Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich

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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/

 


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Take your little one on a Sound Journey with Hartbeeps’ multi-sensory, musically themed classes for babies and toddlers!!

For our younger babies, we offer totally unique ‘age/stage’ programmes which have been carefully crafted to support and delight every baby during their very important first year. With elements of Baby yoga, Baby Massage, Baby signing, etc we will awaken your little one’s newly acquired senses.

For toddlers and pre-schoolers we set the scene and let your Little Hartbeepers build their story! With our own original versions of classic nursery rhymes, the most fabulous songs, gorgeous puppet characters, dress-up, props, sensory play and more…

 

Our Programmes:

Baby Bells – Newborn from 8 weeks old (younger babies welcome) to sitting unaided (approx. 7.5months old)

Baby Beeps – Babies sitting unaided, crawlers and first steps (approx. 7.5months old to 16 months old)

Happy House – Toddlers and Pre-schoolers with younger siblings ( Approx 16 months old to 4years old and younger siblings. Babies under 6 months old go free in HH when attending with a sibling)

Trials = £3.00

Cannot commit? No problem, we also offer drop ins – subject to availability.

Sibling discounts available.



valentina@hartbeeps.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 £23.95  which covers your child’s football kit (shirt, shorts, socks) and then a direct debit of £30 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

Poringland Primary School and Nursery

NR14 7RFFor 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+

Looking to start your little one’s creative journey? The Garage Norwich’s My First classes use theatre, dance and music to help their communication, confidence, cognitive and motor skills blossom. Fly through space, explore underwater worlds or dance in imaginary muddy puddles. For preschoolers to Year 13s, The Garage has a range of creative classes that’ll help them learn new skills or develop technique. Budding actors will love sinking their teeth into next year’s summer production of Dracula! It’s an all-singing, all-dancing Victorian vampire spectacular.

Booking is now open. Looking for something to do yourself? Whether you’re picking up an old hobby or want to try something new, The Garage has classes for all ages and abilities. The autumn term saw the return of its fitness classes offering seated Pilates, mat Pilates, ballet barre Pilates and Lunch Fit. Tasters range from £10-£17.50.

Visit the classes section of its website, email info@thegarage.org.uk, call 01603 283382 or pop into the Chapel Field North performing arts centre.

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.

 


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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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Acorns Parent and Toddler Group

Sheringham Park, Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Sheringham NR26 8TL

Wednesdays: Join the fun every other Wednesday at 10:30am – 12:15pm, in Sheringham Park’s dog-free Bower Garden. Each session is outdoors, costs £5 per child (including a free refreshment break) and is recommended for 2-4 year olds. There’s no need to book, just come along to the Visitor Barn at Sheringham Park every other Wednesday, ready to enjoy an adventure!

31st January | Feed the birds! Let them know it’s winter time
14th February | Love is in the air
28th February | State of the (hiber)nation
13th March | A spring in your step
27th March | The ‘Griffalo’

01263820555

Updated 29/01/24

Additional Needs Hoppers

The Hub, Ayton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0QJ

Wednesdays: Alternate Wednesdays (check calendar for dates) 10am – 11.30am term time only. Cost – £3 per family. Siblings are welcome.

Hoppers Additional Needs is a toddler group specifically for families who find regular toddler groups tricky or just have concerns about their 0-4yr old children’s development. You don’t need to have a diagnosis for your child, we are open to anyone.

helen@hopecommunitychurch.co.uk

Updated 15/01/24

 

 

Avian Dance Studios

Avian Dance Studios, Unit 1D, Vulcan Road North, NR6 6AQ

A dance and performing arts school based in Norwich offering a wide range of dance and performance classes to suit all age ranges and abilities including ballet, baton twirling, acro and street dance. Classes begin from age 2+. Various sessions throughout the week.

Check their website for more information.

