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:




Featured Listing


2021 update

Due to reopen from 29th March


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)
Framingham Earl High School
NR14 7QP
Sprowston Community Academy

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

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


Cafe Tots

2021 update

Check venue for further information about when groups start again.

Norwich Central Baptist Church, 
Duke Street
, Norwich, 

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

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 update

Starting from 14th April

Diddy Dynamics is a fun street dance class for 1 to 3 year olds and their mummies (or daddies of course!) £5 per class.


  • 10-10.45, St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8TZ


  • 9.45-10.30, Rackheath Village Hall, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6LT

Contact Carly on 07828456106 for more information or



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

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.

King’s Baby & Toddler group

2021 update

Check with venue about when groups start again,

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


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


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


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

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.

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 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 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

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

Sanctuary Coffee Stop

2021 update

Sanctuary Coffee Stop, Grove Walk, NR1 2QF

Opening from Tuesday 13th April for outdoor seating only. No toddler groups yet.
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm.



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


Soul Toddlers

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

Soul Church, 4 Mason Road, 
Mile Cross, 


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (term-time)

Enjoy structured play including craft, song time, snack and all weather play area. It is a great opportunity for parents / carers to bring their toddlers (0-3yrs)  to have fun and build relationships in a safe environment.

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 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

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

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.


Tots Town

Update 2021

Home hire sets available to hire.

Face to face sessions tbc

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


Wednesday at The Garage

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field N, Norwich NR2 1NY

Summer term begins on 19th April

  • Wednesday, Ballet and Tap, age 3-4
  • Wednesday, My First Music and Movement, age 2-3
  • Wednesday, Ballet, age 4-7
  • Wednesday, Ballet, age 7-11
  • Wednesday Musical Theatre, age 7-10