West Berkshire Family Life

Baby and Toddler Groups in West Berkshire - Updated for 2022

Are you a new parent? Or new to the area? Toddler groups can be a great way to meet other parents and get your children socialising with other little ones of a similar age. We are very lucky to have many groups in the West Berkshire area and we’ve put together a handy list below.

If you attend or run a group that is missing or if you are aware that any of the details we have listed are incorrect then please get in touch with us so we can add or amend the listing.

Most groups will have toys for the little ones, refreshments (hot drinks for the adults, a snack/biscuit and a drink for the little ones) and craft activities. Toddler groups are usually for children aged 0-5; sometimes slightly older children can attend if the group runs during the school holidays but it’s best to check with the group organiser. The groups are normally run on a drop in basis but due to the pandemic many now require you to book in advance so please check before you go along.

West Berkshire’s Family Wellbeing Hubs also run several groups, for more information on these you can visit the West Berkshire Council website. Most groups are listed on our What’s On section where you can view day to day listings of groups and events in the area. 

Please use this guide as a starting point only. Most groups will require you to book in advance. Check that all details are correct and up to date before going along to a group listed below – days, times and venues can change and cancellations can occur so we advise contacting the groups directly before visiting.

Monday

Teas, Toys and Tots Playgroup in Greenham-9.30am-11am during term time at St Mary’s Church, New Road, Greenham, RG19 8RZ. £1 per family.

Tots @ TMC Under 2s – 10am-11.15am during term time at Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AN. A group for under 2s. £3 for the 1st child plus £1.50 for an additional child over 6 months. The session is free for any siblings under 6 months. Advance booking required. See the website for details of how to book. 

Great Shefford Under 5s  – 9.30am-11.30am during term time at Great Shefford Village Hall, Station Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DR. £3 per family.

Tuesday

Rainbow Activity Centre Non Mobile Baby Group  – 10am-11.30am at Kennet Christian Centre, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AH. A group for babies who are not yet on the move. £1.50 per adult and up to two babies. Pre-booking is currently required. You can book via the website.

Cherubs Playgroup – 9.45am-11.15am (term time) at Majendie Hall, St Mary’s Church, Speen, Newbury, RG14 1SA. £2 per family.

Mortimer Toddler Group – 10am-11.30am (term time) at Mortimer Methodist Hall, Mortimer, RG7 3TB. £2.50 per child and 50p for each additional child over 12 months.

Meeting Point – 9.45am-11.15am (term time) at St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, RG14 2DR.

Kingsclere Village Bunnies – 9am-11am at Kingsclere Village Club, 35 George Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5NH.

Purley Tots Toddler Group – 9.45am-11.15am during term time at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Avenue, Purley-on-Thames, RG8 8BJ. £3 per session (£1 for under 6 months), your first session is free. 

Rainbow Activity Centre (Toddlers) – 10am-11.30am at Kennet Christian Centre, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AH. £2.50 per adult and up to two children. 

Aldermaston Toddlers  – 9.30am-11am during term time at Aldermaston Parish Hall, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LN. £3 for the first child and £1 for each additional child.

Cornwell 0-5s Group – 10am-12pm during term time at Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst, RG31 5WJ. £3 per family. 

St John’s Newbury Baby & Toddler Group – 9.30am-11.15am during term time at St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Newbury, RG14 7PY. £1 per family.

Play & Bee Together Toddler Group – 9.30am-11am during term time at Thatcham Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AG. £6.50 for one adult and one child.

St B’s Baby Café in Thatcham – 10.30am-12pm during term time at Old Bluecoat School, Chapel Street, Thatcham, RG18 4QN. A group for parents and babies under the age of 1, free to attend.

Tots at TMC – 10am-11.15am during term time at Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AN. £3 for the 1st child plus £1.50 for an additional child over 6 months. The session is free for any siblings under 6 months.

Under 5s Parent & Toddler Group – 10am-12pm at The Lambourn Centre, Close End, Lambourn, RG17 8NJ.

Wednesday

Tiddlers & Toddlers Playgroup, Wash Common – 10am-11.30am during term time at St George’s Hall, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NU. 

Ilsley Under Fives – 10am-11.30am during term time at West Ilsley Village Hall, Main Street, West Ilsley, RG20 7AJ. £2 per family.

ABC Toddler Group – 10am-12pm at St Mary’s Church, Church Gate, Thatcham, RG19 3PN.

Tots at TMC – 10am-11.15am during term time at Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AN. £3 for the 1st child plus £1.50 for an additional child over 6 months. The session is free for any siblings under 6 months.

Kintbury Stay & Play – 9.30am-11am during term time at Preston Hall, Gainsborough Avenue, Kintbury, RG17 9XN. £3 per family. Email kintburystayandplay@gmail.com to book your space.

Thursday

Chieveley Baby & Toddler Group – 10am-11.30am at Chieveley Village Hall, High Street, Chieveley, RG20 8TE. £2.50 per child. £1 per additional child.

Rainbow Activity Centre (Crawlers) -10am-11.30am at Kennet Christian Centre, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AH. A group for babies who are starting to crawl and move around. £2.50 per adult and up to two babies.

Brickleton Babes Baby and Toddler Group – 9am-11am during term time at Brightwalton Village Hall, Common Lane, Brightwalton, RG20 7BN. £2.50 per family.

Cornwell 0-5s Group (for childminders) – 10am-12pm during term time at Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst, RG31 5WJ. A group for childminders with children under the age of 5. £3 per childminder. 

TBC Toddlers – 10am-11.30am during term time at Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham, RG19 4YF. £1 per family.

Tots at TMC – 10am-11.15am during term time at Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AN. £3 for the 1st child plus £1.50 for an additional child over 6 months. The session is free for any siblings under 6 months.

Under 5s Parent & Toddler Group – 10am-12pm at The Lambourn Centre, Close End, Lambourn, RG17 8NJ.

Friday

Giggles and Wiggles Toddler Group – 9.30am-10.45am during term time at Newbury Baptist Church, Cheap Street, Newbury, RG14 5DD. £1.50 per family.

St Peter’s Toddler Group – 10am-11.30am at St Peter’s Church, Southend Road, Bradfield Southend, RG7 6EY. £1.50 per family.

Ladybugs Playgroup – 9am-11am during term time at Hungerford Youth and Community Centre, Priory Road, Hungerford, RG17 0AL. 

Bucklebury Baby & Toddler Group – 9.30am-11am during term time at Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QH. £1 for under 6 months, £2 for an adult and 1 child, £3.50 for an adult and 2+ children.

Tots at TMC – 10am-11.15am during term time at Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AN. £3 for the 1st child plus £1.50 for an additional child over 6 months. The session is free for any siblings under 6 months.

Under 5s Parent & Toddler Group – 10am-12pm at The Lambourn Centre, Close End, Lambourn, RG17 8NJ.

Replenish Baby & Toddler Group – 10am-12pm during term time at The Well, Green Lane, Thatcham, RG19 3RG.

Chuckles Baby & Toddler Group – 1pm-2.30pm every other Friday at Hampstead Norreys Village Hall, Newbury Hill, Hampstead Norreys, RG18 0TR . £2 per family.

Burghfield Common Toddler Group – 9.30am-11am during term time at Burghfield Common Village Hall, Recreation Road, Burghfield Common, RG7 3EN. 2.50 per family to attend.

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