Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS20

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A list of weekly term-time activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in BS20. Please contact classes prior to arriving to confirm running that day.

MONDAY

Sing and Sign: Portishead Youth Centre
Sing and Sign are music classes but with a BIG difference.  With your participation and commitment, Sing and Sign can teach your family how to communicate before baby can talk.  Through music and singing, you learn the signs while baby enjoys the songs, instruments and props.  Classes are good fun and relaxed but with a strong emphasis on learning.

A Sing and Sign course runs for 10 weeks and each class lasts about 35-45 minutes.  In those 10 sessions, you can learn well over 100 signs.  Some signs are relevant to baby’s routine (milk, eat, change nappy); some are signs for things that babies are interested in (park, duck, train).  Bristol families say over and over again how much they enjoy Sing and Sign classes and how beneficial signing has been for them.

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  • 10am stage 2 (for approx. 6-16 mths), 11am Stage 1 (for approx. 6 – 15 mths), 12 noon Babes (2-6 mths)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Email katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk 

Little Stars Toddler Group: Redcliffe Bay Methodist Church
Little Stars Toddler Group is a small mum/dad/grandparent baby and toddler group that runs in term-time only. There are toys, books and puzzles and towards the end of the morning the group sings rhymes. There is no waiting list at present. It is a small friendly group. Refreshments of tea, coffee, squash, water and toast are served.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am
  • £2 plus 50p for each additional child
  • Redcliffe Bay Methodist Church Hall, Portishead, BS20 8HT
  • Contact: 01275 849 553 / 01275 845 484
  • Contact: Sue Mason tel 01275 849553 samason15@aol.com

TUESDAY

Baby Sensory: Avonway Hall
Baby Sensory classes provide early learning for babies from 0-13 months, with sessions designed to stimulate senses, encourage learning and develop skills vital to your baby’s development.

A combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes are used to develop early communication skills and which will also delight your baby.

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Toddlers & Twin Club: Trinity Community Hall
A variety of toys including puzzles, construction sets,dolls, cars, trains, tea sets, plus toys and tunnels for babies. Refreshments, toasts and biscuits are available. Activities include crafts, singing songs with instruments and a parachute for the last half hour. Waiting list only.

  • 9 – 11am
  • £2.20 per family, 50p for extra siblings
  • Contact office@portisheadparish.co.uk

Sticky Fingers: Portishead Youth Centre
Bring your child along and get arty! Activities include play dough, painting, crayoning, stencils, puzzles, threading and more! Aprons and all craft materials are all supplied.

  • 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • £3 per child over 1 year old – subsidised rates for siblings.
  • Contact Gerry: 01275 842 461 / portishead.y.c@btconnect.com
  • Portishead youth Centre, Harbour Road, BS20 7DD

Church Tots: St Peter’s Church
A short service for the under-5s and their carers, with action songs, a story, an activity and a prayer. After squash and biscuits toddlers enjoy each other’s company, playing with toys and making something to take home while adults enjoy a chat and a cup of tea.

WEDNESDAY

Music Moggies: Portishead Youth Centre
Join us for a fun-filled, interactive music class with your little one!
As mummies ourselves, we’ve put lots of careful thought into designing an enriching musical experience for you and your little one. Everything has been tried and tested things with our own children to see what really works. We hope you enjoy our classes as much as we do!

‘Baby Moggies’ (recommended ages 0 to pre-walkers)
A relaxed, baby-friendly music class, perfect for pre-walkers. We’ve handpicked our gentlest songs and developed lovely little activities for you to interact with your baby using sensory props, instruments and simple actions.

‘Mini Moggies’ (recommended ages 1 to 4 years)
A fun-filled, lively music class, perfect for little ones who love to move. At our Minis class, your little one can engage with the music through simple action songs, plenty of sensory props, music-making with instruments and of course, the chance to do lots of dancing!

Wesley Toddlers: Wesley Centre
Age range from babies to preschoolers. A designated baby area with age specific toys, dressing up costumes, play dough, puzzles, cars and garages, building blocks, ride-on toys, slides, tents and tunnels, trains. Unlimited toast, squash, tea and coffee provided.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am
  • £2 per adult and 1 child, 50p for additional children

THURSDAY

Storytime: Portishead Library
Drop-in session for pre-schoolers. Stories and rhymes.

FRIDAY

Lake Grounds Fitness
An outdoor exercise and relaxation on the lovely Lake Grounds in Portishead looking out over the water. Led by a physiotherapist and suitable for anyone after having had a baby no matter the age of the child!

Bookstart Rhymetime: Portishead Library
Stories and rhymes for babies and very young children. Drop-in.

  • 9.45 – 10.15am & 10.45 – 11.15am
  • Free (places limited so first come, first served basis)
  • Portishead Library, Horatio House, 24 Harbour Road, Portishead BS20 7AL