Weekly Classes & Playgroups 0-5 years North Leeds

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Playgroups and Classes

North Leeds and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in sessions throughout the week and also details of children’s activities and classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.


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: St Barnabas Church, Alwoodley, Family ARTventurers, 10.15 -11.15am

Friday: Adel & Ireland Wood Community Association, Family ARTventurers, 10.10 -11.10am

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.

Please visit the website for more details on sessions and school holiday workshops.


07810 497977
catherine@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/northleeds/

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** NEW CLASS JANUARY 2020**

We are very excited to bring our Family ARTventurers class to Pudsey! Join the most colourful class in town on Friday mornings 10.30- 11.30 am at St Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall, Robin Lane. Our Family session is suitable for children from 6 months- 4 years and will run as a mini term of 3 weeks from 31st Jan with 3 exciting sensory and creative themes.

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 and weekend classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.

Please visit the website for specific events and more details.

Pudsey: Family ARTventurers class at St Andrews Methodist Church, Robin Lane, LS28 7BR. Fridays 10.30-11.30 am.


07786994331
gillwood@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/westleeds/

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Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…

Tuesday: St Edmunds Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay

Wednesday: Moortown RUFC at the Far Moss Sports Ground

Thursday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9AZ

Friday: School of Philosophy, 64 Woodland Lane,  Chapel Allerton

Click here to book on to individual classes

All classes last 1 hour, which includes our sensory activities and also time in the fantastic exploratory play area.

You can join us at any time (pending availability) and your fee reflects the number of weeks remaining in the term. Please note, if a class is marked as ‘wait list’, please try to book onto another class to avoid disappointment. Once all class places have been filled, a place would not become available until the next term.


07976 754745
leeds@babysensory.co.uk
www.babysensory.com/en/classdetails/north-leeds

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At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. We play games and sing songs which are skill related and also teach water safety skills so they can learn to swim back to the side, hold on and climb out when they are strong enough.

Our structured classes work towards this and are also fantastic for bonding with your little one, as well as enjoying yourselves in a fun relaxed atmosphere, which we always ensure is at your little one’s own pace including underwater swims. Babies use their natural reflexes when they are in water, so it is always a good idea to start as soon as you can, as swimming is a great workout and helps to strengthen their muscles and also increases alertness.

For toddlers we follow the STA Stanley Awards, so again little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided. For this age group we still sing songs and have fun with games and also start to teach the basic strokes, continuing with water safety skills and teaching your toddler to hold on, turn, then push off the side to swim to you independently. Classes will focus on floating, learning to tread water, rolling, push and glides, diving for sinkers and more.

Swimmers Academy is for our older swimmers where we focus on stroke technique and stamina, classes run for any age from Beginners and go through to Gold also incorporating Lifesaving Awards.
All teachers are fully qualified with specialist training for your little ones. Our classes are child led to ensure each child is taught and developed at their own pace.

We Swim at :

Wednesday & Friday: Pennyfields School,  LS6 4QE

Saturday & Sunday: The Forum – Quarry Hill, LS2 7UA

Thursday & Saturday: Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Hilton – Neville Street,  LS1 4BX

Tuesday & Thursday: Milestone School, LS28 6HL


0333 8008 345
info@babyswimmers.co.uk
babyswimmers.co.uk/

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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!

Weekly Classes:

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

For more information on classes visit the website or Facebook Page here or contact 01943 862802 or email horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk


01943 862802
horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/contact/yorkshire-central-and-west

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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 info@bubblesswimschoolleeds.co.uk


info@bubblesswimschoolleeds.co.uk

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Chat ‘n’ Bop is a fun and engaging musical group for parents and children aged 0-4. Designed by ChatterBug Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, this highly interactive group uses the medium of music, singing and storytelling to teach the fundamental skills required for developing good communication skills and building confidence. These skills include:

  • Vocabulary
  • Eye Contact
  • Attention and Listening
  • Turn-taking
  • Choice making
  • Rhythm and Rhyme
  • Motor Skills
  • Self Esteem and confidence

Within each session children will play parachute games, sing action songs, play instruments and join in with a familiar story to end.

Sessions are delivered in 6 week blocks which follow an engaging theme, beginning with Animals. Each session will focus on one of the following key concepts: Big, Small, Loud, Quiet, Fast, Slow as well as covering functional nouns and verbs to aid communication.

At the end of each weekly session, useful ideas and resources based on the songs and story learnt will be available to take home.

The following groups are currently running;

  • Iveson Primary School, LS16 6LW – Every Thursday at 9:15am from  9th January up until Thursday 13th February 2020 at 9:15
  • Oakwood Church, LS8 2QA -Every Friday at 9:15am starting from Friday 28th Feb 2020 up until 3rd April 2020

0113 240 8510
office@chatter-bug.com
www.chatter-bug.com/

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Lively, exciting, funky toddler dance, creative movement and music classes for 18 months to 5 years with props, lights, bubbles and lots of fun. All devised to improve listening, self-control, gross and fine motor skills and confidence.

