What's On in Croydon

Here’s our pick of the best activities on offer in and around Croydon this month.

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Little Stars Pre School Time find out more at www.ghmj.co.uk



Dance Fitness With Saz is offering Local Mums a FREE trial class with the code MUMFTSAZ24

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Library services for children in Croydon

Bookstart Wiggle And Jiggle. 
Free sessions designed for the lively toddler.
Term time only. 
Central Children's Library, 
Level 0, 
Central Library, 
Croydon Clocktower, 
Katharine Street, 
CR9 1ET. 
Tel: 020 8726 6900
Email: libraries@croydon.gov.uk 

Shirley Library, 
Wickham Road / Hartland Way, 
https://www.croydon.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-culture/librariesCroydon, CR0 8BH

Shirley Library,
Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH 

Treasure Box Storytime. Story time sessions for children from about two and a half years upwards. 

Bookstart Rhymetime 
Free sessions for the under fives and their parents or carers 
Term time only. Shirley Library, Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH Term time only. New Addington Library. Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 OJB 

Babes In Arms. 
Adult reading group for parents/carers.
Sanderstead Library, Farm Fields, South Croydon, CR2 0HL. 
Tel: 020 8726 6900 

Rhymetime events
Croydon Children's Library
Level 0, Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET. 
Tel: 020 8726 6900
Email libraries@croydon.gov.uk
Free sing-along sessions for the under fives and their parents or carers
Coulsdon Library, Brighton Road, Coulsdson, CR5 2NH
Shirley Library, Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH
Purley Library, Banstead Road, CR8 3YH
New Addington Library. Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 OJB

Christ Church Hall
861-863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
020 8763 8291

Lawn bowls club for families and children
Coulsdon Memorial Ground Bowling Green

Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, a non-profit which has recently restored and reopened the Coulsdon Memorial Ground Bowling Green.
Running every Wednesday, special junior bowls available for children (officially age 8+, but  youngest regular bowler is currently 4) and soft balls available so that younger children can take part. All coaching and equipment is provided. We offer a bowls taster session free for players who haven't played before. Players can arrive whenever they want during this time, to allow for varying school closing times.

Toddler World  - Soft Play and Mini Sports for 0-4years
Waddon Leisure Centre, CR0 4RG

Free singing sessions starting in January for new mothers and their babies in Wandsworth.

Sing the winter blues away, boost confidence, improve wellbeing, and connect with fellow mothers while mastering a new skill through the Breathe Melodies for Mums free group singing programme!

Are you finding yourself swept away by the rollercoaster of emotions that motherhood often brings...Don't worry, we are here to help! Our free weekly singing sessions create a safe, nurturing, and uplifting haven where you and your little one can come together with other mums and their babies and simply sing. Breathe Melodies for Mums is all about empowering you. Instead of the same old usual nursery rhymes, we explore songs from around the globe, teaching harmonies and musical rounds at a pace that suits you. Plus, our friendly team is here to lend a helping hand whenever you need it.

Join us for our 10-week Breathe Melodies for Mums programme, Starting 25th January 2024:

  • Roehampton - Thursdays 10:30-11:30 Eastwood Children's Centre, SW15 4HR
  • Battersea - Thursdays 13:30-14:30 York Gardens Children's Centre, SW11 2UG

Important - Please register here before attending!

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The Together Project

Join us for our NEW Songs & Smiles in Banstead Manor Care Home

Songs & Smiles is an intergenerational music group for 0-4 year olds, their grown-ups and older people, held in care homes and assisted living schemes.

We sing, move, play, make friends and have lots of fun!

Join us on THURSDAYS at 11.00AM at Banstead Manor Care Home, 8 Brighton Road, Banstead, SM7 1BS.

The sessions are FREE/donate-what-you-can, they make people dance with joy, cry with laughter and create long lasting friendships so everyone has something special to look forward to. They are relaxed and informal and we even provide refreshments at the end! 

We'd love to see you there. Book your space here now: https://thetogetherproject.org.uk/songs-and-smiles

Jenny Reed
Content and Communications Manager
Tel: 07747 004491

Athletix Kidz

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Kazam Parties - Children’s Entertainment
Nick Anscombe
Tel: 07361900247

Yoga By Robyn

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Group Vinyasa Class

Beddington Village Hall - Tuesdays @ 7:15pm

£10 drop in rate.  Class pass - 10 classes for £80.

Prenatal Yoga

Beddington Village Hall - Tuesdays @ 6pm

£10 drop in rate.  Class pass - 10 classes for £80.

