Under-fives activities in Haringey

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The fact that I can never tell when and for how long Gertie will sleep makes planning out-of-the-house activities quite tricky. When she wakes up from her morning nap (anywhere between 9am and 11.30am) I usually have to scramble through various children’s centre and library timetables looking for something on at that precise moment. There’s no room for delay as the time between naps equals exactlythe amount of time needed to get out and get back without risking a pushchair sleep.

Anyway, I’ve been promising a listings post for some time now, organised by days so it is an easy reference for others like me. Sorry it’s taken me so long but it turns out there’s bloody loads going on in Haringey. I’ve managed Monday-Wednesday – rest of the week to follow. 

So far it’s mainly libraries and children’s centres, but I do intend to update this list – please add a comment if you know of things I’ve missed. I’m only including drop-in activities, rather than courses. Anything you have to make a commitment to doesn’t fit with my general last-minute ethos. Most of the stuff is term-time only, so check before you go if it’s during the holidays.

Under-fives activities in Haringey

Monday AM
Monday PM
Tuesday AM
Tuesday PM
Wednesday AM
Wednesday PM

Mondays – AM
Who? Family activity
What? Plant it, Grow it, Cook it – community garden
Where? Rowland Hill Children’s Centre, 315 White Hart Lane, N17 7LT. 020 8808 6089
When? 9-11.30am
How much? Free

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Who? 1-2 year olds
What? Stay and play
Where? Campsbourne Children’s Centre, Nightingale Lane, N8 7AF. 020 8347 0478

When? 9.15-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Muckaround Mondays – messy play and music
Where? Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre, Adams Road, N17 6HE. 020 8885 8800.

When? 9.30-11.30am
How much? Free

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Who? 0-4s
What? Eeny Meeny Music. Guitar-led musical fun with singing, dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals
Where? St.George’s Church Hall, Corner of Park Road & Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, N10
When? 9.30-10.15am and 10.30-11.15am
How much?  £4.50 or £7 for two siblings
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Who? Under-fives
What? Singing and storytime
Where? Big Green Bookshop, Unit 1 Brampton Park Road, N22 6BG, 020 8881 6767
When? 10-11am
How much? Free
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Who? New mums and pregnant women
What? Breastfeeding cafe
Where? Noel Park Children’s Centre, Shropshire Hall, Gladstone Ave, N22 6LD. 020 8826 9280
When? 10-12am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? LUDOtek Toy library and play session
Where? Triangle House, Pulford Road, N15 6SP, 07947 201 114
When? 10-12.30pm
How much? Free 
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Who? Under-fives
What? Sing and play
Where? Coombes Croft Library, Tottenham High Road, N17 8AG, 020 8489 8771
When? 10-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Families
What? Health Walk through Ally Pally
Where? Stonecroft Children’s Centre, 100 Priory Road, N8 7HR. 020 8340 7050
When? 10.15-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Singing
Where? Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, N22 7UJ. 0208 489 8770
When? 10.30-11am
How much? Free
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Who? Under-fives
What? Storytime
Where? Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, N8 9JA. 020 8489 1118
When? 10.30-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Toddlers
What? Storytime and singalong
Where? Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA. 020 8489 5309
When? 10.30-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Toddlers
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Highgate Library, 1 Shepherds Hill, N6 5QJ, 020 8489 8772
When? 10.30am
How much? £4 – booking recommended on 020 3083 8887

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Who? Under-fives
What? Singing, followed by stay and play
Where? Wood Green Library, High Road, N22 6XD. 020 8489 2700
When? 10.30-12pm
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stories and singing
Where? Muswell Hill Library, 1 Queens Avenue, N10 3PE. 020 8489 8773
When? 11-11.30am
How much? Free

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Mondays – PM

Who? 0-3s
What? Jolly Babies drop-in playgroup
Where? Burghley Road Under Fives Community Centre, Burghley Road, N8 0QG (nr Turnpike Lane)
When? 2-4.30pm
How much? £2, including tea and biscuits and healthy snack for the kids

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stories and music
Where? Muswell Hill Toy Library, 1 Queens Avenue, N10 3PE. 020 8489 8773
When? 2.30-3.00pm
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Messy play and craft activity
Where? Stroud Green and Haringey Library, Quernmore Rd, N4 4QR. 020 8489 8776
When? 2-4pm
How much? Free

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Who? 15mnths-4 years
What? Green Peas Messy Play
Where? Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Rd., London, N8 9LP. 020 8348 4612
When? 3-4pm and 3.30-4.30pm
How much? The first trial session costs £5, drop in £8, if 3 or more sessions booked £7,50 per session. Sibling discount £3
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Tuesdays – AM

Who? 0-3s
What? Stay and play
Where? Campsbourne Children’s Centre, Nightingale Lane, N8 7AF. 020 8347 0478

