Your Ealing NCT guide to baby groups, parent/carer meet-ups and local events.

Please check times with organisers beforehand. We endeavour to keep this list as up to date as possible. If you have any questions please contact: We also publish a What's On Guide in every issue of our quarterly NCT Babble magazine.

Most areas have a local children's centre with a daily timetable of free classes suitable for a range of ages. See


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NCT events

Nearly New Sale - TBA
A fantastic range of good quality second hand items for babies and toddlers at great prices. Come along and bag a bargain! 

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Buggy walks (mainly summer only)
Come join us for a fortnightly 30-40 minute stroll around Walpole Park on Monday mornings. We meet by Lammas Park Gates off Northfields Avenue. Parents/carers with babies of any age welcome. See our Facebook page for updates. Currently running restricted walks over the winter with one walk in Dec and one in Jan. For further updates check the events section on our facebook page.

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NCT Bumps and Babies takes place every Tuesday upstairs at The Grosvenor Pub, W7 2DT from 2.30-4pm - you don’t have to be a member to attend. Pop along with your bump and/or babies to meet other mums and dads. Free to attend Contact with any queries. See you there!

Bumps and Babies


Baby Bounce ‘n’ Rhyme

An opportunity for little ones to enjoy rhymes and songs in the library each week. Suitable for children up to two years.

Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY
Friday 10am-10.30am

Northolt Leisure Centre Library, Northolt Leisure Centre, UB5 4AB
Tuesday 11.30am-12pm 

West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT
Wednesday 10.30am-11am

Southall Library, 112 The Green, UB2 4BQ
Wednesday 11.30am-12pm

Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG
Wednesday 2.30pm-3pm 

Hanwell Library, Cherington Road, London W7 3HL
Thursday 10.30am-11am

Northfields Library, Northfields Ave, W5 4UA 
Tuesday 11am-11.30am; Thursday 11am-11.30am

Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens Health Centre, Southall, UB1 2TJ
Thursday, 11am-11.30am; Saturday 11am-11.30am

Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE
Friday 10am-10.30am  

Toddler Storytime

Time for children to enjoy sharing stories each week. Suitable for children aged two and over.

Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY
Wednesday 10am-10.30am 

Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT
Thursday 10.30am-11am 

Southall Library, Dominion Centre & Library, 112 The Green, UB2 4BQ
Thursday 2pm-2.30pm

Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG
Thursday 2.30pm-3pm

Northolt Leisure Centre Library, Northolt Leisure Centre, UB5 4AB
Friday 10am-10.30am

Acton Library, High Street W3 6NA
Friday 11am-11.30am

Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ
Friday 2.30pm-3pm

Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane W5 1RH
Saturday 11am-11.30am

Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA
Saturday 11am-11.30am

Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6
Saturday 11am-11.30am

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There are a number of weekday playgroups in the Ealing area. Unless specifically stated, they are term-time only so please check dates and times with the organisers beforehand if you aren’t sure.


Parent & Toddlers Group
St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, W5 2RS

St Stephen's Baby & Toddler Group
St Stephen's Church, West Ealing, W13 8HB
Based in a large hall with toys, trikes, books, buggies, a slide for the under fives & carpeted baby area. Session starts at 9:30am on Mondays (term time only) & finishes with a group sing-a-long at 11:15am. The £2 session fee covers unlimited cups of tea, coffee, herbal teas, hot chocolate, juice & biscuits.

Amanda's action

St Benedicts Social Club. Dancing and singing.


St James Church, West Ealing, W13 9DJ
Baby and toddler group
£2 per child

Playtime Baby and Toddler Group
Christ the Saviour Parish Church Hall, Ealing Broadway
A baby and toddler group run jointly by Bless Community Church and Christ the Saviour Parish Church

Northfields Community Centre
Spanish speaking toddler group - songs, rhymes and games in Spanish.
1st session is free, afterwards £5 for drop-in or 5 classes for £20. Siblings over 18 months are £2.50, siblings under 18 months are free. 

Noah’s Ark Playgroup
St Mary's Church Hall, 62 Greenford Avenue. W7 3QP
Playgroup for babies and toddlers with an array of toys and a crafts station. Singing towards the end of the session.


