Local Listings

As well as activities and events, Penarth BATS maintains a list of local activities for under-5s.

If you would like to advise us of any corrections or new listings, please email us at penarthbats@yahoo.co.uk.

Up and coming Bats events

Nearly New Sale
Saturday 25th April 2020 2-3:30pm at St Cyres School, Penarth. For more information click here.

Breastfeeding support

Penarth Baby Latte
Mum-to-mum breastfeeding support group, with trained counsellors.
Wed, 10-11.30am, All Saints Church, Victoria Square.

Pre-school playgroups

Elfed Avenue Playgroup
United Reform Church Hall, Elfed Ave, Penarth
Mon,Wed and Fri 9.15-11.45am (2033 0601)

Tabernacle Playgroup
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Plassey Street, Penarth
Mon- Fri 9.15-11.45 am (2070 2690)

Cylch Meithrin Bethel
Bethel Chapel, Plassey Street, Penarth
Mon- Fri 9.15-11.45am (2091 9477)

Cylch Meithrin Dinas Powys
Mon-Wed and Fri mornings (2051 2405)

Jubilee Playgroup
Jubilee Hall, Smithies Avenue, Sully
Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm (07521 820232)

State nurseries

Cogan School Nursery, Cawnpore Street, Penarth (2070 8497)
Victoria School Nursery, Cornerswell Road, Penarth (2070 9225)
Albert Road Nursery, Albert Road, Penarth (2070 7682)
Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Garth, Redlands Road, Penarth (2070 0262)
St Joseph’s School Nursery, Sully Road, Penarth (2070 2864)
Bute Cottage Nursery, Bute Lane (2070 2957)
Sully Nursery, Burnham Avenue (2053 0377)
Dinas Powys Nursery, Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys (2051 2151)
Llandough Nursery, Dochdwy Road, Llandough (2070 2835)

Places to go

Penarth Library, Stanwell Road, Penarth

Dinas Powys Library, Fairoaks, Dinas Powys

Sully Library (part time), South Rd Sully

Cardiff Central library
Storytime sessions on Tuesdays 10.30am and 1.30pm. Rhyme time on Wednesday. No pre-booking required.

Hands on science centre, with regular special toddler days. Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay

Cosmeston Country Park
Free park with lakes, ducks and swans, adventure play area, café. Lavernock Road, Penarth

Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan’s
Large park with reconstructed historic buildings. Adventure play area, cafés. Free admission – parking charges apply. St Fagan’s (just off A4232)

Dyffryn Gardens
Extensive gardens. Admission charge to gardens, but café and play area outside pay area. St Nicholas, access from A48 or Five Mile Lane.

Amelia Trust Farm
Farm animals, café and nice walks. Free (donations welcome.) Five Mile Lane, Barry.

Penarth Leisure Centre
Swimming pool, creche, soft play, tiny tots gym and Gullyvers playcentre (see below). Andrew Road, Cogan.

Barry Leisure Centre
Swimming pool and soft play Greenwood Street, Barry

Cardiff Central Youth Club (2046 1988)
Well-equipped gym with regular ‘stay and play’ parent and baby/toddler gym sessions during the week. See website for details.
Ocean Way, Cardiff

Planet Gymnastics (2034 3585)
Well-equipped gym with morning ‘stay and play’ gym sessions and afternoon pre-school gym classes. See website for details.
Glynstell Close, off Hadfield Road, Cardiff

Play centres

(phone for prices, offers and opening times)

Parc Play Indoor and outdoor play (2034 5696)
Curran Embankment, off Penarth Rd

Play Zone (2023 9777)
Unit 4 Stadium Close, off Penarth Rd

Gullyvers Adventure Playcentre (2070 0717)
Upstairs at Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan. Open for some sessions in school holidays, by arrangement at other times. Ring for details.

Adventure Island (01446 733344)
3-10 Esplanade Buildings Barry Island

Play Barn (also outside play area)(01446 710428)
Three Horseshoes Pub, Moulton, nr Barry (off Five Mile Lane)

Classes – various times and venues

Monkey Music Classes in Penarth. (01656 649190)

Tiny talk Baby signing classes in Dinas Powys and Sully. (07906 675762)

Musical minis Classes in Sully. (01446 420060)

Hei di Ho Welsh language music classes in Penarth. (2065 5031)

Sing and sign Baby signing classes in Cardiff.

