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Weekly Rota of Baby and Toddler Groups in Mayfair:

(please ring ahead to confirm times and pricing)

 Monday

General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, 9 – noon and 2 – 6,

Jungle Play Area, Seymore Leisure Centre, ring ahead to confirm availability

 Tuesday

General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, 9 – 10:30, 11:30 – noon and 2 – 6,

Mayfair Library, Story Hour, under 5’s, 10 – 11, free

Pippa’s Poppets Music and Movement Classes (0-4yrs), St. Columba’s Church, Pont Street, 9:45 babies, 10:30 toddlers, 11:15 small children.  See web site for pricing and venue details: www.pippaspoppets.co.uk

Jungle Play Area, Seymore Leisure Centre, ring ahead to confirm availability

Wednesday

 

General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, 9 – noon and 2 – 6,

Jungle Play Area, Seymore Leisure Centre, ring ahead to confirm availability

Thursday

Little Lambs, 10 – 11:30

General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, 9 – noon and 2 – 6,

Jungle Play Area, Seymore Leisure Centre, ring ahead to confirm availability

Friday

 General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, 9 – noon and 2 – 6,

Jungle Play Area, Seymore Leisure Centre, ring ahead to confirm availability

 

Playgroups

Little Lambs Playgroup,

Christ Church Mayfair (corner of Down St. and Brick St), Thursdays, 10 – 11:30, 0207 629 5885 or info@christchurchmayfair.org

  •  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, Tuesdays, 10 – 11:00, 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 times I have been to!

Robin Martin, the wonderful 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, the library is closed to the general public and only open to the children’s group.  This is the other 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.

Seymore Leisure Centre

General Swim, Seymore Leisure Centre, Seymore Place, W1H 5TJ, 0207 723 8019

  • Buggy friendly, ramp to enter the building, just a little pinch getting through the locker room door
  • Nice locker rooms and changing facilities
  • Not a good pool to take two children to as the water is over 1 metre deep and you climb in from a ladder
  • Tube: Marylebone
  • Bus: 6, 7, 15, 16, 23, 36, 98, 414, 436

http://www.courtneys.co.uk/centres/Seymour

The Seymore Leisure Centre is not what I would classify as a “destination” pool for babies and toddlers, but they do offer lots of times when you can take your child swimming.  The pool is designated more for people to swim laps, so the temperature is cool.

There is also the Jungle Play Area for ages 8 and under, open from 10 – 6 daily.  You need to ring ahead and make sure there are no parties booked for the time you would like to go.

The Jungle Play Area is a room with a giant cushioned climbing frame with slides, ball pits, a really good place to have a great play, adults and children alike.

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