The adorable play cafe with indoor jungle gym serving homemade coffees and cakes

The play area with farm themed props, a slide and climbing frame
The adorable farmyard play area -Credit:Donna at the Mucky Cow

A one-of-a-kind play cafe that both children and parents will love is a must-visit if you have little ones. It’s described as “ideal” for parents to grab a coffee and catch up with friends, while children have fun climbing and playing.

While the cafe is compact, it’s well laid out, according to reviews. There’s a climbing frame, slide and a little barn play area with farm yard props, custom designed and built for the cafe.

Visitors leaving reviews note that the cafe is clean, and safe for their children in reviews. While the inside of the cafe is small in size, parents felt comfortable as they could easily see their children playing, and would be on hand immediately if their child needed anything, compared to large jungle gyms with hidden areas.

Coffees, teas and hot chocolates with whipped cream are served at Mucky Cow, with well-portioned food, says customers. Anything from fish fingers to homemade brownies and cookies are also served at the cafe.


Cow balloons, party hats and food on tables
Children's parties can also be hosted at the Mucky Cow play cafe -Credit:Donna - Mucky Cow

Children’s fish fingers with chips and veggie sticks cost £5.25, and so does thee chicken dippers with chips and veggie sticks. For £5, children can have a sandwich box with either ham, cheese or jam, with a choice of crisps and a yoghurt.

Parents can treat themselves to a breakfast wrap with sausage, bacon and a hash brown for £6.50, or a mozzarella cheese stuffed toastie for £5.50. Coffees cost between £2 and £3.20, and milkshakes are soon to be added to the menu.

One Google review highlighted raved how the bathroom facilities were thoughtfully laid out with nappy changing facilities, and wrote: “Brilliant play cafe. I went here with my 2 and 4 year old boys. They spent the entire 1.5 hours playing in the play frame and with all the toys on offer and weren’t keen to leave!

“The seating area is clean and there is a good selection of drinks and food on offer. Thoughtful bathroom as well kitted out with baby change and potty. The staff were really friendly and very attentive. Will be returning soon.”

Woman sings and plays guitar for children sitting on the floor
Little Bears is a sing-a-long activity for children when guitars and drums -Credit:Donna - Mucky Cow

Another wrote: “We went to The Mucky Cow Play Cafe today with my 2.5 years and 5 month old daughters. It was perfect.

“The staff were so lovely and welcoming. Coffee was lovely, really good selection of food for both children and adults. My 2 year old had the fish fingers, which was such a good portion size. Good price wise too!

“It is clean and bright. There is a bespoke soft play with little farm yard props, which my daughter loved. She played in the play frame for the duration of the session, except for rushing to eat her lunch for five minutes.

“She met some other customers and played so well with them. They have books, jigsaws and colouring also which looked fab, however my daughter can’t sit still longer enough for those.

“Parking is only a short walk away and super easy, especially with a baby and toddler. Would highly recommend. Already looking forward to going again!”

Aside from playing, the cafe team also organise interactive sessions for children, including therapeutic music and art classes. Little Bears Music with guitars and drums include sing-a-longs and puppets help children with early development and self expression.

Artventures is said to stimulate creativity with a new theme every week with colouring, painting and music. This class is aimed at children aged between one and four.

Visiting and how to book

To visit the play cafe, it is recommended that parents book in advance. Play sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes costs £7.50 per child. Little Bears music costs £13 and Artventures costs £14.

There are usually around 12 spots available per play session, so those bringing a larger group should book in advance. Click here to book a slot.


Children’s parties can also be hosted at Mucky Cow. This includes the whole cafe for up to 15 children for two hours, and includes free entry for adults.

It costs £200 to rent the cafe out for a party, with 15 minutes either side for entry and clearing up. Food for up to 15 children can be provided, at £4.50 per head including sandwiches, crisps, popcorn, veggies, fruit and yoghuts.


The safest spot for parking is Chobham High Street car park. There is on street parking in Chobham but it can be limited and spaces are scarce.

There are 96 spaces at the car park and three disabled bays. Costs are as follows:

  • Up to 1 hour: free but make sure to get a ticket

  • Up to 2 hours: £1.50

  • Up to 3 hours: £2.00

  • Up to 4 hours: £2.50

  • Up to 5 hours: £3.00

  • Up to 6 hours: £3.50

  • Up to 7 hours: £4.00

  • Up to 8 hours: £4.50

  • More than 8 hours: £5.00

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