Croydon Playgroups

Playgroups are a good opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mums. There are playgroups on throughout the week in Croydon. Here is our pick of the best.


***Please contact providers to check times and other details before attending***

Emmanuel Toddlers
Emmanuel Toddlers is for pre-schoolers and their parents and carers. Meeting on a Wednesday morning from 10.00 – 11.30 in term time, Toddlers is a thriving community and a fantastic place to meet and make new friends.

Based in the Emmanuel Centre there are a variety of rooms, for different activities, ranging from a quiet room for puzzles, books and gentle play, to a larger room where there are play houses and ride-on toys. There is also a room for a special programmed activity which could be anything from simple craft, dressing up, pop up tents or biscuit decorating! Hot and cold drinks, biscuits, fruit and toast are all available for you and your toddler to enjoy.

Emmanuel Toddlers costs £2 per child (age 1+) or £1 per baby (under 1).

Emmanuel Croydon, Normanton Road, South Croydon, CR2 7AF

020 8688 6676 or

A Warm Welcome Awaits You 
At S.W.C Parent and Toddler Group

All parents, grandparents, childminders and guardians with the children aged 0-4 years

Selection of age appropriate toys and activities, designated baby area, story and music sessions and of course a healthy snack for the toddlers and a coffee break for the adults. 

Held every Thursday 10am - 12noon Term Time only - £1.50 per family 

At Shiloh Worship Centre, 61-69 Bensham Grove, Thornton Heath CR7 8DD

Contact Marie on 07707 493254

Chill n Chat- Stay & play coffee morning

Every Friday (Term time only)


St Georges Church Hall,
Barrow Road,

The group is free of charge

Denique Davis

Tel: 0208 688 7710

Tunstall Nursery Baby and Toddler group.

Tunstall road



The baby and toddler group is run 3 mornings a week. Monday. Wednesday and Friday from 9.10 till  11.15. 

Run by parent volunteers.

Please come a join us for a coffee.

Bumps and Babies 
NCT Croydon Branch

Mondays:        Central Croydon Bumps and babies 10am – 12pm - FREE

Clock Tower Cafe, Croydon Clock tower in the Town Hall, 9 Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1DE.

Wednesdays: Purley Bumps and babies 11am – 1pm – Entry £1

St Swithuns Church Hall, Grovelands Road, Purley, CR8 4LB.

Fridays:           South Norwood Bumps and babies 11am - 12.30pm - FREE

Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill, South Norwood, SE25 6AB.

Croydon NCT supports the following breast feeding cafes: 

Monday: Kensington Avenue Baby café, 10am – 12pm.

Kensington Avenue Children’s centre, off Hawthorne Avenue, Norbury, CR7 8BW.

Tel: 020 8765 8128

Tuesday: Sanderstead Baby Café, 12.30pm – 2.30pm.

            Sanderstead Clinic, 40 Rectory Park, CR2 9JN.

Tel: 020 8714 2560

Wednesday: Woodlands Baby Café, 1-3pm.

            Woodlands Children’s centre, Gilbert Scott School, Farnborough Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 8HD.

Tel: 020 8916 0543

Thursday: Woodside Baby Café, 10am – 12pm

            Woodside Children’s centre and Infant School, Morland road, Croydon, CR0 6NF

            Tel: 020 8655 56557

Friday: Croydon University Hospital Breast feeding Clinic, 10am – 12pm

            Parent Education Room, Antenatal Clinic, Croydon University Hospital, London Road, CR7 7YE

            Tel: 020 8401 3000 Bleep 576

            Byron Baby Café, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

            Byron Children’s centre, Byron Junior School, St David’s road, Coulsdon, CR5 2XE

            Tel: 020 8763 6285

For more information:

Christ Church Purley Baby & Toddler Group
Christ Church Purley
(opposite Purley Rotary Field)
Brighton Road
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am term time
Tel: 020 8763 8291
Bookings via website Carousel Page
For pre-school children, parents and carers. Warm welcome, coffee/tea, biscuits and more, ride-on toys, song time and crafts. £1 per family. 
Some parking available, By Bus: Montpelier Road bus stop outside 60, 407, 359, 166 and 466
Buggy park, toddler toilet and baby change room. 

West Wickham and Shirley Baptist Church
Corner of Wickham Road and Monks Orchard Road, Shirley, Croydon CR0 8DR
Tel: 01689 813 400
Thursdays 1.15 - 2.45pm (term time only)
Toddler group for all children aged 0-5 with their parents or carers. There is a wide variety of equipment and toys available which cater for the developmental needs of children of this age, plus activities such as craft, playdoh, cooking, and a time of singing with musical instruments. There is also access to an outdoor play area during the warmer weather. The cost is £1.00 per child. Please contact Gill Kennett for more details.

Purley Baptist Mums and Toddlers Group 
Bods and Tods 
Baptist Church
Banstead Road, Purley
Wednesdays 10.30am - 12.00noon
There is a Bods and Tods Facebook Page, via which you can book a place

Scallywags Mother and Toddler Group
St Edmunds Church Hall, Mitchley Avenue, Purley
Thursdays 12.30 - 2.30pm

Baby Cafe
Woodside Children's Centre

Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6NF
Tel: 020 8655 5655
From 10am to 12 noon
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC

Baby Cafe
Byron Children's Centre, 
Byron Primary School, St. Davids, Coulsdon, London, CR5 2XE
Tel: 020 8763 6285
From 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Breastfeeding support
Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC
0208 763 6285

Kensington Avenue Children's Centre
Hawthorn Ave, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey, CR7 8BW
Tel: 020 8765 8128
Click here for list of weekly activities
Contact: Grace Taylor
0208 765 8128

Baby Cafe
Woodlands Children's Centre at Gilbert Scott Primary School, 
Farnborough Ave, South Croydon, CR2 8HD
Tel: 020 8916 0543
From 1pm to 3pm
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC

Tots Parent & Toddler Group
N.E. Mitcham Community Centre

49 Woodland Way
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Opening Times: 1pm to 3pm
A parent/carer and toddler group in held in Mitcham. For parents, carers and pre school children. Just come along.
Contact: Shirley, Group Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 8685 9452
£2.50 per adult, 50 pence per child. 50% discount for members of the North East Mitcham Community Association.

Tots 'n’ Tinies

1.00pm to 2.30 pm
Parent/carer and toddler group held in Mitcham.
Pollards Hill Baptist Church
Wide Way
Contact: Alison Ceaser
Tel: 020 8679 6755

Addiscombe Breastfeeding Café, 
NCT Croydon Branch

St Mildred's Centre, 30 Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7EB

10am - 12pm (every Mon except bank holidays)

A part café, part drop-in centre designed to support breastfeeding mums. Health professionals are on hand to give advice, while mothers can chat with each other over a cup of tea. 

For more information contact Katie Fisher, Tel:  020 8662 0184
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