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ello, I am Sara Pritchard your Lots for Tots Editor in Staffordshire. I am so excited to be launching this magazine and as a mother of four children I know other parents just like me are going to find this magazine a God send. Lots for Tots Staffordshire lists playgroups, places to visit, exciting clubs and child friendly events which are taking place across the county. Don’t forget if you know of a great family event next year then please let us know so we can add it to our 2014 issues. If you would like free copies of the magazine for your Business, Nursery, Playgroup, Health Centre, Children Centre or Pre School then please do get in touch with us.

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Lots on Local... October Wed 2nd & 16th Oct 10-12pm Wildlife-themed free play sessions Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre HQ, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT For Pre School Children with Disabilities. Story time, Craft Activties & expoloring outdoors. To book contact Sarah: 07854567704 or Sun 13th October 10am-3pm East Midlands Baby and Toddler Show East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Beeston, Nottingham NG7 2RJ This fantastic show returns for it’s 8th year under new management of Lots for Tots Ltd. who also bring you the Bump to Five show in Derby & our very own Lots for Tots Staffordshire. Packed full of stalls, free taster classes, freebies, competitions, goody bags, cartoon characters to take your little one’s photo with, lots of fun for all the family. It’s all you need to survive from Bump to Five! Tickets are £5 on the door or £3.50 if you pre-register online. www. eastmidlandsbabyandtoddlershow.


Sat 19th October–Sun 3rd Nov Scarefest Alton Towers Resort Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB Terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. Ride your favourite rides after dark! ..Scarefest tickets include: Theme Park - Rides and attractions are open from 10am, with most rides open in the dark until 9pm! Entry to the famous Terror of the Towers Scare maze. Visit www.altontowers. com for more info.

Sat 26th Oct 5.30pm – 9.30pm Spooktacular Lower Drayton Farm Lower Drayton Farm’s annual Spooktacular will return this year bigger and better than ever before. A true Halloween ‘Fright Night’ celebration with our legendary ‘monster’ fireworks display, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy. Zombie-infested Maize Maize, Monster Fireworks, Tractor & trailer rides, Fun fair, DJ & Licensed bar, Hot food & drink Sat 26th Oct 10am to 4pm Halloween at the Haunted High House, Stafford Children’s drop in halloween workshops £3 per session.

Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Sat 26th Oct 5:30pm - 8:00pm Children’s Halloween Evening Tamworth Castle Enjoy the ghostly goings on around the Castle, fun for all the family. Free pumpkin lantern for all paying children. Pre-booking is essential. Admission price: Adult £6, Child £5. To book or for more information please contact Tamworth Tourist Information Centre 01827 709581/618. Email: 28th Oct-1st Nov 11:30-4:45pm Children’s Daytime Halloween Haunted Castle Tamworth Castle Be prepared to be scared as a frighteningly great day out awaits. make spells & play bogie marbles with the hags or seek out the executioner and find out his favourite form of execution! Come along in your own Halloween costume. Try out some spooky craft activities during your visit. Admission Price: Adult £7, OAP/Concessions £6, Child 5+ £4.50, Child 2-4yrs £1.50, Child under 2years free. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £21. Craft activities are an additional charge of 50p

Mon 28th Oct – Sat 2nd Nov 10am – 4pm Oct Half Term Fun Lower Drayton Farm’s Family Farm Adventure Admission £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for children (additional charge for farm trailer ride & some seasonal attractions) – Grandparents free! Lots of spooky activities to keep little ones entertained Wed 30th & Thur 31st Oct 11- 4 Halloween Hands on Horror Stafford Castle Drop in sessions pumpkin craving £3per session Wed 30th-Thu 31st Oct 11-12.30 Halloween Workshop (5yrs+) Lazy Day Cakes Heart Of The Country London Rd, Lichfield WS14 9QR Themed workshop, giving school aged children the chance to try something new and decorate four yummy cupcakes using buttercream and fondant. Workshops are £15 per child, which includes, Decorating Class, four cupcakesto take home, squash and a cupcake to eat whilst in the boutique. Booking is essential for all Activities and Workshops. Spaces limited. To book call 07581 466440 or email us at

