A NEW play centre offering soft play plus crafts and a café has opened in Kingswinford.

The Mini Monkeys play centre, which has created six new jobs, offers a jungle-themed soft play and climbing area, craft and role play stations, a wave deck and sensory experiences, and a café serving healthy bites to eat.

Located at Unit 4, Baird House, at The Innovation Centre, Multipark Pensnett, the centre aims to be a place where babies and young children can learn and explore safely, while carers and parents enjoy a coffee break.

Owner Layla Jasper said: “There is nothing like this in and around the area, so I wanted to create something a little different that fosters a relaxed place for family and friends to come together.

“It’s also somewhere that people with children can come for a quality breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a take-out and to be safe in the knowledge that children are at the heart of the experience.

“As part of Mini Monkeys, we’ve been able to create six new jobs and look forward to being able to hold workshops, classes, parties and even events for the small people and the bigger people in their lives.”

The centre is open seven-days-a-week and will has extensive secure parking and floodlighting around the building.

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager at Multipark Pensnett, said: “We are thrilled that Mini Monkeys has joined the charities and businesses that are part of the thriving Innovation Centre community.

“Having signed a five-year lease we see this as a real opportunity for the business and for the parents that are looking for new ways to support and nurture their children in a creative and safe environment.

“This unit forms part of the £1million refurbishment at Multipark Pensnett.

“There are three single storey suites at The Innovation Centre still available and are suitable for all Class E businesses, including restaurants, dog grooming, retail, leisure, workshops and offices. They have been refurbished to the highest standard, ready for immediate occupation.”