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Friday Baby and Toddler Groups

Please note that times/days of groups especially those at Children's Centres can change rapidly so to avoid disappointment do ring to check that the details are correct.

Lancaster  Morecambe/Heysham  Carnforth 


Friday - Lancaster


Baby Sensory
Venue: Cabus Village Hall, Lancaster Rd A6, PR3 1WL
Contact: Heather on 07903920369 or Lancaster@babysensory.co.uk
Time: Friday 09:30-10:30 6-13 months, 10:45-11:45 0-6 months, 12:00-13:00 0-13 months
Cost: 7 week term costs £49

Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes; designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first years. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.

diddi dance
Venue: Lancaster Leisure Park
Tel: 07738406349
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 10am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years. 
Email: nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com

Sling Swing
Venue: The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster
Time: Friday 11am
Cost: £7 PAYG, or £5.90 per class when booking at least 4.  Use code TRYIT for a free taster.

A gentle and fun dance class for parents and babies/toddlers in slings, you don't need to be fit and healthy, be able to dance, or to have used a baby sling before.  Slings are available to borrow during the class and two left feet are welcome - it's just about having some fun whilst we bond with our babies.
Tel: 07946 420895
Email: abidoughty@slingswing.co.uk
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/slingswinglancasterandsouthlakes/
Website: www.slingswing.co.uk
See all class times and book classes at https://bookwhen.com/slingswinglancaster

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Toddler Sense
Venue: Kings Church, Phoenix Street, Lancaster
Tel: 07378 152 731
Times: 9:30am - 10:30am, Adventurers (aged 20 months - 3.5 years)
11am - 12noon, New Explorers (aged 13 months - 20 months)
1pm - 2pm mixed class ages 13 months - 3.5 years
Cost: £7 each per child with sibling discounts available
(classes are booked in advance by term and can be joined at any point provided there is still space available - please contact Louise to confirm.)
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure in this fast-moving, action-packed programme.
Email: lancaster@toddlersense.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ToddlerSenseLancaster/
Website: www.babysensory.com/en/ToddlerClassDetails/Lancaster

Bowerham Primary School Playgroup
Venue: Bowerham Primary School sports hall
Tel: 01524 63999
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Playgroup run by the Early Years team at the Primary School. 
There is a big hall full of toys, sorted into sections: a craft area, a slide & tunnel, a construction / small world area and a baby area.

Mini Marshmallows
Venue: St Thomas More Community Room, St Thomas More Walk, off Willow Lane, Lancaster (go through gates into garden and the Community Room is up the ramp beyond the house.)
contact: Katie 07868314807 or katie.schad@hotmail.co.uk
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am termtime only
Cost: £1 per family
A small and friendly group with lots of toys, craft, songs and a short Bible story in a warm, bright, good-sized romm.  Drink and biscuits.

Play2Learn Baby and Toddler Group (and Health Visitor Clinic)
Venue: Caton Community Primary School, Broadacre, Caton LA2 9NH
Tel: Contact Claire on 07746 857904 with any queries
Cost: £2.00 contribution per child
Time: 9:00am – 11.30am - the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, including during school holidays.
Softplay, arts and crafts, extensive range of toys, heathy snack around 10:00am

Little Pebbles
Venue: Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, Lancaster
Cost: 50p donation which includes refreshments
Time: 9.30-11am - term time only
Lots of toys for children from birth to pre-school. The group will have stories and songs at the end of the session for about 10 minutes - this will usually take the form of either a simple bible song or story.
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

Lancaster & Morecambe Allergy Friendly Playgroup - monthly meet
Venue: The Sanctuary, upstairs in Lancaster Library (accessible via lift)
Cost: £3 per family to cover costs
Time: 10.30am-12pm on the first Friday of every month
Run by a parent who has had to navigate the difficulties of allergies with her own children, this group has books, toys, sensory tent, allergy-friendly snacks, songs and lots of support.
find them on facebook at: Lancaster and Morecambe Allergy Friendly Playgroup
baby/toddler/3-5 years

Tiddlers Group
Venue: Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster

Tel: 07979 905046
£1 per family to include a drink with lunch being £2.00 per adult & child portions free.
Time: 10.30am-11:45am Group to be immediately followed by light lunch 11.45-12.30 All welcome.
Group for 0-5 year olds and their carers (Mums, Dads, Grandparents, childminders etc)

Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Venue: Lancaster Library, Market St, Lancaster, LA1 1HY
Tel: 01524 580700
Time: 11.00am-12 noon
Cost: FREE
Parents, Grandparents and Carers sit in a circle with their child and sing a selection of nursery rhymes and songs. Musical instruments are sometimes handed out. Pay and display car parks nearby.

