Thursdays in term time
Mail Rail building
£5 / £1 for Camden residents
For ages 5 and under

Post and Play sessions are a chance for families with children under five to learn and have fun together through play.

A toddler wearing bright green dungarees in a blue ball pit.
A toddler playing with big blue foam blocks on a play mat.
Post and Play facilitator Rosie is on a pretend phone call with one of the toddlers playing. The phones are blue and red with a bright yellow foam cord.
A man plays with his young son on a mini railway track. They are pushing miniature trains around the wooden track.
A Post and Play facilitator helps a very young boy put mini post in bright red postboxes. The child wears a top with tigers on it.
Rosie celebrates with a toddler as he successfully pushes a miniature car down a ramp. His parents look very proud of him.
Our Post and Play facilitator helps a young child play with our miniature train set.

There’s lots of engineering, transport, and communication activities to explore!

Families can enjoy:

  • Sorting by colour and shape at postie sorting stations
  • Moving the mail by road and rail at transportation stations
  • Building tunnels, trains and chutes using your imagination to help keep our tiny town connected.


  • ‘It was our first time here and we absolutely loved it, thank you! We often come to Sorted and wish I had known about Post & Play sooner. The opening activity with the facilitator was lovely, welcoming and engaging. It’s great and relaxed here.’

    I brought my 20 month old and it was absolutely wonderful! There was a great variety of really well thought-out, engaging, challenging and fun activities! It was one of the best sessions we’ve had in London!’ 

  • ‘Genuinely the best space for kids I’ve been to! It’s so great to come and play in such a well supervised space! Very relaxing to have other enthusiastic adults to help with playing. And the toys are perfect for under 5’s. Great variety.’

    Post and Play is fantastic. I brought a 2- and 6-year-old and they loved it. Staff facilitate play and help push ideas on. Amazing team, amazing session.’


  • Includes entry to The Postal Museum exhibitions
  • £5 per child and accompanying adult
  • £1 per child and accompanying adult (Camden resident)
  • Under 6 months free
  • An Adult ticket will be automatically be added to your basket as supervision is required.

Add Sorted! to your visit

  • Enjoy a 45-minute session in our play area for children aged 8 and under.
  • Book Sorted! with your Post and Play session for £2 per child. Adults do not need a ticket.
  • Once you have added your Post and Play ticket to your basket, you will be given the option to add Sorted! tickets. You can skip this option if you don’t wish to buy Sorted! tickets.


  • Session times 10:15, 11:15 and 13:15.
  • Camden residents can book £1 tickets. You will be asked for proof of address at the point of booking.
  • Everyone attending will need a ticket. One free adult ticket is included in the ticket price. Babies under 6 months will also need a free ticket.
  • Sessions have capacity for one adult per child unless extra support is required. Additional adult tickets can be requested through our Box Office.
  • To ensure adequate supervision there is a maximum of three children per one adult. · Ticket sales end online at 9am on the day of the session.
  • Your ticket will provide entry to The Postal Museum exhibitions. You can add Sorted! The Postal Play Space to your visit for a discounted rate in the booking journey. The discount will be applied at checkout.
  • Arrive at Mail Rail welcome desk at least five minutes before your session time. Our Visitor Hosts will scan your ticket.
  • Sessions take place in the Mail Rail Depot accessed by going down one flight of stairs or a lift.
  • Buggy parking is available at Mail Rail where Post and Play sessions will be taking place.
  • Our café has highchairs and a Kids menu. Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are welcome anywhere in the museum. Show your ticket in the café for a £1 hot drink.
  • Unisex toilets including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located in The Postal Museum and Sorted!

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Supported by John Lyon’s Charity.