Stay and Play sessions

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Our Family Centre play sessions are for families who live on the Isle of Wight, with children aged 0-4

The sessions are run by our amazing team of volunteers who love planning and delivering fun activities for you and your children. Baby Play is for parents with babies 0 - 12 months and Family Play is for parents with children aged 0 - 4 years.

Tuesdays at Sandown Family Centre 
Family Play 10am - 11:15am
Baby Play 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Wednesdays at West Newport Family Centre
Family Play 10am - 11:15am
Baby Play 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Thursdays at Ryde Family Centre
Family Play 10am - 11:15am
Baby Play 12:30pm - 1:45pm

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At our play sessions you and your child/ren can expect:

  • A warm welcome from our volunteer team
  • A range of activities, toys and equipment that are: safe, clean and suitable for all children 0-4
  • A play space that has been fully safety checked
  • The opportunity to play with your children, chat with other parents and carers in a relaxed and friendly environment

All volunteers are checked to make sure that they are safe to work with children and have regular training sessions to keep them up to date and are supported by experienced staff.

All you want to know about Toddlers can be found at Toddlers | Barnardo's Family Space

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This is what parents and carers are saying about our play sessions:

“It gives me a chance to socialise with other adults and a chance for my little boy to interact with other children”

“Thank you for giving us a space to play and learn and for showing us new things”

“Thank you for being welcoming, friendly, and for providing fun sessions for my boys”


West & Central Hub
East Newport Family Centre
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

North East Wight Hub
Ryde Family Centre
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

South Wight Hub
Sandown Family Centre
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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