Thursday Playgroups

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

📆 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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📆 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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📌 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


📆 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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📆 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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📆 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


📆 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.


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.