Our community café and soft play is open up to 6 days a week and offers a varied timetable of sessions for the public, as well as specific sessions for families with special educational needs (term-time only). The 2-tier soft play is suitable for children up to 8 years old, and includes a toddler area, swing area, slide and ball pool. If you haven’t visited us before, you can take a sneak peek inside our centre.
Our menus offer affordable hot and cold food, monthly specials, snacks and drinks. We also understand that for some children, eating out is a challenge, so we have worked with children and families to develop ‘Pick Plates’, a sensory menu specific to your child’s preferences. Our Pick Plates have separate sections, offering a variety of textures to choose from and we have textured placemats to help children regulate whilst they graze.
Our ‘open play’ sessions are our public café & soft play sessions. Open play is usually every day 9am -3pm during term time, except Tuesdays.
On Tuesdays we run sessions that have a focus on sensory experiences, which are suitable for families with SEND. We also have calm bags available to borrow for the duration for your visit, if needed.
What does a session cost?
Entry is £2 for children, or £1 for babies under 12 months. Adults incur a 50p online booking fee. The money generated through our café goes back into our services, allowing us to continue providing support for SEND children and their families.
Do we need to book?
Although we do take walk-ins, at peak times it is advisable to ring ahead if you plan to pay on the door to avoid disappointment as we may be full. Call our reception on 01260 277666.