It was just by chance that earlier in the week we called into the local Wyevale Garden Centre at Bressingham (just outside Diss in Norfolk) with our two young children, both under 5. We hadn’t been in there for years and on this day it was raining so we thought we’d just try their café for a quick coffee before heading home. To our surprise they had a lovely restaurant / café and a children’s soft play area.  Our children were delighted and so were we! Child-friendly-garden-centre


The soft play area was well designed, clean and well maintained with plenty of tables and chairs so that the grown ups could sit down and enjoy a well earned break for half an hour or so…  We take the children to lots of children attractions which are great for the children but seldom a good experience for the grown ups. This was different, the coffee was very nice – just what any parent who’s only had 3 or 4 hours sleep really needs.

The garden centre also had a great shop which had a good selection of children toys, most of which seemed to be a reasonable prices. With free car parking which is easily accessible from the main road the location and ease of getting the family into the place safely couldn’t be better. It’s mostly undercover so it also gets full marks for being a weather proof attraction.

We’ll certainly visit this garden centre again and would recommend it to friends. Wyevale have garden centres with soft play areas around the country, see their website for a full list.


Value for money 5/5
Family friendly 5/5
Weather proof 5/5
Food 5/5
Location 5/5

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