Robyn Whitehead
Yoga By Robyn
Tel: 07585126903
Email: robyn14@gmail.com
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My Gym Wallington 
4 Melbourne Road Wallington, SM6 8SY
11months - 2½yrs 
During this engaging class, the youngsters are elated as they sing, dance, swing, play games, watch puppet shows, take turns on special rides, and have "Surprise Time!" Our Gymsters feel great about themselves as they learn gymnastics in a constantly changing program with fresh ingredients and new equipment setups each week.

14 months - 22months 
Our highly trained instructors shower the children with affection, as they guide our Waddlers in early social skills through interactive songs, choreographed dances, age-specific puppet shows, special rides, and a variety of swings and other original activities.

Tiny Tykes  
7 months - 13 months 
A relationship to movement and physical activity begins to develop, as our Tiny Tykes discover their natural abilities and enhance their physical and cognitive development.

Little Bundles  
6 weeks old - 6months old 
Baby exercises,songs,dances, infant-safe rides, unique swings, and many other Parent & Me adventures await the infant-parent team. This fun and movement class also includes a brief parent discussion element. Each week parents participate in a dialogue about their children's development and leave with informative handouts.

14mos - 2½yrs 
Our highly trained instructors shower the children with affection, as they guide our Waddlers in early social skills through interactive songs, choreographed dances, age-specific puppet shows, special rides, and a variety of swings and other original activities.

Messy Bees
30 Ruskin Rd, Carshalton, SM5 3DD

Music and Me
Ruskin Hall, Ruskin Road, Carshalton

Reading Fairy Sutton
Wallington United Reformed Church

Little Glow
Sensory Room
Birth to pre-walking
Church of the Good Shepherd/Wallington Baptist Church

Progressive Martial Arts 
Carshalton Athletic FC,Colston Avenue,Carshalton,SM5 2PW
Aragon Primary, Aragon road, Morden, SM4 4QU

Better, Sutton Sports Village
Pre School Gymnastics 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 

Tennis - Learn Reception 
Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 

Tennis - Learn year 4-5 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 

Tennis - Learn year 5-6 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 

Tennis - Learn year 7-9 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH 

Lingotot Sutton
Online French sessions for 4-7 year olds 

Super Phonics
Highfield Hall, Carshalton SM5 3QB

Mini Phonics with Robot Reg 
St Andrew's United Reformed Church 

Mini Phonics with Robot Reg
Good Shepherd Church Hall 

Mini Phonics with Robot Reg 
Coleman Redland Centre 

Hartbeeps Sutton & Surrounding
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam , Sutton, SM2 7HF 

Hartbeeps Baby Beeps 
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam , Sutton, SM2 7HF

Hartbeeps Happy House  
Toddler and infant classes suitable for walkers and siblings 
Nork Community Centre, Banstead 

Hartbeeps Baby Bells 
Baby classes suitable from newborn to sitting 
Nork Comminity Centre, Banstead

Baby Sensory Sutton
Birth to 13 months 
1st Wallington Scout Hall, 30 Ruskin Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM53DE
The Studio St. Nicholas Centre, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1AY

Baby Sensory Banstead 
Cricket Club, Avenue Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM72PP

Baby Sensory Epsom  
Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ

Toddler Sense Sutton
The Studio St. Nicholas Centre,  Sutton, SM1 1AY 

Tumble Tots Epsom
St Saviours, Grand Dr , Raynes Park, SW20 9DG 

10 months - 5 years 
Coulsdon Community Centre, 
Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon CR5 3BE 

Music Bees Rhymetime! at YourSpaceSutton 
0 months - 4 years 
Seears Park, St Dunstans Hill entrance SM1 2LR 

The Family Hangout toddler group  
6 months to 1.5 years 
39 Weston Drive CR3 5XY Caterham 

Tumble tots 
Walking to 2 years (12 mths - 2yrs 
Ewell Scout Hall 

Tumble Tots Epsom
Ewell Scout Hall

Sing Along   
10 months - 5 years 
Wallington Crusader Hall 44 Stanley Park Rd, Wallington SM6 0ET 

Rhymetime in Grove Park 
Children aged 0-5 
Grove Park, Carshalton, SM5 3BD

Sing and Sign 
Stage 1 for babies from 5 months - 14 months,
Stage 2 for toddlers from 14 months - 30 months. 
The Vestry Hall, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Cheam

Let’s Pretend 
Pre-school children - 10 years old 
Let’s Pretend, Bluebell Barn C, Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EJ 

