SPARC

SPARC is St Peter’s Activity and Resource Centre.

Providing events, space and services to benefit the local community, SPARC will provide opportunities such as the following:

  • Job Club
  • Debt Centre
  • Release Life Skills
  • Care for the Family
  • Single Parents Help Group
  • Parenting Courses
  • Bereavement Support
  • Grandparents Support
  • Foodbank Drop Off Point
  • Messy Church

The Ark Softplay

The SoftPlay at SPARC was opened to the public in September 2017 and we are delighted at the interest we have received and the great customer feedback we have been getting. Why not come along and give us a try?

Reopening update
Now that we have gone through a thorough risk assessment and introduced multiple measures to ensure we are Covid-secure we have an official date for reopening: Monday 12th October. Due to the ongoing pandemic we have had to make several changes to opening hours, booking processes and prices, details of which can be found in the table below. Please access the booking system by clicking on the blue button below.

Book online

Mon – Fri: 3 sessions available each day (9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 13:00-14:30)
Sat: 2 sessions available (09:00-10:30 and 11:00-12:30)
Sun: Closed all day

Payment of £3.50 required at the point of booking a session to include cost of entry for one child. There will be a charge of £3 for any additional children payable upon entry. 

Please be aware we are charging for children of all ages now. As a charity we do not make any profits and this change is purely to ensure we can remain open in the current climate.

UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNABLE TO BOOK PARTIES. WE WILL UPDATE YOU HERE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK CHANGE IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE TO THIS.

Why not let us take the strain of those birthday parties! No house clearing up afterwards and a great party for your child and their friends!


Standard Party using the SoftPlay equipment with other members of the public £7.75 per child, or £9.75 per child with a party bag, with a minimum of 10 children

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Saturday 1.00 – 11.45; 11.00 am – 12.45; 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm

Exclusive Party on Saturdays only after 2.00 pm with exclusive access to the SoftPlay area. Up to 20 children for only £200, including a party bag.

Toddler Parties at £5.75 per child with a minimum of 10.
Weekdays only in term time.
10.00 am – 11.45; 11.00 am – 12.45; 12.00 pm – 1.45; 1.00 pm – 2.45 pm.
All parties include 1 hour in the SoftPlay area, 45 minutes in a private party room, and a fabulous party food box for each child.