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tried & tested

When there are so many places to choose from it's hard to know where to visit! In good or bad weather, with very young children or older teens, activity venues or quiet walks, every venue will offer something different with a variety of facilites available. We will add our thoughts on places that we have Tried & Tested so that you are well-informed before you make your decision to leave the house!

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Buzzy At The Hive


The Easter holidays are in full flow now and as expected the weather is not the greatest, so I planned ahead and booked to go to The Hive in Shefford.  Booking was super simple, just follow the directions on their website . If its the weekend or holidays then I highly advise to book as sessions can fill up fast but during the week during term time it can be a lot quieter, the afternoon sessions are particularly nice to go with younger children as its fairly quiet and on a Wednesday and Thursday they have craft and sensory sessions at no extra cost (correct at time of writing)


There is plenty of free parking outside of the venue on the industrial estate and within walking distance from Shefford high street. (drive past the turning for Morrisons and it will be the next turning on your right if your coming from the high street)

Upon arrival we were signed in and let through the buzzer door (no children escaping here) we were told it was table service and left to find a suitable table. Inside is lovely,  bright and clean with a beautiful black and yellow bee theme clear throughout. I picked up a menu on my way to the table and made my order with the staff when they came over, a tab is set up and the bill settled at the end. Shoe baskets are placed at each table so you can keep them together (don't forget your socks)


The baby area (under 2) is lovely and spacious with a ball pit and soft building blocks to create slides or obstacles. The main zone is suitable for up to around 8 years of age, it is large enough to entertain the kids for the full two hour session but not big enough to lose one. I think that is my favourite thing about this soft play, you can sit and relax whilst being able to see your child without worrying they are lost somewhere. Even during our visit today during the Easter break I didn't feel like it was overcrowded at any point.


We had a lovely visit and look forward to returning very soon

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