Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS41

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A list of weekly term-time activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in BS41. Please contact groups prior to arriving to ensure they are running that day.

MONDAY

Babel Babies: Long Ashton Community Centre
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.

  • Long Ashton Community Centre
  • 10am: Bambinos
  • 10.45am: Babies
  • More details

Sunshine and Puddles Stay & Play: Long Ashton Children’s Centre
Indoor and outdoor play, messy activities, singing and story time. Term-time only.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1.50 per session
  • Open to parents in Long Ashton, Nailsea, Backwell, Portishead and Crockerne only
  • Hollis Close, Long Ashton BS41 9AZ
  • Tel. 01275 888 555 / 07825 341 279 or email longashtoncc@n-somerset.gov.uk

TUESDAY

Health Visitors Well Baby Clinic: Long Ashton Children’s Centre
Meets on the first and third Monday of every month.

  • 1.15 – 3.15pm
  • For more information call 01275 866 737
  • Open to parents in Long Ashton, Nailsea, Backwell, Portishead and Crockerne only
  • Long Ashton Children’s Centre, Hollis Close, Long Ashton BS41 9AZ

Long Ashton Toddler Group: Long Ashton Community Centre

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Playgroup for babies and young children open in term-time. Baby area, crafts and lots of toys. Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits provided.

  • 2 – 4pm
  • Entry £1.50, 50p for further siblings
  • Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, BS41 9DP
  • Contact: Emma 07772101513 or email lababyandtoddlergroup@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY

diddi dance: Long Ashton Library

Funky pre-school dance classes for girls and boys aged 18 months – 4 years.

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Long Ashton Parent & Toddler Group: Church House
Relaxed playgroup with unstructured play, craft, messy play, singing.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am
  • £2 per session
  • Church House, Long Ashton Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9LE
  • Contact 01275 393 109

Multiple Births Group: Long Ashton Children’s Centre
A multiple Births group for twins or more on a Wednesday morning, term time only.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1.50 per session
  • Open to parents in Long Ashton, Nailsea, Backwell, Portishead and Crockerne only
  • Long Ashton Children’s Centre, Hollis Close, Long Ashton BS41 9AZ
  • Contact: 01275 888 555 / 07825 341 279 or email longashtoncc@n-somerset.gov.uk

LAMBS: LA Community Centre Café
The LAMBS (Long Ashton mums and babies social) group meet weekly for friendship and support of new mums (and dads).

SATURDAY

Saturdads: Hebron Church
A dads-only playgroup which meets on the second sat of the month. Toys, games, bacon butties, no charge.

  • 10am – 12noon
  • Hebron Church, 8 Providence Lane, BS41 9DQ
  • 0781 589 1026