Soft Play

The MegaCentre Rayleigh soft play facility, known as Megaplay, is a super exciting place where children can play, explore and learn in a safe and fun environment that encourages their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

The benefits of soft play are well documented:

    • Encouraging active play
    • Learning through exploring a fun environment
    • Using imagination and exploration to learn confidence and independence
    • Trying new activities and achieving new skills
    • Developing new motor skills and problems solving through exploration

Pay and Play

Pay and Play sessions are our ‘turn up and play’ times.  Our Pay and Play sessions give children the opportunity to play in their own way.  Sessions can be limited to 2 hours during busy times, but there’s plenty of opportunity for children to explore the Megaplay structure; climb, slide, jump, balance and interact with other children.

Set over 3 levels, Megaplay has a Drop Slide, Astra Slide and Ball Cannons as well as Rope Bridges, Gliders and Targets.  Suitable for children aged 0-11, with a separate Under 4s section, there’s something for everyone.

Pay and Play Times

Term Time School Holidays
Monday and Tuesday 1000-1500 1000-1800
Wednesday- Saturday 1000-1800 1000-1800
Sunday 1000-1600 1000-1600

School Holiday opening hours fall in line with Essex County Council published School Holiday Term Dates.
Please check these dates/hours and availability with Reception before travelling.


Prices for Pay and Play Sessions

Age Midweek Term Times Weekend & Holidays
Under 1s £1* £1*
Under 2s £3.75 £4.25
Under 4s £4.75 £5.25
4-11 years £5.75 £6.25

*or free if accompanied by a paying sibling

£1 childminders discount available Mon-Fri term time for Pay and Play Sessions.
Childminder must present a valid Ofsted registration card.


Our Megaplay cafe is situated within the Megaplay room and provide a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals for hungry Megaplayers and tired parents!  You’ll be pleased know the cafe also offers free WiFi as well. Only food and drink purchased from the café may be consumed on the premises. Click to find out more information regarding our café.

Please be aware that all children and adults entering the soft play area are required to wear socks at all times as well as clothing that is comfortable and covers both arms and legs.  Please click to see full ‘Rules of Play’.