Chester’s Den

Based in the HUB at the SMH Group Stadium, Chester’s Den play centre is the only soft-play centre based inside a football stadium in the country.

The play-centre features slides and rope swings as well as football and basketball pitches within the structure. Free parking is available at the stadium for those accessing Chester’s Den.

There is also a sensory area inside the play-centre and there are specific neuro-diverse groups available. For more information on these groups, please contact Chester’s Den.

The play-centre, along with Chester’s café, is open to the public seven-days-a-week, including matchdays.

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm 

Two hours per session


Children under the age of one can access Chester’s Den free of charge, while children aged 1-2 can enter for £3 in term-time and £3.50 during school holidays and children over the age of two can enter for £5.50 in term-time and £6 during school holidays. 


Chester’s Den is also available to host children’s parties, offering two-hour sessions inside Chester’s Den with a buffet as well as a visit from Chester himself.

An exclusive party with up to 28 children is priced at £250 for a cold buffet, or £260 for a hot & cold buffet.

Non-exclusive parties with up to 22 children are available at £150 for a cold buffet or £160 for a hot and cold buffet.

For booking and more information, please contact: or phone 01246 925115.


Hot & cold food and drinks are available at Chester’s café, which serves to people inside the play-centre or in the HUB entrance itself. 

Whilst mainly catering for Chester’s Den, the café has played an important role in some of the other session’s run by the trust such as Camp Inspire where they provided approximately 2,000 meals throughout the summer of 2023 for children who usually receive free school meals.

The café also has regular customers who have gone on to join other sessions run by the Trust, such as Senior Spireites, which offers over-55s both physical exercise and social inclusion.

Contact Details


Phone: 01246 925115