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Playgroup at Barkly Square with the Ballarat Toy Library

REGISTER NOW - for Term 1, 2023

Playgroup is held on Tuesday mornings during school term between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon at Barkly Square, Ballarat East

If you would like to register your interest in Playgroup or find out more, please contact us.

Playgroup is held at Barkly Square, Ballarat East:

When: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Tuesdays during school term. 

Where: Find us in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room at Barkly Square. Head down the south hallway from the rear door near the wonderful A Pot of Courage cafe on the ground floor. In nice weather, we may be in the central courtyard.

Who: Parents/carers and their babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children.

Ballarat Foundation LogoCost: Free of charge. This activity is supported through a grant from the Ballarat Foundation.

Food/Drink: A Pot of Courage Cafe will be open for take away coffee and cake. Please bring food and drinks for your child/ren.

2023 dates

Term 1

Tuesdays, 31 January - 4 April (10 sessions) - REGISTER NOW

Term 2

Tuesdays, 2 May - 20 June (excluding Tuesday 25 April for ANZAC Day) (8 sessions)

Term 3

Tuesdays, 11 July - 12 September (10 sessions)

Term 4

Tuesdays,3 October - 12 December (excluding Tuesday 7 November for Melbourne Cup Public Holiday) (10 sessions)

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this activity.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle. A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square will be open if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with us.


Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.

Children and the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is committed to empowering children as vital and active members of our community and our organisation. We involve them when making decisions about matters which affect them. We are committed to children’s safety and our legal and moral obligations to act in their best interest.

Playgroup Victoria

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Playgroup is a member of Playgroup Victoria. Family Memberships to Playgroup Victoria are free of charge and include access to a range of great online resources.

Purpose: The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House facilitates this weekly Playgroup for local parents/carers, who are looking for social connection, and their babies/toddlers/pre-schoolers. The aim is to help connect participants with others in the local community to advance the mental health of both adults and children.In nice weather, the Playgroup is run in an enclosed outdoor space in nice weather with an adjacent indoor space available if required. There is also a closed Facebook Group for registered participants.