Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS4

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Details of activities for babies and toddlers in BS4, covering the areas of Totterdown, Broomhill, Brislington, Knowle, Knowle West and St Anne’s.

Please contact groups to ensure that they are running prior to visiting. 

MONDAY

Totterdown Tots: Totterdown Baptist Church
For children aged 0 to 5 years (siblings under 5 years are also welcome) providing an opportunity for children to play and take part in activities and for parents and carers to socialise.

Sessions are run by a member of staff and include a dedicated baby area, craft activities, interactive song time, healthy snacks for the children and tea/coffee for the grown ups.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am, term time only
  • Held in the basement of Totterdown Baptist Church, located on the Wells Road. Entrance is via Cemetery Road
  • Contact: rachiewright@hotmail.co.uk
  • Entry £2

Tots Time: St Christopher’s Hall
Popular group for children aged 0 – 3 years which is held on Mondays and Fridays in term-time. Lots of craft activity tables, dressing-up and books. Refreshments served mid-morning, followed by singing and then ride-on toys, trucks and parachute fun.

  • 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Entry fee £2  for 1 parent/carer and 2 children
  • St Christopher’s Hall, Hampstead Road, BS4 3HW
  • Contact Alison to put your name on the waiting list – Tel. 0117 977 2016

Play and Learn at Hillcrest Primary School, School Road, Totterdown
Run by the Redcliffe Children’s Centre, all families are welcome. It is aimed at 0-4’s, has different activities every week and ends with singing. Drop-in.

  • 9.15am -10.30am
  • £1 voluntary contribution per family
  • Small Hall, Hillcrest Primary School, Totterdown BS4 3DE
  • Contact Scharyn/Clare on 0117 9030341 / 9030334

TUESDAY

Story Stars Sensory Storytelling Classes: St Christopher’s Church Hall, Brislington

Brand new sensory storytelling classes for babies up to 18 months. Classes combine much-loved books with themed sensory and messy play activities. Every week you and your baby will zoom off on to an exciting story-themed adventure!

The 45-minute sessions run in 2 parts: an interactive storytelling session followed by plenty of themed sensory and messy play to really immerse little ones into an amazing story land.​

  • New term begins  Tues 12th Sept  (6 week course)
  • 9.30am: 0 – 12 mths; 10.30am: 0 – 12 months; 11.30am: 0 – 18 mths
  • £42 for 6 week course
  • St Christopher’s Church Hall, Hampstead Rd, BS4 3HN
  • More details

Debutots Drama, Storytelling & Play: Totterdown Baptist Church 

Debutots interactive drama, storytelling and play sessions introduce 0-4 year olds to a magical world of wonderful characters and beautiful music and also improves communication, language and listening skills, and confidence.

Classes are led by Geri Mckenna who has been formally trained in drama. There are two Debutots sessions at Totterdown Baptist Church on Tuesdays according to age. Term-time only.

  • Early Years Drama: 10.40 – 11.30am  – suitable for 2 – 4 year olds
  • Baby Story Play: 11.40am – 12.30pm – suitable for 6 months – 2 years
  • Totterdown Baptist Church, Sydenham Rd, BS4 3DF
  • To book your child please email Geri on 0117 3257801 or geri@debutots.co.uk
  • More details

Totterdown Methodist Church Toddler Group
A playgroup for babies and children up to the age of 4. This group has been running for many years and the leaders are very experienced. There is plenty of space and activities include wheeled toys, craft activities, snack time (with fruit, toast etc), tea and coffee for adults.

  • At Totterdown Methodist Church hall. (Situated behind the Church. Entrance along Winton St and Winton Lane)
  • 9.30am till 11.30am, term time only
  • £2.00 per session for 1 child  –  £2.50 for more than 1 child
  • Contact Ann Rees: 0117 977 4487

Little chimes: St Anne’s Church, Brislington
A weekly group for under 5s and their parents and carers which runs in term-time. Stories, activities, games and fun to introduce basic Christianity.

  • 9.15 – 10.45am
  • Contact J coggins: 0117 9771398
  • St Anne’s Church, Salisbury Rd, BS4 4EL
  • More details

WEDNESDAY

Baby Bounce and Rhyme: Wick Road Library
A session for babies aged 0 – around 18 months. A mix of old favourites and more recent nursery rhymes are enjoyed.

  • 2 sessions: 10.30 – 11am or 11.30am – 12 noon
  • FREE
  • Wick Road library, Wick Road, Brislington, BS4 4HE
  • Contact 0117 9038557

Totterdown Methodist Church Toddler Group: Totterdown Methodist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and children up to the age of 4. Has been running for many years and the leaders are very experienced. There is plenty of space and activities include wheeled toys, craft activities, snack time (with fruit, toast etc), tea and coffee for adults.

Occasional activities such as quizzes are held at this Wednesday session.

  • Totterdown Methodist Church hall. (Situated behind the Church. Entrance along Winton St and Winton Lane)
  • 9.30am till 11.30am, term time only
  • £2.00 per session for 1 child  –  £2.50 for more than 1 child
  • Contact: Ann Rees on 0117 977 4487

THURSDAY

St Martin’s Church Playgroup: Knowle
At St Martin’s Church Playgroup there is a different craft for the kids every week as well as tea/coffee and biscuits for the adults and snacks for the kids.

FRIDAY

Sing and Sign: IPLAY, Broadwalk, Knowle

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Developed with the help of speech and language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is the original British baby signing programme.

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy and fun and over the course your baby will learn around 150 signs. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

  • 10am stage 2 (16 months +)
  • 11am Stage 1 (6 – 16 months)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Contact Verity: 07584 428 611 / verityjowett@singandsign.co.uk

Pre-school children’s Storytime and Craft: Wick Road Library
Fun session for toddlers and pre-school children aged from around 18 months. Stories, rhymes and simple craft or colouring activities.

  • 10.30 to 11am
  • 50p per child
  • Wick Road library, Wick Road, Brislington, BS4 4HE
  • Contact 0117 9038557

Tots Time: St Christopher’s Hall
Popular group for children aged 0 – 3 years which is held on Mondays and Fridays in term-time. Lots of craft activity tables, dressing-up and books. Refreshments served mid-morning, followed by singing and then ride-on toys, trucks and parachute fun.

  • 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Entry £2 for 1 parent/carer and 2 children
  • St Christopher’s Hall, Hampstead Road, BS4 3HW
  • Contact Alison to put your name on the waiting list – Tel. 0117 977 2016

Little Beacons: The Salvation Army, Knowle West
A new Christian Parent and Toddler group held at The Salvation Army. The last Friday of the month will be a café Tots format with craft based activities themed around a bible story. Drinks and snacks provided for parents and toddlers.

  • 9.30 – 11am term time only
  • The Salvation Army, Padstow Road, Knowle West, BS4 1EN
  • £2 for the first child and 50p for additional siblings
  • Ages 0-3 but siblings up to school age are welcome
  • Contact Charlotte Bramley (children’s worker): 0117 9661369