Weekly Classes & Playgroups 0-5 years North Leeds

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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.

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.


At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. We play games and sing songs which are skill related and also teach water safety skills so they can learn to swim back to the side, hold on and climb out when they are strong enough.

Our structured classes work towards this and are also fantastic for bonding with your little one, as well as enjoying yourselves in a fun relaxed atmosphere, which we always ensure is at your little one’s own pace including underwater swims. Babies use their natural reflexes when they are in water, so it is always a good idea to start as soon as you can, as swimming is a great workout and helps to strengthen their muscles and also increases alertness.

For toddlers we follow the STA Stanley Awards, so again little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided. For this age group we still sing songs and have fun with games and also start to teach the basic strokes, continuing with water safety skills and teaching your toddler to hold on, turn, then push off the side to swim to you independently. Classes will focus on floating, learning to tread water, rolling, push and glides, diving for sinkers and more.

Swimmers Academy is for our older swimmers where we focus on stroke technique and stamina, classes run for any age from Beginners and go through to Gold also incorporating Lifesaving Awards.
All teachers are fully qualified with specialist training for your little ones. Our classes are child led to ensure each child is taught and developed at their own pace.

We Swim at :

Wednesday & Friday: Pennyfields School,  LS6 4QE

Saturday & Sunday: The Forum – Quarry Hill, LS2 7UA

Thursday & Saturday: Temple Moor High School, LS15 0PT

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Hilton – Neville Street,  LS1 4BX

Tuesday & Thursday: Milestone School, LS28 6HL


0333 8008 345
info@babyswimmers.co.uk
babyswimmers.co.uk/

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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
horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/contact/yorkshire-central-and-west

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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


info@bubblesswimschoolleeds.co.uk

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LittleLions-Rugby is a fun play programme based on non-contact sports skills for girls and boys aged 2.5 – 7 years.  The programme encompasses rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, kicking and catching, finding space and scoring a try, developing basic core motor and social skills within a team environment.

Don’t be put off by the word ‘rugby’. Our sessions are more like a multi-sports session where we have included a rugby ball at every opportunity because of our love for the game. No experience or knowledge of the game is needed. All your child needs (girl or boy) is the capacity to have ‘FUN!’

We offer a full and exciting morning for the children which they all thoroughly enjoy, not to mention it gives the parents/Carers a time to relax before taking up the reins again for the rest of the day.

SATURDAY:  10.00am – 11.00am, Moortown RUFC Moss Valley, Alwoodley, LS17 7NT
SATURDAY: Noon – 1.00pm, Yarnbury RUFC, Brownberrie Lane, LS118 5HB
SUNDAY: 10.00am – 11.00am, Leodiensian RUFC, Crag Lane, LS17 5PR


07775 804257
info@littlelions-rugby.co.uk
littlelions-rugby.co.uk/

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**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.

Autumn Term Sessions Starting from 6th September 2020

MONDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bardsey Village Hall

TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay

FRIDAY: Shadwell Cricket Club (outside)/Bramhope Robert Craven Hall

SATURDAY: Carr Manor Community High School (outside)/or Alwoodley Primary School, Alwoodley Primary School (outside)/Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall,  Tadcaster Grammar School or Riverside Primary School (outside, inside when allowed), Crawshaw Academy Pudsey (outside, inside when allowed)

SUNDAY:  Fives Football Centre (Seacroft), John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Moorlands School, Headingley (outside, inside when allowed)

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
james@rugbytots.co.uk
www.rugbytots.co.uk

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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


0113 3359915
leeds@thelittlegym.eu
leeds.thelittlegym.eu

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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.

Bikeability

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

To book call 07504 282133

Boomchikkaboom

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.

 

Diddikicks

If you have a child 18 months-5 years old then we would love you to come and join in our fun filled action packed sessions. Our classes have shown to improve motor, social and cognitive abilities and increase confidence

Sunday: Headingley Parish Hall, LS6 3AW.

TEL:  0800 061 4101

I Want To Ride My Bike – Magic Hour

As a National Standard, British Cycling accredited Instructor for Bikeability Levels 1, 2 and 3 I can get anyone riding in a fun and friendly way. I am also a Qualified HSBC UK/British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader… and also being a British Cycling Level 2 Coach also helps… with plenty of tricks and resources up my sleeve.

I can get your little ones started on a life of two wheeled fun and adventures from mastering balance bikes to proper pedalling to school or for weekend exploring. If they are already riding and need to brush up on their skills/got a new bike, then an hours 1:1 tuition is perfect too.

I’m fully insured through British Cycling, a qualified Emergency First Aider and have a full and complete Enhanced DBS certificate.

Please visit www.iwanttoridemybike.co.uk/the-1-1-magic-hour/ for more information.

Junior Kitchen

COVID Update: numbers are restricted, and chairs and tables have been incorporated to enable parents to watch from a seated area.

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

Junior Kitchen is Open for Bookings: Parties, Tots, One on One, Weekend Baking, Schools, Clubs, Team Building, Cooking Lessons, Baking Lessons. Or Pop in midweek for a Coffee & Cake at the new Bakery and cake stand.

All bookings can be made via website: www.juniorkitchen.co.uk

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

Leeds Aerial Arts

Leeds Aerial Arts offer weekly classes and unique Birthday parties in Aerial Hoop and Trapeze at our Leeds City Centre studio.

Sunday, 10-11am – Aerial Hoop (6-10 Years), 11:15-12:30pm – Aerial Hoop (11+ Years)

Join the circus and release your inner Zendaya or Greatest Showman!

Contact Lorna  for more details 07792 081278

Leeds Dads Monthly Meetup

3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm

Kids and dads get involved in art/craft/play, giant Lego & ball pools. If the weather’s good we have games and playtime outside. Followed by a singalong and Storytime.

The Holbeck Club, LS11 9QX

 

 

Leeds Rock Tots and Rock Kids at The Depot Climbing Centre

Fun and exciting classes for children between the ages of 1-6 years.  Climbing is a great way to get kids out and about and enjoying sport.  One adult can supervise up to two children (including babies) in the centre.

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

173 Richardshaw Lane, Leeds LS28 6AA Tel: ‭0113 345 9295‬

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 .

 

Neptune Swimming School

Offer swimming lessons which are fun and give your children confidence in the water. Groups of 3 and 4 with water based instructors. Intensive courses available in school holidays

Saturday: Moorlands School, Headingley

Sunday: The Grammar School, Alwoodley

Telephone: 0113 414 4975/ 0778 2251970 / 0794 0917799

North Leeds Swim School

Classes for various abilities, small class size.

Wednesday at Scholes Primary School

Sunday at Moorlands School

Tel Hanna on 07737143438 for more information.

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

Socatots Football

SOCATOTS’ teach basic movement patterns, balance and motor coordination. Most importantly, we ensure that physical activity is fun. Everything we do is centred around helping children develop first as people, then as sports enthusiasts.

Thursday: Alwoodley

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Roundhay

Friday: Headingley

Saturday: Calverley, Tadcaster

Sunday: Horsforth

Tel: 07910 329675

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

Swimbrite

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

The Tetley Family Art Workshops

COVID Update: sessions hoping to start back up in a slightly different format end of September. Contact for further details

FREE Family Art Workshops are creative activity sessions led by artists. Inspired by our programme and our building, activities have included everything from making simple prints, to designing robots, book-making and creating recycled crafts.

These drop-in activities are open to all but are especially suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11 years.

Sundays, 11am-3pm but not every week – please check The Tetley website for upcoming dates.

Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ. Tel: 0113 320 2323