Newborn to Pre-School

Crafts, Messy Play & Outdoor Groups

Details are subject to change, and there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check for the latest updates directly with providers.

📆 Fridays, 10.30-12pm
📌 Gibside NT Estate, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE16 6BG
From 29th April 2022

Beyond Birth is the award winning Mindful group for you and your infant, designed to be the weekly tonic that you need to keep your mind in balance.

These sessions use a combination of mindfulness, relaxation, self-hypnosis and other psychotherapeutic techniques as a self-help toolkit over 6 weekly sessions. Learn skills to calm, soothe and tune inwards. Focusing on your mental well-being, offering support, ideas and questions to build resilience and cope with and accept challenges.

The weekly themes are:
1. Nurture | 2. Emotions | 3. Connections | 4. Healing and Recovery | 5. Nourish | 6. Transformation

Sessions will also include mini nature crafts for you and your little one, songs, stories and movement. At the end of each session there will be time to stay for a chat and a cuppa. Partners are welcome to attend too.

👉 £55 for 6 weeks. Book here.
*ticket price includes entry into Gibside National Trust Estate
Suitable for 0-12 months

07886 504 528
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Cooking fun for your little one! Your little one can make, bake and create as they release their inner chef. Ingredients and cooking tools supplied, along with a story, craft, recipe card and sticker.

👉 From £8.75 per session, booked termly here.
Toddler to pre-school | 5-7 years | Mixed family classes

07903 880 830
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ARTventurers (ARTventurers Newcastle and Gateshead)

Oodles of singing, dancing, sensory and arty activities to ignite your little ones imagination and introduce them to art!

👉 From £6.95 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @ARTventurersNewcastle
Baby: from 6 months | Little: from 18 months | Family: mixed ages

Crafty Kids (1st Sensations)

📆 Mondays, 9:30-10.15am
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
From 25th April 2022

Using hand and footprints to create inexpensive gifts and keepsakes. This group is more suited to children that are happy to sit or lie. Old clothes and wipes are required.

👉 £35 for 5 week block booking.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
From 4 weeks old to pre-walkers

Forest Preschool Adventurers (Forest Adventurers)

📆 Mondays, 10.45am – 12pm
📌 Ryton Federation School, Ryton, NE40 3AF
📆 Thursdays, 10.15 – 11.45am
📌 Oakfield Federation School, Low Fell, NE9 6JH
📆 Fridays, 10.45am – 12pm
📌 Ryton Federation School, Ryton, NE40 3AF
From 25th April 2022

Outdoor fun with lots of opportunities to explore and enjoy free play with new friends, with outdoor activities, crafts, mud kitchen, singing, tools, fire and delicious s’mores.

👉 From £9 per session, booked termly (single sessions & siblings discounts available).
For more info, visit Forest Adventurers
Suitable from approx 14 months

Forest School (Conkers Life)

📆 Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
📌 The Hagg, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, NE39 1ND
From 25th April 2022

A creative and warm Parent & Child Group held in the Wild Woods, a wonderful setting where children and carers can explore, connect with nature through loose parts play, learn new skills, join in with nature crafts and become part of a very special community.

👉 Booking required. Sibling discounts available.
For more info visit @conkerslife
All ages welcome

Geo Club (Geo Journey Newcastle & Gateshead)

📆 Tuesdays, 10-10.30am – Mini Space Club
📌 Watergate Cafe, Lobley Hill, Gateshead
From 25th April-17th May 2022

Fun and creative classes based around our popular Geo and Space Journeys, to help your child learn about geography or the solar system through play and creative activities from an award winning brand.

👉 £3 per child. No booking needed, just turn up!
For more info, visit @geojourneynewcastle
1-4 years

Messy Play (Splat Messy Play Gateshead)

From 25th April 2022

Babies and toddlers are given the freedom to move around at their own pace, to LEARN, DISCOVER, EXPLORE and CREATE. Messy play is important for development, with exciting sensory experiences that inspire curiosity, enhance learning, language and creativity, and improve fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, body control and balance. The best part is we clean up the mess!

👉 From £6.50 per session, booked termly (sibling discount & single classes also available).
For more info, visit @splatgateshead
6 months-5 years