The Play Town, Role Play Centre – Stamford

The Play Town Role Play Centre

I dont know about you, but I always get a bit anxious when I go to a new play centre for the first time. Will it be clean? Will it be stupidly busy? Will food and drink be overpriced? Will there be somewhere to sit? So when I was invited to join my friend and sister with all our kids, my anxiety was a little high. However, My Play Town Role Play Centre immediately put me at ease. This place was very clean, it wasn’t overly busy, food and drink prices were reasonable and there was plenty of places to sit.

The Centre runs three 90 minute play sessions a day at 9.30am, 11.30am and 13.30pm, which you can book online. They also limit the number of children attending, to ensure all children get the most out of their play time. After each session finishes, they close their doors to restore the town back to normal. We arrived early and saw them wiping down the equipment with dettol wipes ready for the next session of discoverers. I love that they do this in between sessions to stay on top of cleanliness. There are plenty of places to sit and watch your children play and you can even join in on the fun. Socks must be worn in the play area, which if needed, can be purchased for 50p.


There are nine different role play area’s to explore equip with uniforms and accessories to enhance their role play experience.

  • Fire Station
  • Little shop – I love that the little shop has old empty bottles that have been reused rather than thrown away / recycled.
  • The Little r.o.c cafe
  • Little Snippers
  • Theatre
  • Vets
  • Health centre
  • Construction
  • Ice cream parlor, picnic table and BBQ



Food and Drink

The cafe has a food hygiene rating of 5 out of 5, so you have complete piece of mind that your food and drink is being prepared in a clean hygienic environment.


  • Cookies £1.30
  • Fairy Cakes 80p
  • Brownies £2.50
  • Slice of cake (decent sized) £3.25

While we didnt try any food as we had just recently had lunch before we arrived, it looked really lovely. For £4.00 kids can have a sandwich, drink and 3 items of their choice:

  • Yogurt
  • Small bag of cookies
  • Raisins
  • Crisps
  • Piece of fruit
  • Soreen snack size malt bread


Kids food

How much is it?


Off-Peak: £6
Peak*:      £6.50


Off-Peak: FREE
Peak:        One FREE adult per paying child

Extra adult

Off-Peak: FREE
Peak:        £3.75

* Peak prices apply to weekends and school holidays

Pre-walkers are Free (if accompanied by a paying adult or sibling)


The kids had an amazing time and not once did any of the kids come back to where we were sitting to say that they were bored. All the children in the session were engaging with each other, playing shop keepers and hairdressers, doctors and vets, and it was really interesting to watch how they were all interacting. I am definitely going to be bringing my kids back. It is a 35 minute drive from where we live but in my opinion, it was totally worth it. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, interactive few hours with the children, then I highly recommend you give Play Town a go.


***We paid to come here, this is not a collaboration***


  1. Clarel Clarke

    Sounds amazing and well worth it. Fridays in Stamford is market day and you can get lovely fresh fruit and vegetables from there

  2. Susan B

    Wow! The hygiene thing is an issue for me, too, along with your other concerns. Fab that this play centre cleans during the day and has very sensible prices. Lovely pics of the children. Many thank for the review.

  3. Margaret Gallagher

    Sounds great – wonder if we have anything similar- I’ll be looking to see

  4. Sara Newman-King

    Given that additional adults will probably be spending money on coffee, etc, £3.75 during peak times seems a bit steep.

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