Mamma Knows

What’s On: Baby/Toddler Timetable

Baby groups, toddler groups & activities for you & your little ones. You’ll also find pregnancy & postnatal classes here too.

Portishead, Pill, Portbury & Ham Green plus some specialist groups further afield
MONDAYS
from 9.00 Turtle Tots

Both our Wraxall pool & our Penny Porter pool (Henbury), are just a short drive from Portishead. Penny Porter is a warm hydrotherapy pool & our Wraxall pool is a lovely 32 degrees, so much warmer than any public pool & perfect for little ones. You can find Wraxall & Penny Porter class times along with all our local venues over on our website.

Click here to find all our class times

9.00 - 11.00 (term time) Creche

Creche, Portishead Youth Centre

2 hours of childcare provision for children ages 12 weeks to 4 years.
9 till 11
£13 per session
Book Online

9.00 - 1.00 Stay & Play Cafe

Stay & Play Cafe, Portishead Youth Centre

Call 01275 842461 to guarantee your table, or just turn up.
 
£5 per child – siblings £2 – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

9.30 - 11.30 (term time) Little Stars Toddler Group

Redcliffe Bay Methodist Church Hall, Queens Road, Portishead –

They are currently running the group outdoors in their lovely enclosed garden. Please feel free to bring along your own refreshments for the time being, & they look forward to inviting you back indoors & making you a cuppa & toast in the near future. There is no formal booking system, but please give Sue Mason a call or text if you’d like to come along, so she has an idea of numbers. As everything else, numbers are limited.
Tel: 07523 190179 or 01275 849553 Sue Mason

Although mainly term time, it does usually run in October and February half terms. For summer 2021 it my run into August, depending on demand.

10.00 (on hold) Bring Your Baby

Curzon Cinema, Clevedon
Bring Your Baby is a weekly new release screening from our main programme and is dedicated to parents with babies. Auditorium lighting is slightly higher than normal and kept on during the film and volume levels are lower. We provide changing mats and a bottle warmer in the auditorium. Customers without a baby are also welcome.
Click Here for the film showing this week

7.00 Active Antenatal Classes
TUESDAYS
9.00 - 11.00 (term time) Creche

Creche, Portishead Youth Centre

2 hours of childcare provision for children ages 12 weeks to 4 years.
9 till 11
£13 per session
Book Online

9.00 - 1.00 Stay & Play Cafe

Stay & Play Cafe, Portishead Youth Centre

Call 01275 842461 to guarantee your table, or just turn up.
 
£5 per child – siblings £2 – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

9.15 - 11 (on hold) St Mary's Church Playgroup - Portbury

St Marys Church, Church Lane, Portbury  A friendly group run by local volunteers. Only £1 per child
Ann Longstaff 07552 629928
St Marys Church – Website

9.15 - 11.00 (Term Time) Refresh

St Peter’s Church, between Church Road North & South

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Toddler group @ St Peter’s Church
Tuesday’s 9.15am – 11am

We are currently not running Trinity Toddlers from Trinity School. During Covid, following some restrictions lifting, we moved to St Peters Church where we have access to a beautiful garden (weather permitting) and the church itself when the weather is wet. We also renamed it “Refresh”. Our primary aim is to run a friendly group where we can all start to reconnect following lockdown. We recognise some little ones may not have had chance mixed yet with other children so want to offer those opportunities. We also want to support parents with a chance to breathe, have a cuppa in peace and spend time with others.
Please join us:
Tuesday’s @ 9.15am (just pop along after school drop off) – 11am
A place to refresh and reconnect you and your small people to other people with under 3s. Come along, have a chat and see some different faces! Please bring your own drink for the moment; toys are provided which are quarantined or washed each week. Numbers are limited but please don’t let that put you off! Contact Mark at [email protected] or 07766 310509
Find us on facebook

9.15, 10.15 & 11.15 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

Toddling Tigers  (term time) – The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years. Chose from a selection of sessions to each week.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15 & 10.15 & 11.15
Wednesday: 14.00
Friday: 9.15 & 10.15
Sunday: 8.45 & 9.45

Click here to view & book

9.30 -10.00 (term time) Bookstart Rhymetime

Portishead Library, Bookstart Rhymetime – 0 to 4 yrs

You’ll arrive and snuggle up together on one of our colourful animal mats. We’ll enjoy a packed 30 minutes with a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, led by a member of our team. For more information & to book your FREE space, click on the link below.

