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Issue 26 Winter 2020

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Happy New Year! Thank you for picking up our first magazine of 2020. This issue covers from midJanuary to late March and it’s the perfect time of year to try something new. Get out in the fresh air at a local event or share an exciting new experience like the Sooty Magic Show at Tamworth Assembly Rooms (see back cover). Check out our Lots on Weekly section to be inspired by baby, toddler and preschooler classes and playgroups you could try out in your area. Remember it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 22nd March. If you’re looking for gift ideas then The Mug Tug at Barton Marina can help you create a unique personalised present that will be treasured (see page 13 for details). I hope you enjoy the activities we’ve collected for you. If you contact any of the businesses featured in the magazine please tell them that you saw them in Lots for Tots. It helps us to keep bringing you all this fantastic information every quarter.

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January

Every Friday 10.30am-12pm

Sat 25th January 11am-3pm

Wildlings at the Wolseley Centre

Birds of Hednesford Hills

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge,ST17 0WT Wildlings is a playgroup with a twist every Friday. Suitable for children aged 6 months - 5 years. Come along and try new things outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie, and sing songs round the campfire, all in our exciting outdoor classroom. All sessions include a hot drink for adults, plus juice and snacks for children. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are suitably dressed. £5.50 per child, £3.50 for additional siblings. Booking recommended. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events

Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD Join us for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Learn about the birds of Hednesford Hills with experts from local bird organisations such as the RSPB and Chelmarsh Ringing Group. Plus meet the owls with the World Owl Trust. Free admission includes stalls and demonstrations. Bird themed craft session for children is £2.50. www.museumofcannockchase.org

Fri 24th January 10-11.30am

Inter-generational Coffee Morning hosted by The Mommi Club Stafford Dora Rose Care Home, Brocton Rd, Stafford, ST17 0UH This is a fantastic opportunity for the young and older generation to socialise promoting positive health and well being for all. All welcome to this free event, parents are responsible for their own children throughout. Hosted by the Mommi Club, a friendship and support group for mums in Staffordshire. www.facebook.com/themommiclub Fri 24th January 11am & 1.30pm

Half Moon Theatre: The Goose Who Flew Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 1AA The Goose Who Flew is a heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding. Using charming storytelling, playful puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters, this delightful new show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land. Tickets £8. www.brewhouse.co.uk

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Sat 25th January 1.30-3pm

Saturday Messy Play in Burton Queen Street Community Centre, Burton on Trent, DE14 3LW Messy play for children aged from 3mths onwards. Older siblings welcome. Fun activities set up for your child to explore. This session will follow the theme ‘Digging & Construction’. Arts and crafts table for older children. All the fun without the hassle of tidying up afterwards! £5 first child (£2.50 FPC), £1 each additional sibling. Booking essential. https://bookwhen.com/babyzone Tue 28th January 11.30am-12.30pm

Buddy Bag Foundation Teddy Bears Picnic

Little Green Frog Cafe, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield, WS13 6HL Enjoy stories and craft activities all whilst making a difference by raising awareness for the Buddy Bag Foundation. Picnic packs will be available from the café for £4.25 and can be pre-ordered from the cafe when you make your table reservation. This is a FREE event, however soft play fees will be directed to The Buddy Bag Foundation for those who use this facility. Please reserve a table at the cafe to ensure you can take part in the picnic. Tel 01543 417298 www.littlegreenfrog.co.uk/reservations

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February

Tue 4th February 10am-12pm

Wildlings at Hodge Lane

Hodge Lane, Chandlers Drive, Tamworth, B77 4NY Wildlings is a playgroup with a twist suitable for children aged 6 months - 5 years. Come along and try new things outdoors all within the woodland at Hodge Lane LNR. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are suitably dressed. Booking recommended. Session is free thanks to M6 Toll Drive for Charity Partners. Also 3rd & 31st March. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Tue 4th February 10.30 - 11.30am

Winter Blues Buster Toddler Trek

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT Toddler treks are our new toddler activity taking place at the Wolseley Centre for 2020. Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month for a themed trundle around our stunning grounds. Following a toddler pace we will discover different activities on the way and make something to take home. We play whatever the weather so please make sure your little ones and yourself are dressed suitably and baby carriers are recommend. Booking essential. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Fri 7th February 10.30-11.30am & 12-1pm

Little Saplings Sensory Play

National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton upon Trent, DE13 7AR This month our Little Saplings will be looking at construction and creativity through different sensory building materials, craft activities and social skills exercises. We will also be taking a hands-on approach to the story of Humpty Dumpty and his infamous wall. An interactive, fun session designed to promote social skills through, craft activities, creative play and physical activities. Children and their carers will be given free-reign of our array of sensory toys with the objective of encouraging creativity and 6

multi-sensory experiences. For babies, toddlers and preschool children. £2.50 per child, booking essential. Tel 01283 245100 www.thenma.org.uk Fri 7th February 10-11.30am

Stafford BizMums Meet Up

Pretty Pots Ceramic Cafe, 76 Main Road, Milford, ST17 0UW Join local women in business to share what you do and make some new connections. Children are warmly welcome at this meet. The theme for February is Marketing so there will be a short talk on this and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have after. Members and first time guests FREE, Returning guests £7.50 (payable upon registration). www.facebook.com/staffordbizmums/events

