A new soft play centre and cafe in Tweedmouth is set to create a community hub for young families from across the Berwick area.
Kathryn Lee has set up The Kat’s Pyjamas at 28-35 Main Street, due to open tomorrow, Friday, January 31.
Kathryn started planning her venture a year ago, and has been hard at work on the two floors of The Kats Pyjamas for the last four months.
Upstairs is a cafe and a seating area, along with a soft play ‘rumpus room’ filled with toys and a ball pool.
Downstairs, Kathryn plans more seating for people to enjoy a quieter tea or coffee, a and plenty of space to park buggies and prams.
“I was working at the high school, and I’d been looking for something like this to help people in Berwick when this site came up,” she said. “It’s ideal. There’s plenty of space for the kids to play in, and it’s very accessible for families on both sides of the river.”
Kathryn says demand is high, with parents already booking playtimes.
She hopes she can provide a communal space for parents with children from babies up to school age.
The cafe will be open all week except Tuesdays, regardless of group times, and offers a special ‘Dad and child’ group as well as the chance to hire the space for an early evening party.
Sarah Graham, mother of two, said it is a great idea, for parents as well as kids.
“Berwick’s very good at the community thing,” she said, “but it does sometimes lack the space. This place is great.
“It will be good to have somewhere to bridge that gap between toddler groups, and activities for slightly older children.
“And especially for the dads, who can get forgotten about!”