Bumbles Play Cafe
Bumbles Play Cafe
Open Mon-Weds. Pre-booking is required. No walk-in trade.....





Hi everyone! Well this is a post I hoped to never write.
As you know Nicky and I started Bumbles nearly four years ago. As a Nanny and Childminder we had really felt the need for a local Play Cafe and we decided to open one ourselves.
Bumbles has exceeded all of our expectations. By offering our music sessions an arts and crafts, we got to know our customers so well that many of you have become our friends and we have loved watching your children grow and thrive.
Unfortunately the lock downs have stopped us trading again and again. The impact personally and financially has been terrible.
Nicky and I have sadly made the decision to close Bumbles at the end of the September.
We will open during September and really hope to see your lovely faces for a last play or two!
As you can imagine we were distraught after all of the hard work we’ve put into Bumbles.
However we have decided to continue to work together as childminders, so we hope to see you around Twickenham.
We will miss you all.
Thank you so much from both of us for all of your support and kindness through the last four years. It has meant so much to us both.
Caroline and Nicky



We are open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only for the time being.


There will be 2 sessions per day:  

0900-1100 & 1130-1330, allowing us time to clean between the two sessions to remain Covid safe.


You must pre-book in advance, and due to limits on customer numbers, we are having to impose a restriction of only 1 adult attending per booking.


Due to covid restrictions, we regret that we are unable to offer our normal arts & crafts and music sessions currently.



Best wishes, 

Caroline & Nicky.

Welcome to Bumbles Play Cafe....


We are two mums from Twickenham who have fond memories of the playgroups that we used to attend in the 1970s!  Bumbles Play Cafe is a modern interpretation of a classic playgroup setting, where you will also find great quality homemade food and baking, as well as drinks and refreshments.


We offer singing, music, arts and crafts, and messy play, as well a sensory pod, a home corner, ride on toys and creative and imaginitive play on a daily basis.


Bumbles is the perfect setting for parents and carers to enjoy our wonderful activities alongside the children in a happy and welcoming environment.


We also encourage you to let the Bumbles team entertain your little ones whilst you enjoy a well earned rest.


Feel free to enjoy food and refreshments from the Bumbles Cafe whilst you relax and don't forget to join our Bumbles birthday club- we offer a free play session to celebrate your birthday!

Music & singing

Our daily sessions of music with Caroline are full of interactive fun with instruments and fun props.  Bumble (our bee!), loves to join in and sing along with his little friends.  Music sessions are followed by storytime every morning.



Cafe menu

We offer a variety of food and drinks.  See the menu on our website, and also our daily specials blackboard.

Arts,crafts & messy play

Our varied arts and crafts sessions are run daily.  Nicky is on hand to assist the children whilst they create fun and varied crafts- from painting to creating and messy play to cake decorating.  Our activities are full of fun, but with no mess for you to clear up!


Home corner

A lovely mini home, where the children will find a kitchen, ironing board, washing line, dolls houses, dressing up clothes and cozy cushion and bed area where the kids can curl up with a book.

Sensory pod


Our wonderful blackout sensory pod is aimed at the younger children at Bumbles.

The sensory pod stimulates the senses and benefits developing through calming sensory play, and through the senses of touch, sight and sound.



Scuttle bugs, toddler ride on toys, little tikes cars and fire engine.

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