Playgroups and classes
Norwich and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on children.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. 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. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.
At Kixx our goal is simple:
To have a positive impact on every child at every opportunity.
We do this through an innovative programme which offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.
Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age.
Our academies are 40 minute sessions run weekly. We do a block of 8 weeks, then a 1 week break, then another block and so on. You pay a one-off membership fee of £19.95 which covers your child’s football kit (shirt, shorts, socks) and then a direct debit of £24 per month. In effect it works out at around £6 per session. The bookings have a full money back guarantee – if after your first session you think it really isn’t for you, then you can get a full refund, plus your child keeps the football kit as a “thank you” for trying us.
We are adding more venues all the time. Currently we have academies at:
Loddon Jubilee Hall
Goals (Hall Road)
Framingham Earl High School
Sprowston Community Academy
For more info and bookings visit our website. To contact us, just send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you to the Kixx family!
stART studio offers a wide range of art making in a beautiful historic building. Have fun painting a canvas, decoupage a model or choose from a wide variety of activities during our Open studio Café, every Saturday (Fridays too in the school holidays). Our weekly timetable has something for every age and ability. Why not book a course or a drop in art class, try new techniques and hone your skills.
We have redefined pottery too. No kiln required; pottery made simple. Using acrylics instead of glazes on our pottery pieces you can make personalised keepsakes for loved ones, all that’s needed is a slick of waterproof varnish and they are ready to go and use! If sculpting and getting your hands dirty is more your thing then our carefully selected, quality air dry clay is for you. Shaping a big lump of wet clay into something useful or decorative for the home is indescribably therapeutic.
All the resources we use in the studio can be purchased at our studio shop and we have a beautiful selection of cards, prints and original pieces of art to buy from local artists Caroline Hyde-Brown, James Allen, Bella Bigsby and Astra Taylor-Todd.
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.
Contact Julie Gibbon or Debbie Hawkins On 01603 261769
Now open to book.
Sporty Tots is a fun introduction to sport for two to four-year-olds that develops balance, co-ordination, sending, receiving and striking skills.
Norwich (Open Academy) Salhouse Road, Norwich NR7 9DL
9am – 10am (ages 2-4)
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org uk or 0776528118
Now open to book.
Mini Millans – This class is for ages 3-4 years, 9.30-10.30
The class will consist of 20 minutes ballet, tap & acrobatics. All of the Mini Millans attending will be asked to let us know in advance their most favourite song to twist & twirl too and we will play it especially in the acrobatics class!
We also offer ballet, tap, modern and acrobatics for 5 year olds.
Mini Professors @ Home
Mini Professors classes are currently online, see the FB page for more details.
Or email Cambridgenorth@miniorofessors.co.uk
Mini Professors Preschool Science Classes (ages 2-5 yr)
Join us for a fun-filled scientific adventure! Every week we cover a new and exciting topic and each lesson is packed full of experiments, stories and fun.
Our sessions are aligned with EYFS and we encourage your little one to socialise, share, take turns and improve their fine and gross motor skills.
Tuesdays, St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA
Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB
Saturdays, (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
Now open. Book online via the website.
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.
Saturday: Hellespont High School, Norwich
Sunday: Framingham High School
To book or for more information please visit the website or call 0345 313 3928
Sesma Studio, Unit 19, Drayton Ind Est, Taverham Rd, Norwich NR8 6RL
Little Dragons (4-6yrs) Beginners Intro
Contact 01603 260751 for more information.
Returning 9th January 2021, available to book now.
Sewell Park Academy
St Clement’s Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4BX
Early Stages (4-6 years) 9-10.30
Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing and drama,
09 Jan – 03 April. May be subject to change
Two Week Trial £25.00
Contact 0808 208 5134 for more information
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.