Parent and Child Events
Baby & Toddler group
All parents, carers and grandparents are warmly welcomed with their little ones. We have a great variety of toys and play equipment for all ages 0-5 and the morning includes a craft activity, refreshments, active play and song time. Our team members are always available on the morning to provide a listening ear or to encourage and to support you in any way we can in your vital but demanding roles nurturing your children.
We meet every Thursday in term time from 10-11.30am in The Lantern Church. Cost £1 per family. There is currently a waiting list for those who live outside of Merley so do please email Ruth at if you are interested in coming.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 10-11:30am including during the school holidays! The Health Visitors meet in one of the back rooms during the baby & toddler group where they will weigh your baby and talk through any concerns you may have.
SATURDADS is a monthly fun morning normally on the first Saturday of every month (except August) from 10am to 11.30am in the Church. It's a chance for dads and grandads to bring their kids aged up to 7 for a relaxing time of activities for young and old, monthly challenges, discussion and Bible stories or testimonies. Bacon Roll for adults and toast for kids - all for £1 per family. Whether you are a Church member or local dad or grandad, you will be very welcome and we hope to see you there!
Sticky Fingers is a monthly craft activity morning for all the family. From 10am to 11.30am in the Church.
There is a baby and toddler area with toys, usually around 7 craft activities some of which can be very messy! Coffee & doughnuts and some newspapers are available for members of the family who want a quiet few minutes!
The cost is £2 per child (under 2s are free)
Sticky Fingers runs from September through until February with a break over the summer months. These are the dates for 2019/2020: September 14th, October 19th, January 18th, February 15th.
New! Sticky Church
Sunday afternoon from 4 - 5:45pm
Includes Tea, a Bible story, activities, craft and more!
Sunday 17th November
Sunday 15th March