Flying Start Children’s Centre buildings have closed as of 1 April 2021.

Flying Start will continue to deliver some services virtually which can be found on our timetable on this website page, which will soon be updated. These services will be online for now but we hope to get back to face-to-face in community venues for Autumn if restrictions allow.

You can book for any of the services advertised by emailing or ringing 01582 548356. Professionals can make an online referral here

Before we are able to start up again, community/church groups/schools may be starting up their own Stay and Play groups so it’s worth looking online for them. The Luton directory has information on wider community groups too:

Some events we have been notified of starting back are:

  • Pushchairs in the Park- Every Wednesday 10am to 11am at Wardown Park until end of August- Meet at the playground area- free, no need to book
  • Groundwork’s wild play free sessions teach families how to use the outdoors to play and learn- various locations in Luton on Thursdays 10am to 11am May- October- contact or 07702941445 (once older!)
  • Hullaballoo (0-4) and Babybaloo (under 1) at Stopsley Baptist Church at various days/times:
  • Ragdolly Annas- at Bushmead Community Hub- Friday Music and Rhyme session for 0 to 5 years
  • Jolly Beans- at various locations in Luton- something everyday- music, rhymes and movement sessions and baby groups (40 mins) Call 07918 32450 or Email

If you have a health related concern for your child then please contact the Luton Health Visiting Service or ring the Help Line 0333 405 0087  They can also be contacted through Parentline – a confidential advice and support text messaging service for Luton parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years –  07507 331886

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child (0 to 18 years old) please call the MASH on 01582 547653.  For out of normal working hours emergencies please call 0300 300 8123


Starting from Monday 19th April you can collect Healthy Start vitamins from:

Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre
(Concorde Street, Luton, LU2 0JD)
Collection times:
– Monday 11am – 4pm
– Wednesday 11am – 4pm
Contactless payments or Healthy Start vouchers only

Lea Manor Recreation Centre (Northwell Drive, Luton, LU3 3TL)
Lewsey Sport Park (Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PF)
Collection times:
– Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm
– Saturday 10am – 1pm