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WELCOME

IN THIS ISSUE

TO THE SUMMER EDITION 2019! We want to start this edition off by saying, ‘Thank you’. In May we asked you, our readers, for your feedback on how we are doing with Toddle About and whether it gives you what you want. Hundreds of you responded, and we were genuinely blown away by your feedback. Here’s some of the things you wrote:

“The mag is so fantastic! Parenting gold!!” “Your magazine is fab!” “Please don’t change!”

Bite Sized News

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Travelling with Tots

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The Montessori Toddler

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Summer Events

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Summer Travel Products 12 Summer Recipe

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Summer Craft

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Toddle Models

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Win a Hengar Holiday

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Big Birthday Shout Out

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We love making Toddle About – and as we approach our 10th anniversary, it’s so lovely to hear that it is still helping parents. Your feedback has prompted us to make some changes though:

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My 2 Mums

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1. The What’s New? section is now called ‘Bited Sized News’ (p.4) we have made it less crowded and got stricter on what we put in there, to make sure it is all useful and interesting content for you.

Exclusive Offers

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Hannah’s Story

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2. The Special Offers section in our centre pages has had a complete change. All vouchers now have a uniform design, so it’s easier to see what’s what, and they are all exclusive to Toddle About – you won’t find them anywhere else.

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3. We are stopping the Toddle Models competition - it had the Marmite effect on you! We are replacing it with our new Big Birthday Shout Out (p.19), in which we will announce your child’s birthday, and put their name in the hat to win a fab prize.

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Bite SIZE D NEWS Tot Bop Launches New Tap Syllabus New SwimKidz MK Classes

From September 2019, Tot Bop will be offering not only their popular, fun and funky jazz dance classes but also tap classes for all those tiny tappers out there. Plus, Tot Bop are offering a discount when you book into a jazz class and a tap class. Aylesbury venues include Fairford Leys Church Hall (Tuesday morning), Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre (Tuesday afternoon) or Waddesdon Village Hall (Friday morning).

SwimKidz MK have launched new classes at Freedom Leisure (Willen Lake, MK15 0DS), and new swimmers can quote TODDLE10% to get 10% discount on lessons! There are MondayFriday lessons (4-7pm) for ages 4+ or baby and toddler classes on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. There’s also a new Baby Beginner course on Saturdays at 9:30am at MK Hospital. Quote TODDLEBUNDLE% to take advantage of the SwimKidz bundle offer, which includes a free swim neoprene nappy, tote bag and photoshoot. Visit www.swimkidz.co.uk or email goggles@swimkidz.co.uk. See P.36

Visit www.totbop.co.uk. See P.19

New Teacher & New Classes for Baby College Baby College are excited to announce that Aga Hanley will be joining their team to bring further Baby College classes to the area. Aga brings with her a wealth of childcare knowledge and passion for child development. Aga’s new classes, beginning in July and held across Milton Keynes, combine fun and early learning for you and your little ones to enjoy together. Baby College are also offering a free taster class for Toddle About readers! Visit www.babycollege.co.uk or email aga@babycollege.co.uk. P.15

Swim like a Turtle through Summer Perfect for children who love to play in the pool and great for parents who want guidance on swimming with their little one, The Little Turtle Swim Company’s fiveweek summer school will be running throughout August at the warm MKU Hospital hydrotherapy pool in Milton Keynes. Everyone is welcome! Toddle About readers can claim £5 OFF by quoting ‘Toddle About’ when booking. Visit www.littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk and click the ‘Book’ tab to review options. See P.34

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Rhino Month at Cotswold Wildlife Park The keepers at the Cotswold Wildlife Park will be doing a daily talk throughout August at 2:00pm near the Rhino Paddock about these magnificent animals and the conservation work that is going on to try and protect them for future generations. From the 1st July, children can learn all about endangered animals with the latest CotsWild Explorer trail for 6-11 year olds. Available from the gift shop for £2.50 per pack, this activity trail comes with 5 activity cards, a pop badge, lanyard and a pencil. Visit www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk. See P.18


Splish Splosh!

Bite Sized HOW CHILD’S PLAY LEADSNews TO STRONGER BRAINS Water and children, always a great combination! But is it just fun or is there more to a child having fun and splashing about? By Clare Stead, owner and creator of Oliiki. From bath time to playing in the garden, paddling in a stream to swimming in it, children are fascinated by water and they love to play in it. Water can be an amazing teacher - without your child even realising it, they could be carrying out a science experiment, working on numbers, developing an understanding of capacity, sorting, sharing out, developing language, gross and fine motor control skills, developing their senses all at an early age! So, what sort of games can you play with a bit of water and your little one? A newborn: Using warm water and a sponge, trickle water on different parts of their body and look for their reaction. Talk about it, this is ‘serve and return’, a brilliant way to start getting them learning. When your baby is able to sit, put them in a small amount of water and show them how to pat the water to make it splash up. This helps develop their core muscles and their balance, teaches them cause and effect and produces a lot of giggles! With your one year old, give them some water in a bowl and some pots (yoghurt pots are great for this). Get them to scoop water into the pots and then to pour water from one to the other. They are learning pouring skills, hand-eye coordination and

capacity (which is an early mathematics skill) as well as critical thinking and problem solving! It is also strengthening their hand hold and pincer grip which later will help with holding a pencil. As your toddler gets older, you can give them their own baby to bath. This activity helps them to learn empathy and knowledge about body parts; self-care from bathing their baby; as well as developing their imagination and language as they chat to their baby. Science is showing us how important the first 1,000 days – from conception to 2 years old - are for a child’s learning. The learning that takes place in the earliest days of life sets the foundation for all other learning - those children who are exposed to daily stimulating experiences build stronger, better connections which, in turn, form a firm basis for all future learning. Not only are these children set on a path for better academic performance, but they also have better economic opportunities, health and resilience capacity, and better ability to navigate life successfully. So now the sun is shining, grab your baby or child and go and play in some water, knowing that not only are you having lots of fun you are also helping your child’s brain to grow!

Clare Stead is the owner and creator of Oliiki, the elearning app which provides daily activities from conception to 2 years old to help build stronger brains and start your baby on a learning journey of success.

For more inspiration and ideas like this, download the Oiiki app at www.oliiki.com See the special offer voucher on page 25 for £10 off the Oliiki App (£35 for 33 months). July-Sept 2019 Toddle About Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire 5


WE’rE alL GOiNg ON a

FAmIlY hoLiDaY! by Claire Zakss, aka Mama Zakss

Picture this - you’re lying on your pineapple printed beach towel, in your best Love Islander swimsuit, feeling the warm sand trickling between your toes, the sound of the sea swishing calmly in the distance, ice cold Fanta lemon, the ultimate summer drink, quenching your thirst… that’s what holidays are about, right?! Well that’s what they were about, until you throw a child or two into the equation and we have a very different scenario. Your towel is likely to be hotel issued to save on that essential packing space, you’ve gone for comfort over style with the one piece M&S swimsuit, grains of sand being kicked up all over you, on your towel and in your bag guaranteed to remain there forever. Peace and tranquility has turned to ‘Mummy, Mummy’, tantrum, squeal, repeat and that Fanta lemon, well that has likely been kicked over, leaving a sticky mess attracting a line of the local Spanish ants.

OH, aNd tHe fUn dOeSn’t sToP ThErE!

Lifeguard mode on - forget that celeb autobiography you brought with you to read resume meerkat position, poised watching little feet running around the pool, ready to launch into full on slow-mo Baywatch run at the first slip. And finally, romantic three course meals with carafes of local vineyard wine are now replaced with the evening’s ‘Mini Disco Time!’, dance floors packed with transfixed toddlers bopping to Chocolatte, waving hysterically at the adult dressed as a giant waistcoat-wearing monkey, while you feed your hunger with bar snacks and indulge in another luminous cocktail to help survive the evening.

Secondly, siesta time (or nanna naps as we call them) are acceptable abroad for not only children but also adults. So make the most of that power hour, or two if you are lucky, and catch up on that much needed sleep. Lastly and most importantly, holidays are great family bonding time! There are likely to be only 18 opportunities to have a family summer break before holidaying with parents is uncool, so make life long memories, enjoy the moments and take lots of photos!

MAmA zaKsS’ TOp TIpS FoR faMiLy HOlIdAyS 1. Start packing a week early. Packing cubes are

great space-savers and all the top organised mummy bloggers rave about these! 2. Plan every outfit so you pack exactly what is needed and not 20 bikinis for 7 days. 3. Arrive in plenty of time, preferably more than the 2 hours so you can sit and make sure everyone is fed. No one wants ‘hangry’ travellers. 4. Put everything in the hold at the airport so you are hands-free walking around. Carriers are great for little ones. 5. Most airlines let you travel with formula or baby milk, just be ready to take a shot of it at security. 6. Pre-download all those CBeebies favourites on your kid’s tablets for flight entertainment. 7. Write a shopping list of things to buy abroad, such as nappies and local baby food. 8. Swimming nappies can be washed so reuse and save the planet. 9. Remember Factor 50 suncream is great but look out for the 5* UV rating too for protecting that delicate skin!

10. HAvE FuN AnD ReLaX…. IF YoU CaN!

It’s not all bad though! We may have said goodbye to Club Tropicana but there are perks to children on holidays. Firstly, these little people are like VIP passes at airports! First for boarding, special security queues and extra luggage to hide more shoes for mummy! Written by Claire Zakss. Mother to 1-year-old Stanley and springer spaniel Freddie. Follow Claire’s journey through motherhood on Instagram @mamazakss or on Facebook @mamazakss 6 July-Sept July-Sept 2019 2019 Toddle Toddle About About 6

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THE 5 INGREDIENTS FOR BUILDING AND ENCOURAGING CURIOSITY Montessori is an educational approach for young children that seeks to educate by developing natural interests and activities rather than using formal teaching methods. In her new book, The Montessori Toddler, author Simone Davies gives us a practical, step-by-step guide on how to raise self-sufficient, curious, independent toddlers while helping parents become more mindful, easy going and attentive.

Here are her Five Ingredients for Curiosity:

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TRUST IN THE CHILD

Dr. Montessori encourages us to trust that the child wants to learn and grow, and that they intrinsically know what they need to do to develop. We can also trust them to learn the limits of their bodies. They may have accidents while exploring the world around them but that is how they learn. We will be there if they want to be held. Are we constantly worrying about our child’s development or whether they will hurt themselves? Can we practice setting aside those worries about the future and enjoy where they are today?

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A RICH LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

For a child to develop curiosity and a desire to learn, we must provide a rich learning environment and time to explore it. Explorations in nature can be totally free, or cost very little (try putting some dried beans in a cardboard tube). We should offer children opportunities to practice what they are mastering right now. What does our child’s environment look like? Does it provide opportunities for exploration?

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TIME

For children to develop and follow their urge to discover, explore and wonder, they need time that is unscheduled and unrushed. Allow time for movement, exploration, language and conversation. Allow time for building connections, wonder and curiosity.

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We should think creatively about our days and weeks. Can we change things to carve out 15 to 30 minutes of unscheduled time every day? Perhaps an hour on the weekend? What commitments can we let go of?

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A SAFE AND SECURE BASE

As a parent, we can provide physical and emotional safety and security. We childproof our homes and keep our child physically safe from electrical outlets, busy roads and other dangers. We can give them emotional safety, too. We can accept them for who they are and they can trust us to be there for them. This sense of security allows the child the freedom to be curious in the world. Are there ways to show our child that we are there for them? Are we able to acknowledge the big feelings they are having about things that seem small to us?

