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Under 1’s Club Cavers Clubhouse

92 Southampton Road, Ringwood BH24 1JD. Thursdays, 10am-11.30am (term time only) starting September 2024 Join us at Ringwood Under 1s, a community initiative dedicated to giving babies in Ringwood and…

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Inspire Play Cafe

St Swithuns Church, Gervis Road Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3ED Wednesdays 10:30am – 12noon (term time only) A Play Cafe for parents/carers with children 0-4 years. We provide a relaxed space…

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Who let the Dads Out? The Beacon Church

9.30am-11.30am Every third Saturday of the month. Beacon Church Centre, 1-3 Mitchell Road, Canford Heath BH17 8UE. Dads, Uncles, Grandads, Carers all welcome. Space to play for all ages a bacon sandwich…

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Epiphany Bright Stars Parent and Toddler group

Holy Epiphany Church, Castle Lane, Bournemouth BH9 3LH. Tuesday afternoons 1.30-3pm (term time only) Stay and play with a lovely selection of toys, craft, snack, a friendly chat and a…

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Little Stars Toddler Group

Boscombe Baptist Church Hall, 26 Palmerston Road, Bournemouth. Fridays from 9.30-10.45am (term time only) We have lots of toys for your little ones to play with, craft, snacks, and end…

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St Mike’s Church Toddler Group

St Mike’s Church, Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5QU. Thursday mornings 10-12pm (term time only). Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a chat while your little one has fun playing…

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Little Buds Parent Group

URC Church Wimborne, Chapel Lane, Wimborne BH211PP. Friday 9.30am – 11am (term time only) A free post natal group for new parents and carers called “Little Buds”. Facilitated by NCT…

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Pop Up Play Village

Little Gizmo’s Free Event at Colin’s Nest Cafe

25 Birds Hill Rd, Poole BH15 2QJ. Every last Wednesday 11am-1pm (except School holidays) A FREE monthly event with soft play for children aged 6 month to 9 years Term Time…

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Truth Be Told Story & Rhyme Time Group

Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.30am/12pm (term time only) Citygate Church, Citygate Centre, 138A Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8AS. We aren’t your usual toddler group, but rather an opportunity for people of all…

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Twynham Tots

Twynham Church, 99 Barrack Road, Christchurch BH23 2AL. Wednesday’s 10am-12pm (term time only) A parent and baby/toddler group age 0-5’s at Twynham Church. We have cars, bikes, soft play, sensory…

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Southbourne Trinity Toddlers

84 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 5AG. Wednesdays 9.45am-11.15am (term time only) Join us 13. September 2023 – wide range of toys, messy play, healthy snack for the children and hot…

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TOTs Playgroup St. Clements Church

St Clement’s Rd, Boscombe BH1 4DZ. Thursdays 8.45am-10am (term time only) Come along to our TOTs playgroup for children aged 0-4years. There is time for free play, breakfast available, hot…

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Stay and Play Bourne Community Hub

Northmere Road, BH12 4DY. Mondays, 10-11.30am (term time only) Join us for our brand new stay and play session starting 20. February 2023 for just £1. Free hot & cold…

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Mudeford Lane Methodist Church Playgroup

Mudeford Ln, Christchurch BH23 3HL. Wednesdays 1.30pm-2.45pm (term time only). Come & meet other parents/ grandparents & have a chat while the little one play! Snacks & drinks available. Free…

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First Steps Playgroup

GodFirst Church, 15 Airfield Rd, Mudeford BH23 3TG. Wednesdays 9.30am-11am (term-time only) First Steps is our parent/carer and pre-school group we meet on Wednesdays at 9.30am-11am at The Runway, you are…

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Destiny Tots

Destiny Life Church Bournemouth, 25A Elliott Rd, West Howe Industrial Estate BH11 8LQ. Wednesdays, 10am-12pm (term time only) We have an amazing space & lots of lovely toys for all…

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Little Gardeners Stay & Play

The Secret Garden, BH1 4DJ. Thursdays 10am Let your little ones (under 7 years) play, explore, dig, create and connect with nature in a safe and stimulating outdoor setting. Free…

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Forest Garden Toddlers

King Street Wimborne, Bh21 1. Tuesdays 10.30am-12pm (term time only) Join us in the Minster Families Forest Garden we will be learning about harvest, through planting in the forest garden,…

