Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich

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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

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, Spixworth, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling and Long Stratton. See our full timetable here: https://beebops.class4kids.co.uk/

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/beebopsltd

Email enquiries@beebopsltd.co.uk

Web: www.beebopsltd.co.uk


Featured Listing

Mini Monkey Gym

Mondays – The Belvedere Centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, NR2 3AZ
9:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)
10:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)

Tuesday – Swanton Morley Village Hall, Manns Lane, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, NR20 4NP

10:30am Mixed Monkeys (6 mths-5 yrs)
11:30am Funky Monkeys (3-5 yrs)

Wednesday – Taverham Scout Hut, Sandy Lane, Taverham, NR8 6JR
10:00am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:00am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)

Thursday – Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
10:00am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:00am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)

Friday – Roxley Village Hall, Yarmouth Road (close to Thunder Lane) Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QF
9:30am Little Monkeys (6-18 mths)
10:30am Cheeky Monkeys (18 mths-3 yrs)
11:30am Funky Monkeys (3-5 yrs)

We are physical play, sensory and music rolled into one… At Mini Monkey Gym we have unique soft obstacle courses to explore which support a weekly movement theme and physical skill. Mini monkeys enjoy jumping off blocks, balancing on beams, crawling through tunnels, rolling down slopes and sliding! We use different sensory and musical props each week to compliment the movement theme such as, ribbons, beanbags, hula hoops, scarves, maracas and bells.

Mini Monkey Gym classes follow the same structure each week. This promotes recognition for your child and builds their confidence to join in with the circle time activities, songs and parachute play. Our circle times are full of fun active songs and rhymes, utilising sensory and musical props. These engage your child and develop their language skills, sense of rhythm and movement. Our sensory movement activities encourage exploration, creativity and self awareness.

Our classes are very relaxed and friendly so children join in when they are ready and are free to explore in their own way! Our classes are fun and social; offering parents a wonderful opportunity for special one-on-one time with their child and a chance to meet other like-minded families. Classes are £7 each, paid termly

Email: norwich@minimonkeygym.co.uk
Phone: 07749 040 812
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Featured Listing

Music Bugs Norwich

Music Bugs Norwich recently won the Loved By Parents Platinum award in the Best Baby/Toddler class category. We provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age. Classes feature traditional nursery rhymes, silly songs, action songs, knee bouncers, finger play rhymes and wonderful sensory play for babies.

Puppets, pom-poms, scarves, rhythm sticks, parachutes, balls, bubbles, hobby horses and lots of wonderful percussion instruments are available for the children to play with and many of the sessions are themed. Our classes encourage many important skills for children of preschool age including numeracy, language and literacy, fine and gross motor control as well as social skills and independence.

Music Bugs also provide birthday party entertainment for children aged 1-5.

Tuesday
The Owen Barnes Room – (Costessey) – NR5 0RW
9:45am – Family Bugs (mixed ages)
10:40am – Baby Bugs (0 – crawling)

Wednesday
Sprowston Diamond Centre – NR7 8UA
9:45am – Family Bugs (mixed ages)
10:40am – Baby Bugs (0 – crawling)

Thursday
Hethersett Village Hall – NR9 3JJ
9:4545am – Family Bugs (mixed ages) 
10:40am – Mini Bugs (6 – 24 months)
11:3030am – Baby Bugs (0 – crawling)

Contact Michelle Bircham via email at norwich@musicbugs.co.uk or phone 0844-412-8193 for further information and to book.
Or contact the Facebook page.  If you are new to Music Bugs you are welcome to book either 3 consecutive classes for £12 or a one-off trial session for £5.  You can view the class schedule on the website.

 


Acle Marshes Sure Start Centre


Babblers Parent & Toddler

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

Babblers Parent & Toddler Group- 1 month to 5 years

Thursday
9.30am-11am. Term time only.

£1.50 session

Contact 01603 434753 for more information.


Baby Sensory

St Catherine’s Church Hall, Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2RJ

Baby Sensory- Thursday

12.00pm – 12.50pm  Birth to 13 months

Contact Suzy on 07813 978370 for more information.


Bertie’s Babes

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

Thursday
9.30am-11am.

£1.50 per child

Refreshments and craft activities included in the price.

Contact Claire Akrill on 01603 482360 for more information.


