Today saw the opening of something Chelmsford desperately needs – a kids soft play area! After the demise of ‘Go Wild’, the closure of Waterfront Place, and the demolishing of the Wacky Warehouse at The White Hart, ‘Kids and Koffee‘ is a welcome addition. Located off Moulsham Street in the Former Brethrens’ Hall on Hall Street – today was the grand opening, Loz and I took J down for a quick mooch.

With it being the first day, they were running hour long time slots so everyone could get time to play. It’s aimed at children up to 8 years old (G is going to be disappointed!), the prices are reasonable too 0-Crawling : £free – Crawling to 2 years : £2.00 and 2 to 8 years : £3.50. There is a little cafe area as you walk in, selling all kinds of drinks, cakes and the usual coffee shop nommies!

The main play area is split into two sections, a small part for 0-2 years, and a slightly bigger area for 2-8 years, it’s not the biggest soft play area, but all the children seemed be having a fab time. There are tables and chairs for the grown ups to sit at while the little ones charge around, it was nice to see that there is a small outside play area too. It wasn’t the weather for outside play today – but it’s nice to have the option!




The only niggles I can see is the fact that there isn’t really any parking on site, and the surrounding roads have all kinds of restrictions. We parked at the Pay and Display one at the end of Moulsham Street which is close enough I guess, but a bit of a trudge in the rain! The other disappointing aspect is that they are closed on Sundays (with the except of private hire). Considering most of the target audience will be at school during the week I’d have thought they’d be open on both days of the weekend.

Niggles aside, I think Kids and Koffee is lovely addition to the city centre – and I’m sure we’ll be regulars visitors there!

You can check out their Facebook page here, and Twitter page here.

Get more stuff like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.



2 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

How To Invisibly Mount a Sky Q Mini Box on your TV! (Or any set-top box!)
Is the Alton Chained Oak Tree of the Year 2020?
Alton Towers Scarefest 2020 IS Happening – Here are the UPDATED details..
Back to Reality (and back to the Five Bells)
Tips on Making Healthy Granola
Super Simple Katsu Curry
Paneer, Tomato and Spinach Curry
Alleppy Quorn Curry – Vegan Friendly
5 Things to Do While Vacationing in SD

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation, San Diego...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

London is one of the best places to visit on a...

The Best Locations For A Family Holiday In New South Wales

If it is coming to that time of the year that...

Review – Glamp at The Priory

As an adult, I’ve never been a fan of camping –...

No Preview
Book Of Dead Slot Review 2020
Review – Glamp at The Priory
Review – Tulleys Christmas Experience 2019
Review – Chessington Howl’o’ween 2019
5 Things to Do While Vacationing in SD

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation, San Diego...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

London is one of the best places to visit on a...

The Best Locations For A Family Holiday In New South Wales

If it is coming to that time of the year that...

Review – Glamp at The Priory

As an adult, I’ve never been a fan of camping –...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to my mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.