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FOSTERING A SENSE OF WONDER

We can ask our child questions about the world we see, invite them to explore with their senses, and get out into nature as often as possible. Are we modelling wonder for our child? Do we allow them to explore with all of their senses? Do we use nature to inspire a sense of wonder in our child? Extracted from The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies (Workman, £14.99). ©2019. The extract has been edited.


Summer Fun SUMMER EVENTS FOR FAMILIES AND THEIR LITTLE ONES

JULY HERITAGE PARK OPEN DAY 14 Pitstone Green Farm. 10.30am - 5pm

JULY MOONDAY 20 Friars Square Shopping Centre. 10am - 4pm

Based in the redundant buildings of an old Victorian Farm. Exhibits show how life has changed. Displays show classic crafts such as; blacksmithing, wheelwright, basket weaving, lace making, printing, knitting, brush making and wood turning. Tractor rides to pitstone Windmill, model railways and a full sized Lancaster Bomber cockpit. Pitstone Green Farm, Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Tring, LU7 9EY. TheHeritageParkPitstoneMuseum

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the Moon the centre will be filled with a huge variety of games, crafts and activities. Meet a NASA Solar Ambassador, find out about the phases of the moon, touch a real piece of moon rock, explore how moon craters are formed, make and launch your own space rocket, and much more. Friars Square Shopping Centre, Friars Square, Aylesbury, HP20 2QF. Tel: 01296 425678

www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk

www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Tickets: Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £2

Free.

JULY FIRE STATION OPEN DAY 21 Broughton Fire Station. 12noon - 4pm There will be lots of fire engines and demonstrations. We will also have a BBQ, bouncy castles, ice ceam van, coconut shy, soak-a-Firefighter, raffle and lots more stalls All money raised will go towards the Firefighters Charity. H6 Childs Way, Milton Keynes, MK10 9AP Tel: 01908 665567 BroFireBucks www.bucksfire.gov.uk

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JULY ALICE IN WONDERLAND 13 Claydon Manor. 2.30pm

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire cat and of course, the Mad-as-a-bat Hatter! Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, MK18 2EX Tel: 01296 429975 florencenightingalehospice www.fnhospice.org.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland In aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Tickets: Adult 12, Child £10, Under 2s Free.

25 JULY - 1 SEPT

SUN & THURS

KIDS FOR A QUID

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway.

See the foothills of the Chilterns in their summer glory: you might spot some of our local wildlife such as deer and Red Kites whirling overhead. All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing out steam past your window or the vintage diesel is growling its way along the line on the gentle round trip. Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4ER Tel: 07979-055366 ChinnorRailway www.chinnorrailway.co.uk Tickets: Adult £12, Child £1 (5-15yrs). Under 4s Free.

27 JULY - 1 SEPT

WEEKENDS

BIRDS OF PREY DEMONSTRATIONS

Cotswold Farm Park. 1.00pm & 3.30pm

Some birds will swoop low over your heads and some will soar high in the sky over Cotswold Wildlife Park’s beautiful grounds. See a variety of different birds from eagles to owls in these exciting demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry, which take place on the lawns in front of the Manor house. Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bradwell Grove, Burford, OX18 4JP. Tel: 01993 823006 CotswoldWildlifePark www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Advanced tickets: Adult £14, Child £9.50 (3-16yrs), Under 2's Free. July-Sept 2019 Toddle About Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire 9


JULY 21 AUG 4 & 18 SEPT 7 & 8

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Buckinghamshire Rail Centre. 11am - 3pm

Throughout the summer, there will be visits from Peppa Pig, Marshall and Chase from PAW Patrol and, of course, Thomas the Tank Engine! Come for steam train rides, model trains, the miniature railway and The Railway Museum, as well as the chance to see your favourite TV characters who will appear at intervals throughout the day apart from Thomas, of course, who will be on duty all day taking you for steam train rides! • Sunday 21st July: PAW Patrol’s Chase • Sunday 4th August: Peppa Pig • Sunday 18th August: PAW Patrol’s Marshall • Sat 7th & Sun 8th Sept: Day Out With Thomas Station Rd, Quainton, Aylesbury HP22 4BY Tel: 01296 655720 BucksRailCentre www.bucksrailcentre.org/

AUG DELAPRÉ BY THE SEA 5-11 Delapré Abbey. 10am - 4pm There’ll be something to keep all the family amused including a giant sandpit, cocktails and mocktails, ice cream, pony rides, craft activities, and fairground rides. Got a little Disney fan in your midst? Be sure to bring them for a sing along with Ariel including a professional photo and gift. Delapré Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW

Tel: 01604 760817

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Ticket prices: Adult £14, Child £10 (5-15yrs), Under 5s Free. Family £42.50.

Cost £1 per person. Pre-booking is essential for Ariel, and picnic hampers.

AUG PLAY IN THE PARK 7 Vale Park. 11am - 4pm

AUG SEASIDE IN THE CITY 16 Willen Lake. 9am - 3pm.

Play in the Park aims to provide a unique day of activities and entertainment for children. Circus skills workshop, Punch and Judy shows, arts and crafts, drumming workshop, petting farm, climbing wall, go karts, play bus, inflatables, under 5's Ride-on fun zone, demo zone and refreshments.

Dress up as your favourite underwater character and join the rangers for a family fun afternoon with games and activities around the lake. See website for details on all the FREE activities on offer. Bring a bucket and spade!

Vale Park, Park Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1RJ Tel: 01536 512475 events/1279782415486765

Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS. Tel: 01908 246 599 events/2434543690111913

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/play-park

www.theparkstrust.com/events/seaside-in-the-city

Free. There will be a charge for some activities of £1- £3.

Free.

SEPT TRANSPORT WEEKEND 14-15 Milton Keynes Museum. 11am - 4.30pm Up to 100 cars, vans, motorbikes and military vehicles will be cruising into MK Museum for the annual celebration of transport past and present. Craft stalls and outdoor refreshments will all figure, and all of the usual museum attractions will be open. Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL Milton Keynes Museum

SEPT MARLOW CARNIVAL 21 Higginson Park. 11am - 5pm The carnival is held in the award-winning Higginson Park in Marlow. With the return of the children's parade this year it is sure to be a great day. Local businesses, groups and charities bring top performances, great food, games and all round fun for all the family. Higginson Park, Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE Tel: 01536 512475 MarlowCarnival

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

www.marlowcarnival.com

Tickets: Adult £10, Child £7 (5-16yrs), Under 5's Free. Tickets give free re-admission for 12 months.

Free.

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MUNCHKIN WHITE HOT INFLATABLE DUCK TUB, £9.95 Make sure bath time routines are not disrupted by taking the Munchkin White Hot® Inflatable Duck Tub on your trip. The padded inflatable bath in the shape of a duck makes bathing comfortable for kids and the Munchkin White-Hot Safety Disc reveals the word ‘HOT’ when the bath water is too hot for baby. This is the perfect weekend away accompaniment for little ones 6 - 24 months old. Available from Amazon.

MUNCHKIN BRICA WHITE HOT® SHADE, £14.99 (2PK) For sunny days and sleepy eyes, the Brica White Hot® Shade offers top to bottom window coverage where the mesh blocks the glare but not the view, protecting against harmful UV rays. What’s more, its innovative White Hot ® indicator turns white when the temperature in the car is too hot. Available from Amazon.

OLIIKI APP, FROM £6 The first 1000 days of life lay the foundation of all life learning and learning through play helps children achieve their full potential. The Oliiki app helps parents by providing them with an activity a day for their bump or baby. Grounded in research, each activity is written by teachers and parents and is specific to your child’s age & brain development stage. The app tells parents what to do, why they should do it and how to do it and it also provides them with the research behind it. Download at www.oliiki.com. Get £10 off the full 33-month package - see voucher on p.25

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AMAWRAP BABY CARRIER/SLING, £39.99 I’m not a fan of dozens of clips and buckles, so I love using wrapstyle slings. The Amawrap can support newborns and children up to 15kg so I used this wrap with both my 1 year old son and my friend’s 3 month old baby. The material is soft yet strong and it supported my 13kg son comfortably without causing me any discomfort. It was really useful to have him in the hip carrying position – my hands were free to do other tasks! I would highly recommend this as it’s snug, adaptable and convenient. Purchase from www.amawrap.com (Review has been edited).

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Colourful fruit&veg lollies

By Emily Leary

These delicious smoothie lollies contain only natural ingredients and can be whizzed up in minutes. Make sure the kids get involved in adding the spinach and watching the lolly mixture turn green. This isn’t about hiding veg, it’s about celebrating all the ways it can be used, and challenging our perceptions while enjoying our food. PREP TIME: 10 minutes FREEZE TIME: Overnight MAKES: 6 lollies

Ingredients: • 2 bananas • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• small handful of baby spinach • 2 strawberries • granola, to serve

1. Pop the yogurt, bananas and vanilla extract into a blender and blitz until very smooth. 2. Pour one-third equally between 6 lolly moulds. 3. Pour half of the remaining mixture into a bowl. Add the spinach to what is left in the blender jug and blitz again until bright green. Divide the green mixture between the lolly moulds. 4. Finally, rinse the jug and return the reserved mixture to it. Add the strawberries and blitz until pink. 5. Pour into the moulds, push in lolly sticks and freeze overnight. Best eaten on a hot day, dipped into granola!

Tips • Cucumber adds a light, fresh taste. • Cauliflower and Avocado can make

chocolate lollies particularly creamy.

• Always taste the mixture before pouring into the moulds and add a dash of honey or more sweet fruit if it seems bitter.

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything: The 5-phase programme to change the way your family thinks about food by Emily Leary, is published by Mitchell Beazley and available at Amazon.co.uk

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Summer Fun

KALEIDOSCOPE Making a kaleidoscope is a fun STEM/science activity and craft for kids. It’s such a fun way to explore light, reflections, and symmetry!

YOU WILL NEED: > A crisp tube (eat the crisps first!) with a small hole in the bottom > Silver foil > Wrapping paper > A plastic fruit container > Some tissue paper > Sequins, glitter, stick on jewels > Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Decorate the outside of your crisp tube with wrapping paper, and make a hole in the metal bottom for your eye hole – a screwdriver works well for this. 2. Line the inside of the tube with silver foil, shiny side out! 3. Cover the clear plastic lid of the crisp tube in tissue paper, sequins and glitter. 4. Cut a circle of clear plastic from the fruit container the same size as the crisp tube to act as a second lens, and decorate in jewels. Push it into the tube, jewels facing the eye hole. 5. Put the lid on and look through the hole, turning the lid. Please don’t look directly at the sun but do enjoy your kaleidoscope outside. The more light you have the better the effect!

www.instagram.com/buddiesbabiesandbiscuits Nicola and Sue are good friends who showcase fun ideas for parents and kids. Nicola is an experienced DT teacher with a passion for science and Sue worked in kids tv for years and adores food and craft. Check out their blog for more fun ideas!

