Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try out Babyccinos; a child-friendly café with a focus on parents. Find out what they thought here…
I had never heard of Babyccinos until my friend suggested it for a playdate. Being halfway between our two houses, and only half an hour drive, I was happy to give it a go. And what a fantastic initiative it is! Babyccinos has all the perks of a child-friendly café but its key unique selling point is it puts parents are the forefront.
Providing delicious drinks, yummy treats and mouth-watering meals, with comfortable seating, and table service for the parents; and a Baby Garden with lots of sensory delights; and a Toddler Forest, where, depending on your child’s abilities, you can leave to climb up the tree house; slip down the slide; cook in the kitchen; build at the workstation; and dress up on the stage; all while you watch via CCTV and eat/drink in some semblance of peace.
In addition to the cafe, they have The Meadow Room, where they weekly classes, cinema club, themed discos and you can even hire out for birthday parties.
But what really makes it stand out, is it’s offering to parents. On top of the delectable food and drink, they have a Pamper Room where you can book in treatments on different days with a nail technician, hairdresser and masseuse, whilst the fully-trained team look after your little ones; so you can get some well-deserved R&R safe in the knowledge that your children are being looked after nearby.
Furthermore, Babyccinos also offer a service in conjunction with the NHS where you can access mental health services and support. Appointments usually last around 45minutes, and again, they offer a free creche so you can focus on you. Referrals must still be made through the normal NHS channels but this is certainly a unique offering and one that is required more and more for first-time parents and parents of younger children.
Babyccinos’ strives to go that extra mile, saying: ‘We are firm believers that you can’t be the effective parent your child needs if you are run down, hungry and exhausted.’ And they do just that, creating ‘a sanctuary for parent’s’ where they give you a chance to refresh, recharge, and reboot.
So, if you feel the need for some ‘me-time’ without the worry of what to do with your little one, or just fancy some yummy food while your little ones burn off some energy, take the half hour drive to Mirfield, and give Babyccinos a try. It really is worth every minute.
Babyccinos is open: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm & Saturday 9am-12pm.
The nearest parking is Station Road Car Park, just around the corner, and you can park for up to 3 hours