Baby D and her friends from NCT are all turning one around the same time so we decided to have a joint party and had exclusive hire of the softplay for 2 hours on a Sunday.
We were welcomed by smiley head farmer Jane, she was really helpful and friendly and the kids loved her.
It's a lovely little place. It's small enough that you can keep an eye on the children easily but big enough that there's lots to do and keep them occupied for a long while. There's a ball pool with a little slide, a sensory corner with bubble tube, mirrors, percussion instruments etc, several pretend farm animals that they can climb/sit on, squeakers, wobbly mirrors, big shapes and wonderful bubble machine plus more.
Another concern that I've had at other softplay is the level of cleanliness - often they are filthy and I dread to think what you might find at the bottom of the ball pools! But at The Fun Farm it was super clean. I had no worries about Baby D touching apparatus, it really put my mind at ease.
They have a small cafe upstairs with food and drinks at good prices and if you've hired the whole place (only on weekends) they can provide food for your party.
There's good baby changing facilities and loads of clean high chairs - my favourite IKEA Antilop with fully working harnesses. They have all sorts going on with messy play, grandparents and non walker and crawler sessions.
All of the little ones had a wonderful time, I highly recommend a visit. Check out their website, Facebook page and Tweets.