Weekly Baby & Toddler 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 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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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:

  • Ease symptoms of colic, wind and constipation
  • Reduce teething discomfort
  • Boost immune system functioning
  • Encourage a deeper sleep for baby

All classes are completely baby led and offer parents a fantastic opportunity to socialise.

Current Class Timetable 

Tuesday’s- 11am and 12.10pm – St James Woodside Church, Horsforth 
Wednesday’s- 10am-St James Woodside Church, Horsforth
Wednesday’s- 12.20pm and 1.30pm Oakwood Church, Springwood Rd, Oakwood
Thursday’s- 11.30am and 12.45pm- St James, Woodside Church, Horsforth

07875 517627
Bliss4BabyLeeds@gmail.com
www.bliss4baby.com/

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Busy Birds outdoor learning sessions are for children who are crawling up to and including 4 years old. We are based at three fabulous Yorkshire locations, including; Yolk Farm near Boroughbridge, Stockeld Park near Wetherby and Herd Farm Activity Centre in Leeds. Sessions include opportunities for your little busy bird to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more! There are weekly guided nature crafts, story and songs in our busy birds ‘nest’ circle time.
We offer discounts on block bookings and for additional siblings. You can book through our website www.busybirds.co.uk
Come and join us for some fun in the finest fresh air!

busy.birds@hotmail.com
www.busybirds.co.uk/

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Professional Football Coaching for Beginner to Elite Children Ages 4-13

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 activities and an exceptional level of teaching, all in a warm and friendly family atmosphere.

Monday: 4.30pm Messi Mondays Ages 7-11 & 5.45pm Ages 7-9 | 6 Classes

Tuesday: 4.30pm Ages 5-8 & 5.45pm Ages 7-9 | 6 Classes

Wednesday: 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.45pm & 6pm | 6 Classes Ages 4-12

Thursday: 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 6 Classes Ages 6-12

Friday: 4.30pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 8 Classes Ages 5-13

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.


0113 8730129
inbox@catalansoccer.com
www.catalansoccer.com/

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The best introduction to football training for 3-4 year olds

Parents, we know how hard it can be to find an activity to keep your little-ones active, engaged and learning something new.

That’s why we started Foot-Tech First Touch…

After years of coaching football, we developed a curriculum specific to toddlers, pre-schoolers and reception children.

The sessions are 30 minutes long and guarantee:

  • Fun
  • Confidence building
  • Learning of football basics
  • Fundamental early-movement development
  • Increasing social skills

It’s the perfect intro to football training and helps them gain the skills to give them a massive head start for the future.

We are outdoors all year-round as we believe getting children outside and active is one of the best things for their well-being, as well as helping them to build resilience in the early years to help them later in life.

Our coaches are some of the most engaging and knowledgeable people you could ever wish to meet.

They’ll guide your child through the first steps of their football journey and help them move onto our full 1-hour sessions once they are ready.

Want to try a free taster session?

You can choose from:

John Smeaton Leisure Centre, LS15 8TA:  Wednesdays 5pm-5:30pm/ Fridays 5pm-5:30pm


07808 644 419
info@foot-techacademy.co.uk
www.foot-techacademy.co.uk

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Mini Maracas provide Baby, Toddler and Preschooler classes through the Baby Massage course and Music and Movement program in North Leeds.

The Music and Movement classes are suitable for children aged 6 months to preschoolers. The 40 minute classes are fun, relaxed and educational. During the classes you will enjoy music through singing, dancing, and playing percussion instruments.

The classes are designed around the National Curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The classes will contribute to the development of your child’s communication skills, numeracy skills, physical capability, and social & emotional development.

The Baby Massage course is suitable for babies aged around 6 weeks to crawling. Your baby massage instructor is qualified and registered with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

The course combines traditional Indian and Swedish massage strokes, reflexology and yoga.

During the course your instructor will demonstrate on Alice (a doll!). You will receive a 50ml bottle of massage oil, an instruction booklet and Certificate of Attendance for your keepsake box!

We are Covid-19 secure.

The classes are a great opportunity for you to meet new people and make friends!

