About Rattle & Roll Playspace 

Anne with baby Soren, baby number 6.

Back in 2003 Rattle and Roll music was set up by Anne Connolly a local mum who had tried a few music sessions in the area and was rather disappointed at the offering. With a background in the theatre and dance, Rattle and Roll was born. 

Anne started with one session a week in 2003 growing to 200 customers a week in 2018! 

Having used shared spaces such as church halls and rooms rented hourly Anne decided she needed to take the plunge and find some premises of her own and finally set down roots.

Now in 2019 Anne has grown her family too, going from one child in 2002 to six children and one on the way!

Rattle & Roll Playcafe opened in April 2019 offering healthy meals, snacks, smoothies and AMAZING coffee.


We have 8 staff most being working mums with young families and we strive to contribute to other local business' buying our cakes and bread from small business too.



We want to create a home from home as being a new mum can be scary and daunting and going places for the first time can be a challenge. You will always find a friendly face to welcome you here .


Rattle in Retirement  - As if Anne didn't have enough on her plate in 2018 Anne started a new project bringing the music classes into nursing homes. A new inter-generational project that not only benefitted the children attending but also the residents in the care home. Parents were given the opportunity to book onto sessions in various care homes across Sheffield to join in with this unique project. An award was made by Sheffield City Council to fund 4 homes for weekly sessions for a whole years meaning the home and the parents could enjoy the activity free of charge. 

Click here to see the timetable and to book online 



Rattle in Retirement was launched in 2018, bringing happiness to many residents across Sheffield. Baby Soren (Anne's Baby) enjoying a cuddle with a lovely lady in a care home.

Calendar News visited Rattle in Retirement .

From the Press


Nik Farah - The Sheffield Star

"I'm thrilled to find colourful, fun, clean and secure play areas,  a menu stuffed with tasty food, friendly attentive staff, and an endless supply of tea.


Janine  - Facebook review

“I visited the new Playspace today. Both my 20 month old and 5 year old had a lovely time. The food was delicious would highly reccomed this place.”


Joanne - Facebook review

“My son started R&R at 4 months old and we've both loved attending over the last 4 years. A great class for all ages with a fab mix of music and activities. Thank you so much, we will miss youx”

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