Playgroups for babies, toddlers and young children in Halifax and Calderdale.

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Come along and join us in the church hall underneath the Methodist Church. We have fun every week, a great selection of toys, ride ons, craft and art activities plus chat and support for the grownups. We start with a playtime, pause with a snack and drink, continue to play and do crafts and we end with a sing song.

Sowerby Bridge Methodist Church, Wednesdays (term time only), 9.30am – 11am. 75p for everyone aged over six months, drinks and snacks for all. From birth to aged five. Visit the Methodist Church website here or email

Babies & Toddler Group – Brighouse

Babies and toddler group at Clifton Methodist Church, Brighouse. Lots of toys and activities for the children and hot drinks for the parents.

Lovely social group, which also runs during school holidays (where activities for older children are provided) but not bank holidays. Mondays, 9am – 11am, 50p per child, free children’s drinks and snacks. £1 for hot drinks (free refills). Contact Pippa Lupton, 07903 884342.



Baby and Toddler Group – The Space, Rastrick

No booking required, just turn up.

£1.50 per family


Baby Bounce & Rhyme



Monday King Cross Library 10.30am

Alternative Mondays Todmorden Library 10.30am

Tuesday Brighouse Library 10.10am

Thursday Central Library 10.15 & 11am

Fridays Elland  Library 10.30am

Baby Stay & Play, Hebden Bridge

Weekly group for parents, carers and younger babies (not walking). Safe activities for babies and a chance to chat with other parents. Monday, 12.30pm – 2pm, Central Streets Infants School, Hebden Bridge. Call 01422 842784

Baby & Toddler Group

Thursday afternoons (term time only)

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland.

£2 per child – includes drink and a snack.


Boothtown Children’s Centre – Breastfeeding Group

Friendly and supportive group for breastfeeding mums and their families.

Held in a relaxed setting, it’s hosted by peer supporters and there are activities provided for older siblings.

Free tea and coffee!

For more information, contact the Children’s Centre on 01422 250365 or ask your health visitor or midwife.

  • Mondays, 1.30-3pm. Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Halifax. HX3 6PU.

Brighouse Wellhome Park Children’s Centre

Baby group – A play session for parents and carers with children from birth to walking

Every Wednesday 10.00am to 11.30am

No need to book – just turn up!

£1.50 per family

Childminder Network Group – Hebden Bridge

A group for local childminders and their minded children to meet up and play. Tuesday, term time only, 9.45am – 11.45am. Dodnaze Community Centre.

Christ Church Centre Baby & Toddler Group – Lightcliffe

Propel your pushchair to Christ Church! Babies, toddlers and their carers are invited to join in a social activity morning each Monday and Friday, 10am – noon in the large hall in the Christ Church Centre, Lightcliffe.

Cliffe Hill Baby & Toddler Group – Lightcliffe

Free group for children under five, offering messy fun, sensory experiences, musical instruments and much more. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Thursday, term time only, 1.45pm – 2.45pm. Cliffe Hill Primary School, Lightcliffe.

Coley Tots

Friendly and relaxed playgroup for parents, grandparents and carers with babies and children of pre-school age. Tea, coffee, juice, water, toast and biscuits all provided. Free play and crafts, songs and story time.

Tuesday mornings, 9.30am – 11.30am, Coley Church Hall. Term time only.


Dads and Male Carers Group

Fun activities for children up to age 8 and their dads, male carers, granddads, uncles and stepdads.

For information, call Todmorden Children’s Centre on 01706 399970 or Jubilee Children’s Centre on 01422 434971.

  • Dads and Male Carers Group. Third Saturday of each month, 10am to noon. Halifax Fire Station, King Cross. HX1 3JF.

First Songs

Fun with songs and rhymes for children 0-3 years and their grown ups.

Beechwood Road, Mondays 10.30am – 11.15am

No booking required

Go Bananas Parent and Toddler Group – Elland

A small, friendly group in Elland offering play, craft, activity, snack and sing song. Wednesdays during term time. £2 per child, includes a healthy snack and a drink.

Go Bananas Parent and Toddler Group, Bankfield Social Club, Elland. Wednesdays, 9.40am-11.40am. Contact 01422 251152.

