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Gateshead Children’s Centres provide support, advice and activities for families with children under the age of five years. They offer a wide range of weekly activities and Well child clinics, along with baby weaning sessions, holiday activities, toy library and more.

Children’s centre services are provided in the following areas:
Birtley🔸Blaydon Winlaton🔸Chopwell🔸Chowdene🔸Edberts House, Heworth🔸Felling🔸Greenside Primary School, Ryton🔸Highfield Communal Lounge, Rowlands Gill🔸Larkspur House, Beacon Lough🔸Leam Lane🔸Pattinson House🔸St Nicholas Church, Dunston🔸Swalwell primary school🔸The Elgin Centre🔸Tyne View Centre🔸Wrekenton Hub

Visit the website for more information and a timetable of activities.


0191 433 6300
gatesheadchildrenscentre@gateshead.gov.uk
www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/2695/Gateshead-Children-s-Centres

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Baby Massage (Family Learning Gateshead)

Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm
5 week course, from 20th April

State of the Art@Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5UR
Tel: 0191 433 8635

Baby massage course. Free to Gateshead parents and carers.

Free. Booking required.

Baby Musicians (Sage Gateshead)

Mondays 2.15 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 11am – 12pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Tel: 0191 443 4666

Weekly 1 hour family music making sessions with fantastic and friendly live musicians. Songs, dances and games to help to gently support development.

£3.50 per person (discounts for siblings/full/half term bookings).
Booking recommended. 0-12 months.

Baby Signing (Eleanor at The Snowdrop Story)

Mondays 1.30 – 2.15pm
Pineapple and Bears, Spa well Road, Blaydon, NE21 6RT
Fridays 1.30 – 2.15pm
Oak Tree Hub, 3 Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4ND
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07796 697 065

An opportunity to learn, socialise and play. Each session focuses on new signs, with repetition of the core signs along with different themes throughout the year, all based on Makaton signs.

£6 per family (discount for block booking, £30 for 6 week term).
Booking required. 0-3 years.

Infant Sign (1st Sensations)

Mondays 11 – 11.45am
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Mondays 2 – 2.45pm
Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Blaydon, NE21 5EZ
Term-time only, from 24th Feb

Encourage early communication in children and reduce frustrations through the introduction of everyday signs in fun ways. Rhymes and songs along with the use of puppets, toys and bubbles.

£24 for 6 weeks. Booking required.
Birth to preschool children

Infant Yoga (1st Sensations)

Mondays 10 – 10.45am
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Mondays 1 – 1.45pm
Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Blaydon, NE21 5EZ
Term-time only, from 24th Feb

Supports bonding and confidence in handling infants and also to supports baby’s development whilst focusing on relaxation and stretching techniques for parents or carers. Comfy clothing is advisable.

£25.50 for 6 weeks. Booking required.
9 weeks – 9 months old.

Little Explorers (The Creation Station GW)

Mondays 1 – 2pm
Tyne View Children’s Centre, Rose Street, Teams, Gateshead, NE8 2LS
Tuesdays 1 – 2pm
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, Gateshead, NE9 7TU
Term time only, from 13th Jan

Tel: 07452 815 444

Every week you can inspire your child’s imagination and nurture their creativity and potential with fun, hands-on arts and crafts. Plus, you will be able to create treasured keepsakes with your baby to take home.

£22.50 for five weeks (siblings 50% discount).
Booking required (single sessions available).
15 months – five years old.

Little Movers (Little Movers Gateshead Central & East)

Mondays 1.45 – 2.30pm
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Tuesdays 9.45 – 10.30am
Leam Lane Children’s Centre, Cotemede, Leam Lane, NE10 8QH
Thursdays 10.30 – 11.15am
The Elgin Centre, Elgin Road, NE9 5PA

Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07984 617 162

Fun class for walkers and parents/carers, lots of fun through singing, dance and play.

£24 for 6 weeks (50% sibling discount). Booking required, may be waiting list.
Walking – 4 years old.

Messy Play & Mark Making (Little Learners GE)

Mondays 1 – 2pm (from 6th Jan)
The Nest, 417-419 Durham Rd, Low Fell, NE9 5AN

Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.30am (alternate weeks from 15th Jan)
BALTIC, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
All term time only

Tel: 07833 222 219

Join us for our hugely popular messy mark making class. We learn through messy play, paint, play dough and more.

£26 for 4 weeks, £14 for 2 weeks. Booking required.
Five months – five years old.

Messy Play & Mark Making (Little Learners GW)

Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Blaydon Youth Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE21 5QE
Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30am
Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace, NE11 9EB
Term time only, from 13th Jan

Join us for our award-winning messy play & mark making class and let your child make their mark in paint, gloop, sand, play dough and much more.

£24 for 4 weeks (£6.50 for 1 trial session). Booking required.
Five months – five years old.

Mini Musicians (Sage Gateshead)

Monday: 9.45am, 11am & 1pm
Tues, Fri & Sat: 9.45am & 11am
Wednesday: 9.45am
Thursday: 1pm & 2.15pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Tel: 0191 443 4666

Weekly 1 hour family music making sessions with fantastic and friendly live musicians. Sing, dance and play, learning the foundations of music whilst making new friends.

£3.50 per person (discounts for siblings/full/half term bookings).
Booking recommended. 0-4 years.

Rhymetime (Gateshead Libraries)

Wrekenton Hub: Mondays 9.30 – 10am
Leam Lane Library: Mondays 2.30 – 3pm
Blaydon Library: Tuesdays 2 – 2.30pm
Birtley Library: Wednesdays 10 – 10.30am & 11 – 11.30am
Central Library: Fridays 9.30–10am, 10.15 – 10.45am & 11.15 – 11.45am
Crawcrook Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
Pelaw Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
(all year round, exc bank holidays)

Reading, songs and rhymes.

£1 per child, drop-in (excluding Central, booking required).
Birth – 5 years old

Rugby (Vigor.Rugby)

Mondays 5 – 6pm
All year round

Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 07791 297 569

Little Legs Rugby is a parent and child class with a family run coaching company. Get your child active, improve hand & eye coordination and social skills, with parents taking part in the activities.

From £4 per session (plus £20 annual registration fee).
Booking required.
Ages 2 – 7.