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, Spixworth, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling and Long Stratton. See our full timetable here:





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

Phone: 07749 040 812




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.

Contact Michelle Bircham via email at
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.


Featured Listing

Toddler Tuesday at intu Chapelfield

9.30-11.30am, first Tuesday of the month during term time

(7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 1 October)

Lower ground mall, outside Boots

Bring your little one to intu Chapelfield on the first Tuesday of every month during term-time for free fun and games. Specially designed with children aged 18 months-4 years in mind, there’ll be free soft play plus other activities such as story-telling, DIY puppet shows and other toys to play with. Activities will vary month to month.

It’s a great chance for the children and the grown-ups to make new friends and spend some quality time together.

The event is for Family Club membersonly and it is free to sign up! Simply visit the website HERE. You will receive a welcome email, which you can show at the information desk to collect your joining pack including membership cards for access to the event.

More event details at intu Chapelfield – Toddler Tuesdays

Other info: Parents and guardians of children younger than 18 months are very welcome. Event entry is on a first come, first served basis. Events will not be on during the school holidays, nor in November and December.

Acle Marshes Sure Start Centre

All Smiles Toddler Group

Notre Dame Prep School, 147 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 3TA

Tuesday and Friday 9.30am-11am (term time)

0-4 years.

Each session provides opportunites to discover crafts of differing kinds, a variety of large and small play, and play outside when the weather allows. We use the school mini bus to go on exciting and fun trips each term and generally have a lot of fun all year round.  First session free.

Contact Mary Taylor on 01603 625593 for more information.

Baby Jacks Gymnastics

Thorpe End Village Hall, Plumstead Rd, Thorpe End, Norwich NR13 5BU

45 minute sessions

9.30, 10.30 and 11.30am

BABY JACKS is a “fun 4 baby” programme put together on behalf of the British Amateur Gymnastics Association by my tutor who is a health visitor, paediatric nurse and midwife as well as a B.A.G.A. coach.

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

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

Baby Sensory

St Cuthbert’s Church Hall Annex, 2 Wroxham Road, Sprowston, NR7 8TZ

Baby Sensory- Tuesday

10.00am – 11.00am  7 to 13 months
11.15am – 12.15am  Birth to 8 months
12.30pm-1.30pm   Birth to 13 months

Contact Suzy on 07813 978370 for more information

BabyFit Baby Yoga

Rowan House Health & Wellbeing Centre, 28 Queens Road, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3DB

Tuesday 10.45am-12pm

Best from 10-12weeks until crawling

Contact for more information

Booking is essential.

(Checked August 2019)



Blossom Baby Massage and Yoga

Blossom baby Norwich offer’s courses in baby massage and baby yoga. Classes are suitable from birth to 1 year for baby massage and birth to pre-crawling for baby yoga.
All classes are held at the Georgian Town House, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2RB
Tuesday: 20th August, 27th August. 10am-12pm
Thursday: 29th August, 5th September, 12th September, 10.30-12pm
Friday: 6th September, 13th, 20th, 27th September, 10.30-12pm.
Phone:07958 343935
(listing checked August 2019)

Bop Tots

Currently on maternity leave until September. Please follow for class restart dates.

(Checked August 2019)


Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey Children’s Centre

Caterpillars Toddler Group

Costessey Methodist Church, Norwich road, Costessey, Norwich.

9.30am-11.30am (term time) Ages 0-5

Caterpillars is a fun and friendly toddler group with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. We also have a little sing song and the children get to play with some instruments during the morning.

Contact Jenny Walker on 07867302019 for more information.

Catton Grove, Fiddlewood & Mile Cross


City & Eaton Children’s Centre

Drayton, Taverham & Hellesdon Children’s Centre


Earlham Early Years Centre

I can’t find an updated version of this timetable, please let me know if you come across it. Katrin

East City & Framingham Earl Children’s Centre

Gravity trampoline park

Parent Toddler Sessions

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

The parent and toddler sessions are for ages 18months- 5years. And the sessions are:-
Monday 10-11
Tuesday 1-2
Wednesday 10-11
Thursday 11-12
Friday 11-12
Sat& Sun- 9-10

£5 per person, £1 per pair of socks.

Contact 01603 964949

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.

Hempnall Little Ones

All classes at Hempnall Village Hall, Bungay Rd, Norwich NR15 2NG

Tuesdays : 9.15am -11am (stay and play playgroup)

Fridays: 10.15am – 11.45am (sing and play session)

Suitable for ages 0-4 years old. Term time only.

(Listing checked August 2019).

Contact Katie on 07940436805 for more information.

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

Timetable subject to change regularly, please check ahead. 

