|Local Children's Groups and Activities|
This page was created at the suggestion of Paula, a regular visitor to the site, who had a baby in early 2001 and had been looking for this kind of information in a number of places. It is compiled from information within the public domain.
Special thanks to Marple Library for help setting this page up and to all the local mums who have helped to keep it up-to-date by advising me of changes and additions.
If you are aware of any details that are incorrect or out of date, please get in touch. If you are involved with an organisation that you think should appear in this list, please get in touch too.
For more information on registered childcare, toddler groups, support groups and self help in the Stockport area, visit Family Info Link:
|1st Marple Bridge Rainbows||Contact:|
Bridge Rainbows meet at Marple Bridge United Reformed Church, Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge on Friday during school terms from 5:15pm to 6:30pm.
To join fill out the online application form form or ring Amanda on 07974645312 or Julie on 07779551976.
|All Saints Marple||Contact:|
Nursery & Pre-School
Monday - Friday 9.15am-12noon
KIDS' CHURCH - 0-11's (more information)
Dawn Carroll (Manager)
Tel: 0161 449 5293 (MORNINGS ONLY)
Phil Alston - Tel: 0161 406 6110
|Baby Sensory - Precious Early Learning for Babies||Contact:|
|Baby Sensory provide parent and baby classes specifically designed for babies aged from birth-13 months. Activities include: light shows, baby signing, massage, movement and exercise, scent and texture exploration, musical instruments, bonding activities, calming techniques, ideas for play at home, plus much more. Every week is different and every activity is research based in order to aid and promote development in a warm and fun environment. Baby Sensory have just been voted as ‘Favourite Preschool Class’ in East Cheshire on
Local classes are held every Monday at The Hatherlow Sunday School on Otterspool road. We would love to welcome you and your little one!
07503 547 083
|Baby Signing Classes||Contact:|
- in TinyTalk classes - teaches Baby sign language - a form of
pre-verbal communication. Babies understand so much before they can
From as early as 6 to 9 months old, babies can begin to tell you what they want, what they are thinking about and how they feel.
WEDNESDAYS, 10:00 - 11:00am
Birds on 07794 803 781
at Life Leisure Marple, Stockport Road (Marple Swimming Pool).
Mondays 1.15pm, Tuesday 2pm.
|Call reception 0161 427 7070 to book and for more information.|
|Vacancy list coordinator for Marple, Marple Bridge and High Lane areas.||Lesley
Millington 427 1660
or Janet McMurdock 483 6784
|Crafty Crocs is a weekly arts and craft session for 0-5 year olds open in the school term time.
It is on Thursday afternoons 1.30-2.30 at Marple Surestart Centre, Marple Library.
There is a small charge of £3 per child and £1.50 any extra child to cover the costs.
|Craft Table Toddler Group||Contact:|
only on Thursdays at Mellor Parish Centre, Church Road.
10am - 11.30am. Supervised craft table, toys, sing-song and refreshments.
£2 per adult.
Alison 077483 41075
Parish Centre: 0161 484 5079
|The Dale Playgroup / Preschool Group||Contact:|
|The Dale Pre-School provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment where children play and learn, through opportunities and resources covering the Early Years Curriculum. There are excellent outdoor play facilities with a private playground for bikes and grassed area with small climbing frames and slides.
Open Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
|The Dale Pre-School
c/o The Dale Primary School
Tel: 0161 427 1352
Manager: Mrs Celia MacDonald
|Footytotz is a unique play programme aimed at 2-5 year old boys and girls helping to develop balance, co-ordination and control of a football. Also enhancing their social skills and confidence through specially designed sessions that tie in with the younger years curriculum. The programme has NHS and Surestart backing and is fast becoming the leading provider of football for tots.||To find out where your nearest venue is please contact on 0845 539 9899|
|Goyt District Scout Council||Contact:|
|District Commissioner for Bredbury & Marple.||Ms V. Tipler,
24 Catherine Road,
|Girl Guides Goyt Division||Contact:|
Marple and Mellor Districts.
For enquires into Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section.
Waiting List Contact:
0161 351 0278
For all other enquires:
Stella Olliver, Marple District Commissioner 0161 427 5750
|High Lane Baby and Toddler Group||Contact:|
only in High Lane Village Hall.