Updated 05/02/24

Babyballet Norfolk

TOTS 6-18 MONTHS
Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 11.10-11.40am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 11.05-11.35am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 11.30-12pm

TINIES 18M-3YEARS
Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 9.25-10am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 9.20-9.55am
Wednesdays: Queen’s Hill Community Centre NR8 5BP 9.30-10.05am and 11.20-11.55am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 10.45am-11.20am
Fridays: Barford Village Hall NR9 4AB 9.30am-10.05am
Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 9.15-9.50am

MOVERS 3&4YEARS
Mondays: Hethersett Village Hall NR9 3JJ 10.15-10.55am
Tuesdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 10.10-10.50am
Wednesdays: Queen’s Hill Community Centre NR8 5BP 10.20-10.50am
Thursdays: Mulbarton Scout HQ NR14 8AE 9.30-10.10am
Fridays: Barford Village Hall NR9 4AB 10.20-11am
Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 10.05-10.45am & 12.15-12.55pm

GROOVERS 4.5-6YEARS
Saturdays: Cringleford Willow Centre NR4 7JJ 11-11.45am

Babyballet Norfolk Central offer fun, award-winning pre-school dance classes for children from 6 months to 6 years.

Call 07368 519637 for more info and to book.

Updated 15/01/24

Blaze Trails – Norfolk Baby Walking Group

Blaze Trails is a community of parents who empower each other to get out walking with their babies and toddlers.
We organise baby-carrying, pushchair and toddler walks in and around Norfolk.
Days / Locations vary, check Facebook group / website for details.
All our walks are free to attend. You can sign up to our walks by RSVP’ing on our community platform.
Updated 15/04/24

Blossom Baby Massage and Yoga

The Georgian Town House, 30-34 Unthank Rd, Norwich NR2 2RB
Blossom Baby Massage
Mondays: 9.45-11.15am
Wednesdays: 9.45-11.15am
Currently offering Baby Massage courses. Designed using movements from Indian and Swedish massage, yoga and reflexology. Can help your baby feel more relaxed, improve sleep, and offer relief from wind, colic and constipation.
To book please call 07958 343935.
Updated 15/01/24

Boppity Bunnies

Mulbarton Harvest House, The Common, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8JS

Tuesdays: 11am Boppity Babies & Bunnies for under 3s

Wednesdays: 9.45am Boppity Bunnies for under 4s / 11am Boppity Babies for under 18 months / 1.30pm Boppity Babies for under 18 months

Thursdays: Boppity Babies for under 3s

Summer Term Starts 16th April, Half-Term 27th May 2024

Boppity Bunnies is an exciting new music, movement and sensory play class for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Fun, educational, musical activities using instruments, songs, rhymes, movement, and a wide range of high-quality props and puppets.

07867558807

Updated 17.03.24

Cafe Tots

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

Wednesdays: 10am-12pm, Café Tots is for ages 0 -4yrs. Enjoy play time, crafts and singing with your little ones. No need to book. £2 per family. Refreshments are included. Term time only.

Contact 01603 321 090 for more information.

Updated 22.01.24

Clover Hill Toddler Group

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

Wednesday: , 9:30am-11am, Mums, Dads, Grandparents,Childminders & Carers welcome. A selection of toys available to play with from birth to school age. £2 per family. Term time only.

Contact 07905 655242 for more information.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Dynamic Dance

St Cuthberts Church, Wroxham Road, Sprowston, NR7 8TZ
Wednesdays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Rackheath Village Hall, Green Lane West, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6LT
Wednesdays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Spixworth Village Hall, 114 Crostwick Lane, Spixworth, Norwich, NR10 3NQ
Wednesdays: Street Dance classes for 4-6 year olds (4-4.30pm), Street Dance classes for 7-9 year olds (4.30-5.15pm), Street Dance classes for ages 10+ (5.15-6pm), Street Dance classes for ages 13+
(6-7pm). £12

Thursdays: Musical Theatre classes for 6-10 year olds Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15pm & Musical Theatre classes for ages 11 to 17 Thursdays 5:15-6pm. £12

The Pavilion Stracey Playing field Rackheath, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6LT
Fridays: Diddy Dynamics, Baby and Toddler Dance Class, 9:45 – 10:15am, £6

Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Lane, Norwich, NR7 8TR
Fridays: Street Dance classes for 4-6 year olds (4-4.30pm), Street Dance classes for 7-9 year olds (4.30-5.15pm), Street Dance classes for ages 10+ (5.15-6pm), Street Dance classes for ages 13+
(6-7pm). £12

Check Facebook for more information.

Updated 05/02/24

 

 

Ducklings Parent and Toddler

Mulbarton Scout Hut, NR14 8AE

Wednesdays: Ducklings stay and play group is managed and run by Puddleducks preschool. Ducklings runs term time Wednesdays, 10-12. We charge £4 for an adult and 1 child and then £1 for each additional child/adult, cash on the door and there is also a loyalty card scheme. If you attend for 5 sessions then your 6th session is free.

