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 and surrounding areas. 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.
Our multi-award winning classes will introduce your baby to a world of sensory exploration. Where the two of you can relax, have fun and share in each other’s delight. For ours is magical world, full of glowing balls, light shows, puppets, bubbles, rainbows, petals, massage, signing and songs. The sessions are designed specifically from birth so we’d encourage you to join as soon as you feel able. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.
Tuesday – Sensory Space Leeds, Bankfield Road, Leeds, LS4 2JT
Thursday – Activ Zone, Texas Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0HG
Friday – Manorfield Hall, Newhall Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3RP
Sophie & Natalie email@example.com 07976 754745 & 07837 471708
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – The Wow Centre, Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1LQ
Thursday – Baildon Chidrens Centre, West Lane, Baildon, BD17 5DH
Becci firstname.lastname@example.org 07771 687663
Thursday – St Margarets Parish Centre, Church Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
Nicola email@example.com 07800 930640
Visit http://www.babysensory.com/en/findaclass to book a trial.
Classes are fun with singing and skill related activities. Physically your baby will gain greater muscle control and hand-eye co-ordination, alertness is also improved through word association such as “reach”, whilst looking at and reaching for toys, which also stimulates the natural movement of their arms and legs.
Holding your baby in water is a fantastic bonding experience and rewarding too, as you interact and develop trust, letting them float on their backs whilst singing twinkle twinkle little star and looking into their eyes is beautiful. We teach you to take baby underwater and it fabulous when you sit at the bottom of the pool and see your baby swim to you!
For older children we focus on stamina and stroke techniques, whatever their age and ability.
Classes from 6 weeks old up to 14 years old, with classes across West Leeds & Bradford for more details on venues click here.
Baby Swimmers are offering one free class when you book for a term commencing in January. Just quote FREE CLASS when you book.
We offer football coaching lessons that are positive, challenging and educational for all abilities levels – including beginners, intermediate and advanced classes. Every class is child-centred and delivered by the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional coaches around! No one coaches like Catalan!
Classes are available weeknights and Saturdays and each one consists of 1 hours training by our UEFA Licensed coaches, experts in building confidence in young players. Click here to see our latest timetable.
Suitable for children aged 5 – 13 years old
All of our classes run on the super-slick ProTurf at Goals Leeds, Redcote Lane, Leeds LS4 2AW.
Mondays: 9th Oct – 20th Nov (excl. half term Monday 23 Oct), 1pm – 2pm
Have you recently had a baby and are looking for a fun way to get out and meet new people? Pregnant and looking for something friendly and uplifting to get involved with? No singing experience (or skill!) required to join this group so come along and join us from Monday 9 October at the beautiful Howard Assembly Room.
£6 per session, or book all six for £30.
Suitable for adults with babies under 1 (or pre-walking).
For more information and to book click here
Howard Assembly Rooms, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
Our award-winning toddler development classes will introduce your child to a galaxy of magical worlds. Each week has a unique theme, meticulously constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. Imagine zooming through space, partying like pirates, diving through a magical sea. Or would you like to climb a snow mountain, boogie under disco lights, hunt for dinosaurs or tame a fiery dragon?
Monday – St John’s Methodist Church, Bright Street, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6NJ
Thursday, Friday – The Wow Centre, Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1LQ
Contact Kamal Kaur by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07506981273 or book a trial at http://www.babysensory.com/en/toddlerclassdetails/pudsey
Pudsey Toddler Sense (https://www.facebook.com/pudseytoddlersense/)
Classes designed to prepare pre-school children for reading. Based in Horsforth from 14:00-14:40. Contact Rachel Naylor on 07528 059 949.
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 offers a variety of dance classes held throughout the week for ages 18m-6 yrs.
Class venues are dependent on day and age group but are based around the Pudsey area.
Contact Miss Jane and Miss Louise at 07702 965932.
When: 10:00- (8mths-4yrs) and 11:15- (0-13mths) every Monday at the Grove Methodist Centre
The class involves massage (younger class only), singing, music, lights, puppets, parachute play and more! To book a 3 week trial (£15) please text Sarah on 07930 194752 or email email@example.com
Baby Massage classes run every Monday 12-1:00pm at Horsforth Children’s Centre.
Baby Sensory’s award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby’s sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time.
Thurs classes in Horsforth, call Nicola on 07800 930640 to book a free taster session.
Mon, Tues, Weds classes in Farsley, call Becci on 07771 687 663 to book a free taster session.
Tues in class in Kirkstall, call Sophie on 07976 754745 to book a free taster session.
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
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
All our classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims. Everything is done at a pace that both you and your little one are happy with and sometimes babies will progress differently within each class but our classes are small and allow us to adapt to suit.
