Little Lounge Activities

Baby Group

Little Lounge Baby Group has an excellent reputation for being warm and welcoming!

You’ll get a hot drink on arrival and be welcomed by one of our volunteers. We know it can be daunting as a parent / carer attending a new group, so we do all we can to make you feel at home. Relax on the comfy rainbow carpets and chat with other parents and carers whilst your babies enjoy the bouncers or exploring the various play stations on offer.

We end the session with a sensory music time, sitting in a circle and singing Welsh and English songs with props and bubbles!

Classes are booked in blocks of 6 weeks enabling parents to get to know one another and build friendships. Prices for all our sessions are kept deliberately affordable for all budgets, however if you are in a position where you cannot pay please contact us; we are committed to enabling all families to access our activities.

Outdoor Adventures

These fun and messy sessions are held outside in our sensory garden area! Perfect for toddlers to explore and discover the wonder of nature with friends! Rain or shine these sessions explore themes such as planting and growing, bug hunting, leaf printing and of course lots of mud pie making!

Outdoor Adventures are an hour long, parents are encouraged to bring a snack for story time and there are bubbles and singing to end! There is even a camping toilet tent available for potty training emergencies!

Classes are booked in blocks of 6 weeks enabling parents to get to know one another and build friendships. Prices for all our sessions are kept deliberately affordable for all budgets, however if you are in a position where you cannot pay please contact us; we are committed to enabling all families to access our activities.

Community Pantry Cilfynydd Pontypridd

Community Pantry

In partnership with FareShare Go and Tesco Upper Boat this amazing community initiative emerged during the ‘2020 Lockdown’. The Community Pantry is an eco project designed to reduce food waste and redistribute surplus food into the community.

Currently open Fridays 10-11.30am and run by a team of dedicated local volunteers. Residents from Cilfynydd and surrounding areas can choose a bag full of fresh food including bakery products, fruit and vegetables for a £2 donation. All proceeds raised go back into community projects. The Pantry is open to all, it is not a food bank or associated with being on a low income.

A recent survey showed that approximately 134 people benefit from the Pantry food each week. Just 5 months of the project between August and December 2020 we redistributed surplus food worth £2000 otherwise destined for landfill; this equates to 1.35 tonnes of surplus food and avoided 3375kg of CO2 emissions about half the average UK household’s yearly emissions, or a dozen return flights to Majorca!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to live in Cilfynydd to come along to Little Lounge events and activities?

No! Generally, we welcome people from anywhere! However, we are passionate about serving our local community as priority so sometimes if we have a limited number of resources, we might say a particular event or ‘giveaway’ is specifically for children who live within walking distance of the Community Centre.

The Community Pantry project is an Eco-focused project, therefore we do encourage people to walk rather than drive to access the Pantry.

How are your prices so cheap?

One of our main aims is to make all our activities accessible and affordable. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation so we are not set up to make a profit as an enterprise.

All our profits go back into Little Lounge to do more activities in the community. We rely on grant funding to help us and the generosity of our amazing volunteers who give their time for free!

Can I choose my own food at The Pantry?

Yes, all the food is laid out and you can select what you want to fill your bag. Sometimes we may restrict certain items like berries to one punnet per person.

Can Dads or Grandpas come to the Baby Groups?

Yes! We often have men bring their little ones along, none of the Baby and Toddler events are ‘Mams only’ although the majority of grown-ups are usually women.

Do you have to be receiving benefits to come to The Pantry?

No, the Pantry is for everyone! It is an eco-project with the purpose of reducing food waste. The food we receive would otherwise go to waste and it is perfectly edible. We are really proud to be a leading eco initiative in the Cynon Valley and Pontypridd area!

Do you preach about Christianity at your events?

No, we will never preach about our beliefs unless the event is specifically advertised as ‘Church’. We sometimes run events in conjunction with Lounge Communities like ‘Chilled out Church’ or ‘Muddy Church’ that are family friendly and designed for newcomers.

At all our events however, many of our staff and volunteers are Christians and are more than happy to chat about our faith or answer any questions as best we can. We are also able to pray with you about anything you would like prayer for, just ask!