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In 2009, I wasn't happy with my job. Like many new parents, I had started to resent the long hours I was working - I was only seeing my babies at the weekends. We had two under 2 years and I wanted to be there with them as they grew. I knew something had to change.

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Perhaps irresponsibly, I had quit my job without a clear idea of what I was going to do. My wife Ruth was looking after the children full time, so the pressure was now on for me to get something going.

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It was Ruth who came up with the idea to start the magazine you are holding now. She had spent several weeks researching and putting together a list of all the groups and classes running in our area, ordered Monday to Sunday, and it wasn't long before her friends were all asking for a photocopy of her list! (It's come on since then - see p.26+)

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A few months later, in January 2010, we launched the first edition of Toddle About. We received amazing feedback from parents and we've never looked back. Yes, it's been hard work, but I have been able to be there with the kids as they grew, and for that I am eternally grateful. This 10th Anniversary edition is extra special for us as it sees the launch of our new website (check it out!) and also the Toddle About Magazine franchise, which will allow other parents to do what we have done.

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Bite SIZE D NEWS Tot Bop’s Award Nominations

Snowdrop Walk Buckinghamshire Tot Bop have been nominated in three award categories for The Family Network Business Recognition Awards: Business Mum of the Year (Rachel Kenning; Tot Bop owner); Business Growth of the Year (Tot Bop); and Small Business of the Year (Tot Bop). They have been announced as finalists in the Business Growth of the Year category, so keep your fingers crossed! You can join your local Tot Bop dance classes in any of their Aylesbury venues: Fairford Leys Church Hall, Wing Village Hall and/or Waddesdon Village Hall. Book a trial at your local class at www.totbop.co.uk. See P.13

On Sunday 2nd February 2020, Child Bereavement UK is inviting families to plant a snowdrop in memory of someone important at their Snowdrop Walk event at West Wycombe Park (HP14 3AJ) from 10:30am-4pm. Entry is £3 for adults, £2 for under 16s and concessions, and free for under 3s. The annual event is a special day to remember babies and children who have died, and children who are bereaved. There will be a children’s treasure hunt, refreshments and more. Email fundraising@childbereavementuk.org. www.childbereavementuk.org

Baby & Children’s Market Returns to MK After a successful launch event in October, Baby & Children’s Market is moving to a larger venue. Medbourne Pavilion will welcome local parents selling new and nearly-new baby and children’s clothes, toys, equipment and more, suitable from birth to eight years old. Plus a small selection of businesses in the baby and children's industry will be showcasing and selling their products and services. Milton Keynes: Saturday 29th February, 3pm-5pm, Medbourne Pavilion, MK5 6LS. Visit www.babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk

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North Hayne Farm cottages in North Devon were thrilled to receive two Gold Awards from Visit Devon in December - plus the prestigious Winner of Winners award for both the quality of self catering holidays they provide for families with young children and their commitment to children with Autism and other additional needs. The awards follow yet more improvements to their onsite facilities including a brand new treatment room offering parents that much needed 'me time' and pampering. In short, it's definitely worth checking them out for your stay-cation this year!

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Enjoy Roald Dahl storytelling at the museum of the world's No. 1 storyteller. Delight in stories from Roald Dahl’s books that feature some really rather disgusterous food, including Matilda and The BFG. Hold on to your stomachs! Read by energetic Museum storytellers. Choose to join in if you fancy, or just sit back and relax. Perfect for all ages. High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL Tel: 01494 892192 roalddahlmuseum

Come to Buckingham Old Gaol during the February half-term and enjoy looking at the Toys from Long Ago exhibition in the old exercise yard. There will also be a fun quiz on toys around the museum, crafts on the education terrace and toys/ games to play with all week. Lots of fun for everyone. Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX Tel: 01280 823020 buckinghamoldgaol

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FEB FAMILY FUN DAY: GLORIOUS GREEKS 20 River & Rowing Museum, 10.30am – 4pm Celebrate the ancient Greeks, birthplace of the Olympics! Discover fantastical beasts and stories of courage in the Greek myths and get creative on a Greek theme. Make paper pottery and a victor’s wreath and explore the origins of the zodiac. Experiment like Archimedes and find the Greeks in the galleries with our special trail. Will you turn your friends to stone like Medusa? Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, RG9 1BF. Tel: 01491 415600 riverandrowingmuseum

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FEB DINOSAURS ARE COMING TO THE RAILWAY 23 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre A perfect day out for your Dino-Mad children at this live Dinosaur Experience Day. Watch a fun, live theatrical show with amazing life-like dinosaurs. Meet Baxter the T-Rex, Spike the Spinosaurus and two baby dinos. 30-min interactive live shows with audience participation and a chance to have photos taken with the dinosaurs after the show. Plus all the fun of the railway. Station Road, Quainton, HP22 4BY Tel: 01296 655720 BucksRailCentre www.bucksrailcentre.org Cost: Adult £14, Senior £13, Child £10, Family (2+4) £42.50

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ONCE MINI MUSEUM A MTH Amersham Museum, 10 - 11.30am Join in a special themed under fives session. Each session is linked to the museum collection and includes messy play, craft, a trail and songs. Friday 17th January Friday 14th February Friday 20th March 49 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DP Tel: 01494 723700 AmershamMuseum www.amershammuseum.org Cost: £3 per child (babies under 1 are free). Drop-in, no booking required

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Practical techniques to help manage children’s worries Anxiety and worries are on the increase in young children and it’s reported that even those as young as 4 years old are starting to display signs of panic attacks. By using the following simple strategies from an early age parents can help their children manage feelings of anxiety and ensure they have tools to call on whenever they are worried or anxious.

1. And breathe… When we’re feeling anxious, our breathing becomes shallower and this can create the sensation that it’s a struggle to breathe. A common misconception is that the solution is to ‘take a nice deep breath’. In fact, doing the opposite – blowing the excess air out – helps to calm things down. Practice this with your children in advance of a problem to ensure they know what to do should feelings of panic strike. Toys and games can help children

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• some bubble mixture to blow through a wand • blowing balloons • blowing bubbles in a drink through a straw • blow football • blow a feather from one side of the table to another • You can also ask your child to scrunch up their hand and simply imagine that they’re blowing up a balloon or paper bag – long, slow breathing out is what’s required.

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2. Let’s pretend… Discuss situations such as a doctor’s visit in advance, rather than taking your child by surprise. From the age of two years, you can start using dolls, teddy bears and story-telling to help explain what the visit will entail. Take turns at playing ‘Doctors’ by giving a favourite teddy an injection or a dental examination. Older children might have a favourite TV character or super-hero and you could ask them to think about what they think this character would do if faced with the same challenging situation that they’re in at the moment.

3. Mindfulness made easy We often hear that living in the moment or ‘Mindfulness’ can reduce stress and greatly enhance the quality of our lives – it’s an excellent way of reducing your child’s feelings of anxiety. Young children are rarely still and quiet nowadays and it’s becoming harder for them to keep a lid on their emotions and think before they act. Achieving a state of complete silence, peace and calm is difficult for most children but a Mindfulness Jar is a useful way of teaching them how to be still: The mindfulness jar 1. Ask your child to fill an empty jar (the larger the better) almost to the brim with water and then tip in some glitter and close the lid tightly shut. 2. Vigorously shake the jar to spin the glitter pieces around and then sit calmly to watch the glitter pieces swirl around and eventually settle. 3. Count to see how long it takes – or use a stopwatch or clock and record the length of time in a notebook. Keeping a record will make it more interesting – next time will the pieces take longer to come to a complete standstill, or will it be quicker? This activity can also be used as a time-out exercise – so much better than the use of a ‘naughty step’!

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BIRTHDAY COMPETITION WINNER Happy Birthday to all the lovely littlies below who will be turning a year older this issue! All were entered into a prize draw to win a £40 Build-A-Bear workshop® Gift Voucher and we’re thrilled to announce that Matteson, turning 4 in February, is our winner. www.buildabear.co.uk Want to see your child here in our next issue? If their birthday is from April - June, send us their photo at www.toddle.fun/birthday

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Specially designed for smaller hands, Love Writing Co. pencils make it easier for younger children to develop the correct tripod grip, balance and control needed to write effectively. Small in stature, they have a hexagonal shape and a specially designed softer core that lasts longer than conventional pencils. www.lovewritingco.com

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Delicious and healthy homemade pink pancakes that are perfect to make for breakfast this Pancake Day or indeed any day of the year if you love pink!

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2 Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a low-medium heat and add a spoonful of the batter. Tilt the pan to allow the batter to spread out a little until you have the size and shape that you want.

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6 Serve with maple syrup, fresh raspberries and yoghurt, or your favourite toppings.

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Bringing up toddlers is hard work for any parent, but when one person is caring for a child 24/7 it’s not surprising if they end up feeling emotionally and physically worn out. Here are some tips that helped me on my single-parent journey. They are relevant for all parents but I believe are particularly helpful for single mums and dads.

TOP TIPS FOR PARENTING A TODDLER AS A SINGLE PARENT by Kat Seney-Williams STICK TO A ROUTINE Create a regular routine. This not only makes life easier because we are better organised, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for our toddlers. The predictability of knowing what will happen every day gives them stability and a sense of security. When we are co-parenting, it isn’t always easy to keep to the same routine in both homes, but aim to do this whenever possible. It’s also helpful if the contact our toddlers have with their other parent is regular and consistent.

scene, it’s all-too tempting to simply give in. But if we don’t mean what we say, our toddlers will never know whether or not they can believe us. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF Don’t be too proud to accept help if it’s offered. You are only one person and no one is superhuman. If family or friends offer to help babysit or run errands, take them up on it. And don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Neglecting your own wellbeing isn’t good for your toddler or yourself, so try to eat healthily, exercise whenever possible, get enough sleep and find ways to give yourself some ‘me time’.

