Lollipops - soft play cafe and party venue 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 Jody and Ben, parents of 2 young children - 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 children! 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

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Monday to Wednesday - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday - 9:30am to 6:30pm
Friday - 9:30am to 3:30pm - then Closed for exclusive parties
Saturday - 9:00am to 10:45am Breakfast Club then Closed for exclusive parties
Sunday - 11:00am to 3:30pm Closed for exclusive parties - then 3:45pm to 6:30pm Weekly Premier League Football or Sporting Event (see below)

Lollipops Sporting Events - showing SKY Sports

12th May 2:30pm to 6:00pm - Premier League Final Day
11th August 2019 onwards Sunday's 3:45pm to 6:30pm - Weekly Sunday Premier League Football or Sporting Event

Lollipops is delighted to announce that SKY Sports is now available and can be shown on all 3 TV's. Lollipops charge £5 per Child per Event regardless of age, which includes Soft Play (age 8 and under only on the play frame) and unlimited squash. The Cafe is open as normal serving food for both Children and Adults. Corkage is available as per the guidelines below.

The maximum capacity for children is 42 in Lollipops, and therefore Lollipops will be operating table reservations for Sporting Events. To reserve your table please call Lollipops on 01202 766710, or drop in, and payment will be taken for the number of Children in your group.

Corkage Rules for Exclusive Parties & Events

All adults (18+ years) wishing to consume alcohol during either an Exclusive Party or Event will have to sign to acknowledge our terms and conditions and rules of play upon entry to Lollipops. Customers are allowed to bring in and consume a maximum quantity of alcohol per Adult - up to 1.3 litres of 5% beer, or 500ml of 13% wine, or 375ml of 13% Prosecco or Champagne, or 660ml of Spirit & Mixer. If Customers have already consumed the maximum quantity of alcohol listed above then no further alcohol may be consumed. Customers need to disclose all alcohol on entry to the Lollipops Team, where these bottles will be labelled accordingly. Any alcohol being consumed in Lollipops which has not been disclosed and labelled will be confiscated and returned at the end of the Exclusive Party or Event. Alcohol can only be consumed if the Corkage is also purchased with a meal - i.e. sandwich, loaded potato skins, jacket potato, chicken wings or similar. All alcohol must be cosumed in plastic glasses which will be provided by Lollipops. Corkage Charges as follows: 330ml Beer £1.00, 440ml Beer £1.25, 660ml Beer £1.50, 187ml Wine or Sparkling £2.00, 375ml Wine or Sparkling £3.50, 750ml Wine or Sparkling £7.00, 250ml Spirit & Mixer £2.00, 330ml Spirit & Mixer £3.00.

Childrens Parties

Birthday parties, christening parties, special events and anything in between

Soft Play

Our three storey play frame is the perfect way for children 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

Meet the new Owners

Read about Tiphaine and Jody's journey starting a business, each with two young children in tow

What people think about us:

SKY Sports - such a great idea

Having somewhere to go with my young children where I can watch sport, whilst they can play, plus giving my wife some free time at the weekend, is a really welcome addition to your programme. Several of my 'Dad' friends have also expressed an interest, so I am sure this will be a great success for everyone - Reviewed, Facebook, March 2019

5 Stars

We had my daughters 2nd birthday party at Lollipops today, and it was fantastic from start to finish. The revamp looks amazing, and it was so clean in there. The children loved the food, and of course the playing! We paid to have Elsa from Frozen attend from Minky Moos (Lollipops arranged this for us) - and it just made the morning so special. Would highly recommend having a party there - Reviewed, Facebook, January 2019

Refurbishment December 2018

Just had my daughters party on 19th December 2018. It was a great success. The kids loved it. It looks really nice now with the refurbishment done. I have been coming to Lollipops since my daughter was a new born so I can really see the difference - well done Lollipops! - Reviewed, Facebook, December 2018

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 children 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