As a first time Mumma living without family or friends close by I found our Mothers’ Group and later on Playgroups invaluable.

The playgroups were a great way to connect with other parents, form new friendships and build a supportive network around us. They were also a great social outlet and learning experience for our daughter.

We were very lucky to have found such a fantastic group of people through these networks, our own little tribe to help us through the first few years of our daughter’s life.

What is playgroup?

Playgroup is a lightly structured, informal gathering where parents, carers, babies and kids up to school age come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to connect, play and learn. Essentially it is one of the first and most important social networks for kids and families.

Sessions are usually held once a week and typically involve craft activities, outdoor play and morning tea.

Finding a playgroup

We’ve put together a list of Playgroups in Greater Port Macquarie to assist you in finding support, when/if you need it.

Every playgroup is as unique as the people that attend, so it’s recommend that you contact the playgroup coordinator to gain a general idea of how the playgroup works, the ages of kids attending, session fees, and any other questions you may have.

Playgroup Australia
1800 171 882 or 02 6103 0173

Playgroup NSW
1800 171 882 or 02 9684 9500


Kendall Playgroups

Lake Cathie Playgroups

Lakewood Playgroups

Port Macquarie Playgroups

Rollands Plains Playgroups

Telegraph Point Playgroups

Wauchope Playgroups

Local Playgroups

Auriel Steiner Port Macquarie

When: Mondays + Wednesdays from 10:00am
Where: Wauchope Rotary Youth Centre, Oxley Lane, Wauchope NSW 2446

Co-ordinator: Sophie Love
Contact: 02 6587 4226 or 02 65861079

Coastside Playgroup

When: Thursdays from 9:30am
Where: Coastside Church, 11 Mumford Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Contact: 02 6583 8911

Kendall Kids Corner Playgroup

When: Wednesdays from 9:30am
Where: Kendall CWA Memorial Hall, Graham Street, Kendall NSW 2439

Co-ordinator: Lara
Contact: 02 6556 9727

Kids Playtime

When: Monday mornings during school terms from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Camden Haven Anglican Church, 2 Mission Terrace, Lakewood NSW 2443

Co-ordinator: Camden Haven Anglican Church
Contact: 02 6559 5036

Lake Cathie Kathie Kids

When: Wednesdays from 9:30am
Where: Lake Cathie Community Hall, Mullaway Road, Lake Cathie NSW 2444

Contact: 02 6584 8714
Playgroup NSW: Lake Cathie Kathie Kids

Little Bowerbirds Playgroup

Little Bowerbirds Playgroup is an introduction to Steiner Education and can be a place to meet other like-minded parents and share in the journey of parenting.

Using beautiful, natural play materials such as wood, wool and silk and many of the toys have been hand made by members of the Port Macquarie Steiner School community.

When: Wednesday mornings during school terms from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Port Macquarie Steiner School, 8 Table Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: Gillian Colgan
Contact: playgroup @ port macquarie steiner

Little Explorers Playgroup

Little Explorers Playgroup is for children aged 0-3 years and their family members to explore natural spaces and network with other families who enjoy spending time in nature.

The Nature School reconnects children and their families to nature within Greater Port Macquarieregion.

When: Monday mornings during school terms from 9:00am to 11:00am, $5 per session, per family ($20 per year for insurance and administrative purposes).
Where: Mahogany Hill Reserve, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: Belinda Ryde-Castle
Contact: playgroup @ the nature school

Little KUCA Playgroup

When: Tuesday + Thursday mornings during school terms from 10:00am to 12:00pm, $20 per term.
Where: Administration Centre Port Macquarie Uniting Church, 1 Sherwood Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: Port Macquarie Uniting Church
Contact: 02 6581 2414

Port Macquarie Baptist Church Playtime Group

When: Monday mornings during school terms from 9:30am to 11:30am, $35 per 10 week term.
Where: Port Macquarie Baptist Church, 18 McIntyre Close, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Contact: 02 6582 2844

Port Macquarie Hastings Playgroup

All local families are welcome to attend Connections Playgroups. Skilled Early Childhood Educators are on hand to support play based activities in an informal welcoming space. The purpose of the playgroups is to give you an opportunity to connect with children and parents with additional needs.

When: Wednesdays during school terms from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Early Connections, 41 Munster Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: Early Connections Port Macquarie Hastings
Contact: 02 6583 8238

Port Macquarie Play Connect

Play Connect Playgroups are for children aged 0-6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ASD like symptoms. Your child does not need an ASD diagnosis to attend.

When: Wednesdays from 10:00am
Where: Port Macquarie Baptist Church, 18 McIntyre Close, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Contact: 02 6582 2844

Port Playtime

Port Playtime offers a friendly and nurturing environment where your child will enjoy a variety of outside and indoor free play, group time and craft. Morning tea is provided for parents. Enjoy time playing with your child and build relationships with other parents in a relaxed setting. All welcome.

When: Mondays during school terms from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: the hall behind St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 50 Hay Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: David Morgan, Families Minister at Port Anglican
Contact: 0413 456 999

Rollands Plains Playgroup

When: Fridays from 9:00am
Where: Rollands Plains Upper Primary School, 719 Upper Rollands Plains Road, Rollands Plains NSW 2441

Contact: 02 6585 8180
Playgroup NSW: Rollands Plains Playgroup

Salvation Army Fun Time

When: Mondays + Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Port Macquarie Salvation Army, 110 Lord Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Co-ordinator: Janelle Cocking
Contact: 02 6583 7444

Telegraph Point Playgroup

When: Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Telegraph Point Hall, 7 Cooperabung Drive, Telegraph Point NSW 2441

Contact: 02 6584 8932

Wauchope Tallowood Playgroup

When: Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Wauchope Rotary Youth Centre, Oxley Lane, Wauchope NSW 2446

Co-ordinator: Melissa Ashley
Contact: 02 6586 1079
Playgroup NSW: Wauchope Tallowood

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Page last updated: Thursday 22 August 2019