All Playgroups

Details are subject to change, please check directly with venues for the latest updates.

📆 Tuesdays,
📌 Bill Quay Methodist Church, Station Road, Gateshead. NE10 0UH
Term time only, from June 2021

Snack time for children included, 50p extra for tea, coffee and biscuits for parents. Entry via the hall entrance to Bill Quay Church, which is on Morley Avenue.

👉 £2 per adult. No booking required, info & updates here.


📆 Thursdays, 9.30-11am
📌 Ravensworth Road, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 1EN
Term time only, from 9th Sep 2021

Small toys and ride on toys, light breakfast is provided for child and one adult.

👉 £1.50 per child. No booking needed, info & updates here.

0191 410 2343
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📆 Mondays, 10am-12pm
📆 Fridays, 9.30-11.30am

📌 Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5QE
From Sep 2021

Open to all children aged 0-5 years old, with lots of fantastic, brand new equipment that we can’t wait for you to play with! Includes a healthy snack and juice for every child. Our new Community Cafe will also be open for extra refreshments and lunch options if you get peckish!

👉 £3 per child (£1.50 siblings), cash/card payments accepted.
No booking required, info & updates here.

0191 414 7849


📆 Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9.30 – 11.30am
 Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace, Gateshead, NE11 9EB
Term time only, from 8th Sep 2021

Soft play, messy play, arts and crafts, song time, Snacks.

👉 £2 per child. No booking needed. Info & updates here.


Gateshead Children’s Centres provide support, advice and structured activities for families with children under the age of five years, with a packed program of sessions throughout the week including:

🔹Sensory Rooms 🔹Stay and Play 🔹Soft Play 🔹Baby Time 🔹Toddler Time 🔹Trike Time 🔹Well Child Clinics 🔹External Baby & Toddler Class Providers 🔹Holiday Events, and more.

Services are delivered in centres across Gateshead, in:
🔸Birtley 🔸Blaydon Winlaton 🔸Chopwell 🔸Chowdene 🔸Felling 🔸Rowlands Gill 🔸Leam Lane 🔸The Elgin Centre 🔸Tyne View Centre

Visit the Gateshead Children’s Centres Facebook Page and Website for the latest updates and a timetable of activities.

0191 433 6300
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📆 Fridays, 9.15-11am
Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre, Grange Terrace, Gateshead, NE11 0XN
Term-time only, from 17th Sep 2021

Parent and toddler group, snack included. No booking needed, although it’s appreciated if you can message if planning on attending just to get an idea of numbers for snacks etc.

👉 No booking needed. Info & updates here.

0191 411 1193


📌 Raven Valley Gym Club, Riverside Park, Gateshead, NE11 9DJ

Raven Rascals: casual non-structured parent and toddler sessions where children can play and utilise the gym equipment, with song time and bubbles.
Soft Play: pop-up soft play, with giant soft play shapes, bouncy castles and sensory wall.
along with a packed timetable of structured Gymnastics classes from age 18 months.

👉 From £2.50. No booking needed.

0191 447 1720


📆 Alternating Fridays & every Saturday, 10-11am
📌 Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace, Gateshead, NE11 9DU

A play session by Riverside Delight for under 5s to have some fun and for parents to relax and enjoy a sweet treat and a chat, with toys, baby corner, messy play, bouncy castle and fun workshops. Unlimited free hot drinks & juice, plus delicious treats available to purchase.

👉 £3.50 (£1.75 siblings under 1). Book in or walk in. Info & updates here.

0191 460 8000


📆 Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30 – 11am
📌 Riverside Primary Academy, Colliery Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9DX
Term-time only, from 14th Sep 2021

There are plenty toys, games, and activities to keep little ones occupied. Come along and enjoy time with friends in a relaxed environment. Juice and biscuits are provided for the children and tea and coffee for the adults.

👉 £1. No booking needed, info & updates here.

0191 460 1918
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📆 Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.30 – 11.30am
📌 Sheriff Hill Methodist Church, ​Gateshead NE9 5UQ
From 7th Sep 2021

Learn, play and grow together. Snack and drink provided.

👉 £3 per family.  No booking needed, info & updates here.


📆 Mondays, 9.30 – 11am
📆 Tuesdays, 1.30 – 3pm
📆 Fridays, 10am – 12pm
📌 Fell Rd, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
From 7th Sep 2021

Little Wonders baby and toddler group, with sit and ride toys, tunnels, tents, home corner, baby area. Drink and snack for each child. The Friday session is a twins & multiple birth playgroup.

👉 £2. No booking needed, info & updates here.

0191 416 2630
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📆 Fridays, 9-11.15am
St Alban’s Centre, Garvey Villas, Windy Nook, Gateshead NE10 9SU
Term-time only, from 17th Sep 2021

Come and join us at St. Alban’s Toddler Group. There is a variety of toys and activities for children aged 0-5. Includes a hot drink for the adult and juice and a biscuit for the child. Additional hot drinks can be purchased for 30p.

