Learning Play Centre Ashbourne
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What we’re about

The Play Village is a family business. Designed, built, and managed by parents. That means, we know what you – and the children you look after – might want from a play venue. And more importantly, what you don’t want.

It was born out of a desire to escape the loud, high-energy, physically demanding, soft play centres that often leave children more revved up than when they arrived.

Instead, we’ve created an alternative space for you and the children in your care. It’s an experience that’s centred around the magic of role play. Where your children can let their imaginations run wild.

We want you to have a stress-free time with us, where you don’t have to worry about the welfare of your children. A couple of hours where you can relax, or play with your child – in a friendly, safe, clean, and calm environment.

After speaking with the mums and dads of Ashbourne, we think you’ll love The Play Village as much as we do!

  • PHONE:
    01335 342356
  • EMAIL:
    Station Street

Explore our eight play pods

The Play Village consists of eight play pods that are life-like settings designed to ignite the imagination of young children.

In The Play Village you’ll find: a building site, a café, a fire station, a hairdressing salon, a hospital, an office, a supermarket, and a veterinary surgery.

Children can wonder freely in and out of each play pod, pretending to help a poorly dog that’s broken its leg, or impersonating Daddy doing the weekly shop. Wherever their imagination takes them!

Each play pod has been thoughtfully designed to facilitate role play. There are play props and costumes in abundance, to bring their imaginary characters to life. Our play helpers are also on hand to help children get the most of their role play journey.

This isn’t a soft play setting. So, you won’t have to climb nets, dive into a ball pit, or burrow down a tunnel. You can either join in with the role play fantasy, or grab a cuppa at our relaxing café. Whatever suits.

Educational Play Pods Derbyshire Learning Zones New Ashbourne Play Centre
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