Activities are planned around the children’s favourite books and or a topic such as Spring or minibeasts, so there is always lots of fun to be had. As well as some great activities there is always a great snack on offer for the children and plenty of tea and coffee for the adults!

Updated 05/02/24

ECFS Free Play Groups

Mondays
Pilling Park Community Centre: Pilling Park Road, Norwich, NR1 4PA, 10:00-11:00am
Stalham Poppy Centre Recreation Road, Stalham, NR12 9BH. Every Monday, 1:00-2:30pm
Acle Methodist Church, 2 Bridewell Lane, Norwich, NR13 3RA. Every Monday, 10:00am-11:00am
Attleborough Library, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AH. Every Monday, 1:30-2:30pm
Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 1 Marketplace, Swaffham, PE37 7AB. Every Monday, 9:30-10:30am

Tuesdays
Downham Market ECFS Base, Paradise Road, PE38 9JE. Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am
Hunstanton First Steps Nursery, Avenue Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BW. Every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am
Newton Flotman Village Centre, Grove Way, Newton Flotman, NR15 1PT. Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am
Recreation Ground Pavillion, Sir William’s Lane, Aylsham, NR11 6AW. Every Tuesday, 1:00-2:00pm
Gorleston-on-Sea Library, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG. Every Tuesday, 1:30-2:45pm
CFM ECFS Base (Catton Grove), Hunter Road, Norwich, NR3 3PY. Every Tuesday, 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays
The Deaf Centre (King’s Lynn), Railway Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 1NF. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Harford Community Centre (Tuckswood), Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6ET. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Thorpe Marriott Trinity Church Centre (Drayton), Acres Way, Drayton, NR8 6XE. Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am
Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre, Trap Lane, Fakenham, NR21 9HL. Every Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm
Long Stratton ECFS Base, Manor Road, Long Stratton, NR15 2XR/ Every Wednesday, 1:00-2:00pm
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Gt Ellingham, NR17 1HZ. Every Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm. New Session – Starts 17th January 2024!

Thursdays
North Walsham Methodist Church, Grammar School Road, NR28 9JH. Every Thursday, 10:00-11:30am
Earlham ECFS Base, 168A Motum Road, Norwich, NR5 8EG. Every Thursday, 10:00-11:00am
Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 2SH. Every Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm
Queen’s Hill Community Centre. Poethlyn Drive, Costessey, NR8 5BP. Every Thursday, 1:45-2:45pm

Fridays
Swanton Morley Village Hall, Mann’s Lane, Swanton Morley, NR20 4NP. Every Friday, 9:30-10:30am
Loddon and Chedgrave Jubilee Hall, George Lane, Loddon, NR14 6NB. Every Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm

0344 800 8020

Updated 15.01.24

Friend In Deed Little Visitors Care Home Visits & Music Sessions

Sessions Monday-Fridays at varying times and locations, see Facebook page for the current months confirmed locations

Intergenerational care home visits involves babies, children and young adults visiting care homes, dementia cafes, day centres and sheltered housing sites. At the sessions, people can chat, play games and interact with older people to help reduce loneliness and promote kindness.

WHO CAN GET INVOLVED
Babies and children of all ages can get involved
0-5 years – Little Visitors*
6-10 years – Junior Visitors*
11-17 – Community Visitors*
18+ – Community Visitors adult
* These visitors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

MUSIC SESSIONS
We run music and movement session for little visitors (0-5 years) and junior visitors (6-10 years) to enjoy with their older friends. These sessions take place frequently across Norfolk and Suffolk, see Facebook events for more details.

Updated 15/01/24

GMOTFW Sensory Explorers

The GMOTFW Hub, Hewett Academy NR1 2RL

Wednesdays (New Session): Under 1s 11-11.45am
Fridays: Under 1s 11-11.45am & Mixed Ages 0-4 12-1pm

A free session for parents to chat & connect with others while your little ones enjoy & explore sensory toys & activities.

Free to attend. Booking required via Eventbrite.

Updated 07/02/24

 

Gravity Trampoline Park

Parent & Toddler sessions held every morning. For children aged 18 months – under 5 years. Must be accompanied by an adult.

SEN sessions held at various times.

