Playgroups and toy libraries

Playgroups offer opportunities for babies and pre-schoolers to socialise and develop new skills while their parents/guardians have opportunities to build friendships with other families within the community.

Toy Libraries are non-profit organisations run by volunteer members, providing cost-effective ways for parents to access fun and educational toys and play material. Toys available for loan cater for children from birth to eight years.

If you know of relevant services in the shire not listed here, or think some information has been included in error, email Council’s Early Years Service Planner at or call 0436 632 361.

Find a playgroup

Kyneton Playgroup

Cnr Yaldwyn St West and Ebden St, Kyneton

Kyneton Parent-child Mother Goose Playgroup

Contact for location

SPICE Intergenerational Playgroup Kyneton Community House, 34 Mollison Street, Kyneton
Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House Playgroup Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House, 47 Victoria Street Macedon

Malmsbury Playgroup

Malmsbury Primary School, 28 Cameron St, Malmsbury

Woodend Playgroup

45 Forest Street, Woodend

Woodend Smalltalk Playgroup

45 Forest St, Woodend

Lancefield Playgroup

76 High Street, Lancefield

St Mary's Playgroup  2 Raglan Street, Lancefield

Romsey Playgroup

Romsey Community Hub, 96-100 Main Street, Romsey

Romsey Smalltalk Playgroup

Romsey Community Hub, 96-100 Main Rd, Romsey

Romsey Parent-child Mother Goose Playgroup

Romsey – contact for location

St Pauls Playgroup

Parish Hall - corner of Brantome and Fisher streets, Gisborne

Gisborne Parent-child Mother Goose Playgroup

Gisborne – contact for location

New Gisborne Playgroup

Ross Watt Children's Hall, 252 Station Rd, New Gisborne

Rainbow Playgroup

Various locations

R.A.D. Dads Macedon Ranges

Various locations

Montessori Playgroup 61 Main Road, Riddells Creek
Langley Playgroup Langley Primary School, 38 Redesdale Road

Eligible families can also participate in 1:1 smalltalk playgroup in the home sessions with Council’s smalltalk Playgroup Facilitator. For more information visit Smalltalk.

Find a toy library

Kyneton & District Toy Library

127 High St, Kyneton

Gisborne Toy Library

Manna Gum Family and Children’s Centre, 71 Robertson St, Gisborne

Riddells Creek Toy Library

23-25 Mahoneys Rd, Riddells Creek

Romsey Toy Library

96 Main Street, Romsey

Other family-friendly activities