Activities At The Family Space

General Playgroups:

What: A Ministry of Education endorsed playgroup for parents, caregivers and their children where you can enjoy playing and socialising in our inviting venue.  Our playgroups are informal and relaxed - anyone is free to join at any time.  Bring a gold coin donation and a piece of fruit to share.  Alternatively you can make a $20 per donation for 1 session a week, or $30 for 2 weekly sessions. 

When: Every Monday, Tuesday and during term time between 10 and 12 am.


Music Playgroup:

Please note, the change of start time for term 4 2013

What: A Ministry of Education endorsed music group for preschoolers (babies welcome too), run by a professional music group teacher. Pre-registration is required for this playgroup.

When: Every Thursday 

                        9.30   Playgroup start - freeplay

                        10.30  Music start

                        11.30  End of session

Cost: $50 per term ($75 for two or more children)


Dad's Playgroup:

What: A playgroup just for dads, where they can come and have fun with their children and meet other dads (and uncles, grandfathers etc), bake and butties will be served - blokes only!

When: Fortnightly on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm.

          Dad's Playgroup dates for Term 4 2013:     19 October 2013

                                                                    2, 26 & 30 November 2013

Family Space Swaps       

What:  Either a Clothing Swap, Book Swap, Toy Swap or other kind of Swap.   Bring along clothes your children don't fit any more, or books they have grown out of, and go away with a bag load of "new" ones.   This is a free service for Family Space members.

When:  Once a term a Swap will take place.   Generally Terms 1 and 3 are Clothing Swaps as this is when the seasons change. 

            2013 Swaps:             Term 2    17-21 June Book Swap

                                          Term 3    Clothing Swap - 16 - 27 September 

                                          Term 4    Toy Swap -date tbc


SPACE Group:

What: A course for first time parents and babies run by Plunket and Play Centre.  Please register via the SPACE website.

When: Friday mornings from 11am to 1pm.


What: We run regular workshop on all sorts of topics; depending on the interests of the parents and caregivers we meet.

When: Dates and times vary. You can find out what’s on when by contacting us.

Parenting Courses:

What: We run parenting courses for parents of preschoolers, primary aged children and teenagers. These are relaxed, informal parenting sessions run over six weeks. The focus is on making your parenting experience a really positive one.

When: We will let you know the dates of the next parenting course soon.

Children's Party Venue:

The Family Space is also available as a party venue for children under 5 years old.  Contact Dot at the Church Office
388 6535 to book.  (No alcohol or smoking on the premises).

About the cost

The Family Space aims to help you strengthen your family life. We try to keep costs to an absolute minimum and we are grateful to the people and trusts who donate generously to help make this happen. Some of our programmes unfortunately do have costs associated with them to keep them going. We want everyone to be able to come to our activities and are committed to finding a way to enable this. So please contact us to find out about the costs and to find a way to make it work for you.