The mother's group I was apart of are all busy doing their own thing these days. The days they are free, I'm not. As for friends with kids similar ages, not really.
We do some activities during the week. We tried the play group in town but it is so cliquey. They are nice and all but they all grew up together and when they start talking it feels very exclusive, even their kids are cliquey. Dd2 makes friends so easily though. We could go to the park and before we leave she has made new friends. I do need to make more of an effort with play group though.