Wed 12th February 10am - 12pm

Nature Tots

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge,ST17 0WT Fun nature themed activities for children aged 18 months - 5 years old and their carers. So why not join us for crafts, trails and games. Plus, we always sit down for a snack and story time. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are dressed suitably. £5.50 per child, £3.50 for additional siblings. Booking recommended. Also 26th Feb, 11th & 25th March. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Fri 14th February 10am-12pm

Little Friends - Baby & Toddler Group Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD Come along and join in our craft and play morning. We will be making bird feeders, prickly Hedgehogs and cards for Valentine’s Day. This group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month and includes themed activities and events for babies and toddlers. Also crafts, baby area, water, sand and sorting play, outdoor fun, rhyme time, music and

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February

storytelling. £3.50 per child, additional sibling £2 including toast, fruit bread, and a drink for adult. Booking is advisable. www.museumofcannockchase.org Sat 15th February 10am - 12pm

Wildfamilies Explore @ Tameside

Tameside Local Nature Reserve, Fazeley Road, Tamworth, B78 3LL We have some fabulous activities to get you exploring this beautiful site. From den building to swinging in a hammock, there will be lots of fun things to do! Meet at the entrance near Meadow Bank, off Fazeley Road, B78 3LP. Come along and join us for some outdoor fun! Please come dressed for the weather as we play outside whatever the weather. Booking a place for your child is essential. Session is free thanks to M6 Toll Drive for Charity Partners. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Sat 15th - Sun 23rd February

New Life on the Farm at the National Forest Adventure Farm Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, DE13 9SJ Welcome new life this February half term holiday. There will be lambs, kids, chicks and calves. You can also bottle feed our lambs and possibly see one being born in our Lambing Live tent. There’s also indoor ‘Help the Farmer’ fun activities where you can help Farmer Fogg build scarecrows, plant seeds, fix the tractor and drive remote control tractors. Adults and children alike can explore the huge indoor play area and take on the drop slides and unique Brickworks play area! Tel 01283 533933 www.adventurefarm.co.uk

Sat 15th - Fri 21st February 10.30am - 3pm

Dragon Hunt at Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle, The Holloway, B79 7NA Tamworth Castle’s resident dragon, Ruby, and her brother Hafgrim, have gone missing whilst playing hide & seek and they now appear to be lost! Visitors are invited to come and help search for our dragons, as well as picking up some dragon facts along the way. Learn how to decorate the dragon’s den, identify the dragon eggs and brush up on your dragon hunting skills! In addition, children will have the opportunity to have a go at a dragonrelated craft. No pre-booking necessary. www.tamworthcastle.co.uk Sun 16th February 10.30am-12pm

Weekend Wildlings

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge,ST17 0WT A weekend session of our popular Wildlings playgroup for children aged 6 mths- 5 years. Join the fun in our exciting outdoor classroom. All sessions include a hot drink for adults, plus juice and snacks for children. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are suitably dressed. £5.50 per child, £3.50 for additional siblings. Booking recommended. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Tue 18th February 10.30-11.30am

Teddy, toddler & marshmallow dens at Kingsbury Water Park Bodymoor Heath Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0DY Make a little woodland den for your teddy or possibly a toddler sized den. Wrap up warm and bring a teddy who loves a bit of mud! When our dens are built we’ll toast a marshmallow or two around the fire. Suitable for 3-5 year olds (please note we’re not able to accommodate younger children on this event.) Pre-booking essential – children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wed 19th February 10.30am & 12pm

Tadpole Tales @ the Wolseley Centre

Baby Disco

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT NEW for 2020. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month we’ll immerse ourselves in a popular children’s book through interactive outdoor storytelling, all while exploring nature. This hour long active session will take in the many sites of Wolseley based upon the book of the month. It is aimed at toddlers 18 months - 5 years. We play whatever the weather so please make sure your little ones and yourself are dressed suitably and baby carriers are recommend. £3.50 per child. Siblings under 18 months are free with a paying sibling. Booking essential. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events

Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, WS13 6HR Fun for parents and young children aged 1-3 yrs. Dance away to great tunes and have the chance to socialise with other parents in this disco for the daytime! Baby Disco will last up to one hour. £7.50 per child, 1 parent free with each ticket. Booking recommended. www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Wed 19th February 11am-3.30pm

Snow Princess Day

Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD Half term fun with freezing art and crafts. Make a marshmallow snowman and other crafts. Wristbands will be issued allowing up to one hour of craft making, no need to book, just turn up. Suitable for primary school age children, minimum age 3 years. www.museumofcannockchase.org Wed 19th February 11am, 12.30 & 2pm

Snow & Ice Tea Party

Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD As part of our Snow Princess Day there will also be three special ‘Snow and Ice’ tea parties at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Come dressed as your favourite snow princess or other character and sit down in the frozen forest for iced drinks, themed food and join in with party games and songs. Meet Olaf and have your picture taken with him. Minimum age 3 years. Tickets £7.50, pre-booking required. Limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tel 01543 877666 www.museumofcannockchase.org 8

Wed 19th February 10am - 2pm

Chadsmoor Food & Move

West Chadsmoor Family Centre, 98-100 Princess Street, Cannock, WS11 5JT Join us for a range of activities suitable from 0 - 11 years old. Breakfast and lunch included. FREE session, but places must be booked in advance. Find us on Facebook for more details. Tel 01543 571698 wcfc_uk@hotmail.co.uk Thu 20th February 11am & 2pm

Half Term Fun

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Lichfield, WS13 6LG Hands-on craft activities for the school holidays! These sessions will allow little ones to get creative in the Museum’s inspiring period setting. Tickets £2.50 per child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking recommended. Tel 01543 264972 www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk Thu 20th February 11am-3pm

