We have plenty going on in our play café including some fantastic workshops this Summer! Grab a coffee and homemade cake or lunch for your little one and sit back and relax. Our menu offers a wide range of healthy drinks, snacks and meals with just a £3 minimum spend per adult.
October Half Term
Booking is now open for all the Halloween treats we have in store as we celebrate the scary week in our overly decorated with cobwebs and creepy ghouls café.
Messy Play Halloween special for walkers - let your walkers get stuck into spaghetti filled pumpkins and explore our spiders in their shaving foam webs, or make dinner with some pasta bats. Tickets are £7.40 per child with one adult attending with them. For more info and to book click here.
Cupcake Decorating 2+ years - this time it’s going to be icing orange pumpkins cakes and decorating with their own spooky faces as well as using sweets to make the ultimate scary spider on top of their cupcakes. Each child will decorate 3 cakes, the third one will be a surprise…. mwhahahaa. Tickets are £7.40 per child with one adult attending with them. For more info and to book click here
Story & Song Time Halloween Special 1+ years - join us at our usual story time slot for the spookiest Halloween celebrations! We will be reading some classics like ‘Room on the Broom’ followed by a dance and games in our disco. Upstairs children can enjoy a Halloween themed lunchbox to finish off. We encourage all children to dress up! Tickets are £10 per family based on one adult and one child (babies in arms welcome for free). If you have an additional child then you need to add on an extra lunch box at check out for £4.80. For more info and to book click here.
SandArt Company 2+ years - We are very excited to have with us a teacher from the upcoming SandArt craze. This is a lovely enjoyable activity for children aged 2+ years to come along and create masterpiece using coloured sand. Perfect to encourage concentration, fine motor skills and release their artistic side. Tickets are £7.40 per child with one adult attending with them. For more info and to book click here.
NEW! Skull mug workshop 3-10 years - This is a new workshop where you can bring your child along to create a masterpiece. Children will paint together as teachers guide them through ceramic pottery and introduce techniques they can use for future reference. This workshop is for one child and one adult attending, if you have an under 3 year old with you, please purchase the hot drink and cake button. This offers you a discounted food and drink purchase and use of the toys in the café. For more info and to book click here
Child led play
Our play café provides a safe and friendly environment for child led play with opportunities for children to develop their natural curiosity to explore, investigate, interpret, predict, solve problems and make decisions. We have ride-ons, dress up, the discovery table, games, toys and dens - everything that creative little minds can turn into an adventure.
What is child led play?
Child led play is key to early stage learning and development. It happens naturally when children are given the time and space to play and think for themselves, to come up with their own ideas and apply those ideas in practice.
When children experience learning in this way, it helps them to develop a positive attitude towards learning and to be effective learners.
Paint a Christmas gift
Back by popular demand we are now open to take bookings for our Christmas pottery. We have our tree hangers; a star (10cms from point to point) £8, a bauble (10.5cms in diameter) £8 and a stocking (13cms tall) £8. The plates and large mugs cost £9.95 each. 50p supplement for a hand or foot print on any piece of pottery. To get ahead of the crowds and ensure your pieces just click here to complete an order form and return along with payment with your name as reference.
Story and song time
Relax with a hot drink and cake while we run a story time and sing session in our play café. £5.25 per family (one adult) including hot drink and cake. Afterwards, let your little ones run off steam with a free 30 minute session in our mini soft play (downstairs). This is our perfect combination of letting your child explore through song and develop their verbal vocabulary, with a fun let off some steam in our soft play. Aimed at all ages but ideal for 2 and 3 years old.