Good baby or toddler groups in Colchester

(58 Posts)
SparklyPrincess Mon 01-Oct-07 14:46:33

Hi guys,

I'm moving to Colchester soon (hopefully soon, anyway, rather depends on solicitors now!) and I'm going to be on the hunt for groups to keep my littl'uns entertained...

I've got a 6 month old girl and a 2 year old girl (yep, mad, I know!).

Would be really interested in music groups (wary of jo jingles tho' majorly bad experience with one here...) or crafty groups.

North Colchester would be ideal, I'm moving to the Myland end of town, but don't mind travelling a little way.

Also, is there a 'buggyfit' type class - exercise with babies in the buggy? Castle park would be perfect for that? If not, would anyone be interested as I may be able to persuade a trainer to start one up...

Enough questions do you think?? smile

MovetotheMusic Fri 20-Jan-12 13:24:06

Hi All,

There is a Parent & Toddler Movement to Music Class and a Baby Ballet Class Starting in February 2012.

There is a page on facebook​MoveToTheMusicDanceCl​asses and email is

I know this is an old post but others may still read it as well.

purpleflower Fri 14-Nov-08 21:19:12

Hi youngmum91, I'm not sure if you are still checking this but I just had a look on the surestart website for things in our area and just found this:

Teens with Tots, young parents group
Every Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm, Greenstead Children's Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester

An informal drop in session offering, help and information, health visitor advice, parenting support, education advice and links to other services.

I'm not sure if that is any good to you. I got it from here

I also found out that they have a baby group there and you can put your toddler into the creche for free as long as you reserve a space which might be good when number 2 comes. I'm just finding out the proper info now but can pass it on for you when I have it if you like.

lucyfer2000 Mon 27-Oct-08 19:35:16

Hi youngmum. It was no trouble at all - we figured that something probably cropped up. Maybe we will see you another time smile

youngmum91 Sat 25-Oct-08 19:33:01

hi sorry i couldnt make it on thursday my brother in law came down from kent. hope i didnt cause any trouble.

youngmum91 Tue 21-Oct-08 20:44:23

ok brilliant thanks x

lucyfer2000 Tue 21-Oct-08 20:36:00

Hi i have said people can come around at about 10. Its the number 2 bus to Horkesley. i'll text you with the address.

youngmum91 Tue 21-Oct-08 17:51:33

what time on thursday morning and what bus can i get from town as i dont drive? id love to come along. my moby number is 07850577695 if u could ring or text me about more details be appreciated.
Thanks Jenna.

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 14:29:00

Might see you there then.

Saz126 Tue 21-Oct-08 13:38:37

Thanks Mung. I think we will have a walk, as DS can have a run around Highwoods too and get really tired! In-laws could possibly be round Friday but if not will def give it a go this week.

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 12:23:03

You can walk there from the station...its not too bad. I think you can get there through the Country Park. If you have a car seat with you I could put your DS in the front seat and you could squeeze between my two if you want.

Saz126 Tue 21-Oct-08 09:13:25

Ooh the gym looks good Mung. I'm trying to work out if we could get there, it is the other side of Highwoods? Might be nice for a change.
Hi youngmum! Welcome to the site!

Mung Tue 21-Oct-08 07:41:38

gym club info here I hope that helps. I'm probably going on Friday morning to get the children really tired before taking my Mum to hospital in the afternoon. I'd be in the 18 month to 5 year group.

lucyfer2000 Mon 20-Oct-08 21:03:28

Hi youngmum. I am having a meet up at my house on Thursday morning if you would like to come along. We live out in Great Horkesley - but if you can get there you would be very welcome.

youngmum91 Mon 20-Oct-08 20:58:36

also can i please have more info about the baby gym?

youngmum91 Mon 20-Oct-08 20:57:52

ill be going to the baby cafe tommorrow. and im going to try and make the wednesday morning one that SP posted. i like to keep very busy what meetings do you attend mrsmagooo? who will be at the ones im going to as well?

MrsMagooo Mon 20-Oct-08 19:00:03

Welcome youngmum this is a lovely site & a great way to meet people & make friends.

You should try & come along to one of the meets if you can - we're a friendly bunch, promise grin


Dioriffic Mon 20-Oct-08 18:46:12

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youngmum91 Mon 20-Oct-08 18:41:24

SP ur a life saver. finally something to get me out of the house. i wish id looked for this site sooner ha. has anyone had a problem with their babies obsession to eat paper. any paper including receipts books ANYTHING what can i do?
thanks YM

SparklyPrincess Mon 20-Oct-08 16:22:09

Baby Eureka is at St Peters Church Hall which is at the top of north hill, just down from the high street/head street/north hill junction (by yates). You get to the hall by going down an alley next to North Hill Noodle Bar - there's normally a poster at the entrance to the alley. Don't worry about the buckets and stuff down there, it is the right way!

I know they're not fully booked for the baby group as all the babies have moved up to the toddler group! If you want to contact the lady who runs the group, Lisa, her email is: or phone: 01206 870150

SP xx

youngmum91 Mon 20-Oct-08 16:15:02

ye i get it all now. i dont really need a time waster as i need 10 eyes on my dd at all times ha. i will be going to the baby cafe in the morning and that st peters one any more details of where it is how to get to it etc.

Mung Mon 20-Oct-08 13:47:27

DS means darling takes a while to get used to it all.

Welcome youngmum. I hope you find this site as much of a time waster as I do smile.

Congratulations on your are going to have your hands full.

I went to the baby cafe once. The cake was fab and it was good for small children. I didnt fit in as I had my DS with me who was about 20 months at the time and he just seemed to be too 'busy' for the little ones. I hope you find something worth your while.

We all meet up now and again, so you should pop along if you can.

SparklyPrincess Mon 20-Oct-08 13:46:53

Hi youngmum - DS means dear son, so ds1 is first son, ds2 second etc. DD is daughter, DH husband and DP partner.

Welcome to mumsnet - we're not judgmental, don't worry!

Sorry, can't be of much help with groups, I'm across the other side of town and was living elsewhere when my eldest went to baby groups. Her little sister never got the chance, she just gets dragged around to toddler groups!

There's a baby group, think it's called Baby Eureka at St. Peters on North Hill at 11 am on Wednesdays. I think its 3.50. We go to the toddler session at 10 and its excellent.

SP xx

youngmum91 Mon 20-Oct-08 13:07:10

hi jently
thanks for that. i will check it out tomorrow morning wasnt expecting a reply this soon. ha. you have been very helpful one more question what does DS mean? i see it all over the posts but dont understand.

JentlyDoesIt Mon 20-Oct-08 09:52:05

Hi youngmum

I used to live in Greenstead and there is loads going on at the Community Centre. There is a baby cafe on a tueday morning, 10 - 12, where you get nice tea and even nicer cake which I used to do with DS and loads more stuff.

The website is here

It's all funded by sure start so most of it is free! They run a creche several times a week too, for a couple of hours a time, if you need a break, but this has a small charge...

hope this helps

youngmum91 Sun 19-Oct-08 22:41:02

hi there,
im new to this site, im a 17 year old mum (please dont judge me) to an 11 month old girl and 21 weeks pregnant with my second. I need to find a group suitable for her age. i live in greenstead but will hopefully be moving soon. does anyone know where is friendly and suitable for me to taker her to get a few hours away a week.
thanks Jenna.

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