Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) North Leeds


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 clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities 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.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

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ARTventurers North Leeds

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 or email catherine@artventuers.co.uk for more details.

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Baby Bonding

Massage for a closer connection

Pop music from Beyoncé to The Beetles

Bonding and shared experience with feathers, flashing lights, baby art, bubbles, messy play, musical instruments, singing, dancing, parachute, puppets, laser displays and many more…

Social Time set aside to chat and make new friends – refreshments included.

Baby Bonding benefits are life-long:

  • Develop fulfilling intimate relationships
  • Maintain emotional balance
  • Feel confident and good about themselves
  • Enjoy being with others
  • Rebound from disappointment and loss
  • Share their feelings and seek support

Suitable from birth -18 months.

Class Locations:

  • Monday – Horsforth, Grove Centre, 11.15am
  • Tuesday – Mothercare, Crown Point, 10.15am
  • Wednesday – Yeadon, DW Fitness, 10am
  • Thursday – Farsley Library, 10.45am
  • Friday – Roundhay, Oakwood Church, 11.15am

Prices: Trial of 3: £15, Block of 5: £35

Contact via:

Website:  www.lovebabybonding.com

Phone Sarah:  07930 194 752

Email:  hello@LoveBabyBonding.com

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Baby Sensory North Leeds

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…

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

WEDNESDAY: Old Leo’s Rugby Club, Crag Lane, King Lane Alwoodley, LS17 5PR

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.

Visit  the Baby Sensory Website for more details

Alternatively email  leeds@babysensory.co.uk or phone Sophie on 07976 754745 for more information.

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Baby Swimming with Water Babies

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

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Bubbles Swim School

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


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Crag House Farm – Farm Friends Group

Arts and crafts session for pre-school children at the Coffee Shop.Opportunity for parents to make friends, enjoy refreshments and the play area at Crag House Farm.

Session starts at 9:30am – Price per session £4. (Booking is essential as places are limited)

Craftwork supplied by Lucy Victoria from InkSpiration

To book visit www.craghousefarm.com/events

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

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diddi dance North & Central Leeds

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 & 11am: Pool Village Hall,  Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Tuesday 9.45am & 10.45am at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Wednesday 10am at: Tumble Town Adventure Play, Guiseley *NEW CLASS*
Thursday 10am & 11am at: Roundhay Parochial Hall,  LS8 4AB
Friday 9.45am & 10.45am at: Jubilee Hall, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ
Friday 1.30pm at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA.

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


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Foot Tech Academy

Foot-Tech is an innovative football coaching school for boys and girls aged 4-14 that will give your child a completely new football training experience.

Weekly Sessions:

Friday: John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Leeds, LS15 8TA, 5pm-6pm & 6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday: Soldiers Field, Roundhay, 8.45am -9.45am,  10am-11am & 11.15am-12.15pm

Saturday: John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Leeds, LS15 8TA, 10am-11am

Tel: 07732 865 677

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Little Burrowers Baby Sensory and Soft Play

Little Burrowers is a unique baby 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.

Instagram: littleburrowers18
Facebook: Little Burrowers
Twitter: Little Burrowers
W: www.littleburrowers.co.uk
E: info@littleburrowers.co.uk
T: 07713771337
Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, LS28 6AU

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Multi-Sensory Musical Young Baby Music Course by Rhythm Time

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’

Each week after the class we email the parent/carer with ‘Top Tips’ on a particular subject including ‘what your baby is saying to you’, Why your baby thrives on music and song and tips on tummy time too.

Young Baby Courses – Summer Term 2019;
  • SCHOLES – Tuesday, 11.35pm (Starting 16th April)
  • CHAPEL ALLERTON – Wednesday, 11.25am (Starting 17th April)
  • HORSFORTH – Friday 12.30pm (Starting 26th April)

For more details on class timings visit the website

For more information or to book please contact Philippa on 07426 869985  OR email: PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk

Places are limited and booking is essential.

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Number Train

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!**************

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

Tel: 07852 989523

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Rhythm Time

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 & Pudsey, Tues: Scholes, Weds: Chapel Allerton & Horsforth, Thurs: Scholes, Fri: Alwoodley & Horsforth

Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth, call Philippa on 07426 869985, email Philippag@rtfg.co.uk or book online at www.rhythmtime.net

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Rugby Tots – North Leeds

**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

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 James on 0345 313 2948 or email

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Shake Rattle & Boogie

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!

