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.

Massage for a closer connection

Pop music from Beyoncé to The Beetles

Bonding and shared experience with feathers, flashing lights, baby art, bubbles, messy play, musical instruments, singing, dancing, parachute, puppets, laser displays and many more…

Social Time set aside to chat and make new friends – refreshments included.

Baby Bonding benefits are life-long:

  • Develop fulfilling intimate relationships
  • Maintain emotional balance
  • Feel confident and good about themselves
  • Enjoy being with others
  • Rebound from disappointment and loss
  • Share their feelings and seek support

Suitable from birth -18 months.

Class Locations:

  • Monday – Horsforth, Grove Centre, 11.15am
  • Tuesday – Mothercare, Crown Point, 10.15am
  • Wednesday – Yeadon, DW Fitness, 10am
  • Thursday – Farsley Library, 10.45am
  • Friday – Roundhay, Oakwood Church, 11.15am

Prices: Trial of 3: £15, Block of 5: £35

07930 194 752


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


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



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


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 9.30am: 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


Joy Baby Massage classes are run for parents/ carers & babies in the relaxed & welcoming environment of my own home. This enables me to tailor the sessions to suit you & your baby’s individual needs.

Classes are once a week for 5 weeks, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10.30am-11.45am.

Babies are welcomed as babies so the classes are completely baby led. Baby massage has many benefits including relief from wind/colic, constipation & teething, as well as promoting sleep & strengthening the bond between you & your baby.

After the massage there is the opportunity to socialise with each other in a warm & friendly atmosphere with plenty of refreshments!

Baby massage is suitable from birth to 12 months and is a wonderful way to enjoy precious time together.

Contact me for availability of classes and dates at joybabymassage@gmail.com

Classes take place in Chapel Allerton.

Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Paediatric Basic First Aid Trainer and Qualified Primary School Teacher



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



The LittleLions-Rugby ‘Toddler Only’  sessions can be found at the Parish Hall, Thorner. Our sessions run from 11.30am – 12.30pm on a Thursday. What’s interesting is that our sessions run immediately after the Thorner Toddler Group. This means parents/Carers can either join the Playgroup at 10.00am and then stay on for our Toddler Class, or just come at 11.30am, just for the LittleLions-Rugby session.

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.

Thursday: 11.30am – 12.30pm,  The Parish Centre, Thorner, LS14 3ED

For more information email: info@littlelions-rugby.co.uk

07775 804257


June & July 2019

For more details click here.

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


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


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


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


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



Aqua Swimmers

Pride themselves in the quality of teaching, concentrating on correct technique, ensuring swimmers swim confidently and with ease.
Mon, Tues, Thurs evenings and Sun at Moorlands School (LS16)
Tel: Natalie 07813 661528.

Autumn Blossoms Baby Yoga and Aromatherapy Massage

A gentle session of yoga, singing and massage. Learn how aromatherapy can really benefit your child from a clinical aromatherapist.

Thursdays 9.45-10.45am, Inspirations Central, Chapeltown

Tel 07540 407231

Babyballet – Leeds North & Central

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

Monday (Mothercare Crown Point & Yeadon), Tuesday (Alwoodley), Wednesday (David Lloyd Gym, & Wetherby) Thursday (Horsforth),  Friday (David Lloyd Gym & Yeadon), Saturday (Boston Spa, Horsforth & Adel), Sunday (Guiseley)

Tel: 07702 965932

Baby Bonding – Silly Time

Massage, puppet show, party games, parachute, music, singing (sensory for young children) and lots, lots more making a day to remember! Come along and make some new friends in a happy relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for newborn to 5 years (great for siblings)

Monday: Horsforth Grove Centre

Thursday: Farsley Library

Friday: Oakwood Church

Contact Sarah on 07930 194752

Baby Massage with Flutterbabies

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.

Leeds Centre  – Mothercare.  Wednesdays 9.45 am

Garforth – Walton School of Dance.  Thursdays 9.45 am. 

Call Samantha on 07768 538527

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 14 years old.