PLAN AHEAD Keep your stress levels to a minimum by preparing in advance – e.g. laying out clothes the night before and packing the nappy bag with everything you need when you are out. Ordering groceries online, planning menus for the week ahead, and bulk cooking meals to freeze and use on busier days will also save us time and stress. Some people find it useful to write themselves a daily to-do list, putting the most important things at the top and gradually working through it. (Don’t worry if you can’t get everything done, though – there’s always tomorrow!).

GET SOME PERSPECTIVE I’m often asked the question, “Is it because I’m a single parent?” It’s borne out of a fear that any issues we’re experiencing with our children are because we are raising them alone. But my answer is always the same: all parents face challenging issues with their kids at one time or another. Toddler tantrums are normal! We’ll make mistakes and have bad days just like any other parent. It’s OK if the Duplo is scattered all over the floor some days, and it doesn’t matter if you end up cooking beans on toast for tea for the third time that week. None of us is the perfect parent, and you are doing so much better than you think you are … I promise.

SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY Our toddlers need to know that when we say no, we mean it. This can be harder to do for single parents because there’s no one to back us up. When we’re exhausted and our toddler is whining or making a

Kat Seney-Williams is the Single Parent Support Coordinator at national charity Care for the Family and the author of Surviving and Thriving on the Single-Parent Journey. Journey Find out more at www.careforthefamily.org.uk 18 Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About

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If you die without a Will, what happens to your children? The idea that our kids might one day be orphaned is unthinkable. It's a horrible scenario to contemplate, but it’s one we owe them to consider - because if you don’t have a Will, they will go into Care until the authorities decide where they should go.

What about values? Do you want your children to be brought up in a certain religion? Think about your chosen guardian’s views on education, parenting and their ethics. What about long-distance relatives? Location matters. Would a move to another region or town add further stress to your children? Or maybe your children would soon learn to adapt. After all, children can be surprisingly resilient.

With a Will, you can choose who will be their guardian. But that raises more questions…

Health and age Maybe you’ll choose your own parents to be guardians. That can work. But, what about their age and their health? Will they be OK with charging around after a toddler or dealing with teenage traumas? Or you could choose one guardian for when your children are young and a second for when they’re older.

Do we have to choose a couple? It might seem obvious - after all, wouldn’t a couple be more stable and reliable than a footloose and fancy-free singleton? But imagine the further traumas your children could suffer, if your chosen couple split up. So, think about picking just one person - single or married.

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I DON’T WANT TO BE SMALL

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NO! I do NOT want to be so small! I wish I’d keep growing so I can be tall. This little boy is fed up with being so little. He wants to be as tall as his friends and his big brother. But when he loses his teddy bear up a tree, not even his new tall friend can get it back for him. Maybe with a little bit of help they can reach the bear together … A fun and inspiring tale about learning to love who we are, no matter what size. A perfect picture book for little people who don’t want to be so little! Cost: £6.99. Available from www.bloomsbury.com

Is that a cheeky monkey flying a plane? And did I see a llama riding a scooter? And there’s a whole pack of animals catching that bus. All the animals are on the move in their favourite vehicles, zipping by in their own hilarious way. Travel across airports, race through city streets in fire engines and drive around building sites. We Catch the Bus invites children to choose their favourite vehicles and how they like to travel over 12 spreads, packed with animals driving cars, buses, diggers, spacecraft, bikes and more. Cost: £6.99. Available from www.bloomsbury.com

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A cheery, colourful children’s book that inspires selflove and confidence. Bennett utilizes a family of owls to present that there will not always be “sunshine” moments in life. This will help parents teach their children how to endure life’s challenges and remind them that the sun will eventually come out! This book also includes a meditation and journal questions so parents can continue the discussion off the pages and inspire mindfulness in their children’s lives. Cost: £15. Available from www.amazon.co.uk

A parent and child go in search of a star, but what will happen when they find it out of reach? This lyrical picture book celebrates imagination, adventure, coming home – and the idea that sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose. Illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, this is a wonderful celebration of the love between a parent and child and the joy of coming home at the end of a long day. Cost: £12.99. Available from www.quartoknows.com

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1 to 20 Animals Aplenty is a charming and humorous counting book for ages 3+. This rhyming, numbers book takes young readers through numbers from 1 to 20, as they meet a cast of funny and delightful animals along the way. Dogs with pet frogs and snakes who love to eat cakes are beautifully illustrated in Katie Viggers’ trademark style. Cost: £11.99. Available from www.laurenceking.com 20 Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About

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BOB GOES POP

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There’s a new artist in town making a new art, knocking Bob’s beak out of joint. The subsequent competition to see who is the best artist escalates as the two artists try to outdo each other. It all ends in tears, but the two realise that they are better working together rather than against each other. Cost: £11.99. Available from www.laurenceking.com

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Notorious bank robbers, missing diamonds, harassed teachers, coach rides into the city, Aubrey entertaining himself in the Natural History Museum, a GPS and two grumpy old ladies on an open top bus. For Hannah, this will not be your normal school trip to London. Cost: £7.99. Available www.hannahthespanner.com

Monkey is ready for bed, but first she wants to say good night to all her rainforest friends. Young children will love to help Monkey find her animal friends in this interactive novelty book. Insert the included ‘magic torch’ between the pages to find Monkey’s friends in each night-time scene. Cost: £6.99. Available from www.amazon.co.uk

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Introducing children to ten species of British wildlife with bouncing, rhyming couplets and helpful, identifiable caricatures. The simple illustrations highlight the main features of the species giving the reader the best possible chance of identifying the wildlife that they might discover in and around a wood pile or in the undergrowth of local parks. Cost: £5.99. Available www.britishwildlifetales.co.uk

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Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly, spring-like barnyard animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there’s a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones. Cost: £6.99. Available from www.nosycrow.com

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BIG & LITTLE BY CONNIE ISAACS

Discover a tactile world of early learning in this first opposites book. Children will love to explore the pictures in this tactile novelty book. Raised and indented pictures throughout. Cost: £5.99. Available from www.amazon.co.uk

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Finding Balance Could going self-employed be your answer to finding the right work-life balance?

When kids come along, for the majority of parents, the priorities change. Perhaps a once career-focused Mum opts to spend more time at home with the kids. Maybe Dad, who previously enjoyed travel with his job now keeps business trips to a minimum. Or possibly, an ‘old’ job simply doesn’t work around new commitments.

There are a number of considerations to weigh up when going out alone. Initially, you may worry that your regular wage is no longer coming in. Start by dipping your toe, working alongside your existing job in the evenings and on weekends. Or look at contracting to give you a degree of security whilst you get your head around your finances.

It’s a dilemma facing all parents; how best to balance work and family? If this sounds familiar, the idea of quitting your job may seem like the only option. The frightening thought though is losing your income.

You may need some money to start up. Prepare a business plan and approach your bank to understand what loans may be available to help you get started. You won’t receive any employment benefits such as a private pension, maternity or holiday pay. Look for a pension plan that you can pay into, and try to work your holiday allowance into your salary.

So what’s the answer? Whilst risky, and certainly not the ‘easy’ choice, self-employment is an often overlooked as a solution. Lots of professions lend themselves to becoming your own boss however.

Nobody will be there to motivate you, and the hours may be longer at times. Avoid feeling isolated by attending networking events or using shared workspaces, and seek support from family and friends.

You could go freelance or mobile with your current job e.g. mobile hairdressing, bookkeeping or marketing consultancy. Franchising is another way of buying into an established idea with the support of the overall brand, such as starting up a new baby class. Platforms like Etsy offer a place to sell handmade goods that could be run alongside building up local custom. Babysitting or childminding might fit best around your family, providing you are able to obtain the relevant qualifications. You could even go down the animal route, dog walking or housesitting animals, or becoming a groomer.

The major benefit however, is that you can choose your own hours. Early mornings, nap times and evenings might become part of your working day, but you’ll be able to fit it around the kids. You can do the school run, go to sports day and watch the nativity play without asking anyone’s permission. You can accommodate school holidays or kids’ sick days, and even turn work down if it doesn’t suit you (and can afford to).

Effectively, if you are good at something that is in demand and have a level of resilience, there are lots of ways that you can make it work. Pursuing an idea to have your own business could just provide the flexibility that you’re looking for.

Becoming your own boss isn’t right for everyone, but it’s certainly a feasible option that more and more people choose - particularly to fit around children. Make the new year your opportunity for a fresh start.

Rhian Harris is a freelance digital marketing and content specialist - helping lifestyle and parenting businesses to be great online. She has been self-employed since 2012, working flexibly with clients around her 2 young children. Find out more at sparklycontent.com 24 Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About

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MONDAY PARENTS & TOTS Bancroft Parent and Toddler Group

Bancroft Meeting Place, 29 Hadrians Drive, Bancroft, MK13 0QB. 07770 375436. bancroftparentandtoddlergroup.yolasite.com. Times: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 23 Mar.

