THE opening date of a new children's soft play centre in Carlisle has been announced.

Highgrove Soft Play on Harraby Green Road is set to open its doors on Monday, October 30.

This comes a matter of weeks after it was announced that the Highgrove site's predecessor, Aztec Soft Play on Crown Street, would permanently close 'due to unforeseen circumstances' after three years in business.

Highgrove Soft Play will feature an indoor soft play area alongside an outdoor play area, craft area, reading area, and cafe.

Confirming the opening date of the new site on social media, Highgrove Soft Play shared its excitement as well as a sneak peek of its new location.

They said: "We are thrilled to announce that Highgrove Soft Play will officially be opening its doors on Monday, October 30.

"Get ready for a world of fun, laughter, and adventure.

"Our new site is perfect for kids aged six months - eight years old."

As well as announcing the opening date of the soft play centre, Highgrove also addressed a number of safety queries and explained why no children older than eight would be able to use the site's play frame.

They said: "We have received a number of concerns regarding the age range. Older siblings are more than welcome to join, however, the risk assessment and safety documents of this site have a maximum height restriction of around eight years old.

"All children are welcome, unfortunately for health and safety and insurance purposes, we must stick to the manufacturer's height restrictions on the play frame.

"Safety is our top priority, so parents can sit back and relax in our café area, sipping on a hot coffee, while the kiddos let their imaginations run wild."