School Holiday & Seasonal Events in and around Leeds North Leeds

Summer Holiday Baby and Pre-Schooler Classes and Activities

Classes, Groups and Sessions for Babies and Toddlers over the Summer Holidays around Leeds. Including one-off classes and summer special activities running for babies, toddlers and pre-schooler’s over the Summer Holidays when your normal term of classes have finished.

Dot’s Holiday Club Stay & Play sessions are now available to book online.
Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and 1st.
10:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 15:00
£5 per session including a free hot drink with any food purchase at the Chunky Cactus Cafe.
Baby weighing facilities, open to babies 0-13 months and not suitable for siblings under 5. Twin discounts available.


Worried how you’ll keep entertained whilst lots of classes wind down for the summer hols? Get your summer Baby Sensory fix with one of our 3 awesome specials running throughout August!

  •  Watch me fly (under the African Sky) premieres on Thursday 4th August with an epic rendition of the Circle of Life (Lion King fans prepare yourselves)
  • Summer special oozes festival and carnival vibes on Thursday 11th August to keep us dreaming of Glastonbury

– Saturday 13th August

– Thursday 18th August

– Saturday 20th August

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Hop along to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play area at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime!

You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground with sand pits and bouncing pillows and a large indoor play area, with sports court, big play frame and a baby and toddler zone, where your young ones can enjoy playtime – whatever the weather!

There’s also great grub including pizzas, toasties and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

For more information and to book your playtime session, CLICK HERE

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

0113 285 3506
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A story centered play session created to spark the imagination of your toddler or preschool aged child. All sessions are designed and led by two teachers with 25years combined experience, who have a passion for play and creativity.  

Each week, our 45 minute session will immerse your child in an engaging and exciting story. With a combination of whole group and child-led play activities, we aim to help build solid foundations across the key developmental areas while ensuring your child has lots of fun!

Collingham Memorial Hall

Friday 9:15-10 & 10:30-11:15

Calcutt Village Hall (Knaresborough) 

Wednesday 9:15-10 & 10:30-11:15
(Summer holidays only)
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This summer at Leeds City Museum you will come face to face with our marvellous machines! Inspired by the new exhibition, Living with Machines, co-curated with The British Library, the summer programme at the museum will have a range of activities all linked to things that move and fly!

The Whizz, Imagine, Invent! family trail will be free to pick up at the entrance all summer, and the selected marvellous machines craft days will provide endless fun for imaginative children of all ages. There are special events happening throughout summer, including amazing Lego Robotics and Coding through Craft workshops for families.

On 3 August Alive & Kicking Theatre Company will be taking up residence for a special theatre workshop in ‘The Museum of Untold Stories’ where you can discover objects lost in time and create brand new stories for them.

The special event days are all free to attend but some require booking in advance as there are limited places available. Please check the website for more details and booking information.



This summer Leeds Gymnastics Club are offering huge discounts on their Parents and Tots open play sessions with their ‘Parents and Tots Pass’. This pass grants you unlimited access to Parents and Tots Classes over the Summer Holidays (dates and times shown on booking), giving you up to a massive 50% discount on booking per session!

These classes provide 50 minutes of unstructured play on all the apparatus from the floor and rings, in the foam pits and on the bars and trampolines. Classes are appropriate for toddlers from walking, to 5 years old (pre-school), children who already attend school should not be attending this class. Please note these are unstructured and are NOT coach lead classes. 

Bookings can be found on the club website or by following the below link:

0113 265 6662


Little Burrowers play cafe is designed for babies to preschool. Come along and explore our magical sensory playroom designed for babies aged 0-18 months. Join us for our exciting stay and play sessions, baby rave, messy play and bouncing bunnies’ interactive classes. Sensory sessions filled with stimulation for you and your baby.

Have you seen our play village? At Little Burrowers we also have our exciting George Town interactive play village for confident walkers to pre-school. Let your child’s imagination run wild in our five exciting stations: fire engine, vets, stables, tea rooms and a hairdressers. Learn and explore through play.
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Little movers is an award winning, exciting dance and movement programme for children under school age.

Baby Movers

Suitable from birth to crawling/wobbly walking

Relaxed and friendly classes where babies and adults socialise and meet new friends. We sing, dance and play and have lots of fun and laughter.

There are so many benefits to coming along to Baby Movers which includes;

  • Baby will get a little workout which will help with sleeping
  • It’s great fun so both Mum and Baby will feel happy!
  • We help develop strong bones and muscles

We provide a great opportunity to develop social skills and make new friends.

Little Movers

Suitable from confident walking to 5 years

Exciting, fun action packed classes! Both adult and child will have an amazing time. We sing, play games, use colourful props and toys and we get that imagination going to go on some amazing adventures!

We are experts at engaging both adult and child and our classes are designed to support families to work together.

Our class leaders will encourage every child to help them to have fun, feel confident and develop new skills which will help them when they start school.