Eco Art Drop In

Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD A drop-in craft session during February half term. Use recycled materials to make new art, create crafts from natural materials and upcycle items to give them new life. Go on a nature trail and bug hunt. No need to book, just turn up. Cost £2.50 per child. Suitable for primary age children, minimum age 3 years. Wristbands will be issued allowing up to one hour of craft making. www.museumofcannockchase.org

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Hello Baby says Hello Lichfield! Hello Baby is a 7 week course for babies from birth to 12 weeks. Vicky Woodings of Baby Sensory is bringing a special new course to parents of new babies in Lichfield. Hello Baby includes massage, yoga, reflexology and parenting workshops to help you to interpret baby’s behavioural cues, identify their sensitivities and needs, and recognise how your baby self soothes to reduce stress. “Your baby communicates with you

from the moment they enter the world. We look at how your baby responds to the world, what they can do, what they find difficult or stressful, and how you can help them grow and develop in the first 3 months of life.” Dr Lin Day, founder of Baby Sensory. Hello Baby will run at 10am and 11.30am on Mondays at Curborough Community Centre, Lichfield. To book call Vicky 07870 862364 www.babysensory.com/lichfield

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February-March

Fri 21st February 11am & 2.30pm

Sooty’s Magic Show

Tamworth Assembly Rooms Izzy wizzy, let’s get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and side splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! With special guests circus star Michael Jordan and the ultraviolet specialties of Fantasie de la Nuit. A spectacular treat for the whole family – including a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show! Adults £15 & children £12.50. Book now. Box office 01827 709618 www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd February 10am-5pm

Steam Open Day at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton on Trent, DE13 0DA Fun for all the family including minature steam engine rides, demonstrations and ‘follow the rat’ trail. Light refreshments available. Adults £6.50, Concessions £5.50 Children £3 & Family £16. www.claymills.org.uk Fri 28th February 10am - 2pm

Half Term Activity Day

West Chadsmoor Family Centre, 98-100 Princess Street, Cannock, WS11 5JT Join us for a range of activities suitable for children from 0 - 11 years old. £2.50 per family. Drinks and snacks included. Find us on Facebook for more details. Tel 01543 571698 wcfc_uk@hotmail.co.uk Fri 28th February 10am-12pm

Birth Experience Support hosted by NCT Lichfield & Tamworth Community Room, Tesco Extra, Lichfield, 10

WS13 6DZ Led by NCT Practitioner Amy, our informal & friendly monthly support group is for mothers who have had a difficult birth experience who feel they would benefit from talking it through with people who are feeling the same way. We have a small library of leaflets and books for parents and we can signpost further information where relevant. Children are very welcome at the group and we have floor mats, toys and access to baby changing facilities. Meeting in the Community Room, turn left as you enter the store and it’s right down at the end if the tills. Also 27th March. lichfield-tamworth@nct.org.uk facebook.com/lichfieldtamworthnct Fri 28th February 4.30-6.30pm

Nurture Family Friendly Networking Little Green Frog Cafe, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield, WS13 6HL An award winning nominated networking event, which welcomes not only mums and dads – but their children too! Our aim is to ensure parents – whether they work for companies, own their own business or are looking for inspiration to start out on their own – can meet others in their situation and gain inspiration along the way. Children who attend with parents can take advantage of the FREE soft play area (suitable for children under 5 years). Our Nurture Network events always include a guest speaker, charity partnership and open networking. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and feel part of the growing community! www.nurturenetwork.co.uk Mon 2nd - Fri 6th March 10am-12pm

Open Week at Denstone College Preparatory School

Denstone College Preparatory School at Smallwood Manor, Uttoxeter, ST14 8NS Join us any morning during our Open Week to see how the school functions on a normal school day. We are an independent, co-educational prep

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Lots on Local... school which, together with our pre-school, caters for day children between the ages 2 and 11. Tel 01889 562083 registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk Starts Tue 3rd March 1-2.30pm

Simply Play Course

Landywood Children’s Centre, Holly Lane, Great Wyrley, WS6 6AQ Six week course for parents/carers and their 2 year olds. Is your child struggling to meet their speech and language milestones at 2 years old and/or eligible for Think2? If so, come and join us at Simply Play to spend time with your child, have fun and try out lots of different activities which will help your child to be ready for nursery and school. This is a FREE course funded by the Early Outcome Fund. Booking essential. Hayley Allman Tel 01785 246872 hayley.allman@staffordshire.gov.uk Thu 5th March 3-4pm

Book Swap & Storytime

March toddlers and preschool children. £2.50 per child, booking essential. www.thenma.org.uk Friday 6th March 10-11.30am

Wildlings at Beans Covert

Follow signs from Clays Lane Pavillion, Branston, Burton on Trent, DE14 3HU Wildlings is a playgroup with a twist every Friday. Suitable for children aged 6 months - 5 years. Come along and try new things outdoors. You could get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs round the campfire, all among the trees in Beans Covert. All sessions include juice and snacks for children. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are suitably dressed. £1 per child (price subsidised by The National Lottery Heritage Fund). Booking recommended. Also 13th, 20th & 27th March. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Sat 7th March 10am-3pm

Mama Made It Spring Market

The Wigginton, Browns Lane, Tamworth, B79 8TA As part of World Book Day we’re holding a big storytime. Bring your favourite book and dress up as your favourite character. Prizes for most original outfit. Coffee/tea for adults and juice/biscuits for kids. We’ll also be holding a book swap between 3-5pm. Tel 01827 768454

Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Avenue, B73 6AA Mama Made It Markets brings you a range of businesses creating beautiful products and offering fantastic services. All fuelled by amazing mums from your local area. Entry £1.50 (children free). facebook.com/mamamadeitmarkets

Fri 6th March 10.30-11.30am & 12-1pm

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

Little Saplings Sensory Play

National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton upon Trent, DE13 7AR Travel and transport forms part of this month’s theme, looking at trains, planes, cars, tractors and other ways of getting about. An interactive, fun session designed to promote social skills through, craft activities, creative play and physical activities. Children and their carers will be given free-reign of our array of sensory toys with the objective of encouraging creativity and multi-sensory experiences. For babies,

Tue 14th March 1pm & 4pm

Tamworth Assembly Rooms Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends from the BAFTA awardwinning CBeebies show including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. Tickets £11 & £9 concessions. Box office 01827 709618 www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk

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March-April

Sun 15th March 10.30am-12pm

Weekend Wildlings

Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge,ST17 0WT A weekend session of our popular Wildlings playgroup for children aged 6 mths- 5 years. Join the fun in our exciting outdoor classroom. All sessions include a hot drink for adults, plus juice and snacks for children. We play whatever the weather so please make sure you and your little ones are suitably dressed. £5.50 per child, £3.50 for additional siblings. Booking recommended. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Sat 21st March 1-5.30pm

Family Fundraising Day

Belgrave Sports & Social Club, Wilnecote Lane, Tamworth, B77 2LF Fundraising day in aid of the Brain Tumor Charity. Fun for the family including disco, raffle, tombola, auction, games, kids glitter tattoos and more. Refreshments available. facebook.com/christmasrafflesTBTC/events Thu 26th March 1.30-3pm

Pre-School Easter Fun Day

Denstone College Preparatory School at Smallwood Manor, Uttoxeter, ST14 8NS Everyone is welcome to our Easter Fun Day which includes an Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and inflatable slide, Easter crafts and activities, Easter story and song time. We’ll also be holding an Easter Bonnet Parade competition so come with your best homemade Easter Bonnet! There will also be the opportunity to visit our pre-school and reception classes, and our beautiful grounds. Call or email to book your child’s FREE place! Tel 01889 562083 registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk Sat 28th March 10am-12pm

Wildfamilies Explore @ Broad Meadow Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve, Lincoln Avenue, Tamworth, B79 7YL Come along and join us for some outdoor fun! From den building to swinging in a 12

hammock, there will be lots to do. Meet at the postbox in Lincoln Avenue, B79 7YL Please come dressed for the weather as we play outside whatever the weather. Booking a place for your child is essential. Session is free thanks to M6 Toll Drive for Charity Partners. www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events Sat 4th - Sun 19th April 10.30am-3pm

Egg Hunt at Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle, The Holloway, B79 7NA Family fun for Easter with our ‘egg-stra’ special egg hunt. Ruby the Castle Dragon has disguised her eggs so that the dastardly dragon hunter will be unable to detect them. As an extra precaution Hafgrim, Ruby’s brother, has hidden the eggs and now cannot find them! Come along and join in this fun hunt but don’t forget to record the egg locations on the quiz sheet – as you will hand in the sheet to receive a small prize! All in all a fun event and egg-citing way to explore the Castle. No pre-booking necessary. www.tamworthcastle.co.uk Tue 14th April 12.30pm & 3pm

Mr Men & Little Miss Stage Show Tamworth Assembly Rooms Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show! For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Happyland bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories told through puppetry and music. Tickets £11. Box office 01827 709618 www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk

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Mother’s Day - 22nd March

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For all children aged from 0 to 100 years! Great family fun for all Generations to enjoy together on our canal boat

The Promenade, Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8AS

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Library Sessions

Baby Bounce & Rhyme (under 3’s)

Term Time Only

Storytime (under 5’s) Brereton Brewood Burton on Trent Hednesford Stafford Uttoxeter

2.15-2.45 2.15-2.45 10.30-11 10-10.30 11-11.30 9.30-10

Toddler/Tot Time (crafts) Burntwood Burton on Trent Cannock Lichfield Rugeley

Tots Library Wilnecote

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Burton & Uttoxeter

Most classes are Term-Time only

Barton u Needwood Parent & Toddler

10-11.30am Mon Christadelphian Church, Park Rd

St James’ Baby & Toddler

9-11.30am Tue & 9-11am Thu St James’ Church Hall

Tots, Pots & Tales

10-11am & 1.30-2.30pm Fri The Mug Tug, Barton Marina Booking essential 01283 711341

Branston All Saints Parent & Toddler 9.30-11.30am Mon Church Hall, Branston Rd

Branston Toddler Group

9.30-11am Tue Branston Village Hall, Clays Lane

Baby Sensory

10am, 11.15am & 12.45 Tue All Saints Church, Branston Call Becky 07716 688996 babysensory.com/burton

Burton on Trent

East Staffs Children’s Centre: Breastmilk Mummies 10am-12pm Mon (free, drop in)

Burton Albion Community Trust Little Brewers Parent & Child

10-11am Tue (2-4yrs, free drop in)

Simply Play

9.15-10.30am & 10.45am-12pm Wed (Free, booking required)

Rolleston Playgroup

Carver Road Pre-school

facebook.com/rollestonplaygroup

Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30am-3.30pm Tue & Thu 9.30am-12.30pm Carver Rd Community Centre DE13 0GQ, Tel 07583 151578

