Monday


Baby and toddler groups in the Stroud area on a Monday

As always, do let me know if there are any new groups or if there are any mistakes in the information below. Find Toddle Along on Facebook for other events and information in the area, and also group updates.

6th April : I hope you’re all surviving at the moment. I’ve made a few new pages, so we can all find some decent things to do online. I’ve become a bit overwhelmed with how much is popping up, so I thought it might help to have a few in one place!

Be safe, take care of yourselves, and feel free to contact me with any information or suggestions.


♥ Nice for Newborns 
All of the groups will welcome babies of any age but I understand that mums with very little babies might like something quieter, and with other newborns around. So I’ve put this symbol () next to ones that are more focused towards newborns (also sometimes called babes in arms, pre-crawling, not yet mobile).

 Classes and groups meets through the holidays
Classes and groups meet through some of the holiday dates

Not all parents / carers run on school holiday timetable so it’s good to know what is available outside of term time. Not all have been marked as the website is still being updated, so please let us know if any of the classes and groups run through the holidays or not that don’t already say.


9.30am-10.10am 

Croc n Roll
at the Rodborough Community Hallcroc-n-roll-flyer

The class consists of guitar-led action songs, rhymes, puppets/props,stories, percussion instruments & bubbles & follows a different theme weekly. Classes last 40 minutes, are suitable for children aged 6 months-5yr & cost £4.00 for 1 child, £5.50 for 2 siblings & £7.00 for 3 siblings.* (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.

*Half termly rates.

Drop-in rates of £4.50 for 1 child, £6.00 for 2 siblings or £7.50 for 3 siblings.

Rodborough Community Hall, Butterow West, Rodborough, Stroud. GL5 3TZ.

stephanie@crocnroll.co.uk    07957 235413    ‘Croc n Roll’ on Facebook

Also THURSDAY Arkell Community Centre in Nailsworth (GL6 0ET) at 9.45am.


9.30am-11.00am (Term Time)

Parent Volunteer Led Family Time
at Cashes Green Children’s Centre

This is the same style group as all our family times, but is run by the parents who attend it and does not have a formal member of the Children’s Centre team present at every session.  It is open to all parents and carers and their children from 0-4 years.

01453 765983
Hillcrest Road, Cashes Green


9.30am-11.30am 

Sheepscombe baby and toddler group
at Sheepscombe Village Hall

Friendly baby and toddler group led by mums/carers. Meets 9.30 ish (more like 9.45) at Sheepscombe Village Hall for activity, snack, free play etc. Come along and join in. New members always welcome. £3 for first child, extra £1 for next! Runs through the school holidays.

Caroline Annfield 07775680186   carolineannfield@hotmail.co.uk


9:45-10:45am and 11am-12pm
Playcircle Musical Story Sessions
at Nailsworth Town Hall

Musical storytime, sensory sing along for babies and toddlers. Live music, ribbons, parachutes, scarves, birds, stars and all number of other lovely things, with guitar, piano, accordian, violin and anything else we can think of! Songs you know and songs you don’t.

A creative session of singing, movement and storytelling. Learn new songs and poems, enjoy singing as part of a group and help create adventurous play with your little ones.

Please pre-book Playcircle@live.com

www.playcircle.co.uk

All Playcircle Sessions:
Story Sessions
Monday 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 Nailsworth Town Hall
Thursdays at 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 at The Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud
Friday 9.45-10.45  Nailsworth Town Hall
(book in advance, free taster available)
Natural Play Space
Wednesday from 9.45-11.45 Nailsworth Town Hall
(drop in sessions, no need to book)
Peek-a-Boo! (under 12 months)

Wednesdays 1.45-2.45pm Nailsworth Town Hall (book in advance, free taster available)

Messy Play (ages 2-4)
Mondays 1.15-2.30pm, Nailsworth Town Hall (book in advance, free taster available)


 10am

Hartbeeps Multi Sensory Baby Music Class
at Under the Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD

All of our classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. We take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life. Come and experience the amazing world of Hartbeeps with classes to complement and enhance every stage of your child’s early years – from pre-birth to toddling (pre-mobile Babies).

