360 Play- Kids Indoor Activity Idea

Indoor Play Centre for children in Basildon, Essex

Kids large lego area in the role play village

We went to visit the 360 Play centre in Basildon in December 2021 and we were not disappointed. The centre is huge! It’s made up of 3 storeys of fun activities for kids of all ages. The booking was quick and easy and it wasn’t too expensive at all. The kids had a great time (You can always tell that they’ve used up their energy when they fall asleep on the car journey home). For any mums who can make it to this centre – I would highly recommend you take them here especially in the winter when you may not want to do activities in the rainy outdoors.

What activities are there for kids?


Children can practise driving in cars. Each child can have as many rides on the cars as they wish, however, be aware that there may be cues for the dodgems. There are also height restrictions and some children may need an adult with them in the cars.

Picture from the Play360 Basildon Website.

Arts and Crafts centre

We didn’t spend a lot of time here but if your children love art then there is plenty for them to do to keep them occupied here. There were staff there to help clean up with the messy arts and crafts.

2 Soft Play Areas

One soft play area is for children over 4 – is very large has long slides, aerial gliders, cargo nets and tunnels. My children were too young for this but I would definitely like to take them back when they are older. If your children are ages 4 or above, I would highly recommend this play centre. The soft play itself is enough to keep the children busy the whole time.

The smaller soft play is for children under the age of 4. It also has slides and smaller tunnels. It has soft building blocks and is still extremely fun for the younger kids.

Picture from play360 Basildon website

Role Play Village

Kids can dress up here and enjoy playing imaginatively. There are costumes for postmen, firemen, nurses and vets and all costumes also have props too. The village also has shops, cars, firetrucks where role play becomes almost real.

Climbing Wall & Carousel

The carousel was closed on the day we visited and my kids were too young for the Climbing wall but I suspect that they would also be great fun for kids as well.


Cafe provides fresh food and snacks. The food isn’t halal but there are plenty of non-halal options too.

How much do tickets cost?

Prices can vary depending on the day. We paid £3.95 per adult and £4.95 for 1 child. Under 1s are free! It costs us less than £13 for a family of 4 which is great value for money, especially considering how much there is for your kids too.
There are also yearly passes available if you live close by or want to visit the centre more often.

What are the opening times?

The centre is open the whole year round but always check online before booking.

Are there groups for SEN children?

There are SEN evenings on the first Friday of every month.

Where is the play 360 centre?

We visited the centre in Basildon, Essex

Festival Leisure Park
Festival Way,
SS14 3WB

360 also has centres in

Milton Keynes




Rushden Lakes


If you live close to any of these centres, I would highly recommend you visit!

Where can I get more information?

For booking and all other queries go to https://360play.co.uk/

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