Kingswood Village Club, 
Kingswood, KT20 6SZ 

Tots Play Epsom Discovery Tots 
2 mths - 9 mths 
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group - Nonsuch Hall 

Tots Play Epsom Social Tots 
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group - Nonsuch Hall 

Teddies Ten Minutes 
Babies and pre-schoolers 
High Street Banstead Surrey SM7 2NN 

Stay and play sessions
Better, Sutton Sports Village
Parent and child toddler gymnastic drop in sessions Sports village

Busy Lizzy
Baby Picassos/Mini Monet
Highfield Hall River Church Sutton, SM5 3QB 

Bunnies in the Scout Hall 

Rhyme Rhythm & Song 

The Good Shepherd Church
Tadworth, KT20 5AS

Mum & Baby Rock ’n’ Stroll 
Family Fit Centre, Wallington, Milton Rd, SM6 9RP

Tots Play 
West Ewell 
Evangelical Church 

Baby Boogie Riverside Centre, SM5 2FJ

Soft play sessions

Sutton sports village soft play 
9:30 - 16:00 
Sutton Sports Village Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH

Wacky Kingdom Indoor Play Centre 
9am - 5pm, Sun 10:30am - 4:30pm 
Belfry shopping centre, Redhill 

Rugrats stay and play cafe
The Royal British Legion Hall, Mickleham Gardens SM3 8QJ Cheam

Rascals Softplay 
0-5 Years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG 

Kidspace Croydon 
9:30am – 5:30pm Last entry: 4.30pm 
For 0 to 12 year olds, u
nder 5s have separate area.
The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RQ 

The Good Ship Lollypop 
Imperial Sports Ground, Bishopsford Rd, Morden SM4 6BF 
Tel: 07703 566 411

Giggles Soft Play  
The Harrier Centre, King Georges Recreational Ground, West Ewell, KT19 9RY 

Rascals New Malden 
0-5 Years 
The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Park, Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, Surrey, KT3 6NE

Rascals Soft Play Epsom 
0-5 Years 
Second floor, Ebbisham Centre, 7 Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AG 

Bouncing Bunnies Soft Play and Cafe 
9:15 to 3:00 
1st Nork Scouts Hut (St. Paul's) Warren Road, Nork, SM7 1LG 

Lets Explore Soft Play 
9am – 6pm babies, toddlers and older children. 
59/61 Brighton Rd, Horley RH6 7HJ 

Priscilla’s Play Cafe 
9:30am – 10:30am 
0 - 5 years
1013-1014 Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UU 

Blake's Jungle
9.30am till 4pm 
320 Limpsfield Rd, South Croydon CR2 9BX 

Monkey Mischief 
King George V Carpark, Queen Mary Close, Chessington, KT6 7ND 

Toddlers age 5 and under and an accompanying guardian 
Oxygen Freejumping  Unit 5, The Colonnades Purley Way Croydon CR0 4RQ 

Farms and outdoor play centres

Chobham Adventure Farm: Children's Indoor & Outdoor Play 
10am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. 
Bagshot Road Chobham, Woking GU24 8DB 

Bocketts Farm Park 
Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS 

Godstone Farm 
09:30 – 16:45 
Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX 

Open 9am - Close 5.30pm (last entry 3pm) 
2 to 13 years old 
Hobbledown Children's Farm, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT 

Local days out

Sutton Ecology Centre 
4 Tyrell Ct, North St, 
Carshalton SM5 2HT 
Ecology centre https://www.facebook.com/Sutton-Ecology-Centre-112749642144819/

WWT London Wetland Centre 
9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm). 
WWT London, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT https://www.facebook.com/wwtlondon

Natural History Museum 
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD 

Tillgate Park Nature Centre 
10:00 – 17:00 
Visitors must enter the zoo during the time slot they have booked. 
Titmus Drive, Tilgate RH10 5PQ Crawley Tillgate park nature centre https://tilgatenaturecentre.wordpress.com/

Discovery Walk Priory Farm 
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 
Priory Farm, Sandy Lane RH1 4EJ Nutfield 

Chobham Adventure Farm 
Children's Indoor & Outdoor Play 
10am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. 
Bagshot Road Chobham, Woking GU24 8DB 

Godstone Farm 
09:30 – 16:45  
Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX 

9am -  5.30pm (last entry 3pm) 
2 to 13 years 
Hobbledown Children's Farm, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT https://www.hobbledown.com

Buckland, Windmill Church, Reigate Heath - The only church inside a windmill, worldwide.

