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, after school clubs and other events for children of all ages.
Tuesday: St Barnabas Church, Alwoodley, Family ARTventurers, 10.15 -11.15am
Friday: Adel & Ireland Wood Community Association, Family ARTventurers, 10.10 -11.10am
Classes suitable for children from 6 months – 4 years.
Run weekend and school holiday specials for school aged children, check the website for specific events.
Please visit the website for more details on sessions and school holiday workshops.
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:
Suitable from birth -18 months.
Prices: Trial of 3: £15, Block of 5: £35
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…
Tuesday: St Edmunds Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay
Wednesday: Moortown RUFC at the Far Moss Sports Ground
Thursday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9AZ
Friday: School of Philosophy, 64 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton
All classes last 1 hour, which includes our sensory activities and also time in the fantastic exploratory play area.
You can join us at any time (pending availability) and your fee reflects the number of weeks remaining in the term. Please note, if a class is marked as ‘wait list’, please try to book onto another class to avoid disappointment. Once all class places have been filled, a place would not become available until the next term.
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 (6-week course Booking Required):
Tuesday: 10am at St James Woodside Church, Horsforth
Wednesday: 10am at Headingley Parish Hall
Smaller group bookings available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dancing Mummies is a dance fitness exercise class for new mums. Sling your baby for an extra workout or let them play on our soft mats!
Classes are designed to help tone and strengthen the body promoting a positive body image and confidence whilst having fun. After every class there is time to grab a drink and chat with the other mums, make some friends and share experiences!
You can also look forward to some socials through the year where we can leave our babies at home and let our hair down!
No dance experience is necessary, this is an exercise class based on dance, not a dance class!
Dancing Mummies runs classes at:
FREE TASTER SESSION for all!
Contact Alison to book your taster session.
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: 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.
For more information call Julia on 07734 940610 or email email@example.com
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.
June & July 2019
311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ. Tel: 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.
For more details on class timings visit the website
Places are limited and booking is essential.
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!**************
Number Train is rated 5 stars and 100% of parents surveyed would recommend the class to others
Does your child love music ?
We all know how music affects us – how an upbeat tune makes us dance, a relaxing tune makes us sleepy or a melody reminds us of a special time in our lives – well our little ones are no different.
During a Pat-a-cake Music class, I offer parents and carers the opportunity to make music together in a safe environment, to meet other parents, for children to socialise and have a snack and you can even have a hot cup of coffee too! Classes are suitable from 6months- 3 years.
All the resources used are especially created by Pat-a-cake to enhance your little ones musical development from an early age as well as develop other key skills such as confidence, language skills, communication, gross motor skills plus many more.
With 17 years experience teaching music I am passionate about the importance of learning music from an early age and as a mum of two I understand that the time you spend with your little one is so precious and goes so quick. Finding a class that suits you both is so important.
So come along to Pat-a-cake Music. To try for FREE email Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday: Calverley Methodist Church, LS28 5NF. This class is mixed age, suitable from 6m+ up to 3yrs
Classes returning September 2019 in Chapel Allerton, taking enquiries.
Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes for babies and children up to 7 years. Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we’re experts in play! Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills, all whilst igniting the imagination! Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends and have fun.
MONDAY: Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton,1.25pm & 2.15pm ( 2-4 years)
TUESDAY: Oakwood Church, Springwood Road, 1.50pm (3-4 years)
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
Free trial session available to North Leeds Mumblers in Alwoodley and Horsforth.
**FREE Taster sessions available, please email email@example.com for locations and times and to book on.
Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Deliver a specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.
“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders.”
Age 2 – 3.5: Youngest classes require full parent participation and offer a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst they learn new skills, meet new friends and have an exciting introduction to Rugby.
Age 3.5 – 5: These classes do not require full parent participation. Your Rugbytot will be part of a dynamic session that will develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.
Age 5 -7: Older age group classes really start to prepare children for life after Rugbytots. The same structure is followed but these sessions involve advanced team games and ensure that the basic skills of rugby are coached in the right way by maintaining small class numbers.
