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 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 and other events for children of all ages.

The aim of ARTventurers sessions are to nurture and develop your child’s creativity. We provide them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to EXPLORE, experiment and EXPRESS themselves through a range of COLOURFUL art, creative and sensory activities.

Thursdays – Karisma Health Studio/ WYSPA Dance Studios, 1 Oxford Street, Guiseley, LS20 9AX

Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 9.45-10.45am,
Baby ARTventurers (6m-18mths) 11.15am-12 pm,

Fridays – St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 7BR

Little ARTventurers (18mths-4 yrs) 10.30- 11.30am,

We run weekend and school holiday specials too, please check the website for details.

We are Gold Fully Accredited members with the Childhood Activity Association meaning you can have absolute confidence in the activities and sessions that we provide for children.

We’ve been named as finalists in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020 for Most Loved Academic/Creative Activity (over 20 leaders) AND

Most Loved Baby Activity (over 30 leaders.)

For more information visit the website or find us on Facebook

Phone: Gill 07786994331


07786994331
gillwood@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/westleeds/

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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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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.

  • Wetherby: Tuesday 9.15-10.15am at Wetherby Sports Association
  • Harrogate: Tuesday 1pm-2pm at Nuffield Health (awaiting to return)
  • Guiseley: Thursday 1.30pm-2.30pm at Nuffield Health

For more details on all classes please visit the Blooming Babies website


07580004021
yorkshirebloomingbabies@gmail.com
www.bloomingbabiesyorkshire.co.uk/baby-massage/

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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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Re-Opened 10th August 2020

Little Burrowers is a unique sensory and soft play area for babies aged 0-18 months.

Come and explore a world of colours, sounds, textures, fun, new experiences and imagination in a homely and friendly environment.

Little Burrowers is designed to develop your babies movement, brain structure and senses, laying the foundation for their later learning and giving you the opportunity to interact with your baby.

We offer messy play, birthday parties, baby disco, baby massage, private group sessions and so much more.

New class available: Mini Singercise for 12-18 months

We have a cafe on site which serves hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.

Re-Opening Monday 10th August 2020 with a few temporary changes to services:

  • Bouncing Bunnies Sensory Sessions 0-6m
  • Bouncing Bunnies Sensory Sessions 6-12m
  • Room Hire for you and your friends 0-18m (10% OFF for a limited time only)
  • The café will be open for all sessions serving hot & cold drinks / sweet treats / breakfast and lunch.
  • Twin discount available

Safety measures include:

  •  Reduced class sizes
  • PPE / Hand sanitizer available
  • Social Distancing in place
  • Infection control in place
  • Covid 19 Infection Control Trained & Certified
  • Your own sanitized sensory toy box
  • Full deep cleaning between sessions

For further information or to book, please visit: www.littleburrowers.co.uk/book-online

Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, LS28 6AU

07713771337
info@littleburrowers.co.uk
www.littleburrowers.co.uk/

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

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Mini Professors is the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children.

Our 40-minute STEM-themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 80 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new every week ranging from germs to chromatography or making clouds, as well as all-time favourites such as dinosaurs and space. Not to mention sharing, taking turns and developing their motor skills, ready for pre-school and school!

Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, a story and a 2-minute video about the topic of the day. It’s lots of fun and there is often a ‘I didn’t know that!’ moment for the parents too!

Monday: Holy Trinity Community Hall, Meanwood,  LS6 4LF
  • Ages 2-5 years:  9:45am – 10:25am

Thursday:  The Old Stables, Adel, LS16 8DW

  • Ages 2-5 years: 9:45am-10.25am
Saturday: Leeds WOW Centre, Holbeck, LS11
  • Ages 2-7 years: 9:30am- 10.10am

Read our Mumbler review HERE

For more details and to book visit the website miniprofessors.com/North-Leeds


07779 302442
northleeds@miniprofessors.co.uk
www.miniprofessors.com/North-Leeds/home

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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’

  • Oakwood – Monday
  • Pudsey – Monday
  • Seacroft (Little Bees)– Monday
  • Scholes – Tuesday & Thursday
  • Chapel Allerton – Wednesday
  • Horsforth – Friday
  • Alwoodley– Friday

For more details on class timings visit the website

Places are limited and booking is essential.


07426 869985
PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk
rhythmtime.net/classes/find

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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 and 11.30am 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 and 11.30am  at Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, LS8 2QA

******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.

There is an option to attend a FREE trial for any new children. 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
www.numbertrain.co.uk

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Fun and high energy! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced teacher to introduce the world of letters and sounds to your little ones through play.

Each session is full of games, music, dance and much more to teach your children in exciting and interactive ways.

As well as an early introduction to the world of literacy we also help your little one develop their fine and gross motor skills, turn taking skills, speech, confidence and social skills.

Find the right class for your little one:

  • Babies Class (3 months – walking)
  • Minis’ Class (age 1- 2.5 years) 
  •  Preschool Class (age 2.5 – 4 years).