St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group
St Mary’s Church Hall, Ealing, W5 5RH
At 10.30am there are rhymes for babies followed by story time and at 10.50am there is singing for toddlers. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
£3 per family

Little Fish
Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, W5 2BY
A playgroup for toddlers and babies. All parents and carers are welcome. Free play, crafts, snacks, story and interactive singing sessions.

Snips (currently cancelled until further notice)
St Johns Church, Mattock Lane W13 9LA
Includes ride-on toys and garage, little tikes cars and kitchen, slide, climbing frame and lots more.... There’s also a Snippets Baby Room especially for new parents/carers for babies under 1 years old and a special crawler area for children up to 2 years. SNIPS Café serves hot food, drinks and snacks - last hot food orders 12.30pm.
Suggested £2 donation 


Mother & Toddlers Group
St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, W5 2RS

Makers and Shakers
St Faiths Hall, Windmill Road, Brentford, TW8 9NA
Stay and play sessions for under 5s. Crafts, paints, playdough, toys, music, bubbles, bouncy castle, baby mat, parachute and snacks. 
£7 per child (£3 per extra sibling) 

Great and Small Stay & Play
St Paul’s Church, Ridley Avenue, W13 9XW
For all children from newborn to 3 and 4 year olds. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from we get together for fun, games, crafts, music, puppets, soft play, refreshments, home made cakes and much more. 
£3 per child (50p per extra sibling)
020 8579 9444,

Thomas' Tots
St Thomas the Apostle Church, 182 Boston Road, Hanwell W7 2AD
Playgroup open to any Parent/Carer and their pre-school children. Lots of toys and at the end of the morning Father Robert plays his guitar in a singing session.
Free, including tea, coffee, juice and biscuits.
020 3302 1040,


Tinies & Tots
St Mellitus, 1 Church Rd, Hanwell, W7 3BA
For pre-schoolers, with a special area for babies. The session ends with singing and stories. Tea & coffee are provided and there are snacks for the children. 
020 3067 0035,

Snips (currently cancelled until further notice)
St Johns Church, Mattock Lane W13 9LA
Includes ride-on toys and garage, little tikes cars and kitchen, slide, climbing frame and lots more.... There’s also a Snippets Baby Room especially for new parents/carers for babies under 1 years old and a special crawler area for children up to 2 years. SNIPS Café serves hot food, drinks and snacks - last hot food orders 12.30pm.
Suggested £2 donation

Amanda's Action club - singing and dancing

St Benedicts Social Club



Mother & Toddlers Group
St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, W5 2RS

A fun playgroup with space for babies to crawl, children to play, run around, do some colouring and have some juice and biscuits. An optional singing session takes place at 10am for 20 minutes. There is tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults too.

Yellow Bird sensory play and music
10-10.45am: singing (a fun and lyrical session including puppets, musical instruments and parachute)
11am-12pm: sensory play, craft and process art
Yellow Bird combines a traditional baby & toddler singing group with sensory play, craft and process art to keep your little ones busy all morning. Tea/coffee and refreshments for children is offered between the sessions (refreshments are included in the cost of your session) with a short storytelling session.
Singing OR sensory play - £3.50 for first child, additional siblings £1 each
Singing AND sensory play - £6.00 for first child, additional siblings £1.50 each
Siblings under 6 months free.

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Amanda's Action Club
Mondays and Thursdays - See website for times.
A sensory fun, fitness and music class, using props and nursery rhymes, for pre-school children between 4 months to 3 years.
£12 pay as you go/£8.50 per class when you book for a term

Ciara's Circle Time
Tuesdays at St Mary's Church Hall, 62 Greenford Avenue, Hanwell, Fridays at The Prince of Wales, Hanwell
Lots of songs, instruments and parachute games followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.
£4 per child, £2 for any additional children. 

Ealing 135 Action, Song & Rhymes
Mondays at St Pauls Church, Ridley Avenue, Northfields W13 
Thursdays at The Church of the Ascension, Beaufort Road, Hanger Hill
Music classes for babies and children aged 6 months upwards. 40 minute sessions including songs, rhymes, instruments and a parachute, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.
£3 members, £4 non-members (siblings extra £1 each)

Hullabaloo Puppet Music Theatre
Mondays 10am for under 4s and 11am for under 18 months at The Duke of Kent, Pitshanger
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.30am for under 4s and 10.30am for 4-18 months at The Plough Inn, Northfields Avenue, W5 4XB.
An interactive puppet theatre music group introducing drama and music to children from 4 months to 5 years.
Drop in £7, discount for blocks of 6 and 10. Extra siblings £2 or free if under 1 year.
Contact Kate de Freitas 07787 113785,

Music & Movement
Mondays 9.30-10.15am & 10.15-11am (18 months to 5 years) 
Hathaway Children's Centre, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH
First come, first served policy. These sessions are designed to continue developing children's mobility and listening skills through dancing and singing popular nursery rhymes.

