Does anyone out there lives in manchester city centre? I am pulling my hair out to find something to do with my 7 months old baby, any swimming classes, baby yoga, etc. I really don't want to travel so far! I did managed to find a baby yoga class, that's about it, and I registered my details, they did'nt get back to me!
they do free baby and toddler sessions at the Whitworth Art Gallery on Mondays, which is a short hop on the bus out of town. You do need to book in advance as they're really popular. And Hulme Garden centre have a baby/toddler morning, which is £2 per session - again, 5mins on the bus from town. Actually, both are walkable if the weather's ok.
haha - i have such a fear of the preschool holidays that i am bringing my maternity leave to a premature finish at the end of July, so they'll be in nursery 2 days each week . all the toddler groups here break up for the summer, and the thought of toddler plus baby, minus cheapo things to do, was all too much.
I've got a 5 year old and a 21 month old. Both are 'special' in their own ways... MOSI would be good as we could do picnics upstairs plus if it is a nice day, there is always the park beside the Whitworth to sit in later if it's a nice day.
Sounds good. I have to name change as mumsnet have just asked me to (nicely). Apparently there have been several complaints about it. Will be back as a more sanitised version of myself (in n/name at least!)
Also, looks like there's at least one toddler group (near-ish to the city centre) that will be running over the summer. I found this on netmums:
Hi, I am one of the mums that runs this toddler group and we will be open throughout the summer holidays this year apart from the middle two Tuesdays of August (the Church Hall is being painted !) We still only charge £1.50 per family and babies are more than welcome . We have plently of space and we serve healthly snacks mid morning for the chidren and there is unlimited tea coffee and biscuits for the parents/carers !! Please feel free to come along on a Tuesday morning from 10am onwards - we are easy to find at Christchurch Church Hall on Darley Avenue West Didsbury . We are always open to ideas to make the group better and new faces are made especially welcome !
Yes, the aquatics centre would be good. (I'm old and fat btw). I seem to live up and down that stretch of road in schools hols. We do Whitworth art gallery/museum/whitworth park/swimming and frequent that Starbucks by the BBC quite a lot too. Also DH works in the uni and his office is right beside the museum so we are always trying to visit him at work (and he is always trying to get away from us!)