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Oxford and surrounding villages

Oxford and surrounding villages

Little Ankle Biters have put together a list of baby, toddler and preschool groups that happen in Oxford and surrounding villages on a Monday. Most groups operate in term time only.



An under 5s baby and toddler group, which seeks to be a supportive community, providing free play, stories, songs, crafts and refreshments.

Toddle in takes place at St Aldates Church in Oxford between 10am – 11:30am (Term time)

For more information see their website



The group is open to all.  It is a happy, friendly but noisy place where children can play together and parents can discuss childhood concerns if they wish.  Carers are very welcome. There are plenty of toys, puzzles, books, sand, paint and dough to play with and there’s tea, coffee, juice and biscuits served.

The group takes place at Cowley Road Methodist Church between 9.30 to 11.00 am (Term time)

Costs £1

For more information see their  website



A friendly group with plenty of toys, crafts, songs and story time for ages 0 -4, also with a simple healthy lunch for those who wish to stay on.

Babymania takes place at St Luke’s Church, Canning Crescent, Oxford between 10am – 1:30pm (Term time)

Costs 50p

For more information see their website



A weekly term-time event for pre-school children and their carers,  a well-equipped and well-supervised programme for children aged 0-5.

Scallywags takes place at Northway Church, Sutton road, Headington between 9:15am – 11:15am (Term time)

Costs 50p per adult per session (plus 10p per child)

For more information see their website



Little Sharks is a fun play group for pre-school children and their grownups serving real coffee, tea, squash, biscuits and breadsticks.

Little Sharks takes place at All Saints Church House, New High Street, Headington between 9:30am – 11:30am (all year except Bank Holidays.

Costs £1.50 per family

For more information see their website



A great opportunity for parents and carers of young children to meet up. The sessions are informal, but offer a range of activities and crafts for all ages. Refreshments are available for all including toast and drinks for the children. All welcome.

Horspath Toddler Group takes place at Horspath Village Hall in Horspath between 9:15am – 11:30am

Costs £1.50 for one child (50p for extra children)



Wood Farm Parent & Toddler Group are a fun and friendly group, where everyone is welcome. A place for the children to make friends. The age range is 0-5 years.
This Parent & Toddler Group takes place at The Youth Centre Building in Headington between 9am – 12 (Term time)
Costs £1 per family
For more information see their website


At Monkey Music, they know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child’s development. Their progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock ‘n’ roll to ding-dong, classes are a ‘good fit’ for each separate age group. By the time the little monkeys ‘graduate’, they have a sound base from which to build a musical future!

Monkey Music takes place at North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX27DP at the following times:

10.00am  Jiggety-Jig  (2 & 3 year olds)

10.40am  Heigh-Ho  (Toddlers from 12 months)

11.20am  Rock’n’Roll  (Babies from 3 months)

and West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX20BT at the following times:

10.00am  Heigh-Ho  (Toddlers from 12 months)

10.40am   Jiggety-Jig  (2 & 3 year olds)

11.20am  Rock’n’Roll  (Babies from 3 months)

12:00pm  Ding-Dong  (3 & 4 year olds)

For more information click here


For ideas on sports activities in Oxfordshire for your children click here

For family day out ideas in and around Oxfordshire click here


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