Weekly Classes & Playgroups 0-5 years North Leeds


Playgroups and Classes

North Leeds and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in sessions throughout the week and also details of children’s activities and classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Weekly Classes:

Moorlands School, LS16 5PF: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Temple Moor, LS15 0PT: Wednesday

Pennyfields School, Meanwood, LS6 4QD: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Green Meadows School, Guiseley, LS20 8PP:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Leeds City Hilton, LS1 4BX: Monday

For more information on classes visit the website or Facebook Page here or contact 01943 862802 or email horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk

01943 862802


Bubbles Swim School runs swimming lessons for children aged 2 upwards across 5 different venues in Leeds.  Run by husband and wife team Glenn and Lucy, and supported by a team of 5 experienced instructors, you can be sure that your child will receive excellent tuition in this very important life skill.  Glenn has over 30 years experience in teaching children to swim and is present at every session to teach and oversee all classes.

All of our instructors are Level 2 qualified, hold a current life saving qualification and have DBS and safeguarding training ensuring your children are always in safe hands.  Small swim classes with water based instructors ensure children get the most out of every lesson and make excellent progress whilst having lots of fun.

Parent and Toddler classes (age 2 – 4) Monday, 9.30am and Thursday 12.30pm @ Moorlands School, LS16 5PF

Daytime beginner classes for pre-schoolers (age 3.5+) Monday mornings @ Moorlands School, LS16 5PF, Tuesday mornings at Scholes Primary School, LS15 4BJ and Friday afternoons at Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT.

Group lessons (all abilities age 3.5+) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings at Moorlands School,LS16 5PF, Wednesday and Friday evenings at Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT, Sunday afternoons at The Grammar School at Leeds, LS17 8GS, Sunday evenings at Woodhouse Grove School, BD10 0NR.

For more information or to book a place please contact info@bubblesswimschoolleeds.co.uk



Dancing Dotty introduces basic dance movement to pre-school children from the age of 18 months up.

Structured to the standard you would find in a dance studio; each class incorporates a warm-up, centre work, corner work and a cool down; incorporating colours, numbers, shapes and music, making the classes a fun but an educational way of starting dance.

Taught by qualified dance teacher Nichola, the classes are tailored at helping children develop their motoring and listening skills, whilst gently encouraging them to be more confident and develop their social skills in a safe and fun environment.

Unlike most pre-school activities, where each class is filled to the max, Dancing Dotty only holds 8 spots per class ensuring safe practice and enhanced teaching. Plus the grown-ups get to have social time of their own while their child dances!

These 30 minute classes are run over a 12 week term, based around school holidays, and are held at Kids About Tarn in Yeadon on Mondays, and Cottonbudz in Rodley on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. At the end of each 12 week term a showcase is performed by the children, giving the grown-ups chance to see how they have progressed over the term.

07949 869877


Dancing Mummies is a dance fitness exercise class for new mums. Sling your baby for an extra workout or let them play on our soft mats!

Classes are designed to help tone and strengthen the body promoting 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!

You can also look forward to some socials through the year where we can leave our babies at home and let our hair down!

No dance experience is necessary, this is an exercise class based on dance, not a dance class!

Dancing Mummies runs classes at:

  • Gildersome Baptist Church, Church Street, LS27 7AN: Monday’s at 11am
  • Adel Quaker Meeting House, Adel, LS16 6AZ: Monday’s at 2pm
  • St Andrews Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, Roundhay LS8 1DS: Tuesdays at 1.30pm
  • Barre Studios, Factory Street, Bradford, BD4 9NW: Wednesday’s at 10am



Contact Alison to book your taster session.




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, Friday at Alwoodley Community Association

Last Saturday of the month at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Allerton

Tel: 07796 135199

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.

Class Timetable:

Monday 10am: Pool Village Hall,  Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Monday 9.30am: Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Road, Leeds LS6 3AW **NEW CLASS FROM SEPT**
Tuesday 9.45am & 10.45am: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Wednesday 9:45am: St John’s Church, Barcroft Grove, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XZ **NEW CLASS FROM SEPT**
Thursday 10am & 11am : Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB
Friday 9.45am: Studio sixteen, 151a Otley Old Road, Adel, Leeds LS16 6HN **NEW CLASS FROM SEPT**
Friday 9.45am: Jubilee Hall, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ
Friday 1.30pm: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA.

