We regularly get asked important questions about our indoor children’s soft play areas. Therefore we have listed the most frequently asked questions below. If you have a query and it is not covered below, then please do not hesitate to contact us – one of our friendly, helpful staff will be happy to help.
Our opening times are as follows:
Weekdays: 9.30am – 5.30pm (closed between 2.45pm and 3.30pm to clean)
Weekends: 10am-12pm/ 12.30pm-2.30pm/3-5pm
Laser storm (pre booking only for parties) Monday to Friday
6pm-8pm, 5.30pm-7.30pm weekends.
Please check our Facebook page/website for updated opening
times as from time to time we may close for maintenance or host
You will join the membership like signing your child up for a gym
membership. This will give your child 12 months/ 6 months’ free
entry at any time into Zippy’s Playworld. Last entry must be 1 hour
prior to the centre closing. You can also get 10% off parties and
discounts on events (12 month pass holders only).
A 12-month membership is £149 and a 6-month membership is £85. If two 12 month memberships are purchased, you will get the second at a discount of £100. For more than one membership please apply at the centre. For individual you can apply online.
We can also arrange a 1 month pass as a gift.
Zippy’s Playworld is suitable for 0-10 years, however a height restriction of 4’ 9” applies whereas some 10 year olds may exceed this. Older children are welcome to help supervise younger siblings, although the overall responsibility lies with the adult/guardian. Children over 12 will be charged at the adult rate if the ratio of adults to children exceeds 2:1.
Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times. Please inform your older children of the basic rule of play to ensure a comfortable and safe visit for all. Please pay specific attention to ensure older children do not play in the specific baby and toddler areas. These are clearly labelled.
Yes. There are several spaces to park at the front of the building which are clearly marked and there is a car park at the rear of the building which can be entered via Newry Park. There is also plenty of parking on the road. The Greenway cycle path also runs past Grange Road and is easily accessible to Zippys PlayWorld
We have to adhere by requirement imposed upon us from child services, the local EHO and our Public Liability insurers. An adult is classed as a parent or guardian over the age of 18 and the child/children remain their responsibility at all times when in Zippy’s Playworld. This is for the safety and security of their children.
The child/children remain the responsibility of the parents/guardian at all times. If they leave our premises this negates their responsibility. If the parent/guardian wants to leave our premises they will have to take all their children and belongings with them. This is for the safety and security of their children.
We have put considerable investment into the surroundings to give parents plenty of seating and leisure facilities in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Occasionally large groups of families visit with just the one child. This restricts the seating for other visitors, therefore we have applied a £1 fee for any additional adults that exceed the 2 adults to 1 child ratio. This has also enabled to keep prices lower for families. We believe our pricing is fair when compared to what you would have to pay if taking your child to the cinema, swimming or bowling, all comparable activities parents would do with their children. We do have Annual and 6 monthly memberships available which gives a child and two parents’ unlimited visits throughout the time period of their membership. We also provide free Wi-Fi.
Unfortunately not. We have to adhere to strict regulations as laid out by the Health & Safety Executive. These regulations are the same stipulated for any restaurant and do not permit members of the public to bring food other than that prepared on the premises. This is with the exception to baby food
Customers enter through a controlled magnetic gate entrance and their details are taken and signed in via a computer system. Each customer is signed out upon leaving. CCTV is in full operation and all fire exit doors are alarmed.
There is no law that prevents you taking images of your own children, but you will have to be mindful of other customers’ children and their privacy.
We allow admission up to the final hour before we close.
The ratio of adults to children is 1 adult to 4 children. This is the recommended ratio to enable the adult to offer the correct duty of care.
Your child’s admission fee covers their entry and use of all facilities. There may be additional costs for some of the classes and events.
The admission prices are for a 2 hour stay at Zippy’s Playworld. During quieter days, you might not be asked to leave after your 2 hours has expired, but that is strictly at the discretion of the management.
Yes. Zippy’s Playworld is just a short walk away from a bus stop which stops just on the edge of Eversley Park on Liverpool Road. The Bache train station is also just a 5 -10 minute walk from Zippy’s Playworld.
A 12-month membership is £145 and a 6-month membership is £85. We offer £0 discounts off multiple 12 month memberships (same family)
We operate different party time slots. Please log onto our website and follow the book a party online to check availability or contact the centre on 01244377229 and we can give you an answer immediately.
Most parties lasts for 2 hours (Please see the details on our party page), This encompasses 60 minutes of play
and 30 minutes of party feast and the remaining 30 minutes can
vary depending on the package that you have chosen. Laser Storm
parties run separate to our normal parties. Details can be found on
the laser storm website www.laserstormchester.co.uk. Discounted
parties also run slightly different.
