We offer a range of services to help parents with little ones. Come in for a coffee and a chat, with other adults and in real life too! While the littles play in a safe, fun environment. Need to run some errands our play care service can give you that little bit of extra time to just get stuff done. How about planning a birthday party – let us take some of the hassle off of your shoulders, you’ve got enough to do. Need a gift? We take pride in offering local, and handmade quality items that are not easy to find in our area.
Cafe & Play
A fun, safe place for children to play while caregivers can enjoy locally baked goods and/or a hot beverage. Best suited for kids ages newborn-6 years.
We understand that completing tasks with young children can be challenging. So, the drop-in babysitting program was designed to allow children a safe place to play while caregivers complete tasks.
Don't miss a moment on your Childs special day... let us handle this!
We will set up/decorate and clean up!
Do you love shopping local? We got that covered too! We have a number of local caregivers who make beautiful handmade items of all sorts; we also have some retail items from Canadian based companies from across the country! #supportlocal
I created The Playful Pumpkin Café in 2019 because the pressures of parenthood can sometimes be overwhelming. After becoming a mother myself, and suffering from post-partum depression I wanted to not only give children a safe place to play but a place for parents to take a break as well.
I felt like there was a need in the community for somewhere for families and children to go, to connect with other parents who were going through similar experiences. So the Café was designed and is a safe place for young children to play inside and socialize while their caregivers or parents have a cup of coffee or baked good and visit with other caregivers or parents.
The concept of the Play Café is about helping everyone. We accept every child and family as they are with no judgements. We are inclusive of everyone and are a breastfeeding safe environment.
Our Café counter is geared towards younger children, so it offers grilled cheese, pepperoni, and cheese pizza for lunch, we also sell North Mountain Fine coffee, bagels, muffins, cookies, and other baked goods from the Falmouth Market.
We strive to support local in our Café and in our retail area. We sell merchandise from 10 local Makers and we bring in specifically Canadian merchandise that is geared for children and families. Its great for everyone to support and buy local as much as possible; our retail area is just one more way we can help.
We strive in many ways to bring connection and community, however sometimes as parents and caregivers we need a break without little ones tagging along. So, this where our drop-in- babysitting program (PlayCare) came from. If you need to run an errand, go to an appointment, or just have a little alone time; We offer the service to be able to drop you child off for play based care in the same safe and nurturing environment that everyone has come to love.
We have grown so much since first opening and however you choose to use The Playful Pumpkin we are grateful that we are needed and are always happy to help.
Owner and Operator
Philosophy & Mission
We believe that both children and caregivers deserve a safe, fun and inclusive place they can go to. The PPC is just that!
A place where children can burn off some energy, and interact with other children close to their own age, while their caregivers can sit back and chat without worry and enjoy a well deserved hot beverage and/or a tasty treat!
We love seeing familiar faces coming into play, along with meeting and making new friends visiting us for the first time!
What Our Families are Saying
This was an awesome location for ours son's 2nd Birthday. The staff was so helpful and very friendly. A lot of our guests are from Halifax and they were blown away by the warm hospitality. Thank you so much Playful Pumpkin Play Cafe!!
Nevaeh had lots of fun, the food was good and pizza is baby approved Lots of little handmade gems to buy! We will definitely be returning
I love the relaxed & fun vibes of the play Cafe! The staff are welcoming and amazing too. My children love it!
So happy to have a place like this in Windsor. This is a wonderful play cafe for young children. I will be returning every time I’m in the Valley to visit my mom, and will be recommending it to everyone! Great service and my son (22 months) absolutely loves it there. It’s safe, fun, clean, and good food and coffee.