Welcome to The Play Factory!

Facilities & Amenities


The Play Factory is equipped with everything you’d expect from a quality play centre. We have ample free private car parking at the rear of the centre, plus dozens more shared parking spaces at the front of building. 

We offer dedicated fully accessible toilet facilities with baby change, and a ground floor party room option.

If you or any of your party have any additional needs, please feel free to call us prior to visiting and we’ll do all can to help.

Male and Female toilet facilities are both equipped with baby changing units.. so dad can take his turn! 

So why not come along and join the fun!?  We’d love to welcome you!

Our Main Features!

At the heart of The Play Factory is our multi-level play frame – 3 levels high and as tall as a house,  crammed full of activities and events that keep the kids amused for hours, and tire them out too! We spend a great deal of time designing each of our frames to ensure that they are the most original and engaging places to play in – you certainly won’t find another like it!

The Play Factory also features a Cafeteria where parents and children alike can enjoy food and drink, freshly prepared on the premises by our qualified catering team. Again, we try and offer options that you wouldn’t perhaps find elsewhere – home cooked main meals, puddings and daily specials, along with light snacks and freshly ground coffee. We have a soft seating area, plus further tables and seating. 

The Play Factory is a popular destinations for children’s parties, and we offer a range of options to suit every budget – all include invitations, play time and a delicious buffet of party food, as well as 30 minutes in our newly refurbished party rooms!

How it all began...

We opened our doors for the first time in 2012 at our site in Skelton, with the sole aim of creating the best, most innovative and imaginatively designed play experience in the region. We realise families have a choice in where they spend their leisure time,  and we work hard to offer something different, exciting and most of all, entertaining that is different from other play centres.

A little bit about us… 

We currently have 2 Play Factory’s - the first in Skelton, East Cleveland and the second in Thornaby on Tees. 

We also have an outdoor seasonal activities site based in Locke Park Redcar, ‘Food@ Locke Park / Play@ Locke Park’.

We also have a fab lazer tag arena “Tazerz - Teesside Lazer Tag” which is based upstairs at The Play Factory - Thornaby. Check out their website which is www.Tazerz.net!









October 2012

The Play Factory


April 2014

The Play Factory


August 2018

Food @ Locke Park

Play @ Locke Park


September 2019

Tazerz - Teesside Lazer Tag