Weekly Clubs & Activities (4-12 years) Norwich


Classes and playgroups

Norwich and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children.

Below is a list of local classes throughout the week and also some details of all the children’s activities and classes further afield.  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.  For information on featured listings and advertising rates please click here.

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field N, Norwich NR2 1NY
All ages 1 year to 50+

Looking to start your little one’s creative journey? The Garage Norwich’s My First classes use theatre, dance and music to help their communication, confidence, cognitive and motor skills blossom. Fly through space, explore underwater worlds or dance in imaginary muddy puddles. For preschoolers to Year 13s, The Garage has a range of creative classes that’ll help them learn new skills or develop technique. Budding actors will love sinking their teeth into next year’s summer production of Dracula! It’s an all-singing, all-dancing Victorian vampire spectacular.

Booking is now open. Looking for something to do yourself? Whether you’re picking up an old hobby or want to try something new, The Garage has classes for all ages and abilities. The autumn term saw the return of its fitness classes offering seated Pilates, mat Pilates, ballet barre Pilates and Lunch Fit. Tasters range from £10-£17.50.

Visit the classes section of its website, email info@thegarage.org.uk, call 01603 283382 or pop into the Chapel Field North performing arts centre.

Visit the website today or give its friendly front of house team a call on the number below and to keep up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening at The Garage, follow on socials (below) or sign up to get its monthly newsletter.


01603 283382
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City Academy, Norwich, NR4 7LP

The Workshop Studios is an artistic training venue offering high quality Dance and Theatre education for Pre-School to Pre-Vocational. Our all-round training includes class work, performance opportunities, choreographic projects, guest workshops and exams.

Our Tiddlywinks (3-4yrs) and Pre-Primary (4yrs+) classes encourage confidence, independent thinking and important development skills for our youngest dancers through dance, music, storytelling and adventure. It’s truly magical watching their imaginations blossom.
For ages 5-18 we have a wide range of classes including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Technique and Tumbling and Singing. We also offer guidance and mentoring for students and their parents who are preparing for auditions and applying to vocational colleges.
We are proud to be home to the award winning all male dance company LEGACY, who provide not only training for boys and young men age 4-21 but also a place of inspiration and brotherhood.
It’s not all about the children – we offer fabulously fun Adult Tap classes from beginner level to advanced. Perfect for those who want to get moving and practise their Fred Astaire moves.
Our main aim is to nurture and support every student to reach their own potential whilst making life long friends.

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All Stars Cricket

8 week summer courses available to book at various venues across Norwich including Sprowston, Horsford, Old Catton, Frettenham and Swardeston.

All Stars Cricket is a nationwide initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Check their website for latest course dates.




2nd Hellesdon Scout Centre, Middletons Lane, Norwich NR6 5NG

An innovative alternative for home educated children, three days per week in Norwich. We are welcoming applications for children aged 6-11.

Visit the Bamble website for more information, or the Facebook/Instagram page

Updated 15/01/24

Creation Station: Create Club

Kinsale Infant School NR6 5SG
Mondays: Create Club After School Club 3.15-4.15pm 5-7 years starting Monday 30th October 2023

Horsford Primary School (Holt Road) NR10 3RQ
Tuesdays: Create Club After School Club 3.10-4.10pm 5-11 Years starting Tuesday 3rd October 2023


CrossFit Spitfire classes for kids

CrossFit Spitfire, 175 Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9AQ

Spitfire Kids – Ages 5-11 Years
Mon / Weds / Fri: 1600 – 1645
Membership – £34 Per Month Unlimited Classes, No Contract.
10 Class Pack – £49 (Must be used within 3 Months of purchase)

Spitfire Teens – Ages 12-16 Years
Mon / Weds / Fri: 1645 – 1730
Membership – £39 Per Month Unlimited Classes, No Contract.
10 Class Pack – £54 (Must be used within 3 Months of purchase)

CrossFit Spitfire Kids is a professional specialised programme in Norwich aimed to develop children’s fitness and skills at a young age, helping them as they grow to become fitter and stronger. All kids aged between 6-15 years are welcome to come along.

Call 07825 301001 or email info@crossfitspitfire.com.


Direct Dance

Monday & Thursday: The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ, varying times by age group

Saturday: Eaton Park Primary School, Duverlin Close, Norwich NR4 6HS , varying times by age group

Children’s dance classes covering Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Acrobatics

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036 to find out more.

Updated 15/04/24

Girlguiding – Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

Weekly meetings of girls at lots of locations across Norwich

Rainbows – age 4-7

Brownies – age 7-10

Guides – age 10-14

Girlguiding gives girls the opportunity to have fun, adventure and try new things with friends.

Check the Girlguiding website for locations and contact details of all local groups.

Jolly Gymnastics

Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road North, Norwich, NR6 6AQ

Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Jolly Gymnastics offer fun and friendly gymnastics classes for little ones from walking to school year 1. Classes vary depending on your child’s age and stage.

Contact 0776528118 to book or for more information.