Cornerstone Toddlers

Cornerstone Church, 300 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2ES. 01908 237777. www.cornerstonemk.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Daisy Chain Children’s Centre

Daisy Chain Children’s Centre, Abbeys Primary School, Melrose Avenue, West Bletchley, MK3 6PS. 01908 641454. Busy Feet: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Early Years Alliance

York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ. 01525 715248. www.eyalliance.org.uk. Little Cherubs Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Little Owls Children’s Centre

Little Owls Children’s Centre, Oxley Park Community Centre, Redgrave Drive, Oxley Park, MK4 4TA. 01908 520261. Little Owlets Bumps and Babies: 10:00 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

MK Multiples

Kents Hill Community Centre, Kents Hill, MK7 6HG. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 30 Mar.

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Dobbies Garden Centre, Belveder Lane, Watling Street, MK17 9JH. 0844 2436210. NCTeenies and Toddlers: 11:30 - 13:00. With Breastfeeding Support. All welcome. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Rainbow Children’s Centre

Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School, Bradville, MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925. Bumps to Cruisers: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Robins Children’s Centre

The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Robins Readers: 9:10 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Bumps and Babies: 10:30 - 11:45. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

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The Windmill Children's Centre

The Windmill Children Centre, New Bradwell School, Bounty Street, New Bradwell, MK13 0BQ. 01908 312473. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Coffee Morning: 9:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Woodlands Children's Centre

Astwood Village Hall, Main Road, Astwood, Newport Pagnell, MK16 9JS. 01908 217135. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 30 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Cha Char Chimps Show

Shenley Brook End, The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive, Shenley Brook End, MK5 7BS. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Cost: £4.85 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Music Bugs

Wood End First School, Redbridge, Stantonbury, MK14 6BB. 01908 317863. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Summerlin Centre Station Rd, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SG. 08448221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 23 Mar.

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Wolverton, MK, The Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, MK12 5LY. www.babycollege.co.uk. Junior Class: 9:15 - 10:00. Toddler Class: 10:15 - 11:00. Infant Class: 11:15 - 12:00. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

The Rowans Family Centre, 13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Drop in: 12:30 - 13:00. For nursery children to play with their friends Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Messy Play: 13:30 - 14:30. Please bring spare clothes! Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

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The Robins Children’s Centre

Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Sensory Room: 9:00 - 16:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

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Ridgeway Community Centre, 33 Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1NA. 07972798017. www.toddlersense.com. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 1 yrs 1 mths - 2½ yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 9 Mar & 6 Jan - 9 Mar. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 12:15 - 13:15. Ages: 1 yrs 1 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 9 Mar.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Saplings Children’s Centre, Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Sensory Room: 8:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Sensory Bumps and Babies: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Attitude School of Dance (KGDS)

Chestnuts Primary School, Buckingham Road, Bletchley, MK17 8AW. 07950 495869. www.attitudedanceschool.co.uk. Weenie Boppers: 16:30 - 17:00.

Mixture of jazz and street dance

Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 16 Mar.

CentreStage Theatre School MK

The Cross and Stable Community Centre, Downs Barn Boulevard, MK14 7RZ. 01908 242649. www.centrestagemk.co.uk. Tap & Boogie: 16:15 - 17:00. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £4.75 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 23 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

Newton Leys Pavilion, Furzey Way, MK3 5SP. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Pebbles Children's Centre

Pebbles Children’s Centre, Newlyn Place, Fishermead Boulevard, MK6 2LP. 01908 240556. Soccatots: 13:30 - 14:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 17 Feb & 2 Mar - 30 Mar.

SWIMMING Turtle Tots

Freedom Fitness, Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, MK15 0DS. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 23 Mar.

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Little Turtle Swim Company

The Novotel Hotel, Leyburn Court, Saxon Street V7, MK13 7RA. 07958791872. littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00, 10:00 - 10:30 & 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 1 yrs - 1½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 6 - 9 mths. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs. Times: 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 2 yrs - 2½ yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Seedlings Children Centre

Singleton Drive, Grange Farm, MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Baby Clinic: 9:30 - 11:30.

Weigh your baby, health visitor support

Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

TUESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Conniburrow Children’s Centre

1 Germander Place, Conniburrow, MK14 7DU. 01908 675575. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Cygnets Toddler Group

Milton Keynes Village Hall, Willen Road, Middleton, MK10 9AF. Times: 13:45 - 15:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 24 Mar.

Little Fishes

Stony Stratford Methodist Church, Silver Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JS. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Milton Keynes Central Library

555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL. Children’s Hour: 10:00 - 11:00. Stories, songs and crafts Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Woburn Sands Library

The Institute, High St, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SD. Story Time: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Olney Library

High Street, Olney, Mk46 4EF. Lego and Duplo Club: 15:30 - 17:00. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

MK Christian Centre Parent & Toddlers

Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, MK6 2TG. 01908 670655. www.mkcc.org.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Old Stratford Baby & Toddler Group

Old Stratford Community Centre, Deanshanger Road, Old Stratford, MK19 6NL. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Rainbow Children’s Centre

Pepper Hill School, Bradville, MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925. Crafty Café: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Robins Children’s Centre

Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Busy Feet: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Saplings Children’s Centre, Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Seedlings Children Centre

Singleton Drive, Grange Farm, MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Baby Group: 10:30 - 11:45. Group for babies aged 12 months and under. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

The Rowans Family Centre

13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Drop in: 12:30 - 13:00. For nursery children to play with their friends Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Bumps and Babies: 9:30 - 11:00. Breastfeeding advice on 1st & 3rd Tues of month Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

The Windmill Children's Centre

The Windmill Children Centre, New Bradwell School, Bounty Street, New Bradwell, MK13 0BQ. 01908 312473. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Bumps, Babies, Crawlers and Walkers: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1½ yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

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Wolverton Toddler Group

Emmanuel Hall, Wolverton Evangelical Church, 108a Church Street, Wolverton, MK12 5JW. 01908 415978. www.wecmk.org. Times: 13:15 - 14:45. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Woodlands Children's Centre

Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF. 01908 217135. Stay & Play: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Music Bugs Milton Keynes

The Sunshine Centre, Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1EZ. 08448 221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:40. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 24 Mar.

Musical Minis

Herons Lodge Girl Guides Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, MK8 9AA. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

The Signing Company

The Old Fire Station, Woburn Sands, MK17 8GP. 07730 535325. nikki.thesigningcompany.co.uk. Signing Babies: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 5 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 24 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

North Crawley Institute, High Street, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, MK16. 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 7 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

The Robins Children’s Centre

The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Sensory Room: 9:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Toddler Sense Milton Keynes

Moulsoe Millenium Hall, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0HB. 07972798017. www.toddlersense.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00 & 13:15 - 14:15. Ages: 1 yrs 1 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 10 Mar.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Saplings Children’s Centre, Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Sensory Room: 8:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

CREATIVE

DANCE & DRAMA CentreStage Theatre School MK

Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive, Great Linford, MK14 5AX. 01908 242649. www.centrestagemk.co.uk. Pre-School Ballet: 13:15 - 14:00. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Baby Ballerinas: 14:00 - 14:40. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Pre-Primary Ballet: 16:00 - 16:40. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.75 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Medbourne Pavilion, Pascal Drive, Medbourne, MK5 6LS. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 14:15 - 14:45. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

360 Play, Roebuck Way, Knowhill, MK5 8HL. 07745 301624. childreninspiredbyyoga.com. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 9 mths - 2 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

SWIMMING Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Milton Keynes Gallery

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, MK9 3QA. 01908 676 900. www.mkgallery.org. Start The Art: 11:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Clophill Pool, 22 Back Street, Clophill, MK45 4BY. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb.

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The Novotel Hotel, Leyburn Court, Saxon Street V7, MK13 7RA. 07958791872. www.littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 1 yrs - 1½ yrs. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 6 - 9 mths. Times: 13:00 - 13:30 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 12:00 - 12:30 & 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Little Turtle Swim Company

Freedom Leisure, Brickhill Street, Willen Lake, MK15 0DS. 07958791872. littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00 & 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 17:30 - 18:00 & 18:00 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Child Health Clinic

Lovett Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EJ. 01908 619909. Times: 13:00 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Daisy Chain Children’s Centre

Spotlight Services, The Lakes Estate, 114 Serpentine Court, Bletchley, MK2 3QL. 01908 641454. Fun Fitness: 12:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Woodlands Children's Centre

Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF. 01908 217135. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Baby Clinic: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 3 Mar & 17 Mar.

PREGNANCY Conniburrow Children’s Centre

Down’s Barn School, 69 Downs Barn Boulevard, Down’s Barn, MK14 7NA. 01908 675575. Meet the Midwife: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 28 Jan, 25 Feb & 31 Mar.

WEDNESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Conniburrow Children’s Centre

1 Germander Place, Conniburrow, MK14 7DU. 01908 675575. Messy Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Pebbles Children's Centre

Oldbrook School, 502 Avebury Boulevard, Oldbrook, MK6 2NH. 01908 240556. Stories, Songs and Movement: 9:15 - 10:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Pebbles Children's Centre

Newlyn Place, Fishermead Boulevard, MK6 2LP. 01908 240556. Baby Explorers: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 8 mths. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Rainbow Children’s Centre

Daisy Chain Children’s Centre

Abbeys Primary School, Melrose Avenue, West Bletchley, MK3 6PS. 01908 641454. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School, Bradville, MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925. Song and Story Time: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Little Owls Children’s Centre

Robins Children’s Centre

Oxley Park Community Centre, Redgrave Drive, Oxley Park, MK4 4TA. 01908 520261. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

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Ashbrook School, 38 The High Street, Two Mile Ash, MK8 8NA. 01908 318 758. Story, Songs and Rhyme Time: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Ragdolly Annas: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Seedlings Children Centre

Singleton Drive, Grange Farm, MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Courses for parents: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

South Furzton Mums and Tots

Furzton Community Centre, 1 Blackmore Gate, Furzton, MK4 1DS. 01908 502877. Times: 12:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Squirrels Children's Centre

Giffard Park Primary School, Broadway Avenue, Giffard Park, MK14 5QN. 01908 317863. Story and Song Time: 9:15 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

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Development Classes 0-3 YEARS. INFANTS, TODDLERS & JUNIORS

Our classes introduce you and your little one to fun learning for life!

Classes in Milton Keynes and Buckingham!

For more information please contact Kate on 07976 484 212 or at kate@babycollege.co.uk

Book online at www.babycollege.co.uk Sunshine Children’s Centre

Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566. Story and Rhyme Time: 9:15 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

The Rowans Family Centre

13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. Drop in: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. For nursery children to play with their friends Mobile Library Service: 9:15 - 9:45. Come by to pick up a book or two Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

The Rowans Family Centre

Hodge Lea Meeting Place, Hodge Lea Lane, MK12 6JS. 01908 565852. Stay & Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. A wide-range of play experiences Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

The Windmill Children's Centre

Old School, Old Wolverton Road, Wolverton, MK12 5NP. 01908 312473. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Story and Song Time: 10:15 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Woodlands Children's Centre

Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF. 01908 217135. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Bumps & Babies: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING Cha Char Chimps - MK South

Longville Hall, Whaddon Rd, Newton Longville, MK17 0AT. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Cost: £4.85 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Music Bugs Milton Keynes

Methodist Church, Silver Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JS. 08448221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

The Signing Company

360 Play MK, Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, MK5 8HL. 07730 535325. nikki.thesigningcompany.co.uk. Signing Babies: 10:00 - 10:45 & 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 5 mths - 2½ yrs. Signing Toddlers: 13:00 - 13:45. Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 15 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar.

TM

Yoga-based creative movement classes and parties for babies and children

www.tattybumpkin.com/miltonkeynes miltonkeynes@tattybumpkin.com 07745 301624

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

North Crawley Institute, High Street, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, MK16. 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 7 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs 1 mths. Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Baby Sensory

Brooklands Sports Pavilion, Countess Way, Brooklands, MK10 7HN. 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 7 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Times: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Baby Sensory

North Crawley Institute, High Street, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, MK16. 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Baby Sensory North Bucks

St Marys Adams Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. 07876 643276. babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

The Robins Children’s Centre

The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Sensory Room: 9:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Toddler Sense Milton Keynes

Heron’s Lodge, Bradwell Road, Loughton, MK8 9AA. 07972 798017. www.toddlersense.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 1 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:20 - 12:20. Ages: 2½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 11 Mar.

CentreStage Theatre School MK

Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive, Great Linford, MK14 5AX. 01908 242649. www.centrestagemk.co.uk. Pre-Primary Ballet: 16:15 - 16:55. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.75 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

SWIMMING Little Turtle Swim Company

The Novotel Hotel, Leyburn Court, Saxon Street V7, MK13 7RA. 07958791872. littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 3 - 4½ yrs. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 6 - 9 mths. Times: 10:30 - 11:00 & 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 2 - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 1½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 2½ - 3½ yrs. Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 1½ - 2 yrs. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Turtle Tots

MK Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool, Physiotherapy Dept., Standing Way, Eagleston, MK6 5LD. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. Times: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Holiday Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes Central, 500 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 16:30 - 21:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Conniburrow Children’s Centre

Saplings Children’s Centre

CMK Health Centre, 68 Bradwell Common Boulevard, Bradwell Common, MK13 8DY. 01908 675575. Baby Clinic: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

DANCE & DRAMA

The Rowans Family Centre

Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Sensory Room: 8:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Attitude School of Dance(KGDS)

Chestnuts Primary School, Buckingham Road, Bletchley, MK17 8AW. 07950 495869. www.attitudedanceschool.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

Stony Stratford Medical Centre, Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1YA. 01908 565852. Pop in and see a health visitor: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 11 mths. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

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THURSDAY PARENTS & TOTS Church Mice

Cha Char Chimps Entertainment Show!

Weekly in Wolverton, Newton Longville, Broughton, Woburn, Shenley Brook End, Old Stratford, Bletchley & Aylesbury.

www.ccchimps.com | www.fb.com/ccchimps

Musical Minis

York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church, Church Award-winning musical fun - it’s a party every week! Street, Olney, MK46 4AD. 01234 712772. Times: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Seedlings Children Centre Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Whitehouse Primary School, Vaynol Way, Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Whitehouse, MK8 1AG. 01908 503736. Baby College Story and Rhyme Time: 10:00 - 11:00. Conniburrow Children’s Centre The Old Fire Station, Station Road, Woburn Sands, Story and Rhyme Time 1 Germander Place, Conniburrow, MK14 7DU. MK17 8GP. www.babycollege.co.uk Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 16 Jan, 01908 675575. Juniors Class: 10:15 - 11:00. 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 12 Mar & 26 Mar. Rise & Shine It’s Breakfast Time: 8:45 - 9:30. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Squirrels Children's Centre Bumps and Babes: 13:30 - 14:30. Wood End First School, Redbridge, Baby Sensory Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Stantonbury, MK14 6BB. 01908 317863. Furzton Church Hall (Ridgeway Community Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Bumps and Babies: 13:30 - 14:45. Centre), Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1NA. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Daisy Chain Children’s Centre 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Abbeys Primary School, Melrose Avenue, West Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 7 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Bletchley, MK3 6PS. 01908 641454. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Sunshine Children’s Centre Times: 13:00 - 14:00 & 14:30 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 1 Bumps and Babies: 13:30 - 14:30. Sunshine Children’s Centre, Dulverton Drive, yrs 1 mths. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Furzton, MK4 1EZ. 01908 508566. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Baby Group: 10:00 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Cocoon Pre and Postnatal Wellbeing Bletchley Library Dates: 9 Jan 2 Apr. York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, Westfield Road, Bletchley, MK2 2RA.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT

Children’s Hour: 10:00 - 11:00. Stories, songs and crafts Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Kingston Library

Winchester Circle, Kingston, MK9 3HL. Children’s Hour: 10:00 - 11:00. Stories, songs and crafts Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Stony Stratford Library

5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford, Mk11 1BD. Stories, Songs and Rhymes: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Westcroft Library

Wimborne Crescent, Westcroft, MK4 4DE. Lego and Duplo Club: 15:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 13 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Milton Keynes Central Library

555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL. Lego and Duplo Club: 16:00 - 17:00. Ages: 0 - 13 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Pebbles Children's Centre

Newlyn Place, Fishermead Boulevard, MK6 2LP. 01908 240556. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Rainbow Children’s Centre

Rainbow Children’s Centre, Pepper Hill School, Bradville, MK13 7BQ. 01908 227925. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Robins Children’s Centre

The Robins Children’s Centre, Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Play Cafe: 13:00 - 14:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Seedlings Children Centre

Watling Vale Medical Centre, Burchard Cres, Shenley Church End, MK5 6EY. 01908 503736. Story and Rhyme Time: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar & 2 Apr.

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The Parks Trust

Howe Park Wood, Chaffron Way, Tattenhoe, MK4 4DD. 01908 233600. www.theparkstrust.com. Tree Tots : 10:00 - 11:30. A weekly toddle and nature play session. Ages: 5 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

The Rowans Family Centre

13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Drop in: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. For nursery children to play with their friends Stay & Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. A wide-range of play experiences Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

The Windmill Children's Centre

New Bradwell School, Bounty Street, New Bradwell, MK13 0BQ. 01908 312473. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

Thomas Tots

St Thomas Aquinas School, St Mary’s Avenue, Bletchley, MK3 5DT. 07838 219999. Times: 9:00 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING Deanshanger Library

Little London, Deanshanger, MK19 6HT. 0300 126 1000. Rhymetime: 14:15 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Music Bugs Milton Keynes

Portfield Community Centre, 8 Wordsworth Avenue, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8SB. 08448 221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Music Bugs Milton Keynes

Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, MK7 6HQ. 08448 221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

MK11 1JQ. 07709 154584. www.cocoonpreandpostnatalwellbeing.co.uk. Baby Yoga: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. 5-week baby yoga course. Baby Massage: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 2 - 5 mths. 5-week baby massage course. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 6 Feb.

The Robins Children’s Centre

Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Sensory Room: 9:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Sensory Room: 8:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

SWIMMING Little Turtle Swim Company

The Novotel Hotel, Leyburn Court, Saxon Street V7, MK13 7RA. 07958 791872. www.littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 1 - 1½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 2½ - 3½ yrs. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 6 - 9 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2 yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs. Times: 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Times: 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 3 yrs - 4½ yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Little Turtle Swim Company

MK Hospital Hydro Pool, Eaglestone, MK6 5LD. 07958791872. www.littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2 yrs - 2½ yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

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Musical Minis is a pre-school fun time music group for babies and toddlers.

MAKE YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT MORE FUN!

TRY RUGBYTOTS 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.