Wednesdays 10.15am (0-24 months). Term-time only.
Watermans Centre, 40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS
Sing songs and play simple percussion instruments with your children in this fun and lively workshop. This is a brilliant way to introduce music to your children, teaching the very basics including rhythm and rhyme and simple games. If your children are still under 12 months, you can catch the film screening for carers and babies immediately after the workshop. 
£5 per workshop
Information: 020 8232 1010

Sound Generation
Thursdays 9.45am-10.25am for 0-2 years; 10.30am-11.10am for 2-4 years. Term-time only.
St Paul’s Church, Ridley Avenue, W13 9XW
Sound Generation sessions introduce children to basic musical concepts including rhythm, pulse, tempo, dynamics and pitch. Each class features singing, rhymes, dancing, making music, props (ribbons, scarves and puppets) and listening to a wide range of world instruments. Sofia plays ukulele, piano and flute to accompany all the songs.
£6.50, drop-in only
020 8326 2890

Tatty Bumpkin
Fridays - 
11.30am-12.10pm (for crawling babies & toddlers up to 2)
12.20-1pm (for babies 6 weeks old until crawling).
Innovation dance studio, Pitshanger Lane
Music, yoga and story telling sessions starting from April 27 2017. The sessions build physical skills such as strength, balance & coordination, include fun breathing exercises & mindfulness for little ones and encourage critical thinking & creativity through stories & crafts

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Other classes 

Creation Station
Wednesdays 9.45am-10.35am (18 months-5 years) and 10.50am-11.40am (5-18 months)
Thursdays 10am-10.50am (18 months-5 years) and 11am-11.50am (5-18 months)
Wednesdays at St. Mary's Church Hall, 62, Greenford Avenue, Hanwell, W7 3QP, Thursdays at The Grosvenor Pub, 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, W7 2DT
Arts and crafts activities classes. Please check website for up-to-date schedule as is usually term-time only.
Drop in £8.50.
Email, 0844 854 6964 

Mondays from 12.45pm and Tuesdays from 2pm.
The Foresters pub, Ealing, W13 9EP
Different baby sensory classes depending on your baby’s abilities. Baby Bells for newborn to sitting, Baby Beeps for sitting to toddling and Happy House for walking to 4 years.
£12 drop in or book free trial (drop in/free trial only available if the class isn't fully booked, email to check). Usually term-time only with some summer holiday sessions. or email

Melody Bear Baby Ballet
Tuesdays 10.30-11am
Wednesdays 10.30-11am
Thursdays 2-2.30pm
Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX
18 months - 2 years
Melody Movement introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping. Classes are drop-in, no need to book., 020 8998 2283

Over the Moon
Wednesdays -
Toddler sensory: 9.30-10.45am
Baby sensory: 11am-12pm 
Baby massage: 12.30-1.30pm
Sensational sensory for children with special needs: 1.45-2.45pm
Brentham Club, 38 Meadvale Rd, Ealing W5 1NP
Movement, music and messy play sensory classes for babies and toddlers. Free parking and a coffee shop is available. 
£10 drop in or £50 for a six week block booking, to be used over a two month period,

Sing and sign
Wednesdays 10.30am
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Rd, South Ealing, W5 5RH
Classes to help your baby to communicate before speech, encouraging them to learn signs like 'milk', 'more', 'change nappy' or 'tired'. New class - there will be a taster session on 22nd March, followed by the 1st class of the term on 26th April. 
£126 for 12 week term; free taster classes sometimes available. 
Book at or email

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am (under 2s); 10.30am-12pm (under 4s)
Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am (under 4s); 2.30pm-4.30pm (under 2s)
Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am (under 4s); 11am-12pm (under 18 months)
Fridays 9.30am-11.30am (under 4s); 11am-12pm (under 18 months); 3pm-4.30pm (under 2s)
Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am (under 2s); 10:30am-12.30pm (under 5s)
Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9QD
Playgroup sessions with music, movement, apparatus circuit, soft play equipment, messy play and parachute games. Tea, coffee & cakes are provided.
£6 drop in (additional siblings £1) 

