We are very happy to announce that our Family and Friends Play Centre has fully re-opened; on Monday 19th July we lifted restrictions. We are adhering to all regulations and recommendations to help reduce the spread of the covid virus; as always, the play centre will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Our new timetable is now available on our Calendar tab. We are accepting bookings for exclusive venue hire and childrens' parties. We look forward to seeing you all again.
You can now book Family and Friends for private play dates for just £75.00. Avoid the 'anti-covid' stress, meet up with friends, family or small organised groups and benefit from exclusive use of our play room.
Private play sessions can be booked Monday to Friday for upto 10 children (a small charge applies for each additional child). Our cafe area will also be open throughout your play session, food and drinks will be discounted by 10%. If you would like to book your food ahead, we will have it ready for you. Sharing platters or afternoon tea is available by pre-booking.
Please get in touch with enquiries.
We want to make visiting Family and Friends as simple and hassle free as possible. Having spoken recently to some of our guests, we will now be operating the following system:
+ UNLIMITED Stay to Play sessions. No restrictions on the length of your play session; visit us ANYTIME* between 9.30am - 2pm; arrive when you like and leave when you can persuade your little person it's nap time!
+ No Booking Required. Just drop in to see us during opening hours. If you'd prefer to continue to reserve your place online that's absolutely fine, our booking system will remain operational.
* For your comfort, safety and enjoyment we will continue to restrict guest numbers; in busy periods a fair play policy may apply. Any changes to unlimited play for events or private hire closures will be published on social media.
We have received so many messages in the last week asking about what we are planning for Christmas and when booking opens; thank you all for thinking of choosing Family and Friends for this special time of the year with your little people.
Well, we have lots of exciting festive events and activities planned starting the week of Monday 29th November, running alllll the way to Christmas week. We will be opening the doors to our very own Christmas grotto and in addition to Father Christmas, we have a number of very special guests dropping in to see us.
We are happy to tell you that our Christmas schedule will be released next week and booking will be open. We understand that this is a costly time for you, so we will be keeping our prices as low as possible, event prices will NOT be increased just because it's Christmas and adults are free; we will also be providing plenty of free activities included in the cost of your Stay to Play sessions.
If you would like to hire our play centre for a private festive play session or your little person would like to host their very own Christmas party, please get in touch. 2 hours exclusive hire for play dates and small group meet ups starts at £75.00; it includes full use of our play room, cafe and 10% off food and drinks.
Throughout the festive period, you also be able to book our festive afternon tea for 2 or more. We will need 24 hours notice to prepare a selection of sandwiches, fresh scones and seasonal homebaked cakes with tea or coffee. £15.00 for 2 people.
More Christmas news coming next week!
We've decided to try something 'old but new' this month, so on Thursday 21st October; we've invited a traditional children's entertainer to our play centre for Bubbles, Balloons and Diddy Disco. Your little people can enjoy a child friendly disco, bubble fun and they will take home a balloon model.
Places for this event cost £12.50 per child, adults are free; included with the cost is an unlimted stay to play session any time between 9.30am - 2pm. Booking is open using our booking link.
Our cafe will be open throughout the entire session for hot or cold drinks, lunch, breakfast and sweet treats. If you would like to book ahead so your food is ready for you, just drop us a line
This Halloween we are bringing thrice the fun to Family and Friends, with 3 breakfast party dates for your little people, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October. We will be closing our blinds and dimming our lights to create a child friendly seasonal atmosphere.
We planned ahead to secure the best local entertainers; Aladdin's Cave will be providing a children's disco complete with party games and dancing. Booking includes Stay to Play, children's party breakfast, an indoor Trick or Treat and a fancy dress competition.
Our cafe are will be open for food and drinks throughout the session and beyond, if you would like to pre-order your food, please let us know.
Booking for this event is open.
We are excited to tell you that this November, in conjunction with Knowsley Family Learning and Parenting Service, Family and Friends will be bringing you a FREE 3 week Story Sack Course for parents or carers with children 0-3 years. You will receive a a cloth sack containing a Free book along with all the materials you will need to share your book in a positive, theatrical, fun way; all resources are provided free of charge.
The first course starts at 9.30am, Wednesday 3rd November, it lasts approximately 1 hour, it will run on 3 consecutive Wednesdays. Your child will be booked onto our unlimited Stay to Play session* (9.30am -2pm); during the course your child will be supervised by our play staff; afterwards you can stay, play, enjoy a coffee, a chat or a bite to eat.
To guarantee attendees the best experience, spaces are strictly limited. Please message to secure your space.
* Standard Stay to Play fee applies.
Our next FREE Teddy Bear's Picnic will be November 16th.....offically Party ith Your Bear Day!
Bring your little people along with their favourite bear to enjoy traditional nursery rhymes and story time around our reading tree.
Activities will take place mid-morning during our standard stay to play session, no additional booking is required; unlimited play applies between 9.30am - 2pm.
Message us to book a picnic lunch for your little person and their teddy bear. Our cafe are will be open for drinks. light bites and cakes throughout the session; if you would like to pre-order your food or treat yourself to a teddy bear themed tiered tea, please let us know.
Starting January 2022
For mummies who want to network without worrying about leaving their little person behind, Family and Friends have the answer: Mummy Does Business; a child friendly event in our unique contemporay hub, dedicated to families with children under 5. Your little people can enjoy time in our bespoke role play village and soft play area while you take the opportunity to showcase yourself, make new connections and of course treat yourself to coffee and cake!
Hosted byTracey Evans from Through Fresh Eyes, our events will be informal, with an emphasis on fun and friendship; sharing and support; information and inspiration. We want to encourage the development of mutually beneficial relationships which ultimately contribute to growth and success.
Networking sessions will be held on a monthly basis. There are no joining or membership fees, simply pay for the sessions you want to attend.
Places cost £10.00 per adult, this includes 2 hours networking and use of our play facilities for 1 chid 0-5 years; a small fee applies to any additional children. Coffee and cake is included in the cost of your session, and for your convenience, an attendee contact list will be forwarded after the event.
*For comfort and safety, numbers
for this event are restricted.
Book one of our Disney themed tiered teas, much like our usual afternoon tea but with a sprinkle of Disney magic. Share freshly prepared sandwiches, home baked scones and cakes, all displayed on one of our pretty cake stands. And of course you can choose from a good old pot of tea or a cup of our fabulous Lavazza coffee!
We are hoping to earn a Squirrel Club Baking Badge for our Hey Duggee tiered tea!
Enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, home baked scones and cakes, all displayed on one of our pretty cake stands. And of course you can choose from a good old pot of tea or a cup of our fabulous Lavazza coffee!
Enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, home baked scones and cakes, all displayed on one of our pretty cake stands and served with a hum and a whistle. Luckily our tiered teas are not made by the troublesome Bing Bunny!
Choose from a good old pot of tea or a cup of our fabulous Lavazza coffee!.