Read our Mumbler review here.

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

07734 940610


Little Burrowers is a unique baby sensory and soft play area for babies aged 0-18 months.

Come and explore a world of colours, sounds, textures, fun, new experiences and imagination in a homely and friendly environment.

Little Burrowers is designed to develop your babies movement, brain structure and senses, laying the foundation for their later learning and giving you the opportunity to interact with your baby.

We offer messy play, birthday parties, baby disco, baby massage, private group sessions and so much more.

We have a cafe on site which serves hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.

See our classes and events section for more information on our website here.

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



Autumn 2019

311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ. Tel: 0113 268 4211

0113 268 4211

Rhythm Time Leeds award-winning, multi-sensory musical Young Baby Courses are suitable from birth to 6 months old.

These fabulous courses are created specifically to help your newborn’s early development. It is perfect for babies that are only a few weeks old and the 6-week course is ONLY £30.

Carers and babies will enjoy 30 minutes of fun, multi-sensory musical activities that will help develop all of your young baby’s senses. You’ll learn how to stimulate their vision and hearing, promote deeper sleep, improve muscle tone and flexibility, and introduce them to ‘tummy time’

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

Young Baby Courses – Autumn Term 2019 (9th Spet – 13th Dec 2019)
  • Pudsey – Monday
  • Little Bees, Seacroft – Monday
  • Roundhay – Monday
  • Scholes – Tuesday
  • Mothercare Leeds – Thursday
  • Horsforth – Friday

For more details on class timings visit the website

Places are limited and booking is essential.

07426 869985


Performing, dancing and singing with joy and self belief – the vision we have for each and every one of our students.  After the success of our classes for older children, we’re now launching weekly drama and storytelling classes for pre-schoolers.

Weekly classes run on at the Grove Centre, Horsforth.  Children will enjoy imaginative play, singing, dancing and acting all based around a different theme each week.

  • Monday: 10am-10.45am, 2 year to 4 years – NEW CLASS SEPT 
  • Wednesday: 2pm – 2.45pm, 2 year to 4 years


  • Advanced booking for half a term £5/session
  • One off bookings £5.50/session 

The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, LS18 4BH.

07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920


Climb aboard the Number Train as it takes your preschool child on a different journey of discovery each week.  Help your child to prepare for school and enjoy watching them as they roar like a dinosaur, travel into Space, meet some pirates, go shopping in the silly supermarket, visit the zoo … and SO much more!

These fast paced, action packed sessions have a different theme each week and are designed to be FUN and educational. Watch your child grow in confidence as they take part in fun activities, games, action songs, turn-taking and art & craft – all of which have an underlying focus on maths!

Your child + Number Train = Confidence in maths

Classes will be held during term time only.

Monday: 1oam, 11.30am & 1.30pm at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW

Tuesday: 1.30pm Horsforth at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW

Wednesday: 1.30pm at Horsforth St James’ Parish Centre. (Off Low Lane) LS18 5QW

Thursday: 10am & 11.30am at Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, LS8 2QA

Friday:  10am, 11.30am and 1:30pm at Cookridge Village Hall LS16 7ER

******Places are limited to 10 children per session (plus younger siblings) so get in touch to book your place now!**************

Read our Mumbler review here.

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

Number Train is rated 5 stars and 100% of parents surveyed would recommend the class to others

07852 989523


PJC Music School is run by Phillippa Jade Cairns; a classically trained musician and Head of Music at Horsforth Secondary School.

Our ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano and Singing to Children aged 3-14. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience. Students work from beginner books through to Grade 1 and beyond, while developing their musicianship with aural skills, reading music, theory games, and our inspirational ‘PJC Composer of the Month’.

Horsforth School- LS18 5RF

  • Mondays After School
  • Wednesdays After School
  • Thursdays After School

Baildon- BD17 5RF

  • Tuesdays After School
  • Sunday Daytimes.

