playgroups

Looking to escape the house for a few hours? Little ones fed up of their own toys? Sick of the park or weather conspiring against you? Baby and toddler groups held at local churches or children’s centres could be the answer. They’re also great way to meet other local parents, are extremely good value for money (or free) and you might even get a cup of tea and a biscuit!

Do bear in mind that most will run only during term time, and timings may change (they were correct as of August 2015), so always check the links or call before before you go. You can also find details of all of the below in our What’s On calendar. If we’ve missed anything, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

Queens Park/Kilburn (NW6/W9)

Granville Plus Children’s Centre
Play and Learn sessions (0-4 years): Thursday 1 – 2:30pm
Time for Rhymes (0-4 years): Monday 10:45 – 11:45 (first session of month for new families only)
Music with Movement with Busy Feet (Sitting babies – 4 years): Wednesday 11:30 – 12:30
All sessions free
80 Granville Road, NW6 5RA, 0208 937 6581

Hopscotch Under Fives
Daily drop-in sessions: 09:30 – 12:30, £4 for first child. £1 for siblings
215a Chevening Road, NW6 6DT, 020 8969 9792

Kilburn Grange Children’s Centre
Drop in (0-5 year olds): Wednesday 09:30 – 11 and 11 – 12:30
Toy library (0-5 year olds): Thursday 09:30 – 11
Under 1’s drop in: Thursday 10:00 – 12:00
Drop in (0-5 year olds), with rhyme time fortnightly: Friday 2 – 4pm
All sessions free
1 Palmerston Road, London NW6 2JL, 020 7974 5080

Kingsgate Community Centre
Baby Sensory and Circle Time for 0-1 year olds: Monday 10 – 12
Drop-in for 0-5 year olds: Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30
Soft play time for 0-5 year olds: Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30
All sessions free
107 Kingsgate Road, NW6 2JH, 020 7625 1743

Queens Park Children’s Centre
Stay & Play drop in: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 11:30 and 1 – 3:00
Baby stay and play session (12 months and under): Every Friday except the last in the month, 10:00 – 11:30
Fathers/male carers drop in: Every third Saturday 10:00 – 12:00
88 Bravington Road, London W9 3AL, 020 7641 5838

St Anne’s Church ‘My Move’ Parent and Toddler sessions
Friday (term time only) 10:00 – 12:00, £2 per child
125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG

St Luke’s Carer/Toddler Drop in
Tuesday 10am
Fernhead Road, W9 3EH, 020 8960 4195

St Mary’s Church Priory Community Halls Under 5s drop in
Mon, Tues and Thurs 10 – 12, £2 per session
134a Abbey Road, NW6 4SN, 0207 372 6441

Kensal Rise/Green/Dollis Hill (NW10)

Daniel’s Den Parent and Toddler group 
Gladstone Park Primary School, Sherrick Green Road, Dollis Hill
Tuesdays, 13:00 – 15:00
£1.50 per child, 50p per second or third child
020 89086986, 07436 273844, info@danielsden.org.

St Marks Church Parent and Toddler sessions 
Tuesday 2-4; Wednesday 9:30 – 11 and 11:15 – 12:30
Bathurst Gardens, NW10 5HX, 020 8960 3929

St Martins Playgroup
Thursday 10:00 – 11:30, includes playtime, snack and story time
Mortimer Road, NW10 5SN
cathcator@googlemail.com

Three Trees Children’s Centre 
Play and Learn sessions (0-4 years), Tuesdays: 1:00 – 2:30, free
Time for Rhymes (0-4 years): Thursday 09:30 – 10:30 or 10:45 – 11:45 ( first session of month for new families only)
Messy Play (8 months – 4 years) and Sensory play (0-8 months): Thursday 1:15 – 2:30, free
Tiverton Road, NW10 3HL, 020 8459 4385

Willesden/Cricklewood (NW2)

Hope Children’s Centre
Play and Learn sessions (0-4 years): Monday 10 – 11:30
Time for Rhymes (0-4 years): Tuesday 09:30 – 10:30 or 10:45 – 11:45 (first session of month for new families only)
Messy Play (8 months – 4 years): Wednesday 13:45 – 14:45
Musical Fun: Friday 09:30 – 10:30 or 10:45 – 11:45
All activities free
228 Walm Lane, NW2 3BS, 020 8937 6490

St Gabriel’s, Cricklewood
Little Angels: Mondays 10:30 – 12:00, £1.50
Boogie Angels – Weds 10:00, £3
Walm Lane, NW2 4RX, 020 8830 6626

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