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.
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 email@example.com
Dancing Mummies is a dance fitness exercise class for new mums. All classes are suitable for you to sling your baby at the same time if you wish. Classes are designed to help tone and strengthen the body after giving birth but also focus on regaining a positive body image and confidence whilst having fun. After every class there is time to grab a drink and chat with the other mums, make some friends and share experiences!
No dance experience is necessary, this is an exercise class based on dance, not a dance class!
Dancing Mummies runs classes at:
– Adel Quaker Meeting House, Leeds on a Monday at 2pm (Classes starting Monday 25th March)
– Barre Studios, Factory Street, Bradford on Wednesdays at 10am (From Wednesday 27th February)
The first session is free so come along and give it a go!
Contact Alison to book your taster session:
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.
Monday 10am & 11am: Pool Village Hall, Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Monday 1.30pm: Health Club at: Mercure Parkway Hotel, Adel, LS16 8AG
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flutterbabies is a local company providing fun, nurturing and relaxed courses in baby massage, yoga, signing and swimming. Classes are structured around your baby’s development and are flexible and adaptable to work at a pace that you are both happy with. Our teachers are passionate about encouraging babies and their carers to bond, socialise and spend fun, quality time together.
Baby Massage: birth to crawling
Learn to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage. Benefits include relaxation, bonding and colic relief.
Baby Yoga: from 8 weeks
Provides stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement and there are some gentle postnatal stretches for yourself. You will have lots of fun playing, stretching and relaxing together
Baby Signing: 5 – 20 months
Learn to communicate with your baby or toddler before they have the ability to talk. Based on British Sign Language, we teach signs relevant to their daily routines, enabling them to express their needs or thoughts.
Baby Swimming: 12 weeks – 4 years
Our carefully structured courses promote safe practices and water confidence in a fun and positive environment. The classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims.
Contact: Classes held every weekday in venues across the Leeds area, please get in touch for more details.
Samantha Dalton 07768 538527
For more info email Sally on email@example.com
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
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!**************
Tel: 07852 989523
Pop Goes The Story is an interactive storytelling class where children see books come to life. Each week we explore a different book through sensory activities, messy play, puppets, singing and dancing.
Our classes are suitable from 9 months – 5 years old but younger children are welcome to attend as the stories we choose are all suitable for under 5’s.
In addition to our weekly classes we also run bespoke workshops in schools and nurseries.
NEW for 2019 Pop Goes The Story is now offering parties. Great for birthdays, christenings and any other celebration.
If you are looking for a storytelling class, party or bespoke workshop with a twist, then this is the class for you.
Classes are currently running in Horsforth, Headingley and Yeadon on the following days:
9.45am – 10.30am at Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park, LS18 5JY
1.30pm – 2.15pm at Kids About Tarn, Unit 4 Cliffe Court, High St, Yeadon LS19 7YU (soft play included in the price)
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Children’s Centre, 11 North Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5AF
For more information and to book a class or workshop please call Rachel on 07762518906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes for babies and children up to 7 years. Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we’re experts in play! Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills, all whilst igniting the imagination! Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends and have fun.
MONDAY: Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, 1.25pm & 2.15pm ( 2-4 years)
TUESDAY: Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, 1.50pm (3-4 years)
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 Taster sessions available, please email email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information contact: email@example.com
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.
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 Monica on 07813 893090
For a list of the weekly Story and Rhymetime sessions at your local library as well as opening times click here.
For bumps, babies and children up to 4 years with their parents and carers. Enjoy playtime, stories, singing and a snack!
Monday: 9.15am -10.45am (Term Time)
Methodist Church, Gainsborough Avenue, LS16 7PG
Winter 2019 (Jan – April) Programme.
For regular updates visit http://www.armccgroup.org.uk
*Updated January 2019
Children’s Yoga, Storytelling and Craft (0-4 years)
Come and get some movement with your child and enjoy some special time for connection and story followed by craft.
Monday:11.15am- 12:15pm, Meanwood Institute
Yoga and Mindfulness for Children (4-8 years)
Yoga and mindfulness after school club for children, combining Yoga asanas, games and stories followed by craft and mindfulness. Wednesday:3:30-4:30pm, Stainbeck United Reformed Church
Tel 07540 407231
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
Encourage bonding with your baby through lots of varied activities such as: music, massage, singing, creative play, art and sensory stimulation. Small personalised groups with specific time given at the end for chatting and meeting new friends (refreshments on offer)
Monday Horsforth Tuesday Mothercare, Crown Point Friday Rounday
Tel: Sarah, 07930 194 752
1.30-2.30pm (can be run on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday afternoons)
Discover the relaxing and calming benefits of Baby Massage in a new 5-week course.
