Unit 15, Unity Enterprise Centre, LS7 3DZ. Tel: 0113 400 1077
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 clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities 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.
If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.
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 (7-week course Booking Required):
WEDNESDAY: 10am- St James Parish Centre, Horsforth
WEDNESDAY: 12.30pm – Wetherby Methodist Church, Wetherby
THURSDAY: 11am– Headingley Parish Hall, Headingley
Current Drop-in Baby Yoga Class Timetable:
Suitable for children from 8 weeks to 1 year. PAYG price- £5
WEDNESDAY: 1.45-2.30pm at Wetherby Methodist Church.
Smaller group bookings available.
Enter MUMBLER10 at checkout to receive 10% off courses.
For more information contact Rebecca on: 07875 517627
Book online at www.Bliss4Baby.com
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Monday 10am & 11am: Pool Village Hall, Pool In Wharfedale, LS21 1LG
Tuesday 9.45am & 10.45am at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Wednesday 10am at: Tumble Town Adventure Play, Guiseley *NEW CLASS*
Thursday 10am & 11am at: Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB
Friday 9.45am & 10.45am at: Jubilee Hall, Rawdon, LS19 6QQ
Friday 1.30pm at: St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth, LS18 5LA.
For more information call Julia on 07734 940610 or email email@example.com
Flutterbabies is a local company providing fun, nurturing and relaxed courses in baby massage, yoga, signing and swimming. Classes are structured around your baby’s development and are flexible and adaptable to work at a pace that you are both happy with. Our teachers are passionate about encouraging babies and their carers to bond, socialise and spend fun, quality time together.
Baby Massage: birth to crawling
Learn to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage. Benefits include relaxation, bonding and colic relief.
Baby Yoga: from 8 weeks
Provides stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement and there are some gentle postnatal stretches for yourself. You will have lots of fun playing, stretching and relaxing together
Baby Signing: 5 – 20 months
Learn to communicate with your baby or toddler before they have the ability to talk. Based on British Sign Language, we teach signs relevant to their daily routines, enabling them to express their needs or thoughts.
Baby Swimming: 12 weeks – 4 years
Our carefully structured courses promote safe practices and water confidence in a fun and positive environment. The classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims.
Contact: Classes held every weekday in venues across the Leeds area, please get in touch for more details.
Samantha Dalton 07768 538527
I run small classes for parents/ carers and babies in the relaxed and welcoming environment of my own home. Sessions run once a week for 5 weeks on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10.30am-11.45am.
Babies are welcomed as babies so the classes are completely baby led. Baby massage can bring relief from wind/colic, constipation and teething as well as promoting sleep and strengthening the bond between you and your baby.
After the massage classes I will be introducing each week a different basic Baby First Aid topic, covering baby CPR, choking, burns & rashes.
Following the session, there is the opportunity to socialise with each other and enjoy the refreshments! Baby massage is suitable from birth to 12 months and is a wonderful way to enjoy precious time together.
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.
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.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME: 11.30am – 12.20pm
LOCATION: The Parish Centre, Thorner LS14 3ED
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: 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!**************
Tel: 07852 989523
Pop Goes The Story is an interactive storytelling class where children see books come to life. Each week we explore a different book through sensory activities, messy play, puppets, singing and dancing.
Our classes are suitable from 9 months – 5 years old but younger children are welcome to attend as the stories we choose are all suitable for under 5’s.
In addition to our weekly classes we also run bespoke workshops in schools and nurseries.
NEW for 2019 Pop Goes The Story is now offering parties. Great for birthdays, christenings and any other celebration.
If you are looking for a storytelling class, party or bespoke workshop with a twist, then this is the class for you.
Classes are currently running in Horsforth, Headingley and Yeadon on the following days:
9.45am – 10.30am at Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park, LS18 5JY
1.30pm – 2.15pm at Kids About Tarn, Unit 4 Cliffe Court, High St, Yeadon LS19 7YU (soft play included in the price)
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Children’s Centre, 11 North Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5AF
For more information and to book a class or workshop please call Rachel on 07762518906 or email email@example.com
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 & Pudsey, Tues: Scholes, Weds: Chapel Allerton & Horsforth, Thurs: Scholes, Fri: Alwoodley & Horsforth
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.
