Lollipops - soft play cafe in Bournemouth

Hi, welcome to Lollipops, a cafe & soft play centre that come together in a beautiful old church in Westbourne close to the seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Poole.

The owners Tiphaine & Jody - parents of 2 children each - have put together a passion for physical development and play to create a 3 storey play frame with separate baby sensory area which is perfect for you and your little ones. Lollipops also prides itself on being a destination that can be enjoyed by the grown-ups as much as the kiddies! We provide a welcoming cafe serving a full array of freshly ground coffees, hot chocolates, smoothies, homemade treats and a delicious fresh menu.

We have built a strong reputation in delivering children’s parties and we offer various different packages to suit your needs and budget. Allow us to take the stress away by organising everything for you allowing you to be able to relax and enjoy every moment of your child's magical occasion.

Lollipops is a true family business

Opening times

*Please note, on very warm days the cafe my close earlier than stated. Please call the cafe before arriving 01202 766710

Weekdays - 9:45am to 5:00pm
Saturdays - 9am to 3:00pm
Sundays - Closed for exclusive parties

Special offers

£2 Entry - Monday from 1pm and Saturday entry between 9am-9.30am
£.5.50 Play & Kids Pasta - Term time, Tuesday to Friday all day
Grandparents day - Wednesday all day, free tea of coffee for all Grandparents
Twin Tuesday & Thursday - £4 entry per set of twins all day
Childminders - Every weekday (term time) £2 per child (ID required)

Kids Parties

Birthday parties, christening parties,special events and anything inbetween

Soft Play

Our three storey play frame is the perfect way for kids to have fun whilst keeping fit.

Ice Cream

Luxury ice cream from our family farm, Come enjoy a cone or our fun buckets.


Our best shots of the play frame, parties, homemade food and special occasions.

What’s On?

Our full range of children's classes and softplay opening times

Erica's blog

Read about Erica's journey starting a business with two toddlers in tow.

What people think about us:

We LOVE this place

We absolutely LOVE this place! Have done since the moment we found it a few years ago. Both our 3 year old and our 16 month old get very excited, every time I say we're off to Lollipops! (Which is most weeks). The coffees and lunch menu are great and very reasonably priced. The staff are really friendly and always make you feel welcome (even when it's busy!). Over the years, we've made some lovely new friends at this venue. There are various classes on each day of the week, from bakery, messy play, sensory and lots more. There's even Drama clubs in the school holidays. The building itself it light and airy, with high ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows. We also like the little 'fairy garden', which is a great area for toddlers. The party room is perfect for birthday parties! We've had a few of our own here and also attended friends parties (various age groups). It takes the stress out of organising it at home.. all you do is turn up and the rest is all taken care of! I would have been lost without Lollipops. It's such a great place to go, come rain or shine! THANK YOU - Reviewed, Tripadvisor, July 2017

Lovely Litte Place

Not too big that you have to keep a constant eye on your child, nice and clean and friendly staff does get a bit busy at times but that is to be expected - Reviewed, Tripadvisor, July 2017

Fantastic soft play venue

My daughter absolutely loves Lollipops. Its always her first choice when I ask her what she would like to do. We held her birthday party here and the girls are all so lovely and helpful. Love that I can see her at all times no need to worry where they are, always in sight. The food and drink is also xx Reviewed, Tripadvisor, July 2017


"Lollipops is our favourite soft play & we regularly travel from Christchurch to visit even with other venues closer. It's big enough that my 3.5 year old can burn off some energy on the main frame whilst her younger brother is entertained by the younger bits & I can keep an eye on them both whilst sampling their AMAZING hot chocolates (coconut or mint are to die for...) or yummy panini. It's always very clean & the staff are absolutely lovely. Highly recommend!" - Reviewed, Tripadvisor, December 2016


"Lovely place to go. We go regularly with our 4 year old who burns off lots of energy and our 11 month old who can have a good crawl and play too. The food is lovely, the kids lunches are such great value and nice and healthy. We also had a birthday party there which was fantastic value!! Very clean soft play not like a lot of others that are grubby and worn out. And the staff are lovely too " - Reviewed Facebook, February


"Had our little boys 1st birthday party here on 19/02 and it was great. Perfect place for the little ones to blow off some steam and the adults enjoyed it a lot too. Had lots of compliments about the venue and will definitely be booking future parties here. Thank you for providing a easy party venue with great service x" - Reviewed Facebook, February 2017