With five children I have done my fair share of ferry kids around over the years, in fact at times I have literally had to split myself in half to get them all to the right place at the right time.
What I could have done with was a place that catered for all our needs in one area and this is just what the clever people at Under 1 Roof in Woolwich have bought to life with their outstanding new project.
We were invited along to the press day just before the grand opening to see just what they had to offer.
Upon arriving I thought I was going to be walking into a normal run of the mill soft play which if you are a reader of my blog you will know are never top of my list!
To my surprise thought we were lead through to a vast, colourful, engaging space that had been set up just like a mini town. The builders were still busy getting things ready but the children were still in awe of the grandness of the place.
Ann-Marie Martin, one of the founders and directors showed us around her baby and the passion for what she has created just oozed from her. She had a real connection with children and adults alike and her excitement for what she had created was a key indicator to me of what a success this project will become.
The boys couldn’t wait to check everything out and there was so much to look at. First stop was to try out the fantastic car shaped seats in the hairdressers which I had trouble prizing them away from!
Next stop was the soft play area. I loved the puzzle wall which was something I had not seen before, they had the usual selection of soft bricks to build with, a double slide and a imagination play corner where the boys loved playing at being the King.
There is also a children’s theatre, a large cafe that overlooks the soft play, a spectacular sensory room, 84 place nursery, messy room, retail village, wellbeing and therapy room and a really well set up networking room.
Entry to Under 1 Roof is free and once inside you have the option to spend as much or as little as you like opening it up to the whole community.
There is a full seven day program that I challenge anyone to not find something of interest. It is perfect for families such as mine with bigger age gaps as there is something for children from 0-11.
Under 1 Roof is now fully open and I can’t wait to go back to try everything they have to offer.