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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Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory Classes suitable from birth to 13 months.

Monday & Friday: St Peter’s Church Hall, Cringleford, NR4 6XL

Tuesday: St Cuthbert’s Church Hall Annex, Sprowston, NR7 8TZ






Baby Yoga with ZenMuma Amber

Baby and Postnatal Yoga
Suitable from birth to crawling.
Tuesdays 11am-12pm at Knowles Dance Studio, NR13 6LB.
Active Baby and Toddler with Postnatal Yoga
Suitable from crawling up to around 18 months.
Tuesdays 10-10:45am at Knowles Dance Studio, NR13 6LB.For more information and booking

BabyFit Baby Yoga

2021 update

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

Yoga, pilates and fitness for pregnant and postnatal mums, babies and toddlers. For the greater enjoyment of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Contact for more information





Blossom Baby Massage and Yoga

Blossom Baby Massage and Yoga
Georgian Town House, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2RB
Courses will be commencing from 12th April (fingers crossed!).

Qualified birthlight baby yoga instructor & IAIM massage instructor
To book please contact or call 07958 343935

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.


Caterpillars Toddler Group

2021 update

Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with the venue.


Marlpit Community Centre, NR6 5EG

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.

Cherish Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga four week classes begin Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 10:30am at Bookbugs and Dragon Tales Bookshop Norwich.

Gentle stretches, movements and poses with your baby to songs and rhymes. Suitable from 12 weeks to crawling. Relaxed, small and friendly classes.

To book email

Family Spanish – The Spanish Classroom

2021 update

providing online classes and new small groups  for children and adults, please check on FB site, The Spanish Classroom.

Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ

Contact The Spanish Classroom on 07950368136 for more information.


First Steps Baby and Toddler Group

2021 update

Check with the venue for face to face groups again.

Magdalen Gates Primary School, Bull Close Road
, Norwich, NR3 1NG
Tuesdays – 9am-11am (term time)

Drop in baby and toddler group for 0-4’s- all welcome. Art activities, music and singing session.

Contact Nicky Hudson / Vicki Chenery on 01603 465513

First Steps Hethersett Stay and Play Group

2021 update

Check with the venue for face to face groups meeting again.

Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane
Tuesdays 9.45am-11am term time.

For babies to pre-school children


Gravity trampoline park parent and toddler

2021 update

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

Re-opening Gravity rocks on April 17th (weekends only 10am – 6pm) to individuals on their own, or in their household groups only.

The re-opening of Gravity Norwich trampoline park will follow on May 20th.
Parent and toddler sessions for ages 18months- 5years still to be confirmed.

Contact 01603 964949

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.

Hempnall Little Ones

2021 update

Check with the venue for when face to face groups begin.

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.
Contact Katie on 07940436805 for more information.

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.




Lingwood Tiny Tots

2021 update

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

Aiming to open again 17th May.
Tuesday 9.15am-11.15am.

Friendly baby & toddler group. Lovely big hall, lots of toys, a craft activity, snacks and juice.

Contact Helen Bush on 07709 488632

Little Ducklyngs Stay and Play

2021 update

Check with venue for when face to face groups start again.

Little Ducklyngs Stay and Play, Lyng Village Hall, Richmond Pl, Norwich NR9 5RF

Tuesday mornings, during term time 9.15am-11.15am

Fun and activities for babies and preschool children. £2.50 per week to stay and play, including tea/coffee for grown ups and a healthy snack for the children.



Little Glow

2021 update

Little Glow Norwich

Our multi-sensory room is a calm, quiet and relaxing area, which is designed to help with your child’s sensory development.  Our sessions are unstructured, parent-led sessions where you are free to explore our range of sensory toys, look at the lights and make new friends.

