Lovely if you fancy taking your little one somewhere a bit nicer than all the usual slightly skeggy kids’ haunts.
The ball pit was almost constantly occupied by a small clique of under-ones, all wobbling around like Weebles on an 18-30s holiday.
We ended up staying for 2-3 hours and Babu even asked for extra time at the end – her golden seal of approval.
Bab Dad took everything extremely seriously and began painstakingly icing anatomically correct innards onto a gingerbread man.
Owner Emily Ajasa has really tapped in to what adults are looking for in a tot-friendly cafe – i.e. not garishly hued plastic crap.
I will say that I’ve been to a lot of other great messy-play sessions that cost a fifth of the price of Artplay, but it was good, and very messy.
Adam, AKA Bab Dad, has lived in Hampstead for two and a half years. He’s a doctor and dad to Bab, 2, and Margot the cat, 3.