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About Us


If you have any queries, please call us on 01287 659196! 


Welcome to The Play Factory.

We currently have 2 Play Factory’s, the first in the East Cleveland town of Skelton-in-Cleveland, and our second is located on Teesside Industrial Estate, just a stone’s throw from Ingleby Barwick and the A19/A174 interchange.

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.


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. 

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 for up to 175 guests. 

The Play Factory is already proving one of the most 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.

The Play Factory has 3 available party rooms – 2 dedicated rooms upstairs and 1 shared party room on the ground floor. All rooms are individually decorated and are themable to your personal preference... so whether it be a party of princesses, pirates, superhero's or even Peppa Pig's, we're the place for you! 

For our guests who require enhanced access to the centre, we have a double width accessible parking space with ramp to the footpath, located directly adjacent to the pedestrian gate. We also offer dedicated fully accessible toilet facilities with baby change, an induction loop located at reception, 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.