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Messy Monkeys North Tyneside

At messy monkeys, you splat paint, squelch gloop,

splash water…and we do the tidying up!


Attending a messy monkeys session is a great way for your child to explore different materials and textures, learn about cause and effect and to develop motor and language skills. Free and creative play is an essential part of a child’s learning process, assisting in the understanding of science and maths and well as developing talent in arts and crafts.

Messy Play is a fabulous way of allowing young children to gain confidence in their own imagination. At messy monkeys we focus on the process and not the product, allowing children the freedom to explore while creating their own masterpieces to take home.  We provide opportunities for fully immersive free play on a scale you couldn’t encourage at home…we clean up the mess so your walls, carpets and sofas are safe from messy monkey paws!
Sessions with messy monkeys offer a whole host of opportunities to develop new skills too, some more obvious than others; gross motor skills are used to stomp through paint and splash in water troughs, while finer movements, such as achieving the all-important pincer grip occur naturally in manipulating tools and paintbrushes or sprinkling glitter.  Language, social skills and confidence in ‘owning’ one’s creations come on in leaps and bounds as our monkeys play alongside their peers, with their grown-ups and with the session leaders who can’t get enough of the mess!

The terms, with different themes and new materials each week, allow plenty of time for the naturally outgoing as well as more hesitant, timid monkeys to find their messy feet.   We provide sessions for Babies as well as Toddlers, each having strictly limited numbers to encourage a comfortable and relaxed environment suited to each age group. The sessions allow your child to get ‘hands (and feet) on’ with different gloops and goos, exploring how things work with the messy tools, developing early mathematical measuring skills, artistic flair and enjoying complete freedom to get messy! 

Our grown-ups have provided fantastic feedback over the years,

messy monkeys is doing what I hoped; giving my baby the chance to get messy without having to mess my house, mixing with other children and experiencing different activities which I wouldn’t have time to set up”

 “messy monkeys has been absolutely great, we really loved the laid back approach, felt really welcome and loved being able to enjoy getting messy with my son”

We’d love to meet you and your little one, so come and join messy monkeys to see what everyone is talking about!

For more information on session times and venues, or to book a place for your messy monkey visit the North-Tyneside website:

or email


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