Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) in 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 the local playgroups and 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.

Featured Listing

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Classes are fun with singing and skill related activities. Physically your baby will gain greater muscle control and hand-eye co-ordination, alertness is also improved through word association such as “reach”, whilst looking at and reaching for toys, which also stimulates the natural movement of their arms and legs.

Holding your baby in water is a fantastic bonding experience and rewarding too, as you interact and develop trust,  letting them float on their backs whilst singing twinkle twinkle little star and looking into their eyes is beautiful.  We teach you to take baby underwater and it fabulous when you sit at the bottom of the pool and see your baby swim to you!

For older children we focus on stamina and stroke techniques, whatever their age and ability.

Classes from 6 weeks old up to 14 years old, with classes across North Leeds, for more details on venues click here.

Baby Swimmers are offering one free class when you book for a term commencing in January. Just quote FREE CLASS when you book.

Tel: 0333 8008345

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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 and Thursday mornings @ Moorlands School, LS16 5PF

Daytime beginner classes for pre-schoolers (age 3.5+) Monday and Thursday 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


Featured Listing


Enjoy-a-Ball is a multi sports coaching programme for girls and boys aged between three and nine. All lessons are taught in a caring, positive, fun-filled environment and there are never more than 12 children in a class. Our objective is to make children’s first experiences in a sports coaching environment happy and memorable.

Physi-Ballers (Age 2 – 3) will throw a ball and generally there will not be a lot of movement in the legs and very little rotation of the body. Arm movement is from the back to the front of the body.

Bee-Boppers (Age 3 – 4) will start to rotate their body to get more force into the throw and there is more awareness of where the ball is going (aiming).

Play Ballers (Age 4 -6) will incorporate all the elements of the overhand throw. There is an obvious stride and they use their body rotation and arm speed to increase the velocity of the ball.

Champs (Age 6 – 9) will further enhance and fine-tune their skills so that they can bowl a cricket ball or pitch a baseball

Monday : Wetherby Sports Association, The Ings Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN.  Classes from Reception -Y3, 5-6pm

Wednesday:  Crossgates Methodist Church. Classes from Reception -Y2, 3.45pm-4.45pm (4-5 years), 4.45pm-5.45pm (7-8 years)

Thursday – Little Bees Soft Play, Seacroft. Bee Bops (ages 3-4)

Friday – Roundhay, Oakwood Church Hall, Classes from Reception -Y1, 4-5pm

We are currently concentrating on getting classes up and running within the North Leeds area and invite any requests for classes in this area.

Enjoy -a-ball also offer party packages.

Tel Sian: 07745 420 774


Featured Listing

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:  1:30pm, Friday 10am and 1:30pm at Cookridge Village Hall.

Wednesday: 1.30pm at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane)

Cost :  £25 for the January Half Term of 5 sessions starting w/c 8th January 2018.

******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

Featured Listing

Pyjama Drama

Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes for babies and children up to 7 years.  Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we’re experts in play! Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills, all whilst igniting the imagination! Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends  and have fun.


Our thirty minute Dewdrops class is for babies and young toddlers. Raindrops classes are thirty five minutes and are for older toddlers more secure on their feet and who are just beginning to use their imaginations. Rainbows classes are for preschool children and are forty minutes


MONDAY: Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, 13:1513:55 Rainbows, 14:0514:45 Rainbows

TUESDAYOakwood Church, Springwood Road  13:50 – 14:30 Rainbows

FRIDAY: Alwoodley Community Association, The Avenue 13:1513:55 Rainbows

Contact Sara Hall on 0113 834 6522/email or visit Website for more information

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Rhythm Time

Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development. The classes will 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.

Baby Course ( 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 ( 15mths – 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, 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

For Rhythm Time classes in North Leeds click here

Rhythm Time Leeds Facebook Page


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Rugby Tots – North Leeds

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, FRIDAY:Bramhope Robert Craven Hall, SATURDAY: Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, Carr Manor Community High School, SUNDAY: Gateways School, Harewood , Moorlands School, Headingley, Trinity and All saints College, Horsforth

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

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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! We have 3 age groups to suit your little one’s stage of development:

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 across Leeds, for more details click here.

Mondays: Bramley, Guiseley
Tuesdays: Horsforth, Otley, Headingley
Wednesdays: Farsley, Meanwood
Thursdays: Chapel Allerton
Fridays: Roundhay, Headingley

CostBabes: £30 for 5 weeks, Stage 1 & 2: £60 for 10 weeks (No extra charge for multiples).

