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


*Due to start again on 12th April 2021. Register interest now.*

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:




Baby Sensory

2021 udpate

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

Returning to classes on 12th April

Add yourself to the waiting list and we will contact you as soon as we have a space.



Baby Yoga with ZenMuma Amber

Baby Class
A class involving massage, movement and singing for baby with yoga, breathwork and relaxation for mums. Suitable from birth to crawling.
Tuesdays 11am-12pm at Knowles Dance Studio, Sprowston from 13th April depending on restrictions.
Email me for more information and to book.

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

2021 update

Opens again from 12th April : check ahead for current schedule

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


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.

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

2021 update

Due to reopen on 12th April

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.


2021 update 

Due to reopen on 12th April.

Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

  • Monday and Tuesday venue: Saints event venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 OSQ
  • Thursday venue: The Willow Centre, Willowcroft, Cringleford, NR4 7JJ
  • Friday venue: Hinks Meadow Hall, Kingswood Avenue, Taverham, NR8 6 UW

Contact: Valentina, 07414030169

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

Aiming to reopen on 12th April

For babies from birth to pre-walking, an interactive sensory room where parents can bond with their babies while making 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


Little Springers Gymnastics

2021 update

Returns Monday 12th April for all junior gymnasts and parkourists. New gymnasts from week commencing 19th April.

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.



Mini Monkey Gym

2021 update

Classes return 19th April at 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

2021 update
 Classes back on 12th April.
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

2021 update

Re-opening Update – 12th April Onwards

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

2021 update

All stay and play sessions currently closed, please get in touch with Jayne Buckingham on for reopening information.


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 contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



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


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

Tots Town

Update 2021

Home hire sets available to hire.

Face to face sessions tbc

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


Tuesday at The Garage

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

Summer term begins on Monday 19th April, classes now available to book

  • Tuesday, 10am My First Storytime, age 12 months to 3 years
  • Tuesday, 4-4.45pm,  Theatre, age 4-7
  • Tuesday, 5.45, Theatre, age 7-11

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