Family

At Cranhill Development Trust we ensure people are at the centre of our service design. As part of the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing programme, we run a series of activities and events for families throughout the year.

Our activities and support services are designed to encourage participation and foster strong social connections.


NEW Baby and Toddler Support Group

Are you a new mum living in or around the Cranhill area?

Join us from Wednesday 26th October for a weekly Baby and Toddler Support Group. 

Our weekly group will be held on Wednesdays, from 10am – 12pm, at CDT and is a safe and welcoming space for new mums to come together with their babies. Meet other local parents and chat about all things baby, from feeding to surviving sleep deprivation! 

We will provide tea, coffee and refreshments. Peer support volunteers from The Breastfeeding Network will be on hand to support both breast and formula feeders. An NHS Health Visitor will also be available to provide support and guidance. Older kids are welcome to come along too.


Porridge & Play at Cranhill Development Trust

In February 2022 Porridge & Play came to CDT, and they’re back again this year! Licketyspit theatre & play company launched the sessions as part of their New Scots Integration project, together with children, families and local Storyplay Champion Josephine from Bellrock Nursery.

Sessions are aimed at 3-8 year olds and their families (older & younger siblings welcome) who participate in exciting drama-led Storyplay games & songs, a delicious meal and reflective drawing.

Porridge & Play currently runs on Thursdays (4-6.15pm) in the main hall with the Licketyspit team and CDT Family Worker, Kayla.

‘I think this is amazing us coming together with other families along with our children. This really gives me a bigger view how to play with my children and to involve myself in their imaginary games.’ – Mum

‘I would like it to be longer!’ – Child

‘She’s gotten more confident’ – Mum of 3 year old

Find out more and read the session blogs at: www.licketyspit.com/cranhill

The group is currently full but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Licketyspit on cfn@licketyspit.com or call/text +44 7413 800 342.