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Lots on Local... November Fri 1st–Sat 2nd Nov 10–4pm Oct Half Term Fun Lower Drayton Farm’s Family Farm Adventure

£4.50 for adults & £2.50 for children (additional charge for farm trailer ride & some seasonal attractions) – Grandparents free! Lots of spooky activities to keep little ones entertained. Friday 1st November Lichfield Rugby Club’s Firework Displays and Bonfire. Lichfield Rugby Club Cooke Fields,Tamworth Road Lichfield, WS14 9JE An early display for children and a full noise display approximately 60 minutes later. Food and refreshments available, with fairground rides and other activities. £5 for an adult, £3 for a child. Advance tickets can be purchased from Lichfield Rugby Club. Fri 1st – Sunday 3rd November Scarefest Alton Towers Resort Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB Tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. Scarefest tickets include: Theme Park - Rides and attractions are open from 10am, with most rides open in the dark until 9pm! Entry to the famous Terror of the Towers Scare maze.


Friday 1st November Fireworks Display The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham ST4 8JG Back by popular demand, the Fireworks at Trentham, organised in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of North Staffordshire, will explode above the lake once again. 01782 646646 Sat 16th November 12-4pm Xmas Fayre in aid of St Giles Hospice Glascote Social Club, Tamworth Bouncy castle, reptiles to hold n have photo’s with, peppa pig, mickey mouse, hello kitty mascots, loads of stalls selling items - grab yourself bargins ready for Christmas.

Wed 6th & 20th Nov 10am-12 Wildlife-themed free play sessions Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre HQ, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT. For Pre School Children with Disabilities Story time, Craft Activties & expoloring outdoors. Contact Sarah: 07854567704 or Sat 23rd Nov 10am to 4pm Christmas Fair The Ancient High House Stafford Visit Santa in his Grotto, enjoy free mulled fruit punch and mince pies, free admission too.

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Lots on Local... December Sat & Sun 30th Nov – 22nd Dec PLUS Mon 23rd Dec 11am – 4pm Winter Wonderfarm Lower Drayton Farm, Lower Drayton, Stafford ST19 5RE Santa’s Grotto, Photo with Santa See the reindeer, Winter woodland walk Festive farm trailer ride, Meet the animals Pony rides, Adventure play areas Seasonal activities, Coffee bar ...and much more! Admission: £5 per child, including meeting Santa! *Please note additional charge applies for photos, pony rides, trailer ride & some other activities Sat 30th Nov-Sun 1st Dec 11-4pm Shugborough Christmas Market Sample & buy from a wide range of arts, craft and gift stall.s Food & drink include wine, real-food as well as chocolates and other confectionery.. The house will be filled with fresh flowers and lit by the light of hundreds of candles . Tickets offered for sale through this website give access to Show and House. Admission: £9, concessions £7.50 Children aged 12 and under FREE and Ticket gives access to Show and House


Sun 1st December St Giles Hospice Pudding Plod Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Ladybank B79 7NA A 3km pushchair and wheelchair friendly walk through the beautiful grounds of the historic Tamworth Castle. Fancy dress is encouraged and prizes will be up for grabs for the Pudding Plodders wearing the best costumes. All children taking part in the Plod will be given a goody bag. All monies raised will pay for the care of local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses. Entry is £10 for adults (aged over 16) and £2.50 for children. 01543 434542 Wed 4th & 18th Dec 10am-12noon Wildlife-themed free play sessions Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre HQ, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT. For Pre School Children with Disabilities Story time, Craft Activties and expoloring outddors To book or for more information contact Sarah: 07854567704 or Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st Dec 11am – 12.30pm Christmas Workshop (5yrs+) Lazy Day Cakes Heart Of The Country, Lichfield Booking is essential. Spaces limited. To book call on 07581 466440 or email

