Playgroups for Babies & Toddlers

From bilingual beats to baby yoga, there’s an impressive array of classes on offer for you and your baby to participate in. Baby groups & classes get you out and about and are a great opportunity to meet other mums while bonding with your baby.

The different classes can also give your baby/toddler valuable skills for his/her future development but try not to take anything too seriously. Instead look at it as a fun, regular activity that gets you out and about with your little one, creating a great opportunity to maybe 'click with' another mum or two making the whole parenthood thing so much easier and more fun!

Every baby, mum and dad has their own preference so we listed the majority of our local options up for you -please share your experiences with us and highlight your personal favourite!

Carers & Sharers Toddler Group

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30am

Free walk in

A relaxed and welcoming space for parents, careers & toddlers with bouncy castle, music, fun, games & refreshments

St Mary's Church, Primrose Hill

Sunshine Playgroup

37A Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3QT

Free Play for 1-5 year olds

Free (for members)

Tuesdays 3-3:45

Thursdays 11-11:45

Pre-Nursery for 1&2 year olds

Mondays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45

Monday & Tuesday 11-12:15

Sunshine Story & Art for 2 & 3 year olds

Tuesdays 9:30-10:45

Phone: 020 7328 0713

Little Learners

West Hampstead Messy Play & Mark Making (Winter)

West Hampstead Community Centre

Fridays 2:00pm

5 months to 5 years

Saturday Rhyme Time

Primrose Hill Community Library

Saturdays 10:30am - 11:15pm

Children 0-6 years with an adult

Drop-in (£2 donation)

Rhymes, books, musical instruments & more!

Hampstead Community Center Toddler Groups

Tuesdays 9:30-12:30

Under 5s toddler group (music)

Wednesdays 9:30-12:30

Under 5s toddler group (art)

Thursdays 9:30-12:30

Under 5s toddler group (cooking)

Thursdays 9:30-12

Under 5s toddler group (music)

£3 per session per child (second child £1.50)

Mini Beat Music

Drop in live children's music classes with lovely Caroline.

A great selection of favourite songs on the guitar for young children and their families.

Action, parachute and instruments.

£7.00 per class £3.00 for siblings

Fridays & Saturdays 9.30 and 10.30am

Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, NW3 4XN​

Caroline Chan


Mum’s Mornings

Primrose Hill Community Library

Fridays 10:30 - 11:30

A chance for Mums & their little ones to meet other Mums, get together for a chat & a catch up. Toys (suitable for children ages 6 months to 3 years) are available to play with.

Suggested donation of £2


Baby Story Play 6mths - 3yrs

£144 (12 sessions)

Mondays 10:55 - 11:45

Friends Meeting House, Hampstead

07967 012 867

Zip Zap Kids

Zip Zap provides award winning weekly music, drama and sensory classes for children under 5. Our Little Zippers is for 10 months up to 5 years old and our Baby Zappers is for babies up until they are walking or 10 months

Single session: £9 Sibling session: £5 Twins session: £10 10% discount if booked per half term

Thursdays at Our Lady's Hall, 44a Falkland Road, NW5 2XA

Toddlers: 9.45am

Babies: 10.45am

Mondays at Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 1JU

Toddlers: 10am

Babies: 10.45am

Thursdays at West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell Road, NW6 1QN

Mixed Ages: 3.45pm

3-5 year olds: 4.45pm

07572 940731​​




Fridays 10am

A developmental stay and play session for under 5s aimed specifically at children aged 0-2 years, who have a disability or developmental delay. The group focuses on supporting early language and communication development.

The group also provided opportunities for parents and carers to meet one another and find out information and share experiences relevant to their child's needs. 02/09/16/23/30 November, 07/14/21 December

For more information please contact Karen Rodrigues-Ayers or 0207 359 3635

To book and for more information please contact Isla Simpson or 0207 359 3635.

Amanda's Action Club

Mondays (drop-in)

9:30 - 10:15am & 10.15 - 11:00am & 11.00 - 11.45am

4 months - 4 years

£13 per session (£11 if booked online) / £60 for a 5 class pass

Caterpillar Music (pre-book or drop-in if available)

Mondays 2:15 - 2:55pm

Caterpillars: 0 - 3 years

£10 per session or £90 for a block of 10 classes

Bilingual Beats SPANISH (pre-book or drop-in if available)

Mondays 4:10 - 4:50pm

Mixed age group (4 months - 5 years)

Wednesdays 3.20pm & 4:20pm

Mixed age group (4 months - 5 years)

£12 per session (£15 drop in subject to availability)

JW3 AM playgroup

Join us every Thursday morning for some informal play, songs, games, chat and activities for the little ones. Each week we will also be holding a mini Shabbat service with fresh challah and Shabbat songs.

Our playgroup is ideal for under 3's and their grown-ups. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursdays 10am


Frieda’s Messy Play Group

St Saviour Church

Eton Road

Mondays 9:30-11:30




Tuesdays 10am ‘Happy House’: toddlers - 4 years (siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 12pm 'Baby Bells': for newborn to sitting - siblings welcome!

