My Place needs a bigger Space!

by Claire Stokes in Romsey, England, United Kingdom

My Place needs a bigger Space!


raised of £2,000 target


8% 22 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by April 13th 2019 at 6:32pm

Our aim is to not only make a fun place for children to come but for parents / carers to come and relax and recharge.

by Claire Stokes in Romsey, England, United Kingdom

I'm Claire and I run My Place Play Cafe with the awesome team there. I'm now a mummy but previously ran an adventure playground (with some of the same staff!). Most of us are qualified playworkers, youth workers, foster carers and parents. 

When I became a parent I realised how isolating it can be, even if you are lucky enough to have found some great friends. Exhaustion, feedings, naps and poonami's can sometimes make leaving the house feel like an impossible task. 

My Place is obviously a place for children to have fun but we are unique in that we also want to provide a relaxing space for parents and carers to recharge. Our staffed role play area is in full view of the open-plan sofas where the parents/carers can finish a hot drink and maybe even a conversation. We even strategically placed the sofas in L-shapes so that even when someone come alone they will find themselves chatting with others.

I found when taking my son out and about soft-play can be great but expensive and you have to follow them around up and down ladders and slides etc. Nowhere actually had staff there to give parents/carers a precious few minutes downtime and a much needed mental health recharge.

That's how My Place came to be - but now we need more room! We have found a larger unit (still in the same complex) where we can fit our own toilet and a larger kitchen. We would then be able to provide some tasty meals. Any money we raise will go towards the fitout of the new unit.

Testimonials from our Facebook Page


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Staff Tip

If a member of staff has gone above and beyond to put a smile on yours or your little ones face give a tip! You will receive a thankyou email from us.

£10 or more

Supporters Wall

Your child's name & message will go on our wall of supporters for everyone to see. A personal thank you will also be sent.

£30 or more

Eco Bundle

If you've been to visit us you will of seen our eco shopping section. This reward will let you choose x2 of our ecoffee cups, x2 reusable straws and x2 rolls of our bamboo toilet roll. We will also send you a thank you email.

£70 or more

Exclusive Use Session

You will receive an exclusive use 1.5 hour play session with all drinks included. Use it for a special occasion or a playdate with friends. We wil also send you a thank you email. Pick your own date from available sessions.

£200 or more

My Place at YOUR Place!

The team will bring the My Place experience to you. Role play for the children and drinks for the grownups. A 2 hour session will be brought to your event, party, living room etc.

Let's make 'My Place needs a bigger Space!' happen