Baby & Toddler Drop In & Play Groups in Winnipeg!

By Carmen Kaethler, Winnipeg Publisher Mom March 2, 2019

Looking for a place to take you babies and toddlers were you can just drop in and play in Winnipeg? Somewhere to meet other mothers that you can get support and make friends? Below is a list of places in Winnipeg, most are FREE, while others may have a small fee per family.

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NOTE: Please call or check their websites ahead of time to ensure program are still running at each location, as venues can change their schedules and prices as they please.


Baby Rhyme Time, Time for Twos, and Pre-School Story Time – at Winnipeg Public Library branches around town.  See the WPL website for more details and when registration begins for next session. Classes book fast!

Hike it Baby Winnipeg is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting families to nature with birth to school age children. Join the Hike it Winnipeg Facebook Group and find a hike that works for your schedule or sign up to host one!

Healthy Baby Winnipeg Community Support Programs provide support before and after your baby is born, parenting tips, nutrition activities, bonding with your baby, milk coupons, and bus tickets. Click on the above link for location dates and times.

Kids Spot Play Centre is a drop-in indoor play place for preschool children ages 0-5. It is a program of Waverley Church and is staffed entirely by volunteer workers. Runs September to June. 

Hours of operation
 Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:30am

*There is now a cost associated with this drop in; $2/kid or $5/family

For the safety of every child, capacity is 50 children. Many times Kids Spot fills up fast, so be sure to arrive early. Feel free to call us and check capacity before you leave: 204-261-8013. If the "We've reached capacity" sign is out when you arrive, we kindly ask that you please wait in the lobby until another family leaves.

Kinder Links Program through RETSD (River East Transcona School Division) many of the early years schools offer Stay & Play programs. Join other families in the neighbourhood once a week for an informal morning or afternoon of singing, playing, crafting and reading. Check Kinder Links for more information. Consult the latest issue of Kinder Links for all the details.

McNallyRobinson Preschool Story Time is a weekly story time with storyteller, Liza. For kids ages 3-5. Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Atrium. Drop in.

Ride and Play “Play is a year-round drop-in play group with a variety of activities for children to explore. Indoor play includes a play area for infants and toddlers, riding toys, a weekly craft, puzzles, giant building blocks, and our bouncy house! You may want to bring a NUT-FREE snack - no peanut butter or nuts please! You do not need to register to come to Ride & Play just drop in when it works for you!” 

Location: Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St N, Winnipeg


SEPTEMBER-JUNE* TUESDAY: 9 am - 2:30 pm, WEDNESDAY: 9 am - 2:30 pm, THURSDAY: 9 am - 2:30 pm

*OPEN JULY AND AUGUST 9 am - 12 noon

ADMISSION:  $3/child (cash or cheque) Infants under 6 months free with a sibling. Pay at the door.

Passes: $30/10 admissions Payable with cash or 

Springs Kids hosts a special drop in play centre for children ages 0 – 5 years old and their parent/caregiver. Fun new toys, inflatable bouncers, slides and climbers, play centers, a baby corner and more, fill the room as adults supervise their own children and connect with other adults over complimentary hot drinks. Kids will learn to share and interact with other children. There is no cost to Stay 'n Play, but donations are accepted. Come on out! We'd love to see you there! 

Runs September to June

Wednesday Mornings
 9:30am - 11:30am
 595 Lagimodiere Blvd

St. James-Assiniboia Parent Child Coalition (partnered with St. James-Assiniboia School Division) brings together community resources to promote and support programs and activities for families with children birth thru 6 yrs of age. Including free weekly drop ins at schools and community centres

TIE Tykes – East Elmwood Community Centre – Ride and Parent & Tot Drop-In
 Join us every Monday and Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 for a morning of fun! This programs runs from September to June.
 We provide a safe place for parents and their children (0-5 yrs) to socialize and be active. This is a free program.


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