Croydon Meet-up

Group meet-ups in Croydon are organised by Local Mumsnetter Volunteer hippychick77.

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  • Hi. I couldn't see anyone in the clocktower cafe. LO is a bit restless so we're in the library. Is anyone coming to clocktower?

  • hippychick77 11-May-2016 11:04 Add message | Message poster

    Shall we stick to the original plan and meet at the Clocktower Cafe? We don't know when its likely to bucket down. When the kiddies get bored (approx 4 minutes after arrival), we can move to the children's library section.

    See you there at 1pm.

    x

  • thrifttwig 11-May-2016 08:38 Add message | Message poster

    Hey
    Think it's going to be mega mega wet even if rain stops soon :( it rained constantly all day yesterday. Any change of venue ideas?

  • bundle4me 11-May-2016 06:45 Add message | Message poster

    I'm not going to make today. My daughters been sick during the night :(

  • bundle4me 11-May-2016 06:45 Add message | Message poster

    I'm not going to make today. My daughters been sick during the night :(

  • thrifttwig 10-May-2016 20:55 Add message | Message poster

    Oh dear! Guess I should have checked forecast before suggesting the park!

  • hippychick77 10-May-2016 11:29 Add message | Message poster

    ...we may need to bring a brolly too!

    Just to let you know, rain is forecast for Wednesday so we may need to change venue at the last minute.

    See you all tomorrow - If you can't make it, please try and send a message on here.

    Thanks v much
    x

  • bundle4me 10-May-2016 06:54 Add message | Message poster

    Maybe we can each bring a blanket in case we decide to sit on the grass?

  • hippychick77 09-May-2016 23:24 Add message | Message poster

    As the park is five minutes away, let's meet at Fairfield Halls. Let's hope the good weather continues!

    So, see you outside Fairfield Halls at 1pm on Wednesday.

    Hippychick77 x

  • hippychick77 09-May-2016 23:19 Add message | Message poster

    No problem aichak. We'll see you next time hopefully.
    x

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • aichak 09-May-2016 18:03 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for adding me to the group! I can't make this Wednesday unfortunately but will hopefully join you for the next meet up!

  • Hello all, think I am being a bit slow on the uptake...so, we are meeting at the Clocktower and heading to the park? Or Fairfields and walking to the park

  • Hello all, think I am being a bit slow on the uptake...so, we are meeting at the Clocktower and heading to the park? Or Fairfields and walking to the park

  • thrifttwig 09-May-2016 15:20 Add message | Message poster

    It's a 5 minute walk from Fairfield halls. Totally up for starting there and moving to park :)

  • hippychick77 09-May-2016 14:26 Add message | Message poster

    Great suggestion about an outdoor venue - i'm not familiar with Park Hil and concerned about whether others may not know it also?

    If it is walkable, can we meet at the cafe as planned and then all head off together to the park?

    Hippychick77
    x

  • thrifttwig 09-May-2016 10:27 Add message | Message poster

    Yes love park Hill. Really pretty park! I'm up for swapping if everyone else is?

  • bundle4me 09-May-2016 10:03 Add message | Message poster

    Do you know Park Hill Park? It's not far from Fairfeild Halls, a short walk from central Croydon. It's really nice there.

  • thrifttwig 09-May-2016 09:40 Add message | Message poster

    Hey looking forward to Wednesday but just wondering if an outdoor venue swap might be nice? Lovely weather still? Cafe is quite small I'm a bit worried how long I'll be able to keep my toddler entertained for haha

  • Evascoming 09-May-2016 08:22 Add message | Message poster

    Hi. Look forward to meeting you all at Wednesday.

    Hannah x

  • Priya87 04-May-2016 12:38 Add message | Message poster

    Unfortunately I can't make it on Wednesday. Have fun!!

  • thrifttwig 04-May-2016 07:41 Add message | Message poster

    Yes I can do that will be there!

  • hippychick77 04-May-2016 00:21 Add message | Message poster

    Welcome to the group aichak!