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Cherubs Parent & Toddler Group Colehill

Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 7AB. Fridays 9.30am – 11.15am (term time only) Lots of toys, small craft activity, song time as well as a dedicated baby area. Juice and biscuits are…

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Tots & Toys

Bring your children for play and to meet other parents/carers. Free play, crafts, snack & drink and song time. Sessions are £1 per family. Mondays 10-11.30am (term time only) at St…

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Happy Faces

Wimborne Methodist Church, BH21 1DY. Mondays 1.30pm-3pm Lovely little playgroup to bring your little ones to have a play and meet other parents.

Baby & Toddler Group – Elim Church Springbourne

Elim Church 50 Curzon Road, Boscombe BH1 4PP. Fridays, 10am -11.30am Come along to our brand new baby and toddler group with under ones area, craft, free play, music/singing and…

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Baby, Toddler & Parent Stay & Play West Howe

Cunningham Crescent, BH118DU. Mondays 9.30am-11.30am A welcoming group for all young children and their parents/carers. Meet, Learn, Play, Crafts, Song time & Refreshments. 50p. For more info please call 01202…

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Stay & Play – Fernheath Play

Fernheath Play, Verney Road, Bournemouth, BH118DA. Wednesdays 10am-12pm. Let your little ones play and explore in a safe and stimulating setting. £1.50 a session. Call 01202 581008 for more info. Booking…

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All Saints Parent & Toddler Group

All Saints Church Centre – Lower Hall, Oxford Avenue, Southbourne, BH6 5EH Tuesdays (term time only) 10.00am-11.30am A friendly, informal group giving parents/carers and toddlers a chance to get together….

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Stay & Play at Henry Brown Center

Mondays 9.30am-11am (term time only). Under 5s Stay & Play group. £1 per family includes tea, coffee, snacks. Please bring your own flask with a lid. Soft play, real world…

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Netanya Nature Preschool Stay & Play

The Phoebe Center, Gloucester Road, BH7 6JB. Fridays 10am-12pm (term time only) Sensory Play, Baby Area, Indoor and Outdoor Activities, Healthy Snack and Refreshments. PAYG available or book for the…

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Somerford Youth & Community Center

Bingham Road, Christchurch, BH23 3AH. Free After school drop-in sessions for young people of secondary school age from 3.15pm-4.30pm Mondays to Fridays (term time only). Wednesday morning playgroup 9.30-11.30am. Various Afternoon Activities…

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Play Street Monthly Pop Up Role Play

Various Locations in Wimborne, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Broadstone & Bearwood. Play Street is a monthly pop up role play with 12 role play corners, quality toys, dressing up and ride…

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Cornerstone Church Sunshine & Rainbows Playgroup

10am-11.30am Tuesdays. Cornerstone Church, Holloway Ave, Bournemouth, BH11 9JR. A fun playgroup for children age 0-5yrs to play and make friends and adults to meet and have a chat over…

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Little Ambers Toddler Group

9.15am-11am Thursdays. Little Ambers Nursery, Holloway Avenue, Bournemouth, Bh11 9JN. This fun babies and toddler group is for children age 0-5yrs. Lots of sensory activities, painting, sand, water play and plenty…

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Under One’s Baby Group Creekmoor

11.15am-12.15am / 1pm-2pm Wednesdays. Christ Church Creekmoor, 28 Northmead Dr, Poole BH17 7XZ. Under One’s is a group especially for new mums with babies aged 0-1yrs. Enjoy chatting with other parents and…

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Chatterbox Baby & Toddler Group Creekmoor

9.30am-11am Wednesdays (term time only). Christ Church Creekmoor, 28 Northmead Dr, Poole BH17 7XZ. A friendly group for parents, babies and toddlers aged 0-4yrs. Have fun playing with your little ones whilst…

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Saturdads Toddler Group for Dads – Merley

10am-11.30am Every First Saturday of the month.  The Lantern Church, 2 Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SM.  SATURDADS is a toddler group for dads (and grandads) and their kids up…

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New Mums and Babies Group Merley

10am-11am Thursdays. The Lantern Church in the Hub, 2 Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SM.  A welcoming place for mums with non-mobile babies to make friends. We will have a…

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Lantern Parent & Toddler Group Merley

10am-11.30am Thursdays (term time only).  The Lantern Church, 2 Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SM  We have a great variety of toys and play equipment for all ages 0-5yrs and…

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Parent & Toddler Group St. Barnabas Church Bearwood

9.30am-11am Thursdays (term time only). King John Avenue, Bearwood, BH11 9TF. A new group for parents, carers with their babies and toddlers aged 0-5yrs with refreshments. £1. Booking essential via [email protected]….

