Soft Indoor Play & Outdoor Playground

Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families. 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!

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Important Notice

As part of our ongoing review to ensure we operate in the best way we can, we are making a few changes to our opening hours. From Monday 5th February, both Tong and Tingley Garden Centre will close at 5pm on weekdays. To align with these changes, we will slightly reduce the length of our Grass Hoppers play session to 2hrs and this will mean a change to the start and end times you’re used to.

From Monday 5th February

Monday to Saturday

9:30am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 14:00pm
14:30pm – 16:30pm


9:30am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 14:00pm
14:30pm – 15:45pm

End of day play Monday to Friday

15:30 – 16:30pm

We’ve made these changes so that our team continue to thoroughly clean down and prepare between each play session and therefore maintain the exceptional standards we know you love. Our commitment to offering you affordable, proper playtime in a safe environment remains unchanged and we are pleased to share that the price for your playtime will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.

We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes and look forward to many more hoppy playtime sessions with you.



Get ready for a week of literary fun at Grass Hoppers’ Book Week from MONDAY 4TH MARCH to SUNDAY 10TH MARCHJoin us in celebrating WORLD BOOK DAY by dressing up as your FAVOURITE book character on Thursday 7th March, and take part in Nibble’s Story Time sessions every weekday at 10.30am!PLUS, enjoy a week-long book swap and colouring crafts too.

Term Time Activities

Who’s ready for some term time fun? We are delighted to be joined by Samantha and Laura who will host their Baby Classes in our Party Rooms at Grass Hoppers. These classes are the perfect opportunity to learn, play and make new friends too, all in a safe environment.

Available Monday to Friday Off Peak Sessions

Childminders can enjoy off-peak proper playtime sessions for just £3.50 per child!*

Free break out room when you book 10 or more children!**

*Present an Official Ofsted ID upon entry else you will be charged full price
**Subject to availability, only available Monday to Friday during Off Peak sessions. Food and drink not included.

Peaceful Playtime Sessions

We are thrilled to launch Peaceful Playtime sessions right up until June, helping you plan for proper playtime in advance.

Peaceful play sessions will have a reduced capacity with lots of open space for play, low music, and a calming room if your little ones need a break!

Not only that but you’ll be scanned straight in meaning no queuing!

Hop online to book your session for peaceful play with the family in a safe, secure, and fun environment.


Hiding just beyond the outdoor play area at Grass Hoppers Tong is a secret little woodland, Yorkshire Muddings and our Grass Hoppers gang at Tong have turned the area into a beautiful secret woodland garden for stay and play sessions outside in nature.

Woody’s Kitchen

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

Click & Serve

You can now order delicious grub straight to your table and pay contact free with our Click & Serve app! Simply scan Woody’s QR code on your table, select your grub and we’ll bring your food to you – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Have a hoppy birthday party!

Enjoy party playtime and a birthday banquet for you and all your friends! There’s a choice of three fantastic party packages and brilliant party rooms with plenty of space, it’s the perfect place for parties!

Booking is Easy!

All party bookings are taken online and it’s very simple to do – If you already know the package you want you can skip straight to booking. If needed, you can call in store to complete an online party booking at Grass Hoppers with a member of our team.

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A Day Out for all the family!

Find Grass Hoppers Play Area at Tong Garden Centre, a fun-filled family destination in the heart of Yorkshire.

Now one of the largest garden centres here in Yorkshire, Tong is also home to a large plant area, an impressive outdoor living range, an inspiring home and gift department, an fantastic toy shop plus retail concessions including Pavers Shoes, Bon Marche and Maidenhead Aquatics, where you’re welcome to feed the fish after playtime!

And don’t forget to visit Hearty’s Food Hall, which boasts Tong’s very own butchery, bakery and deli as well as a wide choice of local and regional produce!

Open daily with extensive parking, Tong Garden Centre is an enjoyable day out for families!


The team at Tong Garden Centre are delighted to introduce our brand-new second centre at Tingley. Hosting a family of experiences that our customers have come to know and love.



Adults must supervise children in their care at all times. We can accept no responsibility for any injuries or loss howsoever caused.