    We look forward to meeting you at the next meet-up.

    Hippychick77 x

  • hippychick77 04-May-2016 00:13 Add message | Message poster

    Ok, so two things are apparent here: 1, tomorrow's meet up is probably not going to happen and 2. I have been a bit laid-back of late about the role of organiser!

    So anyway, lets change the last one. How about a meet-up next Wednesday 11 May at 1pm at the Clocktower Cafe, Croydon Library? The weather appears to be warming up so we can always move to an outdoor venue afterwards (time permitting).

    Anyone free to meet?

    Hippychick77

  • Priya87 30-Apr-2016 13:45 Add message | Message poster

    I go to Totstars toddler group on Mondays at12:30pm-2pm on keeley road in Croydon. it's not open this bank holiday though

  • Evascoming 30-Apr-2016 11:01 Add message | Message poster

    There's always Croydon central library with the Clocktower cafe, if the weather doesn't improve (& I do have some books 2 months' past return date to take back)! Otherwise Coombe Woods are lovely: http://www.netmums.com/croydon/local/view/outdoor-play/parks/coombe-woods-south-croydon
    (which is a short walk from Coombe Lane tramstop, just after Lloyds Park), as the Coach house cafe is nice if weather too dismal for kids to run around outside!

  • Evascoming 30-Apr-2016 11:01 Add message | Message poster

    There's always Croydon central library with the Clocktower cafe, if the weather doesn't improve (& I do have some books 2 months' past return date to take back)! Otherwise Coombe Woods are lovely: http://www.netmums.com/croydon/local/view/outdoor-play/parks/coombe-woods-south-croydon
    (which is a short walk from Coombe Lane tramstop, just after Lloyds Park), as the Coach house cafe is nice if weather too dismal for kids to run around outside!

  • chimneycy 30-Apr-2016 07:32 Add message | Message poster

    There's an NCTRUN bumps and babies group in Purley on a Wednesday. Not much else happening in Croydon as far as I know. We usually go to things in Bromley/Beckenham as there's stuff there.

  • chimneycy 30-Apr-2016 07:29 Add message | Message poster

    There's an NCTRUN bumps and babies group in Purley on a Wednesday. Not much else happening in Croydon as far as I know. We usually go to things in Bromley/Beckenham as there's stuff there.

  • thrifttwig 30-Apr-2016 07:23 Add message | Message poster

    Well kids play might be OK just would hate for us all to turn up and it's closed! What about ones of those little playgroups at one of the churches? I don't really go to them but might be the answer until weather improves? Has anyone been to any that are good?

  • hippychick77 29-Apr-2016 21:49 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks Thriftwig and Priya87.

    Ok, so Beanies and Kidsplay are out! Any other suggestions?

    x

  • Priya87 29-Apr-2016 16:38 Add message | Message poster

    I can't do Wednesday I am afraid.

  • thrifttwig 29-Apr-2016 13:02 Add message | Message poster

    Yes I can do Wednesday but sorry to be bearer of bad news. Kids play in Addington is a nightmare! It's lovely inside but always closed last minute a when it's supposed to be open! I've been there on a few occasions when this has happened! Beanies is awful at the moment they've removed all the toys as they want it to be just a soft play. :(

  • thrifttwig 29-Apr-2016 12:42 Add message | Message poster

    Yes I can do Wednesday but sorry to be bearer of bad news. Kids play in Addington is a nightmare! It's lovely inside but always closed last minute a when it's supposed to be open! I've been there on a few occasions when this has happened! Beanies is awful at the moment they've removed all the toys as they want it to be just a soft play. :(

  • hippychick77 29-Apr-2016 12:06 Add message | Message poster

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you are all well and wrapped up warm (can't believe it's nearly May).

    Anyway, not even rubbish weather can hold us back, right? - so who is up for a meet-up next Wednesday 4th May?

