A week at Poplar baths…

The last time I started writing this post I got three words in before the one-year-old woke up…

…Attempt 2

There are loads of toddler-friendly activities at Poplar baths. Here’s a week of drop-in activities, but it’s also a great place to book your little one onto a course in gymnastics, football, trampolining, swimming or other sports.


9.15-11.15am Toddler’s world – soft play

12noon-1.30pm Swimming for U5s (baby pool open)


12.30-1.15pm Tots waterworld


10am-12 noon Toddler’s world – soft play


12.30-1.30pm Tots’ waterworld and it’s free swim Friday in Tower Hamlets.


12.30-1.30pm Baby pool open and it’s free family swim day in Tower Hamlets.

1.30-2.30pm Aquasplash in the baby pool


1.30-2.30pm Aquasplash in the baby pool

2.30-3.30pm Women and girls only in the baby pool

Information about free swimming is here.

There’s also an open evening this Wednesday 11th April (6.30-8.30pm) for women and girls (and boys under eight) to try various sports including tennis, badminton, football and table tennis for free. For more details, email or call.

Timetables change, so please contact Poplar baths to check the times if you fancy any of these activities.



Poplar again?

I’m like someone with a new crush. I can’t stop talking about the relatively recently re-opened Poplar Baths. Here’s ANOTHER post about the excellent activities on offer there. Eventually, you’re going to succumb and actually give them a try. I know it.

So when we went to the Free Open Day (Have I mentioned that already? Oops, yes), the nice people there gave me a flyer for two weekly toddler-friendly sessions.

Here they are:

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Toddlers’ World

We’ve been to Toddlers’ World at Mile End Leisure Centre three times. The equipment has varied slightly but you can expect:

  • Trampolines (My toddler now loves the trampoline, but I find it a little hair-raising and tend to watch her very, very closely on it. She’s one of the youngest and the smallest and I fear for clashes of heads)
  • Bouncy castle
  • Ball pit
  • Goalposts and football
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Mats, springboard and bench to jump off
  • Hoops
  • Selection of other soft play equipment
  • Parachute

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