Sun 8th Dec 11am to 4pm Christmas at Stafford Castle Holly wreath making for adults and snow globe making for the children. Drop in sessions Adults £10 children £3 FREE mince pies and Fruit punch.

the very best in live music and all the slapstick fun of a traditional pantomime. Adult £17.50 Concessions £13.50 Family Ticket £54 Please note family tickets are only available via the Box Office. Thu 19th-Mon 23rd December Sleeping Beauty Tamworth Assembly Rooms This Christmas in a magical pantomime adventure for all the family. Audience members will enjoy a magical journey through this fun-filled pantomime, laughing at the comedy fools and booing and hissing the evil Ghasthag. It is also full of audience interaction, with singing and dancing throughout. Tickets are priced at £12, £9 for concessions and £7.50 each for group bookings of 10 or more.

Sat 7th Dec-Sun 22nd Dec Santa at Servants’ Quarters Shugborough Hall A visit to Santa and a gift Entrance to the Victorian Servants’ Quarters and the Staffordshire County Museum, where the children can meet Mrs Claus, stir the Christmas pudding and make a wish. A train ride around the beautiful estate grounds on the Christmas Land Train Christmas craft activities and entertainment for the children. A festive trail around the formal gardens, snow showers and a live nativity scene £5.50 adult - no concessions £8.80 child. Babes in arms are free but for any child who wants a gift from santa it is £8.80

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Fri 13th Dec -Sat 11th Jan 2014 Sleeping Beauty Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford Get ready for another rocking Christmas with Sleeping Beauty, the classic fairy tale told with a Rock ‘n’ Roll twist. Prepare to be amazed as a multi talented cast of actor musicians play all the music live on stage. Sleeping Beauty is set to give audiences a Christmas to remember with

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rainbows, tickly feathers, puppets, silky scarves and water play; the possibilities for learning are endless! Each activity we do aims to enhance learning and development in some way. There is also an exploratory playtime which is the perfect time for Mums to make new friends. If you fancy coming along to see what it’s all about your first class is a free trial session.

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Baby Massage Classes • Local community classes • Private one-to-one tuition in your home • Private group sessions in your home or one of our venues Baby massage promotes a strong bond between parent and baby, relieves many conditions and supports baby’s growth and development. Meet other parents in your area, learn a new skill and spend precious time bonding with your new baby. Cherished Touch baby massage classes are friendly, relaxed and informative and provide an environment where parents can learn massage techniques to use at home with their babies as well as meeting and sharing thoughts with other parents. Courses run regularly in Thringstone and Moira.

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t Wacky Warehouse’s Tot Club (Monday to Friday 9.30am-3pm term time), your youngsters can crawl, climb, swing and slide on the soft play equipment until they have well and truly worn themselves out. You can sit back with a Costa coffee and a slice of cake knowing that they are having fun in a place designed especially for them. It’s just £2 per tot and that includes free Robinsons squash. There is no charge for adults or babies under 12 months. The special arts and crafts tables are packed full of everything your pocket-sized

Picasso’s could ever need. At Wacky they know how to throw a party! Tot Club parties are tailored especially to the younger guests, just ask one of the team players for details. Wacky offer a full range of hot and cold food for children and adults and organic babyfood for the really tiny tums. To find your nearest venue go to:

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Why take your baby swimming?


atching your precious newborn, probably the last thing you’re thinking is that pretty soon they’ll need to start exercising. But it’s true! The first year of a baby’s life is one of the most important in terms of their long term development. It’s a time when their brain will grow more rapidly than at any other, and every movement your baby makes helps strengthen this growth. Swimming is one of the few things you can do from birth, and it’s also one of the healthiest activities for you too! Babies are able to exercise every single muscle in their body – including some they would never even find on land. Jon Wright, who runs Water Babies’ baby


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igning babies are happy babies! Baby signing allows your baby to express themselves, long before they can talk. From as early as 6 to 9 months old (sometimes even earlier), babies can begin to tell you what they want, what they are thinking about and how they feel.

