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

West Essex

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Welcome to Little City West Essex – the original and award winning mobile role-play experience for toddlers and pre-schoolers!

Does your little one love to role-play? Then Little City is perfect for them! Our pop up, toddler sized city is a place where toddlers can pretend to be a police officer, a doctor, a vet, a builder and lots more! Every section is carefully designed and includes dressing up outfits and gorgeous high quality toys for the little ones to play with.

Designed for confident walkers up to the age of 5yrs (extended up to 6yrs during school holidays) the sessions are entirely child-led so they'll decide which areas they want to explore on the day.

Little City West Essex covers many areas including Romford, Gidea Park, Upminster, Hornchurch, Bulphan, Thurrock, Loughton and many more!

Little City sessions are pay as you go, with no termly fees. There is no additional charge for accompanying adults or non-walking siblings. Refreshments, including hot drinks for the adults, can be purchased during the sessions.

Booking is essential and tickets for public sessions are available via Bookwhen. To keep up to date with where we will be holding weekly sessions; check out our Facebook and Instagram page.

Little City West Essex is also available for private party hire, preschool, nursery, school and SEND group hire.

*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 Natalie, mummy to our cheeky boy Alfie (3) who loves PJ Masks, construction vehicles and police toys. We live in Essex with daddy/husband Nick, who enjoys football, golf and horse racing!

I am a qualified primary school teacher and SENCO, and worked in my last school for 11 years. I have always loved working with children: I love how play helps develop their imagination, confidence and communication skills, whilst allowing them to engage and interact in the world around them.

I love being part of the Little City team and have loved meeting lots of lovely families since running my Little City sessions


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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 !

Little City Loves....

...a few favourite places to visit and shop in our area:

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Phonics with Robot Reg

Choc Pops

Choc Pops





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