3rd September 2018 – 21st July 2019 Class Schedule
For more information call 0113 3359915 or email
Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY
For a list of the weekly Story and Rhymetime sessions at your local library as well as opening times click here.
Winter 2019 (Jan – April) Programme.
For regular updates visit http://www.armccgroup.org.uk
*Updated January 2019
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
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
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
Thursday, 9:30–11:30am (including school holidays)
A fun, relaxed sensory group with singing, specifically for babies aged between 0-18 months with their parents/carers. Join us for sensory fun with bubbles, singing and more! No need to book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
£2 per family. Refreshments included!
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
Thursday, 1.30-2.30pm 11th April – 9th May 2019
Discover the relaxing and calming benefits of Baby Massage in a new 5-week course.
For babies from 2 months (approx.) to crawling.
£25 for the course or £5 per week. Refreshments and biscuits included!
Booking required, please emailDates to be arranged when booking.
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
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
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
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 Primary School, Carr Manor Rd, Leeds LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515
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
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.
Unit 3, Tristram Centre, Brown Lane West, Gelderd Road, LS12 6BF. Tel: 0113 245 8723
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
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 Leeds hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults of all ages and levels in Chapel Allerton.
· Musical Theatre
· Break Dance
· 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.
Chapel Allerton, Tel: 07790225385
Spring 2019 (March-June) Programme.
Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building), Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134
Classes at Scholes Primary School (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun), Mercure Leeds Parkway (Thurs, Fri), Bramley (Mon, Sat), Monk Fryston (Tues).
Each class starts with a story which usually incorporates the theme of the rest of the class.
The art and craft activities are designed to encourage children’s natural curiosity and they can “free flow” between them according to what they enjoy. Activities could include sticking, messy play, building, painting, colouring, chalking, creating and many more.
Suitable from 9 months – 3 years
Mothercare Crown Point, Leeds. Tel: 07768 538527
Mothercare Crown Point, Leeds. Tel: 07768 538527
*FREE TASTER CLASSES IN ALL SUBJECTS*
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.
Classes take place Monday to Friday from 2 years – Adults.
St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Roundhay Tel: 07746 010376
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
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
April – July 2019
Headingley Children’s Centre, Wood Lane, Leeds LS6 2DT. Tel: 0113 278 7766
Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
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.
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
Jackrabbits Pottery, 633a Roundhay Road, LS8 4BA. Tel: 0113 318 9315
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
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
WEDNESDAY: 10am -Fun 4 Baby gymnastics for babies from 8 weeks to 3 years.
MONDAY – FRIDAY : 9am – 10am – Parent & Toddlers. The 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 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
Enjoy cooking with friends at the Little Bakers group.
Moortown Methodist Chruch, Alderton Rise, LS17 5LH
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
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.
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
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
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 (Mon & Tues), Chapel Allerton (Weds), Alwoodley (Thurs), Adel (Fri).
Tel: 07932 501904
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.
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
WEDNESDAY: Horsforth & Stainbeck
THURSDAY: Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley
Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043
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
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.
Tuesday: Roundhay Parochial Hall
Thursday: Roundhay Parochial Hall
Tel: 0113 2806011
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. Pre-school classes Thursdays. Older classes Mondays to Thursdays, plus Saturdays.
Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.
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
Friendly playgroup for parents with babies and toddlers. Juice and biscuits for toddlers, coffe and tea for parents. Free for parents with babies. Small charge for walkers and toddlers
Open all year round, 9am – 11am Tuesdays & Thursdays.
The Church in Rodley, Wesley Terrace, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1JH.
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, Friday & Saturday: Roundhay
Saturday: Calverley, Roundhay, Tadcaster
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! First Thursday 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 email@example.com Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF
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
Toddler group every Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am -11.30am, in the Queens Hall
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Contact Catherine on 07710668038
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)
LIDGETT PARK METHODIST CHURCH, LIDGETT PLACE , ROUNDHAY LS8 1HG firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes in Leeds. With a multi-award winning programme which teaches vital water confidence and safety skills from birth.
Mon, Tues & Thurs – Pennyfield School, Meanwood
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat & Sun, Moorlands School, Weetwood
Lessons also run throughout the week at Guiseley, Leeds Hilton and Temple Moor
Tel: 01934 862802
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
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.