Come play at Tampa Bay’s newest indoor imaginative play space!

Located in Grand Plaza Carrollwood


Where children learn through imaginative play!

Little Play Place is an indoor play space that imitates scaled down versions of our big world. The curated play spaces inspire children to learn through role-play. Grocery shopping at the market, making a coffee at the cafe, washing the dishes at home, getting a makeover at the salon, teaching in the classroom, visiting the doctor, spending the day at the office, or helping with the town’s construction – the fun is in exploring!

Created with the help of early childhood educators, families and therapists

The play curriculum helps increase social, emotional, speech, and motor skills

Role-play supports homeschooling and unschooling principles

Functional toys promote imagination, interaction, and problem solving

Ideal community space for parents, caregivers and therapists

Limited capacity means a more pleasant experience for all

Perfect for cooling down from the Florida heat and sunshine

Inclusive for children with developmental and sensory needs

1. Pick a Day!

Choose your ideal visit date. We are open from 9am-4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday!

2. Pick a Time!

We have four play sessions per day, and the number of open play spots will be shown.

3. Get Ready to Play!

Just sign in! Or, if you’re new to LPP, sign up for a family account.

Parents and guardians: your name will show up in our open play roster, and the attending child will be checked in when they arrive at Little Play Place.

Note to those visiting with more than 1 child: you will need to complete the check out process for every child. (E.g. Families who want to visit with 2 children: pick day and time for child 1, and check out using your family account. Repeat check out process for same day and time for child 2.)

To add a family member or nanny to your family account, please call Little Play Place at (813) 252-9944.

We have special events, classes and workshops for your little ones!


Little Play Place Tampa

14425 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618

Centrally located in Grand Plaza Carrollwood by your usual favorites:

As a mother of two young children I am very excited about the opening of a new indoor play place in the Tampa area.

The Little Play Place is a perfect alternative to the large indoor bounce house play areas that we have here in Tampa Bay. 

[We] lived in Germany for 4 years and loved all the children’s cafes there. I wouldn’t have been able to survive motherhood in a different country if it wasn’t for those cafes.

I’m looking forward to bringing my children to The Little Place Play to learn by playing. We can’t wait!!!

Acsa Harper

Montessori Teacher & blogger


Even more value when you pre-purchase.

We offer punch passes for discounted play. Our Premium Play Passes also include exclusive offers on workshops, classes, parties and retail. Simply provide your name and email, and we’ll send you more information on the Play Perks!

Give the Gift of Open Play

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you open?

We are open now! Our grand opening was on November 23, 2019! 

What are your hours of operation?

We are open for play Tuesday-Sunday. Our Open Play sessions last 90 minutes and commence at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

What makes your play space different than others?

We have curated play spaces and provide play curriculum to help make it both fun and educational. Our play center focuses on role-play to build social, emotional, speech and motor skills. Open play attendance is limited to help families and children have a more ideal play experience. Because of this, pre-booking is highly encouraged.

Is a membership required to play?

Not at all! Anyone is welcome to visit during open play sessions. However, we do offer punch cards so you can save when you purchase  sessions in advance. Upper tier passes come with Play Perks, which include exclusive offers on parties, play and retail!

What happens if I show up late to a play session?

Our play sessions commence promptly at 9, 11, 1, and 3 and last 90 minutes. We limit attendance for a more pleasant experience for all. Because of this model, we are unable to extend play sessions past our open play time windows. Arriving late for your play session forfeits lost time.

How can gift cards be used?

Gift cards can be used towards open play, snacks and drinks, retail, booking parties, and attending classes or workshops.

What ages are ideal for LPP?

While there is no age limit for LPP, the spaces are designed for littles 1-8 years of age. We also have a play area for your littles who are not yet walking.

My child has sensory needs, is LPP a good space for them?

Absolutely! In addition to smaller groups per play session (meaning less noise), we have a calm down corner for over-stimulated littles. We will also have 5 pairs of noise-cancelling headphones available.

How much is an Open Play session?

Open play is $15 per child or $5 for littles under 1. This covers a full 90 minutes of play. Socks are required for visiting, and will be available to purchase if you don’t have them with you.

I love the Montessori approach for this new indoor learning facility. Each learning zone will create an environment that encourages role play with parents and caregivers.

It’s a fantastic alternative to “play places” that are sensory overload for small kids.

It encourages creative and imaginative play. There will be prompt cards to help guide parents in each play zone. I love all the wooden toys and the layout of the facility. You can host birthday parties, field trips and attend workshops.

Can’t wait to bring my little ones to this amazing place.

Karimah Henry

Writer for


We’ll be your child’s new favorite play space – don’t miss out on booking the best time for your family!

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