Lane Cove Guide to Playgroups 2022

Are you new to the area and want to meet some local families, or have a baby and need to get out of the house and chat to some other parents or carers of little ones? How about going to a playgroup!?

In 2020 and 2021 Playgroups were cancelled as we all tried to deal with COVID19.  Now with restrictions easing, playgroups are back.

Playgroups are beneficial for children, families and communities. We’ve have put together a list of all the playgroups in the Lane Cove Council Area. Let us know if we missed any that you attend/have attended.

Play provides all children with the opportunity to learn, experience, investigate and interact with the environment. During play children create meaning from the world around them. It offers the child experiences to think, plan, create, do and find out.

Lane Cove

LCM Playgroup 

A fun music and movement program for parents and carers to bring their children under 5.

They meet from 9:30 am – 11 am during school terms. Costs $20 per term. Contact LCM Playgroup for more information.

Contact Details

LCM Church Lane Cove
Tuesdays 9.45 am to 11 am (during school term)
Email: [email protected]
Address: 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove

St Michaels School Lane Cove Playgroup
St Michael’s Community Playgroup is held every Friday morning during the School Term between 8.45 am – 10.30 am.
The St Michael’s Community Playgroup to connect with other parents while your children play, learn and make friends!  All Welcome.
Parents and babies to preschoolers age groups are welcome.
Tea and Coffee are provided.  No fees at all.
Contact Details

St Michaels School
Fridays 8.45 am – 10.30 am (during school terms)
Address: 181-187 Longueville Rd Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]

Currambena Playgroup

Playgroup is back!

Thursday mornings 9.30am – 11am during term time, suitable for children and babies up to 5yo. Coffee and biscuits are provided, and a gold coin donation is welcome.
They have toys and activities for the children, and it is a lovely way to meet other parents in the area – and it’s not just for Currambena families



Meeting House –  Sydney Community Services

Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm and Thursday 9.30am to 11am.
Some activities include:
Cognitive activities
Dramatic play
Sensory play

Meeting House Inc.
23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North 2066
Phone: 9427 1841
Email: [email protected]

meeting house



St Aidan’s Church Longueville

St Aidan’s Church Longueville offers Junior Jivers.  This is a Christian music and movement programme for children under five, meeting in the church foyer on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 am during school terms.

The programme begins at 10 am for about 30 minutes and morning tea is shared afterwards.

Parents and carers join with their children singing well-known songs, nursery rhymes and Christian songs, playing instruments, movement, dancing and stories, including simple bible stories.

Please bring morning tea/lunch for your little one and a gold coin for them to put in the piggy bank! For more information please call 9427 2666.

Contact Details

St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
Address: 1 Christina St Longueville 2066
Phone:  9427 2666
Email: [email protected]


Les Petits Loups – French-Speaking Playgroup

Les Petits Loups is a French-speaking playgroup held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

The French-speaking playgroup is run entirely by the members. The families who are members of the French-speaking Playgroup come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including European, Canadian, South American, and Australian.

Playgroup sessions are conducted in French and are structured around: play, art and craft, story-telling and singing. A French library is also on offer. The accompanying parent/carer must be able to communicate in French.

Contact Les Petits Loups to organise a free trial visit

Contact Details

Les Petits Loups – French Speaking Playgroup
Address: 1 Christina St Longueville 2066
Facebook: @LesPetitsLoupsFrenchPlaygroup/
Email: [email protected]


St Giles Anglican Church Playgroup

St Giles Playgroup is on Tuesdays, from 9.30 am – 11.30 am. For more details, contact 9436 4912 or [email protected]

Contact Details

Address: 6 Greendale Street, Greenwich 2065
Email: [email protected]

St Giles Anglican Church
6 Greendale Street, Greenwich 2065

st giles greenwich

Hunters Hill


Hunters Hill Fairland Hall,
14 Church Street, HUNTERS HILL, NSW 2110

Wednesdays 10am

Figtree Playgroup is run by volunteers as a community based playgroup. Children aged 0-5, and their parents/carers, are all welcome! Current members visit from Hunters Hill, Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Lane Cove and beyond. Each session consists of unstructured playtime, craft activities, morning tea and story/music time. We’ve just completed a complete renovation of our toy storeroom and have lots of fun new toys, games and crafts ready to be enjoyed, as well as an outdoor play area and sand pit. Fees are $30 per family for each 10 week term. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or queries.

New members are warmly welcome – hope to see you next visit!

$30 per family per term
$7.50 per family casual


Hunters Hill Council Playgroup, Boronia Park

Boronia Park Oval 1, near the playground

9.45am – 11am on Thursdays. Nature-based play and activities such as paper plate masks, finger puppets, musical instruments and more! Bring a plate and connect with parents and carers in the Hunters Hill community.

For more information and to register go to or phone 9879 9400.

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Sessions are relaxed, allowing both parent and child to connect and engage in nature-based play.

Session Duration: 1.5 hours hour’s during NSW school terms.

Suitable for ages: 2.5 years to 5 years

Location & Time: Field of Mars Reserve, East Ryde:  9.30-11am

Bluegum Reserve, Chatswood:  10-11.30am

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

What to bring: Morning tea (no nuts), change of clothes as we will get dirty, for more information please see our FAQ’s

Term 3 Dates : Commencing 19th July

Bookings Here:


Lane Cove Library


The library runs events for the little ones during the week – not technically playgroups, but we thought they were worth including.

Storytime @ Greenwich  

Mondays during school term

11:00am – 11:30am

No booking required

Baby Bounce @ Lane Cove

Tuesdays during school term

11:00am – 11:30am

No booking required

​Storytime @ The YARN Hunters Hill


11:00am -12:00pm

No booking required

​​Storytime @ Lane Cove


11:00am – 11:30am

No booking required

Watch our online storytimes

Baby Bounce @ The YARN Hunters Hill


11:00am – 12:00pm

No booking required


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