Squiggles Playden

About Us

Squiggles Playden is a purpose built indoor soft play centre designed for use by children aged 0-12 based on Aerial Way in Hucknall, off Watnall Road Opposite Hucknall Town FC.

Offering a vast array of modern, engaging, professionally designed and built play equipment.

Consisting of a large 3 storey play area for over 4s incorporating a giant 4 lane astra slide, a 2 lane drop slide, dizzy discs, sports area, rope bridge and so much more.

We also have a separate toddler area for under 4s, which has its own slide and ball pool.


We serve great value, great quality food, with an extensive and varied menu, as well as luxury freshly ground coffees.

We boast a 5 star food & hygiene rating from the council.

Everything has been designed and built to make Squiggles Playden a relaxing, ultra-safe environment for both children and parents alike.

About Me

As the owner of Squiggles Playden, I lived in Hucknall most of my life, attending the Holgate school and playing football locally throughout this time.

I worked as an Accountant for 15 years for various multinational companies, after completing my studies at Nottingham Trent University.

I moved to Mansfield with my now wife Sophie in 2005 and we now have 3 young children together.

In 2011 I left the world of accountancy looking for a new challenge that would enable me to be more flexible and to be able to dedicate more time to family life.

In 2012 Squiggles Playbus was born, this consisted of two double decker buses converted into mobile soft play centres that attended birthday parties, weddings, school fetes etc.

In the five years I owned them, we did over 1500 parties and events and everybody loved their time on board.

In 2014 I purchased Playmania Mansfield Ltd, an existing soft play centre which I still currently own.

My aim was always to open a brand new purpose built soft play centre back in my home town of Hucknall.

I was delighted to finally open the doors of Squiggles Playden to the public in December 2017.

We hope you and your family will enjoy our facility for many years to come

Kind Regards
Richard Squiggles Playden