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Welcome to Issue 16 of Lots for Tots! Front Cover

Ashley from Ashby Photography by Joanne Cooper Photography www.joannecooper.biz

Issue 15 competition winner Congratulations to Lucy from Littleover who won a family ticket to the Just So Festival in Leek, Staffordshire. Pictured right are Husband Chris & Daughter Matilda at the festival.

About Lots for Tots

27,000 copies of Lots for Tots in 2 editions distributed quarterly in October, January, Easter & July in Derby, Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, East Staffordshire & North-West Leicestershire. Lots for Tots is designed by Nadine Peatfield- Editor of Lots for Tots. For advertising, artwork & commissions please contact info@lotsfortots.co.uk.

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info@lotsfortots.co.uk Tel: 08456 436 848 PO Box 7769, Derby, DE1 0SN www.lotsfortots.co.uk Advertisements in this directory are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by Lots for Tots. Lots for Tots cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies in advertisements or issues arising with goods and services advertised and sold through the directory. All artwork is accepted on the condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions are fair and accurate. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without prior consent from Lots for Tots.

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here did the time go? It only seems 2 minutes ago that we were stocking up on Factor 50, now we’re getting the winter woolies out!

Lots for Tots had a busy summer at Markeaton Park helping to raise money for Barnardos with the Big Toddle at Markeaton Park, with B Active. You can see the fantastic photos on page 6. It has been wonderful to see the fruits of our fundraising with the Isabella Peatfield Fund too. I hope you will enjoy reading about what has been achieved. If you are wondering where to take the children for a Halloween that won’t scare them, an organised Bonfire or searching for Santa, look no further than Lots for Tots. We’re here to help you survive from Halloween to Christmas with the under fives. .. and if you visit anywhere or buy anything from our advertisers, don’t forget to tell them you saw it in Lots for Tots!

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Nadine Peatfield - Editor P.S. Look out for the snowflake to see where Santa is around Derbyshire!

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Lots of News... Wow, have you got something to be proud of! Thanks to everyone who gave at the Bump to Five Show 2011, look what we’ve achieved...

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own a dusty track called 100 Feet Road in Southern Sri Lanka, The Minimuthu Pre-School lies in the middle of nowhere roughly midway between Hambantota and Sooriyawewa. The Pre-School which has 30 children & 2 teachers was built by a local organisation called HADEF (Hambantota District Early Childhood Development Foundation) with funds from German donors. HADEF is run by a monk, Rev. Dhamminda. HADEF oversees about 40 pre-schools

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across the district. This particular one, in Mayarapura, is a ‘model’ building intended to act as a template for other pre-schools & is actually very modern in comparison to the usual run-down buildings. Local people are subsistence farmers and labourers and are extremely poor which is why friends of The Isabella Peatfield Fund in Sri Lanka considered this particular Pre-School a good beneficiary for the funds raised at the Bump to Five Show. While we could have helped a far more run down Pre-School, miles from anywhere, there is no way of knowing whether such places will continue,

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whereas thanks to HADEF, this one certainly will. Thanks to the joint efforts of The Isabella Peatfield Fund, Lots for Tots, the visitors of the Bump to Five Show & local Allestree Choir Sing for your Supper, we raised the necessary ÂŁ1000 to build the playground which consists of a slide, swings, climbing frame & round-about. As you can see from the smiles on their faces, the children of the Pre-School are absolutely loving it! A huge thank you to Kim & Tristan Peatfield, the supporters of The Isabella

Peatfield Fund, Sing for your Supper choir & everyone at the Bump to Five Show including visitors, volunteers & stall holders who donated prizes. Together we have put smiles on the faces of children on the other side of the World & I am overwhelmingly proud to say that the LOTS FOR TOTS Playground in Mayarapura is open for business! For more information or to donate to The Isabella Peatfield Fund please visit www.isabellapeatfield.co.uk To find out more about HADEF projects visit www.hadeflanka.org

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The Big Toddle 2011 This year’s Big Toddle with B Active in the Park & Lots for Tots was a huge success, raising £800 for Barnardos...

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It’s OK for young parents

QUAD’s Young Parents group publish their own parenting book

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eing a parent is challenging enough without the extra difficulty of being a ‘young parent’. A Young Parents group from QUAD in Derby have created a book for young parents, by young parents, entitled to ‘It’s OK’. The book contains poems, artwork and advice, from pregnancy to parenting including tips for making simple toys. The book has been created by QUAD’s ‘Listen Love Learn’ group for young parents aged 25 and under. QUAD’s ‘Listen Love Learn’ group for Young Parents meets weekly in QUAD to give new and expectant parents an opportunity to meet others, learn skills, share experiences and work on creative projects. During the two years Listen Love Learn have been meeting in QUAD they have undertaken creative writing and textile projects, craft and artwork for exhibition which has evolved around emotions, memories, experiences, image, identity, relationships, development and play. Listen Love Learn’s creative activities enhance confidence, support social inclusion and promote health and well being. It also gives the participants time and space so that they can discover, enjoy and learn new skills at their own pace and to encourage them to become aware of their abilities. The group helps participants to gain confidence and make friends with other young parents experiencing similar issues so they can support each other. Michelle, a Listen Love Learn participant said “From going to these sessions I have gained friends, found people

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who answer questions and understand how it feels to face the challenges of being a young parent.” Amy, a Listen Love Learn participant said “This book is so that people don’t feel like they’re failing” and Listen Love Learn participant Sam added “I would have felt a lot calmer if I’d had this book when I was pregnant”. The book is now on sale at QUAD for £4.00 and half of the proceeds will support activities for the group. The project has been delivered by QUAD working in partnership with NHS Derby City, as part of the ‘Arts 4 Health’ project and secured funding from the Arts Council East Midlands Grant for the Arts Fund, Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund and Derby City and Neighbourhood Partnerships Be Inspiring Fund. For further information on the ‘It’s OK’ book or the weekly ‘Listen Love Learn’ sessions, please contact Charlotte Convey on 01332 285427 or Charlottec@derbyquad.co.uk

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Every Age Can Draw! 15-23 October 2011

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Charity Shop for LIFE

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ife charity in Derby is based on Green Lane, in Derby City Centre. We are a charity shop and also a care centre which is situated above the charity shop. The care centre provides all free services such as one to one counselling for mothers from qualified councillors. We also provide free equipment and baby items for parents in need. Other free services include free pregnancy testing and chlamydia testing. LIFE exists to save lives and transform the futures of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the UK by supporting vulnerable pregnant mothers and young families through difficult times, offering them the help they need to turn their lives around. The activities we undertake to realise this vision fall under four broad programmes: Housing - Residential centres providing supported accommodation and access to skills training for pregnant homeless young women aged between 16-25 yrs Care - A network of Care Centres offering non-directive counselling for anyone facing a crisis pregnancy, suffering the loss of a baby or coping with the after-effects of abortion. Also provision of free baby clothes, equipment or other practical support to families in difficulty Education - Education Officers working in partnership with schools to provide

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young people with up-to-date, evidence-based information on abortion, stem cell research, sexual health and other related topics FertilityCare - The UK’s leading centre giving women a more natural alternative to traditional fertility treatment, which has just seen the successful birth of its 116th baby! LIFE has nine charity shops around the UK. From jewellery to jumpers and everything in between, our shops are a great place to snap up a bargain. Manchester, our newest shop, opened in July 2010, whilst our shop in Derby recently kitted out a bride for her big day! Every shop relies 100% on kind supporters to donate items to stock its shelves and on volunteers to staff, manage and coordinate day-to-day running. Many of our volunteers form lasting friendships with fellow volunteers who give up their time to help LIFE. Others find the work experience useful as a starting point for a career in retail, or simply something different to do with a few spare hours in the week. Whether you want to browse for a bargain, bring in some items to donate or visit to find out more about volunteering, pop along to find out what’s going on. You can find information on our charity at http://www.lifecharity.org.uk

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Thinking of counselling or psychotherapy? People find therapy helpful for a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. Therapy can also be really helpful for managing the everyday stresses of life (let’s face it, being a parent isn’t easy!) I work with your own individual needs, so don’t worry if what you want to talk about isn’t mentioned here. I am an integrative therapist working from a Derby city centre location offering individual therapy to adults.

call 07553 096511 email jobaileytherapy@hotmail.co.uk, www.jobaileycounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk

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Lots on Local.. October

Until 30th October 10am - 8pm The Big Wheel Market Place, Derby With breathtaking 360 degree views, the wheel offers a birds eye view of Derby town and the surrounding area. Tickets £5. Family tickets available. Every Weekend in October Matlock Bath Illuminations A unique parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent. Each boat carries a decorated model and as darkness falls the boats disappear into the blackness below, leaving the models apparently gliding along just above the water. Wed 12th October 11am Top of the Tots Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Every second Wednesday of the month, come and dance, sing and shake your thing with Mark Lilley, local musician. Your little ones will enjoy a lively session featuring themed masks and instruments to make their favourite songs and nursery rhymes even more fun! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Thu 13th (11am) & Sat 15th (10.30am) Supportive Environment Screening of Mr Popper’s Penguins QUAD, Market Place, Derby Suitable for adults & children with Specific Needs & people from within the Autistic Spectrum. www.derbyquad.co.uk/cinekids Box Office 01332 290606 Sat 15th October 11am - 4pm Big Draw Fun Day Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Heanor DE75 7GX A brilliant day of arty activities as part of the World’s largest art event. Mostly aimed children, but everyone is welcome, just turn up and join in.

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Sat 15th October 1pm Toy Story QUAD, Market Place, Derby www.derbyquad.co.uk/cinekids Box Office 01332 290606

Sat 15th October 2pm Sandiacre Childminding Jumble Sale Methodist Church Hall, Butt St, Sandiacre Come along to our Jumble Sale and grab a bargain. Admission is 20p. There will be a cake stall and refreshments. Hope to see you there! Sat 15th - Sun 16th October Grand Opening of Alphabet Interiors 6 Grassy Court, Etwall Rd, Mickleover Call in to The Alphabet Gift Shop, Station Rd, Mickleover for Grand Opening details or call 01332 519033 Sat 15th (3.30) - Sun 16th (1.30) October Cine Kids - Mr Popper’s Penguins QUAD, Market Place, Derby Tickets £3 for Cine Kids Club Members www.derbyquad.co.uk/cinekids Box Office 01332 290606 Sat 15th - Sun 23rd October Big Draw Week - Every Age Can Draw! Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper We want everyone who comes along to draw, paint or leave a hand or footprint or image of themselves. All birthday parties taking place during our Big Draw week will be asked to get involved too. There is no age limit in either direction! And you don’t have to feel talented - the aim is to get everyone drawing! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 15th - Fri 21st October Alton Towers Scarefest Escape to Alton Towers Resort this Halloween and share in the season of spooktacular fun as the Resort celebrates Scarefest.

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Competition...

Name the cuddly cockerel to win a season ticket for Matlock Farm Park

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s Matlock Farm Park prepares for winter, there are some exciting times ahead. October brings the arrival of the parks new mascot, a 5 foot tall cuddly cockerel! He is yet to be christened; however Lots for Tots have come to the rescue and are running a competition where you can suggest a name. The winner gets a year’s season ticket for a family of four, there are some runners up prizes too.

