Here you will find times, cost, details about the group and what to expect, plus directions and contact details.
Tried and tested.
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am – Term Time only
Cost: £1 per person (under 6ms 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!
Time: 9:30-11:00 Term Time Only
Cost: £2 per family 50p for extra adult
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).
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. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks as well if required.
In all sessions 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! At the end of each session we sing a ‘good bye’ song, in which we sing good by to children individually.
Time: 12noon – 1pm Term Time only
Cost: £See below
This is run by Charlie Nixon, next to Ladysmith Infant School. It’s £36 for 6 weeks, pre-booking is required. During Sessions we smell, taste and prepare delicious recipes to take home and cook. From onion bhajis to sticky cinnamon buns, we have plenty of fun getting stuck in finishing off with a mystery fruit/veg tasting session. All hands on deck to clear up before having a cuppa and packed lunch for those who want to
I just love the toy library, especially for toys which are big or expensive! It is especially good when you just know your kids are bored with the wet weather and all their indoor toys. Come and BORROW something….like a library!!! Who knew! We borrowed a small activity table whilst Nancy was learning to stand and a numeracy game just when she started school, there aare dressing up clothes and all manner of other stuff I could never afford to buy let alone house!
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Cost: £2 per child
I’ve yet to review this myself but I’m told there is an area for babies, a craft activity for the older ones each week, toys to play with and then a book and song at the end. Sounds great! I’ll see you soon! This group occasionally opens in the summer holidays but please check first.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm Term Time Only
Cost: Voluntary Donations
The only playgroup I’ve found with a sand pit! This a huge bright room full of fun!
There‘s a Wendy house, dressing up clothes, a reading corner with squashy cushions, a safely cordoned off carpeted area with smaller toys for babies, Jigsaw tables, Arts and Crafts, Playdoh table, dolls house table. Tea and coffee for grownups and juice and a biscuit for little ones. We gather for a good old sing song before tidying up. I love it!!
Julia – 01392 424181
Time: 10 – 11.30am
Time: 10:00am – 11.20am Term Time only
Run by members of Trinity church. Loads of toys and things to do in a very friendly environment, there is a craft session making facemasks, supervised sticking and painting. There are soft toys and ride ons, Playdoh, puzzles and bricks. At 11o’clock we have a drink and a biscuit and a good loud sing song before we finish.
Jane: 01392 460940
Time: 9.30 – 11.15
A warm welcoming group, parents, carers, grandparents and childminders are all welcome at this group. It’s nice to see on their blurb that ‘expectant mums’ are welcome too (as if you’d turn her away anyway! but it’s good to point this out!)
There are loads of toys, a fabulous snack time, singing and craft.
Term time only.