Weekly Classes (0-5) West Leeds


Playgroups and classes

West Leeds and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on  children.

Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. 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. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

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Flutterbabies is a local company providing fun, nurturing and relaxed courses in baby massage, yoga, signing and swimming. Classes are structured around your baby’s development and are flexible and adaptable to work at a pace that you are both happy with. Our teachers are passionate about encouraging babies and their carers to bond, socialise and spend fun, quality time together.

Baby Massage: birth to crawling

Learn to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage. Benefits include relaxation, bonding and colic relief.

Baby Yoga: from 8 weeks

Provides stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement and there are some gentle postnatal stretches for yourself. You will have lots of fun playing, stretching and relaxing together

Baby Signing: 5 – 20 months

Learn to communicate with your baby or toddler before they have the ability to talk. Based on British Sign Language, we teach signs relevant to their daily routines, enabling them to express their needs or thoughts.

Baby Swimming: 12 weeks – 4 years

Our carefully structured courses promote safe practices and water confidence in a fun and positive environment.  The classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims.

Aqua Sensory: 8 months – 4 years

During this course you will not only help your little one enjoy the water, but also unlock your child’s potential development for life.  We use music, massage, signing, singing and discovery play in the pool.

Contact: Classes held every weekday in venues across the Leeds area, please get in touch for more details.

Samantha Dalton 07768 538527




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Number Train – Horsforth

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Pat-a-cake Music

Does your child love music? Come along to Pat-a-cake Music.

You and your little ones can sing and make music together in a safe environment. All the resources used are especially created by Pat-a-cake to enhance your little ones musical development from an early age as well as develop other key skills such as confidence, language skills, communication, gross motor skills plus many more.

Created and delivered by mum and music teacher Hayley, who is passionate about the importance of learning music from an early age, understanding that the time you spend with your little one is so precious. Finding a class that suits you both is so important. There’s time to meet other parents, socialise with other children, have a snack, and you can even have a hot cup of coffee too.

Fridays 10-11am Calverley Methodist Church, Carr Road, Calverley, PUDSEY, LS28 5PQ

Suitable from 6 months – 3 years

Find out more on the website or facebook page

To try for FREE email Hayley patacakemusic@gmail.com

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Shake Rattle & Boogie Dance & Music Classes

At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds. You can choose to sign up for the whole term or if you prefer you can ‘drop in’ for a Boogie at many of our weekly workshops.

Each session has a variety of props to capture the children’s imaginations.

We also provide unique party experiences for children for any occasion including birthday’s, Christening’s and other special events.

We work in schools and nurseries right through the academic year focusing on getting active, creativity in the curriculum as well as running after school clubs. Shake Rattle & Boogie recently won ‘best for getting children active’ in the 2018 Hoop Awards and Kimberley also won ‘Hoop Hero’ for inspiring children.

If you are looking for a class that is full of energy and lots of fun then Shake Rattle & Boogie is definitely for you! We have lots of Summer Boogie Events on our Website and Special Story Events launching soon!
Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday, Calverley Methodist Church

Tuesday,  Adel, Studio Sixteen

Wednesday, Kids Academy Holt Park

Wednesday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

Friday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

Friday, Farsley/ Calverley Children’s Centre

For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email info@shakerattleandboogie.com



Annie’s Academy of Theatre and Dance, PreSchool Dance Class

A dance and movement class for ages 2-4 years. Designed to introduce children to physical exercise.
Based in Pudsey. Contact Annie Wildman on 07734817045.

Baby Ballet – Leeds Central & North

Preschool dance classes for children aged 9 months plus – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet.  Classes in Horsforth, Pudsey, Morley & Leeds City Centre (Mothercare).

Contact Miss Jane and Miss Louise at 07702 965932.

Baby Sensory Central & South Leeds

Award-winning development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth.  Regular exposure to incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first years.

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat at WOW Centre, Holbeck

Contact Sophie on 07976 754745

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 14 years old.

Monday: Farnley Academy – West SILC – Chapel Lane LS12 5EU

Wednesday & Friday: Pennyfields School – Tongue Lane, LS6 4QE

Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: The Forum – Quarry Hill, LS2 7UA

Thursday & Saturday: Temple Moor High School – Field End Grove, LS15 0PT

Friday & Saturday: Hilton – Neville Street,  LS1 4BX

Tel: 0333 8008345

Bramley Baths Toddler Swim

Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson.

Wednesdays 9:30-10:25am

Fridays 9:30am-10:30am

Fridays 11:00am – 12 Noon

Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

Offer a timetable of postnatal classes and meetup’s for mums and babies across West Leeds.  Some classes are FREE.  Led by two midwives. Includes fitness classes, aqua natal and coffee mornings.  See the full timetable here

Call Sharon: 07905 143835 or Shelly: 07950 401713

Catalan Soccer Football Coaching Lessons at Goals Leeds

Offering football coaching lessons that are positive, challenging and educational for all abilities levels.  Classes available weeknights and Saturdays consisting of 1 hours training by UEFA Licensed coaches, experts in building confidence in young players.  Suitable for children aged 5 – 13 years old

Goals Leeds, Redcote Lane, Leeds LS4 2AW.  Tel: 07921 588881



Dance Action Zone Leeds

DAZL run classes across Leeds for anyone aged 3 -19 years. Classes available from just £2.50 each. Classes vary in dance genre.

