Grass Hoppers Play

Tickets are released for the following week every Wednesday at 12:00

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Proper Playtime

Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a fantastic soft indoor play area and huge outdoor adventure playground where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime! There’s also great grub including pizzas and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

Term Time Activities

Join us for the return of our term time activities at Grass Hoppers, starting Monday 10th January!

Keep your little tots entertained during term time by taking part in Nibble’s Story Time or Flash’s Musical Fun, which take place at 10.30am and 1.30pm on their respective days and last around 30 minutes!

And you can now book onto our term time activities when you purchase your Grass Hoppers play ticket as an additional activity!


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Soft Indoor Play

Entry ticket includes access to Indoor & Outdoor Play

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Grass Hoppers Indoor & Outdoor Play

Big Play Frame

Our play frame has been specially designed with 7 key learning skills in mind to help your little ones develop and grow through fantastically fun play. Designed to keep kids entertained, our bespoke play frame equipment includes slides, swings, rope bridges and tunnels, challenge decks and a mirror infinity deck.

Baby Toddler Zone

We want our younger visitors to enjoy the best experience ever! This huge space is exclusively for babies and toddlers with lots of exciting features including an agility balance soft climbing frame, activity rings, mini ball juggler and a twin-lane wavy open slide. Don’t miss the interactive talking tree and, in the sensory corner, you’ll find a state-of–the-art eye spy action panel. We’ve also included seating in this area for adults to facilitate play.

Role Play Zone

Imagination knows no limits and the three settings in our role play zone will create the perfect place for creative play.

The Sport’s Court

Perfect for older children, the sport’s court is a contained area and includes basketball hoops and an interactive ‘Beat the Goalie’ game.

Wow Features

Big interactive piano for everyone to enjoy, rocky steps, mirror infinity deck, racing slide, 4 lane wavy slide and tube slide, tarzan swings, racing aerial glide, spider web ropes, zig zag climbers, webbing tower and much more …..


Outdoor Playground

Entry ticket includes access to Indoor & Outdoor Play

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Hoppers Bouncing Pillows

For fabulous fun, bounce about on our two giant outdoor inflatable pillows! One of the pillows is even in an open-sided marquee to protect you from sunshine and showers.

Flash’s Zip Wire and Trim Trail

Climb, zoom and play in the great wooden adventure area with zip wire, monkey bars, rope ladders and much more.

Duggy’s Giant Sand Pit

No need to head to the beach… dig and build in the giant sand pit!

Shimmer’s Swings and Slides

For some traditional fun on the swings, climbing frames, slides and see-saw, head to Shimmer’s play area!

Blaze’s Race Track

Blaze the snail challenges you to racing fun in his coin-operated cars. Choose your car and off you go for a race around the track! Please note that this closes half an hour before closing time.

Please note, a ride costs £1 which can be inserted in each car.

Dotty’s Pre-School Play

Playtime for tots in Dotty’s is exclusively for pre-schoolers with playhouses and outdoor toys perfect for under 3s.




Woody’s Kitchen

When hungry tummies start to rumble, Woody’s Kitchen has something yummy on the menu for you to enjoy!

Great grub is available every day for kids and grown ups including breakfast, light bites, paninis and jacket potatoes plus our infamous Hearty’s food hall burger and Woody’s Pizzas, all made fresh for you every day!

Please note that the Ice Cream counter, Woody’s Kitchen & Burger van will all close 15 minutes before the end of each play session.

All food and drink must be consumed in the outdoor play area. Food and drink is not allowed to be consumed whilst in the garden centre.

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All scream for ice cream!

Whether it’s one scoop or two, a cone or a tub, can you resist more than 40 mouth-wateringly good flavours?

Scrumptious salted caramel, cherry crumble and honeycomb, delicious unicorn, rainbow or marshmallow and classic strawberries and cream, chocolate and of course vanilla – just a few of the sensationally good flavours from The Ice Cream Farm here at Grass Hoppers!

The Ice Cream Farm make real dairy ice cream and sorbets in more than 50 flavours at its picturesque Cheshire farm between Beeston and Peckforton Castle.

The Fell family has been creating award-winning Cheshire Farm Ice Cream for over 30 year and the business has grown to become a family friendly attraction.

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Please note all flavours subject to availability

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