Mummy Matters column, by Maxine Wilson.
Oopsadaisy Soft Play, Medbourne Pavilion:
The ‘Stay and Play’ softplay session is perfect for my one-year-old daughter Georgia to socialise and let off some steam on a Friday morning.
We have a great time as they have activities including messy play, a bouncy castle, soft play and a singing and musical instrument section.
From 10am to 11.30am there is free coffee and juice and it’s only £2 per child and £1 for adults. I would highly recommend it!
Woburn Safari Park, Woburn:
Georgia loves coming here to see all of the animals.
Her favourite part is the walk-around section with the lemurs. She will then finish off her day by whizzing down the slides at the jungle gym.
Milton Keynes 360, Knowlhill:
My little one loves coming to 360. She can run around the smaller section on her own whilst I sit with friends and have a coffee, as she is in a safe and secure environment.
She never gets bored as there is so much to do, from all the different soft play areas to the bumper cars and the merry-go-round.
Willen Lake, Willen:
You can’t beat a nice walk around a lake and a chat with your friends.
We usually come here once week as you can’t keep a toddler inside for very long.
We always start with a walk around the lakes with the buggies, then Georgia will stop and feed the ducks before going on her favourite swing in the kids’ play park.
Wolverton Swimming Pool, Wolverton Leisure Centre:
On a Wednesday at Wolverton Swimming Pool there is a parent and toddler swim from 9am to 10.30am.
It’s in the learner pool so you don’t worry about your baby getting splashed and there is usually a lot of room to play and swim.
They do some singing and get floats out – Georgia’s favourite is ‘jelly on a plate’ when she jumps off the big float.
This article was first published in the Feburary issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition here.