Local Services and Leisure
Family info Link can give you information about leisure activities and holiday play schemes in Stockport for you and the children you care for. Leisure activities can range from parent and toddler groups to local parks.
Parent and Toddler Groups
Download a list of Parent and Toddler Groups here. Please note this is not a full list as not all toddler groups have given permission for their details to appear on the website. If you would like us to send you the full list please complete the contact us page or telephone us on Freephone 0808 800 0606.
We also have our own Leisure Guide, download our LEISURE GUIDE here. If you would like us to send you a copy of the leisure guide please complete the contact us page or telephone us on Freephone 0808 800 0606.
School Holiday Activities
A range of activities take place in Stockport during the school holidays. These include sports courses, events at local parks and activities at Stockport attractions. A downloadable list of Places to Visit 2013 during the holidays is available. For more formal childcare look at the childcare pages on our website.
Family info Link has provided the following links to local activities for your information. A link to these websites does not guarantee accuracy of information, neither does it give any guarantees of suitability of the information contained, or any official approval of the external websites.
Guides and Brownies
Girlguiding Stockport offer girls and young women, fun and friendship working as a team or as an individual through varied activites. Start from Rainbows at 5 years, Brownies at 7, Guides at 10 and up to adult leaders and helpers. See www.girlguidingstockport.org.uk
There are 15 libraries in Stockport and a mobile library service. Visit any Stockport Library and ask to see the CISS database. This is also available online at www.stockport.gov.uk/ciss. The CISS (Community Information Service Stockport) is a database providing information about local facilities, clubs and organisations in the Stockport area. There are many activities held at libraries such as ‘Homework Matters’ for 7-11 year olds and for younger ones, ‘Baby Days’, ‘Bounce and Rhyme’ ‘Music and Movement’ and ‘Storytime’.
Scouts and Cubs
Greater Manchester East Scout Association is a voluntary youth organisation with sectional age ranges from beaver scouts at age 6, through to cubs at age 8, then scouts from age 10 up to adult supporting roles. See www.scouts.co.uk
For details on sports for adults, children & disabled people, coaching programmes and exercise classes with creche facilties see the information on www.sportinstockport.com/index.asp
With easy access in the very centre of Stockport town centre, the Plaza Theatre and Cinema offers the very best of family entertainment. From classic films, to professional children’s shows such as The Mr Men and Brum, from top comedians and bands to the north west’s premier family pantomime.
See Stockport Plaza or contact the box office on 0161 477 7779 to get a free season brochure.
Provide lessons for adults, pre-school and school aged children at different venues across the borough. Telephone 0161 429 0401
How to check that a service is safe
Many of the services and groups listed on this page are not registered or regulated in any way. However, a good service will welcome questions about their activities and how they ensure safety. Here is a list of things you may want to check out. Download our Checklist