Milwaukee With Kids is proud to partner with Bug & Goose Play Cafe in November to let readers know about their offerings for kids and families.
Bug and Goose Play Cafe has opened their long-awaited second location in Delafield, located just off I-94 at 2850 Heritage Drive.
Sisters Lindsay and Laura opened the first location in Elm Grove in 2020 as a place for parents to spend time together while their kids play in an imaginative and stimulating setting.
It quickly became a Milwaukee With Kids reader favorite.
We visited the new space in Delafield a couple of weeks ago. It’s spacious, clean, and filled to the brim with creative, screen-free play opportunities.
The play area is fully carpeted, especially designed for little ones 6 months to 6 years old. (The space is shoe-less, and socks are required.)
The centerpiece of the new space is a gorgeous light wood climbing structure with slides, platforms, and plenty of nooks and crannies.
There’s a market area and boulangerie for kids to “shop”, a dress-up area complete with fire fighter and princess costumes, a play kitchen area, an “Animal Care Center” for kids to practice their veterinary skills, a town table, magnet wall, and colorful stepping stones to skip around.
There’s also an enclosed area for babies and crawlers to play and explore safely.
New at the Delafield location is a reading nook with cozy pillows and an age-appropriate selection of books.
Our favorite feature when we visited was the mini-cafe checkout area located right next to the real cafe.
The on-site, fully loaded cafe offers Colectivo coffee and espresso, seasonal drinks like a Caramel Apple Latte, hot cocoa and other beverages kids, plus a variety of snack options.
Parents can reserve a spot at Open Play or Mini Open Play online. There’s an option to buy a ten-pack at a discounted rate for the open play sessions. You can also reserve a Private Play Session for just you and your friends.
Caretakers, family members, and adults are always free.
Rather than offering childcare, this is a place for adults to supervise kids together, while they sip on their favorite warm beverage and enjoy a bite to eat.
“It is a respite from the harsh winters and sweaty summers, when you are counting the minutes to nap time during the day, and when the nights can be described as sleepless,” say the owners on their website.
“It is our sincerest hope that everyone who enters will feel welcome to be their most authentic self and know that they, and their kiddos, are part of a community that supports them.”
For more information and to book your playtime, visit the Bug & Goose Play Cafe website.