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


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, Spixworth, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling and Long Stratton. See our full timetable here:





Featured Listing

Mini Monkey Gym

Mondays – The Belvedere Centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, NR2 3AZ
9:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)
10:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)

Tuesday – Swanton Morley Village Hall, Manns Lane, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, NR20 4NP

10:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)
11:30am Funky Monkeys (3-5 yrs)

Wednesday – Taverham Scout Hut, Sandy Lane, Taverham, NR8 6JR
10:00am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:00am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)

Thursday – Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
10:00am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:00am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)

Friday – Roxley Village Hall, Yarmouth Road (close to Thunder Lane) Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QF
9:30am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)
10:30am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:30am Funky Monkeys (3-5 yrs)

We are physical play, sensory and music rolled into one… At Mini Monkey Gym we have unique soft obstacle courses to explore which support a weekly movement theme and physical skill. Mini monkeys enjoy jumping off blocks, balancing on beams, crawling through tunnels, rolling down slopes and sliding! We use different sensory and musical props each week to compliment the movement theme such as, ribbons, beanbags, hula hoops, scarves, maracas and bells.

Mini Monkey Gym classes follow the same structure each week. This promotes recognition for your child and builds their confidence to join in with the circle time activities, songs and parachute play. Our circle times are full of fun active songs and rhymes, utilising sensory and musical props. These engage your child and develop their language skills, sense of rhythm and movement. Our sensory movement activities encourage exploration, creativity and self awareness.

Our classes are very relaxed and friendly so children join in when they are ready and are free to explore in their own way! Our classes are fun and social; offering parents a wonderful opportunity for special one-on-one time with their child and a chance to meet other like-minded families. Classes are £7 each, paid termly

Phone: 07749 040 812




Featured Listing

Rugby Tots

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.

Our fully trained coaches work hard to implement fun-filled games and programmes aimed at improving general ball skills, hand-to-eye coordination, balance, agility and social skills.

To book in for a FREE taster class or for more information please, or call 0345 313 3928

Swanton Morley (Friday)
2.20pm 2-3.5yrs
3.35pm 5-7yrs

Clover Hill Village Hall (Monday)
10am Age 2 – 3.5

Sprowston High School (Saturday)
8.45am 2-3.5yrs
9.15am 2-3.5yrs
9.45am 2-3.5yrs
10.30am 3.5-5yrs
11.15am 5-7yrs

Hellesdon (*Coming soon* – Saturday)
9am 2 – 3.5yrs
9.30am 3.5 – 5yrs
10.20am 5 – 7yrs

Mulberry Bush Nursery (children at the nursery only – Monday)
2.15pm 3.5-5yrs
3pm 2-3.5yrs

Ketts Park Wymondham (Saturday)
9am 2-3.5yrs
9.40am 2-3.5yrs
10.20am 3.5-5yrs
11.15am 5-7yrs

Framingham Earl High School (Sunday)
9.40am 2-3.5yrs
10.20am 3.5-5yrs
11.15am 5-7yrs

8.50am 2-3.5yrs
9.30am 3.5-5yrs
10.20am 3.5-5yrs
11.15am 5-7yrs

Contact 0345 313 3928 for more information.


Acle Marshes Sure Start Centre

Baby Sensory

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

Baby Sensory- Monday

10.00am – 11.00am  7 to 13 months
11.30am – 12.30pm  Birth to 8 months
1.00pm – 2.00pm  Birth to 13 months
2.30pm – 3.30  Birth to 13 months

Contact Suzy on 07813978370 for more information.

Bop Tots

Music & movement classes for children aged 0-4 years in South Norfolk.

A fun & energetic 1 hour class consisting of 30 minutes music & movement with instruments & props followed by 30 minutes social time with refreshments.

Monday – Lincoln Hall, Hingham, NR9 4HW
Tiny Boppers (approx. 1-2 years)
Mini Boppers (approx.2-4 years)

Tuesday – Kett’s Park Community Centre, Wymondham, NR18 0UR
Tiny Boppers (approx. 1-2 years)
Mini Boppers (approx.2-4 years)

£4.50 per class pay as you go (£4 per class for half term course)
Siblings – £2 (Non-Movers – Free)

Classes run term-times only and spaces are limited so please book online via

Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey Children’s Centre

Busy Bees Baby Group

Mondays 9.30am-10.30am at Busy Bees Norwich Meridian.

From 29th July to 19th August 2019.

Free of charge and no obligation to book a place at the nursery.  It’s a place to meet other new parents. share tips and advice and have a safe, stimulating environment for the babies to play in and explore.

Catton Grove, Fiddlewood & Mile Cross


City & Eaton Children’s Centre

Creation Station Little Explorers

Monday 10.30 to 11.20am          Brundall Scout Hut, Highfield Ave, Brundall NR13 5NT

Tuesday 2.15 to 3.20pm              Bure Room, Acle Recreation Centre, Acle

Friday 11 to 11.50 am                   Lingwood Village Hall (from 1st March)

Give your child creative adventures to spark their natural curiosity and develop their own journey of exploration and discovery.

