‘Let them be little” says Tamara Soru, owner of Hoboken’s newest indoor play space, Little City Play. As a resident of Hoboken for 16 years and mom of two boys, Tamara knew that Hoboken was missing something when it came to our children and pretend play. She knew there was a need for a play space right in town and she was right. Since opening her doors in June of 2018 she has already seen an influx of mom love in town — and who better to check it out than HG’s very own mama contributor, Ashley. Read about her experience below:
^^ Those Mile Square details though?! Super impressive!
Little City Play mirrors our one square mile town with landmarks like the Lackawanna tower and the Hoboken fire department. It allows children to learn, explore, and play. Here, Hoboken kids are able to enjoy the “town” in a small size, perfect for them.
Having personally experienced Little City Play with my extremely energetic son, I feel confident in saying it is a huge WIN for us moms and the town of Hoboken. It is such a safe and clean environment that even I felt comfortable to step back and not hover over my child — yes, helicopter mom alert.
It was with true enjoyment and fascination that I was able to watch my son roam free, pretend to be a firefighter, and then push a shopping cart “like Mommy” all in the same place. His imagination soared and it was magical to watch. I can absolutely see this being a go-to for us, especially with outdoor park season about to be behind us — and other mamas know how important it is to keep the kids entertained in cold weather.
Little City Play has open play hours from 9:30AM-6:00PM Monday through Friday and 9:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday, based on birthday party schedule. Check the website, Facebook, or Instagram for schedule updates.
The cost for a 2-hour open play is $24, but there are packages for 10 and 20 open play sessions. You get 1 free session with the 10-pack and 3 free sessions with the 20-pack. The best part is that they don’t expire so you can take your time to use them. In addition to open play hours, Little City Play also offers birthday parties!
For moms out there who insist on cleanliness, it is important to note that the play space is cleaned daily by Tamara and her employees. Additionally, they have a professional cleaning service that cleans 2x a week to keep the place hygienic. This is also why there is a socks required rule for all children and adults.
If you’re looking to host a playgroup or just need a rainy day activity, swing by this gem, visit Tamara and get lost in the world of pretend with your little ones.
Have you been to Little City Play yet? What did you think? Share with us in the comments below!