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MY 2 MUMS HOWHOW TTIMES ME HA E HAVE CHANGED CHANGED Jesse Toksvig-Stewart talks about what it was like to grow up with gay parents. I was chatting with my step sister recently. We were discussing all things about everyday life, catching up. She’s still at school and I asked her how everything was going. She announced to me that there was another child in the year below who had two mums. I was so pleased to hear that she had an ally at school. This was something that I never had at all growing up. It is not really that long ago that being a gay man was illegal in the UK. The de-criminalisation act of homosexuality was put forward in 1967. It is so shockingly close to the noughties decade, that people are somewhat in disbelief that it took so long. The world is changing and people are becoming more accepting than they were when my parents or I was growing up. I’m 30 years old and still get moments where people say to me, “I don’t think that I have ever met anyone with lesbian parents before”. It is still unusual. My parents were at the forefront of same-sex parenting in the late 80’s. They didn’t know anyone else who was gay or lesbian and had babies. I guess this is where you can say that the times have really changed. It is unimaginable and when my parents tell me the stories now, it seems unbelievable. They were so worried about having their first child, me, that my mother opted for a home birth. Mostly because she believed in the process of a home birth, but they were also terrified. She was scared to death 22 July-Sept 2019 Toddle About

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that someone from social services would come and remove me. A lot of people judged her harshly at that time - I believe at one point someone told her that she was going to give birth to the children of Satan. This was the 80’s! Not the dark ages.

“ I always find it funny when someone approaches me to ask what it is like growing up with lesbian parents. But given the circumstances and how far we have come, people do feel like it is their right to ask. I think I find it peculiar because I would never think to enquire what it was like to grow up with heterosexual parents.” These fears seem almost dystopian when you say them out loud. But these were their legitimate fears of the unknown. They had no role models to base their family on. There were no social media influencers to turn to for advice or Facebook groups to gain confidence. It was just them. Two women, creating a family together. All the while with fear in them that someone might believe that the way they produced their family was wrong. I always find it funny when someone approaches me to ask what it is like growing up with lesbian parents. But given the circumstances and how far we have come, people do feel like it is their right to icon tells you which advertisers have an offer voucher in the centre pages


“ I dislike using the word ‘normal’ when describing something, especially in the context of families. Because what is normal in this day and age anyway? There are so many different types of family in our society that the nuclear family is no longer normal anymore. ”

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ask. I think I find it peculiar because I would never think to enquire what it was like to grow up with heterosexual parents. Even though I have never experienced growing up with a mum and a dad, I can imagine the experience was exactly like the one that I had. I grew up in a loving, secure, stable, fun and, dare I say it, normal family. I dislike using the word ‘normal’ when describing something, especially in the context of families. Because what is normal in this day and age anyway? There are so many different types of family in our society that the nuclear family is no longer normal anymore. Living with unmarried parents and being born out of wedlock is no longer a stigmatism, and being brought up in a blended family of step relatives is not considered rare anymore. So really, the question you should be asking is not “What was is like growing up with lesbian parents?” but instead “What was it like growing up in your family?” By asking that question you would receive a much more open answer from the recipient. So here goes. What was it like growing up in my family? I had two working parents. Two younger siblings. One dog. Two cats. We lived in a four-bedroom house (which at one point may as well have been a two-bed because inexplicably my siblings and I decided that for at least three years we would all sleep, cramped, in the same room together!) We went on holidays together, had picnics, went to school, were read bedtime stories, and put on endless shows in the playroom for my parents. It really was quite… regular. I had two loving parents, and I was perfectly happy - I guess as a child you don’t really tend to want something different if you are completely content and loved.

I think that people expect being brought up by lesbian parents will be this wild rollercoaster of unusual parenting. But that certainly wasn’t my experience. This is not to say that our unique family set up came around easily though. Remember the impending doom about birthing Satan’s children? When my step sister was born, society had moved on from the 80’s and into the millennium. Which is why she can account for more than one child with same sex parents at her school. What a wonderful world to live in! Although growing up with lesbian parents never made me feel like I was missing out on anything, it must be a magnificent feeling to know that there are people out there with a family set up like yours! It’s just not something I had. When I exclaimed about how wonderful it must be for my step sister to have someone at her school with a similar family, she hastily replied, “Well, actually I am the only one with two mums in my year!” There she was. Wearing it like a badge of honour and reclaiming her place in the family ladder. So I guess the times really have changed. There is more exposure and more families living their freedom and although we have a long way to go, I am enjoying the view as we do. I think that people expect being brought up by lesbian parents will be this wild rollercoaster of unusual parenting.

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It’s nearly time for your child to start school! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little nervous about preparing them for this next big milestone. We asked charity Parentkind, for some top tips to help you get your child school ready this summer… 1 Speak positively about school

4 Read stories about starting school

Over the summer, you can focus on helping your child feel happy and confident about starting school by speaking positively about your own experiences, as well as those of their siblings, friends or extended family.

Take your child to the library and let them choose some books about starting school. You can use the characters in the book, and the situations they find themselves in, as a tool to speak to your own child about their feelings about starting school.

Make it fun by sharing pictures of you in your school uniform, or by showing them your old school books, so that they have an idea of what to expect.

5 Get them used to their new surroundings

2 Encourage independence Encourage your little one to practise getting dressed and undressed, into and out of their school uniform, coat and PE kit. To make it easier for them, look for Velcro shoe straps and elasticated waistbands or clip-on ties; fiddly buttons and laces can be tricky at their age! You can also help them to use the toilet by themselves, remembering basic hygiene rules - little fun prompts like making a hedgehog with their hands when washing them, will help them to remember!

3 Shop for the essentials together Get your child involved in choosing their own coat, shoes or bag, as this will make them feel more excited about using these new items. Don’t forget, you might want to check out the school’s PTA pre-loved uniform sale, particularly if you need to get hold of items with school logos.

Familiarise your child with their school before they start - go along to the summer fair and take part in the settling in or welcome events for new starters if you can. After these you can start talking about their new teacher, mentioning their name regularly, so they feel like they know them; and also arrange a few playdates with children you know will be in their class so they know a few friendly faces on the first day!

6 Have Fun! Starting ‘big-school’ is an exciting time and a real milestone. Enjoy it, stay positive and don’t feel your child has to know how to read, count or write before they start. Everyone develops at their own pace, and the early years staff will be there to support your child as they begin their school journey. The qualities that matter most in reception are things like curiosity, independence and imagination – so make the most of the time before they start school by helping them grow these qualities, and having as much fun as possible with your child!

Parentkind champions all the ways that parents can participate in their child’s education. For more information about preparing your child for school, visit www.parentkind.org.uk July-Sept 2019 Toddle About Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire 31


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Heelands

The Little Turtle Swim Company

Bancroft

Bancroft Toddler Group

9:00-16:00T at Novotel Hotel, Heelands MK13 7RA. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

Most babies learn best when they see, hear, feel, touch, taste and smell.

9:45-11:15T at Bancroft Meeting Place, 29 Hadrians Drive MK13 0QB. Sue: 07770 375436; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per family (drop in). 1st session free. Craft, snacks & baby area.

The Robins Children’s Centre

Sensory Room: 9:00-16:00T; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Call to book. Bumps and Babes: 10:30-11:45T; For bump - 0s, £1 per family (donation). Reach area only. at The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758.

Bletchley

Busy Feet

10:30-11:30TH at Daisy Chain Children’s Centre, Abbeys Primary School MK3 6PS. 01908 641454; For 2 - 4s, £1 (drop in).

Attitude School of Dance

Weenie Boppers: 16:30-17:00T; For 3 - 4s, £5 per session (drop in). Street/Jazz Dance. Preliminary Jazz: 17:00-17:30T; For 4 - 5s, £5 per session (drop in). at Attitude School of Dance at Chestnuts Primary School MK3 5EN. Kelly: 07950 495869.

Bradville

Bumps to Cruisers

10:30-11:30TH at Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925; For 0 - 1s, £1 per session (drop in). Reach area of Rainbow,Windmill & Squirrels CC,upto 12mths.

Kents Hill

MK Multiples

10:00-12:00TH at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent MK7 6HQ. 07765 051285; For bump - 5s, £4 per family (drop in). Membership £12 p/yr. Call before 1st visit.

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Enter your postcode at www.babysensory.com C las s e sat :Locations all over the Milton Keynes and Bucks area. Find your nearest class and get started with us. www.babysensory.com

Socatots

13:45-14:30TH at Conniburrow We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun... Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place MK14 7DU. 01908 675575; Furzton For 0 - 5s, £1 (donation). Reach area only.

Stay and Play

10:00-11:30TH at Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566; For 0 - 5s, (please book). Call to check session during holidays.

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Tap & Boogie

16:15-17:00T at CentreStage Theatre School, The Cross and Stable Community Centre MK14 7RZ. 01908 242649; For 4 - 6s, £4.75 per class (please book).

Eaglestone

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

14:30-17:30T at Milton Keynes Hostpital Hydrotherapy Pool, Standing Way MK6 5LD. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term).

Fenny Stratford

NCTeenies and Toddlers

11:30-13:00T at Dobbies Garden Centre, Belveder Lane MK17 9JH. For 0 - 2s, (drop in). Non members welcome. 32 July - Sept 2019 Toddle About

Little Kickers Football Classes

10:15-11:00TH at Broughton Sports Pavillion, 139 Tanfield Lane MK10 7NJ. 07490 262462; For 2 - 3s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

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Conniburrow

Downs Barn

Middleton

Grange Farm

Seedlings Children’s Centre

Time For Twos - Enrolment & Story Time: 9:00-15:00TH; For 2s, £1 per family (please book). Baby Clinic: 9:30-11:30TH; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 OPZ. 01908 503736. Call to check group is running during holidays.

Milton Keynes Central

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:00-12:30T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, 19/01/2015 17:42 progressive swim classes.

Cornerstone Toddlers

10:00-11:45T at Cornerstone Church, 300 Saxon Gate West MK9 2ES. 01908 237777; For 0 - 4s, £1.50 (drop in). Parents, children, chat and play.

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

14:00-19:00T at Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street MK15 0DS. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

16:00-17:00T at Freedom Fitness MK, Willen Lake MK15 0DS. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

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Cranfield

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-11:00T at Cranfield Village Hall, 13 Court Road MK43 0DR. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Oxley Park Little Owlets

Fishermead

10:00-11:15TH at Little Owls Children’s Centre, Oxley Park Community Centre MK4 4TA. 01908 520261; For 0s, £1 per session (please book). Non walkers.

Pebbles Children’s Centre

Baby Explorers: 11:00-12:00TH; For 0s, FREE (please book). Under 8mths. Mini Movers: 13:30-14:30TH; For 0 - 1s, FREE (please book). Crawlers to walkers. at Pebbles Children’s Centre, Newlyn Place MK6 2LA. 01908 240556.

Shenley Brook End

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment

10:00-11:00T at The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive MK5 7BS. 07736 449746; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Fullers Slade

Baby Clinic

9:30-11:00TH at The Rowans Family Centre, 13A Moorfoot MK11 2BD. 01908 565852; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in).

Stantonbury Stay and Play

10:00-11:30T at Squirrel’s Children’s Centre at Wood End First School MK14 6BB. 01908 317863; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Reach area only.Call centre or text 07860 041535 to book.

Stony Stratford

Little Cherubs Playgroup

Furzton

Start the Art Every Tuesday and Wednesday / 11am - 12noon Explore the joys of art in fun, multi-sensory sessions suitable for under 5s. £1 per person.

9:30-11:30T at York House Centre, London Road MK11 1JQ. For 0 5s, £2. All welcome,friendly local parent-run group.