St Mary’s & St Modwen’s Toddler Group 10am-12pm Wed, Church Hall, Guild St

St Chad’s Busybodies Parent & Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am Wed/Fri Main Hall, St Chads Centre, Hunter St, DE14 2SS

Mini Athletics

9.15-10am Didee Athletes (2-3.5yrs) 10-10.45am Little Athletes (3.5-5yrs) 10.45-11.30am Mini Athletes (5-7yrs) Saturdays at Meadowside Leisure Centre, Burton on Trent. To book your child a FREE taster class visit www. miniathletics.com For more info contact Sarah on 07968 818313 sburrow@miniathletics.com

Draycott

Health Visitor Drop In

Tots Corner Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am Thu Coffee Morning 9.30-11.30 Thu (1st/3rd Thu of mth, free drop in) Pram to Primary 12.45-2.45pm Thu, Positive Behaviour course for parents ((free, must book) Harvey Girls 10am-12 Fri (free, booking required) 14

10-11.30am Tue & some Fri Rolleston Club, Burnside

Stapenhill Hill Street Health Centre: Twins & Multiples Group 10-11am Mon (drop in, £2 per family)

Queens Early Starters

neonatal support group 10-11.30am 1st Tue of month

Hill Street Mini Movers

10-11.30am Thu (free, drop in)

Health Visitor Drop In

9.30-11.30 Fri Hill St Health Centre, Hill St

St Peter’s Jump for Joy

9.30-11.30am Mon Downstairs lounge of Glebe School, Stanton Rd

Glebe Pre-school

9.15am-12.15pm Mon-Fri Lunch Club 12.15-1.15pm www.glebe-preschool.co.uk Tel 07989 036843 Stanton Rd, DE15 9RW

Short Street Toddlers

9.45-11.45am Fri Short Street Methodist Chapel

Stretton Baby & Toddler

Simply Play for Babies

1-2.30pm Wed (free, must book)

Rolleston on Dove

East Staffs Children’s Centre, Waterloo St, Tel 01283 233400 facebook.com/ EastStaffsChildrensCentre

in the Clay

9.30-11.30am Wed, Village Hall

Moira Baby Sensory

10-11.30am Tue/Fri St Mary’s Church Hall, Hillfield Ln Stretton Pram Club 1.30-3pm Tue, Stretton Methodist Church

Tutbury

10am, 11.15am & 12.30pm Mon Call Becky 07716 688996 babysensory.com/burton Moira Village Hall

Baby & Toddler Group

1-2.30pm Mon & 9.30-11am Fri Term time only, £1.50 Tutbury Pre-School, Cornmill Lane

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Burton & Uttoxeter

Most classes are Term-Time only

Uttoxeter

Busy Bees Baby Group

10-11am Mon (Free drop in 0-2yrs) Busy Bees Nursery

Parent & child public swim

10-11am Mon & 11am-3.45pm Thu £3.90 per adult / child over 3yrs. Drop in, includes toys & floats Uttoxeter Leisure Centre

NCT Group 10am-12pm Mon.

(drop in, birth to pre-school. £3 per child) Bramshall Village Hall

Doveridge Baby Group

10am-12 noon Mon (drop in, 0-2.5yrs. £1 per child) The Octagon at St. Cuthbert Church

Denstone Baby Club 9-11am

Tue (drop in, 0-5yrs. £2 per child.) Denstone Village Hall

Stay & Play 9-11.30am Tue

(drop in, birth to pre-school). £1.50 per child.) St Mary’s Parish Church

Health Visitor Baby Clinic

9.30-11.30am Tue (drop in) Balance Street Health Centre (2nd Floor)

Baby Buddies 1-3pm Tue

(free, babies up to 12 months) Uttoxeter Methodist Church, High Street

Little Angels Baby & Toddler Group 1.15-3pm Tue & Thu

(drop in, birth to pre-school. £1 per adult and 50p per child over 6mths) St Michael’s Church (Rocester)

Kingstone Playgroup

9-11am Wed (drop in birth to pre-school. £2 for first child and £1 for siblings) Kingstone Village Hall

Parenting Group

10-11.15am Wed (once a month) (free, drop in) See Facebook for details www.facebook.com/pg/ villagechiroclinic/groups Grindley Village Chiropractor, ST18 0LS

(free drop in, 0-12 mths.) Waitrose Community Room

Stay & Play 2-3pm Fri (free drop in, 2-3yrs.) Busy Bees Nursery Sling Library

10am-12pm Wed (every fortnight) Bumps, babies & toddlers. Book ahead. 91 Ivinson Way ​(Beckie Jane Tel 07535 884443)

10.30am-12.30pm Sat (every 2nd Sat) (drop in, free advice & hire for £10 per month) Facebook page: ‘Derbyshire & East Staffs Nappy & Sling Library’) Waitrose Community Room

Explorers (St Cuthbert’s Preschool Playgroup)

Winshill Neighbourhood Centre:

Bramshall Meadow Estate Residents Playgroup

12.15-3.15pm Wed & 9.3011.30am Thu (£3 per child, book ahead 07999 886739) Doveridge Village Hall https://doveridgeplaygroup.co.uk

Chat & Play 10am-12 noon Thu (drop in, all ages from birth. £2.50 per child) Fourways Country Store

Fun Tots Playgroup

10.30am-12.30pm Thu (drop in, birth to pre-school. £2.50 for 1-2 children + 1-2 adults and 50p for each additional child) Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy 5-6pm Thu,

St Mary’s Church - The Guild Hall 2 FREE trial classes in Jan. Tel 01889 802376.

