Parenting and family support activities

Saturday Stay ‘n’ Play

Families learn together in this relaxed, informal environment with fun activities. For families with children aged eight years and under

Date: First Saturday of the Month, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: FREE

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: For families with children 0-8 years old.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme

This 8 week positive parenting programme can enable you to learn new strategies when dealing with challenging behaviour, problem solve and build on your own confidence as a parent or carer.

Date: Tuesdays, 30 October-18 December, & Thursdays 10 January-21 March (term time only)

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? Yes

Age Range: For any parent or carer with children 2-12 years old.

Under 20s Stay ‘n’ Play

Come along with your babies and toddlers for midwifery care including breastfeeding, contraception advice, access to Coin Street’s specialist support for training and employment, childcare and more.

Date: Thursdays (term time only)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: For parents under 20 years old with children 0-5 years old

Place2Be

An art therapy counselling service for mums, dads, grandparents, step-parents and carers with children under 5 years old.

Date: Fridays (term time only)

Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? Yes by referral only. Advance booking required

Age Range: For families with children 0-5 years old

Family Fitness & Fun

Fun Sunday sessions for all the family at the Colombo Centre. Children aged 5-10 years old can take part in a choice of contemporary dance classes with Rambert. Alternatively there are sessions with arts and crafts or sports games on offer. Parents can come along with siblings under 5 for a tea or coffee and the chance to catch up with other families or friends.

Date: Sundays (term time only)

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Colombo Centre

Should I book? Must register first. Places are limited!

Age Range: Families with children 5-10 years old

Tuesday Stay ‘n’ Play

A dedicated session for families with children 0-5 years old, focusing on exploration, investigation and activities to stimulate the minds of young children.

Date: Tuesdays (term time only)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: Families with children 0-5 years old

Wednesday Stay ‘n’ Play

Meet others in a relaxed environment with lots of opportunity for play. This new session is based at Blackfriars Settlement and delivered by our Early Years Educators, with regular visits from our family support team to offer advice on parenting, child development, child safety and emotional well-being.

Date: Wednesdays (term time only)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Blackfriars Settlement,

Price: Free

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: For families with children 0-5 years old

Babies Stay ‘n’ Play

A dedicated session for expectant parents and parents of children under two years old, focusing on exploration, investigation and activities to stimulate the minds of young children.

Date:  Fridays (term time only)

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: FREE

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: Families with children under 2

Feel Good Wednesday

Would you like to build confidence as a parent, find new ways to handle stress and strengthen the bond between you and your child? Join us for our new feel good Wednesday sessions. 

Date: Wednesdays (term time only).

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? By referral or self-referral

Age Range: For families with children 0-5 years old

School Readiness – Transition Workshop

Starting school can be an exciting and emotional time for children and parents. Join our 2 week workshop to support your children in routines, regulating feelings, learning and development.

Date: Thursday 9 May & 16 May (two week workshop)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: FREE

Should I book? Yes

Introducing solids drop-in

Come and meet Jennie, our Early Years Dietician, who can offer you help and advice on nutrition for your baby/child including difficult mealtimes, introducing solid food and healthy eating. 

Date: Fridays from 10 May then 7 June, 5 July

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: Free

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: For families with children under 5 years old. 

Dads and Male Carers Group

Come along to our Stay, Play ‘n’ Relax, offering an informal session where you can play with your children, meet other dads and carers, discuss the things that matter to you and talk about activities you want to see for dads and male carers. 

Date: Saturday from 11 May, 8 June, 13 June

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: Coin Street neighbourhood centre

Price: FREE

Should I book? Just turn up

Age Range: For dads and male carers with children 0-8 years old

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