Brace for a flurry of excitement

Coffs Harbour playgroup kids enjoy the mini-jumping castle at their open day on Monday.
Coffs Harbour playgroup kids enjoy the mini-jumping castle at their open day on Monday. Trevor Veale

IT’S not just play’s National Playgroup Week so get ready for a frenzy of excited squeals and a stampede of tiny limbs as Coffs Harbour’s littlies gather.

The special week from March 20-26 is an annual event, celebrating fun-filled and healthy play for children and this year’s theme is “Learning together through play”.

Coffs Harbour’s playgroup has been running for 33 years and children under age six are welcome. The group meets at Wesleyan Methodist Church Hall (near Bray St shops) from 9.30am-11.30am on Mondays.

The group had an open day last Monday and new families showed up for an enjoyable play date.

Mother of two Rachael Langley said a fire truck came and the kids had a fun time clambering over it.

“It was a great day for everyone and one of the mums bought a mini jumping castle which kept the kids entertained,” Ms Langley said.

If you are interested in joining the play group contact Rachael on 0437 937 298.

In NSW there are more than 1700 playgroup sessions with more than 50,000 parents and children meeting each week in halls, neighbourhood centres, churches, homes and parks.

Playgroups offer a chance to make new friends and develop skills through informal play.

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