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Let’s Pretend! A guide to role play centres in our area

Role play is an effective way for children to make sense of the world around them and helps develop their imaginations. It also helps them to develop communication and language skills and will encourage them to explore and investigate. We are really luckily to have several role play centre’s within our area so here’s a round up:

Role Play Centres

Believe & Be, 39 Medomsley Road, Consett, DH8 5HE. 

Believe & Be is an Award Winning Role Play Centre for Children up to age 7 based in Consett. They run sessions daily at 9.30 and 12.30 for 2 hours, where children can play in the child sized street, a street fully catered to young minds with props to allow their imaginations to run wild!

Role Play Peak – £6.50 per child

Role Play Off Peak – £5.50 per child

Fee includes entry for 1 adult, additional adults are £1 (Max 2 adults per child). CLICK HERE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY & TO BOOK

There is a small car park opposite but it is restricted to 2 hours, for a longer visit use DH8 5QP, which is just a 5 minute walk from Believe & Be.

Kids Role Play Blyth, Front Street, Blyth, NE24 4HW. 

Kids Role Play Blyth is based in North East Cake Supplies on Front Street. They are busy working behind the scenes and are hoping to be ready to reopen on Monday 17th.  Please CLICK HERE follow them on social media for their latest booking information. Sessions will run Monday to Saturday at the following times;  9.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 1pm  & 1.30pm – 3pm.  Sessions cost £4, children aged 0-11 months are free.

Round The Twist, Unit 28, Bellingham Drive, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ. 

As well as a huge soft play area, 9 hole crazy golf course you can now also find “Twistville” a special are dedicated for the under 5’s. A little people village with everything from a construction site to sensory rooms. For admission information and to book CLICK HERE.

Lilyput Lane, 37 High Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 9LU (Old Jobcentre Plus building). 

Lilyput Lane is a cute, child sized street perfect for role playing and imaginative play. The ‘Lane’ has a police station, house, beauty salon, café, shop, vet and doctors surgeries. All rooms are fully equipped with related toys so children can embrace each theme. For admission information and to book CLICK HERE.

Disclaimer – I have worked with some of the businesses listed above before but I have not been asked or paid to publish and share these ideas. I just thought it would be helpful so if you do visit any of these businesses please mention that you saw it in Raring2go! 

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