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday: Caverley Methodist Church (AM)

Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel (AM)

Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth (AM)

Wednesday: Kids Academy, Holtdale Approach (PM)

Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth (AM)

Friday: Farsley/Caverley Children’s Centre (PM)

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



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Sing & Sign

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 and Wetherby, for more details click here.

CostBabes: £30 for 5 weeks, Stage 1 & 2: £62.50 for 10 weeks (No extra charge for multiples).

For more information contact: josiemartin@singandsign.co.uk

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Sling Swing Leeds

Sling Swing classes are for people who enjoy dancing with the benefit of being able to bring a baby along. We’re a unique parent and child dance class, designed for you to take part wearing your baby or toddler to build your bond and have fun in a social and lively setting!
We have quality Connecta carriers available to borrow free of charge and I am baby wearing peer support trained so can fit you and your little one safely and comfortably at the start of the class.

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks of age.

Wednesdays: 1o.30 -11.30am in Moortown

Fridays: 10.30-11.30am at Hall Park Cricket Cafe, Horsforth

Tel: Natalie on 07411 612640



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Spanish Amigos Leeds – Coming soon!

NEW class coming soon!! Spanish Amigos – language learning for toddlers and children in the Leeds area. Offering private lessons, toddler groups, lunchtime / after school clubs, and primary school curriculum based lessons.

For more details on upcoming sessions follow the Facebook Page or visit the website here spanishamigos.co.uk

Email: ivan@spanishamigos.co.uk

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The Little Gym Leeds

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.

3rd September 2018 – 21st July 2019 Class Schedule

For more information call 0113 3359915 or email



Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY

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Toddler Sense – North Leeds

Toddler Sense is the next step from national award-winning BABY SENSORY. It offers multi-sensory, developmental adventures, including a Castles and Dragons fantasy, a Pow-Wow Native American party and Old MacDonald’s Farm 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: Queen’s Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 294 Harrogate Road, Moortown, LS17 6LE

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

Get in touch to find out more email or call Lou on 07870 275916

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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.


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Weekly North Leeds Library Sessions for Families

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

Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown Children’s Centre

Summer 2019 (May – Sept) Programme.

You can download the full timetable here.

For regular updates visit http://www.armccgroup.org.uk

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Baby Play! Chapel A

Fridays, 10-11.15am (Term Time)

Relaxed, friendly playgroup. Reggio Emilia inspired.

Explore sensory toys and natural resources with your baby. A slight change of focus every week …dinosaurs, the deep sea, space…all to inspire happy play!

Good coffee, tea and home baked cake included. £4.50 – discount for siblings.

Email: babyplaychapela@gmail.com or text Victoria 07494449788 to book a space.

Stainbeck Community Hall,  LS7 2EA

Babyballet – Leeds North & Central

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

Monday (Mothercare Crown Point & Yeadon), Tuesday (Alwoodley), Wednesday (David Lloyd Gym, & Wetherby) Thursday (Horsforth),  Friday (David Lloyd Gym & Yeadon), Saturday (Boston Spa, Horsforth & Adel), Sunday (Guiseley)

Tel: 07702 965932

Baby Bonding – Silly Time

Massage, puppet show, party games, parachute, music, singing (sensory for young children) and lots, lots more making a day to remember! Come along and make some new friends in a happy relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for newborn to 5 years (great for siblings)

Monday: Horsforth Grove Centre

Thursday: Farsley Library

Friday: Oakwood Church

Contact Sarah on 07930 194752

Baby Play! Chapel A – Sensory Story Sessions

New interactive, sensory story sessions starting at Baby Play on Friday’s 12.30-1.15pm (Starts 26th April 2019)
Puppets, music and movement to bring your little ones favourite stories to life!
Suitable for Baby to 4 years old.
£5 per family – Includes a hot drink, biscuits and a snack for the babes.
Booking essential via  Babyplaychapela@gmail.com
Term time only.

Baby Sensory – Wetherby

Award-winning 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 years. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.

Friday –  Wetherby Sports Association,  Lodge Lane, The Ings (beside Leisure Centre), Wetherby,  LS22 5FN

Contact Clare on 07970 122187

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 14 years old.