You and your little one will be warmly welcomed to your fun and creative Little Explorer classes for children aged between 15 months and five years.

£6 per class or block booking discount available.

More information on the Creation Station FB page or website.

Direct Dance

The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ


4pm – 4.45pm Beginners: 3 – 5 years
4.45pm – 6pm Juvenile A: 9 – 11 years
6pm – 7pm Junior Disco/Jazz: 5 – 11 years

4pm – 5pm Improvers: age 5 – 7 years
5pm – 6pm Juvenile B: age 7 – 9 years
6pm – 7pm Senior Disco/Jazz: age 12+ years

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036

Drayton, Taverham & Hellesdon Children’s Centre


Earlham Early Years Centre

I can’t find an updated version of this timetable, please let me know if you come across it. Katrin

East City & Framingham Earl Children’s Centre

Family Spanish – The Spanish Classroom

Wensum Sports Centre, 169 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QW

Monday, 1-1.3opm

Family Spanish for ages 3-5 years
Fun Spanish sessions to introduce this lovely language to little ears.

Contact The Spanish Classroom on 07950368136 for more information.


First Steps Baby and Toddler Group

Magdalen Gates Primary School, Bull Close Road
, Norwich, NR3 1NG

Monday and Wednesday- 9am-11am (term time)

Drop in baby and toddler group for 0-4’s- all welcome. Art activities, music and singing session, age appropriate toys, books, puzzles etc.

There is a charge per adult and up to 3 children.

Contact Nicky Hudson / Vicki Chenery on 01603 465513 for more information.


Golden Triangle Noah’s Boat Baby & Toddler Group

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 Toddler Sessions

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

The parent and toddler sessions are for ages 18months- 5years. And the sessions are:-
Monday 10-11
Tuesday 1-2
Wednesday 10-11
Thursday 11-12
Friday 11-12
Sat& Sun- 9-10

£5 per person, £1 per pair of socks.

Contact 01603 964949

Gymboree Play and Music

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.


Join our mini productions for the very young and take your child on a journey down the rabbit hole with Hartbeeps, the most original musical baby, toddler and pre-school classes on the Planet!

Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)
Baby Bells (6 weeks – sitting)
Happy House (toddling – 4 years, younger siblings welcome)

£6.50 for Drop ins
£5.50 if booking for the term
£3 for a trial class
Siblings/twins are half price in the same class
Siblings under 6 months of age are free when attending Happy House.

Contact details :
Valentina 07414030169

Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles offers fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes for preschool children. From £4.50 per session depending on the age-group of the class.

Norfolk Snow sports Centre, NR14 8TW
Mixed age- 10.30am

Dereham Leisure Centre, NR19 1DF
Mixed age- 10am
3 months to walking- 11am

The Pavillion, Aylsham, NR11 6AW
Mixed age- 10am

Contact Suzi Ashcroft on 07515357743 for more information or to book.


Little Feet

Dussindale Community Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SR
Monday 9.30 & 10.15 (term-time)

Lingwood Village Hall, Station Road, Norwich, NR13 4AZ
Wednesday, 10.30m-11.10am (term-time)

White House Farm
Thursday, 9.30 & 10.15

‘Little Feets’ 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. £5. First lesson free.

Contact Philippa on 07837 967908 for more information.

Little People’s Drama Company

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

10.15am – 11.00am (2 to 3 year olds)
11.15am – 12.00pm (3 to 4 year olds)

11.00am – 11.45am (3 to 4 year olds)

9am – 9.45am (4 to 6 year olds)
10 – 10.45am (4 to 6 year olds)
11 – 12pm (6 to 7 year olds)

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
10 – 10.45am (2 to 3 year olds)
11 – 11.45am (3 to 4 year olds)
4.30pm – 5.15pm (4 to 6 year olds)
5.30pm – 6.30pm (6 to 7 year olds)

The Willow Centre, Cringleford 
9.30 – 10.15am (3 to 4 year olds)
10.30 – 11.15am (2 to 3 year olds)

We keep class sizes small so places must be reserved in advance.

Contact 01603 283382 for more information.

Meadow Way Chapel Toddlers

Back of the Chapel
, Chapel Court
, Norwich, NR6 5NU

Monday and Friday 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.

Messy Church for Babies and Toddlers

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 as well as a soft “safe” play area for babies.
  We cater for children from birth to 5 years.
 Lunch provided.

Contact Mrs P.McDermott 01603 409293 for more information.

