CHILDREN can dress up and visit the supermarket, a police station and even a vets at a new role play cafe which opens in Stourport today.

Little Big Town has opened its doors in Bridge Street and is run by former Kidderminster primary school teachers Hayley Hughes and Clare Roden.

The business is divided into a miniature village, where children can dress up and explore a construction site, police station, farm, fire station, vets, supermarket, home and post office, and cafe selling cakes and hot and cold drinks where parents can sit and watch their children play.

There is also a baby area and a reading tree.

Owner Clare told The Shuttle: "Little Big Town is a children's role play cafe. Two thirds of the building is dedicated to play, so children can dress up and pretend to be adults by practicing how to deal with real life situations.

"The other third is a cafe, which is raised so parents can watch their children play while enjoying a coffee and a slice of cake.

"I saw a place like this in Dubai and thought it was fantastic. There's nothing like this in the area."

The play area is suitable for babies and children up to eight years of age. There are also board games for older children.

Sessions last for 90 minutes and cost £1 for under-ones, or free with a sibling, and £5.50 for children over the age of one.

There is a sibling discount of £4.50 per child and adults enter for free.

Little Big Town is open Monday to Saturday and is also available to hire for parties.