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Baby Sensory Classes

10:00-12:15TH at Chalgrave Memorial Hall, Wingfield Road LU7 Toddle_About_Jan17-2a.indd 1 9QQ. Katherine: 07876 643276; For 0 - 13mths, (please book). Various times, call to check.

Seedlings Children’s Centre

LIPS (Let’s Interact and Play)

Woburn

13:00-14:00T at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736; For 0 - 5s, (please book). 4 week course.

Cha Char Chimps Show

10:00-11:00T at Woburn Village Hall, Crawley Rd MK17 9QD. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in).

Great Linford

CentreStage Theatre School MK

Woburn Sands Music Bugs

10:00-12:45T at Summerlin Centre, Station Rd MK17 8SG. 0844 822 1158; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun music sessions for 3 mths - 4 yrs.

Wolverton

Pre-School Ballet: 13:15-14:00T; For 3 - 4s, £4.75 per child (please book). Baby Ballerinas: 14:00-14:40T; For 2 - 3s, £4.75 per child (please

Bradville

Drop In Cafe / Breastfeeding Cafe

Baby College

9:00-11:30TH at Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). Contact centre for more info.

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

Conniburrow

9:15-12:00T at The Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd MK12 5RL. Kate: 07976 484212; For 0 - 3s, (please book). 9.15am: 18-36mths, 10.15am: 9-18mths & 11.15am: 0-9mths. 13:00-14:00T at Wolverton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

TUESDAY Bletchley

Fun Fitness

12:30-14:30T at Daisy Chain Children’s Centre, Abbeys Primary School MK3 6PS. 01908 641454; For 0-4s & mums, £2 (drop in). T: Term Time

Grange Farm

Time For Twos - Enrolment & Story Time: 9:00-15:00TH; For 2s, £1 per family (please book). Bumps & Babies: 10:30-11:45TH; For 0 - 12m, £1 per family (please book). at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 OPZ. 01908 12/7/2016 11:13:03 AM Call centre to check group 503736. running during holidays.

Tebworth

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Music Bugs

10:00-11:40T at The Sunshine Centre, Dulverton Drive MK4 1EZ. 0844 822 1158; For 0 - 5s, (please book). Fun music sessions for 3 mths - 5 yrs.

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Heelands

The Robins Children’s Centre

Stay & Play

10:00-11:30TH at Conniburrow Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place MK14 7DU. 01908 675575; For 0 - 5s, £1 (donation). Reach Area Only.

Meet the Midwife

13:00-15:00TH at Conniburrow Children’s Centre, at: Downs Barn School MK14 7NA. 01908 675575; For bump, FREE (drop in). Last Tues of month.

In the Water

Music & Singing

book). RAD Pre-Primary Ballet: 16:00-16:45T; For 4 - 5s, £4.75 per child (please book). at CentreStage Theatre School, Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive MK14 5AX. 01908 242649.

Sensory Room: 9:00-16:00T; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Call to book. Story and Song Time Cafe: 9:40-10:30T; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Messy Play: 13:00-14:00T; For 0 - 4s, £1 (donation). at The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758.

The Little Turtle Swim Company

9:00-16:00T at Novotel Hotel, Heelands MK13 7RA. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

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Neath Hill

Song & Story Time

9:00-9:30T at Rainbow Children’s Centre at Mobile Library Bus, Neath Hill MK14 6JY. 01908 227925; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).


Kiln Farm

Baby College

Little Turtle Swim Company

10:15-12:00T at Safari MK Soft Play, Kiln Farm MK11 3ET. Kate: 07976 484 212; For 0 - 2s, (please book). 10.15am: 9-18mths & 11.15am: 0-12mths.

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10:00-11:30T at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive MK6 2TG. 01908 670655; For 0 - 4s, £1 per session (drop in).

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9:45-10:30T at Herons Lodge Girl Guides Centre, Bradwell Road MK8 9AA. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per class (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

Middleton

Start The Art Parent & Toddler Sessions

Wolverton Tuesday Toddler Group

13:15-14:45T at Emmanuel Hall, 108a Church Street, Wolverton MK12 5JW. 01908 415978; For bump - 4s, FREE (drop in). Find us on the right hand side down the alley between 108-110 Church Street.

Cha Char Chimps Show

10:00-11:00T at Aspley Guise Hall, 9 Woburn Lane MK17 8JS. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Milton Keynes Central

10:00-11:00T at MK Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard MK9 3HL. 01908 254050; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in).

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

10:30-15:00T at Wolverton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Aspley Guise

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

Children’s Hour at MK Central LIbrary

10:00-11:00T at The Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd MK12 5RL. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

WEDNESDAY

Cygnets Toddler Group

13:45-15:45T at Milton Keynes Village Hall, Willen Road MK10 9AF. For 0 - 4s, (drop in). £1.50 p/adult +50p p/child over 6 mths,max £2.50.

10:00-13:00T at Holiday Inn Central MK, 500 Saxon Gate MK9 2HQ. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

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Olney

Stay & Play

13:00-14:00TH at Woodlands Children Centre in the Community at Olney Library MK46 4EF. 01908 217135; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

11:15-13:45T at DW Sports, Stadium Way West MK1 1ST. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Attitude School of Dance

Rugbytots Classes

Pre-school & Preliminary Ballet: 17:0017:30T; For 4 - 6s, £5 per session (drop in). Baby Ballet: 17:00-17:30T; For 2 - 4s, £5 per session (drop in). Tiny Tappers: 17:30-18:00T; For 3 - 5s, £5 per session (drop in). From Sept 2019, on Thursdays (5:00-5:30pm). at Attitude School of Dance at Chestnuts Primary School MK3 5EN. Kelly: 07950 495869.

16:00-18:00T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swimkidz offer classes for bumps, babes and beyond.

Stony Stratford

10:00-10:45TH at Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925; For 0 - 4s, (donation).

Newport Pagnell

Woburn Sands

11:30-14:30TH at MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd MK9 3QA. 01908 676900; For 0 - 4s, £2 per person (drop in). Explore the joys of art in fun, multi-sensory sessions.

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

16:00-19:00T at Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street MK15 0DS. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Baby Sensory

10:00-14:00TH at North Crawley Institute, High Street, North Crawley MK16. 07473 944053; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13months.Call for class times.

Lego & Duplo Club

15:30-17:00TH at Olney Library, High Street MK46 4EF. 01234 711474; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Shenley

14:15-14:45T at Medbourne Pavilion, Pascal Drive MK5 6LS. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 3s, £5.50 per class (book by term). Call to book free taster session. Ages 2-3.5yrs.

Little Fishes

9:30-11:30T at Stony Stratford Methodist Church, Silver St MK11 1JS. For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in). All welcome, friendly group.

Signing Babies

10:30-11:15T at The Old Fire Station, Woburn Sands MK17 8GP. 07730 535325; For 0 - 2s, £6 per session (book by term). For 5mths-2½yrs. Free taster session.

Bradville

Song and Story Time

Bradwell

Baby Clinic

13:00-15:00T at The Robins Children’s Centre at CMK Medical Centre MK13 8RN. 01908 318 758; For 0s, (drop in). Upto 12mths.

Bradwell Common

Baby Clinic

13:00-14:45TH at Lovett Hall, Silver Street MK16 0EJ. Health Visitors: 01908 619909; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

11:15-11:45T at Woburn Sands Library, High Street MK17 8SD. 01908 582033; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Donations welcome.

Woburn Library Story Time

13:00-15:00TH at CMK Health Centre, 68 Bradwell Common Blvd MK13 8DY. 01908 675575; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). Last admission 2:50pm.

Old Stratford

Wolverton

Baby Sensory

Child Health Clinic

Old Stratford Baby & Toddler Group 9:30-11:30T at Old Stratford Community Centre, Deanshanger Road MK19 6NL. For 0 - 4s, £2.50 per child (drop in).

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Water Babies Swimming Classes

9:00-11:00T at Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Brooklands

10:00-14:00TH at Brooklands Sports Pavilion, Countess Way MK10 7HN. 07473 944053; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13months.Call for class times.

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Stony Stratford 9:30-11:15T at Swinfen Harris Hall, London Road MK11 1JA. Kate: 07976 484 212; For 1 - 3s, (please book). 9.30am: 18-36mth & 10.30am: 9-18mth.

Messy Play

Eaglestone

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

14:00-15:00T at Milton Keynes Hospital Hydro Pool, Milton Keynes Hspital MK6 5LD. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Baby College

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Music Bugs

Yoga-based creative movement classes and parties

10:00-11:45TH at Methodist Church, Silver Street MK11 1JS. 0844 822 1158; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Baby Bumpkin Yoga

for babies and children

www.tattybumpkin.com/miltonkeynes miltonkeynes@tattybumpkin.com Stories, Songs & Movement 07745 301624 9:30-10:15T at Pebbles Children’s Centre at Oldbrook School, 502 Leadenhall Avebury Road MK6 2NH. 01908 240556; For

Fishermead

Water Babies Swimming Classes

0 - 4s, FREE (please book).

Furzton

Dads Group Stay & Play

10:00-11:30TH at Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

South Furzton Mums and Tots

12:00-15:00T at Furzton Community Centre, 1 Blackmore Gate MK4 1DS. 01908 502877; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per child.

13:30-15:00T at Woughton Leisure Centre, Rainbow Drive MK6 5EJ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Milton Keynes Central

Woburn Sands

10:00-14:00TH at St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Aspley Hill MK17 8NN. Katherine: 07876 643276; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13mths,various times,call to check.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

9:15-10:00T at Squirrel’s Children’s Centre at Giffard Park Primary School, Broadway Ave MK14 5QN. 01908 317863; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Grange Farm

Newport Pagnell

Time For Twos (Enrolment & Story Time)

Cha Char Chimps

9:00-15:00TH at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 OPZ. 01908 503736; For 2s, £1 per family (please book). Call centre to check group running during holidays.

10:00-11:00T at Middleton Centre, 69 High Street MK16 8AB. 07917 683330. For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Great Linford

10:00-14:00TH at North Crawley Institute, High Street, North Crawley MK16. 07473 944053; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13months.Call for class times.

RAD Pre-Primary Ballet

16:15-17:00T at CentreStage Theatre School, Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive MK14 5AX. 01908 242649; For 4 - 5s, £4.75 per child (please book).

Heelands

The Little Turtle Swim Company

9:00-16:00T at Novotel Hotel, Heelands MK13 7RA. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

Sensory Room

9:00-16:00T at The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Call to book.

Hodge Lea

Stay & Play

9:30-11:00TH at The Rowans Family Centre at Hodge Lea Meeting Place MK12 6JS. 01908 565852; For 0 - 5s, FREE (donation). Cluster Area Only.

Knowlhill

The Signing Company

Signing Babies: 11:00-14:45T; £6 per session (book by term). Classes: 11am & 2pm. For 5mths-2½yrs. Free taster session. Signing Toddlers: 13:00-13:45T; For 1 2s, £6 per session (book by term). Ages 18mth+. Free taster session. at 360 Play MK, Roebuck Way MK5 8HL. 07730 535325. KEY:

T: Term Time

9:00-10:15T at The Robins Children’s Centre, Ashbrook School, The High Street MK8 8NA. 01908 318 758; For 0 - 4s, £1 (donation). Two Mile Ash & Great Holm families only.

