Plan Your Visit

FAQ's

On this page you can find all of our frequently asked and answered questions.

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How to find us

Struggling to find Little Lincoln? Use this page to plan your journey to us!

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Contact us

Got a concern you wish to speak to us about? Click here to contact us.

Rules of play

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  • No shoes should be worn in the play area, only socks.
  • Little Lincoln staff are not responsible for the supervision and behaviour of children. As such, parents/guardians must accept full responsibility for the supervision of their child/children whilst at Little Lincoln.
  • Children who are unwell, or who have been unwell, must not visit Little Lincoln for 48 hours. (We may offer a rescheduled session providing contact is made prior to the original booked session.)
  • Only food and drink purchased in the café may be consumed on the premises.
  • The gated play area is a food free zone, all food or drinks should be consumed in the cafe area
  • All children visiting Little Lincoln must be accompanied by an adult, (18 years+). All children must be always supervised by a parent/carer.
  • Any child or adult causing willful damage will be liable to pay for any damage caused.
  • Aggressive behaviour or illegal activity of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Assistance animals only.
  • We reserve the right to ask a person to leave.
  • Little Lincoln is a smoke free facility and smoking is prohibited anywhere on our site, including the use of e-cigarettes.
  • All children playing at Little Lincoln must have a valid ticket for the session they are attending.
  • The ticket price includes admission for one session.
  • The ticket price excludes food and drink.
  • Customers with pre-booked tickets are given priority entry. Entry cannot be guaranteed on visit.
  • All tickets are non-refundable. If you wish to transfer your booking, 24 hours’ notice prior to the start time of the original pre-booked play session must be given. If you opt to transfer your booking, the new play session date must be within six months of the original pre-booked session.
  • Little Lincoln reserves the right to update ticket prices.
  • Visitors can take photographs of their own children only for personal, private, non-commercial purposes only.
  • With consent, Little Lincoln may opt to share photographs of children playing on our website, social media or promotional materials.
  • Little Lincoln operates a CCTV system inside and outside the premises.
  • CCTV is in use for safety and security, day and night as well as to assist in identifying and prosecuting any offenders.
  • You can contact us if there are any queries contact us or email us at info@littlelincoln.co.uk

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." - Fred Rogers

Prices for our role-play centre

Under 1's

£ 3.50 / Session
  • Full access to our play area
  • Entry for 1 child under 1 year old
  • 1 adult included in ticket
  • 0-6 months: Free with a paying sibling (no need to book the additional baby place, just show your receipt)
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Ages 1+

£ 7.50 / Session
  • Full access to our play area
  • Entry for 1 child over 1 year old
  • 1 adult included in ticket
  • 0-6 months: Free with a paying sibling (no need to book the additional baby place, just show your receipt)

Venue Hire

£ 50 / Deposit
  • Professional printed invites
  • Up to 20 children
  • Party games, themes and party extras can be arranged (some features may cost extra)
  • Contact us to discuss further
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"Play is the highest form of research." - Albert Einstein

Our opening times

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Session 1

Monday - Sunday
9:30am until 11am

Sessions last for 90 minutes each. Each area is reset before the next session and visitors are asked to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before the session.

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Session 2

Monday - Sunday
11:30am until 1pm

Sessions last for 90 minutes each. Each area is reset before the next session and visitors are asked to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before the session.

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Session 3

Monday - Sunday
13:30pm until 3pm

Sessions last for 90 minutes each. Each area is reset before the next session and visitors are asked to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before the session.

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity." - Kay Redfield Jamison

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about children’s role play.

Role-play is a type of play where children act out different roles and scenarios, often using props or costumes. It is a form of imaginative play that can be beneficial for a child's development in a number of ways.

In role-play, children can practice social skills, such as taking turns, sharing, and communicating effectively with others. They can also learn to regulate their emotions and behavior as they explore different roles and situations. Role-play can also help children develop their creativity and problem-solving skills as they come up with new ideas and work through challenges in their play.

Role-play is an important activity for child development for several reasons. Here are some of the ways in which role-play can benefit children:

  1. Social and emotional development: Through role-play, children can learn to take on different roles and interact with others, which can help them develop empathy, communication skills, and social awareness. Role-play can also provide a safe space for children to explore their emotions and develop emotional regulation skills.

  2. Cognitive development: Role-play encourages children to use their imaginations, creativity, and problem-solving skills. As they engage in make-believe scenarios, they develop their language, memory, and reasoning abilities.

  3. Physical development: Role-play often involves physical movement and activities, such as running, jumping, and manipulating props. This can help children develop their gross and fine motor skills.

  4. Cultural understanding: Role-play can expose children to different cultures, customs, and experiences. This can help them develop an appreciation for diversity and develop a better understanding of the world around them.

  5. Confidence building: Through role-play, children can experiment with different roles and situations, which can help build their confidence and self-esteem. By taking on different personas and characters, children can explore different aspects of themselves and develop a stronger sense of identity.

 

Overall, role-play is a fun and engaging way for children to learn and develop important skills across multiple domains. It encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, and socialization, and can support children's growth and development in many different ways.

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How to find Little Lincoln

Little Lincoln is a role-play centre based in the heart of Lincoln. If you have booked a session with us and you are struggling to locate our cafe, please use the map on this page. 

Alternatively, if you would like to use Google Maps to get directions to the centre, please click the button below. 

Our address

9 Alexander Walk,
The Carlton Centre
Lincoln
LN2 4FN