Thursday Playgroups

Jelly Tots at Landsdowne Church

10am-11.45am Thursdays (term time only).

Landsdowne Church, Lansdowne Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 1SB.

We provide a happy, relaxed and informal environment for children under 5 to play. There are various toys, craft table, role play, messy play, singing and refreshments. FREE however donations are welcome.

For more information contact Jan Stevens 01202 297977.

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 the morning includes a craft activity, story time, refreshments, active play and song time. FREE but places must be booked in advance. 

For further info contact Ruth Grist 01202 883309.

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 of toys to keep your little ones entertained. Soft drinks and biscuits are provided. £1.50 per family.


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 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.

Music Box & Happy Feet at Yarrells School Upton

2.30pm-3pm, Mondays & 11am-11.30am Thursdays (term time only).

Yarrells School & Nursery, Yarrells House, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5EU.

Mondays: MUSIC BOX –¬†Exciting ¬†parent & toddler class to encourage a joy of music

Thursdays: HAPPY FEET –¬†A class for parents/carers and young toddlers to dance together.

For children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE but booking is required.

To sign up please telephone Yarrells School on 01202 622229.

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 clean mat for your baby and toys.  Please bring your own drink in a lidded cup if you would like one. FREE but place must be booked in advance.

For further info contact Ruth Grist 01202 883309. 

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group Upton

1pm‚Äď2.45pm 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

Parent & Toddler Group St. Barnabas Church Bearwood

9.30am-11.30am Thursdays (term time only).

St Barnabas Church, King John Avenue, Bearwood, Bournemouth, BH11 9TF.

A new group for parents, carers with their babies and toddlers aged 0-5yrs. FREE.

Contact number: 01202 579562.

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.

St Aldhelm’s Toddlers Group Branksome

2pm-4pm Thursdays (term time only).

Branksome St.Aldhelm’s Centre, 401 Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1AD.

This fun playgroup for children aged 0-5yrs has organised activities, play dough, puzzles, lots of toys and an outdoor play area. £1 per family which includes a drink and snack.

For more information contact Nick Brown on 07738 355019.


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.

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.

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.