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Bouncing Babies

A weekly drop-in group for babies aged 0-12 months and their parents/carers

This is the perfect group for getting out and about with your baby to meet other mums and dads with babies of a similar age. Come on down to St Mary’s refectory for a warm welcome, where you’ll find soft mats and toys for your baby, hot drinks and biscuits for you, and the opportunity to sit and relax in the company of friends! This is the place where life-long friendships are made!

Venue: St Mary’s refectory, Church Street, Kidlington, OX5 2BA
When:  Wednesdays 10-11.30am
Cost: £2 per family


     *   MUSIC AND MOVEMENT       *       FRIENDS   *

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Little Acorns

A weekly drop-in group for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers.

Come along to our popular drop-in group on a Tuesday morning for fun, food and friends! Every week, we set up the hall with a wide range of crafts, toys and activities for babies and children aged 0-5 years. We have a lovely, relatively new, outdoor play area with a range of ride-on toys, slide, playhouse, see-saws and a large sand pit, which we use rain or shine. Back inside, we also have a small room attached to the main room which we use as our quiet/baby room. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at the counter for adults throughout the session, served by one of our lovely volunteers. After tidy-up time, we all sit down for group snack time, which consists of a selection of fruit, veg, breadsticks and rice cakes. To finish off the session, join us on the carpet for singing and music time before we say goodbye to all our friends!

Venue: St John's Church Hall, The Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD
When: Tuesdays 10-11.30am
Cost: £2 per family

    *   CRAFTS   *  OUTDOOR PLAY   *  BABY ROOM   *    SNACKS  

     * TEA AND COFFEE     *      SINGING TIME       *     FRIENDS   *

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Toddler Club

Structured term-time sessions for your 2 or 3 year old, in preparation for (or alongside) nursery or pre-school.

Toddler Club is a structured play session for 2 and 3 year olds, run as a term-time course, and aims to prepare your child for pre-school, or to add a little more structure to their week if they are already currently attending a nursery or pre-school placement.


Each week we have a different theme, but will follow a similar routine, which includes a
hello song, story time, craft and free play focusing on EYFS curriculum-based activities, tidy up time, a light lunch such as toast and fruit, and singing time. And of course, there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available for parents and carers to keep you going!

If you would like to sign your child up to the next half-term block, please email Rachel at or get in touch via the facebook page to reserve your place.

Venue: St John's Church Hall, The Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD
When: Mondays 11.30am-1pm
Cost: £24 per child for the 6 week course


        * CRAFTS    *   OUTDOOR PLAY    *   BABY ROOM   *     SNACKS  

      *  TEA AND COFFEE   *    SINGING TIME      *   FRIENDS    *

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St Mary's Toddler Group

A weekly drop-in group for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers

This long-established toddler group is a firm favourite in Kidlington! Each week there are toys, a play house, crafts and activities to keep your little people entertained, while parents get to enjoy and hot cuppa and a biscuit. There’s snack time for the children, and a story and singing time at the end.


This is a great place for children and their grown-ups to catch up with friends old and new!
Venue: St Mary’s Refectory, Church Street, Kidlington, OX5 2BA
When: Thursdays 9.30-11am
Cost: £2 per family


     *  CRAFTS     *   OUTDOOR PLAY   *    BABY ROOM     *     SNACKS  

     *   TEA AND COFFEE     *     SINGING TIME      *    FRIENDS  *

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Oxfordshire Breast Feeding Support (OBS)

Weekly Breastfeeding Clinic for families needing support

Since 2021, we have worked in partnership with OBS to bring this much-needed breastfeeding support group to Kidlington, supporting not only families within Kidlington but those from all over Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support aims to improve the physical and mental health of women, babies and families, providing a vital service in an informal and friendly environment, with evidence-based information and skilled practical help. Other sessions are available at multiple venues, and virtually via zoom.


Please visit the OBS website below for more information.
Book here:

Venue: St John's Church Hall, The Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD
When: Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm
Cost: Free (donations gratefully received)



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Parenting Courses

Family Links nurturing courses

We are excited to be bringing these highly recommended courses to you from October 2023!

More info coming soon... 

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SEN Squirrels

Starting Friday 8th September!

A weekly term-time group for children with additional needs and their families.


This will be a group aimed at 0-5 year olds who have additional needs, whether they have a diagnosis, are starting on that journey, or if parents/carers feel they just need a little extra support. We will enjoy lots of fun activities, crafts and sensory play, using St John’s hall and garden as a safe and supportive space for children and their families. We will have snack time for children, and hot drinks and biscuits will be available for the grown ups!


Please note: The age range is a rough guide as we know that age isn’t always a determining factor for a child’s needs or abilities when it comes to SEN, so please always feel free to get in touch with us if you are worried.

Venue: St John's Church Hall, The Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD
When:  Fridays 10-11.30pm (TBC)
Cost: TBC               

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