Each structered session encourages cognitive, physical and emotional development through the use of music, intruments and stories.

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Classes in Stony Stratford, Loughton Lodge, Buckingham, Winslow & Tingewick. Book your little one’s Birthday Party with us! For more information contact Sophie Cadigan sophie@musicalminis.co.uk - 07792 497950

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Conniburrow Children’s Centre

Neath Hill Medical Centre, 1 Tower Crescent, Neath Hill, MK146JY. 01908 675575. Baby Clinic: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Conniburrow Children’s Centre

Conniburrow Children’s Centre, 1 Germander Place, Conniburrow, MK14 7DU. 01908 675575. Wheelies, Walkers and Talkers: 13:00 - 16:00. Walking group Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Deanie Tots

Community Centre, London Rd, Deanshanger, MK19 6HT. 07710 845865. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Little Owls Children’s Centre

Oxley Park Community Centre, Redgrave Drive, Oxley Park, MK4 4TA. 01908 520261. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Westcroft Library

Wimborne Crescent, Westcroft, MK4 4DE. Children’s Hour: 10:00 - 11:00. Stories, songs and crafts Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Newport Pagnell Library

St John Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8HQ. Stories, Songs and Rhymes: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Woburn Sands Library

The Institute, High St, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SD. Chess Club: 14:00 - 17:00. Ages: 0 - 100 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Wolverton Library

Town Hall, Creed Street, Wolverton, MK12 5LY. Stories, Songs and Rhymes: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

NCT Milton Keynes

King’s Community Centre, Creed Street, Wolverton, MK12 5LY. 0844 2436210. NCT Bumps and Babies: 10:00 - 11:30. No need to be an NCT member, all welcome! Ages: Pregnancy - 2 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

New City Playtime

Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, MK7 6HQ. 07791 674808. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Noah’s Ark Baby & Toddler Group

Whaddon Way Church Centre, Beaverbrook Court, Bletchley, MK3 7JS. 01908 372072. Times: 9:45 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Robins Children’s Centre

Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Seedlings Children Centre

Singleton Drive, Grange Farm, MK8 0PZ. 01908 503736. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:45. Session for children aged 1 - 5 years Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Rowans Family Centre

13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk. Drop in: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. For nursery children to play with their friends Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Windmill Children's Centre

New Bradwell School, Bounty Street, New Bradwell, MK13 0BQ. 01908 312473. Coffee Morning: 9:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Woburn Baby and Toddler Group

Woburn village hall, Crawley Road, Woburn, MK17 9QD. Times: 9:45 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Cha Char Chimps - MK South

Newton Leys Pavilion, Furzey Way, Newton Leys, MK3 5SP. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Cost: £4.85 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Music Bugs Milton Keynes

Central Milton Keynes Children’s Library, Saxon Gate, MK9 3HL. 08448 221158. www.musicbugs.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:40. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar. Booking essential.

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MILTON KEYNES AREA Squirrels Children's Centre

Wood End First School, Redbridge, Stantonbury, MK14 6BB. 01908 317863. Sign Time: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby College

360 Play MK, 27 Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, MK5 8HL. www.babycollege.co.uk. Junior Class: 9:30 - 10:15. Toddler Class: 10:30 - 11:15. Infant Class: 11:30 - 12:15. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Baby Sensory

Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive, Great Linford Village, MK14 5AX. 07473 944053. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 7 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 12:00 - 13:00. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Times: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs 1 mths. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Baby Sensory

St Marys Adams Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. 07876 643276. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Robins Children’s Centre

Glovers Lane, Heelands, MK13 7QL. 01908 318 758. Sensory Room: 9:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Saplings Children’s Centre

Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Sensory Room: 8:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

The Rowans Family Centre

13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD. 01908 565852. Baby Massage: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 9 mths. 4 week course teaching massage techniques Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Heron’s Lodge, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, MK8 9AA. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 10:40 - 11:25. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

SWIMMING Little Turtle Swim Company

The Novotel Hotel, Leyburn Court, Saxon Street V7, MK13 7RA. 07958791872. www.littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 10:15. Ages: 2½ - 3½ yrs. Times: 11:45 - 12:15 & 12:45 - 13:15. Ages: 1 - 1½ yrs. Times: 13:15 - 13:45. Ages: 1½ - 2 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 6 - 9 mths. Times: 10:15 - 10:45 & 14:15 - 14:45. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 2 - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:15 - 9:45 & 12:15 - 12:45. Ages: 3 - 4½ yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

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Little Turtle Swim Company

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Little Turtle Swim Company

PHYSICAL FUN

Freedom Leisure, Brickhill St, Willen Lake, MK15 0DS. 07958791872. littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 16:00 - 16:30 & 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar. MK Hospital Hydro Pool, Eaglestone, MK6 5LD. 07958791872. littleturtleswimcompany.co.uk. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2 yrs. Times: 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 3 yrs - 4½ yrs. Times: 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Holiday Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes Central, 500 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2HQ. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Saplings Children’s Centre

Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2HB. 01908 378123. Baby Clinic: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 17 Jan, 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 6 Mar & 20 Mar.

SATURDAY PARENTS & TOTS DadTime

Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, MK7 6HQ. 07887 756651. newcitychurch.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 18 Jan, 15 Feb & 14 Mar.

Olney Library

High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF. Lego and Duplo Club: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan, 1 Feb & 7 Mar. Craft Club: 10:15 - 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 3 - 12 yrs. Cost: £3 (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan, 8 Feb & 14 Mar. Story Time: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 7 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 25 Jan, 29 Feb & 28 Mar.

Woburn Sands Library

The Institute, High St, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SD. Activity Hatch: 10:00 - 12:00. Play time. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Milton Keynes Central Library

555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL. Song and Rhyme Time: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 7 Mar & 21 Mar. Stories, Songs and Rhymes: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 8 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Attitude School of Dance(KGDS)

Chestnuts Primary School, Buckingham Road, Bletchley, MK17 8AW. 07950 495869. www.attitudedanceschool.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 8:30 - 9:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Weenie Boppers: 8:30 - 9:00. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Mixture of jazz and street dance Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 21 Mar.

Hazeley Academy, Emperor Drive, Hazeley, MK8 0PT. 01908 242649. www.centrestagemk.co.uk. Performing Arts Juniors: 9:30 - 15:00. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 14 Mar.

Little Kickers

Oakgrove School, Venturer Gate, Oakgrove, MK10 9JQ. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 9:15. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:15. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:15. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Little Kickers

Ousedale School, The Grove, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0BJ. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Little Kickers

Woughton Leisure Centre, Rainbow Drive, Leadenhall, MK6 5EJ. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 9:40 - 10:25. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Little Kickers

Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, MK11 4BA. 01494 911133. www. littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Little Kickers

Brooklands Comm. Sports Pavillion, Countess Way, Brooklands, MK10 7HN. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:15 - 10:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:15 - 11:00. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Rugbytots

Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury Campus, MK14 6BN. 0345 3136712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:25 - 8:55, 9:00 - 9:45, 9:50 - 10:20, 10:25 - 11:10 & 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Rugbytots

Shenley Brook End School, Walbank Grove, MK5 7ZT. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:25 - 8:55, 9:00 - 9:45, 9:50 - 10:35, 10:40 - 11:10 & 11:20 - 12:05 Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 8 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

SWIMMING Turtle Tots

Freedom Fitness, Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, MK15 0DS. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. Times: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Turtle Tots

MK Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool, Physiotherapy Dept., Standing Way, Eagleston, MK6 5LD. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. Times: 16:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 14 Mar.

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SUNDAY DANCE & DRAMA Attitude School of Dance(KGDS)

Chestnuts Primary School, Buckingham Road, Bletchley, MK17 8AW. 07950 495869. www.attitudedanceschool.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 22 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Shenley Brook End School, Walbank Grove, MK5 7ZT. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:35 - 9:05, 9:10 - 9:40, 9:45 - 10:30 & 10:35 - 11:20. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

Rugbytots

Brooklands Farm School, 152 Fen Street Brooklands, MK10 7EU. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 9:00, 9:05 - 9:55, 10:00 - 10:30, 10:35 - 11:20 & 11:25 - 12:00. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

Little Kickers

Rickley Park School, Rickley Lane, MK3 6EW. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

SWIMMING Turtle Tots

Freedom Fitness, Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, MK15 0DS. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. Times: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre MK12 5GH, Addington Avenue, Stratford Park, Wolverton, MK12 5GH. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 9 Feb.

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PARENTS & TOTS Buckingham Family Centre

Grenville Combined School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AP. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Bumps and Babes: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Elmhurst Family Centre

Elmhurst Family Centre, Elmhurst School, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2DB. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. My First Playtime: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Child Health Drop In: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Little Angels

The Church on Fairford Leys, Hampden Square, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury, HP19 7HT. 01296 488197. www.fairfordleyschurch.org.uk. Times: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Tot Bop

Linslade Community Hall, Waterloo Road, Leighton Road, LU7 2NR. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Baby Boppers: 14:45 - 15:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Funky Monkeys: 15:30 - 16:15. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Groovy Movers: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 4 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Musical Minis

Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, Winslow, MK18 3JA. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.www.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 15:00 - 15:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Musical Minis

The Buckingham Athletic and Sports Social Club, Stratford Road, Buckingham, MK18 1NY. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Aylesbury Tennis and Squash Club, Wendover Road, Aylesbury, HP21 9NJ. 07796683206. www.weeniebeans.co.uk. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 23 Mar.

