A new role play experience for children is coming to Bath and the surrounding area. The Pop Up Play Village is is a mobile role play village that provides a safe and inviting space in which children can unleash their creativity and let their imaginations go wild.
Pop Up Play village is made up of role play areas, including a hospital, vets, baby nursery, supermarket, café, construction site, library, baby play area and art studio. Each one is filled with toys, props and dressing up kits specially sourced to help children learn and develop through play.
The villages are available to hire for ticketed play sessions, birthday parties and wedding entertainment, as well as to provide play areas for corporate events and fayres, and to provide educational play in schools and early years settings. Mini role play kits are also available for home hire.
“As a mum of two with a passion for giving children as many opportunities to explore as possible, it’s great to see the huge impact that role play sessions have on children trying to work out their place in the world,” said Michelle Mills, Director of the Pop Up Play Village Bath.
“Through Pop Up Play Village Sessions, children can tell the stories which they create. They can role play these stories, exploring various possibilities and outcomes as they interact with those around them. This goes on to enhance their ability to read and write, develops their ability to empathise with friends and gives them the confidence to take on the challenge of learning. I am a firm believer in play being the foundations for children becoming successful, lifelong learners.”
Michelle explained that the play sessions are ideal for children from 0-8 years old, and – depending on the size of the venue – can cater for up to 30 children at the ticketed events, at parties in venues and forest school sessions in schools. “For creche facilities it depends on the age of the children, as we need to adhere to the Ofsted ratios, so the numbers vary,” she added.
“In addition to the role play areas, we also run Outdoor Explorers events which are all about giving children a chance to get closer to nature and investigate the world around them,” said Michelle.