When most first think of soft play, they think toddlers but what if we told you that your pup could visit its very own playground? Offering a great spot for your dog to blow off some steam, make friends and even celebrate their next birthday is Bark N Bounce, a doggy soft play that makes catch seem pretty lame in comparison.
Reopening for spring, the doggy playground is expected to be ‘bigger and better’ than before, offering a host of activities to keep your dog entertained. The venue, in Boothstown, near Worsley, in Salford, first opened as a secure outdoor field area in 2019, but later expanded with a 90ft indoor section too – to let the animals play in all weathers and allow owners to stay dry.
Bark N Bounce has gone all out to create the most paw-fect playtime for dogs as the playground features ball pools (indoor and outdoor), a 18ft bouncy castle, soft play, slides, climbing frames, jumps, pools, tunnels, toys and more. Plus, the spot offers breed meet-ups for puppies and dogs, as well as a place for dogs staying at the site’s Keepers Boarding Kennels to have a run around, as owners can book a play session as part of their pet’s stay.
Adding to the ultimate puppy play package, the doggy playground in Boothstown will include a drinks trailer and some outdoor seating so hoomans can enjoy a drink and a snack while their dogs are out busy playing. So not only have they got dogs in mind, but their owners too.
Better still, Bark N Bounce also host birthday parties for your doggo and their friends with extras like personalised banners, party hats, mini party bags and a mini buffet that can be added on. Group sessions cost £15 and run for 90 minutes. Private sessions and birthday parties cost £20 for up to two dogs, with additional dogs £10 each. These run for 55 minutes.
There are less weekend slots available for private bookings this year so priority is being given to people with five or more dog bookings, with the remaining slots going live on the website from the end of March. You can book on the stay and play group sessions, or book for private hire, for either just your dog and your dog and their friends.
Bark N Bounce, Keepers Kennels, Vicars Hall Lane, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1JA.