Chertsey, Gogmore Farm Park - Play areas for toddlers and older children, tennis courts

Cobham, Cobham Mill - Restored working water mill. www.cobhammill.org.uk

Croydon Clocktower - Cultural centre, exhibitions, museum, live performances, art house file

Dorking, Box Hill - Mature woodland and chalk downland with amazing views. 

Friends of Horton Country Park - Golf, farm and riding centre. Countryside walks, events

Merton Abbey Mills - An historic arts riverside village with shops, restaurants

Adventure Kidz 

Allhallows beach

Allington Lock next to Kent Life

Badgers Hill Farm and Cidery 

Bedgebury Pinetum - Forestry England 

Bewl Water 

Bluewater nature trail

Botany Bay

Broadditch Farm Shop with events 

Buttercups Sanctuary 

Buzy bees, New Ash

Capstone Farm Country Park 

Cascades little train 

Chatham Dockyard - with Lego through the ages

Cheeky Dino, Maidstone

Chatam Ski Centre, toboggan run and inflatable donuts on the mini slope. Next to Capstone Park.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort 

Christmas Treee Farm

Cliffe pools 

Cobtree Park - next to Kentlife (large play park £1.50 parking).

Colchester Zoo 


Danson Park. Play park with water play 

Dartford Central park. Mini splash play area.


Dover Castle 

Dunloran Park, Tunbridge Wells 

Drusillas Park 

Eagle Heights

Eltham Palace grounds are free. 

Eynesford stream

Folkestone Lower Leas costal Park and fountains at Folkestone harbour 

Folkestone museum

Friars Aylesford

Gillingham Strand 

Godstone Farm 

Guildhall Museum in Rochester

Grain seaside 

Gravesend has the fort gardens. Chantry house museum is free, bunker tunnels are £1. Ppart of the wheels of time trail around Kent.

Greenwich Ecology Park, free with events in the holidays.

Groombridge place

Hall place

Hemsley Conservation Centre

Herne Bay - great crabbing 

Huguenot Museum 

Hobbledown Farm

Hop Farm

Howletts Wildlife Animal Park

Jeskyns Park 

Kearsney Abbey is a fab day

Kent life

Kingsdown beach 

Knockhatch adventure park 

Leeds castle


Little fant farm

Little Street, Maidstone

Longleat Safari Park

Loose village stream

Lower leas costal Folkestone

Lullingston country park

Maidstone museum 

Maidstone Leisure Centre - has soft play and Ice Hills. Next to Mote Park in Maidstone 

Manor park

Marsh Farm 

Millbrook garden centre - events/butterfly experience 

Milton creek country park

Minis bay

Monkeybizz, Medway

Mote park 

Old McDonalds farm (Essex)


Oxleas Woods is lovely

Penenden heath play area and woods

Rare breeds centre

Reindeer Centre

Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre

Riverside Park

Rochester castle

Rochester cathedral

Ruxley Manor - check out events 

Shorne woods country park 

Shrek Experience

Southwater country park. Has a mini beach, dinosaurs, kids' park etc all free

Swanley Park

Teapot Island

Temple Manor (weekends only)

Teston Park

Tilgate Park (fantastic)

Trosley Park - lots of shade 

Tyland barn - Kent wildlife trust

Union windmill cranbrook

Upnor castle 

Walmer paddling pool

Whipsnade Zoo



Woburn Safari Park

Woodland trust, Bearsted.

Oaks Park, Carshalton, 
Nature Trail - Play in the dog free-natural children's play and picnic area. Explore the flora and fauna of the park, particularly the beautiful trees and meadow area.

Carshalton Park 
Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DD 
Playground, o
utdoor gym 
Tennis courts x5 (availability is on a first come basis) 

The Grove Park
Junction of North Street/High Street, Carshalton, Surrey. SM5 3AL   
Playground, o
utdoor gym, ball park 

Mellows Park 
Two Football mini pitches Stafford Road, Wallington, SM6 9BU 
Outdoor gym, ball park, skate park, playground 

Manor Park 
Manor Park Cafe Throwley Way, Sutton, Surrey , SM1 4AF
Playground, outdoor gym 

Overton Park 
Overton Road, Sutton, SM6 6HW 
1 Football mini-pitch, 1 9v9 pitch, table tennis table, playground, pavilion, changing room, toilet and shower. 