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

Contact 01603 964949 for more information or look at their website for latest sessions.

Gymboree Play and Music

Sessions every week day. Times vary.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich , NR4 6QP

Gymboree Play & Music Norwich offer sensory classes for babies, as well as Play & Learn for little ones who are on the move.

Contact 01603 250585 to book or for more information.

Updated 15/04/24

Hoppers

The Hub, Ayton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0QJ

Monday & alternate Wednesdays: 10am-11.30am, term-time only

Hoppers offer a safe place to meet with other pre-school children (0-3 years) and their carers, with a team of friendly volunteers on hand to make your morning pleasant and relaxing. At 10:30 we have a snack time and at 11:15 we tidy up and finish with a singing time.

Cost £3 per family.

helen@hopecommunitychurch.co.uk

Updated 15/01/24

 

 

 

Hugo’s Norfolk

The Long Barn, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW

Monday to Saturday: 1.5 hours, times vary, therefore, please refer to the booking calendar to check our availability.

Hugo’s is a high quality, educational, indoor play space based in Wymondham, Norfolk, where children can take part in unstructured play. Up to 6 years old.

Standard Sessions: Birth to 12 months £5.00 / 13-18 months £6.00 / 19 months to 6 years £7.00 / Adult £2.50 – Max 2
Themed Sessions: Birth to 12 months £7.50 / 13-18 months £8.50 / 19 months to 6 years £9.50 / Adult £2.50 – Max 2

01603 213 642

Inspiring Imaginations Baby & Toddler Music Group

Hillside Avenue Primary & Nursery School, Hillside Avenue, Thorpe, Norwich NR7 0QW

Wednesdays 9.30-11am and 1.15-2.45pm Stay & Play (0-pre school)
Thursdays 9.30-10.30am Baby Music (0-18 months) and 11-12pm Storytime Funtastic! (0-pre-school)
Fridays 9.30-10.30am Baby & toddler music (0-3 years) and 11-12.15om Stay & Play (0-pre-school)

Upcoming Themes
Week 1: 10-12th January – Sparkles and Celebrations!
Week 2: 17-19th January – Winter Wonderland
Week 3: 24-26th January – Cosy toes and Mini Mittens
Week 4: 31st-2nd February – Fun time February
Week 5: 7-9th February – Let it Snow!
Week 6: 14-16th February – Pancakes and Popcorn!

All sessions to be pre-booked and cost includes 1 adult

07760604440

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Little Bees Stay and Play

The Hamlet Charity, Johnson Place Norwich NR2 1SJ

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Little Bees Stay and Play, starting 16th April 2024 10-11.30am. Activities include physical activities, sensory relaxation, and messy play.

Wednesdays: Sensory Bees, 10-11.30am. The activities are designed for children who are not yet walking or just beginning to find their feet.

£5, Book Ahead

Little Daisies Stay and Play

Hellesdon Parish Hall, NR6 5AT
Thorpe End Village Hall, NR13 5BU

Tuesdays: 10.45-11.45am, Sensory, stretch & sing, 4 weeks to 12 months, Little Daisy seedlings is a sensory and stretch class for babies not yet walking. It is a baby yoga class with gentle stretches to songs and rhyme’s. Hellesdon Parish Hall

Wednesdays: 2-3pm, A stay & play suitable from birth to five years at Thorpe End Village Hall. This hour session includes messy play, sensory room, role play, crafts, inflatables, slides, tents, soft play, a range of toys for different ages and lots of books.

Fridays: 10.30-11.30am, Sensory play classes. birth to 5 years, Including sensory area, bubble fish lamp, ball pit, tents, photo opportunities, keepsake crafts, toy area, books, messy play tuff tray area. Free refreshments. Hellesdon Parish Hall

Book on their website, £6 per child, £4 sibling, £8 twin ticket, £4 one off trial ticket price available.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Little Fellowes

The Chapel in Fellowes Plain, St Stephens Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am – 12pm.

Little Fellowes is a parent, baby and toddler group that meets to play, have fun and to support each other. This group gives parents the opportunity to meet new friends with children of a similar age.