Monday, Friday at Alwoodley Community Association

Last Saturday of the month at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Allerton

Tel: 07796 135199


07796 135199
dancingtotsleeds@sky.com
dancingtots.net/

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diddi dance North and Central Leeds offers funky preschool dance classes for boys and girls from 18 months to 5. We are the only preschool dance programme to explore over 16 different dance styles! From Charleston to Bollywood, each class is jam packed with dances, exercises, and the use of exciting props such as hula hoops, ribbons and a themed prop which changes each half-term.

To find out what keeps children returning term after term, why not book a no obligation FREE trial class? Head to the website to find out more and reserve your FREE taster session.

Class Timetable:

Monday 10am: Pool Village Hall,  Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Monday 9.30am: Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Road, Leeds LS6 3AW
Tuesday 9.45am & 10.45am: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Wednesday 9:45am: St John’s Church, Barcroft Grove, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XZ
Thursday 10am & 11am : Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB
Friday 9.45am: Studio sixteen, 151a Otley Old Road, Adel, Leeds LS16 6HN
Friday 9.45am: Jubilee Hall, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ
Friday 1.30pm: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA.

Read our Mumbler review here.

For more information call Julia on 07734 940610 or email julia.grantham@diddidance.com


07734 940610
julia.grantham@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com/

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Founded in 2014 by an experienced professional football coach and a successful primary school teacher, Foot-Tech originally set out to create the next Messi or Ronaldo…but we quickly realised those two are from another planet!

​What we did find was that we could use children’s football training for so much more.

Parents spoke to us about their real concerns for their children – keeping them healthy, making friend and increasing confidence and resilience.

They wanted their child to keep active and not be the one picked last in the playground.

Our curriculum has been developed to tackle these concerns and since 2014 we’ve made a difference to the lives of over 1000 children in Leeds through our weekly group sessions, one to one football coaching, holiday camps and after-school clubs.

All days/times have classes that cater for ages 4-14 years and last 1 hour.

 Saturday: 8:45am, 10am or 11:15am – Soldiers Fields, Roundhay Park

Saturday: 10am – John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Friday: 5pm or 6pm – John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Wednesday: 5pm or 6pm – John Smeaton Leisure Centre


07732 865 677
foot-techacademy@outlook.com
www.foot-techacademy.co.uk

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Tots Tennis – Age 2-5 years, Red – Age 5-8 years, Orange -Age 8-9 years, Green – Age 10+ years.

Alwoodley Tennis Club, Leeds, LS17 7NZ.


07938 85055
kinetics.tennis@gmail.com
clubspark.lta.org.uk/kinetictennis/Coaching/Junior

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*Runs in School Holidays


brackenwoodca@gmail.com

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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.

We have a cafe on site which serves hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.

See our classes and events section for more information on our website here.

Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, LS28 6AU

07713771337
info@littleburrowers.co.uk
www.littleburrowers.co.uk/

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January 2020 

311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ. Tel: 0113 268 4211


0113 268 4211
ljwb.co.uk/

Rhythm Time Leeds award-winning, multi-sensory musical Young Baby Courses are suitable from birth to 6 months old.

These fabulous courses are created specifically to help your newborn’s early development. It is perfect for babies that are only a few weeks old and the 6-week course is ONLY £30.

Carers and babies will enjoy 30 minutes of fun, multi-sensory musical activities that will help develop all of your young baby’s senses. You’ll learn how to stimulate their vision and hearing, promote deeper sleep, improve muscle tone and flexibility, and introduce them to ‘tummy time’

Young Baby next 6 week course starts w/c 6th January 2020
  • Pudsey – Monday
  • Scholes – Tuesday
  • Chapel Allerton & Horsforth – Wednesday
  • Alwoodley– Friday

For more details on class timings visit the website

Places are limited and booking is essential.


07426 869985
PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk
rhythmtime.net/classes/find

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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, 11.30am & 1.30pm 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, 11.30am and 1:30pm at Cookridge Village Hall LS16 7ER

******Places are limited to 10 children per session (plus younger siblings) so get in touch to book your place now!**************

Read our Mumbler review here.

For more information visit www.numbertrain.co.uk  and like the Number Train Facebook page for regular updates/ ideas.

Number Train is rated 5 stars and 100% of parents surveyed would recommend the class to others


07852 989523
www.numbertrain.co.uk

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Does your child love music ?

We all know how music affects us – how an upbeat tune makes us dance, a relaxing tune makes us sleepy or a melody reminds us of a special time in our lives – well our little ones are no different.

During a Pat-a-cake Music class, I offer parents and carers the opportunity to make music together in a safe environment, to meet other parents, for children to socialise and have a snack and you can even have a hot cup of coffee too! Classes are suitable from 6months- 3 years.

All the resources used are especially created by Pat-a-cake to enhance your little ones musical development from an early age as well as develop other key skills such as confidence, language skills, communication, gross motor skills plus many more.

With 17 years experience teaching music I am passionate about the importance of learning music from an early age and as a mum of two I understand that the time you spend with your little one is so precious and goes so quick. Finding a class that suits you both is so important.

