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Baby groups

On 16 Aug 2017 at 12:36pm Beans wrote:
Does anyone know of any baby groups/ stay and play mornings that are held in Lewes?
On 16 Aug 2017 at 2:05pm With kids wrote:
There are a few things to do with kids. Off the top of my head:
Every Friday (term time), 9.30-11.30am: Drop-in playgroup, All Saints Centre, £3 per family (incl toast & juice for kids, tea & biscuit for adult). Big space, lots of big toys, often a guitar singalong.
Every Thurs, 2-2.30pm, £free: Storytime, Lewes Library. Free. For kids under 5.
First Tues of the month, 10.30-11am, £free: Rhymetime, Lewes Library, for babies & toddlers.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 2:12pm With kids wrote:
There are also some I've not tried personally: Tues mornings (termtime I think), Eastgate Baptist Church; and Friday mornings at Christ Church, Fitzjohns Rd/Prince Edwards Rd.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 4:57pm Robert wrote:
Children should be kept away from churches. There is no justification for filling their minds with falsehood and, ultimately, establishment mind-control through fear of punishment. Learn about nature or history from qualified teachers or play leaders. We have never let our family go anywhere near anything with a church connection. Lies, all the way.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 5:07pm ?? wrote:
Robert - That's a lot of chips on one shoulder. Religion means a lot to and benefits a lot of people. Your kids are being deprived of opportunities to learn a great deal about their history and possibly the option of having their own spiritual awareness. Pity.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 5:53pm Groucho wrote:
I think Robert will be well equipped to teach his children about authority........
On 16 Aug 2017 at 6:48pm Inthegutter wrote:
There is also a dads' group that meets every Saturday morning. On nice days they meet in the Grange at 10am and on other days either the Elle or Snowdrop. Currently there are children from 6 months to 6 years going.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 7:43pm Fsirmeadow wrote:
King's Tots for pre-schoolers is at the King's Church Building every Friday in term time, 9.30-11.30. Great atmosphere, and very popular. Cost is £2.50 per family. Drop in to see for yourself. Places limited to 80, so usually a waiting list. Church office is 01273 496182.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 8:38pm With kids wrote:
I wonder if the groups in church spaces are actually religious at all. Anyone able to comment? I suspect it might have something to do with being some of the few spaces big enough in Lewes to host a playgroup.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 9:48pm Churchy McChurch wrote:
No. The church groups are not religious, although some of the people running them are. I'm not religious and don't want my kids to be steered in any religious direction but I do want them to enjoy the warmth and compassion of well meaning people. They get this at the church groups and really love going. I don't think God has ever been mentioned, nor church attendance suggested. I also want my kids to avoid narrow minded people so if you wouldn't mind letting us know which groups you take your kids to Robert, I'll do my best to avoid them.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 10:00pm Santa Mc Satan wrote:
We have a group. Virgins welcome (adults that iis )
On 16 Aug 2017 at 10:06pm Hohum wrote:
The sceptics set up a playgroup but the children were crying all the time as their parents wouldn't stop arguing about how "ignorant" everyone was.
On 16 Aug 2017 at 11:50pm Robert wrote:
Church buildings are not safe. They are full of the icons of racism (the Old Testament clearances of the "promised land" particularly), displays that glorify anti-pacifist activists, and myth presented as fact. Never let children enter them until they have fully understood the deceit, the misogyny, and the hundreds of years of killing that has gone on. My children have attended outward bound courses away from all comforts, to develop leadership and self reliance, not dependency on a mythical "spirit". My family believes church funding should be strangled.
On 17 Aug 2017 at 2:08am Fairmeadow wrote:
Robert has obviously never been to the King's Church building, which, given the number of community groups that use it as a venue, means he can't get out much. However, we doubtless all hold dear our various evidence-free prejudices.
On 17 Aug 2017 at 8:25am Churchy McChurch wrote:
Surely you realise that you have described most established institutions in the green and pleasant land Robert? You can't wrap 'em in cotton wool!

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