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 Thursday.

Brookhouse BLS & Carnforth Warton
Lancaster Morecambe & Heysham
Ingleborough
Kendal
S. Lakes Sedbergh

Brookhouse

Tiddlywinks Toddler Group – term time only
Venue: Brookhouse Methodist Church, Brookhouse Rd., Brookhouse nr. Lancaster 
Cost: £1 per family
Time: 10am to 11.30am
Everyone is welcome. Contact Gordon, the Youth & Family Worker (07506 672536), johngordonlee4@gmail.com

Bolton Le Sands & Carnforth

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The Creation Station ‘Little Explorers’ (for age 15mths-5yrs)
Venue: Carnforth Civic Hall, LA5 9LJ
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

Warton

Warton Village Playgroup
Venue: Warton Methodist Church, Borwick Lane, LA5 9QJ
Time: 9-11am
Cost: £1
run by volunteers who make sure everyone feels welcome, lots of toys, hot drinks, juice and biscuits available.  Song time at the end.

Lancaster

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diddi dance
Venue: 
 Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster 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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Morecambe Bay Slings
Venue: Cornerstone Cafe, Sulyard Street, on Dalton Square, Lancster, LA1 1PX
Tel: Tamsin on 07747698747 – www.morecambebayslings.co.uk
Time: 11am-1pm every Thursday
We offer help with slings, sling hire and it’s just a nice place to hang out with other parents with young children too. We also do fortnightly sessions in Morecambe and a monthly Saturday meet. See all times and find out more about what we do in the recommended classes post here.
Baby/Toddler

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Energy Zappers
Venue: Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster LA1 5JS
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm (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

Garden Explorers, Outdoor Toddler Group
Venue: Lancaster Steiner School Garden, Lune Road, Lancaster, LA1 5QU
Time: 9.30 – 11.15am
Cost: £3.50 with 1 child or £5 if you have more than one child
Fun, outdoor play, seasonal crafts, songs and stories, warming fire and popcorn! Come rain or shine! Wellies Essential! More info 01524381876 or lancastersteinerschool@gmail.com

Little Buds Baby and Toddler Group
Venue: Father’s House Church, Owen Rd, Skerton, Lancaster
Time: 10am-11.30am – term time only
Cost: £1.50 per child
Baby and Toddler group.
Baby / Toddler

Sing and Play Toddler Group
Venue:
Lancaster Baptist Church, Nelson Street, Lancaster, LA1 1PT
Tel: 01524 39677
Time: 10am-11.30am during school term time
Cost: Free
All pre-school children and their carers welcome. A very busy group.
Toddler/3-5 years 

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

Morecambe & Heysham

Baby Sensory 
Venue: Stanley Road Baptist Church, LA3 1UP
Contact: Heather on 07903920369 or Lancaster@babysensory.co.uk
Time: 10.00am-11.00am Age: 6-13 months
Time: 11.15am-12.15pm Age: birth – 6 months
Cost: 7 week term costs £49
See full description and all class times here.
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

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diddi dance
Venue: 
  VVV Gym, Morecambe, LA2 6EQ  
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. 
PARTIES and NURSERY SESSIONS available. 
See full description and all times here in recommended classes post.
Email:nicola.buccelli@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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Morecambe Bay Slings
Venue: Kerry’s Coffee House, Marine Road
Tel: Tamsin on 07747698747 – www.morecambebayslings.co.uk
Time: 11am-1pm fortnightly.
We offer help with slings, sling hire and it’s just a nice place to hang out with other parents with young children too. We also do weekly sessions in Lancaster and a monthly Saturday meet. See all dates and find out more about what we do in the recommended classes post here.
Baby/Toddler

St Christopher’s Baby and Toddler Group 
Venue: St Christopher’s Way, Bare, Morecambe
Time: 10am-12noon
Cost: £2 per child (50p for additional siblings) to include tea/coffee for adults and juice and a biscuit for child.
Baby/Toddler/3-5 years 

Bounce and Rhyme Fun Time
Venue: Poulton Neighbourhood Centre, Clark Street.
Time: 1.00-2.30pm
Cost: Free
See all activities at Poulton Neighbourhood Centre here.

