Other Groups

Rolleston Playgroup

Where:    Rolleston Community Centre
When:     Thursday mornings during school term
Time:       9.00am - 11.30am
Who:        Preschool children attending with their parents, grandparents or carer
Cost:        $3 per child per session ($2 per additional child, capped at $5 for siblings)
Bring:       Morning tea for your child/children (morning tea for grown-ups is provided)

Children will enjoy a wide range of toys and activities such as craft, play dough, music, family corner, dress up, obstacle course and much more.  A baby corner is provided.  Playgroup also provides a friendly and relaxed environment for the grown-ups to meet, share, and build friendships and networks of support.
Pop in for a tea or coffee, join our Facebook group or email: rollestonplaygroup@gmail.com for more information.


Where:     Rolleston Community Centre
When:      1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (during school term)
Time:       10.00am - 12.00 noon
Cost:        $4 per session (childcare provided from 9.45am)

Want to have a break and a bit of time out for you?  Mums of all ages and stages are welcomed at Time4Mums at the Rolleston Community Centre

Our time includes a home baked morning tea with a topical speaker followed by creative opportunities.  For those with preschoolers we provide a fun programme for the littlies in the room right next door.

Join our Facebook page to keep up to date and get reminders of what is happening at Time4Mums.  For more information call Lauree on 347-7238.

Music and Movement for Tots

Where:    Combined Church, 40 Brookside Road, Rolleston (next to Plunket)
When:      Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings during the school terms
Time:       9.30am - 10.30am (No booking required.)
Who:        Families and caregivers with children aged 0-5
Cost:       $2 per child capped at $5 (drink and biscuit provided after session)

For more information contact Buffy Ph 027 322 4201

Lincoln Community Toy Library Inc

The Lincoln Toy Library is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation which provides affordable access to an extensive range of toys for children aged 0-5 years, encouraging postive family interaction and education through play.
Where:     158 North Belt, Lincoln (next to Plunket and Playcentre)
When:      Saturdays 9.30am - 12.00 noon (closed on Public Holiday weekends)
Who:        Families or casual membership for Grandparents, Aunts etc
Cost:        Annual membership plus fortnightly toy hire from $0.50 for puzzles to $2.50 for big outside toys; $3 for cake tins

For more information email: membership@lincolntoys.org.nz or phone 021 238 9077 (during opening hours or leave a message)

Burnham Toy Library

Where:    Burnham Shopping Centre complex beside Hair Salon & Four Square on Russell Road
When:      Every other Thursday (June 13, 27 July 11, 25 etc)
Time:       12.15pm-1.15pm and 5.00pm-6.00pm
Cost:        Annual subscription of $30 per annum for military families or $40 for non military families

No rental fee or roster system, 2 toys per child in the family (max 6 toys), loan period is for 2 weeks, limited spaces available!!
For more information contact Cherie Mansell ph 363 0322 or email: cherie.mansell@nzdf.mil.nz

Connecting Families Living with Disability and/or Special Needs

The group was set up by parents and caregivers of children/adults living with disability in the Malvern, Rolleston and Ellesmere communities.  They aim to provide support and information for people living in the area.  The group is supported by Parent to Parent and Presbyterian Support and strives to provide information and social gatherings on a monthly to 6 weekly basis.  If you would like to know more or speak to another parent please contact:
Malvern area - Julie Ann ph 03 318 1585 or Andrea 03 318 1732
Rolleston area - Rachel 021 795 953
Ellesmere area (meet in Leeston) - Carol Roberts ph 03 324 2524 or Theresa Phelan ph 03 325 4574 or email: phelan_theresa@hotmail.com

Annie’s Nannies Playgroup

Where: Rolleston Plunket rooms
When: Every second Friday starting on 25th July
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Who: Preschool children and their parents or carers
Cost: No cost
Bring: Morning tea – coffee and tea is provided

Each playgroup has a theme: 25th July – messy play
                                            8th August – animals
                                            22nd August – sensory play

For more information check out our facebook page (Annies Nannies NZ) or email info@anniesnannies.co.nz

PORSE Community Playgroup

Where: Rolleston Playcentre
When: Tuesday mornings during School Terms
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Cost: No cost
For more information contact Sarah Perkins ph 021 644 077 or email: sarah.perkins@porse.co.nz