Parent and Child Groups

Liden

Story & Rhyme time – Term time: Every Thursday 10:30am til 11am. At the Library – Story, singing, dancing and a biscuit. All for free. No need to be local or a library member just turn up! Aimed at 0-5 years.

School Holidays: Story time still runs. 10:30am til 11:30am and includes a session theme and crafts. Contact Fran Hanrahan: 07795 071188 or find me on Facebook – ‘Liden Library Storytime’

If you would be interested in attending storytime on another day in the week please contact Fran to register your interest as we are looking to set up on a different day as well as the Thursday session.

Tiny Tots – Wednesday St Timothys 1:30pm to 3pm. Friendship, fun, free play and an optional story and song time. Biscuit and juice for little ones, tea and coffee for the adults This runs term time only. Aimed at 0-5 years. Tiny tots has been running for 40 years! It is popular with parents, grandparents and childminders. Contact Elizabeth 07949 863412. Free.

Kiddi Bop – Music and Dance Classes – Classes are held on Tuesday morning’s in Liden Community Centre: 9:15am for over 3 years – 5 years and 10:15am for 6 months – under 3 years. Classes run during term time and last 45 minutes £3.75 per session when paying termly in advance (6 weeks average) Pay as you Play sessions available at £4 per session no commitment. (Special discount available for childminders and siblings – please ask for details) free taster session available. Email enquiries@kiddibop.co.uk or call 01793 230740 http://www.kiddibop.co.uk

Eldene

Acorn Building (formally Eldene Children’s Centre)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays & Fridays – Afterschool club

3:10-5:30pm contact the school office for further details 525908

Tuesday Health Visitors Baby Massage and Postnatal Group 12:30-1:15pm invitation only call 466436

Thursday – Health Visitors Baby Clinic 9:30-11:30am call 466436

Breastmates – Breastfeeding support 9:30am-11:30am Contact Elena Rossi 871024. Health Visitors 2 year old check by invitation only call 466436

Friday – Stay and play 9:15am – 11:00am term time only for 0-5 years – everyone welcome.

If you would like to register your interest regarding a second stay and play group being set up (hopefully on a Monday at a similar time after easter) – please email jcook@eldene.swindon.sch.uk

When you attend a session there is a donation box which is optional – this goes towards snacks and crafts that are provided in some of the sessions.

Nythe

First friends toddler group- Nythe Community Centre – Wednesdays 9:30am til 11:30am £2 per family (max 4 children to each adult) free play, craft activity, singalong, snack and juice for little ones, tea and coffee for the adults contact Katie 07717173690 – runs term time only, back In September. They welcome everyone.

Danzone Dancing School Swindon – Nythe Community Centre – Jiggle and Wiggle Mondays 3-5 years 3:45pm – 4:15pm, Baby Ballet 2 years plus – Saturdays 10am-10:30am. Please note other classes and ages catered for right up to adult age. Please contact danzone@tesco.net or call 07876 256739 for further details including prices.

Covingham

Tiny Tots – St Pauls Church Wednesday 9:30am to 11:30am. Friendship, fun, free play and an optional story and song time. This runs term time only and is free. Biscuit and juice for little ones, tea and coffee for the adults. Tiny tots has been running for 40 years! It is popular with parents, grandparents and childminders. Contact Ray Hylton 01793 532849

Messy Church – St Paul’s – 4-6pm a fresh new way of doing church it’s about bringing people of all ages together through activities, craft, games, worship and food. For families of all shapes and sizes. Starts Sunday 22nd March then runs every 3rd Sunday 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 13th December. Just turn up. Call 326128 for more details.

Story and Rhyme time – at the Library in St Pauls Church 10:30am- 11am 01793 520185. A Story and singing. Free. No need to be local or a library member just turn up! Aimed at 0-5 years.

Tunes n Tots – St Paul’s Church New session starting Friday 24th April! running weekly (including school holidays) 9:45am-10:45am. For under 5 years. Please find Tunes n Tots Swindon on Facebook. £4 per child £2 if you are bringing a sibling. Call 01793 705545 or 07900 988856. Aquababies – Dorcan pool Monday mornings http://www.aquababieswest.co.uk for more information.

Toddler splash – Dorcan pool, Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm preschool age. http://www.leisureinswindon.co.uk or 01793 533763 for more information.

Coleview

Kiddi Bop – Classes are held on Wednesday morning’s in Coleview Community Centre: Please contact Catherine for class times. Classes run during term time and last 45 minutes £3.75 per session when paying termly in advance (6 weeks average) Pay as you Play sessions available at £4 per session no commitment. (Special discount available for childminders and siblings – please ask for details) free taster session available.. Email enquiries@kiddibop.co.uk or call 01793 230740 http://www.kiddibop.co.uk

Buttercups – Coleview Community Centre – Fridays term time only 9:30am-11:30am Eileen Stanley 01793 826550 0-5 years. £2 per child

Energetix Academy – a fresh new performing arts academy based at Coleview Community Centre

Mondays: Mini Tap: 5.00-5.30pm, Senior Street Funk, 10 years plus 5:30-6:15pm, Senior Jazz 10 years plus 6:15-7pm,

Wednesday’s: Junior Jazz 4:15-4:45 5 years plus, Junior Tap 4:45-5:15pm, 5 years plus, Junior Ballet 5:15- 5:45pm 5 years plus, Senior Tap 5:45-6:30pm 10 years plus

Thursdays Drama Dance workout 6-7pm 10 years plus 7-7:45pm 9 years plus

Fridays: Dance Stars: 2-4 years 9.30-10.00am

NEW SWIM SCHOOL OPENING AFTER EASTER! WANBOROUGH SWIM SCHOOL – UK SWIM ACADEMY – owned and run by double Olympic swimmer Adam Faulkner 07730 565382 – lessons for children from 4 months old plus at a private pool in tranquil grounds in lower Wanborough. 6 children in a class!

4-8 months, 8-12 months, 12-18 months, 18 months – 2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years. Book a 10 week course for £90.

The handy mag you receive through your door page has local baby and toddler information in it. If you are on Facebook, search for the groups mentioned below, and add yourself to be kept in the loop on what is happening locally and in and around Swindon: Eldene Community, Liden Community, Bizykidz Swindon , Liden Library Storytime

To meet other local mums try these Facebook groups:

‘Mummies Network’, ‘Lovely Swindon Mummies with babies born/due 2014’,

‘Mummy Mates Swindon’, ‘Meet Mummies and Babies in Swindon’

‘Swindon Mums Group’, ‘Swindon Mummies with babies born from 2010 onwards’

‘Swindon Mums’, ‘Toddler and mummy. Swindon’

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