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.

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:
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Take your little one on a Sound Journey with Hartbeeps’ multi-sensory, musically themed classes for babies and toddlers!!

For our younger babies, we offer totally unique ‘age/stage’ programmes which have been carefully crafted to support and delight every baby during their very important first year. With elements of Baby yoga, Baby Massage, Baby signing, etc we will awaken your little one’s newly acquired senses.

For toddlers and pre-schoolers we set the scene and let your Little Hartbeepers build their story! With our own original versions of classic nursery rhymes, the most fabulous songs, gorgeous puppet characters, dress-up, props, sensory play and more…


Our Programmes:

Baby Bells – Newborn from 8 weeks old (younger babies welcome) to sitting unaided (approx. 7.5months old)

Baby Beeps – Babies sitting unaided, crawlers and first steps (approx. 7.5months old to 16 months old)

Happy House – Toddlers and Pre-schoolers with younger siblings ( Approx 16 months old to 4years old and younger siblings. Babies under 6 months old go free in HH when attending with a sibling)

Trials = £3.00

Cannot commit? No problem, we also offer drop ins – subject to availability.

Sibling discounts available.
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Immerse in Nature – provides Nature Education for all the family! Our sessions to foster a connection with Nature, in a mindful way, through exploring nature/nature themes with your senses.

Immerse in Nature runs a Parent and Toddler group called Nature Explorers at Barnham Broom Village Hall weekly on a Thursday during term time from 10am – 11:30am. Nature Explorers encourages Parents/Carers to engage with their little ones in nature themed sensory activities to help inspire an interest in nature from an early age. Each week we have sensory play, book corner, planting, storytime and free refreshments.

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The Garage, 14 Chapel Field N, Norwich NR2 1NY
All ages 1 year to 50+

Looking to start your little one’s creative journey? The Garage Norwich’s My First classes use theatre, dance and music to help their communication, confidence, cognitive and motor skills blossom. Fly through space, explore underwater worlds or dance in imaginary muddy puddles. For preschoolers to Year 13s, The Garage has a range of creative classes that’ll help them learn new skills or develop technique. Budding actors will love sinking their teeth into next year’s summer production of Dracula! It’s an all-singing, all-dancing Victorian vampire spectacular.

Booking is now open. Looking for something to do yourself? Whether you’re picking up an old hobby or want to try something new, The Garage has classes for all ages and abilities. The autumn term saw the return of its fitness classes offering seated Pilates, mat Pilates, ballet barre Pilates and Lunch Fit. Tasters range from £10-£17.50.

Visit the classes section of its website, email, call 01603 283382 or pop into the Chapel Field North performing arts centre.

Visit the website today or give its friendly front of house team a call on the number below and to keep up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening at The Garage, follow on socials (below) or sign up to get its monthly newsletter.


01603 283382
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City Academy, Norwich, NR4 7LP

The Workshop Studios is an artistic training venue offering high quality Dance and Theatre education for Pre-School to Pre-Vocational. Our all-round training includes class work, performance opportunities, choreographic projects, guest workshops and exams.

Our Tiddlywinks (3-4yrs) and Pre-Primary (4yrs+) classes encourage confidence, independent thinking and important development skills for our youngest dancers through dance, music, storytelling and adventure. It’s truly magical watching their imaginations blossom.
For ages 5-18 we have a wide range of classes including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Technique and Tumbling and Singing. We also offer guidance and mentoring for students and their parents who are preparing for auditions and applying to vocational colleges.
We are proud to be home to the award winning all male dance company LEGACY, who provide not only training for boys and young men age 4-21 but also a place of inspiration and brotherhood.
It’s not all about the children – we offer fabulously fun Adult Tap classes from beginner level to advanced. Perfect for those who want to get moving and practise their Fred Astaire moves.
Our main aim is to nurture and support every student to reach their own potential whilst making life long friends.
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Yoga with ZenMuma Amber

Baby and Postnatal Yoga
Mondays: Spixworth Community Hub 11-12pm
Thursdays: Hellesdon Community Centre 1-2pm

Adventurous Baby Yoga
Mondays: Spixworth Community Hub 12.15-1pm
Thursdays: Hellesdon Community Centre 2.15-3pm

Pregnancy Yoga
Tuesdays: The Yoga Tree 12.30-1.30pm
Tuesdays: Old Catton Village Hall 7.15-8.30pm

