Welcome to Little City Braintree - The original and award-winning mobile role play experience for toddlers.
Does your toddler love role play? Little City Braintree is a fun, unique and enjoyable play experience based in Braintree and surrounding towns near YOU! Little City has 10 beautifully designed sections including various occupations such as emergency services, a fully stocked supermarket, a bright and traditional post office, an adorable vet surgery and more.
Designed for confident walkers up to the age of 5 (up to the age of 6 in the holiday’s) the purpose-built street has been carefully thought out creating backdrops to enhance a child’s development using the contrast of calming and attention-grabbing colours. With adorable dress ups, beautiful wooden toys and awesome ride ons too, there is something for everyone to enjoy and it’s the perfect excuse for grown-ups to immerse them self into the wonderful world of pretend play with their little ones!
Little City is entirely child-led so your little ones can decide which areas they want to explore on the day. We hugely value the importance of learning through play and work hard at creating an environment to encourage little ones to explore the city to their fullest. Group sizes are therefore limited so children have equal access to the toys and can move around freely.
Our hugely popular street already pops up across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Bristol. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful franchise and bring Little City to locations such as Braintree, Halstead, Great Dunmow, Little Canfield, Takley, Felsted, Bishops Stortford, Stansted, Coggeshall and more.
The beauty of our City is there’s no termly sign up fees. Spaces for playing toddlers are usually £7.25, with no additional charge for the accompanying adults or non-walking siblings. Sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes and if you book 3 or more children for the same session, you will automatically receive a discount at check out. Always striving to create an enjoyable and inviting play experience, there are plenty of hot drinks and yummy snacks to offer too.
Booking is essential and tickets for public sessions will be available via bookwhen. To keep up to date with where we will be holding weekly sessions; check out our Facebook and Instagram page.
*Please note there are likely to be some temporary changes to our operation when we reopen in light of the Covid-19 pandemic*
Where can you find Little City ?
You'll find Little City sessions at:
Salings Millennium Hall - Braintree
Bocking Village Club - Bocking
Notley Green Community Hall - Great Notley
Flitch Green Community Hall - Great Dunmow
St John’s Church Hall - Stansted
St Michaels Mead - Bishops Stortford
Coggeshall Village Hall - Coggeshall
Queens Hall - Halstead
I am always looking for new venues and hidden treasures so if you would like Little City Braintree to pop up near you, please do get in touch!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We had a Little City party on Saturday for my daughters 4th Birthday. It was such an amazing party - the kids had the best time playing and the adults all loved it too. Beth was brilliant setting everything up, interacting with all the children and keeping everything so well organised.
My three under fours had an amazing morning today with Little City Braintree. The right amount of time for them to play and so many different opportunities of role play activities. If you haven’t been and thinking of booking don’t hesitate.
We had a brilliant afternoon at Little City! My daughter had the very best time. Any opportunity that allows for play is a win in our book. It's amazing how she
fitted into the different roles in all the different businesses, modelling behaviour and doing things I'd never seen before. The time went so quickly and we can't wait to come back
Parties at Little City
Looking for something different for a birthday party?
Hire Little City exclusively for up to 25 children. Let the birthday girl or boy be the mayor for the day and run the whole city for themselves and their friends!
Because Little City is a fully mobile role play centre it can be set up with minimal fuss and in almost any location.
Contact me to check availability and make your booking.
N.B. You'll need to book a hall or have a very large house !
I’m Beth I live in Braintree, Essex with my husband, our two children - Nella and Jasper and our dog Lottie. Having my hands full already I decided to take the leap and open up my own Little City Franchise and haven’t looked back since!
I first came across Little City when I took my little ones to Lucy’s event in Chelmsford. As soon as I stepped into the Little City world I fell in love with the concept, as did my children! Having two children with an age gap of 3 and half years I always found it tricky to find a toddler group that welcomed various ages. Much to my delight Little City did just that and allowed them to explore and play together along with other children freely, as like many children my youngest can struggle in a more structured environment so the free play aspect really appealed to us as a family.
As soon as I headed home, I wanted to find out more. All of my past experiences from working with children in primary schools, performing early years shows, teaching music to little ones, my love for learning through play and most importantly being a mummy! led me to reaching out to Vicki Fletcher to find out more, it turned out that Little City were actively looking for a Braintree Franchise, so I put together a business plan and met the Lovely Vicki in a cosy little pub… the rest is history!
I feel beyond blessed to have a job that I absolutely adore, being a part of an incredible team, one that I am able to work flexibly around my family and be my own boss. The fire in my belly and the passion I have to create the best play experience for all my little customers here at Little City Braintree is a constant reminder that personally to me, I have the best job in world!