0-5yrs Activities

Meet other parents and carers & have fun with your baby or toddler at our weekly baby & toddler groups. Keep the little one entertained with toys, songs and a snack and grab yourself a cup of tea and chat at our friendly drop in groups. £1.50 per child.

Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.15am (during term time)

URC Hall, Ashwell, SG7 5NL

Pre-schoolers can explore a range of craft and sensory play activities, enjoy a story and a healthy snack.

There's a separate play area for babies too! £1.50 per child.

URC Hall, Ashwell

Every Thursday (during term time) from 9.45am to 11am.

Baby Boo-Bears is a multi- sensory themed class. For babies of all ages from newborn to four years.
We explore the world through our themed sessions. One day we are going to the beach, the next we are having our very own sports day. No two sessions are the same.
We start our sessions with our Teddy bear warm-up and stretching songs. To get all those muscles warmed up and ready for class. Followed by our baby yoga or music and movement songs. Helping to develop our balance, spatial awareness, and sense of distance.
We use Makaton signing in class, this supports the signs which are used in most nursery and primary schools. Giving little ones a helping hand in their communication and speech development.
Free play is hugely important and a big part of our Baby Boo-Bear sessions. This helps build confidence when exploring the world, supports their independence, and boosts their social skills.
Each class is designed to inspire little ones to explore the world in a safe space. Building confidence and igniting their imaginations.

Thursday – Royston British Legion
Learning Bears (2yrs 6 months – 4 years) 10 -10.45am
Big Bears (Crawling – 3 years) 11 – 11.45am
Baby Bears (2 months – Crawling) 12-12.45pm
Baby Essentials (0 – 6 months) 1 – 2pm

Saturday, once a month – Royston British Legion

Family Party – 10 – 11am

Baby Rhyme Time

Songs and rhymes suitable for pre-school children and babies.

Wednesdays, 10.15-10.45am and 11.15-11.45am.

Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

0300 123 4049
Barkway Baby and Toddler Group

Our Baby and Toddler Group welcomes parents, carers and children to the village hall every Wednesday morning for play, tea and a chat. We particularly enjoy welcoming new mums and dads with babies who are looking to meet fellow new parents.

The group is run by a member of the preschool staff and takes place in term time from 9.15am - 11.15am .  You'll find us at Barkway Village Hall and the session costs £3.50 for first child over 6 months and parent/carer - subsequent siblings:  £1.50.  Payment can be by cash or card.

We even run sessions through some of the school holidays - join our Facebook group for updates Barkway Baby and Toddler Group

A safe and friendly Youth football club for children from Bassingbourn and surrounding villages.
We run a very successful Saturday soccer development for 4-6 year olds and are a thriving and friendly club running league teams from under 7’s through to U18’s.
All enquiries very welcome.

Sharing stories and rhymes with your child helps to develop their listening skills, language and imagination.

Fridays, 2pm - 2.30pm.

Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston  SG8 9JN

Children and Family Centre – South Cambridgeshire

Covering South Cambridgeshire Villages, the Children and Family Centre provides regular groups as well as one-off events and courses.


Regular Sessions are held at Melbourn Child and Family Zone, Mortlock Street, Melbourn, SG8 6DB

Mondays: Stay and Play 10:00 – 11:30am & Mini Movers 1pm – 2:30pm

Wednesday: Young Parents Group 1pm - 2:30pm

Thursday: Stay and Play 10:00 – 11:30am & Baby Group 1pm – 2:30pm

01954 284 672
Dads United

Dads United is a group for Dads and their children aged up to 5 to connect with each other, share a breakfast and have fun!

On your first visit you will be greeted by our team leader who will help you to feel welcome.

Our volunteers will entertain your children with games and activities so you can relax.

Our fun sessions include a light breakfast and snacks for the children, as well as crafts, games and activities.

Our club is normally open on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 till 11:30am

We ask all of our families to book in advance for Dads United by emailing dadsunited@tlcroyston.org.uk

Dancing Hands

Singing, signing and dancing for pre-schoolers at Bassingbourn Primary School.


Tuesdays at 4.30pm for 30mins.

Contact Naomi, 07957 103093

Baby and toddler group for all parents and carers with babies and children under 5.

Every Friday 9 - 11am during term time.

Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston, SG8 7AU

Gill Grainger: 01763 242682
Fun Little Foodies – Pre School Cooking Classes

Food-making classes for young children

Monday 10-11am, Fowlmere Village Hall, Chrishall Road, SG8 7RY - 2-5 years old

Tuesday – 10am to 11.am - Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT 2-5 years old

07898 367116
Hartbeeps Royston, Baldock, Saffron Walden and Surrounds

The original musical story tellers and creators of multi-sensory play for babies and young children.