Please book in by emailing kidsmatter@ststephensnorwich.org

Updated 25.01.24

Little Lala’s Norfolk

Great Plumstead: full address upon booking

Wednesdays: bi-weekly music and song based classes initially running for a total of four sessions. Little Lively classes (0-4 years) will run 9.30-10.30am and Little Lullaby classes (0-12 months) will run 11-12pm

Soft launching on Wednesday 5th June 2024 with current dates confirmed as 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July and 17th July 2024.

Book via website

St Mark’s Little Lions

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

Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am, Little Lions is a playgroup for the under 5’s with their parents/carers. We now meet in the well equipped and refurbished Church Hall under the leadership of Jessica Debbage. Term-Time only, free to attend.

Contact 01603 449156 or find them on Facebook for more information.

Updated 13/02/24

Little Loves

Postwick Village Hall & Social Club NR13 5HL

Little Loves is a parent and baby group, currently offering Baby Massage courses for babies from birth to approximately 12 months. These classes are a chance for you to spend quality time bonding with your little one, learn new skills and make friends.

Wednesdays: Baby Massage Course, This course runs for 5 weeks with classes lasting 1 hour 15 minutes. During the first part of the class, each week focuses on a learning massage strokes for a different part of the body, building up to a full body massage in the final week. £60

Thursdays: Baby Yoga, This 5 week course is suitable for babies from 8 weeks old to when they are rolling competently. Each week we will start the class with a series of stretches and moves designed to help engage your babies, stimulate them and aid development. We then have time for some sensory baby play and a cuppa for mums (and/or dads). £50

Book via website

Updated 13/02/24

Little People’s Drama Company

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich,

Wednesdays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 4-5pm, Cost: £8 per class for 12 classes / 12 weeks, £96 payable at the start of term (SPACES as of 13/02/24)

Thorpe
Mondays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Tuesdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Costessey
Mondays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 1.30pm (FULL) and 2.30pm (FULL)

Thursdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 1.30pm (FULL)

Norwich West
Mondays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 4pm (FULL)

Norwich East
Thursdays: Classes for 3-4 year olds, 9.30am (FULL) and 10.30am (FULL)

Taverham
Mondays: Classes for 4-7 year olds, 3.30pm (FULL)

Creative, confidence building, imaginative & fun drama classes for children 2-7 years in Norwich area.

Find on Facebook for more information and how to book.

Updated 13/02/24

 

 

Little Seeds Playgroup

Run by Servant’s Church at Hillcrest Chapel, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0JY
Wednesdays: 10-12pm term-time, We are a free parent/carer and toddler playgroup for children 0-4 years old. It consists of craft, a Bible story, messy/sensory play, songs and refreshments such as teas, coffees and snacks are provided. We have three play areas, one being the newly refurbished (Spring ’23) outside space. Our volunteers have undergone safeguard training.
Tel: 01603 434202
Updated 13/02/24

Messy Mini Forest Folk

Taverham Scout Hut, 22 Sandy Lane, NR8 6JR

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10.30am – 12pm

Outdoor stay and play for mini folk 0-5. Messy play, arts and crafts, imaginative play, nature inspired. Book sessions as you go or book 6 sessions at a discounted price! £5 per child.

For more information visit the messy mini forest folk fb page.

Updated 13/02/24

Mini Monkey Gym

Eaton Park Community Centre, NR4 7AZ.

Tuesday & Friday: Baby Monkeys (0-10 months)

Monday & Wednesday: Family Monkeys (6 mths-5 years)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Little Monkeys (6-18 months) and Cheeky Monkeys (18mths – 3 years)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: Funky Monkeys (2.5-5 years)

Baby & toddler soft play gym classes. Visit website for full timetable

07917 872 205

Updated 15/01/24

Music Bugs Norwich

Mondays & Wednesdays: Sprowston Diamond Centre, NR7 8UA, times vary by age group
Tuesdays: Breckland Hall, Costessey, NR5 0RW, times vary by age group
Thursday: Hethersett Village Hall, NR9 3JJ, times vary by age group
Friday: Taverham Scout Hut, NR8 6JR, times vary by age group

Music Bugs provide sensory, play-based music and singing classes from newborn up to 4 years old.
Classes
Baby Bugs – 0 – Crawling
Mini Bugs – 6 – 24 Months
Family Bugs – Mixed Age

Contact via Facebook or 08444128193

Updated 15/01/24

My Little Star Baby Group & Baby Massage

Wednesdays: 9.45-10.45am Baby Massage at Poringland, Norwich NR14 7JT & 11.30-2.30pm at The Willow Centre, 1 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ. £50 for 5 week block.

