Please contact groups prior to visiting to ensure they are running on this day.


Playful Café
A community hub in the heart of Bishopston which offers a relaxed and friendly family play cafe, community support groups, classes and workshops and children’s parties. The play café is open 5 days a week – all welcome. It offers fresh coffee and delicious snacks and lunches, freshly prepared and cooked on the premises.

Great facilities and toys including: pirate ship and castle multi-level play structures, DUPLO area, playhouses and role-play zones, dressing-up area, train tables, library corner, baby lounge and more.
Opening times:
Monday: 08.45 – 15.30
Tuesday: 08.45 – 15.00
Wednesday: 08.45 – 15.00
Thursday: 08.45 – 15.30
Friday: 08.45 – 15.30
Saturday: closed for private hire
Sunday: closed for private hire
  • Non-members – £4 per child, £1 per sibling, free for siblings under 1 year / Members – £8 per month
  • Playful Café, Fenton Court, Bishopston, BS7 8ND
  • Contact: playfulcafe@hotmail.com / 0117 239 2613
  • Visit: http://www.playfulcafe.co.uk/

Pregnancy Yoga: YogaWest
Specially adapted yoga poses designed to nurture and support you during pregnancy, preparing your body and mind for childbirth and beyond.

Suitable for beginners or those already practising: you need to be at least 13 weeks pregnant. Yoga students in other classes who become pregnant can usually continue to attend their normal class well into pregnancy, but should talk to their teacher and also consult their doctor/midwife.

  • 1.45 – 2.45pm
  • Booking form on Yogwest webpage
  • Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston BS7 8NW
  • Tel: 0117 924 3330.
  • Visit http://www.yogawest.co.uk/

Baby Massage: Yogawest
Baby massage is a lovely way to bond with your baby. It is a time of intimacy, loving touch and relaxation by which you can grow the range of ways of being and communicating together.

  • 1.45 – 2.45pm
  • Booking form on Yogwest webpage
  • Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston BS7 8NW
  • Tel: 0117 924 3330.
  • Visit http://www.yogawest.co.uk/

Postnatal Yoga: Yogawest
This class is suitable for women who have recently given birth (from 5-weeks or 12 if Caesarian Section delivery). A gentle way to get back to the yoga mat and meet up with new mums. Babies welcome.

  • 3 – 4pm
  • Booking form on Yogwest webpage
  • Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston BS7 8NW
  • Tel: 0117 924 3330
  • Visit http://www.yogawest.co.uk/

Toddler Tunes: Horfield Baptist Church
Drop-in session for toddlers and pre-schoolers with singing, music, rhymes, puppets and lots of fun. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door.

  • Two sessions: 10am & 11am
  • £3.50 per child, £1.50 siblings over 1 yr, siblings under 1 yr free
  • Horfield Baptist Church, 279 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NY (entry via Brynland Avenue or Gloucester Rd via Fresh Ground Café)
  • Contact: helen@hkmcgarry.co.uk

The Golden Buds: The Golden Hill Community Garden
A green stay and play toddler group for children aged 18 months-4 years and their parents/carers.

  • Choice of two sessions: 9.30 – 11am or 11.30am – 1pm
  • £5 per child, £2.50 for second siblings, no charge for babies 0 – 12 month
  • Contact Lucy on 07506 905 394 / ghcgarden@gmail.com

Noah’s Ark Stay ‘n’ Play: Cairns Road Baptist Church
A drop-in playgroup for toddlers and their parents/carers, which includes craft, story and songs in a quality play environment.

Piglets Carers and Toddler Group: St Michael’s Church
Drop-in playgroup for 0-4s.

Pre-School Children’s Storytime: Horfield Library
Drop-in session which includes storytelling, songs and craft activities.

Rendezvous: Ebenezer Evangelical Church
Drop-in playgroup for 0-3s but there is a waiting list).

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • Ebenezer Evangelical Church, Filton Avenue, Horfield
  • £1.50 per family
  • Tel. 0117 9791399
  • More details

Baby Clinic
Drop-in breastfeeding support, weighing session and sensory play.

  • 10.30am – 12 noon
  • Horfield Baptist Church, Brynland Ave, Bishopston BS7 8NY
  • FREE entry