Clara’s Corner, West Wycombe

A gorgeous soft play area for under 7’s which takes limited numbers, has free parking and a café so close you can smell the coffee – Clara’s Corner is a parents (and kids) dream.

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Forget everything you thought you knew about soft play – hordes of screaming, noisy kids, a faint odour and a cruddy coffee. Well, Clara’s Corner is a soft play area that ticks none of those boxes. In fact, it’s a bit of a revelation, plus it’s just opened an outdoor playground too – more on that below.

Nestled within the beautiful West Wycombe estate, Clara’ Corner is in a prime – and very pretty – location a stone’s throw from the Walled Garden Café (meaning coffee is readily available – and a good one at that) and with a 200 space car park free to visitors, it has everything you need for a stress-free morning/afternoon entertaining the littlies.

Inside, the space is light, bright and airy with soft music playing to create a calm and peaceful environment, but without compromising on the fun – there’s plenty of climbing, tunnelling, sliding and building to be done. This, paired with the strictly low numbers and specific age groups (0-7 year olds), means children can enjoy making their way round the colourful course at their own pace. And on that – it’s a beauty. Sustainable materials have been used where possible to create cool tunnels and bridges perfect for little explorers. There’s gorgeous murals decorating the walls with characters the children will love engaging with – I’m betting Arthur the tractor has quite the fan base already.

Outside is a similar vibe – a natural wood feel with soft wood chip floor and plenty of seating for exhausted parents to take a load off while they run off some stea on the swings for babies and bigger kids, as well as the slides, tunnels and climbing frames.

After a satisfying sesh in soft play, it’s over to the Walled Garden Café where colourful and fresh dishes are the order of the day – think burrata with cherry tomatoes and basil, or a vegan rainbow wrap plus naughtier options like venison toastie with cheese and chilli jam or choc fudge cake if it’s been that kinda day. For kids there’s a roll/crisps and juice deal or options like sausage roll or toast and jam. There’s also – praise be! – healthier kids food options including organic squash mac and cheese and organic sweet potato falafels – aka stuff they might actually eat!

So, you’re naturally thinking, does Clara’s Corner do parties? And the good news is, yes! There’s a couple of different package options depending on the size of the party, which include a choice of food options, all served in the pretty outdoor heated terrace. Clara’s Corner then takes care of invitations, decorations and additional entertainment – as if the soft play wasn’t enough! Also keep an eye on its social for cute little events like biscuit decorating, painting, and craft pop-ups.

Can’t believe we’re saying this but soft play can be both a calm and joyful experience for you and the kids – amen to that.

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The Walled Garden, Chorley Rd, West Wycombe, High Wycombe HP14 3AP



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