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.
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, including
For more details on venues and class times click here.
Our relaxed and friendly sessions are the perfect combination of Indian and Swedish massage traditions, reflexology, yoga and gentle sensory play.
They are completely baby led and offer parents a fantastic opportunity to socialise.
Among other benefits, massage and yoga can help strengthen and tone baby’s muscles, develop balance and co-ordination, ease symptoms of colic, wind and constipation and aid sleep!
Current Class Timetable:
MONDAYS 10am- Saint Matthews Church, Chapel Allerton
MONDAYS 12.30pm & 1.30pm- Wetherby Methodist Church, Wetherby
TUESDAYS 10am- Busy Bees, Colton Mill
TUESDAYS 12.30pm & 1.30pm- Headingley Parish Hall, Headingley
Smaller group bookings available.
Enter MUMBLER10 at checkout they will receive 10% off.
For more information contact Rebecca on: 07875 517627
Book online at www.Bliss4Baby.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lively, exciting, fun packed toddler dance, music and movement classes for children from 18 months to 5 years old. The sessions include lively dancing, creative movement, circle time, flash cards, variety of props, bubble machine and lights, all devised to improve listening, co-ordination, balance, gross and fine motor skills and confidence. Children are also encouraged to dance independently so don’t worry if they want to do their own thing! Dancing Tots will give you the opportunity to meet other adults and children and also to bond with your child.
Come along for a TRIAL Session at one of the following weekly classes;
Monday: 10am, Alwoodley Community Association, Alwoodley, LS17 7NZ (** NEW CLASS – Starting 11th June)
Monday: 12.30pm, Mothercare Leeds Crown Point
Friday: 10am, Alwoodley Community Association, Alwoodley, LS17 7NZ
Friday: 10.30am, Garforth Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, LS25 1NW
Saturday: 10.30am, (First Sat of the month) Mothercare Leeds Crown Point
Saturday: 10.30am, (Last Sat of the month) St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Allerton.
Please contact Sarah to book on email@example.com or 07796 135199.
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: Pool Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Monday 1.30pm: Health Club at: Mercure Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Adel, LS16 8AG *NEW CLASS*
Tuesday 9.45am & 10.45am at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Church Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Thursday 10am & 11am at: Roundhay Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive, Rounhday, LS8 4AB
Friday 9.45am & 10.45am at: Jubilee Hall, Layton Avenue, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ
Friday 1.30pm at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Church Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5LA.
For more information call Julia on 07734940610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevations Academy Leeds hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults of all ages and levels in Chapel Allerton.
Established in 2006, we have following children’s classes available:
· Musical Theatre
· Break Dance
· Street Dance
Adult ‘Fun/Fitness’ Programme available for Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Street Dance.
We pride in offering fun, professional and academic tuition for the ‘hobby’ student to those who have professional aspirations for a career in the arts.
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.
The Dance Faculty completes an annual show at the Carriageworks. It is a chance to showcase the students’ talents and hard-work to parents, friends and family in a professional, working theatre. This is always an excitable time of year for students.
Our Gymnastics Faculty is qualified by the British Amateur Gymnastics Association. Students get the opportunity to complete an in-house badge award scheme as well as a yearly in-house competition and display.
To view our timetable, fees and locations please visit www.elevationsleeds.com
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.
*FREE TASTER CLASSES IN ALL SUBJECTS* *MULTI CLASS & FAMILY DISCOUNTS*
Welcome to Footloose your local dance school for all the family.
Whether you are looking for a fun, high energy hobby or you would like to pursue dance as a career we have a class for you.
Ballet & Tap – Freestyle Disco/Street Dance – Modern Jazz/Contemporary – Cheerleading – Boys Street Dance – Adult Tap – Adult Street Jazz – Tiny Tots.
Classes take place Monday to Friday from 2 years – Adults. For the full timetable click here.
Come visit us for a free taster session in any subject.
St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Lidgett Park Road LS8 1JN
Also find us on Instagram – Kfootloose
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 at Cookridge Village Hall
Wednesday: 1.30pm at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane)
Thursday: 11.15am at Cookridge Village Hall
Friday: 10am, 11.15am and 1:30pm at Cookridge Village Hall
******Places are limited to 10 children per session (plus younger siblings) so get in touch to book your place now!**************
Tel: 07852 989523
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, 13:15 – 13:55 Rainbows, 14:05 – 14:45 Rainbows
TUESDAY: Oakwood Church, Springwood Road 13:50 – 14:30 Rainbows
FRIDAY: Alwoodley Community Association, The Avenue 13:15 – 13:55 Rainbows
Rainbows classes are for preschool children (2+) and are forty minutes
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
** For details of the Rhythm Time Young Baby Courses (Suitable from birth) click here
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
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 10 different venues across North Leeds, for more details click here.
Cost: Babes: £30 for 5 weeks, Stage 1 & 2: £60 for 10 weeks (No extra charge for multiples).
