Baby & Children Activity Groups around Rutland

5 June 2017
We asked our readers what they would like us to feature on our blog, and we had a great request from a lady called Steph. She is a new Mum in Rutland and if desperate to find out when and where the local baby groups are in and around the area. So that is exactly what we're doing!

5 month old Daisy, playing at Mini Monsters Soft Play Area in Oakham, Rutland
(Photo Credit: Rutland Creative/The Rutland Blogger)

Harringworth Playgroup
On Fridays - 10:00am to 11:45am
At: Harringworth Village Hall, NN17 3AD
Located in Harringworth just outside the Rutland village of Seaton is Harringworth's Playgroup. It's £3 per family and your baby and child can enjoy playing with each other, lots of toys provided as well as drinks and healthy snacks with a different craft activity every week. While Mum and Dad can mingle with other parents from around the area too.
Contact: Hannah Caddy - 01572 747293

BabyNomad - Baby Massage & Yoga
Find out dates and times here
At: Oakham, Stamford or Market Deeping
BabyNomad is a very popular group around the area, which visits different venues on different days and times. You can find out all the info you need on their website here, which also includes cost information.
To Book: Julie - 07894468224

Launch Academy of Dance
On Saturdays - Varies times for different ages
At: Preston & Gretton Village Halls
Launch Academy of Dance is a dancing school for children and adults from the age of 2 and upwards. We are an ISTD school offering exams and bi-yearly shows.
Wednesdays at Preston Village Hall
3:55-4:25 Grade 1 Modern
4:25-5:05 Grade 2 Modern 5:05-5:35 Grade 2 Ballet Wednesdays at Gretton Village Hall 4:50-5:20 Primary Tap 5:20-5:50 Primary Modern Thursdays at Preston Village Hall 4:00-4:30 Pre-primary Ballet 4:30-5:00 Primary Modern 5:00-5:30 Primary Ballet
Find out more on Facebook here.
To Book: 07951066635 / 07949648346

On Fridays 9:45am to 11:45am
At: Barrowden Village Hall, Rutland
The playgroup started out of need for something for younger children in the village. Open to all ages and we offer a safe place for the mums/carers/grandparents and their children to come along to get some much-needed company, adult conversation and a cup of tea for £2 per family. Ages also differ from 3 days old to 7 years old depending on the time of year as we allow school aged children to attend during the holidays so mums can still attend with the little ones.
Facebook Group available here.

My Artful Splodger
On Mondays to Thursdays
At: West Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England PE9 2PS
The new craft, painting and messy play club for children and babies, based in Stamford.
Spend an hour painting, crafting, making things and getting a bit messy.
Sessions are grouped into ages, so everyone gets the most out of each session and will be limited to 10 children per session; Little Poppets : 0 -1 years, Terrific Toddlers : 1-2 yrs, Creative Creatures : 2-4 yrs, Spectacular Splodgers: 4+ yrs
The cost per session will be £7.00
Open Monday – Thursday. Times for the sessions will be confirmed at a later date and booking will be essential. Aiming to make each session educational and informative, developing children’s motor skills, imagination, creativity, social skills and much more. All whilst having fun! 
Facebook Page here.
Contact: 07860 361505

On Friday and Saturday
At: Oakham Swimming Pool
Parents and child swimming classes from 0 to 36 months, and two parent, two child classes for all ages. Find out more on their website here.
Contact: 0116 2712004

Rhyme Time
On Fridays at 1:30pm
At: Ketton Library, PE9 3TE
A FREE session for under 5s with 30 minutes of song, rhymes and music. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking needed.

Other Rhyme Time in and around Rutland:
Tuesdays at Uppingham Town Hall, LE15 9PY at 3:00pm
Wednesdays at Oakham Museum, LE15 6HW at 2:00pm
Thursdays at Ryhall Library, PE9 4HY at 10.30am
Fridays at Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR at 10:30am

Stay and Play
On Mondays at 1:00pm
At: Visions Community & Children's Centres, Oakham, LE15 6RP
For parents and carers to come along with children aged 0-4. Enjoy a wide range of activities and ideas for things to do at home.
Contact: Visions Centres 01572 772590 or Email

Tiny Tots
On Thursdays at 9:45pm
At: All Saints Church Oakham, LE15 6DR
Ages 0-5 with craft, play, singing and story activities.
£1 per family. Term time ONLY
Contact: Denise McDonald / Alice Clarke on 01572 722729

Pram & Toddler Service
On Mondays at 2:00pm
At: All Saints Church Oakham, LE15 6DR
Mums, dads, grandparents, carers. With children's action songs, Bible stories and crafts aimed at the 0-4 year age group. Tea/coffee & biscuits served during playtime.
Term time ONLY
Contact: Emma Moss on 01572 720 064

Bump to Babies: Ante-natal Sessions
On Tuesdays at 2:00pm
At: Visions Community & Children's Centres, Oakham, LE15 6RP
A rolling 4 week program of ante-natal classic.
Contact: Visions Centres 01572 772590 or Email

BookStart Story Time
On 1st Friday of the Month at 1:30pm
At: At: Ketton Library, PE9 3TE
Stories, songs and rhyme for babies and young children aged 0-4.
Contact: 01780 720580

Other BookStart in and around Rutland:
Mondays at Uppingham Methodist Church, LE15 9SQ at 9:30am
1st Thursday of the Month at Ryhall Library, PE9 4HY at 10:30am

Baby Play
On Thursday at 1:00pm and 14:15pm
At: Visions Community & Children's Centres, Oakham, LE15 6RP
From babies aged 0 to crawling with a wide range of activities.
Booking is essential.
Contact: Visions Centres 01572 772590 or Email

Braunston Parent & Toddler Group
On Thursday at 10:00am
At: Braunston & Brook Village Hall, LE15 8QZ
Crafts, play and rhyme with indoor and outdoor activities.
Contact: Sue Biohard on 01572 756694

Singing Sally
On Tuesdays at 2:00pm
At: Wing Village Hall, LE15 8SA
A fun entertaining musical group for under 5's.
£4.50 per session
Contact: Sally Armstrong 01536 772545

Young Parents Group
On Wednesdays at 12:45pm

At: Visions Community & Children's Centres, Oakham, LE15 6RP
For young parents and parents-to-be under 25, feel free to bring a friend.
Booking advised
Contact: Ceri Mutton on 01572 77290

Jelly Beans Music
On Tuesdays at 9:45am & 10:45am
At: All Saints Church Oakham, LE15 6DR
A long established classic run by classical guitarist and singer, Elizabeth. Children enjoy singing and moving together.
60 Minutes: FREE
2 Hours: £1.30
Contact: If you run a children a toddler group which runs weekly or monthly (on-going) email us at: and we'll add it to our list.