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Local Playgroups & Stay & Plays

Playgroups, Stay & Plays, Mum and Baby Groups and Drop in sessions for babies, infants, toddlers and pre-school children in North Leeds & Wetherby.

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Adel & Cookridge Playgroups

Playgroups and drop- in sessions in Adel, Cookridge and Ireland Wood.

Tuesday playgroups and stay & play sessions

  • Baby Stay & Play at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre. 10-11am. Ages 0-12months. £1.50 per family. No booking required- first come first served.

Wednesday Playgroups in Adel & Cookridge

  • St Paul’s Tots on Wednesday mornings from 9.15 for tea & toast, stories and songs. St Paul’s Church Hall LS16 6BS. Facebook group here.
  • Tinshill Tots club at Tinshill Free Church 1:15-2:45pm. Ages 0-5. Free of charge. Stay and play, snack and story, music and singing. Term time only. For more info tinshilltotsclub@gmail.com.

Friday Playgroups in Adel & Cookridge

  • Stay & Play at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre. 9.30-11am. Ages 0-4yrs. £1.50 per family. No booking required- first come first served.
  • Little Snappers at Cookridge Village Hall. 1-3pm Free of charge. Term-time only.

Alwoodley & Moortown Playgroups

Playgroups and drop- in sessions in Alwoodley and Moortown.

Monday Playgroups in Alwoodley and Moortown

  • Stay and Play at Moortown Children’s Centre 1pm-2pm. Moortown Children Centre would like to welcome families with children 0 – 5 years to our Stay and Play Group. You will have access to both outdoor and indoor play, and a range of activities that your children can access to support and enhance their, play, learning and development. Book a place on 0113 212 1413
  • Wig Tots Community Group every Monday at 9.30-11. Open school Holidays all year round. Come join us for lots of fun and games, crafts and more. In light of the covid pandemic there will be a pre-booking service. Please contact Sarah Hemingway 07796541885. Wigton Moor Church, LS17 8RE.
  • LJWB Stay and Play every Monday. For children ages 0-5 years. Booking Required. Call or Email Korin (07590862505 – korin.worby@ljwb.co.uk) or call reception on 0113 268 4211. 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ.

Wednesday Alwoodley & Moortown playgroups

  • Little Monsterz Stay & Play 9.30- 11 at Moortown Methodist Church. For more information ring Lyndsey 0758 3085157
  • Alwoodley Park Playgroup 9.30-11.30 am (Term Time) Play, activities, refreshments, stories and singing for preschool children accompanied by family/carers. Friendly and welcoming group meeting term time Wednesdays at Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, The Lane.  For more information, please contact Esther Sykes: 07527390363 or Rob Garlick 07908891777. Charge of £1 per adult and £0.50 per child.

Farsley and Rodley Playgroups

Playgroups, drop in sessions and play and stays in Farsley and Rodley.

Monday Playgroup sessions

  • Honey Bees Parents and Tots Group (0m-4yrs).10-11.30 at The Bee Hub, based next to the lift cafe. To book a place please use the online booking system. £4 for adult and child.
  • Messy Play (6m-2yr). £5 per child at The Bee Hub. Come join us for a fun-filled messy play session. This a free play session for your child to come get messy as possible (without the worry of having to tidy it up after). Use the online booking system.

Tuesday Playgroup sessions

  • Rodley Young Ones. Re-starting 9th September. 9am for 2 hours. Open all year round including school holidays. Join the Facebook group for updates.

Wednesday Playgroup sessions

  • Honey Bees Parents and Tots Group (0m-4yrs).10-11.30 at The Bee Hub, based next to the lift cafe. To book a place please use the online booking system. £4 for adult and child.

Thursday Playgroups sessions

  • Honey Bees Parents and Tots Group (0m-4yrs).10-11.30 at The Bee Hub, based next to the lift cafe. To book a place please use the online booking system. £4 for adult and child.
  • Rodley Young Ones. Re-starting 9th September. 9am for 2 hours. Open all year round including school holidays. Join the Facebook group for updates.

