The Ark baby and toddler group will start back again on Friday 10th September and we are so excited to meet you and your little ones!

For the time being we are reducing the maximum number of families we take in a morning to 15 children. This way you will have more space to spread out.

Also, we are asking you to book a ticket for those 15 places. Please note the limit is 15 children not adults. So if you have more than one child, please book a ticket for each child. You will not need to book a ticket if your child is under six months old.

To book a ticket, please visit the link here:

You will be able to book for a Friday session a week in advance only. I will post the link on this page and on the FB page.

On arrival, someone will welcome you at the door and it is at that point we would ask you to pay the £1.50 fee. There will be a table for you to sign in.

Please note that the group exists for you to have time to enjoy playing with your child and meeting other mums/dads/carers but at all times your child and their behaviour is your responsibility.

If anyone does turn up and we are fully booked, we will unfortunately have to turn you away, which as awful as that is, I hope you appreciate the need to keep everyone safe at this time. If you wish to, your name can be taken and we can guarantee you a place for the following week.

If you booked a place and no longer need it, contact Lorna Todd or message the Ark’s Facebook page to let us know. That way we can release the ticket for someone else to use.


It is your choice whether you wish to wear a face mask. We will have anti-bac spray at the door, at the refreshment hatch and in the toilets. We would ask that you use this to keep everyone safe. We would ask you to wash your child’s hands before our refreshment time.

As a team we will be taking measures to clean the toys regularly. We will also be keeping the windows open so please bear in mind when the colder weather comes. We will be reviewing things regularly and hope to increase our numbers quickly dependent of course on case numbers.

We are so excited to be starting up again and hope, though we may be reduced in numbers, we can still have a great time together. We look forward to meeting you.

On behalf of the Ark team

‘The Ark’ is a group for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. It runs every Friday in term time between 9.30-11.30am (you are welcome to arrive from 9.15am) and it is held in the front lounge at Hadleigh Baptist Church.

There are toys, crafts, stories, songs, snack, cake, tea & coffee.  Cost is £1.50 and 50p for any additional child.

The Ark moved online during lockdown! You can watch all the videos back here:

A very warm welcome awaits to this group which is being run jointly by Hadleigh United Reformed Church and Hadleigh Baptist Church.

For more information about ‘The Ark’, please contact Lorna Todd. We also have our own Facebook page, which can be found here.