Classes run at:

Monday – The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4BH

  • 10am- Music and Movement- 6 month- preschoolers FULLY BOOKED FOR APRIL
  • 11am- Music and Movement- 6 month- preschoolers TWO SPACES LEFT
  • 12:30 – Baby Massage – 6 weeks – crawling

Tuesday – Youth Centre, St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6

  • 10am- Music and Movement- 6 month- preschoolers
  • 11am – Baby Massage 6 weeks – crawling

Wednesday -The Stables, St John the Baptist, Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW.

  • 10am- Music and Movement- 6 month- preschoolers
  • 11am – Baby Massage 6 weeks – crawling

Class sizes are limited so book your place now to avoid disappointment.


minimaracas@outlook.com
www.minimaracas.co.uk/

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Moo Music Leeds run interactive, multisensory, music sessions for babies and children under 5 with their parents, grandparents or carers too. The children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and each week we explore the music with sensory activities, signing, props and instruments to a new and exciting theme.

With 125+ original, upbeat, fun and educational Moo Music songs, written by a professional songwriter, we guarantee you’ll be singing along all week! The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!

The newest addition to our line-up, Baby Massage is all about nurturing a wonderful bond with your newborn. Designed for babies not yet crawling, our qualified Farmers will show you how to massage your baby confidently so that you can continue with it at home.

Classes in: Adel, Alwoodley, Scarcroft, Oulton, Menston, Otley and Ilkley with more areas planned in the near future!

Age Range and classes:

  • Baby Moo – From Birth to Crawling (approx.)
  • Bay Massage- From Birth to Crawling (approx.)
  • Mixed Moo – All age group (0-5) and perfect for active toddlers to explore – even better if you have two or more, this is the ideal group for siblings.

*Read Mumblers review of Moo Music here*

For more information, please get in touch with ‘Farmer Caroline’ caroline@moo-music.co.uk or 07932501904


07932501904
caroline@moo-music.co.uk
www.moo-music.co.uk/areas/leeds

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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’re a group of like-minded parents who arrange times to walk around Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, including a mixture of buggy and sling walks.

Please note- we meet as friends to walk and talk! We don’t have training and are not insured, we just like to get together and walk!!

To find out more, join the Facebook group here .

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.

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: 10am, 11.30am and 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 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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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.


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

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At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds.

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 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 & 11:15am

Tuesday: Studio Sixteen, Adel – 10am & 11.15am

Wednesday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth -9.30am & 11am

Friday: The Old Kings Arms, Horsforth – 9.45am & 11am

Read our Mumbler review here.

For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email info@shakerattleandboogie.com


07984 158281
info@shakerattleandboogie.com
www.shakerattleandboogie.com/

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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;
  • St Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth
  • The Quaker Meeting House, Adel
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
Bookings for our @HOME courses 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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Toddler Sense is the next step from national award-winning BABY SENSORY. It offers multi-sensory, developmental adventures, including a  Toddler Party, a Train themed session and an exciting space themed session this term. Classes that your toddler and you will love and have been planned by early-years experts to engage and amaze.

  • New Explorers (13 – 20 months): Introduce your toddler to equipment and fun activities suitable for his or her age and stage of development.
  • Adventurers (20 months – 3 years): Encourage your toddler to take on new challenges, learn new ways of doing things, and develop essential physical and social skills.
  • Rangers (3 – 5 years): Build on previous skills learned, engage and participate with others, and become more creative and imaginative.

Monday: Adel War Memorial Sports and Social Club, LS16 8DE

Wednesday: Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane Bramhope,  LS16 9AZ

Friday: TBC

To book your place on any of the classes, click here

Read our Mumbler review of Toddler Sense here.

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 northleeds@toddlersense.co.uk for more information or to book on to a session visit www.toddlersense.com/northleeds/

 


07870 275916
northleeds@toddlersense.co.uk
www.toddlersense.com/northleeds/

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Activity Angels

COVID Update: 4 week trial for regulars to commence 9th September 2020, with a view to open up to new customers following October half term. Check Facebook page for updates

Pre–school workshops aimed at children 6 – 24 months and designed by parents with both child and adult in mind. Each week sessions introduce you to 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.

Wednesday – 10.30 -11.30am.

