Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards
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.
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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.
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.
We are adding more venues all the time. Currently we have academies at:
Loddon Jubilee Hall
Goals (Hall Road)
Framingham Earl High School
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!
Thorpe St Andrew School, Laundry Lane, NR7 OXS
Saturday: Early Stages (4-6 years)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07765793793 to book your place
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.
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.
01603 964022 or 07908 462149
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.
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.
Check website for details or contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036
Classes due to start again from 12th April
The Dojo Norwich, 3 Burton Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6AX
Tiny Tigers, age 4-6
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.
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, email@example.com uk or 0776528118
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.
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.
Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards
Norwich Gymnastics Club, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR
New beginner classes available to reduce waiting list. Please check new timetables online.
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
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
Contact 01603 528689 for more information.
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)
An hour-long class aimed at developing a sense of performance and storytelling using theatre games and exercises.
Returning to venues from 12th April for under 18s only at the moment.
Book classes online via the website or FB page.
Classes return from Saturday 17th April for under 18s only.
Venues: The Dussindale Centre, Ketts Park, Wymondham, The Nest, Cromer Road, Hellesdon.
Offering dance tuition for ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatics.
Keep up to date via the FB page.