Highlights from our story so far...

1984

Donnington Doorstep was set up by local parents who knew that caring for children can be hard. We began life in a Portacabin, opened by Bronwen Dorling on 16th June.

1996

After 4 years of hard work and fundraising Donnington Doorstep and Donnington Playgroup moved into a new purpose-built building which is still our home.

2008

In July, after lots of fundraising and youth engagement, our new first floor youth space finally opened with a huge launch party.

2009

Silver anniversary celebrations in June included a free community fun day and a silver-themed parade.

2012

Donnington Doorstep became a registered charitable company.

2013

Donnington Doorstep took over the management of Donnington Playgroup, still housed in the same building.

2014

We celebrated our 30th anniversary with a party which attracted hundreds of guests.

2016

We look forward to new opportunities including an extension for Donnington Playgroup and our beautiful new website.


If you've known Doorstep for a while and you think we've missed something major we'd love to hear from you.

Doorstep is a fantastic centre. Out of all the 'stay and play' centres this has to be one of the most enriching. The longer opening hours make it unique as other centres have very limited sessions and times. Long live Doorstep!

A parent

What's on this week - 14th Aug 2017

  • Drop in and play

    Mon@ 10am //info

  • Drop in and play

    Wed @10am //info

  • Lunch at Doorstep

    Wed @12pm //info

  • Neonatal Support

    Mon @10.30am //info

  • Youth Drop-In

    Tues, Weds, Thurs @5.30pm //info

  • Pre-School

    Mon - Fri @9-3pm //info

Full Calendar

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