Sessions at 9.30 & 10.30

Book your space on Eventbrite

From 9.45 Baby Sensory
10.00 – 11.30 (Weekly) Café Mamma, Breastfeeding Support Group

Café Mamma, Breastfeeding Support Group Portishead Childrens Centre, West Hill

Just turn up, no need to book.

A drop-in café for breastfeeding mums, run by peer supporters (volunteer mums trained in breastfeeding support).  Tel: (07816) 366370 Confidential Helpline, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm & 7pm-9pm
Ask to join our Facebook ‘closed group’ Cafe MAMMA Portishead, to contact both Peer Supporters & other breastfeeding mums.        www.mammaonline.co.uk (See ‘Help & Support’ for other Breastfeeding Groups in North Somerset, which meet on other days.)

10.00 - 11.00 (term time) Rhyme & Sign - Pill

Salvation Army Hall, Pill

No booking necessary. However, places are restricted and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please remember to bring a healthy snack and drink for your child/ren and appropriate clothing for outdoor groups.The suggested contribution for Children’s Centre groups is £2.00 per family.

Contact Pill Library & Children’s Centre:
01934 426710
[email protected]

10.00 (Monthly) Freelance Mum

Child-Friendly Business ‘Netwalk’ Events. The Freelance Mum netwalks are child-friendly events, designed for you and your business, to make connections, grow your business, with fresh air and fresh thinking! We meet at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, by the benches at the waterfront, for a walk around Portishead Marina. This event is run by our fab Freelance Mum Fairy, Katie Silverthorne.

Freelance Mum – full details here

10.30 -11.00 (term time) Bookstart Rhymetime

Portishead Library, Bookstart Rhymetime – 0 to 4 yrs

You’ll arrive and snuggle up together on one of our colourful animal mats. We’ll enjoy a packed 30 minutes with a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, led by a member of our team. For more information & to book your FREE space, click on the link below.

Sessions at 9.30 & 10.30

Book your space on Eventbrite

10.30 - 11.30 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

10.30 – 11.30 session (term time)  Toddling Tigers The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9.15 – 10.15
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10.30 – 11.30
Friday 11.45-12.30pm

01275 840077 – www.thegymacademy.co.uk

11.30 - 12.30 Sticky Fingers Arts & Crafts

Sticky Fingers Arts & Crafts, Portishead Youth Centre

A session full of creativity without the mess at home.
Tuesdays 11.30 – 12.30
£4 per child – £1.50 per sibling – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

2.15 - 3.15 (Term Time) St Peter's Church Tots

St Peter’s Church, between Church Road North & South Tel: (01275) 846230 or message them via the church Facebook Page

You can find more information about what St Peters Church currently run for Children & Young People here on their website

WEDNESDAYS
from 9.00 Turtle Tots

Both our Wraxall pool & our Penny Porter pool (Henbury), are just a short drive from Portishead. Penny Porter is a warm hydrotherapy pool & our Wraxall pool is a lovely 32 degrees, so much warmer than any public pool & perfect for little ones. You can find Wraxall & Penny Porter class times along with all our local venues over on our website.

Click here to find all our class times

9.00 – 11.00 (term time) Little Gems - Pill

Salvation Army Hall, Pill Tel: (01275) 373970 – hall or (01275) 373301- house – Shelley Ward

As spaces are currently limited, you need to contact Patsy on 07930 390076 from Monday morning to book for that Wednesday.

 

9.00 - 1.00 Stay & Play Cafe (plus SEND support)

Stay & Play Cafe, Portishead Youth Centre

With special music & movement activity at 10.30. Specialist support for SEND families if required during this Wednesday session.

Call 01275 842461 to guarantee your table, or just turn up.
 
£5 per child – siblings £2 – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

9.30 - 11.00 (term time) Baby & Me

Portishead Childrens Centre, West Hill – A friendly parent & baby group. Expectant parents & older siblings are always very welcome too. This group is hosted by Mamma Knows & Gordano Valley Church in partnership with Portishead Childrens Centre.

