Classes at Play Café

Classes at Play Café

You can use PayPal to register for classes using a credit card or PayPal account below (Please call/email us regarding availability)

or Contact us to register:  705 874 3517 / Credit, Cash/Debit in store, and EMT accepted.







Little Art Explorers – Craft time! – 18 months – 4 years +

Join us for a weekly art project! Painting, cutting, and pasting are just a few of the ways in which our young artists express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. Adult participation is required. Cost is included in Play Pass. Wednesdays at 10:30am. 


Infant Massage 101 – 

Date: TBA

Cost: $25 plus hst. Pre-Registration is required.

This two hour evening class is a condensed version of our four week course. Parents and caregivers will learn a full body massage routine including tummy and gas soothing techniques. Massage supports bonding, weight gain, brain development sleep and confidence. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin.


**New**   Infant Massage Circle – 4 week Series

Starts: January 16th and runs for 4 weeks,  10am to 11am

Cost: $50 + HST  Pre-registration is required.

This is a four week session that includes a full body massage, group discussion, powerpoint presentations, review of baby states and cues, baby soothing techniques (gas, sleep) and more. It is suited for any caregiver that would like to learn or review baby care basics, massage and connect with other parents. We will review the Family Triad Model as the base of this course, including touch, communication and environment.  

Powerpoint offerings include Brain Development and the Need for Touch, States and Cues and Triad Model and Epigenetics. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided.


Parent + Child Family Paint Nights

DATES: November 23rd (FULL) December date – coming soon!! January 

Start time is 6pm!!

Cost: $39.55 for parent and child /$12 per additional child (inc. hst)
Ages: 4 years +

It’s all about fun, creativity, and spending time together! No artistic talent required! Step by step instructions from our fantastic art teacher. Paint and learn together with your child. You will both bring home a masterpiece! Pre-Registration is required to book. Payment must be provided in advance to hold your spot. Event is non-refundable but can be transferable.




Wednesday’s from 1:30pm-2:30pm (Starts January 9th and runs for 6 weeks)

Join us at the Play Cafe for a group just for you! Sit back and relax with your babe and a beverage as we chat, get to know, and cheer each other on. Recommended for parents with babies newborn to pre-crawling.

The group is facilitated by Sarah Susnar who owns/operates Play Cafè and is a birth and postpartum doula and early childhood educator. So you will get some new friends plus support from a doula all in one group <3

We will have  guest speakers and discuss various topics each week!
Cost: $65 + hst (Includes cafe beverages)

Topics Include:

Infant Massage
Intro to Solids
Pelvic Floor
Mama Nutrition/Wellness
Baby Sign Language
Infant Sleep ….. and sometimes a fun Mama and Baby Craft project!


Musical Baby Signs: 

Next series starts Jan 15th 2019 (Tuesday’s at 10am)

Together we will explore American Sign Language vocabulary using songs, play, and family and baby connection. This class is a mixture of Sign Language as well as musical Mother Goose program.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space. Classes are geared for families with children up to 18 months (older children would be fine too! We are flexible)

Cost: $55 + HST for 6 weeks

Toddler Art and Sensory 
Cost: $48 + HST
Starts November 20th @ 10am (4 weeks)
Limited spots for children ages 18 months and up! Play before and/or after class! Doing art helps to develop fine motor skills, social and emotional, and cognitive skills, besides being messy and fun! We will glue, paint, colour and express ourselves with art! Limited Spaces.
 Baby Picasso: FULL
Cost: $48 + HST
November Session start is Nov 22 (FULL)

Limited spots for babies 7 months and up. Pre-registration is required. Play before and/or after class!  Come and make a craft with baby! Make 2 take home canvases made by you and babe and 2 sensory experiences that are fun and messy! Wonderful opportunity to have fun and help with fine motor and brain development! Pre-registration with payment required. Limited to 4 spots.

