Wednesdays from
9 to 11:30 AM
All Preschoolers Welcome!
 Follows the Hillsborough County School Calendar
Adults relax with a tasty cup of coffee and  friends, while the toddlers & preschoolers play in a safe, indoor environment, supervised by church volunteers.
Spread the word to your friends, & come!
Latest Expansion Aug. 2022       Click any picture in the row below to start scrolling through pics of our current setup.

Playdate Cafe’ Intro


When is Play Date Café open? It is open every Wednesday that Public schools are open in Hillsborough County. It is NOT open during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break or Summer Vacation.

What time is it open?  9 AM until 11:30 AM.

Do you have to be there at 9 AM and stay for the whole time?  No, you come and go as you please, between 9-11:30 AM. There is no set program.

Do I need to preregister my attendance?  No, just show up.
What age is it for?  It is for infants in arms up to young 4 year olds, prior to attending VPK.
Does it cost anything?  No, it is free! It is our gift to those who take care of babies up and through to young 4 year old’s.
Do I have to buy a refreshment of some sort?  No, you can BYO (bring your own) or have a hot coffee, tea or water provided by us. We also provide a simple snack (animal crackers and goldfish) for the children. There is a donation basket available, if you’d like to give towards the 41 & Change Coffee.
What is 41 & Change Coffee?  A portion of every sale of 41 & Change Coffee goes to giving a young person in Nicaragua the week of their life at a Young Life Camp, an experience that gives them a sense of their incredible God-given worth.  You can learn more about this organization at
Do I stay with my child?   Absolutely. This is not a drop off service. Play is monitored by volunteers, but you are still responsible for your child.

What do I do while my child plays?  Enjoy the moment, talk, and network with other parents and grandparents in a coffee shop atmosphere.

Do I have to provide my contact details to attend?  No, however, there is an optional sign-up sheet that will only be used for contact tracing purposes. You will not be added to church circulations or promotions.

Do you have to have a church affiliation to attend?  No, all are welcome. It is our gift to the community.

What baby changing facilities are available?  The Ladies and Men’s bathrooms both have changing tables. Our nursery changing table is also available to use.

What are cleaning protocols?  During our session, volunteers watch for any toys which are placed in a child’s mouth. They are removed and placed in a bucket out of reach of the children, so they can be sanitized before they are put back in circulation. After each weekly session, a fine spray sanitizer is used on all the equipment and allowed to dry for 2 minutes before the equipment is packed away. All but one piece of play equipment is designated exclusively for Playdate Café use. So, they only get used once a week. This gives an optimum time for disinfection.

First United Methodist Church of Lutz
960 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz, FL  33548