Are you a new parent looking for places to take your baby in Hackney? Perhaps meet some other parents, share some poonami trauma, and breastfeeding woes, and hopefully find other things to talk about too?
If you’re new to the baby scene it can be difficult to find all of the best places to go especially if you’re not that into social media. To make it easier for you, we’ve roundup up some of the places we’ve discovered along the way or that we’ve heard great things about from other parents. From cool playgroups and cinema to music and soft play there are so many great places to take your baby in Hackney. Always check the venue website for more up-to-date information before going especially if it’s during a school holiday.
1 Hey Baby
Beat the Monday blues with this super relaxed session held at Saint (previously St John at Hackney Church) on Monday mornings. Lashings of coffee for mums n dads, toys, music activities, and snacks for the kids. This one can get a bit busy so arrive early to ensure you can get in.
Mondays 10am to 11.45am
Saint HQ, Prodigal Square, London, E8 1FX
2 Rio Cinema Parent & Baby
Tuesday is Parent and Baby Club at Rio Cinema where you can enjoy those early days before they understand anything that’s happening on the screen. Make the most of it! New parents can view the latest cinema releases in a relaxed environment. The Rio staff will welcome you in the cafe, with our P&B special deals on food and drinks. Suitable for babies are under 12 months of age.
£8.50 Per Adult
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB
3 Eazy Rollerz
Head to Easy Rollerz in Clapton-Disco Locos Easy Rollerz is a weekly hang out for children under 5 and their adults. Featuring soft play for the little ones and rejuvenating rhythms from Disco Loco DJ Emilia Harmony for the adults.
Wednesdays 10am & 11am -warm hours extend sessions from 9 am to 1 pm
Hackney Showroom, Kings Crescent Estate, London, N4 2XD
4 Magic Box
Join Lottie, a professional actor, for her very popular magical interactive storytelling adventures for kids aged 18 months to 6 years. Let them help create stories using her Magic Box, with imaginative play, songs, and structured yet fluid activities that promote listening, speaking, and spatial awareness. Unleash their creativity!
Wednesdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Tower Theatre 16 Northwold Road, London, Greater London, N16 7HR
5 Wednesday Stay & Play
Round Chapel Families Project hosts ‘Wednesday Stay & Play’ in the Main Hall. A welcoming space for families and their children from The Families Project, Hackney community, carers and childcare professionals. Under 5s can enjoy soft play with plenty of space to roam, a craft table, snacks, sensory play, songs, and story time! Parents can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Afterward, you can stay for a low cost lunch.
Every Wednesday from 9.30am – 11.30am book in advance from Monday morning 10:30am
The Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Rd, Lower Clapton, London, E5 0PU
6 Postnatal Yoga with Sarah Burgess
On Thursday, take some time for yourself and head to London Fields to stretch your limbs and reconnect with your body. Sarah Burgess Yoga’s Postnatal Yoga is perfect for mums with pre crawlers
£13 per session or £63 for a bundle of 5
10:15am – 11:15am Advance booking required
Fieldworks Dance, 274 Richmond Road, London, E8 3QW
7 Les Aventures de Martin Avril
Martin Avril presents a global music puppet show featuring musicians from around the world, playing diverse instruments. Travel through Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Turkish, Arabic, Bolivian, French, Celtic, Klezmer, and more musical traditions. Join the French puppet’s adventures and enjoy a mix of theater, animal puppets, live music, and cultural exploration.
£13 per session or £33 for bundle of 3
Fridays 10:15 am (English) 11:05 (French)
Poppets Store, 237 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LX
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Bring Your Baby
‘Bring Your Baby’ Guided London Walks’ and Pub Quizzes are not to be missed! Devised to suit parents and carers of even the tiniest babies to enjoy London’s history and take part in general knowledge fun.
Various times and dates
The team behind Kindhaus is on a mission to make life easier and a bit more fun for parents, especially during the early years. They have services tailored to the needs of modern parents with a two hour creche service for when mum and dad need a bit of headspace or time together. Members get to experience a sense of community and support while discovering new ideas and making valuable connections. They host story times and events for little ones too. With barista coffee thrown in, what more could you ask for?
Play sessions are daily except for Sundays
Different membership packages are available – a 3 hr drop off in the creche is £35
We also highly recommend heading to your nearest children’s centre. Hackney is one of the few boroughs in London that hasn’t completely cut back. They’re free and you’ll meet loads of lovely local parents.
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Where do you like to take your baby in Hackney? Did it make the list? Help us make these roundups even better by adding your favourite events to our calendar or simply let us know by mentioning them in the comments below.
If Tower Hamlets is near enough, why not check out the events in our round up for your neighbouring borough?
And it’s also worth checking the calendar to see if anything new pops up like a one off event.