It’s time to start spreading the word a little farther, so we thought we’d indulge in some blatant self-promotion and tell the world why we think our customers love us ???? It’d be great if you shared it with your friends, or even better, let us know if we missed anything obvious!
In no particular order…
We’re the cleanest
Of course it’s impossible for a busy play centre to be pristine all of the time (give just 10 children 10 minutes and any room would need a hazard warning!) but we can guarantee we’re always on top of cleanliness, it’s our number one priority. We also have the top environmental health score of 5 for our food handling.
We have a great vibe
We believe in being a great café that is also loved by the kids, rather than focusing just on the children and neglecting the adults. Unlike many other soft play areas, you can treat us as you would a visit to your favourite coffee shop; IE. as a pleasure rather than a chore! Proper coffee, a good selection of cakes, a great menu offering quality food at good value and the healthiest possible options on almost everything we sell*
*That doesn’t mean everything is healthy, we have to be realistic too, but we will always strive to give you the best. So, for example: our pizzas are homemade to order, not frozen. Our chicken nuggets are prime chicken breast, not the budget ‘mechanically separated and reformed’ type. Our drinks are, wherever possible, sugar free and school-compliant.
We’re the quietest!
Ever wondered why Soft Play centres are so noisy? Well, it’s because the vast majority of them are shoved into large, edge-of-town industrial units with concrete floors and metal frames, because that’s the easy option. We decided to look at this from another angle; ask what would make for a more comfortable experience and then try to make the soft play fit. So our play centre is in a traditional building with (protected) wooden floors, perspex-covered windows and sound-absorbent ceiling tiles. We can’t promise that you’ll never hear your children but we can promise that they’ll seem to make less noise here than almost anywhere else!
We’re the greenest
100% of the electricity (and the vast majority of the gas*) we use is from renewable sources. We recycle all of the cardboard, plastic and paper from our food and drink packaging. We turn off everything that is humanly possible the minute after closing. Every single lightbulb used on site is an LED. And although we’re based in a large, old building, the attic is fully insulated and almost every sash window positioned in a heated space has secondary glazing.
*It’s not yet easily possible to get 100% green gas supplied commercially
We have a lot of expansion plans
Our customers already love us but we want to keep you interested for the many years your child will be young enough to visit. So our current plans for future developments include:
- Remove the old front porch, refurbish the building frontage and possible install some customer parking spaces
- Add a brand new, baby-only room plus additional seating
- Move the party room to a much bigger space, allowing us to hold various other events too
- Redesign the current party room into a new, additional play space
- Refurbish and open up the central, fully-enclosed courtyard as a summer, outdoor seating area (and possible winter play area)
- Refurbish one of our storage rooms to use as a consulting space for child-related services.
We have the best staff!
Of course everyone thinks they do but we’re a small team and we’ve all been here since day one. You won’t get a friendlier or more helpful team anywhere ????
We have super-fast broadband
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t offer free wifi now? But ours is one of the most reliable available on the market, should never drop below 20mbps* and is available anywhere on site. So you can be assured of a reliable service if you need to be connected while the children play.
*Real life speeds, not those never-achieved figures quoted by the service provider!
We’re the safest!
Whilst nobody can guarantee 100% security, we like to think we’re as close as possible. Our building is fully-sealed. It can only be entered by an internal door-entry system controlled by staff (and it uses proper doors that are impossible for children to get through, not those waist-high gates that many centres seem to feel is adequate) and all public areas are fully covered by a state-of-the-art CCTV system on 24-hour recording. You’ll also have a good view of the play areas from almost any seat.
We have six loos!
OK, hardly the most exciting reason to love us but don’t under-estimate the frustration that queuing for the toilet can create! We have a total of 5 private cubicles in two separate rooms (unisex for maximum flexibility), plus a 6th easy-access private toilet. There are also two spacious baby-changing areas, one of which is totally private.
Don’t you just hate it when you turn up to your favourite soft play then find out they’ve closed for a private function? We NEVER close the main play area for private functions within normal opening hours. Of course, we offer many options for private parties/private hire but we guarantee our play centre will always be open during the advertised times