Last year, I discovered (and started going to) a new-to-us francophone playgroup "Grandir Ensemble" that is okay with anglophone attendees.
I took Amelia and Michael very regularly once a week and now that Amelia is in school Michael and I go twice a week on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
I continue to be impressed by how well thought out their programming is - lots of things to discover and interact with and many opportunities to improve our French!
I often send Brendan a photo or two while we are there and he commented that many of the activities are his "worst nightmare" - sand and water tables and SO MUCH GLITTER. I was amused by the recent idea to give the toddlers a spray bottle full of coloured water. All things we'd NEVER do at home!
There are lots of amusing toys as well. Michael particularly enjoys their drum collection, the neat "Ella" (elephant), the kitchen toys and the extensive bucket of plastic bugs and other animals. I don't quite understand why one would sell (let alone buy) moldy bread though.