Toddler Groups by Area

Parent and toddler groups are a great way to meet local families.

PLEASE CHECK first before attending these playgroups, as times/days can change. Many run only during term time. Listed below are groups by area – please also CLICK HERE if you’d like to look at toddler groups by activity such as music, sing & sign and more. If you’d like to add a group please contact us with your details. Last Updated June 2017

Central Cambridge

St A’s Baby and Toddler Group
St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR
Enter via LivingStones Cafe, our group meets in the room at the end of the hall. There is a lovely small playgroup nestled in the heart of Cambridge in St Andrew’s Street Baptist church behind Livingstones cafe near the Arts Picture House. St A’s playgroup runs every Thursday (except the second Thursday of the month) from 10-11.45 and includes engaging toys, a hot drink and tasty snacks and an informal music and movement session run by a music therapist. Parents/carers can even stop for lunch at Livingstones café, a child-friendly place to enjoy time with friends. Fun with toys, paint and singing, Suggested donation for £1.
Thursdays during school term time, 1015-1145am, except the 2nd Thursday when Encore! family concerts www.encoreconcerts.co.uk run in the Church.
Email: office@stasbaptist.org
www.stasbaptist.org

Buchan Street soft play
The Soft Play Project at Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre is every Friday morning. Head here for fun and adventure, toys and nursery rhymes for under 4s. Plus (we’re told) they have excellent tea and toast. To book, telephone (01223) 508149 or email bsnc@cambridge.gov.uk. Visit Buchan Street for more information.

Bounce A Round
A weekly group for babies and toddlers, head to St Andrew the Great every Wednesday for crafts, Bible stories with Sidney the orangutan, music, climbing frames, a ‘home corner’, books and soft toys. Drop in between 10am-12.15pm and grown-ups get tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Visit Bounce A Round

Cambridge Jumbo Toy Library If your kids quickly get bored with their toys then this is a solution. At the Cambridge Jumbo Toy Library you can borrow a toy from just 50p and there’s a wide selection of toys on offer. The Toy Library meets the first Wednesday of every month at Brown’s Field Community Centre, just off Green End Road in Cambridge from 2-4pm. For details visit facebook.com.

Chatter Tots St Luke’s Church
Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ
Sharon.wilson@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Weds 9.30-11am term time, story telling and book borrowing. www.churchatcastle.org

City Bus Babies & Toddlers Group
City Church Cambridge, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD
Lclay@citychurchcambridge.org.uk
Weds 10-11.30am term time. £1.
City Bus is a friendly place to chat, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cakes whilst your little ones play. There is soft play for the youngest, and books, games and sit-on toys
www.citychurchcambridge.org.uk

First Friends
Castle Street Methodist Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambs, CB3 0AH
Ongoing regular activity. On Thursday. 10:00-12:00. £1.50
Open group for 0-4year olds plus parent/carer. Every Thursday in termtime (including half-terms) drop in 10am-12noon Free play, craft activity, story, song, refreshments Good coffee and chat for the adults!
www.castlestreet.org.uk

First Friends – Wesley Methodist Church
Christs Pieces, Cambridge, Cambs, CB1 1LG
Monday. 09:15-11:30. Free
www.wesleycam.org.uk

Jelly Tots & Jelly Babies
King’s Church, 49-53, Tenison Road, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Play, Crafts, Songs, Refreshments and much more! Every Thursday – 10am – 11.30am £2 per family

Little Acorns
St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3D
A group for parents and carers with babies and toddlers, meeting throughout the year. Everyone with young children is welcome to come along. There is much discussion about child development and the problems of raising children. Tea, coffee, squash, biscuits and fruit are available throughout the sessions. It is an informal group, with toys and activities for the children. At the end, everyone gathers together to sing simple songs and rhymes. Friday mornings from 9.30 – 11.30 am
www.churchatcastle.org

St Georges Prampushers
St. Georges Church, St. Georges Church Hall, Chesterfield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1LN
Tel: 01223 424043
Thurs 10.00-11.30 term time only.

Stay and Play
The Fields Children’s Centre, Galfrid Road, Cambridge, CB5 8ND
‘ABC’ and ‘Playdays’ are weekly stay and play groups for children aged 0-4 years and their parents and carers. These are friendly spaces where children can play and learn and parents have the opportunity to meet other parents or speak to members of staff.www.thefields.cambs.sch.uk

Storytime at the Central Library
Cambridge Central Library, 1st Floor, 7 Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD
Stories for children from 18 months to 5 years. Various times throughout the week. Please see the LIBRARY page for details of this and other library groups around the area.
Tel: 0345 045 5225
Email:  your.library@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Tiddlywinks Toddler Group
Eden Baptist Church, 1 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge CB1 1ER
http://www.eden-cambridge.org/
Monday, Tuesday. 10:00-11:30. Cost £1:00
Tiddlywinks is a toddler group for babies and children up to school age and their parents/carers. We provide a wide range of toys, puzzles and activities for children to explore while the adults enjoy a drink, biscuits and conversation.