Contact Josie Martin for more info: josiemartin@singandsign.co.uk

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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

New class times offered!

Get in touch to find out more email or call Monica on 07813 893090

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Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown Children’s Centre

Spring 2018 (Jan-Apr) Programme.

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


Aqua Swimmers

Pride themselves in the quality of teaching, concentrating on correct technique, ensuring swimmers swim confidently and with ease.
Mon, Tues, Thurs evenings and Sun : Moorlands School, Foxhill Drive, Weetwood, Leeds LS16 5PF
Contact Natalie on 07813661528 for more information


BOOMCHIKKABOOM offers you a fresh, unique approach to having fun with Children.
Expect a party like atmosphere for the whole family, good music, soft play, pom poms, instruments, parachute fun and enough bubbles to cure any signs of the terrible two’s! At their bigger events they have live music, photobooths, confetti cannons and much more!.  See the events page for more details

Tel: Faye 07729185953

Bramhope Baby & Toddler Sessions

Bramhope Sporty Tots: 9.15 -10am, £2.50. Age from Walking

Crafty Kids: 10.30-11.30am, £3.  Lots of crafts and messy play, finish the session with the parachute and instruments

Baby Zone: 9.15-11.30am, £2, Free with a paying older sibling

Each week learn a new sound with a phonics session each week

Attend the whole morning for £5

Bramhope Village Hall, Old Ln, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AZ

Bring-Along-A-Baby-Choir (Opera North)

A wonderful opportunity for mums and dads with babies  to enjoy all the joys of singing in a group in a thoroughly friendly and welcoming environment .  No singing experience (or talent!) is necessary.
Sessions run on Mondays from 19th February – 26th March at 11.30am.

Each individual session costs £6, or book all 6 sessions for the discounted rate of £30.

Coffee, Cake & Chill – Myrtle Tavern, Meanwood

Every Monday Coffee, Cake & Chill from 10am-12pm.  A morning to give parents with young children the chance to socialise. Coffee and cake for £4

Outside play area along with the toddlers Wendy houses and children’s TV.

Baby changing facilities.

Myrtle Tavern, Parkside Rd, Leeds LS6 4NE. Tel: 0113 275 2101

Community Hub – Alwoodley

Dancing Tots

Lively, exciting, funky toddler dance, creative movement and music classes for 18 month to 5 year olds with props, lights, bubbles and lots of fun. All devised to improve listening, self control, gross and fine motor skills and confidence.
Monday: Headingley Parish Hall (10am) and Mothercare Crown Point (12.30pm)
Friday:  Alwoodley Community Association (10am)
Friday: Garforth Methodist Church Hall (10.30am).  Contact Jenna on  07456 868665.
Saturday: St Matthews  Church Hall Chapel Allerton (Last Sat of month, 10.30am) and Mothercare Crown Point (First Sat of month,10.30am)
Contact Sarah on 07796 135199 to book a trial session.

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 The Lane, Leeds LS17 7BX. Tel:  0113 217 6873 for more information.

diddi dance North & Central Leeds

diddi dance Leeds offers fabulously funky preschool dance classes which are suitable for both boys and girls from 18 months to 4 and half.

Each 45 minute session is packed with a variety of dances, exercises, and the use of exciting props such as hula hoops, ribbons and much more!

Classes are held in: Pool-In-Wharfedale, Monday,  Roundhay, Thursday,  Horsforth Tuesday and Friday and Rawdon, Friday

Nursery sessions and Birthday Parties are also available.

Elevations Dance Academy

Elevations offers over 50 classes per week in commercial and tradition dance for children (from 3 yrs+) including- Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading and Break Dance for Boys. They also have a gymnastics faculty offering squads from 4 yrs. IDTA/RAD registered school.

Chapel Allerton Primary School,  Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD, Tuesday and Saturday

St Martins Institute, 2a St Martins View, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3LA (Opposite Chapel Allerton Hospital) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Holt Park Active, Holtdale Approach, Adel, LS16 7RX, Saturday, (Gym only)

Tel: 07790 225385

Flutterbabies Baby/Toddler Swimming in Scholes

All our classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims. Everything is done at a pace that both you and your little one are happy with and sometimes babies will progress differently within each class, but our classes are small and allow us to adapt to suit.

