World’s End Soft Play Review – Dobbies Nursery

Dobbies took over Worlds’ End nursery in 2019 from Wyevale and I thought I’d revisit to update my review of the soft play area and the garden centre as a whole. If you’d like to read my original review of the soft play area at World’s End then click this link.

The review

The garden centre itself is a decent size. It has all the usual plants and an aquatics centre. Smallest child loved looking at all the fish. That said, I do feel a bit guilty about only going in to look at the fish, with no intention of buying anything. With that in mind – if you’re looking for anything fish related check out the Maidenhead Aquatics website. Guilt gone.

World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids

The soft play area is in the cafe at the back. I wondered if maybe the soft play at World’s end would have been updated since my last review because of the buy-out but it hasn’t been. It’s a decent little play area, quite small, but clean. The sign on the door says it’s for 22 children but, quite frankly, I don’t think I’d want to be in there with 22 kids and their parents.

Because of the size it has total visibility so you don’t need to get in there with them if you don’t want to. It’s also not very high; adults definitely have to crawl around. There’s a ball pool, spinny pole thing, slides and general soft play stuff. There’s a separate toddler’s area which has got a bendy mirror, a couple of games and lots of foam blocks to scramble over. TBH there’s not much more to say than that. It’s the cheapest soft-play I know and it’s ideally for pre-school children. I think anyone older would probably get bored, although the sign says up to 10 years old.

World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids
World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids
World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids
World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids

The cafe

I know some people complain that the cafe is dirty but it’s been mostly OK whenever I’ve visited. The floor does get pretty grim at times though. The cream tea was really nice although the kids boxes seemed quite expensive.

The toilets

Normally I’d just mention if there are toilets or not but I couldn’t do a proper review of World’s end soft play without mentioning the toilets in detail. They’re gross. Here is a photo of the baby change. 9 months ago I first mentioned how bad they were. I had hoped that since Dobbies took over World’s End soft play that they would have upgraded them. I was wrong!!

World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids
World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids

Admission Cost

£2 per child for non-members. £1.50 per child if you’re a Dobbies member. Membership is free and you can either join online or in store.

Parking

Plenty of free parking on-site

Food

Cafe on-site

Toilets

Yes, but see above!

Our World’s End Soft Play REview

3.5 / 5 – it’s nice and cheap. It’s a good space for pre-schoolers and it has food etc. It’s just let down by those loos.

World's End Soft Play Review | Dobbies Garden Centre | Free Time with the Kids

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I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch contact@freetimewiththekids.com or get in touch via Facebook

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