Playgroups in Clitheroe and Ribble Valley

Playgroups in and around Clitheroe

This is a list of cheap or free playgroups in or near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley. It’s a work in progress, leave a comment if you have more info!

The list includes:

  • Community or volunteer run playgroups or parent and toddler groups
  • Private groups that don’t require a subscription (turn up and pay)
  • Some regular events at venues such as play-centre and swimming pool that don’t need booking
  • Church services specifically for young children
  • Some reviews of these groups

The list does not include

  • Courses or private groups that require subscriptions or booking
  • After-school stuff (babies and tots only on this list)
  • Anything too far away from Clitheroe


Playgroups on a Monday in Clitheroe

Monday 9:15-11:15. Jack and Jills. £2 per child, discount for multiple children. “A

Noisy play time followed by a snack, story and sing along. Term time only.

Anna said: “I love this group, it’s a bit scruffy and loud, but welcoming and non-judgemental. A good place to go when you’ve no clean pants and just need a break!”

The entrance has multiple steps and no grab rails and toilets are down steps and there is no accessible toilet. There is blue badge parking near by, however.

See Jack and Jills on the St Mary’s church page.

Leaping lizards sing time £4.50


Playgroups in Clitheroe on a Tuesday

Grindletots in grindleton

9:30-11:30 at the pavillion. £2.50 A nice group with some lovely toys. The community center (pavilion) has a playground outside also. See the grindletots Facebook group for more info.

Free parking outside with two blue badge spaces. Step free access and disabled toilet.

Whalley little fishes 9:15-11 at Whalley Methodist church.


Playgroups in Clitheroe on a Wednesday

Whalley Wednesday

9:30 till 11 in Whalley village hall, £3.Anna says: “The most welcoming playgroup I’ve been too, with lashings of toast and hot drinks on tap, this place really makes you feel looked after.” Take a look at the Whalley Wednesday Facebook page.

You can park at the coop but need to validate your parking by purchasing from the store. Disabled parking is free but you need to give your car registration number at in store. Disabled toilet with baby changing facility at the hall and flat level access.

Catholic institute?

Snuggle and sing


Playgroups in Clitheroe on a Thursday

1:30 Children’s church at St Mary Magdalene Church Clitheroe. No fee. A child friendly service with songs, shakers, holding crosses and (battery) candles. Also available online. See the St Mary’s website for more info.

Wadington? £2

Trinity tots Clitheroe Methodist church 9:15-11

A large and newly renovated hall with good range of toys.

Snacks, drinks and also some organised activities so good for older child or multiple children.

You can pay card here!!!!!

Disabled access and toilet, and parking on site (though it’s tricky to get in and out).


Playgroups in Clitheroe on a Friday

Bolton by bowland

9:30-11:30 Buddies playgroup at Bolton by bowland primary school

See their Facebook group

Chatburn chums – Methodist church. Currently ticketed and then was cancelled for building this space!

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