Tel: 07768 538527

Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts ​

Footloose is your local fun and friendly dance school. 

With classes for all ages (2+), abilities, covering all types of dance: Tiny Tots Ballet, Tap & Boogie, Ballet & Tap, Pointe Work, Freestyle Disco/Street Dance, Boys Street Dance, Cheerleading, Modern Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical.

Classes run Monday – Friday at  Footloose 1st Floor Studios, St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, LS8 1JN

Principal Katie Bold: 07746010376

Headingley Ballet School

A family run school offering Ballet, Tap, Pointe and Jazz to children 3+.
Weetwood Primary School, Westwood lane, LS16 5NW. Classes on  Sat, Mon, Thurs
Adel & Ireland Wood Centre, New Adel Lane, LS16 6AZ. Classes on Sat, Mon, Tues
Alwoodley – St Stephens Church Hall, Crammer Road, Alwoodley , LS17 5PX. Classes on Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs
Tel: 0113 274 8404

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

Holt Park Active: Holtdale Approach, LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301

Classes: Gymnastics, Trampolining, Football

Ireland Wood Children’s Centre Stay & Play

Fun play session for little ones and their parents/carers.


Ireland Wood Children’s Centre, Raynel Gardens, LS16 6BW. Tel: 0113 2817829


Kids2Dance classes encourage children to develop their gross and fine motor skills through movement and dance using a variety of different props and equipment alongside fantastic music. They aim to develop each child’s listening skills and self-control in a relaxing and caring atmosphere.

MONDAY: 11-11.45am, Collingham Scout and Guide Hall, Harewood Road, Collingham, LS22 5BL

Contact Katie, 07834 266350


Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

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

Classes: Gymnastics, Football

Leeds Gymnastics Club

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY : 9am – 10am – Parent & Toddlers. The sessions are ‘pay as you come’ at £5.00 per child over 1 years old.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Pre-School programmes consist of Crazy Caterpillars (Walking – 3yrs) and Groovy Grasshoppers (3 years +) classes. Both classes are structured classes teaching basic skills and developing the children socially and physically.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: General Gymnastics programme is for all school aged children wanting to learn a variety of gymnastics skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

For space availability please call 0113 2656 662 from 9am on the 1st of each month. Places are in high demand so you may not get through the first time.

Limewood Road Seacroft Leeds LS14 1AB

Little Learners – Baby Yoga & Massage

Our courses are run in a 5 step program which teaches 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.

YOGA (Drop-in classes):

TUESDAY: Horsforth Children’s Centre, Broadgate Primary School, LS18 5AF , 11.45 – 12.45

FRIDAY: Roundhay Children’s Centre, Brackenwood Drive, LS8 1QA, 13.45 – 14.45

MASSAGE (5 week course):

MONDAY: Lidgett Lane Community Centre, Liggett Lane, LS17 6QP, 10am

FRIDAY: Kids Club House, Horsforth, LS18 4QD, 11am

Tel: 07596 694092

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

This is your toddler’s time (under 5s) to experience everything the big kids love about Freejumping.

Your little one can get their first experience of trampolining on our interconnected Freejump zones, frolic in the foam pit, or even take a gentle jump into the airbag.

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

Monday- Friday: 10am and other sessions sometimes added so check website.

Saturday & Sunday: 9am and 10am

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

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. (New classes added Nov 17)

Open to members and non members

Tel: 0113 203 0037

Majorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre Toddler Group, Moortown

Have fun in the toy filled playroom. Outdoor play space open in nice weather. Pre school children only. Light refreshments provided.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9.30am – 12noon.


Please contact Melanie on 0113 2185893 or on melanie.tillman@ljwb.co.uk for more information.

Mini Maestros

Mini Maestros offers creative music classes for babies as young as 3 months, toddlers and pre school children. Each session is carefully crafted to create a relaxed environment for building confidence, social and basic music skills. Use a variety of simple percussion instruments, visual aids, action songs, nursery rhymes, games and much more.

