We are a playgroup for newborn babies to pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents or carers. The playgroup is run by members of the Christ Church congregation and volunteers. All are welcome.
We meet in the Christ Church hall - 23 Waterden Road, Guildford, GU1 2AZ. For directions, go to the location page.
9.30am until 11.30am on Wednesday mornings during term time. Please check the home page for term dates.
We ask for a donation of £1.50 towards running costs per family group. Don't worry if you can't afford this, it is just a suggested donation!
Refreshments are served by volunteers from 9:45 until 11:00 (when we tidy up for music time). We serve coffee, various teas, water and squash in either mugs (for grown ups!), plastic cups or beakers with lids. We also have an array of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks which we try to keep out of the reach of little fingers!
All drinks and snacks are free as they are paid for from the donations at the door and we try to bring drinks over to any adults with very little ones.
If you would like to add your name to the coffee serving rota then please see Sue.
We have a large outdoor play area where, weather permitting, we have bikes, trikes, push along and ride on toys. We also have a sand pit and water table in the summer months and open up the garden. The area is walled with a secure gate which can only be opened by a member of the committee or church in the event of an emergency.
We have a very popular craft table with a different activity each week. Everything from cutting to sticking, painting to decorating biscuits, paper craft to glitter! A great way to refine you childs fine motor skills and have a lot of fun!
Story & Music Time
Every week we come together at 11:00 - 11:30 as a member of the committee reads the children a story and then leads a time of musical fun! There is sometimes an activity to go with the story for the older children to participate in. We sing nursery rhymes, jump, dance and play percussion instruments accompanied by someone playing the piano. Children of all ages are welcome to stay and join in!
Warning: Adults may need to join in too!
We have a separate, cosy baby area with bouncy chairs, playmats and plenty of stimulating toys for our littlest visitors. With chairs around to keep the older children out it's a little safe haven for you and your baby to relax, play, feed or sleep (with a bit of back ground noise)!
Most importanly (so we've been told), it's near the tea and coffee, so you may actually get to finish a cup of tea for once!
Roleplay & Dress Up Area
We have a very popular roll play area with a play house door and window. Inside we have a kitchen set with plastic food, pots, pans and utensils as well as a tool station. There are many dolls with buggies, highchairs, cots, car seats and clothes as well as an extensive range of dressing up clothes for both boys and girls.
We have a range of small toys for toddlers and up. There's cars, garages and play mats, trains and train tracks, dinosaurs, farm animals, dolls and dolls houses.
Some of these toys contain small parts so please keep an eye on your little ones!
Big Toys (Indoors)
For our experienced explorers (and for those just starting to explore) we have a couple of small climbing frames with a slide as well as other slides, tunnels, see-saws and various sit-on rocking toys. All inside year round on a big foam mat. In the Summer term you may find some of these toys in the garden instead.