IS THERE A MEETING AREA WHEN WE ARRIVE?
Your party host will take you to a party VIP seating area when you arrive. Parents and close family use this area as a base while the party is in full swing this means the party room/area is kept as clear as possible. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the start time of your party.
If you hold a 12 month membership or you have used a 10% voucher we will discount the 10% off the final balance. The 10% does not include your party deposit or for any food/ drinks/ extras purchased. Please note to claim a 10% discount you must present your membership or voucher at the time of booking and paying your deposit. Discounts will not be accepted on the day if they have not been pre organised at the time of booking.
We offer 1 FREE Adult per child invitee. We ask for a one to one ratio for all toddler parties and one to four for all other parties. Please note during some of our peak times (mainly weekends) there will not be seating in your party seating area for all your adult guests. There will be additional available seating within the centre.
We will reserve enough seating for the parents/ party organiser and close family. On average there is enough seating for up to 8 adults.
We issue invites out for free to all of our parties. We only give the number of invites out for the number of children coming to your party. If you confirm 10 children are coming to your party we will give you 10. If you require extra invites a charge of 10p per invite will be made. You can also print extra invites from our website.
Unfortunately once numbers are confirmed we will charge £4 for any missing children on the day.
Children under 12 months are free but they will not have a seat at the party table, or party food as well as party bags or balloons. If you would like them to be seated at the table with food then they will be charged as normal.
We sell socks at our Centre. You may wish to put a couple of spare pairs in your bag, especially in the summer.
To maintain a clean environment for your party, we need to allow time to sanitize and reset the area for your party and allow the previous party time to vacate. We appreciate it if you can come in 10 minutes before the party time.
Guest need to arrive 5 minutes before the start time. We allow the birthday family to arrive first before receiving their guests.
Children’s food is included in our party packages and we have a full service cafe and kitchen, which you can order from. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
We can change the party menu to suit all dietary requirements. Please ask at the time of booking.
Adult platters and beverages must be pre ordered before the day. During quieter periods we may be able to cater for orders on the day. Please expect a 30 minutes wait for non-pre booked orders.
Yes, you will be given a specific number so that each guest can give this in when ordering. All food and drink tabs must be paid for separately on the café till at the end of your party.
Birthday cake is not included, however we can arrange for a cake to be supplied by our cake supplier at their listed price.
No, we are not able to extend parties, however you may book an extra play slot at reception if you wish to stay (only during quiet periods). We kindly ask you to vacate the party seating area within 20 minutes of your party finishing so that we can set up for our next guests. If you have paid for an extra play session, please find a vacant table in the centre away from the party seating area.
Due to the safety of all of our young guests and child protection guidelines, we do not allow any filming of parties to take place unless you have exclusive hire of an area and this has been agreed specifically by Management. Photos are allowed but please bear in mind that you should not photograph any children that are not in your party. The Party Host/Duty Manager will monitor this for the privacy and comfort of all our guests.
Only if blue tac is used. No cellotape is to be used at anytime! If you wish for extra banners to be put up it is your responsibility to do this, unless a deluxe themed party has been booked.
Yes! Just tell your party host and we will pop these into your party bags for you.
Unless you book an exclusive hire party, only the reserved tables and the party room are exclusive to your party.
Yes. However, they must be filled with helium before arrival. We have our own balloon company Stylemyballoons (Instagram:Stylemyballoonss) which offer 20% discounts for party guests
Yes. They must supply a copy of CRB & insurance certificate (1 week prior to party). We would rather not have entertainers due to the structured time frame of the parties.
No. Due to the time frame & structure of the party. We will however take special requests from you and do our utmost to fulfil them.
CAN WE SUPPLY A BIRTHDAY CAKE?
Yes. Only standard Birthday Cakes, no ice cream cakes or cakes that need to be refrigerated.
We charge for adults as we have strict guidelines on our capacity levels within each club. This allows us to provide a safe & comfortable environment for our customers.
We recommend booking online as there is an additional £1 per person charge for over-the-phone and on-the-door prices. You also guarantee your space so no disappointed children :-)
WEEKDAYS (Term time)
9.30am – 5.30pm ADULTS FREE
TODDLER MORNINGS 9.30am-11.30am with toast and juice and £1 refills till 11am
Session start times start at 9.30am and run in 2 hour sessions
10am-12pm / 12.30pm-2.30pm / 3pm-5pm (booking strongly advised at weekends to avoid disappointment)
BANK HOLIDAYS – BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please check as opening times can vary.
PARKING: We have parking at the front and many more spaces at the rear of the unit via Newry Park