A NEW restaurant and play concept is set to open at Barons Quay in the new year, as the team behind The Ice Cream Farm brings a new venture to Northwich.

Based in Tattenhall, the popular family attraction has teamed up with Cheshire West and Chester Council to open 'Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest' in a unit between H&M and the Odeon.

It is hoped the indoor concept will open its doors to young families in early 2020, featuring the 'Sticky Paws' family eatery and bespoke indoor play area 'Flavour Forest'.

'Sticky Paws' will cater for around 200 covers, offering 'wholesome fast food with deconstructed and innovative dishes', encouraging children to try new food.

The menu – constructed with support from the University of Chester – will consist of small individual dishes.

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‘Flavour Forest’ will be a bespoke indoor play area incorporating every element of play including, climbing, sliding and bouncing, allowing children to explore and be adventurous.

Spurred on by a successful multi-million pound redevelopment in 2015, Ice Cream Farm director Jonathan Fell has been working with CWAC for over a year to develop an idea unique to Barons Quay.

Jonathan said: “Local authorities need to identify the importance of utilising proven leisure concepts to drive footfall in areas that require regeneration.

"We wouldn’t be able to create this new offering without the forward thinking and support from CWAC and it’s great to see Barons Quay diversifying their attitude in this way.

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“We have carried out an in-depth branding strategy to make sure this new concept fits in the urban environment and a lot of time and investment has gone into making sure it’s done right.

"The Ice Cream Farm’s usual ethos of ‘inclusive not exclusive’ is still at the heart of the new concept and visitors can spend as little or as much as they want.”

Renowned Dutch designer Gert Eussen has worked closely with Jonathan and play specialist manufacturers Greenspan to come up with a play experience 'unlike any other type of indoor play', aimed towards younger children aged up to seven years old.

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CWAC cabinet member for regeneration and growth, Cllr Richard Beacham, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that The Ice Cream Farm has chosen Barons Quay in Northwich for its second venue in Cheshire.

“Not only does this mean they will bring a totally new concept to Barons Quay, but this is also about a local business growing in our borough, which is great for the Cheshire economy.

"I’m really looking forward to bringing my family to explore what’s on offer when it opens next year.”