Weekly Classes & Playgroups 0-5 years North Leeds

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August 2020 Update:  We are in the process of updating the Weekly Classes and Playgroups pages of the site for the Autumn term.  Due to Covid restrictions, this is harder than normal as class providers are still confirming details/venues.  Please check all details directly with class/group providers before travelling.

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: 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.


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

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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.)

For more information visit the website or find us on Facebook

Phone: Gill 07786994331


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

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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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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.


0113 2950126
info@dancebugs-leeds.co.uk
www.dancebugs-leeds.co.uk/home

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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


07796 135199
dancingtotsleeds@sky.com
dancingtots.net/

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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:

  • Fun
  • Confidence building
  • Learning of football basics
  • Fundamental early-movement development
  • Increasing social skills

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


07808 644 419
info@foot-techacademy.co.uk
www.foot-techacademy.co.uk

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Try a free taster session at a time to suit you by tapping here!

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.

Weekly classes from September 2020 (new schedule):
  • Mondays. 10.10-10.50am & 1.40-2.10pm
  • Fridays. 10.10-10.50am
All classes suitable for newly walkers to preschoolers. All classes take place at Walton School of Dance, Barleyhill Road, Kippax, LS25 1DW.
Any questions or queries please email me.
I am offering virtual sessions via Zoom for Girl Guiding groups plus one-off sessions, workshops and birthday parties, as well as corporate events for adults. Virtual sessions and workshops are also available for community groups and schools/nurseries – just get in touch for further information.
The Funky Jives YouTube channel has virtual themed dance sessions – details on the Facebook group page or email for further information.

07540 893173
funkyjives@gmail.com
funky-jives.class4kids.co.uk

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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:

  • Bouncing Bunnies Sensory Sessions 0-6m
  • Bouncing Bunnies Sensory Sessions 6-12m
  • Room Hire for you and your friends 0-18m (10% OFF for a limited time only)
  • The café will be open for all sessions serving hot & cold drinks / sweet treats / breakfast and lunch.
  • Twin discount available

Safety measures include:

  •  Reduced class sizes
  • PPE / Hand sanitizer available
  • Social Distancing in place
  • Infection control in place
  • Covid 19 Infection Control Trained & Certified
  • Your own sanitized sensory toy box
  • Full deep cleaning between sessions

For further information or to book, please visit: www.littleburrowers.co.uk/book-online

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

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

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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’

  • Oakwood – Monday
  • Pudsey – Monday
  • Seacroft (Little Bees)– Monday
  • Scholes – Tuesday & Thursday
  • Chapel Allerton – Wednesday
  • Horsforth – Friday
  • 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 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!**************

Read our Mumbler review here.

There is an option to attend a FREE trial for any new children. 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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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:

  • Babies Class (3 months – walking)
  • Minis’ Class (age 1- 2.5 years) 
  •  Preschool Class (age 2.5 – 4 years).

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! 

Wednesday

Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG

  • 10:00 – 10:45am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ

  • 1:15 – 2 pm Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

Thursday 

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

  • 9:30 – 10:15am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Babies Phonics with Robot Reg

Friday

ACA Alwoodley LS17 7NZ

  • 11:30 – 12:15 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

robotreg.co.uk/pages/north-leeds-and-harrogate

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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.

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 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.

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)

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.

**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

Read our Mumbler review here.

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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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!

We are working hard to get our face to face classes ready to go for September. There will be limited spaces available so please register your interest to receive details when bookings open.
Bookings for our @HOME courses starting on 21st September 2020 are now open if you would prefer to access our classes in your own time at home

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

Classes start from 4th months old.

7th September 2020 – 18th July 2021 Class Schedule

Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY


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

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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: TBC

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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‘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

tot-pretend-leeds

 

Suitable for children from walking to age 4. Free trial class available.


07775 838229
totspretendleeds@yahoo.com

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Under 5s Sessions currently on hold at Kirkstall Abbey and Abbey House Museum.  More details to follow when announced.


