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by Oxford Explorer (subscribe)
I'm a Mum of two boys living in Oxfordshire, enjoying lots of fun activities and writing about them when I get a chance.
Published November 28th 2012
Update January 28th 2013
I Kidz Oxford has CLOSED down Jan 2013

Lots Of Fun Under One Roof
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i Kidz Soft Play Family Activity Centre

It's quite a challenge to keep young kids active and happy on a rainy day and once the school holidays arrive it's not just the weekend you have to think about. Standing in a park all togged up in your wet weather gear and jumping in puddles is only fun for a short amount of time. So where can you go to keep your little ones happy and have a chance to relax yourself?

i Kidz soft play centre in Oxford is a great place to visit. It's one of the larger ones in Oxfordshire and has a whole host of fun things to keep your children happy. As we all know, happy kids equal happy parents.

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Fantastic Ball Pit

My son is just over two years old and on arrival at i Kidz he goes bananas. He's jumping up and down and twirling circles before we've even paid. Once the gate opens it's like releasing a wild animal as he races first to the ball bit. This is no ordinary ball pit. It's got a lovely big area full of colourful balls with a low platform that he can leap off without a care in the world. My son also loves to collect the balls and feed them into the tubes where they are sucked away and deposited back in the pit.

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Parents seem to love this as much as the kids

Once the initial excitement of leaping through the splash of colour wears off, there's lots more to do. The big draw is the multicoloured undulating slide which both parents and children love to slide down. It's reached through multi levels of an adventure frame, all softly padded.

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You'll need a head for heights

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Toddler soft play area

For smaller children there is a good sized toddler soft play area with small slide, mini ball pit and lots of soft squishy shapes.

There are several trampolines which children can bounce on to their hearts content. They are a great way to ensure you get an afternoon nap from your toddler.

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Plenty of trampolines

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Make believe in the wendy houses

To top it off there are a couple of play wendy houses, swings and ride on cars to wizz around on.

Parents are not left out either. There is a Costa coffee here so you can get a decent caffeine hit to keep up your own energy levels and a chance to sit down on some comfy leather sofas. Food is also on offer with mini meals for kids at 3.99. Sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pizzas also available so adults are catered for too.
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Relax with a Costa Coffee

The soft play is enough to keep my toddler happy for several hours but for older children there are lots of activities on throughout the day. Action packed classes include the Dance Academy in association with the Bernadine Soul School of Dance, Tennis, Golf, Martial Arts and Football. Children can also get creative with art, music or relax with Disney storytime. Some activities have separate pricing so check the website for details.

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Giant building blocks

Entry is 4.95 for a standard visit but they do have a clubcard starting at 19.95 a month which includes the activity classes or you can pay individually for the classes.

This is a great place to take active kids.

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Why? Keep your kids happy for hours on a rainy day
When: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Phone: 01865 712846
Where: 3a/b Grenoble Road, Ozone Leisure Park, Oxford, OX4 4XP
Cost: 4.95 standard entry
Your Comment
So sad that this place has closed down now. There is still one at Banbury. x
by kathr (score: 0|6) 3439 days ago
Ah, the ball pit; brings back memories.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 3488 days ago
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