Playgroup Venues

The ACT Playgroups Association currently manages four (4) venues which it makes available to registered playgroups.

These venues are:

Lanyon Playgroup House
Lanyon Playgroup House

Lanyon Playgroup House

This free-standing building is located at the Lanyon Marketplace in Conder. It is a fully equipped room that is suited for children birth to 5 years with toys, kitchen and craft area. It also has an outside courtyard with a sandpit. This venue has a reverse cycle air conditioner.

This venue is suitable for groups with up to about 10 member families.

Mawson Playgroup Garden

This inside ‘garden’ styled room is located on the Mawson Place side of the Southlands Shopping Centre in Mawson. It is equipped with toys suitable for birth to 2 year olds and includes a kitchen/craft area and large carpeted area. There is a reverse cycle air conditioner.

This venue is suitable for playgroups with up to 10 to 15 member families.

Cook Castle
The outdoor space at the Cook Castle and Cook Cubby

The outdoor space at the Cook Castle and Cook Cubby

The Cook Castle is located at the ACT Playgroups Association’s office at 41 Templeton St in Cook. It is a larger carpeted room suitable for birth to 5 year olds. It is equipped with toys, kitchen facilities, craft area, and fenced outdoor area with sandpit, small grassed area, garden beds, mud kitchen and much more, as well as an undercover verandah area. There is access to the large oval behind the building as well. There is heating and cooling in this room.

This venue is suitable for groups with up to 15-20 member families.

Cook Cubby

The Cook Cubby is located at the ACT Playgroups Association’s office at 41 Templeton St in Cook. It is a smaller carpeted room suitable for birth to 2 year olds, or smaller playgroups with children aged birth to 5. It is equipped with toys, kitchen facilities, craft area, and fenced outdoor area with sandpit, small grassed area, garden beds, mud kitchen and much more, as well as an undercover verandah area. There is access to the large oval behind the building as well. There is heating and cooling in this room.

This venue is suitable for playgroups with up to 10 member families.

Fees

There is a fee to use each of our venues based on a per family, per term amount. Please contact us to find out the current fees. Your group will be invoiced for the amount owing on a (school) term basis. Pro-rata rates available for groups starting or finishing part way through a term.

Terms of use

Playgroups may use any of the above venues providing the following is true:

  • The playgroup is currently registered with ACT Playgroups
  • All families hold a current (financial) ACT Playgroups membership
  • A hire contract for the venue has been signed and members abide by the terms of that contract. For a copy of the contract please contact us and we can email you a copy. It’s not scary – promise!
  • Fees are kept up to date.
Venue hire for non-playgroup purposes

These venues may be hired for birthday parties by current financial members, or for ongoing classes, workshops, etc by commercial organisations with approval of the Executive Officer. For more information about hire options, click here.