Hi, I am a mum to 2 little boys, 14 months old and 1 month old. Due to finances I have had to quit work and become a stay at home mum, the flip side is my eldest no longer goes to nursery, which he absolutley loved. I'm trying to find toddler groups or activities that aren't too expensive and would be suitable for me to bring along a 1 month old in and around the Bowburn area to keep him occupied (and me sane)... Any ideas?
Kelloe Sure Start have just started running an outreach stay & play session at Coxhoe leisure centure on Mondays at 13:30, aimed at children 0 - 5. I went to that one last week with 6 month old DS, and there were a few other little ones there.
They also advertise a stay & play session at Bowburn Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 13:45.
I think most of the sure start groups are free, the Coxhoe one was.
Also, if you're on Facebook, there's a group called Mums in Durham.
They have a group doc called Weekly Activities for Parents with Babies and Toddlers which lists lots of activities. It doesn't have all groups / activities in county Durham listed, but may be a useful starting point for you.
Mums in Durham is a closed group, so you'll have to ask to join. But the admins seem to pretty active - my request to join was approved within a few hours.