New Ark is a place you can visit with children, a childcare provider, a service used by local schools, a place to volunteer, and more! Below is a handy timetable summary of what’s generally happening and when.

Monday to Friday during term time

  • Preschool playground sessions (9am-12pm and 12:30-3pm)
  • Afterschool playground sessions (3.45pm-6pm)
  • Play support sessions (10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm)
  • Toddler group (Wednesdays 1-3pm only)
  • Group/school visits by arrangement
  • Volunteering opportunities

Monday to Friday during school holidays

  • Holiday playground sessions (10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm)
  • Additional booked childcare (8.30-10am, 12-2pm and 5-6pm).
  • Toddler group (Wednesdays 2-4pm during main summer holidays only)
  • Group visits by arrangement
  • Volunteering opportunities


  • Occasional open days and fundraisers.
  • Private bookings e.g. birthday parties, meetings and community events
  • Volunteering opportunities