Fridays: Story Time Fun (Birth to 3 years), 9-12pm Alpington Village Hall, 15 Church Rd, Yelverton, Norwich NR14 7NU. £5.50 for 1 adult and up to 3 children, additional adults +£1.50

07789228343

Updated  15/02/24

Little Lilypads

Broadland Community Centre, Stalham Road, Hoveton, NR12 8DJ

Wednesday: Stay & Play – drop ins anytime between 10am – 12pm, allowing little ones to explore a huge mixture of activities and equipment uninterrupted. £10 per session (+£2 per extra adult) or block bookings available.

Thursday & Friday: Discovery Sessions – 10am-11am. Discovery sessions are a mixture of teacher led and free play experiences. £7.50 per session (+£2 per extra adult) or block bookings available.

Educational classes for energetic toddlers. Classes have things to explore, inspiring curiosity and encouraging language development all led by an early years and primary teacher.

Check Facebook for more information.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

Weekly, term-time and holiday football courses for ages 2-11 at venues across Norwich.

Disability football, water exercise and dance courses also available.

Call 01603 984000 to find out more and book.

Pensthorpe Messy Mornings

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Monday-Fridays 10.30-12pm (Starting from Monday 18th September 2023)

Bring your little ones for a morning of messy play during Autumn term time in our upstairs room at Hootz House. Included in the day ticket price and FREE for members. Adults can enjoy a large hot drink for the same price as a regular, so come and relax while your little ones let loose (just remember a spare set of clothes).

Updated 15/01/24

Pete’s Park: Community East

St. Peter Parmentergate Church, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1PG
We are open Tues-Sat, with certain times restricted to group lessons and other times available for general public use.
Public Skate Sessions: 1 or 2 Hours sessions, Tuesday-Saturdays, £3.50 for 1 hour or £5 for 2 hours. Under 15s public session every Saturday 11-12pm
Private Skateboard Lesson: A private skateboarding session with one of our head coaches. These can be 1:1 or a small group, for example siblings or parent/child (max 3). Thursdays 5-6pm, £40 per session.
Courses
Junior Beginners, Next Steps / Improvers: 6-week course, each session is one-hour long. Tuesdays or Wednesdays, £45
Home-Ed Beginners & Improvers Skateboarding Courses – 6-week course, each session is one-hour long. Wednesday £45
Secondary Improvers/Intermediates Skateboarding Course – A 6-week course specially designed for those aged 11-17 (Secondary School-age) who have previously attended beginners and/or next-steps sessions. Wednesdays, £45
If you are attending for the first time you will need to complete the “acknowledge of risk form”. To save time you can fill this out online – please see the link at top of the booking homepage.
communityeastcic@gmail.com
*Updated 11th January 2024*

Play Church Baby & Toddler

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

Wednesday: 1pm-3pm, term-time only. Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and friendship and a chance for babies and toddlers to learn and play in a safe, welcoming & well resourced setting. There is no set fee for the session but a donation bowl is available for your contribution.

Contact 01603 715213 or find on Facebook for more information.

Updated 13/02/24

Puggles Playgroup

Bunwell Village Hall, 10 The Turnpike, Bunwell, Norwich NR16 1SW

Wednesdays: 10-12pm, £2.50 per child (siblings £1 & under 6 months free). Indoor and outdoor play spaces, crafts and a yummy snack for little people. Hot drinks and biscuits for parents/carers.

For children aged 0-5

Updated 05/02/24

Saxlingham Toddler and Baby Group

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

Free taster session and then £2 per family

jessicaadby@sky.com

Updated 13/02/24

 

Spixworth Stay & Play

Spixworth village hall , crostwick lane, Nr10 3nq

Wednesdays: 10-11.30am term time only. Sessions costs £2 per child including drinks and snacks which can include biscuits, bread sticks and a variety of fruit. Under 6months £1.

Come and join in with activities for you and your child/children whilst also meeting new people with the possibilities making new friends for both or all of you. We have a themed craft put on every week prepared and organised by our team as well as a sensory play time.

Free parking available. Follow on Facebook for information

*Updated 11th January 2024*

 

Noah’s Boat Baby & Toddler Group (St Barnabas Church)

St Barnabas Church, Russell Street, NR2 4QT

Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:00am, term-time only. Free play, story & songs, drinks & snacks for 0-5 year olds. £1 optional donation.

