Weekly Classes (0-5) West Leeds


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.

Featured Listing


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




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Pop Goes The Story

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:

9.45am – 10.30am at Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park Ring Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5JY
1.30pm – 2.15pm at Kids About Tarn,  Unit 4 Cliffe Court, High St, Yeadon LS19 7YU
9.45am – 10.30am at Horsforth Children’s Centre, 11 North Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5AF

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 rachel@popgoesthestory.co.uk




Annie’s Academy of Theatre and Dance, PreSchool Dance Class

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 – Leeds Central & North

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.

Baby Bonding for 0-13 months

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


Baby Bonding Silly Time

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


Baby Sensory Horsforth



Baby Sensory Central & South Leeds

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

Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy

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

Baby Yoga Explorers by Diddly Oms

Practice yoga together with your diddly one. Diddly Oms use specially adapted yoga moves to nourish the natural development of your little one. Incorporating postures and stretches for parent and baby with an opportunity to learn to relax together.

Suitable from 12 weeks to cruising/walking

Wednesday,  Elev8 Dance Studio, Horsforth

Thursday, Pudsey Library, Church Lane, Pudsey

Courses booked in 7-week blocks

Tel: 07764963312

Bumps & Babes Mother & Baby Postnatal Classes

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

Catalan Soccer Football Coaching Lessons at Goals Leeds

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



Dancing Dotty

Join the Dancing Dottys in their fabulous dance classes! Classes are held on Tuesdays (at 10:30am and 11:15am at Cottonbudz soft play centre), Wednesdays (at 10:30 at Cottonbudz) and Thursdays (at 10:30 at Cottonbudz and 13:15 at Tanki Doodle Playzone).

For more information, contact Nichola at 07949869877

Deborah Hoskin’s Dance- Mummy & Me Ballet

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

Gym Magic Pudsey Mini Magic Classes

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.

Gym Mini’s

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

Hop-a-long: Developing confidence & happiness in our unique children

Toddler Jump at Jump Inc Leeds

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.

Lisa Crawshaw Theatre Dance School

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.

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

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

Little Rainbows – Horsforth

The little rainbows sessions provide a stimulating play environment for children aged 0 – school age. We also have optional singing time with Christian songs.

10-12am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (term time only).  £1.50 per child and £0.50 for additional children.

Lister Hill Baptiste Church, 1 Brownberrie Avenue Horsforth Leeds West Yorkshire LS18 5PW.

Little Splashers – Cookridge Hall

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

Mini Groovers from Mini Me Time

An entertaining movement to music class for both babies and parents promoting positive touch, developmental play and overall – having fun together.  Open to babies from 12 weeks to pre-walking.  Based in Morley.

Tel: 07703 502 017

Mini Maestros – Morley/Birstall & Surrounding Areas

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

Mini Massage from Mini Me Time

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


Mini Sign from Mini Me Time

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

Mini Yoga from Mini Me Time

Classes open to babies from 8 weeks to pre-walking. Movements and positions are adapted depending on age, confidence and ability of each child. Babies enjoy and benefit from the effects of touch, movement, rhythm and relaxation.  5 week course, classes based in Morley.

Tel: 07703 502 017

Music Bugs

Music and singing classes to encourage children to socialise and develop in a stimulating environment. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Horsforth. Thursdays in Farsley

Class times vary by age group, contact Vicky on 0844 578 1043.

Rodley Young Ones

Friendly playgroup for parents with babies and toddlers.  Juice and biscuits for toddlers, coffe and tea for parents.  Free for parents with babies.  Small charge for walkers and toddlers

Open all year round, 9am – 11am Tuesdays & Thursdays.  

The Church in Rodley, Wesley Terrace, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1JH.

Striker Tots

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

Tiny Globetrotters

Offering multi-sensory, fun, educational classes, Tiny Globetrotters take babies and toddlers on a journey of discovery “around the world”, with trial classes available for just £1.

Toddler Sense Pudsey

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.

Tel: 07506981273

Toddler Yoga by Diddly Oms

Toddler Yoga allows parents and children to exercise and have fun while harnessing your child’s bounding energy and using it to build on strength, flexibility and coordination running in parallel with calm, relaxation and down time.

Suitable from cruising/walking months to 4 years, no previous experience needed.

Wednesday, Elev8 Dance Studio, Horsforth

Thursday, Pudsey Library, Church Lane, Pudsey

Friday, Horsforth Library, Town Street, Horsforth

Tel: 07764963312

Tots & Tykes – Horsforth

A group for children aged 0-4 years and their parents/carers. The group includes toys, games, books, story time and singing for the children. For adults, it is a chance for a cuppa, a chat and to meet and make friends.

Thursdays, 9.30-11.30 (term time only).

The Grove Methodist Church, Town St, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4RJ.


Playgroup for kids up to 4 years old at Trinity Methodist Church in Bramley. The group meets every Thursday from 9:15-11:15am.

Tumble Bees Gymnastics

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

Tumble Bees Gymnastics

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 West Yorkshire – Baby & Toddler Swimming

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.

We Are Mini – Stay & Play Room

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