Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich


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.

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


*Due to start again on 12th April 2021. Register interest now.*

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:




Baby Sensory

2021 update

St Peter’s Church Hall, Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR4 6UE

We will be returning to venues on April 12th.

Add yourself to the waiting list and we will contact you as soon as we have a space.





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


01603 964022 or 07908 462149


Creation Station Little Explorers

2021 update

Returning on 26th April

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

Monday, Horsford Village Hall, Holt Rd, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3DN

Friday, Bob Carter Centre, 11 School Rd, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6DW

Contact Hannah Goodrum, or call 07711770293 or book via website.



Creative Planet Crafting Classes

Creative Crafting Classes during term time, starting from 14th April.

Little Stars at The Sprowston Diamond Centre 10.30am to 11.20am

Creative Stars online 4pm to 5pm

Little Stars online from Thursday April 15thuntil May 17th then at The Playbarn, Poringland from 10.30am to 11.20am. 

Little Stars at Lingwood Village Hall 11am to 11.50am

Contact:  07421 234 055.


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

Family Spanish – The Spanish Classroom

2021 update

providing online classes and new small groups  for children and adults, please check on FB site, The Spanish Classroom.

Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ

Contact The Spanish Classroom on 07950368136 for more information.


Golden Triangle Noah’s Boat Baby & Toddler Group

2021 update

Online zoom sessions on Mondays.

Face to face tbc


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.


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

2021 update

Due to reopen on 12th April

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.


2021 update 

Due to reopen on 12th April.

Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

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

Contact: Valentina, 07414030169

Hulabaloos Baby Group

2021 update

Due to reopen on 17th May

Soft play, outdoor playground, sky trail, laser tag.

Hulabaloos, Units 3-5 Great Expectations Business Park, London Road, Sutton, NR18 9SJ


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, uk or 0776528118

Lingo Lions

2021 update

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.




Little Dots: Baby Massage

2021 update.

Little Dots will be running face to face Baby massage and Baby Yoga classes again from Monday 10th May at Acle Recreation centre and Bradwell Mill lane.

You can secure your place by contacting The classes are £12 for 4 sessions.

Little Feet

2021 update

Aiming to reopen on 12th April

Dussindale Community Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SR

Mondays and Thursdays at 9.30am

‘Little Feet’ will warm up your toddlers and get them moving to familiar nursery rhymes and fun action songs. Musical instruments will help with coordination and motor skills.

Contact Philippa on 07837 967908 or visit FB page.



Little Glow

2021 update

Aiming to reopen on 12th April

For babies from birth to pre-walking, an interactive sensory room where parents can bond with their babies while making new friends.

  • Mondays 9.30am-10.30am and 10.30am-11.30 at Queen’s Hill Community Centre, Poethlyn Dr, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5GT
  • Tuesdays, 9.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30 at Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich NR7 8TR


Little Springers Gymnastics

2021 update

Returns Monday 12th April for all junior gymnasts and parkourists. New gymnasts from week commencing 19th April.

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.



Meadow Way Chapel Toddlers

2021 update

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.

Mini Monkey Gym

2021 update

Classes return 19th April at 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: Call 07917 872205 or book via website

Monday at The Garage

Update 2021

Summer term begins online on 19 April for a block of six weeks until half-term. We’re planning to reopen the building from 7 June. *check website for latest times*

The Garage, Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

  • ‘My First Music and Movement’ age 2-3
  • pre-school Performing Arts age 3-4
  • mini Performing Arts, age 4-7
  • Rock School Beginners, age 7-11
  • Street Dance, age 7-11
  • Ballet and Tap age  7-11
Contact 01603 283382 for more information. or see website for details.

Music Bugs Norwich

2021 update
 Classes back on 12th April.
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
Monday to Friday. Venues in Sprowston, Costessey, Hethersett and Taverham.

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 to book their place or see website for details.


St Catherine’s Baby and Toddler Group

2021 update

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)

Contact Mrs P.McDermott 01603 409293 for more information

StART Studio Art Class

2021 update 

Release your mini artist with a stART studio art class! Art Classes and Art Cafe

16 Market Place Wymondham NR18 OAX

Pre school art class : Mondays, 10-11.30 and 1-2.30
Pick up and delivery art supplies available to buy

The Hamlet Charity

2021 update

All stay and play sessions currently closed, please get in touch with Jayne Buckingham on for reopening information.


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 contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



Tiny Soccerstars

2021 update

Face to face sessions tbc

Hethersett Junior School, Queens Road, NR9 3DB

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 South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Update 2021

Classes start in venues from 12th April.

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Singing and Sensory fun whilst learning British sign language, Limited places available, book now.

  • Venue: Monday, Belvedere Centre, Norwich
  • Venue: Thursday, Hethersett Methodist Church
  • Venue: Friday, Marley Village Hall




Tots Town

Update 2021

Home hire sets available to hire.

Face to face sessions tbc

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


Trinity Toddlers

2021 update

Toddler groups are not yet resuming.


Trinity Church Centre, The Square, Thorpe Marriott, NR8 6XE

Pre Covid: Monday, 9.45am-11.30am. (term-time)

Contact Christine on 01603 868234 for more information.