Dinky Street opened in April this year, and I had spoken to a few parents who had been and loved it, so I was excited when a group of us parents had decided to meet there one Sunday morning. We prebooked online (which was really quick and easy to do) on to the first session of the day which was 9:30-11am. It was fairly quiet which was great for us as our little ones had lots of room to play.
It is called a children’s role play centre, for children 0-7years old, with different areas meaning there is something for everyone. First up, Freya found the hair and beauty salon…
And then the supermarket…
And obviously she found a “baby” to carry around with her.
Complete with stocked shelves, two tills (which even beep when you pretend to scan items),weighing scales and shopping trolleys.
Then we found the firestation and Freya was excited to dress up
until she spotted the builders jacket and hard hat…
“Baby” of course was with Freya in each room… poor little thing now is in the wheelbarrow!!
Then we found the doctors surgery…complete with Xray viewer, a baby’s crib, crutches, doctors kit and so much more.
“Baby” had a full examination from Dr Freya.
There were two more areas, a restaurant and an area called “Dinky Drama” with dressing up costumes and a lovely area for smaller children – it looked ideal for little ones not walking or just crawling.
Dinky Street is open 7 days a week and has 4 sessions a day, with the last session allowing up to 10 year olds. There is even a lovely little cafe area, sadly we didn’t get to try this as we were too busy playing; hopefully next time.
We will definitely be going back to Dinky Street. It is such a fantastic idea and it has been done so well to such great quality. We had a brilliant morning; until next time!
Have you been? How old are your children? I would love to know what you thought of it.