Contact Amber on 07307849476 or email

Updated 15/01/24


Babyballet Norfolk

Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 11.10-11.40am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 11.05-11.35am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 11.30-12pm

Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 9.25-10am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 9.20-9.55am
Wednesdays: Queen’s Hill Community Centre NR8 5BP 9.30-10.05am and 11.20-11.55am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 10.45am-11.20am
Fridays: Barford Village Hall NR9 4AB 9.30am-10.05am
Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 9.15-9.50am

Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 10.15-10.55am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 10.10-10.50am
Wednesdays: Queen’s Hill Community Centre NR8 5BP 10.20-10.50am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 9.30-10.10am
Fridays: Barford Village Hall NR9 4AB 10.20-11am
Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 10.05-10.45am & 12.15-12.55pm

Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 11-11.45am

Babyballet Norfolk Central offer fun, award-winning pre-school dance classes for children from 6 months to 6 years.

Call 07368 519637 for more info and to book.

Updated 15/01/24

Blaze Trails – Norfolk Baby Walking Group

Blaze Trails is a community of parents who empower each other to get out walking with their babies and toddlers.
We organise baby-carrying, pushchair and toddler walks in and around Norfolk.
Days / Locations vary, check Facebook group / website for details.
All our walks are free to attend. You can sign up to our walks by RSVP’ing on our community platform.
Updated 15/04/24

Bookbugs and Dragontales

41-43 Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA

Thursdays: 10.30-11.30am: Toddler Craft (ages 2-4)

Toddler Craft and Story Club! Join us for a storytime adventure in this play based, creative session perfect for the very young. Don’t wear your best clothes as some mess might be made! Ages 2.5-5 years

Contact 01603 964022 to book or find out more.

Updated 15/01/24

Boppity Bunnies

Mulbarton Harvest House, The Common, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8JS

Tuesdays: 11am Boppity Babies & Bunnies for under 3s

Wednesdays: 9.45am Boppity Bunnies for under 4s / 11am Boppity Babies for under 18 months / 1.30pm Boppity Babies for under 18 months

Thursdays: Boppity Babies for under 3s

Summer Term Starts 16th April, Half-Term 27th May 2024

Boppity Bunnies is an exciting new music, movement and sensory play class for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Fun, educational, musical activities using instruments, songs, rhymes, movement, and a wide range of high-quality props and puppets.


Updated 17.03.24


St Peter’s Church Hall, Newmarket Road, 
, Norwich, NR4 6UE, 9:15am-11:15am

Thursdays: We are a friendly group for parents, carers and pre-school children run jointly by our members and St Peter’s Church. £2.50 per family. Term time.

Contact St Peter’s Parish Office. Phone 01603 259138 for more information or find Cringletots on Facebook.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Dynamic Dance

St Cuthberts Church, Wroxham Road, Sprowston, NR7 8TZ
Wednesdays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Rackheath Village Hall, Green Lane West, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6LT
Wednesdays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Spixworth Village Hall, 114 Crostwick Lane, Spixworth, Norwich, NR10 3NQ
Wednesdays: Street Dance classes for 4-6 year olds (4-4.30pm), Street Dance classes for 7-9 year olds (4.30-5.15pm), Street Dance classes for ages 10+ (5.15-6pm), Street Dance classes for ages 13+
(6-7pm). £12

Thursdays: Musical Theatre classes for 6-10 year olds Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15pm & Musical Theatre classes for ages 11 to 17 Thursdays 5:15-6pm. £12

The Pavilion Stracey Playing field Rackheath, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6LT
Fridays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Lane, Norwich, NR7 8TR
Fridays: Street Dance classes for 4-6 year olds (4-4.30pm), Street Dance classes for 7-9 year olds (4.30-5.15pm), Street Dance classes for ages 10+ (5.15-6pm), Street Dance classes for ages 13+
(6-7pm). £12

Check Facebook for more information.

Updated 05/02/24



Direct Dance

Monday & Thursday: The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ, varying times by age group

Saturday: Eaton Park Primary School, Duverlin Close, Norwich NR4 6HS , varying times by age group

Children’s dance classes covering Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Acrobatics

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036 to find out more.