Parent and tot: Tuesday 1-2pm

Jump and Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11-1pm

Special needs sessions: Tuesday 10.15 – 1pm and Saturday 5-6pm

Bounce and Tone Fitness: (trampoline creche available) Tuesday 9.30-10.15am – additional £2 for creche if required.

Contact 01603 567200 for more information.

(Listing checked August 2019)

Langley Preparatory School

Langley Preparatory School Parent & Toddler Group

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6HU

Tuesday 1.45pm-3pm (term time)

£2 for block booking.  Book your FREE trial session.  Open to babies and toddlers aged 0 – 2 years

Contact Mrs Julie Berry on 01603 433 055
 for more information.

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.


Lingo Lions

Spanish for 0-12 years old

Gymboree at Notcutts
12.45-1.15 and 1.30-2pm for 0-3 years
2.15-2.45pm for 3-5 years

The Pavillion, Aylsham
3.45-4.15pm Ages 4-7 (KS1)
4.15-4.45pm Ages 7-11 (KS2)

The Jubilee Centre, Aylsham
9.30-10am for 0-3 years
10.15-10.45am for 3-5 years

Spixworth Hub, Ivy Road
12.45-1.15 for 0-3 years
2.15-2.45pm for 3-5 years

(After October Half Term – Wednesday morning at Millennium Library in the Forum).

Lingwood Tiny Tots

Lingwood Village Hall, Station Road, Lingwood, Norwich, NR13 4AU

Tuesday 9.30am-11am.
Friendly toddler group.  Lovely big hall, lots of toys, a craft activity, snacks for the little ones, tea coffee and cake for the grown ups.

Cost is £2 per session but first week is free.

Contact 07789 968622 for more information.

Little People’s Drama Company

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

10.15am – 11.00am (2 to 3 year olds)
11.15am – 12.00pm (3 to 4 year olds)

11.00am – 11.45am (3 to 4 year olds)

9am – 9.45am (4 to 6 year olds)
10 – 10.45am (4 to 6 year olds)
11 – 12pm (6 to 7 year olds)

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
10 – 10.45am (2 to 3 year olds)
11 – 11.45am (3 to 4 year olds)
4.30pm – 5.15pm (4 to 6 year olds)
5.30pm – 6.30pm (6 to 7 year olds)

The Willow Centre, Cringleford 
9.30 – 10.15am (3 to 4 year olds)
10.30 – 11.15am (2 to 3 year olds)

We keep class sizes small so places must be reserved in advance.

Contact 01603 283382 for more information.

Little Springers Preschool Gymnastics at Spring

Hewett School, Norwich, NR1 2PL

Tuesdays (Term-time)
10am-10.45am Adult and toddler, structured
11am-11.45am Independent & structured
12pm-12.45pm Adult and toddler, unstructured

Fun and progressive introduction to gymnastics, with British Gymnastics qualified coaches. For children walking – 4 years.

£3.50 per adult and toddler session
£4 per independent session

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.

Noah’s Ark, Chantry Hall

Term time Tuesday morning from 10-12 in Chantry Hall (the offices of St Peter Mancroft, NR2 1QZ) behind Wagamama.

Lovely friendly group, £2 per family including tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. There’s usually a craft activity, story time and singing at the end.

General enquiries 01603 610443

Norfolk Nippers

Pre-school class for 1-3 year olds active children with a sense of adventure.

Our classes have been specifically designed to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and are designed for children aged between 1-3 years. We offer a fun environment to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

Mondays 10-11am Cawston Village Hall, NR10 4BW (Starts 9th September)
Tuesdays 10-11am Skeyton Village Hall, NR10 5AS (Starts 10th September)
Fridays 9.30-10.30am Broadland Youth & Community Centre, NR12 8DJ (Starts 13th September)
Contact: Em 07881574802

North City Children’s Centre


Norwich Gymnastics Club

Norwich Gymnastics Club, Sale Road, Norwich, NR7 9TR

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Pre-school with parent, 10.15am-11am

Pre-school without parent, 11am-11.45am


Telephone 01603 502976

Pete’s Music Baby & Toddler

St Thomas’s Church, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG
Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9.30am

Extra sessions Tuesdays at 10.35am

Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers

The Salvation Army, 24 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR6 5HT

Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am
£1 session.

Contact 01603 402703 for more information.

Spixworth & Sprowston Children’s Centre

Sprowston Pushchair Club

Sprowston Methodist Church, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8AD

Tuesday 1.30pm-2.45pm (term time)

A playgroup for all children 0-5 years old and their parents, grandparents or childminders.
It uses the local church hall and garden, includes a “ride on” room, small world room with reading books and variety of baby and toddler toys. 
Everyone is welcome.
£1 weekly per family, plus £1 per term time period.
 50p per visitor.

