What are Playdates?

Playdates are short interactive workshops for you and your child/ren to participate in and learn play ideas and information which you can use at home and at playgroup. The sessions are split into baby sessions specifically for children up to 2, and general sessions available to all ages of children up to 5 (although they are aimed primarily at 2-5 year olds). Please note that as baby sessions are intended for babies under the age of two, if you must bring older children along as well, we cannot offer childcare for them.

How long are they?

Generally sessions run for 30 minutes, but they may be as short as 20 minutes or as long as 40 minutes, depending on the children attending on the day.  By the end of the sessions children have generally had enough, even if the adults would like to stay and play for longer!

When are they?

This time playdates will be in the first week of school holidays: Tuesday 26th September, Wednesday 27th September, Thursday 28th September and Friday 29th September.

Where are they?

They will be held in the Mawson Garden playroom, Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson Place, MAWSON. There are different sessions on each day. Check on our website, or the Booking Form for exact details.

What sessions are there?

There are six different session types being offered this term. For more information about each session type, please check the descriptions on our website, or check the Booking Form.

How much do they cost?

Playdates are free for current financial ACT Playgroups members.
Cost is $5 per family per session for non members of ACT Playgroups.

How do I book?

You must book in order to attend these sessions.  To book a session please fill out the Booking Form and either fax it to 6251 9887, scan/photograph and email it to play@playgroupact.org.au , post it to ACT Playgroups, PO Box 513, Jamison Centre, ACT, 2614, or hand it in at our office at the Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook (parking and entrance off Ellis Street – times: Mon – Fri 9:30am to 2:30pm, school terms only). No bookings will be taken without a completed form, or payment (if required).

When are bookings due?

Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. Bookings close Thursday 21 September 2017, unless booked up earlier.