Friday Playgroup sessions

  • Messy Play (6m-2yr). £5 per child at The Bee Hub. Come join us for a fun-filled messy play session. This a free play session for your child to come get messy as possible (without the worry of having to tidy it up after). Use the online booking system.

Harehills and Potternewton playgroups and drop-in sessions

Tuesday playgroups in Harehills & Potternewton

  • Harehills Playgroup: Singing at Harehills Lane Baptist Church. 10-11.30am. Suggested donation £2.50 per family. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

Wednesday playgroups;

  • Harehills Playgroup: Move and Play at Harehills Lane Baptist Church. 10-11.0am. Suggested donation £2.50 per family. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

Headingley, Kirkstall, Burley and West Park Playgroups

Playgroups and Stay and Plays in Headingley, Burley, Kirkstall and West Park.

MONDAY playgroups and Stay and Plays;

  • Toddler Takeover at Left Bank Leeds- Join us for our Monday meet up for anyone recovering from lockdown with babies and toddlers! Come and have fun in our weekly dedicated space for parents and carers and little ones to hang out, have a cuppa and play! Your weekly hosts are Kielly and Eryn (she’s a little one!) so there will always be someone to chat to as well as lots of toys, books and a brand new colourful soft play for lots of adventures. Our cafe will be open for drinks and food and lots of cake of course! Free to attend but booking required. Click here.
  • Wrangthorn Toddlers. 10-11.30. Term-time. Hyde Park Terrace, LS6 1BJ. £2 per adult

TUESDAY Headingley playgroups:

  • Baby Stay & Play at Headingley Children’s Centre- 1pm-2pm Ages 0-12months. £1.50 per family. No need to book- first come first served.

WEDNESDAY playgroups and Stay and Plays;

  • St Matts Tots, St Matthias Church centre. Wednesdays 9.45am-11am term time. Back 8th September. St Matts Tots is a friendly group for parents/carers and children under 5yrs, run by St Matts church. We have toys, craft and story/song time as well as snacks. To find out more please visit www.stmattsleeds.co.uk
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church Under 5s Toddler Groups, Headingley. 10-11.30am Pre-booking currently required. Contact tots@cbcl.org.uk Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church Teddy Praise & Play. Second Wednesday of every month (term-time) 10 – 11.30am in the Sanctuary. Come along for craft, story, singing, toys, refreshments and parachute fun! Bring a favourite teddy and your friends! (under 5’s) *Currently under review* Contact tots@cbcl.org.uk Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF

THURSDAY playgroups and stay & plays;

  • Stay and Play at Headingley Children’s Centre. 9.30-11am. 0-4yrs. £1.50 per family. No booking needed- first come first served.
  • Wrangthorn Toddlers. 10-11.30. Term-time. Hyde Park Terrace, LS6 1BJ. £2 per adult

Horsforth Playgroups and Stay & Plays

Here are the current drop-in playgroups and stay and play sessions running in Horsforth;

MONDAYS

  • Tots @Crag Hill Baptist Church Monday mornings in term-time from 10am – 11.30am, starting Monday, 20th September.
    Tots @ Cragg Hill is for tots aged 0-4 and their parents/carers and includes play, chat, a cuppa, cake, snack, craft, story and music time! The morning costs £2 per family. Booking is required.
    *Pre-booking currently required*. Please email: tots@cbcl.org.uk

WEDNESDAYS

  • Toddler Group at Emmanuel Baptist Church 9.30-10.30 am during term time. Currently this does require pre-booking. More information here.
  • Bumps & Babies at Emmanuel Baptist Church 10.30-11.30. NB This is a half termly sign up, no fee. More information here.
  • Stay & Play at Horsforth Children’s Centre 9.30-11am. Ages 0-4 £1.50 per family. No booking needed- first come first served.
  • Baby Stay & Play at Horsforth Children’s Centre 2pm-3pm. Ages 0-12 months £1.50 per family. No booking needed- first come first served.
  • Tinshill Tots club at Tinshill Free Church 1:15-2:45pm. Ages 0-5. Free of charge. Stay and play, snack and story, music and singing. Term time only. For more info tinshilltotsclub@gmail.com.