    Thornton Heath Leisure Centre is not an option anymore i'm afraid so it's back to square one. Anyone have any good recommendations for a venue?

    Kid play cafe in Addington?
    Beanies in the Whitgift Centre is central (though it can be chilly on
    occasion)
    Any other ideas?

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Hippychick77

  • StefanaR 15-Apr-2016 23:55 Add message | Message poster

    Hi there :)
    I'm a first time mummy, my daughter is 3 months and a half.
    I would love to meet you all ,I'm on mat leave so I'm free most of the time. Looking forward to the next meeting x

  • bundle4me 15-Apr-2016 10:24 Add message | Message poster

    I work Thurs and Fri so maybe a Wednesday would be best in that case? So long as it suits everyone else, obviously. :)

  • chimneycy 15-Apr-2016 10:10 Add message | Message poster

    I'm up for it as well. I work Monday and Tuesday but off rest of the week :)

  • bundle4me 15-Apr-2016 10:07 Add message | Message poster

    I'm up for a meet, depending on the day in case I'm at work etc.

    Where are you thinking?

  • hippychick77 15-Apr-2016 09:27 Add message | Message poster

    It never seems as if it has saved, so of course I had to press save another five times!

    Sorry for the repetition!

  • hippychick77 15-Apr-2016 09:25 Add message | Message poster

    Hi stefanaR and welcome to the group!

    I am organising a meet-up as we speak so hopefully we will meet you soon. How old are your little ones?

    Hippychick x

  • Priya87 08-Apr-2016 16:24 Add message | Message poster

    Lol!! Chimneych. I hate when u can't edited a post.

  • thrifttwig 08-Apr-2016 15:45 Add message | Message poster

    I went but all OK as had a friend with me! Shame no one could make it. Hope you get well soon hippychick x look forward to next meet up x

  • chimneycy 08-Apr-2016 14:37 Add message | Message poster

    Priya That really made me laugh :)

  • Priya87 08-Apr-2016 12:55 Add message | Message poster

    *say

  • Priya87 08-Apr-2016 12:54 Add message | Message poster

    Meant to get well soon Hippy Chick x

  • Priya87 08-Apr-2016 12:54 Add message | Message poster

    I won't be able to make it today. Hope ur get better soon Hippy chicken xx

  • hippychick77 08-Apr-2016 12:14 Add message | Message poster

    Thanks for your well wishes guys!

    Anyone going to the meet up today?

    xx

  • chimneycy 08-Apr-2016 11:52 Add message | Message poster

    I'm not gonna make it either, leaky boiler! Hope you feel better Hippie xx

  • bundle4me 08-Apr-2016 11:22 Add message | Message poster

    I'm a 'no' for today.

    Hope you feel better soon HippyChick!

  • bundle4me 08-Apr-2016 11:22 Add message | Message poster

    I'm a 'no' for today.

    Hope you feel better soon HippyChick!

  • hippychick77 08-Apr-2016 11:02 Add message | Message poster

    Hello everyone

    I am really sorry but I will not be able to make the meet up today as I am unwell. To be honest, I have been ill all week but thought I would be better by now. Not a good idea to be around your little ones.

    Can I just have a idea of who is definitely coming today so we can avoid the scenario of only one person showing up.

    I can leave a message at the leisure centre reception so they can point everyone in the right direction.

    Thanks v much everyone - so who is a definite for today?

    x

  • thrifttwig 07-Apr-2016 20:48 Add message | Message poster

    I have a very lively 2.5 year old boy and an 8 week old boy!

  • Priya87 07-Apr-2016 16:47 Add message | Message poster

    My daughter is two and half years old.

  • bundle4me 07-Apr-2016 16:20 Add message | Message poster

    What ages are your children? My little girl has just turned 15 months.

  • Priya87 07-Apr-2016 12:10 Add message | Message poster

    Yes next time hopefully will get to meet.

  • hippychick77 07-Apr-2016 11:07 Add message | Message poster

    LOL! You may get some odd responses too! I have to apologise, but I can never for the life of me remember anyone's real name either. I blame the hormones!

