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Horncastle Children's Centre

We are a small purpose built, well resourced, friendly centre located on the grounds of Banovallum Secondary School, situated opposite the main school car park.

We have very limited parking spaces and encourage our families to walk to the centre wherever possible. If parents/carers do need to use a vehicle then there may be spaces on Mareham Road which is just outside the school grounds.

Parents/Carers including Grandparents can access a wide range of free sessions for children aged 0-5yrs. Older siblings up to 8yrs are also welcome to come along during the holidays to enjoy the activities we have on offer. We have a secure outside play area in which we encourage outdoor play, whatever the weather!

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The centre will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April for Easter Holiday


09:00 - 15:00 Health Visitor Assessment Clinic for 0 - 5 year olds

Booking required
Health Visitor Assessment Clinic all ages 0-5yrs. 6-8 week assessment, 3-4 month contact, 8-12 month assessment, 2-2½ year assessment, Individual Offer (where a specific health need is identified e.g. weight, sleep) Call 01522 843 000.

9:30 - 10:30 Parent Led Group

This session is volunteer led, and supported by the Skills Development Officer. Come along and meet our parent volunteer and see what fun sessions they have in store. The session offers a variety of fun activities covering all ages from 0-5 years, the activities provided follow the interests of the children attending the session and families attending are encouraged to share their own thoughts and ideas on activities offered.

11:00 - 12:00 Keepsakes

Invitation only
This is an invitation only session to introduce new families to the children’s centre the session will run over 6 weeks. The group will offer an opportunity for families to make a variety of ‘keepsake’ items with their children such as hand and foot prints and learning journeys which can be taken home.

13:00 - 15:00 Antenatal Top Tips

NEW for 2018 | 4 week programme | Next course starting 5th March 2018 | Booking required
Due to have a baby soon? We are offering 4 weekly sessions with other parents antenatally and a post-natal reunion. Sessions include getting to know your baby and becoming a parent, preparation for labour and birth, caring for you and your baby in the early days, feeding your baby and baby’s first language. Partners welcome. Call the centre on 01507 526603 to book a place and more information.


09:30 - 10:30 Learning Through Play

Learning together toddler offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs and stories to support children’s development, by building their confidence as they learn to explore.Suitable for confident walkers to 5 years.

13:30 - 14:30 Movers & Shakers

Held at Horncastle Youth Centre
Movers and shakers is a fun music and movement session which supports and develops children’s communication and physical skills. The session includes using musical instruments and singing to support early language development and physical activities such as scarves, bubbles, balls and parachute games to develop co-ordination and physical awareness. 0 - 5 years.


09:30 - 10:30 Learning Together Toddlers

Learning Together Toddlers offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs and stories to support babies’ early development, by building their confidence as they learn to explore. Suitable for 8 months to confident walkers

10:45 - 11:45 Learning Together Babies

Learning Together Babies offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs and stories to support babies’ early development, by building their confidence as they learn to explore. Suitable for 0 - 8 month olds

14:00 - 15:00 Rhyme Time

A song and rhyme session focusing on supporting children’s early communication skills. During the session children will have the opportunity to sing along to their favourite songs and rhymes using a variety of props and resources.


10:00 - 12:00 Breaststart Group

For expectant parents and mothers. Come and join us in a relaxed friendly environment to chat, get help, support and advice from a member of the Health Team and other breastfeeding mums.

13:00 - 14:00 Top Tips for 3 - 4 month olds

1st February | 1st Thursday of each month
This group is for parents of 3-4 month old babies that will concentrate on subjects like healthy eating, oral health, accident prevention, when to start solids, potty training, immunisations, minor illnesses and how to access support and more. There will be an opportunity for parents attending this session to self-weigh their baby using the wieghing scales provided. Call 01507 526603 to book a place

14:00 - 15:00 Learning Through Play

NEW VENUE - Held at Wragby Primary School in the grey portacabin
This drop in session provides a variety of activities for children to explore supporting children’s changing needs and interests, the session offers an opportunity for parents, carers and children to discover and explore a wide range of play activities together, encouraging children’s independence, confidence and social skills. 0 - 5 years.


10:00 - 11:00 Little Explorers

A sensory and messy play session providing Materials of differing textures, temperatures and consistencies for children to explore, supporting their development and growing confidence. 0 - 5 years.

12:30 -13:00 Jolly Babies and 13:30 - 14:00 Music With Mummy

Fee paying session

Fabulous fun for babies and children from birth until school. Take your child on a musical journey, with our lively, fun classes full of singing, movement and percussion. Fee paying sessions. Please call Charley Sharp on 07557 909430 to book your places.

Contact Details

Horncastle Children’s Centre,
Banovallum Secondary School,
Boston Road,

Tel: 01507 526603

Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 13:30


  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Milk Warming
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Toilet
  • Public Access Computers
  • Telephone

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Last updated: 16 March 2018

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