Playgroups in North Leeds

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Shuffles Stay ‘n’ Play Sessions

Parents, carers, grandparents, childminders & nannies are all welcome to join us for PLAY – BOUNCE – FUN – It may be cold outside but we have a warm welcome for you.

Morning session 10-11.30am
Afternoon sessions 12-2pm.

  • Term time only
  • Running on the first Tuesday of every month
  • Easy access & parking
  • Ample space to play
  • A variety of age appropriate play inflatables, Ball pool, Didicars, Happy Hopperz & soft play equipment each month
  • Baby play area
  • The venue bar is open for hot drinks
  • Refreshments provided for children

No need to Book, just turn up.
£3 child with adult / £1.50 additional siblings/ under 7mths free with full paying child.

If you are attending the afternoon you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch for children to make the most of your session, mini tables and chairs are available.

Tuesday: Adel War Memorial Association, Church Lane, LS16 8DE. Starting 6th February

Dates and details also posted on our events page.

for more information contact Hazel


Adel Baby and Toddler Group

Meeting every Thursday (term time only) at 10am at The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel, LS16 8DW for parent and carers of under 5s.

£2 per family and includes tea, coffee, toast and fruit (as well as the occasional biscuit!)

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Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown Children’s Centre

Spring 2018 (Jan-Apr) Programme.

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Baby & Toddler Group – Oakwood Church

Friendly group in a large hall with lots of toys, ride ons, kitchen, dressing up and baby area.  Different craft each week, finish with a sing a long! Refreshments provided and great homemade cakes. £1.50 per family

TUESDAY: 09.45 to 11.30am

FRIDAY: 10 to 11.30am

Springwood Road, Oakwood, LS8 2QA. Contact     Jeanette Shipley. Tel. 0113 265 0883

Bramhope Baby & Toddler Sessions

Bramhope Sporty Tots: 9.15 -10am, £2.50. Age from Walking

Crafty Kids: 10.30-11.30am, £3.  Lots of crafts and messy play, finish the session with the parachute and instruments

Baby Zone: 9.15-11.30am, £2, Free with a paying older sibling

Each week learn a new sound with a phonics session each week

Attend the whole morning for £5

Bramhope Village Hall, Old Ln, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AZ

Bumps and Babies Group, Hyde Park

Drop-in afternoon for new and expecting mums. A place to play for little ones and tea, cake and company for mums. Ideally for pregnant ladies and mums with babies under 1 but all welcome.

WEDNESDAY 1 – 2.30pm, runs throughout school holidays

St Augustine’s Church Hall, Hyde Park Terrace, Leeds LS6 1BJ. Tel: Kate Pecher  07590289689

Busy Babies by Little Learners (Drop In)

Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30 am

*Starting 17th January*

A weekly drop in stay and play for parents and babies (Newborn to 1 year). Session will provide baby related activities and sensory play. It will provide a space to meet and talk to other parents. Refreshment provided. Run by an experienced early years professional.

Quaker Meeting House, Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 2BW. Tel: 07596 694092

Carr Manor Children’s Centre Stay & Play

Play session where adults are encouraged to play alongside their child and share in their development.  Different areas of play will be set up each week such as messy arts and crafts, role play, construction and small world.  There is also a quiet corner set up for babies to explore.

THURSDAY: 9.15am -10.30am

Carr Manor Children’s Centre, Carr Manor Road, LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515

Childminders Drop In, Cookridge

A group offering support to all registered childcare providers.  Free play sessions, crafts, interactive storytime.  Refreshments provided.

THURSDAY: 9.15am-11.45am, Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Lane, LS16 7ER

Coffee, Cake & Chill – Myrtle Tavern, Meanwood

Every Monday Coffee, Cake & Chill from 10am-12pm.  A morning to give parents with young children the chance to socialise. Coffee and cake for £4

Outside play area along with the toddlers Wendy houses and children’s TV.

Baby changing facilities.

Myrtle Tavern, Parkside Rd, Leeds LS6 4NE. Tel: 0113 275 2101

Community Hub – Alwoodley

East Keswick Toddler Group

Provides a fun and relaxed environment for parents, carers and pre-school children. Varied activities including play, craft, singing and seasonal themes are available. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided.

THURSDAY: 10-11.30am (Term time)

Contact  Jenny Harvery on 07815 287082

Huby and Weeton Preschool

Huby and Weeton Preschool run a Tots session on Wednesday (Term Time), 9.30am-11am which is run by the Preschool staff.