“My daughter has grown in confidence now and is very much flourishing with her piano.” Naz

“It’s the highlight of my daughters’ week. My girls are very different and yet both say how much they love learning with Phillippa” Rachael

“My daughter has made great progress under Phillippa’s tuition and most importantly she really enjoys her lessons.” Rebecca


For more information visit our website or our Facebook page.

07780 065209‬


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 (2-4 years)

FRIDAY: Domi Domingo Hub, Burley,  10.45am (2-4 years)  NEW CLASS FROM 4TH OCTOBER.

0113 834 6522


Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development. The classes provide complete continuity for your little one from birth until school age. Watch your little one grow, and develop in confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Rhythm Time have been awarded the gold accreditation from the Children’s Activities Association which means we meet the highest standards in our industry.

Young Baby Course (Newborn – 6 months)– If you have a newborn baby under 6 months, this is a fabulous course created specifically to enhance their early development. In their first few months, your baby’s main neural pathways are formed in their brain.  So this is the perfect time to help stimulate all their senses with our fun, multi-sensory sessions.

Baby (0 – 14 mths) Our activities help your baby’s speech, language, sense of balance and development of their inner ear. You’ll enjoy our catchy tunes as you have fun together exploring instruments and sensory equipment.

Toddlers (15 mths – 3 years) your little one will love these fun classes where we help to develop their listening skills and improve concentration.  Motor skills will be strengthened by using our lovely instruments, and their language will develop through singing and simple songs.

Pre-school (3 – 5 years) Your pre-schooler will learn to conduct, listen, and compose through games and fun activities.

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

For the full timetable for the Autumn Term (9th Sept -13th Dec 2019) click here.

Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.

07426 869985


**FREE Taster sessions available, please email james@rugbytots.co.uk for locations and times and to book on.

Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Deliver a specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.

“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders.”

Age 2 – 3.5:  Youngest classes require full parent participation and offer a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst they learn new skills, meet new friends and have an exciting introduction to Rugby.

Age 3.5 – 5: These classes do not require full parent participation. Your Rugbytot will be part of a dynamic session that will develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.

Age 5 -7: Older age group classes really start to prepare children for life after Rugbytots. The same structure is followed but these sessions involve advanced team games and ensure that the basic skills of rugby are coached in the right way by maintaining small class numbers.

MONDAY: Bardsey Village Hall

TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay (AM), Bramhope Robert Craven Hall (PM)

FRIDAY: Bramhope Robert Craven Hall

SATURDAY: Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall,  Carr Manor Community High School, Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey, Tadcaster Grammar School

SUNDAY:  Moorlands School, Headingley, Trinity and All Saints College, Horsforth, John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Read our Mumbler review of Rugby Tots Classes here.

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

0345 313 2948


At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds.

You can choose to sign up for the whole term or if you prefer you can ‘drop in’ for a Boogie at many of our weekly workshops.

Each session has a variety of props to capture the children’s imaginations.

We also provide unique party experiences for children for any occasion including birthday’s, Christening’s and other special events.

We work in schools and nurseries right through the academic year focusing on getting active, creativity in the curriculum as well as running after school clubs. Shake Rattle & Boogie recently won ‘best for getting children active’ in the 2018 Hoop Awards and Kimberley also won ‘Hoop Hero’ for inspiring children.

If you are looking for a class that is full of energy and lots of fun then Shake Rattle & Boogie is definitely for you!

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday: Caverley Methodist Church – 10am & 11am

Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel – 10am

Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth -9.30am

Wednesday: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon (AM)  – 11.30am  *NEW Class Sept 2019*

Wednesday: Kids Academy, Holtdale Approach -1.30pm

Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth – 9.45am

Friday: Farsley/Caverley Children’s Centre – 1pm

Read our Mumbler review here.

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

07984 158281


Baby signing is a fantastic skill to learn with your little one, enabling you to communicate with each other from an early age and encourage their social development.

Our great fun, music based classes support your family, as you discover the benefits for yourself!

Sing and Sign Babes is a gentle 5 week music and sensory course with an emphasis on communication. Suitable from birth to 6 months. This lovely class explores eye contact, gesture, and anticipation, together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All building the framework for communication, brought to you using our magic ingredient – music!