Sensory Music Stay & Play

9.30-10.30am Fri (drop in, 0-5yrs. £1 per child.) Kensington House Day Nursery

Roar Playgroup 9.30-11am Fri

(free drop in, birth to pre-school) Renew Church

Winshill Health Visitor Drop In

1.30-3.30, 1st & 3rd Thu of mth Tulips 9.30-11am Wed

Support group for parents/carers of children with additional needs

Winshill Neighbourhood Centre, Canterbury Rd, DE15 0HD Tel 01283 740871

St Marks Bumps & Babies

10am-12pm Tue (Free, drop in) for expectant Mums & carers of under 1s. St Marks Church, DE15 0HS Mini Fun Factory Toddler Group 10-11.30am Wed Winshill Methodist Church, High Bank Road

Tots n Dots 9-11am Thu Gospel Hall, Hawfield Lane Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out.

Under 1s Playgroup 10am-12pm Fri

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Lichfield & Tamworth

Most classes are Term-Time only

Fradley

Tesco Extra Community Room Lisa 07851 627651

Sticky Fingers Family Crafts

& 12.45pm Tue, Fradley Youth Centre, WS13 8NL Vicky 07870 862364

NCT Buggy Walk & Social

1pm (babies), 2pm (0-4yrs) & 3pm (newborn development course) Wed

18mths) & 1.15-2.15pm (18 mths+) Tue, Fradley Village Hall. Lisa 07851 627651 Fradley Toddler Group (0-4yrs) 9.45-11.30am Wed, Fradley Village Hall Mini Athletics 9.30-10.15am Didee Athletes (2-3.5yrs) & 10.1511am Little Athletes (3.5-5yrs) Thu Fradley Village Hall Sarah 07968 818313

Chorley Village Hall, WS13 8DA Mini Athletics 5.15-6pm Wed Mini Athletes (5-7yrs) King Edward VI Sports Centre Sarah 07968 818313 Stay & Play 9.15-11.45am Fri Jigsaw Community Hub

Baby Sensory 10am,11.15am

babysensory.com/lichfield

11am alternate Weds

Kiddibops Music Class

Meet outside Lake Bistro Beacon Park In It Together Support Group

Diddles Stay & Play 1-2.30pm TinyTalk Baby Signing 12-1pm (0- Wed (drop in, £2 per session)

Lichfield

10-11.30am Tue (1yr +, must book)

Baby Sensory 10am, 11.15am &

12.45pm Fri, Vicky 07870 862364 babysensory.com/lichfield Curborough Community Centre

(free, drop in for additional needs) 12-2pm 1st Thu of month Leyfield’s Children’s Centre, B79 8JB, Tel 01827 68750

facebook.com/ tamworthchildrenscentre Glascote Children’s Centre: In It Together Support Group

(Free, drop in for additional needs) 10am-12pm 3rd Tue of month,

Breastfeeding Support

1-2.30pm Thu (free, drop in)

Kiddibops Music Class

9.45am (young babies 0-6mths), 10.30am (babies), 11.20am (0Charnwood Children’s Centre: 10-11.30am Fri 2.5yrs) & 12.15pm (2.5-4yrs) Fri Childminder Drop In Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane Glascote Children’s Centre 9.30-11.30am Mon (free) Helen O’Grady Drama Academy B77 2HH, Tel 01827 475222 Breastfeeding Support Group 5.30-6.30pm Fri, Thomas Spencer facebook.com/ 9.30-11am Tue (free, drop in) tamworthchildrenscentre Hall, Whittington. 2 FREE trial NCT Stay & Play classes in Jan. Tel 01889 802376. Kiddibops Music Class 10-11.30am Tue (drop in £3) NCT Cloth Nappy & Sling Library 10am(babies) & 10.50am (0-4yrs) Little Stars Parent & Toddler Wed, Kingsbury Village Theatre 10.30-12.30 1st Sat of mth, for children with disabilities Rachel 07807 551661 Lichfield Fire Station 1-3pm Wed (Free, drop in) Parent & Tots Group Friday Club 9am-12pm Fri Rugby Tots 9am (3.5-5yrs) & 9.15-11.15am Wed & Thu Butterflies Group 9.55am (2-3.5yrs) Sat Sacred Heart Ch, Glascote Heath 10.30am-12.30pm Fri (for under 5s Nether Stowe School, WS13 7NB Dosthill Parent & Tots Group with developmental delay, free) Rugby Tots 9am & 10.35am (2Catkins Stay & Play 3.5yrs), 9.15am (5-7yrs), 9.40am & 9-11am Thu Dosthill Baptist Ch, Cadogan Rd 1-3pm Fri (0-5yrs drop in, £3) 11.15am (3.5-5yrs) Sun NCT Buggy Walk & Social Happy Mums Club 1-3pm Fri Friary Grange Leisure Centre (Free, booking required) Book online www.rugbytots.co.uk 10.30am Thu, Outside Community Hub Cafe, Tamworth Castle Grounds Charnwood Children’s Centre, Purcell Ave, WS13 7PH, Tamworth Parents & Tots 9.15-11.15am Fri Tel 01543 512024 St Martin’s Church, Stonydelph Kiddibops Music Class NCT Toddler Time 1-2.30pm Mon 1.30pm (babies) & 2.20pm (0-4yrs) Kiddibops Music Class 9.45am (fortnightly), £2 per family Mon, St Pauls Church, Dosthill (babies) & 10.30am (0-4yrs) Fri Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane Rachel 07807 551661 Dordon Village Hall, Emmanuel Toddlers Rachel 07807 551661 Leyfield’s Children’s Centre: 9.15-11.15am Tue Breastfeeding Support Emmanuel Christian Centre Whittington 10-11.30am Mon (drop in)

