East Lancashire

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. We are a friendly bunch who like to welcome new people.

Bumps and Babies Groups 

Our popular and long standing Bumps and Babies group is a fabulous place for expectant and new parents and babies to make friends and pick up tips about parenthood, local events and much more. You do not need to be an NCT member or a breastfeeding Mum to come to our groups, everyone is welcome!

Bumps & Babies Blackburn Every Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am St Gabriels Church Hall, Brownhill. The group is hosted by Elisabeth, breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome.

Bumps & Babies Burnley is held every Wednesday 1pm - 2.30pm at Padiham Road Methodist Church Hall, Brassey Street, Burnley. The group is hosted by Alex D and Sarah,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome.

Bumps & Babies Clitheroe (babies under 1 year) is held every Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm in the cafe area at The Grand, York Street, Clitheroe. The group is hosted by Lisa,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Snuggle & Sing before this groups starts at 9.30am.

**NEW** Bumps & Babies Rawtenstall is held every Friday 9.30am - 11.30am at The Zone, The Old Fire Station, Rawtenstall. The group is hosted by Leanne,  Breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. (this group is run by Bury & Rossendale Branch see their facebook page for more info) STARTS 27th MAY 2016. Pre school siblings welcome

More information on our groups is available via the 'Events Search' link on the right hand side of this page or join us on Facebook where you can also ask questions and exchange info with other local parents.

Baby First Aid Course, St Peter & St Paul primary school in Rishton - Wednesday 8th June 2016

The price for an individual booking is £25.00.

The price for a couple booking is £40.00.

The course consists of a single session (5.30pm - 8.00pm).

You can book HERE


Table Top Sale 12 noon Sunday 26th June 2016 at Mellor Village Hall

To book a table for £20* click here (sell your own stuff and keep 100% of your takings)

Visit our Nearly New Facebook Page for more info or to ask questions

If you would like to shop at this event please come along the sale starts at 12 noon there will be a pop up Vintage Tea Room as part of the NCT 60yrs Anniversary - supporting parents since 1956.

*sellers please arrive by 11am  *traders/businesses by prior arrangment only


Knit & Knatter 

Bring along any portable craft and enjoy good coffee and fabulous company. Knit, Craft, Chat!

Knit & Knatter Burnley  7pm - 9pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month @ Red Triangle Cafe, St James Street, Burnley  Hosted by Alex D


Antenatal Classes

Our locally run Antenatal classes are designed to help you focus on your pregnancy and get you ready for labour and birth. They're also a great place to meet other parents-to-be. Our classes are booked according to your due date, so you'll get to meet a group of parents whose babies will be born at a similar time.

Our teachers liaise with local midwives and have a good relationship with the local maternity services teams. East Lancashire is very lucky to have a fabulous Birth Centre in Blackburn (opened 6th September 2010) as well as a new Mother and Baby unit which opened in Burnley in November 2010.

Our course format varies, we currently run courses at Springwood Childrens Centre, Whalley. 

Click here > Find a Course

Depending on your circumstances, we have several payment options available. Please speak to the course organiser in confidence for more details. There are discounts of 10% - 90% available for under 18s, students, those with a household income under £26,000 and those on benefits.

Call Helen - 0208 752 9008 please leave a message or email: bookings2b@nct.org.uk


Further Info

For more information about our branch and the NCT in East Lancashire please call/text Louise on 07849 663365

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East Lancashire contacts

Main branch contact:
Tel: 07849 663365 | Email: EastLancashire@nct.org.uk

Next event

Date: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:30 | Venue: St Gabriels Church Hall