Playgroups in Poole

Welcome to Pop Up Play Village!

Our role play village is mobile, open plan, educational and FUN!

Children from babies to 8 years are able to play in a safe environment where they can engage, explore and immerse themselves in the world of role play. They can become doctors, chefs, builders, vets and more – our play areas are designed to inspire imaginations and allow the children to lead their own play.

We are family orientated and know that it’s as important for grown-ups to socialize as much as it is our little people, so our sessions are open plan to allow you to sit back and always be able to see your children.

We currently do sessions at these venues:

Merley Community Centre Wimborne 2nd Monday of the month

Branksome Community Centre 1st Wednesday of the month

The Centre Ferndown 2nd Tuesday of the month

Redhill Park Café Bournemouth different days throughout the month

We also Pop up at Birthdays parties, weddings and much more.

We can’t wait to see you at a session and welcome you to our village very soon.

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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 aged 0-5yrs.
We have a large selection of toys, craft activities, song and story time and a snack and drink. £1 per family.


Contact number: 01202 683546.

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 making friends with other parents too! We have a ‘Sing-a-long’ time with musical instruments at the end of the playgroup. £1.50. Booking is required.

Contact number: 01202 267427.

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, chat, song-time and refreshments. We will provide ride-on toys and an assortment of activities including: books, puzzles, games, crafts, play doh and baby toys. Booking is required.

Contact number: 01202 708567.

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 up to 3.5 years with crafts, ride-ons, a baby area, drink and snacks, song time and lots of different toys to play with.

First session free. Babies under 6m free and it’s £3 per family.

Contact number: 01202 687697.



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 carer for a play and chat. Snacks and Refreshments available for a small charge.

Contact number: 01202 624622.

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 a quick coffee & chat with plenty of toys and activities for your little ones! Amazing Coffee Bar and loads of toys and activities for your little ones.

Contact number: 01202669957.


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 – Sensory Classes with small soft play.

Holidays – Special events with fun and games for all ages plus character visits.

Head to Little Gizmo’s Entertainment with Super Si FB page for updates.

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 house and much more for children aged 0-5yrs.

For more information please contact Agnes Medrycka on 07783711228.

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 time. Cost 50p donation per family.

Contact number: 01202 628965.

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 with toys. £2.00 per family.

Contact number: 01202 742966.

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 needs. We have sensory toys, messy play, art activities, free play and a snack. Tea & biscuits for the Adults. £3 a session (siblings under 5 free) Booking is essential and attendees must be registered with The Dorset Children’s Foundation.

Contact Nicola on 01202 390011.

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 a friendly chat, and plenty of activities for busy preschool children! First, visit free, then £1 per family, booking is required.

Contact number: 01202 605311.

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group Upton

1pm–2.45pm 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 a great introduction to our highly respected Pre-School.

Contact number: 01202 631915

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 area.

Contact Number: 01202 882270.

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.

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 variety of toys, including a large ball pool with slide, ride ons, tunnel, large lego bricks, toy kitchen, puzzles, Happyland and lots more! Story time and craft activity and songs. £1.50 per family booking is required.

Contact number: 01202 267427.



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 you wish to attend. (Feb ’24)

Please contact Rosamund on 01202 732997.

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. We have toys, scooters, crafts, singing and of course a cuppa for adults and snack for little ones. Just £2 per family.

Contact number: 01202 717268 Anna Counsell.

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 drinks included.

For more information contact 07514940010.

Talbot View Toddlers Group

9.15am-11am Wednesdays (term time only).

Talbot View Toddlers, Alder Road, Poole, BH12 4AY.

A friendly toddler group for children aged 0-3yrs with link to the preschool. Cost: £1.50 (first child) 50p per additional child. Booking required.

Contact number: 01202 746764 Bevery Woollard.



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 socialise and interact with their child whilst having fun with other parents/carers and children aged 0-5yrs. Costs £2.00 for 1 adult & 1 child, 50p each additional child, £1 each additional adult.

Contact Rachael Johnston/Andy Dunning 01202 246403 or 07776 203041.

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 explore in a safe environment with lots of different toys and even a sensory pod whilst you have a chance to socialise.

£2 per child, £1 for siblings. Under 1’s free.

Please contact the center on 01202 920947 for more info.

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 learn lots through our discussion groups with various topics. Each session ends with either a story or singing lullabies. There is a small charge of £1 per adult, to cover running costs, booking is required.

Contact number: 01202 267427.

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 and drink too. £3 per family.

Contact number Vicky 07456 534338.