Rainbow Families is a 100% volunteer organisation, providing a network of support to children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ community. One of the ways we support the LGBTIQ community is by working with Social and Play Groups that support Rainbow Families.

Do you live on the Norther Beaches, or North Shore of Sydney? Are you looking for a place to take your child for a morning activity with other Rainbow Families? Do you want to meet lesbian mothers, queer parents, gender diverse parents and gay dads with their children? The Northern Beaches Rainbow Families Playgroup is a friendly and relaxed playgroup for children from birth to school age.

Northern Beaches Rainbow Families Playgroup

The Northern Beaches Rainbow Families Playgroup runs from the Collaroy Plateau Youth and Community Centre and provides parents and carers with an opportunity to meet other parents, make friends and share experiences and ideas. Children have fun, make new friends and develop through play.

“At each playgroup session, children have an opportunity to play music, play with water, make artworks and explore with toys”

What happens at the Northern Beaches Rainbow Families Playgroup?

Use of the venue is subsidised byRainbow Families, and with both a spacious indoor and outdoor play area, parents love the facility. The children all sit together for a shared morning tea which is an opportunity to socialise and learn food etiquette from each other. Currently there are also a number of parents with little babies attending, providing a friendly environment for LGBTIQ parents to chat, swap information, swap baby clothes and get support for being a new rainbow family.

The group is 100% volunteer, and is run by same sex parents. Playgroup attendance evolves over time, kids go off to school and new babies arrive. All playgroups depend on new memberships and families getting involved, to help them grow and keep them running! We would love new members to come and be part of our group!

For more information on the Northern Beaches playgroup you can ring Sarah (see below), or just turn up on the day. Our weekly session fees are $4 and a piece of fruit to share for morning tea.

Where: Collaroy Plateau Youth and Community Centre 36 Blandford Street, Collaroy Plateau

When: Fridays from 9.30am to 11:30am

Contact: Sarah on 0435 942 578

We hope to see you and your Rainbow Family at an event in the future.

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