As many of you know so well, I have loved spending the last 9 years with you and your little ones in Panda Play Cafe. It is with a heavy heart, but immense gratitude, that I announce that we will not be re-opening the cafe. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every guest who has joined us and shared in the fun of Panda Play Cafe for the past 9 years. Every family who chose to celebrate a special birthday with us, every person big and small who sang along to our nursery rhymes, or danced with us at our discos or Royal Balls. Thank you all for your kindness, support and generosity, without which we would not have gotten this far. I would like to thank my amazing team who have made this work so much more fun, I’ve been incredibly lucky being able to surround myself with such dedicated, talented people every day. My daughter Alanna inspired me to create Panda Play Cafe, and I’m very proud to have made something completely new that inspired 15 further play cafes to open up across Dublin in the past 9 years. With the sad news that the club can no longer facilitate our business, I am going to take this opportunity to explore a new path. Panda was the first business I built myself, and thanks to the support from all of you, my friends and my family, it was an incredibly rewarding experience I will always treasure. Anyone who has a play pass with visits still left on it I’m sorry you won’t have a chance to use it – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us regarding a refund. We obviously have a large stock of toys, furniture, party and kitchen supplies that we will be selling off in order to settle our remaining bills. We would love your support in helping us to avoid having to just put these things in a skip, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more info on buying things in the next few weeks. Should anyone be interested in purchasing specific items please feel free to drop us an email. In the meantime, we wish much success and longevity to our friends at The Playhouse Cafe, High 5 Play Cafe, Café O’Play, and Little Darlings Play Cafe #supportsmallbusinesses Thank you for all the love, laughter and good times. Stay safe and well, Big love, Siobhán
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PANDA PLAY CAFE!
We are Dublin’s first play cafe specifically for the under 5s, we offer a safe, clean and fun place for little ones, and a relaxing one for adults!
- €8 for 1 child (6 months – 5 years old)
- Babies under 6 months free
- Babies 6 – 12 months €4
- € 12 for 2
- € 15 for 3
- € 18 for 4
- Babies 6 -12 months free with an older sibling.
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Please note we have to close occasionally when the club require the ballroom for an event of their own – see our calendar for dates and/or sign up for free text notifications the day before closures by texting us on 086 3995775
We are Dublin’s first play cafe
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and mum of two Siobhan wanted to create somewhere families with young kids can de-stress and enjoy themselves in a safe , clean and fun place for little ones, and a relaxing one for adults!
Our Bullet Points
- no membership fee and no need to book, just walk in!
- pay just for 1 visit, or get discounted entry with our 10 visit play pass
- lots of free parking, right outside the front door of the club
- we serve lovely adult, toddler and baby food all day long
- there is a separate enclosed corner with couches for guests with children under 18 months to play
- we have an outdoor play space as well, open on days when the weather is nice enough
- we have LOTS of toys to keep all your kids happy
- free, fast wifi for adults to enjoy
- we offer stress-free birthday
- babies under 6 months are free, and we offer family discounts
- BOGOF entry for multiples on Twin Thursdays
- this is a safe, clean, warm environment for you and your children
- we run a fun activity every day at 10:30am & 2:30pm
- you can visit more than once a day and you just pay one fee
- we offer half price entry for the last hour
- you can stay and play as long as you like!
Choose themed parties for your child
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What the parents say
I absolutely love Panda! Definitely my favourite play cafe in Dublin. The selection of toys keeps my 18 month daughter and 3 year old son entertained for hours. The daily activities are a huge bonus, I highly recommend the balloon sword fights and the Taekwondo which are both run by Paul – it’s so nice to have a play cafe which also has a male influence and that offers ‘boys’ activities(which are also very popular with girls). Thank you!
Just a BIG THANK YOU! for making Micaela’s birthday party a really great time for the children and the parents!
“I just wanted to express my gratitude to your team for making Hugh’s birthday party yesterday so special. We all had an absolute ball. He enjoyed it most of all! The tattoos and in particular the disco just crowned the occasion. Caoimhe, Karen and Lorcan were all absolutely brilliant.”
Mother of 4-year old
Brilliant environment for kids, safe, fun and lots to do..Great for parents too and on top of that they do some lovely food and great coffee if you are feeling sleep deprived!!
“We wanted to thank you and your staff very much for the lovely party organised for Conor and his friends on 12 October last. He had a wonderful time and his friends all enjoyed themselves very much too. It was the perfect mix of activities, nice food (with no junk) and little souvenir bags for children of different ages. The parents very much appreciated being able to sit and have a coffee while the kids played too!
Mother&Father of 2-year old
First time today and I was welcomed with a free coffee which was such a lovely gesture. I managed to drink it hot too as my 2 year old didn’t want to know me as he was too busy playing and making friends. I’ll definitely be back very soon! Highly recommend it!