Morden Hall Park NT 
Trim trail 
Morden Hall Road SM4 5JD Morden, UK 

Priory Park 
Bell St, Reigate RH2 7RL
Children's playground with water play in the summer, formal gardens 
Prospect/Heritage walk, lake, skatepark, tennis and ball courts, croquet lawn, cafe 

Tilgate Park Maze
Fun maze within the Walled Garden with a lookout tower in the centre. 
Titmus Drive, Tilgate RH10 5PQ Crawley, UK 

Kingston Gate Playground 
Timber play sculptures including a fairy pergola and a tractor and trailer, m
ulti-play equipment, bark pit, hammock and children's tables and seats. 

The Petersham Gate Playground 
Sandpit area and bark pit with a climbing frame and jumping lily pads, balancing blocks and a hammock, elephant piano (xylophone), see-saw and water play feature.

Cheam Park
Large playground with huge sandpit, walk through the woods to Nonsuch Park, table tennis table, o
utdoor gym 
Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS 

Mellows Park 
Two football mini pitches, o
utdoor gym, ball park, skate park 
Stafford Road, Wallington SM6 9BX 

Pirate park/Felnex Park, pirate den, playground 
Felnex Trading Estate, London Rd, Hackbridge, Wallington SM6 7DS 

Battersea Park and children’s zoo
10.00am – 5.30pm 
Fun animal experience with a zoo, animal encounters, large well-equipped play area, gift shop and café 
Battersea Park SW11 4NJ London


Joseph Hood Park
Pavilion 318 Martin Way, London SW20 9BX
Cricket pitch
Football pitches (three)
Play areas (two)
Paddling pool
Tennis courts
Outdoor table tennis
Bowling green

Richmond Park 
Largest open parkland in London. 
Fallow and red deer herds

Epsom Downs
Walking and flying kites 

Walking the Wandle trail to Morden Hall Park with a picnic 

Banstead woods
For walks, bluebell-spotting and den building. 

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 
Crystal Palace Park
For the dinosaurs! https://www.facebook.com/CPdinos/

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The Southwest Songbirds Online

Despite social distancing and the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus pandemic faces us all with, The Southwest Songbirds (Earlsfield’s favourite ladies’ choir) have still been rehearsing for our summer concert, only now we’ve taken it online! Our repertoire offers our usual mix of music, with something for everyone, and ranges from Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (a lovely and unusual classical piece) through to Adele’s Skyfall from the Bond film, along with another Bond favourite, Diamonds are Forever, and also includesEdward Elgar and even Billy Joel – and there’s more to come.

Our next term starts on Monday 20th April and we’ll be rehearsing using Zoom, with pre-recorded guide tracks and our musical director, Polly May, conducting us live once a week! Once we’ve all learnt the repertoire we’ll be recording ourselves singing and Polly will work her magic to pull together a virtual concert which everyone can enjoy online. Every concert we do raises money for a really good cause and this one’s no different – we’re raising money for Shelter, the homelessness charity, who help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services, and who have experienced a sharp increase in the number of calls for help during the coronavirus crisis, from people worried about losing their jobs, their homes and keeping their family safe.

So, if you’re a soprano, second soprano or alto and interested in joining us, the more the merrier, as up to 100 people can join the 40-minute sessions allowed by the free Zoom download. The cost for the term is £50 per household, and proceeds (after costs) from this subscription will be donated to the charity.

All you need to do is…

be able to read music - sign up by Friday 17th April by emailing swsongbirds@gmail.combe able to download Zoom on a laptop or tablet (we’ll send you instructions) - be able to access Dropbox from the link we’ll send you to download the music and backing tracks

Please pass this on to anyone you think might like to join, and if you have more than one Songbird in your household, mothers / daughters / sisters / housemates are welcome to join in – subscription is per household!

The Southwest Songbirds is a friendly and fun, all-female community-based choir, in Earlsfield.

Our musical director, Polly May, set up the choir in 2013 to bring together women from South West London to sing a varied repertoire, both secular and sacred, at two concerts a year. The choir rehearses and performs at St Andrew’s Church, on the corner of Garratt Lane and Waynflete Street in Earlsfield SW18.

Our winter concerts feature seasonal and Christmassy-music and never fail to get everyone in the festive spirit! Our summer concerts are very varied and have featured modern choral favourites, songs from the musicals, pop songs, and classical choral pieces, to name but a few. We choose a different charity / good cause to support with every concert, and have raised funds for many different good causes, including Get Further, Hackney Pirates, Sound Minds, Housing for Women, Ben Thapa Foundation, Just Shelter, stem4, Gutsy Gastros, First Touch, Earlsfield Foodbank, SANE, Somerset Flood Funds, Philippines Typhoon Fund

There is no audition and, although it does help, you don’t have to be able to read music – all we really ask is that you bring your enthusiasm and commitment! Music is provided and there is a reasonable termly fee to cover expenses.