  • Mondays 9.30am-10.30am and 10.30am-11.30 at Queen’s Hill Community Centre, Poethlyn Dr, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5GT
  • Tuesdays, 9.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30 at Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich NR7 8TR

Contact: Lisa Deary


Little Springers Gymnastics

Venue: Hewett School, Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 2PW, Monday, Tuesday, Friday.

Venue: Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2UY. Saturday 8.15-9am  Little Springers Play

Find out more about joining via the website, Spring-Gymnastics.



Lulu Baby Massage

2021 September update

Horsford Village Hall and Taverham Village Hall

Baby Massage classes suitable from 0-1 year.

The course is £55 for 5 weeks which includes a bottle of organic sunflower oil and handouts of all of the strokes.

Tuesday 17th August Horsford Village Hall from 12-1pm

Tuesday 21st September to Tuesday 19th October at Horsford village hall 12-1pm

Friday 24th September to Friday 22nd October 1-2pm Taverham Village Hall

Places must be booked in advance.

Email for more information or to book.



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 Professors

2021 update

Mini Professors @ Home.
Preschool Science Classes.

Mini Professors classes are currently online, see the FB page for more details.
Or email

Tuesday St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA
Friday Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB
Saturday (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ


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.

Noah’s Ark, Chantry Hall

2021 update

Check with venue for when groups are meeting again.

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. There’s usually a craft activity, story time and singing at the end.

General enquiries 01603 610443

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




Norwich Gymnastics Club

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

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

New beginner classes available to reduce waiting list.  Please check new timetables online.

email to book their place or see website for details.


Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers

2021 update

Check with venue about when groups are meeting again.

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

Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am
£1 session.

Contact 01603 402703 for more information.

Sprowston Pushchair Club

2021 update

Check with venue for when groups are meeting again.

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.
Contact Pauline Butler on 01603 466084

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


The Phonics Fox

2021 September update

We teach phonics through play based learning- inspiring confidence, imagination and a lifelong love of literacy.

  • Mondays:
    10:30am: Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich, NR7 8TR
  • Tuesdays:
    10:30am: Jessop Road Scout and Community Hub, Jessopp Rd, Norwich NR2 3JF
  • Wednesdays:
    10am: Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio, Unit 5, White House Farm Barns, Salhous Road, Norwich, NR13 6LB
  • 2pm: The Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

Please follow our social media pages for updates or email/ visit our website to fill out an interest form.


Tiny Soccerstars

2021 update

Face to face sessions tbc

Hethersett Junior School, Queens Road, NR9 3DB

Tiny Soccerstars sessions are specially designed to give children their first touch with a ball. Our fully interactive sessions use a range of equipment to help children improve their gross and fine motor skills

Contact Jo Marchant on 07821 030106 for more information.


Tiny Talk Trowse

2021 update

Aiming to start again on 12th April

Learn to communicate with your baby before they can speak, at an award-winning TinyTalk baby signing class.

Contact: for more information


Toddler Play at Funky’s

Funky’s, Spar Road, NR6 6AX

£3.95 Per Toddler (Includes One Adult).
Lots of Space & Toys To Play With
No skating. No Need To Book, Just Come Along

Term time only

Tot Stop (Vineyard Church)

2021 update

Check with venue for further information about when groups are meeting again.

Dussindale Centre, Pound Lane, Norwich NR7 0SR

Tuesday (term-time) 9.45-11.45am

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

Contact Kerry Giles on 07900 904128

Tuesday Toddlers at St Andrews, Eaton

St Andrews, Eaton Church Hall, 41 Church Ln, Eaton, Norwich NR4 6NW

Tuesdays 10am – 11.30am

Come along to our a friendly Toddler group every term time Tuesday morning.
You can come along with your little one and play with all the toys we have out. We also do some crafts/activities and sing songs together.
£2 entry with refreshments available (not until September 2021 due to covid).
We look forward to meeting you soon.


Wensum Valley Baby and Toddlers group

2021 update

Check with venue for further information about when groups are meeting again.

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.

Contact 01603 872252