16:00-17:00T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes. 16:00-19:00T at Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street MK15 0DS. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Story & Song Time

H: Holidays

Two Mile Ash

Story, Songs and Rhyme Time

Baby Sensory Classes

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

Giffard Park

11:30-12:45TH at Whitespace Yoga Studio, St Pauls Court MK11 1LJ. 07745 301624; For 0s, (please book).

Baby Sensory

Newton Longville

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-11:00T at Longueville Hall, Whaddon Road MK17 0AT. 07736 449746; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

THURSDAY Bletchley

Thomas Tots

9:00-10:45T at St Thomas Aquinas School, St Mary’s Avenue MK3 5DT. 07838 219999; For 0 - 5s, £1 per session. Snack,songs & rhymes. Refreshments for all.

Bletchley Library Children’s Hour

10:00-11:00T at Bletchley Library, Westfield Road MK2 2RA. 01908 372797; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in).

Daisy Chain Children’s Centre

Breastfeeding Friends Group: 13:3015:00T; For 0s, FREE (drop in). Bumps & Babies: 13:30-14:30T; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). Under 12mths. Voluntary Contributions. at Daisy Chain Children’s Centre, Abbeys Primary School MK3 6PS. 01908 641454.

Bradville

Stay and Play

Olney

10:00-11:30TH at Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School MK13 7BQ. 07860 041534; For 1 - 5s, £1 per session (drop in). Reach area only.18 months-5 yrs.

9:30-10:30T at Woodlands Children Centre in the Community at Olney Library MK46 4EF. 01908 217135; For bump - 0s, £1 per family (drop in). Under 1s.

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

Bumps & Babies

Oxley Park Stay and Play

9:30-11:00TH at Little Owls Children’s Centre, Oxley Park Community Centre MK4 4TA. 01908 520261; For 0 - 4s, £1 per session. Contact centre to book.

Shenley Brook End

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-11:00T at Shenley Brook End Village Hall, Church End Road MK5 7AA. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in).

In the Water

Music & Singing

Broughton

10:00-11:00T at Broughton Pavilion, 139 Tanfield Lane MK10 9NJ. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Conniburrow

Conniburrow Children’s Centre

Crafty Cuppa: 10:00-11:30TH; For 0 - 5s, £1 per session (donation). Adults art & crafts.Reach area only. Bumps and Babes: 13:30-14:30TH; For bump - 0s, £1 (donation). Reach Area Only. Under 12 mths. at Conniburrow Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place MK14 7DU. 01908 675575.

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Conniburrow 10:00-11:30TH at Conniburrow Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place MK14 7DU. 01908 675575; For 0 - 5s, £1 (donation). Reach area only.


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Breastfeeding and Weaning Support

9:30-12:30TH at MK Hospital Hydro Pool, Standing Way MK6 5LD. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

13:00-14:00TH at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Call centre to check group running during holidays.

Fishermead

Heelands

Stay & Play

9:30-11:00TH at Pebbles Children’s Centre, Newlyn Place MK6 2LA. 01908 240556; For 0 - 4s, FREE (please book).

Fullers Slade

Stay & Play

9:30-11:00TH at The Rowans Children’s Centre, 13A Moorfoort MK11 2BD. 01908 565852; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Furzton

Baby Sensory

10:00-15:30TH at Furzton Church Hall (Ridgeway Community Centre), Dulverton Drive MK4 1NA. 07473 944053; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13months.Call for class times.

Bumps & Babies

10:00-11:15TH at Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566; For 0s, (please book). Non walkers.

Grange Farm

Time For Twos - Enrolment & Story Time

9:00-15:00TH at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 OPZ. 01908 503736; For 2s, £1 per family (please book). Call to check group running during holidays.

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SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

16:00-19:00T at Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street MK15 0DS. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Lego/Duplo Club

The Robins Children’s Centre

16:00-17:00T at MK Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard MK9 3HL. 01908 254050; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

The Little Turtle Swim Company

13:00-15:00TH at Neath Hill Medical Centre, 1 Tower Crescent MK14 6JY. 01908 227925; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). Last admission 2.50pm.

Sensory Room: 9:00-16:00T; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Call to book. Cafe Drop In: 13:00-14:15T; For 0 - 3s, FREE (drop in). at The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. 9:00-16:00T at Novotel Hotel, Heelands MK13 7RA. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

Kents Hill

Music Bugs

10:00-11:45T at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent MK7 6HQ. 0844 822 1158; For 0 - 5s. Fun music sessions for 3 mths - 4 yrs.

Kingston

Kingston Children’s Hour

10:00-11:00T at Kingston Library, 54 Winchester Circle MK10 0BA. 01908 282720; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in).

Milton Keynes Central

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

16:00-18:00T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swimkidz offer classes for bumps, babes and beyond.

Neath Hill

Baby Clinic

Newport Pagnell

Music Bugs

10:00-12:45TH at Portfield Community Centre, 8 Wordsworth Avenue MK16 8SB. 0844 822 1158; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun music sessions for 3 mths - 4 yrs.

Oakgrove

Baby College

10:15-12:00T at Oakgrove Leisure Centre, Brickhill Street MK10 9JQ. Kate: 07976 484 212; For 0 - 2s, (please book). 10.15am: 9-18mths & 11.15am: 0-9mths.

Olney

Church Mice

10:30-11:30T at St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church, Church Street MK46 4AD. 01234 712772; For 0 - 5s, FREE (donation). Friendly group with Christian theme.

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Sensory Room: 9:00-16:00T; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Call to book. Stay & Play: 10:00-11:30T; For 0 4s, £1 (donation). Reach area only. Family Support Drop In: 13:0015:00T; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). at The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758.

10:00-10:45T at York House Centre, London Road MK11 1JQ. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

Stories, Songs and Rhymetimes for Under 5s

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11:00-11:30T at Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street MK11 1BD. 01908 562562; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Donations Welcome.

Our dynamic weekly play sessions enable boys and girls aged 2–7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment. For more details, just call or email.

Westcroft

Lego & Duplo Club

0345 313 6712

15:30-16:30T at Westcroft Library, Westcroft District Centre MK4 4DE. For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Loughton Lodge

10:00-11:25TH at Heron’s Lodge, Bradwell Road MK8 9AA. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £5.50 per class (book by term). Call to book free taster session.Age 2-5yrs.

Whitehouse

Story and Rhyme Time

Milton Keynes Central

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

Water Babies Classes

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Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show! www.ccchimps.com | www.fb.com/ccchimps Award-winning musical fun - it’s a party every week!

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Noah’s Ark Baby & Toddler Group

9:45-11:30T at Whaddon Way Church Centre, Beaverbrook Court MK3 7JS. 01908 372072; For 0 - 4s, £1.50 per family (drop in). Lots of fun activities & snack.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

11:00-14:00T at DW Sports, Stadium Way West MK1 1ST. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Brooklands

Eaglestone

The Little Turtle Swim Company

13:00-16:00TH at MK Hospital Hydro Pool, Standing Way MK6 5LD. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

Furzton

Sensory Room

10:00-15:00TH at Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566; For 0 - 2s, (please book).

Grange Farm

Time For Twos - Enrolment & Story

9:00-15:00TH at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 OPZ. 01908 503736; For 2s, £1 per family (please book). Call to check group running during holidays.

Seedlings Stay & Play

Cha Char Chimps

10:00-11:00T at Brooklands Community Centre, Brooklands Pavilion, Countess Way MK10 7HN. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Conniburrow

10:00-11:30TH at Seedlings Children’s Centre, Singleton Drive MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736; For 1 - 5s, £1 per family (please book). Call to check group running in hols.

Great Linford Baby Sensory

Buggy Push

10:00-11:00TH at Conniburrow Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place MK14 7DU. 01909 675575; For 0 - 5s, £1 (donation). Reach area only. T: Term Time

10:00-12:00T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Music Bugs Weekly in Wolverton, Newton Longville, Broughton, Woburn, 10:00-11:40T at Central Milton Keynes, Children’s Library, Saxon Shenley Brook End, Old Stratford, Bletchley & Aylesbury. Gate MK9 3HL. 0844 822 1158;

14:00-15:00T at Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

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Wolverton

9:00-11:30T at Wolverton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Kents Hill

New City Playtime

9:30-11:00T at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent MK7 6HQ. 07791 674808; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Toys,crafts,story,songs & snack.

Rugbytots Classes

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10:00-11:00T at Seedlings Children’s Centre at Whitehouse Primary School MK8 1AG. 01908 503736; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family. Call Fri mornings to book. Group runs alternate weeks, check dates.

Little Turtle Swim Company

9:00-16:00T at Novotel Hotel, Heelands MK13 7RA. Zara: 01908 543384; For 0 - 5s, £12 per class (book by 6-week term). Bespoke classes for children aged 6 weeks+.

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Story and Rhyme Time

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10:30-14:30TH at Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive, Great Linford Village MK14 5AX. 07473 944053; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13months.Call for class times. In the Water

Music & Singing

For 0 - 4s. Fun music sessions for 3 mths - 4 yrs.

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

16:00-19:00T at Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street MK15 0DS. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

16:00-18:00T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swimkidz offer classes for bumps, babes and beyond.

Newport Pagnell

Stories, Songs and Rhymetime

11:00-11:30T at Newport Pagnell Library, St John Street MK16 8HQ. 01908 610933; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Donations appreciated.

Old Stratford

Cha Char Chimps Show

10:00-11:00T at Old Stratford Community Hall, Deanshanger Rd MK19 6NL. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Oxley Park Stay and Play

9:30-11:00TH at Little Owls Children’s Centre, Oxley Park Community Centre MK4 4TA. 01908 520261; For 0 - 4s, £1 per session (please book). Contact centre to book.

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Shenley Church End 10:30-11:30T at Seedlings Children’s Centre at Watling Vale Medical Centre, Burchard Crescent MK5 6EY. 01908 503736; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family. Call Fri mornings to book. Group runs alternate weeks.


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Little Kickers Football Classes

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

10:15-11:00TH at The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive MK5 7GZ. 07490 262462; For 3 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

9:00-10:00T at Freedom Fitness MK, Willen Lake MK15 0DS. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Baby College

10:15-12:00T at 360 Play MK, 27 Roebuck Way MK5 8HL. Kate: 07976 484 212; For 0 - 2s, (please book). 10.15am: 9-18mths & 11.15am: 0-9mths.

9:30-11:30T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swimkidz offer classes for bumps, babes and beyond.

Stantonbury

Milton Keynes Central Library

Sign Time

Songs & Rhymetimes for Under 2s (MK Central Library): 10:0010:30T; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). Dates: 13/7, 7/9 & 5/10. Stories, Songs and Rhymetimes (MK Central Library): 11:0011:30T; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Donations welcome. at MK Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard MK9 3HL. 01908 254050.

10:00-10:45T at Squirrel’s Children’s Centre at Wood End First School MK14 6BB. 01908 317863; For 0 - 2s, (drop in).

Westcroft

Westcroft Library Children’s Hour

10:00-11:00T at Westcroft Library, Westcroft District Centre MK4 4DE. For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in).

Olney

Woburn

Lego & Duplo Club

Woburn Mother and Toddler Group

10:30-11:30TH at Olney Library, High Street MK46 4EF. 01234 711474; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Every Tuesday and then 1st Sat of month.

9:45-11:30T at Woburn Village Hall, Crawley Road MK17 9QD. For 0 - 4s, £2.50 per child (drop in). £2.50 per child (+1),£1 per child (under 1) 50p additional child.

