Acorn & Oak Play Cafe

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We’re a role play based cafe designed to help your little ones learn and develop through imaginative play. Our little village consists of Oak Cottage & play garden, Mick’s Bricks, our construction area, the medical centre, and Violet’s greengrocers & florist. Each area has a range of high quality, predominantly wooden toys and interactive activities designed to inspire your little ones to collaborate and learn as they play.

You can enjoy a range of drinks and tasty treats as you watch your little one rustle up their own feast on the BBQ in the Oak Cottage garden, practise their wall building skills with the collection of foam bricks, or show you how much they care by picking flowers just for you.

Our tuff tray activity area encourages children to foster their creativity and imagination, and our themes change each week so that no two visits are ever the same. All of the activities have been designed to help develop fine motor and early literacy skills, and encourage problem solving and teamwork.

For the tiny acorns our baby area includes a variety of sensory-based activities including quality wooden toys, carefully curated sensory baskets, and puzzles, all located on our generously sized, wipe clean, super squishy play mat so both you and baby are extra comfy!

Being based at Royal Quays means we have plenty of free on-site parking and excellent public transport links including multiple local bus routes and two metro stations within a 10-minute walk. You can add to your fun day out by exploring the range of businesses based in Royal Quays, or enjoying a walk along the marina.

We can’t wait to see you!

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Opening Times



  • Free Parking
  • Improved Bicycle parking
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free wheelchair hire
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing
  • ATM machine
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free wi-fi*
  • Tax free shopping*

* In some stores


Royal Quays Outlet Centre
Coble Dene, North Shields NE29 6DW


0191 296 3743