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About Us


Welcome to The Play Factory, the regions newest and brightest adventure play centres! 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.


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.

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 2 available party rooms - both on the ground floor for easy access.  All rooms use modern projection technology so they can be themed to meet customer's requirements. 

At our Thornaby site, we have a laser game arena built into the play frame – great for the kids to enjoy a Laser game as part of their party!  

The Play Factory is equipped with everything you’d expect from a quality play centre. We have ample private car parking including disabled spaces.

We have a soft seating area, plus further tables and seating for up to 320 guests.

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

For our guests who require enhanced access to the centre, we have a double width accessible parking space with ramp to the door, located directly adjacent to the car park. We also offer dedicated fully accessible toilet facilities with baby change.  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 we can to help.