If you’re looking for a baby group, toddler group, or preschool activity, then click either scroll through, or click on your area here to check out what’s available on Friday.

Caton BLS & CarnforthGarstang & Cabus
Lancaster Morecambe & Heysham
Kendal
S. LakesGalgate

Caton & Halton

Play2Learn Baby and Toddler Group (and Health Visitor Clinic)
Venue: Caton Community Primary School, Broadacre, Caton LA2 9NH
Tel: Contact Claire on 07746 857904 with any queries
Cost: £2.00 contribution per child
Time: 9:00am – 11.30am – the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, including during school holidays.
Softplay, arts and crafts, extensive range of toys, heathy snack around 10:00am
Baby/Toddler

Bolton Le Sands & Carnforth

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diddi dance
Venue: 
 Carnforth Civic Hall, LA5 9LJ
Tel: 07738406349
Cost: FREE TRIAL
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 9.45am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years. 
See full description and all times here in recommended classes post.
Email:nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Venue: Carnforth Library
Time: 2.15-3.00pm (year-round)
Cost: Free
Enjoy sing-along songs and rhymes with movement and actions for babies and toddlers, plus meet and chat with other parents and carers. Rhyming is more than just fun, it actually helps young children make connections between sounds and words, encouraging their language development. Plus the actions help develop motor skills.

Tea-cakes and Tots
Venue:
Free Methodist Church, Hunter Street, Carnforth, LA5 9BP
Time: 9.15am-11am – term time only
Cost: FREE (includes refreshments)
Tel: 01524 732399
Drop in session for babies to pre-school age. Free home made cakes and refreshments served throughout the morning. Come and relax and meet new friends while your little ones play. Drop in for a coffee and snack or stay all morning!
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

Garstang & Cabus

Baby Sensory 
Venue:  Cabus Village Hall, PR3 1WL
Contact: Heather on 07903920369 or Lancaster@babysensory.co.uk
Time: 9.30am-10.30am Age: 6-13 months
Time: 10.45am-11.45am Age: birth – 6 months
Cost: 7 week term costs £49
Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes; designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first years. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
www.babysensory.com
Facebook: BabySensoryLancaster

Lancaster

Sling Swing 
Venue: The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm
Cost: mini taster term of 3 classes for £15 (using code MINI), then £5.50 per class for block booking (5+ classes, choose your own dates)
A gentle and fun dance class for parents and babies/toddlers in slings. Slings are available to borrow during the class and two left feet are welcome. Build intimacy and trust with baby, improve your mood and energy levels, a class that parents and babies both get a lot out of. Read full details in the recommended classes post here.
Email: abidoughty@slingswing.co.uk
FB page: slingswinglancaster
Websitewww.slingswing.co.uk
See all class times and book classes at bookwhen.com/slingswinglancaster 

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Toddler Sense
Venue: The King’s Community Church, Lancaster,LA1 1DD
Time: 9.30am-10.30am Age: 1 year 7 months to 4 years
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm Age: 13 months to 1 year 8 months
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm Age: 13 months to 4 years
Cost: £7 each per child when paying termly with sibling discounts available
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children from 13 months to 4 years. See full details in our recommended classes post here.
Email: lancaster@toddlersense.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ToddlerSenseLancaster/
Website: www.babysensory.com/en/ToddlerClassDetails/Lancaster
Baby/Toddler

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diddi dance
Venue: 
 Lancaster Leisure Park, LA1 3LA
Tel: 07738406349
Cost: FREE TRIAL
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 10.00am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years. 
See full description and all times here in recommended classes post.
Email:nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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Energy Zappers
Venue: Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster LA1 5JS
Time: 9.30-11.30am (term time only)
Tel: 01524 847 540
Cost: £2.50 per child
Jump, climb, slide, swing and explore the Energy indoor soft play centre then have a go at a range of ‘learning through play’ crafts, activities, songs and games (different activties each week).
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult; juice and biscuits provided for the children. No need to book, simply turn up and join in.
Suitable for pre-schoolers aged 0 – 4 years

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Activ8Little Ninjas
Venue: The Activ8 Martial Arts and Wellbeing Centre, Bulk Road, Lancaster, LA1 1FD
Time: 5pm-6pm
Activ8 Little Ninjas’, is a fun and engaging class for 2 to 5 year old children, based on Martial Arts, particularly Jujitsu, with the aim to teach and improve basic skills such as; balance, coordination, discipline, respect, building friendships and improving concentration.
Contact: Sensei Rachel on 07904043650 or rachieyh@gmail.com
www.activ8selfdefence.co.uk
facebook: www.facebook.com/activ8selfdefence/