YMCA West London
25 St Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE
Runs classes every weekday during term time for pre-school children such as Tinies Tumble (1-2 years), Tumble & Stretch (2-3 years)
£6.50 per class or buy a book of 10 classes for £44.50, 020 8832 1576

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EveryoneActive Acton
High Street, W3 6NE
Tel: 020 8825 9001

Chiswick Pool
Edensor Road, Chiswick, London. W4 2RG
Tel: 0845 456 6675
Creche available – call for details

Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
Adult & Toddler sessions Tuesday & Thursday 9am-10.30am
658 Chiswick High Road, Brentford 0845 456 6675
Creche available – call for details

Gurnell Leisure Centre
Ruislip Road East, Ealing W13

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, Bath Road, Harlington, Hayes, UB3 5AN
Tel: 07505 938038 

Lessons take place at Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH and St Ann’s School, Hanwell, W7 3JP
020 8427 4012

London Baby Swim
Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane
020 8400 9091

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For parents and carers (and babies too!)

Blah Blah Baby
Wednesdays 10.15am
w7emporium, Boston Road, Hanwell
Weekly group for parents with babies aged 0-12 months, for coffee and chat.

Tuesdays 12pm and Thursdays 11am
Walpole Park, Ealing, by the large lake with the water fountains. 
Cost is £8 for a trial session and £70 for a course of 10 sessions thereafter.,

Louisa Aldridge Post-Natal Yoga
Wednesdays 10am-11.30am
St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, W13 8HB
From 6 weeks post-birth, or whenever you feel ready. Yoga practice, followed by tea and a chance to share experiences and catch up with friends. Yoga mats and props are provided. Bring a blanket for your baby to lie on.
£12 drop in
Contact Louisa on or 07980 267029

Parents & Babies Cinema Screenings
Wednesday at 11.30am 
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford 
An opportunity for parents to see regular films at convenient time in a relaxed atmosphere. Aimed at parents and babies up to a year old. Different film each week.
Cost: £6.50
Information: 020 8232 1010 

Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am
London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
Get back in shape while pushing your buggy around beautiful parkland.
Cost: £5 for WWT members, £7 for non-members
Contact Pauline 020 8563 9704 

Quit the Gym
Classes seven days a week in Ealing Common, Walpole Park and Lammas Park. See for latest timetable.
Membership required. Monthly membership starts from £50 a month.
Information: 07941 487 283,

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Local breastfeeding support 

Ealing Council has an online list of breastfeeding support groups in Ealing. Many of the Children's Centres run breastfeeding clinic drop in sessions.


Drop-in session 1pm-4pm with infant feeding midwife Caroline Neale at the Grange Children’s Centre. W5 4HN


10am-11.30am: Stay & Play session at North Ealing Children’s Centre has a volunteer breastfeeding peer supporter every other week. Call 020 8997 2653 for details. Summerfield Rd, Pitshanger

10am-12pm: Drop in support session with midwife at Acton Health Centre. Only for babies born at Queen Charlotte’s and under 28 days old. Acton Health Centre, 35-61 Church Rd, W3 8QE

10.30am-12.30pm: one-to-one support with Early Start team at Academy Gardens Children Centre. Appointment only – call 020 3313 7519, 1 Academy Gardens, Northolt, UB5 5QN 

10am-5pm: Breastfeeding Clinic with infant feeding midwife Caroline Neale. Appointment only, text your name and baby’s date of birth to Caroline on 07940  355737 and Caroline will contact you. Hanwell Children’s Centre, 25a Laurel Gardens, Hanwell, W7 3JG

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Play centres 

Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre Play Centre
Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am-11.15am
658 Chiswick High Road, Brentford 0845 456 6675
Three storeys high, suitable for 5 - 11 years, with slides, mountain challenge, wobbly bridge and amazing aerial runway over a waterlogged pitch. There's a separate toddler area for 2 - 4 years, and an additional Mini Tots Play Pit for the under twos.
Cost: £3.10 per session 

Snakes and Ladders
10am-6pm, Monday to Sunday
Syon Park, TW8 8JF
Large play areas with tiered climbing frames, ball pits and electric bikes for children up to 12 years. Dedicated soft play area for children up to five years. Cafe., 020 8847 0946. 