At our Hartbeeps classes we do our very best to create a warm, welcoming and judgement free environment where you and your little one can escape reality for a while and enjoy some special time together in our Hartbeeps wonderland.

We welcome happy babies, sad babies, crying babies, grumpy babies and teething babies. Also welcome are stubborn toddlers, confident toddlers, shy toddlers, boisterous toddlers, whiney toddlers and emotional toddlers.

We welcome grown ups who haven't managed to brush their hair, who are exhausted on two hours sleep, or are still wearing their PJ bottoms.
If you are having a rough few days and can't decide whether to come, please do, it's always lovely to see you.

Monday, The Royal British Legion, Royston, SG8 7AE
10.15 – Happy House
11.30 – Baby Beeps
12.45 – Baby Bells

Tuesday – The Old Bull Inn, Royston, SG8 9AW
10.15 Happy House
11.30 – Baby Beeps
12.45 – Baby Bells

Thursday, Meldreth Village Hall, SG8 6LX
10.00 – Happy House
11.15 – Baby Beeps
12.30 - Baby Bells

Junior Park Run

Free, family-friendly, volunteer-run event for children ages 4-14. Run or walk 2k run around the Wimpole Estate Junior Parkrun course, every Sunday 9-10am - all welcome!
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 OBW

Soft play for children under 5 years , bubbles & refreshments. Available for private party hire.

Tuesday & Friday mornings 9.40am - 12 noon.

Gt Shelford Memorial Hall

Contact Emma 07891747498 or Heidi 07527301607

Come and get creative with craft activities, painting, messy play and learn a little bit about the animals on Home Farm. Run by Wimpole staff and volunteers it will include stories, songs and activities to develop those all-important social, communication and fine motor skills.

Treats and refreshments will be available from the Farm café and hot drinks are 25p off if you bring a re-useable cup!

Younger siblings are welcome but activities may not be suitable and children must be supervised at all times.

Little City

Mobile role play City for the under 6’s to explore and enjoy
Second Wednesday each month 9.15 - 10.30am and 10.50 - 12.05pm
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

07817 690506
Little Foxes Music Makers

Parent and Toddler Music Group


Tuesday, Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, SG8 9LJ
9.15 – 9.45, term time

Little Ruggers

Little Ruggers provides Rugby Based Sports Classes for Girls and Boys aged 2-8 years across Herts, Beds and Cambs.


Saturday Classes - Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston

Puma class (2-3.5 years) – 8:00am – 8:45am.

Jaguar class (3.5-5 years) – 8:55am – 9:40am.

Lion class (5-8 years) – 9:50am – 10:35am.

Puma class (2-3.5 years) – 10:45am – 11.30am.

Jaguar class (3.5-5 years) – 11:40am – 12:25pm.


07956 238709

For any children below school age and their carers.

Free entry.

Fridays, 9.30 - 11am.

Royston Evangelical Church, York Way, Royston SG8 5HJ

Little Wiggles

Musical movement and dance classes for babies, toddlers and young children, with Nicole


Monday and Friday
Minis- 9:30am
Dance & Learn 10:20am
Babies- 11:20am

Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

We are a friendly group welcoming babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and their parents/grandparents/carers for relaxed play and chat, including outdoor play in our new garden when weather permits.

Term time Wednesday mornings 9.30am until 11:30am at Meldreth Village Hall. £2 per family

Fun age-appropriate football sessions for children aged 3-6 years on Fridays

Please do contact the club for availability in sessions or to be added to the waiting list

Mum and Baby Yoga – Yoga Kind

A practice perfect for new mums + their bubs to come and chat, move, and breathe in a way that not only will bring some calm to the mind, and postnatal strength to the body but also build connections and friendships with other mums!

Wednesdays 11.15 – 12.15, Yoga Kind, New Barn Farm, Tadlow Rd, Tadlow, Royston SG8 0EP

Book via - https://gymcatch.com/app/provider/4853/events


NCT- Royston Branch

If you’re a young family in Royston you will be pleased to know that we now have our own local NCT activities going on, all open to both members and non-members and mostly free of charge. NCT charity aims to provide support to the many new mums, dads, and babies in Royston and local villages. Information and support in pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.

Baby Cafe on Fridays 10.00am-12 noon at the Old Bull Inn, Royston, which includes free breastfeeding support


Other activities in various locations - see Facebook page for details.

020 8752 2437

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