If you’d like to come along, you can book a space on the dates you chose right here: Book your space

Contact us:
[email protected] or Click Here to message Katina on Facebook
[email protected] or Click Here to message Carol on Facebook

9.30 – 11.30 (on hold) Wesley Toddlers

Was due to start back in September – but currently on hold – watch this space for updates

Methodist Church, Wesley Hall, High Street
01275 842701 Ann Gathergood

Wesley Toddlers meet on Wednesdays during term time from 9.30-11.30. £2 per adult and child, 50p additional children. A warm welcome awaits you, and there are hot drinks, juice and toast available.

9.45 - Disco Babies

Currently they are drop in classes & no need to book. You can email Steph to find out more: [email protected]
Portishead – Wednesdays at 9.45 – Portishead Methodist Church
Clevedon – Fridays at 9.45 – St Andrews Church Centre

Stepping Stones School of Dance – full details here

 

from 10.00 Adventure Babies
10.00 (Weekly - seasonal) Beach Buddies

Back every Spring – please join the Facebook Group to get in touch with Pam if you’d like more information.

A FREE group, meeting weekly at Sugarloaf Bay – check the Facebook Group for details before each session.

Speaking with local parents, I think there is interest in getting children out in nature more and I’d like to start the ball rolling for a group of parents and children who can meet regularly and do this. Not an organised toddler group but a meeting of families who have a love of nature! We have some lovely beaches along the coastline and I’m putting Sugarloaf Bay forward as a suggestion because it has good parking and access and has been a big hit with the children I work with, of all ages. So what’s the idea? To get together and let children of all ages explore and play together. I’m thinking babies and preschoolers during term time then older siblings join in during school holidays. For the parents to bring their own ideas, knowledge and fun to the experience. For parents to also step back a bit, where possible, and let the children create social connections and to become independent. For the parents to meet other parents and have their own social opportunity. For word of mouth to grow the group, inviting anyone from any area to come and join in.
Click Here for more information

10.00 - 11.30 (on hold) Multiple Births Group

Long Ashton Children’s Centre. Support group for families with twins or more.
There is a Closed Facebook Group for the parents who attend or expectant parents of multiples Click Here

10.30 - 11.30 (Weekly) Farm Tots

Lawrence Weston Community Farm 
Come and help look after the animals. For parents/carers and under 5’s, have fun outdoors with your children with a relaxed, friendly group. Farm Tots is a drop-in and runs all year round. Please call or look at our Facebook page to check it is running, due to bad weather etc. £2.50 or £2.00 if you are a member.

Click Here for our Website or to check if we’re running Click Here for our Facebook Page

11.00 (term time) Storytime

Portishead Library, Storytime – 0 to 4 yrs

You’ll arrive and snuggle up together on one of our colourful animal mats . We’ll enjoy a packed 30 minutes with a mix of stories, rhymes, rhythm and movement.

Book your space on Eventbrite

11.00 – 12.45 (weekly) North Somerset Twins & Multiples

North Somerset Twins & Multiples, The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon. We are a supportive group run by volunteers with multiples ourselves. We meet every Wednesday from 11:00am-12:45pm. The Barn where we meet is part of Clevedon Children’s Centre and is very accessible with parking available just outside. Come and have a chat, a cuppa & a biscuit while the little ones can play in a fun & safe environment. At 12pm we generally stop for lunch so please bring your little ones a packed lunch. Babies & toddlers both welcome as well as their siblings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any questions. FREE for your 1st visit. £3 per family (1 adult with multiples) & 50p for an extra adult.. [email protected] or [email protected] Closed Facebook Group North Somerset Twins 

or find us on here on the Twins Trust website

14.00 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

Toddling Tigers  (term time) – The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years. Chose from a selection of sessions to each week.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15 & 10.15 & 11.15
Wednesday: 14.00
Friday: 9.15 & 10.15
Sunday: 8.45 & 9.45

Click here to view & book

3.30 - 4.30 (term time) Lego Club (age 4+)

Portishead Library, LEGO Club – age 4 yrs +

Come along to join our fun, free sessions building your own Lego creations. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination!

