Wonderland Soft Play

You’ll find Wonderland Soft Play on York Road in Newbury (just a short distance from the Burger King roundabout). It used to be known as Eddie Catz but in April 2019 it became Wonderland – new owners and a new name! It’s a great place to play, party and eat and we recently went along with our WestBerkshireMums’ 5 year old and 1 year old.

Wonderland has its own car park which operates on a first come, first served basis. It can get full at busy times but on street parking is available in nearby residential streets. Entrance rates vary depending on age, height and whether you are visiting during peak or off-peak admission times. Babies under 6 months and adults are free. Children aged 6 months – 1 year are £1.50 at all times, for children under 1 metre admission is £3.99 or £4.45, for children over 1 metre it is £4.99 or £5.45. There are special rates for childminders and children with disabilities. More information can be found via the Wonderland website.

Wonderland Wow Wonderland sports pitch

On entering the centre we received a warm & friendly welcome at reception. Access to and from the play centre is via gates that can only be opened by staff on reception so you don’t need to worry about little ones escaping! There is a great range of facilities at Wonderland including an indoor multi sports pitch, giant playframe, dedicated baby & toddler areas, dressing up area plus ride on toys and a reading corner. We spent about 4 hours at Wonderland and both children were very happily occupied the whole time we were there. Our 1 year old loved the toddler zone (although she was very keen to follow her sister around the giant playframe!) and the ride on toys. Our 5 year old was worn out after exploring the playframe and running around the sports pitch.

Wonderland baby section Wonderland Toddler area

The café area is towards the back of Wonderland. There is a selection of hot & cold drinks on offer plus meals for both adults and children. On our visit the two children shared a Lunch-osaurus Box which included 5 items for £3.95 while we enjoyed a cheese & tomato toastie for £3.70. Other food options include Wonderland Specials, pasta, pizza, fish fingers, chicken nuggets & baked potatoes. On weekdays Junior & Toddler meal deals are available until 5.30pm; for £5.95 (under 1 metre) or £6.45 (over 1 metre) you can enjoy admission for one adult and one child plus a child’s hot or cold meal and a carton of juice. Different meal deal offers are available during peak times. Baby & toddler food & jars are also available to purchase and there are plenty of high chairs available as well as a microwave for heating baby food. The toilets are through the archway to the side of the café; there are baby change units in both toilets.

Wonderland Cafe

Wonderland offers a range of birthday parties with prices starting from £7.99 per child for a ‘Totz Party.’ You can have a ‘Make a Bear’ or Laser Tag party and there is even the option to hire the whole centre for exclusive use! More information on the parties offered by Wonderland can be found here. Wonderland also has a special birthday party offer for West Berkshire Mums Family Card holders! See our membership page for more details.

Regular classes and activities are held at Wonderland Soft Play including baby massage with Little Munchkins, pre-school art sessions with Squiggle & Dot, baby signing with Sing & Sign as well as pre-school music classes like Hartbeeps and Caterpillar Music. Advance booking is usually required for these sessions, for more information you can call the centre on 01635 800216. Seasonal events also take place at Wonderland at Halloween, Christmas and during the school holidays.

Wonderland classes

Wonderland Soft Play has joined West Berkshire Mums as a partner business! See our membership page for details of its offers and to sign up for your FREE West Berkshire Mums Family Card.

Wonderland Soft Play opening times:

Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm,

Saturday 9.30am-5pm,

Sunday 10am-5pm.

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

Wonderland Soft Play,

Northway House,

York Road,


RG14 7NF.

01635 800216.