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. If you’d like a different time of the day, or even a Sunday when we’re normally closed, we may be able to accomodate this at an agreed price but you’d need to contact us directly, as only the standard slot can be booked via our online system.
We’ve split the type of hire into two categories, which are priced differently, so you need to select the correct option on the private hire/party booking calendar. They’re priced differently, as although they’re both private sessions, a party booking involves more work/costs.
Private Hire – This is just like a normal play session except it’s exclusively for you and your friends. Maybe you’d like an after-school private play session for your child and their classmates, and all parents can share 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.
Parties – Choose this option if you’re organising an official party. We’re the best value in the area for a birthday party of any reasonable size, as it’s a fixed venue price. If you can pull together 28+ children, for example, then even the non-member price works out at less than £10/child! And remember, you have the whole venue exclusively for you and your guests – no more worries about busy rainy days clashing with your party for example! You are allowed to bring your own food on a party booking, as all of our parties are self-catered, and you may also put up your own decorations. We will put out party tables and chairs for the children to use during the celebrations.
*Assuming all Covid restrictions have disappeared once our private hire/party bookings are allowed, after June 21st. 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.