A list of all of our featured baby and toddler classes in Leeds, all days.
At award winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.
Tuesday: Little ARTventurers (18m-4yrs) 10-11am Leos Rgby Club, Crag lane. Alwoodley, LS17 5PR
Friday: Little ARTventurers (18m-4yrs) 10-11am, baby ARTventurers (6m-18m) 11.30am- 12.15pm Adel & Ireland Wood Community Association,
Classes suitable for children from 6 months – 4 years.
Run weekend and school holiday specials for school aged children, check the website for specific events.
Read a review of Mumbler’s visit to ARTventurers here.
Please visit the website for more details on sessions and school holiday workshops.
At Award-winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties and other events for children of all ages.
The aim of ARTventurers sessions are to nurture and develop your child’s creativity. We provide them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to EXPLORE, experiment and EXPRESS themselves through a range of COLOURFUL art, creative and sensory activities.
Thursdays – Karisma Health Studio/ WYSPA Dance Studios, 1 Oxford Street, Guiseley, LS20 9AX
Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am,
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12 pm,
Fridays – St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 7BR
Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 10.30- 11.30am,
We run weekend and school holiday specials too, please check the website for details.
We are Gold Fully Accredited members with the Childhood Activity Association meaning you can have absolute confidence in the activities and sessions that we provide for children.
We’ve been named as finalists in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020 for Most Loved Academic/Creative Activity (over 20 leaders) AND
Most Loved Baby Activity (over 30 leaders.)
Phone: Gill 07786994331
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!
Moorlands School, LS16 5PF: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Temple Moor, LS15 0PT: Wednesday
Pennyfields School, Meanwood, LS6 4QD: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Green Meadows School, Guiseley, LS20 8PP: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Leeds City Hilton, LS1 4BX: Monday
Learn how to harness the soothing, nurturing power of massage at our baby massage classes in Harrogate, Guiseley and Wetherby.
In addition to helping you and your baby relax, massage is a great way to relieve common ailments like wind, colic and constipation and helping you and your baby to sleep. Baby massage can also provide a real neurological boost to your baby, helping to promote brain development, whilst strengthening the parent/baby bond.
Over the four-week course, you’ll learn the best ways to massage your baby, including a range of strokes, when to massage, how long to massage for, and how to adapt your massage to meet the needs of your baby.
Group baby classes are open to parents of babies aged 6 weeks to 7 months (crawling) – and are held at Wetherby, and Nuffield Health in Harrogate and Guiseley. For each class, you’ll need to bring your own cushion and towel. Massage oil and a baby massage guide will be provided. You can also book virtual classes and home tuition, available across North Leeds and Harrogate.
For more details on all classes please visit the Blooming Babies website
Bubbles Swim School runs swimming lessons for children aged 2 upwards across 5 different venues in Leeds. Run by husband and wife team Glenn and Lucy, and supported by a team of 5 experienced instructors, you can be sure that your child will receive excellent tuition in this very important life skill. Glenn has over 30 years experience in teaching children to swim and is present at every session to teach and oversee all classes.
All of our instructors are Level 2 qualified, hold a current life saving qualification and have DBS and safeguarding training ensuring your children are always in safe hands. Small swim classes with water based instructors ensure children get the most out of every lesson and make excellent progress whilst having lots of fun.
Parent and Toddler classes (age 2 – 4) – Monday, 9.30am and Thursday 12.30pm @ Moorlands School, LS16 5PF
Daytime beginner classes for pre-schoolers (age 3.5+) – Monday mornings @ Moorlands School, LS16 5PF, Tuesday mornings at Scholes Primary School, LS15 4BJ and Friday afternoons at Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT.
Group lessons (all abilities age 3.5+) – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings at Moorlands School,LS16 5PF, Wednesday and Friday evenings at Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT, Sunday afternoons at The Grammar School at Leeds, LS17 8GS, Sunday evenings at Woodhouse Grove School, BD10 0NR.
For more information or to book a place please contact email@example.com
Dancebugs is a great introduction to dance, using stories and imagination the children learn fundamental skills. Balance, co-ordination and rhythm are all learnt in a fun based class. The class is a stepping stone to all other types of dance e.g ballet, tap and street dance.
Age range is from 3 to school age. First class is a free trial.
Friday: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 10.15am
The dance studio has a wood sprung floor, ballet barre and mirrors.
All staff are registered teachers with the Royal Academy of Dance or The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Firtree Lane, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS17 3EU.
Lively, exciting, funky toddler dance, movement and music classes for 18 month to 5 year olds with lots of props, flash cards, lights, bubbles and most of all fun!
