Playgroups are a good opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mums. There are playgroups on throughout the week in Wallington. Here is our pick of the best groups on offer
Playgroups are a great way to meet other mums in your area with children of a similar age. Mums that you meet at playgroups can form a vital support network as your kids grow up and start attending local schools together. Playgroups are ideal places for your kids to socialize.
Most groups have a wide selection of age-appropriate toys and messy play activities. Free-play sessions are followed by singing and rhymes. Importantly, there’s usually a cup of tea on offer too!
Collingwood Caterpillar Club
9.30 to 11am (term time only)
Collingwood Caterpillar Club is a new Mother & Toddler group opening on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at Collingwood School. Pre-school children can have fun in a safe and friendly environment, whilst parents and carers can chat with a tea or coffee. Juice, biscuits and fruit are provided for the children. We have a soft play area, Home Corner sponsored by Aquatots and lots of toys and games. Story time, music and singing will be shared together at the end of the session. We aim to do arts and crafts once a month and will have a special event once a term (Christmas, Easter, Summer Picnic).
We are a very friendly group so please come along and be part of our new exciting venture.
Collingwood Caterpillar Club
3 Springfield Road
Surrey SM6 0BD
£2 per family – includes tea/coffee, juice, biscuits and fruit
Contact: Mandy King
Telephone: 020 8647 4607
Bluebird Club Parent & Toddler
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Maldon Road, Wallington Surrey SM6 8BL
Volunteers from Holy Trinity Church run the Bluebird groups during term time.
If you are interested in coming along, just turn up at the session that is most convenient for you and speak to the leader.
A small fee is charged each time you attend a session
This fee includes tea, coffee, squash and biscuits.
Opening Times: Thursday 9:30am - 11:15am
Paddington Parent & Toddler Group
Wallington Baptist Church, Parkgate Road, Wallington Surrey SM6 0AG
We are a very friendly group, with lots of mums, a few dads and grandmas. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits for the mums, drinks and cakes and biscuits for the tots. Held in a lage hall with ample room for ride on toys and many other activities including crafts. We also run a course about parenting called 'Parent Talk.'Call first as there may be a waiting list.Opening Times: Wednesdays - 9.45am to 11.30am during term time only.
Parent & Toddler Group
Ross Road Gospel Hall, Ross Road, Wallington Surrey SM6 8QN
There are plenty of toys and space for the children to play on a carpeted floor. There are also colouring/sticking activities and books to read.Tea, squash and biscuits are provided for all and there is a little time for singing at the end. You are welcome to visit and sample a session. A donation of 50p per child per session is requested.Some comments from Wallington Mums are: “I come because the people are nice and the floor is carpeted. It is like one big family.” “I like it here including the facilities for the children.” Opening Times: This is held during the term time on Monday mornings from 9.30am to 11.15am. There are no P & T activities during the half term holidays. The age range is from birth to about 4 years old. There is a warm welcome for everyone. Ex Parents and Carers are welcome back without their children.
Playbox at Wallington Methodist
Wallington Methodist Church Hall, Beddington Gardens, Wallington Surrey SM6 0HX
We are a friendly and caring group with a wide range of members. We offer equipment you might not have at home: soft play equipment, sit and rides, painting. We also have table top toys, puzzles, playdough and much more.Some weeks we have a simple craft activity for children to share with mums or carers.We sometimes have a themed day, eg Harvest Monday.Our hall has lots of space for older children to be active. But there are quiet spots too including a special area for the youngest children.At 11.15am we tidy up and have singing time before going home. Sometimes we have musical instruments or parachute play as we sing.Our coffee bar is open all morning serving tea, coffee, squash and biscuits.Opening Times: We meet on Mondays 9.30 - 11.30am during term timeWe welcome babies and toddlers up to age 5 years with their Mums, Dads, Grandparents or carers. Twins welcome. New members are always welcome
St Mary's Church, Parent & Toddler Group
St Mary's Church, Church Road, Wallington Surrey SM6 7NJ
A very small group with children ranging from birth to 3 years old. Come along for stories from the bible which are then followed with an activity for children to be able to relate.Followed by squash and play and tea/coffee for parents!All ages of children welcome and we are always looking for new faces! This is a C OF E church run group, however please do not be put off coming along. It's about children socialising and parents too!Opening Times: Runs every fortnight on a Thursday from 10am till about midday.
No activites run during half terms.
St Patrick's Parent & Toddler Group
St Patrick's Church Hall, Park Hill Road, Wallington, Wallington Surrey SM6 0RU
This is a structured and popular group which sometimes has a waiting list. Parents and carers bring their children from birth until they start school.Opening Times: We meet on Mondays afternoons and Fridays mornings during term-time.
Tea and Toys Toddler Group
Wallington United Reformed Church, Holmwood Gardens, Wallington Surrey SM6 0EU
Exactly what the name suggests, a chance for mums, dads, grannies, grandads and carers to get together for a natter over a cup of tea, and for their children to play together or with a range of toys. There is always a craft activity, story time and singing time. Our volunteers who run the session will always welcome you with a smile!Opening Times: Tuesdays - 9.45am to 11.30am. Entry includes tea, coffee, squash and biscuits.
TGI Thursday Women's Group
St Patrick's Church Hall, 47 Park Hill Road, Wallington Surrey SM6 0RU
TGI is is a group which runs for mums whilst the children are looked after in the creche in the adjoining hall. Each week we have a different activity: we might have a speaker on local history, parenting and childcare, environmental issues etc; we might be taste testing Easter eggs or eating pancakes; we might be having a pamper morning and having pedicures, we might be doing a craft activity like Christmas wreath making or lots of other great stuff, always whilst having coffee and biscuits. You can see our current programme by going to www.stpats.org.uk/tgi. The creche bit is lovely - all of our helpers are CRB checked and really enjoy looking after the children, so you can relax for 1 1/4 hours in great company. At Tgis, firm friendships are made and the mums really enjoy being together. We hope to give you a warm welcome! Call Sue on 020 8395 3872 for more details or just turn up at 9:45am.
Opening Times: Thursdays - 9.45am to 11am during term time.
Small babies are very welcome in the lounge with the mums. Children from babies up to pre-school age are looked after in the crèche; helpers are happy to discuss any particular need your child may have ie. not used to being left.
Tiptoes Parent and Toddler Group
Crusader Hall, Boundary Corner, Stanley Park Road, Wallington SM6 0HLA
Friendly and welcoming parent and toddler group in Wallington. Tiptoes is a great place for the children to play; there are toys, slides, pretend play and a craft activity. A safe carpeted area for babies. For parents and carers, friendly people to meet and new friends to make. Refreshments for all too. After tidy up time we all come together for singing; with Bible action songs and nursery rhymes with the ever popular Henry or Henrietta the puppet. Parents, grandparents and carers are all really welcome to come along and join us. Tiptoes parent and toddler group is part of Springfield Church, Wallington. Opening Times: Thursdays - 9.45am to 11.15am. Term time. Age 0-5.
Bandon Hill Playgroup
Bandon Hill Methodist Church,, Sandy Lane North, Wallington SM6 8LA
Shotfield, Wallington, United Kingdom, SM6 0HY
Tel: 020 8770 4900
Toddle Along. 2.00pm – 2.30pm. Free
Rising Stars & Bliss
A Baby & Toddler group for premature babies and those with additional needs.
Thurs mornings, term time, 9.30 - 11.30am
The Christian Centre,
Free session, donations welcome
Tel: 0208 642 8117