• baby & toddler group inc baby clinic - 

    thursdays, 10-11:30am

    All parents, carers and grandparents are warmly welcomed with their little ones. We have a great variety of toys and play equipment for all ages 0-5 and the morning includes a craft activity, refreshments, active play and song time.

    We meet every Thursday in term time from 10-11.30am in The Lantern Church. Cost £1 per family.  There is currently a waiting list for those who live outside of Merley so do please email Ruth at kids@thelanternchurch.org if you are interested in coming.

    Our team members are always available on the morning to provide a listening ear or to encourage and to support you in any way we can in your vital but demanding roles nurturing your children.

    Baby Clinic - 1st & 3rd Thursdays 10-11:30am including during the school holidays!  The Health Visitors meet in one of the back rooms during the toddler group where they will weigh your baby and talk through any concerns you may have.

  • SATURDADS - 1st Saturday, 10-11:30am

    SATURDADS is a monthly fun morning normally on the first Saturday of every month (except August) from 10am to 11.30am in the Church. It's a chance for dads and grandads to bring their kids aged up to 7 for a relaxing time of activities for young and old, monthly challenges, discussion and Bible stories or testimonies. Bacon Roll for adults and toast for kids - all for £1 per family. Whether you are a Church member or local dad or grandad, you will be very welcome and we hope to see you there!  

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  • Sticky Fingers - 3rd saturday, 10-11:30am

    Sticky Fingers is a craft activity morning for all the family.  There is a baby and toddler area with toys, refreshments and usually around 7 craft activities some of which can be very messy and often themed around a Bible Story with a video at the end of the session!, 

    The cost is £1:50 per child over the age of 2 (under 2s are free)

    Sticky Fingers runs from September through until April with a break over the summer months.