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The Saint John Family Resource Centre offers free playgroups for families with young children in seven neighbourhoods throughout Saint John and surrounding area.

Playgroup is a place for playing with friends, enjoying a healthy snack, making crafts, listening to stories and singing songs! Each location is a safe and welcoming space for parents, caregivers and children (newborn to six years old) to come together with other families to have fun!

Playgroups run from 10am until noon during the school year.

Main Centre Playgroup:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 211 Wentworth Street
  • Contact Karen @ 633-2182 or for more information

Parking is available behind the Family Resource Building or along the street. Please do not park in front of the building.

East Saint John Playgroup:

  • Tuesdays, Location TBD
  • Online Playgroup is currently available
  • Contact Beth @ 633-2182 or for more information

West Side Playgroup:

  • Wednesdays, Carleton Community Centre, 120 Market Place 
  • Thursdays,  Seaside Park Elementary School, 627 Havelock Street
  • Contact Miranda @ 633-2182 or

North End Playgroup 

  • Tuesdays, Early Childhood Hub North, 538 Sandy Point Road (current contact – Carolyn @ 633-2812)
  • Thursdays, Crescent Valley Resource Centre, 130 MacLaren Blvd (*temporarily on hold)
  • Contact Mariam @ 633-2182 or

Barnesville Playgroup:

  • Thursdays, Barnesville Community Church, 1257 Route 820 
  • Online playgroup currently available
  • Contact Beth @ 633-2182 or

Browns Flat Playgroup

  • More Information coming soon

Fundy Shores Playgroup

  • Mondays, Fundy Shores Schools, Dipper Harbour
  • Contact Miranda @ 633-2182 or

Not sure which playgroup is nearest to you? We can help! Call the SJFRC at 633-2182.

“Playgroup makes me feel like I belong to a community as I have a place to talk with people I consider friends, seek advice, and help other moms by sharing my experience.” – Melissa (Read testimonials…)