Book your space on Eventbrite

THURSDAYS
from 9.00 Turtle Tots

Both our Wraxall pool & our Penny Porter pool (Henbury), are just a short drive from Portishead. Penny Porter is a warm hydrotherapy pool & our Wraxall pool is a lovely 32 degrees, so much warmer than any public pool & perfect for little ones. You can find Wraxall & Penny Porter class times along with all our local venues over on our website.

Click here to find all our class times

9.00 - 1.00 Stay & Play Cafe

Stay & Play Cafe, Portishead Youth Centre

Call 01275 842461 to guarantee your table, or just turn up.
 
£5 per child – siblings £2 – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

9.00 – 11.00 (term time) Ten Tots Baby & Toddler Group - Pill
Pill Methodist Church Hall, Pill – Pop in and join us to enjoy a well earned cup of tea or coffee, and for the little ones squash and toast
We have lots of toys to entertain them.
Tel: (01275) 374053 Liz Marsh
 
 
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9.15, 10.15 & 11.15 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

Toddling Tigers  (term time) – The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years. Chose from a selection of sessions to each week.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15 & 10.15 & 11.15
Wednesday: 14.00
Friday: 9.15 & 10.15
Sunday: 8.45 & 9.45

Click here to view & book

9.30 - 11.00 (monthly) Antenatal Coffee Morning

Portishead – Antenatal Coffee Morning

I’m really excited to begin monthly Antenatal Coffee Mornings. I’m Katina, a Portishead based doula. I support women during pregnancy, & have a passion for helping them to prepare for life with a new baby.
It’s invaluable to have a little heads up on life with a newborn. Infant feeding, sleep, normal infant behaviour, your own body & wellbeing, are all topics where a little early knowledge can make a big difference.
At the monthly coffee mornings we can discuss preparing for birth (which is always the hot topic), but we’ll also explore what support there is locally for you, listen to how you’re feeling & talk about life with your newborn.
Come along at any point in your pregnancy. You’ll be very welcome to join for just one session or come every month. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other expectant mums in the area, & I’ll be on hand to help you feel more informed, empowered & supported during this new stage in your life.
Book your space here

If you have any questions, please get in touch:
[email protected] or www.mammaknows.co.uk

9.30 - 10.30 (term time) Messy Makes

Messy Makes, Portishead Youth Centre

Sensory play, baking and arts & crafts without the mess at home.

£4 per session, £1.50 per sibling
Book Online

11.00 - 12.00 (term time) Parent & Baby Support

Parent and Baby Support Group, Portishead Youth Centre

A session for parents with new babies up to 6 months old with age appropriate resources and information.
11 till 12
£4 per session, £1.50 per sibling
Book Online

FRIDAYS
from 9.00 Turtle Tots

Both our Wraxall pool & our Penny Porter pool (Henbury), are just a short drive from Portishead. Penny Porter is a warm hydrotherapy pool & our Wraxall pool is a lovely 32 degrees, so much warmer than any public pool & perfect for little ones. You can find Wraxall & Penny Porter class times along with all our local venues over on our website.

Click here to find all our class times

9.00 - 1.00 Stay & Play Cafe

Stay & Play Cafe, Portishead Youth Centre

Call 01275 842461 to guarantee your table, or just turn up.
 
£5 per child – siblings £2 – under 6 months FREE

Click Here for up to date information on our website

9.15 & 10.15 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

Toddling Tigers  (term time) – The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years. Chose from a selection of sessions to each week.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15 & 10.15 & 11.15
Wednesday: 14.00
Friday: 9.15 & 10.15
Sunday: 8.45 & 9.45

Click here to view & book

9.30 -10.00 (term time) Bookstart Rhymetime

Pill Library, Bookstart Rhymetime – 0 to 4 yrs

You’ll arrive and snuggle up together on one of our colourful animal mats. We’ll enjoy a packed 30 minutes with a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, led by a member of our team. We are pleased to announce that we are now allowed to sing!  For more information & to book your FREE space, click on the link below.