Aargh!) You can join TinyTalk classes at any point in the term and babies are welcomed right from birth. Toddler classes develop communication further from around 18 months old. Lisa can also train your child’s nursery!

No longer do you have to ‘guess’ the cry! (Tired? Hungry? Hot? Cold? Damp nappy? or see our advert below.

For more information please visit the website

Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield: 07851 627 651 Tamworth and Atherstone: 07762 827 244 Burton, East Staffordshire and Repton: contact 07779 245 371


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To win a term of football sessions from Little Kickers, Guess how many footballs are in the bag. Send your answer by email to or by post to PO Box 2825, Stafford, ST16 9FE Competition closes midnight of 31st October 2013

Little Kickers classes help children discover the rewards of regular structured physical exercise, laying the foundation for fit, active and healthy lives. The sessions introduce real football skills through exciting and fun group play activities. For information call 01785 856694 or e-mail: Remember to quote Lots for Tots to receive a 25% discount off your first course fees Lots for Tots OFFER 25% Discount Off first course fees!!

Fun football training for boys and girls from 2 years - 7th birthday FREE TRIAL SESSIONS AT ALL VENUES ACROSS STAFFORDSHIRE For information call Little Kickers on Lots of fun whilst learning the basics of dance, rhythm, movement, co-ordination and confidence

01785 856694 or email

Sowing the seeds for grassroots football

Classes only £3!!!  

Exciting New Preschool dance classes every   Thursday at Fradley Village Hall @ 10.15-11 & 11-11.45 Friday at Brereton & Ravenhill Hall @ 10.15-11 Classes start week commencing 16th September Please contact Katie on 07875129692 or Find us on Facebook – Twinkletoes PreSchool Dance

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Venues in Sutton Coldfield, Streetly & Whittington

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a totally different party experience with invites,party bags,certificates

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Library Sessions

Baby Bounce & Rhyme (under 3’s) Baswich 2 - 2.30 Wed Brereton 11 - 11.30 Fri Burntwood 10-10.30/11-11.30 Thu Burton o T 10.15-10.45 Tue 11.15-11.45 Fri Cannock 10.30 - 11 Thu Heath Hayes 9:30 - 10 Fri Hednesford 10:45 - 11:15 Fri Holmecroft 10.30 - 11 Tue Lichfield 10-10.30 Tue Penkridge 10 - 1.30 Fri Rising Brook 10.30 - 11 Fri Rugeley 10 - 10.30 Mon Shenstone 10.30 - 11 Tue Stafford 10 - 10.30 Wed Tamworth 11 - 11.30 Wed/Fri

Storytime (under 5’s) Brereton 2.15 - 2.45 Shenstone 10.30 - 11 Stafford 11 - 11.30

Mon Fri Tue

Play & Stay Barton u N 10.15-11.45am 2nd Wed mth Heath Hayes 2.30 - 4 Thu Toddler/ Tot Time Burntwood 10.30 - 11.15 Burton o T 9.45 - 10.30 Shenstone 10 - 10.45

Tue Wed Thu

Toy Library Barton under Needwood Burton on Trent

Wed Wed

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Lots on Weekly... Breton & Ravenhill

TwinkleToes Dance 10.15am -11am Fri Brereton & Ravenhill Hall


Brocton Mother Toddler Group 10am - 11.30am Wed Brocton Village Hall


Baby Sensory Fri Avon Leisure Centre, WS11 1LH Little Kickers Sat 10am Junior Kickers 2-3.5 years Jerome Road Industrial Estate Little Kickers 11:00am Sat Mighty Kickers 3.5 - 5th birthday Jerome Road Industrial Estate


