Carshalton Playgroups

Playgroups are a good opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mums. There are playgroups on throughout the week in Carshalton. Here is our pick of the best.


Playgroups are a great way to meet other mums in Carshalton 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!

***Times listed are subject to change. Please check with providers that times and dates are correct before attending*** 


Holy Cross RC Catholic Church  
North Street, Carshalton
£1.50 entry


Tots and Teens 

Mondays at The Quad in Carshalton where young mums can interact with other young parents/parents to be and gain qualifications in subjects such as childcare, first aid etc. Dawn Scanlan, Teen Parent Project Co-Ordinator, is also available to do outreach work with any young people who may need additional support or who may not be able to access the group.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dawn should you need any more information.

Dawn Scanlan
Teen Parent Project Co-Ordinator
Tel mobile 07583 616102
Tel desk 020 8770 6439

Children Young People and Learning Directorate London Borough of Sutton Integrated Services for Young People
The Quad
Green Wrythe Lane
SM5 1JW 

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Tots & Toys Parent and Toddler Group

Chiltern Church, 83 Chiltern Road, Sutton Surrey SM2 5QY
Our morning sessions are vibrant and energetic spaces, with a variety of family groups attending - mums, dads, grandparents, childminders and nannies. We strive to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone. There is no waiting list for our sessions, although numbers may have to be capped for safety reasons if the safe limit has been reached. The majority of the session is in play and stay format, with various activities spread across two spaces - a large hall with push-along toys, ride-ons and various 'stations' such as a doll-house, train set and pop-up tent and the smaller hall with tables for themed craft, puzzles and books. Refreshments are provided and included in the entry price, with gluten free and vegan options available. Group time takes place in the last 15 minutes of the session with stories and action singing. 

Our sessions are open to children from birth to 4 years. There are two sessions a week (term-time only) running at the same time of 10.15 to 11.30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cost - £3 per family group (please note this price covers up to 3 people - please go to our website for more information). We accept cash and card. Please click here to access our website for more detailed information about our sessions. You can also follow us on Facebook - click here to access our page.

Bundles of Joy Baby Group

Chiltern Church, 83 Chiltern Road, Sutton Surrey SM2 5QY

A nurturing and friendly space for new parents with their babies (up to 18 months) - there is a sofa, a ball-pit and a variety of age-appropriate toys for your little ones to enjoy. Drinks and refreshments are brought to you, so no need to leave your baby for even one minute! Parking available on site, baby change facilities also available throughout the session. At the end of the session there is a short singing time with puppets and actions. 

Sessions run in term time for babies up to 18 months. Cost - £3 per family, we accept cash and card. 


click here to access our website for more detailed information about our sessions - scroll down to Bundles of Joy. You can also follow us on Facebook - click here

Alla Lunn
Children and Families Worker
Chiltern Church

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Little Stars Pre School Time find out more at

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Tate Road Tots
10-11:30 on Tuesdays in term time. 
The Christian Centre,
Tate Rd,

Free session, donations welcome
Tel: 0208 642 8117

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Carshalton Beeches Baby and Toddler Group
Carshalton Beeches Baptist Free Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton,  SM5 3NL (car park available)
Tuesdays 10am-11am (term time)
Contact: Emma Shaw
Message Emma: 07375 530288

Sunbeams Toddler Group
Salvation Army Hall, 31 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 2DS
Mondays and Thursdays - 9.00am to 11.30am (during term time)
Contact: Christine Budding
Tel: 020 8773 8308
We open during most school holidays (please ring first to confirm or check this website for details).
Admission: £1.50 per child and £2.50 for two or more children.
We provide juice, toast and biscuits for the toddlers and tea/coffee and biscuits for the parent/carer. 
We do not operate a waiting list. We share storytime while sitting together to eat our toast and we finish each session with songtime.
Older children are welcome to come along during holidays/Inset days etc. There is an additional charge of 50p for each school age child. There is a safe and secure garden which we use in the warmer weather.
We are a very friendly group but please feel free to bring a friend or grandparent along. We understand how daunting the first time can be but it won't last and you'll soon wonder why you were worried in the first place!

Petites Mains - Arts and Crafts Club for Toddlers (1 - 3 years)
Come join our Petites Mains Arts and Crafts Club for toddlers and let your little ones explore their creativity through fun and play!

Tuesdays 10.30am
Cheam Library
Church Rd, 

Petites Mains Arts and Crafts Club for Toddlers is a super fun and creative event where your little ones can explore their artistic side. We'll have a variety of arts and crafts activities specially designed for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years old.

Let your little ones unleash their imagination as they paint, draw, and create with various materials. Each week they'll have the opportunity to explore different themes and crafts, ensuring they have a blast while also developing their fine motor skills and creativity.

The accompanying adults will also have the chance to make new friends and enjoy the time with their children during the fun-filled morning of artistic exploration.

Don't miss out on this exciting event! Come and join us at Petites Mains Arts and Crafts Club for Toddlers at Cheam Library (Church Rd, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8QH).

We can't wait to see your little ones' masterpieces!


The Wendy House
Wednesday mornings
The Guide Hall
Clarence Road, Sutton
The group has separate baby and toddler play areas, lots of lovely toys with plenty of ride-on toys and a quiet zone for reading or doing puzzles. There will be an exciting messy play activity every week and the session will finish with singing and musical instruments. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits are included. All proceeds will go to the NCT to help parents in our local area. This is a warm and friendly group so come along and enjoy the fun. If you don't like the idea of coming along on your own, why not call the organizers in advance so that we can meet you and introduce you to other mums/carers. We look forward to meeting you soon.

