Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS8

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Below is a list of baby & toddler activities in BS8 which covers the areas of Clifton, Failand, Hotwells and Abbots Leigh.

Please contact groups prior to arriving to ensure that they are running on that day.

MONDAY

Chatter Clatter: Alma Church
A parent and toddler group for babies and children up to 4 years. Refreshments, craft activities, stories and singing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Term-time only.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1 per family
  • Alma Church, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, BS8 2ES
  • Contact: 0117 973 8776 / admin@almachurch.co.uk

Baby & Toddler Group: Tyndale Baptist Church
A playgroup for babies and children aged 0 – school age. No waiting list.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Clifton Library
Come along to a Baby Bounce & Rhyme session with your baby to share favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions last about 30 minutes and are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings welcome too. Term-time only.

  • 10.30- 11am
  • FREE
  • Clifton Library, Princess Victoria St, BS8 4BX
  • Contact Clifton Library: 01179 038 572

TUESDAY

Cake & Flake: Woodlands Church
Playgroup for children from birth to pre-school. Huge array of fruit, savoury snacks, home made cake, fresh coffee or an assortment of teas. Drop-in, no waiting list.

Cake and Flake aims to be a quality space for children but also an environment which provides a level of support and conversation for adults, too. Term-time only.

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  • 10 – 11.45am
  • £2 for adult and up to two children (50p for each additional child over 6 months)
  • Woodlands Foyer and Main Hall, on the corner of Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AA
  • Email Katharine: cakeandflake@woodlandschurch.net

Preschool Storytime: Clifton Library
A fun session for toddlers from around 18 months. Stories, rhymes and simple crafts or colouring.

  • 2.30-3pmpm
  • FREE
  • Clifton Library, Princess Victoria St, BS8 4BX
  • Contact Clifton Library: 01179 038 572

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Redland Library
Come along to a baby bounce an rhyme session with your baby to share favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings also welcome.

  • 11.30am – 12pm
  • FREE
  • Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PY
  • Contact: 0117 9038549

WEDNESDAY

Babel Babies: Alma Church
Award-winning multilingual music and movement sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with songs and stories in different languages from around the world – no prior knowledge of the languages required!

There are two age groups: Babies (up to walking) and Bambinos (toddlers and preschoolers, and any younger siblings). Both groups learn songs with signs to aid early communication, songs with instruments, songs with movement, and soothing lullabies in a fun, interactive musical session that will give you and your little ones plenty to talk about when you get home. Parents often head for coffee afterwards and keep the conversation going.

The sessions are a great way to discover the joy of learning another language while your toddler is doing the same, or learn with your kids as they start to use a foreign language at primary school. They are also perfect for parents who’d like to meet other families bringing up children with more than one language.

Babel Babies sessions run in 5-week courses where you will learn about 8 songs in a variety of languages from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Norwegian, Russian and Welsh. Every child receives a watercolour-illustrated Babel Journal where you collect stickers and surprises every week to keep track of your adventures with languages. A course is £32.50 for one child, and just £10 per additional sibling.

  • Alma Church, Clifton
  • 10-10.30am: Bambinos
  • 10.45-11.15am: Babies
  • More details

Cake & Flake: Woodlands Church
Playgroup for children from birth to pre-school. Huge array of fruit, savoury snacks, home made cake, fresh coffee or an assortment of teas. Drop-in, no waiting list.

Cake and Flake aims to be a quality space for children but also an environment which provides a level of support and conversation for adults, too.

There is currently a waiting list but first time visitors are welcome to come along for a free taster session. Term-time only.

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  • 10 – 11.45am
  • £2 for adult and up to two children (50p for each additional child over 6 months)
  • Woodlands Foyer and Main Hall, on the corner of Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AA
  • Email Ally: cakeandflake@woodlandschurch.net

Italian Toddler Group: Clifton Cathedral
A playgroup for Italian or bilingual families, however, everyone is welcome. The group meets every other Wednesday and activities, hot drinks and snacks are included.

  • Every other Wednesday, 4 – 5.30pm
  • £2.50 for one adult and a child, 50p for each additional child
  • Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, BS8 3BX
  • Contact Serena Favaro: toddleritalian@gmail.com

Pre-School Children’s Storytime: Redland Library
Stories and songs for pre-schoolers. Term time only.

  • 2.30 – 3pm
  • Free
  • Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Redland BS8 2PY
  • Contact 0117 9038549

THURSDAY

Clifton Cathedral Toddlers
A toddler group run by volunteers for other mums, dads and carers with babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. Lots of toys and activities, a craft table, small slide, bikes and toys for all ages, plus a baby corner for the smallest of babies. Refreshments available for children and adults. A couple of trips are organised every year (e.g. the zoo), plus a Christmas party and a carol service in the Cathedral.

Toddler Group: Christ Church
A group run by volunteers to support the local community which aims to provide a safe, relaxed, friendly & inviting space for babies, toddler & their carers. No waiting list, runs term-time only.

Plenty of space for more energetic children & quiet spaces for the younger babies and toddlers. Plenty of toys & a craft table, plus refreshments for all ages. Each session ends with a kids bible story followed by singing & action songs.

  • 2 sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 2 – 3.30pm
  • £1 per family
  • Side entrance, Christ Church, Clifton, Clifton Down Road, BS8 3BN
  • Email: office@ccweb.org.uk 

FRIDAY

Tiger Tots: Buckingham Chapel
A parent and toddler group which involves a combination of play equipment, art and craft work, nursery rhymes and refreshments.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • Free admission
  • Buckingham Chapel, Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1LQ
  • Contact 07902 944 075 or 07792 325 959

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Clifton Library
Come along to a Baby Bounce & Rhyme session with your baby to share favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions last about 30 minutes and are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings welcome too. Term-time only.

  • 10.30-11am
  • FREE
  • Clifton Library, Princess Victoria St, BS8 4BX
  • Contact Clifton Library: 01179 038 572