Don’t forget Matlock Farm Park teach horse riding too. There are many winter treks planned through the fields and forests. Check the website too especially if your looking for a venue for a kids party.

To enter the competition, email your best name for the cockerel to Lots for Tots & we will choose the best name out of a hat. Email: We are also offering a new voucher promotion info@lotsfortots.co.uk which allows for a child to enter free of charge with Post: Lots for Tots, each paying adult. This voucher is valid all the way PO Box 7769, Derby through until the end of March. DE1 0SN Don’t forget to visit www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk or Closing date 5pm follow the animals progress and other goings on Friday 4th November at Twitter @matlockfarmpark. 2012 Valid until 31/03/12 LfT16 Litfield_Matlock_FP_advert_v4_Layout 1 09/05/2010 16:06 Page 1

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Follow the brown signs at the top of Slack Hill, A632 and from the A6 at Darley Dale

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Call for information or bookings JAGGERS LANE, NEAR TWO DALES, MATLOCK DE4 5LH

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October..

Mon 17th & Thu 20th October 2pm Portway Open Day for 2012 intake Portway Infant School, Woodland Rd, Allestree, Derby Contact the School office for further details 01332 550702 admin@portwayi.derby.sch.uk Fri 21st October 10am - 3pm Usborne Books Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper A lovely selection of Usborne children’s books available to buy. Come and have a browse! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 22nd October 2pm Family Story Trail Walk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, S.Derbyshire Explore the Lime Yards in Calke Park and discover some of the hidden secrets as we create a story on this guided walk. Just bring an adult and your imagination. Park admission applies Sat 22nd (3.30) - Sun 23rd (1.30) October Cine Kids - The Smurfs QUAD, Market Place, Derby Venture Photography will be offering a free photo shoot opportunity as part of the Cine Kids Screening on Sat 22nd October at 2pm. Tickets £3 for Cine Kids Club Members www.derbyquad.co.uk/cinekids Box Office 01332 290606 Sat 22nd - Sun 30th October 11-5.30pm Halloween Hoot at Chatsworth House If you’re feeling brave, then bring your little monsters along to Chatsworth for a whole week of terrible treats, evil entertainment and devilish delights. Chatsworth will be transformed into a haven for little Witches and Wizards, with snakes and spiders, spooky spell workshops and pumpkin carving in the farmyard, bat spotting, Medusa’s maze and broomstick making in the garden, Fright Flights through Warlock Wood and much more. Normal admission charges apply.

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Sat 22nd - Sun 30th October 10.30 - 5pm Spooky Halloween at Gulliver’s Kingdom Temple Walk, Matlock Bath Ghoulishly good treat for all the family. Come and celebrate Halloween with Gully and his gang. With trick or treat stations, scary shows and haunted tours it’s a scary spooktacular at Gulliver’s World. Mon 24th - Fri 28th October Music Time Half Term Classes Even more fun at Music Time this week. Fancy Dress all week with treats & refreshments. Children £4, £1 per extra child over 6 months. No need to pre-book, just turn up & enjoy! Suitable for older children during School Holidays. Check website for times & venues www.musictime.uk.com Mon 24th - Fri 28th October 9am-3.30pm Soccerstarsuk October Holiday Courses Ecclesbourne School Chellaston Secondary School John of Rolleston Primary School Chose from 1 day up to 5 day courses for children age 5-12 years old. 01332 368000 www.soccerstarsuk.co.uk Mon 24th - Fri 28th October from 9am Little Monsters Breakfast Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Enjoy a homemade breakfast and juice, followed by scary mask making and trick or treat bag making. Just £4.95 per child. Booking is advised. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Mon 24th - Fri 28th October 4.30 - 6pm Ghoulish Tea Time Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Ghoulish Grub and Spooky Sundae Creation Station, plus many more exciting Halloween activities! £7.95 per child. Booking is advised. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk

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Tuesday Mickleover Community Centre 9.45-10.35 Wednesday Chaddesden Children’s Centre 1.30-2.20

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Breakfast with Santa! See website for further details

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NEW! Sunday Lunches at Bluebells Join us every Sunday from 2nd October, 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Pre-booking advised.

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October..

Mon 24th - Fri 28th October 11am - 3pm Halloween Craft Activities Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Halloween Spooky Sundae Creation Station will be running all through Half Term. Don’t forget to try Bluebells Trick or Treat Ice Cream! 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Mon 24th - Sun 30th October Witch Willoughby at Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath DE4 3PD Witch Willoughby once again returns to her woodland hideaway for Halloween fun and activities. Plus a Pumpkin Trail and The Great Masson Cavern by Candlelight. Tue 25th October 9.45 - 10.35am The Creation Station Half Term Session Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Rd, Mickleover Join The Creation Station during the Half Term break. Explore ideas, discover what happens when.. & help develop important skills. Lucy 0844 854 9110 Tue 25th October 11am Pumpkin Party Calke Abbey, Ticknall, S.Derbyshire Buy a pumpkin at Calke or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to our fabulous display. Garden ticket required. Tue 25th - Sun 30th October Uncle Sam’s American Circus Bass’ Recreation Ground Experience the amazing acrobatic skills of the Kenya Boys, with hoop-diving, skipping and acrobatics, side-splitting comedy antics, spinning plates, a bungee presentation, trampolining, sword and dagger balancing and magic, mystery and illusion! Don’t miss The Globe of Death 2 – watch as motorbikes race around a giant metal ball...with speeds up to 60mph. All of these amazing acts, along with all the fun of the circus, candy floss and popcorn! Book tickets on site.

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Thu 27th October 10am - 5pm Home Start Table Top Sale Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Selling good quality secondhand babies’ and children’s clothes and toys, in aid of our local Homestart group. Come along and have a rummage, or bring your unwanted good quality clothes and toys to donate. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Thu 27th October Spooktacular Halloween Party Hickory Dickory’s, Kingsway Park Close, DE22 3FP www.hickorydickorys.co.uk Fri 28th October 11am & 1.30pm And Then There Were Two Deda Theatre, Chapel St, Derby Once upon a time… there were two… and they found something quite extraordinary. It stretches, it’s shiny, it slides, it pings and it… shall we find out what it can do? Big bodies and little bodies discover, share, show and play in this interactive dance performance for children under 4 and their families. Tickets £3.50 www.deda.uk.com Box Office 01332 370911 Fri 28th October 4.30 - 7pm Chucklebutties Halloween Party Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper A fun-packed evening of spooky entertainment for your little monsters. Spooky treasure hunt, fancy dress competition, disco, crafts, face painting, games and a fabulous Chucklebutties Healthy Buffet with a Halloween twist! Book your place now on 01773 880123! £9.99 per child (£7.50 for subsequent siblings). Adults and babies under 1 come free. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 29th October 10.30-12.30/ 1.30-3.30 Pumpkin Carving Workshop QUAD, Market Place, Derby Suitable for age 3+. £5 per child which includes your pumpkin. Your creation will be entered into a competition for a chance to win great QUAD prizes.

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Music to our ears...

Tracey from Music Time tells us about her new classes

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welve years on & still going strong Derby’s original amazing Music Time, is proud to be adding more classes to the afternoons. Oakwood, Aston-onTrent & Stretton can now enjoy Tracey’s boundless energy & enthusiasm. “I still love presenting Music Time” says Tracey. “Seeing all the children so excited every week is wonderful.” “Being sung to really plays an important part in both a baby’s social & linguistic development. Then the action rhymes hold baby’s attention & later, convey the

meaning of the words. Along with encouraging body control & providing an opportunity to use up surplus energy!” Babies, Toddlers & Pre-School children are all very welcome at Music Time, with mixed classes, themed programs, special events & pay as you go. Classes are held at Hilton, Chellaston, Astonon-Trent, Allestree, Mickleover, Oakwood, Melbourne & Stretton. Check the website www.musictime.uk.com or call Tracey on 01332 863519

Magical Music & Movement Classes

Traditional Nursery Rhymes & songs made fun with marvellous actions, creative props & boundless energy to stimulate & educate babies, toddlers & pre-school children Themed programs- Special Events- Pay as you Go Hilton, Chellaston, Allestree, Mickleover, Melbourne New Classes in Oakwood, Aston-on-Trent & Stretton

Find out more... Classes, Parties, Events Tel: Tracey 01332 863519 www.musictime.uk.com Check the website for Halloween & Christmas Specials

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October..

Sat 29th October Until 9pm Starlight Halloween Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP Children dressed in Halloween costume will be admitted free of charge and there’ll be a Halloween atmosphere as night falls on the period street setting at the Village with ghosts, witches and skeletons hiding in the trees and a special tram decked in Halloween illuminations. Sat 29th - Sun 30th October 11am Family Halloween Activities Kedleston Hall Enjoy a Halloween trail, make spiders and other spooky Halloween crafts, and hear blood curdling stories from our resident witch. Property Office, 01332 842191. Children £1.50 Sat 29th - Sun 30th October 10am - 4pm Pumpkin Day- (Un)Natural Trail Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Heanor DE75 7GX Self-guided trail with clue cards to find for the kids to complete their Halloween activity sheet about creepy critters and beastly bugs. Return to the visitor centre to claim your treat! Kids in fancy dress welcome. Bring your camera to have your photo taken with our friendly witch. £1.50 per child. Adults & under 5’s free Sun 30th October 10.30am - 12.30pm Pumpkin Day-Pumpkin Carving Workshop Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Heanor DE75 7GX Join us on this fun session to learn how to create a spooky pumpkin to take home. Kids in fancy dress welcome! Pumpkins, tea-light, tools and templates provided. £4.50 per pumpkin Sun 30th October 11am & 2pm The Selfish Crocodile Derby Theatre Studio, Westfield, Derby This is a funny, heart-warming tale with a very happy ending, which reminds us all that the smallest act of kindness often has the greatest impact. Our storytellers use song, music and a

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host of handcrafted puppets to bring this watery adventure to life. This is a must-see for 3 - 7 year olds, their grown-up’s, and of course, anybody with a pet crocodile!. Tickets £7, concessions £5.50 www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Sun 30th October 4.30 – 6.30pm Pumpkin Day – Creepy Crafts & Lantern Walk Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Heanor DE75 7GX Join in on this family friendly event to have a go at some Halloween crafts and activities. We’ll then head out for a short fancy dress walk and release paper lanterns into the night sky to chase away any mischievousness spirits. Small prize for best kid’s fancy dress. Bring your camera to have your photo taken with our friendly witch. £3 per person, Under 5’s free Sun 30th October 6 - 7pm “Halloween Hoot!” with Sophie Snell Allestree Park A special walk for the little ones - a gentle, fun, family-friendly walk through Allestree Park with spooky stories from performance storyteller, Sophie Snell. Come in costume (if you wish) and join the fun as we perambulate with lanterns and tall tales across the park, in the dark! For tickets or details on older children & Adults walk, call 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@ hotmail.com. Mon 31st October 9.45-10.45am/ 11 - 12pm Halloween Fun at Music Time Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane Fancy Dress, treats & refreshments. www.musictime.uk.com Mon 31st October 5 - 7pm Halloween Party at Planet Happy Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley DE5 3GH Novelty buffet, fun & games for all ages, fancy dress optional, limited places available. Free torch, goodie bag & 6x4 photograph. Tickets £9.99 www.planethappy.info 01773 748600

