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.
Wednesday from 17th April 2019, 10.30 -11.30am for 6 weeks.
Our pre–school workshops are aimed at children 6 – 24 months and are designed by parents with both child and adult in mind. Each week we will introduce you to our favourite books, activities, music and toys to inspire you and your little ones.
Each class includes activity inspiration, and printed photo of your child to put in a discovery diary helping you to record memories of their developmental journey.
Free tasters available please let us know if you would be interested.
£7.00 per session or £6.00 if booking a block of 4 or more sessions.
Studio Sixteen, 151A Otley Old Road, Leeds, LS16 6HN
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07702907535 to book on
Facebook Page @activityangelsuk
Each class is £7 per workshop or £24 for 4 workshops.
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…
TUESDAYS: St Edmunds Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay
WEDNESDAY: Old Leo’s Rugby Club, Crag Lane, King Lane Alwoodley, LS17 5PR
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.
Visit the Baby Sensory Website for more details
Alternatively email email@example.com or phone Sophie on 07976 754745 for more information.
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
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
“It is our mission to provide a positive environment where children can prosper through football”
The saying goes that you’ve not been to a kid’s football class until you’ve been to Catalan! We get kids of all levels to fall in love and stay in love with football through our inspiring weekly classes and holiday camps. We operate with small class sizes and professional coaching with plenty of 1-1 time available for when children need that little bit extra.
Expect to see inspiring content and an exceptional level of teaching, all in a warm and friendly family atmosphere.
Monday: 4.30pm Messi Mondays | 4 Classes (Ages 6-10)
Tuesday: 4.30pm Super Niños | 3 Classes (Ages 6-8)
Wednesday: 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.45pm & 6pm | 6 Classes (Ages 4-12)
Thursday: 5.00pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 3 Classes (Ages 8-12)
Friday: 4.30pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 6 Classes (Ages 5-8 & 9-13)
Saturday: 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm | 24 Classes (Ages 4-14)
Find Us: Catalan Soccer, Goals Leeds, Redcote Lane, Leeds LS4 2AW. To find out more or book a space please visit www.catalansoccer.com. For general enquiries call 0113 8730129.
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
Gym-Gems classes are designed by British Gymnastics Coaches and make exercise fun, interesting and rewarding and assist parents in spending quality time with their children.
Sessions run throughout the day on Wednesdays at Wetherby Sports Association and include baby classes (suitable from 8 weeks), parent and child sessions (walking – 2 yrs) parent and child sessions (2+) and independent classes (3.5+ years) for those that are ready for the challenge.
At the sessions, children can try-out traditional gymnastics skills such as rolling, jumping, and swinging. There is also a large range of activities that underpin gymnastics through play, helping children develop their skills of balance, coordination and agility in a safe and stimulating environment.
The programme is set to music and themed around topics that children love including animals, transport and trips to the seaside. The sessions are carefully designed to appreciate the importance of self-discovery to help build self-esteem and provide a chance to have a lively enjoyable experience for little ones – and the grown ups too!
Book three classes and get one FREE – normal rate £7.50 session, special offer – £15 for three weeks
Contact Lisa on 07946 082801 or email club at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place or for more information.
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.
Rhythm Time Leeds award-winning, multi-sensory musical Young Baby Courses are suitable from birth to 6 months old.
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
For more information or to book please contact Philippa on 07426 869985 OR email: PhilippaG@rtfg.co.uk
Places are limited and booking is essential.
Performing, dancing and singing with joy and self belief – the vision we have for each and every one of our students. After the success of our classes for older children, we’re now launching weekly drama and storytelling classes for pre-schoolers.
Weekly classes run on a Wednesday at the Grove Centre, Horsforth. Children will enjoy imaginative play, singing, dancing and acting all based around a different theme each week.
The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, LS18 4BH.
T: 07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920
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
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 (AM)
Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel (AM)
Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth (AM)
Wednesday: Kids Academy, Holtdale Approach (PM)
Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth (AM)
Friday: Farsley/Caverley Children’s Centre (PM)
For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents & Carers, Childminders, Grandparents bring your little one’s along for PLAY – BOUNCE – FUN. This is an informal playgroup for ages 5yrs & under. Exciting play inflatables & soft play each month. Ride on’s, baby area & ball pool.
