New Child Friendly Cafe For Battersea Park

Opens this summer for freshly made snacks and meals

The council has signed a deal with a local company that will see the opening of a new child friendly café in Battersea Park this summer.

The new café will be open seven days a week and offer snacks, drinks and meals, including special children’s portions, made freshly on the premises using locally sourced produce.

Diners will be able to eat both indoors and alfresco and there will be an outdoor play area for toddlers.

The café will be housed in the vacant play building next to the playground in Battersea Park and will be operated by the same company behind the refurbished café and mini-golf course that recently opened in Wandsworth Park.

The adjoining playground benefited from an investment of £250,000 for new play equipment last year.  

The council has also signed an agreement with leading international outdoor leisure company Go Ape for a new aerial walkway and obstacle course in this corner of the park, suitable for children aged six and above - as well as brave mums and dads.

The high wire course, incorporating some of the park’s taller trees, would offer families a thrilling and challenging treetop experience lasting up to three hours. It would have state of the art safety features and participants would be under constant supervision by fully-trained members of staff.

Discussions are also continuing with leisure companies and voluntary groups for the provision of new attractions in the remaining part of the vacant play building that is not required for the new cafe.

This could involve using it as a venue for exciting hobbies and pastimes like dance and drama classes, singing and music tuition, clown and circus trick workshops and others popular with young people.


March 30, 2014