Local Group ServicesLocal Group Services

The Luton directory has information on wider community groups running in Luton: https://directory.luton.gov.uk/kb5/luton/directory/home.page

Those services we have heard that are back up and running are listed below. Please note we are not officially ‘recommending’ any of these as we are not involved in the content/running of the sessions. Please note some will have a cost and some it’s best to contact first to check still running!

‘What’s on in Luton’ Step Forward What’s on guide

  • Mums’ Hub– Wednesdays (term time) 10am to 12.30pm at Word of Faith Centre (27-29 Alma Street, LU1 2PL)- a warm welcome and safe place for all mums- play area for children 0 to 5. Courses and befriending services available
  • Happy Baby Group– New mums with baby’s under 1 year- FREE drop in on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11am at Luton Central Library (LU1 2NG) or Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3pm at Marsh Farm Library (LU3 3TL) Contact linda.howell@lutonlibraries.co.uk for more information
  • Twinkle Tuesdays– Storytime and Activities at No Ordinary Bookshop- 88 The Markey Hall (LU1 2TA) on Tuesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Pushchairs in the Park with Rhymetime– FREE led walk around Wardown Park (LU2 7HA) every Wednesday 10am to 11am- Meet at the playground area- no need to book. Ends with a Rhymetime session. Email parksvolunteers@luton.gov.uk to check it’s running in bad weather
  • Groundwork’s wild play – FREE sessions to teach families how to use the outdoors to play and learn- different locations in Luton on Thursdays 10am to 11am May- October- Contact 07702941445, email molly.rice@groundwork.org.uk or visit their Website
  • 4th Trimester- parenting support group for those with bumps or babies up to four(ish) months of age- 6 week cycle/term for parents and their partners or significant caregivers. There is a strong focus on evidence-based information and support. Visit their Website
  • Thriving Communities Luton– a series of arts, culture, health and wellbeing, physical and outdoor activities in your local community. Most activities are FREE or low cost, and are designed to improve wellbeing- visit www.activeluton.co.uk/thriving-communities-luton
  • Luton Central Library Fun Time – Simple crafts and colouring fun for all the family to enjoy. No need to book , just turn up on the last Sunday of every month from 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Luton Central Library Story time – FREE stories and craft for 2-5 year olds on Fridays 10am to 10.30am and FREE Stories for 5-8 years on Tuesdays 4.15pm to 4.45pm at Luton Central Library (St Georges Square, LU1 2NG)
  • Leagrave Library Story time- FREE stories and rhymes for families with 2-5 year olds at Leagrave Library (LU3 2NL) Tuesday 9.30-10am Contact: 01582 556650
  • Rhyme Time at ALL Luton Libraries– For babies, toddlers and grown-ups to enjoy rhymes, songs and stories together:
  1. Luton Central Library (LU1 2NG): Tuesday 10am-10:30am, Thursday 10am-10:30am and Sunday 11:30am-12pm Contact: 01582547418.
  2. Lewsey Library (LU4 0SW) Tuesday 2:15pm-2:45pm Contact: 01582696094
  3. Leagrave Library (LU3 2NL) Wednesday 9:30am-10:00am, Wednesday 10:30am-11:00am Contact: 01582556650
  4. Stopsley Library (LU2 7UN) Wednesday 2:00pm-2:30pm, Thursday 2:00pm-2:30pm Contact: 01582706368
  5. Marsh Farm Library (LU3 3TL) Thursday 10am-10:30am Contact: 01582574803
  • The Library Games- Play traditional games like Snap and Frustration, build something amazing from LEGO or try your hand at Coding. Suitable for 8+ Booking is not required
  1. Luton Central Library (LU1 2NG): Monday 4pm to 4.45pm
  2. Stopsley Library (LU2 7UN) Tuesday 4pm to 4.45pm
  3. Lewsey Library (LU4 0SW) Wednesday 4pm to 4.45pm
  4. Leagrave Library (LU3 2NL) Thursday 4pm to 4.45pm
  5. Marsh Farm Library (LU3 3TL) Friday 4pm to 4.45pm
  • The Library also has free activities for Adults (Knit and Natter/ Colouring/ Reading Groups) find out more here
  • Foodcycle Luton- Free meals on Tuesdays at 6pm at Hightown Baptist Church (Reginald St- LU27Q)
  • Chantry Primary School Stay and Play– Tomlinson Avenue (LU4 0QP) Wednesdays 9am to 10.15am, contact 01582706500 for more information