SATURDAYS

  • Who Let the Dads Out? First Saturday of each Month. Emmanuel Baptist Church. More information here. This is also prebookable, suggested £1 donation

Roundhay & Oakwood Playgroups

Here are a list of drop-in classes and playgroups running in Roundhay and Oakwood.

MONDAYS

  • St Edmund’s Toddler Group. 9-11 am, Lidgett Park Road (LS8 1JN)
  • Parents & Carers Walking Wellbeing Group. 10.30-12 Meeting at the Old Gipton Fire Station, LS9 6NL. A chance to meet others and socialise. Bring snacks/ drinks for little ones. Free tea/ coffee for adults. Register with jessa@space2.org.uk.

WEDNESDAYS

  • Parents & Tots Support Group 10-12, Brackenwood Community Association. The Highwood Building, Leeds, LS8 1RG. Advanced Booking Advised. £1.50 BCA Members/ £2 Non Members.

THURSDAYS

  • St Edmund’s Church Toddlers 10am, LS8 1JN– by advance booking only as we have to restrict numbers in line with the current regulations. Please get in touch if you want more info or would like to book a space. Please contact Jo Wright via email: joannewright1401@googlemail.com to book.

FRIDAYS

  • Parents & Tots Support Group 10-12, Brackenwood Community Association. The Highwood Building, Leeds, LS8 1RG. Advanced Booking Advised. £1.50 BCA Members/ £2 Non Members.

Tiny Boo, Headingley

For under 5s, there is an exploratory and imaginative playspace. Somewhere where parents can enjoy a coffee and meet in a safe, fun and relaxed environment. There are lots of opportunities for pretend play and sensory engaging play for babies.

HEART Centre Headingley, LS6 3HN. Tel: 07568 172645.

Wetherby, Collingham & Boston Spa Playgroups

Playgroups, meet-ups and stay & plays for babies and toddlers in the Wetherby area.

TUESDAY PLAYGROUPS IN WETHERBY, COLLINGHAM AND BOSTON SPA:

  • Tockwith Under 5s- an inviting stay and play group who welcome anyone with pre school aged children and babies. 9.30-11.30 during term time at Tockwith Village Hall. More information here.

WEDNESDAY PLAYGROUPS:

  • Bramham Mums and Tots– Quality toys, soft play area, crafts, storytime and music. Fruit snack provided. 10am-11.30am £2 per child 0-4 years. Bramham Village Hall. All enquiries to 07947 356149.
  • Wednesday Toddlers at 9.30-11am at St James Church Centre. A lively time of craft, play, singing, Bible stories and refreshments and their carers. Term time only. For more details speak to Suzannah Giblin 07706 472495 or just come along. £3 per family.

THURSDAY PLAYGROUPS IN WETHERBY, COLLINGHAM AND BOSTON SPA;

  • Little Stars Playgroup at Wetherby Methodist Church. 9.30-11am Thursdays, Term Time only. £3 per family.
  • ‘Play & Pause’ Baby & Toddler Group A time for Mums to get together and have open and supportive chats about the good, bad and everything in between aspects of (bonkers but brilliant!) mum-life. Thursdays, 11am-12.30 in Collingham (Leeds school term time only) Pay as you go. Feel free to bring baby’s lunch. Price included good coffee (or tea) and cake.
    Find out more at Mummy Me Time or email gemma@mummymetime.co.uk
  • East Keswick Playgroup. 10am at the Village Hall. Crafts and Toys for the kids/ babies. Coffee and cake. No need to book.

FRIDAY PLAYGROUPS:

  • Collingham– Every Friday morning during term time 10-11.30 at the memorial hall. Bacon & sausage sandwiches on the last friday of the month!
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