Buckingham Primary School, Foscott Way, MK18 1TT. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 9:10 - 9:40. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar. Times: 10:35 - 11:20. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar. Cost: £7 (booking essential).

DANCE & DRAMA

SWIMMING

Weeniebeans

Tot Bop

Pitstone Village Hall, Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9EY. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

TUESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Berryfields Family Centre

John Fitzjohn Avenue, Aylesbury, HP18 0FG. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Elmhurst Family Centre

Elmhurst School, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2DB. 01296 383065. bucksfamilyinfo.org. Grandparent’s Group: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. EYEH PANDAS: 10:00 - 11:30. Mental health drop in. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Wing Family Centre

Wing Family Centre, Church Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NY. 01296 383065. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Fishes Toddler Group

Church of the Holy Spirit, Church Hall, 71a Camborne Avenue, Aylesbury, HP21 7UE. 01296 394759. www.holyspiritbedgrove.org. Little Fishes Baby Group: 13:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Quarrendon Quackers Toddler Group Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre, Meadowcroft, HP19 9HH. 07986 097384. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Tuesday Tots

SwimKidz South Bucks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 11:00 - 12:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 23 Mar.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Wendover Community Pool, Wharf Road, HP22 6HF. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 16:00 - 18:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £11.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 23 Mar.

Granville Street Church, Granville Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2JR. 01296 334154. Times: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Wing Family Centre

Wing Family Centre, Church Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NY. 01296 681163. Stay & Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

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AYLESBURY VALE AREA Winslow Baby and Toddler Group

Winslow Public Hall, Elmfields Gate, Winslow, MK18 3JA. 07860 607560. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 24 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Musical Minis

Tingewick Village Hall, Main Street, Tingewick, Buckingham, MK18 4NN. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Aylesbury Library

Aylesbury Library, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UU. 0845 230 3232. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce & Rhyme: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Haddenham Community Library

Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park, Bank Road, Haddenham, HP17 8EE. 01296 382415. haddenhamcommunitylibrary.org.uk. Storytime: 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Wendover Community Library

Wendover Community Library, Wendover Community Library, High St, Wendover, HP22 6DU. 01296 382415. Bounce & Rhyme Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1½ - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 1½ yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory North Bucks

Lace Hill Community Centre, Catch Pin Street, Buckingham, MK18 7RR. 07876 643276. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 9 mths. Times: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Tot Bop

Fairford Leys Church Hall, Hampden Square, Aylesbury, HP19 7HT. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Tot Bop Tap Dance Class: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, off Fowler Road, Aylesbury, HP19 7QT. 07503142496. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 1½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Feb - 31 Mar.

Playball Brackley

Buckingham Youth Centre, London Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AS. 07889 483502. www.playballkids.com. I Can Do Class: 9:20 - 10:00. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

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SWIMMING Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Holiday Inn, Aylesbury, New Rd, Weston Turville, HP22 5QT. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 24 Mar.

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5GF. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb.

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PARENTS & TOTS Elmhurst Family Centre

Elmhurst School, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2DB. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Playtime: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

St James Church

St James Church, Aylesbury Road, Bierton, Aylesbury, HP22 5DG. 01296 483003. Parent and Toddler Group: 14:00 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

The Ark Parent and Toddler Group Southcourt Baptist Church, 40 Penn Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8HW. 01296 480080. www.southcourtbaptist.org.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING Buckingham Library

Buckingham Library, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP. 01296 382415. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce and Rhyme: 10:30 - 11:00. Nursery rhymes, action songs and Percussion music. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan.

Musical Minis

Lace Hill Community Centre, Windsor Park, Catchpin Street, Buckingham, MK18 7RR. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

SWIMMING Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Best Western Hotel, Ring Road South, Buckingham, MK18 1RY. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Green Park, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton Stablebridge Road Aston Clinton, HP22 5NE. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 15:15 - 17:45. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Tot Bop

Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Castle Hill, HP4 1HE. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Tap Dance: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

PREGNANCY Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Aquanatal: 19:30 - 20:00. Pre and Post birth Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

THURSDAY PARENTS & TOTS Berryfields Parent and Toddler Group

Berryfields CE Primary School, John Fitzjohn Avenue, Berryfields, Aylesbury, HP18 OFG. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Elmhurst Family Centre

Elmhurst School, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2DB. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Playtime: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Southcourt Family Centre Plus

Aylesbury College Campus, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8PD. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Baby Time Play and Learn: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Fishes Toddler Group

Church of the Holy Spirit, Church Hall, 71a Camborne Avenue, Aylesbury, HP21 7UE. 01296 394759. www.holyspiritbedgrove.org. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Hunca Munca

St Mary’s Centre, Station Rd, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8AJ. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

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AYLESBURY VALE AREA Lighthouse Toddler Group

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Walton Hall, Walton Road, Aylesbury, HP21 7QX. 01296 398110. Times: 10:30 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 26 Mar.

Southcourt Family Centre Plus

PlayTime

Aylesbury College Campus, Oxford Road, HP21 8PD. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Development Matters: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Steeple Claydon Tots Group

Wing Family Centre

The Old School, Chesham Road, Ashley Green, Chesham, HP5 3PP. 07704 650166. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 26 Mar.

Church Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NY. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Little Learners: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Village Hall, 48 Queen Catherine Rd, Steeple Claydon, MK18 2PY. 07968 471709. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 19 Mar.

Toybox and Babybox

Long Crendon Baptist Church, High Street, Long Crendon, Long Crendon, HP18 9AF. 01844 201335. www.lcbc.org.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Stewkley Bumps, Babies & Toddler Group

Village Hall, High Street North, Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EW. 07743 254987. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Weeniebeans

Haddenham Library

Fairford Leys Community Centre, Hampden Square, Aylesbury, HP19 7HT. 07796683206. www.weeniebeans.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Banks Park, Bank Road, Haddenham, HP17 8EE. 01296 382415. haddenhamcommunitylibrary.org.uk. Bounce and Rhyme: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Chiltern Baby Massage

Baptist Church, 42 Bell Lane, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AD. 07980 867087. www. chilternbabymassage.co.uk. Baby Massage Course: 13:15 - 14:15. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 16 Jan - 13 Feb.

Baby Sensory North Bucks

Wing Family Centre

Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Wendover Community Pool, Wharf Road, HP22 6HF. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:45 - 12:15. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Wingrave Community Centre, Church Street, Wingrave, Aylesbury, HP22 2PE. 07876 643276. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 1 mths. Times: 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 9 mths. Times: 12:45 - 13:45. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

SwimKidz South Bucks

DANCE & DRAMA

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Tot Bop

Wing Village Hall, 71 Leighton Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NN. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:30 - 11:15 & 11:30 - 12:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Tap Dance Class: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

SWIMMING Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Holiday Inn, Aylesbury, New Rd, Weston Turville, HP22 5QT. 01869 226223. puddleducks.com. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close, Off Winterton Drive, Aylesbury, HP21 9ET. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Buckingham Family Centre

Grenville Combined School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AP. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Winslow Baby and Toddler Group

Winslow Public Hall, Elmfields Gate, Winslow, MK18 3JA. 07860 607560. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Wing Family Centre, Church Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NY. 01296 681163. Little Learners: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Winslow Baby and Toddler Group

Winslow Public Hall, Elmfields Gate, Winslow, MK18 3JA. 07860 607560. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Musical Minis

Maids Moreton Village Hall, Main Street, Maids Moreton, MK18 1QS. 07792 497950. buckinghamshire.musicalminis.co.uk. Times: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Tot Bop

Billington Village Hall, Gaddesden Turn, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9BW. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:10 - 10:55. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Tot Bop

Waddesdon Village Hall, 107 Baker Street, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, HP18 0LQ. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Tiny Tots: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Baby Boppers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

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AYLESBURY VALE AREA Tot Bop

Puddle Ducks

St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Leighton Road, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0AA. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Groovy Movers Times: 16:45 - 17:30. Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb. Times: 16:30 - 17:15. Dates: 28 Feb - 27 Mar. Ages: 4 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential).

Best Western, Ring Road South, Buckingham, MK18 1RY. 01869 226223. puddleducks.com. Times: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

Puddle Ducks

Wendover Community Pool, Wharf Road, Wendover, HP22 6HF. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Times: 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

SWIMMING Puddle Ducks

Best Western Hotel, Buckingham, Ring Road South, Buckingham, MK18 1RY. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 9:45 - 10:15. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Puddle Ducks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

Puddle Ducks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 10:45 - 11:15 & 17:30 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Times: 11:15 - 11:45 & 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:00, 11:45 - 12:15 & 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 12:15 - 12:45 & 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Wendover Community Pool, Wharf Road, Wendover, HP22 6HF. 07889 905678. www. swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £11.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Water Babies

Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close, Off Winterton Drive, Aylesbury, HP21 9ET. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 15 Feb.

PARENTS & TOTS Who Let The Dads Out?

