Trafford Leisure Centre run a daily toddler session, even on a Saturday! On a Monday and Wednesday, they have two rooms open; the Cheeky Monkey play room and the Soft play room. On a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday they have the additional practice hall open.
The soft play room is great for an active one year old, he can just about manage to climb up the ladder and go down the slide into the ball pool. It is probably a little past his capabilities without making me feel too sick.
In the cheeky monkey zone, they have set up a whole area of play. There is a smaller ball pool for babies. A wendy house for the older to children to sell ‘ice-creams’ from. A separate room off for colouring. Another small room with the lights off and some sensory lights showing. In the main room they have loads of children’s books, an electric piano and a balance bar.
When the Practice hall is open, they set this room up with ride on toys such as little tykes cars. A huge slide and some tunnels. There is an area set up for smaller children with bouncer chairs and toys.
Towards the end of the session there is singing time on the big mat which normally includes the Hokey Cokey! And then a juice and rich tea biscuit.
This toddler session has a great way of feeling like a ‘drop in’ group rather than a ‘local’ group.
For more information about this soft play class click here.
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