Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups in and around Cowbridge & Bridgend

Any parent or carer with little ones to entertain will know how parent and toddler groups can help to keep your sanity.  An opportunity for little ones to play while adults can have a proper conversation.  There are plenty of lovely groups in the area.  We’ve listed all the Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups in and around Cowbridge & Bridgendand surrounding areas we know of below.  Thanks to everyone that contributed with their favourites.  If we’ve missed any, let us know in the comments below and we will add them to the list.

Cowbridge Parent, Baby & Toddler Groups

Parent and Toddler Group, Llanblethian

The Llanblethian Group is a fun and friendly group for parents to bring their babies and toddlers. It is a safe environment for the children to play and has a great selection of toys and crafts.  They also end the session with a fun sing along of nursery songs.

Cost: £2 per family per session which includes refreshments for parents and toddlers.

When: Mondays 9.30 – 11.00 a.m. during term time.  For more information visit

Location: Llanblethian Village Hall, Llanblethian, Cowbridge

Colwinston Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

A friendly and relaxed toddler group set in a huge village hall giving plenty of room for little ones to play.  There is a baby zone and separate toys for toddlers including crafts, jigsaws and dressing-up.

At snack time the little ones are encouraged to sit at a toddler table and have a bowl of healthy snacks with some treats thrown in.  For more information visit the website

Cost: £2.00 per family.  This includes tea or coffee and cake and a snack bowl for toddlers.

When: Thursdays during term time – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. For more information visit their website

Location: Colwinston Village Hall, Colwinston

Bridgend Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups

Pencoed Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

Plenty of toys to keep the little ones entertained while mums, dads, carers or grandparents enjoy a cuppa and biscuit.

Cost: £3.00 per family. 50p per extra sibling.  This includes tea or coffee and snacks for toddlers.  

When: Mondays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. For more information visit their website

Location: St Davids Church Hall, Pencoed

 

Fingers and Thumbs Parents and Toddler Group, Coity

There are a variety of toys and equipment for the children to explore and play with.  They also have a variety of speakers visiting the group to talk about subjects that may interest parents or carers of little ones.

They also operate on some days during the Summer holidays, but it is always best to check with them directly for out of term time sessions.  For more information visit their website

Cost: £2.50 per family which includes refreshments

When: Tuesdays afternoons – 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Location: St. Mary’s Church Hall, School Road, Coity, Bridgend CF35 6BL

 

Cylch ti a fi Tabernacle

A bilingual group welcoming babies and toddlers up to four years old.  It runs over a lunch time so you can take your sandwiches with you.  They also have tea and coffee and fruit snacks.

There are plenty of toys, crafts and a sing song at the end of every meeting.  Contact cylchmeithrintabernacle@gmail.com for more information

Cost: £1.30 per child, with 3rd + at 60p each, this includes refreshments

When: Tuesdays afternoons – 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Tabernacle Church, Elder Lane, Bridgend CF31 0LH

Buzz, Cefn Cribwr

A relaxing and fun environment for parents and little ones aged 0-3 yrs to play and hang out.  It has a sensory room, story corner, bouncy castle and messy play area.

See their website and facebook page for more information

Cost: £3.00

When: Mondays 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Bethlehem Church Life Centre, Cefn Road, Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend, CF32 0AA

Litchard Toddlers

The toddlers play. Adults have the chance to have a cuppa. Then there’s the storytime and the singing! T

See their website for more information

Cost: Donations

When: Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Litchard Mission Church Taylor Road, Litchard, Bridgend CF31 1PP

Chatterbox, Brackla

Chatterbox is a parents and toddlers group in Tabernacle, Brackla. A fun and friendly atmosphere where children can play and make friends and where parents can have a chat.

See their website for more information

Cost: £2 for 1 adult + 1 child

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Triangle, Brackla, Bridgend, CF31 2DN

Toddlers, Free School Court

Toddlers meet on Thursday mornings. It’s a great place to meet other parents from the local area and be a support to each other. They make time for singing, craft, story, birthdays and tea and coffee as well as plenty of time for mingling and chatting.

See their website for more information

When: Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Free School Court Evangelical Church, Bridgend

The Vine, Bridgend

Every Friday morning during term time from 10 am to 11.45 am, a Parent and Toddler Group meets at the church. The programme generally includes free play, refreshments, crafts & story time.

See their website for more information

When: Fridays 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Location: Vine Christian Centre, Australian TerraceBridgend, CF31 1LY

Llantwit Major Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups

Little Dragons

A friendly parent-run group for babies and toddlers. Lots of toys, craft and songs. Snack and tea or coffee provided.  It runs throughout the year (including holidays)

Cost: £2.50 or just £1.00 for under ones per family. 50p per extra sibling.  This includes tea or coffee and snacks for toddlers.  Contact littledragonsllantwit@gmail.com

When: Mondays and Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. For more information visit their website

Location: Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre, Station Road, Llantwit Major CF61 1ST

Barry & Penarth Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups

Key Create Group, Penarth

For children with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers, and friends. Drop in session with music and sensory workshop. Run by specialists in creative arts, disability, play and education. A warm welcome and a cuppa

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome.

When: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.including school holidays. For more information visit their facebook page.

Location: Byrd Crescent, Community Centre, Penarth, CF64 3QU

Salem Scamps Toddler Group, Barry

A friendly group for babies up to pre-school age.  Lots of toys, crafts and songs.

Cost: £1.50 per child. This includes juice and fruit snacks for toddlers.

When: Mondays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. during term time. For more information visit their facebook page.

Location: Salem Baptist Church, Beryl Road, Barry

St Peters Church, Rhoose

For babies, toddlers and those who care for them.  Babies and children to play with toys on the play mats. Cup of tea/coffee and toast for the adults. Healthy nibbles are provided for the children. They have time for topical creative activities and the session finishes with singing and the playing of noisy percussion instruments is optional.  £1 per child.

Cost: £1.00 per child.

When: Mondays 9:15 – 11:00 a.m. For more information visit their website

Location: St Peter’s Church, Church Rd, CF62 3EX Rhoose

 

No doubt I’ve missed plenty.  Let me know of any others in the comments below and I will add them to the list.

Special thanks to Rachel Banner and Clair Louise Bonter for contributing to this post.

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