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!
Jake’s Playworld has been a great find this month and somewhere we’ll definitely be visiting again. Jake’s is split into two – the playbarn and mini farm. The playbarn is a giant indoor soft play across 3 levels and The mini farm is all outdoors and has a huge range of activities. Reopening on 12th April, we can’t wait to go back.
Following on from the list of places to visit in August, I’ve put together even more ideas for days out in and around Bucks. The guide includes places that have reopened their doors this month, brand new activities, plenty of indoor options for rainy days and a few others that I think you’ll love.
WOW! This place is amazing! We had the best time at Wellington Country Park and loved it so much we went twice in one week! There is so much to do for children of every age including a farm, splash park, loads of playgrounds, jumping pillows, a miniature railway, a dinosaur trail and more. The whole park is very scenic and is centred around a big lake in the middle.
I’m sure most parents have really missed being able to pop down to their local soft play when the rain comes during lockdown! If your house is anything like mine it’s probably starting to resemble a soft play with every toy in the house out whilst trying to entertain your little one. The great news is that some of the smaller soft play cafes have started to open up again and offer private soft play sessions for families. We look at both Little Walkers Children’s Cafe and Bojangles Creative Cafe.