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 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
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
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.
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
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. Classes are available on Saturdays at Aireborough RUFC (Outdoor classes for Summer term. Indoors at Benton Park School from September) and Crawshaw Academy (Pudsey). Suitable for ages 2-7 years.
Tel: 0345 313 0804
Fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. For ages 2 – 7 years.
Stagecoach Leeds Morley is performing arts tuition for children ages 4 to 18, held on a Sunday morning at Victoria Primary School, Morley. Here the children learn, from very experienced teachers in singing, dancing and acting.
Tel: 01484 454776 / 07497 278487
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.
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