The Stage 1 course introduces 6-14 month olds, and their families, to the wonders of baby signing. Over 100 signs are covered in the 10 week course, relating to daily routines (like meal times, getting changed, bedtime etc), animals, vehicles and lots more.

The Stage 2 course gives 14-30 month olds, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy more complex topics, with more physical exertion! More animals to encounter, colours to explore, and lots of weather conditions to experience over the 10 weeks! As children develop speech, having the support of a physical gesture alongside emerging words, makes it much less frustrating for everyone!

Venues: Classes run every day of the week in venues across North Leeds, for more details click here.

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



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

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



The Little Gym of Leeds offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties, camps and more.

2nd September 2019 – 19th July 2020 Class Schedule

Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY

0113 3359915


Toddler Sense is the next step from national award-winning BABY SENSORY. It offers multi-sensory, developmental adventures, including a  Toddler Party, a Train themed session and an exciting space themed session this term. Classes that your toddler and you will love and have been planned by early-years experts to engage and amaze.

  • New Explorers (13 – 20 months): Introduce your toddler to equipment and fun activities suitable for his or her age and stage of development.
  • Adventurers (20 months – 3 years): Encourage your toddler to take on new challenges, learn new ways of doing things, and develop essential physical and social skills.
  • Rangers (3 – 5 years): Build on previous skills learned, engage and participate with others, and become more creative and imaginative.

Monday: Moortown RUFC, Far Moss Sports Ground, Moss Valley, LS17 7NT

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

AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Lots of different themes to choose from, exciting soft play elements teamed with fun activities to get the party in full swing! Please email northleeds@toddlersense.co.uk for more information.


07870 275916


Little Drama for BIG Imaginations! Enter the world of Tots Pretend & join us on a wonderful adventure of drama & role play.

Where will there imagination take them? What world will they build and what sounds will they make?

Monday, 9.45am

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

Meanwood CofE Primary School Hall. Tel:  Helen 07775 838229

07775 838229


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



ABC Stay and Play at Pudsey Parish Church

Takes place on Monday & Tuesday mornings in term time, in the Narthex, that is the large room across the west end of the church.

Runs from 9.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m., and costs £1.50 per adult and 50 pence per child. There are toys, games, jigsaws, books & a baby corner. There are crafts, snacks and a song time.

It is for children under three and their carers, all children must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in coming for the first time, please contact the Church Office on 0113 257 7843.

Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 8BE. Parking is available on both Church Lane and Radcliffe Lane.

Adel Toddlers, Methodist Church

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


Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown Children’s Centre

September – December 2019 Programme.

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

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Aqua Swimmers

Pride themselves in the quality of teaching, concentrating on correct technique, ensuring swimmers swim confidently and with ease.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings and Sunday at Moorlands School (LS16)

Tel: Natalie 07813 661528.

Babyballet – Leeds North & Central

Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months – 6 years – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Check their website for details on ages, times and availability.

Tel: 07702 965932


BOOMCHIKKABOOM offers a fresh, unique approach to having fun with children, toddlers and babies. From Family Raves, Messy Playa Events, Cinema Experience, Workshops and Festivals you can expect a party like atmosphere, good music, soft play, pom poms, instruments, parachute fun, bubbles and lots more!
Check the Boomchikkaboom website for details of weekly special events throughout Leeds.


Bramhope Baby & Toddler Sessions


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

Brew & Dumplings at Stew & Oyster, Oakwood

Every Monday and Friday at 10am

A welcoming environment where mums, dads and carers can bring their littles ones and enjoy a hot drink with a FREE brownie, whilst your children play.

With a soft play, books and toys. There’s space for buggies, and baby changing facilities (inc nappies and wipes), and comfy sofas and chairs.

Entry is FREE

Stew & Oyster Oakwood, 488 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 2HU

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

Offer a timetable of postnatal classes and meetup’s for mums and babies across West Leeds.  Some classes are FREE.  Led by two midwives. Includes fitness classes, aqua natal and coffee mornings.

See website for full timetable.