Monday: Farnley Academy – West SILC – Chapel Lane LS12 5EU 

Wednesday & Friday: Pennyfields School – Tongue Lane, LS6 4QE

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

Thursday & Saturday: Temple Moor High School – Field End Grove, LS15 0PT

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

Tel: 0333 8008345

Baby Yoga with Flutterbabies

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 8 weeks to crawling.  5 week courses and booking required.

Leeds Centre  – Mothercare.  Wednesdays 11.00 am

Garforth – Walton School of Dance.  Thursdays 11.00 am. 

Call Samantha on 07768 538527

Beechtree Steiner Parent and Child Groups

Weekdays, 10am-12pm, (term-time). Indoor group

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 10am-12pm (term time). Outdoor group

The indoor group includes craft or baking, followed by a snack, songs, story and freshly baked bread. The outdoor group includes free play, followed by making food to cook on the fire, fruit, songs and seasonal stories.

£6 per session for 1 child. £7 per session for 2 siblings. Pre-booking required.

192a Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4HZ. Tel: 0113 345 5858


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 and enough bubbles to cure any signs of the terrible two’s!
Check the Boomchikkaboom website here for details of weekly special events throughout Leeds.

Tel: 07729185953

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 the full timetable here

Call Sharon: 07905 143835 or Shelly: 07950 401713

Carr Manor Children’s Centre Timetable

April 2019

Download the full programme here.

Carr Manor Primary School, Carr Manor Rd, Leeds LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515

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Childminders Drop In, Cookridge

A group offering support to all registered childcare providers.

Sessions include robust physical exercise, crafts, interactive story time, singing and much more!

Admission is £2.50 including refreshments and healthy snacks.

THURSDAY: 9.15am-11.45am (Term time)

Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Lane, LS16 7ER


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. Ieal for families with toddlers under 4 but older than 2.5 years, other family members over the age of 4 can climb in these session too.

Pre-booking required.

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

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance – Mummy & Me Ballet

An introduction to ballet where mums, dads and carers are encouraged to join in.

For children from 18 months onwards. Classes are based in Pudsey and Farsley.

Contact Deborah Hoskin’s on 07772 284827 for more information

East Keswick Toddler Group

Provides a fun and relaxed environment for parents, carers and pre-school children. Varied activities including play, craft, singing and seasonal themes are available. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided.

THURSDAY: 10-11.30am (Term time)

Contact  Jenny Harvery on 07815 287082

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy Leeds hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults of all ages and levels in Chapel Allerton, 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 with these worldwide organisations.

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

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790225385

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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Flutterbabies Baby Massage

This 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.  Parents report many benefits including:
  • Strengthening their bond with their baby
  • Relaxation for parent and baby
  • Relief from wind, colic and constipation

Mothercare Crown Point, Leeds. Tel: 07768 538527

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 run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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


Gym Mini’s

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

Headingley Ballet School

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

Headingley Children’s Centre Timetable

April – July 2019

Headingley Children’s Centre, Wood Lane, Leeds LS6 2DT. Tel:  0113 278 7766

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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

Relax Sing for Parent and Baby at Inspiration Central

Thursdays: 11am – 12pm. 

Relax-Sing is relaxation through the art of Indian Singing. The parent-child bond begins with the parents’ mental health and well-being. You will be guided through breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, humming, singing notes in conjunction with breathing exercises and mindfulness. Bond with babies through singing Indian lullabies.

£3.50 per session. Paid in termly blocks.

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.

Tuesday and Thursday but check Facebook page for monthly sessions

Booking required.

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

Joy Baby Massage

Joy Baby Massage (CIAM) gives parents/carers a relaxing home environment in which to learn & establish the benefits of baby massage. Small groups mean I can make sure the massage strokes suit you & your baby. Time to socialise with refreshments after the sessions.

Classes take place on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10.30-11.45am

Contact  joybabymassage@gmail.com for more details

La Vie Baby Massage


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 this special time with your little one.

Eddie Catz within Mothercare Leeds Crown Point – Classes run at 09:45 on the following dates:- September 5, 12, 19, 26 and also 3 October 2019.  5 week course costs £40.