👉 £1.50 (siblings 50p). No booking needed, info & updates here.

0191 469 4234
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📆 Thursdays & Fridays, 9.30-11am
St Chad’s Community Project, 21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1YN
Term-time only, from 9th Sep 2021

Children can play and learn to mix, share and take turns, and parents have the chance to meet and share experiences and make new friends.

👉 To book email with your name, contact number, and name and age of child/children. Info & updates here.

0191 490 1032
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📆 Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30-11:30am
📌 Scout Hut, Heron House, Park Drive, Whickham, NE16 4SP
Term time only, from 7th Sep 2021

A lovely warm welcoming session with lots of floor toys, arts and crafts, table top toys, dress up, home corner, push chairs, ride on toys and more. There’s snack time and singing nursery rhymes as well, along with a large outside area if the weather is nice.

👉 £2 (£1 per additional child). Block booking required, first sessions are free.
Message 07813 441 169, or on Facebook here (may be a waiting list).

07813 441 169


📆 Wednesdays, 9-11am
Stargate Comunity Centre, Stargate Lane, Crookhill, Ryton, NE40 3DX
From July 2021

A great range of toys suitable for all ages, various weekly activities for children as well as crafts. When playtime is over there is juice and toast to wind down, then to finish song time with various different instruments.

👉 £2 (under 1 year/siblings: £1). Info and updates here.


📆 Thursdays, 12.30-2.30pm
Harras Bank, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, DH3 2LN
From 23rd Sep 2021

Toys and crafts. Please bring a drink and a snack for your child. Suitable from around 6 months old to 3 years.

👉 £2.50 per child. No booking needed, info & updates here.

0191 410 2011
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📆 Mondays, 10-11.30am (Babba Club)
📆 Thursdays, 9.30-11am (Boob Club)
📆 Fridays, 10.45am–12.15pm (Toddle Club)
📌 Durham Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AN
Term time and selected dates in holidays

Friendly, casual groups for parents and children. As well as lots of toys, Toddle Club features a song time and ends with story time. Boob Club is a friendly social support group for breastfeeding women.

👉Babba Club/Toddle Club: £2. Boob Club: free.
No booking needed. More info and updates here:
Babba ClubToddle Club | Boob Club | The Nest

Babba Club: newborn-12 months. Toddle Club: newborn-preschool


📆 Wednesdays, 9.30-11am
📌 North St, Winlaton, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 6BY
Term time only, from 9th June 2021

Parent and toddler group, includes juice and snack for children.

👉 £2 per family. No booking needed. Info and updates here.


📆 Thursdays, 10-11.30am
📌 Winlaton Mill Village Hall, May Avenue, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon, NE21 6SF
Term time only, from 9th Sep 2021

Includes: playtime, craft activity most weeks, drink, crisps and biscuits for the children, tea/coffee and biscuits for the adults.

👉 £1.50 per family. No booking needed, although a message would be appreciated if you’ll be attending for planning purposes. Info and updates here.


Chowdene Children’s Centre Parents & Toddler Group

📆 Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am
📌 Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, Gateshead, NE9 7TU
📞 0191 433 5052
From Sep 2021. Term time plus selected dates in school holidays

Volunteer led parent and toddler groups provide an opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their toddlers. The sessions include songs, rhymes, crafts and messy play.

👉 £1 per session (50p siblings), drop-in.

Marley Hill Community Centre Noah’s Ark

📆 Fridays, 10-11.30am
Marley Hill Community Centre, Church Street, NE16 5DW
Term-time only, from Sep 2021

Exciting toys, books, crafts and some snacks as well as refreshments for carers, and a song and story time based on God’s love. Look out for the re-opening of the Lamp Cafe at the community centre, planned for Thurs 7th Oct 2021 – you can play and then finish with a treat!

👉 £2 (siblings £1). Email to book*
Waiting list currently operating to maintain smaller numbers for covid safety.

St Mary’s Church Play and Praise

📆 Thursdays, 10-11.30am
📌 The St Mary’s Centre, Church Chare, Whickham, NE16 4SH
Term time only, from 16th Sep 2021

A warm welcome to everyone with babies, toddlers and pre-school children with play, fun, crafts, songs, bible stories and making friends.

👉 £2 (£1 per additional child). No booking needed.
Contact for more info.

Whitehills Community Centre Playgroup

📆 Mondays, 9.30 – 11.30am
The Whitehills Centre, Whitehills Drive, Whitehills, Gateshead, NE10 8XU
Term time only, from 6th Sep 2021

A well established group run by a team of local volunteers, with toys, arts and crafts, story time and snack time.

👉 £1.50 (+50p siblings)