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


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, Hellesdon, Horsford, Filby and Burston (near Diss). See our full timetable here:




Babblers Parent & Toddler

December  2020

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

December 2020

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

December 2020

Independent Children’s Book store with activities through the week. 41-43, Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA.

Open again, events and activities calendar to follow soon.

Come and visit us or buy online.

Email us at

01603 964022 or 07908 462149


BookStart Toddler Time

December 2020

The Forum is open, but not events in the children’s library currently. Please check library website for more details.

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

December 2020

The Forum is open, but 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

December 2020

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check venue for further information.

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 for more information.

Cantley Tots Stay and Play

December 2020

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

December 2020

Sensory kits to hire, see website for details.

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.​


December 2020

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.

Direct Dance

December 2020

Now open.

The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ

  • Beginners, 4pm-4.5pm Thursday. Age 3-5
  • juniors
  • Improvers
  • Intermediates
  • Juvenile B
  • Juvenile A
  • Senior/Students

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036


Gymboree Play and Music

December 2020

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.


December 2020
 Also providing Hartbeeps at Home.
Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

Happy House: Toddlers and their younger siblings. Baby Beeps: Babies sitting to toddling. Baby Bells: newborn babies to sitting.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Monday venue: Saints event venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 OSQ
  • Tuesday venue:  as above
  • 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

December 2020

Now open.

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, uk or 0776528118

Learn Play Grow

December 2020

Please check the website or FB page for details.

Learn Play Grow is a children’s health and fitness programme for ages 3-11. We work to give children a positive start to life!

Check out the FB page or contact Sheila Hunter here on 07780 557784


Lingo Lions

December 2020

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.




Mini Studio at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

December 2020

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

Online studio resources for age 5-11.
Now open to visitors but normal family activities on hold for now.




Music Bugs Norwich

December 2020
From Thursday 3rd December.
We provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age.
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Bircham on FB page or email
Monday: Sprowston
Tuesday: Costessey
Wedneday: Sprowston
Thursday: Hethersett
Friday: Taverham

Music with Mary

December 2020

Weds 9.30 online via Zoom
Thurs 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre , Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ
Friday 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre
To book a place please email and I will send all the details, including the Covid measures in place for the classes.





My First Drama, The Garage

December 2020

New timetable. My First Drama

Thursday 10-10.45am. Age 2-3. 6 weeks for £43.

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY


Noah’s Ark

December 2020

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 Nippers

December 2020

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

December 2020

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

December 2020

Open Wednesday 10am-2pm

Thursday 10am -2pm

Following government regulations households can’t mix inside the cafe but aside from that we will be open as we were before the 2nd lockdown! See you soon

No toddler groups for now.

Sanctuary Coffee Stop, Grove Walk, NR1 2QF



StART Studio Art Class

December 2020

Release your mini artist with a stART studio art class!

Exige Way, Wymondham NR18 9ND

Christmas Art Camp : Tues 22nd December, 9.45-1.45.

Family Art and Craft: Wed 23rd Dec and Wed 30th Dec.

 Go to FB page for details.£8 for 1 adult and 1 child.

Stay and Play Salhouse

December 2020

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

December 2020

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

December 2020

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

December 2020

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 about our Little Bees Stay and Play sessions for under 5s, please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



This Little Piggy – Parent and Child Group

December 2020

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 Norwich (North)- Toddler Talking

December  2020

Tiny Talk Norwich North

Online  class Thursday 10-11am.

£4.00 per family per class
£24.00 for this term’s classes
Book online via the website or FB page.

Contact Leigh 07538238975


Tiny Talk South Norwich Toddler Talking

December 2020

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

December  2020

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

December 2020

Now open for restricted public play sessions and private hire parties. Book online for all the details.

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


Wild by Nature

December 2020

Open again.

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.