When? 9-11am
How much? Free

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Who? 0-12 months
What? Stay and play
Where? Highgate Primary Family Centre, Gaskell Road, London, N6 4ED. 020 3213 0004
When? 9.30-11.30
How much? £3 (£2 for additional siblings)
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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and messy play
Where? The Ladder Children’s Centre, Pemberton Road, N4 1BA. 020 8372 5008
When? 9.30-11.30
How much? Free
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Who? 0-3s
What? Stay and play
Where? Rowland Hill Children’s Centre, 315 White Hart Lane, N17 7LT. 020 8808 6089
When? 9.30-11.30am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Fairy Flutterby’s Little Rock-a-Byes music group, followed by tea and biscuit with stay and play
Where? The Children’s Hub, 128 Myddleton Road, N22
When? 9.45-10.30am
How much? £3.50 with discounts for siblings
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Who? 0-3s
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Muswell Hill Library, 1 Queens Avenue, N10 3PE. 020 8489 8773
When? 10am
How much? £4 – booking recommended on 020 3083 8887
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Who? Babies & Toddlers
What? Pop-up Tales – stories brought to life using puppets, parachutes, bubbles and song
Where? Rokesly Children’s Centre, Elmfield Avenue, London, N8 8QG.
When? 10.30
How much? £4.00
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Who? Up to 12 months
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, N22 7UJ. 0208 489 8770
When? 10-10.30
How much? £4 – booking recommended on 020 3083 8887

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Who? Under-fives
What? Messy craft
Where? Wood Green Library, High Road, N22 6XD. 020 8489 2700
When? 10-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Gardening club
Where? Woodlands Park Children’s Centre, Woodlands Park Road, N15 3SD. 020 8802 0041
When? 10-12pm
How much? Free
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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and play group
Where? Salvation Army Hall, Terront Road, N15
When? 10-12pm
How much? £1 including tea and biscuits and snack for child
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Who? 0-3s
What? Stay and play
Where? Noel Park Children’s Centre, Shropshire Hall, Gladstone Ave, N22 6LD. 020 8826 9280
When? 10-12am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Three Potato Four – read a story then do a related craft
Where? The Step Cafe, Myddleton Road, N22 8NE
When?  10.30-11.30
How much? £5 per session – booking preferred by email artclub3pot4@yahoo.co.uk
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Who? Under-fives
What? LUDOtek messy play session
Where? Triangle House, Pulford Road, N15 6SP, 07947 201 114
When? 10.30-11.45pm
How much? £1, including snack 
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Who? Under-fives
What? Craft activity and singalong
Where? Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA. 020 8489 5309
When? 10.30-11.30am
How much? Free

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Who? 0-3s
What? Stay and Play with vegetarian lunch
Where? Burghley Road Under Fives Community Centre, Burghley Road, N8 0QG (nr Turnpike Lane)
When? 10.30-3pm
How much? £1 entry, 50p kids lunch, £1.50 adult lunch 

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Who? Under-fives
What? Rhymetime
Where? Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, N8 9JA. 020 8489 1118
When? 11-11.30am
How much? Free

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Tuesdays – PM

Who? Parents
What? Knitting group (with creche)
Where? Campsbourne Children’s Centre, Nightingale Lane, N8 7AF. 020 8347 0478

When? 12.45-2pm
How much? Free. Booking required.

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Who? 0-12 months
What? Baby stay and play
Where? Downhills Children’s Centre, Downhills Primary School, Phillip Lane, N15 4AB. 020 8489 8722
When? 1-3pm
How much? Free
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Who? 0-12 months
What? Baby stay and play
Where? Woodside Children’s Centre, 59 White Hart Lane, N22 5SJ. 020 8888 4398
When? 1.30-3pm
How much? Free
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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and messy play
Where? The Ladder Children’s Centre, Pemberton Road, N4 1BA. 020 8372 5008
When? 1.30-3.30pm
How much? Free
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Who? 0-3s
What? Drumming group
Where? The Maynard Arms, 70 Park Road, Crouch End N8 8SX. 07944 875 544. Facebook page/bongobabies
When? 2 sessions at 2.10pm and 3.10pm
How much? First class £4 then £6 drop in basis 

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Who? Under-fives
What? Storytime
Where? Stroud Green and Haringey Library, Quernmore Rd, N4 4QR. 020 8489 8776
When? 2.30-3pm
How much? Free

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Wednesdays – AM

Who? Under-fives
What? Dads stay and play
Where? Highgate Primary Family Centre, Gaskell Road, London, N6 4ED. 020 3213 0004
When? 9am-12pm
How much? £3 (£2 for additional siblings)
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Who? 0-3s
What? Trudi’s toddler group
Where? Downhills Children’s Centre, Downhills Primary School, Phillip Lane, N15 4AB. 020 8489 8722
When? 9am-11am
How much? Free
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Who? Dads and kids
What? Activity time
Where? Campsbourne Children’s Centre, Nightingale Lane, N8 7AF. 020 8347 0478

When? 9-11am
How much? Free. 