Free tasters available.

Studio Sixteen, 151A Otley Old Road, Leeds, LS16 6HN. Tel: 07702907535

 

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

Tiny Signers, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre

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.

Wednesday, 1-2pm (term time only). Refreshments included.

Tel Rachel on 07952 016473 for more details.

Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, LS17 6AZ

Baby Swimming with Water Babies

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.

Contact 01943 862802 or email horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk

Baby Yoga by Diddly Oms

***Face to face classes starting in April***

Specially designed with yoga moves adapted specifically for babies alongside postures and stretches for the parent and an opportunity to learn to relax together with your baby.

Wednesday 10.00-10.45 or 11.15-12.00, Woodside church hall, Horsforth

Suitable 3 months to walking. £39 for 6 week block

Contact Helen 07764963312 or find online.

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.

 

Bramley Baths Baby Swim

Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson. Lessons are 30mins and a term is 6 weeks.

Tuesday: 10.30-11am

Wednesday: 10.30-11am

Friday: 9:30am-10:30am

Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place

Bubbles Swim School

Bubbles Swim School runs swimming lessons for children aged 2 upwards across 5 different venues in Leeds.  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.

For more information or to book a place please contact info@bubblesswimschoolleeds.co.uk

Buds and Blossom Yoga

Online Mother & Baby Yoga will take place every Wednesday at 11am. Recommended for babies 6 weeks to crawling age. These classes are designed to provide an ideal opportunity to meet other women and to share the joys and challenges of being a new mother.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382192456553714/

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

Cafe Tots at Cornerstone Baptish Church

Wednesdays, 10-11.30am

Previously known as South Parade Baptist Church Cafe.

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

Five Star Sports Sporty Tots

Sporty Tots classes are for ALL pre-school children aged 2-5 years old. Weekly sessions are built around attainable targets which encourage your child to improve their sports techniques and develop their motor skills within a pressure free environment. We believe children learn best with a smile on their face so every session is packed full with positivity and laughter to encourage the development of their social skills too.

Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, Roundhay

*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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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

 

Forest Footsteps

Forest Footsteps is an outdoor Forest School group held in a small copse based on a farm just outside Wetherby. Sessions are suitable for 2-4 year olds. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, learn new things and foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors.

Wednesday during term time, 10-11.30 and 13.00-14.30. Free trial available.

Wetherby Grange park, Old Boston Road, Wetherby. Tel: 07736 840726

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-Gems Gymnastics for Under 5’s

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.

Call Lisa on 07946 082801 to book your taster session.

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

Harehills Music And Movement Playgroup

Friendly parent led movement and music playgroup for children up to 4 years.

Tuesdays 10-11.30am – fun with music – singing, playing with instruments, songs under the parachute.

Wednesdays 10-11.30am – movement play – tunnels, balls, sensory fabric, ribbon sticks and singing.

Suggested £2 donation per family, includes drinks and snacks for everyone at the end of the group.

Harehills Lane Baptist Church, Hilton Place, LS8 4HE

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

Hyde Park Picture House – Bring Your Own Baby Screenings

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.

** Closes 19th March 2020  for refurbishment until March 2021, find more details HERE**

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD. Tel: 0113 275 2045

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

Kirkstall Leisure Centre- Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Weekly classes include:

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

Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details

Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 3086

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

Leeds Rebound Gymnastics Club Toddler Session

Structured Gymnastics lessons for toddlers aged 18 months to 4 years and their parent/Guardians to participate in together.

After each class is finished, parents can socialise in our on-site cafe and have a FREE hot drink. while gymnasts get FREE juice and biscuits.

Drop-in activity, no booking required.

Wednesday during term time.

6 Gelderd Trading Estate, West Vale, Leeds, LS12 6BD . Tel: 0113 243 3881

Leeds Rock Tots and Rock Kids at The Depot Climbing Centre

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.

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

173 Richardshaw Lane, Leeds LS28 6AA Tel: ‭0113 345 9295‬

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.

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

 

North Leeds Swim School

Classes for various abilities, small class size.

Wednesday at Scholes Primary School

Sunday at Moorlands School

Tel Hanna on 07737143438 for more information.

