Welcome to NCT Abingdon branch page. Here you will find information about courses and events coming up in Abingdon.

NCT Abingdon branch is your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be.  Our branch is led by volunteers and offer local parents and parents-to-be invaluable support, services and NCT events.

Nearly New Sale

Saturday 9th November, 10.30 - 12.00, Larkmead School sports hall, £1 entry.

To register as a volunteer, click here.  Volunteers benefit from access to the Pre-Sale event at 9am.

Seller Packs can be downloaded on the 'Related Documents' box to the right.  Sellers who register before 18 October receive enhanced sale terms.

NCT members entry at 10.00 with proof of membership.

Crawlers & Explorers

Friday, 1 to 3 PM (No session on the first Friday each month).  Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, OX14 1NS.  For babies on the move, but not yet confidently walking.  £2 suggested donation.  Free parking.  Crawlers & Explorers is generously supported by Monkey Music.

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Bumps & Babies

Tuesday, 11.00 to 12.30 PM, St Michael's church room, St Michael's Avenue, OX14 1DR.  A wonderful baby group for expectant parents and those with babies 0 to 6 months.  Support with breastfeeding.  £2 suggested donation.  Residents parking only on Park Road.

Mother & Baby Yoga

A chance to stretch tired muscles and tone your pelvic floor while connecting with your baby and learning some new nursery rhymes. There is also time for drinks and a home made treat. Classes take place on Tuesdays during term time at the Northcourt Centre on Northcourt Road in Abingdon. £7.50 a class, with discounts available according to circumstances - please ask. The classes are suitable once you’ve had your 6-8 week postnatal check until your baby is confidently moving. For more information or to book a place please email Caroline at rswb_abingdon@yahoo.com

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Baby Ramblers

The first Friday of each month, 1.30 PM, Queen Victoria statue, Abbey Gardens.  An informal walking group for parents protecting positive mental health by bringing parents together to enjoy some gentle exercise and fresh air.  No charge.  Dogs welcome.  In case of rain, meet as usual, but the group will keep dry in a local cafe.

2019 dates: 4 October, 1 November, 6 December

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Baby Bookworms

Join us on the third Friday of every month for Baby Bookworms. A very relaxed book club for parents and under 5s, we'll be reading some stories for the little ones, followed by a bit of book chat for grown ups.

Friday 18th October, 10:30-12, St Paul's Church, Culham.  Join us next month for stories for under 5s, and a good old book discussion for grown-ups (and who knows what else?!) inside St Paul's.  October's book is 'A Gentleman in Moscow' by Amor Towles


Baby First Aid

Workshops run quarterly with a British Red Cross trainer.  Search under 'Courses & Workshops' for details of the next session and how to book.

Why contact your local branch?

Find a support network - NCT branches support you before, during and after your baby arrives.  NCT volunteers offer you opportunities to meet up and make friends and share experience at coffee mornings, bumps and babies sessions and other support groups.

NCT volunteering opportunities - have fun helping with NCT branch activities, use your skills and support local parents and meet new people from your community.

Local NCT social and fundraising events - giving you the chance to meet other parents while supporting your local branch and the wider NCT.

Abingdon contacts

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