First class is FREE
£5 per class, booked in advance
Drop in classes £5.50
Contact us for special discounts for twins & siblings (in the same class)

Email: sarah.sproat@hartbeeps.com
Call/text: 07511 613211
Hartbeeps website
Hartbeeps Facebook


10-11am

Moo Music Stroud
at Maypole Hall in Paganhill

1st  Monday of the month
Messy moo 0-5years
10-11am
£5 pay as you go, or book monthly to receive discount.
Email: moomusicstroud@hotmail.com

Website: moo-music.co.uk/stroud


10-11.30am

Stay and Play session
at Allsorts in Brunel Mall, Stroud

Allsorts are excited to host a new weekly Stay and Play session for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers in a lovely bright, clean play space with a sensory room and lots of toys!!

The first group is starting on Monday 24th February, and will run every Monday during term time.

£4 per child and £1 for additional siblings

We hope to see you there – Allsorts members and the public are welcome!

Website for group : https://business.facebook.com/events/1053242641729229/

Contact Information : 01453 750474 / info@allsortsglos.org.uk


10-11.30am

Messy Monday
at GL11 in Cam

£1.50 per child, under 3 months free. Change of clothes and sometimes a towel is recommended. Lots of things for babies and toddlers to play with both indoors and out, supports sensory development and social skills. Different mess every week.

www.gl11.org.uk


10-11.30am

Eastington Toddler Group
at Eastington Methodist church

First session free and £2 per session thereafter. Snacks, crafts, songs and stories. Really friendly group always looking to make new friends!

We often run during summer holidays and sometimes in school holiday. We also provide other activities suitable for families during holiday times.

Eastington Methodist church, The Cross, Alkerton, GL10 3AA, on Mondays 10-11:30 am

Contact Elizabeth Burgin : eburgin@hotmail.co.uk


10am-12pm (Term Time)

Coffee and Kids Toddler Group
at Stroud Baptist Church Hall

We are a free baby & toddler group meeting 10-12 every Monday during term time at Stroud Baptist Church Hall, in Union Street, opposite the Cornhill market square (not at the church, which is round the corner from the church hall). We welcome babies, toddlers, parents & carers.  There is a small ride on section, new baby section, a crafting table, story corner etc. Free snacks too!

Coffee and Kids on Facebook


10am-12pm

NCT Stroud Twins Group
at Rodborough Tabernacle

NCT Stroud Twins Group will be on the 2nd Monday of the month at Rodborough Tabernacle. We hope to see you all with your twins (+any triplets?). £2 per family which includes tea/coffee for adults.

Contact stroudtwinsgroup@hotmail.com

Find the NCT Stroud twins group on Facebook : www.facebook.com/groups/231545250710098


10am-12pm

Dursley MOBS
at St James Parish Hall, Dursley

MOBS (Mothers Offering Breastfeeding Support) is an informal, friendly support group. We have a seating area where you can socialise with other mums and get information from peer supporters. We have a large play mat with toys for younger babies and older children, who are most welcome at the group. There are always hot drinks and biscuits on offer.

If you feel you need some privacy, a separate room is available for discussions with our Breastfeeding Specialist Worker. We sell nursing bras and have a good selection to choose from. Bras can be fitted for you by a trained peer supporter. We have a well-stocked library with books that can be borrowed free-of-charge.

Expectant mothers who are interested in breast feeding are always welcome. The peer supporters at MOBS are particularly experienced in Baby-led weaning and can offer relevant information including DVDs.

www.breastfeedingsupporters.org.uk/about-gbsn/groups/dursley-mobs
www.facebook.com/MOBSDursley

St James Parish Hall (behind St James The Great Church), Broadwell, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4JE


♥ 10.15-2.15pm (3 classes) (Term Time)

Baby Sensory classes
at the Stroud Cricket Pavilion

Baby Sensory runs from the Stroud Cricket Pavilion. There are 3 classes every Monday. 10:15-11:15 is 7-13 months, 11:45-12:45 is 0-13 months and 13:15-14:15 is 0-7 months. The 0-7 month class is much better suited to younger babies and new-borns.

