Children and Families

2484 (Bassingbourn) Squadron Air Training Corps

Bassingbourn Barracks Military youth organisation provides flying, gliding, adventure training, sports, target shooting, and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Aged 12+
Mon & Weds 6.45 - 9.45pm

01763 249156
A10 Bouncy Castles

We hire soft play, bouncy castles for both inside and out, garden games, party extras as well as inflatable games, slides, and even a rodeo bull.

Our sister company Taylored Events can also supply other party extras like tables, chairs, décor, marquees, vintage garden games and lots more.

The Village Hall provides a great setting for occasions such as birthday parties, discos and business off-sites. Facilities include:
Seating and tables for up to 80 people
Food preparation area
Bar-style counter
Cloakroom facilities
Offset “stage” style area for disco or food serving
Abington Pigotts
Nr Royston
All Saints’ Community Hall, Melbourn

All Saints' Community Hall was built in 2008 and is operated by a registered charity for use by local residents and businesses as a community resource to hold public or private functions. The hall is administered and managed by a team of volunteer trustees and members.

For booking enquiries please contact the ASCH Booking Team by email.

Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DX

Urgent enquiries only: 07546 339 742
Angels Autism & ADHD Support

Angels supports families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or ADHD.

  • Group meetings, workshops and individual support for parents/ carers
  • Find support
  • Share ideas, experiences and concerns
  • Reduce isolation
  • Help your child reach their potential

Parent Online support sessions available, details on the website

01462 685150

The village hall is licensed to accommodate 160 people excluding staff, attendants and performers. The main hall will accommodate between 60 and 100 if seated at tables, depending of course on how they are arranged.

There is a small kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge. Tables, chairs and crockery can be hired.

Anstey Village Hall

Ruth Hart, 01763 849724
Apple Blossom Pre-School and Daycare

We aim to provide a safe, secure & stimulating environment where children are given opportunities to learn through play, develop their language and acquire social skills within an informal setting in Braughing.

Army Cadet Force (Royston 12 Platoon)

Looking for Action, Adventure, Friendship, and fun, then why not join the Army Cadets. Becoming an Army Cadet has heaps of benefits. The most obvious being that you get to take part in loads of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventure training, first aid, music, sports and shooting, to name but a few.

12 - 17 years
Royston Army Cadets parade Wednesdays, 7 to 9.30pm.

12 Platoon, Dodkin Hut, Tannery Drift, Royston SG8 5DE

01992 582423

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.

Ashwell Museum

Suns & Bank Holidays 2.30-5pm or by appointment. Entry Free (Donations)

01462 742956

Ashwell UR Church Hall

01462 742757

The facilities at Ashwell Village Hall are ideal for weddings, parties, celebrations, theatrical performances, music recitals and club meetings. There is ample off-street parking, stages, tables, chairs, kitchen facilities and china and cutlery - all available to hire.

The main hall can comfortably seat 90 people and the small hall can seat 40. For regular users there is also the added bonus of discounted rates. So if your club or society wishes to have a weekly meeting place, our Village Hall is the perfect venue.

20 West End,
Hertfordshire SG7 5PJ

01462 742913
Associated Karate Schools (AKS)

Professional karate tuition for children and adults in Royston, Bishop's Stortford & Cambourne

Royston classes are held at the Coombes Community Centre and the Catholic Church Hall and are taught by Sensei Rafal Ratuszniak 2nd Dan.

Please visit our website for full details and to book a place for a free trial lesson.

We look forward to teaching you soon.

Aged 5+
Monday - Coombes Community Centre
Friday - Royston Catholic Church Hall

Sensei Anthony Barrett, 07929 100612

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

The Barkway Recreation Ground and Pavilion, Cambridge Road, Barkway, SG8 8BS

Barkway Pre School

A caring, educational and fun environment.  Now offering wrap a round care with the breakfast club.

8.15am - 4.15pm, Monday to Friday (term time only) for children aged 2 - 5 years

07964 151 288

Barkway Village Hall lies at the northern end of the village and is available to hire for everyone, with subsidised rates for local residents.

It’s a friendly, active hall, used regularly by all ages including Parent & Toddler Group, Carpet Bowls, Karate, Pilates, Zumba and Barkway Picture House. The main Hall can accommodate up to 126 people, making it ideal for parties and weddings. The newly refurbished Committee Room can be hired separately for smaller meetings.

There is a stage, with lighting, sound amplification and a newly installed projector with drop down screen, perfect for showing films and big TV events such as the Olympics, all available to hirers at no extra charge. Tables and chairs are provided and there is a sprung wooden floor which is especially suitable for keep fit and dancing. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and fully licensed bar area.

01763 849580
Barkway: Barley Barkway (VA) CofE First Schools Federation

As Church Schools we are deeply influenced by the Christian faith and its values, treating every member of our school communities with respect and offering Christian pastoral care. Our schools are places where all feel happy safe and secure and where we offer the very best educational opportunities to all whatever their gender, or ethnicity. We want to develop independent, confident children who value learning and enjoy school. EYFS and Year 1 are taught at Barkway School and Years 2, 3 and 4 are taught at Barley School. High Street, Barkway,Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8EF

High Street, Barkway, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8EF

01763 848 281
Barley Tennis Club Coaching

Coaching available for anyone, you don't have to be a member.
Clubs Sessions are held three times a week: Tuesday mornings 10.30am - 12am Thursday evenings in the spring/summer from 5pm Sunday mornings 10am - 12am)
On the Tennis Courts at The Plaistow, Church End, Barley, Herts SG8 8JW

Junior coaching - 5+

Holiday Clubs available

01763 849 299

The Town House (which means Community or People's House) is one of the oldest buildings in the village and is the village hall.

The beautiful Town House plays host to a number of events throughout the year and can be hired for you to hold your own.

Ella Gusejnova 07506 662430

The Listing publishes and maintains a directory of useful local numbers, clubs and societies, business networking, activities for children and families, and places to visit to help connect our community within the SG8 area.

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We also publish our “What’s On…” events calendar and a calendar of clubs and society meetings, along with our regular articles.

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