Welcome to Ashridge Road Playcentre! We are located in Napier South and have been part of the local community for over 50 years. We are a cooperative-run Centre with a large open plan play area inside, dedicated infant and crawler space, plus a cosy library for our tamariki and whānau to enjoy.
We have an extensive selection of activities for tamariki to enjoy including paint, clay, carpentry, cooking, blocks and a great range of musical equipment. Tamariki are free to choose which areas interest them in and are supported to extend their knowledge as they plan and learn. Our outdoor area features a shaded play area with a sandpit, movable playground equipment and a mud kitchen.
We strongly believe in the Playcentre slogan “whānau tupu ngātahi- families growing together” so we welcome all whānau to come and learn alongside the tamariki. We have regular field trips and social events which our families get involved in and we support parent education within the Centre. Our Centre is run by us for us and quickly becomes like a home away from home.
We are the only Play Centre in Hawkes Bay to offer an outdoor Papatuanuku session on Thursday mornings- an all-weather outdoor-based session that allows tamariki to learn and play in the natural environment. Our general sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings are from 9am to 12pm. We welcome tamariki aged from 0 to 6.
Nau Mai, Haere Mai. A warm welcome awaits you and your family.