280 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9RT

Kids Play Cafe is based in Charminster
We are open 7 days a week
Book your session here
or private hire here

Book early (from one week in advance) to avoid disappoint as we have limited tables per session.  Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to see you back. Customer may book a table for people from up to two households.

We will continue:
• To implement a thorough cleaning regime.
• To check temperatures on arrival & ask customers to wash hands or use antibacterial gel.
• Customers must wear face masks when moving around the cafe (unless exempt).

Please book enough seats to ensure all members in your household group have a seat (under 1 years do not require a seat but please indicate that they will be attending in the drop down selection). If your household group totals more than 4 people (our maximum table size), you may book two tables to accommodate all the people in your group.

We have two options available for you to book at the moment:
Book your session

Option one

Book a table for a 90/120 minute play session at Kids Play Cafe; there are a limited number of bookable tables. Each adult and child must have a seat at the table (except pre-walkers who may sit on an adult’s lap / use a highchair and are free entry when accompanying a paying sibling). If you only have a pre-walker and no other children you pay £5 as you are booking a table and every table is important due to lack of capacity during these times.

Please only select a table suited to your group size, if there is not a suitable table size please email us on customer@kidsplaycafe.co.uk. You can book more than one table, so for example if there are 5 of you coming you can book a 2 seater and a 3 seater and let us know we can put you next to each other. On arrival in to the entrance of the cafe we allow one booking at a time to take shoes off (please feel free to bring slippers or warm socks with you), we will take all your temperatures and ask that you sanitise your hands before entering. You will be charged £5 per child and up to 2 adults are free of charge per family. Any additional adults will be charged £3.50 each. You will be required to wear a face mask whilst walking around the cafe but once sat at the table you may take it off. If you are exempt, please let us know on arrival.

Payment must be made within 30 minutes of placing the booking via bank transfer. Some banks now require an extra check known as ‘Confirmation of Payee (CoP) when you make a transfer. This checks the accuracy of the name of the account you are sending to. Unfortunately our bank, Yorkshire Bank, is not one of the 6 UK banks signed up to this. It is possible to by-pass this on your banking system but please ensure you have entered our bank sort code and account details accurately before doing so.

Please contact us if you no longer require your table as we are running at a reduced capacity every table counts to us at the moment and we may be able to get it re-booked. If you wish to cancel or change the date of booking this must be done 24 hours before the morning of the booked session (no refund or transfer credit will be made otherwise). Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the booked session are non-refundable and no refunds or transfer credit will be made if you do not attend your booked session. Please see terms and conditions for more information

Option two – private hire

Please see here

Masks must be worn in the cafe by adults whilst moving round the cafe or going to the toilet. They can only be removed whilst seated at the table. All staff will be also wearing masks and we are fitting protective screens at the counter when paying. There will also be hand sanitiser stations and thorough cleaning between each booked session. The loose toys will be bagged up and removed for cleaning and replaced with a fresh set for every session.

Any questions please send us a message in the contact section.

Thank you

An imaginative and captivating
play experience for young children

Kids Play Cafe is a unique, educational play experience for young children. Our play cafe features various real-life and fantasy role-play areas in which little ones can develop their imaginative skills, socialise, build confidence and have lots of fun. You need to book online and you can choose from a 90 minute session or a 120 minute session.

Kids Play Cafe is a friendly and safe place for children aged 0-8 years old. We offer delicious barista coffee and a range of both hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. We cater for various dietary requirements and we have a range of baby food and snacks available for our youngest visitors.

We have permanent role play areas (pirate ship, train, house and fire engine) as well as themed areas, which regularly change to ensure children have fresh and exciting role-play experiences. This means children want to come back again and again!

Please note only food and drink purchased in our cafe can be consumed on the premises, however you may bring your own food for young babies (we have meal pouches available too if required).

We also do parties, please click on the party section to read all about them.

How Kids Play Cafe supports education…


The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile sets out the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.


Kids Play Cafe gives children the opportunity to interact with others and use their imagination in real life and fantasy play areas. Communication and language development is about more than talking. It is about the different ways a child understands and communicates.


Personalsocial and emotional development (PSED) supports children to learn to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings, learn about ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, develop independence and ultimately feel good about themselves.
Children’s early PSED has a huge impact on their later well-being, learning achievement and economic success too.


The Key Stage 1 Curriculum is the standards which school plan their teaching around in Infant / Primary Schools for children aged 5-7 years old. Kids Play Café supports children to use their imagination, develop storylines, negotiate and compromise with others, all of which are vital building blocks for their future education.