Classes and playgroups
Norwich and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for pre-school age children.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities and classes available across our district. 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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*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: https://www.beebopsltd.co.uk/classes/
Dec 2020 update
Now taking bookings, 10 week term. £7 per class.
10.30-11.15 : 6-13 months
11.45-12.30 : Birth to 6 months
1-1.45 : Birth to 13 months
St Peter’s Church Hall, Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR4 6UE
Contact Ally on 07866 794888
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
01603 964022 or 07908 462149
December 2020 update
Continuing to offer online service.
Bop Tots Club, £9.75 per month for full access to all of the bop tots home videos.
Bop Tots Music & Movement classes for under 5’s at Lincoln Hall, Hingham, NR9 4HW
Classes are fun, friendly & energetic. Focusing on moving to the music using various instruments & props, followed by a relaxed social time with refreshments.
Contact Karen – 07510024273
Offering free online virtual baby group
Busy Bees Norwich Meridian.
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.
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.
Ballet, Tap, Acro, Modern
The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
Check website for details or contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036
providing online classes and new small groups please check on FB site, The Spanish Classroom.
Venue face to face: Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
Mondays: age 4-6 and age 7-8
Tuesdays: age 8-12
Fun Spanish sessions to introduce this lovely language to little ears.
Contact The Spanish Classroom on 07950368136 for more information.
Currently restricted due to government guidelines, keep in contact via the FB page @noahsboat
Golden Triangle Noah’s Boat Mondays Baby & Toddler Group
Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm (term time).
Holy Trinity Church Hall , 54 Cambridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2BB
Noah’s Boat is a friendly baby and toddler group. There is an interesting range of toys for babies and toddlers, plus singing, story, healthy snack, tea and coffee. £1
Call the Holy Trinity Church Office on 01603 622225 for more information.
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
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.
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
Contact: Valentina, 07414030169
Soft play, outdoor playground, sky trail, laser tag.
Now open again,
currently no party bookings or under 2s group.
New pre-booking schedule for Hulabaloo Play. Check FB page for details.
Hulabaloos, Units 3-5 Great Expectations Business Park, London Road, Sutton, NR18 9SJ
Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road, Norwich
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Jolly Gymnastics offen fun and friendly gymnastics classes for little ones from walking to school year 1.
Latest news and updates on Instagram: @JollyGymnastics and Facebook: Jolly Gymnastics.
Contact Erin, email@example.com uk or 0776528118
Spanish Classes for Children, online only continues. Age 0-11.
Please check FB site for details on how to sign up.
Age groups: 0-3, 3-5, 4-7, 7-11.
Currently offering one to one baby massage sessions and baby sensory gift packs.
See littledots website or FB page for further details.
Currently offering one to one baby massage sessions and baby sensory gift packs.
See Littledots website or FB page for more details.
Dussindale Community Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SR
Monday 9.30am. Now open.
‘Little Feet’ 40min class in Norwich, will warm up your toddlers and get them moving to familiar nursery rhymes and fun action songs. Musical instruments will help with coordination and developing their motor skills.
Contact Philippa on 07837 967908 for more information or visit FB page.
Now reopen to book.
From January, price is £4.50 per child.
Mondays 9.30am-10.30am and 10.30am-11.30
Queen’s Hill Community Centre, Poethlyn Dr, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5GT
Tuesdays, 9.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30
sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich NR7 8TR
Little Glow: for babies from birth to pre-walking, it’s an interactive sensory room where parents can bond with their babies while making new friends.
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.
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.
Toddler groups have not yet resumed but you can keep in touch via the Meadow Way Toddler group FB site.
Pre Covid: Back of the Chapel , Chapel Court , Norwich, NR6 5NU
Monday 10am-12pm. £1.50 per family.
Enjoy a relaxing time with toys and activities for parents with pre-school children, with refreshments included.
Contact Ruth on 01603 484784 for more information.
Norwich Gymnastics Club, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR
Two new mixed boys and girls beginner classes on Sunday, from 10th January onwards.
Mondays: 10-10.45, 11-11.45
Tuesday: 10-10.45 and 11-11.45
Spinning Tots Norwich has now closed.
“As children’s groups start to announce the possibility of re-opening in September, I unfortunately am really, really sad to say SpinningTots will not be returning. I wanted to say a massive thank you to current and past SpinningTots members that I have had the pleasure of meeting since SpinningTots started back in October.”
Toddler groups have not yet resumed. You can keep in touch via the St Catherine’s church FB page.
Pre Covid: St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Aylsham Road, Mile Cross, Norwich, NR3 2RJ
Monday, 10.30m-12.30am (term time)
We welcome parents, grandparents, childminders and all. There is usually a craft activity going on every week. We cater for children from birth to 5 years. Lunch provided.
Contact Mrs P.McDermott 01603 409293 for more information
The Garage, Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY
“My First Ballet”
Age 2-3, 10-10.45, £43 for 6 weeks
Classes resume from 14th September. Please see the new timetable and our guidelines on the website.
The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY
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
Hethersett Junior School, Queens Road, NR9 3DB
Satuday 8.30-9.15 : 1-2 years
Saturday 8.30-9.15, 9.30-10.15, 12.30-1.15 : age 2-3
Saturday 9.30-10.15, 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15 : age 3-6.
Tiny Soccerstars sessions are specially designed to give children their first touch with a ball. Our fully interactive sessions use a range of equipment to help children improve their gross and fine motor skills
Contact Jo Marchant on 07821 030106 for more information.
Tiny Talk Norwich North
Online class Thursday 10-11am.
Contact Leigh 07538238975
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.