North City Children’s Centre


Norwich Gymnastics Club

Norwich Gymnastics Club, Sale Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Pre-school with parent, 10.15am-11am

Pre-school without parent, 11am-11.45am


Telephone 01603 502976

Pete’s Music Baby & Toddler

St Thomas’s Church, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG
Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9.30am

Extra sessions Tuesdays at 10.35am

Postnatal Mum&Baby Yoga

Anne Morrish Yoga, The Yoga tree, 50 All Saints Green, Norwich NR1 3NB

Monday, 11am-12pm

Class is Mum focused, so long as Mum has had the all-clear for activity.  Babies welcome from 6 weeks up until babies are crawling.

Contact Anne on 07867476082 for more information.

Spixworth & Sprowston Children’s Centre

StART Studio Art Class

Release your mini artist with a stART studio art class!

Wicklewood Village Hall, Every Monday

10am – 8 months to 4 years

1 hour £5.50 per class if pre-booked, £6 on the door. Discount for siblings.

To book either visit our Facebook page or call 07985405703

Tap & Modern

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

Contact 01603 283382 for more information.

The Hamlet Charity

Bee Massage. 10-11  5 week baby massage course. £30 per course (1 adult, 1 child) at The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
We will guide you through techniques for a daily massage providing soothing ways to meet your baby’s needs through skin-to-skin contact creating a strong bond between you. Regular baby massage has countless benefits; including aiding sleep, easing wind and colic, increasing communication between you and your baby. Premature babies can also benefit from infant massage as the techniques stimulate growth and development. (Massage oil included)
Sensory Bees. 10.30-11.30  £24 term per 6 week term for preschool aged children at The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
Sticky, crunchy, sparkly and sometimes messy play is on offer! Stay and play in our fantastic sensory room and sensory playactivities! Explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment as well as displaying ways to create sensory experiences at homes with everyday household items.
Nurture Group. Wednesday 10.30-11.45  £21 per 6 week term or £35 per term for twins The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 

This supportive group for families with babies discharged from the NICU until they are 6 months old. We provide the opportunity for parents to meet others who have experienced a similar journey, reducing feelings of isolation. Working together with health professionals offering parents and carers a nurturing environment filled with opportunities.

Active Bees. 10-11  £18 per 6 week term for preschool aged children. The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
Play and pursue physical strengths through rocking, rolling, climbing and jumping – our activities help develop balance and coordination! The sessions are exciting and high energy with soft play and climbing equipment available each week. We have a ball pool to create fun and opportunities to throw into targets. We offer priority to children who have suspected or a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD, but we also welcome children who have lots of energy or are active!


10-11  Sing, Shake and Sign

Play and explore movement and music through signalong in this vibrant stay and play group. These sessions will explore communication through the use of singing and dance in a fun and creative way. Children and their families will be supported by our experienced staff to access our excellent sensory room and play resources.  £24 per 6 week term


Thorpe Hamlet, Heartsease & Dussindale Children’s Centre

Tiny Soccerstars

Abbey Hall, Church Street. Wymondham. NR18 0PH

Monday 1-3 years: 9.30am – 10.15am

2-3 years: 10.30am – 11.15am
11.30am – 12.15pm

3-5 years: 10.30am – 11.15am
11.30am – 12.15pm

1 free taster session. Sessions are £6 each, payable half-termly in advance. Siblings attending in same session will receive a 50% session fee discount.

Contact Jo Marchant on 07821 030106 for more information.

Tiny Talk Baby Signing & Toddler Class

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Tiny Talk Norwich (North)- Baby Signing & Toddler class

TinyTalk Norwich (North)

Baby signing classes for babies up to 2yrs with classes for crawlers/walkers or pre-movers
Drayton- Mondays 09:45/11:00
Sprowston- Tuesdays 09:30/10:45
Queens Hills- Thursdays 09:45/11:00
Old Catton- Fridays 10:00

Contact Leigh 07538238975

Tot Spot

Gage Road Chapel, Gage Road, 
Norwich, NR7 8BN

Monday (term-time)
10am- Morning session
1pm- Afternoon session

Contact 01603 488481 for more information.

Tots Town

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

Believable play for Under 7’s- open all week.

75 minute sessions.





Child (walking, 1+yrs) £5.75.  1 free adult per paying child.

Additional adult: £2.50

Bring/wear socks or tights. Booking essential.

Contact: 01603 928080 for more information.


Trinity Toddlers

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

Monday, 9.45am-11.30am. (term-time)

Contact Christine on 01603 868234 for more information.

Wellfit Mumma

The Yoga Tree, 50 All Saints Green, Norwich NR1 3NB


Pregnancy Yoga (Physio Led) 6-7.15pm
Mother and Baby Yoga –  11am-12pm

Contact for more information.

ZenMuma Baby Yoga

Mondays at The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Run by mother of two and expert yoga practitioner, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, ZenMuma Baby Yoga classes place emphasis on being able to take-away the skills and techniques you learn and really use them at home. Each class is packed with poses that gently encourage movement and natural development. Suitable for babies up until they are crawling.

Or contact 01603 631900 for more information