For more information, please email Polly at swsongbirds@gmail.com, and come along one Monday night to have a listen and say hello – we’d love to meet you!

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CODA 75th Anniversary Cabaret
Book tickets here
If you have any questions or special requirements please contact us here: 


Duet Dance Club
Ballroom and Latin dance for kids
New beginners class for under 12s
Call to book first complimentary lesson! 
Tel: 07561162099
Duet Dance Club on Facebook



Rugbytots is a fun and dynamic pre-school play programme designed to build confidence and enhance core skills for 2 - 7 year old boys and girls. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a fun and friendly introduction to rugby in a positive and encouraging environment. Let’s make it more fun!
Make your child's development more fun!
Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. 
Our motto
Our motto is simple; "make it more fun". We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike. 
What to expect
"Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines!”
Find your nearest Rugbytots class here

Stanley’s Film Club
Based in Stanley Halls, South Norwood - Croydon 

We have a Bring Along A Baby event that screen's a film chosen by the parents. It caters to Parents/carers with baby's up to 12 Months. We have extra room for buggies and prams, as well as a devilery service from the coffee shop next door.

We also have a Kids Club event bi-monthly that normally has a additional activity for the children.

Down in the Woods
A Long Day in the Woods

A day in the woods for the Tweenies 12+.

This day will include Team Cooking sessions where Lunch and dinner will be prepared and cooked as a group. We will look at Tracking Trailing and sign, tracking down someone lost in the woods and communicating with walkie talkies.

An introduction to Spoon carving and making tools to make life in the woods easier. We will end the day with Hot chocolate and Smoors. 

Expect you children to be asleep with 10 min of collection. 
Bookings can be made via our Facebook page

Read Local Mums’ reviews of Down in the Woods

Chris Pryke,
Down in the woods
Tel: 07813 772664
Email: info@downinthewoodsltd.co.uk
Down in the Woods on Facebook

Paediatric First Aid practical day 

Train Aid
Monthly at the Friends Meeting House near East Croydon station.

The course follows the latest guidelines from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Ofsted requirements. The following topics are covered and much more:
How to check for signs of breathing
Assessment of injuries
Use of the recovery position
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Major Bleeding & Shock
The day costs £50 and you can pay on the day
Paediatric First Aid practical day

Ecology Centre Activites for children
Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3NY
(unless otherwise stated)
For bookings phone 020 8770 5822 or email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk
Spring/Summer activities.  Some ctivities require advance booking: call 020 8770 5822 or email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk.  There is a cost for some of these activities.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

Honeywood Museum Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm Sat, Sun and Bank Hol Mon: 10am - 5pm Honeywood Walk Carshalton
After extensive refurbishment from Heritage Lottery funding, this stunning house reopens with lots of great activities for children and fascinating local history exhibits.

Deen City Farm
Check out Deen City Farm for goats, sheep, cows, pigs, alpacas, geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and ferrets. Deen City Farm also do horseriding lessons – check their website for more details.
Tue-Sun, closed Mon (except Bank Holiday); 10am-4.30pm; free, donations welcome.
Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Ave, Merton Abbey SW19 2RR
Tel: 020 8543 5300

The Sutton\Merton Arnica Group
1st Thursday of the month
from 7.30 – 9pm

Clovelly Homeopathy Practice, 
17 Lyveden Road, 
Colliers Wood SW17 9DT. 
We will be talking about natural ways to prevent or treat flu. So please come along if you want to learn more on how to naturally and safely support your children’s and your own health.

Friday Morning Market
Every Friday morning there is a market, held in the Memorial Hall in Kenley, the stalls are full of exciting things for sale, jewellery, clothes (both new and 2nd hand) 2nd hand books from 50p,loads of bargains, and a cup of tea in the cafe, do come it's a fun morning.

8am untill 12midday.
Free entry.
The Memorial Hall, Godstone Rd, Kenley Surrey CR8 5AA

Family Activities At Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden London SM4 5JD
The park has a network of footpaths, including many with wide smooth surfaces suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Design your own circular walk taking in the river, the water mills, the rose garden, the meadows or the wetlands.

Storytime Online
While Libraries were closed, Local Mums Online ran Storytimes Online every Wednesday. We have a catalogue of Storytimes available for children to watch anytime here

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