The Playhouse

A drop-in community centre for families with young children 0 – 5 years where parents/carers stay and play with their children.  Situated on the cnr Charles & Forbes Sts, Devonport.  Ideal for parents on their own, with a group of friends or newly moved to the area.  Also suitable for Launching into Learning groups, Mother’s groups and Family day carers.

The Playhouse

Open school days, Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 12.30pm (Phone: 03 6424 7060)

Devonport Community House supports The Playhouse and encourages everyone in the local community to participate.  No need to book, just come along with your under 5's or on your own to chat or catch up with other parents and carers.  New to the area??  It's an ideal meeting place!

Volunteers and mentors are always welcome.  Volunteers work in pairs and are generally rostered on for one session a week. Volunteers are able to bring their children under 5 while volunteering. We provide a safe and stimulating environment for all children to play and socialise in, with various activities and celebrations held regularly. The little gym is open daily with padded mats and lots of fun play equipment.

Ask for a Playhouse newsletter for what's happening throughout the term.  And enjoy your time with us!

What The Playhouse offers


Regular Activities

Cook n Taste every second Wednesday – taste-test nutritious recipes young children will love.

Sensory Play every Friday – from rice play to play dough!

Various health and child focussed days including: Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, National Simultaneous Storytime, Children’s Week and Christmas.

Party Room

The Playhouse is the perfect place for children's birthday parties & is available for hire after hours & on weekends.  Two time slots 10.30am to 1.30pm OR 2 to 5pm.  Cost is $100 (including refundable $20 cleaning fee).

Call 6424 7060 to book.

Book Club sales

Various adult's & children's books are available for purchase at reduced prices.

Playhouse Purchases

Our small canteen supplies drinks, nibblies, nappies, coffee sachets and even some goodies for big people!

Support us!

The Playhouse is run by volunteers and relies on your patronage and good will to remain open. Please tell your family, friends and workmates about us!

Get in touch


03 6424 7060
email us

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