Play in the themed role-play shops on our mini-Kendal street...
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Explore our soft play castle, with rope bridges, climbing walls, lookouts and a slide to whizz back down to the drawbridge...
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We are Fundraising!

Our centre has been enabled by the generous donations from The Lottery, SLDC, Frieda Scott Trust, Kendal Lions, Cumbria Community Foundation, Kendal Integrated Care and more. Outside In is a registered charity we would welcome further contributions.
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Outside In, Kendal - Lake District Play Centre

Outside In is a charity-run play centre in Kendal, Cumbria. We are a community group of parents and people who want the best for children and families both here in Kendal and elsewhere throughout Cumbria and the South Lakes. We welcome everyone to our centre to play and have fun, relax, learn, share, socialise, get active, feel looked after, cared for and cared about…

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Opening Hours

Open  every day from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, and sessions can be booked from the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top of the page.

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Changing Places Facilities

Outside In’s changing facilities are built to specification standard, with trackable hoist, movable basin, full adult-sized changing table, and movable sink. This toilet is publicly shared, has a dedicated parking place on-site for members of the public wishing to use the facility and is freely available to center users.

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