£ 2 per family including refreshment.

Based at Almscliffe Hall, Harrogate Road LS 17 0EG.

Immaculate Heart Baby & Toddler Group Chapel Allerton/Moortown

Meet every Tuesday (Term Time)  9.30am-11.15am

£1.50 per family

Immaculate Heart Church,  294 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 6SX

Ireland Wood Children’s Centre Stay & Play

Fun play session for little ones and their parents/carers.


Ireland Wood Children’s Centre, Raynel Gardens, LS16 6BW. Tel: 0113 2817829

Leeds Reformed Baptist Church Toddler Group, Headingley

A well establish lively Christian run toddler group . The church hall has a large carpeted room with lots of space for large toys and ride ons. Its other room is dedicated to all things fun inc. playdo, puzzles, dolls, cars, kitchens and baby area. We have a singing time at the end of each session.

WEDNESDAY: 1pm -2.30pm
20 Cottage Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 4DD. Tel: Amy Barratt 0113 2758996 (office)

Little Montsterz Stay & Play – Moortown Methodist Church

Little Snappers Toddler Group – Cookridge

The group will provide your little one with the opportunity play creatively and safely as well as joining in with singing time. Singing time will include all the classic songs that you will be familiar with but it will also be aimed at sharing our Christian beliefs through stories and simple songs.

FRIDAY: 1-3pm (Term time) Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Ln, Leeds LS16 7ER

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Majorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre Toddler Group, Moortown

Have fun in the toy filled playroom. Outdoor play space open in nice weather. Pre school children only. Light refreshments provided.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9.30am – 12noon.


Please contact Melanie on 0113 2185893 or on for more information.

Moortots Toddler Group – King Lane

We aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can play, learn, explore and develop and for the adults there is time to have a chat, a drink and meet with others with young children.

TUESDAY: 9.45am to 11.15am & 1.00pm to 2.30pm
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 9.45am to 11.15am
Please note that due to popularity we are only able to offer each family one session each week.

£1.00 for the first child and 50p for subsequent children. This includes coffee, juice and refreshments.

Moortown Baptist Church , 204 King Lane, Leeds LS17 6AA . Diane Towns 0113 269 3750


Mothers and Toddlers Group Alwoodley Methodist Church

Every week we aim to provide a craft session, story time (with juice and a biscuit), song time, as well as free play throughout the session.  Parents, grandparents and child minders welcome. £1.50 per family

WEDNESDAY:  9:30am to 11:15am (Term time)

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church, The Lane, Alwoodley Park, Leeds LS17 7BX (the door is at the back of the hall)

Contact – Zola: 07455 291802 or Bridget: 07873 316948 Facebook Page


Oakwood Babies and Toddlers

 The group is run by parents and carers themselves. We have plenty of toys, a craft table every week and end the session with a sing-song. Tea,coffee,juice and biscuits provided. Cost £1.00 per session.

WEDNESDAY: 10am-11.30am. (Term time only)


Parents and Toddlers St Stephens Church, Moortown

Stay and play with your child and meet other parents, carers, grandparents and tots.

Runs Mondays (TERM TIME ONLY) 9:45 am- 11.30am
£2 fee to cover snacks ( both for parents and tots)

St.Stephen’s Church Cranmer Road, Moortown
Tel: 07342659228, or 01132687407

Parents and Toddlers – The Old Stables Adel

Parents and toddlers please join us for toddler play and making friends.

FRIDAY: 10-12pm (Term time)


Call Sarah Little on 07522 865 265

Shadwell Baby & Toddler Group

Enjoy a friendly welcome, have a coffee and a chat. Meet other carers while the children enjoy playing with the toys provided and join in with craft activities and singing. £3 per family / £1 for babies under 1.

MONDAY: 9.45 -11.30am (Term time only)

Shadwell Village Hall, Main Street, Shadwell Facebook Page

South Parade Baptist Church Toddler Groups, Headingley

We offer lots of fun sessions and events throughout the year (Term time) for tots aged 0-4 yrs and their parents/carers:

Under 2s – Mondays 10 – 11.30am- A more relaxed, quieter session for babies and under 2s. Expectant mums are very welcome too.

Over 2s – Tuesdays 10 – 11.30am
Under 5s – Wednesdays 10 – 11.30am
These are livelier sessions with lots of activites for older toddlers, including craft, painting, singing and a Bible story.

