Children and adults will Injoy the city’s newest family attraction, A new £1.7m family activity centre is set to open in Derby offering climbing walls, soft play and a cutting-edge interactive room where children can bring their creations to life on the walls around them.

The Injoy Centre at the Riverside Complex, off the Morledge, will officially open on December 1 and provide a host of fun activities for every member of the family all under one roof.

The three-storey soft play area is among the largest in the UK, second only to Injoy’s sister branch in Southampton. While the climbing zone, run by trained instructors, features challenges for both children and adults, including a 6m-high vertical slide and a Stairway to Heaven climb.

Injoy’s showstopper is the interactive room – an innovative and immersive experience which allows visitors to dig for digital creatures in kinetic sand, kick footballs at passing spaceships and watch their own artwork spring to life.

There are dedicated rooms for art workshops and cookery classes, three party rooms for birthdays and group celebrations, as well as the opportunity for children to makes their own pizzas at specially designed low-level counters in the restaurant area.

Parents and carers can relax in the restaurant, which includes a fully licensed bar and free wifi as well as a range of high-quality food including freshly made pizzas made from scratch on site.

Manager Richard Chandler said: “Injoy has something for every member of the family, with a range of activities suitable for babies, teenagers, students and adults all under one roof.

“The interactive room has to be seen to be believed; it mesmerises children and adults alike. It’s fantastic for children with special educational needs or those who benefit from sensory stimulation and it brings out the child in every visitor.

“We have taken the original concept for a soft play centre and taken it to another level with a genuine emphasis on quality, creating an environment the whole family can enjoy together.

“An enormous amount of thought has gone into every element of Injoy. We don’t use single-use plastic, every conceivable obstacle has padding around it to protect our young visitors and we have thought about the adults just as much as the children, with an excellent range of food and drink available as well.

“We are just a three-minute walk from the Intu car park and our building is literally attached to the bus station, so we think this location is absolutely perfect.”

The 20,000 sq ft centre also has a lift, pram storage and free lockers for coats and shoes, while the 30 new members of staff are all trained in first aid.

Next year Laser Tag will be introduced into the centre and an outside terrace overlooking the river Derwent will be created in time for the summer months.

There are a variety of packages available depending on chosen activities and the number and ages of participating children, starting at £3 for two hours soft play for a child aged under three.