The Pod

3.5 of 5 stars
4 Reviews
YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
020 8296 9747
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Great soft play area for toddlers and children based at the Hawker Centre YMCA in Kingston. It has a brilliant two floor soft play area where kids can use their imaginations and let off steam in a safe environment while parents can relax with a paper and coffer at the riverside café.

The Pod also has a Multi-sensory Room with specialised lighting, sounds, visuals and textures providing a calming space for babies, toddlers and children. With its bubble mirrors, laser star projector and infi nity tunnel, the room is an exciting and stimulating sensory experience for children with and without additional needs.

The Pod is also available for childrens parties where the kids can have a fun time and you don't need to clear up afterwards!


The Pod has off-peak and peak admission fees, all of which are for a two hour session. Peak times apply at weekends, during school holidays and on Bank holidays. All other days are are off-peak.

Babies under 6 months old can use The Pod for free at all times, under 4 year olds are charged £4 during off-peak hours and £4.50 peak and over 5's are charged £4.50 off-peak and £5 peak.

The prices above include one free adult entry per paying child. Any additional adults are charged at £1.50.

Opening Hours

The Pod is open 7 days a week, including school holidays and Bank holidays.

It opens from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 12 noon on weekends (Bank holiday opening times may vary).

The Pod is available for parties and private hire from 11.30am to 8pm on weekends (see website for details).

Parties are available between 11.30am and 8pm every Saturday and Sunday. Partygoers can join in with The Pod soft play session (non-exclusive use) or have the entire Pod to themselves (exclusive use).

Is food available and what type?

The Canteen, our riverside cafe is open for drinks, snacks and lunches with a children's menu available and fully licensed bar.

What baby facilties are available?

The Pod is free for babies under 6 months and has baby changing facilities on site.

Disabled access:

The centre is all on one level with disabled access.

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The Pod has the following reviews:

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Reviewer: Jessieblueyes Date of review: 26/04/2015
"Love it! And so do the kids... Great facility's and staff always clean and small enough to keep a eye on the little ones and big ones at the same time.. "
Reviewer: shorty Date of review: 01/02/2015
"this place is a joke letting way to many children in for it even to be safe"
Reviewer: Sheila, Surrey Date of review: 04/08/2013
"Spent a day here with the kids and some friends and was impressed. Kids loved the soft play, nice and clean with helpful and polite staff. Food in the canteen not great but above average. Will certainly go back."
Reviewer: Jackie, Kingston Date of review: 03/12/2012
"Had a great day here with the my 4 and 6 year olds who loved it. Nice atmosphere and very safe environment. Cafe is nice as well - highly recommended"

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