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I have a toddler and a new baby, and am ready to venture to some toddler groups... can anyone recommend any in Chester-le-Street? Preferably not too cliquey? I am breastfeeding the new baby and while before I had the baby we went shopping a lot (OK, so we had coffee a lot...) I feel a bit less confident about days out shopping when I keep needing to feed newborn and stop toddler from running amok! It occurs to me that toddler groups would be more sensible... but don't know which ones to go for...
Most intrigued now. What were you wanting to sell, Cookie, that would have been prompted by my post??!
Stealth, when are LLL meetings? I would be interested in going along actually. I'm starting to think breastfeeding is invisible in this area. I so rarely see anyone breastfeed except I know people are feeding behind the curtain in John Lewis when I'm nappy changing, but I'm too greedy to feed there - I grab any excuse to have a cake in a cafe when it's time to feed. But where are all the breastfeeders in the north? Interesting...
We are all in cafe continental Choc, as you should be The LLL meetings are 2nd Saturday of the month in the rainbow centre. I've only been once - the summer was disrupted, they had a picnic in early september instead of the august meeting, which I couldn't go to. So I assume it will be back on on the 9th of October. I will check on FB (seem to make the arrangements on there) and let you know if you like?
The surestart toy libray used to be good at the methodist church but not been for a while so best to check. There is a really good playgroup 5 mornings a week at the community center but they have to be around 2.9 i think as you leave them for 2 hours. My DD LOVED it and it was great to get her socialised before nursery started.
Hi - I'm new to Mumsnet but I live in Beamish - not far from Chester-le-Street. I've just found a couple of activities at the Brockwell Centre in Pelton, about mid-way between Beamish and Chester-le-Street. They have a fun time session 9:30-11am on a Wednesday and a messy play on Friday afternoons at about 1:30pm I think. Only been once but I think I may try to make it a regular thing. Oh and they also occassionally do cinema screenings. I took my 1 year old and my 3 year old to see Tangled last month for £1.00!
waves I'm in Ouston, I really must start going to some groups, my babies are 13 months and 2 months old. I've heard good things about the Pelton centre, it's all newly built so I think I'll be checking it out.
Pelton playgroup is on 3days per week, tues and wed a.m then thurs p.m. There is also a good one on at Hollyoake on pelaw bank thurs and fri a.m. Pelton Surestart also do a wiggle and giggle session on Monday a.m