Greetland Parent and Toddler Group

Parent and toddler group in Greetland. £1.50 per adult and one child, includes refreshments. Open throughout the school holidays.

Greetland Parent and Toddler Group, Greetland Community Centre, Tuesdays, 9.30am-11.30am. Contact 07713 581384.

Hove Edge Toddler Group

Friendly group with lots of toys, a weekly craft activity and singing. Thursdays during term time, 9.30am-11am. £2 per family, includes drink and a biscuit.

Hove Edge Toddler Group, Thursdays, 9.30am-11am. Hove Edge Working Men’s Club. Contact Lucy, 07766 101658.

Luddenden Valley Stay and Play

Playgroup for 0-5-year-olds that meets every Tuesday and Friday morning in the basement at Luddenfoot Civic Centre.

Come and join us for a friendly, informal environment with a large range of toys and activities for the kids, including a large ball pool and a craft area.

Tea and coffee for parents/carers.

Luddenden Valley Stay and Play, Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9.15am-11.15am. Contact 07901 748024.

Mum walk parent sanctuary

Mondays 1pm

Tolson museum front entrance 

Walk with other mums/parents. Free tea and coffee

My Tribe Studio and Parenting Hub – Brighouse

Stay and Play runs on Mondays between 10.30am and 12.30pm for children aged 0-5 years. Unstructured stay and play session for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. £4 for 2 hours play, siblings & under 1s half price.

Hot drinks, biscuits, juice and kids snacks included. Every Monday, no need to book, just turn up!

Seedlings Baby & Toddler Group – Halifax

Free group for parents and carers, toddlers and babies providing tea, coffee, cakes and snacks. There’s storytelling, songs, crafts activities and toys for the children and chatting and socialising for the adults.

  • Every Tuesday during term time, 10-11.30am. Halifax Elim Church, 07790 605002.

St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group, Rastrick

The St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group invites all parents with young children to join them in the Parish Centre for fun and games on Thursday mornings from 9.30am-11am.

St Matthew’s Baby & Toddler Group, Parish Centre, Rastrick. Thursdays, 9.30am. Contact Michelle, 07926 460958.

Stay & Play – Boothtown Children’s Centre

Every Thursday 9.15am – 10.45am (term time only).

Stay & Play – Central Halifax Family Hub at Jubilee

Every Monday 1.30pm – 3pm (term time only).

Stay & Play – Central Halifax Family Hub at Jubilee

Every Friday 9.30am – 11am (term time only).

Stay & Play, Hebden Bridge

A group for parents and children aged 0-4 years. Every six weeks there will be a different programme of themed activities to get you and your child exploring different types of creative ways of learning. Come along and join the fun. Wednesdays, 10am – 11.30am, term time only. St James Church, Hebden Bridge. Entrance at the back of the church.

Stay & Play – Little Stars Children’s Centre

Every Wednesday 1.30pm – 3pm

Stay & Play – Siddal Children’s Centre

Every Wednesday 9.30am – 11am (term time only).

Stay & Play, Sowerby Bridge

Fun drop-in group for parents and children aged 0-5 during term time.

Every six weeks there will be a different programme of themed activities to get you and your child exploring different types of creative ways of learning. Run by the Children’s Centre.

  • Tuesdays, 9.30-11am. St Pauls Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Stay & Play – St Michael’s Church Hall – Hebden Bridge

Every Wednesday 10am – 11.30am (term time only).

Stay & Play – Todmorden Children’s Centre

Every Wednesday 1.30pm – 3pm (term time only)

Story Tots at the Library


Tuesday Brighouse 11.00 Northowram 2.00

Wednesday Central Library 10.30, Todmorden 10.30

Thursday Akroyd 11.00,

Friday Sowerby Bridge 10.15

YMCA Parent & Toddler Group

Warm and friendly group for local families with children aged under five to come and make friends.

Mondays and Friday mornings, 9.30am – noon.

  • Halifax YMCA, 13 Crossley Street. Admission £2 one adult and one child. Includes a hot drink for adults and cold drinks and snacks for your child.