Lots of fantastic equipment to explore.
Upcoming 2019 Sessions: 16 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 24 April, 15 May – 10-11.30am (Term Time only)
Excellent free parking facilities.
PRICES & PAYMENTS:
£3.50 first child & adult / £2 additional child
under 7mths free with full paying child.
Free Juice/ water & snacks for children/ Tea & Coffee include
Thorner Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner, Leeds, LS14 3EY
Contact Hazel: email@example.com for more information
To book visit https://bookwhen.com/shufflesparty
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 and Wetherby, for more details click here.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sling Swing classes are for people who enjoy dancing with the benefit of being able to bring a baby along. We’re a unique parent and child dance class, designed for you to take part wearing your baby or toddler to build your bond and have fun in a social and lively setting!
We have quality Connecta carriers available to borrow free of charge and I am baby wearing peer support trained so can fit you and your little one safely and comfortably at the start of the class.
Suitable for babies from 6 weeks of age.
Wednesdays: 1o.30 -11.30am in Moortown
Fridays: 10.30-11.30am at Hall Park Cricket Cafe, Horsforth
Tel: Natalie on 07411 612640
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
THULA MAMA HARMONY SINGING in NORTH LEEDS
Are you a new mum wanting to connect with your baby through music?
Are you looking for an alternative to ‘Wheels on the Bus’ singing groups?
Do you want to meet other local women in a cosy environment whilst learning a new skill?
Thula Mama is a baby singing group like no other. Unlike other ‘nursery rhyme’ music groups, at Thula we sing a range of songs, chants and lullabies from around the world in beautiful 3-part harmony. In this way, we soothe and entertain your pre-crawling baby – whilst giving you all-important time to sit down with a warm cup of tea!
NO SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All songs are taught by ear, and you will never be asked to sing by yourself.
Contact Nicki (see details below) to book your FREE taster session!
Contact number: 07807 229495
Toddler Sense is the next step from national award-winning BABY SENSORY. It offers multi-sensory, developmental adventures, including a Castles and Dragons fantasy, a Pow-Wow Native American party and Old MacDonald’s Farm this term. Classes that your toddler and you will love and have been planned by early-years experts to engage and amaze.
MONDAY: Queen’s Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 294 Harrogate Road, Moortown, LS17 6LE
WEDNESDAY: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane Bramhope LS16 9AZ
FRIDAY: St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road Roundhay,LS8 1JN
To book your place on any of the classes, click here
Get in touch to find out more email or call Lou on 07870 275916
AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Lots of different themes to choose from, exciting soft play elements teamed with fun activities to get the party in full swing! Please email email@example.com for more information.
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 fun Spanish club for the primary phase that focuses on language through play, games and song.
Wednesdays 3.45-4.45pm, 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
New baby class, BABY ME TIME. A class developed to nurture both Parent & Baby, from birth to crawling. BABY benefits from sensory, songs and massage, whilst ME TIME is all about the natter, brew and cake!
Date: Wednesday 20th & 27th March Time: 1030am-1230pm.
Inspiration Central, LS7 3DZ . Tel Amy on 07789 245314
Wednesday, 1-2pm (term time only)
Learn to communicate through signing, a fun session with singing, stories, bubbles and more! Run by ‘Tiny Signers’. Fee taster available for newcomers. Classes run termly, however you are welcome to join at any time.
Refreshments included! Emailto book and for prices.
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
Practice yoga together with your diddly one. Diddly Oms use specially adapted yoga moves to nourish the natural development of your baby. Incorporating postures and stretches for parent and baby with an opportunity to learn to relax together.
Suitable from 12 weeks to cruising/walking
Wednesday, 11.15am-12pm: Elev8 Dance Studio, Horsforth
Thursday, 10.15am-11am: Pudsey Library, Pudsey
Friday, 11.30am-12.15pm: Eccleshill Pool, Eccleshill
Courses booked on term-by-term basis. Get in touch to book your place
Call Helen on 07764963312
Taught by world champion Irish Dancer Sinead Fallon.
Suitable for boys and girls ages 4+.
