Baby and toddler or parent and toddler groups are a great place to meet other local parents/carers with children your child’s age.  Your child can make new friends too.

The groups are usually run by volunteers and quite often based in church halls or community centres. They are usually unstructured and predominately a free play session with a break for refreshments (which you may pay for).  At the end, there may be a story or song time. 

Jelly Tots

Burgoyne Hatch
Momples Road,
Harlow, CM20 3EH

Fridays 9.30am to 11.30 am

Tel:  01279 445018

During school terms, Jelly tots cater for children from 0-5 years of age when they go off to school.  The group provides a relaxed atmosphere in which the children can play safely and carers can relax together and chat over tea and coffee.

We have available a wide range of toys, a quiet area for drawing or reading and changing facilities for babies.  Drinks and biscuits are provided partway through the morning.  The Church and its facilities are suitable for wheelchair access.  All facilities are provided free of charge.

Toys libraries allow parents to donate and borrow toys in their local community  These schemes are run by volunteers and professionals such as nursery and school teachers, social and health workers and others.

Toffee Baby & Toddler Group

Harlow Baptist Church Hall
Fore Street,
Harlow, CM17 0AB

Fridays during term time 10 am – 11.30 am

Toffee is our “Tots and Coffee” group and offers a place of support encouragement and social contact for parents and carers with under 5’s.

£1 donation per family

 It is run by Christian volunteers from Harlow Baptist Church who aim to provide a safe and friendly environment for all who come

Mums, Dads & Tots

St Stephen’s Church
Tawneys Road,
Harlow, Essex CM18 6QR

Tuesday 10.00 am – 11.30 am (term time only)

Tel:  Marilyn 012799 433777

We welcome everyone:  Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and childminders and especially children from birth until school age.

As part of the outreach of our church, we run a Mums, Dads & Tots group.  This popular group is run by both volunteers and church members who between them have a vast amount of experience with the under 5’s. 

We have a wide variety of toys for the under 5’s which includes a baby area.

We have a Refreshment break

On various occasions throughout the year, we have special events such as a Christmas activity morning and an Easter Egg hunt.

Toddler Fun Time

St Mary-at-Latton Church,
The Gowers,
Harlow, Essex CM20 2JP

Thursday 1.15pm – 2.45 pm (Term time only)

Tel:  01279 722987

Come and join in ‘Toddler Fun Time’ where the children really do have lots of fun!

We have many different activities each week for the children to enjoy, plus stories and songs.

It’s a great opportunity also for mums, dads, guardians, to meet one another over a cup of tea or coffee, whilst the children enjoy a healthy snack.

Everyone welcome

St. Andrew’s Rugrats – STARS

St. Andrew’s Methodist Church,
The Stow,
Harlow, CM20 3AF

STARS Mother and Toddler Group

Tuesday, between 10.00 am and noon.

Alison Brand on 01279 315405

We have sit and ride toys, slides and a climbing frame, play with sand, lego, buggies and dolls, and have a sticking or painting activity most weeks, plus lots more.

We also have a baby area.

All the helpers at STARS are DBS checked

Everyone is welcome

Teddy Bear Club

St Pauls Church
Harlow Town Centre,
Next to the Playhouse Theatre,
CM20 1LP

Thursday 10 am – 12 noon

Contact Pat Balkwill in the Parish Office for more information

Tel: 01279 434243

There is a warm welcome for accompanied children at our midweek Teddy Bear Club at St Paul’s Hall,

This takes place on Thursdays during term time.  This group is aimed at children from 0-4 years together with someone caring for them.  Children enjoy a play, story-time and refreshments.  We celebrate birthdays together.  For the adults, there is plenty of time for relaxed chat together with a tea or coffee after storytime.

Toddle Along Club

Church Langley Community centre
Harlow, CM17 9TG

Wednesday 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Jean Hide 01279 437714


A fun activity for mums, dads, toddlers and babies on Wednesdays {School term only)  9 – 11.30am.  Cost is £2.50 which includes refreshments.