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Lots on Local.. November Tue 1st November 7.30pm Beer Tasting at Bluebells Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Try out the new Bluebell brew and other top quality local ales. Meet the brewer from Nutbrook Brewery, the local brewer from West Hallam. The tasting session will be followed by a delicious buffet. £17.50 per person or £30.00 for two. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk

Thu 3rd November 10am - 3pm Christmas Shopping Event Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Beautiful jewellery, handmade gifts, cards etc to get your Christmas shopping underway. Shop while your children play! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 5th November 10am - 12pm Nearly New Sale Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton Items on sale will include: children’s clothes, toys, books, nursery equipment and maternity wear. The event is hosted by Repton Primary School PTA to raise funds for equipment within the school. Entrance 50p, children free. Refreshments on sale. For further details please call: 07982 781936 Sat 5th November 11am & 2pm Numberjacks Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby For the very first time children’s TV’s favourite, Numberjacks™ comes to the stage. Join the TV superheroes as they leave the sofa and embark on their first live adventure – and help them solve problems as they go! But watch out for the dastardly Meanies, who do all they can to get in the way... Tickets £12.50 under 16’s £10. www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Sat 5th November from 2pm Derby LIVE’s Bonfire & Fireworks Markeaton Park, Derby Come along to Derby’s biggest and best fireworks display. With Capital FM, funfair and hot food stalls. Funfair from 14:00, Stage

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entertainment from 16:45, Bonfire lit at 17:45, Fireworks at 18:00. FREE entry Sat 5th November from 6.30pm Chatsworth Bonfire & Fireworks With a reputation for putting on one of the most spectacular fireworks displays around, 2011’s celebration is set to be more popular than ever. Join us for a breathtaking display, huge bonfire and some fantastic live entertainment. Tickets: Adults £12, children £6.50. This is a child friendly event. Gates open 18:30 Bonfire lit 19:15, Fireworks 20:00. Entertainment through the night by circus entertainers and the popular Panfire steel band through to 21:00 Sun 6th November 10.30 - 11.15am Messy Church Methodist Church, Duffield First Sunday of the month. Bible stories, crafts, fun and activities for children of all ages. Children need to be accompanied by an adult Coleen 01332 841788 Sun 6th & Sun 20th November 2.30 - 4.30pm MamaBabyBliss Workshops for Dads Village Hotel, Chilwell Special baby-bonding time for Daddies. Gift Vouchers available. Contact Vanessa Taylor 07561 303780 or visit www.mamababybliss. com/teachers/vanessataylor Tue 8th November 12.30pm Christmas Cake Decorating - A Workshop Lunch Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Learn top tips on how to perfect your Christmas cake. You will be able to decorate a cake provided and take your artwork home to display proudly! A daytime workshop includes a two course meal plus tea or coffee. £17.50 per person or £30.00 for two. The cost includes the cost of materials used during the demonstrations. 01332 673924 www. bluebelldairy.co.uk

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here’s so much for families at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry.

On 13th October, back by popular demand is our Tiny Tots Sensory Play. This messy play session for children aged 1-3 is inspired by some of the weird and wonderful objects in the Herbert’s collection. We will be using many wet and dry materials and sensory textures for the children to explore and be creative with. Booking is essential.

Things. A hidden mouse in a painting, a mummified cat… the Herbert has collected many exciting objects that are precious to people for many different reasons. Discover the Herbert’s permanent collection and some of the weird and wonderful treasures that you have never noticed before! Don’t forget entry is FREE!

This year’s festive season at the Herbert The October Half Term will keep you busy Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, will kick 60x90totsad_Layout 1 30/09/2011 14:22 Page 1 with our Family Workshops on Precious start your Christmas spirit.

A VERY MERRY MUSEUM… AND A HAPPY HERBERT!

Come and join us this festive period for a treasure trove of crafts, treats and family fun

Making Merry FREE Saturday 19 November 11am-4pm Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a seasonal treat with local craftspeople, unique gifts, mulled wine, wreath making workshops and choirs all on hand to offer you a fabulously handcrafted Christmas. For further details of our EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME of winter festivities and events pick up a festive flyer or visit www.theherbert.org

On 19 November Making Merry is back to help you buy your favourite people the perfect gifts and adorn your house with festive favours and decorations. Delight in the beautiful ambience between 11.00am and 4.00pm as choirs from around Coventry serenade you as you shop. In December you will be transported to the Victorian era to experience how people prepared for Christmas. The Victorian Christmas Family Day takes place on Saturday 10 December and includes storytelling, music, mince pies and a whole lot more. Also taking place throughout the months will be events including Winter Stories for Adults, Arts Workshops and a Festive Film Screening. For more information on these events visit www.theherbert.org

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Wed 9th November 11am Top of the Tots Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Every second Wednesday of the month, come and dance, sing and shake your thing with Mark Lilley, local musician. Your little ones will enjoy a lively session featuring themed masks and instruments to make their favourite songs and nursery rhymes even more fun! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk

Wed 9th - Thu 10th November 5 - 8pm Wed 16th - Thu 17th November A Taste of Christmas Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Celebrate the opening of Bluebells Christmas Marquee with a warm glass of mulled wine and tastings of festive produce such as goose, roast gammon, Christmas puddings, Bluebells homemade Christmas cakes and Bluebells homemade mince pies. Prepare for Christmas by placing orders for Christmas poultry, Bluebells hampers, meat, meat boxes, vegetable boxes and cakes. There will also be a selection of gifts and decorations to buy. Samples of Bluebells Real Dairy Christmas Ice Creams will of course also be available, including Mulled Wine Sorbets, Christmas Pudding Ice Cream and new innovative flavours to be revealed at the event. A ‘One Stop Christmas Food Shop’ at Bluebells, with free parking! Order your Christmas lunch and get a voucher for 10% off a future spend at Bluebells. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Tue 15th November 12.30pm ‘Wrapped in Style’ - A Workshop Lunch Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Learn how to gift wrap in time for Christmas. A daytime workshop includes a two course meal plus tea or coffee. £17.50 per person or £30.00 for two. The cost includes the cost of materials used during the demonstrations. 01332 673924 www. bluebelldairy.co.uk

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Thu 17th November 7 - 9pm Shopping and Pamper Extravaganza Portway Infant School, Woodland Rd, Allestree, Derby A wide range of stalls selling beautiful items including jewellery, accessories, toys & games - an ideal opportunity to purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays or just to treat yourself. There will also be therapists offering a range of beauty treatments. Only CASH or CHEQUES will be accepted on the night – no card payments! Family & friends welcome. Tickets £2:50 includes a complimentary drink. All tickets purchased in advance will receive a Goody Bag on the evening. Tickets can be purchased on the door on the night. Treatments are £7:50 details on what treatments are available or to book a time slot, please contact Sam on 07722294263 samillston@yahoo.co.uk. For stall enquiries please contact Joanna Weightman on 07905825719. Thu 17th November 10.30am - 12pm British Red Cross Community Based First Aid Session Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Whether you have no first aid training or you just want to brush up your skills, please come along and make the most of this free* session. *No extra charge, normal entry must be paid. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 19th November 11am - 4pm Making Merry Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Shopping experience for gifts & decorations, accompanied by choir singing. Sat 19th November 10.30am - 12.30pm St Wystan’s School & Nursery Open Morning High Street, Repton DE65 6GE Visit Repton’s independent Day School & “The First Steps” Nursery with new sensory gardens 01283 703258 head@stwystans.org.uk

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY AFTERNOON wednesday 14th december, 1.45pm – 3.15pm for 2-5 year olds - art and craft activities - a visit from santa!

festive biscuit decorating - christmas songs and carols

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Sat 19th November 10.30 - 4.30pm Christmas Craft Fair Rycote Centre, Parker St, Derby DE1 3HF Raise money for the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Teddy bears, handmade jewellery, handmade cards, aloe vera products.. Delicious cakes available to buy to take home or eat with hot drink! Face painter available to keep kids busy. FREE Admission. The venue is disabled friendly! Please come and support us. We are on facebook.. www.facebook.com/derbycraftfairs

Sat 19th November from 3.30pm Turning on of the Derby Christmas Lights Market Place, Derby Festive parade from The Spot at 4.15pm & then a variety of entertainment including Pantomime stars, Sing for your Supper choir & of course Santa on the Market Place stage, leading up to the big switch-on event at 6pm. Hosted by Dino & Pete. Sat 19th - Sun 20th November 10-4pm Fabulous Places Christmas Market The Roundhouse, Pride Park Derby £1 entry, under 10’s free. Fabulous, locally sourced shopping in addition to festive workshops and demonstrations ranging from winter flower arranging to inspirational gift wrapping. Mon 21st November 10am - 5pm Garry Rawlings Photography Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Always a favourite with our discerning customers, Garry offers beautiful family portraits at school photographer prices. No need to book, just turn up on the day and only pay for the pictures you want. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Thu 24th November 10am - 5pm Home Start Table Top Sale Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Selling good quality secondhand babies’ and children’s clothes and toys, in aid of our local Homestart group. Come along and have a

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rummage, or bring your unwanted good quality clothes and toys to donate. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Sat 26th November 10am - 1pm Eggington Primary Christmas Fayre Church Street, Eggington, DE65 6HP £1.00 entrance fee. We are currently looking for stall holders, £12 per stall discounted to £10 if booked before 20th October 07854 015688 Sat 26th November 10.30am – 1pm Family Christmas Fair Chester Green Methodist Church, Mansfield Street, Derby Santa’s Grotto, Kids craft activities, Nearly new baby/kids clothes/toys/equipment, Cakes, Raffle, Tombola etc, Face painting Refreshments & hot lunch (jacket potatoes) Everyone welcome! More info contact Abi on 01332 722488 Sat 26th November 12pm Santa Comes to Town! Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Come and welcome Father Christmas as he arrives at Bluebells on his tractor and trailer. Father Christmas will be expecting visitors to his grotto and may even provide presents for good children! And for the grownups; a hot food stand, mulled wine, barrel organs, hot roast chestnuts and many more stalls. There may even be a song or two! 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Sat 26th November 2 - 4pm Christmas Children’s Nearly New Sale Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton DE65 5GH Quality Baby and Children’s Clothing, Toys, Nursery Equipment and more.. Homemade Cakes, Free Parking. Admission 50p, kids free, Sellers only £7 per table, sell as many items as you like. For more details www.totstabletop.co.uk or email : info@totstabletop.co.uk

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Sat 26th - Sun 27th October 11am - 5pm Christmas Craft Fair at Kedleston Hall Those looking for the perfect present won’t be disappointed, and with over 50 stalls there will be everything from cakes, preserves and candles to artwork, wooden toys and glass wear on offer. What’s more, it’s the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the high street while still finding a wealth of unusual presents. Tickets: Adult £1.00, children free. Sat 26th - Sun 27th November 11am Deck the Halls at Calke Abbey Ticknall, S.Derbyshire Free event. Help us with the preparations for Christmas at Calke. Join us in creating the longest paper chain to decorate Calke’s riding school for Christmas.