“Thank you for the great 2nd birthday party my son had yesterday! Everything was perfect and the kids had so much fun. I’m looking forward to come to Panda again 🙂 “
Mother of 3-year old
“Thanks soo much for a brilliant party!!! Everyone had a brilliant time, All our friends are planning to book for their kids too!!”
Mother of 3-year old
“Thanks so much to all the staff at Panda Play cafe in Ballsbridge for the wonderful private birthday party last weekend. All the kids loved it and the parents too because their kids were so happy. Would highly recommend this venue for a party. “
Mother of 3-year old
Brilliant venue- nice seated area with magazines and good menu for parents. My two sons loved it and ran around in excitement for the 1st 10 minutes! Staff were so friendly and helped me tear my 2.5 year old away from the toys when we had to go home! Good and closeby nappy changing. Very clean, spacious. Free and easy parking right outside the door. Really recommend it to parents of small kids.
“Just a quick mail to say thanks so much for this morning. It all worked brilliantly, your girls were great and the kids had a super time. Thanks for everything.”
Mother of 3-year old
“We had a fantastic afternoon at Katie’s party in the Panda play cafe on Sunday. The girls looked after us very well and everything ran so smoothly. The kids had a super time and even warmed to the Panda mascot after a few minutes! “
Mother of 3-year old
Amazing place for toddlers. Siobhan is fantastic – she organized a princess party yesterday afternoon and my daughter is still glowing. Highly recommended!
“Thanks a million to all the lovely staff. The kids all had a great time at our daughter Gabriela’s 3rd birthday. You really have a great party venue.”
Mother of 3-year old
“Just a quick note to say a big Thank You for a great party. Aisling and her pals had a ball thanks. The girl who hosted the party was excellent – very attentive, helpful and enthusiastic – she was a lovely Princess Belle too!!! Other moms also commented on how well she looked after us. Thanks again, will be spreading the word!! “
Mother of 5-year old
“Just a quick note to say thanks for a great party for Amelia on Sunday. She and all the guests (adults and kids alike) really enjoyed it! The decorations looked great and Elsa was a big hit! Your recommendations were also spot on so thanks for those too.”
Mother of 2-year old
Siobhan, a massive thank you to you and the team for looking after Mati’s party yesterday. All the kids had a brilliant time and then space/toys couldn’t have been more appropriate for that age group. Thanks again!
I lived in Dublin for a year while I was on mat leave with my son in 2011. My daughter was only 16 months when he was born. PPC in ballsbridge was one of the best discoveries I made in Dublin. My son was a really bad sleeper and I struggled hugely to function with 2 babies during the day after little to no sleep at night. PPC was a fantastic place to go on those days. It was a safe and welcoming environment for us to spend a few hours, and allowed me to relax and have a cup of coffee while the kids played. Thank you to you and your team for providing such a fantastic place for parents and their smallies. 🙂
Went to Panda Play Cafe for first time today. Panda Play Cafe was very clean and safe for the children, lots of toys to keep them entertained and the ladies who work there are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be attending there regularly. Thank you!
I’m Morgan-May’s mom and I would like to thank and highly recommend Siobhan, our costume character “Jesse” and co for the relaxed and flawless 4th birthday party we had yesterday for mm & friends. They had a ball. What a super place. Healthy food and no big kids knocking over little ones. The place was so clean, just amazing, will visit again.
Sunday morning salvation. Wow, read the most Sunday paper I have in a year!
Panda Play Cafe has been a haven to me for the past few months. Best place to bring my toddler since having a new baby and not being able to get out as much to the park etc. Great for using up her energy!
I was first introduced to the Panda Play Cafe by another dad. I accompanied him here only to find a place where all three of my little darlings (1, 4 and 5 years of age) have a ball. I must say that the panda play cafe has been a great find this year, it has given me the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a delicious coffee, whilst my kids entertain themselves moving from one thing to the other. The fact that they don’t harass me for over an hour at a time and they spend their time having good clean creative (telly-free) fun, means that I leave with a clean conscience and a clear head. I have to admit that I even dropped in the other day when I had a slight fever, knowing that I could crash on the sofa, knowing the kids would have a great time. Dublin needs more places like this…
Just spent the afternoon in Ballsbridge Panda cafe and we had a ball. My son is a rough and tumble sort of child so I’m always on edge when we go places but we had a lovely, relaxing couple of hours over coffee with friends while they all played. Brilliant
Thank you for your wonderful facility. We don’t know what we would do without the Panda clubs. It gives wonderful opportunities for interaction, eg. learning how to share, especially for toddlers with no siblings as yet. I’d like to particularly acknowledge the kindness of the girl who works in the afternoons in Ballsbridge branch. I’m no good at remembering names but she has long brown hair and is endlessly patient with parents and gentle and loving with the children.