Hey there, Freedog fans! Are you ready for an adventure? Freedog Bristol is all set to make your kids’ playtime extraordinary. Wondering how to make the most out of your soft play experience and what options we’ve got in store for you and your little ones? We’ve got you covered! Here are some fantastic tips to ensure you have a blast while exploring the wonders of soft play, Toddler Bounce and Puppy Play at Freedog Bristol.


What is Soft Play?


Soft play is a magical world filled with colourful mats, padded obstacles, and exciting structures designed to spark imagination and creativity in children. It’s not just play; it’s a learning experience disguised as fun! At Freedog Bristol, our soft play area is a haven where children can climb, slide, and explore in a safe and stimulating environment. It’s the perfect place for your little adventurers to socialise, learn, and most importantly, have a great time!


What to Expect at Soft Play?


When you step into our soft play area at Freedog Bristol, expect a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with energy and laughter. Your kids will encounter:


Engaging Play Structures: From tunnels to spiralling slides, our soft play area is equipped with a variety of structures that encourage active play and exploration. Our soft play equipment is designed with safety in mind. You can relax knowing your kids are playing in a secure environment full of interactive obstacles and age-appropriate challenges to keep children entertained and mentally stimulated. Our soft play is tailored for children aged 0-7 years. It’s the ideal space for toddlers and young children to develop essential motor skills, socialise with their peers, and boost their confidence in a controlled environment. At Freedog Bristol, our soft play area is specifically designed to cater to the needs and interests of younger children, ensuring a delightful experience for every little explorer. We have a separate playpen for the really little ones, adjacent to the main arena, so the fun really is for everyone.


Tips for Parents to Help Their Child Get the Most Out of Their Soft Play Experience


Soft play areas can provide a fantastic opportunity for children to have fun, develop social skills, and improve physical abilities. Here are some tips for parents to help their children get the most out of their soft play experience:


  • Dress Appropriately: Make sure your child is dressed in comfortable clothing, suitable for physical activities. Think about the temperature too!
  • Safety First: Always prioritise safety. Remind your child to follow the rules and guidelines of the soft play area. Encourage them to be aware of their surroundings and respect other children’s space.
  • Supervise Actively: Keep a close eye on your child while they are playing. Be present, engage with them, and ensure they are playing safely. 
  • Encourage Social Interaction: Soft play areas are great for children to interact with others. Encourage your child to make friends, share toys, and take turns. These experiences can help them develop social skills.
  • Set Realistic Expectations: Every child is different. Some may jump right into the activities, while others might take time to warm up. Be patient and understanding of your child’s pace.
  • Stay Hydrated and Snack Smart: Soft play areas can be physically demanding. Make sure your child is well-hydrated and has had a light snack before playing. Avoid heavy meals just before playtime. (but please keep food and drinks out of the soft play area).
  • Teach Good Manners: Teach your child to be polite and considerate of others. Encourage them to say “please” and “thank you” and to apologise if they accidentally bump into someone.
  • Avoid Overstimulation: Some children might get overstimulated in a busy and noisy soft play area. Pay attention to your child’s cues. If they seem overwhelmed, take a break and find a quieter spot.
  • Celebrate Achievements: Encourage your child to try new activities and celebrate their achievements, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement can boost their confidence and make the experience more enjoyable.
  • Respect Other Children: Teach your child to respect other children’s boundaries. If another child doesn’t want to play, it’s essential to accept their decision and find someone else to interact with.
  • Feedback and Communication: If you notice any concerns or issues in the soft play area, provide feedback to the staff. Good communication helps in maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all children.


By following these tips, parents can ensure that their child has a positive and enriching experience in the soft play area.


Toddler Bounce Sessions at Freedog Bristol


Our Toddler Bounce sessions are specially crafted for the youngest members of our Freedog family to have time on the trampolines without the worries or concerts of teenagers jumping and flipping over them (this would not be good!). During these sessions, you and your toddlers can enjoy a transformed trampoline area covered with soft play toys and activities, from building blocks to bouncing balls, time, and adding an extra bounce to their playtime. These sessions are perfect for building balance, coordination, and sensory awareness in a fun and lively atmosphere. Launch into the foam bits or bounce off the walls, this is their time to let loose and explore! 


Puppy Play Sessions at Freedog Bristol


Now for the best of both worlds and then some! Puppy Play sessions combine the freedom and exploration of Toddler Bounce, along with the multi-storey excitement of the soft play area PLUS a creative outlet in the Cafe, where we set up an arts and crafts area for them to express themselves to the max. For a truly memorable experience, what better way to spend a Thursday or Friday morning than here at Freedog Bristol, book a Puppy Play Morning now!


In Conclusion: Dive Into the Adventure!


So there you have it, folks! With these tips, your child is all set to dive into the wonderful world of soft play at Freedog Bristol. Come on over, let your little ones explore, learn, and play, and watch as they create precious memories in our vibrant soft play area and our exhilarating trampolines. Don’t miss out on the fun; book your session today and let the adventure begin!