Soft play to most parents conjures up images of loud music, manic children running around, greasy apparatus and chips with everything lunches…or maybe that’s just me!
The Cotswold Clubhouse in Bourton-on-the-Water is far from this stereotype. Yes, there are children running around and it has music, but it’s a whole different experience to the usual soft play with clean equipment, two seating areas with healthy food/good coffee and even a little reading area.
We went along to have a look and it’s not just the soft play for under 11-year-olds. Cotswold Clubhouse opened this year and is also a venue for an all ages gymnastics and trampolining club, fitness classes and creativity sessions. Owner Caroline Ardron, who is a local to the area and a mother to four, wanted to provide families with a, ‘wonderful place to eat, drink and play along with activities for all ages.’
We spent lots of time in the soft play area which was great! It has different sections for different ages. You can see your child from a number of angles – they don’t get ‘lost’ in the usual black hole vortex of some soft play centres! The section for under-3s has interactive equipment along with a stimulating light section which we were impressed by. Caroline said they open the centre for exclusive use of people and children with autism once a month.
The café serves local and healthy produce and even the ‘slushies’ are made with natural ingredients. Play equipment is cleaned every evening and staff regularly check everything from cleaning away dishes to walking round the soft play. The Clubhouse is bookable for parties with a separate room and VIP access to the equipment.
Father Christmas is coming to visit the Clubhouse from Saturday 1st December and the price of £10.50 includes meeting him, a gift and soft play entry.
This is an unsponsored post. We were invited along to review The Cotswold Clubhouse.