Welcome to Townsend Children's Centre
Townsend Children's Centre is a centre for children and families who live in the Townsend, Throop and Muscliff area. The Centre is managed by the Children's Charity Barnardo's on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council. We are situated right in the centre of the Townsend community on Jewell Road, next to the local shop and community centre. There is ample free parking for users of the children's centre.
We offer a wide range of activities and services for local families with children aged from birth to five and also work in partnership with other local agencies to ensure we are meeting the needs of families living locally. We have a friendly open door policy and there is no need to book for Play& Learn sessions or other open activities.
There are lots of activities for you to choose from and we have an 'open kitchen' cafe area so you and your family are welcome to pop in at any time.
We have a large beautiful garden area at the centre, which we make use of during all of our play sessions. Our children's activities take place in our play room called ‘The Den' – if you haven’t been to see it you really must, it’s a magical room with lots of lovely areas for children to explore. This is a stunning child focused environment and we have friendly helpful staff who run the creches and play sessions for children.
The children's centre is open throughout the school holidays, but our timetable may change to accommodate older siblings.
Please do complete our parent satisfaction survey to let us know what you think of our services and how we may improve these in the future.
Read our privacy notice to find out what happens to your information when you register with a children's centre.
Meet the team