Bowerham Primary School Playgroup
Venue: Bowerham Primary School sports hall
Tel: 01524 63999
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Playgroup run by the Early Years team at the Primary School.  There is a big hall full of toys, sorted into sections: a craft area, a slide & tunnel, a construction / small world area and a baby area. 
Baby/Toddler/Preschool

Mini Marshmallows
Venue: St Thomas More Community Room, St Thomas More Walk, off Willow Lane, Lancaster (go through gates into garden and the Community Room is up the ramp beyond the house.)
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am termtime only
Cost: £1 per family
Contact: Katie 07868314807 or katie.schad@hotmail.co.uk
A small and friendly group with lots of toys, craft, songs and a short Bible story in a warm, bright, good-sized romm.  Drink and biscuits.
Baby/Toddler/Preschool

Little Pebbles
Venue:
Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, Lancaster
Cost: 50p donation which includes refreshments
Time: 9.30-11am – term time only
Lots of toys for children from birth to pre-school. The group will have stories and songs at the end of the session for about 10 minutes – this will usually take the form of either a simple bible song or story.
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

Lancaster & Morecambe Allergy Friendly Playgroup – monthly meet
Venue: The Sanctuary, upstairs in Lancaster Library (accessible via lift)
Cost: £3 per family to cover costs
Time: 10.30am-12pm on the first Friday of every month
Run by a parent who has had to navigate the difficulties of allergies with her own children, this group has books, toys, sensory tent, allergy-friendly snacks, songs and lots of support.
find them on facebook at: Lancaster and Morecambe Allergy Friendly Playgroup
baby/toddler/3-5 years

Tiddlers Group
Venue: Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster
Tel: 07979 905046
Cost: £1 per family to include a drink with lunch being £2.00 per adult & child portions free.
Time: 10.30am-11:45am Group to be immediately followed by light lunch 11.45-12.30 All welcome.
Group for 0-5 year olds and their carers (Mums, Dads, Grandparents, childminders etc)
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Venue: Lancaster Library, Market St, Lancaster, LA1 1HY
Tel: 01524 580700
Time: 11.00am-12 noon
Cost: FREE
Parents, Grandparents and Carers sit in a circle with their child and sing a selection of nursery rhymes and songs. Musical instruments are sometimes handed out. Pay and display car parks nearby.
Baby

Baby Massage
Venue: Appletree Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Cost: Free
6 week courses but it runs as a drop-in, termtime only. See all activities at Appletree here.

Stay, Play and Learn
Venue: Lune Park Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Cost: Free
Drop-in play session. See all activities at Lune Park here.

Mummy Me Ah
Venue: Limelight Studio at The Storey, Lancaster, LA1 1TH
Time: 1.30-2.15pm, starting from 18th Jan 2019
Cost: £6 per session
A singing group for parents (rather than songs for little ones), with a focus on supporting mothers’ wellbeing and positive mental health in the first year of parenthood. Bring babies age 0-1 along with you.
Find out more through the Mummy Me Ah Facebook page.

Scoobies Group
Venue: Lune Park Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 1.00-2.30pm, 1st & 3rd Friday of month
Cost: Free
If you had a baby on the neonatal unit, then come along and share neonatal experiences with other families. Siblings welcome.

Morecambe & Heysham

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Pyjama Drama
venue:  St Christopher’s Church Hall, Bare
contact: Ali on 01524 884101 or ali@pyjamadrama.com
time: 9:30-10.10am
cost: Classes cost £6 each.  You book a 3-week trial first and then pay termly. 
With no props or costumes, we explore an imaginary world with the children and hang out with them in all places that they already visit in their imaginations. 
View full details in the Pyjama Drama recommended classes listing here.
website: www.pyjamadrama.com/uk/
bookings: www.pyjamadrama.com/uk/classes/
facebook: www.facebook.com/PyjamaDramaNorthLancashireandSouthCumbria/

Kidslingo
Venue:
 Lancaster Central Library, Market Square, Lancaster
Time: 11am
Cost: £4 per session, phone or email to book (booking in blocks but provided there is space you can join partway through a block) (1st session free)
Fun and interactive Spanish classes for children combining songs, dancing, games, story-telling and let’s pretend! Makaton friendly too. See full details in recommended classes kidslingo post here.
Tel: Myriam on 07765278875
Email: myriam.hg@kidslingo.co.uk
Facebook: KidslingoSpanishLancasterMorecambe
Website:kidslingo.co.uk/area/spanish-classes-lancaster-morecambe-carnforth/
2 – 4 years