The classes are devised to improve listening, self-control, gross and fine motor skills and confidence. With a different theme every half term the little ones are always kept on their toes with exciting new dances, songs, movement and creative props. We not only dance, we learn how to throw, kick, catch, jump, balance and play lots of games. Children are also encouraged to dance independently so don’t worry if they want to do their own thing!
Dancing Tots will give you the opportunity to meet other adults and children and also to enjoy precious time bonding with your little ones. Adults are encouraged to join in and often find the class just as enjoyable as the little ones. No need to exercise after a Dancing Tots workout !
Taster sessions are available on Monday’s and Friday’s. Class numbers are reduced so book ASAP!
Read our Mumbler review of a Dancing Tots Summer Special here (August 2020).
Monday, Friday at Alwoodley Community Association, 10am
Tuesday at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Allerton, 10am
Last Saturday of the month at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Allerton, 10.30am
The best introduction to football training for 3-4 year olds
Parents, we know how hard it can be to find an activity to keep your little-ones active, engaged and learning something new.
That’s why we started Foot-Tech First Touch…
After years of coaching football, we developed a curriculum specific to toddlers, pre-schoolers and reception children.
The sessions are 30 minutes long and guarantee:
It’s the perfect intro to football training and helps them gain the skills to give them a massive head start for the future.
We are outdoors all year-round as we believe getting children outside and active is one of the best things for their well-being, as well as helping them to build resilience in the early years to help them later in life.
Our coaches are some of the most engaging and knowledgeable people you could ever wish to meet.
They’ll guide your child through the first steps of their football journey and help them move onto our full 1-hour sessions once they are ready.
Want to try a free taster session?
You can choose from:
John Smeaton Leisure Centre, LS15 8TA: Wednesdays 5pm-5:30pm/ Fridays 5pm-5:30pm
Funky Jives classes are fun movement to music and dance sessions using a variety of dance props (pom poms, scarves, ribbons, maracas, handbells and hoops). We also enjoy parachute and bubble fun at the end of the children’s sessions.
Kinetic Tennis Operating at Almscliffe Tennis Club
At Almscliffe TC we run a comprehensive coaching programme catering for beginner players through to performance players. Sessions are hosted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, with Family Fun sessions available on a Saturday. We also have the availability of private and semi-private sessions which are £25 per hour or £15 per half an hour.
Kinetic Tennis Operating at Alwoodley Tennis Club
At Alwoodley TC we run a comprehensive coaching programme catering for beginner players through to performance players. Sessions are hosted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sessions are £6 each. We also have the availability of private and semi-private sessions which are £25 per hour or £15 per half an hour.
Kinetic Tennis Operating at Bramhope Tennis Club
At Bramhope TC we run a comprehensive coaching programme catering for beginner players through to performance players. Sessions are hosted on Sundays. Sessions are £6 each. We also have the availability of private and semi-private sessions which are £25 per hour or £15 per half an hour.
Kinetic Tennis Operating at Pool-in-Wharfedale Tennis Club
At Pool TC we run a comprehensive coaching programme catering for beginner players through to performance players. Sessions are hosted on Saturdays in Summer and winter as well as Thursdays in Summer. Sessions are £6 each. We also have the availability of private and semi-private sessions which are £25 per hour or £15 per half an hour.
Re-Opened 10th August 2020
Little Burrowers is a unique sensory and soft play area for babies aged 0-18 months.
Come and explore a world of colours, sounds, textures, fun, new experiences and imagination in a homely and friendly environment.
Little Burrowers is designed to develop your babies movement, brain structure and senses, laying the foundation for their later learning and giving you the opportunity to interact with your baby.
We offer messy play, birthday parties, baby disco, baby massage, private group sessions and so much more.
New class available: Mini Singercise for 12-18 months
We have a cafe on site which serves hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.
Re-Opening Monday 10th August 2020 with a few temporary changes to services:
Safety measures include:
For further information or to book, please visit: www.littleburrowers.co.uk/book-online
Mini Maracas delivers music and movement classes suitable for babies to 5 year old preschoolers. The classes are a great opportunity for you to meet new people and make friends!
The 40 minute classes are fun, relaxed and educational. During the classes we enjoy music through singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments.
Your child will enjoy familiar nursery rhymes as well as learning new action songs, knee bouncers, counting songs and finger play games!
Mini Maracas classes are designed around the National Curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The classes will contribute to the development of your child’s communication skills, numeracy skills, physical capability, and social & emotional development.
Classes run at The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, LS18 4BH.
We are Covid-19 secure. See our website and social media page for updates.
