HNY and a Playgroup Victoria blog post (about us!)

Happy New Year Players!

I hope you are enjoying your 2020 thus far. It’s been pretty turbulent for many with regard to the bush fires across the East Coast and in South Australia and our heart goes out to all affected including the flora and fauna.

We will be co hosting (with Extinction Rebellion Hills Families group) a Bushfire Benefit for kids this Thursday. The Facebook event is here. We hope you can make it.

In other news, at the tail end of 2019 we were visited by the lovely Siobhan from Playgroup Victoria. We are very grateful to have now been profiled on the new and improved Playgroup Victoria website.

The article is here: https://www.playgroupblog.org/playgroup-stories#/belgrave-cottage-playgroup/

It’s a lovely (and kind of intense!) documentation of our Cottage’s history and present. We hope you like it.

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You’re invited to Love, Letters, Linen!

Love Letters Linen Info Poster

Please come to Love, Letters, Linen: A meet up for change makers!

Meet up:

Love: Recharge amongst friends.
Letters: Email or post letters to your local, state or national representatives, let businesses know they are doing well or poorly on issues close to your heart, or send notes to loved ones.
Linen: Repair, make or alter clothing or fabric items. We’ll have talented makers and machines on hand to help. Bring your own projects and materials.

Our Playgroup believe that fostering connections in the community, being proactive in the world and using less resources makes for a better world and life.

All community members are welcome to this event.

We ask for a small monetary donation if you can to cover our insurance for these events.

FaceBook event here.


Our Playgroup has spots for individuals or groups available.

If your family is needing some social time for the kids (or for the carers!) how about joining our Playgroup? There are a few of our groups that would love new members to join them.

We also have time slots available for new groups to claim as their own.

To find out what session times we have that are open please contact us as they change from time to time.

Email us for a free trial or more info at belgrave.playgroup@gmail.com or enrolments.blpc@gmail.com or see our ‘Contact’ page if you want to call us.

Play On!

Rockabilbies SHP 2019


Nightlights: Playgroup for Grown-ups

Nightlights 2019

All community members are welcome to join us at our monthly evening events for Grown- Ups. You do not need to be a member of Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup to come along. This will be free of charge.

The first date will be August the 2nd 2019. If you would like to bring something to swap (books, clothing, home wares etc.) please do. We think this will be a fun way to launch Nightlights.

If you RSVP to belgrave.playgroup@gmail.com before August 2nd we will even supply tasty food for the Launch Party! (No need to RSVP for later dates).


  • Nightlights : Playgroup for Grown Ups
  • From 7.30 pm on the first Friday of every month.
  • At The Cottage, 29 Park Drive, Belgrave.

2019 Dates: 

  • 2 August
  • 6 September
  • 4 October
  • 1st November
  • 6th December

Please invite your friends to these events, especially if they are a parent and don’t get out much!

You are welcome to bring your kids to these events however no children’s entertainment will be provided beyond the fun toys that are already at Playgroup.

The Cottage is wheelchair and pram accessible.




Spousemates. A new FREE group for non primary carers begins!

Spousemates 2019

Tomorrow is the inaugural meet up for Spousemates!
Come along (or tell your partner to come along) to this free weekly group aimed at giving dads and/or non primary carers a space to hang with other parents.
Vital info is:
Where: The Cottage, 29 Park Drive, Belgrave
When: Thursdays from 7.30 pm
Who: Parents who can’t make it to our regular daytime Playgroups (mostly dads probably). No membership required.
What: Standing around, playing table tennis, crafting lanterns?, celebrating (and commiserating?) parenthood.
How much: Zilch. $0. Nada. (Thanks to Yarra Ranges Council and our Playgroup).
No commitment to come regularly needed. Come as you are. Bring your kids if you need to.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/351914328766028/?ti=cl

Send any questions to belgrave.playgroup@gmail.com.
Please share this with your friends. Everyone is welcome. Bring it!