Mondays from 5pm – Swinnow Community Centre

Mondays from 4pm – Hillside Hall, Farnley

Wednesday from 3pm – St John’s Church, Wortley

Fridays from 4pm – Bramley Community Centre

Tel: 0113 270 6903

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance- Mummy & Me Ballet

An introduction to ballet where mums, dads and carers are encouraged to join in.

For children from 18 months onwards. Classes are based in Pudsey and Farsley.

Contact Deborah Hoskin’s on 07772 284827 for more information

diddi dance

diddi dance North and Central Leeds offers funky preschool dance classes from 18 months to 5 years.  We are the only preschool dance programme to explore over 16 different dance styles!  Why not book a no obligation FREE trial class? Classes in Horsforth on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Dream Time Baby Massage

Dream Time Baby Massage is all about supporting mums with babies in a safe, secure and welcoming non-judgemental and inclusive environment. Award winning, multi sensory, bonding experience for all involved.  Available in Farsley and Pudsey, Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 1pm-3pm.

Tel: 07816 787543


Friday Fun Club – Horsforth

Suitable for babies and toddlers. Many toys including ride-ons and even a sandpit. Weekly themed craft activities and healthy snacks are provided and each session ends in a story and song.

Open 9.30am – 11.30am on Fridays (Term-time only).  £1 per family, including snacks and craft activities.

Horsforth Children’s Centre.

Gym Mini’s

Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication.   For toddlers to pre-school age.  Available at Kirkstall, Morley & Armley Leisure Centres.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Armley Leisure Centre – 0113 3367880

Morley Leisure Centre – 0113 3367890


Classes involve a combination of exploratory play and structured activities to develop both gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction and communication.   For children aged 4 and above.  Available at Kirkstall, Morley & Armley Leisure Centres.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre – 0113 3782086

Armley Leisure Centre – 0113 3367880

Morley Leisure Centre – 0113 3367890

Toddler Jump at Jump Inc Leeds

Toddler jump activities will get little ones bouncing safely through planned activities. For children aged 5 years and under. Walk in or Book Online.

Mon – Fri, 11.00-12.00 (term time only) in Wortley. Contact on 03300 882 267.

Lisa Crawshaw Theatre Dance School

Ballet and tap classes for children with an interest in the world of theatre. For ages two years and over. Based in Bramley. Contact Lisa Crawshaw on 0113 236 0465.

Little Doves Stay and Play

Stay and Play group 9-10.30 am Friday for sensory play, exploration and a chance to meet new people

Little Doves at Whitecote Primary School, Wellington Grove, LS13 2LQ

Little Jims – Horsforth

Playgroup for children 0-4 offering soft play area, quiet room, toys, craft activities, rhyme time and healthy snacks.  Plus tea and coffee for adults.

Fridays 10am-11.30pm (term-time).  Donation of £1.00 per child and 50p for any subsequent children.

St. James Parish Centre, St, James’s Church, Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5QW

Little Learners Baby Massage

Five hour course that will introduce you to the massage techniques and provide the information you need to allow you to massage your child whenever, and wherever, you want.

Classes on Friday in Horsforth & Monday in Farsley

Tel: 07596 694092

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

Freejumping and foam pit play session for under 5s at Oxygen. Must be 1 paying adult to supervise every 2 toddlers.

Monday- Friday: 10am and other sessions sometimes added so check website.

Saturday & Sunday: 9am and 10am

Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG. Tel: 020 3846 1386

Little Splashers – Cookridge Hall

Swimming lessons for babies/toddlers 3 months to 3 years old.  Our small friendly classes use swim songs, toys and floats to help babies and young children gain water confidence.

Lessons Monday – Friday.  Open to members and non members.

Tel: 0113 203 0037

Makaton Signing For Babies at Wyke Children’s Centre

Training course for parents/ carers to learn to sign with their children in small groups. Adults attend with their child/toddler/baby to learn and professionals are also welcome.  Sessions are fun, interactive and demonstrate using symbols and signs.

6 week course.  Fridays 10am, starting 15th June 2018 in Wyke, Bradford

Tel: 07913008753

Mini Groovers from Mini Me Time

An entertaining movement to music class for both babies and parents promoting positive touch, developmental play and overall – having fun together.  Open to babies from 12 weeks to pre-walking.  Based in Morley.

Tel: 07703 502 017

Mini Maestros – Morley/Birstall & Surrounding Areas

We enjoy introducing children to all kinds of music in a fun and educational way through fun, interactive sessions.

Classes available in Birstall, Gildersome & Morley.

Tel: 07947 260036

Mini Massage from Mini Me Time

Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. The course is open to infants from birth up to pre-crawling (it gets a little hard to keep hold of them ony are properly on the move!). Courses are run for five consecutive weeks, each class lasting up to an an hour.  Classes based in Morley.

