Stay and play

Being at home with a baby or toddler isn’t always fun and games. Yes, there are moments that make us smile or melt our hearts, but it can also be pretty lonely and – dare we say it? – boring.

If you’re desperate for a change of scene and some adult company, we’re here to help with our guide to stay and play baby and toddler groups in your area.

Stay and play groups are brilliant for tots of all ages, from newborn to pre-school, and provide them with a safe environment to discover new toys and get used to socialising with other kids.

They’re usually inexpensive (or even free), and more structured activities like craft, singing or games are often arranged for you to take part in with your child.

Best of all, you get to enjoy a hot cup of tea and some grown-up conversation while your little one is entertained: perfect!


Shoreham Village Playgroup


A friendly, local playgroup with plenty for the little ones to enjoy including a dedicated baby area, ride-on toys, a dressing up box, home corner and even a slide. To keep...

Springfields Pre-School


We offer a safe,happy, stimulating enviroment, with an outdoor play area. Government funding available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Our happy and lively Pre-school for 2 to ...

Tadley Under Fives Pre-school


We run our pre-school as a non profit making pre-school to benefit all children in local area. Open door policy so visitors always welcome. Small team of friendly, qualif...

The Toddler Group at Bexleyheath Community Church


A popular and friendly group for children from 0 to 3 and their carers. Find us on Facebook: The Toddler Group at Bexleyheath Community Church

London Road Babies and Toddlers Group


We are a lively, independent group, run by parents for anyone who cares for pre-school children. The group has been going since 1968 and is run by a committee of parents wh...

Little Angels Baby and Toddler Group


Little Angels is a baby and toddler group for all ages, from the smallest of babes up until school age, though we find that most that come are between 6 months and 3 years....

Winslow Baby & Toddler Group


A friendly, welcoming local Baby & Toddler Group! Come along make new friends, have a coffee and chat while your little ones plays! Separate play area for babies, dres...

Bear Cubs


Fun indoor and outdoor sessions with arts and crafts, wide range of free play activities, dressing up, stories and songs. Open to all children under 5 years with their par...

Little Gems Montessori Nursery


The pre-school is located in the village hall in the picturesque village of Trottiscliffe, in Church Lane, close to the primary school. The classroom is spacious and well...

Selly Tots


An informal and fun toddler group for all pre-school children. There is a baby area, a variety of toys, music and of course refreshments! Everyone is welcome, we don't op...

Grantham Farm Montessori School & The Children's House


An accredited Montessori school on the Hampshire Berkshire border. Set in acres of countryside and woodland. Nursery Education Funding for 3 & 4 year olds; childcare vouche...

Tutbury Baby and Toddler Group

Burton On Trent

This is a really nice supportive group with the usual juice and snacks for the kids and the all important tea/coffee for the grown ups (mums, dads, grandparents and carers ...

Chives Montessori School


OPEN MORNING SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015, 10am to 2pm. Chives Montessori School and Nursery are set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside in the hamlet of Akenham, close to the ...

Ladybird Montessori School


We are a small, delightful and well established school with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We are fortunate to have a large garden and woodland area used for our Fore...

Wickham Montessori School


Open 8am - 6pm - All year rounds for children aged 6months - 5 years. Sessional term time or full time care avaliable to meet your needs. FREE 15 hours for all 3 – 5 year...



Ripples is an informal midweek baby and toddler group run by a team from Christ Church Central. The group is open to all – you don’t need to be a church member or a Christi...

Kerswell Kids Playgroup


We are a small sessional playgroup based in the Whitton Park area. We are Ofsted registered and have places for 26 children per session. We follow the Early Years Founda...

Horsham Montessori Preschool


Horsham Montessori is a preschool offering early years education for children aged two to five years old. The preschool also offers a holiday club for children aged up to s...

The Colour Box Montessori Nursery School Ltd


Established in 2002, The Colour Box is situated in a bright and wonderfully spacious building with outside space. Staff members are experienced and Montessori trained. Clas...

Bright Horizons Norfolk Lodge Montessori Day Nursery


Norfolk Lodge Nursery School in Barnet provides premium childcare for children aged between 6 months and 5 years old from our bespoke setting in Barnet, Hertfordshire. ...

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