Story Time at Olney Library

Woburn Sands

Baby Sensory Classes

10:00-12:15TH at St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Aspley Hill MK17 8NN. Katherine: 07876 643276; For 0 - 1s, (please book). For babies 0-13mths,various times,call to check.

Wolverton

SwimKidz Swimming Lessons

13:30-15:00T at Wolverton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 07544 555028 or 01908 520528; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, structured swimming lessons.

Wolverton Stories, Songs and Rhymetimes for Under 5s

14:00-14:30T at Wolverton Library, Creed Street MK12 5LY. 01908 312812; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Donations welcome.

SATURDAY Bletchley

Attitude School of Dance

Pre-school & Preliminary Ballet: 8:309:00T; For 4 - 6s, £5 per session (drop in). Baby Ballet: 8:30-9:00T; For 2 - 4s, £5 per session (drop in). Weenie Boppers: 9:00-9:30T; For 3 - 4s, £5 per session (drop in). Street/Jazz Dance. Tiny Tappers: 9:30-10:00T; For 3 - 5s, £5 per session (drop in). at Chestnuts Primary School MK3 5EN. Kelly: 07950 495869.

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga: 9:45-10:30T; For 2 5s, (please book). Baby Bumpkin Explorers: 10:45-11:30T; For 0 - 2s, (please book). Baby Bumpkin Wrigglers: 12:00-12:45T; For 0s, (please book). at Palace Day Nursery, 2 Windsor Street MK2 2LN. 07745 301624. Monthly classes, contact for dates. 38 July - Sept 2019 Toddle About

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

12:30-15:30T at Leon Pool, Fern Grove MK2 3HQ. 07544 555028; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swim classes for babies/toddlers 12 wks-5 yrs.

Bradville

Little Kickers Football Classes

8:30-11:15TH at Stanton School, Fairfax MK13 7BE. 07490 262462; For 1 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

Brooklands

Little Kickers Football Classes

9:15-11:00TH at Brooklands Sports Pavilion, Countess Way. 07490 262462; For 2 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

Eaglestone

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

16:00-18:00T at Milton Keynes Hospital Hydro Pool, Milton Keynes Hospital MK6 5LD. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

11:00-11:30T at Olney Library, High Street MK46 4EF. 01234 711474; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Last Sat of month.

Shenley Brook End Rugbytots Classes

8:25-12:05TH at Shenley Brook End School, Walbank Grove MK5 7ZT. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £7 per class (book by term). Call to book free taster session. Ages 2-7yrs.

Stantonbury

Rugbytots Classes

8:25-12:00TH at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury Campus MK14 6BN. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £7 per child (book by term). Call to book free taster session. Ages 2-7 years.

Wolverton

Who Let The Dad’s Out

10:00-12:00TH at Bushfield School, Moon Street MK12 5JG. 01908 319719; For 0-5s & their dads, £2 per family (donation). 1st Sat of month.

SUNDAY Bletchley

Kents Hill

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

DadTime

10:00-12:00TH at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent MK7 6HQ. 07887 756651; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). 3rd Sat of month.

Middleton

Little Kickers Football Classes

8:30-12:15TH at Oakgrove School (Dining Hall), Brickhill Street MK10 9JQ. 07490 262462; For 1 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

13:30-17:00T at Leon Pool, Fern Grove MK2 3HQ. 07544 555028; For 0 - 5s, £14 per class (book by 10-week term). Swim classes for babies/toddlers 12 wks-5 yrs.

Broughton

Rugbytots Classes

8:30-12:00TH at Brooklands Farm School, 152 Fen Street MK10 7EU. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £7 per child (please book). Call to book free taster session. Ages 2-7 years.

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Shenley Brook End

9:00-13:00T at Freedom Fitness MK, Willen Lake MK15 0DS. 01604 372747; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

8:35-12:10TH at Shenley Brook End School, Walbank Grove MK5 7ZT. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £7 per class (book by term). Call to book free taster session. Ages 2-7yrs.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

12:00-13:30T at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Wolverton

Rugbytots Classes

Cha Char Chimps Show

Water Babies Swimming Classes

15:00-18:00T at Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre, Addington Avenue MK12 5GH. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

10:00-11:00T at Shenley Brook End Village Hall, Church End Road MK5 7AA. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in).

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Tot Bops

9:45-11:30T at Fairford Leys Church Hall, Hampden Square HP19 7HT. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791; For 1 - 4s, (please book). 9.45am: 1-2yrs, 10.15am: open to all & 10.45am: 2-4yrs.

Aston Clinton

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-10:45TH at Aston Clinton Cafe in the Park, London Road HP22 5JL. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Tuesday Tots @ Granville Street

9:45-11:15T at Granville Street Church HP20 2JR. 01296 334154; For 0 - 4s, £1 per session (drop in). Friendly group.Free play,songs & Bible stories.

Aylesbury Little Angels

9:45-11:15TH at The Church on Fairford Leys, Hampden Square HP19 7HT. 01296 488197; For 0 - 4s, £1.50 per session (donation). Baby room,crafts,role play,story & songs.

Bounce & Rhyme

10:00-10:30T at Aylesbury Library, Walton Street HP20 1UU. 0845 230 3232; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Noizee Music & Movement Classes

10:00-12:00T at Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £12 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swim lessons 0-10yrs.

10:15-11:00T at Zoomania, 3 Kempson Close HP19 8UQ. Elisa: 07717 879903; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). 6mths+.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

11:00-12:30T at Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £12 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swim lessons 0-10yrs.

10:30-11:30T at Stoke Mandeville Community Centre, Eskdale Road HP22 5UJ. 07825 002001; For 0 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Chk ccchimps. com for hols.

Buckingham

Water Babies Classes

9:15-10:45T at Buckingham Best Western Hotel, A421 Ring Road MK18 1RY. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Musical Minis

10:00-10:45T at The Buckingham Athletic and Sports Social Club, Stratford Road MK18 1NY. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential. Free trials available.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

11:00-13:30T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Winslow

13:00-14:30T at Church of the Holy Spirit, Church Lounge, 71a Camborne Avenue HP21 7UE. 01296 394759; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in).

16:00-18:00T at Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £11.50 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

Musical Minis

Tring

Toddler Time

14:30-17:00T at The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street HP23 6AP. 0207 942 6163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

15:00-15:45T at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

TUESDAY

Wendover

Water Babies Swimming Classes

9:00-11:30T at MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5GF. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes. KEY:

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Buckingham

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Aylesbury

Quarrendon Quackers Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre, Meadowcroft HP19 9HH. 01296 330299; For 0 - 3s, £2 per session (drop in).

In the Water

Music & Singing

Tot Bops

13:45-17:15T at Quarrendon & Medowcroft Community Centre, Bowlers Field HP19 9HH. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791; For 2 - 4s, (please book). 2.45pm: 2-3½yrs, 3.30pm: 3½-5yrs & 4.30pm: 4-7yrs.

9:30-12:00T at Buckingham Best Western Hotel, A421 Ring Road MK18 1RY. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

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9:45-10:30T at Tingewick Village Hall, Main St MK18 4NN. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

Baby Sensory Classes

10:00-14:00TH at Lace Hill Community Centre, Catch Pin Street MK18 7RR. Katherine: 07876 643276; For 0 - 1s, (please book). 10am (6-13mths),11.30am (0-9mths) & 13.00pm (0-6mths).

Haddenham

Storytime

14:30-15:00TH at Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park HP17 8EE. 01296 382415; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Tring

Toddler Time

14:30-17:00T at The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street HP23 6AP. 0207 942 6163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Wendover

Water Babies Classes

10:00-12:30T at MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5GF. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Wendover Bounce & Rhyme

10:15-11:45T at Wendover Library, High Street HP22 6DU. 01296 382415; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). 10.15am: 18mth-5yrs & 11.15am: 0-18mth.

Weston Turville

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy

10:00-17:30T at Holiday Inn, New Road HP22 5QT. 01869 226223; For 4 - 10s, £14 per session (book by term).

Wing

Play & Grow and Childminding Group

10:00-11:30T at Wing Children’s Centre at Overstone School, Church Street LU7 0NY. 01296 681163; For 0 - 4s, £1 per session (drop in). From Sept 2019,call centre to check running.

Winslow

Winslow Baby and Toddler Group

10:00-12:00T at Winslow Public Hall, Elmfields Gate MK18 3JA. 07860 607560; For 0 - 5s, £2.50 per session (drop in). First session free.

WEDNESDAY Aston Clinton

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

12:30-14:30T at Green Park HP22 5NE. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

Aylesbury

The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

9:30-11:00T at Southcourt Baptist Church, 40 Penn Road HP21 8HW. 01296 480080; For 0 - 3s, FREE (drop in).

Cha Char Chimps Show

10:30-11:30T at Stone Village Hall, 50 Oxford Road HP17 8PB. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays. 40 July - Sept 2019 Toddle About

Water Babies Swimming Classes

12:00-16:00T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

15:00-17:30T at Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £12 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swim lessons 0-10yrs.

Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal Classes

19:30-20:30T at Reflexions Health Club, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 01869 226223; For bump, (please book).

Bierton

St James the Great Church Parent & Toddler Group

14:00-15:30TH at St James Church, Aylesbury Road HP22 5DG. 01296 483003; For 0 - 5s, (donation). 1st 3rd & 5th Wednesday of month.

Buckingham

Musical MInis

9:45-10:30T at Lace Hill Community Centre, Windsor Park MK18 7RR. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-11:00T at Buckingham Youth Centre, London Road MK18 1AS. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 per session (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Bounce & Rhyme

10:30-11:00T at Buckingham Library, Verney Close MK18 1JP. 01296 382415; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

Tring

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

10:00-10:45T at Doodle Caboodle Cafe, Silk Mill Business Park HP23 5EF. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps. com for holidays.

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Aylesbury Vale Area continued - Add your group/class at toddle.club/list-me Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

10:30-12:30T at Holiday Inn, New Road HP22 5QT. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

Winslow

Musical Minis

Wing

10:45-11:30T at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate. Sophie: 07792 497950; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Booking Essential.Free trials available.

Child Health Clinic

10:00-11:15TH at Wing Children’s Centre at Overstone School, Church Street LU7 0NY. 01296 681163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). From Sept 2019,call centre to check running.

THURSDAY Aylesbury

Wingrave

Sparkles - speech therapy for children with Down’s syndrome

Baby Sensory Classes

10:00-13:45TH at Wingrave Community Centre, Church St HP22 2PE. Katherine: 07876 643276; For 0 - 1s, (please book). 10am (6-13mths),11.15am (09mths) & 12.45pm (0-6mths).

9:30-16:00T at Email the Sparkles Committee for Location. duncanandmeryn@gmail.com; For 0 - 5s, FREE (please book). From sitting to school age. Appointment only.

FRIDAY

Berryfields Parent and Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Berryfields CE Primary School, John Fitzjohn Avenue HP18 OFG. For 0 - 5s, £2 (drop in). A parent & toddler group with toys & singing.

Aylesbury

Weeniebeans Soft Playroom & Coffee Shop

9:30-11:30T at Fairford Leys Community Centre, Hampden Square HP19 7HT. 07796683206 / 07957789841; For 0 - 3s, (drop in). Cost: £1.50: 0-1yr, £2.50: 1-2yr & £3.50: 2-3yr, sibling discounts avail, pls ask on admission.