Call Sharon: 07905 143835 or Shelly: 07950 401713

Manor Wood Children’s Centre Timetable

Autumn 2019

Manor Wood Children’s Centre, Carr Manor Rd, Leeds LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515

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Clip n Climb Leeds Parent and Toddler Sessions

Parent and toddler sessions are for toddlers to grow in confidence, and have lots of fun!

Parents must accompany the toddlers in the arena, instructors are on-hand throughout the session.

Monday – Friday 1pm -3pm, term time only. Recommended age 2.5- 4 years.

Saturday – Family Toddler Sessions, 10am.  Other family members over the age of 4 can climb in these session too.

Pre-booking required.

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

Deborah Coultish School of Dance

A friendly fun dance school offering expert tuition in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, cheerleading and commercial dance.  Children taught from age 2 upwards.  Believe that all students, irrespective of initial ability, should be given the opportunity to grow and develop.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church. Tel: 0113 217 6873

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance

Children and young people from 3 years old are offered classes in Ballet, Musical Theatre Dance, Tap Modern Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Ballet, Modern and Tap classes from Primary upwards follow the ISTD syllabus. Students are offered the opportunity to take formal exams or just dance for fun!

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Workhouse Fitness Club, Springfield Commercial Centre, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 07772 284827

Domi Domingo Hub, Burley

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

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

Open Monday & Wednesday 10am-1pm and Friday 12-3pm for public access.

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

Educa Spanish Lessons

Spanish lessons for children from age 4+ and adults at venues across North Leeds.

Classes for all levels.

Tel: 07735 544247


Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Break Dance, Jazz, Gymnastics, Street Dance.

The school is fully registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association. Students have the option of taking yearly examinations.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790 225385

Farsley/Calverley Children’s Centre Timetable

September 2019 Programme.

Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building), Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134

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Five Star Sports Sporty Tots

Sporty Tots sessions 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 skills & games.  Suitable for children 2.5-4 years.

Monday: 10-10.40 & 11-11.40am at Clifford Village Hall, Boston Spa

Wednesday: 12.30-1.10pm at Little Bees Play & Party, Seacroft

Friday: 10-10.40am at Kirk Deighton Village Hall, Wetherby

Tel: 07950 098766

Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, Roundhay


Providing fun & friendly dance classes for the wonderful people of Roundhay & surrounding areas since 2003.

Ballet/Tap – Modern Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical – Freestyle Disco/Street Dance – Cheerleading – Boys Street Dance – Adult Tap – Tiny Tots Ballet/Tap/Boogie. From 2 years+.

Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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


Fun and Phonics

The Fun and Phonics program introduces your child, to the first phase of letters and sounds, in a fun relaxed environment. Sessions include music, movement, rhythm, rhyme, games, crafts and multi-sensory activities.

Trail sessions available,  Suitable for children 2 – 5 years.

Monday: The Grove, Horsforth

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Little Bees Play and Party, Seacroft

Wednesday: Jackaboos, Farsley

Thursday: Trinity Church Hall, Rawdon

Tel:  07845 454585

Gym Mini’s

Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260


Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260

Hawksworth Wood & Kirkstall Children’s Centre

Autumn 2019

Hawksworth Wood Children’s Centre, Broadway, Leeds LS5 3PS. Tel: 0113 259 0173

Kirkstall Children’s Centre, St Stephens Church Hall, Norman St, Leeds LS5 3JN. Tel: 0113 278 6075

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Headingley Ballet School

A family run school offering Ballet, Tap, Pointe and Jazz to children 3+.

Monday, Thursday, Saturday at Weetwood Primary School
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday at Adel & Ireland Wood Centre
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at St Stephens Church Hall,  Alwoodley

Tel: 0113 274 8404

Horsforth Children’s Centre Timetable

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

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

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

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

Imaginative Thinkers (it) at Rainbow Factory

Four weeks of superb entertainment during September with children’s favourite characters. Join Peppa Pig, the Gruffalo, Disney and Peter Rabbit as they come to the Rainbow Factory ready to go on an adventure!

Preschooler and Toddler Sessions (18mnth – 4 years)

Every Monday and Friday at 10am

£6 per session OR £20 for a 4 week block. Lasts 1.5 hours

Baby and Toddler Sessions (Under 2’s)

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am and 1pm. Lasts an hour

£6 per session OR £20 for a 4 week block

You’ll get access to the Stay and Play room from 10am until 2pm free of charge!

 Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley, LS28 5LY. Tel:  0113 257 5750

Jackrabbits Pottery Tots and Pots Sessions

Bring your little ones to one of our special “Tots & Pots” sessions! Pre-school children can come in for a morning of singing, a story, a snack and then a fun session painting a piece of pottery from the story.

Check Facebook page for monthly sessions. Booking required.

Jackrabbits Pottery, 633a Roundhay Road, LS8 4BA. Tel:  0113 318 9315

Junior Kitchen

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

Monday-Friday,  11-12 noon, Mums & Tots sessions

Saturdays & Sundays, Junior Chef Club (age 4-8yrs) & Senior Chef Club (age 9-14yrs) run on

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

Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

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

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

Leeds Gymnastics Club

Monday-Friday 9am – 10am – Parent & ToddlersThe sessions are ‘pay as you come’, over 1 years old.

Monday – Friday: Pre-school. Crazy Caterpillars (Walking-3yrs)

Monday – Friday:  Pre-school, Groovy Grasshoppers (3+yrs)

Monday- Saturday:  General Gymnastics for KS1

Monday- Saturday: General Gymnastics for KS2

For space availability call 0113 2656 662 from 9am on the 1st of each month.

Limewood Road Seacroft Leeds LS14 1AB

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

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

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

Monday – Sunday: 10am

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

Little Splashers – Cookridge Hall

Swimming lessons for babies/toddlers 3 months to 4 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 0000

Loving Baby Massage

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. Private sessions also available.

Monday & Wednesday: Horsforth Children’s Centre

Tuesday: Moortown Children’s Centre

Wednesday: Headingley Children’s Centre

Thursday at The School of Philosophy & Alwoodley Childrens Centre

Tel Catherine 07825 299390.

Moo Music – North Leeds

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.

Monday: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon

Tuesday: Milk Churn, Scarcroft

Wednesday: Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club & Morley St Paul’s Church

Thursday: Alwoodley Community Association & Jackaboo’s Farsley

Friday: Adel War Memorial Hall

Tel: 07932 501904

Muddy Boots Baby Walking Group

Are you a new parent and love the outdoors? Join our baby walking group for no-commitment and (very) informal meet-ups with other new parents! We do a mixture of buggy and sling walks in and around Leeds. To find out about upcoming walks join the Facebook group here .


Mum Space, Meanwood

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

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Mum’s Buggy Walk at John Smeaton Leisure Centre

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


Music Bugs

Sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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

Monday Alwoodley & Roundhay

Tuesday Horsforth

Wednesday Horsforth & Meanwood Community Centre

Thursday Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley

Friday Headingley

Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043


Natalie Allen Academy of Dance

Dance classes for children aged 2-12 years. Dance styles include, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Modern Jazz and Freestyle. IDTA exams taken and children can take part in Dance School shows.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in North Leeds locations.

Tel: 07732137425

Northern Ballet – Age 3 to 8 years

These fun-filled classes accompanied by live music are the perfect introduction to the basics of dance. Children are encouraged to express themselves through dance and music and build on their natural ability.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

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) 10am – 12pm

£2 fee to cover snacks ( both for parents and tots)

St.Stephen’s Church Cranmer Road, Moortown

PJC Music School: Young Beginners Lessons

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.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Horsforth School, LS18 5RF. Tel: 07944 530256

InterACT Play and Learn, Meanwood Community Centre

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

Pudsey Children’s Centre Baby Group, and Stay & Play

Monday. 1.30am-2.30pm* Baby Group (*starts back 7th October 2019)

Friday. 1.30-2.45pm Stay & Play

Parent led stay and play support groups for babies and toddlers.

Pudsey Children’s Centre. Littlemoor Crescent. Tel 07891 273935

Rhyme to the Rhythm Music Classes at The Little Bookshop

Rhyme to the Rhythm Music Classes for babies (9 months+) and pre-schoolers at The Little Bookshop, Chapel Allerton.

Classes last 35 minutes and follow a different educational theme each week and use a selection of percussion instruments on a rotation.

