Private Hire and Parties
We’ve completely changed our party offer and we are no longer running party slots during normal play sessions. We now have a two-hour slot each day dedicated to private sessions only, which you can use for any reason. You will have the whole centre for just your own group, it will be closed to the public. You pay a fixed price for the slot, regardless of how many people you’re inviting (up to our centre capacity obviously)*, which makes it superb value. The normal slot time for private hire is 4-6pm, Mon-Sat.
The Private sessions are priced differently dependent on whether it’s a weekday afternoon (Mon – Thurs) or weekend (Fri & Sat). Our booking calendar applies the price automatically based on the date you select. Private sessions are bookable up to a year in advance but the bookings will close if the session is less than 7 days away, as we need time to arrange staff cover, etc. If you’d like a last-minute private booking (less than 7 days notice) please contact us to check availability. During busier periods our standard play session, 3.30 – 5.30pm, will be reinstated and only removed where we have a private booking instead.
Remember, it’s a fixed price for the session regardless of how many guests you invite, and you can use the session however you wish. Most bookings will be for a private party, so just let us know how many children you expect and we’ll set up the relevant number of party tables and chairs. You can decorate the party room as you wish and you are allowed to bring your own party food on a private booking but only for the celebrations once sat at the party tables, as our cafe will remain open throughout. But it’s not just suitable for parties; maybe you’d like an after-school private play session for your child and their classmates, with all parents sharing the cost (making it potentially cheaper than a normal session)? Or a large family gathering? Or a private play session for your playgroup or work colleagues and their families? All our normal rules apply and our cafe is open as normal.
We doubt you’d ever completely fill our venue for your own private session but if you are planning a particularly large gathering (+80 people), please contact us first.