Monday Playgroups

COVID-19 UPDATE (March 2021):  You can find a ‘rough guide’ of baby to pre-school classes here. The info in the Weekly Activities sections will be updated in due course as playgroups re-open and classes return to normal.

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If you run a relevant activity or business that’s not listed yet (or if you’re a parent with a recommendation) please feel free to get in touch with details.

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Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre Playgroup

Mondays 9-11am
Thursdays 9-11am
Term-time only

Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre, Grange Terrace, Kibblesworth, Gateshead, NE11 0XN
Tel: 0191 411 1193


Springwell Village Community Venue Parents & Toddlers

Mondays 9.30 – 11am
Tuesdays 1.30 – 3pm
Fridays 1.30 – 3pm

Fell Rd, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 0191 416 2630

Sit and ride toys, tunnels, tents, home corner, baby area. Drink and snack for each child. Parties and events.


St John’s Church Playgroup

Mondays 9.15-11.30am
Term-time only

St John’s Church, Church Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5RD
Tel: 07880741654

Interactive play with creative/craft area. Song time, drink and snack for toddlers. Small friendly group run by volunteers. New toddlers always welcome however we do have a waiting list. If you are interested please contact Cath on 07504512918.

£2 (+50p siblings).
Birth – 3 years.

Wesley Church Childminder Group

Mondays 3.30pm
Tuesdays 3.30pm
Wednesdays 3.30pm
Thursdays 3.30pm
Fridays 3.30pm

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, The Crescent, 557 Durham Rd , Low Fell, NE9 5EY

Whitehills Community Centre Playgroup

Mondays 9.30 – 11.30am
Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Closed from 25th Feb 2020 for building maintenance, re-opens 9th March 

The Whitehills Centre, Whitehills Drive, Whitehills, Gateshead, NE10 8XU
Tel: 07736036547

From arts and craft to story time, our parent and toddler group is well a established group run by a team of local volunteers. Parents are welcome to come along with children from 0-4 years and enjoy a playful and exciting morning.

£1.50 (+50p siblings)

Willows Mini Montessori Parent & Toddler Group

Mondays 9.45 – 11.30am
Term-time only

Main Hall, Ryton Community Centre, Old Ryton Village, Ryton, NE40 3QP
Tel: 0191 413 1929

Mini Montessori is a Montessori inspired parent, baby and toddler group for 0 – 4 year olds. We offer a range of Montessori activities, messy play, song time and a cosy baby section.

£2 per child 6 months – 4 years.
£1 per additional child.
Under 6 months free.


Wrekenton Hub Toddler Time

Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Term time only, from 6th Jan

Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7JR
Tel: 0191 433 6300

An opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their toddlers, including songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and messy play.

Free but booking recommended.
Suitable from walking to starting nursery.