Friday, 30 June 2017

Tots Town Norwich - where your imagination brings play to life!


Coming from a background of over 20 years in Early Years I know how much children can learn from imaginary play, just how good it is for developing relationships, building confidence, a great emotional outlet and so much more. So we were delight when one of our guest writers had the chance to visit Tots Town, Norwich.

Situated in Hetherset, just off the Norwich Southern Bypass, Tots Town is run by Lindsay (previously a Primary School teacher) and Ian.
Tots Town is an indoor playarea, which makes it ideal all year around, so no matter what the weather you will still have fun.

Opening Times:

Tots Town is open most days with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Easter Sunday and New Years Day.
They typically offer 3-4 play sessions daily:
09:15 – 10:30 (The Early Riser) (10:00 – 11:15 on weekends)
11:15 – 12:30 (12:30 – 13:45 on weekends)
13:15 – 14:30 (15:15 – 16.30 on weekends)
15:30 – 16:45

Prices:

Child (walking, 1+ yrs) from £5.95
There is 1 free Adult space per paying child.
Pre-walkers (under 1yr) are free with siblings.
Additional Adults are £2.50.

There is plentiful free parking right outside the building making this easily accessible and convenient.

Tots Town is set out in "Make Believe" areas in a spacious and airy environment. The air-con is a wonderful bonus for those hot summer days!  The place is immaculate and the staff regularly keep the areas tidy and ready for the next imaginary adventure.


We were pleased to send our little friend Maya off to Tots Town for a visit and she took her Mummy, Auntie and cousins along with her to join in the fun. On the day they visited it was very quiet and the girls could run around and explore freely, whilst their Mummy's could join in and feel relaxed knowing that they were in a safe and secure play area.

First stop, the supermarket!

There was something for everyone - builders, emergency services, hairdressers, doctors, shoe shop, cafe, baby care, oh the list goes on!



The play equipment is made from sturdy and bright materials. Real packaging in the supermarket and lifelike tools and utensils add to the children's play experience.


Dr Maya is ready to see her patients! 
A great touch in the doctors surgery were the x-rays. The girls loved these and were diagnosing broken bones for everyone!

The sessions run for 75 minutes, allowing the children plenty of time to explore all the play resources available. The dressing up was a great hit with the girls and they took to the stage like mini popstars!


All the facilities at Tots Town were very clean, the toilets catered for their customers well and baby changing facilities were available.
There was a Cafe with reasonably priced refreshments; drinks and light snacks.


So whilst the Mummy's sat back to take a breather, the girls whipped up their own snacks in the Tots Town Cafe.


Good news - Tots Town also offer party packages!


Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their play session at Tots Town and I think a return visit will be planned! 
Make sure you check out their website for all the information you need, you can also find them on Facebook.









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