Bliss Baby Yoga & Active Baby Yoga

Limelight Studios, 113 Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2HY

Thursday

Baby Yoga (2-9months)
10 -11am

Active Baby Yoga (9-18months)
11.15am-12.15pm

6 week courses

Contact 07501 303546 for more information.


Bookbears

Wednesdays at 10.30am in Cringleford at The Willow Centre
Thursdays at Lingwood Village Hall at 1.45pm
Sessions are suitable for walker-4 years old and run by a very experienced Early Years teacher. Each week we will explore a different story through interactive story telling, songs, games, puppets and carefully planned play activities.
Contact Victoria on 07506 710276 for more information.

BookStart Toddler Time

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

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

Contact 01603 774774 for more information.


Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey Children’s Centre


Cafe Tots

Norwich Central Baptist Church, 
Duke Street
, Norwich, 
NR3 3AP

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

Cantley Village Hall 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.


Catton Grove, Fiddlewood & Mile Cross


City & Eaton Children’s Centre


Crafty Little Tinkers

Mulbarton Scout Hut, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8AE

Thursday
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. From jelly play to shaving foam car washes, dinosaur small worlds to waterwalls your child will be able to play, imagine and create in a completely new experience.
£4.50 per child, £1.50 for siblings, babes in arms free of charge.

Contact 07931 657120 for more information.​


Cringletots

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

Thursday
9.30am-11.30am

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

Thursday

The Willow Centre, Roundhouse Park, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
4pm – 4.45pm Beginners: age 3 – 5 years
4pm – 5.00pm Improvers (Debbie’s Class)
4.45pm – 5.45pm Juvenile B: age 7 – 9 years
5.45pm – 7pm Juvenile A: age 9 – 11 years

Colman Infant School, Norwich, NR4 7AQ
5.30pm – 7.00pm Juniors: age 11 – 15 years
7.00pm – 8.55pm Intermediates: age 15 – 16 years
7.00pm – 8.55pm Seniors/Students: age 17 + years

Contact Julie Gibbon 01603 261769 or Debbie Hawkins 01603 819036


Drayton, Taverham & Hellesdon Children’s Centre

 


Earlham Early Years Centre


East City & Framingham Earl Children’s Centre


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.


Hartbeeps

 

MONDAY
Taverham Village Hall, Sandy Lane, Taverham, NR8 6JR
9.45am Happy House (toddling – 4 years, younger siblings welcome)
10.45am Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)
12pm Baby Bells (6 weeks – sitting)
2pm Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)

THURSDAY
Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
10am Happy House (toddling – 4 years, younger siblings welcome)
11am Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)
12.15pm Baby Bells (6 weeks – sitting)

FRIDAY
Limelight Studios
 113 Aylsham Rd, Norwich NR3 2HY
10am Happy House (toddling – 4 years, younger siblings welcome)
11am Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling)
12.15pm Baby Bells (6 weeks – sitting)

First Class Free
£6.00 for Drop ins
£5.50 if booking for the term
Siblings/twins are half price in the same class
Siblings under 6 months of age are free when attending Happy House.

Contact details :
Valentina 07414030169


High Altitude Parent and Tots bounce

High Altitude Parent and Tots bounce session (cafe with free soft play available after session)

91 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AW

Term Time:
Tues: 1pm-2pm
Thurs, Fri: 10am-11am
Sun: 9am-10am

School holidays:
Tues – Friday 10-11am
Sunday 9-10am

Price: £5 child £2 adult

Special Needs sessions: Tuesday 11am-1pm, Saturday 5pm-6pm Carer over 18 goes free.

Price £5 per person and £2 socks

Bounce & Tone Fitness (trampoline creche available)

Monday 10-11am
Tuesday 9.30 – 10.15

£5 per person plus £2 for creche if required.

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.


Jumping Jacks Gymnastics

Rackheath Village Hall, Green Ln W, Rackheath, Norwich NR13
Wednesday
9.30, 10.30 and 11.30am

Thursday
1.00 and 2.00pm

Margaret Harker Hall, Yarmouth Rd, Blofield, Norwich NR13 4LE
Friday
9.30, 10.30 and 11.30am

Jumping Jacks is a pre-school gym club for children aged 18 months to school age. Dawn is a qualified coach and has been running the club since 1990.

Each session is planned and structured, starting on various apparatus, building their confidence as they complete many gymnastic skills. Followed by 10 minutes ‘free time’ where they can choose to continue on the apparatus or play with ‘bats and balls’ etc. We finish the class with a range of activities where your child will have fun learning to listen and follow instructions in a group situation.

