Ardagh Toddlers: a Bishopston Mum review

Today Bishopston Mum features a review of Ardagh Toddlers by a local mum who regularly attends the group with her one-year-old son.

Ardagh Toddlers is a group for babies and toddlers and their parents/carers which is held on Mondays 10-11.30am in term-time at the Ardagh Pavillion on Horfield Common. The group runs on a drop-in basis and there is a £2.50 entry fee.

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I hope you find this review helpful.

What age is Ardagh Toddlers ideal for in your opinion?

0-3 and I think it does suit the full age range, from tiny babies to toddlers.

What toys and activities are available?

There is a good range of toys to play with including cars, play kitchen and some ride on toys, as well as puzzles and a craft activity. There is also a baby corner where you can sit and talk with other parents with very young or pre-crawling babies.

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What is the routine of the group?

Tea, coffee, biscuits and water or squash for the babies or toddlers is served at 10.30am.

Is Ardagh Toddlers a friendly group or did it take a while to get to know other parents?

Yes it is a friendly group, they even give everyone a name label each week to help you get chatting. The volunteers who run the group are also very friendly and helpful.

It’s really good to have a separate area for babies as toddler groups are often geared to toddlers. And, the volunteers bring tea and coffee to you which is really nice when you are tired!

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In your opinion what are the best bits and the worst bits about this group?

It isn’t a huge space so the only worst bit is when it gets too busy.

Anything else that you would like to add?

Seems like a great place to go with both a tiny baby and a toddler as there is always a volunteer available to help out.

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To find out about more regular activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in Bishopston, Horfield, St Andrew’s and Ashley Down, please see the Bishopston Mum Baby and Toddler Timetable.

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