My Little Place is a recreation unit offering role play scenarios for young children. Situated in the heart of Hexham Market town, children can explore all the things they could be.

Role play gives children the opportunity to do so many things, and is so critical to their development. It helps them to:

Use their imagination; Develop confidence and self-esteem; Show initiative; Express their personality; Develop communication and language skills; Cultivate friendships; Investigate real life situations; Learn cooperation; and Develop teamwork skills.

My Little Place has been developed by a qualified and experienced Early years professional, in conjunction with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). The EYFS is any early curriculum for children from birth to 5 years and beyond. It sets out seven areas of learning that are key throughout the early years and we have ensured that our play area incorporates each one of them.

The seven key areas are:

1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

2. Physical Development

3. Communication and Language

4. Literacy

5. Mathematics

6. Understanding the World

7. Expressive Arts and Design

At My Little Place we want children to engage in the role play as if it is their own and explore with their imaginations.

Our Role Play scenes will inspire your children to become a police officer, firefighter, a builder, a vet, a hairdresser and a cafe owner. Little imaginations need have no limits.

We want you to fully enjoy the experience My Little Place has to offer. Each session consists of 90 minutes of self-guided role play. In order to allow you and your children to get the most from your visit, we run sessions on four days of the week. Booking a session ensures our centre is never overcrowded, and if you’ve booked in advance you know you will never be turned away.

We are currently open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Our sessions run 9.30-1112-2 (all days) and 3.30-5 (Friday and Saturday only).

You are welcome to arrive at the beginning of a session and if we have spaces you can join us. Within the play area we have a coffee shop where you can watch your child at play whilst enjoying a selection of hot and cold drinks, light meals and snacks.