Fishes Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Church of the Holy Spirit, Church Hall, 71a Camborne Avenue HP21 7UE. 01296 394759; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

10:00-12:00T at Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £12 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swim lessons 0-10yrs.

Fairytale Academy Creative Dance

10:15-11:15T at Zoomania, 3 Kempson Close HP19 8UQ. Elisa: 07717 879903; For 2 - 5s, (please book).

Lighthouse Toddler Group

10:30-11:45T at Walton Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Walton Street HP21 7QX. 01296 398110; For 0 - 4s, FREE (donation). Have fun whilst praising God & learning about Jesus.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

12:00-16:00T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy Lessons

16:30-18:00T at Reflxions Health & Leisure Club, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 01869 226223; For 4 - 10s, £14 per session (book by term).

Buckingham

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:00-12:00T at Buckingham Best Western Hotel, A421 Ring Road MK18 1RY. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Haddenham

9:30-11:30T at St Mary’s Centre, Station Rd HP17 8AJ. Zsofia: 07964 744381; For 0 - 4s, £2 per session (drop in). £2 per child,£2.50 2 or more.1st sess free. KEY:

T: Term Time

Toybox and Babybox

9:30-10:00T at Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park, Banks Road HP17 8EE. For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Steeple Claydon

10:30-11:30T at Berryfields Primary School, Community Suite, Paradise Orchard HP18 0WS. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

10:00-11:30T at Long Crendon Baptist Church, High Street HP18 9AF. 01844 201335; For bump - 3s, FREE (drop in).

H: Holidays

Cha Char Chimps Show

Steeple Claydon Baby & Toddler Group

10:00-12:00T at Steeple Claydon Village Hall, Queen Catherine Road MK18 2PY. For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

Tilsworth nr Leighton Buzzard

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

10:45-13:15T at Reflexions Health & Leisure Club, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Cha Char Chimps Show

12:00-16:00T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Tring

Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury Vale

10:00-11:00T at Stanbridge & Tilsworth Community Hall, Stanbridge Road LU7 9PN. 07811 797890; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Toddler Time

14:30-17:00T at The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street HP23 6AP. 0207 942 6163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Waddesdon

Cha Char Chimps Show

9:30-11:30T at Waddesdon Village Hall, High Street HP18 OJE. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). 9.15am: 0-1yrs. 10.30am: 0-5yrs. Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Wendover

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

Hunca Munca

Bounce & Rhyme

Long Crendon

10:15-12:15T at The Wendover Swimming Pool, Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

In the Water

Music & Singing

Buckingham

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes: 9:4511:45T; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term). Puddle Ducks Swim Academy: 16:0017:30T; For 4 - 10s, £14 per session (book by term). at Best Western Hotel, Ring Road South MK18 1RY. 01869 226223.

Primary Ballet

16:00-16:45T at Padbury Village Hall, Main Street MK18 2AP. Rebecca: 07572 156980; For 4 - 5s, £3 per class.

Newton Leys

Cha Char Chimps

10:00-11:00T at Newton Leys Pavilion, Furzey Way MK3 5SP. 07736 449746; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

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Toddler Time

14:30-17:00T at The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street HP23 6AP. 0207 942 6163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).


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Stewkley

Stewkley Baby & Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Village Hall, High Street North, LU7 0EW. 07743 254987; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per child (drop in).

Tring

Toddler Time

14:30-17:00T at The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street HP23 6AP. 0207 942 6163; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Waddesdon

Tot Bops

9:45-11:30T at Waddesdon Village Hall, 107 Baker Street HP18 0LQ. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791; For 1 - 4s, (please book). 9.45am: 1-2yrs, 10.15am: open to all & 10.45am: 2-4yrs.

Wendover

Water Babies Swimming Classes

9:30-12:30T at MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5GF. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

10:00-12:00T at Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £11.50 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

SATURDAY Aylesbury

Little Kickers Football Classes

8:45-11:55TH at Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, off Fowler Road HP19 7QT. Kieran: 07412 480804; For 1 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18m - 7 yrs.

Who Let The Dads Out?

9:30-11:00TH at Granville Street Church, Granville Street HP20 2JR. 01296 334154; For 0 - 5s, £1 (donation). Dads group - 1st Sat of mth. For 0-10 yrs.

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

11:00-13:00T at Reflexions Health & Leisure Club, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

13:00-16:30T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Buckingham

Rugbytots Classes

8:35-12:10TH at Buckingham Primary School, Foscott Way MK18 1TT. Shauna: 0345 313 6712; For 2 - 5s, £7 per class (book by term). Call to book your free taster session. Ages 2-7yrs.

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy

Wing

9:30-10:30T at Best Western Hotel, Ring Road South MK18 1RY. 01869 226223; For 4 - 5s, £14 per session (book by term). Ages 4-10 years.

10:00-11:30T at Wing Children’s Centre at Overstone School, Church Street LU7 0NY. 01296 681163; For 0 - 1s, £1 per family (drop in). Birth to walking. From Sept 2019, check to confirm running.

10:00-12:00T at Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park HP17 8EE. 01296 382415; For 2 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Little Learners

Winslow

Winslow Baby and Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Winslow Public Hall, Elmfields Gate MK18 3JA. 07860 607560; For 0 - 5s, £2.50 per session (drop in). First session free.

Haddenham

Wendover

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

9:00-11:00T at Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 07889 905678; For 0 - 10s, £11.50 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

9:00-12:00T at MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5GF. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury Vale

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes: 13:4514:45T; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term). Puddle Ducks Swim Academy Classes: 14:15-16:45T; For 4 - 10s, £14 per session (book by term). at The Wendover Swimming Pool, Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 01869 226223.

SUNDAY Aylesbury

Water Babies Swimming Classes

8:30-13:30T at Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close HP21 9ET. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £16 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

9:00-13:45T at Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road HP19 0FY. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £12 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swim lessons 0-10yrs.

Lego & Craft Club

Wendover

Children’s Crafts

8:30-12:00T at Wharf Road HP22 6HF. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £11.50 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

10:30-12:00T at Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park HP17 8EE. 01296 382415; For 1 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Hazeley

Performing Arts Juniors

9:30-15:00T at CentreStage Theatre School, Hazeley Academy, Emperor Drive MK8 0PT. 01908 242649; For 4 - 6s, £12 per class (please book).

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Weston Turville

Puddle Ducks Swimming Classes

15:30-16:30T at Holiday Inn, New Road HP22 5QT. 01869 226223; For 0 - 4s, £14 per session (book by 8-week term).

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MONDAY Beaconsfield

Water Babies Swimming Classes

11:30-13:30T at Alfriston School, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Chesham Urchins

10:00-11:30T at United Reformed Church (URC) Hall, The Broadway HP5 1BX. 01494 776014; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). All welcome. 42 July - Sept 2019 Toddle About

Trinity Tots

10:00-11:30T at Trinity Church Hall, Red Lion Street HP5 1EZ. 01494 463113; For 0 - 3s, £1.20 per child (drop in).

Hazlemere

NCT Bumps and Babies Morning

9:45-11:30TH at Hazlemere Children’s Centre, Highfield Way HP15 7UW. For bump - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:25-11:25T at Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue HP15 7EF. 01869 325499; For 0 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

High Wycombe

Bumps, Babies & Beyond

9:30-11:30T at Downley Community Centre, School Close HP13 5TR. For bump - 4s, £1 per family (donation).

Little Fish

14:00-15:00T at Wycombe Marsh Baptist Church, London Road HP11 1ET. 07940 953 909; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Short Christian service, play & refreshments.

Holmer Green

Tiddlywinks

13:30-15:00T at Christ Church Centre, Featherbed Lane HP15 6XQ. 01494-715195; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per family.

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FUNKY MONKEYS

8:45-11:30T at Marlow Methodist Church, Spittal Street SL7 3HJ. 07799 854 535; For 0 - 5s, £1 per session (drop in). Pre-school children & their grown-ups.

‘Let Your Children Go Bananas’

Monks Risborough

Music:

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show

Tues: Amersham 9.45am & 10.45am Thurs: Penn 9.45am

11:30-12:30T at Monks Risborough Scout Hut, Courtmoor Close HP27 9NB. 07825 002001; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Baby signing:

Parties:

Tues: Beacons eld 1.45pm Thurs: Penn 10.30am

Pick your theme and duration to suit your child and your budget

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TUESDAY Amersham

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Tiny Tots & Little Fishes

Multi Sensory, Pre-school Music and Movement Experience.

Term Time classes in Hazlemere & Holmer Green, S. Bucks Tel: 07717 879 903 Web: www.noizeeproductions.co.uk

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Little Kickers Football Classes

15:30-17:10TH at The Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road HP9 1RG. 07490 262462; For 2 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 2-7 yrs.

Chesham

Bounce and Rhyme

10:00-10:30T at Elgiva Lane HP5 2JD. 0845 230 3232; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

Chesham Baby Carrying Hike

10:00-12:00TH at Meet at: Lowndes Park Bandstand, 59a The Broadway HP5 1BX. For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in).

St Columba’s Toddler Group

10:00-11:45T at St Columba’s Church Hall, 432 Berkhamsted Road HP5 3HQ. 01494 775629; For 0 - 3s, £1.50 per child (donation). £2.50 for 2 or more children.

Kin Life Baby Massage

11:30-12:15TH at The Where Inspiration Blooms Barn, Chartridge Lodge HP5 2TU. 07845 251100; For 0s, (please book).

H: Holidays

9:00-11:30T at Flackwell Heath Methodist Church, Heath End Road HP10 9DT. 07979 541874; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in).

Gerrards Cross

FUN MUSIC CLASS!

11:30-13:30T at Alfriston School, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

T: Term Time

10:30-11:30T at St Michael’s Church, Sycamore Road HP6 5DR. 07917 683330; For 0 - 5s, £4.80 (drop in). Check ccchimps.com for holidays.

Flackwell Heath Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

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10:00-10:30TH at Beaconsfield Library, with the Children’s Centre HP9 2NJ. 01494 678244; For 0 - 4s, FREE (please book).

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Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Shows

Flackwell Heath

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Storytime

10:30-11:15TH at The Where Inspiration Blooms Barn, Chartridge Lodge HP5 2TU. 07845 251100; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Amersham

12:30-14:00T at Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £13 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

near Chesham

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

Kin Life Baby Yoga

WEDNESDAY

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

BABY MASSAGE & BABY YOGA

9:30-11:00T at Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £13 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

10:30-11:30TH at Beech House, 17 Penn Road HP9 2PN. For bump - 0s, FREE (drop in).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:00-12:30T at Tylers Green Middle School, Cock Lane HP10 8DS. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Beaconsfield

9:45-11:25TH at Amersham Free Church, Sycamore Road/ Woodside Road HP7. 07866 510 289; For 0 - 4s, £6 per session (drop in). Class times: 09.45 & 10.45.

NCT Bumps & Babies

Tylers Green

Dance, Drama & Singing Classes

16:00-17:00T at Sargent & Plester School of Dancing, White Hill Centre HP5 1AG. 07931 136342; For 2 - 4s. Tues: 3-4yrs & Sat: 18mths+.

10:00-11:30T at Tiny Tots & Little Fishes, St James Centre SL9 7DJ. 01753 278952; For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in). Free play, crafts, refreshments & singing.

Hazlemere

Fairytale Academy Creative Dance Classes

10:30-14:30TH at Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue HP15 7UB. Elisa: 07717 879903; For 2 - 5s, £6 per session (drop in). Take your little ones on a magical journey.