Contact Pauline Butler on 01603 466084 for more information.

The Hamlet Charity

The Hamlet Charity – Little Bees (play and stay sessions)

All our stay and play sessions are FREE of charge. Donations are very welcome, especially for tea and coffee.

Our Morning Stay and Play Sessions (Term time only):


Monday 10-11am Outdoor Bees

Explore the big outdoors and nature in this fun session for pre-school aged children aged 2 and upwards, but will be suitable for younger children’s parents/carers to participate in if they so wish.

Including the use of our fully accessible sensory garden, activities will include bug hotel making, nature trails and den building! Sessions will be aimed at all abilities and made adaptable to suit individual needs.



Tuesday 10.30-11.30am Sensory Bees

Sticky, crunchy, sparkly and sometimes messy play is on offer! Stay and play in our fantastic sensory room and play activities! Explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment as well as displaying ways to create sensory experiences at homes with everyday household items.


Wednesday 10.30-11.45am Nurture Group

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 10-11am Active Bees

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 10-11am Sing, Shake and Sign

Play and explore movement and music through signalong in this vibrant stay and play group. These sessions will explore communication through the use of singing and dance in a fun and creative way. Children and their families will be supported by our experienced staff to access our excellent sensory room and play resources.

For more information about any of our Little Bees services please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566 or email

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.

Thorpe Hamlet, Heartsease & Dussindale Children’s Centre

Tiny Soccerstars

Thorpe St Andrew Village Hall, Yarmouth Rd. NR7 0QF

Tuesday 1-3 years: 2.00pm – 2.45pm

3-5 years:1.00pm – 1.45pm

1 free taster session. Sessions are £6 each, payable half-termly in advance. Siblings attending in same session will receive a 50% session fee discount.

Contact Jo Marchant on 07821 030106 for more information.

Tiny Talk Norwich (North)- Baby Signing & Toddler class

TinyTalk Norwich (North)

Baby signing classes for babies up to 2yrs with classes for crawlers/walkers or pre-movers
Drayton- Mondays 09:45/11:00
Sprowston- Tuesdays 09:30/10:45
Queens Hills- Thursdays 09:45/11:00
Old Catton- Fridays 10:00

Contact Leigh 07538238975

Toddler Dance

Every Tuesday 10.30am-11.15am

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

Toddler Dance (18 months – 4 years), is a popular, fun and creative class for toddlers to dance with mum, dad or carer. A great class for early development. The classes are open to all levels.


Toddler Dance (18m-4 years)

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

A popular, fun and creative class for toddlers to dance with mum dad or carer. This is a great class for early development.
The class will not only help in developing physical skills and spatial awareness, but also transferable skills, such as observing, copying, listening for a signal, responding to instructions and sharing with other children – many of the skills they will need at school.
Contact 01603 283382 for more information.

Tot Stop (Vineyard Church)

Dussindale Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich NR7 0SR

Tuesday (term-time)

Friendly and informal mother and toddler group (& baby). Included is song time and a drink and a biscuit. £2.

Contact Kerry Giles on 07900 904128 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.





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

Thorpe Marriott Village Hall, Norwich, NR8 6XE

Tumble Tots.

Walking to 2years- 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.

Twinkle Toes Baby Cafe

Twinkle Toes Cafe, 63 Sussex St, Norwich, NR3 3DG

Tuesday – Teeny Tots at Twinkle’s Town at 10am. A 90 minute play session including the Town and Sensory Room. Each week is themed and includes a music and singing session

Wednesday – at 10.30am is Baby and Me Time. A Sensory Class for babies age 3 months to crawling. A Sensory Adventure based around a book and uses lights, sounds, bubbles and music to explore the Sensory world

12.30pm is our Brand New Sensory Newborn Class for birth to 3 months. This again uses our Sensory props and instruments and is based around massage and exploring the senses. This class has totally Free!

Friday – 10.30am is Free Baby Massage. A 4 week course learning a new skill and bonding with baby

Contact Lianne on 0771774972 to book your space.

Wensum Valley Baby and Toddlers group

Wensum Valley Nursery School, Wensum Road, Lyng, Norwich, NR9 5RJ

Tuesday 1pm-2.45pm (term time)
Our group is for babies, toddlers and children up to school age and their families/carers. Many toys and activities to enjoy, and a large outside area. Refreshments provided for all. 

Regular visits from a NHS Health Visitor for baby weighing and family support.

Just £2 per family with refreshments provided.

Contact 01603 872252 for more information.

Wymondham & Hethersett Children’s Centre