Playgroups
ST James
Title of Class: ABC
Class Description: ABC is a gathering of babies and toddlers along with mums, dads, grandparents, carers.

Do join us for the whole or part of the time.  Enjoy playing and ‘making’ with your child in the company of other adults.  Many friendships have been formed at ABC over the years.

Toys, crafts and refreshments are available.

Age Range: Birth to 4 years
Location: St James Church, Ferndale TN2 3RL
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:15am – 11:45am
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: £1.00 per family
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Addtional Information: We provide refreshments, craft activities, toys for all age groups.  Every other week there is a story and songs in the church for those who wish to join is.
Contact Name: NA
Contact Phone Number: 01892 521 703
Website Address: www.stjamestw.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities
 
Title of Class: Barnababies
Class Description: Barnababies is a friendly group for parents and caregivers of pre-school children. We offer play, craft and friendship in a safe and caring environment.
Age Range: Birth to 4 years
Location: St Barnabas Church, Quarry Road, TN1 2RH
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:45 – 11:30am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £1.00 per family
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Addtional Information: We provide refreshments, craft activities, toys for all age groups and song time at the end of the session.
Contact Name: Emma Melville – email: emm.melville@gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 07576 433 366
Website Address: www.st-barnabas.info/children/barnababies/
Venue Facilities: Free car parking, toilets, baby change facilities
Title of Class: Bikes & Slides
Daddy & Me
Class Description: Playgroup
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church, 12 Upper Grosvenor Road, TN1 2EP
Day: Bikes & Slides – Tuesdays & Fridays
Daddy & Me – Selected Saturdays – see website for information
Time: 9:30am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £1.50
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: Dedicated baby area
Contact Name: Bikes & Slides: bikesandslides@hotmail.co.uk
Daddy & Me: david.hayward@twbc.org.uk
Contact Phone Number: 01892 541 118
Website Address: www.twbc.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, pay car parking at meadow road car park 
Title of Class: Buggy Club
Class Description: A welcoming and friendly meeting place for adults with babies and toddlers. There is plenty of space for children to play whilst the adults find mutual support and friendship.
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: St. Lukes Church, St Lukes Road, TN4 9JH
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:45pm
Duration: 2hrs 15mins
Price: Donation – please check
Course Length: Continous
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: We try not to close during the school holidays – we are open in half terms and for most of the summer holiday, with a short break at Christmas and Easter
Contact Name: Jo Wheeler
Contact Phone Number: 01892 861 165
Website Address: www.stlukestw.co.uk
Venue Facilities: free car parking, toilets, kitchen
Title of Class: Cameo Parent / Carer Toddler Group
Class Description: Come and meet each other – toys, coffee & conversation
Age Range: Up to 3 years old
Location: Tunbridge Wells United Reformed Church, 1 Mount Ephraim, TN4 8AE
Day: Monday
Time: 10:15am
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Price: Donation – please check
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional information: n/a
Contact Name: Carol Christian
Contact Phone Number: 01892 523 718
Website Address: www.urctunbridgewells.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, no parking – nearest car parking meadow road multi-story car park
Coffee Connection
Title of Class: Coffee Connection – where parents meet parents
Class Description: Coffee Connection is a get together for ALL parents and parents-to-be.  Whether you’re new to Tunbridge Wells, live in a local village, have more than one child or are just looking for somewhere to sit and chat while your children play, all whilst enjoying a real coffee and homemade cake, then Coffee Connection is for you.
Age Range: Any
Location: The Camden Centre, Royal Victoria Place TN1 2SW
Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £2.00
Course Length: N/A
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: N/A
Contact Name: Cath Newland
Contact Phone Number: coffee.connection@outlook.com
Website Address: www.facebook.com/coffeeconnectiongroup
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, lift, nearby car parking and shopping centre
 
Title of Class: Little Forest Sure Start Stay and Play
Class Description: Lots of activities and an opportunity to meet other parents.
Age Range: Preschool age
Location: Little Forest Childrens Centre, Friars Way, TN2 3UA
Day: Monday
Time:

9:15am – 10.30am

10:45am – 12:00pm

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Price: FREE – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Course Length: Continous
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Free Trial Available: n/a
Contact Name: Little Forest Children’s Centre
Contact Phone Number: 03000 420 892
Website Address: TBC
Venue Facilities: Disabled access, parking, toilets, baby change

 

Christian Fellowship
Title of Class: Little Stars Baby & Toddler Group – Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship

Class Description: Parent/Carer Pre-school group
Age Range: Birth to 3 years
Location: The Christian Centre, Hanover Road, TN1 1EY
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Price: Free
Course Length: Term Time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes, parents/carers must stay with the children they are responsible for
Additional Information: A warm and welcoming group for parents and carers with pre-school children. A great variety of toys and activities for birth to 4 years, including ride-on toys, crafts, stories and more!
Contact Name: Liz Styles
Contact Phone Number: 01892 521 320
Website Address: www.twcf.org
Venue Facilities: Toilets, disabled access, baby change
 

Title of Class: Pandas Playgroup
Daddy & Me 
Class Description:

Toddler Group and Daddy & Me – toys, craft, activities, story time, refreshments & singing 

Saturday Club – Games, craft, singing, bible stories and refreshments

Age Range: Toddler Group & Daddy & Me: Birth to 5 years
Saturday Club: School Years 1 – 6
Location: Pantiles Baptist Church, 73 Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5LH 
Day: Pandas – Weekly – Wednesday – Please email Becca for availability
Daddy & Me and Saturday Club – Monthly Saturday
Time: Pandas – 10:00am 
Daddy & Me and Saturday Club – 10:00am 
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Price: Pandas  – £1.50 Donation
Saturday Club – Free
Course Length: Term Time
Requires Parental Supervision: Pandas: Yes
Saturday Club: No
Additional Information: Daddy & Me – Dads get a bacon sandwich! 
Saturday Club – Includes refreshments and toast!
Contact Name: Becca Burgess – Church Community Support Worker
Contact Phone Number: Contact via email – becca@pantilesbaptist.org.uk 01892 521903
Website Address: www.Pantilesbaptist.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Disabled access – Parking – Baby Change
StPhilips
Title of Class: Pippins Parent and Toddler group
Class Description: Pippins is a group for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents, childminders or carers, and is a great opportunity for you to meet other families and to let your children play with different toys and other children.

The group is run by four church members, all mums themselves and meets on Thursday mornings.

Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: St Philips Church, 
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00am – 11:45am
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Price: £1.00 per family
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Addtional Information: Refreshments provided. 
Contact Name: NA
Contact Phone Number: NA
Website Address: www.stphiliptunbridgewells.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities
Title of Class: New Life Church – Pops and Tots 
Class Description: Toddler Group – Pops and Tots is a chance for male carers to get together once a month, have a bacon butty and chat while the kids play.
Age appropriate toys and games, such as a small slide, dressing up, toy kitchen and duplo.
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: New Life Church, The old Ambulance Station, Speldhurst Road, Southborough, TN4 0JA
Day: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 10:00am 
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £1 suggested donation
Course Length: Term Time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes – dads, grandads or any male carer
Additional Information: Date may vary so please contact before attending
Contact Name: Peter Wagstaff – pkwagstaff@gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 01892 691 509
Website Address: www.newlifechurchonline.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets
Title of Class: Salvation Army Parent and Toddler group
Class Description: Our aim is to provide a place for under 5s to play together and for mums, dads and carers to meet together over a cup of tea or coffee.
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, TN2 4UT
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £1
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: Includes refreshments, craft and free magazine
Contact Name: Ada Banks 
Contact Phone Number: 07812 709956
Website Address: www.salvationarmychurch.org
Venue Facilities: Free car park, disabled access, refreshments, toilets
Title of Class: Squeals on Wheels
Class Description: A morning of songs, stories and crafts for pre-school children and their mums, dads and carers. Lots of ride on toys as well, hence the name! Plenty of room for the children to run around.
Special smaller area with toys just for babies.
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits included for adults and children.
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: Christ Church, High Street, TN1 1UT
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:30
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £2 per family
Course Length: Term time only
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Free Trial Available: N/A
Contact Name: Christ Church Office
Contact Phone Number: 01892 522 323
Website Address: www.christchurchtunbridgewells.org
Venue Facilities: Toilets, disabled access, excellent child friendly cafe – ‘Manna’ www.mannatw.co.uk
Title of Class: St Augustine’s Parents & Toddler Group
Class Description: Plenty of toys for the babies & toddlers, tea & coffee for the parents!
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: St Augustine’s Church, Crescent Road, TN1 2LY
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Donation – please check
Course Length: Term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: n/a 
Contact Name: office@st-augustine.co.uk
Contact Phone Number: 01892 522 525
Website Address: www.st-augustine.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, small free carpark at rear, multi-story car parking opposite the church


