Play Groups

Having young children at home can be fun and busy and exhausting, but it can also be lonely! Are you looking for something to do during the week to entertain your kids with the bonus of meeting and interacting with other moms and dads? Central California Parent Magazine is here to help with a list of play groups in your area.

Play groups offer many benefits to both children and parents. Children get to socialize with others their age, and parents meet peers with whom they can share the challenges and joys of raising kids—developing new friendships is valuable for both parent and child. Play groups also provide social and language stimulation as well as the opportunity to try new things and discover new skills. And, of course, play groups are FUN!

Check out our list below and email us if you have a play group you’d like to see included on this page. Happy playing!

Central Valley Multiples Club

Auberry • Clovis • Madera • Oakhurst • Reedley • Sanger • Visalia

  • One to two play dates each month
  • Infancy, toddlerhood, and beyond
  • Fresno area and the surrounding Valley communities including but not limited to Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Reedley, Visalia, Auberry, Oakhurst and Selma

The Central Valley Multiples Club (CVMC) is a non-profit organization committed to providing support, education, and friendship to parents and expectant parents of twins, triplets or higher order multiples.

Email info@fresnomultiples.org for more information

Central Valley Playgroup (Formerly: Fresno Moms)

Fresno

  • Weekly events and playdates
  • There are monthly events for new members and parents night out
  • From newborns to teens
  • Located in Fresno but cater to the Central Valley

Welcome to Central Valley Playgroup! This is a place for moms AND dads to meet up for fun times with our children. Our members come from all over the Central Valley – Fresno, Lemoore, Selma, Kingsburg, Coarsegold, Clovis and much more.

Contact Chandra Dolliver at cmdolliver@yahoo.com for more information

Fresno County Multiples Club

Fresno

  • Play dates at the park
  • Zoo meetups
  • Holiday events
  • Monthly club meetings
  • New and expecting moms group

The Fresno County Multiples Club is a non profit organization, we are part of Multiples of America. We provide parents of twins, triplets and higher order multiples with support, friends, fun and education.

Email fresnocountymultiplesclub@gmail.com for more information

Heart to Heart

Fresno

  • 3rd Monday of the month
  • New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Avenue, Fresno

Children birth through elementary and their mom or caregiver are invited to come and play with us on the third Monday of each month. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids while the moms connect with one another.

Contact Lisa Jones at lisa.jones@newcov.com

M.O.M.S. (Making Our Mothering Significant)

Fresno

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:15 to 11:30am, Green Room
  • Infants, preschool, and school-age children
  • Peoples Church, Cedar & Herndon Avenues, Fresno.

A fun fellowship time for mothers of young children.

Call 559-298-8001, ext. 273 for more information

Moms Club of Clovis - Sanger

Clovis • Sanger

  • Weekly park days, kids’ trips, monthly activities for kids and moms
  • Children of all ages
  • South of Herndon and East of Willow, Clovis/Sanger

We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time. It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects. $30 annual dues for membership.

Email momsclubofclovis.sanger@gmail.com for more information

Moms Club of Fresno Central

Fresno

  • Weekly park days, kids’ trips, monthly activities for kids and moms
  • Children of all ages
  • Central Fresno area

We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time. It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects. $30 annual dues for membership.

Call 559-425-MOMS (6667) for more information

Moms Club of Fresno North

Clovis • Fresno

  • Weekly park days, kids’ trips, monthly activities for kids and moms
  • Children of all ages
  • North of Herndon, Fresno/Clovis

We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time. It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects. $25 annual dues for membership.

Email momscluboffresnonorth@gmail.com (If you live south of Herndon, momscluboffresno@yahoo.com) for more information

Moms Club of Visalia

Hanford • Lemoore • Reedley • Tulare • Visalia

  • Weekly park days, kids’ trips, monthly activities for kids and moms
  • Children of all ages
  • Tulare County, Reedley, Hanford, and Lemoore

We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time. It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects. $25 annual dues for membership.

Email momsclubvisalia@gmail.com or visit momsclubvisalia.com for more information

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Clovis • Coarsegold • Fresno • Hanford • Madera • Oakhurst

  • Every other week, and child care is available. Some meetings are in the evening so working mothers can attend. $5/meeting
  • Preschoolers
  • 8 groups in the Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, and Hanford areas

MOPS International is a non-denominational Christian organization that reaches out to all mothers of children under school age. MOPS helps moms… and MOPS makes a difference in the lives of families. The purpose of MOPS International is to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. This purpose is carried out in a variety of ways, including local MOPS groups, MOMSense Magazine, MOMSense Radio, MOPS’ books and products, and special events.

For more information call Brandy Freeland, MOPS Council Coordinator for Fresno-Clovis, at 559-436-0891 or visit www.mops.org

North Valley Mommies

Madera • Merced

  • Playgroups, moms night outs, family outings, and more
  • Madera and Merced Counties

www.NorthValleyMommies.com is a free online community serving all moms in Merced and Madera county. We have playgroups, moms night outs, family outings – you name it we got it! We also have an online discussion forum!

To contact a playgroup please go to http://www.myplaygroups.com/registration.asp to register. All contacting of parents is done through the myplaygroups site for the security of its members.

Phemon

Fresno

  • Tuesdays 9:30–11:15 a.m.
  • Preschool children
  • Meetings are for moms; children get to do their own special activities; Ages two and under go to the nursery.
  • Peoples Church, Fresno (Cedar & Herndon)

A gathering of remarkable young moms, coming together to explore a two-fold question: Who am I and who am I here for? Advance registration required. Groups will resume in Fall 2021.

peopleschurch.org/womeninstagram.com/phemomfresno • 559-298-8001