The Wendy House is a group for parents/carers and their babies/toddlers. It is run by volunteers from Sutton Vineyard Church.

If you have children age 0-4, we would love to welcome you. 

The cost is £3 for an adult and child, plus 50p for every extra child. This cost includes refreshments for grown-ups and little ones, plus a craft to take home! We'll make time and space each week to play, read stories, make crafts, sing songs and for grown-ups to chat and drink a cup of tea or coffee.

Signing up in advance is essential and you sign up for the whole term. You will be able to pay by card/contactless on a weekly basis upon arrival.

After signing up, if you are unable to attend any of the sessions or no longer require your place, please do contact us at to let us know.

If you do not attend three sessions in a row, we will have to give your place to somebody on our waiting list.

Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome childminders at this time, as spaces are very limited and we would like to prioritise parents/carers and their children.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at We are so excited to meet you and to get to know you and your children!

Hannah, Lily and the Wendy House



Little Lambs runs every Thursday morning in 
term time 9.30-11am. 
West St Evangelical Church, 116A West St, Carshalton 
Tel: 020 8773 3582

Springers Toddler Group

Friendly and welcoming parent and toddler group in Wallington. Springers 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. Springers parent and toddler group is part of Springfield Church, Wallington. Opening Times: Thursdays - 9.45am to 11.15am. Term time. Age 0-5.

Luke Davies
Children's and Families Pastor
Springfield Church, Wallington
P: 07856428849

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

Bandon Hill Playgroup
Bandon Hill Methodist Church, Sandy Lane North, Wallington SM6 8LA

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

Little Roses play group 
St Joseph Hall, Our Lady of the the Rosary Church, Carshalton Road. Lovely old fashioned friendly weekly playgroup each Thursday from 10am in st Joseph hall behind Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Carshalton Road.
£2 per child including a healthy snack included before end of session sing song

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Twiglets Baby and Toddler Group
Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, Carshalton SM5 1JH 

Due to popular demand, we have had to put a waiting list together for any new toddlers. So please make sure you contact to secure your place. Non-walking babies do not need to sign up to the waiting list.

Twiglets runs every Thursday morning 10-11.45am during term time. £2 per family, per session.

Twiglets is a fun and friendly group for babies and children, their mums, dads, and grandparents, with toys, crafts, snack time and music time.​

Check out our Parent and Toddler page on our website to find out about our other groups which may be of interest to you! And don't forget to take advantage of our sensory garden.

The Nest mum and baby group:
A place for mums to meet, babies to play and friendships to be formed
We welcome expectant mums as well as mums with babies
On Thursday afternoons between 1.00 and 2.45pm (term times only)
At Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, Carshalton SM5 1JH (behind the shops at Middleton Circle)
£1.50 per family per session. Adults' drinks and biscuits provided
NB No toddlers please. We only accept babies: once they're walking confidently we ask you to move on to our toddler group, Twiglets, which meets on Thursday mornings. This works well because friendships made at The Nest continue through the toddler    years.

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Good News Crew
Bishop Andrewes Church Hall, Wigmore Road, Carshalton,  SM5 1RG
9.30am to 11.00am (during term time only)
Contact: Paul Warren
Tel: 020 8648 6050

Pre-School children and their parents/carers are welcome at the Good News Crew. We meet on Thursday at 9.30am at Bishop Andrewes for a mixed programme of stories, singing, crafts, and play.

Sutton Spin Club
Thornton Road Centre, 204 Thornton Road, Carshalton, SM5 1NF
10am-2pm (during term time only)
Contact: Jackie or Lynda
Telephone: 020 8669 1273 (Jackie) or 020 8395 5208 (Lynda)

This group is for people that look after a child or young adult with special needs, or who have special needs themselves. There is great flexibility in the age of the child (ie they don't have to be a baby or toddler) and no-one will be turned away. Special needs can range from medical disabilities to learning difficulties and developmental delays. 
The group meets during term time only. Admission is £1.00 per week which includes refreshments and lunch. Toys are provided and they also have a creche worker. There isn't a waiting list. It’s ok to just turn up but it's a good idea to ring Jackie or Lynda first for a chat and to find out more.
You don't have to come for the whole session, you can just drop in anytime during 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The Together Project

Join us for our NEW Songs & Smiles in Banstead Manor Care Home

Songs & Smiles is an intergenerational music group for 0-4 year olds, their grown-ups and older people, held in care homes and assisted living schemes.

We sing, move, play, make friends and have lots of fun!

Join us on THURSDAYS at 11.00AM at Banstead Manor Care Home, 8 Brighton Road, Banstead, SM7 1BS starting on 20th April.

The sessions are FREE/donate-what-you-can, they make people dance with joy, cry with laughter and create long lasting friendships so everyone has something special to look forward to. They are relaxed and informal and we even provide refreshments at the end! 

We'd love to see you there. Book your space here now:


Jenny Reed

Content and Communications Manager

Tel: 07747 004491


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Ruskin Rascals
Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DE
1.15pm-3pm (during term time only)
Tel: 020 8669 3676

To reach the Lower Park Hall follow one of the two paths between the Church and the adjacent Ruskin Hall. The easy access path is ideal for push chairs and buggies. They have an amazing collection of toys. Charge of £1 per session per family includes tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. Organiser: Sue Trewhitt. For more details, visit:

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St Barnabas Bunnies
Every Friday
Runs all year round including school holidays, on a Friday 9.30am and 11.15am sessions.
The Scout Hall
51 - 53 Westmead Road
Tel 07871 489350

Daily List of Activites for Babies and Toddlers 


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