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.
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
Come and join the Mini Kicks family….
The Mini Kicks programme offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.
Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls Ages 2-8 years of age. Our innovative curriculum emphasises both the physical and social development of our children.
Our goal is simple: To have a positive impact on every child we serve!
The Baby Kicks session is run as a parent toddler group, so you as a parent are a key figure in the session. The session is coach led and will follow a theme of the day which is designed to be fun and capture the attention of the children.
Mini Kicks uses football, the World’s most popular sport, to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices at a key development age. We help children develop self confidence as well as motor, listening, socialisation skills.
Why not give it a try at our FREE FUN DAY’S on the 22nd & 29th September.
Weekly Class Details
Classes take place on a Saturday:
Ages 2/3 9:00am to 9:40am
Ages 3/4 9:40am to 10:20am
Ages 5/6 10:20am to 11:00am
Football World Leeds, Pontefract Lane, LS9 0RA
Garforth Academy, Lidgett Lane, LS25 1LJ
Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, LS18 5RF
Tel: 01302 618 080
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
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
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 email@example.com
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 help to improve coordination and team working skills in children of all ages and rugby tots offer classes for every age at various locations in Leeds.
Rubgbytots classes are available on Saturdays at Aireborough RUFC (Outdoor classes for Summer term. Indoors at Benton Park School from September) and Crawshaw Academy (Pudsey). Classes run from 9-11am for age groups between 2 and 7 years at both locations.
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