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Teddy Bears Club at St. Thomas Church Bournemouth

1.15pm-2.45pm Tuesdays All Year Round. St Thomas Church, Western Avenue, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, BH10 5BN.  Come and join us in the church hall for our Teddy Bears Club for children…

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Tiny Tots Parent and Toddler Group Mudeford

9.30am-11.45am Mondays and Thursdays (term time only). Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Pipers Drive, Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 4TR. There will be music and dance plus lots of activities including ride-on toys,…

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Stepping Stones Parent and Toddler Group Christchurch

10am-11.30am Fridays (term time only).  Christchurch Baptist Church, 49 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QD.  Stepping Stones is for children aged 0-4yrs. We will enjoy games, toys, story times, crafts & singing….

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Stay and Play Group Somerford  

9.30am-11.30am Wednesdays (term time only). Somerford Youth and Community Centre, Bingham Road, Somerford, Christchurch, BH23 3AH.  Our Stay and Play group is situated in our Youth club hall. The activities…

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Scallywags Parent and Toddler Group Bransgore Community Church 

10am-11.30am Thursdays (term time only). Bransgore Community Church, Shackleton Square, Bransgore, Christchurch, BH23 8AJ.  Scallywags provides a great opportunity for babies/ toddlers aged 0-4yrs and their parents/carers to get together…

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Portfield Bears Parent and Toddler Group 

9.30am-11.30am Tuesdays (term time only). Portfield Hall, 94 Portfield Road, Christchurch, BH23 2AQ.  A great playgroup for children aged 0-5yrs with toys, different craft activities, singing time and snacks plus…

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New Beginnings Toddler Group – Christchurch Christian Center 

10am-11.30am Fridays (term time only).  Christchurch Christian Centre, Millhams Road, Christchurch, BH23 1DN.  Come along to this friendly playgroup for children aged 0-5yrs with toys, colouring & crafts and role…

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Little Stars – Somerford

 9.15am-11am Fridays All Year Round. High Cross Church, 58 – 60 Amethyst Road, Christchurch, BH23 3EB.  At Little Stars children aged 0-4yrs are able to play with a variety of toys and…

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First Steps Toddler Playgroup Christchurch

9.30am-11am Wednesdays (term time only). GodFirst Church, Airfield Road, Christchurch BH23 3TG. A toddler group for 0-4’s and their parents, grandparents and carers. We have lots of toys and activities….

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Burton Toddler and Parent Group

10am-11.30am Fridays (term time only). Burton Green United Reformed Church, 119 Salisbury Road, Christchurch, BH237JN. Lots of toys to play with, craft time and music and movement for children aged…

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German Playgroup ‘Kindergruppe’ Christchurch

10am-11.45am Wednesdays (term time only).  Christchurch Baptist Church, 1a/b Beaconsfield Rd (off Bargates), BH23 1QT. Entrance first door right on Beaconsfield Road. German playgroup for children age 0-5yrs with toys…

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Little Stars Stay and Play Creekmoor

10am – 11am Wednesdays All Year Round. The Creekmoor Community Centre. Northmead Dr, Poole, BH17 7XZ. This is a stay and play group for children aged 0-5yrs. with a disability and/or additional…

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Tiddlers Toddlers Group Oakdale

9.45am-11.45am Thursdays (term time only). Longfleet Baptist Church Hall, 138 Wimborne Road, BH15 3DH. The entrance is just around the corner in Marnhull Road. A place to come where parents can…

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Little Lights Babies & Toddler Group Holton Heath

10am-11.30am 1st and 3rd Thursday (term time only). The Lighthouse Church, Holton Heath, BH16 6HX. A babies and toddlers playgroup for children aged 0-5yrs with toys, crafts, snacks, baby area and rhyme…

