Something exciting has landed at the shopping centre in Gosforth, Newcastle.... Captain Ted's! A brand new soft play centre and cafe, named after the owner and creator Alison's little one, Teddy. The bright and fun centre has been much anticipated by the local community, who have been peering through the paint on the windows for weeks now, trying to catch a glimpse of the work in progress.
On 11th January Captain Ted's opened for business and is already a big hit with parents and kids alike. There is a large seated area and cafe, serving a variety of hot and cold snacks, yummy homemade cakes and coffees. (One Mum I spoke to today said she bought a cake intending to give it to her little boy, and he didn't end up having any because it was so delicious...!)
The colourful playframe is fantastic with a variety of things to push and pull, squeeze through, jump over, crawl under, slide down and jump around in! There's a baby and toddler area as well as the larger area for the older ones.
Here is one keen visitor testing out the new playframe....
The centre also offers a variety of different party packages and also private hire. I am pleased to announce I have joined up with Captain Ted's to offer a photography package alongside their birthday parties, where you can have a professional service, shots of all the guests and the birthday girl/boy having a great time, an album of high quality prints, and an online gallery (password protected) for you and the other parents to view. For more details about the party packages please visit the Captain Ted's website here.
I will also be attending regularly to photograph the children in action - for any parents who would like some natural fun portraits of their children having a good time, without having to go to an expensive studio or organise an appointment. The photography service for play sessions will be free - and prints can be purchased on my online gallery. Dates are to be confirmed for this but please contact me via my website to find out more information.