TinyTalk Baby Signing

10-11am (18 mths +), 11.15am12.15pm (0-18mths) & 12.301.30pm (birth-12 wks) Wed 16

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Kiddibops Music Class

Whittington Baby & Toddler

1pm (babies), 2pm (0-4yrs) & 10-11.30am Thu 3pm (young babies 0-6mths) Mon Whittington Village Hall

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Burntwood & Cannock

Most classes are Term-Time only

Burntwood

(2-4yrs, booking required)

Spark Centre: Childminder Drop in

Breastfeeding Support Group

Bistro Breastfeeding 10-11 Mon Spark Babies 11am -12.30pm

1.15-2.45pm Mon (0-5yrs, drop in £1.50)

9.30-11.30 Mon/Thu

Mon (Pregnancy - Walking) Spark Grandparent’s Playgroup 1.30-3.30pm Mon (0-4yrs) Sparky’s Den After School Club 4-6pm Mon (4-8yrs, inc. hot meal) Horizon Single Parent Support 10.30-11.30am Tue

Sally Davies Baby Massage

12.30-1.15pm Tue, must book Lunch Bunch 12-1.30pm Tue

Little Owls Baby Sensory

(0-2 yr) 10-11.30am Wed Sunflower Postnatal depression support, 10-11.30am Thu

1.45-3pm Mon (drop in)

Creative Kids Stay & Play Sensory Space @ Chase

1.15-2.45pm Mon. Drop in £1, 0-5yrs with additional needs.

Grandparent & Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am Wed (18mths-5yrs, £2 per family) Cannock Chase Children’s Centre, Cannock Rd, WS11 5BU Tel 01543 469894 facebook.com/ cannockchasechildrenscentre

Bambinos Toddler Group

Happy Hands Sign Language

9.30-11.30am Mon/Wed/Fri Avon Centre WS11 1LH

Little Sparklers Playgroup

Toddler/Pre-school sessions @ SNAP Cannock

7-8.30pm Thu, booking required 10-11.30am Fri (6mths-4yrs)

Midday Mayhem Young Parents Group (Up to 25 yrs) 12-2pm Fri

Worldwide Women International Parent group 12-2pm, 2nd Fri of month

Spark Dad’s Group

Male carers with 0-4yr olds 9.30-11am last Sat of month Spark Springhill, Mossbank Ave facebook.com/sparkburntwood www.sparkburntwood.co.uk Chasewater Strollers 9.30am Mon, meet at St Anne’s Church, Chasetown, WS7 3QL for buggy walk followed by playgroup.Free.

Little Lambs Playgroup

9.30-11.30am Mon/Fri Redwood Community Centre

Cannock

Cannock Chase Children’s Centre:

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

9.30-10am Mon (from 27th Jan) Let’s Cook 9.30-11.30am & 11.30am-1.30pm Mon 18

Any 2 hrs 10am-1pm Mon/Tue SNAP Playground, Pye Green Rd

Create & Play Babies

10-11.30am Mon (0-1yr, free )

Create & Play

9.30-11.30am Fri (under 5s) Create Community Hub, Stafford Rd, WS12 4PD Jelly Beans Play & Stay 9.30-11am Tue, £1.50

Living Springs Community Church,

Avon Rd, WS11 1LH West Chadsmoor Family Centre:

Toddler PEEP

9.30-11.30am Wed (term time) Time to Play 9.30-11.45am Thu Pit Stop 1-2.30pm Thu (creche available for 0-4yrs) Find us on Facebook for details. Tel 01543 571698 98-100 Princess St, WS11 5JT

Chase Grandparents & Grandchildren Group

Fun with Families 10-11.30am Fri (0-5yrs, drop in £3 per family) Pye Green Community Centre Cherished Kids Cafe

10am-12pm Fri (birth-pre-school) Hayes Green Community Centre, Heath Way, WS11 7WA Helen O’Grady Drama Academy 11.30am-12.30pm Sat Hayes Green Community Centre 2 FREE trial classes in Jan. Tel 01889 802376.

Cheslyn Hay

The Village Stay & Play 9.45-11.15am Tue/Thu

Cheslyn Hay Village Hall, WS6 7HP

Great Wyrley

Landywood Children’s Centre: Childminders Play & Stay

9.30-11am Mon (free, drop in) Twins Group 12.30-2.30pm Mon

Breastfeeding Support Group

1-2.30pm Thu (free, drop in) Becky’s Stay & Play 9.30-11 Fri

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

12-1.15pm Fri (0-1yr, £2) Landywood Children’s Centre, Holly Lane, WS6 6AQ Tel 01922 415632

facebook.com/ LandywoodFeatherstoneChildrenCentre

Little Gems Play & Stay

9.30-11am Mon (0-5yrs, £3 per family) Community Room at Landywood Primary School

Hednesford

Little Stars Parent & Toddler

9.30-11.30am Mon/Thu (0-3yrs) Salvation Army, 7 Anglesey St Family Focus 9.30-11.30 Wed, Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall

