Playgroups and classes

Norwich and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities 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.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.


Beebops Sensory Music and Dance classes are:

*suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers
*a lively mixture of singing, dancing, playing percussion instruments, exploring props and sensory free play
*a mixture of structure and free play
*an aide to your child’s development
*a parent child interactive class
*great value for money
*lots of fun

Classes in Dereham, Lowestoft, Salhouse, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling, Filby and Burston (near Diss). See our full timetable here: https://www.beebopsltd.co.uk/classes/

 


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Hartbeeps Classes for babies and toddlers featuring: Music, Puppets, Laughter and Fun!

Hartbeeps take you and your little one on a different sound journey every week… exploring real life from the safety of our beautiful sets… we set the scene, tell the story and make magic happen!

 

Monday – Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, Norfolk, NR8 6UW

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)

 

Tuesday – Saints Event Venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, NR7 0SQ Norwich

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)

 

Thursday – Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

9.45am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.00am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.15pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)

 

Friday – Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, Norfolk, NR8 6UW

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)

 

Booking at: bookeo.com/hartbeepseastnorfolk

 


07414030169
valentina@hartbeeps.com
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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)
NR1 2GB
Framingham Earl High School
NR14 7QP
Sprowston Community Academy
NR7 8NE

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
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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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Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory Classes suitable from birth to 13 months.

Monday & Friday: St Peter’s Church Hall, Cringleford, NR4 6XL

Tuesday: St Cuthbert’s Church Hall Annex, Sprowston, NR7 8TZ

Email: norwich@babysensory.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Bonding Beyond Birth

Bond Street, Hingham

Baby massage classes from birth up to one year

5 week course, 90 minutes per week.

Fridays 11.45am & 1.45pm

Massage is a wonderful way to support bonding and attachment but can also aid sleep, congestion, colic, constipation.

£60 including oils, handouts, refreshments. Discounts available for NHS staff, School Staff and NICU families.

Find out more at facebook.com/bondingbeyondbirth

 

Bookbugs and Dragontales

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

 

Bounce and Rhyme

2021 update

Libraries with events remains closed for now. Bounce and rhyme classes available online from the Norwich Millennium Library, see FB page to join in!


Taverham Library, Sandy Lane, Taverham NR8 6JR

Friday – Bounce & Rhyme
11-11.30am (term time)

Contact the library on 01603 260545 for dates and times.

Cherish Baby Massage

September 2021 update
Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio, White House Farm, Sprowston
Five week classes run Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays at 10.30am.

Relaxing Baby Massage Classes are held in Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio a modern, newly converted barn at White House Farm, Sprowston. COVID safety measures are in place.

To book email cherishbabynorwich@gmail.com or PM on Facebook or Instagram

Creation Station

2021 September update

Inspiring creativity with fun and interactive arts and craft classes for your little ones.

Classes for children aged 6 months to 4 years.

  • Monday & Wednesday, Horsford Village Hall, NR10 3DN
  • Thursday, Taverham Village Hall, NR8 6JR
  • Friday, Bob Carter Centre, NR8 6DW

Contact: Hannah on 07711770293 or hannahgoodrum@thecreationstation.co.uk

Diddy Dynamics

2021 September update

A super fun dance class for babies and toddlers up to school age!

  • Wednesdays 10am at St cuthberts Church, Sprowston
  • Thursdays 9:45am at Rackheath Village Hall
  • Fridays 10:45am at The Rackheath Pavilion, Stracey Road

Term Time only

Classes can be booked online at www.bookwhen.com/dynamicdancenorwich

For more information email dynamicdancenorwich@hotmail.co.uk

 

Footsteps

2021 update

Most toddler groups have not yet resumed, see venue for details.


Norman Centre, Bignold Road, Norwich NR3 2QZ

Friday
10am-11.30am. Term time only.

Footsteps is a great chance for parents and carers from Mile Cross to bring their preschool children for a fun time, enjoy a coffee and meet new friends, all in a safe environment.

Contact 01603 419767 for more information.

Gateway Come and Play

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.


Easton Village Hall, Marlingford Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5AD

Friday
9.30am-11.30am (term-time)

£1.50 per family. Fun, toys, singing and crafts.

Contact Hannah, Jo or Claire on 01603 920045 for more information.