So come along to Pat-a-cake Music. To try for FREE email Hayley at patacakemusic@gmail.com

Friday: Calverley Methodist Church, LS28 5NF.  This class is mixed age, suitable from 6m+ up to 3yrs

Read our Mumbler review here.

07932696714
patacakemusic@gmail.com
www.patacakemusic.com

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Winter 2020 Timetable 

For details of one off and School Holiday Events visit the Popalong Facebook Page

149-151 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey

0113 256 0477
popalong.gifts@gmail.com

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**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

For the full timetable for the Spring Term click here.

Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.


07426 869985
PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk
rhythmtime.net/classes/find

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**FREE Taster sessions available, please email james@rugbytots.co.uk 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.

MONDAY: Bardsey Village Hall

TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay (AM), Bramhope Robert Craven Hall (PM)

FRIDAY: Bramhope Robert Craven Hall

SATURDAY: Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall,  Carr Manor Community High School, Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey, Tadcaster Grammar School

SUNDAY:  Moorlands School, Headingley, Trinity and All Saints College, Horsforth, John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Read our Mumbler review of Rugby Tots Classes here.

Click here to book a class or contact  Coach James on 0345 313 2948


0345 313 2948
james@rugbytots.co.uk
www.rugbytots.co.uk

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At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds.

You can choose to sign up for the whole term or if you prefer you can ‘drop in’ for a Boogie at many of our weekly workshops.

Each session has a variety of props to capture the children’s imaginations.

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 recently 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!

They also offer £6 ‘drop-in’ sessions (availability permitting)

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday: Caverley Methodist Church – 10am & 11am

Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel – 10am

Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth -9.30am

Wednesday: Kids Academy, Holtdale Approach -1.30pm

Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth – 9.45am

Friday: Farsley/Caverley Children’s Centre – 1pm

Read our Mumbler review here.

**All classes currently running as drop-ins**

For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email info@shakerattleandboogie.com


07984 158281
info@shakerattleandboogie.com
www.shakerattleandboogie.com/

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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!

Venues: Classes run every day of the week in venues across North Leeds, for more details click here.

Mon: Headingley, Tues: Horsforth, Weds: Farsley & Meanwood, Thurs: Yeadon, Fri: Roundhay

CostBabes: £30 for 5 weeks, Stage 1 & 2 £65 for 10 weeks (No extra charge for multiples).

josiemartin@singandsign.co.uk
www.singandsign.co.uk

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Fun, fun, fun and high energy! Classes for 1 – 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 speech, confidence and social skills.

Find the right class for your little one:

  • Minis’ Class (age 1- 2.5 years)
  • Preschool Class (age 2.5 – 4 years).

Each class focuses on learning through play; together we play, dance, sing and learn.

Wednesday
St Barnabas Church Hall, Alwoodley LS17 7NA
9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class
10:45 – 11:30 Minis Sounds Right class

Thursday
Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES
9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class
10:45 – 11:30 Minis Sounds Right class

Friday
Kidzplay Centre, Harrogate HG2 8DS
9:45 – 10:30am Minis Sounds Right class
10:45 – 11:30 Preschool Sounds Right Phonics class

Email anna@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk for more information or to book on for a trial class.


anna@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk
soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk/

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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.

15% off Bugs Classes for Mumblers at The Little Gym Leeds – Bugs sessions (suitable for 4-10 months) are normally £90 for 10 but we have an exclusive Mumbler 15% off discount so you pay £76.50, just quote ‘MUMBLER BUGS’ when booking to redeem offer.  More details on Bugs classes here.

2nd September 2019 – 19th July 2020 Class Schedule

Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY


0113 3359915
leeds@thelittlegym.eu
leeds.thelittlegym.eu

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** NEW Class Launching January 2020**

TinyBeats is an exciting, new musical and theatrical Baby/Toddler Class in the Leeds Area!

The 45 minute class takes your child on amazing, new adventures every week, visiting different themes, from swimming in the ocean to walking with dinosaurs!

There are three classes to choose from to suit your child’s age and needs, BabyBeats (newborn-sitting confidently), LittleBeats (sitting confidently to walking confidently) and BuddyBeats (walking confidently to pre-school age, plus younger siblings)

All classes have been created by a qualified Primary School Teacher! Each lesson is presented with magical music created and produced specifically for each class. Children learn through imaginative play helping to unlock their curiosity.

Monday – Quakers Meeting House Roundhay – BuddyBeats (walking-pre-school & younger siblings) 10.00-10.45, LittleBeats (sitting-walking) 11.15-12.00 and BabyBeats (newborn-sitting) 12.45-1.30

Thursday – Boston Spa Village Hall, Jubilee Room – BuddyBeats (walking-pre-school & younger siblings) 10.00-10.45, LittleBeats (sitting-walking) 11.15-12.00 and BabyBeats (newborn-sitting) 12.45-1.30

Friday – Newman Centre, Crossgates – BuddyBeats (walking-pre-school & younger siblings) 10.00-10.45, LittleBeats (sitting-walking) 11.15-12.00 and BabyBeats (newborn-sitting) 12.45-1.30

Sessions can be booked as a half-term block and are £6 a session and £3 for siblings.  Drop-in sessions £6.50 (availability permitting)

We look forward to launching in January 2020.