MONDAY: Bardsey Village Hall
TUESDAY: St Edmunds Church Hall, Roundhay (AM), Bramhope Robert Craven Hall (PM)
FRIDAY: Bramhope Robert Craven Hall
SATURDAY: Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, Carr Manor Community High School, Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey, Tadcaster Grammar School
SUNDAY: Moorlands School, Headingley, Trinity and All Saints College, Horsforth, John Smeaton Leisure Centre
Click here to book a class or contact Coach James on 0345 313 2948
At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds.
You can choose to sign up for the whole term or if you prefer you can ‘drop in’ for a Boogie at many of our weekly workshops.
Each session has a variety of props to capture the children’s imaginations.
We also provide unique party experiences for children for any occasion including birthday’s, Christening’s and other special events.
We work in schools and nurseries right through the academic year focusing on getting active, creativity in the curriculum as well as running after school clubs. Shake Rattle & Boogie recently won ‘best for getting children active’ in the 2018 Hoop Awards and Kimberley also won ‘Hoop Hero’ for inspiring children.
If you are looking for a class that is full of energy and lots of fun then Shake Rattle & Boogie is definitely for you!
Weekly Class Schedule:
Monday: Caverley Methodist Church – 10am & 11am
Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel – 10am
Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth -9.30am
Wednesday: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon (AM) – 11.30am *NEW Class Sept 2019*
Wednesday: Kids Academy, Holtdale Approach -1.30pm
Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth – 9.45am
Friday: Farsley/Caverley Children’s Centre – 1pm
For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Venues: Classes run every day of the week in venues across North Leeds, for more details click here.
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.
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
For a list of the weekly Story and Rhymetime sessions at your local library as well as opening times click here.
Summer 2019 (May – Sept) Programme.
For regular updates visit http://www.armccgroup.org.uk
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 and children’s yoga is the perfect way to introduce your child toy ago in a relaxed environment. This helps to promote coordination, calmness and focus.
Children’s yoga – 2-11 years: Tues – 9:30am – 10:30am or 16:00pm – 17:00pm during term time
Postnatal yoga for mum & baby: Tuesday – 11.00am – 12.00pm during term time
OM Yoga Works, Springfield Commercial Centre, Unit 15D (1st Floor), Bagley Lane, Farsley LS28 5LY
Friendly group in a large hall with lots of toys, ride ons, kitchen, dressing up and baby area. Different craft each week, finish with a sing a long! Refreshments provided and great homemade cakes. £1.50 per family
TUESDAY: 09.45 to 11.30am
FRIDAY: 10 to 11.30am
Springwood Road, Oakwood, LS8 2QA. Contact Jeanette Shipley. Tel. 0113 265 0883
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”.
The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton LS7 3QY. Tel: 07789 245314
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
Tuesday 9-11am (term time only)
The session includes toys for babies and toddlers, a messy play area and even toast, tea and juice.
£1.50 for up to three children.
St Thomas’s Church , 117 Norwood Crescent, Pudsey Ls28.
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 and Wednesday 9:10am-11:30am
The Mechanics Institute, Thornhill Street, Calverley, LS28
Carr Manor Primary School, Carr Manor Rd, Leeds LS17 5DJ. Tel: 0113 269 3515
Baby and toddler group on Tuesday morning (term time) 9.30am-11.15am at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Wood Lane, Chapel Allerton LS7 3QF.
Parents and carers welcome! Lots of toys, crafts and activities.
£2.00 per session.
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
Music and drama class for under 5s
Lidgett Park Methodist Church, Roundhay. Tel: 07736 937982
A friendly fun dance school offering expert tuition in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, cheerleading and commercial dance. Children taught from age 2 upwards. Believe that all students, irrespective of initial ability, should be given the opportunity to grow and develop.
Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday at Alwoodley Park Methodist Church.
Tel: 0113 217 6873 for more information.
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
Dream Time Baby Massage is all about supporting
Available in Farsley and Pudsey.
Tel: 07816 787543
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
For 2-6 year olds together with parent/carer.
Enjoy fun, interactive and physical games designed to develop the motor skills, balance and coordination of both child and parent and facilitate bonding through physical play.
Tuesdays 4-5pm, £5, just turn up
Leeds Children’s Circus, 13 Hilton Place, LS8 4HE. Tel: 07545 044480
September 2019 Programme.
Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building), Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134
*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. From 2 years+.
Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Roundhay Tel: 07746 010376
Classes will engage and educate your child, aiming to increase their awareness and provide correct pronunciation of letters and sounds. Learning through play is the main focus, enjoying music, movement, rhythm, rhyme, games, crafts and multi-sensory activities.
Pay as you attend weekly classes.
Monday: Horsforth, Tuesday: Kidzplay Leeds, Wednesday: Roundhay, Friday: Kidzplay Leeds
Tel: 07845 454585
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
Friendly parent led movement and music playgroup for children up to 4 years.
We sing songs, play parachute games and have some free play.
Free tea & coffee for parents and snacks for children.
Tuesday: 10am-11.30am (Term time)
Harehills Lane Baptist Church, Hilton Place, LS8 4HE
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
Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
Meet every Tuesday (Term Time) 9.30am-11.15am
£1.50 per family, includes juice and biscuit for children and hot drink for adults.
Immaculate Heart Church, 294 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 6SX
Weekly drop-in create and play session centred around a different book each week.
Enjoy a craft and play and then the story and sing-a-long at 2pm.
Just £2 for under 5s and £1 for babies.
Tuesday: 12pm-2pm. (Bring a packed lunch)
Unit 15, Unity Enterprise Centre, LS7 3DZ. Tel: 0113 400 1077
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
Fun French and Spanish classes for children aged 0 – 11 years old in venues, nurseries, schools and private homes. Using Makaton, games, stories, drama and songs we inspire little ones to love languages.
Contact: Anna Fisher on 07872344296.
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
Courses teach a range of exercises to do with your baby. These are done with interactions and singing. Classes are always baby led. The exercises are great for babies physical development.
Baby Stay and Play run by a qualified Early Years Professional; bringing a range of baby related activities. For babies under 1 years.
YOGA: Temple Newsam (Mon), Morley (Weds), Yeadon (Thurs), Horsforth (Fri).
MASSAGE: Rodley (Mon), Guiseley (Tues), Horsforth (Fri), Morley (Fri)
Tel: 07596 694092
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
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 in Kirkstall, Horsforth & Headingley.
For more information contact Catherine on 07825 299390.
Join trained musicians and early years music specialists, for a unique introduction to accessible music. Children love the sensory mix of live singing and instrumental music.
Tuesday: 10am (Babies) 11am (Toddlers, approx 18 months+)
Sibling discount available.
Stainbeck Community Hall, LS7 2EA. Email: email@example.com
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
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.
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 .
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
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.
The approach goes beyond standard training techniques to deliver education and water-based skills that equip new swimmers for a lifetime of safe and enjoyable swimming. Small classes of four and teachers present in the water.
MONDAY & TUESDAY, The Grammar School
WEDNESDAY, Moorlands School & Scholes Primary School
Sounds Right Phonics Classes are educational, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. It’s a fantastic way to introduce children, and their adults, to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles!
Tuesdays: Kids About Tarn, Yeadon
Minis (1-2.5 years): 9.45-10.30am
Pre-school (2.5-4 years): 10.45-11.30am
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! Second Wednesday 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) *Starting June 12th 2019.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Kirkstall Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3LF
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY – 10 – 11.30am (TERM TIME ONLY)
£2.00 a session and includes refreshments
St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds LS16 5JT. TEL: 07450 835 004
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.
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
Tree Nippers (1-5 yrs), Tuesday
Booking required weekly 07730496203
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
**Currently on maternity leave, classes will resume in January 2020**
Contact Catherine on 07710668038
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
Tuesday tots is a playgroup in Cookridge Village Hall and as the name suggests, is on a Tuesday! For more information contact 0113 226 8525.
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 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
Aimed at parents, grandparents and carers with pre-school children in the Wigton Moor area.
Enjoy play, crafts, games signing and much more. A snack is provided for the children and a hot drink for adults!
Tuesday: 9.30am-11am (All year round).
£2.50 per family (pay as you go)
Wigton Moor Church (use rear entrance), High Ash Drive, LS17 8RE.
Tel Sarah 07796 541885
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.
YMCA Lawnswood offers Gymnastics and Tumbling classes from 3+.
Classes include: 3-4 Years Gymnique, general gymnastics 4-6years and 7+ and Tumbling classes from 7+
Classes run on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
YMCA Leeds: Otley Road, Lawnswood, LS16 6HE. Tel: 0113 261 2484