Ocean City Soft Play

Have fun and play at YMCA

Ocean City Soft Play is a brand-new soft play area for ages 0-7 at YMCA Plymouth, themed around our city’s great landmarks and marine heritage. Our safe space is ideal whatever the weather, including with air conditioning on for hot days! Plus, using our QR ordering system you can order food and drink right from your table without having to leave your seat.

Whatever the weather, kids can slide into Tinside Lido, clamber across the Brunel Bridge, spin around Smeaton’s tower, explore the streets of the Barbican, or dive under the waves into our deep sea-themed area. We also offer fantastic birthday party packages.

Session Types

Standard SessionThemed SessionsSEND SessionsBirthday Parties

Explore our ocean city

Smeaton’s tower

Tinside Lido Slide

Drake’s Island & Hoe Babies’ area

Deep Sea Sensory Area

The Barbican

Plymouth Sound Marine Park

Food & Drink

New summer additions!

Check out the new additions to the menu for summer

Langage Farm Ice Cream Tubs – Only £1.80
Slush Drinks – From 75p
Kids Box Meals – £3.50
Ice Latte – £3

Other food options include pasties, sausage rolls, flap jacks and more.

With plenty of seating you’re welcome to sit and enjoy delicious treats or try our freshly-ground coffee served from our on-site Bill’s Boys Bistro.

Session Details (Standard Sessions)

All sessions are valid for 90 minutes. Children must be accompanied by an at all times adult while in our soft play area. We offer special themed craft sessions for Under 5s on Thursday Mornings (see further details below).


Under 1s – £1.50

Ages 1-2 – £2.50

Ages 3-7 – £3.50

Adults – £1

Opening Times

Monday – Friday | 9.30am – 7.00pm*
Saturday | 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday | 9.30am – 3.00pm

Play Rules

It is important you read and understand our play rules and terms and conditions before attending Ocean City Soft Play. 

Read Play Rules

*See below for our ‘Stay & Play’ themed sessions and SEND session times and booking details

Book your session

Booking your session before arrival is essential. Please use our online booking system below and simply arrive at your allocated time and check-in at our reception desk.

Book Standard Session

SEND Sessions

We offer free sessions for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability in our Soft Play area. These sessions are at a reduced capacity to be more suitable for SEND children and their families. These sessions are for SEND children only.

Fridays – 3.30pm – 5pm

Book SEND Session

Stay & Play Themed Sessions

On Thursday mornings we offer structured themed sessions led by our fantastic childcare team. These fun sessions are for Under 5s and include creative activities, games and more.

Price: £3.50 per child | £1 per adult

Thursdays 9.30 – 11am*
Only available during school term times*

Learn more & Book

Birthday Parties at YMCA

Get exclusive use of Ocean City Soft Play area for an unforgettable party! Plus, check our our other party packages including bouncy castle hire and more!