Toddle-Along
St John The Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambs, CB2 8RN
Toddle Along is a group that meets on Mondays in term time. It consists of a free playtime from 10-10.30am, then a short act of worship, including a story, a snack for the children and refreshments for parents/carers, a craft related to the story and then a time of singing before we finish at 11.30am. Babies and pre-school children are very welcome to this caring, supportive group.
For more information please contact Lucy at: lucyholden33@hotmail.co.uk
www.stjohntheevangelistcambridge.org

North Cambridge

Arbury Community Centre Toddler Group
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LD
Tel: 01223 504406
http://www.arburycommunitycentre.org.uk

Bumps to Babies & Mini Movers
Chesterton Children’s Centre, Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF
Thursdays Drop in play for pre-crawlers, 13.45-15.00, £2 per family.
Drop in play for established Crawlers to 2 years, 14.45-16.00, £2 per family.
Tel: 01223 729081
Email: chestertonchildrenscentre@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
www4.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

See-Saw Playgroup
East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Tel: 01223 294736
www.facebook.com/East-Barnwell

Toddler Sense Cambridge
Toddler Sense is a multi award-winning activity programme which introduces children aged 13 months to 5 years old to a whole new world of adventure. The activities are designed to stimulate and develop your child’s skills, imagination and confidence as well as keeping them active and busy! Arbury Community Centre 10:00 am age 13 months to 2 years 11:05 am age 2 to 5 years Also available in Cambourne/Papworth Everard, Great Shelford and Ely. See website for details.
Book online.
Email: cambridge@toddlersense.co.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/TSCambs
www.facebook.com/toddlersensecambridge

Under Fives Roundabout Toddler group
Mayfield School community room, Warwick road, Cambridge CB4 3LF
Baby and toddler group for children 6 months to 3 years. Sessions run term time only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.15am to 11.30am. Healthy snack is provided and a singing and story session.
Cost of Event £1.50 for children under 1 year and £3.50 for children over 1
enquiries@underfivesroundabout.org.uk
www.underfivesroundabout.org.uk

North Cambridge

Arbury Community Centre Toddler Group
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LD
Tel: 01223 504406
http://www.arburycommunitycentre.org.uk

Bumps to Babies & Mini Movers
Chesterton Children’s Centre, Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF
Thursdays Drop in play for pre-crawlers, 13.45-15.00, £2 per family.
Drop in play for established Crawlers to 2 years, 14.45-16.00, £2 per family.
Tel: 01223 729081
Email: chestertonchildrenscentre@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
www4.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

See-Saw Playgroup
East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Tel: 01223 294736
www.facebook.com/East-Barnwell

Toddler Sense Cambridge
Toddler Sense is a multi award-winning activity programme which introduces children aged 13 months to 5 years old to a whole new world of adventure. The activities are designed to stimulate and develop your child’s skills, imagination and confidence as well as keeping them active and busy! Arbury Community Centre 10:00 am age 13 months to 2 years 11:05 am age 2 to 5 years Also available in Cambourne/Papworth Everard, Great Shelford and Ely. See website for details.
Book online.
Email: cambridge@toddlersense.co.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/TSCambs
www.facebook.com/toddlersensecambridge

Under Fives Roundabout Toddler group
Mayfield School community room, Warwick road, Cambridge CB4 3LF
Baby and toddler group for children 6 months to 3 years. Sessions run term time only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.15am to 11.30am. Healthy snack is provided and a singing and story session.
Cost of Event £1.50 for children under 1 year and £3.50 for children over 1
enquiries@underfivesroundabout.org.uk
www.underfivesroundabout.org.uk

East Cambridge

Bumps to Babies
Cherry Hinton Children’s Centre, Bewick Bridge Community Primary School, Teversham, Cambridge CB1 9ND
Tel: 01223 712082
Tues – 10-11.30am for those expecting up to 18 months.
www4.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Baby and Toddler Group
St Philips Church Centre, Mill road, Cambridge CB1 3AN
Free play and then have some singing (and dancing!), story, craft and more singing.
Wednesday mornings from 10am. £1.50 per family
Tel: 01223 414775
Email: lindsey.stanton@stphilipschurch.org.uk
www.stphilipschurch.org.uk

