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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, 

[email protected] 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.


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Discover Big Cup community love


Longton 10 – 12 noon
ST Pauls, 131, Longton Hall Road, ST3 2EL


Audley 9.30 -11.30am
Methodist Church, New Road, ST7 8QF


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


Chesterton 10–12 noon
Chesterton Community Centre, Chesterton, ST5 7JB


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


Trent Vale 10- 12 noon
St Johns Centre, Newcastle Road, ST4 6QD


*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

[email protected]

Danielle Southall
Big Cup Project Leader

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Sarah Williamson
Big Cup Worker

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