Posted by / Friday 11 May 2018 /
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Paignton parents recently voted on a new name for their Parkside Children’s Centre, and ‘The Beehive’ came in as the clear winner.

Run by the charity Action for Children on behalf of Torbay Council, the centre recently relocated from Victoria Park to Paignton Enterprise Centre on Bishop’s Place.

To celebrate the new name and premises, families supported by the centre last week joined staff, volunteers and councillors for an open day where children and adults alike had their faces painted and got messy with crafts. Children were then introduced to an owl, a selection of snakes and a Lesser Madagascar hedgehog tenrec - courtesy of local ‘animal encounters’ company, South West Animal Services.

Children’s services practitioner at The Beehive, Jo Neal, said: “The open day was such a fantastic way to relaunch our children’s centre – everyone had an amazing day.

“We’re all thrilled with our new name and premises and are looking forward to continuing to support local families to ensure their children get the best start in life.

“Our services are free for families with children under five and we have so much on offer – so why not drop in and find out how we can help support your family?”

Action for Children’s ‘The Beehive’ children’s centre offers drop-in baby clinics, feeding and antenatal services, a variety of workshops for families preparing for parenthood as well as play sessions, family support and fun activities every week.

Action for Children works across Torbay and Devon to ensure every child gets the best start in life and towards better opportunities for parents, and a stronger and safer community.

To find out more about ‘The Beehive’ children’s centre or Action for Children services across Devon, ring 01803 210 200, follow ‘Friends of Torbay Childrens Centre’ on Facebook, or email [email protected]



Media contact: Huw Beale, Action for Children – 07718 114 038 / [email protected]  


Out of hours: 07802 806 679 / [email protected] 




Action for Children helps disadvantaged children across the UK through fostering or adoption, by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse, by influencing policy, and by making life better for disabled children. With over 600 services the charity improves the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every