Play groups

March 16th, 2016

Strathbungo is a great place to raise a young family. It’s possible to go to an organised toddler group or activity, within walking distance, pretty much every day of the week.

Regular groups

Mondays

Event:         Bounce And Rhyme

Where:        Langside Library

Time:          10:30am-11:15am

Cost:          Free

What:         Singing nursery rhymes and action songs with your wee ones. Great for language development and often lead by a speech and language therapist.

Event:          Toddlers Arts And Crafts Group

Where:        Pollokshields Church of Scotland on the corner of Albert Drive and Shields Rd

Time:          10.30am-12pm

Cost:           £2 per child

What:         Parent-run arts and crafts playgroup with plenty of space to get creative and other parents to help with the tidying up!

Tuesdays

Event:         Play Break

Where:        Queens Park Baptist Church (next to the park on Balvicar St)

Time:          10am-11:15am

Cost:          £1.50 per family

What:         Lovely, welcoming playgroup. Just turn up with your under 5s. There are two separate play rooms, one for babies and one for toddlers. Carers are encouraged to leave their children in the capable hands of the Aunties and can enjoy a cuppa and a natter with other carers in the lounge.

Wednesdays

Event:         Bounce And Rhyme

Where:        Govanhill Library, Calder St

Time:          1:30pm-2:15pm

Cost:          Free

What:         Singing nursery rhymes and action songs with your wee ones. Great for language development and often lead by a speech and language therapist.

Event:         Wee Wednesdays (First Wednesday of the Month only)

Where:        Burrell Collection, Pollok Park

Time:          2pm-4pm

Cost:          Free

What:         Monthly learning session aimed at pre-schoolers based on the Burrell’s collection. There’s dressing up, stories songs and art activities based on a different theme each week. There’s plenty of time afterwards to follow up the session by exploring the museum itself.

Thursdays

Event:         Play break

Where:        Queens Park Baptist Church (next to the park on Balvicar St)

Time:          10am-11:15am

Cost:          £1.50 per family

What:         Lovely, welcoming playgroup. Just turn up with your under 5s. There are two separate play rooms, one for babies and one for toddlers. Carers are encouraged to leave their children in the capable hands of the Aunties and can enjoy a cuppa and a natter with other carers in the lounge. A God-send on difficult days.

Event:      Hidden Gardens toddler group

Where:    Hidden Gardens/Tramway

When:      1-3pm

Cost:        Free

What:      Drop-in toddler group – it can be very busy so get their early.

Fridays

Event:         Pollokshields Church Play Group

Where:        Pollokshields Church of Scotland on the corner of Albert Drive and Shields Rd

Time:          10am-12pm

Cost:          £1 per child

What:         Play group with lots of toys for the children and tea and biccies for their carers.

Event:         Bounce And Rhyme

Where:        Pollokshields Library, corner of Leven St and Kenmure St

Time:          10:30am-11:15am

Cost:          Free

What:         Singing nursery rhymes and action songs with your wee ones. Great for language development and often lead by a speech and language therapist.

Other groups in the area

Destiny Church – Parents and Tots

Destiny Church, 1120 Pollokshaws Rd

Tues, Weds and Thurs 10:30am-12pm

Book Bug

Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. They include songs, stories and rhymes and aim to build up confidence and social skills, giving speech and language development a real boost. You can find out more about southside groups here.

  1. jen
    October 25th, 2011 at 11:22 | #1

    hi, just phoned poppins kindergarten queens dr on 25 oct 2011, they said book bug finished a few wks ago, please can someone update this website to avoid dissapointment thanx

  2. Kris Shelton
    August 3rd, 2014 at 08:40 | #2

    Cochiti Kids offers a unique program that develops children’s musical and social skills through singing, simple circle dancing, and playing musical instruments in a band—with Kris on guitar, fiddle and saxophone. Together, children and carers enjoy one hour of imaginatively structured activites, followed by refreshments and an opportunity to make new friends.

    This summer Cochiti Kids is offering fun for the whole family; we will celebrate summer by “packing a picnic for the beach, sailing with pirates, and exploring the jungle”. We learn songs in English, French, and Italian and dance to music from around the world. These two special summer sessions are open to families with children up to 10 years.

    TWO SUMMER SESSIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY:
    Tuesday mornings (10-noon)
    5th and 12th August
    United Reformed Church Hall at 111 Mossside Road, Shawlands

    REGULAR COCHITI KIDS sessions for under-5’s, parents, grandparents and carers begin again on the 18th and 19th August. The sessions create a relaxed environment for children and adults to learn and have fun together. Even young babies benefit from the live music, gentle movement and visual stimulation of puppets, props and older children. Both children and adults make new friends while developing activities to do at home. Cochiti Kids has been providing music and movement sessions with a difference in Shawlands for over 16 years.

    SCHOOL-TERM SESSIONS:
    Monday afternoons (1:00-3:00) beginning 18 August
    Tuesday mornings (10:00-noon) beginning 19 Augustα
    United Reformed Church Hall at 111 Mossside Road, Shawlands

    To book a place or for more information, contact Kris on cochitikids@gmail.com or phone 07800975426.

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