Monday, 10 April 2017

Tiny Town Newcastle

Being a mum to two pre-schoolers I am always on the lookout for fun places that I can take them and last week we discovered somewhere pretty special, Tiny Town Newcastle. Tiny Town is located in Chapel House in the West Denton area of Newcastle, tucked away near the shops in a large detached house which has been transformed into a magical role play centre for young children to have fun and let their imagination run wild. 

Tiny Town opened over a year ago now and I have been meaning to visit ever since I was invited when it first opened, after following them on Facebook and seeing what fun it was I knew that I had to take my 2 and 3-year-old along to see what they thought. It is recommended for children from around one to six years old, making my children the perfect age for a visit. 

Newcastle Family Life Blog Tiny Town Review

I actually used to work in the area before having my children so finding Tiny Town was really easy, if you have never visited before it is just off the A69 and right next to the shops and Tesco express at Chapel House. Even though it is in a residential street there is a free car park and there is a bus stop close by with regular buses into Newcastle city centre (the 40 and 63). You will spot Tiny Town straight away as there are signs and the house is decorated in the distinctive Tiny Town branding. 

We have never visited anywhere like this before so I had no idea what to expect, we were warmly greeted at the entrance and showing to the cloakroom area which had lots of pegs and lockers (they don't actually lock) for your coats and shoes (you have to remove your shoes before entering). We were then showing around Tiny Town, everything is located on the ground floor and it is all open plan and really bright and looks amazing. Sophia's face lit up as soon as she seen everything and she could not wait to play. 

Newcastle Family Life Blog Tiny Town Review

There was a hair salon, supermarket, doctors and vets, construction site, post office, fire and police station, kitchen, house, a small sensory area and an art and craft room. Each of the areas is divided with low walls and are set up with lots of toys and equipment to make role playing fun for little ones. There was a huge range of fancy dress costumes for children to dress up in too, to really get into the spirit of the games they were playing. 

Tiny Town Newcastle review

Sophia made a beeline straight for the hair salon and she adored doing the dolls hair and make-up, Jacob who is two was just going from area to area as he just did not know what to play with first.

Tiny Town Newcastle review

 The supermarket area was a huge hit with both of my children as they loved pushing the little trolleys around and picking groceries from the well-stocked shelves and then playing on the till. 

Tiny Town Newcastle Supermarket area

Tiny Town Newcastle Supermarket area

They played in every single area and had great fun dressing up and playing with the toys, it was really nice to actually watch them playing together and not fighting too. You do have to stay with your children at all times when you visit but it is such good fun playing role play on such a great scale with them. There was so much attention to detail in all of the areas which made the whole experience so lovely for both adults and children. 

Tiny Town Newcastle vets

There was a post office area, complete with a postman pat van you could sit in and Jacob adored this area. He had great fun filling a post bag with letters and then posting them through a post box and delivering parcels to people. 

Tiny Town Newcastle post office

Tiny Town Newcastle post office

Sophia really enjoyed all of the areas, she had fun being a vet with all the cuddly animals, doing her shopping in the supermarket, building a house in the construction site, making cups of tea in the kitchen and being a hairdresser in the salon. 

Tiny Town Newcastle review

One thing that stood out was just how clean and tidy everything was, there was a member of staff in the area at all times who was tidying things away when the children had finished with them. The toilets were also really clean and well equipt for young children with steps for little ones to stand on, toilet training seats to use on the toilet and baby changing tables. 


There was also a cafe at the front of the house which served hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. The children got a milkshake and it looked amazing, as did the cakes in the cabinet which we will definitely be trying next time we visit. 

Tiny Town Newcastle playing house

When we visited there were four other children visiting so it was fairly quiet and the children got to play and explore all the areas fully. You are recommended to pre-book online before you visit as they only allow up to 22 children at a time in and I imagine on weekends and rainy days it will get busy. They run three sessions a day, each one lasting an hour and a half and they run 9.30-11.00, 11.30-1pm then 1.30-3pm each session costs £6 per child. 


If you keep an eye on Tiny Town's Facebook page you will be able to keep up to date with all the great events they have on. 

Tiny Town Newcastle review

Overall we really enjoyed the visit to Tiny Town, both parents and children, it was something different that the children really enjoyed - they loved it so much they did not want to leave. Everything was tailored to young children and making this an enjoyable place for them to visit, there was a great range of play areas and plenty of role play toys available. The whole building was very clean and tidy and the staff were really friendly and great with all the children who were there. We will certainly be returning soon as Sophia has already asked if she can go back. 

