Check out my tried and tested Thursday Playgroups!

Here you will find times, cost, details about the group and what to expect, plus directions and contact details. You’re welcome!

Cranbrook Stay and Play

Time: 9.30am – 11.30pm

Cost: £1.50


A beautiful new venue for Devon’s newest town! 

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are there to help too….

More info to follow

Chris – 01392 210643

Pinhoe Parent and Toddler Group, America Hall

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am – Term Time only

Cost: £1 per adult, 70p per child (under 1s are free)


America Hall is huge! So much space for burning off energy, there are loads of cars and push along toys, pushchairs and ride ons, there’s a seesaw and a slide. There are craft tables and various artistic activities. Half way through the session we stop for a snack and a drink with Tea and Coffee for grown ups. At the end of the session we sing some songs whilst they toys are tidied away. The highlight of the group is the ‘Ready Steady Go’ game which involves running/toddling from one end of the hall to the other!

Emma Balchin 07824555595  or Facebook Page


Baby Book Worms, Central Library

Time: 12 noon

Cost: FREE


A free storytelling extravaganza!
Parents and carers read to your 0-2’s to help develop a love for books at an early age. Older siblings welcome.

0845 155 1001 or visit their website

Belmont Chapel, Western Way

Time: 9:30am – 11am Term Time Only

Cost: £1.50


A beautiful room specially designed with children in mind. This group has a craft table, ride on toys and a kitchen area. There is a drink and a biscuit for little ones and coffee or Tea.

Please note THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR THIS GROUP feel free to visit first though to see if you like it. Please contact Rachel to get on the list.

Rachel Morris 01392 258029

Bash and Bang @ Belmont Chapel, Western Way

Time: 11.30am – 1pm Term Time

Cost: £1.50


Does what it says on the tin!! Come along to make some music!! Let off some steam! Bring your lunch and enjoy eating together.

Please note THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR THIS GROUP feel free to visit first though to see if you like it. Please contact Rachel to get on the list.

Ele Hine – 01392 258029

Ladysmith Primary School, Pretoria Road, Exeter

Time: 9:30-11:00  Term Time Only

Cost: £2 per family

Ladysmith Playgroup Charlie

Ladysmith Toddler Group is located next to Ladysmith Infant School, in the Community room (accessed via Pretoria Road near the bottom of Sampson’s Lane).

The group is run by Ladysmith Community Action Team (LCAT). The Toddler Group was originally designed to welcome the growing number of families who speak English as an additional language. Since then the group has developed, and now welcomes families from across our community to enjoy and share the experience of bringing up children, whilst celebrating cultural diversity.

During Toddler group sessions families  register on arrival. There are various activities set out for children to explore including some sort of tactile/ messy play, art/ craft activity, plus lots of toys and a small outdoor area with ride-ons.

Hot drinks for adults are provided, along with squash or water and biscuits for all, at 10.30. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks as well if required.

We finish by gathering on the carpet for a story and to sing songs together as a group; we encourage everyone to join in, although please don’t worry if your child has other ideas! Children take turns to choose a picture from the basket, each represents a different song. We then stick it on the magnetic wall for everyone to see. We would love to learn some new songs, maybe you would like to share a song you sang as a child? At the end of  each session we sing a ‘good bye’ song, in which  we sing good by to children individually.

Come along and play!

Here is their Facebook Page

Charlie Nixon c/o, Ladysmith Primary School-01392 202337

Whipton Chapel, Pinhoe Road

Time: 10am – 12pm

Cost: £1


A fabulous big room! Arts and crafts for old enoughs and loads of toys for everyone. Juice and a biscuit followed by a sing song and a bible story this is a lovely friendly group. Tea and coffee and a chat.

Top Tip – Its not easy to find, the room is behind the church, as you look at the front of the building, walk down the path on the left hand side, there is a white UPVC door half way down the path…it’s in there!

Chris – 01392 210643