Monday, Wednesday, 9.45am during term time.

For more information please contact Jo Rothwell, 07956 556 020

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

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

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


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

Shadwell Junior Tennis Schedule

Junior coaching available for children 4-11 years, from afterschool club, mini tennis, performance sessions, coaching, social play and match practice.

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Shadwell Tennis Courts, LS17 8JD. Tel: 07966987744

Sink or Swim Swimming School

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  at The Grammar School

Wednesday at Moorlands School & Scholes Primary School

Tel: 07979813129

South Parade Baptist Church Toddler Groups, Headingley

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! Second Wednesday 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 kate@spbc.org.uk Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF

St Edmunds Toddler Group

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.

Storytime at The Little Bookshop Leeds

Set in the heart of Chapel Allerton, The Little Bookshop is Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop. The Little Bookshop is a place to explore literature and illustration with your child. With a daily Storytime at 11.00am  it is a great place to enjoy some downtime with your children.

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

Sunbeams Baby and Toddler Group, Aberford

Parent and child group run by a team of volunteers with toys, games, crafts and songs.

Monday: 9.30am – 11.30am (Term Time)

Aberford Village Hall, LS25 3EN.  Facebook Page



Swim Leeds

Providing swimming instruction for young children ages 4+. Advance booking required. Open to all abilities.

Sunday, Monday, Thursday: Leeds Grammar School, Alwoodley

Tel: 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 – Friday at The Leeds Mercure Parkway Hotel

Wednesday & Thursday at The Grammar School , Alwoodley

Sunday at Woodhouse Grove School, Calverley

Tel: 07527 615736

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. Classes are split into 2-4 and 4-6 years.

Monday at Alwoodley Community Hall (2-4yrs)

Wednesday, Thursday at Adel Memorial Sports Club (2-6yrs)

Saturday at Moorlands School (2-6 yrs)

Tel: 07753 800723.

Tiddly Tots at St Barnabas Church, Alwoodley

Tiddly Tots is a popular group for parents and carers, babies and toddlers. It meets in the church centre from 10am-12noon. It’s a chance to meet other parents and carers. There are refreshments, toys, crafts and a short Bible story time with singing.

Monday: 10am-12pm (Term time)

The View, Alwoodley, LS17 7NA

Tiny Outdoor Explorers

Weekly nature activities for 2 – 5 year olds in Leeds.  Learn the difference between a centipede and a millipede, build a rocket from twigs and leaves and even go exploring to find a dragon that lives under water.

Monday. 10.30-11.30; 1.15-2.15, Friday. 10.30-11.30;1.30-2.30.

TCV Hollybush Wildlife Garden. Tel: 07887 813061

Toddler Jump at Jump Arena Leeds

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

Monday- Sunday: 10am

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

Toddler Time at Popalong Cafe, Pudsey

Enjoy a chilled Monday morning with Toddler Time at Popalong cafe from 10-10.45am

Different theme each term.

£2.50 pp, pay as you go, ages 6 months-5 years

147-149 Bradford Road, Pudsey, LS28 6AT. Tel: 0113 256 0477



Turtle Tots Baby & Toddler Swimming

Turtle Tots classes are for both toddlers and babies and teach children water confidence. Classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers continue until your little one starts school.

Currently hold classes in Leeds (LS8, LS1, LS12, LS13, LS28)


Tel: 07887552901

Warrior Factory Dragons

A not for profit club delivering professionally run martial arts classes. Their mission is to help each member reach their full potential as martial artists, while developing good character and promoting good health. Age 3-6 years.

Monday – Saturday

Unit B19-B20 Wira Business Park, West Park. Tel: 07917 006645

Rainbow Factory Mini’s

Weekly and monthly sessions and themed events for Babies & Toddlers aged 0- 4 years.

Look on their website or Facebook page for up-to-date events, activities and times.

Rainbow Factory, Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley, LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 5750

YMCA Lawnswood Gymnastics

YMCA Lawnswood offers Gymnastics and Tumbling classes from 3+.

Classes include: 3-4 Years Gymnique, general gymnastics 4-6years and 7+ and Tumbling classes from 7+

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

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