07896163616
info@tinybeats.co.uk
www.tinybeats.co.uk

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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.

  • New Explorers (13 – 20 months): Introduce your toddler to equipment and fun activities suitable for his or her age and stage of development.
  • Adventurers (20 months – 3 years): Encourage your toddler to take on new challenges, learn new ways of doing things, and develop essential physical and social skills.
  • Rangers (3 – 5 years): Build on previous skills learned, engage and participate with others, and become more creative and imaginative.

Monday: Adel War Memorial Sports and Social Club, LS16 8DE

Wednesday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane Bramhope,  LS16 9AZ

Friday: St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road Roundhay, LS8 1JN

To book your place on any of the classes, click here

Read our Mumbler review of Toddler Sense 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 northleeds@toddlersense.co.uk for more information or to book on to a session visit www.toddlersense.com/northleeds/

 


07870 275916
northleeds@toddlersense.co.uk
www.toddlersense.com/northleeds/

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For a list of the weekly Story and Rhymetime sessions at your local library as well as opening times click here.


www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

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Babyballet – Leeds North & Central

Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months – 6 years – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Check their website for details on ages, times and availability.

Tel: 07702 965932

Oakwood Babies & Toddlers Group – Oakwood Church

Friendly group in a large hall with lots of toys, ride ons, kitchen, dressing up and baby area.  Different craft each week, finish with a sing a long! Refreshments provided and great homemade cakes. £1.50 per family

Tuesday 9.45-11.30am

Friday 10-11.30am

Term time.

Springwood Road, Oakwood, LS8 2QA. Contact     Jeanette Shipley. Tel. 0113 265 0883

Baby/Toddler Signing with Flutterbabies

Evidence shows that infants who sign understand language, have larger vocabularies and learn to talk sooner compared with those who have not signed.

Each week covers a different topic such as basic needs, bedtime, animals, family, weather etc.  We use props, musical instruments, bubbles to enhance our sessions and ensure great interaction for babies and toddlers.

Suitable for babies from 5 months to 20 months.  8 week courses, booking required.

Friday 9.45am Leeds – Mothercare

Friday 11.45am Garforth – Monkey Maze 

Tel: 07544 277 225

Bee Sharp

**On Maternity Leave until November 2019**

Bee Sharp sessions are for pre-school aged children from 10 months – 4 years. Each session has a theme and explores the basics in rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics through a variety of activities such as singing, playing instruments, movement, action songs nursery rhymes, stories and drama.

Friday 9.45am at St Michael’s Church Hall, Headingley

Contact Sophie 07979 838619

 

Beechtree Steiner Parent and Child Groups

Weekdays, 10am-12pm, (term-time). Indoor group

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 10am-12pm (term time). Outdoor group

The indoor group includes craft or baking, followed by a snack, songs, story and freshly baked bread. The outdoor group includes free play, followed by making food to cook on the fire, fruit, songs and seasonal stories.

£6 per session for 1 child. £7 per session for 2 siblings. Pre-booking required.

192a Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4HZ. Tel: 0113 345 5858

Boomchikkaboom

BOOMCHIKKABOOM offers a fresh, unique approach to having fun with children, toddlers and babies. From Family Raves, Messy Playa Events, Cinema Experience, Workshops and Festivals you can expect a party like atmosphere, good music, soft play, pom poms, instruments, parachute fun, bubbles and lots more!
Check the Boomchikkaboom website for details of weekly special events throughout Leeds.

 

Boomchikkaboom – Hangout at Our Place

Tuesday-Friday. 10am-1.30pm

Join Boomchikkaboom at their new home… Our Place.
The perfect hangout for the whole family (all ages always welcome) with Soft Play and Bouncy Castle for children to free play, with dress up costumes, crafts, good music and a menu to die for! Everything on the menu has a Vegan option too. Each week has a new theme.

Read our Mumbler review here.

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green LS7 2HG. Bookable via Boomchikkaboom.com

Bounce and Wobble, Stay and Play

Fantastic Parent & Toddler Groups in North Leeds that Bounce and Wobble call Stay & Play. These sessions run most weeks at a wide variety of great local venues, offering the chance for your little ones to let off some steam while you relax with free tea and coffee!!

Venues vary weekly but often at Lidgett Lane Community Centre and Scarcroft Village Hall on a Friday

Tel: 07494 243243

Brackenwood Community Association – Stay & Play

Activities include ball pool, free play, mark making and enclosed gardens for outdoor play.

Light lunch provided. Fancy dress optional. All ages welcome.

Friday 12.3-2.30pm, Every third Saturday of the Month 12-2pm

Brackenwood Community Association, The Highwood Building, Brackenwood Drive, LS8 1RG 

Bramley Baths Baby Swim

Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson. Lessons are 30mins and a term is 6 weeks.

