Smuffies Toddler Group

We regret that due to current Covid restrictions Smuffies is not opening. We hope to be back as soon as possible.

We are a long-standing group for all children from birth right up to school-entry age as well as their parents, grandparents and carers. We run a weekly craft table and singing session as well as holding cake sales to raise money for children's charities. 

Every Christmas we hold a party with food and games, where Father Christmas brings a present of a quality storybook for each child.

We enjoy a summer party (in the leader's own garden or in the hall if rainy) where the children enjoy a bouncy castle, party food and games.  All leavers for school are presented with a farewell book token.

In early October, Tempest Photography come to take photos of any children/families who wish to, with favourable deals on photo packs and no obligation to purchase.

We have accessible entry for buggies, prams and wheelchairs to the rear of the parish hall.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm (term time only)

Who to contact

Contact name
Kim Harding
Contact position
Group leader
01833 637 018

Where to go

St. Mary's Parish Hall
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NQ

Other details

Cost description
£1 per week per family (regardless of number of children)
Referral required?
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Our session in the Parish Hall is accessible to all by the entrance to the rear of the building. Whilst a fully accessible toilet is not as yet provided in the hall, a fully accessible toilet is provided in the Parish Church, 20 yards from the hall.

We are able to provide refreshments (and baking activities) that avoid allergens where required.

Both leaders have up-to-date First Aid training.


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Address: Newgate  Barnard Castle  County Durham

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