Playgroups and weekly classes
West Leeds and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for families.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups and weekly classes for children throughout the week available across Horsforth, Farsley, Pudsey, Stanningley, Wortley, Tong, Calverley, Farnley, Rodley, Kirkstall, Armley, Morley and surrounding areas. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
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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
Pop Goes The Story is an interactive storytelling class where children see books come to life. Each week we explore a different book through sensory activities, messy play, puppets, singing and dancing.
Our classes are suitable from 9 months – 5 years old but younger children are welcome to attend as the stories we choose are all suitable for under 5’s.
In addition to our weekly classes we also run bespoke workshops in schools and nurseries.
If you are looking for a storytelling class with a twist, then this is the class for you.
Classes are currently running in Horsforth, Yeadon and Headingley on the following days:
Classes are £5 per child (half price for siblings). For more information and to book a class or workshop please call Rachel on 07762518906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
The class involves massage (younger class only), singing, music, lights, puppets, parachute play and more!
10:00- (8mths-4yrs) and 11:15- (0-13mths) every Monday at the Grove Methodist Centre, Horsforth
To book a 3 week trial (£15) text Sarah on 07930 194752
A class for 0-13 months to encourage bonding with your baby through music, massage and sensory activities with time given at the end to chat and meet new friends. Classes in Horsforth, Farsley and Leeds City Centre (Mothercare Crown Point) on Mon, Tues & Thus.
Tel: 07930 194752
A class to encourage bonding with your child through music, massage and sensory activities with time given at the end to chat and meet new friends. Something for everyone, newborn to 5 years (great for siblings). Classes in Horsforth (Monday) & Farsley (Thursday).
Tel: 07930 194 752
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.
Mon, Tues & Weds at WOW Centre, Rodley.
Contact Becci on 07771 687663
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
Swimming lessons for babies aged 6 months and upwards at just £6 per lesson.
Fridays 11:00am – 12 Noon
Call 0113 256 0949 to book a place
Enjoy messy play and story time rolled into one every Monday 1-2:30pm
Children’s Centre Hub at Hollybush Annexe, Hollybush Primary School, Broad Lane, Leeds, LS13 2JJ
Singing group for parents/carers with babies and parents-to-be. No experience or singing talent required, just a sense of fun (and a baby!). 8 week term May 14th – July 9th (excl half term).
£6 per session, or discounted rate of £40 if booking all 8 sessions in advance.
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds LS1 6NU.
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
Play session for babies, advice, support for parents/carers and grandparents looking after children under 12 months old. Baby led weaning support and much more.
Every Monday 10.45am-12pm, no need to book. £1 per family voluntary contribution. Suitable for babies upto 12 months old.
Lower Wortley Methodist Church, Branch Road, Farnley, Leeds LS12 5NR.
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
Baby and children’s yoga is the perfect way to introduce your child toy ago in a relaxed environment. This helps to promote coordination, calmness and focus.
Children’s yoga for ages 2-11 years: Tuesdays – 9:30am – 10:30am or 16:00pm – 17:00pm during term time
Postnatal yoga for mum & baby: Tuesday – 11.00am – 12.00pm during term time
OM Yoga Works, Springfield Commercial Centre, Unit 15D (1st Floor), Bagley Lane, Farsley LS28 5LY
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
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
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 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.
Fun French and Spanish classes for children aged 0 – 11 years old in venues, nurseries, schools and private homes. Using Makaton, games, stories, drama and songs we inspire little ones to love languages.
Contact: Anna Fisher, by email or on 07872344296.
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.
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
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
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
Loving Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. Having a relaxed and informal environment is hugely important, meaning that all baby behaviour is welcome, no matter how unpredictable! Courses run for 4-5 weeks, lasting an hour in Kirkstall, Horsforth & Headingley.
For more information contact Catherine on 07825 299390.
