Soft Play

Bring your Little Ones

to our warm and cosy

Tea Room

and enjoy the Soft Play

COVID-19 information

UPDATE — (10/05/2021) The Tea Room & Soft Play is currently closed but we will be reopening again on May 17th.

Bookings are strictly for two households only, with a maximum of six persons per table (this includes adults, children and infants). One booking per table. Multiple households are not allowed to share the same table. We suggest that multiple households book under different bookings for simplicity.

When open we are only allowed to have a limited number of customers in the Tea Room at any one time. This includes adults, children and infants, with a maximum of 6 per table. As a result the first Adult in any group will be free, but we will charge £2.95 for each extra Adult in that group.

Our outside area is only open weather permitting (if it has rained it will be closed for safety reasons). Our soft play and outside area is strictly for children of five years and under only. All adults, children and infants are required to wear socks in the soft play area at all times.

We ask that all adults wear face masks during their visit, only removing them while at your table, eating or drinking. If you have an exception you are still welcome but please bring your ‘Sunflower Lanyard’ otherwise you maybe refused entry.

We are operating three consecutive 90-minute timeslots each day. At the end of each 90-minute timeslot all customers are required to promptly leave the Tea Room in order to allow the required half-an-hour’s cleaning in preparation for the next group of customers.

Entry will be by pre-booking only, and you must come by booking one of these particular timeslots:

  • 09:30 until 11:00
  • 11:30 until 13:00
  • 13:30 until 15:00

You MUST have a booking prior to arrival, and you mustn’t come in groups of more than 6 persons. We appreciate that this is inconvenient, but are very grateful for your understanding.

Please book your entry online here:

Holmbush Softplay and its welcoming Tea Room are part of a long-established, West Sussex country estate brimming with historic and agricultural interest and still operating as a traditional working farm.

Coffee mug

The bright and airy Softplay is a jewel at the heart of the working farm for young children (5 years and under only) which is open to the public year-round (weekdays only).

Situated in a large, open plan building, it is a warm and welcoming place where a team of lovely ladies labour long and hard to produce a range of light meals, sandwiches and cakes. Food is served from 10 – 2pm. Tea, coffee, cold drink and cake served 10am – 3.30pm. Only food and drinks which are purchased in the tearoom maybe consumed on the premise, certain allergies are catered for.

During the summer months there is an outdoor play area open in nice weather (5 years and under only). Please phone on the day you wish to visit to check our outside area is open. (Closes at 3.30pm)

Hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams are always available and while mums and dads take a refreshment break, the kids will be happy in the extensive softplay climbing zones within the Tea Room. (adults and children must wear socks at all times while on the softplay)

Facilities include toilets, baby-change and disabled facilities.