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 info@queensparkmums.com and we will do our best to include it.

All drop in information has been updated in March 2019 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

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

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 (term time only)
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

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 –  Julian 02089642700 hello@creativefuturesuk.com

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.

+Incredibles – Incredibles is a playgroup for babies and toddlers with special needs and their parents or carers.
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) & Incredibles every Friday (9.15am – 11.15am). Term time only
Age –  birth – 3y
Cost – Donations welcome
Contact – jenny@stmkr.org

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 – Beethoven Centre, Third Ave, London W10 4JL  (Nb: no longer at St. Judes Church)
Times –  0-12 months (9.30-10.30am); 0-4 years (10.30am – 11.45)
Days – Wednesday
Age – 0-4
Cost – Free
Contacthello@creativefuturesuk.com

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 & a stay and play Dads session. Fruit is provided
Address – Tiverton Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3HL
Times – Varies each term – see website
Days – Varies each term – see website
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 – Varies each term – see website
Days – Varies each term – see website
Age – 0-5
Cost – voluntary donation of £1
Contact – 020 8937 6580

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 – Varies each term – see website
Days – Stay & Play toddler drop in: Tuesday – Friday 09:30 – 11:30 and 1 – 3:00; Mondays 1-3pm only (parents bring fruit to donate to snack time)
Baby stay and play session (12 months and under): Every Monday 10:00 – 11:30 (includes baby yoga and singing)
Age – 0-12 months & toddlers
Cost – Free
Contact020 7641 5838 / rhemanda@westminster.gov.uk 

 

Other options nearby

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


 

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