We were lucky enough to be invited to the press launch of the new Little Street soft play in West Byfleet, Surrey yesterday to test it out ahead of their launch.
Little Street is a play centre that’s a scaled down version of a real street; there’s a supermarket, construction site, police station, theatre, medical centre, a threate and lots of other areas. It’s a great idea and really allows little ones to explore and do what they love to do, role play.
Here is our review of Little Street – check out the link to our YouTube channel at the end for more of our trip.
The play centre is split into two areas; the first a big cafe with lots of room and ‘the street’. I thought the play centre was fab as it wasn’t too big so you could see your child(ren) all of the time but was big enough for them to have lots to do and explore.
Cafe & Baby area
The cafe was large and served good coffee – big tick for a tired mama! It had a low divide between the areas so you could sit down and keep an eye on little ones.
There was a great little soft ball pit with high sides in the cage which was brilliant for Evie. I took her found in the carrier but it’s so nice to also have a safe place to put her.
Exploring the street
This was Amelie’s favourite area, she loved getting a trolley, loading it up with food and then taking it to the tills to pay! I loved the miniature foods/products that were just like the real thing, so for Amelie is was really like going to the supermarket – but she was in charge!
Another favourite – this area was great with lots of foam bricks for building (and then destroying if you’re my daughter). There were high vis jackets, hard hats and even a cement mixer.
This was a great area with books, a white board, etch-a-sketch’s and lots of creative toys. Amelie and I enjoyed playing with the letters on the white board and trying to spell her name.
Amelie absolutely loved the train – we spent ages sitting in the back pretending to go and see Daddy, collecting the tickets and then putting balls back into baskets. The train also seemed to be a favourite with lots of the other toddlers – everyone wanted to drive.
The finer details…
Little Street is situated right next to West Byfleet station and there is lots of parking nearby. We parked in the station car park but there was on street parking and a Waitrose nearby. Make sure you have coins or the station car park can be paid via ringo and a debit card.
Sessions and booking
They four play sessions, 7 days a week which last for an hour and a half. They suggest you book in advance as as they have a limit on numbers which is a great idea as it means it never gets to busy. They have time in between sessions to tidy the street up ready for the next little ones.
If you’re interested in going to Little Street, West Byfleet and want to book, click here for more information…
Other Little Streets
You can also find Little Street in Frimley and Maidstone – check out their website for more.
We LOVED Little Street and will definitely be going back.
It was the perfect size for Amelie to explore. Sometimes soft plays or play centres can be overwhelming for little ones but this was the perfect size for them to explore in the hour and a half session.
I loved the cafe seating area with the baby safe soft area, it made life so much easier that I could pop Evie in there and keep my eye on Amelie from the cafe or if needed quickly run and see to her. They are also going to be adding in some baby seats to the main area so if you need to pop a baby down you can easily – perfect for Mum’s with more than one child with them.
I’d say Little Street was perfect for children aged from 18 months to about 6 or 7 (but Evie at 6 months also really enjoyed watching everything) so all in all a brilliant activity for children.
Thanks for having us Little Street we’ll see you again soon…
If you want to see more and hear what Amelie thought check out our video on Surrey Mama’s YouTube Channel.
We were invited to Little Street for free to test it out ahead of their launch, all thoughts and opinions here are 100% our own.