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/abbey-house-museum/

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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

Face-to-face classes coming soon. Check their website for details on ages, times and availability.

Tel: 07702 965932

Baby Massage with Flutterbabies

Friday, 12.15pm, Warrior Works Roundhay

A Flutterbabies massage course offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage in a truly relaxed and welcoming environment.

Classes are suitable for babies from newborn up to crawling.  5 week courses and booking required.

Tel: 07544 277 225

Baby/Toddler Signing with Flutterbabies

Times and locations TBC Sept 2020 

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.

Tel: 07544 277 225

Baby Yoga with Flutterbabies

Friday 11am, Warrior Works Roundhay

Baby Yoga provides mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement. You will have lots of fun playing, stretching and relaxing together, both focusing on each other.

The class also incorporates some gentle post natal exercises for Mum.

Suitable from 12 weeks to crawling.  5 week courses and booking required.

Tel: 07544 277 225

Bee Sharp

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

 

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.

 

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

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

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

COVID Update: All classes remain virtual for the foreseeable.

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 Facebook page and 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

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 Hoskins Dance

Children and young people from 4 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

Updated Sep 2020

Diddly Oms Stretch with Stories

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of yoga, telling a different story each week combining it with stretches, yoga postures, nursery rhymes and games.

Friday 10.30-10.45am, Central Methodist Church, Horsforth

Suitable from 5 months to 4 years old. £28 for 4 week block

Contact Helen 07764963312 or find online

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

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

 

Fun and Phonics

COVID Update: venues TBC for September 2020. Online subscription available.

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

Gym Mini’s

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

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

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

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

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Weekly classes include:

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

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

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

Jackrabbits Pottery Tots and Pots Sessions

COVID Update: sessions to potentially re-start in September. Check Facebook page for updates

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

COVID Update: numbers are restricted, and chairs and tables have been incorporated to enable parents to watch from a seated area.

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

Junior Kitchen is Open for Bookings: Parties, Tots, One on One, Weekend Baking, Schools, Clubs, Team Building, Cooking Lessons, Baking Lessons. Or Pop in midweek for a Coffee & Cake at the new Bakery and cake stand.

All bookings can be made via website: www.juniorkitchen.co.uk

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

Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

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 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

Moo Music – North Leeds

COVID Update: Essential prop bags available to purchase when you book.

Moo Music Leeds are interactive multi-sensory music and MOOvement classes for babies and toddlers. Enjoyable for both the little ones and their adults.  We are upbeat and help develop confidence, language and coordination and so much more. 

Monday: Scarcroft Village Hall

Tuesday: Menston & Oulton

Wednesday: Adel War Memorial Hall & Otley

Thursday: Alwoodley Community Association & Ilkley

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 a multi- award winning preschool activity based on natural movement to music and multi-sensory early years learning.

Classes will be held in Kirk Deighton and Wetherby on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Please contact Hannahmbcd@gmail.com for further information or see our My Baby Can Dance Wetherby Facebook page.

Tel: 07552721026

Natalie Allen Tutu Tots

Dance classes for pre-school children.

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.

 

 

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

Ruby Dance Studios

Upbeat and creative dance classes for boys and girls aged 18 months to 8 years. Private lessons also available for children and adults in a variety of styles.

Friday timetable:
11-1130am Little Bear Feet Ballet (18 months- 3 years).
1600-1630 Mini Ballet (3-5 years)
1630-1700 Mini Jazz and Musical Theatre (3-5 years)
1700-1745 Beginner Ballet (6-8 years)
Based at Bramham Village Hall, Church Hill, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6QF.
We also offer nursery and school workshops/classes.

Contact Ruth to book: ruth@rubydancestudios.co.uk  or 07912678792

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

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

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

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

COVID Update: Lessons to re-start October 2020

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.

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

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

ICOVID Update: sessions currently suspended

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

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

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