Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich


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.

Featured Listing


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.

Kixx Academies
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.

Our Venues
We are adding more venues all the time. Currently we have academies at:
Loddon Jubilee Hall
NR14 6NB
Goals (Hall Road)
Framingham Earl High School
NR14 7QP
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!


01302 618080

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.


All Stars Dance Academy

Belvedere Community Centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, NR2 3AZ

Baby Street Class 3 – 7 Years

10am – 11am

Our baby class is fun and energetic with lots of creative moves using

all types of music.

£2.50 Per Class, Pay Weekly.

Contact Sharon on 07710 411218 for more information.

Boogie Bounce Kids

Pilling Park
Saturday 10.15am-10.45am

Classes start Saturday 21st October for ages 4+

Bring your mini’s to a fun filled disco themed 30 minute bounce session.

Each child will have their own mini trampoline to follow along the child friendly routines or bounce along as they please to music they love!  Boogie Bounce Kidz encourages confidence, refined motor skills, co-ordination skills, balance and exercise all while having a great time.

Be sure to book in ASAP to avoid disappointment. £3.50 per child.

Contact Sarah on 07557 784132 for more information.

Chilli Kids

Recreation Road Sports Centre, Recreation Road, Norwich, NR2 3JA

Hope your little jumping beans are ready to come and dance with us.  We teach a tropical style of dancing, play games, tell stories and have lots of laughs along the way!

If your child is going to be in nursery or reception and is out of nappies (aged 3-5 years) come along from 1-1.30pm, year 1 or 2 (aged 5-7 years), come along from 1.30-2.15pm, or years 3-6 (aged 7-11), come along 2.15-3pm. Early years pay just £4, key stage 1 & 2 only £5, includes a healthy snack.

Contact 07817970716 for more information.

Direct Dance

Saturdays – INFANT School Hall, Eaton Primary School, Eaton, Norwich
9.30am – 10.10am Beginners: age 3 – 5 years
10.15am – 11.45am Juvenile A: age 7 – 9 years
11.45am – 1.30pm Junior A: age 11 – 14 years
1.30pm – 3.30pm Intermediates: age 14 – 16 years

Saturdays – JUNIOR School Hall, Eaton Primary School, Eaton, Norwich
9.30am – 10.30am Improvers: age 5 – 7 years
10.30am – 11.45am Juvenile B: age 7 years
11.45am – 1.30pm Junior B: age 9 – 11 years
1.30pm – 3.30pm Seniors/Students: age 17 + years

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036

Footie Tots

Thorpe St Andrew High School
Saturdays 9-10am

Footie Tots Norwich runs fun and friendly football sessions for children aged 2-6.
We currently have classes starting on Saturday 4th August, running continuously throughout the year (including school holidays)

Contact Hannah on 07827296226.

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

Green Dragon Runners – Family Fitness Fun

Robert Kett Primary School, Wymondham, NR18 0LS

Join us every Saturday starting on 27th Jan 11am-12pm. £2 per person.

Family Fitness Fun is an hour of fun games with the kids. You’ll be working together, playing together and getting fit together. Join in the excitement of a relay race, get out of breath playing tag, work as a team to get over obstacles or pull the kids into the mud in a tug of war 😉

We’ll focus on on fun but the sessions will also develop balance, coordination, flexibility, speed, endurance and overall health. You can play as hard or as easy as you like and the sessions are suitable for all ages – bring the whole family and prepare to get muddy!

Join Green Dragon Runners on Facebook to find out more.


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.

Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio

Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio, Salhouse Road, NR13 6LB

Dance classes from ages 3+ and adult fitness classes in –

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Yoga, Pilates, Legs Bums & Tums, Bootybarre, bbarreless, Mum & Baby dance/sing/movement class, Mum & Baby Pilates, Adult Tap.

Please book before! Contact us 01603 510431

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.

Mini Professors

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.

Special offer: 3 week trial for just £12 (weekday sessions only)

New lower price: 10 week booking £65 and 5 week booking £35

Cringleford Pavillion, Oakfields Road, Cringleford, NR4 6XF
11.30am – 12.10pm.  2 years to 3 years 6 months.
1.00pm – 1.40pm.  3 years 5 months to 5 years.

Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB
10.30am – 11.10am.  2 years to 3 years 6 months.
11.30am – 12.10pm. 3 years 5 months to 5 years.


We also run monthly Saturday classes at Eaton Park (bookable individually and our older class is suitable for children in Reception)

Saturday – Monthly
Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
10.30am – 11.10am. 2 years to 3 years 6 months.
11.30am – 12.10pm.  3 years 5 months to 5 years.

Contact Lucy on 07793 817355 for more details.

Moo Music

Palgrave Community Centre, Diss

Every other Saturday.

Moo Music is a great fun and interactive regular music session for 0 – 5 year olds, babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun while doing it.

Contact  Suzi on 07944033723 or email website is

Stagecoach Norwich

Sewell Park Academy
St Clement’s Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4BX

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 & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.
(90 minutes each week)


Main Stages (6-18 years)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!
(3 hrs each week)


Contact 0808 208 5134 for more information

Tiny Soccerstars

Hethersett Junior School, Queens Rd. NR9 3DB

Saturday 1-3 years: 8.30am-9.15am

3-5 years: 9.30am – 10.15am
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 Soccerstars

Thorpe Marriott Village Hall, The Square. NR8 2UT

Saturday 1-3 years: 9am-9.45am

3-5 years: 10.00am – 10.45am
11.00am – 11.45am

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.

Tots Town

Tots Town

4 Station Court, Hethersett, Norfolk, NR9 3AY

Believable play for Under 7’s.

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 is essential.

Contact: 01603 928080 for more information.

Tumble Tots

The Dussindale Centre, Pound Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0SR

Walking to 2 years- 10am
2-3 years- 11am
3 years to school age- 12.30pm

Walking to 2 years- 9.30am
2-3 years- 10.30am
Gymbobs (school age to 7 years) 11.30am

Contact Toni Tinker on 07754 180253 for more information.

Young stagers drama classes

Young stagers drama classes

Maddermarket Theatre, St Johns Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR.

Class 1 – 6-7yrs
Saturday 10.00am-11.00am – £50.00
Class 2 – 8-9yrs
Saturday 10.00am-11.00am – £50.00

Contact 01603 620917