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.
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 Wetherby.
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 Wetherby, and 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. You can also book virtual classes and home tuition, available across North Leeds and Harrogate.
For more details on all classes please visit the Blooming Babies website
Mini Maracas provide Baby, Toddler and Preschooler classes through the Baby Massage course and Music and Movement program in North Leeds.
The Music and Movement classes are suitable for children aged 6 months to preschoolers. The 40 minute classes are fun, relaxed and educational. During the classes you will enjoy music through singing, dancing, and playing percussion instruments.
The 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.
The Baby Massage course is suitable for babies aged around 6 weeks to crawling. Your baby massage instructor is qualified and registered with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
The course combines traditional Indian and Swedish massage strokes, reflexology and yoga.
During the course your instructor will demonstrate on Alice (a doll!). You will receive a 50ml bottle of massage oil, an instruction booklet and Certificate of Attendance for your keepsake box!
We are Covid-19 secure.
The classes are a great opportunity for you to meet new people and make friends!
Classes run at:
Monday – The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4BH
Tuesday – Youth Centre, St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6
Wednesday -The Stables, St John the Baptist, Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW.
Class sizes are limited so book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Moo Music Leeds run interactive, multisensory, music sessions for babies and children under 5 with their parents, grandparents or carers too. The children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and each week we explore the music with sensory activities, signing, props and instruments to a new and exciting theme.
With 125+ original, upbeat, fun and educational Moo Music songs, written by a professional songwriter, we guarantee you’ll be singing along all week! The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!
The newest addition to our line-up, Baby Massage is all about nurturing a wonderful bond with your newborn. Designed for babies not yet crawling, our qualified Farmers will show you how to massage your baby confidently so that you can continue with it at home.
Classes in: Adel, Alwoodley, Scarcroft, Oulton, Menston, Otley and Ilkley with more areas planned in the near future!
Age Range and classes:
For more information, please get in touch with ‘Farmer Caroline’ firstname.lastname@example.org or 07932501904
MUMMY MEET-UPs, supportive 6 weekly discussion group meet-ups for new Mums.
Becoming a new Mum is an incredible, yet intense time.
Meet other Mums at a similar stage in motherhood. Weekly supportive, socially distanced discussion groups. Baby’s needs are of course always cared for, but the focus here is also on Mum wellbeing.
This course of 6 weekly get-togethers is for all new Mums out there. Our sessions are relaxed and informal with zero pressure for you (or baby!) to conform. We focus on creating non-judgmental, relaxed space to discuss all things motherhood. Never before has having a new baby been so isolating, we are here to support you.
Discussions revolve around the Mums who attend; conversations will go where they need to go… but we also have some hugely beneficial new motherhood insights to share. Topics include the truth about baby brain, expectation versus reality, mum-guilt, building your village of support and importance of postpartum nourishment (full list can be found on our website).
Participants will also be gifted access to our recorded ‘on-demand’ baby massage course to watch at home.
Classes are taught in Collingham, near Wetherby
Thursdays (Leeds school term time only) 11am-12noon and 12.30pm-13.30pm
Course suitable for Mums with babies from birth to crawling.
Instructor is Maternal Wellness Educator and Postpartum Support Professional, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (through IAIM, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and Reflexologist.
BABY MASSAGE, learn to massage and soothe your baby over this 6 week course.
Incorporating baby massage, reflexology, relaxation and mum wellbeing; our classes are different to others out there.
They are designed with needs of baby AND mum in mind… No rushing you before or after! No pressure to keep baby quiet, wake them up or rush a feed! If it’s not the right time for baby… relax, do what you need to do to pacify them, sit, watch and enjoy the company of other Mums.
There is always plenty of time to catch up, plus you will be given access to our recorded ‘on-demand’ course to watch and gain confidence with moves at home.
(We all know the feeling of thinking that our baby has the loudest cry! This is one class that you will never need to worry about it).
As well as your massage content, there is always time for Mum discussion too. Building your village of support and feeling you are not alone during the transition to motherhood is a huge contributor towards being a happy, healthy Mum.
Classes are taught in Collingham, near Wetherby
Thursdays (Leeds school term time only) 11am-12noon and 12.30pm-13.30pm
We can massage earlier, but optimal age of baby is between 6 weeks to crawling.
Massage oil, massage stroke handout and ‘on-demand’ video lessons included.
Instructor qualified Reflexologist, Postpartum Support Professional and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (through IAIM, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives).
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.
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.
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, 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…
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.
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.
Contact 01943 862802 or email email@example.com
***Face to face classes starting in April***
Specially designed with yoga moves adapted specifically for babies alongside postures and stretches for the parent and an opportunity to learn to relax together with your baby.
Wednesday 10.00-10.45 or 11.15-12.00, Woodside church hall, Horsforth
Suitable 3 months to walking. £39 for 6 week block
Contact Helen 07764963312 or find online.
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
Online Mother & Baby Yoga will take place every Wednesday at 11am. Recommended for babies 6 weeks to crawling age. These classes are designed to provide an ideal opportunity to meet other women and to share the joys and challenges of being a new mother.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382192456553714/
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
Little Burrowers offers a unique sensory and soft play area for babies aged 0-18 months, and a PreSchool Children’s Play Village (opening 17th May).
Bouncing Bunnies Sensory Classes are a relaxed 20 minute sensory lead session, with the opportunity to play for the remainder of the session or unwind in the cafe.
Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, LS28 6AU
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
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).
Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed 5* Weaning Workshop covers all you need to know about introducing solid food as well as providing support throughout your weaning journey. Ideal for parents and carers of babies 4-7 months. Whether you are just starting to think about weaning or have just already begun, the 2 hour session is full of hints, tips and tricks that will leave you feeling confident about starting this new exciting phase.