Tuesday: 10.30-11am

Wednesday: 10.30-11am

Friday: 9:30am-10:30am

Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place

Brew & Dumplings at Stew & Oyster, Oakwood

Every Monday and Friday, 11.3am-1pm

A welcoming environment where mums, dads and carers can bring their littles ones and enjoy a hot drink with a FREE brownie, whilst your children play.

With a soft play, books and toys. There’s space for buggies, and baby changing facilities (inc nappies and wipes), and comfy sofas and chairs.

Entry is FREE

Stew & Oyster Oakwood, 488 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 2HU

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

Offer a timetable of postnatal classes and meetup’s for mums and babies across West Leeds.  Some classes are FREE.  Led by two midwives. Includes fitness classes, aqua natal and coffee mornings.

See website for full timetable.

Call Sharon: 07905 143835 or Shelly: 07950 401713

Clip n Climb Leeds Parent and Toddler Sessions

Parent and toddler sessions are for toddlers to grow in confidence, and have lots of fun!

Parents must accompany the toddlers in the arena, instructors are on-hand throughout the session.

Monday – Friday 1pm -3pm, term time only. Recommended age 2.5- 4 years.

Saturday – Family Toddler Sessions, 10am.  Other family members over the age of 4 can climb in these session too.

Pre-booking required.

Unit 3, Tristram Centre, Gelderd Road,  LS12 6BF. Tel: 0113 245 8723

Crafternaut Juniors at Playlab Leeds

A drop in sensory play and craft session for pre-schoolers and their parents / carers. Each week there is an overarching theme, which will explore certain topics. £5 per child.

Friday, Drop-in between 10am -1.30pm

Booking required via TicketSource, see PlayLab Facebook page for weekly details.

For older children 8+ years they have a Saturday Crafternaut Club.

PlayLab St Johns Centre, Leeds.

Dancebugs

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.

Age range is from 3 to school age. First class is a free trial.

Friday, Saturday

Firtree Lane, Harrogate Road,  LS17 3EU. Tel: 0113 2950126

Deborah Coultish School of Dance

A friendly fun dance school offering expert tuition in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, cheerleading and commercial dance.  Children taught from age 2 upwards.  Believe that all students, irrespective of initial ability, should be given the opportunity to grow and develop.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church. Tel: 0113 217 6873

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance

Children and young people from 3 years old are offered classes in Ballet, Musical Theatre Dance, Tap Modern Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Ballet, Modern and Tap classes from Primary upwards follow the ISTD syllabus. Students are offered the opportunity to take formal exams or just dance for fun!

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Workhouse Fitness Club, Springfield Commercial Centre, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 07772 284827

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Break Dance, Jazz, Gymnastics, Street Dance.

The school is fully registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association. Students have the option of taking yearly examinations.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790 225385

Farm Friends at Crag House Farm

Fun, creative time where you can meet up with friends or make new ones under the guidance of Lucy from INKSpiration, who will give you and your little one step by step instructions, you will make a wonderful quality craft to take home with you. Ideal for pre-school children from 2 years old.

Bi weekly on a Friday: 9.30-10.30am. (Check Crag House Farm website for monthly dates)

Crag House Farm, Otley Road, LS16 7NH.  Tel: 0113 230 3618

 

 

Farsley/Calverley Children’s Centre Timetable

September 2019 Programme.

Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building), Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134

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Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, Roundhay

*FREE TASTER CLASSES IN ALL SUBJECTS*     

Providing fun & friendly dance classes for the wonderful people of Roundhay & surrounding areas since 2003.

Ballet/Tap – Modern Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical – Freestyle Disco/Street Dance – Cheerleading – Boys Street Dance – Adult Tap – Tiny Tots Ballet/Tap/Boogie. From 2 years+.

Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Roundhay Tel: 07746 010376

 

Friday Family Fun at Barwick Church

An hour of fun, singing, craft activities and juice and biscuits for pre-schoolers, with tea and chat for their carers their carers.

Friday, 2-3pm

1 Aberford Rd, Barwick in Elmet, Leeds, LS15 4EA

Fun and Phonics

The Fun and Phonics program introduces your child, to the first phase of letters and sounds, in a fun relaxed environment. Sessions include music, movement, rhythm, rhyme, games, crafts and multi-sensory activities.

Trail sessions available,  Suitable for children 2 – 5 years.

Monday: The Grove, Horsforth

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Little Bees Play and Party, Seacroft

Wednesday: Jackaboos, Farsley

Tel:  07845 454585

Gledhow Woodlings

Gledhow Woodlings is a free outdoor Playgroup based in Gledhow Valley Woods on Friday mornings 10-11:30 during term time. Spaces are limited and sessions may be cancelled if it’s very windy.

Sign up weekly from 11am each Monday by emailing gledhowwoodlings@gmail.com with how many children you’ll be bringing and their ages. We’ll then email those that have signed on with details of our exact location. More details can be found on our Facebook page.

