English-language playgroups in Madrid

English playgroups in Madrid are a great way to meet other moms and interact with your child in English, check out the best places for kids on this post

If you’re looking for English language playgroups in Madrid then there are plenty of options to choose from. Here we list the biggest and best recommendations from Kids in Madrid:

Unicorn Play Group

 

Unicorn Play Group is a place where children and parents have opportunities to create friendships in an English-speaking environment. Children and parents experience free play and occasional creative activities in a safe and multicultural place.

Details

 

Location: Calle Finisterre 5, Madrid, 28029

Day: Monday to Friday

Time: 17:30 PM – 19:30 PM

Price: €6 per family for maintenance and snack including parents’ coffee or tea.

Age: Mainly 0 – 4 years old (no limits)

Contact: team.alonso.lee@gmail.com /  +44 7428713522

Apple Tree Creative English School

 

Once a fortnight in the lovely satellite town of Majadahonda the creative English school The Apple Tree offers a free mums and tots group throughout term time. It is a place where both parents and children alike get to make new friends. Children experience free play in a safe, friendly environment and parents relax and drink tea and coffee.

Details

Location: The Apple Tree, Av. Mimbreras, 3, 28221 Majadahonda, Madrid

Day: Tuesdays, fortnightly (see dates listed below)

Time: 13:30-15h

Price: free

Age: babies and toddlers

Dates for Mums & Tots this term are as follows –

Tuesday 25th September
Tuesday 9th & 23rd October
Tuesday 6th & 20th November
Tuesday 4th & 18th December

13.30 – 15.00h

info@appletreeclub.com / 916 393 248

St. George’s Playgroup: Under the Fig Tree

“Under the Fig Tree” takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-12:30h, either in the courtyard under the magnificent fig tree or indoors if the weather is inclement. You can find more information on their Facebook page.

Details

Location: St George’s Anglican Church,  Calle Núñez de Balboa, 43, 28001 Madrid (Metro Velazquez)

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 10:30-12:30h

Price: €5 fee per family, which includes snacks.

Age: babies and toddlers

Sticky Fingers

The oldest and most well-known English language parent-and-child group in Madrid is called Sticky Fingers and also takes place at St George’s Anglican Church. Their sessions are on Mondays from October to June. On offer are relaxing conversation, yummy food and drinks, arts & crafts, singing and lots of laughter! For more information, follow their Facebook page.

Details

Location: St George’s Anglican Church,  Calle Núñez de Balboa, 43, 28001 Madrid (Metro Velazquez)

Day: Mondays

Time: 10:30- 12:30h

Price: undisclosed, this is a not-for-profit organization

Age: babies and toddlers

Northern Stars

This dynamic, multi-cultural and inspirational group of English-speaking families meets one Sunday a month for a range of activities designed to create friendships among likeminded families from all corners of the Comunidad de Madrid.  Over the years sub-groups have been created with more age-specific activities. These include theatre classes and robotics workshops in English.

3-4 families are assigned to each month to organize and run an event which is intended to foster English communication skills and multicultural experiences. Northern Stars relies on active parental participation, regular attendance and the creation of an English-speaking environment. Check out what activities they are organising on  their Facebook page.

Volunteer Lyndsay Buckingham says I joined Northern Stars when my son was about a year and a half old, and the group has played a significant role in helping us raise him and our younger daughter as bilingual and bicultural children. I strongly believe that children will speak a language as long as they have a real need to do so, and this group provides the perfect environment to encourage children to make friends and interact in English while having a great time. It’s also been wonderful for us as parents to meet other families with similar goals and experiences.”

Details

Location: various venues

Day: Sunday (once a month)

Time: dependant on the activity proposed

Price: There is no joining fee, but the monthly events usually cost a small amount for families to take part, to cover materials and/or entrance fees

Age: 0-12 years old, but there is no limit

Contact: northernstars.englishplaygroup@gmail.com

Hot off the press: New English language playgroups for Fall 2018

Music Together La Villa

There are four centres in and around Madrid that offer Music Learning sessions in English for young children and their parents. Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun, it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Their research-based curriculum not only develops music skills, it nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

They offer classes in Mirasierra on Saturdays at 11 am. If interested in other locations, Majadahonda, Las Rozas and Torrelodones are also thriving studios.

Entremamas

The fabulous child-friendly co-working centre Entre Mamas is looking to start an English-language playgroup in their facilities. The first meeting is taking place on Friday 14th of September at 11:30am. Please send an email with your name and phone number to: valeria.lopezpariente@gmail.com if you would like to go along.

Details

Location:   Entre Mamas, Calle Luis Larrainza, 55  ,28002 Madrid  (Metro Alfonso XIII, line 4, bus lines 9, 72, 73, 40, 43)

Day: Friday

Time: 11.30am

Price: Free

Contact: valeria.lopezpariente@gmail.com

La Casita de Inglés

There are 5 centres in and around Madrid that offer Mommy & Me sessions in the mornings. Each session lasts 45 minutes, with activities divided by age. “Busy babies” (6-12 months); “Waddlers” (12-18 months), “Movers” (18-24 months) and “Active Toddlers” (2-3 years). These are theme-based workshops designed to help Spanish parents build up confidence in talking in English to their children. Last year’s themes included “detectives”, “robots” and “butterflies”.

Over time they have become a magnet for expat parents who are looking for a friendly place to hang out with their babies at a location close to home.

Details

Location:   La Casita de Inglés in Alcobendas, Barrio Salamanca, Chamberi, Majadahonda, Montecarmelo and Pozuelo de Alarcon.

Price: €60 / month

Contact: alcobendas / padilla / chamberi / montecarmelo or pozuelo @la casitadeingles.com

Shake, Rattle and Roll

AmyJo Doherty offers her joyful Shake, Rattle and Roll under 5’s musical sessions for all the family at several locations around Madrid. The next weekend session at Little Kingdom, a privately run community centre that lays on workshops for the whole family to take part in, is on September 23rd at 11h.

Location:   various; check here for venues.

Price: from €6 per child or adult, prices change depending on venue

IberEnglish

Gregarious and highly-respected language school owner Rebecca Gaspar (Becky) is offering space in her flagship school close to Plaza Castilla for any English language Mom & Baby groups looking for a home. Contact her on: contacto@iberenglish.com for more details.

Check out our list of Activities If you’re interested in more things to do with your kids in Madrid.

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