Each class focuses on learning though play; together we play, dance and learn.

Come along with your little one this Autumn and find out for yourself! 

Wednesday

Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG

  • 10:00 – 10:45am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ

  • 1:15 – 2 pm Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

Thursday 

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

  • 9:30 – 10:15am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Babies Phonics with Robot Reg

Friday

ACA Alwoodley LS17 7NZ

  • 11:30 – 12:15 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

robotreg.co.uk/pages/north-leeds-and-harrogate

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Open 7 days a week; The Play Lounge is open for private bookings only. And Baby Café open exclusively for babies 0-6months on Thursdays from 2-4pm (pre-bookable only).

Providing Table Top Boxes; a crafty goody bag for little ones, with Gluing & Sticking & Play Dough – all new and ready to use, then take home.

For details of one off pre-bookable events, from Lego Breakfasts to Mini First Aid classes visit the Popalong Facebook Page.

149-151 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey

0113 256 0477
popalong.gifts@gmail.com

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**Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.**

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 click here.

Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.


07426 869985
PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk
rhythmtime.net/classes/find

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We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!

Baby signing is a fantastic skill to learn with your little one, enabling you to communicate with each other from an early age and encourage their social development.

Our great fun, music based classes support your family, as you discover the benefits for yourself!

Sing and Sign Babes is a gentle 5 week music and sensory course with an emphasis on communication. Suitable from birth to 6 months. This lovely class explores eye contact, gesture, and anticipation, together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All building the framework for communication, brought to you using our magic ingredient – music!

The Stage 1 course introduces 6-14 month olds, and their families, to the wonders of baby signing. Over 100 signs are covered in the 10 week course, relating to daily routines (like meal times, getting changed, bedtime etc), animals, vehicles and lots more.

The Stage 2 course gives 14-30 month olds, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy more complex topics, with more physical exertion! More animals to encounter, colours to explore, and lots of weather conditions to experience over the 10 weeks! As children develop speech, having the support of a physical gesture alongside emerging words, makes it much less frustrating for everyone!

We are working hard to get our face to face classes ready to go for September. There will be limited spaces available so please register your interest to receive details when bookings open.
Bookings for our @HOME courses starting on 21st September 2020 are now open if you would prefer to access our classes in your own time at home

josiemartin@singandsign.co.uk
www.singandsign.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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For a list of the weekly Story and Rhymetime sessions at your local library as well as opening times click here.


www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

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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.

Babyballet – Leeds North & Central

Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months – 6 years – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.

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

Face-to-face classes coming soon. Check their website for details on ages, times and availability.

Tel: 07702 965932

Baby Sensory North Leeds

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…

Contact http://www.babysensory.com/en/classdetails/north-leeds

Basic Ballers

Safe & fun football training sessions for pre-schoolers improving their game & their character.

Run by PE school teacher & FA qualified football coach Dominic Noteman, the sessions are designed for 2 to 4 year olds to teach them basic football skills with an emphasis on team play plus building their confidence.

Pre-schoolers – Monday’s 13:00-13:45

Pre-schoolers – Thursday’s 10:45-11:30

Walking football – Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

First trial session free of charge.

Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Avenue, LS7 2QU. Tel: 07835 774387

Be More Chazzy

For mums and/or dads who have been on the neonatal unit. Whether your baby has just come home or has grown up, all are welcome.

A safe place alongside others who “get it”.

Thursday, 10am-11.45am at The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton LS7 3QY.

Tel: 07789 245314

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.

 

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

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

Calverley Playgroup

Calverley Playgroup hosts a number of designated rooms with a range of activities to suit your little ones.  Each half term brings a new topic to stimulate the children.

Tuesday, Thursday 9.15-11.10am

The Mechanics Institute, Thornhill Street, Calverley, LS28

Manor Wood Children’s Centre Timetable

September 2020 Timetable Coming Soon

Manor Wood Children’s Centre, Carr Manor Rd, Leeds LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515

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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.  Other family members over the age of 4 can climb in these session too.

Pre-booking required.

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

Dancing Dotty

Dancing Dotty introduces basic dance movement to pre-school children from the age of 18 months.

Taught by qualified dance teacher Nichola, 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.

Classes are held at Cottonbudz in Rodley on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Tel: 07949 869877

Deborah Hoskins Dance

Children and young people from 4 years old are offered classes in Ballet, Musical Theatre Dance, Tap Modern Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Ballet, Modern and Tap classes from Primary upwards follow the ISTD syllabus. Students are offered the opportunity to take formal exams or just dance for fun!

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

The Workhouse Fitness Club, Springfield Commercial Centre, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 07772 284827

Updated Sep 2020

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults 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.

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

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790 225385

Fun and Phonics

COVID Update: venues TBC for September 2020. Online subscription available.

The Fun and Phonics program introduces your child, to the first phase of letters and sounds, in a fun relaxed environment. Sessions include music, movement, rhythm, rhyme, games, crafts and multi-sensory activities.