Jo Jingles 1.30pm Mon age 0-5 Cheadle childrens centre

Cheslyn Hay

Socatots 9am/ 10.20am Sat Cheslyn Hay Village Hall, Pinfold Lane


Tuneful Tots 10am until 11.30am Tue Sutton Centre


Wacky Warehouse Tots Club 9.30am-3pm Mon-Fri Catch Corner, Acton Gate


Socatots 10.15am Mon Silkmore Children’s Centre, Silkmore Primary School, Exeter St FUNdamentals Gymnastics 3.30pm to 4.15pm Mon Stafford Gymnastics Centre (new classes start week commenecing 21st Oct) Little Doves Mon 9.30 - 11.30 &Thurs 1.30 - 3.30 Waterhouses Community Bungalow Waterfall Lane Aquababies 1pm Mon Greenhall Nursery FUNdamentals Gymnastics 3.15pm to 4pm Tue Stafford Gymnastics Centre Aquababies 9.30am Wed Greenhall Nursery FUNdamentals Gymnastics 1pm to 1.45pm Wed Stafford Gymnastics Centre Praise and Play 10-11am Every other Wed St Mary’s Church Weeping Cross Post Natel Group 1.30pm to 3pm Wed Weeping Cross Health Centre

Most classes are Term-Time only

FUNdamentals Gymnastics 2pm to 2.45pm Fri Stafford Gymnastics Centre Little Kickers Sat 10:15am Junior Kickers 2 - 3.5 years 11.15am Mighty Kickers” 3.5-5th birthday Baswich Church Hall Socatots 9am/ 9.40am Sat Holmcroft Community Centre, Newland Avenue Little Kickers Sun 10am Junior Kickers 2 - 3.5 years 11am Mighty Kickers 3.5 - 5th birthday Beaconside Sports Centre


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SOCATOTS is the worlds FIRST football specific playgroup for children walking to 5 years of age. We run a number of classes across, Cannock, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Burntwood, Lichfield, Tamworth, Uttoxeter and Burton-Upon-Trent. “After 12 months of classes, I’ve seen how SOCATOTS have helped my daughters confidence and agility. Compared to her peers who don’t attend, she has excellent balance and co-ordination and is now not afraid to get up in front of the class and demonstrate.”


01889 580234

or Please also take the time to browse our website:

Baby Sensory Tue Pelsall Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, WS3 4LN


Baby & Family Portraits


Packages from £60 book before October 31st for a FREE print! web: Mail: Tel: 07805511291

Jo Jingles 9.30am Fri mixed ages Penkridge Methodist church


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Socatots 9am/9.40am/10.20am Sat Western Springs Priamry School, School Road


Jo Jingles 11.15am Wed Mixed ages Tixall Village Hall, 2 The Hanyards, Tixall Rd ST18 0XY


FREE LESSON WITH Classes in Stafford, Penkridge, Lichfield, Abbotts Bromley, Wolverhampton, Penn, Walsall, Bilston. THIS ADVERT 12 weeks to 3yrs. “Centre of Excellence & Starfish Accredited” EST 1994

*Excellent Facilities, Warm pools, Small & friendly classes! *Developing water confidence through exciting activities, songs and play! Swim classes also available for 3yrs + For more Info contact: Stuart 01543 572855 0r Lisa 07598 617442

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Lots on Weekly... Amington Smart Talkers

Play & Explore 1-2.30pm Tue Glascote Children’s Centre

9.15-10.15am Mon Amington Children’s Centre


Play & Explore 9.30-11am Mon Tamworth Early Years Children’s Centre

Little Explorers 1.00-2.30pm Mon Amington Children’s Centre Room to Play PEEP 9.30-11am Tues Amington Children’s Centre

Bolehall Ankermoor Stay and

Play 9.15-11am Wed Ankermoor School Bolehall



Play & Explore 9.30-11am Tue Leyfields Children’s Centre Chatter Tots 1-2.30pm Tue Leyfields Children’s Centre Room to Play PEEP 9.30-11am Wed Leyfields Children’s Centre

Room to Play PEEP 9.30-11am Mon Dosthill Learning Centre Tiny Talk Baby Signing 10-11am Fri Dosthill Learning Centre.


