Sunday, 6 April 2014

Kids and Koffee

I recently organised the first Mumsnet Chelmsford Meet-up and I was struggling to come up with a venue. With no idea of numbers or the ages of children that people would be bringing with them I really needed somewhere that would cater for all. A soft-play seemed to be the best place and it needed to be in central Chelmsford in case anyone was travelling by public transport. Despite having  opened last summer, I still hadn't got round to visiting Kids and Koffee and after it was suggested on our talk boards, our venue was decided. Laura, the very lovely owner, agreed to reserve us a table and made everyone feel very welcome.  

It isn't a huge soft play but there are clearly defined areas for the under and over 2's. The area for the under 2's includes lots of age appropriate toys, soft-play blocks and has a little kitchen area adjacent to it. The over 2's area includes all the usual soft play equipment and because it is fairly small, you can see your children on the equipment at all times, which means that you can sit and enjoy your coffee! (The coffee, by the way, is good and the food isn't expensive).

There is also an outside area that, whilst too cold to use on the day we visited, has slides, play houses and lots of ride on toys to use. Different activities also run on weekday mornings with regular visits from Street Life Dance and Do Re Mini's. You can also book to have your child's birthday party here.

This is definitely a soft-play for the under 5's and will be useful to parents during the school holidays who are looking for somewhere for their smaller children to play. I will be definitely be back!