Tempo Tots Cymru Music classes in Penarth for little ones from 3 months to 4 years old (07913 103 927)

Baby Splash swimming lessons for 3months to 3 years. At Penarth leisure centre on Saturday mornings, and other venues around the Vale of Glamorgan. Call for details and to book a six-week block of sessions. (07890 909 498)

Tots Play Classes in Penarth and Barry (email rachel@totsplay.co.uk)

I’m a yogi Yoga classes for Parent & toddler (2-5 yr), Kids (6-12 yr) and Family (2+ yr)
TO BOOK, please message www.facebook.com/imayogi.co.uk
Or email sinead@imayogi.co.uk / book online www.imayogi.co.uk

Hartbeeps Baby and Toddler multi-sensory music classes. Running every Thursday at the Kymin. Contact Tracy or Rhiannon on 07870450383  or tracy@hartbeeps.com).

Discotots Music and Movement class for walking tots up to 4 years (baby class coming soon). Tuesdays (termtime) in Penarth Sea Cadets hall. Contact Becky on 07876 177017 – https://discotots-cardiff.class4kids.co.uk/


Under 5s Parent and Toddler, Albert Road Methodist Church Hall (step-free access down the side of the building from Albert Crescent).

Dinas Powys Under 5s, St Mary’s Church, Edith Road, Dinas Powys.

All Saints Toddlers, All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square. (2025 1558)

Baby Yoga The Kymin, Penarth – 6 week course (2070 5716)

11.30 – 12.45
Dream Routing All Saints Church Lesser Hall – Tracey@dreamroutine.co.uk

Contact Tracey on 07368 695602. Ages Newborn to Walking

Soft Play Barry Leisure Centre


9.30am – 2.30pm
Soft Play Penarth Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

Scallywags, Back of Bethesda Church Hall, Fairoaks, Dinas Powys


Baby Yoga The Kymin, Penarth. (07773 278 918)

Trinity Toddlers, Woodland Place, Penarth (2040 4833 or 2071 1291)

Storytime, Penarth Library (2070 8438) phone in morning to book place

Song and storytime, Dinas Powys Library

Pregnancy yoga, The Kymin, Penarth.(07773 278 918)


9.15 – 12.15
Soft Play Barry Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

Soft Play Penarth Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

Dinas Powys Under 5s, St Mary’s Church, Edith Road, Dinas Powys.

Tea and Toast Trinity Church Hall, Woodland Place, Penarth

Woodland Toddler Group Cosmeston Country Park – meet in the car park, near the cafe.


Tea and Toast Toddler Group, St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Penarth

9.15 – 12.15
Soft Play Barry Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

9.30 – 11.30am
Soft Play Penarth Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

Dinas Powys Parent and Toddler Group, Murchfield Community Hall, Dinas Powys (07800 734 025)

Jolly Babies music (0-15 month) at Trinity Methodist Church, Woodland Place, Penarth £4.00

Mums and Tots, Salvation Army, Penarth (2070 0858)

10:00-12 noon
Hartbeeps, The Kymin, Beach Road, Penarth – Tracy & Rhiannon (07870450383)

Music with Mummy (1-3 years) at Trinity Methodist Church, Woodland Place, Penarth £4.00 (siblings under 12 months attend for free)

Yoga for parents, St Mary’s Church Hall, Edith Road, Dinas Powys (07935 226 047)

Soft Play, Barry Leisure Centre (01446 403000)

Trinity Toddlers, Woodland Place, Penarth (2040 4833 or 2071 1291)

Cylch Ti a Fi, Capel Bethel, Plassey Street, Penarth. (Entrance down the path at right side of Chapel). Welsh language parent and toddler group – warm welcome to Welsh speakers, learners and non-Welsh speakers.


Penarth Under 5’s Parent and Toddler, Albert Road Methodist Church Hall (step-free access down the side of the building from Albert Crescent).

Cylch Ti a Fi, Methodist Church, The Kynance, Dinas Powys. Welsh language toddler group.

TABS Toddlers Tabernacle Baptist Church, Plassey Street, Penarth (2070 2690)

Parent and Toddler Group, Brockhill Community Centre, Penarth (2070 4406)

Mother and Baby Swimming session, Barry Leisure Centre (01446 744770)

Child Friendly Yoga Class, Byrd Crescent Community Hall. £5 Contact nijayoga@gmail.com for booking or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nijayoga

Buggy Fit Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (meet by cafe) (07792 023870)
More info at www.buggyfit.com

Twinkles twin group at Bethesda Chapel, Dinas Powys every other Friday during term time. £1 per family, drinks provided, contact Ellie Foote on 07515870061 or check facebook page for dates.

Many of these groups make a small charge and are run by the parents/carers themselves so you will be expected to help with activities, coffee-making, clearing away equipment etc

Also see the ‘What’s On’ sections in the Penarth Times, and the regional ‘Primary Times‘ and ‘Early Times’ magazines, available free of charge in public libraries.

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