Baby & Toddler Activities & Groups
There are a good number of playgroups and other activities for mothers and babies which meet on a weekly basis. These are great places to meet people especially if you are new parent or new to Cayman. Visit www.caymanparent.com for more information on playgroups and activities for parents and children ages 0-5 years.
South Sound Community Centre Playgroup is very popular and meets every Monday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Community Centre on South Sound, George Town, (except Public Holidays.) All children, from a few days to five years old, are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or nanny. Numerous toys are available, there is a different craft activity every week and each session ends with a sing along. The cost is CI$8 per session, and includes light refreshments. Visit www.southsoundplaygroup.ky, email: [email protected] or call (345) 943 6556.
The National Trust runs their popular Little Explorers Playgroup, an early childhood development and education initiative to encourage families with infants and toddlers to be active participants, not passive recipients, of their environment by providing accessible, natural and quality play experiences. Visit www.littleexplorerscayman.com, email: [email protected] or call (345) 749 1121.
A weekly sing-along with Miss Izzy is held on Sundays at 10.30am at Books & Books and is free to attend. Miss Izzy also performs every Friday from 3.15pm-3.45pm at 23 Pasadora Place (back entrance of RoCay). It’s open to all kids to come along and sing, dance and play. The cost is CI$12 per child. Visit www.facebook.com/missizzycayman for more information.
Story Time is also held on Saturdays at 10.30am at the West Bay, George Town and Bodden Town Libraries. They are free to attend.
For children aged 12 months to five years of age, Motions Unlimited (Tel: (345) 749 8365) offers a Toddlers’ Play Day on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-12noon and 2.30pm-4pm on Fridays only, and Saturdays 8.45am-10.15am for children five years and under. These are hugely popular and cost CI$15 per child, CI$25 for two children, or CI$5 crawlers. Please note that on Saturday mornings the Toddler Play Day is extremely popular and is restricted to children under the age of 6. Children 6 years or older are not allowed to join the session. To make Saturday mornings easier, payment is accepted in cash only (no credit cards, debit cards or cheques), with exact change being preferred so that it keeps the lines to a minimum. The cost is: 1.5 hours – CI$15 (single child) or $25.00 (2 siblings). 1 hour – CI$10.00 (single child) or $15 (2 siblings). For a half hour – CI$5 (single child) or $10 (2 siblings).
Other fun venues for young children include Lil’ Monkeys, an indoor playground and café for six months-eight year olds, with a padded toddler area, jungle gym and tons of toys for kids and sofas and free coffee for parents! It’s located in Bodden Plaza on Shedden Road (Tel: (345) 949 2580) and Bright Start in 7 Mile Shops (Tel: (345) 949 3017).
The talented music teachers at Jukebox (www.jukebox.ky) and The Studio Cayman (www.thestudiocayman.com) both offer weekly music and sensory classes for children ages 0-3 years. These are lovely, friendly classes for care givers and children alike.
Yoga Sprouts also offers Peace Baby Yoga classes on Thursdays at 11.30am and involves gentle guided movement, massage and song. Suitable for babies aged 3 months to new crawlers. They also offer 3 weekly Tots Yoga classes that are suitable for confident crawlers to 36 months on Thursdays at 9.30am and 10.30am and on Sundays at 9am. Visit www.yogasproutscayman.com or call Sarah on (345) 326 9876.
Every Thursday at 3.45pm Art Nest runs a Toddler Art & Sensory Playgroup for parents and 1-3 year olds. The session costs $20. Visit www.artnestcayman.com or call (345) 949 0107.
3 Girls & A Kiln hosts extremely popular weekly Toddler Art Days. These ‘Mini Masterpiece’ classes offer various sensory art stations for children ages 18m-4yrs old and each child will create an art piece to take home. Visit www.facebook.com/3girlsandakiln.