Class sizes are limited so book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Mini Professors is the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children.
Our 40-minute STEM-themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 80 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new every week ranging from germs to chromatography or making clouds, as well as all-time favourites such as dinosaurs and space. Not to mention sharing, taking turns and developing their motor skills, ready for pre-school and school!
Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, a story and a 2-minute video about the topic of the day. It’s lots of fun and there is often a ‘I didn’t know that!’ moment for the parents too!
Thursday: The Old Stables, Adel, LS16 8DW
For more details and to book visit the website miniprofessors.com/North-Leeds
Climb aboard the Number Train as it takes your preschool child on a different journey of discovery each week. Help your child to prepare for school and enjoy watching them as they roar like a dinosaur, travel into Space, meet some pirates, go shopping in the silly supermarket, visit the zoo … and SO much more!
These fast paced, action packed sessions have a different theme each week and are designed to be FUN and educational. Watch your child grow in confidence as they take part in fun activities, games, action songs, turn-taking and art & craft – all of which have an underlying focus on maths!
Your child + Number Train = Confidence in maths
Classes will be held during term time only.
Monday: 1oam and 11.30am at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW
Tuesday: 1.30pm Horsforth at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW
Wednesday: 1.30pm at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW
Thursday: 10am & 11.30am at Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, LS8 2QA
Friday: 10am and 11.30am at Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, LS8 2QA
******Places are limited to 10 children per session (plus younger siblings) so get in touch to book your place now!**************
Number Train is rated 5 stars and 100% of parents surveyed would recommend the class to others
Fun and high energy! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced teacher to introduce the world of letters and sounds to your little ones through play.
Each session is full of games, music, dance and much more to teach your children in exciting and interactive ways.
As well as an early introduction to the world of literacy we also help your little one develop their fine and gross motor skills, turn taking skills, speech, confidence and social skills.
Find the right class for your little one:
Each class focuses on learning though play; together we play, dance and learn.
Come along with your little one this Autumn and find out for yourself!
Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG
Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ
Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES
ACA Alwoodley LS17 7NZ
Open 7 days a week; The Play Lounge is open for private bookings only. And Baby Café open exclusively for babies 0-6months on Thursdays from 2-4pm (pre-bookable only).
Providing Table Top Boxes; a crafty goody bag for little ones, with Gluing & Sticking & Play Dough – all new and ready to use, then take home.
For details of one off pre-bookable events, from Lego Breakfasts to Mini First Aid classes visit the Popalong Facebook Page.
Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes for babies and children up to 7 years. Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we’re experts in play! Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills, all whilst igniting the imagination! Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends and have fun.
MONDAY: Venue TBC September 2020 ( 2-4 years)
TUESDAY: Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, 1.50pm (2-4 years)
**Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.**
Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development. The classes provide complete continuity for your little one from birth until school age. Watch your little one grow, and develop in confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Rhythm Time have been awarded the gold accreditation from the Children’s Activities Association which means we meet the highest standards in our industry.
Young Baby Course (Newborn – 6 months)– If you have a newborn baby under 6 months, this is a fabulous course created specifically to enhance their early development. In their first few months, your baby’s main neural pathways are formed in their brain. So this is the perfect time to help stimulate all their senses with our fun, multi-sensory sessions.
Baby (0 – 14 mths) Our activities help your baby’s speech, language, sense of balance and development of their inner ear. You’ll enjoy our catchy tunes as you have fun together exploring instruments and sensory equipment.
Toddlers (15 mths – 3 years) your little one will love these fun classes where we help to develop their listening skills and improve concentration. Motor skills will be strengthened by using our lovely instruments, and their language will develop through singing and simple songs.
Pre-school (3 – 5 years) Your pre-schooler will learn to conduct, listen, and compose through games and fun activities.
Mon: Roundhay, Seacroft & Pudsey, Tues: Scholes, Weds: Chapel Allerton & Horsforth, Thurs: Scholes, Fri: Alwoodley & Horsforth
Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.
**FREE Taster sessions available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for locations and times and to book on.
Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Deliver a specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.
“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders.”
Age 2 – 3.5: Youngest classes require full parent participation and offer a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst they learn new skills, meet new friends and have an exciting introduction to Rugby.
Age 3.5 – 5: These classes do not require full parent participation. Your Rugbytot will be part of a dynamic session that will develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.
Age 5 -7: Older age group classes really start to prepare children for life after Rugbytots. The same structure is followed but these sessions involve advanced team games and ensure that the basic skills of rugby are coached in the right way by maintaining small class numbers.