For babies from 2 months (approx.) to crawling.
£25 for the course or £5 per week. Refreshments and biscuits included!
Booking required, please emailDates to be arranged when booking.
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
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
Enjoy this opportunity for your little ones to let off some steam on bouncy castles and soft play equipment while you relax with free tea and coffee
1pm-3pm on the last Monday of each month at Oakwood Church (Hall)
£3 per child (with refreshments included).
Tel: 0749 424 3243
Bramhope Sporty Tots: 9.15 -10:30am, £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
Attend the whole morning for £5. Term time.
Bramhope Village Hall, Old Ln, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AZ
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
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 and Mothercare
Friday: Alwoodley and Garforth
Saturday: Chapel Allerton and Mothercare (*Classes take place monthly)
Tel: 07796 135199
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.
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
Spanish lessons for children from age 4+ and adults at venues across North Leeds.
Classes for all levels.
Tel: 07735 544247
Elevations Academy Leeds hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults of all ages and levels in Chapel Allerton.
· Musical Theatre
· Break Dance
· 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
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.
Enjoy -a-ball also offer party packages.
Winter 2019 (Jan – April) Programme.
Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building) , Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134
Sporty Tots sessions are for ALL pre-school children aged 2-5yrs old. Sessions will give each child the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun sporting activities as well as learning about numbers, colours and textures along with the development of their athletic skills and fitness through a series of fun but beneficial skills & games.
Monday, 10:15am-11:00am at Clifford Village Hall.
Tel: 07950 098766
Classes at Scholes Primary School (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun), Mercure Leeds Parkway (Thurs, Fri), Bramley (Mon, Sat), Monk Fryston (Tues).
*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.
Classes take place Monday to Friday from 2 years – Adults.
St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Roundhay Tel: 07746 010376
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
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
A family run school offering Ballet, Tap, Pointe and Jazz to children 3+.
Weetwood Primary School, Saturday, Monday & Thursday
Adel & Ireland Wood Centre, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday
St Stephens Church Hall, Alwoodley on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Tel: 0113 274 8404
Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
Fun French and Spanish classes for children aged 0 – 11 years old in venues, nurseries, schools and private homes. Using Makaton, games, stories, drama and songs we inspire little ones to love languages.
Contact: Anna Fisher on 07872344296.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 3086
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
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’, 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
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 (Drop-in classes): Temple Newsam (Mon), Yeadon (Thurs), Horsforth (Fri).
MASSAGE (5 week course): Rodley (Mon), Guiseley (Tues), Horsforth (Fri).
STAY AND PLAY (Drop-in sessions): Yeadon (Tues), Roundhay (Wed).
Tel: 07596 694092
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
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
Wetherby Martial Arts is a Long’s Black Belt gym. The club has grown from strength to strength and is run by two families and has a fantastic family friendly atmosphere. Running classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Little Dragons: Children Aged 3 to 6 years old
Ninja Kids: Children Aged 7 to 12 years old
Adult Kickboxing: For adults aged 12+
The Engine Shed, York Road, Wetherby. Tel : 0800 069 9305
Loving Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. Having a relaxed and informal environment is hugely important, meaning that all baby behaviour is welcome, no matter how unpredictable! Courses run for 4-5 weeks, lasting an hour in Kirkstall, Horsforth & Headingley.
For more information contact Catherine on 07825 299390.
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 12pm (including school holidays).
Come and play together in our fantastic playroom, with great areas for learning – including role play, construction, small world and puzzles. For children 0-5 years. With a sensory area, arts & crafts, messy play, rhyme time and much, much more!
£2.50 for 1 child, £3.50 for 2, £3.50 for 3 or more. Refreshments and snacks included!
No need to book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, LS17 6AZ. Tel: 0113 2185893.
Moo Music is a great fun and interactive music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance and play.
MONDAY: The Milk Churn, Scarcroft (PAYG £5 Story Moo sessions for 0-5 years)
TUESDAY: Alwoodley Community Association (Baby & Mixed)
TUESDAY: The Milk Churn, Scarcroft (PAYG £5 Story Moo sessions for 0-5 years)
WEDNESDAY: Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club (Baby & Mini)
THURSDAY: Alwoodley Community Association (Baby & Mixed)
FRIDAY: Adel War Memorial Hall (Baby, Mixed & Mini)
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 (Mon & Tues), Chapel Allerton (Weds), Alwoodley (Thurs), Adel (Fri).
Tel: 07932 501904
A free community led mums group, providing social support for pregnant mums and mums with children 0-4 years. A space where mums can feel empowered.
