Welcome to Little City! We are an entirely mobile role play City for the under 5’s to explore and enjoy. Utilising our bespoke backdrops and specially selected high-quality toys and equipment, your child can fully immerse themselves in their own world and welcome you in too!
Our toddlers and pre-schoolers are our biggest observers: they have watched us as adults in the supermarket, post letters in the Post Office and style our hair. At Little City your little ones can ‘be’ grown ups: where nothing is off limits, they can be the hairdresser, the firefighter, the builder, the café owner and much, much more.
At Little City we strive to:
Provide a welcoming, inclusive pretend-play experience for all parents, carers and children under 5, open to the entire community.
Enable children to explore and begin to roleplay in their way, with no boundaries or limitations irrespective of gender, race, culture or ability.
Offer an open, safe and inviting environment in which all customers feel confident and valued.
The idea of Little City was just a seed in the summer of 2017 when I walked to my very comfortable office job in Central London. I loved my job, but hated my commute and time away from my two girls. Little City was an idea my husband and I discussed over our kitchen table and it is there that we started building what was to become far bigger than I have ever expected!
We opened Little City in October 2017 with wooden backdrops, a very rusty van and zero experience… fast forward to now and, we’ve grown ten-fold over the past two years with the growth of our franchise family and I couldn’t be prouder. Please see their individual pages for more information on them and their areas.
The little world that comes to you….
Little City is just that, a Little City for your children. We set our City up in village halls, community centres and church halls. The beauty of us being mobile is that we can reach those parents who may not travel and help you avoid inner-town traffic and parking issues. We can also travel into schools and nurseries and we LOVE being part of your special party or event!
Our registered-design City is built in just over an hour and we welcome children to our PAYG weekday sessions via our team booking pages. We offer hot drinks and snacks to all or customers whilst they play. All our team members are DBS checked, Paediatric First Aid trained and fully insured to bring you the best experience possible.
Our weekday PAYG events are booked in advance, the price is per child playing: non-walking babies and adults are free! We welcome children up to age 6 during the school holidays. Every play session is 1hr 15 minutes – we found that 1hour is too short and 90 minutes is too long for some little ones so we’ve gone with a happy compromise! During that time, the play is entirely child-led and you’ll notice we purposely don’t set out chairs or tables for adults to sit at – we want to and actively encourage you to get involved too!
Across the month we visit our regular venues and aim to release our following month's events in the first week of the previous month so you can book ahead and grab your spaces.
It’s not often we get time to just play: there’s always a job to do at home or a phone call to make, but at Little City the emphasis is on playing with your little ones and discovering what their favourite area is (I haven’t yet met a child who doesn’t like trying the wooden food by the way!) Its also a lovely setting to meet friends for those much needed play dates.
Make your visits count! Grab a loyalty card from your Little City - come and play 6 times and get a seventh play for free!
Gift Cards are also available from your local city - you can find your local city here along with contact details.
Our NEW City Pass is the perfect gift for your little one or a friend! To recognise that many of our regular City visitors love to come monthly or even weekly we are offering a LIMITED amount of ‘City Passes’ to you, our fave customers!
Your City Pass will entitle you to pre-pay for a number of our events up front. You'll continue to get loyalty card stamps AND an additional 10% off all coffee and snack purchases at our events. The City Pass can be purchased at our events from November 2021 - please contact your local branch for more information and details - terms and conditions apply.