Granville Street Church, Granville Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2JR. 01296 334154. www.granvillestreetchurch.org.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

SATURDAY

PHYSICAL FUN

MUSIC & SIGNING

Royal Latin School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AX. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:10 - 9:55. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:05 - 10:50. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Haddenham Community Library

Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park, Bank Road, Haddenham, HP17 8EE. 01296 382415. haddenhamcommunitylibrary.org.uk. Lego & Craft Club: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Children’s Crafts: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Tot Bop

Astral Park Community Hall, Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4QR. 01525 237474 / 07775 582791. www.totbop.co.uk. Baby Boppers: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Funky Monkeys: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Tap Dance Class: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 3 - 7 yrs. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Groovy Movers: 11:30 - 12:15. Ages: 4 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

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Little Kickers

Little Kickers

Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, off Fowler Road, Aylesbury, HP19 7QT. 07503142496. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 11:55. Ages: 1½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Rugbytots (Milton Keynes & Bedford)

Buckingham Primary School, Foscott Way, Buckingham, MK18 1TT. 0345 313 6712. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:35 - 9:05. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Times: 9:45 - 10:30 & 11:25 - 12:10. Ages: 2 - 7 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 8 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar. Cost: £7 (booking essential).

SWIMMING Water Babies

MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, HP22 5GF. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 15 Feb.

SUNDAY SWIMMING Puddle Ducks Cherwell & Aylesbury

Holiday Inn, Aylesbury, New Rd, Weston Turville, HP22 5QT. 01869 226223. www.puddleducks.com. Times: 16:00 - 16:30 & 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 15:30 - 16:00. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 3 mths. Times: 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 16 Feb & 1 Mar - 29 Mar.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Reflexions Health & Leisure, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FY. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 9:00 - 13:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

SwimKidz South Bucks

Wendover Community Pool, Wharf Road, Wendover, HP22 6HF. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £11.50 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Water Babies Bucks & Beds

Booker Park School, Stoke Leys Close, Off Winterton Drive, Aylesbury, HP21 9ET. 01295 709221. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Dates: 5 Jan - 2 Feb. Times: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Dates: 5 Jan - 19 Jan. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential).

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CREATIVE

Risborough Family Centre

Hampden Way Family Centre

PARENTS & TOTS

The Community Centre, Hampden Way, High Wycombe, HP13 7TJ. 01494 512138. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Amersham Family Centre

Mapledean Family Centre

Little Chalfont E-Act Academy, Bell Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP6 6PF. 01494 764258. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Beaconsfield Family Centre

Beacon Close, Holtspur, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RJ. 01494 678244. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 15:30 - 16:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 30 Mar.

Marlow Family Centre

Marlow Family Centre, Newfield Road, Marlow, SL7 1JW. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 14:00 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Holmer Green Tiddlywinks

Christ Church Centre, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6XQ. 01494-715195. www.pshg.org. Tiddlywinks: 13:30 - 15:00. Stay & Play group Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Little Fish High Wycombe

Wycombe Marsh Baptist Church, London Road Wycombe Marsh, High Wycombe, HP11 1ET. 07940 953 909. Times: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

The Ivers Family Centre

The Ivers Family Centre, Grange Way, Iver, SL0 9NT. 01753 650252. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Tiddlywinks

Marlow Methodist Church, Spittal Street, Marlow, SL7 3HJ. 07799 854 535. Times: 8:45 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 13 Jan - 30 Mar.

Mapledean Family Centre, Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PR. 01494 443256. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

SWIMMING The Chiltern Pools

The Chiltern Pools, Bensheim Way, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH. 01494 723969. www.better.org.uk. Pre School Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 16:00. 30 min lessons. Membership is £33 per month Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £8.25 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Chesham Baby Carrying Hike

Meet at: Lowndes Park Bandstand, 59a The Broadway, Chesham, HP5 1BX. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 1½ yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Marlow Bottom Mother and Toddler Group

Marlow Bottom Methodist Church, Marlow Bottom, Marlow, SL7 3PP. 01628 475725. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

NCT Beaconsfield

United Reformed Church, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LW. www.nct.org.uk. Baby Massage: 12:45 - 14:00. For July and November Babies Ages: 0 - 9 mths. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 4 Feb.

Newtown Family Centre Plus

Water Babies

The Alfriston School, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 20 Jan.

Newtown Family Centre Plus, Berkhamstead Road, Chesham, HP5 3AT. 01494 776786. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Water Babies

St Columba’s Toddler Group

Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7EF. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 20 Jan.

PREGNANCY NCT (High Wycombe)

Hazlemere Children’s Centre, Highfield Way, Hazlemere, HP15 7UW. www.nct.org.uk. Bumps & Beyond: 9:45 - 11:30. Coffee morning for children & parents local to Hazlemere Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

TUESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Beaconsfield Library

Trinity Tots

Trinity Baptist Church Hall, Trinity Baptist, Red Lion Street, Chesham, HP13 6TJ. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £1.20 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Beaconsfield Library, Reynolds Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2NJ. 0845 230 3232. Storytime: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Urchins Toddler Group

Castlefield Family Centre

United Reformed Church, The Broadway, CHESHAM, HP5 1BX. 01494 776014. www.cheshamurc.org.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Princes Risborough Primary School, Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough, HP27 9HY. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Rutland Avenue, Castlefield, High Wycombe, HP12 3LL. 01296 383065. bucksfamilyinfo.org. HENRY: 12:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

St Columba’s Church Hall, 432 Berkhamsted Road, Chesham, HP5 3HQ. 01494 775629. Times: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Stokenchurch Stay and Play

Stokenchurch Children’s Centre, Betty Messenger Building, Longburrow, Stokenchurch, HP14 3TQ. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Chesham Library

Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane, Chesham, HP5 2JD. 0845 230 3232. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce and Rhyme: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Kin Life

The Where Inspiration Blooms Barn, Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2TU. 07845 251100. www.kinlife.co.uk. Baby Yoga: 10:30 - 11:15. Fun & engaging baby yoga. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Baby Massage: 11:30 - 12:15. Nurturing and relaxing baby massage. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 4 Feb & 11 Feb - 10 Mar.

Hithercroft Family Centre

Anthony Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5SE. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 13:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

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CREATIVE The Creation Station

Marlow Scout HQ, Marlow Road/Sheepridge Lane junction, Little Marlow, SL7 3SG. 01395 239 700. www.thecreationstation.co.uk. Little Explorers: 10:00 - 11:00. Arts & Crafts adventure class for pre-schoolers Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

The Creation Station

St Thomas’s Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Beaconsfield, HP9 1UF. 01395 239 700. www.thecreationstation.co.uk. Little Explorers: 10:00 - 11:00. Arts & Crafts adventure class for pre-schoolers Ages: 1 yrs 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Funky Monkeys

Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP7. 01494 912729. www. funkymonkeysltd.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

SWIMMING SwimKidz South Bucks

Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 24 Mar.

Water Babies

The Alfriston School, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 21 Jan.

Water Babies

Tylers Green Middle School, Cock Lane, Tylers Green, High Wycombe, HP10 8DS. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 21 Jan.

The Chiltern Pools

The Chiltern Pools, Bensheim Way, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH. 01494 723969. www.better.org.uk. Pre School Swimming Lessons: 1:30 - 2:30. 30 min lessons. Membership is £33 per month Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £8.25 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

HEALTH & WELLNESS High Wycombe Library

High Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe, HP11 2DH. 01296 382415. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Child Health Drop in: 10:00 - 11:15. Health Visitor led drop-in Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

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DANCE & DRAMA

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Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Ave, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7UB. 07717 879903. www.noizeeproductions.co.uk. Noizee Theatre: 16:15 - 17:00 & 17:00 - 18:00. Ages: 4 - 15 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

PARENTS & TOTS Beaconsfield Family Centre

Beacon Close, Holtspur, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RJ. 01494 678244. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Babbling Babies: 9:15 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Flackwell Heath Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

Flackwell Heath Methodist Church Heath End Road, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, HP10 9DT. 07979 541874. Times: 9:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Newtown Family Centre Plus

Newtown Family Centre Plus, Berkhamstead Road, Chesham, HP5 3AT. 01494 776786. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Radnage Mother and Toddler Group

Radnage Common Road, Radnage, High Wycombe, HP14 4DF. 07754 826598. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar.

St James’ Parent and Toddler Group

St James Centre, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DJ. 01753 278952. www.saintjames.org.uk. Tiny Tots : 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

St. Anne’s Parent & Toddler Group

St. Anne’s Church, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1ET. 07443596304. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Long Crendon Community Library

Long Crendon Community Library, High Street, Long Crendon, HP18 9AF. 01296 382415. Bounce and Rhyme: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

CREATIVE Risborough Family Centre

Risborough Family Centre, Princes Risborough Primary School, Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough, HP27 9HY. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Castlefield Family Centre

Castlefield Family Centre (Wycombe), Rutland Avenue, Castlefield, High Wycombe, HP12 3LL. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 13:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Noizee Productions

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB. 01494 533203. www.stagecoach.co.uk. Theatre School: 16:15 - 17:45. 30 mins each of singing, dance and drama per week Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

SWIMMING SwimKidz South Bucks

Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 14:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

The Chiltern Pools

The Chiltern Pools, Bensheim Way, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH. 01494 723969. www.better.org.uk. Pre School Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 10:30. 30 min lessons. Membership is £33 per month Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Parent & Child Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 10:30. Learn through structured play. Membership £33 per month Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £8.25 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

THURSDAY PARENTS & TOTS Amersham Family Centre

Little Chalfont E-Act Academy, Bell Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP6 6PF. 01494 764258. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Hampden Way Family Centre

The Community Centre, Hampden Way, High Wycombe, HP13 7TJ. 01494 512138. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 9:15 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

NCT Beaconsfield

United Reformed Church, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LW. www.nct.org.uk. Bumps, Babies and Beyond: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

NCT Chiltern

Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QA. 0844 2436086. www.nct.org.uk. Bumps & Babies: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 2 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Sling Library: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 23 Jan, 23 Feb & 23 Mar.

