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.
Tuesday 24th July 10:20-11:45am - Teddy Bear's Picnic will be taking over our story & song time. Bring your teddies along to enjoy a morning of classic educational fun stories and songs for all ages, then followed by some games and dancing in our disco. We will then come back upstairs to host our fabulous picnic. Each ticket is £10 per family which includes your hot drink and sweet treat as well as one child's picnic box and of course your entrance. If you are attending with an additional weaning baby or younger than they are included in the ticket. Please note any older siblings do not need another family ticket but DO need to purchase an add on picnic box (option available at checkout). Book Now
Friday 3rd August 10:30-11:30am - Gardening Workshop is here! Learn about gardening as you join us to plant your very own seedling! Ideal for all ages (advised 2+years). We will talk through what we need to grow plants, use the tools to plant your very own one in a pot to take home. Plus it being Hey Duggee week, we will decorating the pots with him. He may even have a special badge for you! Each ticket is £10 per child and one adult which includes a hot drink and treat for adult during the session only. Additional child is £6.40 (no additional adult). Book Now
Monday 6th August 10:30-11:30am - Unicorn Cupcake Decorating. Does your child love to get creative with food? Love unicorns? Well our cupcake tutorial is for them. We will be mixing icing, piping icing, sprinkling, as well as using rolled icing to make unicorn horns and ears! This ticket is £7.40 for one child and one adult (includes one hot drink to be consumed during the workshop), however use our add on for only £2.60 to add another child! (Non walkers are welcome to play in café during the event). Book Now
Friday 10th August 3-4pm - Crafty Little Foxes. Due to the success of their last event we have the fantastic art company Crafty Little Foxes joining us again. Using the best art equipment, they open your child to the amazing world of creation and imagination. This workshop will be using sand and getting creative with the Summer around us to make some masterpieces. Aimed at 5-10 year olds, tickets are £10 per child and one adult which includes a hot drink and treat for you to enjoy during the session. Book Now
Friday 24th August 10:30-11:30am - SandArt Company. 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 £10 per child and one adult which includes a hot drink and sweet treat for you to enjoy during the session. Book Now
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 plate
Why not decorate a cup or plate? They are wonderful gifts or your child can make a creation they’ll keep forever. We’re on hand to help with hand and foot prints or to help with inspiration. Or why not decorate one yourself whilst the little ones play? We’ll bake and glaze it in our kiln for free and you can pick it up ten days later. The plates and large mugs cost £9.95 each. Regular mugs cost £8.95.
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 or for the Summer we are offering one of our freshly made smoothies or 2 scoops of ice cream. 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.