Tue 29th November - Sat 14th January The BFG Derby Theatre, Westfield, Derby Derby LIVE’s brand new production of this classic Roald Dahl tale promises to delight and enthral audiences this Christmas – from little chillders to Big Friendly Grandpas! Tickets £8-£24 www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Wed 30th November 10am - 3pm Christmas Shopping Event Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Beautiful jewellery, handmade gifts, cards etc to get your Christmas shopping underway. Shop while your children play! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk 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.

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Lots on Local.. December Thu 1st - Sat 24th December Derby Christmas Fayre Market Place, Derby If you’re looking for that perfect unique Christmas gift or want to stock up on traditional festive foods then visit Derby Christmas Fayre, with over 20 Tudor-style chalets and entertainment on hand to get you in the festive spirit. Don’t miss original and ethically produced crafts and Christmas gifts, jewellery, clothing, accessories, festive food and drink and local seasonal produce. Keep an eye on the website for up-to-date details on live entertainment, street performers and special events. www.derbylive.co.uk Sat 3rd December 10am - 12pm Christmas Open Coffee Morning Treetops Hospice, Derby Rd, Risley Free entry, coffee, tea, mince pies, croissants & toasted teacakes. Stalls, tombola. Sat 3rd December 10am - 5pm Strutts Christmas Craft Fair Strutts Centre, Derby Rd, Belper Stalls by local artists, & craftspeople together with demonstrations, activities for children & a visit from Santa. Sat 3rd December 3pm Animal Alphaboat Deda Theatre, Chapel St, Derby Always a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, John’s unique approach to poetry, dance and song will leave children and adults enchanted. Full of poetic genius and silliness, John will guide you on a hilarious trip through the alphabet visiting a menagerie of creatures on the way. With dance, song and hilarious poems, Animal Alphaboat is the perfect Christmas treat for adults and grown-ups alike. Tickets £7. www.deda.uk.com Box Office 01332 370911

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Sat 3rd, 10th & 17th December 9.30am Breakfast with Santa Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Enjoy a delicious, home cooked breakfast and glass of juice or fresh milk. The perfect way to start a wintry day. £8.95 per child; the price includes a gift from Santa too! Booking is advised. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Sat 3rd - Sun 4th, Sat 10th - Sun 11th & Sat 17th - Sun 18th December 11am - 3pm Santa’s Grotto Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon (Doesn’t include Christmas Eve as Santa is busy!) 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Sat 3rd, Sat 10th & Sat 17th December from 7pm Bluebells Bistro, ‘Christmas with a Twist’ Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Lacking culinary inspiration this Christmas why not join Bluebells for a Christmas with a twist! Not a turkey in sight! Enjoy a fabulous home cooked meal straight from the Bluebells kitchen. £21.95 per person, includes tea or coffee. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Sat 3rd - Sun 11th December 11am - 5pm An Edwardian Christmas & Family Activities at Kedleston Hall Experience an Edwardian Christmas. Children’s festive craft activities, Christmas stories and Santa’s grotto. Storyteller Sophie Snell will be weaving magical tales of Christmas, and there will be craft activities. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the chance to meet Father Christmas himself in his grotto, and some of his real live Reindeer in the stables! Children £1.50 (crafts) £2.50 (Santa- includes gift).

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We can host parties for up to 20 children aged 3 to 10 years.

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Sun 4th December 1 - 3pm Santa’s Workshop- Shipley Country Park Heanor, DE75 7GX Join the Shipley elves to write your letter to Santa and put it in our special post box. They will then help you make some Christmas cards and decorations to take home. There will also be self-guided elf trail (optional) to follow and find the clue cards to complete the activity sheet. Return to the centre and receive a certificate from the elves. £2.50 per child Mon 5th - Sun 11th December Santa’s Grotto at From Bump & Beyond 65 High St, Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TB Visit Santa all week at From Bump & Beyond Shop in Chellaston. Post your letter to Santa in our Christmas Letter Box & find Christmas costumes & toys galore to send to Santa. Tue 6th December from 7.30pm Christmas Open Evening Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre, Osmaston Rd, Derby Book your place for talks on Pet First Aid & Pet Nutrition, chat to our staff & sample our mince pies & mulled wine

Wed 7th December - Sun 8th January Dick Whittington & his Cat Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby Starring West End star & Just Good Friends actor Paul Nicholas as King Rat, Birds of a Feather and Grumpy Old Women actress Linda Robson as Fairy Bow Bells and Big Breakfast and Richard & Judy presenter Mike ‘Squeaky’ McClean as Idle Jack. We are also pleased to welcome back the return of Derby favourite Ian Good as Sarah the Cook and High 5’s Luke Roberts as Dick Whittington. Tickets £8-£24 www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Thu 8th December 10.30am - 1pm Toddler Christmas Party Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Give your child a special Christmas treat at

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Chucklebutties! Santa’s Crafty Workshop, face painting, games, Healthy Buffet with a Christmas twist, and a visit and present from Santa. Book your place now on 01773 880123! £9.99 per child (£7.50 for subsequent siblings). Adults and babies under 1 come free. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Thu 8th - Fri 9th December Christmas Party Hickory Dickory’s, Kingsway Park Close, DE22 3FP www.hickorydickorys.co.uk Fri 9th - Sun 11th December Sleeping Beauty Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby Kaleidoscope Players presents an Amateur production of Sleeping Beauty. Colourful characters will travel far and wide to find the handsome prince who will save the princess with a kiss. But beware of the evil fairy who is trying to spoil the happy reunion. Tickets £9, concessions £7.50 www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Sat 10th - Sun 11th December A Christmas Carol Deda Theatre, Chapel St, Derby 3D Derby Deaf Drama returns with another magical Christmas show for families. Join the company as they journey through the life of cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who has no time for Christmas merriment and cheer. A Christmas Carol is participatory theatre for children and families presented in British Sign Language with voiceover. Tickets £6, concessions £4. www.deda.uk.com Box Office 01332 370911 Sat 10th - Sun 11th December Christmas Craft & Gift Show Calke Abbey, Ticknall, S.Derbyshire Free Event. Calke will be hosting the craft and Gift show in the Riding School, featuring fine crafts and original Christmas gifts to buy. Normal park admission applies.

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An excellent selection of children’s toys & baby equipment from the child play specialist Kelly Toys Shop online at

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December.. Sun 11th December 2.30 & 6.45pm Carols for All Derby Theatre, Westfield, Derby The Derby branch of the Salvation Army has held Carols for All for many years which, as the title suggests, is a typical celebration of Christmas with the singing of carols accompanied by our brass band and also listening to Christmas music, which hopefully appeals to everyone. The proceeds after deduction of expenses will this year go to the Lymphoma Association. www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Mon 12th - Sat 24th December The Very Snowy Christmas Derby Theatre Studio, Westfield, Derby With live music, beautiful puppets and a stunning snowy set which comes to life before your very eyes, this charming festive tale will warm even the coldest of hearts. Suitable for those 5 and under and their families. Tickets £8.50 concessions £7.50 www.derbylive.co.uk Box Office 01332 255800 Wed 14th December 11am Top of the Tots Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Every second Wednesday of the month, come and dance, sing and shake your thing with Mark Lilley, local musician. Your little ones will enjoy a lively session featuring themed masks and instruments to make their favourite songs and nursery rhymes even more fun! 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Wed 14th December 1.45 - 3.15pm Christmas Activity Afternoon Little Wrens- Derby High School, Hillsway, Littleover For 2-5 year olds & parents. Art & Craft activities, festive biscuit decorating, Christmas songs & carols & a visit from Santa! Everyone welcome! To book, contact Karen Tudor ktudor@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk

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Wed 14th - Tue 20th December Music Time Christmas Special Check website for times & venues www. musictime.uk.com Wed 14th December from 7.30pm Bluebells Christmas Pudding Club Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon The perfect evening for all those with a real sweet tooth! A light main course will be followed by five homemade puddings, served with lashings of custard, ice cream and cream! Tables can be booked from 7.30pm. £21.95 per person, includes tea or coffee. 01332 673924 www.bluebelldairy.co.uk Thu 15th December 10am - 2pm Pre-School Christmas Party Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley Novelty food, gift from Santa, crafts & games, full use of play facilities. Tickets £9.99 www.planethappy.info 01773 748600 Thu 15th December 10am - 5pm Home Start Table Top Sale Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Selling good quality secondhand babies’ and children’s clothes and toys, in aid of our local Homestart group. Come along and have a rummage, or bring your unwanted good quality clothes and toys to donate. 01773 880123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Fri 16th December 4.30 - 7pm Chucklebutties Christmas Ball Chucklebutties, Belper Mills, Belper Give your child a special Christmas treat at Chucklebutties! Santa’s Crafty Workshop, face painting, games, Healthy Buffet with a Christmas twist, and a visit and present from Santa. Book your place now on 01773 880123! £9.99 per child (£7.50 for subsequent siblings). Adults and babies under 1 come free. www.chucklebutties.co.uk

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Fri 16th - Mon 19th December from 6pm Winter Wonderland Rose & Crown, Swarkestone Rd, Chellaston Derby DE73 5UA Help raise money for Help for Heroes. The Winter Wonderland lights up from 6pm with children’s rides, face painting, side stalls, chestnuts roasting, toffee apples & Santa’s Grotto. Entertainment every evening kicks off on Friday with Sing for your Supper Choir & The Newhall Brass Band. To book the grotto, visit our Facebook page: Rose and CrownChellaston or call 01332 700269 on which you will receive a personal invitation from Santa through the post with a time slot. Santa will still be seeing children on the night if you just turn up. If parties want to make a night of it you can book our Christmas Fayre: 2 courses £8.99 or 3 courses £10.99 Sat 17th December 2pm Christmas Party Afternoon Calke Abbey, Ticknall, S.Derbyshire Pop in to our Christmas party. The Ogando School of Dance will entertain you in the Riding School. There will be music and Christmas games to play.

28th December 4 - 6pm Wacky Wednesday Seasonal Special Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley Our usual fun session with a seasonal theme. Lots of games & activities to join in with, a choice of food inc. dessert. www.planethappy.info 01773 748600 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.

