Playgroups

Playgroups

Here’s a selection of  local playgroups, drop-in, stay and play activities in Brighton to do with your toddler (some tried & tested, some new and some recommended);

MONDAY        TUESDAY        WEDNESDAY        THURSDAY         FRIDAY          SUNDAY

TT=Term time only
H= Open in the holidays

Updated 2nd feb 2017

Monday

Fiveways stay and play

 TT

Stay & Play with your little ones. Childrens snack and drink included.

Fiveways Playcentre, Rear of 8-10 Florence Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 6DJ
10.00 am – 11.30 am
£2
age 0-3 years

Carden Tots Jumping Gym

 TT

Soft play, bouncy castle, kids gym equipment – Good soft play area. Worth booking your food in advance as there is only one person in the kitchen and it can take a while ( not good when you have a hungry toddler!)

Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Park, Carden Hill, Brighton East Sussex BN1 8GN
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
£1.50 per child over 6 months including adults
under 5′s

http://www.cardentots.co.uk/


Tuesday

Movers and Shakers

 TT

Movers and Shakers is a fun and friendly music group for pre-school children. Each week we have about 40 minutes of music-making, singing and dancing, followed by a healthy snack for the kids,and tea/coffee for the adults.

Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road, Brighton, BN1 7BH
£1.50 and 50p for an additional child – first session free!  30p for tea and coffee.
Tuesdays 9.45am to 11.30am
Contact Hilary on 07708 052 724

http://hollingdeancommunitycentre.org.uk/

Kiddiwinks

H

Stay and Play time. Drop-in, no need to book. Home cooked food for you and your toddler, toys galore and outside space.

Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road, Brighton, BN1 7BH
T: 01273 236160
12.30 – 2.15 pm
£3 entry + £ food extra (optional)
no age restriction

Kiddiewinks is open in the Summer Holidays

http://hollingdeancommunitycentre.org.uk/

My First Word Grows Up

H

Stay and Play with different activities running every week. Check out their facebook page for more details. Drop-in, no need to book.  For ages 0-8 years.

9.30am-11.30am
360c Ditchling Road, Brighton BN1 6JG

Classes also run at Portslade from 11-1pm


Wednesday

Baby Gym

H

Toddlers explore the gym in a safe, padded environment. The children are free to play in the foam pit, on the trampolines and gym equipment under parents supervision.

Brighton & Hove Gymnastics Club, St. Agnes Church, Newtown Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7BA
Tel: (01273) 776209
9.30am-10.30am & 10.30am-11.30am
£3.50
age 0-3 years

WEBSITE

Baby Gym is open in the Summer Holidays on WEDNESDAYS only ( not the friday session)

 

Fiveways stay and play

 TT

Stay & Play with your little ones. Childrens snack and drink included.

Fiveways Playcentre, Rear of 8-10 Florence Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 6DJ
10.00 am – 11.30 am
£2
age 0-3 years

 

Hollingdean Sure Start Stay & Play

Very friendly volunteer led drop-in group. Lots of toys and varied activities each week, ending in fun sing a long. Everyone welcome.  Separate room available for babies and toddlers optional. Community Cafe in the Hollingdean centre. Worth booking food in advance as exit times of playgroup coincides with adjoining nurseries lunch time.

Hollingdean Children’s Centre ( Sure Start), Brentwood Road, Hollingdean, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 7DY
10.00 am – 11.30 am
£ FREE

How to find us: Google Maps

Little Lambs Baby & Toddler Group

 TT

Local toddler group.  Baby area, ride-on toys, art section. Tea and biscuits provided. Drop in, no pre-booking necessary.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Church Hall (nxt to the church), Dyke Road, BRIGHTON, BN1 5AE
Tel: 07807 510873 (Catherine)
1.30 pm – 3.00pm
£1.50 per grown up / £1 per child (babies under 6 months free). Maximum £3 charge per family. Cost includes tea and biscuits, orange juice for children.
age 0-5 years


Thursday

Truly Madly Messy

Ladies Mile Function Hall, Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8RA

9.30-10.30/11.00-12

Messy play for babies and toddlers, ending with story time, biscuit for little ones and tea/coffee for adults.

Free parking. Toilet facilities available.

£6  per child £3 siblings

TT

Dragonflies Toddler Group

Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton, BN1 6RB

10.00-12.00

Healthy fresh snacks brought in from Fiveways fruit and veg included. Singalong at the end of the session. Tea and Coffee supplied for the mums or dads. Parking on road but no parking restriction as yet, so free to park.

Toilets with baby changing available. Big space for toddlers and young children to run around in.

£1.50 for adults

£1.50 for children over 6 months

Babies go free ( under 6 months)

Diddi Dance

Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to Diddis own funky pop songs your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. Different dance styles every half term from salsa and hip hop to country and disco. Classes are ideally suited for both boys and girls between 2-4 years old. Free trial available.Parents and carers are encouraged to join in and share the enjoyment with their diddi dancer.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Church Hall (nxt to the church), Dyke Road, BRIGHTON, BN1 5AE
10.00 am – 11.00 am
11.00 am – 12.00 am

age 1.5-4 years

http://www.diddidance.com/location.php?id=113


Friday

Baby Gym

 TT

Toddlers explore the gym in a safe, padded environment. The children are free to play in the foam pit, on the trampolines and gym equipment under parents supervision.

Brighton & Hove Gymnastics Club, St. Agnes Church, Newtown Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7BA
Tel: (01273) 776209
9.30am-10.30am & 10.30am-11.30am
£3.50
age 0-3 years

WEBSITE

Hullabaloo Pre-School Music Group

H

Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, BN1 8TA

Nursery rhymes, action songs, percussion instruments, puppets, parachute, half hour singing, half hour play with toys, refreshments for parents and children (raisins and biscuits for the children).
Fri 9.30-10.30am OR 10.30-11.30am

Cost: £4 one child, £6 for two siblings
Suitable age range: birth – pre school

Hullabaloo is open during the summer holidays – Select dates only. Siblings welcome in the holidays

Fiveways stay and play

 TT

Stay & Play with your little ones. Childrens snack and drink included.

Fiveways Playcentre, Rear of 8-10 Florence Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 6DJ
10.00 am – 11.30 am
£2
age 0-3 years

 

My First Word Grows Up

H

Stay and Play with different activities running every week. Check out their facebook page for more details. Drop-in, no need to book.  For ages 0-8 years.

9.30am-11.30am
360c Ditchling Road, Brighton BN1 6JG

Classes also run at Portslade from 11-1pm


Sunday

Messy Church

A new monthly event, with stories, songs, crafts and a simple supper

Church of St John the Evangelist, Knoyle Road, Preston , Brighton, BN1 6RB

4pm-6pm

No booking required, just turn up.

http://brightonstjohn.org.uk/news.html#messy

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