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

North Essex

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Two children playing at Cafe's at Little City mobile play centre
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Welcome to Little City North Essex - An amazing role play city for walking to aged 5 (extended to aged 6 during school holidays). The city allows children to learn through role play, imitating our everyday lives and jobs.

Does your little one want to do the food shop, run a café, be a fireman or perhaps even a gardener? Little city enables all of this and much more. With the pop up city and changeable enhancement areas to suit different holidays and seasons throughout the year you can guarantee playing at Little City will always be an amazing experience. Little City is entirely free play allowing your little one to take control of their play, using high quality toys.

There is a range of hot drinks and snacks on offer for you to enjoy while you’re little one plays or for on the journey home.

Little City has something for everyone.

Little City is pay as you go play for 1 hour and booking is essential via Bookwhen.

Adults and non-walking siblings are welcome free of charge. If you are booking for 3 or more children a 10% discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. Little City North Essex is also available for private party hire, pre-school and nursery sessions. Please feel free to contact me for further information.
**Please allow for differences due to COVID-19. We are ensuring we are adhering to the current government guidelines, policies and training. Little City has always prided itself on providing a clean environment and this even more important now. We have put in place extra cleaning practices to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. **

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

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Hi, my name is Katie. I am a mum of two, Percy (4) and Eva Jane (2) we live at home with Dad/Husband and our dog, Nahla.

My hobbies include dog walks in the woods or at the beach, exercising and baking. I previously worked in dentistry and have been lucky enough to be at home since Percy was born. In 2020 I turned 30 and Percy started school, next year Eva Jane will start nursery which has made me decide it was time to do something I would love.

The Little City franchise is a fantastic opportunity to do just that and for me to still be available for my family. Both kids and I thought Little City was amazing the first time we went. It was everything I am passionate about, wooden toys, eco friendly where possible and makes our precious little ones happy.

I have big boots to fill but I can’t wait to get started and meet you all.

Find your nearest City...

Brightlingsea YMCA Hall

YMCA, High Street, Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7 0AQ

Colchester Acorn Hall

The Oak Tree Centre, 3DH Harwich Road, Colchester, CO4 3DH

Earls Colne Baptist Church

Halstead Road, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2LR

Mistley Village Hall

Shrublands Road, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1HS

Alresford Village Hall

Ford Lane, Alresford, Colchester, CO7 8AT

St. Luke’s Church

Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester, CO5 0SU

Boxted Village Hall

Cage Lane, Boxted Cross, Colchester, CO4 5RE

Langham Community Centre

School Road, Colchester, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5PA

And lots more!

In and around the towns and villages of North Essex


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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