Updated 15/04/24

Limelight Studios

Limelight Studios, Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 2HY

Wednesdays: 16.30 – 17.30 Drama class – fun drama-based activities including improvisation and performance, for ages 7 – 11. £5.50

Thursdays: 18.00 – 19.00 Intermediate Drama fun-based drama sessions, including improvisation and performance, aged 11-15 £5.50

09.15-09.45 Ballet for beginners – First steps in ballet technique for ages 5+ £5.00 / 09.15 – 10.15 Drama Class – Fun drama-based activities including improvisation and performance, for ages 7-11 £5.50
10.45-11.45 Musical Theatre classes – all about the triple threat ability: singing, acting and movement Children aged 7+ £5.50
12.15-13.15 Acrobatic Arts Children aged 7+ £5.50
13.30-14.30 Commercial Jazz Children aged 7+ £5.50

Check their website for more information.

Updated 15/02/24

ECFS Free Play Groups

Pilling Park Community Centre: Pilling Park Road, Norwich, NR1 4PA, 10:00-11:00am
Stalham Poppy Centre Recreation Road, Stalham, NR12 9BH. Every Monday, 1:00-2:30pm
Acle Methodist Church, 2 Bridewell Lane, Norwich, NR13 3RA. Every Monday, 10:00am-11:00am
Attleborough Library, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AH. Every Monday, 1:30-2:30pm
Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 1 Marketplace, Swaffham, PE37 7AB. Every Monday, 9:30-10:30am

Downham Market ECFS Base, Paradise Road, PE38 9JE. Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am
Hunstanton First Steps Nursery, Avenue Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BW. Every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am
Newton Flotman Village Centre, Grove Way, Newton Flotman, NR15 1PT. Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am
Recreation Ground Pavillion, Sir William’s Lane, Aylsham, NR11 6AW. Every Tuesday, 1:00-2:00pm
Gorleston-on-Sea Library, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG. Every Tuesday, 1:30-2:45pm
CFM ECFS Base (Catton Grove), Hunter Road, Norwich, NR3 3PY. Every Tuesday, 1:30-2:30pm

The Deaf Centre (King’s Lynn), Railway Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 1NF. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Harford Community Centre (Tuckswood), Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6ET. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Thorpe Marriott Trinity Church Centre (Drayton), Acres Way, Drayton, NR8 6XE. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre, Trap Lane, Fakenham, NR21 9HL. Every Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm
Long Stratton ECFS Base, Manor Road, Long Stratton, NR15 2XR/ Every Wednesday, 1:00-2:00pm
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Gt Ellingham, NR17 1HZ. Every Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm. New Session – Starts 17th January 2024!

North Walsham Methodist Church, Grammar School Road, NR28 9JH. Every Thursday, 10:00-11:30am
Earlham ECFS Base, 168A Motum Road, Norwich, NR5 8EG. Every Thursday, 10:00-11:00am
Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 2SH. Every Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm
Queen’s Hill Community Centre. Poethlyn Drive, Costessey, NR8 5BP. Every Thursday, 1:45-2:45pm

Swanton Morley Village Hall, Mann’s Lane, Swanton Morley, NR20 4NP. Every Friday, 9:30-10:30am
Loddon and Chedgrave Jubilee Hall, George Lane, Loddon, NR14 6NB. Every Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm

0344 800 8020

Updated 15.01.24

First Steps Norwich Baby and Toddler Group

Rosebery Road Calvert Hall, Rosebery Road, Norwich NR3 3AB

Monday: Gentle hour stay and play – 10am-11am – small, quiet stay & play group including snacks, drinks, activities, story and songtime. £2 per family

Tuesday: Stay and Play group for 0-4s – 9:15am-11am – big stay & play in our big hall, includes snacks, drinks, activities, messy play and songtime. £2 per family.

Thursday: Story Cafe 9.15-10.45am – all about children’s communication and language development includes stories, activities, snacks/drinks, songtime and a free picture books. Free but book ahead.

Contact Nicky Hudson – or Vicki Chenery – 01603 465513.

Updated 15/04/24

First Steps Baby & Toddler Café

Aylsham Parish Church, NR11 6EL

Thursdays: 9am-11am, term-time. Baby and toddler group featuring soft play, crafts and activities, healthy snacks for children and refreshments for the grown ups. And it’s free!

Check their Facebook page for the latest info.

Updated 15/02/24

Friend In Deed Little Visitors Care Home Visits & Music Sessions

Sessions Monday-Fridays at varying times and locations, see Facebook page for the current months confirmed locations

Intergenerational care home visits involves babies, children and young adults visiting care homes, dementia cafes, day centres and sheltered housing sites. At the sessions, people can chat, play games and interact with older people to help reduce loneliness and promote kindness.

