The team behind one of Cheshire’s most popular ice cream attractions could easily have opened another dessert parlor in Northwich for its expansion and it will be done.
But instead, the sister brand of the award-winning Barons Quay ice cream farm has become a quirky place and community hub for young families in their own right.
Sticky Paws offers a place to eat or go for an ice cream as well as a free all-in-one indoor adventure playground.
The dining room and ‘Flavor Forest’ are side by side which works great as the kids can let off steam while you relax with a coffee.
There is plenty for them to do to climb and explore in “Cone Mountain”, “Tree Top Bounce” and “Ice Cream Mill” like slides, a high net to climb on, bouncy areas and tunnels to walk through.
There is also a separate area for toddlers.
The dining experience is also quite new. There is a wide range of The Ice Cream Farm to enjoy or take out as you would expect (I recommend the salted caramel).
But there’s also a menu of light bites that looks a bit like a kid-friendly version of tapas. We had things like pasta, halloumi fries, pizza bites and fries. The smoothies were also delicious. The only criticism is that dairy and meat free options are currently limited (my son has allergies and my partner is vegan).
But the concept is great, and it’s especially straightforward because you order everything from a tablet – so you can add things like more drinks, snacks, or ice cream as you go before you pay on the way out.
And your kids can go to the play areas as much as they want.
For family time in Northwich, Sticky Paws get licked.