Book your space on Eventbrite

9.30 – 11.30 (weekly) Tiddler Town - Pill
received_10153856078298319received_10153856078238319received_10153856078518319Pill Community Centre, Church Place – A community run toddler group, where children can take on the role of doctor, teacher or builder in Tiddler Town’s surgery, school or construction site. You can also enjoy quiet time in the town’s library or wigwam, or chose to play outside on the Tiddler Ship or with the new mud kitchen. Run alongside the Pill Community Café (which is open from 9am), so drinks, cake & bacon sandwiches available too.
 

Find us on Facebook Pill Tiddlers Play Group Tel: 07717 307812 (Suzie Delve) or 01275 371883 / 01275 373232

9.45 - Disco Babies

Currently they are drop in classes & no need to book. You can email Steph to find out more: [email protected]
Portishead – Wednesdays at 9.45 – Portishead Methodist Church
Clevedon – Fridays at 9.45 – St Andrews Church Centre

Stepping Stones School of Dance – full details here

 

10.00 - 11.00 (Term Time) Stay & Play

Portishead Children’s Centre, West Hill – Stay & Play

No booking necessary. However, places are restricted and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please remember to bring a healthy snack and drink for your child/ren and appropriate clothing for outdoor groups. The suggested contribution for Children’s Centre groups is £2.00 per family.

[email protected]
01275 884 001

10.45 & 11.30 Fairytale Ballet Minis
SATURDAYS
from 9.00 Turtle Tots

Both our Wraxall pool & our Penny Porter pool (Henbury), are just a short drive from Portishead. Penny Porter is a warm hydrotherapy pool & our Wraxall pool is a lovely 32 degrees, so much warmer than any public pool & perfect for little ones. You can find Wraxall & Penny Porter class times along with all our local venues over on our website.

Click here to find all our class times

9.30 Sport4Kids

Football & Rugby skills classes for little ones aged 18 months to 3 years.
These classes have been created with imaginative storytelling and child psychology to engage little ones with sport & activeness, building physical, social, cognitive and motor skills. As we provide ongoing classes locally for children up to 7 years old, the fun can continue as they grow.

Click here for our classes & booking links

10.00 – 12.00 (on hold) Saturdads - Long Ashton

Hebron Church, Long Ashton (2nd Saturday of every Month)

Call 07895 049644 for more details

 

10.30 - 12.00 (monthly) Llads at St Barnabas

A friendly place for dads & their children (0-7 years) to meet up on Saturday mornings. There will also be decent coffee and bacon butties!

Portishead Childrens Centre, West Hill – on the SECOND Saturday of each month from 10.30 – 12.00

See our Facebook page: Llads at St. Barnabas or call David on (01275) 840245  or Portishead Childrens Cente (01275) 884001
Click Here to see our video about Llads

10.30 Pre-Natal Support Course

Pre-Natal Support Course, Portishead Youth Centre

A session for expectant parents.

£3 per person per session
Book Online

11.00 – 12.00 (on hold) Lego Club - Pill
Pill Library & Children’s Centre 
For children ages 4 & over with their adult
We provide the space & the Lego, you just need to bring along your imagination & get ready to build!
No need to book & no charge
Donations of Lego are very welcome

Click Here for all the Library events

 

11.30 – 1.30 (monthly) Clevedon Dads - Clevedon

The Barn, Old Park Road, Clevedon – Open group for all Dads and male carers, particularly based in Clevedon.
Monthly get togethers on the 1st Saturday of each month
Join our Facebook Group  

SUNDAYS
from 9.15 Sport4Kids

Football & Rugby skills classes for little ones aged 18 months to 3 years.
These classes have been created with imaginative storytelling and child psychology to engage little ones with sport & activeness, building physical, social, cognitive and motor skills. As we provide ongoing classes locally for children up to 7 years old, the fun can continue as they grow.

Click here for our classes & booking links

8.45 & 9.45 (Term Time) Toddling Tigers

Toddling Tigers  (term time) – The Academy of Gymnastics, 1 Harbourmead, Harbour Road Trading Estate Our fun-filled gymnasium is yours to discover as you & your child play together. The class is for pre-school aged children 6 months to 3.5 years. Chose from a selection of sessions to each week.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15 & 10.15 & 11.15
Wednesday: 14.00
Friday: 9.15 & 10.15
Sunday: 8.45 & 9.45

Click here to view & book