  • Whitefield Primary School Stay and Play– Stockholm Way (LU3 3SS) Thursdays 9am to 10.15am, contact 01582 596108 for more information
  • Central Baptist Church JUMP toddlers group– Every Tuesday 10am to 11.30am for 0-5 year olds (Term Time Only) call 01582 422 635
  • Ladies Tea and Coffee Catch Up– Every Wednesday 10am to 12pm at Bury Park Community Centre- children welcome under 10
  • Baby Brasseries (Breastfeeding Cafes) in Bedford/Central Bedfordshire
  • Stay & Play at Whitefield Primary Academy (Stockholm Way, LU3 3SS) Every Tuesday (Term-time) 8.40am to 10am £1 per family Contact 01582 596108
  • Stay & Play at Maidenhall Community Preschool (LU4 9LB) Mayne Avenue (LU4 9LB) Every Wednesday 12.45pm to 1.45pm Contact 01582 619009 £1 each
  • Stay & Play at Pastures Way Nursery School (LU4 0PE)- Mondays 9.30am to 10.45am. £1 per family. Contact 01582 600691
  • Stay & Play at Hart Hill Nursery School (LU2 0JS)– Wednesdays 10am to 11.15am. £2 per family. Contact 01582 731701
  • Stay & Play at Gill Blowers Leabank Nursery School (LU3 3LW)– Thursdays 9am to 10am. £1 per family. Contact 01582 587350
  • Stay & Play at Gill Blowers Mossdale Nursery School (LU4 9JL)- Thursdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £1 per family. Contact 01582 575100
  • Stay & Play at Grasmere Nursery School- Fridays 9.30am to 11am. £1 per family. Contact 01582 593426 for details, contact Flying Start to BOOK IN
  • Bright Beginnings Stay and Play– At Ferrars Infant School (LU4 0LL)- contact Marie on 01582 573641
  • Stopsley Community Primary School Stay and Play- Wednesdays 9am to 10.15am (Hitchin Road, LU2 7UG) Call 01582 611035 for more info
  • St Matthews Primary School Stay and Play– Wednesdays 9am to 10.30am (Rotheram Avenue, LU1 5PP) Call 01582 723970 for more info
  • St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School Stay and Play– Wednesdays 8.30am to 10am (Wenlock Street, LU2 0NJ) Call 01582 723430 for more info
  • Southfield Primary School Stay and Play- Tuesdays 9am to 10.30am (Pastures Way, LU4 0PE) Call 01582 604 876 for more info
  • Sacred Heart Primary School Play and Stay– Wednesdays 8.50am to 10am (Langford Drive, LU2 9AJ) Call 01582 730781 for more info
  • Luton Irish Forum Baby & Toddler Group – Baby & Toddler Group at Luton Irish Forum (LU2 0ES) on Fridays 9.30am to 11am (£1.50) Contact 01582 720 447 or visit their Website
  • Tiddlers Toddlers – Toddler Group at St Hughes Church (LU4 0ND) on Thursdays 9.45am to 11.30am (£1.50) Contact 01582 664433 or visit their Website
  • Luton Christian Fellowshop (LCF) Toddler Group- Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am (Castle/Hibbert Street, LU1 3AL) £1 per family Call 01582 619990 for more info
  • Luton Central Baptist Church JUMP Toddler Group– (Park Street, LU1 3ET) Call 01582 422635 for more info
  • Bush Babies – Stay and Play for Under 5s at the Bushmead Hub (LU2 7SF) on Thursdays 10am to 11.30am (£2.50) Contact 01582 422818, email team@bushmeadhub.co.uk or visit their Website
  • The REAL Play Experience – Rhyme Times for under 4 years at Priory Church Hall in Dunstable on selected Wednesday/Thursday mornings (£1) Contact Tammy on 07506154289, email tammytherealplay@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page / Website
  • Hullaballoo (0-4 years) and Babybaloo (under 1s) Stay and Play/ Baby Group at Stopsley Baptist Church at various days/times (£3.50) Contact 01582 727352, email julie.young@stopsley.net or visit their Facebook
  • Active Luton Sessions for Under 5s– Aqua Babies/Totz (£4.30) or Mini-nastics Softplay for under 4s (£3.70) Contact 01582400272 or email communities@activeluton.co.uk or visit their Website
  • Hockwell Ring Mosque Moms and Tots– Art & Craft, Snacks, Support, Nashiha and lots of fun for 0-4 years old. Every two weeks on Thursdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm (Barley Lane, LU4 9HT) Call 01582 966232 for more info
  • Jolly Beans – Music & Rhyme Time, Musical Movers and Baby Music at various locations (Limbury, Bushmead, Stopsley, Wigmore, Caddington) Monday to Friday (£5 for 40 min group) Contact 07918 32450, email jollybeansgroups@gmail.com or visit their Facebook
  • Online Baby Massage courses with Early Years AllianceThe course comprises a one-hour session a week for five weeks and costs £60 per person per course. More details and to book here

