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Playgroups and Groups for Younger Children running during summer holidays in North London


We've had lots of requests from people with young (pre-school) children who are looking for drop-in classes and playgroups that run through the summer holidays. Those playgroups and classes listed below are running so you should have lots to do:

Mondays

Eeny Meeny Music, N10 - the fantastic Eeny Meeny Music runs throughout the holidays. Guitar lead music group with fun props and bubbles too. A great North London Mums favourite.(NB not on week of 22-27th)

Alyth Synagogue Playgroup, NW11 - Relaxed drop in session for children from birth - 2.5 years old. Everyone welcome (including non-members). Lots of toys, refreshments for you and your little one, great company and a little sing-a-long too. Cost: £3 per child, £1 per sibling. All profits go to charity. Monthly VIP Guest Speakers at no extra charge. 9.30-11.30.

Debutots Family Story Play is running at That Place On The Corner for ages 6 months - 4 years .To register interest or find out about other Debutots class venues contact Keeley on 020 8211 3389 or email keeley@debutots.co.uk

Pop Up Tales are running sessions for babies aged 3+ at Rokesely Children's Centre N8 - 2.45-3.15. Enjoy your favourite children's stories brought to life with puppets, music and bubbles.

NCT Harrow are running their Bumps and Babies drop in all through the summer too at North Harrow Methodist Church, 2pm.

Al's Little Singers, a great music group for little people is running at The Clissold Arms, N2 at 9.30am and10.30am.

Diddi Dance is running as part of Busy Rascals great summer programme - dancing games and exercises to funky pop songs in Willesden Green. Walking until 4 years old. 9.45am. Contact Gina at Diddi Dance on 07426009179.

Hartbeeps is running three sessions in August in Elstree. This is a really fun class for babies from 10 weeks to crawling. Email natasha@hartbeeps.com for more information.
 

Baby Sensory is running in Hampstead Garden Suburb for babies from birth - 13 months -  this play sessions is perfect for meeting other parents and helping your baby to develop and experience new things. 11am.

Tuesdays

The NCT CUFOS Playgroup meets every Tuesday at 3pm-4.30pm. We welcome mums-to-be, babies, toddlers and children up to school age. £1.50 per family. Expect weekly arts and crafts, baby area, outside play, lots of toys, storytelling and singing.CUFOS, The Old Railway Station, Top of The Avenue, N10 2QE

Mini Mozart are running classes in Highgate for babies and toddlers (up to 4s welcome). These are great classes that have professional musicians playing live for the children as well as fun, bubbles and more. Classes can be booked individually and are running weekly all summer. Tuesdays at Pond Square Chapel, N6 6BA. Toddler Classes at 9:30, Babies & Toddlers (great for siblings!) at 10:15 and Babies at 11:10. Sibling discounts available.All bookings and more information can be made at www.minimozart.com

New Mum/Bump? Want to meet other mums/bumps? Come to the Tuesdays NCT NW2 Bumps & Babies Group 10.30am-12.30pm @BusyRascals and have a coffee (and a treat or two!). Aimed at bumps and parents with babies up to walking age http://ow.ly/b4Ci5
Wednesdays

Pop Up Tales are running sessions at new children's bookshop Pickled Pepper Books, N8 for babies and toddlers - Enjoy your favourite children's stories brought to life with puppets, music and bubbles.9.45-10.15.

Classical Babies have two summer concerts on 18th and 25th July at Interchange Studios, Belsize Park.

Baby Sensory is running in Finchley Central for babies from birth - 13 months -  this play sessions is perfect for meeting other parents and helping your baby to develop and experience new things. 12.30pm until 14th August.  

Thursdays

Barnet NCT Bumps and Babies group is meeting every week at 11am at the Arts Depot, North Finchley. There is a small soft play for older children and the cafe serves drinks and light snacks.

New North London Synagogue, East Finchley has a playgroup running on two dates in August - 9th and 16th - for babies and toddlers. 10am, £2.

Hartbeeps, great music sessions for little ones are running over the summer at 10am for walking to 4 years and 11am for sitting to walking at CUFOS in Muswell Hill.

Baby Sensory is running in North Finchley for babies from birth - 13 months -  this play sessions is perfect for meeting other parents and helping your baby to develop and experience new things. 10.45am and 12pm. 

Bongo Babies class runs every Thursday at 2.10pm and 3.10pm at the Maynard Arms, 70 Park Road, N8 8SX. It is an interactive drumming group for babies and toddlers up to the age of 4.  Stories, songs and drumming to develop rhythm, co-ordination and imagination. Open throughout the summer holidays.  For more information call 07944 875 544.  

Fridays

Eeny Meeny Music, NW11 - the fantastic Eeny Meeny Music runs throughout the holidays. Guitar lead music group with fun props and bubbles too. A great North London Mums favourite. (NB not on week of 22-27th)

Movers and Shakers is running at Baskervilles Tea Shop in Palmers Green - for 0-3s. Everyone taking part has the chance to sing, play a musical instrument, be amazed by the parachute and get lost in a world of bubbles! Every Friday in July at 10.30 and 11am and in August at 10.30 only.

Al's Little Singers, a great music group for little people is running at The Clissold Arms, N2 at10.30am.

Busy Rascals also have a Sing and Sign in Willesden Green throughout the summer for 6 - 16 months. For more details click here.

Baby Sensory is running in Muswell Hill for babies from birth - 13 months -  this play sessions is perfect for meeting other parents and helping your baby to develop and experience new things. 9.45am, 10.45am, 11.45am.

Various Times

Baby Monsters, Islington have a number of fun events running through the summer. See full timetable here.

Kidz Connections have four stay and play sessions in Enfield. There will be arts and crafts, music, free play, dressing up and more. Dates: 26th of July, 2nd of August, 9th of August, 16th of August. From: 10am till 11am. Babies under one year old / £4 per sessionToddlers 2-5 years old / £6 per session. School age group 6-7 years old / £8 per session. To book your 4 sessions contact: fortunacrlt@googlemail.com Or call us on 0753414979 for 0-7s.

Peggy Jay Centre, Parliament Hill is open every day and has a 10 o clock and 1 o clock drop-in club for little ones. Indoor arts and crafts, education and play facilities and outdoor play area.


If you know of any other drop-in activities running through the summer, do let us know. 

Holly Aisbitt 18 July 2012 at 13:27 said...

My Tiny Tempo classes are running throughout the summer - Wednesdays 10am and 11am and thursdays 10am at Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington and tuesdays 3.45 and thursdays 2.15 at That Place on the Corner, Newington Green. Drop in £5 - come along!! ( no classes week of 30th July)

Meretz UK 18 July 2012 at 15:12 said...

god bless you north london mums for sharing this with us!

Anonymous 18 July 2012 at 17:59 said...

Fab, just fab!

Anonymous 20 July 2012 at 20:24 said...

A godsend!

Sian 12 August 2012 at 22:58 said...

Hello ... lots of great info! In addition, Enfield NCT continue to run their Bumps & Babies sessions all through the holidays. Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm at St Michaels, Gordon Hill, EN2.

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