The only negative that I could find is that none of the lockers had locks on which would have been nice for if you had valuables with you. Other then that I can not fault anything, we saw one of the girls from Jacobs nursery when we were there and her aunt even said how amazing and clean it was and that they will be returning too. 

Tiny Town 
4 Fenton Close
Chapel House
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
NE5 1DR

Telephone 0191 4473207

To book online visit www.thetinytown.co.uk

Disclosure We received complimentary entry for the purpose of this review, all views are my own. 



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50 comments:

  1. My three would have LOVED this when they were younger. It looks so sweet x

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    1. It is amazing, I had just as much fun as the kids xx

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  2. What a fab day out I need to see if I can find something similar nearby us as i can see Blake loving this.

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    1. It is amazing, such fun for children and adults xx

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  3. Wish these had been around when my kids were little. Looks like great fun!

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    1. I wish they had of been around when I was little! xx

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  4. Eli loves visiting. We tend to alternate between here and Role Play

    Cat x

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    1. That one is a bit far for me, we loved Tiny Town though x

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  5. Looks so much fun for kids! I wish we had a concept like this here in my town

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  6. Oh wow that looks amazing! The girls would love the shop and the hairdressers! Infact i wouldnt mind a play in there myself lol

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    1. I had fun playing with my two, the supermarket was fab for role play fun. Your girls would have the best time, my two already want to return x

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  7. Aww I love the look of these kinds of places - I would have loved them as a child!

    Helen x

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  8. Such a fab play space for littles to embrace their creativity it all looks so clean and organised!

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    1. It was very clean, everywhere was spotless and so well organised. xx

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  9. This looks amazing, I know my grandson would love it. It is just a shame we live much too far away. Hopefully someone will open one near us! Sally

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    1. If one opens near you then you really should visit as it is such fun for children xx

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  10. This looks totally awesome, my daughter would love to go to something like this, i their is one but it £40 for 2 hours, very costly but certainly looks like great fun. Shame about the lockers, though.

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    1. Wow that is expensive, this one was only £6 for 90 minutes and was worth every penny xx

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  11. This looks AMAZING!! My girls would be in their element here at that dressing table, and it looks like such a fantastic place for their imaginations to go wild! What a shame it isn't local to us!

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    1. It really was amazing, there was so much for children to do. The salon was a huge hit with my children xx

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  12. We have something similar near us in Surrey and the kids love experiencing the different adult jobs

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    1. It is great for role play fun for children x

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  13. We have something similar in Norwich and we love it. So much fun

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    1. It really is such fun, my children had the best time x

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  14. Wow, they are so adorable. This place looks fantastic for the kids and can see they are enjoying as well.

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    1. They really were enjoying themselves, they had such fun x

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  15. Looks a wonderful place for youngsters. It's not a place I've heard of previously, so thanks for this.

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    1. It really is wonderful, great for role play fun x

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  16. The tiny town is such a great concept, I like that it has everything from a mini post office to a doctors. Perfect for teaching skills like responsibility x

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    1. It really is, so much thought has gone in to everything. x

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  17. Awww how amazing does this place look, I am so amazed and a little jealous we don't have something similar near me.

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    1. It was the first time we had been anywhere like this and we were amazed with how much there was to do xx

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  18. Aw how awesome is this place. I bet your little ones had a fab time amongst all of those toys. My youngest would be in his element there! :) x

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    1. They really did have a brilliant time, the selection of toys were perfect xx

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  19. What a fantastic range of activities and I love how affordable it is too! :)

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    1. It was amazing value, we will be visiting again soon xx

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  20. This looks amazing. So cool for kids. Wish we had one near us x

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    1. It really is, your girls would have the best time xx

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  21. I had no idea this existed, so it is nice to see something suitable for my little one (albeit 60 something miles away, but still considered local by out standards). A lovely idea, with so much scope for child's play.

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    1. If you ever in the area then you really should visit, it is such a lovely place to visit and lots of fun xx

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  22. We need one of these places at the coast! I've been to Tiny Town quite a while ago, and we enjoyed it, too. Your photos are so sweet - your children really look like they had a brilliant time!

    Thanks so much for joining #daysoutwithatoddler - see you again soon :)

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    1. They really do need one near the coast, my two had the best time so we will certainly be returning soon x

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  23. This looks a good place to visit with kids, lovely idea that you should remove your shoes. Keeps it all clean for them

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    1. It really is so clean and safe for young children xx

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  24. What a great place for kids. They love this kind of role play so much it's lovely to see it coming to life like this

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    1. It is such a wonderful place for children to visit, mine had the best time xx

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  25. This looks such fun to visit with kids. My son is a bit old now but he would have loved it when he was little

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    1. My eldest would have loved this too, it is such a lovely place xx

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