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Anyone is welcome to come along to our playgroups.  They are great indoor and outdoor fun for children of all ages.  Mum, Dad and Grandparents, Caregivers are all welcome to join in, meet other parents and have some fun with your children.

These are free for Dunedin Parents Centre members or $2 for non-members.

  • Monday 10am to 11.30am (Mixed Ages) – Free Play
  • Tuesday 10am to 11.30am (Mixed Ages) – Active Movement
  • Wednesday 10.30am to 12noon (Tums & Bums†) – Under 1s
  • Thursday 10am – 2pm (Mixed Ages) – Japanese Language Playgroup NEW
  • Friday 10am to 12pm (Mixed Ages)* – Music and Movement

Please bring along a $2 donation per family per playgroup (if not a DPC member) and a healthy snack for shared morning tea!

Monday Freeplay

10am – 11.30am – All Ages Playgroup

This is a free-play session with various activities set up each week.

Tuesday Active Movement

10am – 11.30am – All Ages Playgroup

This session is best suited to children who are at least crawling. Stations will be set up with specific active movement skills. An active music session is also included towards the end of the playgroup.

Wednesday Tums & Bums

10.30am – 12noon – Babies under 1

This playgroup is suited for babies under 1 (or thereabouts) and is a good chance for new mums & dads to meet other parents.

Thursday Japanese Language Playgroup NEW

10am – 2pm – All Ages Playgroup

This new playgroup is open to all children 0-5yrs! Anyone with an interest in learning and embracing Japanese language and culture is welcome. There will be Japanese traditional songs and movements, learning the language, cooking and Japanese holiday celebrations.

Friday Music Playgroup

10am – 12noon – All Ages Playgroup

The music session runs 10.15-10.45 with morning tea and free play after.

Our playgroups run throughout the year except stat days – we only break during the Christmas holidays.

Toy Library can be accessed by members 10mins before to 10mins after each playgroup except Thursday.

You don’t need to be a DPC member to come to playgroups but if you are planning on coming along regularly it is worth it for the extra benefits!

†Tums & Bums is a special session reserved for babies under 1 year of age.

* Music and Movement runs from 10.15am to 10.45am
Active Movement Playgroup

For enquiries contact us on 03 453 5536 or by email at

Or feel free to just drop in and have a look!