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We all have days when we simply need to get out of the house and give both us and our kiddies a chance to enjoy the company of other local parents and children.  Thankfully, we are lucky enough here in Queen’s Park to have a lovely variety of drop in centres in and around the area for affordable, interactive fun, play and story times.

We hope you find our Stay & Play directory useful, but if you know of any changes that haven’t been updated or of another great stay and play that hasn’t been listed, please drop us an e mail at anna@queensparkmums.com and we will do our best to include it.

You can also find all of these classes in the Activities calendar within the Queen’s Park Mums website.

All drop in information is correct as of January 2018 but can be subject to change.

Hopscotch Stay & Play
Daily drop-in sessions for children under five years of age. A great all-year round facility for you and your child to meet other new parents and carers and socialise in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Facilities include garden with play equipement, soft play room and two additional play rooms. Each session includes free play, messy play/craft options, snack time, stories and songs.
Address – Hopscotch Nursery, 215a Chevening Road, London, NW6 6DT
Time – 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days – Every week day (closed for bank holidays)
Age – under 5’s
Cost – £4 per session, £1 per additional sibling.
Contactinfo@hopscotchnursery.org / 020 8969 9792

Story & Rhyme Time
Rhymetime sessions are organised locally and involve a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, while providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys. They are also a friendly, inclusive space for parents and carers to meet up, mingle and make new friends.
Address – Kilburn Library, Salsbury Road, 42 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6NN
Time – 10.30-11am
Days – Mondays / Tuesdays / Thursdays (closed for bank holidays)
Age – Under 5’s
Cost – Free
Tel – 020 8937 3400
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/families/our-programmes/bookstart/what-bookstart-can-offer-you/rhymetimes/

My Move Stay & Play
Baby and toddler drop in hosted by St Anne’s Church. Safe and relaxed session of play for children and conversation for carers.
Address –  St Anne’s and St Andrew’s, 125 Salusbury Road NW6 6RG
Time – 10am – 12pm
Days – Fridays
Age – Babies & toddlers
Cost – £2 donation requested
http://stannes-and-standrews-nw6.org.uk

St. Luke’s Drop in
Stay and play drop in for toddlers and carers
Address – St Luke’s Church, Fernhead Road, London, W9 3EH
Times – 10am – 12pm
Days – Tuesdays
Age – toddlers
Cost – Donation welcome
Contact – 020 8960 4195

Kensal Green Playgroup
Stay and play group for under 5’s and their carers, includes tea, coffee, friends, toys & singing.
Address – St. Johns Church, St. Johns Church, Kensal Green, London W10 4AA
Time – 10.30-11.30
Days – Tuesdays
Age – Under 5’s
Cost – Recommended £2 donation
Contact: 020 8969 2615
http://www.stjohnskensalgreen.org.uk/events.htm

Lydford Hall Drop in (Westminster ward)
Stay and play drop in for toddlers and carers. Sessions have a strong music focus, with free-play involving lots of hand-held percussion instruments, stories, and group singing sessions.  Tea & coffee is provided, and healthy snacks for the children. Parents requested to donate fruit where possible.
Address – Ledford Hall, 74 Fernhead Road, London W9 3EW
Times – 10am -12pm
Days – Thursdays (all year except Christmas holidays)
Age – 0-4 years
Cost – Free
Contact – Emma Sweeney –  07522 498 066

St. Marks Playgroup
Parent & Toddler sessions offering a fun, friendly and safe environment for children and their carers.  Each session involves play with age-appropriate toys, stories and action songs. Refreshments are always available.
Address – St Marks Church, Bathhurst Gardens, London NW10 5HX
Time –  various – see below
Days – Tuesdays (2-4pm) & Wednesdays (9.15-10.45am & 11am-12.15pm). Term time only
Age –  3m – 3y
Cost – Donations welcome
Contact – Caroline Winterburn: mw@winterburn.plus.com / 07930 393 451
http://www.stmkr.org/page/kids/

St Judes Drop In (Westminster ward)
Sessions have a strong music focus, with free-play involving lots of hand-held percussion instruments, stories, and group singing sessions.  Tea & coffee is provided, and healthy snacks for the children. Parents requested to donate fruit where possible.
Address – St Jude’s Hall, 67 Ilbert Street, London, W10 4QL
Times –  0-12 months (9.30-10.30am); 0-4 years (10.30am – 11.45)
Days – Wednesday
Age – 0-4
Cost – Free
Contact – Emma Sweeney –  07522 498 066

Three Trees Nursery (Brent ward)
Structured interactive stay and play sessions led by an Early Years worker.  Includes toys, sing time, messy play and outdoor access.  Fruit is provided
Address – Tiverton Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3HL
Times – 9.45 – 10.45 (18m – 5y) & 11.15 – 12.15 (0-18m)
Days – Mondays & Thursdays (all year except bank holidays)
Age – 0-5
Cost – voluntary donation of £1
Contact – 020 8459 4385

Granville Plus Children’s Centre (Brent ward)
Range of services incl. Messy Play
Address – Granville Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 5RA
Times – As below
Days – Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3pm (Messy play 18m+) / Wednesdays 9.30am – 11.30am (Childminders Stay, Play & Learn 0-5y) /
Age – 0-5
Cost – voluntary donation of £1
Contact – 020 8937 6580
https://www.brent.gov.uk/media/16409560/children-centre-spring-brochure.pdf

Queen’s Park Children’s Centre (Westminster ward)
Sessions have a strong music focus, with free-play involving lots of hand-held percussion instruments, stories, and group singing sessions, includes Baby Yoga.  Tea & coffee is provided, and healthy snacks for the children. Parents requested to donate fruit where possible.
Address – 88 Bravington Road, London, W9 3AL
Time –  10am -12pm
Days – Mondays (all year except Christmas holidays)
Age – 0-6 months only
Cost – Free
Contact – Emma Sweeney –  07522 498 066

Other options nearby

Bramleys soft play – W10
JW3 – NW3
Sheriff Centre – NW6
St. Gabriels Church – NW2
Willesden Green Library – NW2

 

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