Tel: 07703 502 017


Mini Yoga from Mini Me Time

Classes open to babies from 8 weeks to pre-walking. Movements and positions are adapted depending on age, confidence and ability of each child. Babies enjoy and benefit from the effects of touch, movement, rhythm and relaxation.  5 week course, classes based in Morley.

Tel: 07703 502 017

Music Bugs

Music and singing classes to encourage children to socialise and develop in a stimulating environment. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Horsforth. Thursdays in Farsley

Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043.

Play and Learn for Under 2s

Play and Learn is a chance to enjoy fun activities with your child as well as meet new people.

The session runs every Friday 2-3:15pm.

Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane, Farsley, LS28 5ED

Rhythm Time Leeds

Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development.  Watch your little one grow, and develop in confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination.  Courses suitable from 0 – 5 years.

Leeds Rock Tots and Rock Kids at The Depot Climbing Centre

Fun and exciting classes for children between the ages of 1-6 years.  Climbing is a great way to get kids out and about and enjoying sport.  One adult can supervise up to two children (including babies) in the centre. Classes available on a Weds, Fri & Sun.

Tel: ‭0113 345 9295‬



Sling Swing Baby Dance Class

Dance and bond with your baby in a carrier in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. All of our dances are especially choreographed to be gentle yet fun. You can borrow a baby carrier if you don’t have one.

Monday & Fridays at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Cafe and Bar, Horsforth, LS18 5JE.

Tel: 07411 612640.

Stay, Play & Sing – Pudsey

Stay, Play, Sing is on Fridays at 1.30pm -2.45pm at Pudsey Children’s Centre.

Come and join the group for lots of fun activities. Remember your singing voices.

Pudsey Children’s Centre, Littlemoor Crescent, Pudsey, LS28 8AT Leeds. For more information, contact 0113 378 3021



Learning to swim should be an enjoyable experience within a pleasant and safe environment. Swimbrite offers a wide variety of swimming lessons for all ages (from 6 months) and abilities operating the ASA’s National Plan.

Monday – Sunday at The Village Hotel, Headingley

Monday – Sunday at The Leeds Mercure Parkway Hotel

Sunday at Woodhouse Grove School

Tel: 0113 2033549/07527615736

Tiny Outdoor Explorers

Weekly nature activities for 2 – 5 year olds in Leeds.  Learn the difference between a centipede and a millipede, build a rocket from twigs and leaves and even go exploring to find a dragon that lives under water.  Classes run Monday & Friday in Bramley.

Tel: 07887 813061

Tiny Tigers at Leeds City Museum

Craft activities every Friday for the under 5s and their carers (Free, drop in).

We provide the theme and materials – you add your own bit of creative magic!

Take home your creations.

Every Friday from 10am – 11.45am.

Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH. 0113 3785001

Toddler Sense Pudsey

Toddler sense is an adventure filled experience with focus on mobility, excitement and adventure. Classes are aimed at specific age groups with age appropriate equipment provided. Each week brings a new theme.

Run throughout the week at St John’s Methodist Church in Pudsey and the Wow Centre, Rodley.

Tel: 07506981273

Toddler Yoga by Diddly Oms

Toddler Yoga allows parents and children to exercise and have fun while harnessing your child’s bounding energy and using it to build on strength, flexibility and coordination running in parallel with calm, relaxation and down time.

Suitable from cruising/walking months to 4 years, no previous experience needed.

Wednesday, Elev8 Dance Studio, Horsforth

Thursday, Pudsey Library, Church Lane, Pudsey

Friday, Horsforth Library, Town Street, Horsforth

Tel: 07764963312

Toddler Time – Wortley

A good selection of toys for all preschool children and babies. Friday 9.15am till 11.15am (term time).  £1.00 for babies up to 6 months, £1.50 for overs.  Includes hot drink and toast, fruit and drink for child.

Lower Wortley Methodist Church, Lower Wortley Road, Wortley, Leeds

Tumble Bees Gymnastics

Tumble Bees run fun, themed pre-school Gymnastic classes for babies to to 5 years. Classes are run as themed terms which are usually 6 to 8 weeks long, certificates are awarded at the end of each term.  Classes available in Morley and Tingley

Tel: 07866 618455

Tumble Bees Gymnastics

Pre-School Gymnastics classes for 4 years and under in and around Morley, Leeds. Classes are run as themed terms which are usually 6 to 8 weeks long, certificates are awarded at the end of each term.  Classes run on a Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri.

Tel: 07866 618455

Turtle Tots West Yorkshire – Baby & Toddler Swimming

Turtle Tots classes are for both toddlers and babies and teach children water confidence. Classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers continue until your little one starts school.  Available in Bramley, Pudsey, Farnley, Bradford and Leeds City Centre.

Contact Zoe on 07887 552 901 for details of classes and timetable.

We Are Mini – Stay & Play Room

Stay and play room for kids to meet new friends through play. They also provide weekly activities to entertain the children.

Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm & Sat 9am-12pm.  Activities for ages 2-5 from 11am-1pm running Mon-Thurs only.

Unit 13E, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, LS28 5LY

Tel: 0113 257 5750