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Penn & Tylers Green Toddler Group

Penn and Tylers Green Village Hall, Penn, High Wycombe, HP10 8LN. 07766 881567. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: Pregnancy 4 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Playhouse Toddlers

The Hub, Union Baptist Church Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NJ. 01494 473889. Playhouse Toddlers: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

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Marlow Family Centre

St Peters Church, Church Street, Burnham, SL1 7HX. 01628 664338. www.stpetersburnham.org. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Marlow Family Centre, Newfield Road, Marlow, SL7 1JW. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 13:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT

St Peters Toddler Group

Chesham Library

Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane, Chesham, HP5 2JD. 0845 230 3232. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce and Rhyme: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Princes Risborough Library

Princes Risborough Library, Bell Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AA. 0845 230 3232. Bounce and Rhyme: 10:30 - 11:00. Musical sessions for babies and toddlers Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

CREATIVE Burnham Family Centre

Burnham Family Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, SL1 7DE. 01628 665380. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Hithercroft Family Centre

Hithercroft Family Centre (Wycombe), Anthony Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5SE. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Messy Play: 9:00 - 10:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Chiltern Baby Massage

Holy Trinity Church - Brookes Lounge, Amersham Road, Hazlemere, HP15 7PZ. 07980867087. www.chilternbabymassage.co.uk. Baby Massage Course: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 16 Jan - 13 Feb.

Evolution Childcare @ Turville School

Turville Nursery, School Lane, Turville, Henley-onThames, RG9 6QX. 01491 638071. www.turvilleschool.com. Sensory Play: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

DANCE & DRAMA Funky Monkeys

Penn Free Methodist Church, Elm Road, Penn, HP10. 01494 912729. funkymonkeysltd.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

The Polish Club, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6LX. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 14:30 - 15:15. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 15:30 - 16:15. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 16:25 - 17:10. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

SWIMMING SwimKidz South Bucks

Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 13:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

Water Babies

Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7EF. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 22:00 - 22:30. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 23 Jan.

Water Babies

Tylers Green Middle School, Cock Lane, Tylers Green, High Wycombe, HP10 8DS. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 14:59 - 15:29. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 23 Jan.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Bulrushes Toddler Group

St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Green, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2BN. 01494 676931. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Castlefield Family Centre

Rutland Avenue, Castlefield, High Wycombe, HP12 3LL. 01296 383065. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Burnham Family Centre

Burnham Family Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, SL1 7DE. 01628 665380. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Play and Learn: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

Coffee and Play

Grace Baptist Church, Corner of Hughenden Ave/ The Pastures, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5SU. 01494 535880. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Fun at One

Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ. 01494726816. Amersham Free Church. Times: 13:00 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

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SATURDAY

Little Chalfont Toddler Group

Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP8 4UD. Times: 9:45 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £3 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

PARENTS & TOTS Marlow Dads Group

Costa Coffee, West St, Marlow, SL7 2NB. 074748 85800. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Magpie Club Baby & Toddler Group

Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill, Amersham, HP7 0LN. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 6 Mar.

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LOCAL CLASSES AT A VENUE NEAR YOU:

Mapledean Family Centre

Mapledean Family Centre, Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PR. 01494 443256. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familycentres. Stay and Play: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Amersham, Beaconsfield, Great Missenden For Details Chorleywood, High Wycombe & Milton Keynes: James: 07490 262 462 Email jdonald@littlekickers.co.uk ktownsend@littlekickers.co.uk Fun Football Classes for kids aged 18 months to 7 years

Local classes at a venue near you

Aylesbury & Princes Risborough: Call Details Kieran:For 07412 480 804 oxonandbucks@littlekickers.co.uk

NCT Chiltern

Elgiva Theatre Cafe, St Mary’s Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR. 0844 2436086. www.nct.org.uk. Coffee Morning: 11:00 - 13:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan, 21 Feb & 20 Mar.

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Small Saints

All Saints Church, Castle Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RF. 07791 389598. www.allsaintshighwycombe.org. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £0.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING High Wycombe Library

MUSIC & SIGNING

Fun Football Classes for kids aged 18 months - 7 years

Fun Football Classes for kids aged 18 months to 7 years

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Chesham Library

Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane, Chesham, HP5 2JD. 0845 230 3232. www.buckscc. gov.uk. Duplo Club: 10:30 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

High Wycombe Library

High Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe, HP11 2DH. 01296 382415. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Saturday Storytime: 11:00 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

CREATIVE Beaconsfield Library

Beaconsfield Library, Reynolds Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2NJ. 0845 230 3232. Crafty Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 10 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

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St.Michael Church, 70 Sycamore Rd, Amersham, HP6 5DR. 01494 726680. www.stmichaelsamersham.org.uk. Messy Church: 11:30 - 13:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 18 Jan, 15 Feb & 21 Mar.

High Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, Term Time classes in Haz lemere & Holmer G reen, S . Bucks High Wycombe, HP11 2DH. 01296 Tel: 07 7 17 8 7 9 903 Web: w w w . noize eproductions. co. uk 382415. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce & Rhyme: 10:00 - 10:30. Stagecoach Theatre Arts Ages: 0 - 1½ yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 School Jan - 27 Mar. Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High

DANCE & DRAMA

DANCE & DRAMA

Marlow Library

Marlow Library, Institute Road, Marlow, SL7 1BL. www.buckscc.gov.uk. Bounce & Rhyme: 10:30 - 11:00. Sharing nursery rhymes, action songs & music. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT NCT High Wycombe & District

Downley Community Centre School Close, School Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5TR. www.nct.org.uk. Baby Massage Course: 10:30 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 9 mths. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 7 Feb.

Evolution Childcare @ Turville School

Turville Nursery, School Lane, Turville, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6QX. 01491 638071. www.turvilleschool.com. Sensory Play: 12:00 - 13:00. Fun sensory stay and play sessions Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

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Noizee Productions

Holmer Green Village Hall, The Common, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6XG. 07717 879903. www.noizeeproductions.co.uk. Fairytale Academy Creative Dance: 13:45 - 14:30. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Noizee Theatre: 16:30 - 18:00. Ages: 6 - 15 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Wycombe, HP11 1TB. 01494 533203. www.stagecoach.co.uk. Theatre School: 9:30 - 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:45. 30 mins each of singing, dance and drama per week Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Mini Stages: 9:15 - 10:00. Theme-based drama, singing & movement Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 8 Feb & 22 Feb - 28 Mar.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

PHYSICAL FUN

Marlow CofE Primary School, Sandygate Road, Marlow, SL7 3AZ. 01494 533203. www.stagecoach.co.uk. Mini Stages: 14:00 - 14:45. Theme-based drama, singing & movement Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Theatre School: 16:30 - 18:30 & 16:30 - 18:00. 30 mins each of singing, dance and drama per week Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Cost: £14 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Little Kickers

The Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RG. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30 & 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20 & 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 12:05 - 12:50. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

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Little Kickers

The Royal Grammar School, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6QT. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30 & 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Little Kickers

Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2RG. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 9:30. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:35 - 10:20. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Sports4Kids

Cressex Community School, Holmer Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4QA. 0300 303 3866. www. sport4kids.biz. Kids and Toddler Football & Rugby: 9:00 - 11:45. Football & Rugby coaching classes for toddlers and kids! Ages: 1½ yrs - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

SWIMMING Water Babies

Chiltern Wood School, Faulkner Way, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5HB. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 25 Jan.

The Chiltern Pools

The Chiltern Pools, Bensheim Way, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH. 01494 723969. www.better.org.uk. Pre School Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 10:30. 30 min lessons. Membership is £33 per month Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar. Parent & Child Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 10:00. Learn through structured play. Membership £33 per month Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Dates: 4 Jan - 1 Feb. Cost: £8.25 (booking essential).

Water Babies

The Alfriston School, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 01869 325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:00 - 16:00. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 25 Jan.

Water Babies

Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7EF. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 22:00 - 22:30. Ages: 3 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 25 Jan.

PREGNANCY Born Smiling HypnoBirthing

Wycombe Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2TT. 07711 183182. www.bornsmiling.co.uk. The Positive Birth Movement: 10:00 - 11:30. On the 1st Saturday of month. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan, 1 Feb & 7 Mar.

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SUNDAY PHYSICAL FUN Sports4Kids

Beaconsfield High School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RR. 0300 303 3866. www.sport4kids.biz. Toddler Football & Rugby: 8:30 - 13:00. Football & Rugby coaching classes for toddlers and kids! Ages: 1½ yrs - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Little Kickers

Princes Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX. 07503142496. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:40 - 11:00. Ages: 1½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

SWIMMING SwimKidz South Bucks

Alfriston School Pool, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2TS. 07889 905678. www.swimkidz.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 13:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 10 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Water Babies Oxford

Chiltern Wood School, Faulkner Way, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5HB. 01869325499. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 26 Jan.

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Forest School sessions for all MK nurseries 4 Nurseries Across Milton Keynes All MK Pre-Schoolers will experience Forest School sessions at our award winning, home of nature-based play, The Childcare Hub in Knowlhill. Forest school sessions have huge benefits including building confidence, encouraging independence and being exposed to problem solving situations. Plus, learning in the outdoors is great for physical and mental health. For more information visit www.kidsplaychildcare.co.uk

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