Recent News

Shenton Park Playgroup in 2020

posted 18 Jan 2020, 22:16 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

We are very excited for the year ahead at Shenton Park Playgroup. In 2019 we managed to secure a grant from Lotterywest and PlaygroupWA that allowed us to purchase new toys and equipment and underwent a series of renovations to improve playgroup for our members. We are putting the final touches on these in the next couple of weeks and a new and improved SPPG will be ready for the new playgroup year starting in February. 

Our focus has been on making our playgroup friendly, inclusive, sustainable and nature based. Watch out for more details and photos in this space and on our social media soon. We can't wait to share it with you!

Get in touch if you are interested in attending a trial in February


Monique Kerr
President SPPG

Family Fun Day

posted 7 Mar 2019, 22:26 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

We are holding a Family fun day with Shenton Park Toy library for local families. 

Saturday 9th March 10am-12pm

Lots of free activities including face painting, giant bubbles, puppet shows, playdough and an animal washing station, plus all our fun toys to try out. 

Come down and see what our local playgroup and toy library are like and have a fun morning out. 

Halloween Party

posted 23 Oct 2018, 22:38 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

Every year we have a little disco for the playgroup kids. It is a super fun night with entertainment for the kids and a sausage sizzle.

This year we are having a Halloween disco for a bit of fun. Dress up in your Halloween bests and come party with Encore Entertainment who will be entertaining the kids with music and dancing.

We are also opening the disco up to other families in the local area. Please remember this event is for 0-5 yr olds, although older siblings are most welcome. 

Included in the costs of the tickets is the entertainment and a sausage sizzle. So the kids can go home tired, fed and ready for bed ;) We will have some vegetarian sausages as well.

Starting time is 4pm, the entertainment will go until 5.30pm then the sausage sizzle.

Tickets are $10 per child and an additional $3/adult that would like a cheeky sausage sizzle.

You can book tickets online at

Under the Sea - Free School Holiday Activities

posted 2 Sep 2018, 20:54 by President Shenton Park Playgroup   [ updated 12 Sep 2018, 20:50 ]

We are very excited about our community recycled craft day this October school holidays to create some wonderful ocean inspired public art.

Come along and use recycled products to make wonderful ocean inspired craft. All our activities will be tailored to suit age groups. You could make a jellyfish, fish, turtle or some seaweed and waves, let your imagination run wild.

We are hoping that you will be happy to leave your art with us so we can hang it in our onslow road courtyard for the whole community to see as they wander down onlsow road. If you have a little extra time you can always make a little something to take home too :)

This is a free event open to everyone in the community. We are running two sessions, please head over to eventbrite to book your spot. We will be holding a wonderful homebaked cookie sale in between the two events so come prepared for some tasty treats. 

Children age 0-3yrs

Children aged 4yrs and over

This is not a drop and leave sessions, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Age ranges are not strict, if you have children in both age groups feel free to come along to one session all together and just choose which will best suit your family.

We would like to thank the City of Subiaco for supporting us to run this event!

Please vote for us!

posted 18 Jul 2018, 03:22 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

PWe have been shortlisted for a BankWest community grant, yay!! To win one we need votes. So please get voting and share with anyone who would happily lend us their vote. 

If we win it we will receive $1000 towards some move nature play equipment in the front courtyard. 

Ok get voting!!


Playgroup WA Play Day

posted 28 May 2018, 05:46 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

If you are looking for something fun when the sunshine returns tomorrow, Playgroup WA, in partnership with Brownes dairy, are hosting a pop up play day in Theatre Gardens, Subiaco.

Farmer Damian will be there with his cow, the kids can have a pat and a go at milking her. There will also be all sorts of fun activities including bubbles, playdough and craft. We will be there representing Shenton Park Playgroup with an animal washing station, so come on down, say hi and bring some friends. 

As an added bonus there is a brand new cafe at Theatre Gardens so you can get your coffee fix!

Date: 28/05/18
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Theatre Gardens

Session for Allergy Families

posted 9 Apr 2018, 23:46 by President Shenton Park Playgroup   [ updated 1 May 2018, 00:23 ]

We are hoping to open a session specifically aimed at families dealing with food allergies. Knowing all too well the challenges of raising children with allergies, we are hoping that such a session will provide a space for families to connect in a supportive environment. 

We have all the things children and parents need to relax and play including indoor and outdoor toys, arts and crafts supplies and a great outdoor play space. There are also useful facilities such as a toilet, change table and importantly tea and coffee supplies in our kitchen. 

We are an allergy aware and nut free playgroup. 

To get an understanding of the potential interest in this session we are holding an Allergy Family Open Day on Tuesday May 8th from 3pm-5pm. 

If you are interested please let us know by sending an email to and we will send you more specific details in the weeks to come. 

Thursday AM Session is Open

posted 9 Apr 2018, 22:50 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

Just letting everyone know that we have recently opened a Thursday AM session. 

This session runs 9.30am-11.30am, it is a lovely small session that is eager to grow. We also have space in our Wednesday and Monday AM sessions. If you are interested in a trial get in touch via the Join Us page. 

Please note we are no longer taking enrolments for the Monday and Tuesday AM session as they are full. 

Mothers’/Parents’ Groups Welcome!

posted 7 Mar 2018, 21:13 by President Shenton Park Playgroup

If you are a group of parents or carers looking for a relaxed and fun place to catch up, our playgroup is the place!

Many of us started our playgroup adventures with our mothers’ groups and have met many new friends along the way and felt part of a fantastic community. Our playgroup is a safe and relaxed environment to catch up with other parents and families. We have all the facilities you need for yourself and your children.

We have;

  •          A kitchen with tea, a coffee machine and a fridge,
  •          A change table and a toilet,
  •          Plenty of space to park prams,
  •        A gated playground,
  •        Baby toys and play mats.
Many groups move to us when their babies have outgrown prams and cafes and are on the move. However, our facilities are also great for new parents and mothers’/parents’ groups who are looking for an easy space to catch up. Our annual membership fee is yearly and we charge on a pro-rata basis so you only pay for the time that you join. The membership fee works out to less than $4 a session, around the cost of a cup of coffee, which we have for free at playgroup!

We currently have a number of open and empty sessions perfect for groups to join. Please see the timetable attached to this post. If you are interested get in contact and we can have a chat about how playgroup may work for you and we can organise a time to show you around the venue and facilities. 

Mothers’/parents’ groups are also welcome to join our current sessions as long as we have enough space in the session to accommodate your group.

Monique Kerr

Open Session - Monday 26th January

posted 17 Feb 2018, 05:43 by Membership Shenton Park Playgroup

Come down and see why we love our playgroup so much at our inaugural open session. Monday 26th February from 10am-12pmEveryone is welcome, families, friends, mothers' groups. Our sessions are aimed at parents and caregivers with children aged 0-5yrs. 

We will have fun activities for the kids, as well as tea and coffee for the adults. There will also be morning tea for the kids served around 10.30, it will be healthy and allergy friendly.  

What to bring - a hat and a water bottle.  

Location - we are located at the Shenton Park Community Centre, 240 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park. You enter playgroup via the laneway off Herbert Road, and head through the blue gates. There will be plenty of signage.

We have been working hard to give playgroup a spruce up and we have an exciting 2018 planned so there has never been a better time to get involved!!

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