Newly opened in January this year, Petite Street Playtown is a fabulous role play village for children of all ages. Since it is situated in an industrial estate in the village where we use to live I promised the children we would pay a visit back there and see what it was like.
The venue is open 7 days a week and each day is split into play sessions – 9.30-11, 11.30-1, 1.30-3 and 3.30-5. Sessions are 5 pounds each and it is recommended that you arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before your slot. Pre booking is recommended but sometimes you can hit lucky, as we did, when we visited last week*.
In fact you would imagine that I had popped a sign outside sending everyone else away as we had the place to ourselves for the full hour and a half! I have seen lots of posts on facebook and recommendations from friends to book so fully expected it to be really busy but we must have hit right before pay day! lol
Inside there is a little village all set out along the far side of the building which includes a police station, pet hospital, fire station, builders, supermarket, hairdressers and nursery. In the middle of the room is a road which the children can drive mini bubble cars, scooters and bikes around. Traffic lights and signs provide great tools for teaching road safety and the bump is a great addition which was the cause of many giggles during our visit!
There is a seating area where adults can enjoy a cuppa or snack while in clear view of the children at all times. We had lunch and it was lovely to see them freshly make the sandwiches and nothing was a problem for the staff, who were lovely by the way as i sat and chatted to them while having a latte and watching the girls play!
It was lovely to see which sections the girls played in most and true to form Amelia was all about the cars, building works and fire engine while Evie stayed in the Animal hospital and nursery! You really couldn’t get two more different children and seeing them both play together was beautiful, they shared and took part in each others little role play worlds before moving onto the next.
This about sums up the feeling when it was time to leave … I think its one of my favourite photographs of the day though! lol
The girls keep asking when we are going back and I am sure it won’t be long!
This is NOT a sponsored post, we paid for the sessions.