Tuesday 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


Bill Quay Methodist Church Playgroup

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am
(term time only)

Methodist Church, Station Road, Bill Quay, Gateshead NE10 0UH

All welcome. Friendly atmosphere. Toast, fruit and juice. Free play as well as messy and creative play. Baby corner. Usually songs to end the session.

£1.50 (£2 for 2 or more children). Newborns – 4 year olds.


Birtley Methodist Church Playgroup

Tuesdays 10 – 11.30am
Term-time only

Birtley Methodist Church, Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1DG
Tel: 07895 800 542

Lots of toys suitable for all ages, crafts, song time, snacks, tea/coffee and a chance for mums, dads, grandparents or carers to get together.

£1.50 Babies – pre school age.

Chopwell Community Centre Toddler Group

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Term-time only

Chopwell Community Centre, Derwent St, Chopwell, NE17 7HS
Tel: 01207 562462

Play, dance and soft play equipment to stimulate and engage children. Why not bring your toddler along and make some new friends.

The fee is a donation. All are welcome.

Dunston Activity Centre Playgroup

Tuesdays 9 – 11am
Term-time only

Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Gateshead, NE11 9SS
Tel: 0191 425 2222

Providing a safe and friendly environment for youngsters to play and learn. Children are encouraged to play, participate in craft activities, interact with one another and sing along at music time. There is a safe outdoor area to play in during fine weather.

£2 per child.

Marley Hill Community Centre Noah’s Ark

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Fridays 9.30 – 11.30am
Term-time only

Marley Hill Community Centre, Church Street, Marley Hill, NE16 5DW
Tel: 07973836295

A wide range of toys – ride on toys, prams, dolls, slides, see-saw, tent, role plays, arts and crafts, duplo, bricks, train sets, cars, jigsaws and books. Also snack time.


Riverside Primary Academy Toddler Group

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11am
Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am
Term-time only

Riverside Primary Academy, Colliery Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9DX
Tel: 0191 460 1918

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.

£1.00. No booking necessary.

Sheriff Hill Methodist Church Playgroup

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Fridays 9.30 – 11.30am

Sheriff Hill Methodist Church, ​Gateshead NE9 5SD
Tel: 0191 469 2788

£2.50, coffee and snack included.

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 Mary’s Toddler Group

Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.30 – 11.30am
Term time only

Heron House, Scout Hut, Park Drive, Whickham, NE16 4SP

Activities and toys range from crafts, painting, musical toys, book-corner, jig-saws, tabletop-activities, kitchen, baby-corner, etc to song-time and ride – on large toys. Snacks for children and coffee/tea for adults are provided.

£2 per child (Under 6 months & first session free)

St. Ninian’s Church Baby & Toddler Group

Tuesdays 9:30- 11.30am

St. Ninian’s Church Hall, Ivy Lane, Gateshead, NE9 6QD
Tel: 07970392203

Activities include: Craft time, snack time (fruit, biscuits, water), play time (home corner, cars, dolls, dressing up, construction toys, puzzles, etc), physical play (slide, bikes, cars, ride-ons, etc), song time.

£2. Please note there may be a short waiting list to join

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