Mondays 9.30am - 11.30am
|Sarah on 01625 268301|
|High Lane Youth Club||Contact:|
|To provide the youth in High Lane through a considered programme of social education and activities.||Mrs. Lynn
Marshall - Leader,
High Lane Library Building,
|Hollins Wood Childcare||Contact:|
|A unique day care facility for 0-5 year olds with a qualified Pre-School Teacher, limited term time places available.
Fantastic spacious building with superb indoor/outdoor play areas. Open 7.30am to 6.00pm daily
Qualified caring staff, shift work patterns and same day emergency bookings catered for.
Hollins Wood Childcare
Tel: 0161 449 8800
|Jubilee Youth Club||Contact:|
|JYC Youth club for Juniors (7 to 11) and Seniors (11 to 14). Events usually on Saturday evenings around 6.30pm-9.30pm but times vary. Occasional Sunday events and outings.||Jill Turner
|Kids Disco Classes||Contact:|
Marple Conservative Club, Church Lane.
5.00pm - 6.00pm (Under 10's class)
6.00pm - 10.00pm (over 10's class)
£3.00 per class, ring for more details.
|Little Stars - Parent, Baby and Toddler Group||Contact:|
Brabyns' Parent, Baby & Toddler
Group, Little Stars, has become so popular that we now have two weekly
Tuesdays: 9:45 - 10:45am
Fridays: 9:00 - 10:30am
Supervised by qualified staff, Little Stars offers an engaging and friendly environment for children from newborn to 3½ years to develop their social skills, whilst having fun and taking part in a range of play-based activities.
For more details visit: Little Stars at Brabyns Preparatory School
|0161 427 2395
|Marple and District Twins Club||Contact:|
|Aims to offer support and advice to parent / expectant parents of twins, triplets or more. Regular meetings, social events, clothes and equipment held.
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month at the Mellor Parish Centre, Church Road, Mellor 10-11.30 am. £2 per family.
Social: several family events each year and quarterly Mum's Nights Out.
|Marple & Marple Bridge URC||Contact:|
|Strictly Come Craft
- A new way of being church for children & their families
Craft activities followed by short informal worship & a meal
4pm - 6pm usually the third Saturday in the month at Marple URC.
|Contact Church Office 0161 449 5370|
|Strictly Come Together
- every Wednesday 10.30am- 12 noon at Marple URC
Pop in or stay as long as you want
coffee morning with organised activities, talks & presentations. Suitable for all ages.
|Contact Jenny Austen 0161 427 9456|
|Marple Methodist Church Toddler Group||Contact:|
Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple.
Term tine only on Tuesday mornings 9.30am-11.00am
£2 per family.
18 Kayswood Road,
|Marple Swimming Club||Contact:|
|Marple Swimming Club offers swimming lessons from beginners through to competition level for both children and adults. For more information and to book your lessons please contact Libby Reeve using the details opposite.||Libby Reeve
0161 427 4998
Alternatively please visit our website www.marplesc.com
Movers is a borough wide activity scheme for pre-school children
organised jointly by the Sport Development Section of Community
Services and Sports Trust.
The scheme helps develop physical activity in children through a programme of planned activities.
Not only are sessions great fun but the children also have the opportunity to play with each other and work towards an Award Scheme with lots of exciting activities.
Sessions at Brabyns Recreation Centre:
Tuesdays 9.30am - 10.30am and 10.30am - 11.30am.
Community Leisure Development Officer (Exercise)
Tel: 0161 474 4465
|Music & Movement Classes||Contact:|
|This is a music and movement class, designed for pre-school children. It is held at the Scout Hut, Memorial Park Marple, during the following sessions
Monday 10am - 11.15am
The session comprises time on gym equipment, followed by activities with balls, hoops, games, dance, song and action. The cost is £3.00 per session (and mums get a hot drink !)
Contact Jean on 01663 765859.
|National Childbirth Trust||Contact:|
The NCT (National Childbirth Trust) run loads of coffee mornings, around two per week, in peoples houses all over Marple. They also run Nearly New Sales, Tea Parties, Days out, Social Evenings and more.
You don't have to be a member to attend, you just need to ring the national telephone line to get the details.
0870 444 8707
|North East Cheshire Society for Mencaps||Contact:|
for people with a mental handicap. Volunteers always welcome,
especially for youth club.
Monday & Thursday. Youth Club
Tuesday 7.30pm-9.30pm at Glengarth, Station Road, Marple.