Tue 20th December 12.30 - 2.30pm Lunch with Santa at Planet Happy Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley DE5 3GH Hot & cold mixed buffet, story time, crafts, games & treat from Santa, full use of play facilities. Tickets £8.99 www.planethappy.info 01773 748600 Tue 20th December 4.30 - 6.30pm Christmas Party at Planet Happy Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley DE5 3GH Novelty food, gift from Santa, crafts & games, full use of play facilities. Tickets £9.99 www.planethappy.info 01773 748600 Thu 22nd December 3.30 - 5.30pm Tea with Santa at Planet Happy Heage Rd Ind Est, Ripley DE5 3GH Hot & cold mixed buffet, story time, crafts, games & treat from Santa, full use of play facilities. Tickets £8.99 www.planethappy.info

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Lots for Christmas... Smallprint Jewellery

Ecclesbourne Interiors

Triple pendants on mini Individual charms belcher chain £185 from £35 www.smallp.co.uk Double-sided cushion £40 + p&p www.ecclesbourneinteriors.com

The Alphabet Gift Shop

Personalised Rag Dolls £16.99 inc. personalisation www.thealphabetgiftshop.co.uk

Kelly Toys

Ten Bags of Sugar

Me to You Musical Jewellery Box £11.40 www.kellytoys.co.uk

Traditional Snowflake Toy Sack £14.99 www.tenbagsofsugar.com

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Nitroblaze

Victoria Dolman Photography

6x4 inch Acrylic Block £25

Turbospoke £17.95 free p&p www.nitroblaze.co.uk

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Knot Just Jigs

Wooden Fairy & Pirate Skittles £6.99 www.knotjustjigs.co.uk

From Bump & Beyond

Impressions Jewellery

Baby Einstein Around the World Activity Centre £87.99 Fingerprint Charms from £35 www.impressions-jewellery.co.uk

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Clever Little Baby

Flash Cards £7.99 www.cleverlittlebaby.co.uk Amazon.co.uk Call 08456 436 848 to advertiseor (local rate)

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Lots for You & Your Home...

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cclesbourne Interiors is a small company based in Duffield in Derbyshire making a wide range of bespoke hand made soft furnishing. They have a wide selection of fabrics that can be viewed in your own home or in at Ecclesbourne Meadows by appointment. Ecclesbourne Interiors is a growing company and now offer also offer a selection of wallpapers, wall art, roller and venetian blinds, bedding,

upholstery and lighting all to the highest of standards and finishings. Owner Emma Shaw will take on any job big or small, from fitting a blackout blind at an awkward nursery window, to the amazing feature wallpaper as shown above. Call Emma on 01332 841768 or 07813 130551 or follow them on Twitter or Facebook to see photos of their latest work.

Bespoke, Quality Hand-made and Individually Designed Soft Furnishings • Handmade Bespoke Soft Furnishings • Venetian Blinds • Roller Blinds • Poles, Holdback and Tiebacks • Upholstery • Wallpaper Viewing of the fabric and wallpaper is by appointment in your home or at Ecclesbourne Meadows

01332 841768 or 07813 130551 www.ecclesbourneinteriors.co.uk

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Houses worth coming home to...

A SELECT DEVELOPMENT OF 3 AND 4 BEDROOMED FAMILY HOMES Radcliffe On Trent - Nottinghamshire NG12 2GP

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NEED TO SELL? Who Can We Help?

• Owners Who May Have Lost Their Jobs • Owners Who Need To Sell Quickly, But Can’t • Owners Who Don’t Want To Be Landlords • Owners Who Are Stuck In A Chain • Owners Who Want To Sell, But Can’t For a no obligation consultation or to find out more about how we can help you, Email us at GdMPropertyService@gmail.com or call T: 0844 5763 378/07891 048721 Confidential and Friendly!

The Pink Painter Derby Painter & Decorator with a woman’s touch

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Lots for Bump & Baby... Vanessa explains what MamaBabyBliss has to offer the whole family...

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ince bringing MamaBabyBliss Baby Massage and Baby Yoga sessions to this region for the first time 6 months ago, I have been delighted by the overwhelming response we have had, from Mums, Dads, Grandparents and of course the beautiful babies who are all our inspiration. Coming soon, are ‘Baby Yoga Advanced!’ sessions, unique to MamaBabyBliss. We provide beautifully presented gift vouchers for our sessions. These include vouchers for one off sessions for Grandparents to

come and join in the fun, in addition to our popular Workshops for Dads. We also provide gorgeous, completely natural, organic, pamper products for Mums to Be, Babies and Mums and Dads. So whether you are treating yourself, your baby or someone you know please contact me by email: vanessa.taylor@ mamababybliss.com or call 07561303780 I look forward to hearing from you. Vanessa

Baby Yoga and Baby Massage Courses Relax with your baby and make new friends!

We offer soothing 6-week baby yoga and baby massage classes that will help: Build your baby’s digestive system and help with wind and colic Strengthen your baby’s immune system Settle & soothe your baby and so aid sleep Develop your baby’s neural and sensory motor skills Heal & strengthen your body after birth PLUS classes are fun and a wonderful way to make friends! Visit www.mamababybliss.com/teachers/vanessataylor for more information on courses and venues. Contact Vanessa Taylor on 07561 303780 or email: vanessa.taylor@mamababybliss.com ®

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To give Daddy some special ‘baby-bonding’ time, why not give him a unique Gift Voucher from his baby to attend one of the workshops. To find out more contact MamaBabyBliss Associate teacher Vanessa Taylor on 07561 303780 or visit www.mamababybliss.com/teachers/vanessataylor

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From Bump and Beyond... Chellaston’s new Baby Shop tells us what’s in store...

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e are a newly established baby shop quality new and nearly new baby goods.

Our range includes Prams, Pushchairs, Moses Baskets, Cots, Feeding equipment, Baby clothes, Activity stations, Baby bouncers, Fire guards, Stair-gates, Maternity clothes, Highchairs and much much more! This Christmas we will be bursting with Brand new Toys from top brand names such as Tomy, Fisher Price, Lamaze, Leapfrog, Bright Starts, Baby Einstein. Santa will be making a special visit to our

Grotto on Monday 5th December until Sunday 11th December and we are also having a Christmas letter box where your little ones can post there letters to Santa and await their reply. We also stock a range of nappies and baby essentials. Our Top Brand baby wipes such as Huggies, Johnsons are also always £1!!!!

A newly established baby shop selling new and nearly new baby goods, our range includes prams, pushchairs, Moses Baskets, Baby feeding equipment, Baby changing, Activity Gyms, Baby clothes, many designer and much much more. 65 High Street, Chellaston Derby DE73 6TB Open 9am-5pm

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Closed Wednesdays & Sundays

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frombumpandbeyond@hotmail.co.uk 01332 704720 : 07903002927

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Baby Massage Classes capturing memories forever

Use your loved ones fingerprint, handprint or doodle to create a stunning personalised piece of silver jewellery that you will treasure forever, great as either a gift for someone else or simply a keepsake for yourself.

Cufflinks

Thurs 10am, 4 wk course The Bridge Centre, Mickleover Friendly qualified instructor, CRB checked Small Classes

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Jenny Raphael

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Pendants charms Keyrings Christmas Decorations

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penwoodgate playgroup celebrated in style with a graduation ceremony for the children leaving playgroup this summer to start school in September. The children donned royal blue graduation caps and gowns for the ceremony and sand ‘one more step along the world I go’. The deputy Mayor of Belper, Mark Robertson, attended and presented the children with their ‘certification scrolls’ to the delight of the children and their parents/carers, grandparents and other family members.

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After the ceremony, the playgroup held a party for the children, family and staff. Chairwoman of the playgroup Louise Crowder commented ‘we are a registered charity and we rely on the support of the staff, community and local businesses with such events, despite the current economic climate, Derbyshire Catering (www. derbyshire-catering.co.uk) kindly provided a superb buffet for our event and we want to express our sincere thanks for supporting us and making the day so special’. Openwoodgate playgroup are now taking admissions for 2011-2012. Please contact 07776320753 for more information.

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Kingfisher Day Nurseries

Open 7.30 - 6 Qualified and dedicated staff team Healthy home cooked meals Full day care and playgroup sessions 18 hours free in playgroup with government funding Large outdoor play area with safety surface

Sensory room and sensory garden Holiday Club and After School service Enclosed outdoor baby play area

Come and visit to find out more! 135 Duffield Rd, Derby - 01332 344800 38 Chapel St, Spondon, Derby - 01332 669686 www.thekingfisherdaynursery.co.uk Call 08456 436 848 to advertise (local rate)

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erby High School would like to invite all Mums and children to join to their recently opened ‘Little Wren’s’ crèche and regular Family Coffee Afternoon. The crèche is open every Tuesday during term time, 9.30am – 11.30am for children aged 2 – 4 years old and all children are supervised by our fully qualified staff. Alternatively join us on a Friday during term time for our Family Coffee Afternoon, 2-3pm. Bring along friends and family to enjoy a chat and cup of coffee while the children play in our spacious indoor and outdoor play areas and with our extensive range of specialist agespecific equipment.

WHITECROSS NURSERY SCHOOL

A small, separate Nursery School, dedicated to providing the highest quality Nursery Education for 3 & 4 year olds. If • • • • •

you are looking for Structure, security and fun A warm, welcoming, interesting environment Experienced, qualified, highly motivated staff Support for children with Special Needs Before school, after school and holiday care we are now in partnership with Allestree School’s Out Club Please come and see us at Watson Street, Derby DE1 3PJ email:- admin@whitecross.derby.sch.uk Tel: 01332 371876 Use your Government funding – choose a flexible pattern of sessions Open term time, Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm

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Following on the success of our Easter Activity afternoon we are also holding a Christmas Activity afternoon on Wednesday 14th December, 1.45pm – 3.15pm (for 18 months – 5 year old children) complete with art and craft activities, Christmas songs and carols, festive biscuit decorating and maybe even Santa!

St Paul’s Pre-School Playgroup

Striving for Excellence in Childcare Located next to Derby City Centre Open for over 2’s weekdays 9am-4pm Holiday Club for 2-8 year olds

www.stpaulsplaygroup.co.uk 07803 246488 St Paul’s Church Hall, Seale St, Chester Green Derby DE1 3RT

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CASTLE NURSERY SCHOOL Copeland Street, Derby DE1 2PU 01332 347388 Close to the Westfield Centre

We offer flexible educational and childcare places for 3-5 year olds. Excellent facilities provided by professionally qualified nursery staff.

Stimulating learning environment. Free Government Funded Places Full Days & Half Days Toddler Group Breakfast club After School club and more.....

Library Story Times

Shake Rattle & Rhymetime Fun with rhymes from birth to 3 years. Allenton 1.30-2 Wed Allestree 2.30-3 Tue Alvaston 2.30-3 Thu Blagreaves 2.30-3 Tue Central Library 10.30-11 Mon Chaddesden 2.15-2.45 Tue Chellaston 1-1.30 Thu Derwent 11.30-12 Mon Mackworth 1-1.30 Tue Mickleover 11-11.30 Fri Pear Tree 2-2.30 Tue Sinfin 2.30-3 Mon Spondon 10-10.30 Tue 10.30-11 (1st Fri/ month) Springwood 2.30-3 Thu

Under Fives Storytime Babies, toddlers & children under 5. Belper 2-2.30 Mon Borrowash 2.30-3 Wed Duffield 10.30-11 1st/3rd Fri/ month

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Bookstart Bear Club

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id you know that since 1 September all babies, toddlers and pre-school children who are members of the library will be able to join the Bookstart Bear Club? When they join they will receive a membership pack containing a joining certificate, book mark, door hanger and Bookstart Bear Club Passport. Every time they return their books to the library, they’ll get a stamp for their passport. After six stamps they’ll receive a certificate. There are ten great certificates to collect. Please ask at your local library for details. Etwall Heanor Ilkeston Long Eaton Melbourne Mickleover Ripley Sandiacre

3.10-3.40 Thu 2.30-3 1st Mon/ month 10.15-10.45 Fri 2.15-2.45 Mon 2-2.30 Fri 11-11.30 Fri 2-2.30 Thu 2.30-3 Thu

Cradle Club From birth to 18 months Blagreaves 10-11.30 Wed Derwent 10-11.30 Wed Mickleover 10-11.30 Wed Children’s Storytime For children age 5-10 Chaddesden 3.45-4.15 Fri

Saturday Family Storytimes Fun & free for the whole family Central 10.30-11 Sat Pear Tree 2-2.30 Sat Sinfin 2.30-3 Sat Spondon 2-2.30 Sat

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St Edmund’s Pre-School Playgroup

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Come and join the D-B Club! Out of School Activity Club in Hilton We are running themed holiday clubs throughout all school holidays and inset days Full day (7.30am – 6pm) - £30

From only £3 per hour

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Names now being taken for entry in September 2011 and January 2012. At Hilton Scout and Community Building DE65 5WA Children accepted from 2 years of age. Up to 15 hours FREE available for children for the terms following their 3rd birthday until entry to Primary School. Before and after school care available for nursery and primary school aged children at Darcy Bunnie and The D-B Club in Hilton.

