FAMILIES have been given a sneak peek at the proposed design of a new indoor play and restaurant at Barons Quay.

Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest was granted planning permission in 2019, and is set to open in the New Year between H&M and Odeon.

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Run by Tattenhall-based The Ice Cream Farm, the concept includes diners' seating and the play area on the ground floor, along with further seating on a first floor mezzanine level.

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Sticky Paws is hoping to open its doors early in 2020, having been confirmed in August last year.

Initial plans suggested an area of 868sq m for indoor play, with a café of 347sq m floor space. The frontage will face the River Weaver near River Park.

A spokesman for the Ice Cream Farm said: "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."

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A planning application has also been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council for access to outdoor seating.

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Sticky Paws is set be the first of a handful of leisure offerings to complement retail and food and drink outlets, with Puddle Ducks swimming school confirmed for 2020 and CWAC said to be in talks with a mini golf operator.

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.”