Children's tea party with wooden cakes and tea cups at Little City


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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*

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Father and daughter play in the supermarket at Little City mobile play centre

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Franchisee Owner at Little City
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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!

Find your nearest City...

The Salings Millennium Hall

Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, Braintree, CM7 5DW

Bocking Village Club

Church Street, Bocking, Braintree, CM7 5LA

Notley Green Community Hall

Notley Green, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7US

Queens Hall

Chipping Hill, Essex, Halstead, CO9 2BY

St Michaels Mead Community Centre

Turners Crescent, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 4FZ

Sible Hedingham Village Hall

Sible Hedingham, Halstead, CO9 3NJ

Flitch Green Community Hall

Tanton Road, Little Dunmow, Dunmow, CM6 3GG

Coggeshall Village Hall

13 Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TT

And lots more!

In and around the Braintree area - come and join the fun


Little City Online Shop!

The toys we buy for our cities are ones that we think not only look good, provide lots of wonderful play opportunities, but are also are built to last.

All the products available in the online shop are items that we've tried and tested: the kids love them, and we love them so much, we want you to be able to take them home (and we know they're durable as they get a LOT of play at our sessions!)

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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. 

Make contact 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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