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


*Due to start again on 12th April 2021. Register interest now.*

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:




Babblers Parent & Toddler

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Please check with venue.


St Francis Church, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, NR7 9UQ

Babblers Parent & Toddler Group- 1 month to 5 years

9.30am-11am. Term time only.

£1.50 session

Contact 01603 434753 for more information.

Bertie’s Babes

2021 udpate

Most Toddler groups have not  yet resumed. please check with venue.

St Cuthbert’s Centre @ St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road, Sprowston NR7 8TZ


£1.50 per child (under 6 months free)

Refreshments and craft activities included in the price.

Bookbugs and Dragontales

2021 update

Opens again from 12th April : check ahead for current schedule

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


01603 964022 or 07908 462149


BookStart Toddler Time

2021 update

The children’s library is still closed for now. Opening tbc

BookStart Toddler Time
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich NR2 1AW

10.30am-11am. Term-time only.
Rhymes, songs and book aimed at toddlers from 15 – 30 months.

Contact 01603 774774 for more information.

Bounce and Rhyme

2021 update

The children’s area of the library with events remains closed for now. Bounce and rhyme classes available online, see FB page to join in!

Toddler time for ages 18 months to 3 years

Thursdays 10.30-11

Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1AW

Free to attend, just pick up a sticker 30 mins before the session begins.

Cafe Tots

2021 update

Check venue for further information about when groups start again.

Norwich Central Baptist Church, 
Duke Street
, Norwich, 

Wednesday & Thursday 10am-12pm (term time)
Welcome to Cafe Tots at NCBC.  Come and enjoy watching the kids play and meet new parents and grandparents.  £1.50 per family.

Contact 01603 760497

Cantley Tots Stay and Play

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check venue for details.

Cantley Village Hall Thursdays 9-11.30am.

£2 per family of 2 children, 50p extra child. Unlimited tea and coffee for adults and fruit snack time for children.

Contact Becci Cook 07920422151 for more information.

Crafty Little Tinkers

2021 update

Sensory kits to hire, see website for details. Opening again tbc

Mulbarton Scout Hut, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8AE

10.30am- 12 noon   8 months -5 years

A messy play and sensory experience for babies, toddlers and children. With a different theme each week and over 10 activities for your little tinker to explore.
£4.50 per child, £1.50 for siblings, babes in arms free of charge.

Contact 07931 657120 for more information.​

Creative Planet Crafting Classes

Creative Crafting Classes during term time, starting from 14th April.

Little Stars at The Sprowston Diamond Centre 10.30am to 11.20am

Creative Stars online 4pm to 5pm

Little Stars online from Thursday April 15thuntil May 17th then at The Playbarn, Poringland from 10.30am to 11.20am. 

Little Stars at Lingwood Village Hall 11am to 11.50am

Contact:  07421 234 055.



2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Contact venue for details.

Cringleford Church Hall, Newmarket Road, 
, Norwich, NR4 6UE


We are a friendly group for parents, carers and pre-school children run jointly by our members and St Peter’s Church. £2 per family.

Contact St Peter’s Parish Office. Phone 01603 259138 for more information.

Diddy Dynamics

2021 update

Starting from 14th April

Diddy Dynamics is a fun street dance class for 1 to 3 year olds and their mummies (or daddies of course!) £5 per class.


  • 10-10.45, St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8TZ


  • 9.45-10.30, Rackheath Village Hall, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6LT

Contact Carly on 07828456106 for more information or


Direct Dance

2021 update

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.

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

Gymboree Play and Music

2021 update

Due to reopen on 12th April

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.


2021 update 

Due to reopen on 12th April.

Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

  • Monday and Tuesday venue: Saints event venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 OSQ
  • Thursday venue: The Willow Centre, Willowcroft, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
  • Friday venue: Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, NR8 6 UW

Contact: Valentina, 07414030169

Jolly Gymnastics

2021 update

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, uk or 0776528118

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 Feet

2021 update

Aiming to reopen on 12th April

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.



Mini Monkey Gym

2021 update

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: Call 07917 872205 or book via website

Mini Studio at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

2021 update

Mini Studio at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ

Online studio resources plus plenty of online art ideas for children to get involved in,




Music Bugs Norwich

2021 update
 Classes back on 12th April.
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
Monday to Friday. Venues in Sprowston, Costessey, Hethersett and Taverham.

Music with Mary

2021 update

Classes ready to book

Specially designed music classes with songs and activities to help your child enjoy singing and playing instruments.

Venue: Belvedere Centre, Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ

  • Wednesday 9.30 and 10.15 : over 1s and toddlers
  • Thursday 9.30 : over 1s and toddlers
  • Thursday 10.15: babies
  • Friday 9.30 and 10.15: over 1s and toddlers

Zoom class available on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

email or visit FB site Music with Mary





Noah’s Ark

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.


