Playgroups in the Ryde Area

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Playgroups in the Ryde Area

 

We’ve created a listing of all the playgroups local to the Ryde area including times, activities and locations. Feel free to email us if you know something we don’t! You can also find more options on the Playgroups NSW website.

 

Monday

Playgroup @ St Annes

St Annes Anglican Church, 42 Church St, Ryde  

9.30-11.00am Mondays – Join our playgroup for a fun-filled morning! Enjoy playtime, sing-along songs, engaging Bible stories, and morning tea. Bring your children for a wonderful opportunity to learn, grow, and make new friends!

Cost $40/term per family. Morning tea is provided for adults, please BYO for your children.

Register here.

PlayConnect+

North Ryde Community Preschool – 13 Clermont Ave, Ryde

10:30am-12pm during school term. For children with a disability or developmental delay and their carers / siblings aged 0-8 years (no formal diagnosis required). Meet with local families, facilitated by Early Childhood Educators

Email to join us at no cost nreplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday.

Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $50 per family a term (first week) and you need to join Playgroups NSW (free).

More info here.

 

St Therese’s Playgroup

St Therese’s Catholic Primary School Community Room, 448 Blaxland Rd Denistone

9am -10.30am during school terms. Babies, toddlers and young children will have a wide variety of early learning experiences such as arts & craft, free play, dress-ups, games, story & song time and outdoor play on the trampolines & play equipment. Gold coin donation!

For further information please do not hesitate to email alison.khalil@syd.catholic.edu.au. or visit the Facebook page.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

More info here.

 

Junior Jivers

Wentworth Point Library (Function room 1) – 10 Footbridge Bvd, Wentworth Point

10-11am during school terms. Junior Jivers is a fun, musical themed playgroup for toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents (or grandparents / carers) run by a group of volunteers from Newington Anglican Church.

This group involves a structured 30 minute music themed session (with dancing, singing and a bible story time). This session is usually followed by morning tea that is provided for children and adults and some free playtime! Cost per child for a term is $30.

For more info please contact Lucy (Junior Jivers Coordinator) via email lucy@newingtonanglican.org or 0433777481.

More info here.

 

Play and Discover

West Ryde Anglican Church – Bellevue Ave and Dickson Ave, West Ryde (in the church hall, up the driveway).

10am – 11.30am during school terms, for children 0-5 years. It’s $20 per family per term, or $3 a week. Lots of open-ended play, followed by stories, a bible spot, and songs. Morning tea provided for kids and carers. Dads, Grandparents and nannies are more than welcome. 

For more information please contact imogendiks@gmail.com

 

 

Pymble Playgroup

57 Merrivale Road, Pymble 

930am-1130am Monday- Friday and a Farsi speaking group on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm during school term for children 0-5 years and parents and carers. It is $80 per family for the term for one session or $120 for two sessions.

We have a range of indoor and outdoor toys, musical instruments and play equipment in a lovely heritage home. There is a sandpit, waterplay area and play equipment as well as arts and crafts available for all to use. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy it on our communal tables whilst meeting some lovely local families.

Please email our friendly committee members with any enquiries. Midterm sign-ups are welcome, please email prior to signing up for more info – pymbleplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.

Tuesday

Eastwood Young Mothers Playgroup

167 Shaftesbury Road, Eastwood

10am during school term. For Mums under 24ish with children of any age. Free entry, cake and coffee provided.

For more information contact Elsie: 9874 7458 or Julie: 0432 584 032 & julie.bullen@savethechildren.org.au

 

Italian Bilingual Playgroup

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

More info here.

 

Ryde Uniting Church Maxim Playgroup

Maxim Street, West Ryde, 2114

Tuesday 9.30-11.30. Runs during term – $2 per family each week. Bring your own morning tea, very friendly and welcoming. Themed craft, stories, songs each week. Lots of toys & nice outside grassed play area with equipment.

More info here.

 

Mainly Music North Ryde

St John’s Anglican Church – 152 Coxs Road, North Ryde

10am -12pm every Tuesday morning during school term – $$6 per session, or a 10 pass for $50.

More info here.

 

Villa Maria Playgroup

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall, corner of Gladesville Rd and Mary St Hunters Hill

9.30am-11.30am during school term. Children from 0-5 years. All welcome. A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit.

More info here.

 

Ryde Supported Playgroup

Ryde Public School Hall (Argyle Av)

9.30am- 11.00am. A free group for families with children up to 6 years. Meet other parents and share experiences, play and learn with your child, and discover other services and support in your community.

For more information contact 9410 0174 or spns@integricare.org.au

Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church

2 Herring Rd, Marsfield (cnr Abuklea Rd)

9.30am – 11.30am during school term. Learn and develop through play and friendship. Apart from free play, the children experience craft time, morning tea and group time. Parents and carers are able to chat over morning tea and build friendships too. For children 0-5 years. Cost: $20 per term for 1 child + $10 per child for 2nd/3rd (Children under 1yr-no charge).. BYO children’s drinks and morning tea (nut free).

