Today we headed over to the Children's Play Village in Warwick. I have heard a lot of good things about it so thought we would go and check it out.
Now be warned that this isn't something you can just turn up to and assume you will get in. You need to book online in advance of your visit. Now I looked online the first week in January and the earliest session I could get was the 17th February 2019 (over 7 weeks later) so bare this in mind if you want to go on a certain date.
One of the reasons for this is that each of the sessions is capped to make sure they aren't overcrowded (a very good move). There are 3 sessions a day - 930, 1230 and 1530. We attended the 1230 session. Each session lasts for 2.5 hours allowing the staff 30 minutes in between sessions to get it all set up ready for the next group.
Now the place isn't massive, which is great as the children can have a bit of a free roam without ever being too far from you. Rebecca is nearly 6 so she like to have the opportunity to go off and play without mum following her around all the time.
There is a cafe serving food from when you arrive (maximum 10 minutes before your slot) until 45 minutes before your session ends. There is quite a range available. We didn't try anything on this occasion other than a couple of hot drinks.
Before the kids go off and play they are invited by the staff to join them on the green to sing the welcome song. This was a nice touch for the staff to introduce themselves to the children. After that the kids where off....Rebecca and Aimee LOVED IT.
As soon as we left the girls were already asking when we could go back. I do feel this is more aimed at 3-6 year olds so they are on the upper age limit but I do think those younger and older will still have a great time. I would highly recommend a visit. Vlog will follow in the next few days.