Combining a place to play for little ones with a chance for parents to grab a cup of coffee and slice of cake, these are Bristol’s best soft-play cafes:
The Milk Shed
www.milkshedbristol.com, 26 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1HW
The Milk Shed, a self-confessed baby lounge, is a perfect place for new parents to take part in a range of classes and workshops, from pregnancy to breastfeeding.
Cairns Road Cafe
www.cairnsroad.org/midweek/cairns-cafe, 78 Cairns Road, Bristol, BS6 7TQ
Tucked inside Cairns Road Baptist Church, find a large soft-play with a friendly cafe. Free to stay and play all day, the church’s family hub also offers a range of activities throughout the week, including a knitting corner and a children’s explorer club.
www.playfulcafe.co.uk, 1-3 Fenton Road, Bristol, BS7 8ND
At this family-run cafe and soft play, children can explore a pirate ship, a Duplo zone and more. There is also a large menu filled with homemade snacks and meals, from brunch to doorstop sandwiches.
Bubble Play Cafe
www.bubbleplaycafe.com, 148 East Street, BS3 4EW
Imaginations can come to life in this colourful multi-platform play area. With fun as its priority, parents can treat themselves to an artisan coffee, bubble tea or milkshake from the cafe while the children play.
www.kudacan.co.uk, 7 Dongola Avenue, Bristol, BS7 9HG
The brainchild of a local mum Pegah Esmaili, the KudaCafe and KudaCan Playzone is a place for children to play, eat and learn. This one-stop-shop also offers a colourful under-twos area, as well as proudly serving their own homemade baby food.
The Eastfield Inn Play Cafe
www.facebook.com/theeastfieldinnplaycafe, 219 Henleaze Road, Bristol, BS9 4NQ
Great for rainy days, the soft play and café is free to enter from 9.30am. Children can find themselves entertained by soft-shapes and plenty of toys while parents relax with speciality coffees and cakes, as well as the pub’s classic menu.
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