Bumble Bee Beatz: Mondays and Thursdays at Glebe Methodist Church. Family Bees (toddlers and pre-school) at 9.30am and Baby Bees (eight weeks to walking) 10.30am. Booking essential.Visit, or Facebook.

Donwell Village Playgroup: Mondays and Thursdays 9-11.15am, Donwell Village Hall, Donwell. £2 per session includes drink and snack plus hot drink for adults, £1 for under-ones.

Vigor Rugby: For children aged 4-7-years. Monday 5-6pm, Springwell Village Community Venue, Springwell Village. £4 per session, to book email:

Mainly Music:  St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Concord NE37 2AX. Fun, interactive music sessions for pre – school children and their parents/carers joining together for 30 mins, followed by coffee and calories. Mondays (term time only) 10-11.30am.

Oxclose Toddlers: Mondays and Thursdays 9-11am, Oxclose Church Hall, Oxclose. Toys, games, singing and fun for pre-school children and parents/carers. Snacks available.

Swimming: Heel and Toe Hydrotherapy Centre, Chester-Le-Street, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Call 01661 824 191 

Time for Rhyme: Every Tuesday 10-10.30am, Washington Town Centre Library. Suggested donation £2, booking not required.

Tumble Tots: Washington Leisure Centre. Mondays 10am for babies  walking – two years, 11am two-three year-olds and 12.30-1.15pm from children aged three until they start school.

The Rainbow Family Centre in Concord has a range of free activities for children from birth to 5. Families need to fill in a registration form at the centre to access the services. Play Space sessions are held every weekday. Baby massage, Time For Rhyme, and additional play sessions are on offer. Tel. 0191 561 3995 or

Yoga Pupz baby and kids yoga: Every Monday at Washington Millennium Centre. Toddlers aged 1 -3 years, 12.45-1.30pm, Babies aged up to one, 1.45pm- 2.30pm.

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