HELSTON’S popular theme park has revealed that its soft play centre will close until Easter 2024 – despite it previously being open 364 days of the year.

Flambards’ soft play centre Ferdi’s Indoor Play, previously known as One2Eleven, will remain open until the end of October and along with the theme park's other rides and attractions will close before reopening again during Easter 2024.

As previously reported in the Packet, Flambards announced that there would be no separate entry into its soft play centre during the 2023 season and that entry into the centre will be included as part of standard admission into the main park, meaning that people would have to purchase a full theme park ticket during its open season.


The theme park also mentioned at the time that ‘it was still possible to visit the indoor play centre over the winter when the main park is closed’ but no admission price information was given.

Other changes included a reduction in the age limit for children using the centre, meaning the soft play was only suitable for children aged eight and under.

However, a spokesperson from Flambards has now revealed that the soft play centre will now close until next spring. The spokesperson said: “Since the start of the year, Ferdi’s Indoor Play has been included as an added attraction within the standard admission to Flambards Theme Park.

“This has provided significant additional value for money for visitors.

"As part of the theme park, it operates to the same schedule and will remain open until the end of October before re-opening, along with all the other rides and attractions, at Easter 2024.”

Before the indoor play centre became part of the standard admission price into Flambards, it was open 364 days of the year but closed on Christmas Day.

One local mum, who does not wish to be named, told the Packet that the soft play area closing during the winter months was a “loss” for local mums with small children. She said: “It’s a loss really.

“For those with smaller children, the soft play area at Flambards was something to do during the colder and wet months.”