Being a parent can get lonely sometimes, and we may long to interact with other adults after long days home with our children. Here’s a list of the Indianapolis area playgroups and meetups where children can get together and parents can build relationships with other likeminded adults! If you’re looking for you mom tribe or just some other parents to connect with, we have a great list of the best mom groups, parenting groups and playgroups all around town.
Some of my best conversations have and even some lasting friendships have come from meeting that random mom while both of our children are playing at an indoor playground or while participating in our weekly Gymboree Play and Music classes or even while watching our kids swim at Goldfish Swim School. However, before my children were old enough for those activities, I joined a group called Northside Moms and these women are some of my favorite people to hang out with.
In addition to parent groups and playgrounds, there are a lot of very cool parent-child classes in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.
Indy Area Natural Parenting Meetup
INDY Dads Group
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – citywide locations
Indianapolis Spanish Language Meetup – all ages!
Gay Men Who Have Children Meetup
Yoga Matters Indy – Prenatal and Mommy and Me Meetup
Grandparents Network of Central Indiana
Hike it Baby! – Indianapolis
Indy Homeschool Meetup (secular)
Black Parents & Children Network Meetup
The Expecting Mamas Network and Becoming Family
Library Story Time (most include unstructured play at the end)
Mom Groups Near Me
Northside Mom Groups & Parent Groups
Broad Ripple Park Playgroup – Thursdays 10:00-12:00, $2 per family per week
Zionsville Moms Group
MOMS Club of Fishers – West
MOMS Club of Fishers – NE
Noblesville Stay at Home Moms Group
Carmel Moms Club East
Southside Mom Groups & Parent Groups
Garfield Park Preschool Play Days – Date varies, $10 per child
Southside Mamas Meetup
Westside Mom Groups & Parent Groups
West Side Indy Playgroup
Breast Feeding Support and Lactation Support Groups
Meet with lactation consultants and other breastfeeding mothers. You’ll find a supportive and knowledgable group of parents to connect with and ask questions or lend a listening ear. Check this list of Indy Breastfeeding Support Groups for even more options.
IU North Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Free.
For more information or to confirm meeting time, please call 317.688.2680
IU Health West Breastfeeding Support Group
Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Free.
For more information or to confirm meeting time, please call IU Health West Lactation Department 317.217.3639
Indy’s Downtown Breastfeeding Drop In Center
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Catholic Center, 1400 North Meridian, Indianapolis.
La Leche League of Indiana, Meridian Kessler
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. in the Bethlehem Church Lounge, 526 East 52nd Street, Indianapolis
Community Hospital East Breastfeeding Drop-in Center
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ask questions, weigh your baby. Open to all regardless of where you delivered your baby. For questions or to confirm meeting time, call the lactation office at 317.355.2345.
Community Hospital North Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Community Hospital South Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mondays, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Community Hospital Anderson Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group
Mondays, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Indy BFUSA Evening Support Group Meeting
Fourth Monday of the month with some exceptions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317.782.5819 to confirm meeting time and location. Meetings are typically held at the College Avenue Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, 4180 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, in the small meeting room.
St. Vincent Mothers Support Group at Anderson Regional
Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Vincent Mothers Support Group at St. V’s Breast Center
Fridays, 10 a.m.
St. Vincent Mothers Support Group at Carmel Women’s Center
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
St. Vincent Mothers Support Group Fishers
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
St. Vincent Mothers Support Group Kokomo
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.