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Longbridge Mill (Hampshire)
Member Name: christinemc
Longbridge Mill (Hampshire)
Date: 10/05/01, updated on 10/05/01 (1404 review reads)
Advantages: Nice food in restaurant, Indoor soft play area for children, Child friendly facilities
I visited Longbridge Mill for the first time in April 2001 with a friend. We live some way apart so when we get together, we like to find somewhere equidistant to meet up where we can eat and keep our 4 daughters (all age 3 and under) entertained. We chose Longbridge Mill based on a recommendation my friend had received, in particular about the facilities for children to play. We didn’t visit the Mill, but went straight to the restaurant and childrens play area. The restaurant was child friendly, with highchairs available and an easily accessible baby change in the disabled toilet (only one door to open to get in there). The menu had lots of choice on it, and there was a separate kids menu where you could mix and match from 3 sections to make up a meal your child would like at a fixed price of £2.99, which included a dessert for them – great idea and good value. The service was pretty good and they didn’t seem remotely bothered about all the food that ended up on the floor.
At one end of the restaurant is an indoor soft play area for children. This was excellent. You have to pay £1.50 per child for an hour in the play centre, they can come and go during this time and are given a slip on tunic to wear to show that they have been paid for. The soft play is on two levels, with 2 ball pits, a slide and all sorts of places to investigate and climb on. Our 3 year olds spent the best part of 3 hours in there – only coming out for ice-cream and a ride on Budgie the Helicopter.
Outside, there is also an adventure playground for children. Despite the freezing cold weather, this was also popular with the children (if only as a delaying tactic as we tried to persuade them it was time to go home!). I can imagine that in the warmer weather this would be very popular as well.
All in all this was a super place to meet up for a few hours with children. The prices were good, about £32 for our meals and drinks for 2
adults and 4 children, plus £1.50 per hour per child for the soft play area, which certainly proved value for money. I would definitely go there again.
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