Moorgate Babies and Toddler 1-3pm Tue Moorgate Primary School


Chatter Tots 10-11.30am Tues Exley Children’s Centre Little Explorers 9.30-11am Wed Exley Children’s Centre


Little Hands Music 9.15-10.15am Mon Boney Hay Children Centre (toddlers) Hammerwich Toddler 10am-12pm/1-3pm Mon Burntwood Institute Little Lambs Parent & Carer Toddler Group 10-11.30am Mon Redwood Park Youth and Community Centre


Jo Jingles Mon 9.45-10.30am 0- 2yrs 10.45- 11.30am 2-3yrs Martin Heath Hall Christchurch Lane


Tots Library 9.30-10.30 Wed Wilnecote Library

Chatter Tots 10-11.30am Mon Glascote Children’s Centre

Tiny Talk Baby Signing 10.15–11.15 Thu Tamworth Early Years Children’s Centre.

Sue Burford Baby Massage, Various days Lichfield Golf & Country Club

Socatots 9.30am Fri St Peter’s Church Hall, Hawksworth

Christchurch Under 5s 1.30-3.00pm Mon Martin Heath Hall Christchurch Lane

Tiny Talk Baby Signing 1.30-2.30pm Mon Glascote Children’s Centre


Most classes are Term-Time only Jo Jingles Tue 9.45am 2-3yrs, 10.45am 0-2yrs Virgin Active Baby Development Tots Play 10 -10.50am Tues Lichfield Methodist Church Jo Jingles 1.15pm Tue 0-5 yrs Lichfield Golf & Country Club Lazy Day Cakes 10.30/11.30 Tues Toddler Club Heart of the Country Emmanuel Toddlers 9.15-11.15am Tue Emmanuel Christian Centre, Netherstowe Socatots 9.30am Wed St Michael Church, St Michael Rd Social Tots, Tots Play 9.40-10.20am Thu Martin Heath Hall Discovery Tots Tots Play 10.30-11.10am Thu Martin Heath Hall Lazy Day Cakes Thurs 4pm Decorating Club 3yrs+ Heart of the Country

Lichfield & Tamworth Socatots 9am Sat Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane Socatots Sun 9.30am/ 10.10am/ 10.50am St Michael Church, St Michael Rd

Whittington Creation Station Little Explorers 10am Bit End Pavilion Tree Tots Woodland Playgroup 10.30am – 12pm Mon Fisherwick Wood 07530 104806. Mums and Tots Coffee Morning 9.30-11.30 Tue The Post Box, Whittington Barracks

Armitage Armitage Bump and Baby Group 10am- 12pm Mon Armitage Village Hall Armitage Toddler Group 1-2.45pm Mon Armitage Village Hall

Baby Sensory 10-11am Fri 6-13mths Curborough Community Centre Baby Sensory 11.15-12.15pm Fri 0- 7mths Curborough Community Centre Baby Sensory 12.45-1.45pm Fri 013mths Curborough Community Centre AquaBabies from 1.30pm Sat Saxon Hill School Lazy Day Cakes 11am Sat Decorating Club 3yrs+

While every effort is made to ensure details are correct at the time of going to print, times & dates are subject to change. Please check before you set off. Where possible, contact details are available on the website

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Lots on Weekly... Barton u Needwood Socatots 9.30am Mon

