We are a local group, registered with the national charities TAMBA and Bliss, that was founded in 1968. Our aim is to support each other as we are all families of multiples. The emphasis of the club is on friendship and new members will find it invaluable to know they are not alone in their new situation.
For more information on our club, please feel free to download our Club Constitution document here.
Each Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am we meet at St John's Church in The Furrows, off Ambleside Avenue in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 3JQ. There is no need to book, just turn up. Older or younger siblings are welcome too.
Entry is a £2 donation per family for club members, and £3 per family for non-members, including a hot drink for carers and snacks for the children.
Toddlers enjoy playing with a wide range of toys, play equipment and arts and crafts, not to mention seeing lots of other twins/triplets. There is an area with soft matting for babies, with suitable toys. Please bring a play mat or blanket for your babies.
A variety of toys including slides, see-saw, walkers, small bikes, role play and baby toys are stored at the hall and any help in setting up or tidying away is always gratefully received.
The Social Side
As well as getting to know the other carers who are able to make it to the playgroup, we also hold Mums' Nights Out – and sometimes Mums' and Dad's Nights Out – for the opportunity to get together socially without the children for good food, wine and conversation. We hold these around once a quarter, and dates are notified to our members via e-mail and on our closed Facebook group.
We also hold quarterly committee meetings, including an Annual General Meeting, to discuss issues related to the running of the club. Dates are also sent out via e-mail and posted to our Facebook group.
Our annual summer family event has proven very popular, with entertainment, bouncy castles and face painting for the children and an opportunity to get together as families with multiples.
The Legal Side
Children and young people are vulnerable; Walton & District Twins Club believes that all children and young people have the right to have their physical and well being cared for. Walton & District Twins Club are committed to being actively responsible for the welfare of all children in preventing them from coming to any harm and to safeguard them. Click here to download our Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy document.
As a Tamba registered club, we also agree to operate by a list of Best Practice Principles set out by the Twins And Multiple Births Association in the UK. Click here to view those principles.