Pop-up Café

Pop-Up Cafe is on Tuesday mornings term-time 8:45-11:00am, at Church by the Bay (91 Balmoral Road) and is free and for all ages. It is an accessible and welcoming place where parents and carers can come and relax and chat with others while your children play with quality, age-appropriate toys (some of the organisers have pre-schoolers themselves!).

Tea, coffee and squash, and toasted tea cakes are served between 9 and 11am and you can stay for as long or as short as you’d like. Dietary requirements are catered for and there is easy access to facilities to warm baby food or to make up bottles.

There is a separate area for young babies with bouncy chairs and baby toys, an activity table with various activities such as play dough, sand, coloured rice and toddler-aged toys available throughout the session.

At 10am there’s gingerbread biscuits and a short story from the Bible, followed by a fun craft. And then more free time to play with toys and another cup of tea.