    Priya - no worries, hopefully we will see you next time.

    x

  • bundle4me 07-Apr-2016 08:19 Add message | Message poster

    Oh I see. Hopefully we'll know each other's real names by the time I meet you - would be a bit awkward asking a stranger 'Hi, are you hippy chick'?! Ha ha!

  • Priya87 07-Apr-2016 07:24 Add message | Message poster

    Not sure I can make it tomorrow. Have fun ladies!!

  • thrifttwig 07-Apr-2016 06:54 Add message | Message poster

    I've only been to one meet up but it was only me and hippychick

  • hippychick77 06-Apr-2016 23:43 Add message | Message poster

    Its Ā£2.50 entry for Waddon Leisure Centre.

    I will try for a Tuesday next time.

    Thanks guys

    Hippychuck (I mean chick!)

    x

  • Priya87 06-Apr-2016 21:16 Add message | Message poster

    Oh ok, if it's like a softplay area then I will come. I thought it was like a gym didn't know it was a stay and play area. Do we have to pay?

  • bundle4me 06-Apr-2016 21:04 Add message | Message poster

    That's fine by me. šŸ‘šŸ»

    Have you all met up before?

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 20:48 Add message | Message poster

    *hippychick not hippy chuck šŸ˜’

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 20:45 Add message | Message poster

    Yep definitely! I think hippy chuck (sorry for the life of me cannot remember your actual name) was saying about a meet up in Thornton heath? Maybe that one could be a Tuesday?

  • bundle4me 06-Apr-2016 19:57 Add message | Message poster

    Mine came up twice too! šŸ˜…

    Well maybe we can meet a Tuesday next time if everyone else is up for it? Would be nice to get out a bit with the little one and have some adult conversation that's not about work!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 19:51 Add message | Message poster

    Haha i swear i wasnt click happy!! Tuesdays are better for me as my toddler is at nursery other days x

  • bundle4me 06-Apr-2016 19:30 Add message | Message poster

    Ha ha! Don't worry thrifttwig, I got loads of email notifications and thought I was popular! šŸ˜†

    Gutted I won't be there on Friday. Can we try make the next one Mon, Tues or Wed? If that suits everyone? I work the rest of the week šŸ‘ŽšŸ»

  • bundle4me 06-Apr-2016 19:29 Add message | Message poster

    Ha ha! Don't worry thrifttwig, I got loads of email notifications and thought I was popular! šŸ˜†

    Gutted I won't be there on Friday. Can we try make the next one Mon, Tues or Wed? If that suits everyone? I work the rest of the week šŸ‘ŽšŸ»

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:14 Add message | Message poster

    OMG I look crazy! Don't know why it posted so many times!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:12 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:12 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:12 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:10 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:10 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • thrifttwig 06-Apr-2016 18:10 Add message | Message poster

    It's kind of like a children's centre stay and play with a soft play bit. It's not huge but loads better than beanies!

  • Priya87 06-Apr-2016 12:02 Add message | Message poster

    I would like to join. But wanted to know what activities will be there?

  • Priya87 06-Apr-2016 12:02 Add message | Message poster

    I would like to join. But wanted to know what activities will be there?

  • hippychick77 05-Apr-2016 23:31 Add message | Message poster

    Hi all

    Just a gentle reminder that we have a meet-up this Friday 8 April from 1pm at the Waddon Leisure Centre.

    In terms of directions: buses 289, 119 and 157 stop within a very short walking distance to the Centre.

    I look forward to meeting you all there! \
    xx

  • hippychick77 05-Apr-2016 23:25 Add message | Message poster

    Hi Bundle4me

    Welcome to the group!

    Shame you can't make the meet-up this Friday. I will arrange another one asap.

    Hippychick xx

  • bundle4me 05-Apr-2016 09:56 Add message | Message poster

    Hi!

