Indoor Adventures at Scrambles Soft Play

| January 9, 2019

Looking for somewhere to keep the wee ones occupied, whilst steering them towards being active and healthy? Somewhere where you can enjoy a decent coffee and a delicious slice of cake? How about somewhere to watch your kids enjoying themselves as you take a well earned break? You just found it at the newly revamped Scrambles soft play at Edinburgh’s International Climbing Arena . . .

Junior Zone, Scrambles soft play

Junior Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Robin McKelvie; www.robinmckelvie.com

Impressive Revamp

The impressive revamp at this Edinburgh Leisure soft play facility has been done with both little ones and their parents in mind. If, like us, you visited the old Scrambles, the first thing you will notice is the feeling of space and light. The room has really been opened up by the relocation of the play structures and cafe, with daylight now also flooding in through the cafe windows.

Junior Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

Junior Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

The highlight is the massive climbing frame in the Junior Zone, which is geared up for kids aged 4-10. It has been rebranded and expanded to offer more thrills for older children. There are slides and things to bounce off and jump on, as well as things to swing on, to clamber on and to scramble over and through. Real thought has gone into what kids like and a tablet computer, which was integrated into the soft play set up, caught our wee girl’s eye.

All smiles at Scrambles soft play (c) Robin McKelvie; www.robinmckelvie.com

All smiles at Scrambles soft play (c) Robin McKelvie; www.robinmckelvie.com

Scrambles soft play also caters to really little ones, with a dedicated area for babies and a smaller toddler frame for 1-3 year olds.  The soft play also has a new superhero in the form of Skye and her mountain friends, Owl and Stag, who catch the eye of kids and brighten up the space.

Toddler Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

Toddler Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

Baby Zone, Scrambles softplay (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

Baby Zone, Scrambles soft play (c) Chris Watt; www.chriswatt.com

Our kids were big fans, with the main frame challenging enough to engage our ten year old. Seven year old, Emma, enthused: “It’s great fun. I like the slides the best and the tablet. The cakes were nice too,” she enthused.

Cafe Refresh

On to those cakes. The expanded Cafe Refresh is now shared with the climbing arena; and the range of food and drinks has also broadened. We loved the paninis and  homebaking with a delicious gluten free chocolate brownie and vanilla cheesecake the stars for us. The much larger cafe now caters for 130 people so there is plenty of space for everyone to relax. We really appreciated the extra ceiling lighting, which has really helped to brighten up the café.

Further Information

Scrambles soft play is open from 0900-1700 daily with prices varying depending on age and length of session. If you’re looking for a seriously fun softplay with a great café then you’ve just found it. Enjoy!

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
South Platt Hill, Newbridge, EH28 8AA
www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/venues/edinburgh-international-climbing-arena

Scrambling through tunnels at Scrambles soft play (c) Jenny McKelvie

Scrambling through tunnels at Scrambles soft play (c) Jenny McKelvie

 

*This post comes in association with Edinburgh Leisure

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