Lammas Park Play Centre
Lammas Park, Elers Road, W5
Sandpit, swings and play area with picnic tables available.

Pitshanger Play Centre
Monday-Friday 10am-12pm (all year), 2pm-4pm
Children's Playground, Pitshanger Park, Meadvale Road, Ealing W5
Weekly activities include two singing sessions (Monday and Friday mornings, 10.10-11.45, £5 per child), indoor and outdoor toys, play dough, crafts and sandpit. Open all year round, closing only for two weeks at Christmas. Free parking on Meadvale Road.

The One O'clock Club Isleworth
Monday to Thursday, 1-4pm and Friday 1-3pm.
Redlees Park, Worton Road, Isleworth.
Large outdoor play area with grass and sandpit. A large range of outdoor toys and apparatus as well as a treehouse. Outdoor picnic tables. Indoor play area includes two spacious rooms - one for toys and soft play and the other for creative arts and reading.
Drop in and car parking.
Contact 020 8568 3650

TopsyTurvy World
Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, NW4 3RW
Indoor soft play, including a separate area for toddlers. Older children enjoy a maze of tunners, vertical drops and slides. Join in with the children and then take a cappuccino in the coffee lounge, organic food available for adults and kids portions. Easy parking adjacent to the centre or in Brent Cross Car Park (3rd floor for pedestrian access).
For a 2 hour session: £8 for children over 4, £6 for 1-3 years, £4 for under ones (or free with paying sibling), £2 for adults 
Information: 020 8359 9923,

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Days out

London Wetland Centre

9.30am – 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm) in summer, earlier closing in winter
Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
The first project of its kind in the world - more than 40 hectares of created wetlands in the heart of a capital city & it offers the chance to see rare and beautiful wetland wildlife. Organised guided tours such as Feed the Birds. Water’s Edge Cafe with highchairs available - coffee to Sunday Carvery.
Cost: Adult £13.10, Child £7.20, Under 2s – free, Family Ticket £36.60
020 8409 4400 or 

Hounslow Urban Farm

Daily 10am - 4pm
Faggs Road Feltham, TW14 0LZ
One of London's largest community farms. It covers 29 acres and is an important educational resource and new leisure facility for all the family. Visitors can enjoy a variety of colourful and unusual farm animals close-up, including 5 types of pigs, Exmoor ponies, 15 breeds of chicken, goats, rabbits, ducks, geese and lots more. Animal feeding time starts at 3.30pm every day, and there is a children's playground and picnic areas.
Cost: Under 2s free, Child £6.00; Adult £7.50
Information: 020 8831 9658 

Odds Farm Park

Daily from 10am – 5.30pm
Odds Farm, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, Bucks HP10 0LX
An opportunity to meet many rare and interesting animals, tractor rides, indoor & outdoor play areas, straw bale climb, crazy golf, under 5’s area and daily activities like milking and feeding. Facilities: cafe/changing facilities/shop/free parking.
Cost: £14.50 adults; £13.50 children; Under 2’s free
Information: 01628 520188 

Climbers and Creepers

Daily 10.30am – 5.00pm
Kew Gardens
The UK’s first interactive Botanical Playzone to help learn about plants through play. Kids (it’s aimed at 3-9 year olds) can climb into a plant to pollinate it, get ‘eaten’ by a giant pitcher plant and crawl through a bramble tangle. Outdoor playspace available during good weather.
Cost: £14 online; Children 4-17 £2.50 and under 3s go free
Information: 020 8332 5655 or

Bekonscot Model Village

10am-5.30pm Monday to Sunday
Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Berks 
Continues to delight and fascinate both children and adults. Six little villages in a 1½ acre miniature landscape of farms and fields, castles and churches, woods, lakes and rolling hills. Walking around, you’ll tower over the tiny population enjoying the fun of the fair, beaches, zoo and tramway, or lazily watching the cricket on the village green. Plus you can ride on the Bekonscot Light Railway
Cost: Adult £10; Child (2-15 yrs) £6.00; Under 2s Free Family Tickets (2+2) £29.00
01494 672919

Heathrow Airport Academy

There’s a covered viewing standard for non-passengers. Free but charge for parking.


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