    I've just joined you're group - hope that's okay?!

    I'd love to tag along to your meet up this Friday but unfortunately I work Thursday and Friday's. Please count me in for next time though!

    If anyone fancies meeting for a coffee any other day let me know! :)

  • Priya87 25-Mar-2016 01:09 Add message | Message poster

    I would love to join too. What bus can I get from Purley to there? What activities will there be?

  • Evascoming 22-Mar-2016 07:21 Add message | Message poster

    Unfortunately, as luck would have a dentist appointment at that exact time! However, I'm meeting up with a mum this Thursday (24th March) at 2pm at Smoothbean cafe on Dingwall Rd in Croydon, if anyone would care to join us! x

  • thrifttwig 20-Mar-2016 15:35 Add message | Message poster

    Gabriel a Luiz I think the Thornton heath one is bigger than waddon. Not sure where you are but I get bus from south Croydon and takes about 15 min to leisure centre x

  • GabrielaLuiz 20-Mar-2016 02:31 Add message | Message poster

    Hello all,

    I'm free for Friday 8th. I find Waddon closer place to go no?
    To get to Thornton Heath what bus goes there ??

    Hope to see you all soon. Xxx

  • hippychick77 19-Mar-2016 00:21 Add message | Message poster

    Hey guys

    Would 1pm on Friday 8 April be ok for everyone?

    If so, I will add it to the board.

    Hippychick x

  • hippychick77 19-Mar-2016 00:19 Add message | Message poster

    Hi all

    Thanks for getting the ball rolling for the next meet-up.

    I am in discussion with Thornton Heath Leisure Centre to arrange a meeting space. However, they cannot come back to me until next Wednesday so perhaps we will arrange this for the next meeting.

    In the meantime, I am free on 8 April.
    x

  • thrifttwig 18-Mar-2016 17:54 Add message | Message poster

    Yep! I'm free count me in :)

  • chimneycy 18-Mar-2016 16:57 Add message | Message poster

    That sounds great Thrifty! I'm going part time week starting 4th April and would love to start going out with some other mums again. How about Friday 8th April after lunch? X

  • chimneycy 18-Mar-2016 16:29 Add message | Message poster

    That sounds great Thrifty! I'm going part time week starting 4th April and would love to start going out with some other mums again. How about Friday 8th April after lunch? X

  • thrifttwig 18-Mar-2016 13:46 Add message | Message poster

    Hey all
    I've just found a lovely little soft play type thing that we could use for a meet up? It's very quiet (past 3 times I've been only been me and my friend and babies) and has space for all of us. It's in waddon leisure centre mon-fri 1-7pm. Hippychick maybe we could arrange something? It's only 2.50 entry

  • Priya87 29-Feb-2016 21:11 Add message | Message poster

    I am free on Tuesday or Saturday. But I am away for two weeks next week.

  • GabrielaLuiz 29-Feb-2016 20:02 Add message | Message poster

    I free any day of the week but Tuesday afternoon.

    I hope to meet you all soon. Xxx

  • thrifttwig 29-Feb-2016 19:55 Add message | Message poster

    *far not fat! šŸ˜…

  • thrifttwig 29-Feb-2016 19:55 Add message | Message poster

    Hey
    I'm in too...as long as it's not too fat from Croydon. I don't drive and just given birth to my second baby so don't want to commit to a long bus journey yet :)

  • thrifttwig 29-Feb-2016 19:55 Add message | Message poster

    Hey
    I'm in too...as long as it's not too fat from Croydon. I don't drive and just given birth to my second baby so don't want to commit to a long bus journey yet :)

  • chimneycy 29-Feb-2016 19:40 Add message | Message poster

    Count me in xx

  • chimneycy 29-Feb-2016 19:40 Add message | Message poster

    Count me in xx

  • Evascoming 29-Feb-2016 12:01 Add message | Message poster

    Hi all. Please count me in to your next meet up (any morning, except for the Easter week)!

    Thanks x