Eternity Church, 171 Earlham Green Lane, Earlham, Norwich, NR5 8RF

Friday 10am-12 noon (term time only), cost £1 per family.

​Thursday (fortnightly): 9:30am-11am. £2 per family up to 2 children, 50p additional child.

Our Parent-Toddler groups run at both campuses. They are a great place to meet and chat with other parents, grandparents, carers, etc and gives your babies and toddlers an opportunity to interact and play.

Norfolk Libraries For Families

April 2021 update

All libraries are open for at the door service only apart from the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library where there is a mobile library outside the Forum instead and Reepham library.  Opening times have changed so check each branch before visiting.

Until restrictions are lifted, these are the classes available to babies, toddlers and early years.

Tuesday 10am

Bounce and Rhyme Time on Norfolk Libraries Facebook page. (All previous videos are available to watch on YouTube)

Tuesday 11am

Just a cuppa: Babies and Toddlers on zoom, email to join

Wednesday 12 noon

Story Time on Norfolk Libraries Facebook page

Thursday 11am

Just a Cuppa: Bumps and Babies on zoom




Norfolk Nippers

Update 2021

New members are welcome to complete a form to express their interest by heading to our website:

Broadland Youth and Community Centre, Stalham Road, Hoveton, NR12 8DJ

  • Thursday 10-11am
  • Friday 9.30-10.30am
  • Friday 10.45-11.45am

Pre-school class for 1-3 year olds active children with a sense of adventure.  We offer a fun environment to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

Contact: Em 07881574802

Oak Grove Parent & Toddler

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check venue for details.

Oak Grove Community Church, Catton Grove Road, Norwich, NR3 3NT

9.30am-11.45am. 1 month – 3 years.

Call 01603 403388 for more information.

Sanctuary Coffee Stop

2021 update

Sanctuary Coffee Stop, Grove Walk, NR1 2QF

Opening from Tuesday 13th April for outdoor seating only. No toddler groups yet.
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm.



Stay and Play Salhouse

2021 update

Most toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.


Salhouse Village Hall, Lower St, Salhouse, Norwich NR13 6RH

Stay and Play group, refreshments available.

Thursday: 9.30am-11.30am, entry is £3.50, ages 0-5 years.



Stay & Play together

2021 udpate

Most Toddler classes have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.

Stay & Play Together Parent & Toddler Group, Owen Barnes Room, Breckland Road, Norwich, NR5 0RNB


Breckland Babes is open so that parent and carers can meet others, while their children can play in a safe environment. £2.50, additional child 50p.
Contact 01603 749901 for more information.

TEC Toddlers

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details.

Taverham Village Hall, Sandy Ln, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6JR

Thursday 0-4 years 11 months.

1pm-2.30pm. Term time only.

TEC Toddlers is a great place to bring your little ones for a fun-filled afternoon with lots of toys, games and songs.

£1.50 per week, which includes coffee/tea and biscuits.

Contact Gill Ready on 01603 860192 for more information.

The Hamlet Charity

2021 update

All stay and play sessions currently closed, please get in touch with Jayne Buckingham on for reopening information.


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 contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



This Little Piggy – Parent and Child Group

2021 update

most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for details.

Long Stratton Village Hall, Ipswich Road, NR15 2TA
Thursday, 10-11.30am (including holidays)

For children ages 0-8 years. £3 per family (adult and child, 50p per extra child), including drinks and snacks, toys, messy play and creative activities.

Find This Little Piggy Group on FB.

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Update 2021

Classes start in venues from 12th April.

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Singing and Sensory fun whilst learning British sign language, Limited places available, book now.

  • Venue: Monday, Belvedere Centre, Norwich
  • Venue: Thursday, Hethersett Methodist Church
  • Venue: Friday, Marley Village Hall




Tiny Talk South Norwich Toddler Talking

2021 update

New term starts on 12th April, sign up to register via the website or contact Lou.


Toddler Talking Class

Online class, Thursday 9.45-10.45.

Hethersett Methodist Church 32 Great Melton Road Hethersett NR9 3AB

£5.75 per family per class



Tots on Thursday

2021 update

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed.  Check with venue for details.

Bowthorpe Church Centre, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9AA

Tots on Thursday

10am-11.30am. Term time only.

50p per family, inc refreshments.

Contact the Church Centre on 01603 749614 for more information.


Tots Town

Update 2021

Home hire sets available to hire.

Face to face sessions tbc

Station court, 4 Station Ln, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3AY.


Wild by Nature

2021 update

Classes due to begin again on 12th April. Pre school stay and play fully booked but tree babies sessions still available.  See website or Fb page for details.


Holt Country Park

Wild by Nature.

A new pre-school group offering stay and play sessions with a forest school ethos. Thursday and Friday  term time 10.15-12

Session are by donation only.

For more information call us on 07900783412 / 07941868613, or find us on facebook Wild By Nature Norfolk.