A fun and energetic 10 week programme. Introducing children to the world of sport and fitness. Increasing flexibility, strength, endurance and confidence. Suitable for children aged between 2 and 5. Classes are based in Morley and last around 45 minutes.
Tel: 07703 502 017
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
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
An entertaining movement to music class for both babies and parents promoting positive touch, developmental play and overall – having fun together. For children from walking to pre-school age. Classes based in Morley.
Tel: 07703 502 017
Come along and join Sidney Signs & his friends for fun – songs, nursery rhymes, percussion instruments, stories, messy play and games are all used to engage babies and parents from the start. For babies from 6 months old to around 2 years. Based in Morley.
Tel: 07703 502 017
Mums and Tots group at the Real Junk Food Project Cafe in St Margaret’s Parish Centre on Church Lane, LS18 5LA. The group meets every Monday during term time from 10am-2pm.
Enjoy learning Spanish with your baby in our fun-filled classes. Listen and sing along to nursery rhymes and songs in Spanish, play games, enjoy a variety of sensory activities, dance, play musical instruments and much more.
Classes in Horsforth and Calverley. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free trial.
Welcoming and friendly preschool group (ages 0-4) with a range of toys, weekly craft activity, and song time. Healthy snacks and drinks available and tea/coffee and cake for adults! £1 donation to cover drinks/snacks.
Mondays 10- 11.30am (term time only).
Cragg Hill Baptist Church, 18 Cragg Hill, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NU.
Our ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano and Singing to Children aged 3-12. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience. Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays after school at Horsforth School, LS18 5RF.
Tel: 07944 530256
Play and Learn at We are Mini offers your mini the chance to take part in craft imaginative play, music, science and so much more!
Monday: 10am-11am for 3-5 years and 1pm-2pm for 0-2 years.
Tuesday: 10am-11am for 0-2 years and 1pm-2pm for 3-5 years.
The Rainbow Factory Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY.
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.
Non-contact rugby programme for young boys and girls. Classes run from Kids Clubhouse, Horsforth on a Monday morning and Activ-Zone, Morley on a Saturday morning.
Horsforth class Tel: 07740 858749
Morley class Tel: 07740 841567
Classes are a relaxed, great fun way to learn about baby signing. Sessions include half an hour of singing and signing and ample social time for tea or coffee (venue facilities may vary) while your baby plays and makes friends.
Monday & Fridays at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Cafe and Bar, Horsforth, LS18 5JE.
Tel: 07411 612640.
Striker Tots provides a structured programme of football coaching sessions for toddlers and young children in the Leeds & West Yorkshire area. For toddlers to 6 years old. Classes in Morley & Kirkstall.
Tel: 0113 8800 840
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
This friendly group runs every Monday including school holidays from 9:30am – 12:00pm.
£1 for entry and you are welcome to bring a snack for both parents and children.
Swinnow Community Centre, Swinnow Lane, Leeds LS13 4RF. Call 0113 256 6576 for more information
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
Each week, Jackaboos hosts Tiny Pop Dance & Movement sessions to encourage children to sing, dance and express themselves. The sessions take place every Monday at Jackaboos Ltd, Unit 4 Old Combing, 83 – 85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ. For more information contact at email@example.com.
Signing sessions for babies and children and their grown ups! Using BSL signs.
10:20-11:30am on Mondays at Horsforth Children’s Centre.
Tel: 07742 296160
Multi-sensory storytime sessions that fully immerse your child in the joy of books (adding puppets, props, music, song, dance, bubbles and much more!) and supports their journey to independent reading! Suitable for 0-Y1.
Mon 9:45am – Sensory Space, Kirkstall
Tues 9:30am OR 1:30pm – St James Woodside, Horsforth
Tel: 07710 668038
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.
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
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 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.
Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes in Leeds. With a multi-award winning programme which teaches vital water confidence and safety skills from birth. Classes run at Leeds City Hilton Hotel and Delius School Bradford.
Tel: 01934 862802
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