After the crazy Christmas period and the lull of January, whilst the weather is still a little unpredictable, we are going to head to the delightful Palm House in Weymouth. For those of you who haven't heard of the play cafe and craft studio, see the excerpt below from Small Talk (Nov-Feb Edition)
Details of the day
Saturday 7th February 2015
Meeting at 12 midday
(but if you fancy coming later you are more than welcome to turn up anytime)
The Palm House, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7TZ
Blooming Kids play area is Free for babies under 6 months, £1 for 6-12 months and usually £2.50 for over 12 months, NCT members can enjoy this area for a fixed price of £1 per child of any age. Concessions include free entry with every £5 spend and only £1 after 3:30pm
*Don't forget your NCT members card as the Palm House offer a reduced entry to NCT Members
*There is parking outside the cafe which is on a pay and display meter so don't forget parking change.
*No outside food can be brought in but they offer a wide range of homemade food including homemade baby food at just 75p a portion, 25p of which is donated to SCBU at Dorchester Hospital.
*The play area is for under 5's however older children are also welcome and can make a craft treat in the Starfish Craft Studio
What is the Palm House.....
Based in a beautiful Edwardian glasshouse in the heart of Weymouth, The Palm House is a place to relax, play, create or dine in one superb location. It has been imitated elsewhere, but the Palm House was the first venue to combine a cafe with a specialist under 5's play centre anywhere in the region. It has all the facilities that a family requires including an official award for facilities for breast feeding mothers.
In the North Wing is 'Blooming Kids', the large bright play activity centre for babies and under 5's. It contains play equipment, toys, bricks, dolls houses, trains, cars and lots, lots more. Outside has further equipment, a crooked cottage, a large trampoline, a giant sandpit and further seating for sunny days.
In the South Wing is the 'Starfish Craft Studio' suitable for children of all ages. Baby hand and foot prints are popular, but there is a wide range of other crafts from simply painting a fridge magnet to decoupage, pottery, driftwood, mosaicking, t-shirt printing and lots more, all using materials which mean you can take your creations home that day.
The cafe-bistro is at the heart of the Palm House and offers a full breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert menu. Many dishes are homemade such as Cottage Pie, Vegetarian Lasagne and tasty soups, as well as a range of cakes and scones. All other meals are cooked fresh, such as English Breakfast, jacket potatoes, baguettes, paninis and toasties and daily specials such as Thai Green Curry are also available.
So whether you are looking for somewhere to go and enjoy lunch in an easy going surroundings or simply need to grab a coffee and let the children burn off some energy during a shopping trip to Weymouth, this delightful family owned and family friendly play cafe is well worth a visit!