Tuesday:  Beans on Toast – from 11.30am in the Hall
Why not come and join us for Beans On Toast on Tuesdays in the Hall after the Over 2s session?  Drinks, toast, jam, Marmite® and beans are provided for adults and tots.  We have plenty of high-chairs! It’s a time for adults and tots to relax, chat and make new friends.

Teddy Praise & Play! First Thursday in every month in term-time, 10 – 11.30am in the Sanctuary. For tots under 5 yrs and their parents/carers. Come along for craft, story, singing, toys, refreshments and parachute fun! Bring a favourite teddy and your friends!

Contact Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF

St Andrews Roundhay – Baby and Toddler Group

We welcome parents or carers and babies and toddlers into the groups for play, chat, refreshments and fun.


£2.00 a session and includes refreshments

St Andrews Roundhay United Reformed Church, Shaftsbury Avenue, Leeds LS8 1DS.
TEL: 0113 269 7002

St Chads Baby and Toddler Group, Headingley

Held in a large hall with lots of ride-on cars, craft activities, dress up, baby area and much more. Tea/coffee and biscuits served for the adults, juice/water and fruit for the children. Singing/storytime at the end. Suitable for all ages from babies to school age. Entry only £1.50 per family.

TUESDAY:  1.15pm – 2.45pm during school term-time

St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds LS16 5JT. TEL: 07450 835 004

St Edmund’s Church Babes and Toddler Group

A new toddler group, with a free lunch included at St Edmund’s Church (not the Church Halls), off Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, LS8 1JN on Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm during term time for Babes & toddlers and their parents/carers.
Free Group.

St Matthews Baby and Toddler Group – Chapel Allerton

Playgroup meets every week, there are lots of toys, books,jigsaws and often a craft or messy activity and singing at the end. Refreshments for children and Adults all for £2

MONDAY:  9.30 – 11am (Term time)

St Mathews Church, Woodlane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QF, Tel: Katie Webber 07814672264

St Matthias Toddler Group, Burley

St Matthias Toddler Group meets on Wednesdays during Term Time. 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Church Centre Hall. Only £1 per family


Stay & Play – Meanwood Community Centre

A weekly stay and play group for up to 5 years.

FRIDAY: 10am -11,30am.

Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Avenue, LS7 2QU. Tel: 0113 345 8112

Storytime at The Little Bookshop Leeds

Set in the heart of Chapel Allerton, The Little Bookshop is Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop. The Little Bookshop is a place to explore literature and illustration with your child. With a daily Storytime at 11.30am  it is a great place to enjoy some downtime with your children.

47 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD.

Thorner Mum and Tots

A friendly baby and toddler group who meet each Thursday at the Parish Centre. This is a chance to meet new friends in the village and allow your children to play and socialise in a safe environment.
Every other week we enjoy singing and dancing with a ‘Tiny Dancers’ class.
A mid-morning fruit snack for the kids and tea/coffee for adults is available.
THURSDAY, 9.30-11.30AM: The Parish Centre, Thorner LS14 3ED. Contact: Karen Spong, 07977223394

Toddler Club – Lidgett Park Methodist Church

For just £2 per family we provide tea, coffee, juice biscuits & toast. There is always some fun craft, lots of toys and at the end of the session we play with a parachute and sing songs.

THURSDAY: 9.30am – 11.30am (Term time only)



Tots Club Tinshill Free Church, Cookridge

Wednesday, 1.30pm to 3pm during term time for all parents and carers with pre-school children. There is no charge and it is well organised with lots of lovely toys, a story corner, supervised activity table and singing time at the end of the session.

Places are currently available, please enquire for further details.
Holly Avenue, Leeds LS16 6PL. Tel: 0113 2678250

We Are Mini – Stay & Play Room

We are mini has a stay and play room for kids to meet new friends through play. They also provide weekly activities to entertain the children.

The Stay & Play Room is open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm & Sat 9am-12pm.

Activities for ages 2-5 from 11am-1pm running Mon-Thurs only.

Rainbow Factory, Unit 13E, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, LS28 5LY

For more information, contact 0113 257 5750

Wrangthorn Baby and Toddler Group, Hyde Park

Its a white church hall next to Church with tall spire on the corner where the Hyde Park Pub is on Otley Road.  £1 per adult includes drinks and snacks. For all ages birth to school.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 10-11.30am (Term time only)

Wrangthorn Church Hall, Hyde Park Terrace, Hyde Park Corner, Leeds LS6 1BJ.
Tel: 07900476477