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: https://www.beebopsltd.co.uk/classes/

 


enquiries@beebopsltd.co.uk
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COMMOTION MINI MOVERS

A fun creative dance session for you and your Mini Mover!

What to expect:
Mini Movers is a movement sessions for pre-schoolers children aged 0-5 years. This session is about having fun with music, sensory props, singing puppets and of course lots of dancing! Our sessions are a fun way to encourage your little one’s development with a professionally qualified (and super friendly) dance artist. At the end of the session sit down and join us for a story before you head home.
We charge £5 a session for a family or childminding group and not per child. Sessions are payable in block bookings.

Enjoy 10 sessions with us, and your little one can choose a Commotion prop to take home.
Our activities are designed for you and your child to have fun, bond and create memories together in a relaxed, stress free environment.

WHEN AND WHERE:
Wednesday’s 10am at Mousehold Hub, Mousehold Avenue, Norwich NR3 4RS
For more information or to book please email the address below.

 

COMMOTION SING, SIGN AND STORYTIME

Did you know, as well as being a dancer, Rosa has a LOT of qualifications in British Sign Language. Why not join her in a class designed for you and your little person. The 45 minute session includes lots of signed songs and a signed story. Its a fantastic way to learn some signed words, phrases and songs together, whilst having fun! Suitable from new-born to 4 years.

Class information:

NORWICH HUB
Wednesday’s 11am – 11.45am at Mousehold Hub, Mousehold Avenue, Norwich NR3 4RS
£5 per session (block booking required) Any questions or to book your place, please email:


rosa.kentwood@commotiondance.co.uk
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Wednesday mornings during term time 9.30-10.15

St Andrews Church Hall, Eaton, Norwich NR4 6NW (The hall is next to Waitrose, there is plenty of parking and there’s a café in Waitrose if you want to pop next door for a cuppa afterwards!)

Funics Phonics is a new educational group for children aged 2-5 along with their parents and carers. Each session is planned and delivered by an experienced, qualified teacher. Children are introduced to letters and the sounds they make through a variety of exciting activities including songs, crafts and games. Adults can gain an understanding of the terminology that will be used once their children start school.

The cost is £6 per child per session – discounted block bookings are available for the first half term starting Wednesday 8th September £36 for the seven-week half term. Discounts available for siblings, please get in touch  for more information and bookings.

Read our sponsored blog post here!


07889468248
funicsphonics@gmail.com

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At Kixx our goal is simple:
To have a positive impact on every child at every opportunity.

We do this through an innovative programme which offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.

Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age.

Kixx Academies
Our academies are 40 minute sessions run weekly. We do a block of 8 weeks, then a 1 week break, then another block and so on. You pay a one-off membership fee of £19.95 which covers your child’s football kit (shirt, shorts, socks) and then a direct debit of £24 per month. In effect it works out at around £6 per session. The bookings have a full money back guarantee – if after your first session you think it really isn’t for you, then you can get a full refund, plus your child keeps the football kit as a “thank you” for trying us.

Our Venues
We are adding more venues all the time. Currently we have academies at:
Loddon Jubilee Hall
NR14 6NB
Goals (Hall Road)
NR1 2GB
Framingham Earl High School
NR14 7QP
Sprowston Community Academy
NR7 8NE

For more info and bookings visit our website. To contact us, just send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you to the Kixx family!


01302 618080
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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.

Lambda Films

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.
 

info@theworkshopstudios.co.uk
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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

Email leanne@bookbugsanddragontales.com

01603 964022 or 07908 462149

 

Bubba’s Baby Sensory Summer Class

Pilling Park Community Centre, 23 Pilling Park Rd, Norwich NR1 4PA
Wednesdays
Special summer holiday sessions 2021
Team Baby – Baby Sensory Classes starting Wednesday 28th July 10am Block Sessions £25 5 weeks or £6 a class(more info on Facebook)
Contact Bubbashubnorwich@gmail.com

Cafe Tots

2021 update

Check venue for further information about when groups start again.

Norwich Central Baptist Church, 
Duke Street
, Norwich, 
NR3 3AP

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

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 cherishbabynorwich@gmail.com or PM on Facebook or Instagram

Clover Hill Toddler Group

2021 update
Check venue for further details about when groups start again.

Clover Hill Village Hall, Humbleyard, Norwich, NR5 9BN

Wednesday 9.30am-11am (term time)

Mums, Dads, Grandparents,Childminders & Carers welcome. A selection of toys available to play with from birth to school age. Run by volunteers.

