Whitworth Childrens Centre, Services and Activities for Families in Whitworth Rochdale

What’s On

Whats On

Please note sessions will only run term time from May 2014.

Please contact staff to find out about Holiday activities.

Adult Learning

Tuesdays 1:00pm–3:00pm
We run a range of courses such as numeracy, literacy and first aid. Please ring to find out courses and dates. There may be a small charge for the créche.


Baby Massage

Thusdays –Please ring for times
Come and massage your baby in a relaxed group setting. Suitable from birth to crawling. Massage oil provided, just bring a towel. £1 per child. It is essential that you ring first as times and days can change.

Bouncing Babies

Mondays 10:00am–11:30am

Drop in play session for babies aged 0–12 months. We have lots of fun activities planned; with the first session of every month being sensory play and the second session of the month being messy play, plus much more. £1 per child.

Help Direct

Help Direct can help and advise people on lots of different issues i.e;  money, relationship, benefits and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Please ring Whitworth Children’s Centre on 01706 648747 for more information on how to get an appointment.

Family Time

Mondays 3:00pm–4:30pm

A fun drop in session where you can spend some quality time together as a family. For Children aged 0—11 years old to enjoy a range of activities such as; arts and crafts, baking, dancing and more. £1 per child.

From Bump to Birth and Beyond

A free 5 week course that is aimed at parents to be and their families. Sessions will include staying healthy during parenthood, expectations, caring for a new baby and keeping baby safe. Delivered by Whitworth Children’s Centre staff, Midwives and Health Visitors. Please ring 01706 648747 for more information and to book a place.

Fun 4 Families

Please enquire about our exciting Family Holiday Activities

Gym Toddle

Tuesdays 10:00am–11:30am

For children aged 18 months to 3 years old. Come and get active with your little ones. £1 per child.


Fridays 10:00am–11:30am

A fun filled session for 12–36 month olds which include messy play, music sessions, themed sessions and much more. Drop in. £1 per child.


Little Explorers

Thursdays 1:30pm–3:00pm

A play session for children aged 0–5 years. Join the fun each week with different sessions designed to help develop your child’s language and communication skills and also enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world. These sessions include imaginative play, interactive story sessions and themed sessions. No need to book, just drop in. £1 per child.

Little Swimmers

Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm and Thursdays 9:00am–10:00pm

Parent and toddler swimming sessions for 0–3 year olds at Whitworth Leisure Centre. No need to book just turn up. Partially funded by Whitworth Children’s Centre so only £2 per family.
PLEASE NOTE:  Only families registered with Whitworth Childrens Centre, living in the Whitworth area and with a 0-5 year old will get the discount.  Please contact the centre for more details.

Story Sacks

NEW Bring your child’s imagination to life with one of our exciting new Story Sacks. Ask a member of staff if your are interested in borrowing one to take home.




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