MONDAY: St Margaret’s Parish Centre, St. Margaret’s Church, Church Lane, Horsforth, Leed LS18 5LA. Classes 9.30am onwards

Tel: Caty on 0778603563

Music Bugs

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

MONDAY: St Barnabas, The View, Alwoodley, Ls17 7NA , Classes from 9.45am

MONDAY: Lidgett Park Church Hall, Liggett Park Road, Roundhay, LS8 1HG, Classes from 9.45am

TUESDAY: Kids Club House, Horsforth and The Grove Centre, New Street Horsforth, LS18 4BH,Classes from 9.45am

TUESDAY:  Shadwell Village Hall, Main St, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8JF, Classes from 9.45am

WEDNESDAY: The Grove Centre, New Street Horsforth, LS18 4BH, Classes from 9.45am

WEDNESDAY: Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Rd LS7 2PP. Car park accessed – Stainbeck Lane, Classes from 9.45am

THURSDAY: St Barnabas, The View, Alwoodley, Classes from 9.45am

THURSDAY: Moortown Sports & Social Club (opp Fire Station) Stonegate Road, Moortown LS17 6EL, Classes from 1pm

FRIDAY: St Michael Parish Hall, Headingley, LS6 3AW, Classes from 9.45am

FRIDAY: Kids Club House , Horsforth, Classes from 9.45am

Contact: Vicky on 0844 578 1043


North Leeds Dance Academy – Juniors

Children’s classes are structured to ensure that students receive outstanding professional tuition whilst maintaining a fun, friendly and accessible environment. Follow IDTA and UKA dance syllabi, leading to examinations and competitions (if desired). Ballroom and Latin.

Monday – St Chad’s Primary School, Headingley, LS16 5QR:

17.00-17.30                                            3-5 years

17.30-18.00                                            6-8 years

18.00-18.30                                            8-10 years

18.30-19.30                                            Under 13

Thursday – Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB:

17.30-18.30                                            3-12 years

Tel: 0113 2806011

Opera North Little Singers

Sing songs, explore instruments, play games and have fun with music. Sessions aim to support the development and well-being of children under the age of 4 and their families through high-quality musical experiences and activities. Led by a professional musician, all workshops introduce live singing and music-making in a fun and creative environment.

Monday: 10.15am – 11.00 at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, 15 Jan – 26 March (ex 5 and 12 Feb) £6 per child, book in advance via website
Thursday10am10.45 at  Colton Primary School: 11 Jan – 29 Mar, (ex 15 Feb) £4 per child, drop in pay on door
To book visit: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on

Parents and Toddlers St Stephens Church, Moortown

Stay and play with your child and meet other parents, carers, grandparents and tots.

Runs Mondays (TERM TIME ONLY) 9:45 am- 11.30am
£2 fee to cover snacks ( both for parents and tots)

St.Stephen’s Church Cranmer Road, Moortown
Tel: 07342659228, or 01132687407

Potternewton Park Elfins

Woodcraft is a place to meet friends and have fun

Come along to play games, make things and be outdoors.

Monday: 4pm till 5:30pm

Potternewton Woodchips group (aged 2-6) meets at the same time.

Meet at Harehills Lane Baptist Church in the winter, and move back to Bracken Edge Primary after the Easter holidays, to enjoy the outdoor space.

Tel: 07792945559

School of Cook: Pre School Cookery Class

The friendly term time cooking classes are suitable for children aged 2 – preschool. They provide a great opportunity to spend some quality 1:1 time with your child supporting and enabling them to develop key life skills.

The classes follow the same routine each week with singing, understanding food groups, health benefits, cooking, washing/tidy up.  Children practice key skills in preparation for school e.g. fine motor skills, independence, sensory exploration, listening and  a knowledge of maths and science (weighing/measuring)

Monday & Friday:  10am-11.30am, Churwell Community Centre, Elland Road, Leeds, LS27 7SY 

Tel:  07801076286

Scott Hall Leisure Centre Classes

Scott Hall Rd, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 1285

Shadwell Baby & Toddler Group

Enjoy a friendly welcome, have a coffee and a chat. Meet other carers while the children enjoy playing with the toys provided and join in with craft activities and singing. £3 per family / £1 for babies under 1.

MONDAY: 9.45 -11.30am (Term time only)

Shadwell Village Hall, Main Street, Shadwell Facebook Page

Shake Rattle and Boogie

Shake Rattle & Boogie is a brand new dance and music class for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The aim is to improve children’s gross motor skills and musicality in an interactive and fun way!

