What’s on at The Sunshine Centre?

Contact us to book your place

All of our sessions are booked on a first come first serve basis. Find out more about our groups and availability below.

MORNING Early Years open 8.00am – 6.00pm

Community Larder 9.30am – 5.30pm

Early Years open 8.00am – 6.00pm

Community larder  9.30am – 5.30pm

appointment only
9.30am  – 4.30pm

Soft Play with Stories and Rhymes Under 2s
9.45am – 10.45am

Health Visitors appointment only 10am – 12noon

Early Years open 8.00am – 6.00pm

Community larder  9.30am – 5.30pm

Saplings Antenatal – group
10.15am – 11.30pm

Saplings midwives appointments 8.30am – 3pm

10.00am – 12.00 noon Citizens Advice

Early Years open 8.00am – 6.00pm

Community Larder  9.30am – 5.30pm

appointment only
9.30am – 4.30pm

Mini Market – Fortnightly
10:00am – 11:30am

Stay and Play
10.00am – 11.30am

Early Years open 8.00am – 6.00pm

Community  Larder 9.30am – 5.30pm

Baby Massage course (term time only)
10.30am – 11.30am

AFTERNOON Soft Play SEND Sessions
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Sensory Baby
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Bingo (last Thursday of each month)
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Sunshine Centre

Book Loan

Coming soon, the Sunshine Centre Book Loan.  Keep an eye on our social media for further updates.

Baby Massage

£21 for 6 weeks to be paid in advance.

Please speak to our administrator if you need to make a payment arrangement
A relaxed friendly course enabling you to spend time with your baby and meet other parents/carers and their little ones.

Sensory Baby

A Stay and Play for little ones under 12 months. We focus on the importance of time together, tummy time and stimulating baby’s senses. Enjoy a range of sensory activities and meet other families.

£2 a week.  Booking is essential. Please call 01295 276769 to book.

Stay & Play: SEND Sessions

SEND Stay and Play sessions are now running at the Sunshine Centre.

Mondays from 1pm to 2pm.

No diagnosis needed. Booking required.

Registers open from 9am on Tuesdays for the following week and close at 12pm on Mondays before each session.

Call 01295276769 to book. £2 per session

Soft Play with Stories and Rhymes

Enjoy playing on our soft play equipment, then listen to a story and do some singing.

Tuesdays 9:45am – 10:45am

Open to  1  and 2 year olds

£2 a week booking is essential. Call 01295 276769

Soft Play for 3 & 4 year olds

Enjoy playing on our soft play equipment.

Tuesdays. 11:00am – 11:45am

Open to  3  and 4 year olds

These sessions are currently on hold and due to restart September 2024.

Stay & Play

Our room and garden are set up with activities for children under 5, including messy play, stories and rhyme time. Adults can enjoy a chat with staff and meet other families in a relaxed, informal environment.

Thursdays 10.00am – 11.00am

£2 a week booking is essential. Call 01295 276769

Jubilee Sensory Room

We are happy to talk to you about booking our new Sensory Room for you and your child, attending with a professional. As a professional, you can also book this resource for you and a client. Call us on 01295 276769 to book and discuss your requirements.

Mini Market

Toys, clothes and other items

Fortnightly on Thursdays. See our Facebook page for dates.

10.00am – 11.30am

Nature Play

A 10 week course with Little Wild Things promoting outdoor learning opportunities children under 5 and their parents /carers. We promote outdoor play to maximise opportunity for physical exercise and cognitive development

Community Larder

Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

You are welcome to take 5 items at a time. If your circumstances are difficult and you need more ring our bell and a member of staff will help you.

Outreach Support

Everyone faces challenges in their life at times and our experienced and skilled staff are here to offer support to you on issues such as:
Parenting, making healthy choices, attending activities/courses at the centre, housing, domestic abuse and benefits etc.

If you would like support please contact us and a member of staff will be happy to talk to you.


We hold a monthly Bingo session for over 50’s on the last Thursday of every month.

Doors open at 2pm, eyes down at 2.30pm

Please book to join the fun.


Keep your eye on our News and facebook page for our

regular trips to exciting places from The Sunshine Centre

Family Fun Days

Our News section and our Facebook Page will give you

information of our regular Family Fun days and events.

Self Esteem Programme

An 8 week programme to help build confidence and assertiveness.

Please contact The Sunshine Centre to enquire.

The Parenting Puzzle

Wonder if family life could be more fun?

Why is it the more you tell them off the more they argue? Discover more about parenting.

A 10 week course for Mums, Dads and Carers.

Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am

(cost £5 for resources)

Caring Dads

A programme to help fathers improve their relationship with their children and end controlling, abusive and neglectful behaviour.

Caring Dads is a 17 week course offering fathers a unique opportunity to engage with their children and develop a positive relationship with them.

Participants can only access this course via a professional referral.

For more information contact us at The Sunshine Centre.

Left To Their Own Devices

A workshop to help parents address the challenge of the online world, discuss topics such as the impact of the digital world on children, screen time, social media and tackle some of the more serious issues such as online bullying.

Time Out For Parents

A course for parents of children with additional needs

This course provides an opportunity for you to receive and provide support, encouragement, share feelings & experience and come up with solutions to problems on a basis of what works – not what is meant to work

Charlie the Chef

Are you concerned about your child’s eating habits? Enjoy learning the importance of a healthy/balanced diet and try new foods with our puppet Charlie The Chef.  Parents can refer themselves to The Sunshine Centre or a professional might make a referral on your behalf.

Contact us to book your place at any of our activities

All of our classes are booked on a first come first serve basis. Find out more about our groups and availability above.

Session Guidelines

  • Children in any of the sessions remain the responsibility of their Mums, Dads and Carers.

  • A variety of activities are set up for you and your children to join in and enjoy together.

  • As the Centre has many groups using the toys and equipment, it is important they are used safely and correctly.
  • At the end of the session we all tidy up the rooms together.
  • In the interest of safety for yourself, children, staff and all participants of the Centre, please read the statements and policies on display in the room (if you would like to read the full version of our policies, please see a member of staff).
  • Children are required to be accompanied by an adult in the toilets.
  • Parents/carers can take photographs or film videos if the images/videos are for personal use only.

  • We ask for photos taken during the event not to be shared on social media or ask you to gain permission from children and their parents/carers before sharing photographs and videos that include them.
  • We recommend that you check the privacy settings of your social media account to understand who else will be able to view any images you share.