For those of you who haven’t heard of Little Street, they’re an imagination based play centre with multiple locations in Kent and Surrey.
As we live in Maidstone, and it is one of our son’s favourite places, we decided to pay Little Street a visit again and to describe our experience to other readers.
Before you go, make sure to book your session!
Once you arrive, you’ll be asked to take your shoes off – so that the place is kept as tidy as possible and little ones can run about safely.
Little Street is like a mini town with 7 areas: Starlets, Police Station, Klien Construction, Little Savers, Little Learners, Chicco’s Cafe and a Picnic area.
What my son loves to do first is jump on the little cars. For some reason, he calls one of them “his GPS”. The little cars are usually around the massive fire engine which seems to be a favourite for all the children:
He then likes to head over to the construction site and play with the digger and the “stones”. They might look real enough but, of course, they’re made of foam.
The Little Savers market place is a favourite for all the children. The till though might be the slowest in the world: expect long queues :p ! It’s great watching the little ones interact with each other and trying to imitate the adults with one of them behind the till and another one handing them the goods, knowing that this is what you’re supposed to do when buying stuff at the shops.
You can either chose to carry on visiting the rooms in order (very unlikely) or hop from one room to another with excitement. Don’t run too fast in “traffic” or you might end up behind bars, in the police station:
After all these adventures, graciously accept a coffee (imaginary too) made by your toddler in Chicco’s Cafe, or have a rest on the benches in the Picnic area.
You might feel a little sick after all this cake, so pop over for a brief consultation at the doctors where you’ll be cured in an instant of all those diseases (whether imaginary or not!)
The whole experience wouldn’t be complete without a show, so, if your children feel like it, they can dress up as their favourite superhero, put on imaginary make-up and even perform a play for you!
Little Street also has a cafe area where parents can sit down for a rest, while the little ones run about. I must admit I am impressed at the precision with which the staff remember exactly where every tiny toy comes from and the speed with which these are put back where they belong, after each session!
We’ll definitely be back.
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