Sea Life Play Centre – Southampton

15 Jun 2020

Play Creations designs, manufactures and installs new Softplay frame in Southampton


Paulina Kozlowska

Total Cost

£80k (Ex. VAT)

Key Features 

– Suits Building Size:  8000 – 9000 sq. ft.

– Age Range: Baby (0-2), Toddler (2-5), Junior (5-8)

Softplay Install – Mapplewell, Barnsley

Play Creations was contacted by Paulina. An enthusiastic, driven business woman who’s next venture was to start her own Softplay Business. She had managed to secure a prime location within the Marlands shopping centre in the heart of Southampton. After a lengthy phone discussion with Paulina the brief and building plans were passed on to our in-house design team for the initial concept plan. Due to the clear design brief from Paulina, we were able to submit out final design as well as full costing break downs and manufacturing / install timescales within a week. Like many clients, Paulina shopped around to ensure she was getting both a quality product and a creative design. We were shortlisted with 3 of our main competitors. The Final decision was made, not by Paulina but her 2 children collectively. They picked us. They both felt that our design gave much more variety, looks awesome and had some additional cool features that you don’t find anywhere else. Paulina’s mind was made up.

Play Creations set to work on finalising the design and making any alterations needed to meet the clients specification as well as the UK standards. As soon as this finished and Paulina was happy, our team set to work in the factory manufacturing all the features. 

Adventure Play

The Play Centre was split into six main Areas. Large Junior play frame, toddler play frame, baby area with ball pool, role play rooms, arts & crafts room and three-party rooms. All of these areas were packed with activities ant the part we played didn’t disappoint.

The large junior area hosted a number of adventure activities and fun features. On the ground Floor we kept the floor space easily accessible whilst filling the space as much as possible. We included a double bay trampoline with great head and bounce clearance, five bay ariel glides, a number of hanging features, Wobble Stems, Vertical Rollers and finally our own design Vortex Wheel.
The firs floor also hosted some of our features that are only available from Play Creations. Wobble steps, spinning totem pole and wobble surf board are just a few to mention. We also included, Climbing walls, a V-net Bridge, 180 degrees Tube Slide and again a number of other features. The space was maximised and the fun continued onto the toddler play frame.

Toddler & Baby Softplay

Our toddler and baby area continued fun activities for the younger children. We included a whole array of exiting features including four bouncy ball boards, Physio ball area, Twin lane slide, Ball pool area, a number of interactive games, Softplay rockers and two more of our personal features, the flower spinner and donut block. All of these allow children to fully express themselves whist learning the fundamental skills needed for development.