Stay, Play and Learn
Venue: Heysham Library
Time: 10.00-11.30am
run by the children’s centres team. See all children’s centre activities here.

Ingleborough

Tumble Tots 
Venue:
Ingleborough Community Centre, LA6 3HG
Time: 9.30-10.15am Age: walking-2 years
Time: 10.30-11.15am Age: 2-3 years
Time: 11.25am-12.15pm Age: 6 months-walking
Time: 12.45-1.30pm 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/

Kendal

Rhythm Time
Venue:
Kendal Leisure Centre
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

Baby Massage
Venue: Kendal West Children’s Centre
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Dates: 28th Feb – 4th April 2019
6 week course. Booking is essential.
Contact: Kendal West Children’s Centre on 01539 734456

Let’s Get Cooking
Venue: Kendal West Children’s Centre
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
Dates: 17th Jan – 14th Feb 2019
Toddler cooking sessions for children aged 2+ and their parents/carers.
Booking: 01539 734457

South Lakes

Baby Sensory 
Venue: Park Leisure Centre, Barrow in furness, LA13 9DT
Tel: Contact Beth on 07921461046 or southlakes@babysensory.co.uk 
Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm Age: birth – 6 months
Time: 1.15pm-2.15pm Age: birth-13 months
Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm Age: birth -13 months
Cost: 7 week term costs £49
See full description and all class times and venues here.
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: BabySensorySouthLakes

Carver Tots
Venue: Carver Church Hall, Lake Rd, Windermere LA23 2BY
Time: 9-11am (termtime only)
Cost: £1.50 donation
Loads of different toys, jigsaws, arts and crafts.  Brews and biscuits for parents, fruit snack and drink for kids. Suitable for 0-4 years!

Comets 
Venue: Grange Pre-school, The Pavilion, Yew Tree Rd
Time: 9.30am-11.30am, termtime only
Tel: 015395 58414
Cost:
Drop-in playgroup. Call in for a coffee and chat while your children play and have a snack. Double check whether it’s running each week by checking their facebook page.
0-4 years

Staveley Playgroup
Venue:
Staveley Pavilion (next to park/playground)
Time: 10.00-11.45am, termtime only
Cost: £3 for first child in family, 50p for siblings, babies are free
Plenty of equipment for babies (Bumbo, activity stations, padded activity mat etc) plus a range of toddler toys suitable for under 5s play. We also run a craft session each week & many people continue to socialise in the playground after playgroup. We’re a friendly bunch!  Session fee includes snack & drink for child, plus hot drink for accompanying adult. You don’t have to live in Staveley to come along – just drop in! If you would like more details, contact: jemmamg@googlemail.com

Mini Kitchen – Children’s Cooking Sessions
Venue: Keg and Kitchen, Grange-over-sands
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm, starting 31st Jan 2019
Cost: £4 per child (first session is free)
Contact: mini.kitchen@hotmail.com

Clinic and Play
Venue: Ambleside Library,LA22 0BZ
Time: 10.00-11.00am, 3rd Thursday of the month
during termtime, the HV clinic includes a stay and play session.

Bookstart
Venue: Windermere Library
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Dates: 28th Feb – 4th April 2019
A 6 week programme for children aged 1-3. Booking essential.
Contact: Kendal West Centre 01539 734456

Sedbergh

Baby Book Club
Venue: Queens Hall, Sedbergh School, Loftus Hill, LA10 5RY
Time: 2.00-3.00pm
Cost: Free
Age: 0-2
Contact: Rachel 07999 908143
Baby book club includes engaging reading activities and exploration through actions, puppets, props and songs.