  • Midwife Mama Bear Baby Massage and Yoga Classes- Info here

  • Hart Hill Baby MassageHart Hill Nursery School is delighted to offer a five week baby massage course. Sessions will take place on Friday afternoons 1pm-2pm and will be held in the family room at the nursery with Shona. The cost for each session is £5.00 or just £20 for all five sessions. Baby massage is a fantastic tool to promote bonding and attachment; it can help with common baby ailments such as colic, teething and constipation. If interested in attending please speak to the office on 01582 731701.

  • Tini-Totts Baby Massage – Baby Massage (£50 for 5 week course) Contact Tinitotts@yahoo.com or visit their Website

  • The REAL Play Baby Massage– 5 WEEK COURSE £50 Including baby massage oil and booklet. Perfect for babies from birth to 6 months. Call or text Tammy on 07506154289 or email on tammytherealplay@gmail.com
  • Baby Massage with Jolly Beans– Contact 07918 324507 or jollybeansgroups@gmail.com
  • Dance upon a Star – Ballet, Tap, Modern and Acro classes in Bedfordshire for the under 6 age group- Free trial, £5.50 usually. Contact Emily on 07944 875448, email emily@emilyhancockdanceacademy.co.uk or visit their Facebook / Website
  • Trinity Community Centre – Stay and Play – call for more info – 01582 563871
  • Fun Factory futures House – Stay and Play – Wednesdays from 9.45 – 11.45 from 10th December Contact 01582 512 555 or email info@marshfarmfutures.co.uk
  • SALTO Gym Soft Play– Mon, Wed and Fri from 9.30am to 11.30am (£6 per child, £3 under 6months) To book please email Reception@saltogym.org or call 01582 495953
  • Gravity Trampoline Park– Parent and Toddler Session (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10am and Saturday at 9am) £6 per toddler. SEN Sessions (Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 1pm and 4:30pm) Contact 03301595815 or visit gravity-uk.com
  • Luton Grappling Club– Grappling/Self defence classes for boys in Luton from ages 4 to 14. FREE trial available. Details here: www.lutongrapplingclub.co.uk
  • Water Babies– Saturdays 2.15pm to 5.15pm at Lady Zia Wenher School (LU2 9AY) 30 minute sessions. For further details call 01295 709221 or visit Website