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
New class times offered!
Get in touch to find out more email or call Monica on 07813 893090
Spring 2018 (Jan-Apr) Programme.
For regular updates visit http://www.armccgroup.org.uk
Tennis for kids is a fantastic LTA initiative, Summer courses will include
Age 4-7, Monday 23rd April – 28th May, 4pm – 5pm
Age 8-11, Tuesday 29th May – 3rd July, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Age 4-7, 21st July – 25th August, 9am – 10am
Tel: 0113 267 1331
Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months plus – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.
Monday (Mothercare Crown Point), Tuesday (Alwoodley), Wednesday (David Lloyd Gym & Wetherby) Thursday (Horsforth), Friday (David Lloyd Gym), Saturday (Boston Spa, Horsforth & Adel).
Tel: 07702 965932
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
Attend the whole morning for £5. Term time.
Bramhope Village Hall, Old Ln, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AZ
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.
Each individual session costs £6, or book all 6 sessions for £30.
Next block of sessions starts Monday 14 May, 11.30am in the Howard Assembly Room.
For more details visit https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/bring-along-a-baby-choir
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
A mixture of traditional children’s songs to teach your young ones as well as songs from around the world that will include musical games, lullabies and story telling to get your children really engaged with music from a young age. Covering music that adults will enjoy too!
Monday: Aire Place Studios, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, LS3 1JL
Parent drop-in session, 11am -2pm.
Have a natter and cuppa with other grown ups!
Community Hub, 83 Lingfield Drive, Leeds, LS17 7HF
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.
Headingley (Mon), Mothercare (Mon & first Sat of month), Alwoodley (Fri), Chapel Allerton (Last Sat of month)
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.
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.
Classes at Scholes Primary School (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun) and Mercure Leeds Parkway (Thurs, Fri).
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
Holt Park Active: Holtdale Approach, LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301
Classes: Gymnastics, Trampolining, Football
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: Collingham Scout and Guide Hall.
Tel: 07834 266350
Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 3086
Classes: Gymnastics, Football
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.
YOGA (Drop-in classes):
Tuesday: Horsforth Children’s Centre, Friday: Roundhay Children’s Centre
MASSAGE (5 week course):
Monday: Lidgett Lane Community Centre, Friday: Kids Club House, Horsforth
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- Friday: 10am
Saturday & Sunday: 9am and 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.
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
Have fun in the toy filled playroom. Outdoor play space open in nice weather. Pre school children only. Light refreshments provided.
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 12noon.
MARJORIE AND ARNOLD ZIFF COMMUNITY CENTRE, 311 STONEGATE ROAD, LS17 6AZ
Please contact Melanie on 0113 2185893 for more information.
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, Horsforth
Do you have a child with a disability and/or additional needs? Need a break or just a chat with other parents and carers in the same situation? Then why not pop along to our free support group…
Every Monday morning 9.30-11.30am (Term Time)
Moortown Methodist Church, LS17 5LH
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:Horsforth & Stainbeck
THURSDAY: Alwoodley & Moortown
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
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
Thursday: Roundhay Parochial Hall
Tel: 0113 2806011
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 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: Howard Assembly Room
Thursday: Colton Primary School
To book visit: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on
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
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 Rd, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 1285
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
Shake Rattle & Boogie is a 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, Calverley Methodist Church
Tuesday, Adel, Studio Sixteen
Wednesday, Kids Academy Holt Park
Wednesday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms
Friday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms
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
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.
You are welcome to use your own sling or there are some available to borrow.
Monday: Rainbow Factory
Monday – 9.30am – 11am, Term time only.
Friendly, relaxed group run by local parents. Takes place in the Parish Hall.
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
Tuesday: Wigton Moor Church Hall
Monday: Adel St John Church Hall
Principal Cris Salvador, 01943 817414
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9:30am – 12pm.
Calling all parents/carers & children 0-5 years old, come and play together in our new playroom.
Sensory area, arts & crafts, messy play, rhyme time and much, much more!
£4 per family
The Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
Refreshments and snacks included!
Please contact Melanie for more information – 0113 2684211
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.
Providing swimming instruction for young children ages 3+. Advance booking required. Open to all
Sunday (AM) & Monday (PM): The Grammar School, Alwoodley
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.
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
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)
SUNDAY: Moorlands School (Ages 2- 10 years)
Tiny Tales & Tunes is a fun, multi-sensory and interactive storytime for children under 5s. Music, song, dance and drama help make reading fun for all! Early reading is based upon rhyme, rhythm, sounds, song, noises and lots and lots of talk
Contact Catherine on 07710668038
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
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
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, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat & Sun, Moorlands School, Weetwood
Lessons also run throughout the week at 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-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
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 and Saturday.
YMCA Leeds: Otley Road, Lawnswood, LS16 6HE. Tel: 0113 261 2484