Please get in touch to check availability and for new session times. We are SUPER excited to announce that booking is now open for this term’s Playcircle sessions.
Playcircle offer a variety of creative sessions and activities throughout the year for little folk to enjoy with their parents. We hold a deep appreciation for natural and sensory play, creativity, live music and holding a space which not only children can enjoy, but parents are also appreciated and nurtured.In term time we offer music and creative story based multisensory sessions in Nailsworth and Stroud. Through the year we also run ad-hoc craft sessions for adults, outdoor creative adventures for little folk and even a big old family camp packed with workshops, creative fun and live music – not to mention super food! (And plenty of bubbles!!)
See www.playcircle.co.uk for details!
As you will all be aware, in order to resume sessions at Playcircle we have had to put a COVID policy in place in line with current government guidance. We therefore we ask that you please carefully read the terms attached to all of our bookings moving forward. Due to the reduced capacity that we are now able to welcome at our sessions, we have also unfortunately had to increase our session rates – if this did not happen we would have no alternative by to close the doors to Playcircle for now which we would dearly like to avoid. We hope that you understand and we absolutely cannot wait to see you and your little ones very soon!
Also, check out the audiobook : www.playcircle.co.uk/the-fisherwoman
The Fisherwoman and her Husband is a musical audiobook, the first of a series produced by Early Years Arts Collective Playcircle. Its a gender-switched retelling of a Grimm classic, so relevant to our modern times, when we are ever more conscious of taking too much from the earth and ocean. The production is based on the sold-out show that we developed in 2019 for The Nailsworth Festival and was created entirely remotely using an online workstation.
Shine on Stage Stroud
Location: Frith Youth Centre, Brownshill, Stroud, GL68AF
Dates: 24th April – 17th July 2021 (excl 29th May for half term)
Times: Main School (7 – 18 yrs): Apollo: 9.00 -11.30/ Lyceum: 9.40 -12.10/ Palladium 12.20 – 14.50/ Sparkles (4 – 7 yrs): 11.45 – 12.45
Recent projects for Sparkles have included; storytelling, mime, prop based improvisation, musical theatre singing both choral and solo, jazz and modern dance, group/self choreography. Our Sparkles classes are an exciting, creative way to spend 90 minutes every Saturday morning in a friendly small group.
Birth and Beyond Cotswolds
10am Mondays – Mother & Baby Yoga is suitable for mums from six weeks postnatal up until the babies are mobile. It’s all about gentle postnatal recovery – lots of pelvic floor and abdominal toning and a time to enjoy some (relative!) calm in the company of other new mums and babies. We also sing nursery rhymes and get the babies’ bodies moving too!
Yoga for Pregnancy | ZOOM session | Tuesday evenings – Whilst face-to-face yoga classes aren’t possible, you can still join a group of other pregnant women to practise yoga in preparation for labour and childbirth in a live online session via Zoom. Online Yoga for Pregnancy classes are suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy up to and beyond 40 weeks, specifically designed to help you focus on your changing body and developing baby.
Perinatal Yoga | Express ZOOM session | Thursday lunchtimes – Even if face-to-face yoga sessions are not for you currently, you can still join a group of other pregnant and newly postnatal women to practise yoga in a live online session via Zoom. Online Perinatal Yoga classes are suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy and from six weeks postnatal, specifically designed to help you focus on your changing body as you approach the birth of your baby and recover afterwards.
Bumps & Babies – Cotswolds – A FREE monthly opportunity for all Yoga and Baby Massage Mums (plus partners, bumps or babies and older siblings) to get together for a chance to chat, share birth stories and the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and parenting – and generally get to know each other a bit better.
Baby Massage | Online | Friday afternoons –
Baby Massage is a great way to connect with your baby and to learn a great new skill. Benefits range from soothing techniques, bonding, helping to ease wind and constipation and others! This course is ideal for babies who have had their 6/8 week check up to when they’re crawling. Baby Massage sessions are 1 hour each and the course lasts for 4 weeks.
Couples Yoga Birth Workshop – An interactive and informative 90 minute workshop for expectant mums & their birth partner, delivered via Zoom into the comfort of your own home. The session will build confidence in your ability to cope with labour together at home or in hospital, using positions, relaxation, massage and breathing techniques.
Yoga for Pregnancy | Stroud Yoga Space | Tuesday evening – At Nelson Street in Stroud. Yoga for Pregnancy classes are suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy up to and beyond 40 weeks, specifically designed to help you focus on your changing body and developing baby.
Yoga for Pregnancy | Warrior & Wild, Nailsworth | Thursday evening –
Yoga for Pregnancy classes are suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy up to and beyond 40 weeks, specifically designed to help you focus on your changing body and developing baby. Whether you are new to yoga or already practicing, you will benefit from the breathing techniques, positions and relaxations all of which are developed with pregnancy and childbirth in mind to increase flexibility and strength in preparation for motherhood and to help you feel more comfortable in pregnancy. Book any five sessions in a 60-day window to qualify for a £10 discount (automatically applied at checkout).
For all the information and for booking to go : bookwhen.com/birthandbeyondcotswolds
Top of Town Tots
At the Children’s Centre, Bisley Old Road, Stroud.
Booking available for Tuesdays and Fridays – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Croc N Roll
Weekly themed classes & party entertainment in Gloucestershire. Guitar-led action songs, rhymes, puppets, stories, percussion instruments & bubbles.
Classes Summer Term 2021 :
MONDAY 9.20am at The Parish Rooms of St. George’s Church Nailsworth (GL6 0BP)
MONDAY 11.15am at Painswick Town Hall (GL6 6QA).
TUESDAY 2pm & 3pm at Lansdown Hall, Stroud (GL5 1BB).
WEDNESDAY 9.30am & 10.30am at Didmarton Village Hall (GL9 1DT).
THURSDAY 9.30am & 10.35am at the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms (GL6 0HH)
FRIDAY 9.30am & 10.35am at the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms (GL6 0HH) & 3pm at The Parish Rooms of St. George’s Church Nailsworth (GL6 0BP).
Classes last 40 minutes & cost £4.50 for 1 child, £6.00 for 2 siblings & £7.50 for 3 siblings.* charged half termly. (*Childminders bringing more than one child qualify for the sibling rate). All newcomers get one class free when they sign up for their first half term’s classes.
Wild Women : Into Nature/Nature Connections
Join us in the lovely surroundings of Hailey Wood for an adult-only day – this is your time to make, create and simply be.
The session is a mixture of learning bushcraft skills, getting creative and taking time to relax and unwind.
We try out some seasonal crafts, learn fire lighting and knife skills and enjoy connecting with each other, ourselves and nature in our wonderful woodland.
The cost includes a snack (usually cake), vegetarian or vegan lunch, hot and cold drinks, all materials as well as the use of tools and equipment.
Wild Women is aimed at those identifying as female, aged 16 years and above – we run other sessions for families, this one is just for ‘grown ups’.
Payment is available on a sliding scale.
Find Into Nature and Nature Connections, and more information about their outdoor toddler sessions at into-nature.org/
I recommend signing up to their mailing list for all the updates : find the sign-up form here : into-nature.org/contact