Once upon a time cafe or play offers an amazing space that both children and adults will love.The building is divided into two areas, our cafe or our jungle village play zone.
Our jungle village of role play is designed to allow children to explore, create and use their imagination! We have a pirate ship, a hair dressers, shop, mechanics, vets, doctors surgery, home corner and fire fighter dress up, that will keep your children engaged and entertained! Accompanying adults can relax, enjoying a delicious James Gourmet coffee, cake & food from our carefully selected menu in our beautiful adult only area, inside the castle we have created, within the role play zone, where you can see your children, but without the worry of hot drink accidents. You can chat with friends, send some social media posts or emails using our complimentary WiFi and charge your devices . When you and your devices are recharged, you can tuck into a delicious breakfast , brunch or lunch with your little ones and friends in the adjacent cafe !
No Children ? No Problem !
The cafe is adjacent to the role play space and is for anyone, (with our without children). Here you can enjoy a delicious treat of barista coffee, fruit teas, English tea, delightful cakes or order from a carefully selected menu, all made from locally sourced ingredients, enjoy complimentary water and Wifi
Visiting our Beautiful Forest of dean for a woodland adventure?
Our picnics are the perfect solution to entertaining outdoors, whether its to visit Wenchford, Mallards Pike, Beechenhurst, Soudley Ponds, Cannop Ponds or find one of the hidden gems that aren't yet so well known (like the photos above) then why not treat yourself & collect one of our fabulous picnics when passing and you don't have time to come in and enjoy our wonderful place.
All our picnics are hand-made using fresh ingredients and come beautifully prepared in cardboard disposable boxes, we provide wooden cutlery & we try our upmost to avoid single use plastics where possible
We can’t wait to welcome you and show you how special you are to us at our unique" cafe or play" in the
Forest of Dean - oh did i say we also do great cake ! What more do you need !