See also Baby Activities for music, yoga, movement and other classes.
Barcelona’s English speaking contact group for mums, dads, babies and tots. Weekly music and singing group plus the chance to connect with other parents with kids in the city. Seek advice and support, meet other parents near you and arrange playdates.
Barcelona Women's Network Playgroup
BWN’s Mothers and Toddlers group gives young children a chance to play and mothers a chance to foster friendships and trade valuable information on life in Barcelona with children. Weekly Wednesday morning get-togethers include free play and sing-along time (with songs in English.) Babies, toddlers, mothers and other caregivers welcome. 10:30am- 12:30pm at Casa Orlandai, Jaume Piquet with Via Augusta by Sarrìa FCG station.
MamAmigas is an international English-speaking mums (and dads!) group who meet mainly in the Sagrada Familia area. The group is organised as a cooperative and between participants various Meet-ups, a weekly Singalong music group, and a monthly Beach Picnic are organised. The group also serves as a local support network for many parents who share items from car-seats to childcare and organic veg-boxes, or simply advice on where to buy things or how to apply for schools. All ages and stages of family are welcome, anyone can join and its free. For net safety, membership is allowed after having met someone in person to ensure that you are a bonafide parent.
Poblenou based playgroup for local parents and surrounding neighbourhoods ( members also include families from the Born and Diagonal Mar). Meetings take place on Friday evenings from around 5.30pm until 8pm at different homes or parks. The group aims to bring local English speaking kids and parents together to make friends and play. Any nationality is welcome at these English speaking get-togethers. The playgroup also organises special events for Halloween, Easter (with easter egg colouring!) and the occasional weekend outing.
Singing in Sant Gervasi, Calle Brusi, 61
Informal and friendly group singing nursery rhymes in English, Catalan and Spanish on Wednesdays 11am-12.30pm and Saturdays from 11am-1pm. Free sessions. Children 0 to 5 years welcome. Near Lesseps metro and Ferrocarril Padua/Pl. Molina.
L'Ombeliquo Family Centre
C/ Clot 33, local Tel. 93 246 58 02
On Mondays at 11am parents, babies and children can get together to play and catch up in a room offered for free at the L'Ombeliquo centre in Clot.
International Playgroup in Sabadell
Meetings take place once a week usually at 16:30 at different homes or parks or in Vienna. The group tries to bring English speaking kids and parents together to interact and play. Any nationality is welcomed but the language used is english. The playgroup also organises special events and outings like a visit to the zoo or a day at the beach.
C. Pau Barrabeig, 16, Sitges, Tel. 663 068 065
Sitges Playgroup is a non-profit, members-only organisation and the only place in Sitges where Mums and Dads can "stay and play" with their child in a safe and stimulating environment. Group meets every day of the week. Great facilities, games and toys plus special activities throughout the year. Sessions for babies, toddlers and mixed groups.
"The decision to stay home with my new baby girl was an important one and I really enjoyed taking care of her. Sitges Playgroup was a wonderful place I found to meet other moms, share experiences and ideas and just have a laugh. I loved meeting all the different people from so many parts of the world and hearing their stories. For my daughter it was a fun place to go with so many little friends, toys, the music time, Halloween and Christmas parties and many other fun activities. We made so many wonderful friends and we both enjoyed it thoroughly!" (Katie)
Grup de Crianca
Xantala Marià Aguiló, 111, Poblenou Tel. 93 300 5705
Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions are held from 3pm-5pm for parents with children from 0-2 years. Share experiences, discuss issues relative to pregnancy and raising children, meet other parents. Talks from professional speakers organised. Group is Spanish and Catalan speaking. These sessions are led by a professional and cost €80 per month.
Afternoon Playgroups in Poblenou
Xantala, Marià Aguiló, 111, Poblenou Tel. 93 300 5705
For children 1-2 years old accompanied by an adult. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3pm to 5pm. The group is led by a professional educator who guides the session and encourages development of children through specific activities and play.
El Petit Comite
Centre Civic Parc Sandaru, Buenaventura Munez
Parent and Tot Group meets weekly on Thursdays at the Civic Centre near the Parc de La Ciutadela. Catalan and Spanish speaking. All nationalities welcome. Plenty of toys and games are put out for children to play. Each week is organised around a theme and parents are encouraged to bring along materials and toys for the others to share. Voluntary group organised by Catalan mum Montse for babies and pre-school children.
Grupo de Educación y Crianza de Sant Marti.
C/. Espronceda, 367 ent.2ª
Group for parents and children over 3 years old. Meetings Tuesday from 5pm to 6.30pm.