Contact 07905 655242

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 www.bookwhen.com/dynamicdancenorwich

For more information email dynamicdancenorwich@hotmail.co.uk

 

Giggletots

2021 update
Check with venue for further information about when groups start again.
Horsford Methodist Church, Holt Road, Horsford, NR10 3DN
Wednesdays 9-11am
Giggletots is run by Horsford Pre-School, it’s a place where you can bring your child to play with kids their own age whilst you enjoy a cuppa and watch them play.
Contact 01603 890811

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.

King’s Baby & Toddler group

2021 update

Check with venue about when groups start again,

The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

Wednesday

King’s Toddler Group is a great place for parents and carers to bring their children for a fun morning, enjoy a cuppa and meet new friends.

Contact Julia Harris on 01603 765795 for more information.

Little Lions

2021 update
Check venue for further information about when groups start again.

St Mark’s Church, Hall Road
, Lakenham
, Norwich, NR1 3AT

Wednesday
9.30am-11.15am

Little Lions is a free activity for babies and children under five with their parents/carers, we offer a friendly welcome with free play, story time, assorted toys and refreshments.  Free!

Contact 01603 449156 for more information.

Little Poppets Baby and Toddler Group

2021 update

Check venue for further details when groups begin again.

Little Melton Village hall, Mill Road, NR9 3NX

Wednesdays 1.30-3pm, term time.

Everyone welcome!

Mandarin Kids

2021 update
No current updates, the children’s library section of the Forum remains closed.

Learn Chinese for free!
Wednesdays 10.30am-11am in the children’s section of the Millennium Library (Forum)
Fridays 10-11am a The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SQ
Contact: Sarah Fung 07858 364441
mandarinkids@yahoo.com

 

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: Info@minimonkeygym.co.uk Call 07917 872205 or book via website

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 norwich@musicbugs.co.uk
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 mary.white6@ntlworld.com or visit FB site Music with Mary

 

 

 

 

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 libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.UK to join

Wednesday 12 noon

Story Time on Norfolk Libraries Facebook page

Thursday 11am

Just a Cuppa: Bumps and Babies on zoom

 

 

 

Phoenix Tiny Tots

2021 update

Check with venue for further details about when groups start again.

Phoenix Tiny Tots, 132A Mile Cross Rd, Norwich NR3 2LD

Wednesdays 9.30-11am

Friendly playgroup aimed at 0-5 years, based at Phoenix Centre.Every Wednesday, 9:30-11am.

01603 403814

Play Church

2021 update

Check with venue for further details about when groups start again,

Blofield Church, Church Road
, Blofield, Norfolk
, NR13 4NA

Wednesday
1pm-3pm
Our parent and toddler group, “Play Church”, meets in Blofield  Church. All welcome to come along and meet new friends in a caring and welcoming environment, Free, donation welcome.

Contact 01603 715213

Saxlingham Toddler and Baby Group

2021 update
check with venue for further details about when groups start again.

Saxlingham Village Hall, Steward Close, Saxlingham Nethergate, Norwich, NR15 1AN

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am (term-time)

Come along to a friendly group for fun and chatter (and lots of cake!)

Arts and crafts * Music * Toys and play

Healthy Snacks, coffee and cake for the grown-ups

 

Spixworth Stay and Play

2021 update

Check with venue for further details about when groups begin again.

Every Wednesday 10am-11.30am

Spixworth stay and play, includes snacks, crafts, sensory time along with music time to finish the morning.

Contact: Lisa Nobbs.

St Barnabas Church: Noah’s Boat

St Barnabas Church, Russell Street, NR2 4QT

Noah’s Boat Baby & Toddler Group

Wednesdays. 9.30 – 11.00am

Free play, story & songs, drinks & snacks.

£1 suggested donation.
Find us on facebook: St Barnabas Church Community.

 

 

St Thomas’ Toddlers

2021 update

Making preparations to open again soon safely.  Get in touch with any suggestions.

St Thomas’ Church Hall, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RL

Wednesday
9.30am-11.30am (term time)
A friendly group for pre-school children from birth to 4 years. We have a wide range of toys and activities, most weeks we provice an art or craft activity, and we always finish by having a singing session.

To contact search for St Thomas’ Parent & Toddler group on Facebook.

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.

Email: sammy@thephonicsfox.com

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.

 

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