For Darcy Bunnie Call 07917 408131 or 07917867295 For The D-B Club Call 07917 868286

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Lots on Weekly... Derby Most classes are Term-Time only

Allenton

Parent & Toddler Group 10am-12pm Tue Salvation Army Hall, Chellaston Rd   The Toddler Adventure (walk-3yrs) 10am-12pm Tue/Thu Osmaston Community Centre, Off Moor Lane

Allestree

Little Acorns Toddler Group 9.15-11.15am Mon/Wed/Fri Woodlands Evangelical Church, Blenheim Parade Water Babies Swimming 11.30am-1pm Mon 9.30-10.30am Tue 10.15-10.45/ 11.15-11.45am Thu Woodlands School, Blenheim Dr Emily Rose School of Dance School Starters Ballet 4-4.45 Mon Pre-School Ballet 2.40-3pm Fri 151st Scout HQ, Allestree Ln Junior Funky Dance 4.15-5pm Fri Junior Cheerleading 5-5.45pm Fri Quarndon Village Hall Playball (2-3yr) 9.45-10.25am Tu (3-4yr) 10.30-11.15am Tue Allestree Memorial Hall, Cornhill Tots Club 10am-12pm Tue St Johns Meth’ Ch, Park Farm St Nick’s Chicks 2-3pm Tue St Nicholas Ch Hall, Allestree Ln Puddle Ducks Swimming 9.30-11.30am Wed, Woodlands School, Blenheim Parade

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Music Time 9.45-10.45/ 11-12 Wed St Nicholas Ch Hall, Allestree Ln Boogie Woogie Babes 10.15-11.15am Wed/ Fri St Johns Meth’ Ch, Park Farm

& District

Squeels on Wheels 1.45-3pm Thu, Boulton St Mary’s Ch Hall, Barrett St

Chaddesden

Messy Play 10-11am Tue Gateway Centre, Grandstand Rd

St Nick’s Toddler Group 1.15-3pm Wed St Nicholas Ch Hall, Allestree Ln   St Edmund’s Parent & Toddler Group 10-11.30am Thu St Edmund’s’ Ch Hall, Kingscroft

Little Learners 9-11am Wed Chaddesden Park Infant School, Tennessee Rd

TinyTalk Baby Signing 10-11am/ 11.30am-12.30pm Fri St Nicholas Ch Hall, Allestree Ln

Mayfield Rd Parent & Toddler 9.15-11.15am Thu Mayfield Rd Methodist Church

The Creation Station NEW 1.30-2.20pm Wed Chaddesden Children’s Centre

Chellaston

Different Strokes Swimming 2-3.30pm Sat, Woodlands School, TinyTalk Toddlers 9.45-10.45am Blenheim Parade Tiny Talk Babies 11-12pm Tue The Lawns Hotel, 23 High St

Alvaston

Little Angels 1.30-3.30pm Mon St Michael’s Ch Hall, Elvaston Ln Little Rockers 9.30-11am Tue Methodist Church, Brighton Rd    Child minder Group 9.30-11.30am Tue Boulton Ln Baptist Ch, Boulton Ln TinyTalk (0-2yr) 2.30-3.30pm Tue St Michael’s Ch Hall, Elvaston Ln Boulton Lane Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Wed Boulton Lane Bumps to Two’s 1-2.30pm Thu Boulton Lane Community Centre

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Music Time 9.45-10.45am/ 11-12pm Tue Golden Hour Hall, Maple Drive  Fun 4 Tots 9.30am-12pm Thu The Hut, Pit Close Lane Creative Little People (3-5yr) 1.30-2.15pm Thu (9mth-2yr) 2.30-3.15pm Thu (6-11 yr Hol & 1/2 term only) 3.30-4.15pm Thu Golden Hour Hall, Maple Drive Soccerstarsuk Tiny Tots 9-9.45/ 10-10.45 Sat Chellaston Secondary School, Swarkestone Rd


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Emily Rose School of Dance Dancing, Singing, Performing, Enjoying!

Allestree & Quarndon emile_888@hotmail.com

For Ballet call Miss Emily 07969 760404

Funky Dance/Cheerleading Miss Lizi 07979 495621 All teaching staff are professionally trained & CRB checked

Boulton Lane Baby & Toddler Group Wednesdays 9.30 to 11am For families with children from birth to five years.

Boulton Lane Bumps to Two’s Thursdays 1pm to 2.30pm For pregnant ladies and mums with children up to 2½ years Both groups are not for profit and very friendly. Lots of fun, music & movement, arts & crafts, stories, & regular birthing info for mums-to-be. Boulton Lane Community Centre, Boulton Lane (in between Marina Dr & Lansdowne Av) Alvaston, DE24 0BD Reg Charity No 1110589

For further details call Nicki on 230950 or 07708 513200

A Multi-Sport Coaching Programme for children aged 2 – 7 years old!

We teach fundamental sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, football, rugby, baseball & basketball Venues: DUFFIELD Methodist Church Hall LITTLE EATON Village Hall ALLESTREE Memorial Hall DERBY Gateway Centre, DCCC Price: £5 per session

We also do playball HOLIDAY CAMPS & PARTIES! Contact KYLA MADSEN for more information on:

07935600027 or visit the website

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Chester Green

Chester Green Chums 10am-12pm Mon Methodist Ch Hall, Mansfield St   Messy Play 10.30-12pm Tue Methodist Ch Hall, Mansfield St

BuggyBabes 10.30-11.30am Thu, Darley park Cafe

Derby

Little Creations 10-11.30 Mon Riverside Centre, Riverside Rd, Little Readers 10-11.30 Thu Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway Pride Park   Déda Dance & Movement Derby Twins Club Yoga Mums n Tots Stompers (2-4yrs) 9.45-11.30 2nd Fri of month 10-11am Thu Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway 10.15-11am Mon Methodist Ch Hall, Mansfield St Déda, Chapel St Creative Little People Stay n Play 9.30-11.30am Fri NCT Bumps & Babes (3-5yr) 9.30-10.15am Fri St Paul’s Church Hall, Seale St 1.30-3.30pm Mon Various. (9mth-2yr) 10.30-11.15am Fri 0870 4208651 (6-11 yr hols & 1/2 term only) 11.30am-12.15pm Fri Parent & Toddler Group St Matthew’s Church Hall, Messiness 9.30-11am Tue 9.15-11.15 Wed Lonny Wilsoncroft Centre, Darley Abbey Drive Darley Abbey Village Hall Stepping Lane   Soccerstarsuk Tiny Tots BuggyBabes Indoor NEW Broadway Playgroup 9-9.45/ 10-10.45 Sat 10.30-11.15am Wed St Benedict’s Secondary School, 9.45-11.45 Tue Deda, Chapel St, Derby Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway Duffield Rd

Darley Abbey

MessiNess Birthday Parties and Messy Play sessions

For babies and pre-school children. Fleet Arts Centre, Belper, Monday 10-11.30 Lonny Wilsoncroft Centre, Derby Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00 Mickleover Community Pavilion, Derby Tuesday 1.15- 2.45 Older children welcome during summer holiday sessions. Party packages for all ages, inc invites/ goody bag Visit www.messiness.co.uk for more details Or contact Sara on 07803 137354 sara@messiness.co.uk

Get fit with your baby! Darley Park, Derby

Hilary L’raine

A.A.A.D.

School of Acrobatic & Dance

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Places available from 3 years old

07968 378227 or email:

Ballet, Mime, Tap, Song & Dance, Acrobatics

beccy@buggybabes.com

at St Matthew’s Church Hall

DARLEY ABBEY 01332 556543/ 07986 216984

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Teach your baby to swim with Water Babies, the UK’s leading baby swim school

3 Fully qualified, world class instructors 3 Award-winning programme teaches babies from birth

3 Teaching you to teach your baby to swim 3 Saving lives through water confidence and safety skills

classes held across Derbyshire venues in Derby, Littleover, Allestree, Chesterfield & Sandiacre

to join in the fun call

01636 815567

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Derby & District

...Derby

Toddler Group 10-11.30am Tue Ashbourne Rd Methodist Ch   Tuesday Tots 10-12 Tue Central United Reform Church, Becketwell Lane (Free) Barney’s Beanies 10-12 Tue St Barnabas Church Hall, Radbourne St   Jumping Jacks Stay & Play 10am-2pm Tue Derby City Church, Curzon St (bring packed lunch) Listen, Love Learn (bump-2yr) 1-4pm Tue (for parents under 25) Quad, Market Place Little Cupcakes 1-2.30pm Tue Lonny Wilsoncroft Ctr, Stepping Ln Foot Fusion School of Dance Baby Ballet (3+) 4-4.20pm Tue Baby Tap (3+) 4.20-4.40pm Tue Baby Modern (3+) 4.40-5pm Tue Lonny Wilsoncroft Ctr, Stepping Ln Mummy Mornings From 9.30am 1st & 3rd Wed Eat Central, Westfield   Little Nippers 10am-11.45pm Wed (11.45-12.45 bring packed lunch) St Alkmund’s Ch, Kedleston Rd   BuggyBabes Indoor NEW 10.30-11.15am Wed Deda, Chapel St, Derby Parent & Toddler Group 10-11.30am Thu St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s St  

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Kiddi-Gym 1-3 yr 9.45-10.30am Thu 2-2.45pm Sat 3-5 yr 10.45-11.30am/1-1.45pm Sat Baby Active (12wk-1yr) 11.50-12.30pm Thu Lancaster Sports Centre, Chapel St Car Park Ozzy Road 10-11.30am Thu Osmaston Rd Baptist Church, Os Rd/ Charnwood St Playball (3-4yr) 2-2.45pm Thu 10-10.45am Fri (2-3yr) 9.30-10.10am Fri (4-5yr) 9.15-10/ 10-10.45am Sat The Gateway Centre, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground

Littleover

Littleover Parent & Toddler Group 9.45-11.15am Tue Littleover Baptist Church Hall, Thornhill Road Newmount Babies & Tots 9.30-11am Wed Newmount Methodist Church, Blagreaves Lane   Baby Sensory 10-11am/ 11.15am-12.15pm Wed Littleover Methodist Church, Constable Drive

Little Angels Parent & Toddler 1.30-3pm Wed St Andrew’s Ch, Blagreaves Ln   Playgroup 10-11.30am Thu Littleover Methodist Church, Barney’s Ark 2-3 Thu Constable Dr St Barnabas Church Hall,   Radbourne St Water Babies Swimming   Castle Nursery Toddler Group 12.30-1.30pm Thu Ivy House School, Moorway Lane 9-11am Fri, Copeland St Castlefields Mums & Tots 9.30-11.15am Fri, Castlefields Church, Traffic St

Heatherton Babies (0-2yrs) 10-11.15am Fri Haven Christian Centre

Central United Reform Church Coffee Morning 10am-12pm Fri, Becketwell Lane

Littleover School of Dance Pre-Primary Ballet 9.10-9.50am Class Exam Ballet 10-10.45am Class Exam Tap 11-11.30am Saturdays- St Peter’s Village Hall, Normanton Lane

Déda Dance & Movement Stompers (2-4yrs) 10.30-11.15am Fri Rompers (6mth-2yr) 9.30-10.15am Fri Movers & Shakers (2-5yrs) 10-10.45am Sat Déda, Chapel St diddi dance 9.15-10am Sat Derby City Centre

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Mackworth

Hickory Dickory’s Toddler Mornings from 9.30am Mon-Fri Kingsway Park Close Messy Play 1-3pm Tue Toddler Group 1.30-3 Thu Brackensdale School


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Déda is... Dance Performance Classes Art Cafe|Bar www.deda.uk.com

PLAY

DANCE

MOVE

Fun and friendly weekly classes for young children and their grown-ups. These classes offer a playful approach to dance using movement, music and props. Rompers (6 months to 2 yrs) FRI : 9.30 – 10.15am Stompers (2 to 4 yrs) MON : 10.15 – 11am FRI : 10.30 – 11.15am

ONLY £3.50

Movers & Shakers (2 to 5 yrs) SAT : 10 – 10.45am

Déda has dance classes for all ages... including adults! For more information, visit www.deda.uk.com or call the Box Office on 01332 370911 Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

PRE-SCHOOL ACTIVITY & GYMNASTICS. CHILDREN ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO KEEP FIT & ACTIVE!

ROLLING,

FOLLOW BRITISH

JUMPING,

GYMNASTICS

CLIMBING,

BADGE SCHEMES

BOUNCING!!

Ballet & Tap from age 3+ Modern Stage Freestyle Jazz

3-5 YEAR OLDS

FUN FILLED CLASSES THAT DEVELOP YOUR CHILDS CONFIDENCE, CO-ORDINATION, AND SOCIAL SKILLS.

BABY ACTIVE (FROM 12WKS)

Littleover School of Dance

UNDER 3’S

THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS LANCASTER SPORTS CENTRE

Children’s parties also available!! TELEPHONE ELAINE:-01332 669181/MOBILE:-07728841397 OR JOY:-01773 831046 www.kiddigym.co.uk CLASSES RUN BY FULLY QUALIFIED BRITISH GYMNASTICS COACHES

NATD Examinations

Littleover Village Hall, Normanton Lane Principal: Lindsey Stewart- FNATD & examiner

01332 273137/ 07866 423236 www.littleoverschoolofdance.com

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Derby & District

Mickleover

Boogie Woogie Babes 10-11am Mon, All Saints Ch Hall   Water Babies Swimming 4-5.30pm Mon 4.30-5.30pm Thu, Royal Derby Hospital Pool, Uttoxeter Rd   The Creation Station 9.45-10.45am Tue, Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Rd   Little Tikes 9.15-11.15 Tue/ Wed Mickleover Pavilion, Vicarage Pk Messiness 1.15-2.45pm Tue Mickleover Pavilion, Vicarage Pk Jo Jingles 1.30pm Wed Mickleover Children’s Centre, 50 Brierfield Way

Most classes are Term-Time only

Puddle Ducks Swimming 1.15-5.30pm Sat 9am-12.30pm Sun, Royal Derby Hospital

Normanton

Stay n Play 1.30-3pm Mon, Arboretum Park   Arzoo Mother & Child Group 9.15-11.15am Tue, Rosehill Infant School, Reginald St   Messytots 1-2pm Tue (free) Heart of the Park , Arboretum Pk   Tiny Treasures 9.30-11.30am Wed New Life Christian Ctr, Holmes St   Play & Pray Cafe 10-11.30am Wed, St Augustine’s Church rooms, Upper Dale Rd

Different Strokes Swimming 3.45-5.15pm Wed/ 12-3pm Sun Adult & Child 2-3pm Sun Little Angels Toddler Grp Lonsdale Pool, Bishop L’dale Way 9.30-11.30am Fri, St James’ Sch Music Time 9.45-10-45am/ 11am-12pm Thu Mickleover Pavilion, Vicarage Pk Jenny Raphael Baby Massage 10-11 Thu (pre-book) Bridge Centre, Ladybank Rd Theatre Kittens (2-4yr) 10-11.30am Fri, Theatre Cats, Mickleover Pavilion, Vicarage Pk

Oakwood

Music Time 1.15-2.15pm Thu Oakwood Community Centre, Springwood Drive NEW diddi dance 1.30-2.15pm Thu, Springwood Leisure Centre Jo Jingles Coming Soon 1.15pm Fri Busy Bees Nursery Call for details 01283 791067

Sinfin

Scillies Toddler Group 1-3pm Tue/ Wed SCILLS Community Centre, Swallowdale Rd

Spondon

Baby Sensory 10-11am/ 11.15am-12.15pm Mon Spondon Methodist Church, Lodge Lane

TinyTalk Baby Signing 10-11am/ 11.30am-12.30pm Mon Spondon under 5’s Oakwood Community Centre, 9.30- 11.15am Thu Springwood Drive Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell St Baby Sensory, 2-3pm Mon Oakwood Community Centre, Springwood Dr

Parent & Toddler Group 9.15-11am Wed diddi dance 2-2.45pm Fri Mick- Oakwood Community Centre, leover Community Centre, Springwood Dr Uttoxeter Rd   Childminder Group Soccerstarsuk UK 10-10.45 Sat 9.45-11.30am Thu Murray Park Community School, Upstairs room, Church on OakMurray Road wood, Bishop’s Dr

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Shimmy Shakers 10.15-11.15am Thu 9.45-10.45am Fri NEW Oakwood Community Centre, Springwood Drive

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Nursery Ballet (3+) 4-4.30pm Thu, 9.30-10am Sat Rhythm & Rhyme 10-11am Fri Danceworks Unlimited Edmund Hall, Edmund Rd

Sunnyhill

Austin & Sunnyhill Baby Café 1-3pm Thu Homelands House, Browning St 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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You can take a horse to water but only a DUCK will swim! Infant swimming classes have never been as fun as with Puddle Ducks. Thousands of babies and children nationwide enjoy our small, structured swimming classes every week; developing from water babies into confident swimmers without even realising that they are learning to swim. Join our classes at any age! Check our website for details.

Tel 01332 605729 email derbyshire@puddleducks.com

New Monday Ripley Classes

Life but swimmingly... www.puddleducks.com

Theatre Kittens for 1-4 year olds Themed Classes designed for pre-school children Confidence Building - Social Interaction Early participation in drama and the performing arts develops imagination, confidence, creativity and communication skills Free parking Free refreshments Weekly classes are held in Mickleover, Derby Come and try us for free

Visit www.theatrecats.co.uk or call 01283 531635

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SWIMMING LESSONS • We Teach the National Teaching Plan Stages 1 – 10 For Children aged 3yrs plus • We also offer 1-1 Lessons for Stroke Development Adult Lessons for beginners, Improvers and Advanced swimmers ie Triathlon Trainers and Open Water Swimmers. • We also offer a Parent and Child Swimming Session where you can have an adult lesson at the same time your child has a Group Lesson.

available at

Lonsdale swimming pool Mickleover Woodlands Community School Allestree For More information please contact Sarah – Jane Mellor on 07793150129 0r email sarah-janemellor@hotmail.com

♪ Music Singing & Movement

Fun filled session for children aged 0 - 5years and their parent/guardian

FRIDAYS EE NING F NO JOI d il ch er £2.50 p

00 child £1. Second 6months

under Siblings FREE

10.00 - 11.00am Edmund Hall, Spondon Term Time Only

Stay & chat after class! Refreshments available We even have toys to keep the little ones entertained!

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Clare 01332 670196

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TINY TOTS & PARENTS For children aged 3, 4 and 5

Murray Park School Etwall Leisure Centre Chellaston Secondary School St Benedicts Secondary School

Free trial week for 1st timers! Please contact 01332 368000 to book your place. Limited places available.

Check us out online @ www.soccerstarsuk.co.uk

Sing Along with Jo Jingles! Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years Develop your child’s

• Co-ordination • Confidence • Listening Skills • Imagination • Social Skills • Language Children’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available!

*Class Teacher required*

For details on classes in Hilton, Mickleover, Oakwood & Stretton Call Mari-Vic on 01283 791067 mv@jo-jingles.freeserve.co.uk www.jojingles.com/derbystaffsarea

Tel: 08456 436 848 (local rate)


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Aqua Baby Sessions

Kegworth, Nr Castle Donington

Free trial session ÂŁ8 per lesson payable every 5 sessions

Aqua Swim Aqua Baby Aqua Adult Aqua Photo

Contact Lindsay 07746223197 learn2swim2000@aol.co.uk

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Award Winning Baby Development Classes for babies from Birth to 13 Months

NEW CLASSES COMING TO LITTLEOVER AND HILTON

Rich and varied sensory experience to encourage learning

Therapeutic exercises to enhance the bonding process Fun activities for the development of language Great techniques to stimulate and soothe your baby

Find a class...

DERBY

SPONDON, OAKWOOD, LITTLE EATON, LITTLEOVER & HILTON Contact Claire on 07967 485855 or email: derbyeast@babysensory.co.uk

LONG EATON and STAPLEFORD

Contact Nicola on 07779 256090 or email: nottingham@babysensory.co.uk

Your first visit is free so come along and see what we do!

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BOOGIE WOOGIE BABES

A music class tailored for babies, toddlers & preschool, where we sing a mixture of traditional songs, Nursery Rhymes, counting songs & much more that you can sing together at home. Some of the action songs include dance routines & props. Of course there is always the bubbles- a firm favourite with everyone! Each class is virtually identical so with regular attendance the little ones learn the actions & words, before long they are able to join in with the group. It also means that if you miss a session, when you return we are still singing the same songs. All the children are together so the little ones look up to the older children, while the older children look after the little ones [this also helps Mums who have more than one child as they can be in the same class together]. We also do childrens’ birthday parties . There’s no need to pre-book & no joining fee. It’s pay as you go; under 1’s £1.50p over 1’s £3.50p & all siblings £1. Come along & join us we are sure you will have a fun time!