Stay and Play Sessions take place on a Monday, 10am – 12pm at Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Meanwood, LS7 2PP
Meet new mums, get active and walk your way to a healthier lifestyle.
A fun and friendly walk for mums and children in pushchairs. Walks are free of charge and last about 45 minutes followed by refreshments inside the cafe.
Every Monday, 10am-11am meeting outside the John Smeaton Leisure Centre.
Smeaton Approach, Leeds LS15 8TA. Tel: 07891 276443
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
WEDNESDAY:Farsley, Horsforth & Stainbeck
THURSDAY: Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley
Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043
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: Eddie Catz at Mothercare
Tuesday: Little Bees Soft Play, Seacroft
Stay and play with your child and meet other parents, carers, grandparents and tots.
Runs Mondays (TERM TIME ONLY) 10am – 12pm
£2 fee to cover snacks ( both for parents and tots)
St.Stephen’s Church Cranmer Road, Moortown
Monday. 10-11.30am (Term Time).
Welcoming and friendly preschool group (ages 0-4) with a range of toys, weekly craft activity, and song time. Healthy snacks and drinks available and tea/coffee and cake for adults! £1 donation to cover drinks/snacks.
Cragg Hill Baptist Church, 18 Cragg Hill, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NU.
Our ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano and Singing to Children aged 3-12. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience. Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays after school at Horsforth School, LS18 5RF.
Tel: 07944 530256
Play and Learn runs on Friday mornings (Term Time), 10am-11.30am at Meanwood Community Centre for children 0-5 years.
The sessions usually include free play, snacks, messy play and songs or stories to end. Parents/carers are encouraged to really get involved with the children (we don’t have adult seating in the space, unless someone really needs it).
Tel Luke Dean: 07876 800 535 (waiting list sometimes operates for this session)
Stainbeck Ave, Leeds LS7 2QU
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.
Classes provide a great opportunity to spend some quality 1:1 time with your child supporting and enabling them to develop key life skills. Children practice key skills in preparation for school e.g. fine motor skills, independence, sensory exploration, listening and a knowledge of maths and science.
Suitable for age 2 – pre-school.
Monday & Friday: Churwell Community Centre, LS27 7SY
Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 8001
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
Small friendly establishment offering stimulating and interactive play sessions for babies and toddlers (Approx 0 -24 months) Activities include bubble tube, fibre optics, low level soft play, black white and red area.
Comfortable feeding and changing hubs, a small snack cafe and free parking.
Sessions run: Mon-Sat (AM & PM), pre-booking advised.
Unit 1a Haddon Hall, Bankfield Road, Kirkstall, LS4 2JT. Tel: 0113 2744500
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
The 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, The Grammar School
WEDNESDAY, Moorlands School & Scholes Primary School
Lots of fun sessions and events throughout the year (Term time) for tots aged 0-5 yrs and their parents/carers:
Under 2s – Mondays 10 – 11.30am. Expectant mums are very welcome too.
Over 2s – Tuesdays 10 – 11.30am
Under 5s – Wednesdays 10 – 11.30am
Teddy Praise & Play! First Thursday of every month (term-time) 10 – 11.30am in the Sanctuary. Come along for craft, story, singing, toys, refreshments and parachute fun! Bring a favourite teddy and your friends! (under 5’s)
Contact email@example.com Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF
Monday – 9.30am – 11.30am, Term time only.
Friendly, relaxed group run by local parents with two rooms of toys and songs at the end. Snacks provided.
Takes place in the Parish Hall at St Edmunds Church, Roundhay.
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
Monday: Adel St John Church Hall
Principal Cris Salvador, 01943 817414
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.
Providing swimming instruction for young children ages 4+. Advance booking required. Open to all
Sunday (AM) Monday (PM) Thursday (PM): The Grammar School, Alwoodley
Contact: Chris Jones, 0113 255 9881
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: 0113 2033549/07527615736
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 (Ages 2 -4 years)
WEDNESDAY: Adel Memorial Sports Club (Ages 2- 6 years)
THURSDAY: Adel Memorial Sports Club (Ages 2- 6+ years)
SATURDAY: Moorlands School (Ages 2- 6 years)
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
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
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
Thursday St. Wilfrid’s Church Hall
Tel: 07771 982412
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, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY, Unit B19-B20 Wira Business Park, West Park
Tel: 07917 006645
Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes in Leeds. With a multi-award winning programme which teaches vital water confidence and safety skills from birth.
Mon, Tues & Thurs – Pennyfield School, Meanwood
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat & Sun, Moorlands School, Weetwood
Lessons also run throughout the week at Guiseley, Leeds Hilton and Temple Moor
Tel: 01934 862802
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 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