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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Shake Rattle & Boogie Dance & Music Classes

At Shake Rattle & Boogie we provide exciting weekly dance and music classes for 0-5 year olds. You can choose to sign up for the whole term or if you prefer you can ‘drop in’ for a Boogie at many of our weekly workshops.

Each session has a variety of props to capture the children’s imaginations.

We also provide unique party experiences for children for any occasion including birthday’s, Christening’s and other special events.

We work in schools and nurseries right through the academic year focusing on getting active, creativity in the curriculum as well as running after school clubs. Shake Rattle & Boogie recently won ‘best for getting children active’ in the 2018 Hoop Awards and Kimberley also won ‘Hoop Hero’ for inspiring children.

If you are looking for a class that is full of energy and lots of fun then Shake Rattle & Boogie is definitely for you! We have lots of Summer Boogie Events on our Website and Special Story Events launching soon!
Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday, Calverley Methodist Church

Tuesday,  Adel, Studio Sixteen

Wednesday, Kids Academy Holt Park

Wednesday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

Friday, Horsforth, The Old Kings Arms

Friday, Farsley/ Calverley Children’s Centre

For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email info@shakerattleandboogie.com



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 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 Sensory Pudsey

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.

Mon, Tues & Weds at WOW Centre, Rodley.

Contact Becci on 07771 687663

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

Little Learners Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga is a traditional method of interaction which is fun and uplifting for both mother and baby.   Courses run in 5 week blocks, introduce you to simple techniques  you can start using to interact with your baby in this time tested way.

Tuesdays 11:45-12:45pm at Horsforth Children’s Centre.

Tel: 07596 694092

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

Cactiss Parent & Toddler Group – Pudsey

Join cactiss parent and toddler group in their Tuesday playgroup. The session includes, toys for babies and toddlers, a messy play area and even toast, tea and juice
The group is open on Tuesday’s 9-11am (term time only) and you will be asked to pay the small entrance fee of £1.50 for up to three children.
St. Thomas’s Church , 117 Norwood Crescent , Pudsey Ls28.

Calverley Playgroup

Calverley Playgroup hosts a number of designated rooms with a range of activities to suit your little ones.  Each half term brings a new topic to stimulate the children.

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:10am-11:30am

The Mechanics Institute, Thornhill Street, Calverley, Pudsey LS28

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



Baby & Children’s Yoga Classes From 0-11 years – Farsley

Baby and children’s yoga is the perfect way to introduce your child toy ago in a relaxed environment. This helps to promote coordination, calmness and focus.

Children’s yoga for ages 2-11 years: Tuesdays – 9:30am – 10:30am or 16:00pm – 17:00pm during term time

Postnatal yoga for mum & baby: Tuesday – 11.00am – 12.00pm during term time

OM Yoga Works, Springfield Commercial Centre, Unit 15D (1st Floor), Bagley Lane, Farsley LS28 5LY


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

diddi dance

diddi dance North and Central Leeds offers funky preschool dance classes from 18 months to 5 years.  We are the only preschool dance programme to explore over 16 different dance styles!  Why not book a no obligation FREE trial class? Classes in Horsforth on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Dream Time Baby Massage

Dream Time Baby Massage is all about supporting mums with babies in a safe, secure and welcoming non-judgemental and inclusive environment. Award winning, multi sensory, bonding experience for all involved.  Available in Farsley and Pudsey, Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 1pm-3pm.

Tel: 07816 787543


Emmanuel Baptist Church Toddler Group & Stay n Play – Horsforth

Toddler Group has a range of toys and there is plenty of interaction between parents, babies and toddlers, with the session usually finishing with a singing session. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30pm during term time

Stay & Play runs every other Tuesday, 1.15pm-2.45pm during term time.

Emmanuel Baptiste Church, Hall Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5JE

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

Jelly Tots Baby and Toddler Group – New Farnley

A welcoming group that offers plenty of activities for all children from birth upwards.  The session always finishes with singing time.

Tuesday mornings 10.15-11.30 (Term time only).  First session is free, then £3.00 per family this includes tea/coffee, fruit, biscuits and a raffle.

New Farnley Community Centre, Low Moor Side, New Farnley, Leeds LS12

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.

Kidslingo Pudsey and Leeds West

Fun French and Spanish classes for children aged 0 – 11 years old in venues, nurseries, schools and private homes. Using Makaton, games, stories, drama and songs we inspire little ones to love languages.

Contact: Anna Fisher, by email or on 07872344296.

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

Loving Baby Massage

Loving Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. Having a relaxed and informal environment is hugely important, meaning that all baby behaviour is welcome, no matter how unpredictable! Courses run for 4-5 weeks, lasting an hour in Kirkstall, Horsforth & Headingley.

For more information contact Catherine on 07825 299390.

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

Mums and Tots – Armley

Tuesday and Wednesdays, 9.15am – 11.30am (term time only)

£1 entrance for first child and 20p for each subsequent child. Parents’ first hot drink is free and free juice and biscuits are provided for the little ones.

Upper Armley Methodist Church, Whingate, Armley, Leeds LS12 3TL

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.

Ole Baby

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.

Classes in Horsforth and Calverley. Contact tammy@olebaby.co.uk to book your free trial.


Play and Learn at We are Mini

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!

Monday: 10am-11am for 3-5 years and 1pm-2pm for 0-2 years.

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.


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.

Sing & Sign

Classes are a relaxed, great fun way to learn about baby signing.  Sessions include 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.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Bramley, Rawdon, Farsley and Horsforth.

Tel: 07980 757207

Skellibabies Nature Play Sessions

Skellibabies is a new parent and child nature play session starting on September 11th 2018, 10.00-12.00am every Tuesday in term time at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Stourton. Sessions will be seasonal and run outside from our snug wooden cabin. For children from 1-5 years old.

Please call  0113 243 0815 for more information.

St Luke’s Church playgroup – Holbeck

A group for bumps to preschool children and their family/ carers.  The group provides toys, an activity each week, story time, juice, tea and toast.

Tuesdays – 9.30am-11.15am (term time only)

St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Holbeck, Leeds


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 Tales & Tunes

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

Tuesday Tots- Horsforth

Tuesday tots is a playgroup in Cookridge Village Hall and as the name suggests, is on a Tuesday! The group runs from 9:30am to 11:30am. For more information contact 0113 226 8525

Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Ln, Leeds LS16 7ER

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

Woodentots- Horsforth

Woodentots is a baby and toddler group open to all where kids and parents can get together to have fun.

The group runs on Tuesdays from 9:30am-11:30am.

Woodside Methodist Hall, Outwood Lane, HorsforthLS18 4HP