Monday: Farnley Academy – West SILC – Chapel Lane LS12 5EU 

Wednesday & Friday: Pennyfields School – Tongue Lane, LS6 4QE

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

Thursday & Saturday: Temple Moor High School – Field End Grove, LS15 0PT

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

Tel: 0333 8008345

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: 09.45 to 11.30am

FRIDAY: 10 to 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.

Leeds Centre  – Mothercare.  Fridays 9.45 am

Garforth – Monkey Maze Soft Play.  Fridays 11.45 am.

Call Samantha on 07768 538527

Beanie Boppers

Beanie Boppers is a new Dance and Movement class.

With fun activities, games and dancing we explore new skills and stories without the strict discipline of a specialised dance class. Appropriate for confident walkers onwards.

Friday:  Hall Park Cricket Cafe

Tel: 07411 612640

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: 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 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 and enough bubbles to cure any signs of the terrible two’s!
Check the Boomchikkaboom website here for details of weekly special events throughout Leeds.

Tel: 07729185953

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 Toddler Swim

Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson.

Wednesdays 9:30-10:25am

Fridays 9:30am-10:30am

Fridays 11:00am – 12 Noon

Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place

Brew & Dumplings at Stew & Oyster, Oakwood

Every Monday and Friday at 10am

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 the full timetable here

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. Ieal for families with toddlers under 4 but older than 2.5 years, other family members over the age of 4 can climb in these session too.

Pre-booking required.

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


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.

Classses on a Friday & Saturday

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

Dancing Tots

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: Alwoodley
Friday: Alwoodley
Saturday: Chapel Allerton and Mothercare (*Classes take place monthly)

Tel: 07796 135199

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 Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat at Alwoodley Park Methodist Church.

Tel:  0113 217 6873 for more information.

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance – Mummy & Me Ballet

An introduction to ballet where mums, dads and carers are encouraged to join in.

For children from 18 months onwards. Classes are based in Pudsey and Farsley.

Contact Deborah Hoskin’s on 07772 284827 for more information

Dream Time Baby Massage

Dream Time Baby Massage is all about supporting mums with babies in a safe, secure and welcoming non-judgemental and inclusive environment. Award winning, multi sensory, bonding experience for all involved.

Available in Farsley and Pudsey.

Tel: 07816 787543

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy Leeds hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults of all ages and levels in Chapel Allerton.

·        Ballet
·        Tap
·        Jazz
·        Musical Theatre
·        Contemporary
·        Cheerleading
·        Break Dance
·        Jazz
·        Gymnastics (From Holt Park Leisure Centre)
·        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 with these worldwide organisations.

Chapel Allerton, Tel: 07790225385

Fearnville Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

Oakwood Lane, Ls8 3LF. Tel: 0113 378 1260

*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details

Fives Leeds Friday Night Football

Friday night football sessions at Fives Leeds (formally Powerleague Seacroft) with SW Sports & Education.

Tots Session: 5-5.30pm

Year 1: 5.30-6.15pm

Year 2- Year 8: 6-7pm

Limewood Approach, Seacroft, LS14 1NH. Tel: 07429 985887

Flutterbabies Baby/Toddler Signing

Babies and toddlers understand a lot more than we give them credit for, but they are often held back by their physical inability to talk. Each week covers a different topic such as basic needs, bedtime, animals, family, weather etc. We use props, musical instruments, bubbles etc. to enhance our sessions and ensure great interaction for babies and toddlers. Suitable for babies from 5 months to around 22 months.

Mothercare, Crown Point Leeds. Tel: 07768 538527

Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, Roundhay


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.

Classes take place Monday to Friday from 2 years – Adults.

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


Fun and Phonics

Classes will engage and educate your child, aiming to increase their awareness and provide correct pronunciation of letters and sounds.  Learning through play is the main focus, enjoying music, movement, rhythm, rhyme, games, crafts and multi-sensory activities.

Pay as you attend weekly classes.

Monday: Horsforth, Tuesday: Kidzplay Leeds, Wednesday: Roundhay, Friday: Kidzplay Leeds

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.

Grass Roots Muddy Boots Forest School

An hour of Forest School in Meanwood Park Woods for the under 5s and their grown up. Free play including: mud kitchen, hammocks, bug hunting, balancing rope, painting and a craft activity to take home. We will have a fire, toast marshmallows and have a hot chocolate.