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Who? 0-3 years
What? Stay and play
Where? Woodside Children’s Centre, 59 White Hart Lane, N22 5SJ. 020 8888 4398
When? 9.30am-11.30am
How much? Free
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Who? Under-fives
What? Messy play
Where? Everyone’s Climbing Tree, 141 station road, London, N22 7ST. 07793 768 004
When? 9.30-11.30am
How much? £3

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Who? Under-fives
What? Fairy Flutterby’s Little Rock-a-Byes music group, followed by tea and biscuit with stay and play
Where? The Children’s Hub, 128 Myddleton Road, N22
When? 9.45-10.30am
How much? £3.50 with discounts for siblings

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Who? Under-fives
What? Singing
Where? Woodlands Park Children’s Centre, Woodlands Park Road, N15 3SD. 020 8802 0041
When? 9.45-10.30am and 10.45-11.30am
How much? Free
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Who? All ages
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, N22 7UJ. 0208 489 8770
When? 10am
How much? £4 booking recommended on 020 3083 8887

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Who? Bumps and babies
What? NCT coffee morning
Where? Highgate Primary Family Centre, Gaskell Road, London, N6 4ED. 020 3213 0004
When? 10-11.30
How much? Free
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Who? Preschoolers
What? Dressing up and toys
Where? Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA. 020 8489 5309
When? 10am-12pm
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Messy play – crafts
Where? Muswell Hill Library, 1 Queens Avenue, N10 3PE. 020 8489 8773
When? 10am-12pm
How much? Free
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Who? Toddlers
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, N8 9JA. 020 8489 1118
When? 10am
How much? £4 booking recommended on 020 3083 8887

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and Play
Where? St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Rd, N15 5PU. 020 8489 8775
When? 10-10.30am
How much? Free 

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and play with songs
Where? Stroud Green and Haringey Library, Quernmore Rd, N4 4QR. 020 8489 8776
When? 10-11.30am – rhymetime at 10.45am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and play
Where? Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, N22 7UJ. 0208 489 8770
When? 10.30-11am
How much? £4

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Who? Under-fives
What? Story time and songs
Where? Coombes Croft Library, Tottenham High Road, N17 8AG, 020 8489 8771
When? 10.30-11am
How much? Free

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Who? Under-fives
What? Songs For Little People
Where? The Step Cafe, Myddleton Road, N22 8NE. 07960 46015
When? 10.30am
How much? Drop in: £4 per little person (extra child £1) or pre-book 6 sessions for £20.

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Who? 0-3s
What? Stay and Play with vegetarian lunch
Where? Burghley Road Under Fives Community Centre, Burghley Road, N8 0QG (nr Turnpike Lane)
When? 10.30-3pm
How much? £1 entry, 50p kids lunch, £1.50 adult lunch 

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Who? Under-fives
What? Story time
Where? Wood Green Library, High Road, N22 6XD. 020 8489 2700
When? 11-11.30
How much? Free

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Who? 0-3s
What? Drumming group
Where? The Maynard Arms, 70 Park Road, Crouch End N8 8SX. 07944 875 544. Facebook page/bongobabies
When? 2 sessions at 11am and 11.55am
How much? First class £4 then £6 drop in basis 

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Who? Under-fives
What? Sing and play
Where? Highgate Library, 1 Shepherds Hill, N6 5QJ, 020 8489 8772
When? 11am-12noon
How much? Free

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Who? Babies
What? Movers and Shakers – singing and dancing
Where? Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, N8 9JA. 020 8489 1118
When? 11am
How much? £4 booking recommended on 020 3083 8887

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Wednesdays – PM

Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and play
Where? Campsbourne Children’s Centre, Nightingale Lane, N8 7AF. 020 8347 0478

When? 1.30-3.30pm
How much? Free.

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Who? Under-fives
What? Stay and play – stories, messy play and singing
Where? Highgate Primary Family Centre, Gaskell Road, London, N6 4ED. 020 3213 0004
When? 1.30-3.30pm
How much? £3 (£2 for additional siblings)
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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Under-fives activities in Haringey

  1. We are having a free event in Haringey 16 March 2013.
    Rugby Munchkins Open Day.
    Alexandra Park School (Bidwell Gardens, N11 2AZ)
    9:30 – 12:30

    Rugby Munchkins is fun, non contact rugby for boys and girls 2-7 years old. We are having an open day to introduce ourselves and our classes to Muswell Hill. The event is free. Children are invited to try out our classes in free 20 minute taster sessions. There will also be games, food, and other entertainment.

    For more information and to book a place contact:
    http://www.munchkinsportsltd.com
    07903950216
    0800 023 5801

  2. thedear

    This is really helpful thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Franzi

    The baby bongo class is no longer running at the Maynard Arms in Crouch End. I turned up today for the 14.10 class but there was no one there. These are now running on Thursdays at Project:Me, 84 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8

  4. SB

    Hiya this is a great list! Thank you! Is it up to date?

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