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Playgroup information

There are playgroups in most rural areas on the West Coast, some of which are operated by WestREAP*, others which are parent-led^.  We have tried to list all of them here but if you notice any missing, or any information is not correct please let us know.  You can also find information in our What's On For Under 6s Flyer and for more information about early childhood activities in South Westland check out the South Westland Early Childhood 0-6 Years Facebook page. 

Barrytown Playgroup^

Times: Fridays from 10 am

Location: Barrytown Settlers Hall

6 Cargill Road, Barrytown 7873

Contact: Jay on 021 153 3398

Runanga Playgroup/Playcentre^

Times: Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: 8 Mills Street, Runanga. 


Cobden Playgroup*

Times: Tues & Thurs 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: Cobden School


Pipsqueaks Playgroup/

Melody Makers Hokitika

Melody Makers: Wednesday 10.15am to 11am

Pipsqueaks' Playgroup: Friday 9.30am to 12pm

Location: WestREAP-72 Tudor Street, Hokitika 

Contact: 03 755 8700 or

Ross Playgroup^

Times: Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm 

Location: Monteith Street, Ross


Whataroa Playgroup ^

Times: Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Location: Whataroa School


Fox Glacier Playgroup^

Times: Wednesday 10am to 1pm  

Location: Fox Glacier School


Times: Mon, Thurs & Fri   9.15am to 12.45pm

Location: 490 Main South Road, Greymouth


Greymouth Playgroup/

Melody Makers 

Times: Wednesday 9am to 12pm

Location: 7 Tarapuhi Street, Greymouth


Times: Mon & Wed 9.15am to 12.45pm

Location: 12 Napolean Street, Ahaura  Contact:

Times: Mon, Tues, Fri 9.15am - 12.15pm 

Location: 14 Camp St, Hokitika 


Harihari Playgroup ^

Times: Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Location: RSA, 90 Main Road, Harihari

Contact: 027 0870 4854

Franz Josef Glacier Playgroup^

Times: Mon & Thurs 10.30am to 12.30pm 

Location: Franz Josef Community Centre 


Haast Playgroup*

Times: Monday & Wednesday 10am to 1pm
0-4 years & 1pm - 3 pm (4-5 years).  

Location: Haast School

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