Chatter & Natter
The Jungle are delighted to be part of the Chatty Café Scheme designed to get people talking more!
A Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customer. Anyone can join in! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with why you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!
There are now two dedicated Chatter & Natter Tables available Monday-Friday on the ground floor plus, on Wednesdays and Thursdays for new parents, there are dedicated tables on the mezzanine during our Under 1’s Sensory Play sessions – perfect way to meet new friends for you and your baby, share problems and get advice.
Just look for the Chatter & Natter tables in The Jungle and sit down! Order a drink, make new friends and have a good old-fashioned human interaction!
Active Explorer Dance Class
We want to help you to get your children more active.... so as part of our new 'Active Explorer' initiative, we are delighted to introduce some new dance classes for 4-7 year olds.
These fun classes with teacher Jess will encompass different styles of modern dance and include a warm up Jungle Boogie and a different easy to follow routine each week.
Classes will be held every Wednesday during term time from Wednesday 15th January which will be a free taster session.
After this price will be £5 per dance/play session for members / £6 for non-members.
No need to book, just come along. Included will be entry from 4pm - 6pm so you can enjoy a play before/after your class.
Members can also upgrade and enjoy tea in The Jungle after the class for an additional £3.
Toddler Time Activity Sessions
The Jungle employs a dedicated Activity Co-ordinator to organise and run our FREE Jungle Tots activity sessions.
Sessions, which are included in the entry price, are held twice daily between 10.30am and 2.30pm, Monday-Friday in term time.
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jewellery or framing for your baby, family or pet
Ben Unwin Photography
Ben is The Jungle’s favourite photographer and offers our customers the chance to enjoy a free photoshoot in The Jungle and then prints your favourite images straight away, charging just £5.00 per print or keyring!
Ben, accompanied by his assistant and wife Kate, usually comes in to The Jungle twice a month from 10am – 2pm and occasionally until 6pm to cater for for older children after school. Our customers love the fact that Ben is so professional, he sets up a simple backdrop and takes some amazing pictures of babies and children, you can then view the pictures and order them as many or as little as you like. Kate then prints the images straight away and you take home your favourite pictures as 6 x 4” mounted prints or a double sided keyring – all for just £5.00 per print!>
It’s such good value for money that Mums and Dads bring their baby or toddler every month to get a latest picture to send to grandparents, friends or to update their family album!
Sensory Play for Babies
Sensory play helps children to develop their physical skills; sensory play introduces actions such as shaping, scooping and moulding. These skills require multiple muscles to work together which helps a child’s fine motor skills.
Sensory play also helps with children’s cognitive development. When children engage in sensory play they learn new things about different objects, they learn about new feelings such as cold, wet and sticky. This helps a child’s brain to recognize and sort out different things and different sensations.
It also helps to develop social skills as children will communicate with each other and learn how to share and how to recognize another person’s feelings.
Come and try out our FREE sensory play for babies under 1 years old, every Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 10.15am until 1pm (Term time only) We're open from 9.30am, so come and have some breakfast or a coffee downstairs before the session starts.
Baby Change / Breast Feeding
We have a completly seperatre baby change area on our ground floor which also has comfortable chairs that can be used for a bit of extra privacy or a quieter area for breast feeding mums. An addtional baby change station can be found in our mezzanine toilet.