Autumn Term Sessions Starting from 6th September 2020
MONDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bardsey Village Hall
TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay
FRIDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bramhope Robert Craven Hall
SATURDAY: Carr Manor Community High School (outside)/or Alwoodley Primary School, Alwoodley Primary School (outside)/Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, Tadcaster Grammar School or Riverside Primary School (outside, inside when allowed), Crawshaw Academy Pudsey (outside, inside when allowed)
SUNDAY: Fives Football Centre (Seacroft), John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Moorlands School, Headingley (outside, inside when allowed)
Click here to book a class or contact Coach James on 0345 313 2948
At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds.
**Classes will start back w/c 14th September 2020 and run for 6 consecutive weeks.**
Places are very limited so you must block book the half term. (Single sessions are not permitted). A boogie bag is advised to be pre-ordered in advance.
We also provide unique party experiences for children for any occasion including birthday’s, Christening’s and other special events.
We work in schools and nurseries right through the academic year focusing on getting active, creativity in the curriculum as well as running after school clubs. Shake Rattle & Boogie won ‘best for getting children active’ in the 2018 Hoop Awards and Kimberley also won ‘Hoop Hero’ for inspiring children.
If you are looking for a class that is full of energy and lots of fun then Shake Rattle & Boogie is definitely for you!
Weekly Class Schedule:
Monday: Caverley Methodist Church – 10am & 11:15am
Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel – 10am
Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth -9.30am & 11am
Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth – 9.45am
For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email email@example.com
We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!
Baby signing is a fantastic skill to learn with your little one, enabling you to communicate with each other from an early age and encourage their social development.
Our great fun, music based classes support your family, as you discover the benefits for yourself!
Sing and Sign Babes is a gentle 5 week music and sensory course with an emphasis on communication. Suitable from birth to 6 months. This lovely class explores eye contact, gesture, and anticipation, together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All building the framework for communication, brought to you using our magic ingredient – music!
The Stage 1 course introduces 6-14 month olds, and their families, to the wonders of baby signing. Over 100 signs are covered in the 10 week course, relating to daily routines (like meal times, getting changed, bedtime etc), animals, vehicles and lots more.
The Stage 2 course gives 14-30 month olds, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy more complex topics, with more physical exertion! More animals to encounter, colours to explore, and lots of weather conditions to experience over the 10 weeks! As children develop speech, having the support of a physical gesture alongside emerging words, makes it much less frustrating for everyone!
The Little Gym of Leeds offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties, camps and more.
Classes start from 4th months old.
7th September 2020 – 18th July 2021 Class Schedule
Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY
Toddler Sense is the next step from national award-winning BABY SENSORY. It offers multi-sensory, developmental adventures, including a Toddler Party, a Train themed session and an exciting space themed session this term. Classes that your toddler and you will love and have been planned by early-years experts to engage and amaze.
Monday: Adel War Memorial Sports and Social Club, LS16 8DE
Wednesday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane Bramhope, LS16 9AZ
To book your place on any of the classes, click here
AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Lots of different themes to choose from, exciting soft play elements teamed with fun activities to get the party in full swing! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book on to a session visit www.toddlersense.com/northleeds/
‘Little drama for big imaginations’…. bring your preschooler and their wonderful imagination along to Tots Pretend. Where will our adventure take us? Going on a different adventure each week through drama and role play, the fantastic or everyday.. making the everyday FANTASTIC! With Social distancing and extra cleaning measures in place to keep you safe, whilst still maintaining all the fun of Tots Pretend classes!!
Fridays at 9.45 and 10.45 (term time) Stainbeck Community Hall, LS7 2EA
Suitable for children from walking to age 4. Free trial class available.
Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed 5* Weaning Workshop covers all you need to know about introducing solid food as well as providing support throughout your weaning journey. Ideal for parents and carers of babies 4-7 months. Whether you are just starting to think about weaning or have just already begun, the 2 hour session is full of hints, tips and tricks that will leave you feeling confident about starting this new exciting phase.
We are now able to run our fabulous face-to-face workshops whilst also continuing to deliver our very popular sessions on Zoom. Private sessions can be arranged (in person or online) for small groups of friends.
The workshops are welcoming and interactive, we encourage any questions so you leave feeling confident about the next step, this also includes follow-up support for as long as you need.
Sophie, the founder, is an experienced Infant Feeding Advisor having worked for ten years in the NHS delivering weaning training to parents, children’s centre staff and health professionals. Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed has now expanded to meet demand with a team of trained knowledgeable staff, who are all mums themselves. They all have Nutrition training/backgrounds and are ready to guide you through.