Classes cost £4.90, payable half termly. There are no joining fees.

For more information or to book, please call Dawn on 07799053140 or 01603 436764


Learn Play Grow

Learn Play Grow is a unique, fun fitness programme exclusively designed to encourage your little ones to have fun getting fit and healthy and confident.

Tuesday (term-time)
Wymondham Leisure Centre, Norwich Rd, Wymondham, NR18 0NT
Family sessions:  1-2pm 0-2 years
2-3pm 3-5 years
3.30-4.30pm 5-7 years
4-5pm As above

Thursday (term-time)
Hayman Lodge, South Lodge, Oak Ln, Norwich, NR6 7DB
9.30-10.30am, 2-5 years. Siblings welcome, under 1’s FREE.

£5 a session.

Parties- Our LPG parties our designed to guarantee that every child taking part has a day to remember. Each of our LPG activities have been effectively advanced to have a special party touch.

 


Little Feet

Dussindale Community Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SR
Monday & Thursday, 10am-10.40am (term-time)

Lingwood Village Hall, Station Road, Norwich, NR13 4AZ
Wednesday, 10.30m-11.10am (term-time)

‘Little Feets’ 40min class in Norwich, will warm up your toddlers and get them moving to familiar nursery rhymes and fun action songs. Musical instruments will help with coordination and developing their motor skills. £5. First lesson free.

Contact Philippa on 07837 967908 for more information.


Music with Mary

Belvedere Centre, Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ
Tuesday 10.15 – over 1’s
Thursday and Friday 9.30 – over 1’s

Eaton Park Community Centre
Wednesday 10am – over 1’s
11am – 0-12 months

Contact Mary on 07913 911310 for more information.


North City Children’s Centre

 


Norwich Nappuccino

1st Norwich Sea Scout Hall, 13 Old Lakenham Hall Drive, Old Lakenham, Norwich, NR12NW

Thursday
Norwich Nappuccino

10am-12pm

A community group of like minded parents who follow a more child-led approach to raising their children, chatting about babywearing, cloth nappies, gentle discipline, elimination communication, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, bedsharing etc.

Meeting once a month, every 2nd Thursday of the month.


Oak Grove Parent & Toddler

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

Thursday
9.30am-12pm. 1 month – 3 years.

£1 session.

Call 01603 403388 for more information.


Salhouse Baby & Toddler group

Salhouse Jubilee hall, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, NR13 6RH

Thursday
10am-11.30am (term-time)

Activities include a bouncy castle, painting, playdough, outside play area, lots of toys, book corner and there is also snack time for the children with healthy snacks and a tea/coffee for parent/carer.

£2.50 per family inc refreshments.

Contact 01603 721340 for more information.


Spixworth & Sprowston Children’s Centre


Stay & Play together

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

Thursday
9.30-11.30am

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

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

Thurdsday 0-3 years.

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

Monday
Bee Massage. 10-11  5 week baby massage course. £30 per course (1 adult, 1 child) at The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
We will guide you through techniques for a daily massage providing soothing ways to meet your baby’s needs through skin-to-skin contact creating a strong bond between you. Regular baby massage has countless benefits; including aiding sleep, easing wind and colic, increasing communication between you and your baby. Premature babies can also benefit from infant massage as the techniques stimulate growth and development. (Massage oil included)
 
Tuesday
Sensory Bees. 10.30-11.30  £24 term per 6 week term for preschool aged children at The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
Sticky, crunchy, sparkly and sometimes messy play is on offer! Stay and play in our fantastic sensory room and sensory playactivities! Explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment as well as displaying ways to create sensory experiences at homes with everyday household items.
 
Wednesday
Nurture Group. Wednesday 10.30-11.45  £21 per 6 week term or £35 per term for twins The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
This supportive group for families with babies discharged from the NICU until they are 6 months old. We provide the opportunity for parents to meet others who have experienced a similar journey, reducing feelings of isolation. Working together with health professionals offering parents and carers a nurturing environment filled with opportunities.

Thursday
Active Bees. 10-11  £18 per 6 week term for preschool aged children. The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
Play and pursue physical strengths through rocking, rolling, climbing and jumping – our activities help develop balance and coordination! The sessions are exciting and high energy with soft play and climbing equipment available each week. We have a ball pool to create fun and opportunities to throw into targets. We offer priority to children who have suspected or a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD, but we also welcome children who have lots of energy or are active!
 