Monday, 10am & 11am , Calverley Methodist Church<

Tuesday,  10am,  Adel, Studio Sixteen

Wednesday, 1.30pm, Kids Academy Holt Park  LS16 7RX

Wednesday, 9:30am, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

Friday, 9:45am, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

 Tel: 07984 158281

Sink or Swim Swimming School

Approach goes beyond standard training techniques to deliver education and water based skills that equip new swimmers for a lifetime of safe and enjoyable swimming. Small classes of four and teachers present in the water.

MONDAY & TUESDAY, 5.30pm Onwards: The Grammar School, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 8GS

WEDNESDAY, 4-7pm , Moorlands School, Foxhill Drive, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, Leeds LS16 5PF

Tel: 07979813129 for more information

Sling Swing Leeds

Sling Swing dance classes are a fun way to bond with your baby and to meet people.
Focusing on friendly fun and inclusivity rather than fitness, it’s a chance to enjoy something for yourself, plus babies love the gentle movement and music too.

You are welcome to use your own sling or there are some available to borrow.

Monday10.00 – The Rainbow Factory, Farsley

Friday: 10.30 – Hall Park Cricket Cafe, Horsforth

Tel: 07411612640

St Matthews Baby and Toddler Group – Chapel Allerton

Playgroup meets every week, there are lots of toys, books,jigsaws and often a craft or messy activity and singing at the end. Refreshments for children and Adults all for £2

MONDAY:  9.30 – 11am (Term time)

St Mathews Church, Woodlane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QF, Tel: Katie Webber 07814672264

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)

Leeds Grammar School Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 8GS – Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Wigton Moor Church Hall, High Ash Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8RE – Tuesday

Adel St John Church Hall,  The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DW- Monday

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 11.30am  it is a great place to enjoy some downtime with your children.

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

Swim Leeds

Providing swimming instruction for young children ages 3+. Advance booking required. Open to all

SUNDAY (9am-1pm) & MONDAY(6-7pm): The Grammar School Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 8GS
Contact: Chris Jones, 0113 255 9881



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 for Teaching Swimming.

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

Tel: 0113 2033549/07527615736

Tennis Tots

The Tennis Tots™ programme caters for children from 2-6 years of age incorporating the early years curriculum as part of the overall programme.

MONDAY: Alwoodley Community Hall, The Avenue, Leeds LS17 7NZ, 1pm & 2pm

WEDNESDAY: Adel Memorial Sports Club, Church Lane, Adel, Church Ln, LS16 8DE. 1.30pm, 4pm & 5pm

THURSDAY: Adel Memorial Sports Club, Church Lane, Adel, Church Ln, LS16 8DE. 2pm, 4pm & 5pm

SATURDAY: Moorlands School, Foxhole Drive, Weetwood, Headingley, LS16 5PF

SUNDAY: Moorlands School, Foxhole Drive, Weetwood, Headingley, LS16 5PF

Tel Luke:07753 800723.

Tiny Tales and Tunes

Tiny Tales & Tunes is a fun, multi-sensory and interactive story time for children under 5s. Music, song, dance and drama help make reading fun for all!

Monday: 9:45am, Kirkstall
Tuesday: 9:30am/1:30pm, Horsforth
Thursday: 9:30am, Moor Allerton
Contact Catherine O’Neill on 07710668038 for details


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- Friday: 10am

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

Toddler Sense – Wetherby

Award-winning development programme where structured play goes hand in hand with the freedom to explore, imagination and adventure! Each week has a unique theme, with activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. We’ve done the research, so you can both enjoy the fun.

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

Contact Eleanor on 07771 982412

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.


MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY,  Unit B19-B20 Wira Business Park, Ring Road, West Park, Leeds LS16 6EB . Tel: 07917 006645


Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes in North Leeds. With a multi-award winning programme which teaches vital water confidence and safety skills from birth, overall aim is to teach you to teach your baby to swim.

Mon, Tues & Thurs – Pennyfield School, Tongue Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, LS6 4QD.

Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat & Sun,  Moorlands School, Fox Hill Drive, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 5PF.

Lessons also run throughout the week at; Leeds Hilton, Leeds, LS1 4BX and Temple Moor, Leeds, LS15 0PT.

Contact Janice on 01934 862802 for more information

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.

The Stay & Play Room is open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm & Sat 9am-12pm.

Activities for ages 2-5 from 11am-1pm running Mon-Thurs only.

Rainbow Factory, Unit 13E, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, LS28 5LY

For more information, contact 0113 257 5750

YMCA Lawnswood Gymnastics

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