Double the fun at play sessions for twins in Sandwell

Mums and dads of toddling twins and triplets in Sandwell are being invited to a fun-filled play group especially for multiple birth families.

The ‘play-and-stay’ sessions, which are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10am-11.30am, take place at Health for Living’s Rowley Springfield Children’s Centre, in Rowley Regis.

As well as giving toddlers the chance to play together, the group is also an opportunity for parents to socialise and share their unique experiences of bringing up twins and triplets.

The group was launched after staff noticed an increasing number of parents with twins and triplets using the Dudley Road centre.

Joy Lester, Manager of the Rowley Springfield Children’s Centre, said: “We think it’s really important to shape our services to the needs of local families.

“That’s why when we noticed that a lot of the families using the centre had twins and triplets we decided to run special play-and-stay sessions just for them.

“As well as allowing the children to have fun together, parents can also chat about what it’s like to be a multiple birth family.”

The Rowley Regis Springfield Children’s Centre is managed by Health for Living, a partnership between the Accord Group, Black Country Housing Group, Murray Hall Community Trust and Sandwell Mind, in association with charity Family Action.

The centre provides a range of services for children and families, from crèche facilities and playgroups to family health clinics and work clubs.

For more information about the sessions, or to register your interest in attending, call the Rowley Springfield Children’s Centre on 0121 559 9916.