SLIDESHOW: Little monkeys get into the swing

The Musical Monkeys activity group is proving as popular as ever and providing a great way of strengthening links within the community.

The group was formed several years ago by Kirsty Player when she moved to the Isle and found there was little for her children to do.

(Top left clockwise) Pete, Sarah, Rowan, five mnths, and Brooke Drake, one, of Westwoodside at musicial monkeys at Haxey memorial hall. Picture: Andrew Roe

(Top left clockwise) Pete, Sarah, Rowan, five mnths, and Brooke Drake, one, of Westwoodside at musicial monkeys at Haxey memorial hall. Picture: Andrew Roe

“We are a very relaxed group and people can come and go as they please but we regularly have between 15 and 20 families – mums, dads and children – coming along,” sad Mrs Player, 36.

“We aren’t one of these groups where people have to pay out for weeks in advance, you just turn up as and when you can and join in the fun.”

A typical session at Musical Monkeys starts with songs to say ‘hello’ to each other and could include children playing with instruments, puppets and singing ‘action’ songs and nursery rhymes.

“We meet every week and the sessions are a great way for parents to meet and socialise with other parents,” said Mrs Player.

“Lifelong friendships have been made through the group.”

The Musical Monkeys sessions are held at Haxey Memorial Hall on Fridays from 10.30am to noon..

Contact 01427 753787 for more details.