Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich


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.

Featured Listing


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, Hellesdon, Horsford, Filby and Burston (near Diss). See our full timetable here:




Featured Listing


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

All Smiles Toddler Group

December 2020

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


Pre Covid:

Notre Dame Prep School, 147 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 3TA

Tuesday and Friday 9.30am-11am (term time)

0-4 years.

Contact Mary Taylor on 01603 625593 for more information.

Bookbugs and Dragontales

December 2020

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

Open again, events and activities calendar to follow soon.

Come and visit us or buy online.

Email us at

01603 964022 or 07908 462149


Bounce and Rhyme

December 2020

The library is currently open with new guidelines and timetable, children’s events are not running for now.

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

December 2020
Open for February bookings.
Classes are held in Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio a modern, newly converted barn at White House Farm, Sprowston. COVID safety measures are in place.
Bookings are now open for the classes which commence on Friday 26th February from 10:30am to 11:30am for five weeks. £55 for the course.
To book email or PM on Facebook or Instagram

Creation Station Little Explorers

Currently offering online craft sessions

2nd Brundall Scout Hut, Highfield Ave, Brundall, Norfolk, Uk, NR13 5NT

Little Explorers is a creative crafting class which aims to inspire the imaginations of children aged 18 months to 5 years old.

Contact Eleanor: 07421 234 055

Please book online.



Enchanted Music and Drama

September 2020

Hello everyone, sad to say that the current Covid guidelines prohibiting singing in enclosed spaces and strict rules to remain socially distanced by 2 metres mean that Enchanted Music & Drama is not yet back at Poringland Community Centre this September.


Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, NR14 7WB

Fridays 10am-11am

Aimed at pre-school children over 12 months.

Sessions will include 30 minutes of singing, music, drama and dance activities specially written around a seasonal or fun theme.  £5.50 per session on a drop-in basis or a reduced rate of £5.00 per week if booking half a term at a time.

Contact Debs Kerridge on 07941 281 634 for more information.


December 2020

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

Norman Centre, Bignold Road, Norwich NR3 2QZ

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

December 2020

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

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

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

December 2020

FREE online classes from 14th September, sensory packs to accompany the classes are available for £7  via the Glow worms FB page.

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

December 2020

Open with restrictions in place, check the website before your visit.

Friday 18th December, Santa is making an appearance! £6 per toddler.

Book sessions in advance.

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

The parent and toddler sessions are for ages 18months- 5years.

Contact 01603 964949

Gymboree Play and Music

December 2020

Now taking bookings.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Open Gym: Saturday and Sunday, 10 spaces per session.

Booking essential for every session.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich , NR4 6QPOpen every day

At Gymboree Norwich we have fantastic play & learn and sensory baby play classes for under 5s and we are open every day at our brilliant location at Notcutts garden centre.

Contact 01603 250585 for more information.


December 2020
 Also providing Hartbeeps at Home.
Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

Happy House: Toddlers and their younger siblings. Baby Beeps: Babies sitting to toddling. Baby Bells: newborn babies to sitting.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Monday venue: Saints event venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 OSQ
  • Tuesday venue:  as above
  • Thursday venue: The Willow Centre, Willowcroft, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
  • Friday venue: Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, NR8 6 UW

Contact: Valentina, 07414030169

Hempnall Little Ones

December 2020

Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with the venue.


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

December 2020
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 Divas and Dudes Baby Street

December 2020

Classes have now resumed, check the new timetable via the website,

Aspire Dance – Little Divas and Dudes Baby Street (3-7 years)

Wednesday– 4pm-4.45pm
Great Plumstead Village Hall, CHURCH ROAD, Great Plumstead, NR13 5AB

Friday– 4pm-4.45pm
Ingham Village Hall, Ingham, NR12 9TD

Baby street is designed to work on your child’s coordination, strength and concentration whilst having fun. The class consists of various exercises and routines which will help develop the student’s movement memory.

Contact 07795421273 for more information.

Little Monkeys Baby & Toddler Group

December 2020

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

December 2020

Christmas Adventures : 11th and 18th december

Role play, drama and songs, age 2-4, £8.50 per child.

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Little Springers Gymnastics at Spring

December 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: Hewett School, Hall Road Norwich.

Saturday : Long Stratton Leisure Centre, 8.15-9am

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



Mandarin Kids

December 2020
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
You are all welcome to come and learn Chinese for free by singing familiar English songs and nursery rhymes in Mandarin Chinese. Our fun playgroup is for 0-4 year olds. No knowledge of Chinese is needed to take part.

Contact: Sarah Fung 07858 364441


Meadow Way Single Parent Support Group

December  2020

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 Professors

December 2020

Mini Professors @ Home

Mini Professors classes are currently online, see the FB page for more details.

Or email

Mini Professors Preschool Science Classes (ages 2-5 yr)

Join us for a fun-filled scientific adventure! Every week we cover a new and exciting topic and each lesson is packed full of experiments, stories and fun.

Our sessions are aligned with EYFS and we encourage your little one to socialise, share, take turns and improve their fine and gross motor skills.

Tuesdays, St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA

Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB

Saturdays, (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ


Music Bugs Norwich

December 2020
From Thursday 3rd December.
We provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age.
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Bircham on FB page or email
Monday: Sprowston
Tuesday: Costessey
Wedneday: Sprowston
Thursday: Hethersett
Friday: Taverham

Music with Mary

December 2020

Weds 9.30 online via Zoom
Thurs 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre , Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ
Friday 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre
To book a place please email and I will send all the details, including the Covid measures in place for the classes.





Noah’s Ark

December 2020

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

December 2020

New members are welcome to complete a form to express their interest by heading to our website:

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

  • Thursday 10-11am
  • Friday 9.30-10.30am
  • Friday 10.45-11.45am

Pre-school class for 1-3 year olds active children with a sense of adventure.  We offer a fun environment to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

Contact: Em 07881574802


December 2020

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

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

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

December 2020

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

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

Friday (term-time)

£2. Crafts & refreshments.

Contact 01603 123456 for more information.

Soul Toddlers

December 2020

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


Soul Church, 4 Mason Road, 
Mile Cross, 


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (term-time)

Enjoy structured play including craft, song time, snack and all weather play area.
It is a great opportunity for parents / carers to bring their toddlers (0-3yrs)  to have fun and build relationships in a safe environment.
£2.50 for the first child and £1 for subsequent children.. Taster free!
For further info please contact

Stay & Play

December 2020

Toddler groups have not yet resumed.

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

Stay and Play for 2-5’s.


Contact Vikki on 01603 788814 for more information.

Surrey Smarties

December 2020

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

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

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

December 2020

The Hamlet Charity – Little Bees (play and stay sessions)

We prioritise providing stay and play provision for those children with additional and/or complex health needs as well as offering to those children that are typically developing – siblings are more than welcome to attend and join in too!

For more information about our Little Bees Stay and Play sessions for under 5s, please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



Tiny Triers Rugby

December  2020

Back from 12th September, see FB page for further details.

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

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 Sense

December 2020

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.

Tots Town

December 2020

Now open for restricted public play sessions and private hire parties. Book online for all the details.

Station court, 4 Station Ln, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3AY.


Twinkle Toes Baby Cafe

December 2020

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

Twinkle Toes Cafe, 63 Sussex St, Norwich, NR3 3DG

Wednesdays 10.30am and 12pm: Baby and Me Time, Baby bonding and sensory class.

Fridays 10.30am: Little Adventurers toddler active class.

Contact Lianne on 0771774972 to book your space.

Worstead Baby and Toddler Group

December 2020

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