Activ8Little Ninjas
Venue: The Activ8 Martial Arts and Wellbeing Centre, Bulk Road, Lancaster, LA1 1FD
Time: Mondays 5pm-6pm, Fridays 5pm-6pm, Saturdays 9:15am-10:15am
Activ8 Little Ninjas', is a fun and engaging class for 2 to 5 year old children, based on Martial Arts, particularly Jujitsu, with the aim to teach and improve basic skills such as; balance, coordination, discipline, respect, building friendships and improving concentration.
Contact Sensei Rachel on 07904043650 or rachieyh@gmail.com

Friday - Morecambe/Heysham

diddi dance
Venue: St. James’ Church, Heysham Road, LA3 2RT
Tel: 07738406349
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 10:00 – 10:45am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years.
Email: nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com

Energy Zappers
Venue: Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster LA1 5JS
Time: 9:30am-11:30am (term time only)
Tel: 01524 847 540
Cost: £2.50 per child
Jump, climb, slide, swing and explore the Energy indoor soft play centre then have a go at a range of ‘learning through play’ crafts, activities, songs and games (different activities each week).
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult; juice and biscuits provided for the children. No need to book, simply turn up and join in.
Suitable for pre-schoolers aged 0 - 4 years

The Creation Station ‘Little Explorers’ (for age 15mths-5yrs) 
Venue: Torrisholme Methodist Church, Norwood Drive, LA4 6LT
Tel: 01524 899658 or 07983 070031
E-mail: joannacameron@thecreationstation.co.uk
Time: Friday, little explorers from 10:00-10:50 
Cost: £5 per session, £3 per sibling (early bird discounts available when booking a term or half term)
Short description: Hands on arts and crafts sessions to develop children’s creativity and inspire their imaginations!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCSLancaster/
Website: http://www.thecreationstation.co.uk/childrens-art-class-and-party-entertainer/lancaster

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Venue: Morecambe War Memorial Hall, Church Street, LA4 5QD
Time: 11-11:45am
Cost: £4 per session, phone or email to book (booking in blocks but provided there is space you can join partway through a block) (1st session free)
Fun and interactive Spanish classes for children combining songs, dancing, games, story-telling and let's pretend! Makaton friendly too. All with the support of a well structured language programme that has been carefully designed to fit within the Early Years Foundation curriculum.  Children will learn the language in an intuitive way without even realising. And they will get vocabulary sheets and fun worksheets, stickers and reward certificates. Tel: Myriam on 07765278875
email: myriam.hg@kidslingo.co.uk
facebook: facebook.com/KidslingoSpanishLancasterMorecambe
18 months - 4 years

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Pyjama Drama
venue: St Christopher's Church Hall, Bare
contact: Ali on 01524 884101 or ali@pyjamadrama.com
time: 9:30am
cost: Classes cost £6 each.  You book a 3-week trial first and then pay termly. 
We all know that in order to connect with our kids, we need to enter their world.  Pyjama Drama classes are here to help with exactly that.  With no props or costumes, we explore an imaginary world with the children and hang out with them in all places that they already visit in their imaginations.  So we might be visiting monkeys in the jungle, or a gnome in the garden, or firefighters at the Fire Station.  In this world, they will practice being brave in a safe imaginative space and then even become braver in real life!  Couldn’t we all do with a weekly injection of confidence? They’ll learn skills of co-operation and co-ordination. We even cover every area of the EYFS. We don’t even expect adults to join in if you don’t want to (although we love it when you do!). And you don’t have to come up with ideas for imaginative play, you just use our different ideas every week at home.  We’ve got 400 different scripts, so you’re guaranteed a different script every week.  Ali has been a childminder for 8 years before she began Pyjama Drama, so she’s super relaxed about toddler behaviour.  She’s genuinely seen it all!
website: www.pyjamadrama.com/uk/
bookings: www.pyjamadrama.com/uk/classes/
facebook: www.facebook.com/PyjamaDramaNorthLancashireandSouthCumbria/


Little Fish
Morecambe & Heysham Free Methodist Church, Emmaus Rd, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 2LG
Tel: 01524 853890
Time: 10am-11.30am
Cost: FREE
Toys, songs and refreshments. This is a very popular group and sometimes has a waiting list.  Please ring to check whether there'll be space for you, or if you'll need to wait a few weeks. Free car park at venue.
Baby/0-4 years


Friday - Carnforth

diddi dance
Venue: Carnforth Civic Hall, North Road, Carnforth, LA5 9LJ
Tel: 07738406349
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 11:15am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years.
Email: nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Venue: Carnforth Library, 65A Lancaster Road, Carnforth, LA59DZ
Tel: 0300 1236703
Time: 14:15 – 15:00
Cost: FREE
Join in with the Friday fun at Carnforth library. We sing a selection of songs and rhymes, play with musical instruments and finish by listening to a story.

Tea-cakes and Tots
Free Methodist Church, Hunter Street, Carnforth, LA5 9BP
Tel: 01524 732399
Time: 9.15am-11am - term time only
Cost: FREE (includes refreshments)
Drop in session for babies to pre-school age. Free home made cakes and refreshments served throughout the morning. Come and relax and meet new friends while your little ones play. Drop in for a coffee and snack or stay all morning!
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

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