Trail sessions available,  Suitable for children 2 – 5 years.

Monday: The Grove, Horsforth

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Little Bees Play and Party, Seacroft

Wednesday: Jackaboos, Farsley

Tel:  07845 454585

Gym Mini’s

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). 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. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260

Gymikins

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Classes are split into two different types; Gym-Minis (Adult & Child – from walking), and Gymikins (Independent 3+ years). 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. Each class has specialist pre-school gymnastics apparatus and soft play equipment.​ For more details contact the relevant centre.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Holt Park Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1301

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1285

John Smeaton Leisure Centre – 0113 378 2280

Fearnville Leisure Centre – 0113 378 1260

Headingley Ballet School

A family run school offering Ballet, Tap, Pointe and Jazz to children 3+.

COVID Update: locations for September 2020 TBC

Monday, Thursday, Saturday at Weetwood Primary School
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday at Adel & Ireland Wood Centre
Wednesday, Pre School Class at Adel & Ireland Wood Centre (Pay as you go)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at St Stephens Church Hall,  Alwoodley

Tel: 0113 274 8404

Holt Park Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Weekly classes include:

  • Gymikins (Pre school)
  • Gymnastics (School age)
  • Disability gymnastics
  • Striker Tots
  • Swimming lessons

Visit active.leeds.gov.uk for more details and the full timetable.

Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301

Jackrabbits Pottery Tots and Pots Sessions

COVID Update: sessions to potentially re-start in September. Check Facebook page for updates

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.

Check Facebook page for monthly sessions. Booking required.

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

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

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 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

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 Gymnastics Club

Monday-Friday 9am – 10am – Parent & ToddlersThe sessions are ‘pay as you come’, over 1 years old.

Monday – Friday: Pre-school. Crazy Caterpillars (Walking-3yrs)

Monday – Friday:  Pre-school, Groovy Grasshoppers (3+yrs)

Monday- Saturday:  General Gymnastics for KS1

Monday- Saturday: General Gymnastics for KS2

For space availability call 0113 2656 662 from 9am on the 1st of each month.

Limewood Road Seacroft Leeds LS14 1AB

Loving Baby Massage

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.

Made with Music

Every Tuesday we will go live on Facebook with an Early Years Music class at 10.30am. Grab your shaker and scarf and join in the musical fun. You can comment on the post for a personal shout out. These classes will continue to be free but donations are most welcome.

 

Thursday mornings we will be running early years music classes on zoom for a smaller group for more interaction. These will be payable in advance. Please register your interest on our website for these classes. 

Updated 23/8/20

 

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

Updated Sep 2020

Moo Music – North Leeds

COVID Update: Essential prop bags available to purchase when you book.

Moo Music Leeds are interactive multi-sensory music and MOOvement classes for babies and toddlers. Enjoyable for both the little ones and their adults.  We are upbeat and help develop confidence, language and coordination and so much more. 

Monday: Scarcroft Village Hall

Tuesday: Menston & Oulton

Wednesday: Adel War Memorial Hall & Otley

Thursday: Alwoodley Community Association & Ilkley

Friday: Adel War Memorial Hall

Tel: 07932 501904

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 & Meanwood Community Centre

Thursday Alwoodley, Moortown & Otley

Friday Headingley

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

 

Natalie Allen Tutu Tots

Dance classes for pre-school children.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in North Leeds locations.

Tel: 07732137425

NCT Leeds Pop-Up City Centre Baby & Toddler Playgroup

Runs most term-time Thursdays 10.30 am to 12 noon (Check NCT Leeds Facebook Page)

A friendly and relaxed group, drop in for a chat and play in John Lewis’s Community Hub room (Level 4, near children’s section & cafe)
Provided by NCT for members & non-members

Donations welcome

John Lewis, Victoria Gate, Leeds

 

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.

PJC Music School

COVID-19 Update: After five months of successful online lessons we are all set up to start face to face lessons again from September, ensuring excellent social distancing and safety for our students and families.

PJC Music School is run by Phillippa Jade Cairns; a classically trained musician and Head of Music at Horsforth Secondary School.

Their ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano, Voice and Music Theory to students aged 3-14 years. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience.

Horsforth School,  LS18 5RF. Tel: 07780 065209

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

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

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

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 until Autumn 2020**

Contact Catherine on 07710668038

Totally Tennis – Tots Program

Totally Tennis Tots program led by Luke Davis aims to introduce children into tennis and build their skills and confidence. Tots classes are ideal for children aged 2-4 years.

Monday – Alwoodley Community Hall

Wednesday, Thursday – Adel Memorial Sports Club (2-6yrs)

Saturday – Moorlands School

Tel: 07753 800723.

Warrior Factory Dragons

A not for profit club delivering professionally run martial arts classes. Their mission is to help each member reach their full potential as martial artists, while developing good character and promoting good health. Age 3-6 years.

Monday – Saturday

Unit B19-B20 Wira Business Park, West Park. Tel: 07917 006645