£9 per session (£11.00 drop in), £5 siblings 07786 082 580

Oldtime Nursery

Heath Street Baptist Church

Tuesdays 10 - 11am

Free, drop-in music sessions for babies, toddlers and older children accompanied by their parents or carers

Tempo Tots

Monday mornings

Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, NW3 1LT

9.30-10.10am walkers

10.20-11.00am crawlers and walkers

11.10-11.40am non-movers

Monday afternoons

Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, Kentish Town, NW5 2SP

3.20-3.50pm non-movers and crawlers

4.00-4.40pm crawlers and walkers


The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3LG

10.20-11.00am crawlers and walkers

11.10-11.40 am non-movers and crawlers
07541 642602

From £70 for 10 sessions

Baby Yoga (with the Baby Yoga Company)

Mondays 1pm


Stretch, strengthen and relax with your baby, as you do especially-adapted yoga exercises which enhance your bond with your baby and are beneficial for both parent and baby alike.

Baby Rhyme Time & Storytelling

Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Castlehaven Community Centre, The Haven

Free entry

Little Stars

Kentish Town Community Centre

A fun and friendly stay and play drop-in for children aged 5 or under and their carers. Includes singing, crafts and an outdoor space. Hear about local services and meet local parents.

Tuesdays 10am - 12pm

£1 donation per family

Mini Mozart (pre-book)

Mini Mozart offers fun and interactive live music classes for toddlers and babies. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist.

The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music

Thursdays 9:30am Toddlers

Thursdays 10:15am Babies

£156 for the full term

Primrose Hill Community Centre

Sharples Hall Street, NW1 8YN

Fridays 11am Babies 0-15mths

£182 for the full term

Hampstead Friends' Meeting House

120 Heath St, NW3 1DR

0207 193 1983

Monkey Music (pre-book)

Award-winning music classes for babies from 3 months, toddlers & children.

Primrose Hill Community Centre


9:45 12mths+

10:20 2 and 3 years

10:55 from 3mths

St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road


10am 2 and 3 yrs

10:35 from 3 mths

11:15 from 12 mths



2:40pm ‘Rock n Roll’: Babies from 3 months

3:50pm ‘Heigh Ho’: Toddlers from 12 months

Keats House Library


9:40am 'Jiggety-Jig' 2 & 3 yrs

10.15am 'Heigh-Ho' 12 mths+

10.50am 'Rock'n'Roll' from 3 mths

£11 per session

Alex and Eloise Trippier

020 8438 0189

Baby Sensory (pre-book)

Fridays 2pm & 3pm Newborn - 13 months

£10 per session / £90 for 10 week course

Ten O’Clock Club

Peggy Jay Centre, Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate Road, NW5 1QR

Bring the kids down to PJC for a fun filled morning. Indoor activities include painting, singing & music, baby corner with soft toys and group activities. Outdoor activities include sand and water play, scooters & bikes, adventure play and discovery.

Monday to Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Children 0-5 years old

£2.50 per child or two siblings together is £3.50

NCT Early Days Postnatal Group


6 Tuesday morning sessions

Facilitated by Claire Maguire and designed for parents of babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, NCT Early Days courses give you the opportunity to meet other parents, gain sueful information and discuss the rewards and challenges aof being a new parent.

Popular topics include expectations versus reality, birth stories, coping with sleep, crying and feeding, routines, play and development, local activities, travelling abroad with baby, parenting styles & relationship changes. The group sets the agenda according to their needs at the start of the course. Includes a voucher for a hot drink from ZEST Cafe at JW3.

To book a place please contact Clare Mallors or on 0208 752 2472

St Luke's stay and play group 'Crumbs'


'We want Crumbs to be a place where people get to know each other, relax, and have fun. There are toys galore, a bouncy castle, and song time for the little ones, as well as tea, coffee, and a chance to chat for the adults. It's free (with an optional donation to cover refreshments) and everyone is welcome.'

Thursdays (in term time) 10 - 11:30am

St Luke's Church

Oseney Crescent, Kentish Town, NW5 2AT

Creative Wiz Kids Parent/Toddler Class

St Peters Church, Belsize Square, NW3 4HJ (back at St Luke’s February)

Wednesdays 10 - 11am

Term Fee: £143 (11 weeks) / Pay & Go Fee: £15

Creative Wiz Kids Parent/Carer toddler classes are packed with exciting art projects, both themed and free Art. Our classes celebrate the creativity of children and help develop your little ones social interaction and confidence. We are genuine arts programme run by genuine artists who interact well with kids! Come and be part of the “Creative Wiz Kids Experience!” and dress to get messy!

12months - 3years

‘Under 5s’

Kenwood House

Fridays (during term-time) 10:30 - 11:30

Families with under 5’s can join in craft making, storytelling, and sing-alongs

£2 (member & non-members)

Baby Singalong

Fridays 9:30-10:15am

Free Space Project

Kentish Town Health Centre Baby Singalong is a weekly music, movement and storytelling session that takes place in the Gym room on the ground floor at the Kentish Town Health Centre. The sessions are drop-in (no need to book) and run by community musician Cinamama for children under the age of 5. Parents and carers are encouraged to join in and share their own stories and songs. For more information please contact Cina: 07793405566

Les Petits Bellots

Bilingual Mini-Creche

St Mary’s Primrose Hill

Monday from 9.30 until 11.30 am

Wednesday from 1 until 3pm

Children 6 months - 4 years old

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