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

Catalan Soccer

“It is our mission to provide a positive environment where children can prosper through football”

The saying goes that you’ve not been to a kid’s football class until you’ve been to Catalan! We get kids of all levels to fall in love and stay in love with football through our inspiring weekly classes and holiday camps. We operate with small class sizes and professional coaching with plenty of 1-1 time available for when children need that little bit extra.

Expect to see inspiring content and an exceptional level of teaching, all in a warm and friendly family atmosphere.

Young players in football kits at Catalan Soccer Leeds for West Leeds Mumbler


October Half-Term Camp: 29th Oct – 2nd November 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm.  Early drop-off available (with breakfast provided) and late pick up options too, to suit all your childcare needs.  All ages and abilities welcome, from 4+ years.


Class Timetable – September to December 2018

Monday: 4.30pm Messi Mondays | 4 Classes (Ages 6-10)

Tuesday: 4.30pm Super Niños | 3 Classes (Ages 6-8)

Wednesday: 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.45pm & 6pm | 6 Classes (Ages 4-12)

Thursday: 5.00pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 3 Classes (Ages 8-12)

Friday: 4.30pm & 6.00pm Maestros | 6 Classes (Ages 5-8 & 9-13)

Saturday: 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm | 24 Classes (Ages 4-14)


Find Us: Catalan Soccer, Goals Leeds, Redcote Lane, Leeds LS4 2AW.


To find out more or book a space please visit www.catalansoccer.com. For general enquiries call 0113 8730129.


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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




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Northern Arts Factory – Drama & Story Telling Classes For Pre-Schoolers

Performing, dancing and singing with joy and self belief – the vision we have for each and every one of our students.  After the success of our classes for older children, we’re now launching weekly drama and storytelling classes for pre-schoolers.

Weekly classes run on a Wednesday at the Grove Centre, Horsforth.  Children will enjoy imaginative play, singing, dancing and acting all based around a different theme each week.

  • 2pm – 2.45pm – 2 year to 4 years Drama


  • Advanced booking for half a term £5/session
  • One off bookings £5.50/session 

E: getintouch@northernartsfactory.co.uk

W: www.northernartsfactory.co.uk

T: 07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920

Twitter: @NorthernArtsFac

Facebook: @Northernartsfactory


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Number Train – Horsforth

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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




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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



Stay & Play- Armley Moor Children’s Centre

Stay & Play session held at the Chapel Lane Annex

Every Wednesday (term time only) from 9.30-11.30am.

Chapel Lane, Leeds LS12 1UT.  Tel: 0113 2632500.

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 May – Massage & Yoga

Baby May courses combine gentle baby massage, yoga, sensory stimulation, acupressure, relaxation and singing.

Stage 1 Baby massage & yoga (6 weeks to crawling)
Wednesdays 10-11, Adel, Leeds 

Stage 2 Story massage, music & movement (5 months to walking)
Wednesdays 11.15 12.15, Adel, Leeds

Tel: 07823 880 439

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

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

Bliss4Baby Massage

Our combined massage and yoga classes are a wonderful experience for both parent and baby offering a special time for you to lovingly communicate through nurturing touch.  There’s also lots of singing and some gentle sensory play too!

Wednesday’s at St James Parish Centre, Horsforth

Tel: 07875 517627

Bramley Baptist Church Stay & Play

This group includes soft play area and ball pool, home corner, jigsaws, books and other toys with designated baby area. Plus a weekly craft activity and singing/story before the end of the session. A voluntary contribution of £2 per family is asked for.

The group meets on Wednesdays (terms time only) from 9:30-11:30am

Bramley Baptist Church, Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds LS13 3RD.

Bramley Cluster Sensory Stories

Sensory Stories group on Wednesdays from 13:30

Raynville Primary School, Cross Aston Grove, Leeds LS13 2TQ

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

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



Dance Action Zone Leeds

DAZL run classes across Leeds for anyone aged 3 -19 years. Classes available from just £2.50 each. Classes vary in dance genre.

Mondays from 5pm – Swinnow Community Centre

Mondays from 4pm – Hillside Hall, Farnley

Wednesday from 3pm – St John’s Church, Wortley

Fridays from 4pm – Bramley Community Centre

Tel: 0113 270 6903

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

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

Farfield Baby & Toddler Group – Farsley

For babies & toddlers and anyone who cares for them.

Weds 9-10:45 am (term time only).  £1.50 for children, 50p for siblings over 6 months.  Free for babies under 6 months. This includes a healthy snack for children & parents.

Farsley Farfield Primary School, North Building, Cote Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5ED

Farnley Fun Time

Farnley Fun Time offers stories, play dough, sand and water activities, singing, toys and messy play for your little one. The group is suitable for children 0-5 years

The group is open on Wednesdays from 1-2pm

Hillside Community Centre, Cross Lane, Farnley, Leeds LS12 5AA

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

Jo Jingles & Baby Jingles – Horsforth

Music, singing and movement classes for babies and young children. Based out of the Kids Clubhouse, Horsforth on Wednesdays in term time.

10am – Mixed Ages

11am – Jingle Babies – 3 months to walking.

Contact Janet Rogan on 07801 504 549.

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.

PJC Music School: Young Beginners Lessons

Our ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano and Singing to Children aged 3-12. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience.  Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays after school at Horsforth School, LS18 5RF.

Tel: 07944 530256

Rhythm Time Leeds

Rhythm Time offers quality, fun music courses created to enhance and nurture your child’s development.  Watch your little one grow, and develop in confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination.  Courses suitable from 0 – 5 years.

Leeds Rock Tots and Rock Kids at The Depot Climbing Centre

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



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

Stay and Play- Horsforth

Stay and play is a playgroup run by Horsforth Children’s Centre staff for children 0-5 years. It takes place from 9:30-11:00am every Wednesday.

11 N Broadgate Ln, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AF


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 Signers

Educational singing and signing classes with customised songs. Classes are delivered by resident puppet, Singing Sam.

Classes are based in Horsforth from 9:45-10:45. Contact 07742 296 160 for more information.

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

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.

WASP Baby Steps

WASP Baby Steps is on every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm at the Calverley Conservative Club! It’s a perfect opportunity to let your little ones meet new friends, build confidence, and have a good time around other children and parents.

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