Every week is completely different and we aim to give grown ups lots of ideas to continue baby’s development at home as well as lots of WOW activities that take place in class. We have bubbles, textures, puppet shows, nursery rhymes, exercise, massage, visual development, music, dancing and so much more! Classes are in 10 week blocks but you can join at any time in a term as the sessions are independent of each other.

Email: gloucester@babysensory.co.uk

Website: www.babysensory.com/gloucester


11am-12pm playcircle image
Playcircle Musical Story Sessions
at Nailsworth Town Hall

Musical storytime, sensory sing along for babies and toddlers. Live music, ribbons, parachutes, scarves, birds, stars and all number of other lovely things, with guitar, piano, accordian, violin and anything else we can think of! Songs you know and songs you don’t.

A creative session of singing, movement and storytelling. Learn new songs and poems, enjoy singing as part of a group and help create adventurous play with your little ones.

Please pre-book Playcircle@live.com

These storytelling sessions are also held at:
Monday 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 Nailsworth Town Hall
Tuesday 9.45-10.30 at Tetbury Good Shed (starting on Tuesday 31st October)
Thursdays at 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 at The Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud
Wednesday from 9.45-11.45 are Playcircle drop-ins are at Nailsworth Town Hall

www.playcircle.co.uk


11.30am-12pm (Term Time)

Story Time
at Stonehouse Library

Pre schoolers Story time is held at Stonehouse Library on Monday mornings from 11:30 – 12 noon (term time only)

Also:
Tuesdays 9.45-10.45 and 11am-12pm at Dursley Library

Elm Road, Stonehouse, GL10 2NP.
E-mail: stonehouselibrary@gloucestershire.gov.uk


11:30-12pm (Term Time)

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
at Nailsworth Library

Nursery rhymes, songs, wiggling and jiggling for babies and toddlers and their grown-ups… Come and enjoy songs and action rhymes with lots of bouncing and clapping, bells and rattles. As well as helping your child’s development, it’s also a great way for you to meet other parents and carers. Free to attend.

Nailsworth Library, Old Market, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0DU

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/activities-and-services-in-libraries/baby-bounce-and-rhyme/


11.30am

MumFit health and fitness class
at Fifth Dimension, Ebley

MumFit is an exciting new health and fitness class, at The Fifth Dimension, Ebley.

A class for parents and carers, set in a relaxed studio environment where you can go at your own pace and where you can bring your babies and toddlers with you whilst you workout!!!

A 30 minute workout, led by two Mums, fitness trainers, Kate and Mel, who bring their combined fitness knowledge plus their own post-pregnancy health and fitness experiences to the table!

This class caters for all levels, offering the opportunity to ease back into exercise gently, whilst at the same time, for those that are ready for a more advanced pace, providing the opportunity to work up a real sweat.

Classes are £5. You can either prebook or just turn up on the day. You don’t have to be a member of The Fifth Dimension to attend, and we run through school holidays!

To book, please call The Fifth Dimension
01453 769120

For further info:
mumfitinfo@gmail.com

We are also on Facebook and on Instagram as mumfitcotswolds

Ebley Wharf Mill, Ebley, Stroud, GL5 4SR


♥ 11.45am-12.45pm (0-13 months) (Term Time)

Baby Sensory classes
at the Stroud Cricket Club

10.15-11.15 (0-13 months)
11.45-12.45 (0-13 months)
13.15-14.15 (0-7 months)
Classes are booked in terms and pre-booking is essential via our website  http://www.babysensory.com/en/classdetails/gloucester. The Autumn term is 10 weeks long so costs £70.00.

Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child\’s development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you\’ll never experience the same class twice. All of our activities are backed up by research and our hour long sessions follow babies natural cycle of play-rest-play so as not to overstimulate them.