Gym Mini’s

Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260

Gymikins

Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260

Headingley Children’s Centre Timetable

January – April 2020

Headingley Children’s Centre, Wood Lane, Leeds LS6 2DT. Tel:  0113 278 7766

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Horsforth Children’s Centre Timetable

January – April 2020
11 Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AF. Tel: 0113 259 1786

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

Weekly classes include:

  • Gymikins (Pre school)
  • Gymnastics (School age)
  • Disability gymnastics
  • Striker Tots
  • Swimming lessons

Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details and the full timetable.

Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301

Ireland Wood Children’s Centre ‘Busy Bambinos’ Group

A fun session for babies and toddlers up to 2 years old.  A chance to socialise, meet new people, play and learn.

Includes sensory play, messy play, outdoor play, singing and books.

Friday 9.30am-11am (Term time)

Raynel Gardens Leeds, LS16 6BW. Tel: 0113 281 7829

Ireland Wood Children’s Centre Timetable

January – April 2020 

Raynel Gardens Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 6BW. Tel: 0113 281 7829

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Jackrabbits Pottery Tots and Pots Sessions

Bring your little ones to one of our special “Tots & Pots” sessions! Pre-school children can come in for a morning of singing, a story, a snack and then a fun session painting a piece of pottery from the story.

Check Facebook page for monthly sessions. Booking required.

Jackrabbits Pottery, 633a Roundhay Road, LS8 4BA. Tel:  0113 318 9315

Junior Kitchen

Junior Kitchen teach, make, bake and decorate with children to create fun but educational cooking workshops.

Monday-Friday,  11-12 noon, Mums & Tots sessions

Saturdays & Sundays, Junior Chef Club (age 4-8yrs) & Senior Chef Club (age 9-14yrs) run on

1D Albion Street, Morley, LS27 8DT. 0113 253 7161

Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

Weekly classes include:

  • Gymikins (Pre school)
  • Gymnastics (School age)
  • Striker Tots/ Striker
  • Swimming lessons

Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details

Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 3086

Leeds Gymnastics Club

Monday-Friday 9am – 10am – Parent & ToddlersThe sessions are ‘pay as you come’, over 1 years old.

Monday – Friday: Pre-school. Crazy Caterpillars (Walking-3yrs)

Monday – Friday:  Pre-school, Groovy Grasshoppers (3+yrs)

Monday- Saturday:  General Gymnastics for KS1

Monday- Saturday: General Gymnastics for KS2

For space availability call 0113 2656 662 from 9am on the 1st of each month.

Limewood Road Seacroft Leeds LS14 1AB

Leeds Rock Tots and Rock Kids at The Depot Climbing Centre

Fun and exciting classes for children between the ages of 1-6 years.  Climbing is a great way to get kids out and about and enjoying sport.  One adult can supervise up to two children (including babies) in the centre.

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

173 Richardshaw Lane, Leeds LS28 6AA Tel: ‭0113 345 9295‬

Little Jims – Horsforth

Friday. 10-11.30am. (Term Time).

Playgroup for children 0-4 years offering soft play area, quiet room, toys, craft activities, rhyme time and healthy snacks.  Plus tea and coffee for adults.

Donation of £1.00 per child and 50p for any subsequent children.

Baby Jim’s Playgroup, under 1’s 1pm-2.30pm. £2.

St. James Parish Centre, St, James’s Church, Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5QW

Little Learners Leeds

Little Learners is a unique and fun approach to early writing for babies to pre-schoolers devised by a qualified teacher. The 1 hour child-led classes are suitable for children aged 5 months to 5 years. Sessions learn through play whilst strengthening core muscles and developing gross and fine motor skills. Sessions include messy play, paint, gloop, sand, dough and much more!

Tuesday 10.30-11.30am, St James Woodside, Horsforth
Thursday 10am-11am, Unit 11 KVDT, Kirkstall
Friday, 10.30 -11.30am, South Parade Baptist Church, Headingley.

Email: leeds@littlelearnersuk.com

 

Little Messys Leeds

Fun filled sessions are designed to work on your child’s balance, coordination and communication using Football as a tool. Sessions take place on a Friday at Fives Leeds in Seacroft

  • 5pm for 3-6 year olds
  • 6pm for 6-10 year olds
Tel: 07403 106325

Little Snappers Toddler Group – Cookridge

The group will provide your little one with the opportunity play creatively and safely as well as joining in with singing time. Singing time will include all the classic songs that you will be familiar with but it will also be aimed at sharing our Christian beliefs through stories and simple songs.

Friday 1-3pm (Term time) Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Ln, Leeds LS16 7ER

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Little Splashers – Cookridge Hall

Swimming lessons for babies/toddlers 3 months to 4 years old.  Our small friendly classes use swim songs, toys and floats to help babies and young children gain water confidence.

Lessons Monday – Friday.  Open to members and non-members.

Tel: 0113 203 0000

Moo Music – North Leeds

Sessions are enjoyable and interactive and will help your child gain confidence, develop memory and language and coordination skills in a multi-sensory way. Sessions include Baby, Mini, Mixed, Story and Messy.

