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.
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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 including:
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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
Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging & energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way. Learn how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball & play in a team. Our motto is simple; “make it more fun”.
“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through quicksand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding the smoking boulders. Protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates & seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil sidelines!”
Age 2 – 3.5: Toddler classes require full parent participation. A fantastic opportunity for you & your child to spend quality time together. Teaches your child about shapes, colours, numbers & counting. 30-minute class.
Age 3.5 – 5: Classes introduce children to Rugby & the specific skills involved, providing a positive environment for children to discover a new world of sporting imagination. 45-minute class.
Age 5 – 7: Classes gently introduce the basic rules of Rugby. 5-7-year olds focus on fun, encouragement, building self-esteem and confidence. 45-minute class.
Aireborough RUFC (Outdoor classes for Summer term. Indoors at Benton Park School from September)
09:00 am Age 2 – 3.5 years
09:35 am Age 2 – 3.5 years
10:10 am Age 3.5 – 5 years
11:00 am Age 5 – 7 years
Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club (Outdoor classes for Summer term. Indoors at Beckfoot School from September)
09:30 am Age 2 – 3.5 years
10:05 am Age 2 – 3.5 years
10:40 am Age 3.5 – 5 years
11:30 am Age 5 – 7 years
Tots dance class for ages 3+ running in Bramley.
Contact Emma Gallagher on 07412 396 544.
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
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
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
Football sessions for children ages 2-3 and 4-5 years. First session available as a free trial. Saturday 10.00 – 11.00 and 11.00-12.00 at Community Field near Oldfield Avenue, LS12 4EN
Contact Jamie Grand on 07957 320 857.
At pre-school Mini Magic classes, parents can enjoy participating in the early stages of their child’s motor skill and sporting development. Give your child the right start in life enrol them into a gymnastics class for all.
Unit 5, First Avenue, Grangefield Industrial Estate, Pudsey, LS28 6QN. Tel: 0113 2572 333.
Kirkstall Valley Woodchips is an outdoor group where 3-6 year olds can learn all about nature in a hands on way through exploration and outdoor activities. The group meets on Saturdays at 10:30am at Victoria Park Grove Pocket Park (Lilac Pocket Park, Victoria Park Grove, Leeds, LS5 3DR). For more information contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LittleLions-Rugby is a fun play programme based on non-contact sports skills for girls and boys aged 2.5 – 7 years old. Encompasses rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, kicking and catching, finding space and scoring a try, within a team environment.
SATURDAY: Yarnbury RUFC, 12.15pm -1.15pm
Tel: 07775 804257
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
A football specific play programme for boys and girls aged 18 months to 5 years. Children will have a ball each for the the majority of the session and develop essential skills such as balance, co-orindation, social skills and much more in a fun environment.
Classes run on a Saturday morning. from Abbey Grange School. Tel: 0800 032 1806.
PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television and are split into age appropriate groups.
Rugby classes for toddlers of age groups 2-3 1/2 and 3 1/2-5 years. Classes available on Saturdays mornings at Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey and Sunday mornings at Trinity and All saints College, Horsforth.
Contact James on 03453 132 948.
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
Play group for kids of all ages from 10:00-12:00 every Saturday
Moorside Community Centre, St Catherine’s Drive, Bramley, LS13 2JY
SOCATOTS is the world’s leading provider of football-related physical development activities for young children aged between six months and five years.
Classes available in Calverley & Horsforth.
Tel: 7910 329675
Fun multi-sports session including, football, rugby, basketball, athletics and more aimed to help kids with their early motor, cognitive, social and sports related skills. For Age 2- 7 years.
Ralph Thoresby School LS16 7RX.
Call Tom at 07742445913 or Dave at 07793537234
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
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