Babies and children of all ages can get involved
0-5 years – Little Visitors*
6-10 years – Junior Visitors*
11-17 – Community Visitors*
18+ – Community Visitors adult
* These visitors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We run music and movement session for little visitors (0-5 years) and junior visitors (6-10 years) to enjoy with their older friends. These sessions take place frequently across Norfolk and Suffolk, see Facebook events for more details.

Updated 15/01/24

Giggles Toddler Group Brundall

Brundall Memorial Hall, Brundall, Norwich NR13 5LL

Thursdays: 9-11am, £3:50 per adult and one child and 50p per person over this (pay in cash)

Starting back 11th January 2024

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Gravity Trampoline Park

Parent & Toddler sessions held every morning. For children aged 18 months – under 5 years. Must be accompanied by an adult.

SEN sessions held at various times.

Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside Entertainment Centre, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1WX

Contact 01603 964949 for more information or look at their website for latest sessions.

Gymboree Play and Music

Sessions every week day. Times vary.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich , NR4 6QP

Gymboree Play & Music Norwich offer sensory classes for babies, as well as Play & Learn for little ones who are on the move.

Contact 01603 250585 to book or for more information.

Updated 15/04/24

Hevingham Tots

Hevingham Village Hall, Brick Kiln Rd, Hevingham, Norwich NR10 5NL

Thursdays: 10.30am-12.30pm, Friendly group of adults and children for Birth to 5 years old, lots of activities each week. First child £2.50, extra siblings 50p each. Refreshments & snacks available.

For more information, search facebook for Hevingham Tots.
*Updated 11th January 2024*

High Altitude Parent and Tots bounce

High Altitude Trampoline Park, 91 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AW


Tuesdays: 1pm – 2pm (£5.50 per toddler and £2.50 per adult)

Thursday & Friday: 10am – 1pm (Jump n Lunch, £7.95 per person for 3 hours bouncing & lunch)

Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 10am

School Holidays

Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 10am

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.

Updated 15/01/24


Home-Start Norfolk

Family Hub (CFM), Hunter Road, Norwich NR3 3PY

Thursdays: Baby PEEP Group Sessions, 0-Crawling, 10.30-11.30am. Starting Thursday 18th April 2024 until 23rd May 2024

In our Baby PEEP group we share activities that support your child’s learning and development in everyday life – talking, singing, sharing books and playing together, You both can make friends and have fun while finding out how the things you do now will help them make the most of school.

Book your space via website, Free.

Horsford All Saints Toddler Group

Church room, Holt road, Horsford, NR10 3DE, 9.30am – 11.30am

Every Thursday term time (except third Thursday of the month). £3 per family including craft, biscuits, hot and cold drinks and snack time.

2024: Toddler group is shut for a few weeks whilst the Church Room is renovated. We will re-open on Thursday 25th January 2024

Call Lizzie: 01603 893824 for more info.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Hugo’s Norfolk

The Long Barn, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW

Monday to Saturday: 1.5 hours, times vary, therefore, please refer to the booking calendar to check our availability.

Hugo’s is a high quality, educational, indoor play space based in Wymondham, Norfolk, where children can take part in unstructured play. Up to 6 years old.

Standard Sessions: Birth to 12 months £5.00 / 13-18 months £6.00 / 19 months to 6 years £7.00 / Adult £2.50 – Max 2
Themed Sessions: Birth to 12 months £7.50 / 13-18 months £8.50 / 19 months to 6 years £9.50 / Adult £2.50 – Max 2

01603 213 642

Inspiring Imaginations Baby & Toddler Music Group

Hillside Avenue Primary & Nursery School, Hillside Avenue, Thorpe, Norwich NR7 0QW

Wednesdays 9.30-11am and 1.15-2.45pm Stay & Play (0-pre school)
Thursdays 9.30-10.30am Baby Music (0-18 months) and 11-12pm Storytime Funtastic! (0-pre-school)
Fridays 9.30-10.30am Baby & toddler music (0-3 years) and 11-12.15om Stay & Play (0-pre-school)

Upcoming Themes
Week 1: 10-12th January – Sparkles and Celebrations!
Week 2: 17-19th January – Winter Wonderland
Week 3: 24-26th January – Cosy toes and Mini Mittens
Week 4: 31st-2nd February – Fun time February
Week 5: 7-9th February – Let it Snow!
Week 6: 14-16th February – Pancakes and Popcorn!

