Published on April 2, 2011, by in Things to Do.

If you are looking for playgroups on the Northshore. A good place to start is by visiting buzzonline. They will have the most up to date information.

So far, I have only visited two playgroups – Highbury and Northcote. Both are quite good although it can get pretty crowded at times. I have tried to visit the Glenfield Busy Bees at Lollipops Playland, but gave up as parking was a bit of a nightmare. So if you are keen, I would suggest that you go early.

Below is a list of playgroups on the Northshore -


Beach Haven Playgroup
Rate Payers Hall Rangatira Road
Beach Haven
Monday 9.30am – 11.30am, weekly during school term
$3 per family

Glenfield Busy Bees at Lollipops Playland
Lollipop’s Playland, corner of Archers and Sunnybrae Roads, Glenfield
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am, weekly during school term
$5 per child aged between 1 – 5 years

Highbury Playgroup
Zion Hill Methodist Church, Onewa Road, Birkenhead
Friday 9:30am – 11:30am, weekly during school term
$3 per family

Northcote Playgroup
St Luke’s Northcote Methodist Church Hall, 14-20 Greenslade Crescent, Northcote
Tuesday 9:30-11:30am, weekly during school term
$3 per family

Mairangi Bay Plunket Cheeky Monkeys Playgroup
09 478 4681 Contact Natalie
Mairangi Bay Beach Volleyball Centre, 65 Maxwellton Drive, Mairangi Bay
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am -11.30am
$3 per child or $5 per family

Onewa Parents Centre Playgroup
419 8957 Contact Jenny KochRawene Community Centre, Rawene Street, Birkenhead(next to where childbirth education classes are held)
Tuesday 10am-12pm
$2 (members) or $3 (non-members)

St Mary’s Community Playgroup
St Mary’s Parish Hall, Onewa Road
Meets every Monday (including school holidays, except public and Christmas Holidays)
10am – 12 pm. Just bring a piece of fruit and a $1 donation.