Big kids: role playing adventure lets youngsters dress up like parents

Vet Noah Bennett, 20-months-old, helps a monkey at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Vet Noah Bennett, 20-months-old, helps a monkey at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Suffolk children were able to let their imaginations run wild in Thurston thanks to a visit from Little City, which lets them dress up as adults and pretend to do a variety of jobs.

The mobile role play adventure is available for children aged up to six and lets children pretend to be anything from a builder or shopkeeper to a hairdresser or whatever they can think of.

Little City owner, Vicki Fletcher, right, and branch owner Lou Wallis, at their set up in Thurston.

Little City owner, Vicki Fletcher, right, and branch owner Lou Wallis, at their set up in Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Founder Vicky Fletcher said: "It's fun and also developmentally it's wonderful for kids to do, this is how they learn and develop.

"I haven't met a child yet who doesn't like wooden food - they all love the pretend food in the supermarket and pretend café.

Two-year-old Easton Howard shopping at Little City at Thurston with his mum, Jessica. Picture: DENIS

Two-year-old Easton Howard shopping at Little City at Thurston with his mum, Jessica. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

"They also love building with the bricks which look real so kids gravitate towards them.

"I'm very keen there's no gender stereotypes - girls will naturally gravitate to the hairdresser - but there's no reason why they won't actually end up on the building site and vice versa for boys."

Lilly Griggs, three, balancing bricks at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Lilly Griggs, three, balancing bricks at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

To find out more visit: www.littlecityuk.com

Construction worker, Otto Watson, two, at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Construction worker, Otto Watson, two, at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Lilly Griggs, three, at work in the salon at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Lilly Griggs, three, at work in the salon at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Policeman Otto Watson, two, at work in the café at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Policeman Otto Watson, two, at work in the café at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Popi Gorshia, 16-months-old, helping the animals in the vets at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DE

Popi Gorshia, 16-months-old, helping the animals in the vets at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Easton Howard, two, driving a Bentley at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Easton Howard, two, driving a Bentley at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Gracie Mills, one, balancing bricks at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Gracie Mills, one, balancing bricks at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Little City owner, Vicki Fletcher, right, and branch owner Lou Wallis, at their set up in Thurston.

Little City owner, Vicki Fletcher, right, and branch owner Lou Wallis, at their set up in Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Laurence Chew, 20-months-old, out in the mail van at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLE

Laurence Chew, 20-months-old, out in the mail van at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022

Fire fighter, Ada Mills, celebrates her fourth birthday saving animals in the fire truck at Little C

Fire fighter, Ada Mills, celebrates her fourth birthday saving animals in the fire truck at Little City at Thurston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2022