We all know as parents how difficult it is to sit and enjoy a hot drink! So I’ve been on a mission to find the best cafes with play areas in and around Buckinghamshire. I’m not talking big soft plays as let’s be honest it’s impossible to enjoy your coffee when you’re trying to keep a look our for your own kids and there are others screaming around you. These are all lovely smaller cafes that do great coffee, tasty food and have smaller play areas – just big enough to keep them happily entertained so you can enjoy your drink whilst it’s still hot!
Today we visited a real hidden gem, Connexions Cafe in Princes Risborough. The cafe in Elim Church opened just 4 months ago having undergone a refurbishment. They’ve added a lovely kids play area and brunch menu to the modern looking café.
If you’re looking for a lovely cafe to visit where you can sit and enjoy a hot coffee whilst your toddler and baby both play then this is the place for you! The Watercolour Arts & Play Cafe in Henley is a lovely cafe with a great little play area for children up to 6 years old upstairs and a baby play area downstairs. They also run lots of kids classes there and most of them are free!
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Brasserie Blanc in Beaconsfield is one of our favourite local restaurants for a family friendly meal. We love going out for dinner as a family but it’s really only fun if we get the restaurant right! With Ashley being a mega fussy eater a good kids menu is always a priority. There are lots of other things that Brasserie Blanc do to keep you little ones happy too.
Now that summer has finally arrived and we’re enjoying the sunshine here’s my guide to the best family friendly pubs with play areas. All of the pubs featured in this guide with images next to them I have visited personally and the others have been recommended.
We took the opportunity to combine our daily walk with a visit to Home Roots charity stall in Flackwell Heath to pick up some of their incredible sausage rolls. At the stall you’ll also find carrot cake and soup, but you need to get there early as it sells out quickly! The walk itself is full of incredible views, a field full of sheep and woodland.
As parents we don’t get the chance to go out for fancy meals very often, so lockdown forcing a lot of local restaurants to offer takeaway is actually a real bonus for us! Whilst it’s obviously not a great time for the restaurants, now is the perfect time to support them and take full advantage of the amazing takeaway food that’s temporarily on offer. Here’s my guide to the best takeaway food on offer this lockdown.