Battersby and Phil McFall
|Nurture Nursery & Pre-school||Contact:|
|Nurture is an
under 5s Early Learning and Day-Care Centre, situated on Station Road
in the centre of Marple catering for children from 3 months to 4
Open 7:30 til 6:30, five days a week, 50 weeks of the year.
Baby & Toddler Group Monday,
Wednesday & Friday 9.30-11.30am
|0161 427 9891|
|Rhythm Time Classes||Contact:|
|Rhythm Time Classes at Rough and Tumble every Thursday.||
|Rose Hill School Playgroup||Contact:|
& pre school run in a classroom of Rose Hill school, for children
from 2 yrs 6 months until school entry age.
Children can be accommodated full days in some instances and sessions
can be mix and matched.
open 9.00am until 3.00pm.
Telephone number: 07984 614303
|Rough 'N' Tumble Toddler Time||Contact:|
only. Rough 'N' Tumble Goyt Mill.
Every week day 10am - 3pm 1-4 year olds.
£2.50 per child including cordial and biscuit.
|0161 427 0007 for more information.|
|St Sebastian's Nursery Class||Contact:|
|Friendly and welcoming childcare for 2 – 5 year
olds in Marple Bridge.
9 am to 3 pm, Monday-Friday (term time).
*All 3-4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education 38 weeks of the year. See www.gov.uk/free-early-education for details.
Ofsted Registration No: 307185 Registered Charity No: 520082
|T: 0161 427 8208
T: 07909 770614
United Reform Church,
|Scout Association - Marple||Contact:|
Cubs - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Scouts - Tuesday & Thursday
Ventures - Friday
Annual bonfire, fireworks and BBQ nearest Saturday to 5 November in Brabyns Park.
|Mr. M H
|Scout Assoc. - Mellor & Marple Bridge||Contact:|
pm) - (Mellor HQ) - Monday
Cubs (8-11) - (Mellor HQ) - Wednesday (6.45 pm)
Scouts (11-14) - (Mellor HQ) - Wednesday (6.45 pm)
Tel 427 2863
- Join us for fun interactive sensory sessions. Activities include
lights, messy play, textures, treasure baskets...different themes each
week, with a super Glow & Lights session as well!
Sessions run in blocks of 5 and cost £15 and are for babies aged from 3 - 12 months
Sessions are held at Marple Children's Centre, Fridays @ 10am - 10.45am
|For more information please email Laura at|
|St Paul's Compstall Church Baby & Toddler Group||Contact:|
|St Paul's Compstall Church Baby and Toddler group is held on Monday afternoons 1.15 - 2.45 in the Sunday School hall (term time only). There is a craft table, paint or play dough, jigsaws, role play areas and other toys for the children to choose from. There is also a soft mat area with toys for babies.
£1.30 for adult with one child, £1.50 for two children or more.
Tea/juice and biscuits included.
on 0161 427 7829
St Paul's Church
|Story Time at Marple Library||Contact:|
only on Tuesdays 2pm - 2.30pm
|Contact: 0161 217 6009|
|Toddler Group "Coffee Break"||Contact:|
(term time only) 9.15am-11.15am approx. We ask for £1.50 per adult.
Pre-school children are welcome here. Children can play with assortment of toys, playdoh, jigsaws, books, games etc. There are soft toys for babies and play mats.
We sing with the children which is followed by refreshments (tea, coffee and fruit loaf/biscuits for adults, drinks, fruit and biscuits for kids). After this we do some craft.
Alexandra Hall tel. 07521 094 282
only on Tuesdays 9.30am - 11am.
Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane.
£2 per family.
|Contact: Anne - 0161 449 9088|
|Toddler and Baby Group||Contact:|
Primary School, High Lane on Wednesdays in Term time only 9.15am -
£2 for one adult and child, £1 per extra child, price includes a snack.
|Contact: 01663 308 008|
|At All Saints Church, Marple on Wednesdays in Term time only 1.30pm-3.00pm.
£1.50 per family. Drinks and biscuits plus singing for the children.
|All Saints Church, Marple.|
|Totally Kids Pre-School Circuits||Contact:|
|Watch your little one grow in physical confidence! Mini action stations and gymnastic skills to challenge your child's movement, recognition and balance skills. Structured classes guided by exercise professionals in a fun and friendly environment. Try for free.
Held each Thursday at Marple Cricket
& Squash Club,
Naomi Fulwood / Vicky Owen (Instructors)
0772 4887772 0r 0161 6886281
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