The Ark - Wednesday mornings

The Ark is a Stay and Play group welcoming children and babies, along with their parents, grandparents or nannies, from birth until they start school.

The Ark meets in The Upper Hall at Wilfrid’s Church (please park buggies at the back of church), every Wednesday morning during term-time between 9.30 and 11.15.

We usually start with free play, then have a snack and song-time. There’s a wide variety of things to do - craft, books, a home area, loads of toys including ride-ons, puzzles, a ball pool and pop-up tents. We have a corner for babies with beanbags and a range of baby toys. And of course, free tea, coffee and biscuits are available for the adults!

The Ark only costs £1.50 per family each week. Contact Jo at josnares@gmail.com for more information.

Little Fishes Under Fives - Friday mornings

We’re half way through our second year now and have become a lively venue for bumps, bumps who are now babies and babies who are now toddlers and even preschool and of course, that includes mums, dads, grandparents and carers and friends. It’s bright, it’s warm and it’s awash with colourful, safe toys, beanbags, healthy snacks, stories, singing and craft.

Perhaps even more importantly, it’s a friendly family with a strong leader team, willing to chat, hold the baby, confide and sometimes commiserate, or even pour you a cup of what you fancy. We’re all DBS checked and would love sharing Friday mornings with you. Recently we’ve supported the MacMillan Nurses with a coffee morning, enjoyed Teddy Bears’ Picnics and our Christmas party.

Come through the church - you can park buggies there - and we’ll be at the top of the stairs between 9.30 and 11.30am on Fridays in term time (you’ll hear us!)

Little Fishes Under Fives only costs £1.50 per family each week. Any more info: Sonia Passingham: 07785390177 soniapassingham@virginmedia.com