A trip to the Little Lancashire Village
Last week my husband and I took the twins to the Little Lancashire Village. Having first seen the Finch twins of Finch Bakery post about it on the gram, it seemed like a great opportunity for our twins to have a new experience! It’s only in Burnley which is just down the road for us, so I got online and booked us a slot.
The slots available online are for 1hr 20minute sessions, they’re limited and book out fast! I had to book a good couple of weeks in advance to get a session, but once we arrived I could completely understand why it’s so popular.
On arrival, we were asked to take our shoes off, and in we went. The building is set up as a toddler sized village with a café, supermarket, school room, post office, market, hairdresser, police station, and construction site! Apparently changes are made regularly, so there’s often something new and exciting to explore.
The whole set up was just lovely with incredible attention to detail, and due to the limited spaces available, it wasn’t at all overcrowded and there was plenty of space for everyone! My two got stuck straight in and went around to explore everything. My daughter took a real shine to the school room – she loved looking at the alphabet puzzles and wooden clocks!
My son had a great time looking at everything in the toddler sized supermarket, which was probably my favourite bit of the whole village. Little shelves were fully stocked with real (empty) packets of all the essentials, as well as there being a whole section for wooden bread, fruit, and veg. Trolleys and baskets were waiting for little customers by the front doors of the supermarket, and there were even two checkouts where all the packets could be scanned and bagged! Honestly, the attention to detail really was fantastic.
At the back of the building there’s a (real) café serving all kinds of food, drink, and snacks. There are loads of toddler friendly options, high chairs available, and the whole place felt squeaky clean. I enjoyed a cheese toastie while my husband had a latte, and the twins stopped for a few minutes to refuel on jam on toast!
At the end of our session, the tidy up song was played for the last ten minutes, and it was great seeing everyone setting an amazing example for the little ones and pulling together to make sure everything was out back in its place!
I’m already planning another trip in the new year, and would absolutely recommend the Little Lancashire Village to anyone who fancies an hour of adorable toddler role play!!