Wednesday, 4pm at Queens Hall, Harrogate Road, Moortown
Tel: 07519 885312
Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson.
Fridays 11:00am – 12 Noon
Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place
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
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
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
These movement based classes are the perfect opportunity for you and your baby to bond and get moving and grooving! With one off workshops suitable for 2+months-crawling and crawlers & walkers, these include a 45 minute lead class, and then time for free play and socialising.
Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, LS9 7DZ Tel: 0113 242 1550
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
Bring your little ones down to the Popalong Cafe, Stanningley for a different story every week interwoven with yoga postures, stretches and songs to introduce them to the wonderful world of yoga!
Drop in class on a Wednesday suitable from 12 weeks to 5 years old, £5 per child or £2.50 per additional sibling
Contact Helen on 07764963312 for further details
£2.50 per child
Wednesday. 9.30-11.30am (Term Time).
Toddler Group has a range of toys and there is plenty of interaction between parents, babies and toddlers.
As well as the usual free play and crafts they also have toast, cheese and veggie sticks for snack after storytime, finishing the session with singing.
£1.50 per family/childminder.
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Main Hall), Hall Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5JE
For babies & toddlers and anyone who cares for them.
Weds 9-10:45 am (term time only). £1.50 for children, 50p for extra children in the family and free for babies under 6 months. This includes a healthy snack for children & parents.
Farsley Farfield Primary School, North Building, Cote Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5ED
Spring 2019 (March-June) Programme.
Farsley Farfield Primary School Infant Site, (North Building), Cote Lane LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 2058134
These are lovely relaxing classes for you and your little one and incorporate singing and stretches to assist your little ones development. These are some gentle exercises for Mum as well as those all important pelvic floor exercises. The classes incorporate some sensory work as well as relaxation – we don’t over stimulate your little one with too many activities in the class.
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 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
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
Huby and Weeton Preschool run a Tots session on Wednesday (Term Time), 9.30am-11am which is run by the Preschool staff.
£ 2 per family including refreshment.
Based at Almscliffe Hall, Harrogate Road LS 17 0EG.
Wednesday: Bring Your Own Baby screenings are a chance for parents and carers of babies up to 12 months old, to get to the cinema. With raised lighting levels, reduced volume and baby changing/bottle warming facilities, the aim is to make the screenings as comfortable for parents as possible.
Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD. Tel: 0113 275 2045
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.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 3086
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
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
Fun and exciting classes for children between the ages of 1-6 years. Climbing is a great way to get kids out and about and enjoying sport. One adult can supervise up to two children (including babies) in the centre. Classes available on a Weds, Fri & Sun.
173 Richardshaw Lane, Leeds LS28 6AA Tel: 0113 345 9295
Wednesday: 9.30am -11am (Term Time)
Come and meet other mum’s, have a chat whilst the little ones play and enjoy crafts.
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
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.
Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm. £3.00 per session. Pay when you come.
Do you love to sing? Are you looking for something to do as a family? Then M.I.Stars Community Choir is perfect for you. Having fun with singing is what we do best. There is no age limit or experience needed, and we don’t audition our new members. All we ask is that you love to sing!
Contact Choirmaster Carmel on 07931 346595 to let her know you would like to come for a free trial.
Unit 15, Unity Enterprise Centre, LS7 3DZ.
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 12pm (including school holidays).
Come and play together in our fantastic playroom, with great areas for learning – including role play, construction, small world and puzzles. For children 0-5 years. With a sensory area, arts & crafts, messy play, rhyme time and much, much more!
£2.50 for 1 child, £3.50 for 2, £3.50 for 3 or more. Refreshments and snacks included!
No need to book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, LS17 6AZ. Tel: 0113 2185893.
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
Every week we aim to provide a craft session, story time (with juice and a biscuit), song time, as well as free play throughout the session. Parents, grandparents and child minders welcome.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30am to 11:30am (Term time)
Alwoodley Park Methodist Church, The Lane, Alwoodley Park, Leeds LS17 7BX (the door is at the back of the hall)
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
Wednesday, 2:15pm – 3:15pm
A drop-in session, run by a maternity support worker offering advice and support for late pregnancy and early parenthood. A chance to meet other new mums. Older siblings are welcome, toys will be available.