Noizee Musical Theatre Classes

Gerrards Cross

Tiny Tots & Little Fishes

16:15-18:00T at Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue HP15 7UB. Elisa: 07717 879903; For 4 - 5s, £6 per session (please book). 4.15-5pm: 4-6yrs & 5-6pm: 8+years.

High Wycombe

St.Anne’s Parent & Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Tiny Tots & Little Fishes, St James Centre SL9 7DJ. 01753 278952; For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in). Free play, crafts, refreshments & singing.

High Wycombe

Stokenchurch Stay and Play

9:30-11:30T at St. Anne’s Church, London Road, Wycombe Marsh HP11 1ET. 07443 596304; For 0 - 5s, £1 (drop in).

Marlow

16:15-17:45T at Wycombe High School, Marlow Road HP11 1TB. 01494 533203; For 4 - 5s, £165 (book by term). For 4-6yrs. Sat classes: 9.30-11am & 11.15am-1.45pm.

10:00-11:30T at Stokenchurch Children’s Centre, Betty Messenger Building HP14 3TQ. For 0 - 5s, £1 per session (drop in).

Little Explorers

10:00-10:50T at The Creation Station, Marlow Youth Centre SL7 3JD. 07795 268063; For 1 - 5s, £8 per class (please book). 15mths-5yrs.

Holmer Green

Noizee Preschool Music & Movement Classes

Marlow Bottom

Marlow Bottom Mother and Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Marlow Bottom Methodist Church SL7 3PP. 01628 475725; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in). In the Water

Music & Singing

Stagecoach Theatre School

Noizee Fairytale Academy Creative Dance: 9:30-10:15TH; For 3 - 5s, (please book). Weds: 3yrs+ & Fri: 2½yrs+. Noizee Music & Movement Classes: 10:30-11:15T; For 1 - 5s, £5 per session (drop in). Sibling discount. at Holmer Green Village Centre Hall, The Common HP15 6XG. Elisa: 07717 879903.

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Radnage

Radnage Mother and Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Village Hall, Radnage Common Road HP14 4DF. 01494 484152 or 07754 826598; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per child (drop in). 50p per extra child. 1st visit is free.

THURSDAY Amersham

Amersham Library

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: 10:15-10:45T; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). Under 18mths. Duplo Club: 13:30-15:00T; For 1 - 5s, FREE (drop in). at Chiltern Avenue HP6 5AH. 0845 230 3232.

Little Kickers Football Classes

14:30-17:10TH at The Polish Club, Raans Road HP6 6LX. 07490 262462; For 1 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 18 months - 7 yrs.

Beaconsfield

Little Explorers

10:00-10:50T at The Creation Station, Beaconsfield Rugby Club HP9 2SQ. 07795 268063; For 1 - 5s, £8 per class (please book). 15mths-5yrs.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

10:00-11:30T at Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £13 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

Burnham

St Peters Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at St Peters Church, Church Street SL1 7HX. 01628 664338; For 0 - 5s, £2 per child (drop in).

Chesham

Bounce and Rhyme

10:00-10:30T at Elgiva Lane HP5 2JD. 0845 230 3232; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

High Wycombe

Playhouse Toddlers

9:30-11:00T at The Hub, Union Baptist Church, Easton Street HP11 1NJ. 01494 473889; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in). Includes refreshments & crafts.

Penn & Tylers Green Mother and Toddler Group

9:30-11:15T at Penn and Tylers Green Village Hall, Penn HP10 8LN. 07766 881567; For bump - 4s, £2.50 per session (drop in). 1st session free so come along & enjoy.

Amersham

Turville

9:00-11:00TH at Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill HP7 0LN. For 0 - 5s, £2 per family (drop in).

Evolution Childcare Sensory Play

9:30-11:00TH at 5 Eden Place HP11 2DH. 01296 382415; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

10:00-11:00TH at Turville School RG9 6QX. 01491 638071; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Fun sensory stay and play sessions for 0-5 year olds.

Little Chalfont

Tylers Green

Tiddley Tots & Tales

NCT Chiltern Bumps & Babies

10:00-11:30TH at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane HP8 4UD. For 0 - 2s, £2 (drop in).

Penn

Funky Monkeys

9:45-10:30TH at Penn Free Methodist Church, Church Road (next to the crown pub) HP10 8NU. 07866 510 289; For 0 - 4s, £6 per session (drop in). Merry Mix of Music and Movement! .

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Princes Risborough

Bounce and Rhyme

10:30-11:00T at Bell Street HP27 0AA. 0845 230 3232; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:00-12:30T at Tylers Green Middle School, Cock Lane HP10 8DS. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Bounce & Rhyme

10:15-10:45T at Amersham Library, Chiltern Avenue HP6 5AH. 01296 382415; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Fairytale Academy Creative Dance Classes

13:00-15:45TH at Holmer Green Village Centre Hall, The Common HP15 6XG. Elisa: 07717 879903; For 2 - 5s, £6 per session (drop in). Classes: 1.00pm and 3.05pm.

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Walters Ash

Stepping Stones

Magpie Club Baby & Toddler Group

10:00-11:30H at Risborough Children’s Centre, Oakshott Centre HP14 4TS. 01844 347934; For 3 - 4s. Please call centre to confirm dates.

13:00-14:45T at Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road HP6 6AJ. 01494 726816; For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in). Toys Craft Drink Parking Not 3rd Fri of month.

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Hazlemere

8:30-13:30T at Chiltern Wood School, Faulkner Way, Downley HP13 5HB. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

9:55-10:55T at Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue HP15 7EF. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

8:45-12:55TH at The Royal Grammar School, Amersham Road HP13 6QT. 07490 262462; For 2 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 2-7 yrs.

High Wycombe

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

9:30-11:00T at St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Green HP9 2BN. 01494 676931; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Sparkles Down’s Syndrome Group

9:30-16:00T at Email the Sparkles Committee for Location. duncanandmeryn@ gmail.com; For 0 - 5s, FREE (please book). From sitting to school age. Appointment only.

Bounce and Rhyme

10:00-10:30TH at 5 Eden Place HP11 2DH. 01296 382415; For 0 - 1s, FREE (please book). 0-18mths.

Small Saints

10:00-12:00T at All Saints Church, Castle Street HP13 6RF. 07791 389598; For 0 - 5s, £0.50 per session (drop in). Fun & worship group for under 5’s.

Coffee and Play

10:00-12:00T at Grace Baptist Church, Corner of Hughenden Ave and The Pastures HP13 5SU. 01494 535880; For 0 - 5s, (donation). Fellowship for adults and fun for children.

Holmer Green

Noizee Preschool Music & Movement Classes

Noizee Fairytale Academy Creative Dance: 13:45-14:30TH; For 3 - 5s, (please book). Weds: 3yrs+ & Fri: 2½yrs+. Noizee Musical Theatre Class: 17:0018:00T;, £6 per session (please book). For 7+yrs. at Holmer Green Village Centre Hall, The Common HP15 6XG. Elisa: 07717 879903.

Little Kickers Football Classes

SATURDAY Amersham

Messy Church

11:30-13:00TH at St.Michael Church, 70 Sycamore Rd HP6 5DR. 01494 726680; For 3 - 5s, FREE (drop in). 3rd Sat of Month (not August).

Beaconsfield

The Positive Birth Movement

Little Kickers Football Classes

8:45-12:55TH at The Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road HP9 1RG. 07490 262462; For 2 - 7s, (book by term). Fun football classes.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

12:00-15:30T at Alfriston School, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Chesham

Dance, Drama & Singing Classes

Little Chalfont Toddler Group

9:45-11:30T at Little Chalfont Village Hall HP8 4UD. For 1 - 4s, £35 per child (book by term). £35 & £17.50 for sibling over 1 per term.

Marlow

Bounce & Rhyme

10:30-11:00T at Marlow Library, Institute Road SL7 1BL. For 2 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

10:00-11:30TH at Wycombe Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, HP11 2TT. Kate: 07711 183182; For bump, FREE (drop in). Group runs on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Marlow

Marlow Dads Group

9:00-11:00TH at Held at Costa Coffee SL7 2NB. 074748 85800; For 0 - 5s, FREE per session. Dads with children of all ages welcome.

SUNDAY

9:00-10:00T at Sargent & Plester School of Dancing, White Hill Centre HP5 1AG. 07931 136342; For 2 - 4s. Tues: 3-4yrs & Sat: 18mths+.

Beaconsfield

Duplo Club

10:30-15:30TH at Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane HP5 2JD. 01296 382415; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Chorleywood

Little Kickers Football Classes

Little Chalfont

Stagecoach Mini Stages Classes: 9:15-10:00T; For 2 - 4s, £84 (book by term). Drama, singing and movement for little ones. Stagecoach Theatre School: 9:30-13:45T; For 4 - 5s, £165 (book by term). For 4-6yrs. Sat classes: 9.30-11am & 11.15am1.45pm. at Wycombe High School, Marlow Rd HP11 1TB. Clare: 01494 533203.

8:45-12:00TH at St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road WD3 6EW. 07490 262462; For 2 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 2-7 yrs.

Hazlemere

Water Babies Swimming Classes

14:30-15:30T at Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue HP15 7EF. 01869 325499; For 0 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Henley-on-Thames

Sports4Kids Toddler Football & Rugby

8:30-13:00TH at Beaconsfield High School, Wattleton Road HP9 1RR. 0845 052 1347; For 1 - 5s, £7.50 per class (book by term). Various classes, call for more info.

Swimkidz Swimming Lessons

9:00-12:00T at Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road HP9 2TS. 07889 905678; For 0 - 5s, £13 per child (book by term). Fun & educational swimming lessons 0-10yrs.

Hazlemere

Water Babies Swimming Classes

15:00-17:00T at Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue HP15 7EF. 01869 325499; For 0 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Stagecoach Mini Stages Classes: 14:0014:45T; For 2 - 4s, £84 (book by term). Drama, singing and movement for little ones. Stagecoach Theatre School: 16:3018:30T;, (book by term). Fantastic dance, sing & drama for 4-8 yrs. at Marlow CofE Infant School, Sandygate Road SL7 3AZ. Clare: 01494 533203.

Stagecoach Mini Stages Classes: 9:1510:00T; For 2 - 4s, £84 (book by term). Drama, singing and movement. Stagecoach Theatre School: 9:30-12:45T; For 4 - 5s, per session (book by term). Fantastic dance, sing & drama! at Valley Road School, 26 Valley Road RG9 1RR. Clare: 01494 533203.

9:00-14:00T at Chiltern Wood School, Faulkner Way, Downley HP13 5HB. 01869 325499; For 0 - 4s, £16.50 per session (please book). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Turville

High Wycombe

Little Kickers Football Classes

Evolution Childcare Sensory Play

10:00-11:00TH at Turville School RG9 6QX. 01491 638071; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Fun sensory stay and play sessions for 0-5 year olds. KEY:

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Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

Sports4Kids Toddler Football & Rugby

8:30-13:00TH at Cressex Community School, Holmer Lane HP12 4QA. 0845 052 1347; For 1 - 5s, £7.50 per class (book by term). Various classes, call for more info. In the Water

Music & Singing

High Wycombe

Water Babies Swimming Classes

Princes Risborough

8:40-11:00TH at Princes Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road HP27 9AX. Kieran: 07412 480804; For 2 - 5s, (book by term). Fun football classes from 2 - 7 yrs.

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