March Sessions will take place on 11th and 18th March, 1-2pm.

From April sessions will take place every Monday and Friday, 1-2pm.

Booking via the Grass Roots website or call Sally on 07904214006


Gym Mini’s

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.   For toddlers to pre-school age. Available at Kirkstall, Holt Park and Scott Hall.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285


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.   For children aged 4 and above. Available at Kirkstall, Holt Park and Scott Hall Leisure Centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

Headingley Children’s Centre Timetable

April – July 2019

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

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Horsforth Children’s Centre Timetable

April – July 2019
11 Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AF. Tel: 0113 259 1786

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

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

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

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

Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

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

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

Leeds Baby Cafe

A free drop-in Baby Cafe providing information and support (and homemade cake!) for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families. It’s a part of NCT and is an amazing resource for new mums as they can come along for and get free support from an IBCLC.

Meet every Friday, 12-2pm at Gipton Methodist Church, 14 Oak Tree Pl, Leeds, LS9 6SL

Leeds Gymnastics Club

WEDNESDAY: 10am -Fun 4 Baby gymnastics for babies from 8 weeks to 3 years.

MONDAY – FRIDAY : 9am – 10am – Parent & ToddlersThe sessions are ‘pay as you come’, over 1 years old.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Pre-School programmes consist of Crazy Caterpillars (Walking – 3yrs) and Groovy Grasshoppers (3 years +) classes.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: General Gymnastics programme is for all school aged children wanting to learn a variety of gymnastics skills.

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. Classes available on a Weds, Fri & Sun.

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

Little Jims – Horsforth

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

Playgroup for children 0-4 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.

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

Little Learners – Baby Yoga, Massage

Courses teach a range of exercises to do with your baby. These are done with interactions and singing. Classes are always baby led. The exercises are great for babies physical development.

Baby Stay and Play run by a qualified Early Years Professional; bringing a range of baby related activities. For babies under 1 years.

YOGA: Temple Newsam (Mon), Morley (Weds), Yeadon (Thurs), Horsforth (Fri).

MASSAGE: Rodley (Mon), Guiseley (Tues), Horsforth (Fri), Morley (Fri)

Tel: 07596 694092

Little Messys Leeds & Harrogate

Fun friendly sessions designed to increase your child’s confidence, balance, coordination and maximise the time they have with a ball at their feet.

Sessions starting at Football World Leeds from June 2019.

Fridays: 5pm for 3-6 year olds and 6pm for 6-10 year olds.

Football World Leeds, Pontefract Lane, Leeds LS9 0RA. Tel: 07403 106325

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

Toddler’s time (under 5s) to experience everything the big kids love about Freejumping.

There must be 1 paying adult to supervise every 2 toddlers. Babies in arms (i.e. not trampolining are not charged)

Monday – Sunday: 10am

Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG. Tel: 020 3846 1386

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 3 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 0037

Moo Music – North Leeds

We Sing! We Moove! We Play! We Learn! We Have Fun! Moo Music is great fun for babies, toddlers and parents/carers too.

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.

Classes in:  Yeadon (Mon), Scarcroft (Tues), Chapel Allerton (Weds), Alwoodley (Thurs), Adel (Fri).

Tel: 07932 501904

Moortots & Oasis Toddler Group – King Lane

We aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can play, learn, explore and develop and for the adults there is time to have a chat, a drink and meet with others with young children.

There are craft activities, role play, sand and play dough, a range of age-appropriate puzzles, toys, bikes and cars and each session finishes with singing time.

TUESDAY:  Oasis a cafe style Toddler group that runs on Tuesday mornings between 9.00am and 12.30pm. (Term time)
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Moortots, 9.45am to 11.15am (Term time)

£1.00 for the first child and 50p for subsequent children. This includes coffee, juice and refreshments.

Moortown Baptist Church, 204 King Lane, Leeds LS17 6AA .  Tel: 0113 269 3750.



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 & Stainbeck

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.

Monday: Buttons, Morley

Tuesday: Little Bees Soft Play, Seacroft

Thursday: Junglecatz, Morley

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.

