Monthly Archives: October 2014

So the weather has turned and Autumn has set in. As a soft play owner this makes me very happy;-)The last couple of weeks has been really busy and we have had loads of fun welcoming lots of regular customers as well as lots of new ones. Our new messy play session on a Wednesday has been a big hit and other classes such as ballet babes have been great with loads of new faces joining in the fun. For more information about all the classes we offer check out

It is amazing how the change in temperature makes everyone reach for the hot chocolates and cake too – we have been working really hard to keep up with rocky road and flapjack demand!

I definitely feel my age after a busy shift in the cafe but love that I get to come home and see my gorgeous girls for cuddles which makes it all worth while. For the first time since I took over lollipops Dave and I took the girls away for a mini break. It was only 2 days but it is quite hard leaving a business as I worry so much that something will go wrong! But I am so lucky with the amazing staff that we have that everything ran smoothly and we got to have an amazing couple of fun days at Alton Towers. I can highly recommend the Splash Landings hotel and the new Cbeebies land. (It was also a massive stress release to go and have loads of fun and screams on the rollercoasters including the new Smiller ride which was awesome!) I have got to learn to switch off once in a while as to be a successful business owner you definitely need to take time out to reflect and recharge the batteries!

Our new website has seen a huge increase in traffic to which I am hugely grateful to my lovely husband Dave – its sad but we get so excited when we see on the analytics a huge spike in visitors (the riveting conversations of our marriage!) It has also lead to a huge increase in party enquiries and booking too… we now only have 4 exclusive party slots left before Christmas and we are booking up for January and February next year:-)

Our Halloween parties have sold out too now and the Lollipops team are getting super excited thinking of all the fun food we can make and games we can play…. I love thinking about all the themed events we can do – makes the job even more fun. We have been planning all the fun things we can do for Christmas too – watch this space, super exciting!


Anyway after a busy week its time to have a long soak in the bath and chill out with Downtown Abbey…

Erica. x

Phoebe and I enjoying the In the night Garden ride

Phoebe and I enjoying the In the night Garden ride

Mini break to Alton Towers... so much fun. x

Mini break to Alton Towers… so much fun. x