Community Play Groups

Play & Friendship

Creating Community Support for Parents

Free weekly groups
for parents, babies & toddlers


New Mums suffer
with mental health problems

during pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life.

Between September – December 2023 1809 toddlers attended our groups

If you’d like further information, contact us at, or call us on 01782 614 838

What is Big Cup?

It takes a community to raise a child

Becoming a new parent is one of life’s most wonderful times. But for some, this transition can be terrifying and completely isolating. With no support network to help financially or emotionally, the sudden responsibilities of new parenthood can be overwhelming. New families struggling on low incomes can find this time especially hard.

Big Cup helps families to overcome isolation by bringing them together with free weekly parent and toddler play groups across Newcastle & Stoke. Big Cup offers parents the opportunity to meet up with other local families. It offers the chance to discuss common concerns, to talk about the demands of a toddler and offers the space to smile and relax in friendly surroundings. Building a critical support network for parents.


Big Cup Groups

Please join us, no need to book.


Bentilee 9:30 – 11:30
Treehouse Bentilee, 149 Dawlish Drive, ST2 0HP

Norton – Temporarily Closed
Norton Community Church, St Nicholas Avenue, ST6 8JW


Audley 9:30 – 11:30                                                  Audley Methodist Church, New Road, ST7 8QF

Tunstall 9:30 – 11:30                                                    Floral Hall, Queens Avenue, Tunstall, ST6 6EE


Clayton 9:30 – 11:30
Baptist Church, 35 Stafford Avenue, ST5 3BN

Abbey Hulton 9:30 – 11:30
Breath New Life Church, 1455 Leek Rd, ST2 8BY


Longton 9:30 – 11:30
Westfields Children Centre, Buccleauch Road, ST3 4RF


Bradwell 9:30 – 11:30
Methodist Church, 2 Cardway, ST5 8EB

Northwood 9:30 – 11:30
Northwood Parish Hall, Keelings Road, ST1 6PB


*Closed bank holidays & school holidays