PAC-MAN Play Soft Play

Let the little ones run wild!

Do your kids have loads of energy to burn? Are they climbing the walls at home? Did you know soft play provides a safe and hugely exciting place for the kids to burn off that excess energy. Bring them along to explore the area, meet new friends, and have fun, and learn while they play! 

Our new opening hours are from 10.15am until 6:45pm, Monday to Sunday.  

The admission price is £5.95 per child and this includes two adults.
 Children under 12 months is £2 each including an adult.

Toddler Morning is £5.95 which includes a small hot drink and kids Juice.

Toddler morning is Monday - Thursday term time only.

Session times are as follows and last 1 hour 30 mins:

10:15am – 11.45am (Toddler Morning)
12pm – 1.30pm
1.45pm – 3.15pm
3.30pm – 5pm
5.15pm – 6.45pm

Pre book online via the red ‘BOOK NOW’ link at the top of the screen - select your chosen day, and press the arrows to find soft play booking option

Pre booking online is advisable due to the limited availability.

Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Play sessions are pre-bookable and set at designated timeslots for up to 90 minutes of play.

PAC-MAN Play Soft Play will close after each play session for a general clean of the area.

And for that little bit of extra fun!

The fun never stops at Namco Funscape! Why not involve your friends and host your next party with us?

Fancy a night out with friends?
We offer a variety of packages to suit all pockets when it comes to a night out for the grown-ups.

Find out more

Looking for a fun kids birthday?
We offer parties for both children and teens, where they can enjoy games of bowling and tasty food, plus some great surprise gifts.

Find out more

Watch our softplay videos

Food & drink at Gateshead

After all that fun with Soft Play, an appetite will definitely have been worked up! Why not dig into some of the great food and drink on offer here.

Everything from quick snacks, to full meals. Even the pickiest eater will be satisfied!

Take a leap with Clip ‘n Climb

Clip ‘n’ Climb is an action packed climbing activity for anyone aged two and over. There are a range of different climbing challenges including Speed Climb, Lightening Crack and Spaghetti Junction. A great challenge for kids of any age!

More at Namco Funscape Braintree


Soft Play




You’ll love our Dodgem cars.

Our NAMCO Funscape venue in Gateshead’s Metrocentre has exhilarating dodgem tracks – the fastest in Europe. Experience our thrilling turbo bumper cars for only £4 per ride.

Maximum two people per car. Subject to a minimum height restriction. Seat belts must be worn while inside the cars.

PAC-MAN Play Soft Play

Want to relax while the little ones play? Visit our indoor soft play area

Our fun soft play area at NAMCO Funscape Metrocentre is a special mega-fun zone where little ones up to eight years old can run around and have loads of fun in a safe and secure indoor environment, while mums and dads sit back and relax. Entry to the soft play area is just £5.95.

We also hold very popular children’s birthday parties. To book, please call our party planner team on 0191 406 1066.


Enjoy all your favourite entertainment and games!

Shoot’em-ups, Race car simulators, cuddly toy claw cranes – NAMCO Funscape Gateshead is packed with the most advanced and cherished video and arcade games. 

We sell video game Nam Tokens for just £1 – ask for special bulk-buy offers. Many of our machines also give out tickets for the prize shop, with a fantastic range of prizes, from key rings to games consoles. And you can win prize tickets on bowling too.



Ten Pin Bowling is Fun for all

NAMCO Funscape bowling - perfect for all occasions, family, friends, parties, events.

Let the good times roll at NAMCO Funscape, Bowling, fun and games, plus lots more!



Sign up today to receive news and updates from us >>>