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3 week Baby & Toddler Development Summer Specials over July & August, giving parents the flexibility to join us and try out a session before the September term begins. Classes running in Chapel Allerton, Headingley, Otley & Barwick in Elmet. Each class includes rhymes, messy play, simple age appropriate activities that can be recreated at home, and a chance to chat and meet other parents

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Mama & Me Fitness provide safe and effective workouts for mums and mums to be.

  • Pre & Post Natal Specialist instructor – so you can enjoy Mama & Me Fitness from pregnancy right through your maternity leave and beyond. Classes can be adapted to suit your fitness levels and are suitable for all abilities.
  • Bring your babies along – no need to arrange childcare and your baby can see you at all times, so you have peace of mind that your baby is safe and happy whilst you get the most out of your workout.
  • Meet like-minded mums – Mama & Me Fitness classes are a great way to socialise and meet other mums and mums to be in your local area.

Classes are every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am at Iveridge Health Club in Rothwell. Pay as you go and block bookings available.

1-2-1 Personal Training is also available, please get in touch for details.

Can’t attend daytime classes? Check out my evening Bootcamp class, every Thursday 7.30pm @ Swillington Village Hall.

For more information, please email or check out my social media pages.
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At The Calf Shed, we look after the whole family with playful learning opportunities, entertainment, food and drink, and informal peer-support. The Calf Shed equally nurtures child and parent.  We aim to bring together Mums and Dads in a comfortable space which entertains children but gives parents the chance to relax a little with others navigating parenthood as well. The Calf Shed is a multisensory space with a beautiful café and outdoor play space too.

We will be open for you and your little ones throughout the summer holidays.  There’s a busy schedule of child-focussed activities;  we’ll have daily Moo Music sessions, sensory sessions, discos, messy play and what’s more its all PAYG – although advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Choose to join us simply in the café or book a class.  The Cafe will be open for drop ins with no necessity to book a led session.

Check out our summer holiday timetable on social media to see what’s on each day.

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All FOUR of my Summer Story Events have now been released!! Here are the details….
🌟 ‘Monkey Puzzle’
Monday 15th August -10am at
Calverley Methodist Church
🌟 ‘Room on the Broom’
Tuesday 16th – 10am at
🌟 ‘What the Ladybird Heard’
Friday 26th August – 9:45am at
Eleveight Dance Leeds in Horsforth:-
🌟 ‘Zog’
Friday 2nd September – 9:45am & 11am at Eleveight Dance Leeds in Horsforth
Please follow the correct link to book your tickets!! Over 70% of tickets have already been sold so book in quick to avoid disappointment!!

We’re excited to be hosting some amazing activities and workshops over August. Our Family Summer line-up is a chance for families to get creative, learn and have fun here at Left Bank in Leeds. Running from Monday 8th of August to Thursday 1st of September, we’re offering special weekly sessions including crafts and making, our Zine and Art Club as well as a chance to play and bounce on our very own inflatable, Heaven. We’ve also launched our free pop-up art space, which will be open between Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10AM and 4PM! All materials are provided and there’s space for everyone to enjoy it! While you’re here, check out our special kid’s menu and PAYF dishes, which will be available for people of all ages throughout the holiday period.
For the full Family Summer programme and to book spots for events and workshops, read our latest article. And be sure to view our calendar for more great activities for the whole family!

Left Bank is a progressive space for creativity, culture and community; located in the heart of LS6 in Burley. Left Bank, Cardigan Rd, Burley, Leeds LS6 1LJ

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Join us at Jump Inc this summer holidays for their themed toddler mornings every week! Is dressing as a pirate or a princess for Nursery frowned upon? Well at Jump, they encourage it! From Disney to Dinosaurs, each week they will have a colourful new theme for all little ones to get involved in. So, dig into your fancy dress box and bounce along to your fave theme tunes all summer holidays at Jump Inc. Slide “under the sea” on their huge slides and discover a “whole new world” in the gigantic ball pool! Only £5 per toddler and two parents bounce FREE! Exclusive to children 5 and under (without the big kids) and on every morning 9am-10am.


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Check out our fun-packed schedule this Summer! We’ve made some changes to make things easier for YOU! There’s plenty to keep your children busy including NEW “Breakfast Club” 8am – 9am every day before camps. As well as our popular Ofsted registered camps, we also have practise times AND classes so there’s something for everyone!

**UNLIMITED SUMMER CLASSES FOR £62 (4 months to 6 years)** If you can only attend throughout summer, we have the answer! Buy our unlimited summer class pass for £62 – no membership required

**Existing members can choose to pay £62 in August and attend unlimited classes for the 6 weeks of the Summer holidays!

For more details and to see the summer holiday class schedule click here.

Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, Leeds LS17 5NY. Tel: 0113 335 9915

0113 335 9915
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We’ll be carrying on the fun and dressing up all summer with our Stay and Play sessions in Roundhay and Crossgates! Spaces are selling really quickly so don’t forget to book if you want to join us.

