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Play area and Crèche

Shopping doesn’t have to be boring for kids. We have a soft play area designed for kids under 10 to let the little ones blow off steam so you can make the most of your day's shopping.

The play area is located on the lower floor next to Nandos. The area is unsupervised so please stay with your children at all times while they have lots of fun. There will be experienced staff monitoring the play equipment, seating for parent and guardian spectators and refreshments available.

Equipment includes a huge ball pool, slides, climbing nets, tube crawls, rope swings etc. For children under 6 there is a dedicated Little Tikes play area.


Monday-Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

Please note: A height restriction of 5ft. applies.


Up to half an hour £2.90
Up to 45 mins £4.30
Up to 1 hour £5.20
Up to 1.5 hours £5.80

For more information please call 0161 746 9000 or visit the website here: crecheandplayarea.co.uk


In the same location as the Play Area (lower floor, next to Nandos), the Crèche is where children from 2 to 9 may be cared for by fully qualified and professionally trained staff.

Youngsters will be so busy playing with the wide variety of toys, games and equipment available, that they probably won’t notice that mum and dad have gone shopping. But if there is a problem, don’t worry our trained staff are always available to help.

Equipment includes educational toys, Little Tikes toys, adventure play structure, ball pool and slide, non-violent Sega, Nintendo and Playstation games, playdough, painting, sand play and a home corner.


Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pmSaturday 9am-7pmSunday 11am-5pm

Last entry to both facilities is 45 minutes before closing (75 minutes in the Crèche during all non term time and at weekends.)


Half an hour £2.80
45 mins* £4.20
1 hour £5.50
1.15 hours £6.90
1.30 hours £8.10
1.45 hours £9.10
2 hours (2 year old max stay) £10.40
2.15 hours £11.70
2.30 hours £12.40
3 hours £15.10
3.30 hours £17.80
4 hours (max stay) £20.50
*not available at weekends & holidays. Children aged two years are only permitted to stay for up to two hours.

For more information please call 0161 746 9000 or visit the website here: crecheandplayarea.co.uk