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.

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
Baby Sensory Cambridge South

Baby Sensory is the original Baby Development program specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months. We are a science-backed program created by experts with all our activities carefully planned and created with your baby's development in mind. We lay the foundations for your child's later learning through fun, safe, captivating, and exciting ideas for play.

4 – 13 months 9.30 – 10.30 am Wednesday All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn
0-6months 11.00-12.00 pm Wednesday All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn
0-13months 13.30 – 1.30 pm Wednesday All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn

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

Group for babies and toddlers with their parents/carers including craft, snack and playing

Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30am, Bassingbourn Parish Church

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
First Friends Baby & Toddler Group

Led by Alison Clark, First Friends is open to children from newborn to 4 years old and their parents or carers. It runs every Friday during term time from 9am to 11am.

At First Friends, we aim to provide a safe, friendly, welcoming, happy, and fun environment for young children and those caring for them. During sessions a range of activities is available and we aim to provide a service for young children and their families, offering friendship and support.

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

Gill Grainger: 01763 242682
Football Fun Factory

Weekly fun football sessions to focus on technical skills and fun games.  We also run Holiday Clubs and Birthday parties

Tots Football (1-5 years), Sunday, 8.45 – 9.30 Melbourn Village College
Tots Football (1-5 years), Sunday 9.30 – 10.15 Melbourn Village College

Football Fun and Development (5-12 years), Tuesday 6 – 7pm Bassingbourn Village College
Football Fun and Development (5-12 years), Wenesday 5 – 6pm Melbourn Village College

Fun 4 Tots – Guilden Morden Congregational Church

Parent and Toddler Group, with crafts, snacks and games

Wednesday 9 – 10.45, Guilden Morden Congregational Church, Pound Green SG8 0JZ


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 storytellers 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.

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

Irish Dancing Classes

Every Tuesday, 3.45-4.30pm

Ages 3+

Royal British Legion, Mill Road, Royston

£5 pay as you go!

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 Blessings Baby and Toddler Group

Weekly Craft, Bible Story, Songtime, Coffee, Tea, Squash and Biscuits/Snack provided

Mondays 9:15 – 11:15am (term-time),
Therfield Chapel, The Causeway, Therfield, Royston SG8 9PZ

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

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