Stay and Play 9.30-11.30am Fri East Staffs Children Centre

Thomas Russell Infant School, Station Rd Parent & Toddler 10.45am-12pm Mon Christadelphian Ch, 1 Park Rd St James’ Parent & Toddler 9-11am Tue/Thu St James’ Church Hall Tiny Talk 10am Wed (first class free) Barton under Needwood, Village Hall Barton Toddler Group 9.15-11am Thu Barton Childrens Centre

Branston Branston Parent & Toddler 9.45-11.15am Tue Branston Village Hall, Clays Ln

Burton on Trent Socatots 9.30am Mon

Puddle Ducks Fri 10am Little Dippers 10.30am Little Kickers 11am Splashers Dw Sports Centre, Unit 11, Middleway Park Socatots 9.40am Sat Queen St Community Centre, Queen St

Draycott in the Clay Tots Corner Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Wed Draycott-in-the-Clay Village Hall

Hilton Tiny Talk 10.45am Thu (First class Free) Hilton Village Hall Bunnie Bumps to 24 Mths 1.15-2.45pm Thu Hilton Guide and Scout Headquarters

Queen St Community Centre, Queen St All Saints Church Parent & Toddler 9.30-11.30am Mon All Saints Ch Hall, Branston Rd Harvey Girls (under 21s Mums) 3.30-5.30pm Wed Queen St Community Centre, Queen St St Mary’s & St Mowden’s Toddler 10am-12pm Wed Church Hall, Guild St

Roliston Little LadyBird Club Mums and Tots Class Tues am Roliston Village Hall Little Ladybird Club Creche Tue -Fri Roliston Village Hall Little Ladybird Club Childcare to Adult fitness classes Tue & Thu pm, Roliston Village Hall

Rolleston on Dove

Anslow Parent & Toddler 1.30-3.15pm Thu Rolleston Playgroup Anslow Village Hall, Anslow (0-3.5yr) 10-11.30am Tue/Thu/Fri Methodist Chapel, Chapel Ln


Most classes are Term-Time only


Stapenhill Jump for Joy 9.30-11.30am Mon

Winshill Umbrella Club 9.30-11.15am Mon

Glebe School Rooms, St Peter’s Church, Stanton Rd

Winshill Resource Ctr, Canterbury Rd

Twins Group 10-11.30am Mon Hill St Health Centre, Hill St Harvey Girls (Under 21’s Mums) 12-2pm Mon Hill St Medical Centre Kiddie Winks Mother & Toddler 10am-12pm Tue/Fri Hill St Health Centre, Hill St First Steps 9.30-11.15am Wed Hill St Health Centre, Hill St

Stretton Harvey Girls (Under 21’s Mums) 3.30-5.30pm Mon Stretton Springs Children’s Centre Stretton Baby & Toddler 10-11.30am Tue/Fri St Mary’s Church Hall, Hillfield Ln Stretton Pram Club 1.30-3pm Tue Main St, Stretton

Tatenhill Baby Sensory 10-11am Thu Tatenhill Village Hall 1st class free

Walton on Trent Walton Parent & Toddler 2-3pm Fri, Walton on Trent C of E Primary School, Coton Rd

Tums to Tots drop in 9.30-11.30am Tue Methodist Church, High Bank Rd Harvey Girls (Under 21’s Mums) 11am-1pm Tue/ Fri Winshill Resource Ctr, Canterbury Rd Winshill Mini Fun Factory 10-11.30am Wed, Winshill Methodist Church, High Bank Rd Tots n Dots 9.15-11am Thu Gospel Hall, Hawfield Lane Mini Me’s 1-2.30 Thurs Winshill Resource Centre Little Gems 1-3pm Fri Winshill Children’s Ctr, Brough Rd

Yoxall Nature Tots 1-3pm Mon Yoxall Children Centre Cheeky Monkey Toddler Group 9.30-11.30 Thur Yoxall Childrens Centre

Abbotts Bromley AquaBabies 9.30am Fri Abotts Bromley School

Swadlincote Cherished Touch Baby Massage 10am Wed Moira Village Hall

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Your child deserves the best

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