Reviews of Playgroups in Knightbridge and Belgravia

St. Peter’s Eaton Square

St Peter’s Eaton Square Church, 119 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL, Mondays 10 AM  – 11:30, £1,

  • Small, friendly group mostly made up of mums
  • Very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere
  • Located in the church crypt, so there are quite a few steps to contend with
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits served
  • Tube: Victoria
  • Bus: 2, 8, 16, 36, 38, 52, 82, 148, 436, 11, 44, 170, 211, C1, C10

http://www.stpetereatonsquare.co.uk/

This is a small and intimate playgroup.  It’s the best one for meeting local mums and learning more about the area. 

The group meets in the crypt of St. Peter’s Church.  The buggies are parked outside and you descend about 10 steps to go inside.  If you like, you are welcome to bounce the buggy down into the crypt. Inside children have their choice of some riding toys, kitchen, tool bench and a really good art table with paint bottles, markers and smocks. 

This is the group to go to if you would like to find out more information about St. Peter’s Eton Square School as many of the regulars are also parishioners. 

 Little Lambs Playgroup,

  • Christ Church Mayfair, Thursdays, 10 – 11:30, 0207 629 5885
  •  Buggy friendly, the door is a bit tricky, but after that you can pull your buggy right into the room
  • Toilets are available, they are located at the bottom of some extremely steep, winding steps
  • Good space for two children
  • Tube: Green Park
  • Bus: 2, 10, 16, 36, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, 38, 22, 19, 14, 9, 8

 Little Lambs is the place to meet local mums and nannies in Mayfair as there are so few playgroups located directly in the neighbourhood.

 The playgroup has a nice assortment of toys and different areas of play.  There are two lovely young ladies who run the group and keep the toys nicely looked after and break the session into playtime, story and snack.  It’s a very sweet group of children.

 After playgroup, the playground near the Hyde Park Barracks, the Knightsbridge Playground is just a brisk 15 minute walk away.  

 Story time for the under 5’s,

 Mayfair Library, Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30, 0207 641 4903

  •  Buggy friendly, just a few steps to enter the building
  • You pull the buggy right into children’s area
  • Toilets are difficult, they are located at the top of several flight of stairs
  • Not a great space for two children as it is not contained, but you could take two on your own as they would both likely be very engaged.
  • Tube: Green Park
  • Bus: 2, 10, 16, 36, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, 38, 22, 19, 14, 9, 8

 This is one of the best children’s library times I have been to!

 The lady who runs it is an excellent entertainer, she has a giant puppet that plays games and sing songs to the little ones.  After, the children sit and listen to a couple short stories and lastly boxes of toys are brought out for children to have a nice play.  It’s a really great time.

 Further, this is a really nice group to meet local mums and carers.

 Just outside the library is a lovely garden with lots of benches and some room to wander. 

Jigsaw Club

Chelsea Methodist Church, service provided by West London Action for Children at 155a King’s Road, SW3 5TX, 0207 352 9305 ext 27, Wednesdays 11 – 2:30, lunch served, free

  •  Super convenient location
  • Very friendly, informed and supportive staff
  • Buggy park downstairs from the group, there is a lift, or, two flights walk up
  • free lunch provided
  • Lovely, bright and varied playroom
  • Good changing facilities and toilets
  • Tube: Sloane Sq, South Kensington
  • Bus: 49, 19, 22, 319, 11, 360

 http://www.chelseamethodist.org.uk/Children-1.html

 This is a wonderful playgroup right in the middle of The King’s Road, excellent if you have shopping to do. 

 The group has lovely, knowledgeable volunteers who can put you in touch with other activities and resources in the community. 

 Varied and pleasant, the playroom has a book area, ball pit, sand tray, art area in addition to lots of interesting and nicely looked after toys.  Lunch is prepared and served at 12pm, you can bring your own or enjoy a wholesome meal prepared for you.  

 When you enter the church, you leave your buggy in the entryway, but there is a receptionist who monitors who comes and goes, so there are a set of eyes on your buggy.  After you park the buggy, you may take a lift to the playroom or walk up a long flight of stairs. 

 After a play at the Jigsaw Club you can wander through the shops and then to St. Luke’s Playground for a lovely day of shopping and playing.

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