Thursday 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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Tuesdays 9.15am to 11.15am 
Thursdays 12.45pm to 3pm
Fridays 9.15am to 11.15am
Term-time only

St Alban’s Centre, Garvey Villas, Windy Nook, Gateshead NE10 9SU
Tel: 0191 4694234

Come and join us at St. Alban’s Toddler Group. There is a variety of toys and activities for children aged 0 to 4.

Price is £1.50 (extra 50p charge per sibling).
– which includes a hot drink for the adult and juice and a biscuit for the child. Additional hot drinks can be purchased for 30p.

0191 469 4234


Birtley Community Centre Parent & Toddler Group

Thursdays 9.30 – 11am
Term time only

Ravensworth Road, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 1EN
Tel: 0191 410 2343

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

£1.50 per child

Bumble Bees Pre-School Playgroup

Thursdays 9.30am

Birtley Community Centre, Ravensworth Road, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 1EN
Tel: 07928 995 470

Dunston Community Centre Monkey Madness

Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30am
(term time only)

Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace, Gateshead, NE11 9EB

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

£2 per child. Just come along!

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


Leam Lane Little Treasures Playgroup

Thursdays 1 – 2.30pm
Term time only, from 5th Sep

Leam Lane Community Centre, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane, Gateshead, NE10 8QH

Our playgroup for birth to pre-school age, provides an opportunity for parents and carers to spend quality time with their children in a fun environment. Sessions will include toys and games, books, songs, crafts and messy play and a snack.

£1.50, drop-in.

Salvation Army Community Church Little Treasures

Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Term-time only

Salvation Army Community Church, Sunderland Road, Gateshead, NE8 3EY
Tel: 0191 478 1314

A friendly playgroup in a fully accessible building with a great selection of play things for all toddlers.

£1 per child including snack.

St George’s Church Tots and Toddlers

Thursdays 10 – 11.30am (term time only)

St George’s Church, 1-9 Inskip Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4AJ
Tel: 0191 340 4844

A space for parents and carers to bring their little ones. We have free play, snack, songs and an area for babies. It’s a friendly and welcoming environment.

50p per child

St Joseph’s Infant School Toddler Group

Thursdays 9—10.30am
Term time only

Birtley St Joseph’s Infant School, Mitchell Street, Birtley, DH3 1LU
Tel: 0191 4102324

Come along for a cuppa, a chat and a chance for you and  your child to make new friends.
Fruit snack & drink provided.

£1 for first child, 50p extra child.

The Grove Pre-School Toddler Group

Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30pm

Harras Bank, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, DH3 2LN
Tel: 0191 410 2011


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

Whickham Community Centre Playgroup

Thursdays 1.30pm
Fridays 10-10.30am

Whickham Community Centre, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JL
Tel: 0191 4881291


Winlaton Mill Village Hall Playgroup

Thursdays 10 – 12pm
Runs selected dates in school holidays (including Feb half term)

Winlaton Mill Village Hall, May Avenue, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 6SF

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

£1.50 (50p siblings), drop in.