Making connections with others is just as important for parents as it is for little ones and you may even find friends that you stay connected to long after your kids have grown out of the playgroup age. Read on for our list of parent and child programs all throughout the North Shore.

Birth to Three Family Center

25 Green Street

Ipswich, MA 01938

Free playgroups for the Ipswich community.


CFCE of the North Shore

9 Margin Street

Peabody, MA 01960

Free playgroups for Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Swampscott, or Topsfield communities.


Early Childhood Partners

Free playgroups and programs for residents of Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester, and Essex.


Family Connections

Free playgroups for Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, and Newburyport communities. 


Family & Community Connection

Programs and services that are child-centered and family-focused for families with children 0–8 years.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Meeting Spots

First Church Congregational Boxford

4 Georgetown Road 

Boxford, MA 01921  

Meetings Friday at 9:00 

First Congregational Church of Essex

39 Main St 

Essex, MA 01929

Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (Oct-June) at 9:30-11:00 am

North Shore MOPS 

North Shore Community Baptist Church

9 Hart St

Beverly, MA 01915

Every other Thursday at 9:00-11:15 AM

Centerpoint Community Church MOPS

101 School St

Salem, NH 03079-2648  

Meetings Wednesdays (1st and 3rd) at 3:45-6:00 pm


The Motherhood Connection

An organization for families in the Merrimack Valley

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