Two new experiences coming to Ashford Town Centre with Little Land and Virtual Recreation

Published: 27/09/2023
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Two new, exciting businesses are opening in Ashford Town Centre, providing residents and visitors with unique experiences – for both the young and the young at heart.

On Saturday 16 September 2023, Little Land, a new role-play centre for little people aged six years and under, opened its doors at Unit 24 in Park Mall.

Little Land transports children into a series of shops, cafes, a supermarket, hairdressers, vets and other recognisable high street businesses, providing them with a space to role-play and explore real life situations in a safe and stimulating environment. There is also a café and seating area for parents and carers to enjoy, as they get to sit back and relax while watching their children play.

Owners Natasha Miller and Susie Winchester are both former teachers from Brabourne Primary School, and have worked together to create a business that mixes their knowledge of education and learning, with a fun, interactive space in the town centre that will support children’s development and play.

To find out more about Little Land you can visit their Facebook page.

From small children to big kids, Virtual Recreation (VRec) is set to hit Ashford Town Centre this November. VRec will transport visitors to another world via their state-of-art VR equipment, providing both Arcade VR and Free Roam virtual reality at Elwick Place.

Based in Unit 2 (half of the former Macknade building), VRec will offer adults and children alike the chance to immerse themselves in a whole host of virtual reality experiences from swimming with whales to fighting zombies. As well as individual booths, the Free Roam arena will support multiplayer gaming. Group and party packages for between six and 14 people will also be available for birthdays, corporate events and team-building activities.

VRec’s owner and founder Jackie Dawes says: “The idea behind VRec was to provide local people in and around Ashford with a new, exciting and unforgettable experience that they could share as a family or group of friends. Our virtual reality experience is for adults and children alike, gaming enthusiasts and those new to VR – so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

She continues: “Ashford has such a strong community of local business owners, who have all been incredibly supportive of us. We now just can’t wait to open the doors and introduce everyone to the wonderful world of VR!”

To find out more about Virtual Recreation, visit their Facebook page.

All that’s left to say is a warm welcome to Ashford Town Centre to both businesses!