Check out my tried and tested Friday Playgroups!

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

Breast Friends - Breastfeeding Support Group

Time: 12:00pm – 2.30pm

Cost: £1 adults

CLOSED DUE TO COVID – if you need breastfeeding support we can use Zoom, we do this with two Peer Supporters so we are all safe. It’s not the best way to help but at the moment it’s all we have to offer safely. You can book onto a Nappuccino too if you want to come and see someone but these sessions get booked very quickly. PLEASE message me if you need help and we can put you in touch with Peer Supporters.

We are a committed group of mothers who are all qualified as Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. We volunteer our time to assist you with breastfeeding as we understand the importance of support and a friendly face during what can be a tricky time.

The group is aimed at breastfeeding mothers, and their partners, who are looking for guidance and support both in the early days, and throughout their breastfeeding journey. Please feel free to come when you are pregnant.

We offer help and reassurance and will signpost you to medical experts and advisors where necessary. Please come along for support and a friendly ear and to meet other mums who are at a similar stage to you.

We can accommodate toddlers and preschool children but we are not a playgroup, please feel free to come and we will aim to distract them with a box of toys whilst you get the breastfeeding support you need.

We have a private 1:1 feeding space available if you need it. We will be visited by our lovely Bra Lady and other local mums who provide breastfeeding clothing and the like, they will help with the financial running costs of the group.

Refreshments provided.

Jen Harris – (me!) 07886626093 

Exeter Breastfeeding Mums Facebook page

St Leonards Church Toddler Group

Time: 10am – 11.30am Term Time Only

Cost: £2

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

This is a super friendly group which meets in the Church Centre on Wednesday afternoons (1.30 – 3.00 pm) and Friday mornings (10.00 – 11.30 am), term time only. All preschool children, babies and their carers are welcome.

Each session, includes a craft or activity, plenty of toys, refreshments and a time of singing. There is a baby area too.

Friday mornings tend to be very busy and Wednesday afternoons are quieter.

Each year they hold our Easter Event which includes a short service in the church, an Easter craft, hot cross buns and ends with an Easter egg hunt.

At Christmas there is a similar event but it also includes party food and a present for each child.

It’s a great group for a chat and a cuppa, and have the opportunity to meet new friends! It’s a truly warm welcome.

Ruth – 01932 286900

Kenton Pre School Bumps, Babes and Toddler Group

Time: 10 – 12am

Cost: £2

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

Ok so its not right in the middle of Exeter but hey, if you’re out on the Exminster side of town. It’s in the downstairs room at the beautiful Kenton Victory Hall. They welcome 0-3 years only

01626 891700

Ding-a-ling! Willowbrook School

Time: 9:15 – 11:15 
Term time only

Cost: £1 suggested donation

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

Toys, crafts, refreshments, stories and songs!

Bounce & Rhyme, Pinhoe Library

Time: 10:30am – 11.30am

Cost: FREE

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

Run by volunteers, ‘Bounce & Rhyme’ is a fab session in the heart of the community. 

It’s thought by some that we will forget some of our traditional nursery rhymes – pop along to Bounce and Rhyme to refresh your memory!

 

Sylvania Community Hall, Stoke Hill

Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm, alternate Friday

Cost: £4 per month (2 sessions)

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

‘La Cabaña’ Spanish playgroup with Spanish songs, stories and craft activities.

Welcoming Spanish speaking children and adults of all ages. Snacks are available for children. Runs All Year Round, but please contact us for confirmed dates.

Isabel 07779 162436

Exeter Babies Baby and Childrens Market

Wonford Toddlers

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 during term time

Cost: 50p

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

In the heart of the community! This is a fab group. It’s called ‘Mothers and Toddlers’ on their website but Dads, Grandads, Grandmas, Nona, Nono, Babcia i Dziadek etc are all welcome

The opportunity for parents and children to meet and interact in a relaxed informal manner. With crafts, toys, games and refreshments. A group greatly valued by those who come each week.

Flying Start Children’s Centre – 01392 434221

Mini Mints, The Mint, Fore Street

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am – Term time only

Cost: £1 suggested donation

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

Toys, Craft, refreshments, stories and songs.

After the group there is a chance to join in with ‘church mice’ which is a worship group for preschool aged children and their parents.

Dad's and Littl 'uns, Palace Gate Centre

Time: 10am – 12 noon

Cost: £2

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and toddlers! 

‘We′re just groups of normal blokes, who also happen to be dads looking after their children during the week.

Some of us are homedads full time. Some have part time employment, and do the childcare on the other days. Some even work full time but with shift patterns that allow them to come to the playgroup with their kids. Room full of toys, games, crafts and play things for all pre school ages.’

Coffee, tea and biscuits on tap for dads. Juice and biscuits for the little ones or bring your own bottle! Great chance for dads and their little ones to get together and socialise.

Other venues used during school holidays. See website for more updates http://www.dadsandlittluns.co.uk/ (Top tip, Bring a packed lunch and stay and eat it after the session) 

Sam samuel.carson@yahoo.co.uk 07515109093 

Broadclyst Toddlers, Broadclyst Pavillion

Time: 10 – 11.30 Term Time only

Cost: £2

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

The toddler group is for all children between 0 and 4 and their ‘grown up helpers’. We meet Friday mornings during term time between 10.00 and 11.30am at the Sports Pavilion, Holly Close.

We aim to deliver a good mix of free play time, themed sessions (i.e. seasonal craft, cooking, and even science!), encouraging social skill development by sitting down to a snack and rounding the session off with a good old sing-song of all the traditional, favourite nursery rhymes and a few more modern adaptations!

The cost is £2.00 per family, which includes all craft materials, cooking ingredients, snack and of course, a cup of tea for Mum!

Flamingos -

Time: 10-11 First Friday of the month.

Cost: £TBC

CLOSED DUE TO COVID

This group is specifically for children with allergies. There will be no food or drink at this group. 

It must be so scary to be mum to a child with severe allergies, at every group there are hidden dangers, oranges, cheese, nuts and milk to name but a few. Snack time can be messy, food on the floor and on hands and toys.  
So if this is you and your child, here is a group where the worry has been taken away. 

There are new toys and a very clean environment. There will be guest speakers from the Devon Allergy Clinic to answer any questions. 

Please contact the group before heading out.

flamingosplaygroup@hotmail.com or call Beth on 07943411242 
Here is their Facebook page…

Playgroup called Flamingos