Glow-worms and Fireflies

2021 update

Classes resume tbc

Contact Lucy 07713162706


Music classes for children 0-5 years

Lyng Village Hall, Richmond Pl, Norwich

Glow-worms: 10.15-11.15am. babies to toddlers, singing, signing and sensory play.

Fireflies: 11.30-12.15pm. Mixed ages, singing, signing, imaginative musical play. £4 a session for one child + £1 per additional child.

Gravity trampoline park parent and toddler

2021 update

Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside Entertainment Centre, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1WX

Re-opening Gravity rocks on April 17th (weekends only 10am – 6pm) to individuals on their own, or in their household groups only.

The re-opening of Gravity Norwich trampoline park will follow on May 20th.
Parent and toddler sessions for ages 18months- 5years still to be confirmed.

Contact 01603 964949

Gymboree Play and Music

If you haven’t rebooked yet and would like to then please get in touch as soon as you can. The classes are filling up very fast.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich , NR4 6QP

Contact 01603 250585 for more information.

Hempnall Little Ones

2021 update

Check with the venue for when face to face groups begin.

All classes at Hempnall Village Hall, Bungay Rd, Norwich NR15 2NG

Tuesdays : 9.15am -11am (stay and play playgroup)
Fridays: 10.15am – 11.45am (sing and play session)

Suitable for ages 0-4 years old. Term time only.
Contact Katie on 07940436805 for more information.

Jellybabies Baby and Toddler Group

2021 update
Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details.

Friday’s 9:45 – 11:15am (term-time)
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Eaton.
Large carpark for parking.
We are a friendly group for ages 0-5yrs. A large variety of toys available, along with a craft table and music at the end of session.
Find us on Facebook
Contact number 07905499303

Little Monkeys Baby & Toddler Group

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details,


 

Framingham Earl methodist church (Pigot Lane, Poringland)
Fridays 10-12 during term time.

We provide soft play (every other week), lots of toys and craft activities. First session free, then it’s £3.50 per family.

Contact Kirsty on 07784029076 or find us on Facebook.

Little People’s Drama Company

2021 update
Due to reopen from 23rd April for Cringleford venue, book online now. Other classes coming soon. Please register interest,

Creative, confidence building, imaginative & fun drama classes for children 2-7 years in Norwich area.

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich

Friday

  • 9.30-10.15: age 3-4.
  • 10.30-11.15: age 2-3

Cost: £8 per class for 13 classes.

 

Little Springers Gymnastics

Venue: Hewett School, Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 2PW, Monday, Tuesday, Friday.

Venue: Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2UY. Saturday 8.15-9am  Little Springers Play

Find out more about joining via the website, Spring-Gymnastics.

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Mandarin Kids

2021 update
No current updates, the children’s library section of the Forum remains closed.

Learn Chinese for free!
Wednesdays 10.30am-11am in the children’s section of the Millennium Library (Forum)
Fridays 10-11am a The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SQ
Contact: Sarah Fung 07858 364441
mandarinkids@yahoo.com

 

Meadow Way Single Parent Support Group

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details.


Meadow Way Chapel, Chapel Ct, Norwich NR6 5NU

First Friday of every month, 9.30-11.30. Support group run by single parents for single parents.

Please feel free to bring along children with you and join like-minded people.

Mini Monkey Gym

2021 update

Eaton Park Community Centre Monday to Saturday

Mini Monkey Gym is Norwich’s favourite provider of developmental physical and sensory play classes for babies, toddlers and children up to 5 years.

Contact Penny: Info@minimonkeygym.co.uk Call 07917 872205 or book via website

Mini Professors

2021 update

Mini Professors @ Home.
Preschool Science Classes.

Mini Professors classes are currently online, see the FB page for more details.
Or email Cambridgenorth@miniprofessors.co.uk

Tuesday St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA
Friday Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB
Saturday (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ

 

Music Bugs Norwich

We provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age, contact Michelle Bircham on FB page or email norwich@musicbugs.co.uk
Monday to Friday. Venues in Sprowston, Costessey, Hethersett and Taverham.

Music with Mary

2021 update

Classes ready to book

Specially designed music classes with songs and activities to help your child enjoy singing and playing instruments.

Venue: Belvedere Centre, Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ

  • Wednesday 9.30 and 10.15 : over 1s and toddlers
  • Thursday 9.30 : over 1s and toddlers
  • Thursday 10.15: babies
  • Friday 9.30 and 10.15: over 1s and toddlers

Zoom class available on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

email mary.white6@ntlworld.com or visit FB site Music with Mary

 

 

 

 

Noah’s Ark

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.