Baby Sensory: 
Cost: $48 + HST
Next session : TBA
Limited spots for babies 6 months and up. Pre-registration is required. Play before and/or after class! Sensory play is super important for babies development, not to mention super fun! We will discover paints, foods, and more with hands, feet, and bodies!
Pre-registration with payment required. Limited to 4 spots. Email or call 705 874 3517



Music and Motion with Martha: 

8 Week Program: Thursday’s September 27th – Nov. 15th

Baby Class @ 9:30am – up to 12 months
Toddler Class @ 10:30am – up to 3 years

Limited Spots Available. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $96 + HST for 8 week session
(Includes playtime before and/or after)

Baby Class:  In the baby class we will be exploring new objects – how they feel, how they sound, how they look, etc.  I will bring in scarves, shakers, and bells for these activities.  We will be listening to instruments such as wood blocks, different shakers, triangles, flutes, all with the intent of learning and being exposed to various sounds (timbres) in the world.   Another key element is the dancing we will be doing to help the babies explore the world from new angles, heights, perspectives.  This class provides an opportunity for parents to get out and meet other parents with children of a similar age, and get support, ideas, and friendship.

Toddler Class:   Now that your child is a toddler, our focus in this class we will be exploring ways to develop fine motor dexterity; positive social interactions including turn taking; creativity and self expression; and  vocabulary through singing.   We will play with rhythm sticks, shakers, glockenspiel, and more.  I will, of course also bring in my banjo, flute, Irish drum and ukulele.


Yoga at Play Café:

Parent +  Baby Yoga Connection: Next: Jan 2019

This is a gentle, safe, yoga, song and stretch class for new parents. It will focus on parent baby connection through gentle stretches, breath work and massage. It will be a time to honour this important transition time while supporting the needs of new families. This is geared for babies newborn to age two. Classes are $72 for the entire six week session. Facilitated by Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender. RYT 500.

Gentle Hatha Adult Yoga:  Jan 2019

Pre-registration is required.
This is a gentle yoga class suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with added experience. Students will be guided in this time of renewal through a series of gentle postures, breath and mind work aiming to calm the mind and increase alertness. It will be enjoyable for everyone regardless of body type or fitness level. Students will be safely guided through the asanas (postures) and relaxation techniques as we stretch and strengthen our being. Teacher : Sonja Martin, RYT 500


 Monthly Supports:

Postpartum + New Parent Support Meet-up: Now offered weekly at our Infant Feeding Circle (now called Baby and Me Support Circle)  

Ask a Doula:

The 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am, Serenity Doula Care and Andrea Paul Birth Services will be available to ask all your fertility, pregnancy, birth, and baby questions!

Baby and Me Circle of Support: Friday’s 1pm-2pm  This new offering is for parents with babies needing weekly support with feeding/sleep/need out of the house! This meet up is facilitated by the Serenity Doula Care Doula’s as well as from Peer Support. Older children are welcome to play at a discounted rate of $5.00


Special Events/Workshops:

Picky Eaters Workshop– Nov 22 7:15pm

Is your picky eater(s) driving you crazy??!! Is this causing mealtime stress for you and your family? Aside from dinner challenges, picky eating can also affect your child’s brain development as well as physical growth and behavioural health.

Please join Shelley Phillpot, RHN, FDNP, of Hummingbird Wellness to learn more about dealing with picky eaters.

Workshop will include:

  • how to stop battling over food
  • avoiding using bribery and food rewards
  • common reasons for picky eaters, which can include control issues or perhaps physiological issues

If you’re tired of the whining, have had enough of being a short order cook, or are worried about your child’s health then this workshop is for you.

Cost: $15 +Hst Per Person
Register by calling us at 705 874 3517 or email

Stress and Hormones – November 29th 7:15pm

Stress is inevitable and it is steadily on the rise.  Over 75% of physicians visits are for stress-related ailments and symptoms. Did you know that stress has a huge impact on your hormonal balance? When your hormones are out of whack you can suffer from a wide range of symptoms: sleep issues, fatigue, mood swings, joint pain, weight gain/loss, blood sugar imbalance, PMS,  etc. Even though symptoms are common, they are definitely not “normal”.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how to get to the root cause of your symptoms
  • the difference between “acute” and “chronic” stress and how it impacts your hormonal health
  • How Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress and Supplements can help you maintain optimal health
  • How to get a comprehensive hormone assessment
  • natural steps you can start today to open up your body’s own innate healing opportunites

Please join Shelley Phillpot, FDNP, RHN, owner of Hummingbird Wellness, where she will help you conquer stress and tame your wild and wacky hormones, so you can feel your best. Cost: $15 + HST (Pre-registration is req.)