Any age

  StMatts
Title of Class: St Matt’s Parent and Toddler Group
Description:

St Matt’s Church, High Brooms holds a Parent and Toddler Group every Thursday morning during term time.

Age Range: N/A
Location: St Matt’s Church, High Brooms Road TN4 9BW
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Duration: 1 and a half hours
Price: Donation
Course Length: NA
Contact Name: St Matt’s Church Office
Contact Phone Number: 01892 618 108
Website Address: www.stmattschurch.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilet
Title of Class: Daddy & Me
Class Description: Breakfast & activities for dads and their kids!
Age Range: Birth to secondary school age
Location: St Marks Church, St Marks Road, TN2 5LU
Day: Last Saturday of each month
Time: 9:00am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £2.00
Course Length: Continuous
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information Group continues to run in school holidays, unless there is a holiday club. Please call for information.
Contact Name: Phillip Buggs
Contact Phone Number: 01892 526069
Website Address: www.stmarkschurch.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Street car parking, disabled access
 
Title of Class: Multiple Baby and Toddler Group
Class Description: A chance for parents to bring their children to join in the fun and meet other parents with twins or more. The group offers the chance to share advice, offer help and make new friends. The centre where the group is held is a great place for multiples of all ages, with indoor and outdoor facilities.
Age Range: Preschool age
Location: Little Forest Childrens Centre, Friars Way, TN2 3UA
Day: Thursday (every 4th of the month)
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Suggested donation of 50p
Course Length: 4th Thursday of every month – term time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Free Trial Available: N/A
Contact Name: Little Forest Children’s Centre 
Contact Phone Number: 01892 532 319 email: little.forest@kent.gov.uk
Website Address: http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/kent/directory/service.page?id=gXLVOK_7v0U
Venue Facilities:

Disabled access, parking, toilets, baby change

 

Title of Class: Thommy’s Tiny Tots
Class Description: A friendly group that welcomes carers and their preschoolers. Make the most of adult conversation while your children play!
Age Range: Birth to 5 years
Location: Parish Room, St Thomas’s Church, Pennington Road, Southborough TN4 0SH
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Price: £1.00
Course Length: Term Time
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: Includes refreshments and craft
Contact Name: Daphne Steptoe
Contact Phone Number: 07510 241 163 or 01892 532 836
Website Address: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Thommys-Tiny-Tots/202729426441400
Venue Facilities: Disabled access, refreshments, toilets, garden
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Title of Class: Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge Twins & Triplets Club
Class Description: In Tunbridge Wells, we meet on the fourth Thursday of each month (except Christmas) from 10am to 12 noon at the Little Forest Children’s Centre in the Sherwood School.

(In Tonbridge we meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 11:30am at Teen and Twenty Children’s Centre, River Lawn Road, Tonbridge, TH9 1EP)

A great place for multiples of all ages, with indoor and outdoor facilities. Squash and biscuits available for the children. 

Age Range: Newborn to 4 years
Location: Little Forest Children’s Centre, Friars Way, TN2 3UA
Day: 4th Thursday of every month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £1.00
Requires Parental Supervision: Yes
Additional Information: We are a growing club of twin and triplet families. We offer support and friendship through regular meet-ups like this one and dinner meets for mums only. Check out the club on Facebook for further information. We look forward to meeting you.
Contact Name: Joanna Mackenzie
Contact Phone Number: 07540 688 8099
Website Address: www.twttt.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities
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