Frequently Asked Questions
How many play sessions do you run each day?
Our Simply Play Sessions are available three times a day, Monday - Friday, four times on a Saturday and last 90 minutes. We run our Structured Play Sessions twice a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children have the opportunity to enjoy our play areas every day during opening hours!
Do you have any outdoor play areas?
Yes. As well as our range of indoor play zones and role play areas, we also offer a fantastic outdoor Play Garden, equipped with a Jungle Climber, water play stations, mud kitchen, sandpit, slides, a play house and much more!
Parking is restricted at the site, where else can I park?
Can I book a table without booking a play session?
Yes. You can book a table in our cafe without the need to book a play session - we understand that people without children would like to use our cafe too.
Equally, you can also book a child onto a play session without reserving a table.
What is the maximum number of children able to play?
We operate on a maximum of 15 Children in our play areas at any one time.
What ages are your play sessions suitable for?
Our indoor and outdoor play areas are suitable for children between the ages of 0 - 7 years (although older children are welcome to enjoy them as well!)..
My child is under two years of age - what do you offer for them?
We have many age-appropriate toys and stimulus for you to enjoy together. In addition to this, our well-equipped Play Garden is suitable for children of all ages
Although we offer a number of on-site parking bays, we understand that these are not exhaustive. There is a free carpark on Butlers Mead (turn onto Millend, the road directly next to Once Upon A Time and signposted to the Surgery. Take the first right and the car park is in front of you). In addition, there is much free on-road parking within Blakeney, but we do ask that you consider and respect the local residents should you park there.
What else do you offer, other than the play sessions?
Please see our How it Works page for details on everything we have to offer. As well as our Play Sessions there is the opportunity to book a table for food, and a range of delicious home-baked cakes and pastries. Join us for breakfast, or if you're in a hurry, grab a takeaway bacon roll to go with you. Come for lunch and let your children take advantage of our plays areas, or visit us without children and relax with a book from our shelves. We will also be hosting regular evening events so please do keep n eye on our Events page for further details of these.
My friend can't access the computer - how else can they book a session?
Tell them to give us a call on 07826527726 or to pop in and see us at Once Upon A Time, High Street, Blakeney. We can't wait to hear from you!
I haven't pre-booked - can I still come along?
We recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. However, you are still welcome to pop in and if we have the space available then we will do what we can to accommodate you!