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A new family-friendly community space in District VII - Hellóanyu!

Photo: Balkányi László / We Love Budapest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — Balázs Dezse

Parenting is never easy, and often parents can only do things that they can share with the children, thus leaving their social lives and the world of cafés behind. This is ok, but it never hurts to have a café/community space in town specifically for people with kids. Hellóanyu awaits families with a baby changing room, ample space for strollers, a learning corner, plus toddler-compatible dishes and programs.

Although a growing number of places in Budapest have a baby changing room and tolerate kids screaming at the top of their lungs and biting the waiter, it is still tricky to find a place where parents can have a social life, even with non-parents, in a place that still caters to the needs of their young children. Hellóanyu ("HelloMum") wishes to fill this market gap with the hope that this family-friendly café and community space has everything that both parents and kids could want and need.

Photo: László Balkányi - WLB

All it takes is an easy to reach spot in District VII, a space with a café, a play corner, a baby changing room, child-friendly dishes, various programs, workshops and talks, plus some alternative baby-sitting.

Photo: László Balkányi - WLB

To the untrained eye, it might look like a centre of chaos and colour but for parents it's an island of peace. The whole design was created with children in mind, with both safety and fun at the heart of the matter.

Photo: László Balkányi - WLB

And all this makes it easy to relax in. Parents can chat and charge up, while kids let off steam, and everyone's happy.

Photo: László Balkányi - WLB

The programs are quite diverse: the range includes shadow theatre, singing, dance, massage for parents, and playful crafts for kids. There are also events focusing on more serious issues, like returning to work.

Photo: László Balkányi - WLB

Another great thing about Hellóanyu is that it's perfect for young kids of all ages. It is also perfect for meeting a friend that you couldn't otherwise catch up with because of the kids.

Address: 1077 Budapest, Csányi Street 7. 

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