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.


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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Commotion Creatives is perfect for any preschool age child or baby as its been specially designed to support their developmental ages and stages. It’s pay per family which means no extra cost if you have more then one.

Each week we will explore a theme or story through different arts activities including dance storytelling, sensory play, signs and arts and crafts.

This is a relaxed session and you and your little ones can take breaks when you need so come and spend your morning enjoying some creative fun with your little one.

Commotion Dance specialised in early years dance and creative arts provision.

Where and when

Mondays (term time) from 9.30-11am at Copperdot studio St Andrews Church Hall, The Street, Trowse. NR14 8SX

Sessions are £8.50 per session, as a block payment and this will include any crafts to take home. There is also the option of a taster session.

For more information or to book your space please email using the address below.

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Meaningful Movement for baby and me classes

Take an hour for you and your baby to be creative and playful together, in a calm, safe and interactive session led by Movement Therapist and Sensory Specialist, Rosa Kentwood.
Meaningful Moves is about relationships; with the new little person in your life, other like minded mothers, and the relationship you have with yourself. The session will allow you the time to physically and emotionally connect with your baby and yourself. There will be lots of opportunities for you to explore together through movement, music and sensory play and its a perfect way to support your babies physical, emotional and cognitive development. It also offers mothers an opportunity to focus on their own wellbeing in a lighthearted yet supportive environment, allowing you the space and freedom to share, reflect and connect with the other mothers in the group.

Class information
Mondays (term time) from 11.30-12.30 at Copperdot Studio st Andrew’s Church Hall, Trowse, NR14 8SX.
Sessions are £8 per session. There are options on block bookings with a taster session available. Please get in touch with any questions using the email address below.

 


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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

 


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The Garage, 14 Chapel Field N, Norwich NR2 1NY
All ages 1 year to 50+

The Garage Norwich’s Covid-secure studios, opposite Chapelfield Gardens, will reopen for classes on 13 September. It’s THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, no matter your age or ability.

Join its experienced team of professional tutors and try a dance, theatre, music or fitness class.

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The Garage

Visit the website today or give its friendly front of house team a call on the number below and to keep up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening at The Garage, follow on socials (below) or sign up to get its monthly newsletter.

 


01603 283382
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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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Adele’s Baby Massage

2021 September update

Classes available face to face on Saturdays and Mondays.

Baby massage classes are held in Aylsham and North Walsham, two adults welcome per booking. Age range: birth to one year.

Follow on Instagram and Facebook for more information or contact Adele Durrant, Certified Infant Massage Instructor at adelebabymassage@outlook.com or 07786195582.

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Bubba’s Baby and Toddler Group

Monday 10am

Pilling Park Community Centre, 23 Pilling Park Rd, Norwich NR1 4PA
Bubba’s is a baby and toddler group that encourages children to grow their confidence through songs, dancing and sensory fun.
45 minutes teacher-led music plus 45 minutes stay and play.  £6 per session.
Plus, new for summer 2021!
Team Toddler – Toddler Stay and Play Monday 26th July 10am  (Block session £25 for 5 weeks or £6 a class (more info on Facebook)

Contact: Bubbashubnorwich@gmail.com

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

Dandelion Stay and Play Sessions

*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

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

Holy Trinity Church Hall , 54 Cambridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2BB

Golden Triangle Noah’s Boat Mondays Baby & Toddler Group

Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm (term time).

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

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.

Jolly Gymnastics

2021 September update

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. Classes run at various times on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road, Norwich. As well as half termly blocks of classes, special themed events take place in the holidays, open to non-members.

Contact hello@jollygym.co uk or 0776528118

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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 Birds Music

Mondays in Brundall
Brundall Memorial Hall – 10:00-10:30am (continuing through the summer holidays)

Thursdays in Sprowston
Knowles School of Dance, White House Farm – 10:30-11:00am (term time)

Guitar-led music classes for babies and toddlers with percussion, puppets, bubbles, stories and rainbow scarves.

Cost: £6 per session, discounts applied when you book by the half term. Siblings under 6 months free, and 6 months and up charged at 50%.

www.littlebirdsmusic.co.uk

Little Dots: Baby Massage

2021 September update

Little Dots Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes are held on  Mondays in Acle and Bradwell.

The classes are £30 for 4 sessions.

We also have ZOOM Baby Massage sleep time drop in classes on mondays 4.30 – 5.00 these are £3 per session

Contact littledotsinfo@gmail.com

Visit www.littledots.org.uk for more information.

 

Little Feet

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

Little Glow Norwich

Our multi-sensory room is a calm, quiet and relaxing area, which is designed to help with your child’s sensory development.  Our sessions are unstructured, parent-led sessions where you are free to explore our range of sensory toys, look at the lights and make 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

Contact: Lisa Deary  norwich@thelittlesensory.co.uk

 

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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Meadow Way Chapel Toddlers

Term time only.

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

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

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.

Norwich Gymnastics Club

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 norwichgymnasticsclub@virginmedia.com to book their place or see website for details.

 

St Catherine’s Baby and Toddler Group

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

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

 

The Phonics Fox

2021 September update

We teach phonics through play based learning- inspiring confidence, imagination and a lifelong love of literacy.

  • Mondays:
    10:30am: Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich, NR7 8TR
  • Tuesdays:
    10:30am: Jessop Road Scout and Community Hub, Jessopp Rd, Norwich NR2 3JF
  • Wednesdays:
    10am: Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio, Unit 5, White House Farm Barns, Salhous Road, Norwich, NR13 6LB
  • 2pm: The Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

Please follow our social media pages for updates or email/ visit our website to fill out an interest form.

Email: sammy@thephonicsfox.com

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

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

 

 

 

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

Trinity Toddlers

2021 update

Toddler groups are not yet resuming.

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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.

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