It has been a tough year for parents of preschoolers, with activities having been totally shut down during lockdown. But with things easing slowly, there are some activities now available in Berkshire, which is great for introducing your lockdown babies and toddlers to the world of ‘socialising’. This will be a new concept to babies born in lockdown! As a volunteer at a local playgroup in Slough, we started an outdoor group, and I have witnessed the happiness from toddlers seeing other children. The sparkle in babies’ eyes, and parents being able to meet other parents and chat. It is really worth joining one of the activities in this blog post.
Trinity Tots Outdoor Meetups – Slough (term-time)
EDIT: Moving back INDOORS to Trinity Church from September 2021.
This playgroup used to meet up at Trinity Church, but for now we have introduced outdoor meetups once a week in term-time. We walk around the park, feed the ducks (duck food supplied) and have a sing-song at the end, with bubbles blown for the toddlers to enjoy. Currently it is at Herschel Park in Slough.
Lets Get Messy with Kirsty – Langley
Saturdays – Langley College, Station Road SL3 8BY
9.30 – 10.30am or 12pm -1pm
All children and families are welcome from the age of 6 months to 5 years. Tuff tray set ups for your little ones to explore each week – wet and dry trays such as coloured rice, coloured spaghetti, lentils, chickpeas, mushy peas, vegetables, cereal play, playdoh and more.
Salvation Army Playgroup – Slough
This playgroup reopened in June. For parents and little ones aged 0 – 5. Limited numbers, no booking – first come, first serve. Contact Tanyia or Wendy 01753 525819 if you have any questions.
Thursdays 10am – 12pm, Salvation Army, 53 Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5BW
Jacqu’in the Box – Gerrards Cross
Weekly Musical Storytelling Adventure Classes and Babies Sensory Storytelling Classes in Amersham, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St. Peter and Gerrards Cross.
Gerrards Cross is the closest to Slough.
Wednesdays at All Saint’s Church Hall SL9 8AD
9.45am to 10.15am (0 to 4 years)
10.45am to 11.15am (0 to 4 years)
11.45am to 12.15pm (Babies non walkers…from newborn)
Cost: £9.50 per session (£14 for 2 siblings)
More details here: jacqinthebox.com
Creche Fit – Windsor
Outdoor Mum & Baby Fitness Classes
Imperial Park, Windsor SL4 3RU
Mondays 9.30am – 10am
Indoor Mum & Baby Fitness Classes
New Windsor Community Centre, Hanover Way, Windsor, SL4 3NW
Mondays & Thursdays 9.45am – 10.30am
Currently an offer of a FREE first trial class. Discounts if you block book sessions.
More details here: crechefit.co.uk
The Little Gym – Windsor
Classes from 4 months to 12 years.
31 William Street, Windsor SL4 1BB
Classes through the week.
Read our review here.
More details here: https://windsor.thelittlegym.co.uk
NCT Walk and Talk – Windsor
This is on Thursday mornings at Imperial Park, Windsor. I think you have to be an NCT member and register through there.
More details here: www.nct.org.uk/nct-walk-and-talk
Baby/Toddler Sensory and Musical Theatre classes from newborn to 4.5 years
Friday mornings in Windsor
Loft Studio, Windsor Baptist Church, SL4 1EH
Monday afternoons in Maidenhead
St Peter’s Church Hall, SL6 7QU
Cost: £6.50 per class
More details here: showstopperuk.com
Lets Go Mummy Buggy Class – Maidenhead
Run by “Go Figure Personal Training”
Fridays 10.45am – 11.45am
Braywick Nature Reserve, Hibbet Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1UU
Bring your child to this class, snuggly secured in their buggy.
Cost: £48 for 6 classes
More details here: https://gofigurept.co.uk/pre-post-natal
The Mummas Village – Windsor
Baby Music classes, Baby Massage classes and Baby Sensory classes
The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
Cost: prices varies by class and you book blocks. Works out roughly £9 – £12 per class.
More details here: themummasvillage.co.uk/join-a-class
Moo Music – Windsor and Maidenhead
Music classes from birth to walking age
Tuesdays: The Old Court, 59 St. Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3BL
Fridays: Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 3AX
Cost: from £7 per child
More details here: www.moo-music.co.uk/areas/maw
Blaze Trails – East Berkshire Baby Walking Group
Join this Facebook group for local baby walking groups: facebook.com/groups/687581991882791
Jelly Lounge Baby and Toddler Group – Windsor
Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Free entry but pay to access Baby Lounge
More details here: @thejellyloungewindsor
Pumpkins Toddler Group, Wraysbury
Champneys Hall, Horton SL3 9PA
Fridays 9.30 – 11.45am, £2.50 – £3.50
Contact: 07500 224115 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Music with Mummy – Windsor
Various days at
* Pirate Park, Clewer Memorial Grounds, Dedworth Road, Windsor SL4 5BD
- Mountbatten Room, Holy Trinity Garrison Church, Trinity Place/Claremont Road, Windsor SL4 3AX
- Windsor Methodist Church, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HH
Treehouse Cafe Lockdown Baby Group – Windsor
Tuesdays at Windsor Baptist Church, Victoria St, Windsor SL4 1EH
Come along and meet other parents/carers with lockdown babies. Refreshments available to buy. NCT on site to advise with any infant feeding help.
Book via this link
Young Imagination, Iver
Iver Heath Village Hall, St Margarets Close SL0 ODA
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 6pm
From 3 months to 9 years, £5
I hope you have found this useful – please share with your friends who have under-5s and are looking for pre-school activities in the Slough and Windsor area. I’ll add to this when I hear of more groups opening.