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Welcome to Pod2, the fun soft play facility within YMCA Wimbledon for active under 8s.

Open 7 days a week, Pod2 is available for play sessions, private hire and children’s parties.

Toddlers and young children can jump, slide, wriggle and crawl their way around the brightly coloured, multi-sensory structure using their imaginations and being physically active. It’s a great place to make new friends and to learn to play with other children.

Parents can relax with a coffee or snack from the soft play coffee bar or go upstairs to the child-friendly cafe for something more substantial. Pod2 has everything a child needs for an energetic, creative, interactive indoor adventure!

Extra play with your stay

Messy Mondays, 10am-11am: Come and join the messy fun –  we provide the paints, you and your children provide your imaginations!

Baby Bake-off, Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm: Decorate, mix and create some delicious treats.

Treasure Hunt Thursday, 11am-11:45am: Be the first to find the hidden treasure.  A prize for the winner or winning team. 

Friday Funday, 11am-12pm:  Games, musical instruments and dancing Luna Boo, our very own alien mascot.

Opening times

Pod2 is open 7 days a week. Monday to Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).

On Saturdays and Sunday afternoons guests who have booked a Pod2 party get priority. However if there are no parties booked Pod2 is open to the public all day.

Please call reception on 020 8542 9055 to check on availability before you visit on weekend afternoons.


  • Under 6 months free
  • Under 3 years £3.50 (Peak: £4.00)
  • 4 years and above £4 (Peak: £4.50)

What you need to know

  • Pod2 is for children aged 8 and under
  • All children must wear socks
  • Pod2 has a maximum capacity of 30 children
  • During busy times, play will be limited to one hour
  • Pre-booking is not available.
  • All parents and carers are required to pre-register on their first visit.
  • Please ensure there are enough adults to supervise your group safely. We recommend a ratio of 1:4 adults to children.

Download full Terms and Conditions for ‘Soft play at the Pod and Pod2’.

Group Bookings and Pod2 Parties

There is a 10% discount for groups of 8 children or more. Maximum group size is 15 – if the group exceeds this number, private hire is available.

For more information, please contact Reception on 020 8542 9055 or email Aisling Griffin, Pod2 Co-ordinator at aislinggriffin@ymcalsw.org

For more info about Pod2 Parties, click here.




*Excluding bank holidays


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