Our Tiny Town Trip
If you are looking for a fun trip for your littles, than Tiny Town is the place for you. Yesterday began my first Spring Break as a parent. My daughter and I needed this week more than I think we even knew. It was nice to get out and about and not really have a routine. Yes, my girls still awoke before the sun, but at least it wasn’t the boring mundane day that has been winter. I searched for somewhere within a 2 hour radius of our home and found Tiny Town, and I am so glad I did.
What is Tiny Town?
Tiny Town is a place in Lancaster, PA, set up for kids walking to 11 years old. It contains little houses designed just for kids, so that the children can let their creativity and imaginations run wild. It is not large, but is the perfect size for littles because it is not overwhelming to them. This size is also great because no matter where you are (unless in the bathroom) you are able to see your children. Which for me is a HUGE plus.
Where is Tiny Town?
533 Janet Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17601
There is a small parking lot that they share but, it also has street parking which is where I had to park. I also want you to keep in mind that it is in a building with other businesses. This was very confusing for me at first. I am not a city girl in any way, and this building threw me off. However, it is very nice on the inside and is easy to locate as well.
When is Tiny Town Open?
They are open 9am-4pm Monday- Saturday.
What are the prices?
These prices are for ALL DAY PLAY. So feel free to take a lunch or snacks (needs to be PEANUT FREE) and hang out at one of the many tables in the area.
Under 13 months- Free
13 mo. – 12- $10
Grown ups- $8
What is at Tiny Town
There are 9 small play houses in Tiny Town for kids to play freely with. They are each packed with all the material possibly needed to play.
This area had a little waiting area, x-ray light, doctors table, and all the doctor dress-up and tools.
With a post office mail box, and wood letters to be delivered this little building had the “job” of putting on the post master suit and delivering the mail to all the mailboxes located around the room.
This place is one of the favorites of the kids. It has a small fire engine to sit in, a hose to put out fires, a stuffed campfire to put out and inside there is firefighter suits and a pole to slide down.
I thought this place was the coolest, even though my daughters were more into the café and dress-up. (part of raising girls I guess). However, this place has tools and a car to “fix”. It has different sized tires to put on the car as well.
This place is a favorite for sure! Filled with a 50s theme soda shop, kids can make meals and serve ice cream out the little window. Then they can choose to go inside and sit down for a yummy pizza.
Emory loved this place. There are child sized carts and baskets for shopping. The little shelves are stocked with many delicious wood and plastic treats and a cash register for check out. They even have paper bags to load your groceries into.
The beauty salon, because everybody needs a hair cut or a good manicure. This little house is so neat because it has the chairs that go up and down. It also has little bottles of nail polish (empty) on the wall. This is so you could pick your “color” and get a manicure to your liking. If your kids are little make sure to explain that we can play with the scissors that do not cut like this, but with scissors that really cut we do not play with hair. That image was just stuck in my head. As I pictured tons of kids trying to give “hair cuts” to their siblings at home.
This is one of MY favorite spots. The walls are lined with books. There are benches to snuggle on, or you can head to the loft area and sit on big comfy bean bags. It is so cute and welcoming. I was kinda bummed my girls didn’t want to read more.
Equipped with a rocking chair on the porch grandma’s house was the place to be. Inside the house is a full wooden play kitchen and a little piano, so that kids can sing the babies to sleep. (I am not sure if that was its actual purpose, however, another child told me that it was). We spent the most time in here since Emory is all about baby dolls and play kitchen right now.
Next to Grandma’s House is the Castle. The castle is super neat and has a tunnel with a slide to come down. Melody was a big fan of this and many of the older kids played in there.
The stage was so fun and a hot spot for many of the older kids. There were lights, musical toys, and dress up clothes of every type. Melody came out with so many different outfits, I lost count. There was even a small puppet theatre. This stage met all the performing requirements.
Why You Should Visit Tiny Town
The moment you walk in you are welcome. You sign a waiver form (or do it online to save time) and pay the admission. It is certainly built for kids and my girls loved it. Melody (5), is normally shy and reserved, however she walked right in and played. I really had to pull her away when it was time to leave.
Everything is kid size. This is so very important for kids and their play. It helps them to feel comfortable and to feel free to use their imaginations.
There is a TON of seating. Armchairs, couches, and tables with seats line the room. This is great for when you want to eat, or if your kiddos just want to play and you need to catch up with a friend. As I said before, you can see the entire room from one location, which is awesome.
Emory’s (2) favorite part of the whole place was the potty. They have a toddler sized potty in a stall. She was so excited to be able to use the “emory-sized” potty.
There is also an area in the middle of the room for babies. This is a great spot for babies to crawl around and play safe from the chaos around them.
They also have special events, as we saw a flyer for a tea party and summer camp weeks.
In the building you can bring your own food and they have small snacks available as well. The prices were good and you certainly would have plenty of space to enjoy your lunch.
If we lived closer this is a spot we would go to often, especially in the winter.
If you want even more information about Tiny Town check out their web page here.
Overall, the trip to Tiny Town was a success. We had a great time and got out of the house. If you have a chance to go make sure you comment below with your favorite part or tag me on Instagram @Todays_little_moments!
While your at Tiny Town take the extra 20 minutes to visit to Julius Sturgis Pretzels for extra fun!
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