Community Play Groups

Play & Friendship

Creating Community Support for Parents

Free Play Groups
for parents, babies & toddlers

Kidsgrove, Clayton, Chesterton, Bradwell, Trent Vale, Longton and Audley.


New Mums Suffer
with mental health problems

during pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life.

Families Attending each week

with further help available from our Family Support Team.

If you’d like further information, contact our lovely project leader; Danielle, or call us on 01782 627 017

What is Big Cup?

It takes a community to raise a child

Becoming a new parent is one of life’s most wonderful times. But for some, this transition can be terrifying and completely isolating. With no support network to help financially or emotionally, the sudden responsibilities of new parenthood can be overwhelming. New families struggling on low incomes can find this time especially hard.

Big Cup helps new families to overcome isolation by bringing them together with regular parent and toddler play groups across Newcastle & Stoke. Big Cup offers parents the opportunity to meet up with other local families. It offers the chance to discuss common concerns, to talk about the demands of a toddler and offers the space to smile and relax in friendly surroundings. Building a critical support network for parents.


Big Cup

Discover Big Cup community love


Kidsgrove 10 – 12 noon
Heathcote Street, ST7 4AA

Hanley 10 – 12 noon
St Marks Church, ST1 4LW


Fenton 10 – 12 noon
Fenton Park Methodist Church, Stoke on trent, ST4 2NR

Audley 10 – 12 noon
New Road, Bignall End, ST7 8QF

Tunstall 10 – 12 noon
Sacred Heart R.C Church, 13 Queens Ave, ST6 6EE

Clayton 10 – 12 noon
Baptist Church, 35 Stafford Avenue, ST5 3BN

Abby Houlton 10 – 12 noon
1455 Leek Rd, Abby Houlton, ST2 8BY


Birches Head 10–12 noon
St Matthews Church, Birches head, ST1 6LH


Bradwell 10-12 noon
Methodist Church, 2 Cardway, ST5 8EB

Hanley 10-12 noon
Northwood Parish Hall, Keelings Road, ST1 6PB


*Closed bank holidays & school holidays


Testimonals | Our Services

Big Cup Sessions & Families

 “I think that it is absolutely brilliant, its fun and very supportive” – Juile

“Noami loves the playgroup and its lovely how the activities are always different” – Martina

“Harry really enjoys the friendly and relaxed environment and there is lots of free play too” – Lisa

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Meet The Team

Kirsty McKee
Big Cup Worker

Danielle Southall
Big Cup Project Leader

Sarah Williamson
Big Cup Worker