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.

last updated April 2018

NCT East Lancashire Branch Facebook Page

If you need support here are some options (scroll down for more info):



Bumps and Babies Groups 

Our popular and long standing Bumps and Babies groups are a fabulous place for expectant and new parents and babies to make friends and pick up tips about parenthood, local events and much more. Our Clitheroe Group has been running for over 15 years in various locations in Whalley & Clitheroe but as a branch we have added to our brood and now have 5 groups. You do not need to be an NCT member or a breastfeeding Mum to come to our groups, everyone is welcome!


Bumps & Babies Oswaldtwistle is held every Monday  10am-11.30am Playtime Play Centre, Oswaldtwistle. The group is hosted by Lucy, breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome. Free entry for this group.

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 4Kids Soft Play, Clitheroe. The group is hosted by Louise,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified breastfeeding counsellor and/or peer supporters. *Babies under 1 year free of charge, charges apply for older children.

Bumps & Babies Pendle is held every Thursday 10.30am - 12pm at The Pavillion Cafe, Victoria Park, Nelson. The group is hosted by Rachel. Breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome. 


NCT Peer supporters will be wearing green NCT polo shirts at our Bumps and Babies groups so you can spot them easily. 

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.



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 @The Hare&Hounds, Padiham.

 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 Whalley Old Grammar School 

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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 £28,190 and those on benefits.

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





East Lancashire contacts

Main branch contact:
07849 663365