Our Pop Up Play Village Franchise Opportunity

Pop Up Village is the original, first ever mobile role play village to exist. It was created by an idea that our franchisor Becky had back in 2016  when looking for activities to take her own children to and not finding a class that would benefit both her baby and 2 year old at the time. After some researching, it was clear that a mobile role play village didn’t exist anywhere and that is where our journey began!

Pop Up Play Village is such a unique and special place for both children and their families to come and play, we are so proud of what we have achieved so far. We want to welcome many more children and their parents into our role play world, but to do that we need some help.

We’re looking for people who understand children and enjoy being around them. Ideally you’ll have experience of working with children and/or have your own – but that’s not essential. What is, is a sense of fun and adventure.

We think Pop Up Play Village is a fantastic business opportunity, take a look  at our reasons below as to why we think it is!

Why Join Our Village:

  • We are the only role play and outdoor explorers business, the best of both worlds!

  • Pop Up Play Village has been created by an Early Years Specialist Teacher with a passion for educating children through play. It is the only role play business to have Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 Curriculum planning underpinning our play areas. As a result, we can take our village in to schools and early years settings and teach a class of children purely through role play.

  • As well as having curriculum planning, we also have a wealth of themed planning too! You can choose from a great selection to theme your village.

  • Our village design is open plan. This is vital for our customers to feel safe and secure, adults can see their children at all times as their children develop the confidence to explore our village. We purposefully don’t have any backdrops or borders so that our customers can relax and enjoy attending an activity with their children in a stress free environment. 

  • Our village has been designed with big play areas that can fit several families in at a time which are great for families and friends to socialise and play together. Also by having big open plan play areas, children are  able to fully lead their play letting their imaginations run wild and making connections with one play area to another.

  • Pop Up Play Village is a trademarked business. When you join our team you get the rights to use our trademark, stand out from the crowd and offer our ultimate role play experience in your area. 

  • You will get full online training when you join which can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. After the initial training, you will get on going support as little or as much support as you need. 

  • You will be your own boss, running a tried and tested business. You get the flexibility to decide when and how often you work. The choice is yours.

  • We offer such a variety of services – role play classes, parties, wedding entertainment, working in schools to name a few. You can choose which services you would like to offer or offer them all if you like. The choice is yours to make.

  • Our team members are very creative, we don’t restrict that here at Pop Up Play Village. We are a franchise and we do work together to provide the ultimate role play experience for our communities but we do also believe that it is great for each individual franchise to put their own stamp on their business allowing their personalities and passions to shine through.

  • When you join our team, we do the work to get your kit prepared and organised. This typically takes us six weeks to do, it then gets delivered to you all ready to launch.

  • We have the support from both a government backed loan and high street banks to provide funding to cover the start up costs to join our team. No savings are needed to join Pop Up Play Village. 

  • Last but not least, this is a big benefit… you get to join our very special Pop Up Play Village team. We work together, we provide support to each other and as a result we have a fantastic reputation in our local areas. They say it takes a village to build a business and in our case it definitely does. 

What Our Franchisees Say:

Our franchisee Erica who owns both the Basingstoke and Reading franchises has filmed a video testimonial about her own experience of running a Pop Up Play Village franchise.

To access the video, click on this link:


A review from Sam who owns the Maidenhead and Windsor Franchise:

I first heard of Pop Up Play Village when a friend of mine bought the Maidenhead and Windsor franchise, and when she told me I felt a little pang of jealousy. I have worked with children for the past 15 years and ran my own successful childminding business. However, there was something about Pop Up Play and the opportunities it gave to Little People that made me think that it could potentially be a fantastic business opportunity for me and my daughters to run and we could make it a fantastic family business.

A couple of years ago Cath sadly had to think about selling the franchise to make way for her other business to expand, and as she had a young son, she just couldn’t run both. So, I put my interest to her and here we are!! On June 1st 2019 Pop Up Play Village Maidenhead and Windsor became my new baby.

My advice to anyone considering buying a franchise, is to just go for it. All the staff at Pop Up Play village are very helpful and welcoming and I hope to be here for many years to come.

Our franchisee Janine who owns the Wokingham, Henley and Ascot franchise has filmed a video testimonial about her own experience of running a Pop Up Play Village franchise.

To access the video, click on this link:


A review from Sophie who owns Pop Up Play Village In and around Cardiff:

Hi my name is Sophie and I run Pop Up Play Village Cardiff. I started my business in October 2019 and so glad I did. With months of looking for something that I love,  I decided to join Pop Up Play Village not only because I love role play and what learning outcomes children can have from it but because  watching my own daughter grow, role play is so rewarding and I wanted something that I could fit around her so I can always be there for her no matter what. From the get go Becky has always been very supportive and answers any questions I have which is a big help as I’ve never run my own business before. All my customers always comment on how much of a good idea it is and it’s unique which I agree on of course. I love my little business and I thank Becky for showing me it 😃😃

A review from Julie and Alison who own Pop Up Play Village in and around Cleethorpes:

As people say, we only have one life, live it! When Ali and I saw the opportunities Pop Up held we went for it! The idea of working with children, teaching them through role play and having your own timetable seemed amazing and a great fit around my family and new life.

A review from Eliza who owns Pop Up Play Village in Northampton:

I saw an ad for Pop Up Play Village and the opportunities and fun it offered and I couldn’t resist. The idea of working with children, teaching them through role play, and having your own timetable seemed amazing. So, at the end of 2020 I became the franchisee for Northampton. I can’t say how happy I am for having made that choice!

A review from Emma who owns Pop Up Play Village in Loughborough, Coalville, Ashby and Swadlincote:

I came across Pop Up Play Village online and was immediately drawn to the ethos of the franchise. I did more research and realised this was what I had been looking for! So, despite being in the middle of the pandemic and with a newborn baby, I bought the franchise and I can honestly say I have never looked back!

A review from Katie who owns Pop Up Play Village in East Herts and North West Essex:

I’m super passionate about my little business, where I can go with it, what I can offer to the area and further afield and how I can grow. Being able to offer so much through Pop Up Play Village is so rewarding.

A review from Shelley who owns Pop Up Play Village in South Somerset:

After attending baby/toddler groups in the local area, I realised there was a gap in the market for more creative and imaginative educational play. This led me to setting up Pop Up Play Village last summer! I launched last September and I’ve loved my journey so far.

For more information and to find out if running a Pop Up Play Village franchise is right for you, contact our franchisor Becky:

Tel: 07807297259       Email: hello@popupplayvillage.co.uk