Almost Grown Play Cafe, the brain child of sisters Sara and Nicole, is an amazing escape for parents and kids alike. It is a cafe, a play area and a safe place all in one. This little cafe with amazing cold brew and all the flavors and add-ins you could want has a great open layout full of imagination toys for littles about 5 and under to play until their heart is content. Every time I had to leave I had a toddler crying that he didn’t want to leave. They truly embody the motto Learn, Play, Grow.
The site was originally designed in a very limiting site builder by GoDaddy. Since Almost Grown now has two locations it was difficult to keep that consistent and yet clear for their audience. They really wanted something that could grow with their business if they decided to open new locations or franchise in the future.
The new design was developed around WordPress Multisite. The multisite allowed each location of Almost Grown to be its own entity while still have a common core design and WordPress install to minimize the need to manage several different sites at once.
The main site features all the locations as well as the ability to book parties and purchase their saver punch card. From the main site a user can go to the individual location that they might want to visit.
Each location features an admissions page, party page, cafe page, and events page. Since each location offers their own events and parties this was important to clearly define the needs of each location. The cafe page features a gallery of the specific location cafe with their own unique decoration and personality.
Multisite truly was the core of this redesign, allowing the business to grow as needed to as many locations as needed. Beaver Theme and Beaver Builder made the design easy with drag and drop.
WooCommerce and Stripe are used for the purchasing of punchcards and WooCommerce Bookings is also installed and set up for booking your private birthday party and for special events that may require previous RSVP.
The site is completely mobile-friendly, even on the go, someone looking for a place to chill and let their kiddos run free can do easily find the locations. This was such a fun site to build and I am excited to see it shine.