Find us on Facebook: St Barnabas Church Community.

Updated 13/02/24

 

 

St Faiths preschool toddler group

The Mission Rooms, Church Street, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3JJ

Wednesdays: 9.30am – 11am, Craft activity, story and song time, play areas and refreshments.

Tel: 077 631 78190

Updated 13/02/24

Earlham Road Playgroup

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 provide an art or craft activity, and we always finish by having a singing session. Includes hot drinks, biscuits, craft and snack plates for the children. £4 per family.

To contact search for Earlham Road Playgroup on Facebook.

Updated 13/02/24

Cecil Gowing Infant School Stay and Play

Cecil Gowing Infant School, Falcon Rd West, Sprowston, NR7 8NZ

Wednesdays: 9.30am-11am, £2.50 per adult, includes coffee, snack and activities for babies through to toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Note: Not currently started back January 2024, awaiting further information on start dates.

Tel: 01603 429564 for more information.

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Taverham Library

9 Sandy Ln, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6JR

Tuesdays: Autism Friendly After School Lego Club 3.15 – 4.15pm

Wednesdays: Bounce & Rhyme 1030 – 11am

Thursdays: Stay, Play & Chat, 1.30-2.30pm

Fridays: Under 5 Story Time 2 – 3pm

Saturdays: Board Game Saturday 10.30-3.30pm & Lego Club 2 – 3.30pm

Check Facebook page for details

*Updated 11th January 2024*

Stay & Play Lodge Lane Infant School

Lodge Ln, Norwich NR6 7HL

Wednesdays: 9-10.15am term-time only. Plenty of fun activities, themed weeks, crafts, books and songs for babies & toddlers. Refreshments for adults and children. £1.50 per family.

Visit Facebook page for updates
*Updated 11th January 2024*

The Hamlet Charity

The Hamlet Charity, Johnson Place, Norwich, NR2 1SJ

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am-11,30am, Term time only, welcome all children, with and without a disability.

Little Bees Stay-and-Play sessions 0-4 years. These sessions are for preschool-aged children and provide opportunities for both group and individual support, allowing parents and carers to meet each other and network.

Wednesdays: 10am – 11.30am, term-time only.

We recently introduced Sensory Bees exclusively for our less mobile children, whether this is because of physical health needs or age. Sensory Bees still allows for stimulating exploration but within a calmer environment.

Follow on Facebook for information on how to book.

Updated 25.01.24

The Playroom

11 Riverside Walk, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2BB

Open everyday with morning (10-12pm) and afternoon (12.30-2.30pm) sessions. £10 per ticket

A world of sensory, imaginative and creative indoor play. Come and explore our natural, open-ended resources to inspire your children’s big imaginations. An inclusive place welcoming children aged 0-7 with their adults.

Book via website.

The Treehouse Café

The Treehouse, Charles Rd, Holt NR25 6DA

Tuesdays
10am Toddler Room to Bloom, gardening and wildlife for little ones. Free Children’s group with Lorna
11am Breastfeeding Café, breastfeeding chat and support with our very own breastfeeding peer supporter Rachel Forsyth. Free adult group.

Wednesdays
9.30am Fledglings Music, fun active family music group for your little movers and shakers. Free children’s group with Early Years Music Specialist Lorna Berry.
10am Sensational Families, support from the Nansa team for parents of children with ASD. Alternate weeks starting 24th January 2024
11am Room to Bloom, garden and wildlife group for home-schooled children aged 5-10. Free pre-booked group with Lorna.
1.15pm Room to Bloom, Garden and wildlife group for home-schooled children aged 10-16. Free pre-booked group with Lorna.

Thursdays
10am Brand New Fledglings toddler group. Join in with our welcome song, a different theme each week, free refreshments in our yurt. Free children’s group with Lorna & Rachel from 29th February 2024
11am Nestlings, a gentle themed sensory story session in the yurt for babies from new-born to walking. Free baby group with Rachel beginning 29th February 2024.
10am Slings by the Sea, third Thursdays of the month, sling library.