 

Eternity Church, 171 Earlham Green Lane, Earlham, Norwich, NR5 8RF

Friday 10am-12 noon (term time only), cost £1 per family.

​Thursday (fortnightly): 9:30am-11am. £2 per family up to 2 children, 50p additional child.

Our Parent-Toddler groups run at both campuses. They are a great place to meet and chat with other parents, grandparents, carers, etc and gives your babies and toddlers an opportunity to interact and play.

Norfolk Nippers

2021 September update

Broadland Youth and Community Centre, Stalham Road, Hoveton, NR12 8DJ

• Friday 10-11am

A fun and inclusive class for grown ups and their Under 5s with a sense of adventure. Child led exploratory play and structured activities all centered around a weekly theme. From Singing and Dancing to Science Experiments and Yoga. Led by Em (BSc Hons QTS DBS).

New members are welcome to express their interest by emailing Em at: info@norfolknippers.co.uk

Contact: Em 07881574802

Puddles

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed.  Check with venue for details,


Thorpe Marriott Village Hall, The Square, Thorpe Marriott, NR8 6XE

Friday
10am – 11.45am. Term time only.

Puddles is where babies & toddlers can bring their carers to play, sing & read together, get creative, make friends and grow together!

Cost: £2 per carer & child (50p for additional children over 1yrs). Age 0-5 years.

For more information contact Rachel on 07788 287388 or 01603 865599.

 

Silver Road Stay & Play

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details,


Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Rd, Norwich NR3 4TA

Friday (term-time)
10am-11.45am.

£2. Crafts & refreshments.

Contact 01603 123456 for more information.

Stay & Play

2021 update

Toddler groups have not yet resumed.


Busy Bees, Delft Way, Norwich Airport, Norwich, NR6 6BB

Stay and Play for 2-5’s.

Friday
9.45am-10.45am.

Contact Vikki on 01603 788814 for more information.

Surrey Smarties

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details.


26 Surrey Chapel, Botolph Street
, Norwich, NR3 1DU

Friday
9.30am-11.30am
Come along for a fun filled morning, including lots of toys, adult refreshments, singing, craft, Bible story and plenty of healthy snacks. Fun for the kids and a social relaxing time for the parents/carers.

Contact 01603 619555 for more information.

The Hamlet Charity

The Hamlet Charity Johnson Place, Norwich, NR2 1SJ

We offer weekend and holiday play schemes throughout the year. These provide recreational, education and social opportunities, alongside high quality care, for children and young people with disabilities and complex health needs.

For more information contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566

 

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

2021 September update

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Singing and Sensory fun whilst using British Sign Language signs to aid communication often before talking!

Baby classes 0-18months. Toddler classes 18m-4years. Come and join in the fun!

  • Monday: Belvedere Centre (NR2) am, Willow Centre (NR4) pm
  • Thursday: Hethersett am
  • Friday: Wymondham am, Attleborough pmFor further information: www.tinytalk.co.uk/kellyl
    Contact: kellyl@tinytalk.co.uk

 

 

 

Tiny Triers Rugby

2021 update

Training starts again on 29th March.  New members always welcome. see FB page for further details.


Crusaders Rugby Club, Little Melton Rd, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3NP

Friday
For children aged 2-4 years: 9.30am for younger ones, 10.30am for children starting Reception in September.

£13 a term (6 weeks)

Contact Martin 07952524154 for more information or to book.

Toddler Play at Funky’s

Funky’s, Spar Road, NR6 6AX

10am-12pm
£3.95 Per Toddler (Includes One Adult).
Lots of Space & Toys To Play With
No skating. No Need To Book, Just Come Along

Term time only

Toddler Sense

2021 update

This group has not yet resumed, keep an eye on the Toddler Sense FB page for further notice.


 

St Peter’s Church Hall, Newmarket Road, Cringleford, Norwich, NR46UE

10am – 13 months to 2 years
11:15 – 2 years to 3 1/2
12:30 – 2 years to 5 years mixed age and siblings group
Classes are priced as follows:
3 trial classes for £15
10 classes for £70
Contact 07813978370 for more information.

Worstead Baby and Toddler Group

2021 update

most toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for further details.


Worstead Parents, Toddler and Baby Group, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ruin Road, Worstead

Friday morning, 10am to 12pm

Contact: Gaby Marjoram

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