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.

Featured Listing


2021 update

Due to reopen from 29th March


At Kixx our goal is simple:
To have a positive impact on every child at every opportunity.

We do this through an innovative programme which offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.

Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age.

Kixx Academies
Our academies are 40 minute sessions run weekly. We do a block of 8 weeks, then a 1 week break, then another block and so on. You pay a one-off membership fee of £19.95 which covers your child’s football kit (shirt, shorts, socks) and then a direct debit of £24 per month. In effect it works out at around £6 per session. The bookings have a full money back guarantee – if after your first session you think it really isn’t for you, then you can get a full refund, plus your child keeps the football kit as a “thank you” for trying us.

Our Venues
We are adding more venues all the time. Currently we have academies at:
Loddon Jubilee Hall
NR14 6NB
Goals (Hall Road)
Framingham Earl High School
NR14 7QP
Sprowston Community Academy

For more info and bookings visit our website. To contact us, just send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you to the Kixx family!



01302 618080

Featured Listing

Stagecoach Norwich

Thorpe St Andrew School, Laundry Lane, NR7 OXS

Saturday: Early Stages (4-6 years)

  • 9-10.30
  • 11-12.30
  • 1.15-2.45

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing and drama,

Contact Principal Hannah at norwich@stagecoach.co.uk or call 07765793793 to book your place


Featured Listing

stART Studio

stART studio offers a wide range of art making in a beautiful historic building. Have fun painting a canvas, decoupage a model or choose from a wide variety of activities during our Open studio Café, every Saturday (Fridays too in the school holidays). Our weekly timetable has something for every age and ability. Why not book a course or a drop in art class, try new techniques and hone your skills.

We have redefined pottery too. No kiln required; pottery made simple. Using acrylics instead of glazes on our pottery pieces you can make personalised keepsakes for loved ones, all that’s needed is a slick of waterproof varnish and they are ready to go and use! If sculpting and getting your hands dirty is more your thing then our carefully selected, quality air dry clay is for you. Shaping a big lump of wet clay into something useful or decorative for the home is indescribably therapeutic.

All the resources we use in the studio can be purchased at our studio shop and we have a beautiful selection of cards, prints and original pieces of art to buy from local artists Caroline Hyde-Brown, James Allen, Bella Bigsby and Astra Taylor-Todd.






Bookbugs and Dragontales

2021 update

Opens again from 12th April : check ahead for current schedule

Independent Children’s Book store with activities through the week. 41-43, Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA.

  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
  • Little Bugs Storytellers
  • Crafty Bugs and Doodle Dragons
  • Clay and Play
  • Toddler Drama, Little Dragons Drama and Dragons Drama

Email leanne@bookbugsanddragontales.com

01603 964022 or 07908 462149


Dandelion Stay and Play Sessions

2021 update

Sticky Saturdays cancelled until further notice.


Two hours of stay and play sessions at two sites

Aylsham Mucky Monday’s: Every Monday 9.30-11.30. The Dandelion Den, Brick Kiln Wood, Woodgate way, Aylsham, NR11 6FG

Eaton Sticky Saturdays: 1st Saturday of every month, 10-12. Eaton Vale Scout Centre, Church Lane, Eaton Vale, NR46NN

Book online with Dandelions Norfolk.

Direct Dance

2021 update

Returning to face to face classes for under 18s only from 12th April. (Over 18s from Monday 17th May.)

Ballet, Tap, Acro, Modern, available from beginner to senior and adult.

Children’s classes:

  • Venue: The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ. Monday and Thursday
  • Venue: Eaton Park Primary School, Duverlin Cl, Norwich NR4 6HS. Saturday

Check website for details or contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036

ESKA Tiny Tigers Karate

2021 update

Classes due to start again from 12th April

The Dojo Norwich, 3 Burton Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6AX

Tiny Tigers, age 4-6

  • Wednesday 5-5.45
  • Saturday 9.30-10.15

Due to the current social distancing guidelines class numbers will be limited and you will be required to pre-book your lesson in advance.

Contact 01603 418751 for more information.

Jolly Gymnastics

2021 update

Aiming to reopen on 12th April

Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road, Norwich

Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Jolly Gymnastics offer fun and friendly gymnastics classes for little ones from walking to school year 1.

Contact Erin, hello@jollygym.co uk or 0776528118

Legacy Dance Company

2021 update

Classes return from 24th April

Sprowston Diamond Centre

All male dance training group from age 4. The LEGACY family is not just about the ‘big boys’. We have a fantastic introductory and junior programme for boys aged 4-10yrs, who all get weekly training and performance opportunities alongside the main company.

  • Mini Legacy – boys aged 4-6, 11.45-12.30
  • Little Legacy – boys aged 7-10, 12.45-1.45




Norwich Art School Art 4 Youth CIC

April 2021

Online classes via Zoom available, no update on face to face courses yet.


Wensum Community Centre, Hotblack Road, Norwich, NR2 4HG

We are a collective of likeminded artists, teachers and professionals who urgently want to raise the current standards in art education for the benefit of young people – and your child plays a powerful role in creating this change.

Contact 07938 955385 for more information. 

Norwich Gymnastics Club

2021 update

Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards

Norwich Gymnastics Club, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

New beginner classes available to reduce waiting list.  Please check new timetables online.

email norwichgymnasticsclub@virginmedia.com to book their place or see website for details.


Rugby Tots

2021 update

Classes resume 29th March. Book online via the website or Fb page.

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Our dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-7 years to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment.

Saturday: Hellesdon High School, Norwich

Sunday: Framingham High School

To book or for more information please visit the website or call 0345 313 3928

SESMA Little Dragons

2021 update

Re-opening from 12th April. book a class online via website or Fb page.

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

Little Dragons (4-6yrs) Karate or Kickboxing

Saturday 9-9.30am
Monday 4-4.30pm
Wednesday 4-4:30pm
Thursday 4-4:30pm

Contact 01603 528689 for more information.

Theatre Class ‘Mad Red Spring’

2021 update

Maddermarket Theatre is currently closed as a venue during coronavirus restrictions, but it will open again when it can, keep an eye on FB page for more details.

Maddermarket Theatre, Saint John’s Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR

Saturday mornings (currently not running)

  • Mad Red Spring YT1 : ages 6-7, 10am-11am
  • Mad Red Spring YT2: ages 8-9, 10am-11am
  • Mad Red Spring YT3: ages 10-11, 11.15-12.15pm

An hour-long class aimed at developing a sense of performance and storytelling using theatre games and exercises.

TKF – Karate

April 2021

Returning to venues from 12th April for under 18s only at the moment.

Indoor classes

  • Wednesday evening: Worstead, North Walsham
  • Thursday evening: Norman Centre
  • Saturday morning: Queens Hill

Outdoor classes

  • Thursday, Sprowston Rec Park
  • Friday, Eaton Park
  • Saturday, Costessey Centre

Book classes online via the website or FB page.


United School of Dance

April 2021

Classes return from Saturday 17th April for under 18s only. 

Venues: The Dussindale Centre, Ketts Park, Wymondham, The Nest, Cromer Road, Hellesdon.

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Saturday

Offering dance tuition for ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatics.

Keep up to date via the FB page.