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.

Families attending each week

If you’d like further information, contact our lovely project leader; Danielle, 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 10 – 12 noon
Norton Community Church, St Nicholas Avenue, ST6 8JW


Fenton 10 – 12 noon
Fenton Methodist Church, Fenpark Road, ST4 2NS

Audley 10 – 12 noon
Audley Methodist Church, New Road, ST7 8QF

Tunstall 10 – 12 noon
Floral Hall, Queens Avenue, Tunstall, ST6 6EE


Clayton 10 – 12 noon
Baptist Church, 35 Stafford Avenue, ST5 3BN

Abbey Hulton 10 – 12 noon
Breath New Life Church, 1455 Leek Rd, ST2 8BY



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



Bradwell 10-12 noon
Methodist Church, 2 Cardway, ST5 8EB

Northwood 10-12 noon
Northwood Parish Hall, Keelings Road, ST1 6PB


*Closed bank holidays & school holidays