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Council invites you to join or start a playgroup with your baby, toddler or pre-schooler within our community.

What is a Playgroup?

Whether you’re a parent or caregiver, playgroups provide the opportunity to meet other parents, gain support and ideas on child-raising. They also allow babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to socialise as they play and learn together. All playgroups are different, but the emphasis is on fun and friendship.

How can I start a Playgroup?

Essentially, all you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. However, Playgroup Victoria's website provides all the quality information you need to get started. Click here to find out more.

For more information on joining or starting a playgroup within our community, please contact:

Kim Ayling
Team Leader - Children Services
Phone (03) 5551 8484

Playgroups in Southern Grampians Shire

Group Where Contact Details When Cost
Kinder Gym (toddler to school age) Gymnastics Club 266 Mt Baimbridge Road Hamilton Tamela 0493127137 or Tuesday 10:30am-11:15am Contact club for costs
Mainly Music Good Shepherd Primary School 33 McArthur Street, Hamilton VIC (03) 5571 2236 Good Shepherd Primary School Friday 10:00am $4 Per Week (Includes morning tea)
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Playgroup Presbyterian Church Peace Memorial Hall 21 McIntyre Street Hamilton 3300 Rebecca: 0423 365 522 Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am Donation
Storytime Makers (3-5 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Wednesday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Movers and Shakers (1-3 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Tuesday10:30am (during school terms) Free
Bounce and Rhyme (Birth- 12months) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Monday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Wednesday Meet Up St. Mary’s Maryknoll Centre 23 Dinwoodie Street Hamilton 3300 03 5571 1161 Wednesday from 9:30am $2 Per Family
Coleraine & District Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child, water bottle & hat) Coleraine Playgroup Victoria. Facebook: Coleraine Playgroup Day and time to be updated on Facebook group $8 per term Families to register with Playgroups Australia by March
Balmoral Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child to share) Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre/Childcare Centre 26 Bell Street Balmoral 3407 Bush Nursing Centre 5570 1304 Every 2nd Friday 10:00am - 11:20am $1 per child over six months
Willan Playgroup (Open to Koori Families Only) Mitchell Park Kinder Winda-mara 03 5527 0090 Every second Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm (During school terms) Free
Tarrington Great Explorations (Preschool Children) Tarrington Lutheran School, 7901 Hamilton Highway Register on 03 5572 3897 or email Monthly on a Monday. Free
Australian Breastfeeding Association- Nature Play HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton Children’s Adventure Garden 1st Friday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession
Australian Breastfeeding Association cuppa and chat Venue varies. (Please check contacts lists for more details) Winter- HIRL, North Boundary Road, Hamilton. Closed Facebook group: ‘ABA HAMILTON GROUP Or website First Wednesday of every month from 10:30am Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession Non-members welcome to attend
Branxholme and District Playgroup Branxholme Kinder/Hall, 98 McNichol St Branxholme Facebook group: Branxholme and District Playgroup. Monthly - please check Facebook group for date and time. $5 per family plus a piece of fruit
Mums and Bubs Exercise group Panoramic health Website: Wednesday 9.45am or 10.30am Friday 10.15am $25 per session
Friends of Hamilton Botanical Gardens The cottage Hamilton Botanical Gardens Facebook page - The Friends of the Hamilton Botanical Gardens Third Wednesday of the month 10 am- 11:00am Confirm date and time on facebook page Free Bring a snack
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