Tel: 07768 538527
All our classes are child led and we never do any forced underwater swims. Everything is done at a pace that both you and your little one are happy with and sometimes babies will progress differently within each class but our classes are small and allow us to adapt to suit. Incorporates Aqua Sensory.
Tel: 07768 538527
Imagine, play and create is an 11 week play course at The Rainbow Factory for children aged 2-3. The course ignites your child’s creativity with music, craft and play. Each week, the children will discover a new book with a different theme and take part in related activities. From dinosaurs to fairies and undersea adventures, there is something for every personality. For more information, call 0113 257 5750.
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.
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.
This is your toddler’s time (under 5s) to experience everything the big kids love about Freejumping. Your little one can get their first experience of trampolining on our interconnected Freejump zones, frolic in the foam pit, or even take a gentle jump into the airbag. Must be 1 paying adult to supervise every 2 toddlers you bring. Babies in arms (i.e. not trampolining are not charged)
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
Loving Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. Classes are very much baby led. Having a relaxed and informal environment is hugely important, meaning that all baby behaviour is welcome, no matter how unpredictable! The course runs for either 4 or 5 weeks, term time only, each class lasting one hour.
Courses run in Kirkstall, Horsforth & Headingley. For more information contact Catherine on 07825 299390.
Music sessions to introduce pre-school aged children to instruments and song. Mondays, St Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth. Contact Caty Hirst on 07786 035 635.
Watch your child grow in confidence as they take part in fun activities, games, action songs, turn-taking and art & craft – all of which have an underlying focus on maths! Classes are held in Cookridge Village Hall.
Friday 9:45am and 1:30pm
Tel: 07852 989523
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.
Spaces available on our Baby Spanish classes in Horsforth (Tuesdays 12pm) and Calverley (Mondays 10.30am). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free trial.
We are a welcoming and friendly preschool group (ages 0-4) with a range of toys to play with, weekly craft activity, and song time. Healthy snacks and drinks available for little ones, and tea/coffee and cake for adults! We ask for a £1 donation to cover the cost of drinks/snacks.
Mondays 10- 11.30am (term time only).
Cragg Hill Baptist Church, 18 Cragg Hill, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NU.
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! The classes are designed for children aged 2-5 years.
Classes run every Monday (10am-11am for 3-5 years and 1pm-2pm for 0-2 years) and 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.
Music classes run for children of all ages in Horsforth and Pudsey. Classes run during the mornings and across various days of the week.
Contact Elizabeth Hawkhead at 0113 232 8131.
Non-contact rugby programme for young boys and girls. Classes run from Kids Clubhouse in Horsforth during the morning. Contact Hannah at email@example.com
Classes are relaxed, great fun and a wonderful way to learn all you need about baby signing. Each session includes 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.
Mon AM – Stage 1 – Hollybush Children’s Centre, Bramley
Wed PM – Stage 1 – Rawdon Conservative Club
Wed AM – Stage 1 & 2 – Farsley Library
Tues PM – Babes – St Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth
Tues AM – Stage 1& 2 – St Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth
Tel: 07980 757207
Monday: 10:00am-11:00am – Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Cafe and Bar
Friday: 10.30am-11:30am – Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Cafe and Bar
Tel: 07411 612640
Fun and friendly gentle dance classes with your baby in a sling or baby carrier. You can borrow a sling if you dont have your own, no experience of dance or slings required, I am trained to help you wear your sling safely. Summer mini block – 3 classes for £12. Call Natalie on: 07411 612640.
Mon 10.00-11.00 – Rainbow Factory, Farsley 7th-21st Aug
Fri 10.30 – 11.30 Hall Park Cafe, Horsforth 4th-18th Aug.
Think, Discover, explore is an 11 week play course for children aged 3-5 at the Rainbow Factory. The course offers your child and opportunity to learn through science, craft, music, games and puzzles. Each week will explore a new topic and children will work in independent as well as team activities. For more information, call 0113 257 5750.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiny Signers is a group teaching young children basic sign language. It runs from 10:20-11:30am on Mondays at Horsforth Children’s Centre.
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
Classes run throughout the week at St John’s Methodist Church in Pudsey and the Wow Centre. Visit the baby sensory website for more info and click on the toddler sense page.
Toddler sense is an adventure filled experience with focus on mobility, excitement and adventure. Classes are aimed towards specific age groups with age appropriate equipment provided. Each week brings a new theme and adventure so kids will never go bored. Make sure to book online for your place as classes are very popular.
Turtle Tots classes are for both toddlers and babies and teach children water confidence. Our classes are held in warm water pools and you can join at anytime during pregnancy, or after. 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.