Lets Pretend Middletown
Where are we going today?
It's SO much fun to pretend - because you can be anything you want to be!
Let’s Pretend is a fun, indoor play center perfect for those little kids and parents to play and pretend together. (Adults, you know you love going back to how you used to play as a kid!)
Run by Early Childhood professionals, Let's Pretend was developed to get the family away from all the distractions of their day to day lives, and really embrace the way play time used to be - and should be! There are no television, no phones, no computers...just you and your imagination!
Let's say it all together: "Let's Pretend we are....." and then you can be whoever or whatever you want to be! The center have set up a number of themes that will help the children use their imagination - so they can really get creative.
How about being a school teacher for the day? They can feel what it's like to be their favorite! There is a charming old schoolhouse with 8 desks ready for them to teach - or even learn!
Perhaps they want to work in a diner, and take some fun orders of really unusual foods! Perhaps they want to spend some time in the local corner grocery store, or become a nurse and look after some patients?
From a stage, to a construction room to a house - kids have a host of fun play areas to immerse themselves in. What's really cool, is that Let's Pretend also have a collection of costumes and props so kids can really go to town with their playtime!
Did we mention the large arts and crafts area too? They're creating of course, so why not express themselves in a different way! With craft items like crayons, glue and paper, they can create something fun to take home!
Let's Pretend is a breath of fresh air, without the distraction of technology, and just getting down to basics - fun and imagination!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 1 year
When can we go?
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am - 3pm / Thurs & Fri 9am - 3pm / Sat 9am - 1pm
All year round. Closed Wednesdays, & Sundays (except for birthday parties.)
They love having groups for field trips. Large groups over over 10 people get discounts ($5 per student) - make sure you reserve ahead of time.
You are welcome to bring a picnic or outside food and enjoy it in the eating area - so just bring your favorites! They don't have anything available at the center.
It's always a good idea to bring healthy snacks and bottled water to keep their energy up.
Any Top Tips?
There isn't a time limit - so you can stay and play all day! .
Doing our bit
The lovely women who created the center are early childhood trained, so everything there is for the benefit of the development of your kids! .
Need a little extra help?
If you do have special needs, just call them up and see what they can help you with .
They have a refrigerator for your use, and they are stroller friendly. .
Their busiest days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Last admission is always an hour before closing time. .
What people are saying?
"Unique! Embraces Family Time and Pretending!"
by HeatherStarliper on Jun 24th, 2015
Our family LOVES Let's Pretend! It is truly a wonderful facility! The owners do a wonderful job of keeping things simple but fun while creating an environment that promotes play, creativity and pretend. Whether the kids want to play house, pretend to grocery shop, or do arts and crafts, they have you covered!
"Wonderful concept, needs maintenance"
by bjheder on Jun 18th, 2014
Loved the idea behind Let's Pretend and our kids had a great time. As a parent, though, I was disappointed by how dirty, dingy and worn out everything looked. Needs new carpet, fresh paint, and toys should be washed/replaced. Quite overpriced too.
"A true delight for children under 8!"
by HeatherSHavener on May 18th, 2014
Took my four year old daughter to Let's Pretend in Middletown, PA. Looked small and questionable from the outside, but once I stepped inside, I knew I had found a little piece of child-play heaven! My daughter didn't want to leave!