New family attraction proving popular

A new attraction combining a coffee shop with a play area for pre-school children is trialling longer opening hours after proving popular with local families since opening in December.

SMile Cafe, housed within the Mile Farm Shop, on The Mile, Pocklington, will open until 5pm on Fridays for a four-week trial. If successful, it will trial longer hours on other weekdays.

Jo Florence, from the cafe, said: “We have been astonished at how popular SMile Cafe is proving - we opened without really advertising with the plan to ease ourselves in to it gently.” Its opening hours are 9am-3pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm on Friday and 10am -12.30pm on Saturdays.