For further information please email Juli Secker (Children’s Pastor) juli@macchap.com.au or ph: (02) 9878 8048

More info here.

Epping Free Play Playgroup

Epping Uniting Church, corner of Oxford and Chester Streets (in the large hall)

11am-12pm for children aged 0-6 years and their parents/caregivers. Free of charge (includes tea and coffee) – parents and caregivers can sit down and enjoy a hot or cold drink while watching their children play with a variety of toys and games. It’s ‘Free Play’ (child-initiated, unstructured play) for children of all abilities and preferences.

Complete this expression of interest form or contact organiser@eppingunitingchurch.org.au or 0491 362 406

 

Olive Grove Cottage

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church – Church Basement/ 20 Wharf Road, Gladesville

9.30-11am during school term. We are a Montessori-inspired, child led playgroup for children aged 0-6 in Gladesville.

More info here.

 

Pymble Playgroup

57 Merrivale Road, Pymble 

930am-1130am Monday- Friday and a Farsi speaking group on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm during school term for children 0-5 years and parents and carers. It is $80 per family for the term for one session or $120 for two sessions.

We have a range of indoor and outdoor toys, musical instruments and play equipment in a lovely heritage home. There is a sandpit, waterplay area and play equipment as well as arts and crafts available for all to use. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy it on our communal tables whilst meeting some lovely local families.

Please email our friendly committee members with any enquiries. Midterm sign-ups are welcome, please email prior to signing up for more info – pymbleplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

10am-11:30am – Playgroup is held during the school term in the upstairs hall and includes indoor & outdoor play, sandpit play, fun activities for you and your child, morning tea, story and songs. Parents/Grandparents welcome! $35 per term or $5 per week. Contact Erica 0409 044 923

More info here.

Wednesday

St Michael’s Meadowbank Playgroup

53 Maxim St Meadowbank – Parish hall (enter via school)

9.15am- 11am weekly during Term time at St Michael’s Meadowbank Hall (entry via school gates) or Lions Park West Ryde (email for schedule).

Remember to bring $2, a piece of chopped fruit to share and a hat and water bottle for your child. Everyone welcome, no need to RSVP, just show up!

For more info contact the Family Educator –  kirrily.mcdermott@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

Cutler Parade Playgroup

2 Cutler Parade, North Ryde (behind Community Aid)

9.30am -11.30am Monday and Wednesday. Cutler Parade playgroup is a friendly place for parents and carers to bring the kids each week. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays. Fees are $30 per family a term.

More info here.

 

Figtree Playgroup

Fairyland Hall – Church St, Hunters Hill

10am – 12pm for children 0-5 years old. Indoor and outdoor play, toys, games and craft. $30 per term per family or $7.50 per session per family. Bring a piece of fruit to share! For more info email figtreeplaygrouphh@gmail.com.

 

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup

Anzac Park, West Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. There are different stations set up (craft, blocks, books, babies, sport) plus the playground. Children can move between stations freely and there’s no need to stay for the full 1.5 hours.

More info here.

 

Mainly Music Rhodes

Building 4, The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes

Wednesdays 10am to 1130am during school term. A fun playgroup for learning and having fun through music. Morning tea for kids and adults is provided and ends with free play every week. The group is currently full but is accepting people for the waiting list. $8 per session (2nd child only charged when they are over 18 months old).

More info here.

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville Playgroup

Parish Hall – Cnr Westminster Road and Oxford Street, Gladesville

9:00am -10:30am during the school term for children 0-5 years old. There is craft, morning tea, prayer, story and music time.

More info here.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30-11am during school term – meet at Field of Mars on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday . $135 term (2.5yrs to 5). Book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

More info here.

 

Mini Movers Playgroup

All Saints Anglican Church North Epping

10 -11.30am during school term. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor play including music and games.

More info here.

 

Pymble Playgroup

57 Merrivale Road, Pymble 

930am-1130am Monday- Friday and a Farsi speaking group on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm during school term for children 0-5 years and parents and carers. It is $80 per family for the term for one session or $120 for two sessions.

We have a range of indoor and outdoor toys, musical instruments and play equipment in a lovely heritage home. There is a sandpit, waterplay area and play equipment as well as arts and crafts available for all to use. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy it on our communal tables whilst meeting some lovely local families.

Please email our friendly committee members with any enquiries. Midterm sign-ups are welcome, please email prior to signing up for more info – pymbleplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.

 

West Epping Uniting Church Playgroup

Carlingford Rd & Orchard St, Epping

10am-11:30am – Mainly Music is held during the shool term in the downstairs hall and includes an interactive music program with singing, dancing, props, morning tea and playtime afterwards. Parents/Grandparents welcome! $35 per term or $5 per week. Contact Elizabeth 0404102817

More info here.