Baby and Toddler Group
Baby & Toddler group at the Signal Box (between the station Brooklands Avenue)
The Signal Box Community Centre , Glenalmond Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8DS

Cygnets Nest Baby and Toddler Group 11:15am to 1pm every Friday Signal Box Community Center £2.50 per session (coffee, tea & biscuits included!) Come and join us, meet other parents, and make new friends! All are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion & ability, including: parents, foster carers, childminders, nannies, grannies, grandads & stepparents. Cygnets is a Breastfeeding Friendly group. For more info, email cygnetsnest@gmail.com or find us at cygnetsnestgroup.wixsite.com/babygroup or on Facebook

Little Bunnies Toddler Group
St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 3JS
Tel: 01223 712082
www.standrewscherryhinton.org.uk

Romsey Mill Toddler Group
Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ
Tel: 01223 566102
On Tuesday. 10:00-11:30
Stay and Play A fun sessions with a variety of tabletop and floor activities for 3s and under

Saplings Pre-School Playgroup
The Playhut, Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, Cambs, CB25 9BE
Tel: 01223 813226
2-5yrs.Mon-Fri 9.15-11.45and 13.15-15.15 when demand allows. Pre-school sessions are fun-packed, exciting, and full of variety! We believe that children learn best through play, and so our themed sessions are designed to stimulate your child’s learning and emotional development through social interaction.
saplingsbottisham.co.uk

Teversham Playgroup
Teversham C of E Primary School, Church Road, Teversham, Cambridge CB1 9AZ
Tel: 01223 293357
Situated on the site of Teversham Primary School, Teversham Pre-Schoolers have the benefit of getting to know their future school environment and the faces of school staff and students. www.tevershamschool.co.uk

West Cambridge

Bar Hill Playgroups
Octagon Centre, Bar Hill Church Centre, Hanover Close, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8EH
Little Bunnies Sensory
0 to 5 years. In the Meeting room of Bar Hill Octagon Tuesday 9.45am – 11.15am.
Tel: Janine on 07879 613731
Pre-School
For children aged 2-5 years. Based on the village hall
Tel: Village Hall on 01954 782892
Tumble Tots
For children aged 2-5 years meeting in Bar Hill New Church Centre Thursday 10.00–11.15am.
Contact: Karen Sivyer – 01353 661255
Little Bunnies
For children aged 2-5 years meeting in Bar Hill Octagon, Church Centre Thursday 10.00–11.15am.
Tel: Jackie Amey on 07879 613731
www.barhill.org.uk

Bobtails Baby and Toddler Group
Girton Pavilion, Cambridge Road CB3 0FH
Girton.bobtails@gmail.com
Bobtails Baby and Toddler Group is a play and support group for parents, carers and their children from birth until school age. We are a registered charity. The Group offers children a chance for free play with other children of similar age, with a variety of toys and activities including a baby area, a book area, messy play, arts & crafts, and lots of equipment for physical development from a trampoline through to ride-ons and push-alongs. 0-School age children. Thursday 9.30-11/30am
sites.google.com/site/girtonbobtails

Cambourne
Baby And Me
The Hub, Cambourne Community Centre, High Street, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire. CB23 6GW
Tel: 07999 406679
cambourne.babyandme@gmail.com
Baby & Me sessions take place every Friday morning between 10.00am – 11.30am at The Hub Community Centre, Great Cambourne.babyandme.org.uk
Carers and Tots
A friendly and popular group, meeting on Thursday morning’s 9.30-11.00 during term time. £1.50 for 1st child and 50p for each additional child.
carersandtots.cambourne@gmail.com
facebook.com/carersandtots
Cambourne 123s
Cambourne 123’s is run by a group of mums on a voluntary basis and hopes to provide a calm(ish!) environment for toddlers to play safely whilst their carers enjoy a chat plus a FREE cuppa and biscuits! So, if you are new to the area or just feel like getting out of the house, then please do come along.
cambourne123s@hotmail.co.uk
facebook.com
Let’s Get Physical Walkers – 5 years
Cambourne Blue Space (School), Eastgate, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DZ
Ongoing regular activity. On Monday. 10:00-11:00. Families with children Walkers-5 years £2 per family
Walkers – 5 years 10.00 – 11.00 am (Term time only) This exciting session offers a safe, friendly environment for children and parents/carers to get moving together and make new friends.
Peacehaven International Playgroup
Cambourne Community Centre, High St, Great Cambourne, CB23 6GW
Tel: 01954 710510
peacehavenip@aol.com
Weekly Weds after school art club/playgroup. £1

Histon Dad’s Play
The Villages Children’s Centre, Histon Early Years Centre, New School Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LL.
Ongoing regular activity. First week of the month. On Saturday. 10:30-11:30. £2.00 These sessions offer the opportunity for families to meet other families as well as providing activities that will aid children’s learning and development.

