Welcome to Darlo Play Plaza

We are dedicated to allowing children to use their imaginations as well as having learning opportunities. The play area is based around role play and encourages the children to play alongside other children as well as their parents/guardians. We want to help children grow within their skills and knowledge of the world. While our play area is based around the shops you’d find in a town centre, such as police station, restaurant and a supermarket, stay tuned to see what else we’ll be bringing to the centre!

While our recommended age range is up to 7, we know that every child is unique, so if you’re unsure or have a question, feel free to drop us a message/call/pop in and we can have a chat.

Opening Times!

Monday: 9:30-3:00

Tuesday: 9:30-3:00 (With Kalma Baby Yoga Classes @ 10:30)

Wednesday: 12:00-6:00 (Creation Station Classes 9:30-12 & Kalma Baby Yoga @ 1:30)

Thursday: 9:30-3:00 (with Silly Sloth’s Singing for Babies @ 10:30)

Friday: 9:30-3:00

Saturday: 9:30-5:00

Sunday: 9:30-5:00

Hire This Space!

Hire this Space for your external event, Class, or even just for yourselves! We can offer packages which include the entire centre, the baby area or even just the cafe!

Our Plaza

Supermarket

Practice your shopping up and down the aisles, from fruit and veg, to frozen all the way to health and beauty

Construction

Can you build the highest tower? We have all the tools you’ll need, including a cement mixer!

Train Yard

Tickets please! Can you be a conductor? Come ride with Thomas and make sure your passengers get home safely.

Doctors

We have all the equipment to be able to make anyone better, come be the best doctor you can be, or nurse, or paramedic, or Surgeon! It’s your choice!

Salon

We have some customers in a bit of a pickle, They need a complete restyle! Lets trim, straighten or even curl their hair to make them beautiful.

Restaurant

Serve up tea and biscuits or a three course meal, eat Al Fresco in our picnic area or in our Cafe area. You can choose to be head chef or a paying customer.

Primary School

Come practice your reading and writing before you head off to big school, Teach others about Animals, or Dinosaurs using our chalkboard!

Police Station

Have the Thieves escaped? Do we need to gear up the SWAT outfit and chase after them? Find out who they are using the evidence and then throw them in jail!

Post Office

We have a number or letters and packages which need delivering… all over the Plaza. Why not get dressed up as the local postie and help deliver them!

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What's Happening...

  • New timings!
    5 November - 16 December
    Darlo Play Plaza John Dobbin Road
    Darlington, DL1 1QL United Kingdom
  • Nursery Rhyme Week
    19 November @ 9:30 am - 25 November @ 3:00 pm
    Darlo Play Plaza John Dobbin Road
    Darlington, DL1 1QL United Kingdom
  • *New Date* Peppa Event!
    24 November @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Darlo Play Plaza John Dobbin Road
    Darlington, DL1 1QL United Kingdom

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