Tel: 07967 175959

Lawnswood Dance Classes

Lawnswood high dance classes. Suitable for ages 3+. Styles including Ballet, Musical Theatre and Street.

Classes on a Wednesday and Thursday at Lawnswood High School.

Contact Natalie 0113 224 9331

Leeds Children’s Circus

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Try something different and amazing? Build strength, workout and have fun doing it?  A variety of classes for both children and adults, with so many you’re simply guaranteed to find one that suits you. Parties available.

Classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

13 Hilton Place, Leeds,LS8 4HE, Tel: 0754 504 4480

Leeds Gymnastics Club

WEDNESDAY: 10am -Fun 4 Baby gymnastics for babies from 8 weeks to 3 years.

MONDAY – FRIDAY : 9am – 10am – Parent & ToddlersThe 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

Lingotot French and Spanish Classes

Lingotot Leeds East provides fun and interactive language classes to children aged 0-4 years. The multi-award winning French and Spanish classes are fun, interactive and introduce young children to a new language through games, songs, stories and crafts.

Thursday at Little Bees, Seacroft, LS14 1LU

Tel: 07949 806095


Little Bakers – Moortown Methodist Church

Thursday: 3.30pm-5pm

Enjoy cooking with friends at the Little Bakers group.

Moortown Methodist Chruch, Alderton Rise, LS17 5LH

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 Rainbows – Horsforth

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 10am-12pm (Term Time).

The little rainbows sessions provide a stimulating play environment for children aged 0 – school age. They also have optional singing time with Christian songs. £1.50 per child and £0.50 for additional children.

Lister Hill Baptist Church, 1 Brownberrie Avenue Horsforth Leeds West Yorkshire LS18 5PW.

Little Splashers – Cookridge Hall

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

Long’s Black Belt School Wetherby Club

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. Running classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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

Miss Sara’s Starlets ballet – Sara Horner School of Dance

A class for children aged 3-4 years to learn the fundamental steps in ballet.

Lots of bouncing, turning, running, marching, leaping, clapping, but mostly lots of fun.

Thursday: 4-4.30pm.

Brackenwood Community Association, Brackenwood DriveLeeds, LS8 1RG. Tel:07809 096408

Moo Music – North Leeds

We Sing! We Moove! We Play! We Learn! We Have Fun! Moo Music is great fun for babies, toddlers and parents/carers too.

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.

Classes in:  Yeadon (Mon), Scarcroft (Tues), Chapel Allerton (Weds), Alwoodley (Thurs), Adel (Fri).

Tel: 07932 501904

Moortots & Oasis Toddler Group – King Lane

We aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can play, learn, explore and develop and for the adults there is time to have a chat, a drink and meet with others with young children.

There are craft activities, role play, sand and play dough, a range of age-appropriate puzzles, toys, bikes and cars and each session finishes with singing time.

TUESDAY:  Oasis a cafe style Toddler group that runs on Tuesday mornings between 9.00am and 12.30pm. (Term time)
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Moortots, 9.45am to 11.15am (Term time)

£1.00 for the first child and 50p for subsequent children. This includes coffee, juice and refreshments.

Moortown Baptist Church, 204 King Lane, Leeds LS17 6AA .  Tel: 0113 269 3750.



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 .


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 & Stainbeck

THURSDAY: Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley

FRIDAY: Headingley

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


My Baby Can Dance, Leeds

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: Buttons, Morley

Tuesday: Little Bees Soft Play, Seacroft

Thursday: Junglecatz, Morley

Friday: The Barn, Yeadon

Tel: 07508 118969

North Leeds Dance Academy – Juniors

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.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB.

Tel: 0113 2806011

Northern Ballet – Age 3 to 7 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.

Northern Ballet – Mini Movers

Thursdays. 9.45-10.25am

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.

For ages 18months-3 years – with an accompanying adult.

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

Pick n Mix at Leeds Market (Kirkgate)

Pick n Mix is a creative space for parents, children and people of all ages in the Event Space at Leeds Markets.

Sessions are lead by Daylight Stars.