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Stour Valley and Kingfisher Barn

Wild crafts – stone painting – monthly – £2 Nature tots – Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings – £2.50 The Owl Trail (self-led) – Follow our trail of stunning wooden, carved owls from…

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Tots, Tea and Toast at St Nicholas Church Corfe Mullen

9.30am-11am Tuesdays (term time only). St Nicholas Church, 30 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Dorset, BH21 3LE. A group for pre school children aged 0-5yrs and their carers. A relaxed time of play, craft and…

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Salvation Army Sensory Stay and Play

Tuesday afternoon 1pm (term time only). Winton Salvation Army, 1 Latimer Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1JY. A multi-sensory interactive session for all pre-school (0-4 years) children and their carers. £1.50 per…

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Offspring Toddler Group Canford Magna

10am-11.45am Tuesdays. Canford Magna Centre, Canford Magna Parish Church, Canford Magna, BH21 3AF. A friendly playgroup for children aged 0-4yrs to play, have fun and connect with other parents and carers in the…

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Branksome Toddlers

9.30-11.30am Tuesdays. (term time only) Branksome Community Centre, Recreation Road, Poole, BH12 2EA. A group aimed at parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Let your little ones…

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St Luke’s Church Toddler Group Parkstone

10am-11.3 am Thursdays (term time only). St. Luke’s Church, Wellington Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LF. Looking forward to seeing old and welcome new friends to our toddlers playgroup for children aged 0-5yrs….

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St John’s Toddler Group Parkstone

10am Fridays. St John’s Church, 384 Ashley Road, Parkstone, BH14 0AA. Fun and friendship for parents and children aged 0-5yrs. Please note there is currently a waiting list please call below if…

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Playzone Toddler Group Creekmoor

1pm-2.30pm Tuesdays (term time only). Christ Church Creekmoor, 28 Northmead Dr, Poole BH17 7XZ. A friendly group for parents, babies and toddlers aged 0-4 1/2yrs. Come and have fun playing with our…

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Noah’s Ark Toddler Group Upton

10-11.30am Thursdays (term time only). Upton Methodist Church, Dorchester Road, Upton, Poole, BH16 5NN. Meeting in the Church hall, children 0-5yrs and their parents are very welcome! This can be…

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Little Treasures Toddler Group Canford Heath

1pm-2.30pm Thursdays. St Paul’s Church, Neighbourhood Centre, Canford Heath, Poole, BH17 9DW. Little Treasures Toddler group is for parents, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers aged 0-5yrs. Join us for…

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Little Seedlings Group Parkstone

10am–11.30am Mondays (term time only). Parkstone Baptist Church, 11 Loch Road, Parkstone, BH14 9EX. A friendly playgroup for parents and carers and children aged 0-5yrs making new friends and having fun playing…

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Little Jemms St. James Poole

9.15am-11.15am Fridays (term time only). St James’ church, Thames Street, Poole, BH15 1JN. A friendly and fun baby and toddler group offering a wide range of activities including crafts, painting, rides on, kids…

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Stay and Play Cafe Poole

10am-12pm Tuesdays. Life Church Poole, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1SH. REOPENING 14th JUNE 2022!! Stay & Play Drop In / Play Cafe in Poole Town Centre. A perfect place for…

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First Steps Playgroup Upton

9am-12pm Tuesdays (term time only). St Dunstan’s Church, Poole Road, Upton BH16 5JA. First Steps playgroup is a drop in playgroup for pre-school aged children (0-5yrs), along with their parent or…

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Beacon Church Toddler Group

10am-11.30am Mondays (term time only). Beacon Church Centre, 1-3 Mitchell Road, Canford Heath BH17 8UE. A safe and welcoming place for those who care for children and their little ones from birth…

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Broadstone United Reformed Church Toddler Group

2pm-4pm Wednesdays (term time only). Broadstone United Reformed Church, 1, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, Poole, BH18 9AB. A warm welcome awaits all parents and carers at our very friendly Toddler Group for children…

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Cherubs Baby and Toddler Group Liliput

10am-11.30am Mondays (term time only). Holy Angels Church Hall, Lilliput Road, Lilliput, Poole, BH14 8JX. Join our friendly, welcoming group of local parents, carers and children aged 0-5yrs. for play,…

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