 

Rydalmere Public School Playgroup

Rydalmere Public School – 397 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere

9:30am to 11:30am during school term for 0-5-year-olds Gold coin donation to attend.

For more information email seetha.srinivasan@det.nsw.edu.au or text Seetha on 0448331588.

More info here.

Thursday

Italian Bilingual Playgroup, Meadowbank

30-32 See Street, Meadowbank

10am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-5 year olds. Fun and interactive sessions in Italian and English filled with stories, games, music and art and craft activities, our playgroup makes learning another language fun.

Call 9807 2272 or email info@ibs.nsw.edu.au to reserve your spot.

 

Gladesville-Boronia Park Uniting Church Playgroup

93 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

9.30am – 11am during school term. Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with their pre-school children get together to have fun playing, doing craft, singing and enjoying morning tea together. $2 per child.

For more info contact Marilyn 0419164140.

River’s Edge Playgroup

River’s Edge Church – 7/ 2 Holker Street, Newington

10am to 11:30am during the school term. Enjoy coffee or tea whilst the kids enjoy playtime, craft and song and finish with morning tea (BYO). Suitable for kids 0-6 yrs and costs $2 per family, per visit.

For more information please contact Ali on 0409 635 802

 

St Charles Primary School, Ryde

2a Charles Street, Ryde

9am – 11am during school term. Join in for a morning of craft, play and friendship. Bring along recess, a hat & water bottle for your child. Located in the Parish Centre.

For further information contact Philippa Manley philippa.manley@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

Pymble Playgroup

57 Merrivale Road, Pymble 

930am-1130am Monday- Friday and a Farsi speaking group on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm during school term for children 0-5 years and parents and carers. It is $80 per family for the term for one session or $120 for two sessions.

We have a range of indoor and outdoor toys, musical instruments and play equipment in a lovely heritage home. There is a sandpit, waterplay area and play equipment as well as arts and crafts available for all to use. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy it on our communal tables whilst meeting some lovely local families.

Please email our friendly committee members with any enquiries. Midterm sign-ups are welcome, please email prior to signing up for more info – pymbleplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.

 

Friday

The Bridge Church Playgroup

136 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park

10am to 12pm Friday – Running during school term only, this is a Christian playgroup for children aged 0-5 years. Each week there will be a bible story, singing, craft and fun activities for the children as well as morning tea for both the children and adults. The fee is $5 per child and $10 per family (more than 1 child). Contact Suet Mie Lee suetmie.lee@thebridgechurch.org.au for more info.

 

Captivate PLAY! 

Suite 3, Level 2, 2 Rowe St, Eastwood 

10:30am Friday – Captivate PLAY! is a Christian playgroup for children aged 0-5 years. Every Friday we provide an interactive music and story time as well as morning tea, and of course free play! Our aim is to provide a safe & welcoming place where children AND adults can make friendships and have an enjoyable morning.

More info here.

Junior Jivers

Christchurch Gladesville Upper Hall – entry from Western Crescent

10am – 11:45am during the school term. It is a music and movement group for children aged 2-5 years (younger siblings welcome) taught within a Christian context. The cost is $27 for the term for one child or $45 for 2 or more children ($3 per child per week/$5 per family per week).

 

Mainly Music, Epping

LifeWay Lutheran Church – 56 Norfolk Rd, Epping

10am – 12pm during the school term. Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free). The group is full but they welcome you to come along to one session for free and leave your details on the waitlist.

 

West Ryde Wombats Playgroup

West Ryde Community Hall – 3/5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

9:30am – 11:30am Monday and Friday for children 0-5 years old. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. The playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW.

 

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Field of Mars, North Ryde

9.30 – 11am during school term for 2.5 – 5-year-olds. $135 term, book by term.

It’s a nature-based playgroup, families enjoy nature activities, eco-art, messy play, use real tools and explore the bush.

 

Bubs & Books

3AM Ryde Seventh Day Adventist Church – Cnr Lane Cove Road & Dobson Crescent Ryde

10am – 11.30am during school term. It is a free playgroup to support mums in the area with free play, morning tea, songs and story time. For ages 0-5 years of age.

Pymble Playgroup

57 Merrivale Road, Pymble 

930am-1130am Monday- Friday and a Farsi speaking group on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm during school term for children 0-5 years and parents and carers. It is $80 per family for the term for one session or $120 for two sessions.

We have a range of indoor and outdoor toys, musical instruments and play equipment in a lovely heritage home. There is a sandpit, waterplay area and play equipment as well as arts and crafts available for all to use. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy it on our communal tables whilst meeting some lovely local families.

Please email our friendly committee members with any enquiries. Midterm sign-ups are welcome, please email prior to signing up for more info – pymbleplaygroup@gmail.com

More info here.