Activities: PreSchoolers & Care Givers

Adapted Yoga and Pilates

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Musical Tots

A music and movement group for 0-4 years. 10:00am every Tuesday during Term time at the Halswell Community Hall (cnr Halswell Junction and Halswell Roads). Gold coin entry.


Enquiries -

Phone: 322 5691 (Lucy)


Halswell Playcentre

The Playcentre is for children 0-6 yrs. Our session times are Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday 9:15 - 12:15. 

438 Halswell Rd (behind St Lukes Union Church)  Children direct their own learning supported by parents and caregivers.


More information -

Phone: 027 697 0714





Halswell Play and Music is held at 6 Balcairn Street every Wednesday morning during school terms. There is a 30 minute educational music session beginning at 9:30am followed by morning tea and playgroup from 10:00am - 11:00am.

Any child from birth to age 5 is welcome to come along with their parent or caregiver.

Session cost $3.00 per family including morning tea.


Venue: South West Baptist Church Hall

           6 Balcairn St, Halswell


For more information -

Phone: 021 530 012 (Christine Dunseath)




Model Train

The model engineers run model trains, traction engines and boats in the Halswell Domain every Sunday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, weather permitting.

All Rides $2. School visits by prior arrangement can be made.

Contact: John Crampton Ph 021 0242 9993 (evenings)




We now meet in the Hao Room at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, every Friday during term time from 10:00am - 11:30am.



Storytime/Babytime - Halswell Library

Both programmes run during school terms at the Library, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road.
    Storytime for 3 year and up.

     Thursdays 11:00am - 11:30am .
    Babytime for 2 year olds and under.

     Tuesday & Wednesdays 11:00am - 11:30am

Join us for Stories, Rhymes, Movement
and Fun


Mainly Music Group

Music and movement for Parents/Caregivers and pre-school children. Thursday 9:30am (Term time). Cost $3.00 per family - Morning tea included.

Venue: St Lukes Church, 438 Halswell Road

Enquiries and Enrolment -

Phone: 322 5118 (Lois Anderson)



Music & movement for babies and preschoolers

Thursdays 9:45am – 11:00am (during school term).

Venue: The little tent at Living Waters on the Corner of Dunbars Rd and Halswell Road (Entrance off Meeking Place).

Gruuve is a music and movement programme for babies and pre-schoolers that has been running for a number of years. We love having fun with music and planning special events like our Annual Easter Park Crawl!  We’d love to have you join us on Thursday mornings.

We don’t take bookings...just come along and join in the fun!  The morning generally involves a half hour music slot followed by morning tea and play time.

For more information -

Phone: 027 684 4708 (Ruth)




Located in a custom made facility on the grounds of Oaklands School is one of Halswell's most exciting little treasure troves for those with pre-school children.Our aim is to provide our community with good quality toys in an accessible way to all families. Our wide range of toys, games and play equipment can be hired for a 2 week period for a very affordable fee ranging from 50c to $2.

Annual memberships or multi-visit passes are available for parents, grandparents and care-givers.

Pop on in and discover for yourself the joyful sounds as a new toy is selected to take home and try! We are open Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am, Wednesday 7.00pm - 8.00 pm.

Access off Brenda Place or Cunningham Place.

More Information:


Halswell Plunket Playgroup

Halswell Plunket Playgroup meets every Wednesday from 9:30am - 11:30am.  Anyone with Children under 5 are welcome for indoor and outdoor play.  Dress for mess!  Gold Coin donation very much appreciated Bring some morning tea and/or drop in at any time during those two hours.

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