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

Popalong Activity Timetable

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).

149-151 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey

Pre-School Gymnastics at Aireborough Gymnastics Club

Our classes are themed as it’s much more fun for the kids! We do a warm up with music then do our stretching using hand help apparatus. We do a circuit using the apparatus and we work one particular skill each week such as forward rolls, swings, handstands, cartwheel etc, we have various sticky stations included in the circuit which work fine motor skills & learning. In the session we do a running/hide & seek activity to burn off an extra energy they may have left.

Little Stars – From walking up to 3yrs: ​Wednesday 9:30am-10:15am/ Friday 9:30am-10:15am
​Shooting Stars – 3 to 4 year olds: ​Wednesday 10:30am-11:15am/ Friday 10:30am-11:15am

West Park, Leeds, LS16 6QE

Rhyme to the Rhythm Music Classes at The Little Bookshop

Rhyme to the Rhythm Music Classes for babies (9 months+) and pre-schoolers at The Little Bookshop, Chapel Allerton.

Classes last 35 minutes and follow a different educational theme each week and use a selection of percussion instruments on a rotation.

Monday, Wednesday, 9.45am during term time.

For more information please contact Jo Rothwell, 07956 556 020

Scott Hall Leisure Centre – Children’s Classes

COVID Update; Classes still TBC for September 2020

Weekly classes include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming leesons
  • Striker Tots

Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 8001

Visit https://active.leeds.gov.uk/ for more details

 

Sink or Swim Swimming School

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  at The Grammar School

Wednesday at Moorlands School & Scholes Primary School

Tel: 07979813129

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

Stagecoach Roundhay

Early Stages (4-6) and Main Stages (6-18 years) where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. Nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy.

*Offer two week trial *

Wednesday (for Early Stages only), Saturday

Roundhay School, Old Park Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1ND. Tel: 0113 361 2393

Starfish Swimming School

COVID Update: Lessons to re-start October 2020

Starfish offer swimming lessons from the age of 4 years. Teach 1-4 children ratio. Will assess children at all times and move children to the appropriate group when needed.  Run the amateur swimming association award scheme.

Monday & Friday: Scholes Primary School,  LS15 4BJ

Wednesday & Saturday: Leeds Grammar School, LS17 8GS

For more information contact Julie on 0113 265 1161/ 07787192113

Stay and Play at Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park

Wednesdays and Fridays. 10am-12pm

Stay and play sessions available all year round, with play area and library.

Open to all. Pay what you feel.

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT) Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park, Bridge Rd, LS5 3BL.

Storytume and more at Joon Boston Spa

Children can listen to a story and then get stuck into a range of activities relating to the book.

Suitabe for 2-5 year olds and includes storytime, crafts and fun games.

Monthly on a Wednesday, 10.30am-11.30am (Check Facebook page for confirmed monthly date)

Booking required.

Joon Boston Spa, 164 High Street, Boston Spa, 164 High Street

 

Swimbabes – Leeds

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.

Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM: Moorlands School, Weetwood

Wednesday AM: Scholes Primary School, Scholes

Friday AM: Swim in Motion, Broad Lane, Bramley

Tel: 01484 689 100

Thula Mama Harmony Singing Group for Mums and Pre-crawling babies

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.

NO SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Wednesday 10.15-11.30am. (Free taster available – term time)

Suitable for pre-crawling babies.

Chapel Allerton, Tel:  07807 229495

 

 

Tiny Dancers

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

Tuesday Collinngham, Wednesday Colton, Friday Alwoodley

Tel June: 0113 2892280 or 07946386952

Tiny Tetley for Under 5’s

COVID Update: sessions hoping to start back up in a slightly different format end of September. Contact for further details

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am & 11.45am-12.45pm

Tiny Tetley workshops take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month and are led by artists with great skills for children aged zero to five. Inspired by The Tetley’s exhibition programme and all things creative, activities include things such as sensory activities, playing with different types of bright colourful materials, to drawing on a big scale. The workshops are especially good for ages 1-4 but we supply soft mats for our youngest audience.  £3 per child

Places must be pre-booked by ringing 0113 320 2323.

Read our Mumbler review here. 

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ.

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