Ladybird Play and Toddler Group
The Salvation Army Hall, Impington Lane, Cambridge CB24 9LT
Tel: 07786 752949
The Ladybird Play and Toddler Group is a popular and well-established community run playgroup that caters for pre-school children. With three different age-specific groups for the children to attend we provide a happy and safe environment for your child to play, learn and blossom. Children who are registered at Toddlers have priority on Playgroup places. Wednesdays (during school term time) 9:30-11:30. £3.50 per session, pre-booked and paid in advance each term*, £4.00 per session for drop-in (pay as you go). Leader: Sharon Connor 01223 233459 www.ladybirdplaygroup.co.uk

Pavilion Playgroup
Thorndown School, St Ives
Tel: 01480 462741
Pre school and play sessions.
www.facebook.com/Pavilion-Playgroup

St Andrew’s Stepping Stones
St Andrew’s Church Hall Histon, School Hill, Histon, Cambs, CB24 9JE
Playgroup for 26 children. Mon, Wed, Thur 9.15am-12.15. Toddler group Tues & Fri 9.30 – 11.30. Baby Club Tues 10.30 – 12:00. £1.
www.standrewssteppingstones.co.uk

South Cambridge

Jigsaw Playgroup – Sawston
The Bellbird Primary School, Link Road, Sawston, Cambs, CB22 3GB
Tel: 07842 537473
2-5yrs Mon to Wed 9:00-11.30and 12.30 til 15:00 Thur & Fri 9:00-11.30 with an optional lunchclub until 13:00
www.thebellbird.cambs.sch.uk

Homerston Children’s Centre
Sparklers
(run by St Paul’s)
09.30am – 11.15am
weekly drop in for children aged 0-5 years. Stay and play session.
homerton.cambs.sch.uk

Messy Play
Homerton Children’s Centre
Children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers. 09.15 – 11.00am
Term Time Only
homerton.cambs.sch.uk

Trumpington Toddlers
Dining Hall, Fawcett Primary School, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9FS
Email: trumpingtontoddlers@gmail.com
0-4yrs Fri 0900 – 1100 hrs term time only.

Trumpington Pavilion
Paget Road , Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9JF
Tel. 01223 847433
Family Café: 2nd and 4th Friday afternoons. Mums and Little Ones: Thursdays 9.30-11.30am Soft Play: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings
www.trumpingtonresidentsassociation.org

Further Afield

Upsadaisies soft play gym 
Arrington Assembly rooms, behind The Hardwicke Arms hotel in Arrington. Ermine Way SG8 0AH
Upsadaisies is a soft play gym designed to enhance gross motor skills for little ones from crawling up to 4 years. Parent led pay and play means there is no commitment week to week and with a buggy park, free parking and space to meet friends it’s a great place for a play and a drink. Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:30am – 2pm £3.50 entry per child
www.upsadaisies.com

Holiday Clubs

We Foster Education

Arty Crafts Workshop Playscheme
www.artycrafts.co.uk
The Scout Centre, Chedworth Street, Cambridge CB3 9JF
Tel: 07980 146382
tom@artycrafts.co.uk
For children aged 5-12. 9.00am to 3.30pm. Minimum booking is for two days Extra Hour: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Cambridge Kids club @ Queen Edith’s
Queen Edith County Primary School, Godwin Way, Cambridge, Cambs, CB1 8QP
Tel: 07960 412716
www.cambridgekidsclub.com
An after-school and school holiday club set in Queen Edith’s Primary School and St Luke’s.

Super Camps
Perse Preparatory School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge
www.supercamps.co.uk
Tel: 01235 832222,
info@supercamps.co..uk
The Multi-Activity course at The Perse Prep School. Ages 4-14.

Universities’ Holiday Playscheme
Tel: 01223 764186
playscheme@admin.cam.ac.uk
www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/childcare/playscheme
Yellow Team – Fawcett Primary School, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, CB2 9FS
Red Team- Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY
This is a joint operation between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. For children aged rising 5 to 15 years in the state school holiday periods. You need to register for the playscheme on an annual basis. For children of the Universities staff and students, but members of the public are eligible to register if spaces are available.

Firetech Camps These are programming focused day sessions. Try Coding Games with Java, Python, Mobile App Design and Minecraft, for 9-14 years. www.firetechcamp.com