Local organisations

List of local organisations with links either to sub pages or their own websites.


mother playing with children at popalong

Popalong meets at Wesley Chapel, Chapel Lane (off the Common) from 9.30 to 11.30 every Friday morning in term-time. It is for anyone who has a baby or toddler age 0 to 3 years old in Crich area, whether you are a parent, grandparent or carer.

We have a small team of faithful volunteers to facilitate the morning. We serve hot drinks and biscuits for the adults from 10.00 a.m., and the toddlers have healthy snacks and a drink at 10.30 a.m. There is craft activity, lots of toys, toddler climbing frame and soft play, opportunity to play outside in the garden, and always finishing with song-time. Children play together and parents and grandparents find it a friendly group, so all find it a place to enjoy and to make supportive friendships.

people attending Popalong

Do pop along if you would like to see what we are about, or phone the number below.

Comments from parents who came to Popalong over the years have sent us lovely comments including -

“Where would we be without Popalong? Certainly many friends lighter. It plays such a valuable role in drawing new parents and children together in a friendly, caring and sociable environment, and comes at a time when we need it most!”

“Thank you for filling our Fridays with friendship, love and chocolate biscuits”.

Contact Lynda Gray (01773 857921) if you need more information.

Serena Hancox holding her Beacon of Hope Award

Serena Hancox, was recognised for her hard work during the Coronavirus pandemic by being presented with a Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award on Monday 9th August 2021.

The Award was recently launched by Derby City Council, the High Sheriff and the Lord-Lieutenant and seeks to recognise those across the county who have played a key role in responding to the pandemic in their communities.

Serena was was nominated by members of the Popalong Baby group. Read more here...

The Popalong Babies group no longer meets, but new mums are very welcome at Popalong on Fridays at 9.30 am.