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Does your little one love to role-play? Do you want a play experience for your child thats in a safe and stimulating environment? Little City Chelmsford is one of the original and award-winning mobile role-play experiences for toddlers.


Designed with confident walkers and children up to age 5 (6 in the school holidays) in mind, our purpose built little street is home to a supermarket, vets, doctors surgery, building site, post office and much more. With each area adorned with dress up and high quality ride ons, every child (and parent/carer!) is likely to find something that ignites their imagination and interest.


We're proud to be the second franchise of now 10 Little Cities covering Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and beyond. Local sessions span across Mid Essex including pop-up locations in Chelmsford, Witham, Maldon, Brentwood and more!


Our sessions are pay as you go and there are always plenty of hot drinks, snacks and good company on offer for the adults. Spaces for playing toddlers are usually £6.50, with no additional charge for accompanying adults or non walking siblings. Sessions are normally 1hr 15 mins in length and if booking 3 or more children for the same session, you will automatically benefit from a discount at check out. *Please note there are likely to be some temporary changes to our operation when we first launch in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.*  


Little City Chelmsford will also be available for private party hire, preschool, nursery, school and SEND group hire. Please do contact me for more information -


Booking is essential and tickets for public sessions will be available only via Bookwhen.

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Where can you

find Little City ?

You'll find Little City sessions at:

Beaulieu Community Centre

Langton Hall, Chelmsford

Highwood Village Hall, Chelmsford

South Woodham Village Hall

East Hanningfield Village Hall

Maple Hall, Brentwood

Mountnessing Village Hall

Leighs Village Hall (holidays only) Rivenhall Village Hall

Goldhanger Village Hall

Hatfield Peverel Village Hall

Keene Hall, Galleywood

I am always looking for new venues so if you would like to see a Little City nearer to you, please contact me today.



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We went to Little City Chelmsford today, we had fantastic friendly welcome and nothing was too much trouble plus the coffee is good too. My twins are 21 months and I was not sure whether to take them, I was very much wrong this was amazing for them, so much fun! While also adding to their fundamental imaginary and social skills. Can’t wait to visit again!

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The equipment was wonderful- unlike other places I've been with similar interactive play shops where there's scraps of things for the children to handle and play with, here there were mountains of age-appropriate toys that were all really well-kept, useful and specific to each little area and 'job'.

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We have just had an amazing session of Little City today . We are a group of parents with children with additional needs and finding somewhere we can go to to have fun in a safe and secure place can be difficult. Lucy was an incredible host and was unflinching in her desire to get things right for us . The children had so much fun and were able to explore the role play at their own pace and with great success. 


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 !

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I'm Lucy and I live in East Hanningfield with my husband and two children, Fraser aged 5 and Georgia 19 months and I began running Little City Chelmsford when Georgia was just 5 months old!


Back in December 2018, I attended a Little City session in Earl's Colne with Fraser and a very big bump. I instantly fell in love, not only with Vicki who radiated friendliness, but also the whole environment was calm, not too busy and I was so impressed with how accessible the experience was for little ones aged 1 up to 5 alike. This was something I hadn't seen in children's classes before and I knew right there and then I wanted to be a part of it.


Call me crazy, seeking out a business opportunity whilst 9 months pregnant with no prior experience in running a franchise! That was the buzz I got from Little City and its a buzz that carries me through to where we are today.


I've always been intrigued by children's learning and development and have worked with children 0-18 for the last 10 years in different capacities. Little City allows me all the best bits of facilitating an environment for children to learn through their play and even better I get to provide a space for parents and carers to enjoy alongside their littlies too!


With so much fabulous feedback and creative ideas from just the first year, I can't wait to get back to sessions, parties and private hire and having had a LOT of time to think over the past few months, there are so many new and exciting things to come for Little City Chelmsford! 

Little City Loves....

...a few of my favourite places to visit and shop in our beautiful region of mid Essex.

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Website: Ros O'Donnell Design proudly using Wix

LITTLE CITY and Device is a registered trade mark of Little City UK Limited

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07823 322296


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