What/ Who are we?
Bumble & Hive is a Play Centre/ Play Cafe that caters to children 0-6 years old and their parents, caregivers or grand-parents. We are located in downtown Victoria in the heart of the Hudson District and inside the unique and vibrant Victoria Public Market. We are not a child-minding facility, which means that parents or guardians must remain in the facility with their child/children. Our Centre is made up of a 750 square foot of westcoast-themed playspace, designed for children 0-6 years and a self-serve cafe where we have coffee, tea, juice and light snacks available to our customers for purchase. We welcome Market food/Hudson District food to be taken in and eaten in our facility as long as it does not contain nuts. We do not allow food from home, however customers may eat a packaged meal from home on one of the picnic tables in the common market. We also have a small retail space featuring a few items for sale from local designers/artisans. We have cubby storage for shoes and other belongings as well as an area designated for stroller parking. Please keep in mind that we only have room for about 3 or 4 strollers so at busy times, you may be asked to leave your stroller outside our gate(however still within the market doors). In this case, we will have bike-locks available to borrow from us. We have one washroom in our facility that is wheelchair/stroller-accessible complete with a baby change-table. The other Market washrooms are also available for our customers to use and are only located one hundred feet away. Our goal with our business was to create a hub for young families that encompasses the needs and preferences of both the child and parent. What we came up with is a space that is engaging enough for children’s exploration and play, yet cozy, modern and visually appealing to adults.