Pre-school Classes:
*NEW after Easter 2019!* Thursday: Meanwood Holy Trinity Hall

Friday: Meanwood Holy Trinity Hall


Reception Classes:
Tuesday: Meanwood Stainbeck Church Hall

Friday: Thorner Parish Centre

Tel: 07732137425

Roundhay NCT Bumps & Babies

Roundhay NCT Bumps & Babies meet Friday mornings 10am-12pm in the Terry Yorath House beside Street Lane Practise.

Weekly donation of £2 and all you can drink coffee/tea/biscuits and chat, plus toys/equipment 0-4 years. Siblings welcome.

You don’t need to be a member of NCT to come along. We meet during the school holidays as well as term time

Terry Yorath House, Roundhay, LS8 1BF. Email:  Leeds.Roundhay@nct.org.uk

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

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

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


Domi Domingo Hub, Burley

Formerly Sensory Space, Domi Domingo Hub is a small friendly establishment offering messy activities, and access to sensory rooms, which include bubble tube, fibre optics, low level soft play, black white and red area. For babies and toddlers (Approx 0 -24 months).

Comfortable feeding and changing hubs, a small snack café selling organic soup, fresh from the Domi Domingo kitchen.

Free parking.

Open Monday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm and Friday 12-3pm for public access. You can just drop in, no need to book and the cost is £4 per child.

Unit 1a Haddon Hall, Bankfield Road, Kirkstall, LS4 2JT. Tel: 0113 2744500

Shadwell Junior Tennis Schedule

2019 Season Junior Schedule

For further details ring Tee on 07966987744

Shadwell Tennis Courts, The Ginnel, rear of 153 Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, LS17 8JD.

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, Roundhay, Tadcaster

Sunday: Horsforth

Contact Liam 07910 329675

St Andrews Roundhay – Baby and Toddler Group

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


£2.00 a session and includes refreshments

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

Stagecoach Alwoodley & Horsforth

With over 30 years experience Stagecoach Leeds Alwoodley and Horsforth provides children 4-18 years with the opportunity to participate in all three performing arts disciplines – drama classes, dance classes and singing classes – helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation – as well as being educational and lots of fun.

Classes take place in Alwoodley, Horsforth and Bramhope

Or contact Cris on 01943 817414

Stagecoach Alwoodley (Early Stages)

Early Stages (4-6 years) classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama (90 minutes each week)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Leeds Grammar School,  Alwoodley

Principal Cris Salvador, 01943 817414

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.

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.

Monday PM and Friday AM: Swim in Motion, Broad Lane, Bramley

Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM: Moorlands School, Weetwood

Wednesday AM: Scholes Primary School, Scholes


Tel: 01484 689 100


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 – Sunday 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.

Younger baby group: Approx 4 Weeks-6 months

Older baby group: Approx 6-18 months,

Chapel Allerton, Lawn Tennis & Squash Club. 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.

Crafty Nippers (2-9 yrs), Friday

Lovely storytelling, making and creative sessions using a mix of natural materials and art supplies Expect explosions of colour and messy crafts.

Booking required weekly 07730496203

Swillington Organic Farm, LS26 8QA

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:  Linton, Wednesday: Colton, Thursday: Collingham, Friday: Alwoodley

Tel June: 0113 2892280 or 07946386952

Tiny Outdoor Explorers

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.  Classes run Monday & Friday in Bramley.

Tel: 07887 813061

Tiny Tigers at Leeds City Museum

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

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

Take home your creations.

Every Friday from 10am – 11.45am.

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

Toddler Jump at Jump Arena Leeds

Toddler jump is a 1 hour jump session for children aged 2-5 years.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday- Sunday: 10am

Redcote Lane,Leeds,LS4 2AL. Tel: 0113 2635951

Diddly Oms Toddler Yoga

Toddler Yoga at Domi Domingo Hub (formerly Sensory Space) Friday, 10-10.45am,  suitable from cruising/walking to 4 years.

Stretch with Stories at Horsforth library – a different story every week interwoven with yoga postures, stretches and songs to introduce them to the wonderful world of yoga! Friday, 11.30-12.00pm suitable from 12 weeks to 5 years.

Call Helen on 07764963312

We Are Mini – Stay & Play Room

We are mini has a stay and play room for kids to meet new friends through play. They also provide weekly activities to entertain the children.

Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-3pm

Stay and Play also offers Story or Rhymetime slots each day, to engage and entertain your Mini with their favourite books and songs!

Rainbow Factory, Unit 13E, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, 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+

Classes run on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

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