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Rome

Baby & toddler activities

  • Aquaniene sports club with ludoteca

    Recommended by Susan Avanzi

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    Large sports centre with day care/nursery care
    Via della Moschea, 130 – 00197 – Roma
    tel.: 06 808 40 59 – 06 80784 7
    www.aquaniene.it

    Comments:
    "Aquaniene has a big pool and gym and also has a play area and nursery so you can leave your children to play whilst you swim or do a gym class." (SA, March 2012)

  • Ladybirds

    Recommended by Susan Avanzi

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    Ladybirds is an English speaking playgroup for children from 0 to 4 years. They are a non profit making community run by volunteers and an important community outreach. 

    Mondays 3.30pm - 5.30pm
    Santa Maria in Trastevere Church, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, TrastevereTram from Largo Argentina (southbound) or Trastevere Railway Station (northbound), get off at the stop closest to the river on the Trastevere side. Walk westbound down Via della Lungaretta until you reach the piazza. 

    Wednesdays & Fridays 10am - 12
    All Saints Church, Via del Babuino 153 - enter through garden door on Via di Gesù e MariaMetro: Spagna - turn right out of the Spanish steps exit and walk up Via del Babuino or Flaminio exit - walk south across Piazza del Popolo and Via del Babuino is the street on the left, parallel to Via del Corso.

    http://ladybirds-playgroup.blogspot.com.es

    Comments:
    "English speaking children play group, ideal to meet international mums and children." (SA, March 2012)

  • All Saints Church parent-toddler group

    Recommended by Suzanna Caula

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    All Saints offers a parent-toddler group which takes place twice a month in the crypt.
    For children aged 1-4, on Wednesdays from 10.00-12:00 noon.
    All Saints Church - Via del Babuino, 153 - 00187 - Rome, Italy - Tel 063600 1881
    office@allsaintsrome.org
    www.allsaintsrome.org

  • CineMamma

    Recommended by Kiersten Pilar Miller

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    Organized by the group "Citta delle Mamma" is a screening of first run movies for moms to attend with their babies.
    www.facebook.com/cittadellemamme

    Comments:
    "
    The lights are left a touch on, the volume is lowered and mom gets to watch a newly released movie along with other moms as they breastfeed or walk a fussy one without anyone giving a cross eyed look. The screenings take place at various venues in the city the best place to check the screenings is the Facebook page. Also often after screenings at The Nuovo Cinema Aquilla theater in the Pigneto neighborhood are followed by group lunches at the restaurant Necci down the road." (KPM, April 2014)

  • Gymboree Play & Music

    Recommended by Marco Fugazzola

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    The Gymboree Play & Music centre in Rome is the first one to open in Italy. The Play & Learn, Music, Art and School Skills lessons are run in English and with English teachers. Aside the main site on Monte Mario the lessons are offered at the Chiostro del Bramante near piazza Navona and the childrens country club Fleming Home in Fleming. 
    www.gymbo.it

  • MOM Festival

    Recommended by Kiersten Pilar Miller

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    MomFestival & Serata Mom is a new activity here in Rome. The organization MomFestival has begun organizing family friendly aperitivi per the "mommy set".
    www.momfestival.blogspot.it

    Comments:
    "I went to one and it was a lot of fun! Food was served for the small folks a bit earlier in the eveing and food came for adults a bit later. THere were a couple of bands, but fun ones! No Barney music! One band had an all female horn section, the moms and tots were all dancing. There is of course changing facilities outfitted for diaper changes (a novelty here in Rome!) and a room with a kids movie for when the wee ones hit the wall and mom wants to keep on going! Check their website as it is a rotating event held at different locations. Reservations required."
     (KPM, April 2014)

  • Salottino dei bimbi

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    A place for all kids to play, colour, laugh, read, sing, dance and have fun. The morning activities are designed for children ages 12 to 36 months, and in the afternoon for children 2-6 years. On Thursday afternoon, there are mother-child activities.
    Via Nemorense 63, 00199 Rome
    +39 0686390365
    www.facebook.com/pages/Il-salottino-dei-bimbiRoma

    Comments:
    "It has afternoon classes such as cooking classes and art classes which my children love. They are also open in the afternoons for general play activities - you can pay by the hour" (SA, March 2012)