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Playgroups in the Hutt Valley

Playgroups are generally for pre-schoolers where the caregiver stays with the child/ren.

Please contact the playgroup directly to check what donation or fee is required

Wainuiomata Playgroups

Wainuiomata   Te Hono ki Kokiri, 6 - 8 Wicklow Grove, Wainuiomata
Breastfeeding Cafe, Wainuiomata Community Centre, Fri 10am-12am  Merewyn ph 564 5647
Mainly Music Wed ph Dianne 564 1985 
St Johns Anglican ph 564 1323 
Glendale Playgroup, Old Wainui Intermediate, Moohan Street, Wainuiomata. Mon, Wed, Fri 9am - 11:30am. Email

Lower Hutt Playgroups

Lower Hutt  Central

Chirping Cherubs - Thursdays 10am (during school terms only) St James', Lower Hutt, ph 569 6737
Mainly Music - Ewen Bridge, Wed ph Maxine 589 4906                                  
Mainly Music - Central, Tue, ph Michelle 589 9809
Mainly Music - Lower Hutt, High Street, Thu, ph Alison 566 0857
Free playgroup for all - Wednesdays 10am - 11am, 132 High Street, Lower hutt.
Ph 04 586 3255
Toddler Hop - Music & playgroup, 445 High St Lower Hutt, Fridays during school term 10am-11:30. Contact:
 EpuniEpuni community playgroup - Epuni school, Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt. Wednesdays 9:30am - 11am. Free for Whanau and their Tamariki, 0-5years. No bookings required. For more information Ph Mandy 027 438 8694.
Little Treasures playgroup. Tuesdays at 10am during school terms. Suited to children aged 0-5yrs. Gold coin donation is optional. Based at 50 Witako Street, Epuni, Lower Hutt. Please email or call 569 8089, or 022 047 8086
MellingMainly Music, Wed, ph Mark 567 9812
MoeraKai-ako Kohanga Reo, Waiwhetu Marae, ph Wiki Ratu 566 3086
Chinese playgroup, Fridays 3pm-6pm at Moera Community House, 107 Randwick Crescent, Moera. Ph 568 9836 or email 
Tamil playgroup, Saturdays 1:30pm - 4pm at Moera Community House, 107 Randwick Crescent, Moera. Ph 568 9836 or email 
NaenaeMontessori Playgroup at Wa Ora Montessori School, 278 Waddington Drive, Naenae, Lower Hutt for babies/toddlers younger than 3 years old. Play alongside your child whilst learning about the Montessori philosophy. Sessions on Mondays and Thursdays are for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and on Tuesdays for babies and toddlers aged 0 to 3 years. Session times are 9am-11.30am during term time. Please email or call 567 2377.
Rata Playgroup is a new playgroup that is held at the Wesleyhaven Village Recreation Hall (249 Rata St, Naenae, Lower Hutt) every Tuesday from 10am – noon. It’s a playgroup for babies to age 5 where children can play and experience a safe fun learning environment along side the residents from Wesleyhaven Village. Morning tea provided. Gold Coin koha for entry. Rata Playgroup only runs during the school term.  Please email Judith Baxter, 0279751220.
 BoulcottKnox Church Playgroups 9:00am - 11:15am, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (waiting list applies). Ph 569 9528.
 WaterlooSt Pauls Playgroup (0-5years) Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am, 76 Waiwhetu Rd, Waterloo, $2 per family, no bookings required. For more information phone Caro 9722307.
 TaitaGreat Start "Stay & Play" Playgroup with Community Toy Library, Monday 10am-2:30pm.
Great Start "Frangipani Playgroup" with Community Toy Library, Wednesdays 9:30am -11:30am, for 0-5 year old and their caregivers. Please bring something to contribute to our shared morning tea.
Great Start "ABC Playgroup" for Teen and young parents. Lunch is provided and transport to and from playgroup too. Contact Wendy 027 254 9222, or Jeanette on 567 5437
 WaiwhetuUniting Church Hall, free of charge playgroup for 0-5 years old. The session runs from 9.30-11.30 every Thursday during term and is part of Creators@home. Open to everybody. Please bring your own morning tea for you and your child. No booking required. Contact: Nancy Zekic on 021 768 604. Corner of Grenville and Trafalgar Street.

Western Hills Playgroups

Kelson Kelson Playgroup, Thu 10am-12pm. Contact Janine, 565 3935 or email

Maungaraki Music Group by Playcentre. At Maungaraki Baptist Church, 164 Dowse Drive, Mon 9.30am term time. All welcome on casual attendance. Feel free to phone the Maungaraki Playcentre on 589 8710
Mainly Music, Thu, ph Pat 589 6638

Eastern Harbour Playgroups

Eastbourne Mainly Music, St Ronans. Thu 9:30-10:30, ph Wendy 562 8287
Pop-in & Play, St Albans Church Hall, Fri 9-11.30, ph Kate 562 0177                                     
 Seaview Kokiri Marae, ph Daphne, 939 7157

Petone Playgroups

Petone            Mainly Music, Wed, Nicky ph 569 4522                                        
Music, Movement general 9.00am – 6.00pm Friday terms @Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St ph 568 7798 or email
Salvation Army Petone playgroup, Weds 9:30am - 11:30am. During school terms for under 5s accompanied by a parent/caregiver. $2 per child or $5 per family of 3 or more. Concession cards available. Ph 568 2782 or email

Stokes Valley Playgroups

Stokes Valley Koraunui Marae Playgroup, Tues/Thur ph 939 6662                                                               
Mainly Music Tues ph Hana 563 5793 
St Phillips Totz'n Tune Playgroup, Fri am ph 563 8069 or email             

Upper Hutt Playgroups

Upper Hutt Central

Mainly Music, Thu, ph Virny 972 5069, Fri ph Gina 027 536 3578
St Hilda's, Upper Hutt, ph 939 1659 or email
Plunket playgroup. Held at Upper Hutt Baptist Church on Thu at 9.30am term time. Gold coin donation
Silverstream Mainly Music, ph Alison on 939 4128 (evenings)
Paparakau Te Kohanga Reo, 58 Moonshine Road
St Margaret's Church, Silverstream, 10.00am, Thu, during term time. Rhymes, stories and songs, followed by a play for the kids and a coffee for the caregivers. Gold coin at door. Email
St Mary's Church, 13 Terminus St, Silverstream. 9.30-11.00am, during term time. Gold coin donation
Bubbachinos is hosted by Upper Hutt Parents Centre and is for open to all parents where they can catch up with friends while children play in a large hall with yummy food available to purchase. 387 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, behind Fig Tree Cafe. First Thursday of each month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Email