THE NEW soft play area at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre has been officially opened by the new Wokingham Mayor Councillor Bill Soane.

The three-story adventure play zone was opened on Saturday, May 18 and was built as part of a £2million investment by the Council and Places Leisure.

Children will be able to climb and crawl over obstacles with sensory play and trampolines including a range of tunnels and slides to explore.

Councillor Parry Batth, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries was also at the official opening.

He said: “We want to encourage residents of all ages to embrace physical activity of any kind. I hope that by providing new, modern leisure facilities, we can do just that.

“Our significant investment at Loddon Valley is in addition to further investment in our leisure facilities across the Borough, including redeveloping both Bulmershe Leisure Centre and Carnival Pool, and refurbishing Ryeish Green Leisure Centre.”

Tony Penge from Places Leisure believes this is an exciting addition to the Wokingham borough.

He added: “Our soft play will be a fun and exciting indoor play area in Wokingham for all children, from new born to 12 years. Whether you choose to book your little one’s party with us or you just want to get out of the house and let the kids burn off some energy in a safe environment.

“We are excited about our recent developments here at Loddon and are delighted to offer this new facility to our community as we aim to promote more active play for young people.”

In addition to the soft play area the café will be refurbished including new flooring and a seating area.