August 2020 Update: We are in the process of updating the Weekly Classes and Playgroups pages of the site for the Autumn term. Due to Covid restrictions, this is harder than normal as class providers are still confirming details/venues. Please check all details directly with class/group providers before travelling.
At award winning ARTventurers we run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.
Tuesday: Little ARTventurers (18m-4yrs) 10-11am Leos Rgby Club, Crag lane. Alwoodley, LS17 5PR
Friday: Little ARTventurers (18m-4yrs) 10-11am, baby ARTventurers (6m-18m) 11.30am- 12.15pm Adel & Ireland Wood Community Association,
Classes suitable for children from 6 months – 4 years.
Run weekend and school holiday specials for school aged children, check the website for specific events.
Read a review of Mumbler’s visit to ARTventurers here.
Please visit the website for more details on sessions and school holiday workshops.
Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…
Covid Update: Currently all classes will be delivered from the WOW Centre in Holbeck, LS11 9SP (free parking available) with spaces limited to 7 per class. Sessions are available to book online at the normal www.babysensory.com/north-leeds web address, £7 per class.
Tuesday: St Edmunds Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay
Wednesday: Moortown RUFC at the Far Moss Sports Ground
Thursday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9AZ
Friday: School of Philosophy, 64 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton
All classes last 1 hour, which includes our sensory activities and also time in the fantastic exploratory play area.
You can join us at any time (pending availability) and your fee reflects the number of weeks remaining in the term. Please note, if a class is marked as ‘wait list’, please try to book onto another class to avoid disappointment. Once all class places have been filled, a place would not become available until the next term.
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!
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
Our combined massage and yoga classes are a wonderful experience for both parent and baby offering a special time for you to lovingly communicate through nurturing touch.
Our relaxed and friendly sessions are a gentle combination of traditional Indian and Swedish massage strokes, reflexology and adapted baby yoga. There’s also lots of singing and some gentle sensory play too!
As well as being a fantastic way to bond, classes aid your little one’s brain development, strengthen and tone muscles and help to develop balance and co-ordination.
Regular infant massage and baby yoga practice can also:
All classes are completely baby led and offer parents a fantastic opportunity to socialise.
Current Class Timetable
Learn how to harness the soothing, nurturing power of massage at our baby massage classes in Harrogate, Guiseley and North Leeds.
In addition to helping you and your baby relax, massage is a great way to relieve common ailments like wind, colic and constipation and helping you and your baby to sleep. Baby massage can also provide a real neurological boost to your baby, helping to promote brain development, whilst strengthening the parent/baby bond.
Over the four-week course, you’ll learn the best ways to massage your baby, including a range of strokes, when to massage, how long to massage for, and how to adapt your massage to meet the needs of your baby.
Group baby classes are open to parents of babies aged 6 weeks to 7 months (crawling) – and are held at Nuffield Health in Harrogate and Guiseley. For each class, you’ll need to bring your own cushion and towel. Massage oil and a baby massage guide will be provided. There are also classes just for dads and their baby,
For more details on all classes please visit the Blooming Babies website
Re-Opened 10th August 2020
Little Burrowers is a unique 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.
New class available: Mini Singercise for 12-18 months
We have a cafe on site which serves hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.
Re-Opening Monday 10th August 2020 with a few temporary changes to services:
Safety measures include:
For further information or to book, please visit: www.littleburrowers.co.uk/book-online
Mini Maracas delivers music and movement classes suitable for babies to 5 year old preschoolers. The classes are a great opportunity for you to meet new people and make friends!
The 40 minute classes are fun, relaxed and educational. During the classes we enjoy music through singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments.
Your child will enjoy familiar nursery rhymes as well as learning new action songs, knee bouncers, counting songs and finger play games!
Mini Maracas classes are designed around the National Curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The classes will contribute to the development of your child’s communication skills, numeracy skills, physical capability, and social & emotional development.
Classes run on Mondays at 10:00am at The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, LS18 4BH.
We are Covid-19 secure. See our website and social media page for updates.
Class sizes are limited so book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Updated September 2020
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’
For more details on class timings visit the website
Places are limited and booking is essential.
Open 7 days a week; The Play Lounge is open for private bookings only. And Baby Café open exclusively for babies 0-6months on Thursdays from 2-4pm (pre-bookable only).
Providing Table Top Boxes; a crafty goody bag for little ones, with Gluing & Sticking & Play Dough – all new and ready to use, then take home.
For details of one off pre-bookable events, from Lego Breakfasts to Mini First Aid classes visit the Popalong Facebook Page.
We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!
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!
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.
Classes start from 4th months old.
7th September 2020 – 18th July 2021 Class Schedule
Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY
Friday, 12.15pm, Warrior Works Roundhay
A Flutterbabies massage course offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage in a truly relaxed and welcoming environment.
Classes are suitable for babies from newborn up to crawling. 5 week courses and booking required.
Tel: 07544 277 225
Baby Sensory programme at home includes live weekly interactive classes, delivering amazing sensory activities from the comfort of your own home. The sessions are suitable for babies from birth to 13 months and open to new and existing customers.
Sessions held on a Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (you can do all 5 sessions for the price of 1 session). £5.25 per session, payable in advance, eg 4 weeks for £21.
Face-to-face sessions to resume w/c 14th September 2020. For more details on locations/times and how to book, visit website.
Award-winning development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first years. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
Friday – Wetherby Sports Association, Lodge Lane, The Ings (beside Leisure Centre), Wetherby, LS22 5FN
More Face-to-face sessions to resume w/c 7th September 2020. For more details on locations/times and how to book, visit website.
Contact Clare on 07970 122187.
Friday 11am, Warrior Works Roundhay
Baby Yoga provides mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement. You will have lots of fun playing, stretching and relaxing together, both focusing on each other.
The class also incorporates some gentle post natal exercises for Mum.
Suitable from 12 weeks to crawling. 5 week courses and booking required.
Tel: 07544 277 225
COVID Update: All classes remain virtual for the foreseeable.
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 Facebook page and website for full timetable.
Call Sharon: 07905 143835 or Shelly: 07950 401713
Baby massage classes are a gentle way to ease yourself out of the house with your baby and offer a great opportunity to meet other mums. Relaxed classes for you to switch off from the outside world, unwind and enjoy time with your little one.
La Vie Baby Massage HQ Horsforth – Classes run at 12pm and 1.15pm on January 9, 16, 23, 30 & 6 February 2020.
Tel: 07967 175959
COVID Update: classes will be online in September, with face-to-face classes TBC whilst Children’s Centres remain closed.
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.
Private baby massage courses, all the sequences have been recorded to make sure that new parents have access to the course content and can learn and practice the techniques with their babies from home. Further details can be found on my Facebook page, there is no course fee just a donation request to our crowdfunder page, click here for more details: www.facebook.com/MammaMiaBabyMassage
All new Core Power Flow evening classes designed for Mum’s.
Ryecroft Hall, Tong Valley between Leeds and Bradford. BD4 0RJ
Tel Jules on 07503 713647