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, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling, Hellesdon, Horsford, Filby and Burston (near Diss). See our full timetable here:




Baby Sensory

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




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


Bop Tots

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


Busy Bees Baby Group

December 2020

Offering free online virtual baby group

Busy Bees Norwich Meridian.

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.



Dandelion Stay and Play Sessions

December 2020

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

December 2020

Returning to face to face classes.

Ballet, Tap, Acro, Modern


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

  • Beginners
  • improvers
  • Juvenile A
  • Juvenile B
  • Disco/jazz

Check website for details or contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036

Family Spanish – The Spanish Classroom

December 2020

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.


Golden Triangle Noah’s Boat Baby & Toddler Group

December 2020

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.


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

Hulabaloos Baby Group

December 2020

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


Jolly Gymnastics

December 2020

Now open.

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, uk or 0776528118

Lingo Lions

December 2020

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

December 2020

Currently offering one to one baby massage sessions and baby sensory gift packs.

See littledots website or FB page for further details.

Little Dots: Baby Yoga level 1

December 2020

Currently offering one to one baby massage sessions and baby sensory gift packs.

See Littledots website or FB page for more details.

Little Feet

December  2020

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.



Little Glow

December 2020

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.


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.



Meadow Way Chapel Toddlers


September 2020

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

December 2020

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

If  you are interested in your child attending our new COVID-safe Pre School classes, please send an email to to book their place.


Spinning Tots Norwich

September 2020

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.”




St Catherine’s Baby and Toddler Group

September 2020

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

My First Ballet at The Garage

December 2020

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


“My First Ballet”

Age 2-3, 10-10.45, £43 for 6 weeks

Contact 01603 283382 for more information.

Tap & Street at The Garage

September 2020

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


  • pre school street dance
  • pre school tap dance
  • primary street dance
  • primary tap dance
  • primary rock school
Contact 01603 283382 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 Soccerstars

December 2020

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)- Toddler Talking

December  2020

Tiny Talk Norwich North

Online  class Thursday 10-11am.

£4.00 per family per class
£24.00 for this term’s classes
Book online via the website or FB page.

Contact Leigh 07538238975


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.


Trinity Toddlers

September 2020

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.