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Lots on Weekly... Most classes are Term-Time only

Borrowash

Mother & Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Tue Methodist Ch Hall   Ashbrook Parent & Toddler Group 1.15-3.15pm Wed/ Fri Ashbrook Infant Sch, Victoria Ave

Erewash

Stanley Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Wed Stanley Meth Church, Belper Rd

Little Eaton

Ready Teddies 1-3pm Mon United Reform Ch, Alfreton Rd   Baby Sensory Parent & Toddler Group 10-11am/ 11.15am-12.15pm Tue 1.30-3pm Tue, Breadsall Mem Hall Little Eaton Ch Hall, Vicarage Lane

Breadsall Breaston

Breaston Baby & Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Tue St Michael’s Ch Hall, Main St

Draycott

Draycott Baby & Toddler Group 9.15-11.15am Thu St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria St   Little Treasures 9.15-11am Fri Little Treasures Daycare, Derby Rd

Playball (4-5yr) 4-4.45pm Tue (2-3yr) 9.30-10.10am Wed (3-4yr) 10.15-11am Wed Little Eaton Ch Hall, Vicarage Lane Tinies 1.30-3.30pm Fri St Paul’s Ch Hall, Vicarage Lane

Long Eaton

Playwell Toddler Group 10-11.30am Mon St John’s Church Hall, Canal St

llkeston

MamBabyBliss Ladybirds Community Group Private Bookings 10.30-12pm Mon 12.30-2.30pm Mon, Charnos Fam- Baby Massage 2-3.30pm Mon ily Support Ctr, Lw’r Whitworth Rd Baby Yoga 12.30-2pm Tue   Baby Yoga Advanced coming soon Childminder Support Group Baby Massage 11am-12.30pm Thu 9.15-11am Tue Baby Yoga 1.30-3pm Thu Flanstead Centre, Albert St  The Village Hotel, Chilwell St Mary’s Toddler Group 9.45-11.45am Tue/ Thu The Cantelupe Ctr, Market Place   Jumbo Gym Tots 10.30am-12pm Tue/ Thu Albion Leisure Centre, East St  

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Toddlertime 1-3pm Mon Sawley Baptist Church, Wilne Rd   Childsplay Toddler Group 9am-12pm/ 1.15-3pm Tue 1.15-3pm Thu, Community Room, Grange Primary Sch, Station Rd  

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Oasis Toddler Time 10am-12pm Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1-3pm Tue, Oasis Ch Hall, Derby Rd Parklands Toddlers 1.30-3pm Tue Wilsthorpe Campus, Derby Rd   TinyTalk (0-2yr) 9.45-10.45am/ 11am-12pm/ 12.151.15pm Wed St John’s Chrch Hall, College St   Trinity Meth Church Toddlers 9.30-11.30am Thu, Cross St   Baby Sensory 10.30-11.30am Thu Vibez Danceworks, St John St NCT Bump, Baby & Beyond 10am-12pm Thu St John’s Church Hall, College St NCT Bumps & Babies Fri The Nursery Bungalow, The Elms Junior School, Trent College St Laurence Church Toddlers 10-11.30am Fri, St Laurence Church Hall, Tamworth Rd Turn up & Play Football (4-6 yrs) 10am Sat Rugby Pitch, West Park NCT Antenatal Classes Sat The Elms Nursery, Trent College 0844 2436875 (Book in advance)


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Ockbrook

Chatterbox Playgroup 1.30-3pm Wed/ 10-11.30am Fri Post Office Tea Rooms, Church St

Sunshine Group 1.15-3.15pm Tue Ladycross Infant Sch, Victoria Rd   Sandiacre Baby & Toddler Risley Parent & Toddler Group Group (0-3) 1-3pm Wed 9.15-11.15am Wed Memorial Institute, Doncaster Risley Memorial Hall, Derby Rd Av   Tiny Tots Toddler Group 10Water Babies Swimming 11.15am Thu 9.30-11am Mon/Tue Sandiacre Methodist Ch, Butt St Cloudside Junior School, Stanton Rd

Risley

Sandiacre

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Shardlow

Parent, Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Thu, Shardlow Village Hall

West Hallam

West Hallam Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Fri Toy Library 11.30am-12pm Fri The Pavillion Cricket Club, Beech Lane

Special Offers

241 entry & Birthday child goes free when booking a party at Chucklebutties 9 10% off all new full priced orders with Stately Brides 11 241 Voucher for Matlock Farm Park & Competition for annual pass 13 Book a full session with The Creation Station & get 1 free 16 1 hour photo session inc CD for £60 with Kay Oliver Photography 25 Family portrait session for £20 & free 12x8 print with Victoria Dolman Photography 29 Win a Doggy Ride On with Ten Bags of Sugar. com 31 50% off 1st Tax Return with Armitage-Winter Accountants 35

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£10 off Consultation at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre 37

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Free 1st session with Theatre Cats

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Free Trial Week for 1st timers with Soccerstarsuk UK 57 Free 1st session with Baby Sensory

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1 free drink at 123 Fun Club

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241 Entry at Planet Happy

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Amber Valley Valley Lots on Weekly... Amber Most classes are Term-Time only

Horsley WH Ambergate

Baby & Toddler Group 9.45-11.45 Mon St Anne’s Church, Derby Rd

Belper

NCT Bumps & Babies 10-11.30am Mon Belper Community Hall, Bridge St   Messiness 10-11.30am Mon Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet Busy Busy Sessions 11am & 2pm Mon-Fri TinyTalk 10-11am Tue Chucklebutties, Riverside Centre, Belper Mills 123 Fun Club 9.30-11.30am Tue/ Thu/ Fri Splitz Dance Centre, Queen St Time Out 10-11.30am Wed Belper Community Hall, Bridge St   Little Church 1.30-3.30pm Wed St Peter’s Church, Church Lane

Duffield

Babes & Bouncers 10-11.30am Mon St Alkmund’s Ch Hall, Church Dr   Duffield Parent & Toddler 9.15-11am Wed Duffield Meth’ Church Hall, King St Playball (2-3yr) 10-10.40am Thu (3-4yr) 10.45-11.30am Thu Duffield Meth’ Church Hall, King St Messy Church 10.30-11.15am 1st Sun of month Duffield Meth’ Church Hall, King St

Heanor

Heanor Weenies 9.40-11.30am Wed Senior Citizen Centre, Wilmot St   Busy Bees Parent & Toddler 9.30-11.30am Thu Stepping Stones Ctr, Ilkeston Rd

Fleet Arts Parent & Toddler 10.30am-12pm Thu Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet   Water Babies 1-2.30pm Thu Belper Leisure Centre

TinyTalk 10-11am Thu All Saint’s Church, Ilkeston Rd, Marlpool   Loscoe Busy Fingers 10-11.30am Thu Loscoe Toddle Time 1-2.30pm Thu St Luke’s Church, High St, Loscoe

Denby

Holbrook

Mums & Minis 10am-12pm Tue Denby Bottles Ch, Danesby Cr Denby & Marehay Toddlers 10am-12pm Wed, Zion Methodist Ch, Warmwells Lane, Marehay

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Holbrook Baby & Toddler 9.15-11.15am Fri Holbrook Methodist Chapel

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The Singing Bananas 10-11am Thu HW Church Hall, Main Street

Kilburn

Stay n Play 9.15-11.15am Thu Kilburn Village Hall, Church St

Quarndon Edward Bear Club 2.15-3.30pm Thu Lower Church Hall

Ripley

Squeals on Wheels 9.15-11am/ 11.30am-1pm Mon All Saint’s Church, Moseley St Toddler Sessions 9.30-3pm Mon-Fri GymKids 10.30am Thu Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind Est   Puddle Ducks Swimming 10am-12pm Mon The Butterley Grange (private pool) Springers Toddler Group 10-11.30am Mon Springs of Living Water Church, 109a Derby Rd Topsy Turvy Tots 10-11.45am Tue The Salvation Army Corps, 25 Heath Road East Midlands Swimming Academy 3.30-6.30pm Tue Private Pool nr Ripley  Puddle Ducks Swimming 9.30am-12.30pm Thu, Butterley Grange (Private Pool)


South Derbyshire

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Aston on Trent

Music Time 1.30-2.30pm Tue Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane Tiny Tots Workshop 2-3.15pm Wed Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane Creative Little People (3-5yr) 1.30-2.15pm Fri (9mth-2yr) 2.30-3.15pm Fri (6-11 yr hol & 1/2 term only) 3.30-4.15pm Fri War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Ln

Castle Donington Big Blue Bus 10.15-11.45 Mon Bosworth Road   Puddle Ducks Swimming 9.30am-12pm Tue Thistle Hotel, E. Midlands Airport

EMSA Swimming 3.30-6pm Tue Thistle Hotel, E. Midlands Airport

Etwall

Boogie Woogie Babes 10-11am Tue NEW TIME Brookfields Nursery, Heage Ln Parent & Toddler Day Tue Parent & Toddler Group 10-11.30am Thu Highfield’s Happy Hens, Heage Ln   Parents & Tots Meditation 11.30am-12pm Wed, Tara Buddhist Centre, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane   Puddle Ducks Swimming 10-11.30am Fri Etwall Primary School

Soccerstarsuk Tiny Tots 9-9.45/10-10.45am Sat Etwall Leisure Centre, Hilton Rd

Mother & Toddler 1.45-3.15pm Thu, Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Ln

Findern

Kegworth

Findern Kiddiclub 1.30-3pm Tue, Findern Village Hall, Castle Hill

Hilton

Tots Sign Time 10-11am Mon Cheeky Chefs 1.15-2pm Mon Jo Jingles (3mth-walk) 9.45-10.30 (1.5- 2.5yr) 10.45-11.30 Tue Baby Yoga (12 wk-crawl) 9.30-10.30am (crawl-walk) 10.40-11.40am Wed Baby Sensory 10-11am/ 11.15am-12.15pm Thu Baby Massage 10-11am Fri Jangala Soft Play Centre, Hilton Business Park Music Time 9.45-10.45am/ 11am-12pm Mon 1.45-2.45pm Wed NEW Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane Mums & Tots 1.30-3pm Mon Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane Tindles Dance Pre-School Ballet & Tap 2-3pm Tue/ 1.30-2.30pm Thu Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap 3.45-4.45pm Tue/ 4-5pm Fri Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane

Aquatic Swimming Academy Aqua Baby pre-book 07746 223197 The White House Hotel, Derby Rd

Melbourne

Tiddlywinks 10-11.30 Mon Babies Group 9.30-11.30 Tue Wesley Hall, Potter St Tiddlers Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Tue Melbourne Baptist Ch, Chapel St Tindles Dance Pre-School Ballet & Tap 10-11 Wed, Wesley Hall, Potter St 9-10am Sat, Bill Shone Leisure Centre, High Street Creative Little People (3-5yr) 9.30-10.15am Thu (9mth-2yr) 10.30-11.15am Thu (6-11 yr hols & 1/2 term only) 11.30am-12.15pm Thu Bill Shone Leisure Ctr, High St Music Time 9.30-10.30/10.45-11.45am Fri Wesley Hall, Potter St 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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