Love them or loathe them - play centres are brilliant places to let the kids run wild, while you have a HOT brew for a change.
They're also great to head to if you just need to get out of the house or the weather is terrible because they are indoors, so the kids will be safe and warm.
There is also usually deals for entry and a meal so you can keep their little bellies full too plus by the end of the session they will be ready for a nap giving you a well-earned break.
So if you can put up with the screaming, squabbles and no doubt a few bruises then there are some great places right on your doorstep.
Here's a round-up of play centres in Liverpool and beyond - including some other venues which also have soft play.