All sessions to be pre-booked and cost includes 1 adult


*Updated 11th January 2024*

Jolly Gymnastics

Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road North, Norwich, NR6 6AQ

Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Jolly Gymnastics offer fun and friendly gymnastics classes for little ones from walking to school year 1. Classes vary depending on your child’s age and stage.

Contact 0776528118 to book or for more information.

Updated 15/01/24


Jump Warehouse Diss Toddler Session

11-12, Hopper Way, Diss, IP22 4G

Thursdays: 10-3pm, £7.50 per child, Parents coming free with under 5s do not need to add themselves as participants

Parent and Toddler – We offer 1 session daily to give you the flexibility to suit your child’s routine. Each ticket includes access for an adult and an under 5 with a free child’s lunchbox. Designed so your little ones can bounce, climb and explore safely without bumping into bigger kids whilst you interact alongside them. We’ve even built an Imagination Village for children to have fun with role-playing which includes a vet, Coffee Shop, and Post Office.

Updated 19/03/24

Labyrinth Laser Tag and Play Cafe

Labyrinth Laser Tag, Unit A, Rose Lane Multi Storey Car Park, Norwich NR1 1PY

Laser tag and play cafe in the heart of the city.

Toddler sessions (2-5 year olds) run throughout the week.

Family SEN sessions run on the first Sunday or each month.

Tuesdays: Play Café Craft (starting 9th Jan 2024), every Tuesday 10-12pm with themes varying this week. Book your table as normal and if you would like to join the craft activity add it online for only 50p extra (walk in price +£1 plus regular admission)

Check the website for more information and latest sessions.

Updated 15/02/24

Little Bees Stay and Play

The Hamlet Charity, Johnson Place Norwich NR2 1SJ

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Little Bees Stay and Play, starting 16th April 2024 10-11.30am. Activities include physical activities, sensory relaxation, and messy play.

Wednesdays: Sensory Bees, 10-11.30am. The activities are designed for children who are not yet walking or just beginning to find their feet.

£5, Book Ahead

Little City Norfolk

A miniature pop up street where your toddler can let their imagination run wild!

Multiple venues & dates, 2024 confirmed dates below

First child: £8.25
Second child: £8.25
Third child onwards: £7.55

Fri 12/01/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Gaywood Church Rooms
11:00 am
Little City Event at Gaywood Church Rooms

Mon 15/01/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Queen’s Hills Community Centre, Costessey
11:00 am
Little City Event at Queen’s Hills Community Centre, Costessey

Tue 16/01/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Queen’s Hall, Watton
11:00 am
Little City Event at Queen’s Hall, Watton

Fri 19/01/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Cringleford Pavillion
11:00 am
Little City Event at Cringleford Pavillion

Tue 23/01/2024
13:00 pm
Little City Event at Hoveton Village Hall

Fri 26/01/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Hempton Memorial Hall
11:00 am
Little City Event at Hempton Memorial Hall

Thursday 22/02/2024
09:30 am
Little City Event at Poringland Community Centre


*Updated 11th January 2024*

Little Ladybirds Stay and Play

Swardeston Village Hall, NR14 8DL

Thursday: 9:30am-12pm, Stay and play group for 0-5 years olds. £4 first child, £2.50 siblings, under 6months free (cash only). Themed sessions each week with messy play, crafts and activities. As well as lots of toys, indoor and outdoor space. We close the session with 20 minutes of songs.

Snacks & drinks included in session fee, donations for bakes & cakes. No booking required

Find on Facebook for more information.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Little Limes

Roxley Hall, 66 Yarmouth Road Norwich, NR7 0QF

Thursdays: 9:45am-11:15am, For children 0-4 and their parents and/or carers. £2.50 per adult, 50p per child

No need to book. For more information find Lime Tree Day Nursery on Facebook.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Little Loves

Postwick Village Hall & Social Club NR13 5HL

Little Loves is a parent and baby group, currently offering Baby Massage courses for babies from birth to approximately 12 months. These classes are a chance for you to spend quality time bonding with your little one, learn new skills and make friends.

