Playgroup Options and Fun Places

Looking for a mom’s or dad’s group for playgroup networking, support, or good ol’ fashioned we’re-in-this-together camaraderie?  Check out Richmondmom.com’s comprehensive list of area groups.  Each entry in this list has a brief description, but click on the group name to visit their website or contact page for more information.

If you have a playgroup you’d like to submit for our list, please let us know on the Richmondmom.com Junkies Facebook page or by emailing cs@richmondmom.com.

30’s/40’s (plus) Richmond Singles – Meet other 30s/40s singles near you! Come to a Singles Meetup for fun, friendship and maybe more through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor events!

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) – Central Virginia Chapter – The playgroup meets at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, generally on third Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.  Meetings are an open format where we encourage discussion.  Call 804-385-3139 for more information about meetings and/or questions regarding the local group.

Fit4mom Richmond – Fit4Mom helps you get in shape while being with your little one and meeting other moms! Entertain your little one while you focus on your workout. All fitness levels are welcome!

Fresh Start for Single Mothers and Their Children – Fresh Start for Single Mothers and Their Children is a unique faith-based 8+ week program designed to provide an environment of positive support for single mothers and their children in which they will find encouragement, education, inspiration, growth, hope for daily living and the future.

Gayton Kirk – Please check out this link to locate  us!   Bathrooms are available during office hours.  We welcome you to our playground.  For more information, please call 804-741-5254.

HeSheZeandWe – This group is for families of children with gender non-conforming challenges in Richmond.  This not run by experts; it began with a few moms and dads who wished to serve the Richmond community as well as find support among other parents and caregivers of children who are gender creative.

Imma/Abba and Me – For mom/ dad and their young ones ages 3 months – 2 years.  Meets on Tuesdays from 9:15 – 11:15 am, for five 6-week sessions.  For more details and for a registration form, please contact the office at 740-200 ext. 3.  

Midlothian Area Moms Group – We welcome any mother who has the time and desire to attend an active playgroup.  Our membership consists of moms with infants to pre-school age children.  This group is for moms that reside in Midlothian, or neighboring Midlothian zip codes: 23112, 23113, 23114, 23235, 23236, 23832, 23838, or 23120.

Mommy & Me and Daddies Too at the Shops at Willow Lawn – Join The Shops at Willow Lawn outside on the second Wednesday of each month, April through October from 10 a.m. – 11:30am, as we host a FREE morning out with crafts, games, storytelling, dancing, and educational programs designed to enhance parent’s interaction with their children.

MOMS Clubs (Moms Offering Moms Support) – We are a support group designed just for you, the at-home mother of today! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families! We know, because we’re at-home mothers, too!  There are many area locations, listed below:

MOMS Club of Chester – Membership area is Chesterfield (south of 288), Chester, & Colonial Heights.  At home Moms of all types, ages and stages of motherhood and their kids enjoy support and social activities, outings, and building forever friendships in a nurturing local family friendly environment. Membership benefits include activities, playgroups, events, meetings, Moms Night Out, e-forum, news letters, service projects and more.  Contact email:  momsclubofchester@yahoo.com.

MOMS club of Mechanicsville, Cool Spring – The MOMS Club® of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Cool Spring Chapter welcomes moms and children living in the Cool Spring Elementary School district to join our group of friendship and support.

MOMS club of Midlothian, South – We serve the 23112, 23120, and 23832 (west of Hensley Rd) zip codes.

MOMS Club of Richmond, Innsbrook – The Richmond-Innsbrook Club covers the Richmond area zip codes that are north of I-64: Glen Allen 23058 & 23060, 23059 Glen Allen, that part west of Rte. 33; Richmond 23228 & 23294; and Henrico County addresses in 23227.

Mothers and More, Southside Richmond – We focus on you – as a mother and a woman – in all the different stages of your life. Our community–based chapters and virtual networks help you focus on your identity, make meaningful connections with others, and support you as you face motherhood’s challenges. We welcome all mothers!

MOMS Club of Richmond, West End – Our chapter is open to residents in the following zip codes: 23103, 23220, 23221, 23225, 23226, 23229, 22030, 23233, 23238.

MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) – A place to find friendship, community, resources and support for you as a woman and mother so you’re not alone.  Multiple area groups and meetings, click on the link above for details.

Mothers of Multiples – This group offers support for expectant mothers of multiples and for those mothers who have already delivered their multiples.  Two local chapters:  Southside (SAMOM) and Richmond Area (RAMOM) 

MUMS: (Moms Understanding Moms) in Mechanicsville – Need a moment to rest and connect with other moms? MUMS provides Christian community for mothers of young children through twice a month meetings and regular group playdates (recommended for moms with a child 5 and younger at home). Our excellent teachers will entertain, teach, and care for your child while you relax upstairs!
No Nuts Moms Group of Richmond – Moms’ group and playgroup for all ages of kids diagnosed with a peanut and/or tree nut allergy (non-food allergic siblings welcome). Monthly get togethers. We rotate the playgroup location throughout the Richmond area – Glen Allen/Short Pump, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, and City of Richmond. Next events: June 24, 3-5 PM, Pole Green Park playground, Mechanicsville; July 22, 3-5 PM, Huguenot Park playground, Chesterfield.
Our Families-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Parents & Kids Social Group in Richmond– Our Families – for GLBT parents and kids in the Richmond area – Meetings around town the First Sunday of the Month.

The Powhatan Playgroup – Our group is made up of wonderful women and children mostly from the Powhatan area.  We share in play dates, mom’s nights out, and other activities. We support both the stay at home mom as well as mothers who work outside of the home.

Richmond Asperger’s Syndrome Meetup Group – The goal of this group is to create a place where people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and their families can connect, network, and bond.

Richmond Mommies – Richmond mothers of all walks of life gain camaraderie and support through an online forum that is available 24 hours a day and at play dates, mom-only and family events around the area.

Richmond Moms of 2014 and 2015 Babies – We welcome moms with children born in 2014 and 2015 to join us in socializing the kiddos (and the mamas too!). We meet once to three times a week at locations throughout Richmond and share family-friendly event announcements as well.

Richmond Separation and Divorce Support Group – This group is open to everyone of all faiths, ages, genders, sexual preferences.  It does not matter what stage of separation or divorce that you find yourself in. This group provides an outlet for people experiencing this journey to talk to each other.

Richmond Working Moms – Are you a Richmond Working mom looking for evening and weekend play dates for your preschooler/kindergartener?   Monthly Mom’s Night Outs?  Annual Family Events? Do you have a child born between 2009 and 2011, and want to connect with other working moms in the Richmond area?  You’ve come to the right place.

See Mommy Run – A free site for Virginia Moms to locate running groups or start their own running or walking group!