Co Antrim mum-of-three on her play business for kids and upcoming plans

The Wee Village features play areas such as a beauty salon, health centre, coffee shop, post office and more

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Victoria Nichols and her daughters (Image: Submitted) A Co Antrim woman has opened up on her creative play business for kids and her plans in the near-future. Victoria Nichols opened The Wee Village in 2020, which is based on a farm in Doagh , and allows children 'to experience the high street through their imagination'. It features play areas such as a beauty salon, health centre, coffee shop, post office and more, along with an area for parents and guardians to relax.

READ MORE: NI woman's activewear brand inspired by her late mum READ MORE: NI man on his addiction struggle and giving back to charity that saved his life Families can also hold birthday parties for their children at the premises, with school group bookings also available, and more. The Wee Village celebrates its fourth birthday this month, with its sister business Our Wee Family, an after-school club, set to open soon. Victoria, who is mum of Anna (10), Nancy (7), and 2-year-old Frances, told Be why she decided to open the business.



The 39-year-old said: "I came home from living in Cyprus, my background is in art and architecture. "I had Anna and Nancy at that time, they were 5 and 3, and I was meeting my friends and there was nowhere nice to meet for a play and a coffee. "I went to the Go For It programme and they helped me put a business plan together and they told me to go away and find my premises to see what the rates and rent would be.

" The Co Antrim woman then began looking for somewhere to rent and go.