Thank you For Supporting Your Local Soft Play Area

Please pre book your 2 hour play session above via the book button!


All Play sessions must be Pre-Booked - enabling us to control capacity, comply with Government Track and Trace requirements, and have a safe, friendly, and fun environment for everyone.

Although July 19th - the so called ‘Freedom Day’ is here… the recent surge in COVID cases is causing considerable concern.

The advice from the Environmental Health department is that we should keep our current working practices and COVID safety policies in place for the time being.

This is to try and keep all staff and customers safe.

Although no longer government mandated - these rules will continue to be conditions of entry for The Hive Shefford.

This will be reviewed regularly, but for now these will remain our normal operating procedures.

Bookings can be made via our website, Google, or Facebook Pages by simply clicking on the ‘Book Your Play Session’ button on our homepage 

Our sessions are:



1.45 - 3.45

We cannot wait to see you all and welcome our Busy Bees back to play!


The management team have been working tirelessly to ensure we can operate safely and provide the

same level of great service. 

Things may be a little different for a while to create a safer environment so please bear with us.

Please see below and on the play sessions page to see what changes we have made.

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Social Distancing 

We have introduced new measures to ensure that we meet government advice on safe distancing. We ask all our guests to be respectful of this policy when they visit us.

Strict Handwashing

Handwashing is essntial when entering the buikding and throughout your visit. 

Hand sanitiser station are also available. 


Thorough hourly, daily & weekly cleaning carried out to ensure maximum cleanliness within the building

We have installed air purifiers (used by the NHS) around the building which are proven to kill airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses - including other strains of Coronavirus


In line with the government guidelines

we have reduced our visitor numbers

with booked 2-hour play slots.

Pre-booking means we can control visitor

numbers, track and trace and have a safe,

friendly, and fun environment for everyone.

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The Hive was awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 (Very Good) by Central Bedfordshire Council on 23rd March 2015.. 2016..2017...2018 & 2019!


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Registered office address & place of registration

8d Old Bridge Way, Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, SG17 5HQ

Company number 09019286