Wednesdays: Baby Massage Course, This course runs for 5 weeks with classes lasting 1 hour 15 minutes. During the first part of the class, each week focuses on a learning massage strokes for a different part of the body, building up to a full body massage in the final week. £60

Thursdays: Baby Yoga, This 5 week course is suitable for babies from 8 weeks old to when they are rolling competently. Each week we will start the class with a series of stretches and moves designed to help engage your babies, stimulate them and aid development. We then have time for some sensory baby play and a cuppa for mums (and/or dads). £50

Book via website

Updated 13/02/24

Little People’s Drama Company

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich,

Wednesdays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 4-5pm, Cost: £8 per class for 12 classes / 12 weeks, £96 payable at the start of term (SPACES as of 13/02/24)

Mondays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Tuesdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Mondays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 1.30pm (FULL) and 2.30pm (FULL)

Thursdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 1.30pm (FULL)

Norwich West
Mondays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 4pm (FULL)

Norwich East
Thursdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Mondays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 3.30pm (FULL)

Creative, confidence building, imaginative & fun drama classes for children 2-7 years in Norwich area.

Find on Facebook for more information and how to book.

Updated 13/02/24



Messy Mini Forest Folk

Taverham Scout Hut, 22 Sandy Lane, NR8 6JR

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10.30am – 12pm

Outdoor stay and play for mini folk 0-5. Messy play, arts and crafts, imaginative play, nature inspired. Book sessions as you go or book 6 sessions at a discounted price! £5 per child.

For more information visit the messy mini forest folk fb page.

Updated 13/02/24

Mini Explorers Parent & Baby Group

Williams’ Kitchen & Explorers Soft Play, 61a Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 2HF

Thursdays: 10am-12pm, Free entry and free tea/coffee. Come and weigh your baby using NHS approved scales, led by early years professionals who can offer support and advice. Join a community to socialise and share parenting experience.

Updated 18/01/24


Mini Monkey Gym

Eaton Park Community Centre, NR4 7AZ.

Tuesday & Friday: Baby Monkeys (0-10 months)

Monday & Wednesday: Family Monkeys (6 mths-5 years)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Little Monkeys (6-18 months) and Cheeky Monkeys (18mths – 3 years)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: Funky Monkeys (2.5-5 years)

Baby & toddler soft play gym classes. Visit website for full timetable

07917 872 205

Updated 15/01/24

YMCA Parent & Baby Group 

YMCA Norfolk Community Hub, 61a Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 3EZ

Thursdays: 10.30-11.30am, Bring your babies or parent’s-to-be for a chat and a cuppa with like-minded parents.  Free tea and coffee.

Contact on 01603 621263 for more information.

Updated 15/02/24




Music Bugs Norwich

Mondays & Wednesdays: Sprowston Diamond Centre, NR7 8UA, times vary by age group
Tuesdays: Breckland Hall, Costessey, NR5 0RW, times vary by age group
Thursday: Hethersett Village Hall, NR9 3JJ, times vary by age group
Friday: Taverham Scout Hut, NR8 6JR, times vary by age group

Music Bugs provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes from newborn up to 4 years old.
Baby Bugs – 0 – Crawling
Mini Bugs – 6 – 24 Months
Family Bugs – Mixed Age

Contact via Facebook or 08444128193

Updated 15/01/24

Little Lilypads

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

Wednesday: Stay & Play – drop ins anytime between 10am – 12pm, allowing little ones to explore a huge mixture of activities and equipment uninterrupted. £10 per session (+£2 per extra adult) or block bookings available.

Thursday & Friday: Discovery Sessions – 10am-11am. Discovery sessions are a mixture of teacher led and free play experiences. £7.50 per session (+£2 per extra adult) or block bookings available.

Educational classes for energetic toddlers. Classes have things to explore, inspiring curiosity and encouraging language development all led by an early years and primary teacher.

Check Facebook for more information.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

Weekly, term-time and holiday football courses for ages 2-11 at venues across Norwich.

Disability football, water exercise and dance courses also available.

Call 01603 984000 to find out more and book.

Oaklings Parent & Toddler Group

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

Thursday: 10am-11.30am, term-time. Our weekly toddler group offers a safe and positive space for parents/grandparents to meet others and for pre-school children to socialise with others their age. Various toys on offer, craft, story time and singing each week to keep the little ones entertained.

No booking required, suggested donation of £1 per family. Drinks and snacks provided for little ones, drinks for parents/carers.

Call 01603 403388 for more information or find on Facebook.