9.30-11.30am Thu Hayes Green Community Centre, Heath Way, WS11 7WA

Little Friends Baby & Toddler

10.30am-12pm, 3rd Fri of Mth, Booking advised 01543 877666 Museum of Cannock Chase

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Rugeley & Stafford

Most classes are Term-Time only

Armitage

Tel 01889 802376.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Bump & Baby 10am-12pm Mon, 2.15-2.45pm Thu (Free) Play & Stay 1-2.30pm Tue & Redbrook Hayes School, Brereton Toddler Group 1-2.45pm Thu, Play & Stay 9.30-11 Thu/Fri Armitage Village Hall Family Focus 9.30-11.30am Thu Ridware Rascals 10-11.30am Fri

Hill Ridware Village Hall

Mini Athletics 9-9.45am Didee

St Paul’s Church Hall

Stafford

Create & Play 10-11.30am &

1-2.30pm Wed,

Rising Brook Church, Burton Square

Praise & Play 10.30-11.30am Wed, St Mary’s Church Helen O’Grady Drama Academy 4-5pm Wed, Walton Village Hall 2 FREE trial classes in Jan. Tel 01889 802376.

Athletes (2-3.5yrs), 9.45-10.30am Little Athletes (3.5-5yrs) & 10.30 -11.15 Mini Athletes (5-7yrs) Sun

Trinity Tots 10-11.45am Mon, Mount St, ST16 2BZ

Sticky Fingers 9.45-11.30am Thu Stafford Baptist Church

Sarah 07968 818313

St John’s Parent & Toddlers 1.30-3.20pm Mon,

Tots Toddler Group

Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall

Brocton

St John’s Catholic Primary, ST18 0SL

Little Doves 9.30-10.15am Mon Mother & Toddler 10-11.30 Wed 1.30-3.30pm Thu

Brocton Village Hall

Hixon Jelly Beans, Bumps, Babies & Little Buddies

10-11.30am Thu, jellybeanshixon@ gmail.com Hixon Memorial Hall, High St

Rugeley Buggy Walk 10.30-11.30 Mon, Meet at the library

Western Springs Children’s Centre:

Childminder Cooking Group

9.30-11.30am Mon (0-5s, drop in, £1 per childminder)

ASD Support Group

9.30-11.30am Mon(monthly, drop in)

Breastfeeding Support Group 11am-12.30pm Wed

Childminder Stay & Play

9.30-11.30am Thu (0-5yrs, drop in, £1 per childminder) Western Springs Children’s Centre, Lovett Court, WS15 2QD, Tel 01543 469894

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy 4-5pm Tue, Brereton and Ravenhill Parish Hall 2 FREE trial classes in Jan.

Waterhouses Bungalow

Silkmore Children’s Centre: Simply Play Baby 10-11.30 Mon

12.30-2.30pm Thu, (1yrs +, £1.50 per child) Thirlmere Way Community Centre

Families First at Faraday Road Children’s Centre: Stafford Twins Group

9.30 -11.30am Thu (drop in) Sing & Sign Thu 10am (7mth+), (free 10 week activity group, 11.10am (14mth+) & 12.20pm booking required) (0mth+) - Call Leese 07967 286271 Simply Play 1-2.30pm Mon Managing Autism Peer Support (free 10 week activity group for toddlers 2yrs +, booking required.) Group 10-11.30 3rd Thu of mth Baby Loves Nature 10am-12pm Sunflower Family Support 10am-12pm Fri (drop in, perinatal Tue, booking required. mental health support) Childminders Group 9.15-11am Families First at Faraday Road, Wed (drop in) Stay & Play 1.30-3pm Wed (0- Tel 01785 854700 facebook.com/faradayroadstafford 4yrs, drop in £1) Pram to Primary 9.15-11.15am Dots to Tots 9.30-11.30am Fri Wed (Free 8 week session, Holmcroft Community Centre Booking required) ST16 1NL Baby Health Clinic 9.15-11.15am Thu (drop in) Stone Silkmore Children’s Centre, Exeter  St, ST17 4EG Sing & Sign Mon 10am (7mth+),  Tel 01785 246802, facebook. 11.10am (14mth+) &  com/2009silkmore 12.20pm (0mth+),   Village Hall, ST11 9QT Berkswich Under 5s 1.30-3pm Fulford  Tue, Berkswich Methodist  Church Call Leese 07967 286271 Hall, Walton on the Hill  Sing & Sign Wed 10am (7mths+), 11.10am (14mth+) & Louise’s Stay & Play   12.20pm (0mths+) 9.45-11.30am Wed  (drop in babies/toddlers, £1.50, Frank Jordan Community Centre,  50p for siblings)  ST15 8NA  Salvation Army, Faraday Road  Call Leese 07967 286271 

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Presenting the newly refurbished, Grade II listed, Tamworth Assembly Rooms Theatre – lovingly preserved and modernised for future generations to enjoy.

The Sooty Magic Show Friday 21 February

Mr Men & Little Miss Stage Show Tuesday 14 April

Box Office: 01827 709618 www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk Corporation Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire. B79 7DN

Tamworth Castle Dragon Hunt Family crafts & activities 15-21 February, 10.30am-3.00pm

(building closes at 3.45pm)

Egg Hunt ‘Egg-stra’ special

dragon egg hunt 4-19 April, 10.30am-3.00pm (building closes at 3.45pm)

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For more information please call: 01827 709618 or visit our website:

www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

Tamworth Castle, The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire. B79 7NA

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January - March 2020

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