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
  • Care for the Family
  • Single Parents Help Group
  • Parenting Courses
  • Bereavement Support
  • Grandparents Support
  • Foodbank Drop Off Point

 The Ark Soft Play

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?

Click below to book a session online

Book online

To contact us please call: 01173295997 or email:
Please find our Facebook page here: 

Mon – Weds: 3 sessions available (9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 13:00-14:45)

Thurs – Fri: 4 sessions available (9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 13:00-14:45 and 15.15-17.00)

Sat: 4 sessions available (9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 13:00-14:45 and 15.00-16.45) Please note there are sometimes parties on Saturday afternoons – please check our Facebook page for further details.

Sun: Closed all day

Prices: £4.70 per child and 50p per adult. Babies under 9 months are free if attending with a sibling.

Looking for a venue for your child’s birthday party?

Why not let us take all the strain and cleaning up and book a party at The Ark!

You can choose either a toddler party on weekdays or our exclusive party on Saturday afternoons.

All parties include 1hr soft play, 45 mins in our party room and lunch for each child.


Toddler Party on weekdays term-time only (starting at 9, 11 or 1). £8.50 per child minimum of 10 children, maximum party size 25 (including adults).

Exclusive Party on Saturdays after 1pm with exclusive access to the SoftPlay area. Up to 20 children for only £260, including party bags. The maximum number of children is 25, at an additional cost of £9 per child over the 20.