If you find the decibel levels and commotion of bigger play centres unbearable, this sociable, small-scale outfit will come as a welcome alternative. Children swarm over the two-tier play zone and soft-play area while their parents look on from the café; there’s a decent kids’ menu, with the option to swap chips for mash, potato wedges or half a jacket potato. Grown-ups fill up on pastas, salads and panini as their offspring play; come the weekend, it’s all about relaxing over an all-day fry-up and the papers. The activities schedule includes baby ballet, sing and sign and messy art; check the timetable for details of free singing and dance sessions for toddlers.
279 Magdalen Rd
Rail: Earlsfield rail
£5.50; £2.50 siblings under-2. Prices of activities vary; check website for details