Please feel free to contact me for any further details.
Natasha Lovelock: gloucester@babysensory.co.uk


12.30-2.30pm

Babycafe @ St George’s
at St George’s Church, Cam

Volunteer run Community group that meets inside St George’s Church, Cam. £1.50 per family. Tea, coffee, cakes, cans, 50p each. Welcomes all under 5’s with parent, carer or grandparent, teas, coffee, cakes and chat. It won’t be open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

St George’s Church, Upper Cam. GL11 5PQ

babycafecds@gmail.com
Find the Babycafe on Facebook 


1pm-3pm

Avening Baby & Toddler Group
at Avening Playgroup

Indoor & outdoor play, story time, singing/musical session, drink & snack. Everyone welcome – the sessions are open to parents/carers and their preschool children aged 0-5. The cost is £2.50 for an adult and child, plus £1 for each additional adult/child over 6 months.

Mondays – term time only.

Avening Playgroup, The Sunground, Avening, GL8 8NW

Website for group : https://www.facebook.com/AveningBabyToddlerGroup/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Contact Information : katywingrove@hotmail.co.uk 07806614753


♥ 1.15-2.15pm (0-7 months) (Term Time)

Baby Sensory classes
at the Stroud Cricket Club

10.15-11.15 (0-13 months)
11.45-12.45 (0-13 months)
13.15-14.15 (0-7 months)
Classes are booked in terms and pre-booking is essential via our website  http://www.babysensory.com/en/classdetails/gloucester. The Autumn term is 10 weeks long so costs £70.00.

Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child\’s development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you\’ll never experience the same class twice. All of our activities are backed up by research and our hour long sessions follow babies natural cycle of play-rest-play so as not to overstimulate them.

Please feel free to contact me for any further details.
Natasha Lovelock: gloucester@babysensory.co.uk



1.15-2.30pm
Playcircle Messy Play
at Nailsworth Town Hall

A hands on art, sensory and messy play session for 2-4 year olds, exploring stories through creative and adventurous play.

Free taster session available!

Please pre-book Playcircle@live.com

www.playcircle.co.uk

All Playcircle Sessions:
Story Sessions
Monday 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 Nailsworth Town Hall
Thursdays at 9.45-10.45 & 11-12 at The Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud
Friday 9.45-10.45  Nailsworth Town Hall
(book in advance, free taster available)
Natural Play Space
Wednesday from 9.45-11.45 Nailsworth Town Hall
(drop in sessions, no need to book)
Peek-a-Boo! (under 12 months)

Wednesdays 1.45-2.45pm Nailsworth Town Hall (book in advance, free taster available)

Messy Play (ages 2-4)
Mondays 1.15-2.30pm, Nailsworth Town Hall (book in advance, free taster available)


1.30pm-2.30pm

Mother & Toddler Yoga
at Warrior & Wild Yoga Studio, Nailsworth

All yoga mats etc are provided. Please bring along a favourite toy or comforter for your baby. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move around in and a water bottle for yourself might be useful. Babies can be fed and changed at any point during the class.

The aim of these classes is for you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time, whilst improving your physical and emotional wellbeing. Women are encouraged to do whatever they need to be comfortable – please don’t feel your baby has to ‘behave’! Usually everyone settles once they find out how relaxed these sessions are.

Book online at www.warriorandwild.co.uk


♥ 2.15pm-3pm

Story Time
at Painswick Community Library

Story Time sessions for pre-schoolers. Painswick Community Library is an independent charity run entirely by volunteers. We are supported by a grant from Gloucestershire County Council under the Big Community Offer.

Town Hall (upstairs), Victoria Square, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire. GL6 6QA.

01452 814744    painswicklibrary@btconnect.com

Twitter: @PainswickLib


If you know if a group that’s not on here please contact me with all the details so I can add it to the timetable. Equally, if you know of one that’s not running anymore please let me know so that I can take it off immediately to prevent someone turning up to find no-one there!