The Mission of Howden Clough Methodist Church
"The children they came in two by two....Noah's Ark in an old Methodist Chapel...who'd 'ave believed it!"

The Wesley Playhouse is the first church run outreach mission for families providing a soft play area and cafe. It is a new way of being Church, part of the Fresh Expressions movement and a project of Howden Clough Methodist Church, near Birstall. The Wesley Playhouse was formed to spearhead this outreach to offer a New way of being Church in a more relevant way in the 21st Century.

Due to the announcement by the Prime Minister the Playhouse is now CLOSED until further notice

We will let you know as soon as we are able to Re-open

Very sorry we are having to do this but we have to protect everyone from catching this virus we hope you understand this was not an easy decission to make, please stay safe,  look after yourself and those you love.

We hope to be open again very soon, God willing.


Opening Times:

Tues to Friday: 9.30 to 3pm

Saturdays: CLOSED

(Except for pre-booked parties)


Please note we will close if we have no customers at 1pm

Ring us in the morning if you would like to come after 1pm and we will stay open, our phone number is 07511868836

Admission Prices

£3.50 per child

£2.50 for non-walkers

£2.00 per child

(for registered child minders & twins)


So why not come to our Ark Cafe and relax, chat, meet up with friends with a drink and homemade cake.

We provides a safe, friendly place for children from 0 to 11 to play in a themed soft play area, a caf for adults and children to enjoy healthy, fair-trade food and drinks whilst chilling out.

We also provide a venue for Christenings, Weddings, children's birthday parties or family celebrations, come and see us, we will try and provide all you need.

We provide a venue for Church youth groups to come and use "The Wesley Playhouse" as part of their church life or as a special treat for your church clubs.
The Wesley Playhouse Ltd
Howden Clough Methodist Church
Nab Lane,
Howden Clough,
WF17 0HU
(Off Leeds Road going towards Morley from Birstall)

Please DO NOT use SAT Nav to find us you will end up at the local tip.
If you don't know where we are please ring on 07511868836 or look at the maps on the "How to find us" section of the website.

We look forward to seeing you soon.