Classes & Playgroups South Leeds

Friday Pre-school

Classes and Playgroups

Leeds is a fantastic place to raise a family. We’ve listed loads of great local classes and activities that you can try. Please contact the organisers directly to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of other great classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us.

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Baby Sensory East & South Leeds

Our multi-award winning classes will introduce your baby to a world of sensory exploration. Where the two of you can relax, have fun and share in each other’s delight. For ours is magical world, full of glowing balls, light shows, puppets, bubbles, rainbows, petals, massage, signing and songs. The sessions are designed specifically from birth so we’d encourage you to join as soon as you feel able. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.

East Leeds

Tuesday: Colton Methodist Church, Meynell Road, