Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS7

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A list of weekly term-time activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers in BS7, covering the areas of Bishopston, Horfield, Lockleaze and Filton. Please contact groups prior to arriving to ensure running on that day.

MONDAY

Sing and Sign: Horfield Methodist Church

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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.

  • 9.45am stage 2 (for approx. 6-16 mths), 10.45pm and 1.15pm Stage 1 (for approx. 6 – 15 mths), 11.45am Babes (2-6 mths)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Contact Verity: 07584 428 611 / verityjowett@singandsign.co.uk

Ardagh Toddlers

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Drop-in playgroup for babies and young children aged 0 – 3 years. Toys, puzzles, craft activities, outdoor area and more. Refreshments for parents/carers and children.

Horfield ‘Toddling Wellies’ Parent & Toddler Group
A parent/toddler group for babies and young children aged 0-4 years. Each session typically includes toys, puzzles, craft activities, singing and a large garden in which to play.

Meet family support workers as well as socialise with others from the community. Refreshments for parents/carers and children provided. Waiting list at present.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme at Horfield Library
Nursery rhymes and songs for very young children.

TUESDAY

Tiny Talk: Horfield United Reformed Church

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Tiny Talk baby classes are suitable from birth – 4 years and run in term-time.

You and your baby will learn a weekly theme of useful signs related to words about the family, playing at home, going to the park bedtime, meal times and more, plus sing, sign, bounce and giggle as you join in with action songs and nursery rhymes and develop skills such as listening and visual tracking, build on fine motor skills and vocal skills through a range of sensory activities.

Babies will also play instruments to accompany songs, experience bright and beautiful sensory toys such as voile scarves, tactile shapes, flashing balls, stretchy Lycra, bubbles, mirrors and enjoy stunning quality music.

The classes are a great way to make friends and recharge your batteries (with refreshments for you) while your little one enjoys some playtime.

Rendezvous: Ebenezer Church
Group for parents and toddlers. Toys, puzzles, coffee and cake, crafts and singing. Spaces limited so please contact to check availability. For children until the end of term during which they have their third birthday.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1.50 per week
  • 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BA
  • 0117 9791399
  • More details

Pre-school Children’s Storytime: Horfield Library
Stories, songs and crafts for pre-school age children. Younger siblings welcome. Drop-in, no need to book.

  • 11.30am – 12 noon
  • Free
  • Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BD

The Golden Buds: The Golden Hill Community Garden
A green stay and play toddler group for children aged 18 months-4 years and their parents/carers.

  • Choice of two sessions: 9.30 – 11am or 11.30am – 1pm
  • £5 per child, £2.50 for second siblings, no charge for babies 0 – 12 month
  • Contact Lucy on 07506 905 394 / ghcgarden@gmail.com

Piglets Carers and Toddler Group: St Michael’s Church, Bishopston
Drop-in playgroup for 0-4s.

Baby Clinic
Drop-in breastfeeding support, weighing session and sensory play.

  • 10.30am – 12 noon
  • Horfield Baptist Church, Brynland Ave, Bishopston BS7 8NY
  • FREE entry

WEDNESDAY

Piglets Carers & Toddler Group: St Michael’s Church, Bishopston
Playgroup for children aged 0 – 4 years.

Emmanuel Bishopston Toddlers
Playgroup for 0-4s. Musical instruments, hokey cokey, storytime, homemade cake. Short waiting list in operation.

Mum & Toddlers Group: St James’ Church
Come along and meet other mums and find friendships for your children that will last for years to come.

  • 9 – 11am
  • St James’ Church, Romney Ave, Lockleaze, BS7 9TD
  • Contact 0117 951 5118

La Casita: Quaker Meeting House

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A playgroup for babies and toddlers with Spanish speaking parents or for those who wish to learn some Spanish and meet and make new friends with Spanish speaking families. Tea, coffee, biscuits provided.

This group has been running for 25 years!

  • 10am – 1pm
  • £2.50 per session
  • Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, Horfield
  • Visit La Casita Facebook page for more details

THURSDAY

Sing and Sign: Horfield Methodist Church

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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.

  • 9.45am Stage 2 (16-24 mths), 10.45am Stage one (6-15 mths), 11.45am Stage one (6-15 mths – waiting list), 1pm Stage 2 (16-24mths)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Contact Verity: 07584 428 611 / verityjowett@singandsign.co.uk

Tiny Talk: KudaCan Play Café

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Tiny Talk baby classes are suitable from birth – 4 years and run in term-time.

You and your baby will learn a weekly theme of useful signs related to words about the family, playing at home, going to the park bedtime, meal times and more, plus sing, sign, bounce and giggle as you join in with action songs and nursery rhymes and develop skills such as listening and visual tracking, build on fine motor skills and vocal skills through a range of sensory activities.

Babies will also play instruments to accompany songs, experience bright and beautiful sensory toys such as voile scarves, tactile shapes, flashing balls, stretchy Lycra, bubbles, mirrors and enjoy stunning quality music.

The classes are a great way to make friends and recharge your batteries (with refreshments for you) while your little one enjoys some playtime.

Taste Cafe: Ebenezer Church
Hot drinks, delicious home-made cakes & lunchtime menu. For adults to chill-out and chat, children can play with toys & there is always a friendly ear. Drop-in.

  • 10.30am – 12.45pm
  • 286 Filton Ave, Horfield, BS7 0BA

Muller Tots Playgroup
Drop-in playgroup. Short waiting list currently in place.

  • 09.30 – 11.15am
  • United Reformed Church, Muller Road, Horfield
  • Contact: Wendy 07951 283 261

Lockleaze Toddler Group: The Cameron Centre
A group for 0 – 5 year olds with their parents/carers. Craft activities and a variety of toys, with singing and snack time.

Honeysuckle Breastfeeding Café: The Cameron Centre, Lockleaze
Breastfeeding drop-in group run by local mums for local mums. Join us for a cuppa and a chat.

  • 9 – 12 noon
  • Cost: Refreshment donation
  • Contact: 0117 9141 129
  • The Cameron Centre, Cameron Walk, BS7 9XB
  • More details

FRIDAY

diddi dance: KudaCan Play Café
Funky pre-school dance classes suitable for both boys and girls aged 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in.

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Kids & Coffee: St Gregory the Great Church, Filton
Very friendly drop-in playgroup which runs in term-time. Big room with toys suitable for babies up to school age. Refreshments for parents/carers & children.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am
  • £1 per family
  • Church Hall next to St Gregory the Great Church, Filton Road, Upper Horfield, BS7 OPD
  • Contact 0117 9692839

Little Fishes Toddlers: Horfield Methodist Church

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Drop-in playgroup for 0-3s, waiting list.