Updated 15/01/24


Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

Weekly, term-time and holiday football courses for ages 2-11 at venues across Norwich.

Disability football, water exercise and dance courses also available.

Call 01603 984000 to find out more and book.

NR2’s Kids Art Club

Monday: Jessopp Road Scout Hut, Norwich NR2 3JF (3:30 – 4:30pm).

Art club is a friendly group for 5-11 year olds meeting every Monday. Sessions booked in blocks and each one focussing on a theme exploring different techniques to make arts and crafts.

£40 for 5 sessions. Find them on Facebook for more info and to book!

Oak Circus Centre

St Michael Coslany Church, Oak St, Norwich NR3 3AE

Improve your child’s confidence and coordination in a non-competitive environment. We offer classes from ages 3 – 18 for all levels and include performance opportunities in our yearly program.
Saturday: Circus Tots – 3-5yrs 10am, Youth Circus – Acorns – 6-10yrs 11.15am, Youth Circus – Saplings – 8-12yrs 1pm

4.30pm: Youth Beginners Class 6-16 years

4.30pm C.A.N Plus Circus Academy Norfolk 8-20 years

5pm: Youth Circus Improvers and Pre C.A.N Circus Academy Norfolk 6-16 years

10am: Circus Tots 3-5 years
11.15am: Youth Circus Acorns 6-10 years
1pm Youth Circus, Saplings 8-12 years
2.45pm Youth Circus Oaks 11-16 years

12.30pm: SEN Friendly Circus Class 8-15 years
2pm: SEN Friendly Circus Class 8-15 years
3.30pm: TWINKLE SEN Circus Class 7-15 years

01603 568634

Updated 15/02/24

Premier Education

Heather Avenue Infant School
Mondays: After School Multi-Activity Club, 15th April 2024 – 15th July 2024. Course starts on Mon 15th April 2024 Times: 15:00 – 16:00, Age Range: 4-11, Year Group: R-Y6

Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic School
Tuesdays: Basketball Club, 8th January-16th February, 3.25-4.25pm. £19.80, £4.95 per session. Year 2-8

Ashleigh Primary School
Tuesdays: Football After School Club, 8th January-22nd March, 3-4pm. £36, £4.50 per session. Year 3-6

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Tuesdays: Multi-Sport After School Club, 29th January – 29th March, 3.15-4.15pm, £16, £2 per session. Year Reception-6

Hemblington Primary School
Thursdays: Gymnastic Club, 8th January-22nd March, 3-4pm. £36, £4.50 per session. Year Reception-6

Find more information on Facebook or their website.

Updated 29/01/24



Scouting – Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

Weekly meetings of boys and girls at lots of locations across Norwich

Beavers – age 6-8

Cubs – age 8-10.5

Scouts – age 10.5-14

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Gives children the opportunity to try new things and make new friends.

Check the Scouts website for locations and contact details of all local groups.

SESMA Little Dragons

Sesma Studio, Unit 19, Drayton Ind Est, Taverham Rd, Norwich NR8 6RL

Mondays: 4pm, Little Dragons 4-6 years olds & 5pm Beginners and low grades Karate
Tuesdays: 4pm, Little Dragons 4-6 years olds & 5pm Beginners and low grades Karate
Thursdays: 4pm, Little Dragons 4-6 years olds & 5pm Beginners and low grades Karate
Saturdays: 5pm Little Dragons & 6pm Beginners and low grades Karate

Contact 01603 528689 for more information.

Updated 15/02/24

TKF – Traditional Karate & Fitness

Monday (6pm) and Saturday (9am): Little Ninjas (age 4-6)

St Peter’s Church Hall, Newmarket Road, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6UE

Saturday (11am): Junior Class (age 6-14)

West Costessey Community Centre, Poethlyn Drive, Queens Hill, Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5BP

Book classes online via the website or FB page.


TPF – Parkour Training Sessions

TPF – Parkour, Unit 4 Aylsham Way, Norwich, NR3 2RF

Mondays: Beginners 4-10 years Parkour, 4:30-5:45pm & Beginners 10 years + 6-7.15pm

Tuesdays: Parkour 6-10 years 4.30-5.45pm, 11-15 years 6-7.15om & 13-18 years 7.30-9pm

Wednesdays: Parkour home education 4-9 years 10-11.15am, 10-15 years 11.30-12.45om. Parkour 7 years + 4.30-5.45om, 8 years + 6-7.15om and adults 16 years + 7.30-9pm

Thursdays: Gymnastics 4.30-5.45om & Quiet Session (SEN) 6-7.15pm

Saturdays: Open sessions parkour, 10am – 11.15am, 11:30am – 12:45pm



Urban Spec-Ops

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Locations in Rackheath, Coltishall, Heartsease, Acle, Loddon, Freethorpe and Horsham. Times vary. Age 5-12 years.

Urban Spec Ops deliver life skills and leadership training through camouflage learning in a fun, safe environment. Taught with a military spin to deliver discipline, self control and focus.

Call 07486079505 or email uspecops@gmail.com.