Fridays
9.30am Fledglings Music, fun active family music group for your little movers and shakers. Free children’s group with Early Years Music Specialist Lorna Berry.
10.30am Sing Babies, a gentle music session for babies and their parents with Lorna.
10.30am Splatter and Splodge, messy play in the wild garden (or inside if weather is bad) with Lindsey.

Updated 25th January 2024

Tiny Soccerstars

Hethersett Junior School, Queens Rd. NR9 3DB
Saturdays: varying times for twinkling stars (1-2yrs), Shining Stars (2-3yrs) and Shooting Stars (3-6yrs)

Thorpe Marriott Village Hall, The Square. NR8 2UT
Saturdays: varying times for twinkling stars (1-2yrs), Shining Stars (2-3yrs) and Shooting Stars (3-6yrs)

Wymondham Abbey Hall, Church Street. NR18 0PH
Mondays: varying times for twinkling stars (1-2yrs), Shining Stars (2-3yrs) and Shooting Stars (3-6yrs)

Thorpe St Andrew Village Hall, Yarmouth Rd. NR7 0QF
Tuesdays: varying times for twinkling stars (1-2yrs), Shining Stars (2-3yrs) and Shooting Stars (3-6yrs)

Sprowston Sports and Social Club, Blue Boar Lane. NR7 8RJ
Wednesdays: varying times for twinkling stars (1-2yrs), Shining Stars (2-3yrs) and Shooting Stars (3-6yrs)

Sessions fees are £7 each, payable half-termly in advance. Siblings attending in same session will receive a 50% session fee discount.

Updated 15/01/24

Contact Jo Marchant on 07821 030106 for more information.

 

Tiny Talk

Belvedere Community Centre, Belvoir St, Norwich, NR2 3AZ

Mondays: Baby Signing Class 11:15am-12:15pm (In-person class) & Toddler talking class 10:00am-11:00am (In-person class)
Tuesdays: Baby Signing Class 10:00am-11:00am (In-person class)

The Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way Cringleford Norwich, NR4 7JJ

Mondays: Baby Signing Class 1.30-2.30 (in person)

Hethersett Scout Hut, Queens Road, Hethersett, NR9 3DB

Wednesdays: Baby Signing Class 9:45am-10:45am (In-person class) & Toddler talking class 11:00am-12:00pm (In-person class)

North Wymondham Community Centre, Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham, NR18 0HH

Fridays: Baby Signing Class 11:00am-12:00pm (In-person class) & Toddler talking class 9:45am-10:45am (In-person class)

Toftwood Village Hall, 47 Shipdham Road, Dereham, NR19 1JL

Fridays: Baby Signing Class 10:20am-11:20am (In-person class) & Toddler talking class 11:40am-12:40pm (In-person class)

Banningham Community Hall, Colby Road, Banningham, Norwich, NR11 7DY

Tuesdays: Baby Signing Class 10:20am-11:20am (In-person class) & Toddler talking class 11:40am-12:40pm (In-person class)

Singing and Sensory fun whilst using British Sign Language signs to aid communication often before talking! Baby classes 0-18months. Toddler classes 18m-4years. Come and join in the fun!

Check their Facebook page for locations and times.

Updated 25.01.24

 

 

 

Toddle Talk with Rachel

Martham Village Hall, White Street, Martham, NR29 4PG

Wednesdays: 9.15am and 10.30am, Baby and toddler sign language classes

Tel Rachel: 07979125683

Updated 13/02/24

WellNest Baby Café

Roundwood Conference Centre, 44 Ringland Road, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6HY

Wednesday: A monthly group for you & baby ran by @nomilklikemamas in collaboration with @playmovegrowtherapy. £8.50 per person / £12.50 per family (both parents attending).The WellNest Baby Café is suitable for all families with babies to attend up to toddlerhood.

Will take place every 4th Wednesday. Visit No Milk Like Mama’s Facebook for more info.

Updated 13/02/24

World of Play

17 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2HH

Weekday Term-Time Sessions: 9.30-11.30 (Monday-Friday), 12.30-2.30pm (Tuesday-Friday) or Play all Day 9.30-2.30pm (Wednesdays)

Weekend / School Holiday Specials: 9.30-11.30am & 12.30-2.30pm

No child too small, or imagination too big.
Explore, play and create!
Including sensory, messy, imaginative and outdoor play using open-ended resources.

Prices from £11.50 per child, under 6 months free with a paying child. Visit website for details.

Updated 15/01/24

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