Monday: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon

Tuesday: Milk Churn, Scarcroft

Wednesday: Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club & Morley St Paul’s Church

Thursday: Alwoodley Community Association & Jackaboo’s Farsley

Friday: Adel War Memorial Hall

Tel: 07932 501904

Music Bugs

Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

At a Music Bugs class children do what they do best – singing, exploring, finding their rhythm and making friends.

Monday Alwoodley & Roundhay

Tuesday Horsforth

Wednesday Horsforth & Meanwood Community Centre

Thursday Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley

Friday Headingley

Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043

 

My Baby Can Dance, Leeds

My Baby Can Dance is an award-winning movement to music activity class closely linked to the early development stages, suitable for ages 12 months to 3 1/2 years. Classes combine movement to music with activities, singing and musical instruments, numbers, colours, phonics and shapes.

TuesdayLittle Bees Soft Play, Seacroft

Friday: The Barn, Yeadon

Tel: 07508 118969

Natalie Allen Academy of Dance

Dance classes for children aged 2-12 years. Dance styles include, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Modern Jazz and Freestyle. IDTA exams taken and children can take part in Dance School shows.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in North Leeds locations.

Tel: 07732137425

Pre-School Gymnastics at Aireborough Gymnastics Club

Parent and toddler gymnastics sessions for children that can confidently walk up to 3 years old and independent classes for 3-4 year olds.

Children can enjoy a circuit of equipment set up each week which will work on a particular skill such as forward rolls, headstands, backwards rolls, cartwheels, swings and jumps! Each weekly session will be themed.

Friday, 9.30am (Parent & Toddler) & 10.30am (3 – 4 years) .

Unit 4 Clayton Wood Close, West Park, Leeds, LS16 6QE. agc@aogc.co.uk.

 

 

Pudsey Children’s Centre Baby Group, and Stay & Play

Monday. 1.30am-2.30pm* Baby Group (*starts back 7th October 2019)

Friday. 1.30-2.45pm Stay & Play

Parent led stay and play support groups for babies and toddlers.

Pudsey Children’s Centre. Littlemoor Crescent. Tel 07891 273935

Pudsey Hello Baby

Specially designed by Baby Sensory founder Dr Lin Day, the Hello Baby Massage 5 week course is like no other. Offering new parents a wonderful insight into their baby’s natural cues and helping baby to learn, develop and grow through loving touch. Each week focusing on a different part of the body and building confidence and knowledge along the way.

New course begins on Friday 24th January 2020 at 1:30pm

WOW Centre LS13 1LQ. Email pudseyhellobabysensory@yahoo.com

Rebel Performing Arts

An upbeat and friendly school with inspirational young teachers. All students are treated as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential in the Performing Arts. Accept students from 3 to 18 years

Friday, Performing Arts (3-6, 7-10, 11-113, 14+), Drama Workshops (7-10, 11-13, 14+) and Screen Rebels (11+)

St Edmunds Hall, Roundhay. Tel: 01484 603736 / 07808803637

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

Weekly classes include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming leesons
  • Striker Tots

Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 8001

Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details

 

Shadwell Junior Tennis Schedule

Junior coaching available for children 4-11 years, from afterschool club, mini tennis, performance sessions, coaching, social play and match practice.

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Shadwell Tennis Courts, LS17 8JD. Tel: 07966987744

Sling Swing, Leeds

Sling Swing is a gentle baby wearing exercise class aimed at promoting bonding whilst learning a fun dance routine. Babywearing has so many benefits for both parent and baby. It’s a great workout for you and a great way for your little one to relax and cuddle.

Friday, 11.30am& 12:30pm – Horsforth Hall Cricket Club

Tel: 07411 612640

Socatots Football

SOCATOTS’ teach basic movement patterns, balance and motor coordination. Most importantly, we ensure that physical activity is fun. Everything we do is centred around helping children develop first as people, then as sports enthusiasts.

Thursday: Alwoodley

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Roundhay

Friday: Headingley

Saturday: Calverley, Tadcaster

Sunday: Horsforth

Tel: 07910 329675

St Andrews Roundhay – Toddler Group

We welcome parents or carers and babies and toddlers into the groups for play, chat, refreshments and fun.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10 – 11.30am (term time)

£2.00 a session and includes refreshments

St Andrews Roundhay United Reformed Church, Shaftsbury Avenue, Leeds LS8 1DS.
TEL: 0113 269 7002

Stagecoach Horsforth

Early Stages (4-6) and Main Stages (6-18 years) where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama.

Friday at Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, Horsforth,  Leeds LS18 5RF

Saturday at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9AZ

Saturday (Early Stages only) at The Froebelian School, Clarence Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4LB

Principal Heather Salvador. Tel: 01943 817414

Starfish Swimming School

Starfish offer swimming lessons from the age of 4 years. Teach 1-4 children ratio. Will assess children at all times and move children to the appropriate group when needed.  Run the amateur swimming association award scheme.

