaky read of a magazine or have a good chat with friends, is rare, but she and her team are here to help!
While the kids are burning off some energy, you can sit back and relax in their café area, where they serve freshly ground fair-trade coffee and lovely big mugs of tea. All their food is locally sourced where possible and made-to-order, with something for everyone on their menu of light lunches, snacks and drinks.
Their cakes are delicious, with a changing array of choices – although you are almost certain to find their favourite caramel shortcake on every visit! They have also started selling Langage Farm ice cream, so you can keep cool on hot days.
Based on Crelake Industrial Estate (next to the Royal Mail sorting office), Play Planet is a short walk from the Meadows and offers free parking. Baby changing facilities are available onsite and it is accessible for those in wheelchairs.
Looking for somewhere to have your child’s party? Or an outing from playgroup or nursery? Then look no further. Play Planet can provide invitations, decorations, food and drink, and guaranteed fun for 2 hours. The kids will have a great time, and you won’t need to clear up! Or why not have the place to yourselves? Private hire options are also available.
Play Planet also runs a music class called Zoo Music. The lovely Mia picks a different weekly theme (Australia, Under the Sea and Easter have been favourites so far) and leads the children in songs, dancing and instrument playing, ending with parachute fun and bubbles, with lots of props along the way. It’s a great way to spend a Monday morning. There are two groups: join in from 9.00 am for 18 months and above or from 11.00 am for under 18 months. It’s also a great way to socialise and meet other parents and grandparents.
The entrance fee is just £3.50 for all children over 1, with no charge for adults and they only impose their two-hour session time if they’re really busy. Laura, Lisa, Louisa, Emma and the rest of the Play Planet team look forward to welcoming you!
Play Planet, Pixon Court, Crelake Industrial Estate, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9AZ
Tel: 07552 937710
Opening hours: Monday Zoo Music 9.00 am to 12.30 pm, open as usual 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm; Tuesday–Friday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Saturday–Sunday/Bank Holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.