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Playtime Local 2019

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We are thrilled to be introducing our very first local Playtime event, which will be held in the south-west, in Barnstaple. We’re bringing together local toddler groups, speakers and church networks to support you with a more personal event in your area.


Gathering together opens up so many opportunities to resource each other locally, to give support in the challenging times as well as the good, but most importantly to pray together, and feel you’re not on your own.

On the day

The day will be packed with workshops to inspire and resource you. It will be an event not to be missed. So bring your team and come prepared to make a difference in your locality.

  • A fantastic choice of nine workshops
  • A day full of creativity and new ideas
  • Bookshop packed with resources
  • A time of sharing, praying and networking together

The main speakers

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Helen Lock, Playtime Coordinator, Care for the Family

Stepping out

Being courageous and seizing new opportunities.


Helen is the Playtime Coordinator for Care for the Family. Helen is married to Steve and they have four children.  Having set up her own successful toddler group Helen is now supporting church-based parent and toddler groups in the UK. Helen is passionate about raising the profile of parent and toddler groups, and resourcing them so they are best equipped to serve the needs of the families that attend each week.

Rhiannon Goulding, Activate Your Life

First impressions, lifetime change

The art of connection and being a catalyst for change in your toddler group.


Rhiannon is passionate about encouraging Christians and non-Christians to take the next step in their faith journeys, with the ultimate aim of leading people to Christ. She is mum to six children and a director of Activate Your Life, a charity which inspires women towards friendship evangelism.

Rhiannon Goulding from Activate your Life

You will come away with

Creative and fresh ideas for teaching and unpacking Bible stories in your group

Renewed vision to empower you

Insight on how you can share faith with families in your group

Encouragement from meeting other toddler group leaders

Is it for you?

Whether you currently lead or help run a toddler group, or are looking to do so, Playtime Local is for you!

When and where

Saturday 16 November

Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8PB.

10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Registration from 9.30 am).

Please bring your own lunch.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the day.

Standard rate: £10

NB: Tickets for Playtime Local will be processed through Eventbrite.