Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards
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.
Due to reopen from 29th March
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!
Opens again from 17th April 2021
Thorpe St Andrew School, Laundry Lane, NR7 OXS
Saturday: Early Stages (4-6 years)
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,
Contact Principal Hannah at email@example.com or call 07765793793 to book your place
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.
Classes now available face to face on Saturdays and Sundays.
Baby Massage classes are held in Aylsham and North Walsham. Covid guidelines in place, sadly home one to one session’s are currently not available. Age range: birth to one year.
Follow on Instagram and Facebook for more information or contact Adele Durrant, Certified Infant Massage Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786195582
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.
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.
Check website for details or contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036
Sessions starting from 31st March. New members can contact us via the website or Fb page.
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)
Due to reopen on 12th April
Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich , NR4 6QP
Contact 01603 250585 for more information.
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, email@example.com uk or 0776528118
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.
Heather Millan School of Dance and Performing Arts
Reopening on 12th April
New class: Junior Hip Hop, age 6-10. Monday 4.30-5.15.
Adult classes resume from Monday 17th May.
New members can register interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook,
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: Info@minimonkeygym.co.uk Call 07917 872205 or book via website
Mini Professors @ Home.
Preschool Science Classes.
Mini Professors classes are currently online, see the FB page for more details.
Or email Cambridgenorth@miniprofessors.co.uk
Tuesday St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA
Friday Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB
Saturday (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards
Norwich Gymnastics Club, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR
New beginner classes available to reduce waiting list. Please check new timetables online.
Classes resume 29th March. Book online via the website or Fb page.
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: Hellesdon High School, Norwich
Sunday: Framingham High School
To book or for more information please visit the website or call 0345 313 3928
Re-opening from 12th April. book a class online via website or Fb page.
Sesma Studio, Unit 19, Drayton Ind Est, Taverham Rd, Norwich NR8 6RL
Little Dragons (4-6yrs) Karate or Kickboxing
Contact 01603 528689 for more information.
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.