Updated 27/03/24

Pensthorpe Messy Mornings

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Monday-Fridays 10.30-12pm (Starting from Monday 18th September 2023)

Bring your little ones for a morning of messy play during Autumn term time in our upstairs room at Hootz House. Included in the day ticket price and FREE for members. Adults can enjoy a large hot drink for the same price as a regular, so come and relax while your little ones let loose (just remember a spare set of clothes).

Updated 15/01/24

Piglets Baby Play & Massage

Taverham village hall, Sandy Ln, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6JR

Thursdays: From April these will run as five week courses, with a session every Thursday from 10.30-12.

Each week we will learn strokes for different body parts, building up to giving those beautiful babies a full body massage in our last week. After each baby massage session, there will be time to connect with others on the course, with hot drinks and biscuits always available!
Our baby massage course is suitable from birth until crawling.

Please message to book, very limited spaces available

Updated 19/03/24

Raindrops Toddler Group

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

Thursdays: 10am – 11:45am, term-time. Each session will include playtime, craft, snack a story (sometimes from the Bible) and songs. The cost is £2.50 per child.

No need to book.

Updated 15/02/24

Squidge & Me

Reepham Pavillion, Stimpson’s Piece, Battle Court, Norwich, NR10 4FP

Tuesdays: Baby Massage (12-1.30pm and 2-3.30pm), 5 week course
Thursdays: Baby Play (10.30-11.30am), released in blocks

Baby Massage is a relaxed and friendly 5 week course, learn the gentle and relaxing strokes of Baby Massage focusing on different area of the body each week. Unstructured sensory play time, keepsake making, refreshments and professional photos taken by Emma Potts Photography and more.

Baby Play, our fun and friendly unstructured play session. Exciting and engaging play stations set out each week to explore, all play based around baby development. Refreshments provided and plenty of opportunity to connext with our parents and babies.

Themed Baby Events / Special One-Off Classes – keep an eye on socials, booking in advanced and they tend to book up quickly.

Contact us on Instagram or Facebook.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Taverham Library

9 Sandy Ln, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6JR

Tuesdays: Autism Friendly After School Lego Club 3.15 – 4.15pm

Wednesdays: Bounce & Rhyme 1030 – 11am

Thursdays: Stay, Play & Chat, 1.30-2.30pm

Fridays: Under 5 Story Time 2 – 3pm

Saturdays: Board Game Saturday 10.30-3.30pm & Lego Club 2 – 3.30pm

Check Facebook page for details

*Updated 11th January 2024*

The Beeches Little Visitors Club

The Beeches Care Home, 1 W Harling Rd, East Harling, Norwich NR16 2NP

Every Thursday morning 10.30am. Come and join us and enjoy a hot drink whilst watching your little ones play games and form new bonds with our lovely residents!

Free to attend and all welcome

Updated 15/02/24

The Hamlet Charity

The Hamlet Charity, Johnson Place, Norwich, NR2 1SJ

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am-11,30am, Term time only, welcome all children, with and without a disability.

Little Bees Stay-and-Play sessions 0-4 years. These sessions are for preschool-aged children and provide opportunities for both group and individual support, allowing parents and carers to meet each other and network.

Wednesdays: 10am – 11.30am, term-time only.

We recently introduced Sensory Bees exclusively for our less mobile children, whether this is because of physical health needs or age. Sensory Bees still allows for stimulating exploration but within a calmer environment.

Follow on Facebook for information on how to book.

Updated 25.01.24

The Nurture Nest

Sutton Village Hall, Sutton, Norwich NR12 9RB

Thursdays: 9.30-11am, weekly one hour parent and child age group sessions for children age 6 months – 4 years. Session cost is £5 per adult and child. Additional siblings reduced rate of £3

Fun interactive classes involving structured activities, free play, music and movement, songs and stories, sensory play and advice and helpful tips for parents/carers.

Booking required, visit Facebook for details.

Updated 22.01.24


The Play Patch

Bunwell Village Hall, 10 The Turnpike, Bunwell, Norwich NR16 1SW

Thursday: Soft play group, 10.15am-11.30am

An unstructured soft play parent and toddler session for children under 5. Hot drinks are included for adults.

Tel: 07528 199544

Updated 25.01.24

The Playroom

11 Riverside Walk, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2BB

Open everyday with morning (10-12pm) and afternoon (12.30-2.30pm) sessions. £10 per ticket

A world of sensory, imaginative and creative indoor play. Come and explore our natural, open-ended resources to inspire your children’s big imaginations. An inclusive place welcoming children aged 0-7 with their adults.