Friday
10-11.15 Special Family Yoga with Yoga Gems. 6 week term. £48 per term The Hamlet Charity, Children’s Centre, Johnson Place,  Norwich NR2 1SJ. Telephone 01603 766566 
Specially adapted Yoga therapy for children with additional support needs. It is fun, natural, non-judgemental therapeutic approach. Family Yoga is an excellent relaxing and bonding activity that the whole family can do together!  Move, breathe, stretch, balance, relax together and learn these skills together to take home into your everyday life. (Yoga mats provided)

The Nurturing Womb – Reflexology, baby massage & yoga

One to One Parent Instruction-
Gentle Touch Reflexology for Babies and Children
3 Consecutive Tuesdays (Term time) 3x 1hr £65
Drayton, Norwich, NR8
One to One Parent Instruction-
Baby Massage and Yoga
3 consecutive Thursdays
(Term Time) 3x 1hr £65
Drayton, Norwich, NR8

Contact 07803 363675 for more information.


This Little Piggy – Parent and Child Group

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.


Thorpe Hamlet, Heartsease & Dussindale Children’s Centre


Thorpe Toddlers

The Scout Hut, Common Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SD

Wednesday & Thursday
9.30am-11am (term time)

A small friendly group for parents/grandparents/carers and their children from birth to 3. We have a soft play area, craft tables, sand pit, painting and lots of toys. Fees are £1.50 for children under 1 and £3.00 for over 1, siblings are 50p.

Contact Lorraine on 01603 700789 for more information.

 


Tiny Talk Baby Signing & Toddler Class

Monday

Eaton Park community centre, South Park avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
Toddler class: 9.45-10.45am
Baby Signing: 11am-12pm

Belvedere Community centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, NR2 3AZ
Baby Signing: 1.30-2.30pm
Toddler Class: 2.45-3.45pm

Thursday

Dereham Children’s centre, London Road, Dereham, NR19 1AS
Baby Signing: 10.30-11.30am

Friday

Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH
Toddler class: 9.45-10.45am
Baby Signing: 11am-12pm

Attleborough Methodist Church Hall, London Road, Attleborough, NR17 2BY
Baby Signing: 1.30-2.30pm
Toddler Class: 2.45-3.45pm

Contact Maria on 01953 851916 for more information.


Tiny Talk – Baby Signing & Toddler class

Monday
The St Andrews Centre, Thunder Lane, Thorpe, Norwich, NR7 0AB
Baby Signing – 11.45am-12.45pm

Tuesday
Broadland Community Centre, Stalham Road, Hoveton, NR12 8DJ
Baby Signing – 1-2pm

Wednesday
Hellesdon Library, Woodview Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5SR
Baby Signing- 10.15- 11.15am
Toddler Class- 11.30am-12.30pm

Thursday
West Costessey Hall, Poethlyn Drive, Queens Hill, Norwich, NR8 5BP
Baby Signing- 10.45-11.45am
Toddler Class- 9.30-10.30am

Friday
Lodge Lane Infant School,Lodge Lane, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7HL
Baby Signing- 10.45-11.45am
Toddler Class- 9.30-10.30am

Aylsham Children’s Centre, The Pavillion, Sir William’s Lane, Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6AW
Baby Signing- 12.45-1.45am
Toddler Class- 2-3pm

Contact Emma on 07772 608456 for more information.


Tots on Thursday

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

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

Believable play for Under 7’s- open all week.

75 minute sessions.

9.15am-10.30am

11.15am-12.30pm

1.30pm-2.30pm

3.30pm-4.45pm

Child (walking, 1+yrs) £5.75.  1 free adult per paying child.

Additional adult: £2.50

Bring/wear socks or tights. Booking essential.

Contact: 01603 928080 for more information.

 


Tumble Tots

Garvestone & Thuxton Village Hall, Norwich, NR9 4AD

Thursday
Walking to 2 years- 10am
2-3 years- 11am

Contact Toni Tinker on 07754 180253 for more information.


Tuneful Tots

Trinity Church Centre, The Square, Thorpe Marriott, NR8 6XE

Tuesday & Thursday
10am-11am. Term-time only.

Contact Christine on 01603 868234 for more information.


Wymondham & Hethersett Children’s Centre