Free Session. Refreshments included! Please text or call Julie on 07920 548085 to confirm attendance and for any queries.
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
Classes held on a Sunday morning at Moorlands School and Wednesday at Scholes Primary School.
Classes for various abilities, small class size.
Tel Hanna on 07737143438 for more information.
The group is run by parents and carers themselves. We have plenty of toys, a craft table every week and end the session with a sing-song. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided. Ask for a small charge for every attending adult.
WEDNESDAY: 10am-11.30am. (Term time only)
Roundhay Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive, LS8 4AB
Every Wednesday, 3rd Oct – 19th December 2018
Whether you are new to aerial or returning post-pregnancy this class will give you the physical and emotional support to get back into exercise and rebuild your core muscles. In our private studio we offer a safe space and friendly environment where new parents can train together without feelings of self-consciousness or worries of the challenges that undertaking exercise again will bring.
Leeds Aerial Arts Studio 2, Cross York Street St.Udios, LS27EE. Tel: 07792 081278
Our ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano and Singing to Children aged 3-12. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience. Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays after school at Horsforth School, LS18 5RF.
Tel: 07944 530256
Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 8001
*Updated Jan 2019, visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details
Call in for a coffee, chat and plenty of toys and books for little ones.
Shadwell Library, Main Street, Shadwell
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
Sling Swing is a gentle baby wearing exercise class aimed at promoting bonding whilst learning a fun dance routine. Babywearing has so many benefits for both parent and baby. It’s a great workout for you and a great way for your little one to relax and cuddle.
Monday: Wetherby Town Hall
Wednesday: Tom Ball Live Studio, Seacroft
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
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY – 10 – 11.30am (TERM TIME ONLY)
£2.00 a session and includes refreshments
Wednesday. 9.30-11.30am. (Term Time)
In the Church Centre Hall. £1 donation per family which includes drinks and biscuits.
ST MATTHIAS CHURCH, ST MATTHIAS STREET, LS4 2DZ. Tel: 0113 2304408
Enjoy tea & toast, toys and activities, a story time and singing. A warm, friendly welcome is guaranteed! Parents and carers with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers welcome.
Wednesday: 9.15am – 11am (Term time)
St. Paul’s Church in Raynel Drive, Ireland Wood, LS16 6BS
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.
Parent and child group run by a team of volunteers with toys, games, crafts and songs.
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am (Term Time)
Aberford Village Hall, LS25 3EN. Facebook Page
Teaching babies and toddlers to swim from birth to 5 years.
Not just a splash class, your child will learn to swim, gain confidence and safety awareness in and around the pool with our fun lessons.
We’ve been swimming for 15 years and teach 1700 swimmers each week across Yorkshire.
Monday PM and Friday AM: Swim in Motion, Broad Lane, Bramley
Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM: Moorlands School, Weetwood
Wednesday AM: Scholes Primary School, Scholes
Tel: 01484 689 100
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.
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
Unique, fun, educational signing sessions for young children alongside their parents or carers. Customised music and songs captivate the children and grown ups too! Resident puppet Signing Sam helps deliver the classes and is adored by everyone who meets him!
Monday: Horsforth Children’s Centre, 10.30am (Drop-in)
Wednesday: Horsforth St James Parish Centre, 9.45am (Drop-in)
Tel: 07742 296160
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
Wednesday: 1.15pm to 2:45pm (term time) for all parents and carers with pre-school children. There is no charge and it is well organised with lots of lovely toys, a story corner, supervised activity table and singing time at the end of the session.
Places are currently available, please enquire for further details, operaate a waiting list when full,
Holly Avenue, Leeds LS16 6PL. Tel: 0113 2679529.
Learn to act, sing and dance in our fun-filled theatre school.
Offering something for all children and teenagers. Training for professional performance, unlocking hidden talents, making friends, and developing valuable life skills such as interaction and confidence. We seek to inspire and nurture in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Wednesday – Cookridge Methodist Hall, classes for 4-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-18 years.
Saturday -Abbey Grange Academy, classes for 4-7 years and 8-10 years.
Phone: 0770 103 3877
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