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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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Where can you find Little City ?

You'll find Little City sessions at:

St. Michael’s and All Angels C of E Church - Romford

The New Windmill Hall - Upminster

The Forest Row Centre

Squirrel's Heath All Saints Church - Hornchurch

Bulphan Village Hall

Cowdray Hall Community Centre, Grays

Loughton Baptist Church

The Woollard Centre - Buckhurst Hill


I am always looking for new venues and hidden treasures so if you would like Little City West Essex to pop up near you, please do get in touch!



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'Absolutely loved our session at little city today! My 18 month year old daughter really enjoyed all the different sections and role play toys. It was so different to the other classes we attend which was great. I was so impressed with the cleanliness of everything in the “little city” and the quality of the toys too. I also liked the super easy booking process. We can’t wait to come and play again soon!'

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'I just want to let you know how much enjoyed little city, it was such an amazing session.
My little girl really came out of her shell and it was lovely to watch.'

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'What a great time my granddaughter had at Little City, Orsett. This is such a fun activity and it certainly keeps the children very well entertained.  The quality of your toys was excellent and everything was spotlessly clean.  My little granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed her morning and I have to confess, so did I.   I will definitely return once it reopens and look forward to seeing you again.'

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 to make your booking.

N.B. You'll need to book a hall or have a very large house !

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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.




You can email me at any time via

If you prefer, you can call me on

07544 871717


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