Monday & Friday: Scholes Primary School,  LS15 4BJ

Wednesday & Saturday: Leeds Grammar School, LS17 8GS

For more information contact Julie on 0113 265 1161/ 07787192113

Stay and Play at Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park

Wednesdays and Fridays. 10am-12pm

Stay and play sessions available all year round, with play area and library.

Open to all. Pay what you feel.

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT) Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park, Bridge Rd, LS5 3BL.

Storytime at The Little Bookshop Leeds

Set in the heart of Chapel Allerton, The Little Bookshop is Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop. The Little Bookshop is a place to explore literature and illustration with your child. With a daily Storytime at 11.00am  it is a great place to enjoy some downtime with your children.

47 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD.

Stretch with Stories by Diddly Oms

Fridays, 11.30am-12pm

A different story every week interwoven with yoga postures, stretches and songs to introduce them to the wonderful world of yoga! Suitable from 12 weeks to 5 years.

At Horsforth Library.

Tel: 07764963312

Swimbabes – Leeds

Teaching babies and toddlers to swim from birth to 5 years.
Not just a splash class, your child will learn to swim, gain confidence and safety awareness in and around the pool with our fun lessons.
We’ve been swimming for 15 years and teach 1700 swimmers each week across Yorkshire.

Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM: Moorlands School, Weetwood

Wednesday AM: Scholes Primary School, Scholes

Friday AM: Swim in Motion, Broad Lane, Bramley

Tel: 01484 689 100

Swimbrite

Learning to swim should be an enjoyable experience within a pleasant and safe environment. Swimbrite offers a wide variety of swimming lessons for all ages (from 6 months) and abilities operating the ASA’s National Plan.

Classes for all abilities:

Monday – Sunday at The Village Hotel, Headingley

Monday – Friday at The Leeds Mercure Parkway Hotel

Wednesday & Thursday at The Grammar School , Alwoodley

Sunday at Woodhouse Grove School, Calverley

Tel: 07527 615736

The Wonder Weeks Baby Group

35 years of research by The Wonder Weeks shows that babies make 10 predictable, age-linked developmental changes (leaps) during their first 20 months. The Wonder Weeks Baby Group will help you spot leaps and support your babies development through these leaps, via an interactive, fun and engaging group.

Sessions from 4 Weeks-18 months

Contact for details of upcoming courses. Tel:  0113 892 1163

This Green Moon- Forest Adventures

Adventures and discovery in the heart of an ancient woodland, provide Children’s parties, Forest Schools and special events.

Tuesday 10am-12pm Tree Nippers

Come and feel the magic of the woods, see the changing seasons and the animals and insects we share it with, make and craft from things off the forest floor, imagine and play with the little fold of the forest, climb, balance and dive into straw!

Children under 5. £8 (adults free)* check weekly to see if on. Booking required

Swillington Organic Farm, LS26 8QA. Tel: 07730496203

Tiny Dancers

Pre-school fun for for boys and girls. Fun and interactive class, great way to meet new tiny friends, dancing and singing to traditional nursery rhymes

Tuesday Collinngham, Wednesday Colton, Friday Alwoodley

Tel June: 0113 2892280 or 07946386952

Tiny Outdoor Explorers at TCV Hollybush in Kirkstall

Weekly nature activities for 2 – 5 year olds in Leeds.  Learn the difference between a centipede and a millipede, build a rocket from twigs and leaves and even go exploring to find a dragon that lives under water.

Monday. 10.30-11.30am; 1.15-2.15pm, Friday. 10.30-11.30am;1.30-2.30pm.

TCV Hollybush Wildlife Garden. Tel: 07887 813061

Tiny Tigers at Leeds City Museum

Every Friday from 10am – 11.45am.

Craft and messy activities every Friday for the under 5s and their carers (Free, drop in sessions).

We provide the theme and materials – you add your own bit of creative magic!

Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH. 0113 3785001

Turtle Tots Baby & Toddler Swimming

Turtle Tots classes are for both toddlers and babies and teach children water confidence. Classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers continue until your little one starts school.

Currently hold classes in Leeds (LS8, LS1, LS12, LS13, LS28)

Monday-Sunday

Tel: 07887552901

Warrior Factory Dragons

A not for profit club delivering professionally run martial arts classes. Their mission is to help each member reach their full potential as martial artists, while developing good character and promoting good health. Age 3-6 years.

Monday – Saturday

Unit B19-B20 Wira Business Park, West Park. Tel: 07917 006645

Rainbow Factory Mini’s

Weekly and monthly sessions and themed events for Babies & Toddlers aged 0- 4 years.

Look on their website or Facebook page for up-to-date events, activities and times.

Rainbow Factory, Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley, LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 5750

YMCA Lawnswood Gymnastics

YMCA Lawnswood offers Gymnastics and Tumbling classes from 3+.

Classes include: 3-4 Years Gymnique, general gymnastics 4-6years and 7+ and Tumbling classes from 7+

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

YMCA Leeds: Otley Road, Lawnswood, LS16 6HE. Tel: 0113 261 2484