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Activities for Children Under 5

Community Drop-in

An opportunity for parents/carers and their children to use the shared spaces at the centre including the Soft Room, Snoezelen, Beach, and Family Room.  An ideal opportunity to find out more about specialised groups and services available at the centre.


Fun with Food

A 6 week cookery course to learn quick, easy and healthy ways of preparing food and cooking on a budget with your child. If you would like to book a place please ask at reception.


Growing Together
For children up to 3 years old. This group provides you with the opportunity to engage and play alongside your child. Our aim is to encourage reflective parenting, and for parents to learn more about their child’s interests by thinking about how their child is developing and communication.


There is an opportunity to be filmed with your child in the session, which is a helpful way to consider your child’s play and interaction from a different perspective. For parents, this group is also a platform to share your experiences with staff and other families, increasing your confidence in parenting


This group runs three times a week, including a session off-site at Ennerdale Community Centre. Please check our timetable for current days and times.


Music and Singing

A relaxed, fun group suitable for babies and toddlers (and adults!) who love music.  Our aim is to have lots of fun using a mixture of percussion instruments, actions and our own voices. We also learn about different sounds and textures, counting and repetition.


Stay and Play with Lunch (Ennerdale Community Centre)

A drop-in group that runs at Ennerdale Community Centre.  This is an opportunity to play with your child, have a light lunch and interact with other families.


U2 Can Be Messy

Our popular messy play session. An opportunity for children to develop learning and understanding through play wide range of materials.


Groups for Specific Carers


Childminder's Group

A group for childminders to access with the children they care for.  A wide range of play resources are available.  This group supports childminders in the community and provides opportunities to enhance the development of adult/child relationships.


Young Parents Drop-in

A time for you to meet with other young parents and children. To get advice and support, learn new skills and spend time with your children. This group promotes healthy life style choices and information about being a parent.


Weekend Groups


Family Drop-in Saturday and Sunday

Come along to play and have fun with your children, enjoying the facilities we have to offer.  This group is suitable for children aged 0-8 years. Please come to the side entrance on Pen Green Lane.  If you need to contact us at the weekend, the number is 01536 463973.

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.