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, Wymondham, Belton, Gorleston, Beccles, East Harling, Hellesdon, Horsford, Filby and Burston (near Diss). See our full timetable here:




All Smiles Toddler Group

December 2020

Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for details.


Pre Covid:

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

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

0-4 years.

Contact Mary Taylor on 01603 625593 for more information.

Baby Sensory

December 2020, now taking bookings.

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

Baby Sensory- Tuesday

10.30 – 11.15  6 to 13 months
11.45 -12.30 Birth to 16 months
1-1.45   Birth to 13 months


BabyFit Baby Yoga

December 2020

Now open again, only 8 per class.
Tuesday 10.45 with Debbie, book online.

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

Contact for more information

Booking is essential.




Blossom Baby Massage and Yoga

Blossom baby offers baby massage and baby yoga course in and around Norwich. Qualified birthlight baby yoga instructor & IAIM massage instructor
All classes are held at the Georgian Town House, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2RB
Contact Kelly on: 07958 343935 or
The next course starts on Monday 4th January at 10.30.
This will hopefully be face to face.

Bookbugs and Dragontales

December 2020

Independent Children’s Book store with activities through the week. 41-43, Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA.

Open again, events and activities calendar to follow soon.

Come and visit us or buy online.

Email us at

01603 964022 or 07908 462149


Bop Tots

December 2020 update

Continuing to offer online service.

Bop Tots Club, £9.75 per month for full access to all of the bop tots home videos.

Bop Tots Music & Movement classes for under 5’s at Lincoln Hall, Hingham, NR9 4HW

Classes are fun, friendly & energetic. Focusing on moving to the music using various instruments & props, followed by a relaxed social time with refreshments.

Contact Karen – 07510024273


Caterpillars Toddler Group

December 2020

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

December 2020

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


Venue face to face: Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ

Mondays: age 4-6 and age 7-8

Tuesdays: age 8-12

Fun Spanish sessions to introduce this lovely language to little ears.

Contact The Spanish Classroom on 07950368136 for more information.


First Steps Baby and Toddler Group

December 2020

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


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, age appropriate toys, books, puzzles etc.

There is a charge per adult and up to 3 children.

Contact Nicky Hudson / Vicki Chenery on 01603 465513 for more information.

First Steps Hethersett Stay and Play Group

December 2020

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


Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane

Tuesdays 9.45am-11am term time.

For babies to pre-school children


Gravity trampoline park parent and toddler

December 2020

Open with restrictions in place, check the website before your visit.

Friday 18th December, Santa is making an appearance! £6 per toddler.

Book sessions in advance.

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

The parent and toddler sessions are for ages 18months- 5years.

Contact 01603 964949

Gymboree Play and Music

December 2020

Now taking bookings.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Open Gym: Saturday and Sunday, 10 spaces per session.

Booking essential for every session.

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.


December 2020
 Also providing Hartbeeps at Home.
Musical classes for little ones from newborns to 4 years old.

Happy House: Toddlers and their younger siblings. Baby Beeps: Babies sitting to toddling. Baby Bells: newborn babies to sitting.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Monday venue: Saints event venue, 217 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 OSQ
  • Tuesday venue:  as above
  • 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

December 2020

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


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.

Learn Play Grow

December 2020

Please check the website or FB page for details.

Learn Play Grow is a children’s health and fitness programme for ages 3-11. We work to give children a positive start to life!

Check out the FB page or contact Sheila Hunter here on 07780 557784


Lingo Lions

December 2020

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

December 2020

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

Now open with safety measures in place

Tuesday 9.15am-11.15am.
Friendly baby & toddler group. Lovely big hall, lots of toys, a craft activity, snacks and juice.

Cost is £3 per family  per session.

Contact Helen Bush on 07709 488632

Little Ducklyngs Stay and Play

December 2020

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed, look at FB page for more information. Or check with venue for details.

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

December 2020

Now reopen to book.
From January, price is £4.50 per child.

Mondays 9.30am-10.30am and 10.30am-11.30

Queen’s Hill Community Centre, Poethlyn Dr, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5GT

Tuesdays, 9.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30

sprowston Diamond Centre, School Ln, Norwich NR7 8TR

Little Glow: for babies from birth to pre-walking, it’s an interactive sensory room where parents can bond with their babies while making new friends.


Little Springers Gymnastics at Spring

December 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: Hewett School, Hall Road Norwich.

Saturday : Long Stratton Leisure Centre, 8.15-9am

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



Mini Professors

December 2020

Mini Professors @ Home

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

Or email

Mini Professors Preschool Science Classes (ages 2-5 yr)

Join us for a fun-filled scientific adventure! Every week we cover a new and exciting topic and each lesson is packed full of experiments, stories and fun.

Our sessions are aligned with EYFS and we encourage your little one to socialise, share, take turns and improve their fine and gross motor skills.

Tuesdays, St Anne’s Church Hall, Colman Road, Norwich, NR4 7HA

Hayman Lodge, Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB

Saturdays, (Monthly) Eaton Park Community Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ


Music Bugs Norwich

December 2020
From Thursday 3rd December.
We provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age.
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Bircham on FB page or email
Monday: Sprowston
Tuesday: Costessey
Wedneday: Sprowston
Thursday: Hethersett
Friday: Taverham

Noah’s Ark, Chantry Hall

December 2020

Most toddler groups are currently closed. Check with venue for further information.

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

Norwich Gymnastics Club

December 2020

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

Two new mixed boys and girls beginner classes on Sunday, from 10th January onwards.

Mondays: 10-10.45, 11-11.45

Tuesday: 10-10.45 and 11-11.45

If  you are interested in your child attending our new COVID-safe Pre School classes, please send an email to to book their place.


Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers

December 2020

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for further details.

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

December 2020

Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for further details.

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.
£1 weekly per family, plus £1 per term time period.
 50p per visitor.

Contact Pauline Butler on 01603 466084 for more information.

StART Studio Art Class

December 2020

Release your mini artist with a stART studio art class!

Exige Way, Wymondham NR18 9ND

Christmas Art Camp : Tues 22nd December, 9.45-1.45.

Family Art and Craft: Wed 23rd Dec and Wed 30th Dec.

 Go to FB page for details.£8 for 1 adult and 1 child.

The Hamlet Charity

December 2020

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 about our Little Bees Stay and Play sessions for under 5s, please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566



Tiny Soccerstars

December 2020

Hethersett Junior School, Queens Road, NR9 3DB

Satuday 8.30-9.15 : 1-2 years

Saturday 8.30-9.15, 9.30-10.15, 12.30-1.15 : age 2-3

Saturday 9.30-10.15, 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15 : age 3-6.

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

Decembr 2020

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

Tuesday 10-11am Trowse, ONLINE.

Contact: for more information


My First Storytime, The Garage

December 2020

My First Storytime


Age 1-2

£43 for 6 weeks.


Tot Stop (Vineyard Church)

December 2020

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for further information,

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

December 2020

Now open for restricted public play sessions and private hire parties. Book online for all the details.

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


Wensum Valley Baby and Toddlers group

December 2020

Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. Check with venue for further information.

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