Dragonflies Toddler Playgroup Brighton

Weekly playgroup for babies & preschoolers and their (grand) parents and carers

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This activity is usually led by a group of parents whose children attend Dragonflies (or whose children attended in the past)

Knoyle Hall  miles

Knoyle Hall is the church hall to St John the Evangelist
Knoyle Road
Brighton , Brighton and Hove
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0 months - 4 years
Term time only

Drop-In Advance Booking

NB: This event only allows drop-ins if there is space available. Advance bookings are preferred.

Last verified on 06 Sep 2021. Request a Quick Check.


• Max capacity 60 (we often reach capacity). It's drop in, but you can pre-book by paying the week before or email us to arrange a BACs payment in advance.
• New attendees always welcome
• Costs frozen since January 2011 despite rising running costs.

• Knoyle Hall Knoyle Road Preston Park Brighton BN1 6RB
• Buses 5/5A/17/270/271/272/273 alight Preston Drove + 2 mins walk
• Edge of a CPZ - parking is variable
• Don't park in Knoyle Hall car park; it’s for hirers/volunteers only
• Preston Park stn - 5 mins away; steps to all platforms

• Hot drinks included till 11:15 – bring your own mug to avoid a 50p surcharge
• Selection of teas & coffees incl decaf
• Oatly/dairy milk
• Home made vegan cakes/biscuits – £1 each. No peanuts used

• 10:00 Craft table (till 11:15); craft aprons provided
• 11:00 Story-time
• 11:30 Tidy away toys – please help with this!
• 11:45 Bubble machine, songs, instruments & parachute
• 12:00 Finish

• £1.50 per person
• Old £1/5/10 accepted

• Baby corner with mats, gyms, toys, bouncers & high chairs
• Lots of toys; little tikes cars, scuttle bugs, dressing up costumes, lego, wooden train track, slides, buggies & dolls, dolls house, wendy house, pretend kitchen, books etc
• Plenty of room for buggies in entrance/hall; don't block exits
• Toilets incl baby change
• Keeping the doors shut in winter retains the heat well in the hall
• In summer opening all windows/doors keeps it a pleasant temperature when really hot outside

• We are all volunteers – none of us get paid
• We each spend between 3 & 7 hours a week helping at Dragonflies
• New volunteers always welcome – you don’t pay the entrance charge & get free refreshments
• Please help us to also spend time with our children by assisting with tidying up

We always welcome new volunteers as we often lose people particularly when children start at primary school. Volunteers get free entry to playgroup.


Booking info

Pre-booking isn't essential; you can just turn up on the day. Please note we can only admit up to the hall capacity due to fire regulations and covid risk assessment (this is up to 60 people from September 2021 - pre-pandemic it was 100). If you prefer to book to secure your attendance you can book/pay at the session a week prior, or organise a BACs payment via [email protected] (this needs to be done at least the day before as there isn't time to respond to emails on a Thursday morning) Pre-booking is only secured once payment is made.


  • 1 adult + 1 child
  • £3.00
  • 1 adult + 2 children
  • £4.50
  • 1 adult + 3 children
  • £6.00
  • 2 adults + 1 child
  • £4.50
  • 2 adults + 2 children
  • £6.00
  • 2 adults + 3 children
  • £7.50

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