CPR – AED Training with All Heart CPR (Amy Dechaine)

Dates: Monday Nov. 26th 6pm

Fee: $55 + HST (includes Student Work Book)
Course Duration: 4hrs
Pre-registration required with Play Cafe 705 874 3517 or
For more info on the course please contact Amy:

“What do I do if my baby stops breathing or what if my child chokes?” These are the most common questions I get from parents and caregivers.

Becoming a parent is an amazing event full of miracles happening every day but it also makes us feel vulnerable and full of new responsibilities. It is all part of this wonderful journey!

There are many things we can do to prepare ourselves and learning how to keep our family safe in the event of an emergency is definitely one of them!

Join me and learn a skill that will save lives!!

With our CPR class you will learn:

• To understand CPR and how best to handle an emergency
• CPR for an adult, child and infant
• CPR with the help of others
• How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) on an adult, child and infant
• When and how to help a choking adult, child and infant

My classes are interactive and full of fun! We are a breastfeeding and child friendly class and we can be as flexible as you need. Dress comfortably and be ready for a hands on experience!

*Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive a certification valid for 1 year.


Christmas Pickle Needle Felting Class:

Make your own Christmas Pickle!
Manon (Mon Amie Manon) will guide you through the process of needle felting your very own

Christmas Pickle!

This 1 hour workshop is perfect for beginner needle felters ages 12 and up. Cost is 20$ for each person, or 20$ for child with parent accompaniment. Call 705 874 3517 to reserve your spot.

The Christmas pickle will be your new favorite Christmas tradition!

A decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the following year!

You will also get to take home a small write up about the legend of the pickle if you are giving this for a gift!


Christmas Wreath Workshop:

Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, join us for a wreath-making workshop hosted by Wreaths & Wonders by Holly. Learn 

how to make a burlap wreath and decorate with an assortment of Christmas ribbon to add a festive pop of colour to your front door 

this season (also great for gift giving)! The cost includes materials to create your wreath.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please allow for slight colour variations in ribbon due to lighting, camera/screen settings, etc. Furthermore, while I will do my best to get the same materials is in the photo, they can be somewhat limited so different ribbon may be used but will be similar.

Cost: $60 / person + HST
Must register by Friday, Nov. 30th.
Register by calling 705 874 3517 with payment, come in, or email transfer to



Alex from Anchor and Co. is coming in to make signs with us!
Any design you like! Make one 24×18 or two 12×12 signs!
Cost: $65 pp + HST. Pre-register online below: 





Get crafty with me! We will make a cute glitter ball ornament. Your choice of name and/or Baby’s 1st Christmas 2018.

Pre-registration required.
Cost: $16.95 (Includes tax)

Call 705 874 3517 or email
or online with ticket link.
Must register by Friday November 30th.

**I will need what you would like on your ornament ahead of time**




Our Breakfast with Santa is back and better than ever this year!!

We are offering 2 sessions! Limited space!!

  1. December 9th 9:30am Breakfast with Santa – Includes pancakes, coffee/tea , juice, and fruit. Plus cookie decorating craft, holiday movie, and…….Gorgeous Photo Shoot with Santa by Naomi Lucienne Photography!!     (1 edited image will be included but you can purchase extras!) Cost: $50 + HST
  2. December 9th 5:30pm Milk and Cookies with Santa – Includes cookies, fruit, hot chocolate/tea, milk or juice, a christmas craft, Story time, and…….Gorgeous Photo Shoot with  Santa by Naomi Lucienne Photography!!            (1 edited image will be included but you can purchase extras!) Cost: $50 + HST.

*****************************BREAKFAST WITH SANTA IS NOW SOLD OUT!!!!!!***************************

**********************WE STILL HAVE SPACE IN MILK AND COOKIES WITH SANTA!!*********************










Try to show up 5 minutes early or slip in quietly if you are late.
No refunds if a class is taught and you are unable to attend
Please set personal items (bags, coats, etc.) at the front or to the side of the class.
For Yoga class cancellation (poor weather) ONE make up class will be added to the end of the session.
Please inform the teacher of any concerns or if you are unable to attend. Please call 705 874 3517.
If the teacher in unable to attend every effort will be made to find a qualified supply teacher.
Class cancellations will be posted on the Facebook Page at LEAST 2 hours before the start.
Pre-registration with payment is required for all series (unless drop-in) by the deadline posted.
Classes have a cut off for registration – 1 week prior to the start date.
Classes require a minimum of 4 participants to run as scheduled.