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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Hartbeeps Classes for babies and toddlers featuring: Music, Puppets, Laughter and Fun!

Hartbeeps take you and your little one on a different sound journey every week… exploring real life from the safety of our beautiful sets… we set the scene, tell the story and make magic happen!


Monday – Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, Norfolk, NR8 6UW

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)


Tuesday – Saints Event Venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, NR7 0SQ Norwich

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)


Thursday – Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

9.45am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.00am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.15pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)


Friday – Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, Norfolk, NR8 6UW

10.00am Toddlers, pre-schoolers and younger siblings (Happy House)

11.15am Sitters, Crawlers and First Steps (Baby Beeps)

12.30pm Newborn to sitting (Baby Bells)


Booking at:


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

The Garage Norwich’s Covid-secure studios, opposite Chapelfield Gardens, will reopen for classes on 13 September. It’s THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, no matter your age or ability.

Join its experienced team of professional tutors and try a dance, theatre, music or fitness class.

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The Garage

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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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

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

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich NR2 1AW

Rhymes, songs and books aimed at 0-5 year olds.

Tuesdays: 10.30am
Thursdays: 2pm

Session numbers are currently limited, due to the pandemic.  Please reserve your space by calling the library on 01603 774777. Phone lines open on Thursdays for the following week’s sessions.

Classes run year-round, both in and outside of term time.


Bounce and Rhyme

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

Toddler time for ages 18 months to 3 years in the Children’s Library.

Thursdays 10.30-11am

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.

Cherish Baby Massage

September 2021 update
Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio, White House Farm, Sprowston
Five week classes run Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays at 10.30am.

Relaxing Baby Massage Classes are held in Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio a modern, newly converted barn at White House Farm, Sprowston. COVID safety measures are in place.

To book email or PM on Facebook or Instagram

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.​

Creation Station

2021 September update

Inspiring creativity with fun and interactive arts and craft classes for your little ones.

Classes for children aged 6 months to 4 years.

  • Monday & Wednesday, Horsford Village Hall, NR10 3DN
  • Thursday, Taverham Village Hall, NR8 6JR
  • Friday, Bob Carter Centre, NR8 6DW

Contact: Hannah on 07711770293 or


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 September update

A super fun dance class for babies and toddlers up to school age!

  • Wednesdays 10am at St cuthberts Church, Sprowston
  • Thursdays 9:45am at Rackheath Village Hall
  • Fridays 10:45am at The Rackheath Pavilion, Stracey Road

Term Time only

Classes can be booked online at

For more information email


Direct Dance

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

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.

Jolly Gymnastics

2021 September update

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. Classes run at various times on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at Avian Dance Studio, Vulcan Road, Norwich. As well as half termly blocks of classes, special themed events take place in the holidays, open to non-members.

Contact 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 Birds Music

Mondays in Brundall
Brundall Memorial Hall – 10:00-10:30am (continuing through the summer holidays)

Thursdays in Sprowston
Knowles School of Dance, White House Farm – 10:30-11:00am (term time)

Guitar-led music classes for babies and toddlers with percussion, puppets, bubbles, stories and rainbow scarves.

Cost: £6 per session, discounts applied when you book by the half term. Siblings under 6 months free, and 6 months and up charged at 50%.

Little Feet

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.



Little Ladybirds Stay and Play

Swardeston Village Hall (NR14 8DL)

Thursdays 9.30-12pm (runs all year round, including school holidays)

£3 for first child, £2 siblings, under 6 months free.

Mini Monkey Gym

2021 update

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

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




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

From Thursday (16th September) Sing & Rhyme is back!
Join us Thursdays 9 – 10am – & also Sundays 4-5pm (during church service).


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

The Hamlet Charity Johnson Place, Norwich, NR2 1SJ

We offer weekend and holiday play schemes throughout the year. These provide recreational, education and social opportunities, alongside high quality care, for children and young people with disabilities and complex health needs.

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

2021 September update

Tiny Talk South Norwich and South West Norfolk

Singing and Sensory fun whilst using British Sign Language signs to aid communication often before talking!

Baby classes 0-18months. Toddler classes 18m-4years. Come and join in the fun!

  • Monday: Belvedere Centre (NR2) am, Willow Centre (NR4) pm
  • Thursday: Hethersett am
  • Friday: Wymondham am, Attleborough pmFor further information:




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.


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.