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:




Featured Listing

Commotion Dance

Sessions for under 5s on Wednesdays at Silver Road Community Centre, Norwich, NR3 4TB

Mini Movers

Wednesdays 9.30am-10.20am and 11.30am-12.20am

Commotion Dance’s fun and creative session for you and your Mini Mover. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school children aged 0-5years. £5 per family. Booking is essential due to Covid restrictions on numbers. 


Commotion Sign Club
Wednesdays 10.30am-11.15am

A gentle baby sign session for you and your little one (0-18months). 12-week course. Now taking bookings for January 2020.



Featured Listing


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

My First Dance, The Garage

December 2020

The Garage, Norwich.

My First Dance

Wednesday, 10-10.45, age 2-3

6 weeks £43.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme time

December 2020

Bounce and Rhyme time online.
Norfolk Library and Information Service

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


Cafe Tots

December 2020

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

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 for more information.

Clover Hill Toddler Group

December 2020

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am-11am (term time)

Mums, Dads, Grandparents,Childminders & Carers welcomed. A selection of toys available to play with from birth to school age. Run by volunteers. First session is free, no need to ring, drop in and give it go. 

£2.00 per family which includes a drink & biscuit.

Contact 07905 655242 for more information.

Creation Station Little Explorers

Currently offering online craft sessions

2nd Brundall Scout Hut, Highfield Ave, Brundall, Norfolk, Uk, NR13 5NT

Little Explorers is a creative crafting class which aims to inspire the imaginations of children aged 18 months to 5 years old.

Contact Eleanor: 07421 234 055

Please book online.



Diddy Dynamics

December 2020

Now open.

St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8TZ

Wednesday 10-10.45 

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


Contact Carly on 07828456106 for more information.


December 2020
Most Toddler groups have not yet resumed. check venue for further information.

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. It’s also a place to meet other local mums and make new friends in this lovely village!
Tel 01603 890811 for more information.

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.

King’s Baby & Toddler group

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


We usually meet at the King’s Centre on Wednesday and Thursday mornings but currently running sessions via zoom.

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 Divas and Dudes Baby Street

December 2020

Classes have now resumed, check the new timetable via the website,

Aspire Dance – Little Divas and Dudes Baby Street (3-7 years)

Wednesday– 4pm-4.45pm
Great Plumstead Village Hall, CHURCH ROAD, Great Plumstead, NR13 5AB

Friday– 4pm-4.45pm
Ingham Village Hall, Ingham, NR12 9TD

Baby street is designed to work on your child’s coordination, strength and concentration whilst having fun. The class consists of various exercises and routines which will help develop the student’s movement memory.

Contact 07795421273 for more information.

Little Lions

December 2020

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


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. It meets every Wednesday of the year (apart from two weeks at Christmas). We offer a friendly welcome with free play, story time, assorted toys and refreshments.  Free!

Contact 01603 449156 for more information.

Little People’s Drama Company

December 2020

Christmas Adventures : 11th and 18th december

Role play, drama and songs, age 2-4, £8.50 per child.

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7JJ

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Little Poppets Baby and Toddler Group

December  2020

Most toddler groups have not yet resumed, Check venue for further details.

Little Melton Village hall, Mill Road, NR9 3NX

Wednesdays 1.30-3pm, term time

£2 per session, 1st session free

Everyone welcome!

Mandarin Kids

December 2020
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
You are all welcome to come and learn Chinese for free by singing familiar English songs and nursery rhymes in Mandarin Chinese. Our fun playgroup is for 0-4 year olds. No knowledge of Chinese is needed to take part.

Contact: Sarah Fung 07858 364441


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

Music with Mary

December 2020

Weds 9.30 online via Zoom
Thurs 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre , Belvoir St (off Dereham Rd ) NR2 3AZ
Friday 9.30 at the Belvedere Centre
To book a place please email and I will send all the details, including the Covid measures in place for the classes.





Phoenix Tiny Tots

December 2020

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

Phoenix Tiny Tots

Wednesdays 9.30-11am

Phoenix Centre, 132A Mile Cross Rd, Norwich NR3 2LD

Friendly playgroup aimed at 0-5 years, based at Phoenix Centre.Every Wednesday, 9:30-11am. 50p donation towards light refreshments. Find us on Facebook for more information.

01603 403814

Play Church

December  2020

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

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

Our parent and toddler group, “Play Church”, meets in Blofield Church. Parents, grandparents and childminders are all welcome to come along and meet new friends in a caring and welcoming environment while the children and babies have fun playing and learning.
Free, donation welcome.

Contact 01603 715213 for more information.

Sanctuary Coffee Stop

December 2020

Open Wednesday 10am-2pm

Thursday 10am -2pm

Following government regulations households can’t mix inside the cafe but aside from that we will be open as we were before the 2nd lockdown! See you soon

No toddler groups for now.

Sanctuary Coffee Stop, Grove Walk, NR1 2QF



Saxlingham Toddler and Baby Group

December 2020

Most toddler groups have not yet resumed. check with venue for further details.

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

December 2020

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


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.
£2.50 for the first child and £1 for subsequent children.. Taster free!
For further info please contact

Spixworth Stay and Play

December 2020

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


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

December 2020

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


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.

£2.50 for one child, then £1 for siblings over 6 months.

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

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.


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.


Twinkle Toes Baby Cafe

December 2020

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

Twinkle Toes Cafe, 63 Sussex St, Norwich, NR3 3DG

Wednesdays 10.30am and 12pm: Baby and Me Time, Baby bonding and sensory class.

Fridays 10.30am: Little Adventurers toddler active class.

Contact Lianne on 0771774972 to book your space.