CHILDREN of Northwich have been enjoying a new adventure play area.

Wild Tots is open for business at Barons Quay, taking over the unit formerly occupied by Sticky Paws.

Owner Carl Fraenkl-Rietti has been busy making lots of changes and is delighted with how the first few days have gone.

He said: “A massive thank you from all of us at Wild Tots if you have visited us this week!

“Your kindness and understanding on our first few days has been wonderful and the comments have been so supportive.”

Northwich Guardian: Wild Tots features a range of play equipmentWild Tots features a range of play equipment (Image: Wild Tots)

Wild Tots only opened for the first time on Sunday (October 22) but has already proved popular, being completely booked out for most of Wednesday.

It features a range of play equipment suitable for children of all ages including a slide, bridges, tunnels, plenty to climb on and areas made especially for babies.

There is also a varied menu on offer, featuring buddha bowls, burgers, pasta and sweet treats.

Carl, who has two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and is a father of three, felt it was the perfect time in his life to take on such a venture.

He said: “When the Sticky Paws venue became available, I knew it was the perfect place to combine all the aspects of my life, parenting and hospitality.

“Northwich is the perfect place for a venue like this too with so many young families. It has been very moving how welcoming the community has been already.”

Northwich Guardian: It has proved popular alreadyIt has proved popular already (Image: Wild Tots)

Sticky Paws opened at Barons Quay in March 2020 but was only able to trade for one week before the first of three national lockdowns.

Eventually the effects of the pandemic proved too much and Sticky Paws closed down in May 2022.

This summer The Northern Lights Group announced that Wild Tots would be opening at the site and so far, it seems to have been a welcome addition to the Barons Quay offering.

One parent, Christine Sarah, said: "My two had a brilliant time! Spent the whole evening discussing their favourite new parts and concluded 'its even better than before'."

Another, Nicola Lunt, said: "We came yesterday and the kids loved it! So nice to have this place back."

Northwich Guardian: There is a range of food and drink availableThere is a range of food and drink available (Image: Wild Tots)

Wild Tots is free for adults and babies and is open each day from 9am till 6pm, with children's entry priced between £4 and £6 depending on age.