Playgroups

Playgroups in Christchurch

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 0-5yrs. Refreshments include tea and coffee for parents. £1 per session.

Contact number: 01202 470673 Mandy Hibbert.

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 very welcome to come along.

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. Yummy snacks for the children and cake for the grownups! £1 per child. 

Contact number: 01202 470480.

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 and craft tables for the kids. Snacks & singing at the end of each session plus coffee & cake for the parents. £1.80 per family. 

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 equipment. There is also a small outdoor area with a safety surface for use in dry weather. £1 per family. 

Contact number: 01202 473003 Anthony Eden.

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 event.

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 play area. £1 per session (first session is free).

Contact Charlotte on 01202 475618.

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 on vehicles plus a pop up (cash only) cafe.

Play Street can also be hired for parties.

Please message 07947308589 for dates and more information.

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 coffee/tea for the adults. We also have the use of a great outside grassed area to play in during the summer. £1.50 per family. 

Anyone is welcome but please book a place due to limited numbers. Call Beth on 07771 276807.

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 for fun, games, crafts and singing in a supportive and relational atmosphere. £1 per child, £1 per adult (free for children under 1). 

Contact number: 01425 674513.

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 available too 4.30-5.30/6pm Mo-Fr. Trampoline, Non Contact Boxing Jnr. Youth Club etc. Thursdays there is a Inclusion Club for young people with additional needs ages 8+.

Youth Club for children aged 11-16yrs from 6pm – 8pm Tuesdays & Thursdays £1.

We do run a separate programme of activities during the school holidays too.

Contact numbers: 01202476882 / 07785935928.

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 we provide are Arts and Crafts, Baby corner, Role play and many more for children aged 0-5yrs. Plus snacks for children and refreshments for adults. £1.50 per family. 

Contact number: 07785 935928 Jae Harris.

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. Refreshments are also provided. Once or twice a term, there is a special toddler service which includes a time of singing, craft and reflection. £1 per session. 

Contact number: 01202 487442.

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, dress up, soft play and trampoline for children aged 0-4yrs. Includes tea/coffee and biscuit plus snack time. Cost is £4 per family (1 adult 2 children) 50p per Person. 

Contact number: 01425 272084.

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 area, a baby space, crafts, singing and dancing, refreshments for all incl fruit. Sessions are £1.50 for first paying adult then 50p per person per family/carer.

Contact Number is 01202 473626.

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