Antenatal & Postnatal Baby Groups

Bumps, Birth & Baby Stuff: BOOKING REQUIRED

An ante-natal programme to prepare you for parenthood run by midwifes, health visitors and Children’s Centre staff. Expectant mums should be at least 26 weeks gestation or more when they start the 5 week course and have at least 4 weeks to go before their expected due date by the end of the course to be sure there is time to complete it.



Baby Cakes: Drop-In 

Opportunity for new parents to meet up following on from their antenatal course and after your babies birth. Come along to this relaxed group where there will be refreshments available and as well as meeting other new parents you can also find out about all of the activities and support available from your children’s centre.



A course for new parents with babies up to 4 months.  It runs for 6 weeks and covers topics such as: safe sleeping, feeding, Baby Brain, childhood illnesses, relationships and going back to work.  There is also demonstrations on Baby Massage, Baby slings, ending with cakes on week 6.

01525 384368


Baby Brasserie: DROP-IN

brasserieA social group for mums and mums to be who want to breast feed their baby. It is run by Breastfeeding trained staff from the children’s centre, health team and breast feeding peer volunteers.  Parents can come to get advice and support on any breastfeeding issue they are experiencing or just come along to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee & a biscuit in a safe environment. Older children are welcome too.


Pop-ins: DROP-IN

popinThe Pop-ins are your opportunity to meet members of the health team & Children’s Centre staff & to discuss any aspect of your child’s development, get your child weighed and stay and play.  These run at two locations in Leighton Buzzard

Wednesday: 12:00-13:45 Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre, East Street

Friday: 9:30-11:15 Astral Park, Johnson Way

From 05th November the Pop-In’s are changing:

The Pop-In’s at Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre will now be on: 07th Nov, 05th Dec & 02nd Jan-12:00-15:00

The Pop-In’s at Astral Park will now be on: 23rd Nov, 21st Dec & 14th Jan-09:30-11:15


Baby Massage: BOOKING ONLY

baby-massageThese are 4 classes in which you can learn basic baby massage techniques in a relaxing environment, the course is £20 and must be booked in advance. Baby massage is an extremely popular session so it is well worth having your name put on a waiting list. To take part, babies must have had their 6-8 week health check and must be immobile (i.e. not rolling or moving about too much – up to 6 months usually).

01525 384368


Baby Explorers: DROP-IN

A weekly session for parents and carers with non mobile babies.  Come and relax, chat and make new friends. Each week we have a new theme based on the 5 to Thrive ethos: Talk, play, cuddle, respond and relax, with craft activities included if you want to join in.


Signing allows your baby to communicate, accurately, their thoughts, needs and feelings, before they can speak, thus reducing frustration.  Come along and learn everyday signs and find out how to use them in songs and everyday activities.  For 0-1yr olds.  Call to find out available dates and book, on 01525 384368.