Book via website.

The Treehouse Café

The Treehouse, Charles Rd, Holt NR25 6DA

10am Toddler Room to Bloom, gardening and wildlife for little ones. Free Children’s group with Lorna
11am Breastfeeding Café, breastfeeding chat and support with our very own breastfeeding peer supporter Rachel Forsyth. Free adult group.

9.30am Fledglings Music, fun active family music group for your little movers and shakers. Free children’s group with Early Years Music Specialist Lorna Berry.
10am Sensational Families, support from the Nansa team for parents of children with ASD. Alternate weeks starting 24th January 2024
11am Room to Bloom, garden and wildlife group for home-schooled children aged 5-10. Free pre-booked group with Lorna.
1.15pm Room to Bloom, Garden and wildlife group for home-schooled children aged 10-16. Free pre-booked group with Lorna.

10am Brand New Fledglings toddler group. Join in with our welcome song, a different theme each week, free refreshments in our yurt. Free children’s group with Lorna & Rachel from 29th February 2024
11am Nestlings, a gentle themed sensory story session in the yurt for babies from new-born to walking. Free baby group with Rachel beginning 29th February 2024.
10am Slings by the Sea, third Thursdays of the month, sling library.

9.30am Fledglings Music, fun active family music group for your little movers and shakers. Free children’s group with Early Years Music Specialist Lorna Berry.
10.30am Sing Babies, a gentle music session for babies and their parents with Lorna.
10.30am Splatter and Splodge, messy play in the wild garden (or inside if weather is bad) with Lindsey.

Updated 25th January 2024

Tots on Thursday

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

Tuesday: Hope Café, ‘A Community Friendship Café’ Open Tuesdays 10am – 12 Noon during term time. Drinks & cake are available & optional activities

Thursday: Tots on Thursdays  9.30am-11:30am in term time and provides a social time for tots and their carers. There are plenty of toys, activities, simple crafts and singing. Refreshments are served.

Contact the Church Centre on 01603 749614 for more information.
Updated 15/02/24


Twin Club Stay & Play

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

Thursdays: 10am – 12pm,

Every twin/multiple parent/carer is welcome from bump through to pre-school. A smaller sectioned off area for smaller babies offering sensory play. Older babies and toddlers can enjoy special occasion themed crafts, messy play and a variety of different toys.

£5 per family

Updated 04/03/24

Wildlings Baby & Toddler Group

Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre, Shadwell, Thetford, IP24 2RX

9.30am-10.15am Music Bugs: Our Music Bugs group is created specifically for very young children; from birth to 2Y. £4 per child, £2.50 extra child & £1.50 extra adults

10am Little Forest Folk: Children and families are welcomed from 10am – 3pm EVERY Thursday; whether you choose to come for the whole session or for an hour or two… You’re welcome to bring your pack lunches too if you’re attending over lunch time! £7.25 per child, £5.25 extra child & £2.75 extra adults

11am Little Forest Folk: Children and families are welcomed from 11am – 2pm EVERY Friday; whether you choose to come for the whole session or for an hour or two… You’re welcome to bring your pack lunches too if you’re attending over lunch time! For Children aged 6M – 8Y. £7.25 per child, £5.25 extra child & £2.75 extra adults

Updated 13/02/24

World of Play

17 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2HH

Weekday Term-Time Sessions: 9.30-11.30 (Monday-Friday), 12.30-2.30pm (Tuesday-Friday) or Play all Day 9.30-2.30pm (Wednesdays)

Weekend / School Holiday Specials: 9.30-11.30am & 12.30-2.30pm

No child too small, or imagination too big.
Explore, play and create!
Including sensory, messy, imaginative and outdoor play using open-ended resources.

Prices from £11.50 per child, under 6 months free with a paying child. Visit website for details.

Updated 15/01/24

Wymondham Abbey Parent and Toddler Group

Wymondham Abbey, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH

Thursdays 9:30am – 11:30am, term-time. There are lots of toys for the babies and children to play with, as well as a craft activities, messy play, singing, games and stories. We have teas and coffees for the grown ups (often cake too!), as well as snacks for the little ones. It’s free to attend (though we are grateful for any donations you might be able to give).

Contact: 01953 605671 for more information.

Updated 15/02/24