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diddi dance
Venue: 
 St James’ Church, Heysham, LA3 2RT
Tel: 07738406349
Cost: FREE TRIAL
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 10.00am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years. 
See full description and all times here in recommended classes post.
Email:nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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The Creation Station ‘Little Explorers’ (for age 15mths-5yrs)
Venue:  Torrisholme Methodist Church, LA4 6LT
Tel: 01524 899658 or 07983 070031
Email:joannacameron@thecreationstation.co.uk
Time: 10.00-10.50am
Cost:  PAYG classes cost £6, three and six week blocks can be booked at £5/class
Description: Hands on arts and crafts sessions to develop children’s creativity and inspire their imaginations! See full description and all times here.
Facebook: TCSLancaster/
Website & Bookings: www.thecreationstation.co.uk/joanna-cameron

Little Fish
Venue:
Morecambe & Heysham Free Methodist Church, Heysham, LA3 2LG
Time: 10am-11.30am
Cost: FREE
Tel: 01524 853890 
Toys, songs and refreshments. This is a very popular group and sometimes has a waiting list.  Please ring to check whether there’ll be space for you, or if you’ll need to wait a few weeks. Free car park at venue.
Baby/0-4 years

Active Babies
Venue: Westgate Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 10.00-11.00am
Cost: Free
See all activities at Westgate Centre here.

Galgate

Marvellous Mess
Venue: Ellel Village Hall
Time: 9.30-10.30am
Cost: £5 per session, siblings £3.50
Tel: 07427 114390
messy play classes for pre-school children

Kendal

Tumble Tots 
Venue:
Preston Patrick Memorial Hall, Crooklands, LA7 7NN
Time: 10.15-11.00am Age: 6 months-walking
Time: 11.15am-12.00pm Age: walking-2years
Time: 12.45-1.30pm Age: 2-3 years
Time: 1..45-2.30pm Age: 3-5 years
Cost: £5 for a taster session, £32.50 for the full 5 week term
Tumble Tots is the leading physical play programme for pre-school children. It is designed to develop your child’s skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and sense of self-confidence as well as significantly enhancing brain development. 
For full details of tumble tots in recommended classes listings click here.
Contact: andrew.nixon@tumbletots.com or tel: 07780440916facebook:tumbletotslancaster/booking website: https://www.tumbletots.com/Lancaster/

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diddi dance
Venue: 
Kendal Leisure Centre, LA9 7HX  
Tel: 07738406349
Cost: FREE TRIAL
Classes bookable online – www.diddidance.com
Time: 9.30am
Description: funky pre-school dances classes for girls and boys 18 months-4 years. 
See full description and all times here in recommended classes post.
Email:nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

Castle Street baby and toddler group
Venue: Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD
Time: 9.30am-11.15am
Cost: 12 months+ £3, under 12 months £1.50, siblings/up to 6months £1
creative crafts,ride on toys,soft play,healthy snack & singing.
email: castlestreettoddlers@hotmail.co.uk
contact: Jem 01539739154
Baby, Toddler

Playaways Baby and Toddler Playgroup
Venue: Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Windermere Road, LA9 4QJ
Time: 9.30-11.30am termtime
Cost: £2 a child or £3 per family
Friendly, relaxed playgroup with lots of toys.

South Lakes Twins +
Venue: Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Kendal
Time: 9.30-11.30am fortnightly, termtime
Dates: check the South Lakes Twins + facebook group
Cost: £3 per family
Do you have twins or more? Come along to our group to chat and share tips and experiences. We join the Playaways playgroup every fortnight. It is a small group, with a baby area, so twin mums can safely put one down and there are other parents there to lend a hand with babies. The entrance is via a side door on the left side of the building. Parents expecting twins are welcome too.

Crawl in the Hall
Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, LA9 5AL
Time: Friday 10.00-11.00am, termtime only
Cost: £3.50 per adult, children free
prebooking essential, ring 01539 722464

South Lakes

Rhythm Time
Venue:
Phoenix Centre Windermere  AND St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Dalton
Time: Various sessions throughout the day toddlers (14months to 3 years ), Babies ( 0 to 13months), Preschool (3 to 5 years) 
To book a free session go to : www.rhythmtime.net

Rockets
Venue: Grange Pre-school, The Pavilion, Yew Tree Rd
Time: 9.15am-11.15am, term time only 
Tel: 015395 58414
Cost: £4 accompanied, £8 unaccompanied. Payment by the half term.
Your children can stay and play and learn supervised by qualified staff.
2.5-4 years

Sedbergh Little People
Venue: Cornerstone Community Church, New Street, Sedbergh
Time: 9:30-11am
run by local mums for babies and toddlers
contact on facebook for more info