Thursday, 10.30am – 12pm

Leeds Kirkgate Market, LS2 7HY

Rodley Young Ones

Friendly playgroup for parents with babies and toddlers.  Juice and biscuits for toddlers, coffee and tea for parents.  Free for parents with babies.  Small charge for walkers and toddlers

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-11am (Term time)

The Church in Rodley, Wesley Terrace, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1JH.

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, Roundhay, Tadcaster

Sunday: Horsforth

Contact Liam 07910 329675

St Edmund’s Church Little Faith Explorers Toddler Group

A new toddler group, with a free lunch included at St Edmund’s Church (not the Church Halls), off Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, LS8 1JN on Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm during term time for Babes & toddlers and their parents/carers.

All of it is free although if you wish to make a contribution towards costs you are very welcome to do so.

St Edmunds Church, Roundhay

St Pauls Parents and Toddlers, Alwoodley

Toddler group every Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am -11.30am, in the Queens Hall

3 Buck Stone Cres, Leeds LS17 5ES. Tel 0113 268 2942

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.

Swim Leeds

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

Sunday (AM) Monday (PM) Thursday (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

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.

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)

Tel: 07753 800723.

Thorner Mum and Tots

A friendly baby and toddler group who meet each Thursday at the Parish Centre. This is a chance to meet new friends in the village and allow your children to play and socialise in a safe environment.

Every other week we enjoy singing and dancing with a ‘Tiny Dancers’ class.

A mid-morning fruit snack for the kids and tea/coffee for adults is available.
THURSDAY, 9.30-11.30am (Term time)

The Parish Centre, Thorner LS14 3ED Contact: Karen Spong, 07977223394

Tiny Dancers

Pre-school fun for for boys and girls. Fun and interactive class, great way to meet new tiny friends, dancing and singing to traditional nursery rhymes

Tuesday:  Linton, Wednesday: Colton, Thursday: Collingham, Friday: Alwoodley

Tel June: 0113 2892280 or 07946386952

Tiny Tales and Tunes

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

**Currently on maternity leave, classes will resume in January 2020**

Contact Catherine on 07710668038

Toddler Club – Lidgett Park Methodist Church

For just £2 per family we provide tea, coffee, juice biscuits & toast. There is always some fun craft, lots of toys and at the end of the session we play with a parachute and sing songs.

THURSDAY: 9.30am – 11.30am (Term time only)



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

Tots & Tykes – Horsforth

Thursday. 9.30-11.15am (Term Time)

A group for children aged 0-4 years and their parents/carers. The group includes toys, games, books, story time and singing for the children. For adults, it is a chance for a cuppa, a chat and to meet and make friends. £2 Adults and 50p for Babies & Toddlers.

The Grove Methodist Church, Town St, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4RJ.

Trinity Tots Playgroup, Meanwood

Baby and Toddler playgroup on a Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am-11:30am (Term Time).

Lively, friendly group from newborn up to 5 years.  No need to book on just turn up for a chat, play and even a hot drink!

Holy Trinity, Church Lane, Meanwood, LS6 4NP

Turtle Tots Swim Centre, Roundhay

Our unique Swim Centre is aimed at babies from 2 months old and pre-schoolers up to age 5.

Unique venue with gentle, child-led approach to learning to swim.

Warm, less chlorinated pool, onsite parking, ample private changing

Classes run Monday – Saturday, 10am-3pm

Chelwood Drive Roundhay LS8 2AT. Tel 0113 3450600

We Are Mini – Stay & Play Room

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, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-3pm

Stay and Play also offers Story or Rhymetime slots each day, to engage and entertain your Mini with their favourite books and songs!

Rainbow Factory, Unit 13E, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, LS28 5LY

Tel: 0113 257 5750

Wrangthorn Baby and Toddler Group, Hyde Park

Tuesday & Thursday. 10am-12pm (Term Time).

Its a white church hall next to Church with tall spire on the corner where the Hyde Park Pub is on Otley Road.  £1 per adult includes drinks and snacks. For all ages birth to school.

Wrangthorn Church Hall, Hyde Park Terrace, Hyde Park Corner, Leeds LS6 1BJ. Tel: 07900476477