We’ll have lots of amazing themed resources, messy play, soft play and plenty of tea and cake!

  • Oakwood Church on Thursdays: Baby Stay & Play 11.15-12.30pm. Toddler Stay & Play 9.30-10.45am. Starting July 28th.
  • The Newman Centre, Crossgates: Baby Stay & Play 11.15-12.30pm. Toddler Stay & Play 9.30-10.45 am


Discover Tiny Tetley Studio, an artist-designed play space for children under 5 at The Tetley, a contemporary art gallery in Leeds’ South Bank.

Artist and early years specialist Stephanie Jefferies invites you to get creative and spend time together in this immersive environment, where you can touch, climb and slide!

In Tiny Tetley Studio, Jefferies uses play and contemporary art to create an alternative to commercial spaces for children and their families.

As well as this free play space, visit The Tetley to see free art exhibitions and grab a bite to eat in the Bar & Kitchen.

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ, is a 10 min walk from Leeds Train Station, 10 min walk from Leeds Bus Station and 5 min walk from Trinity Leeds. The Tetley and Tiny Tetley Studio are open Wednesday – Sundays, 10am–5pm and are free to visit.


Friday 5th August – Pirates and Princesses 
 Robert Craven Hall in Bramhope
9.20am 13months – 3 years
10.25am 2 years – 5 years
11.30am Family Class 13months- 5 years

Monday 15th August – Watch Me Fly 
War Memorial Sports Hall in Adel

9.20am 13months – 3 years

10.25am 2 years – 5 years
11.30am Family Class 13months- 5 years

Siblings aged 13 months – 6 will need to purchase a ticket (you may need to alter ages on the booking form).  Any siblings who are older will not be able to go on the equpiment. If the class is super busy they will have to sit at the side for the activity part, but if it is a quieter class then I would love for them to get involved and sit with you.  


07870 275916
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Busy Birds Outdoor Learning

Busy Birds Outdoor Learning sessions are for children aged 4 months up to 6 years old. We are based at Stockeld Park, Wetherby include opportunities for your little busy bird to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more! There is also a weekly themed story and nature craft.

 We offer discounts on block bookings and additional siblings. Sessions run during term time and school holidays. Charlotte 07887551655 / Grace 07872901200

Diddly Oms Summer Baby and Toddler Yoga

Friday 29th July / Friday 5th August / Friday 19th August / Friday 26th August

Baby Yoga (12 weeks – crawling/walking) 10-10.45am

Stretch with Stories (8 months – 4 years) 11-11.45am

All classes £6.50 held at Horsforth Scout and Guide Headquarters, New Rd Side

To book contact Helen on 07764963312 or

Funky Jives Summer Holiday Sessions

Tinies (1-2.5yrs)
Under 5’s (2.5-4yrs)
Over 5’s (5-8yrs)

Over 5’s will perform a short routine to parents 5 minutes towards the end of their session.
Tinies and Under 5’s parents/accompanying adults will be able to join in with their little one 😁

All classes take place at Walton School of Dance, Barleyhill Road, Garforth, LS25 1DW.


SPARKS! at Thackray Medical Museum

Under-fives can explore the senses of sight, touch, taste, hearing and smell in the roleplay medical centre. Crawl through the digestive system and find your way out down the poo slide in our exciting softplay area!

You will be guided by our five feel-good friends; Wise Eyes the Owl, Katrina the Caterpillar, Gnasha the Crocodile, Dr Ele the Elephant and Medi the Monkey.

Under-fives go free when accompanying a visitor with an adult ticket to the museum – just tell our team you’d like to book a slot on your arrival.

Already have a museum ticket? This includes free access to SPARKS! but we’d advise booking a slot as soon as you arrive at the museum.

If you don’t have time to visit the rest of the museum or just want to book a visit to SPARKS! You can pre-book a slot £2 per child.


The Little Town of Play

Our small town has 11 areas for your children to explore filled with amazing equipment, toys and dress up to start your child’s dreaming. We run pre-defined play sessions with a pre-defined number of spaces so all children get to enjoy our small town and receive all the benefits we have to offer.

Batley, WF17 6FF


Whistlestop Valley

A Great Family Day Out! Climb aboard our little steam trains for a scenic railway journey from Clayton West to Shelley, in the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Cafe, shop, playground, miniature railway, picnic areas and bouncy castle. Special seasonal events. Birthday parties.

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Clayton West HD8 9XJ.Tel:  01484 865727


Woodland Wanderers, Meanwood Park

Under 5’s: Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-11:30am

Ages 4-8: Thursdays and Fridays 1-2pm

Outdoor classes at Meanwood Park. Stories, activities and exploring the woods!


Coffee, Cake & Calm (Parents and pre-walking babies): Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am

Relaxed outdoor sessions with your baby and cake!

Sign up now at or contact Rebecca for more information on: or 07504521339