North Parade Family Hub is in Hilsea, between Northern Parade and London Road, next to The Parade Community pre-school and Kings Academy School. It offers spaces for activities and stay and play groups, or to meet with professionals such as midwives and health visitors.

The Hub has a fantastic team of staff who are there to answer any questions you have and help link you up to the right activities and support.

How to get there


Postcode: PO2 9NE

The entrance to Northern Parade Family Hub is through a metal gate on Doyle Avenue. The Family Hub has a circular blue sign by the entrance, and there is parking available on Doyle Avenue and surrounding roads.


Your Family Hub Champion

Family Hub Champions are employed by Home-Start Portsmouth and work across the Portsmouth Family Hub and Start for Life programme.

Your Northern Parade Family Hub Champion is Abby.

Abby stood next to banner that says 'Welcome to your Northern Parade Family Hub'

Abby joined Home-Start Portsmouth in August 2023 to become a Family Hub Champion. She spent lots of time at the Family Hubs with her two children, now 8 and 13, and previously worked for Connors Toy Library, which gave her many years of meeting local families in group and one-to-one support sessions.

What's on

Northern Parade Family Hub Timetable

There are a range of activities taking place at Northern Parade Family Hub including:

  • Stay and Play groups for children aged 0-5 years, LGBTQ+ families, and children with special educational needs
  • Mobile toy library
  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby antenatal (before birth) courses
  • Understanding your baby postnatal (after birth) courses
  • Breastfeeding drop-in sessions and advice
  • Baby massage courses
  • Wellbeing groups and drop-in sessions with Solent NHS Trust Families In Mind service

See the Northern Parade Family Hub timetable.

Families can attend activities and services at any Family Hub in the city. See all our Family Hub timetables.

See what activities and sessions are available:

You can also visit our other Hubs to find out what’s on.

Sessions at Northern Parade Family Hub are delivered by a range of partners including Portsmouth City Council, Solent NHS Trust, Home-Start Portsmouth, The Parenting Network, The Breastfeeding Network, Connor’s Toy Library and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.