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Venue Hire Information

Venue Hire Information

Highgate Playgroup is available to hire on Saturday’s and Sunday’s through out the year! 

The hire period is generally for 4 hours, including setup, packing away and cleaning. The capacity is 50 (adults and kids). One Saturday session (1pm-5pm) and two Sunday sessions (8:30am-12:30pm & 1pm-5pm) are available (you are able to reserve the entire day on Sunday ONLY for an extra $80 per booking).

Members can hire the venue at a discounted rate of $100 ($200 for non-members). All bookings also require a refundable security deposit of $250, which is returned following confirmation that the venue and equipment is left clean, tidy and undamaged.

To check out available dates and times, complete the form below.

Facilities & Equipment

Hire of Highgate Playgroup for an event includes: 

  • exclusive use of the Playgroup building (including play areas, kitchen, toilet & baby change and toys) 
  • exclusive use of the undercover Outdoor Area adjacent to the Playgroup building, 
  • easy access to (not exclusive use) of the public Forrest Park playgroup, and 
  • access to (not exclusive use) a small amount of off-street car-parking, accessible via the Forrest Park Croquet Club entrance.

Refer to the site plan provided below for a layout of the available areas. Both the Playgroup building and undercover Outdoor Area can be used for an event setup. The capacity of the venue allows for 50 people (adults and children).    

There are 3 small kid-sized tables (90cm x 60cm) and a large trestle table (2m x 75cm) available for use, along with approximately 20 kids’ chairs, 10 adults’ chairs and 4 highchairs. All the equipment is available to use with the hire, including the toys. 

We ask guests to take note of the location of furniture, toys and equipment upon arrival, to make tidying up after your event easier. 

Kitchen and food service equipment on site includes:

  • Oven and stove,
  • Microwave,
  • Kettle,
  • Nespresso pod coffee machine & milk frother,
  • Dishwasher,
  • Small number of kids plates, cups and cutlery (approx. 10 settings),
  • A small amount of glassware (approx. 20 wine & water glasses)
  • Coffee mugs (approx. 30), 
  • Some serving & oven trays, and
  • Assorted cutlery.

Cleaning equipment and supplies are also provided to ensure the venue can be adequately tidied following your event.

2024 Venue Hire Bookings

Please complete the below form to book the Highgate Playgroup venue for your next event (alternatively, click HERE to open the form in a new tab). Please note, payment is required at the time of booking. Your booking will be confirmed once you receive written confirmation from the Highgate Playgroup Committee confirming the date and time of your event.

If you have any questions regarding venue hire or booking, please email [email protected].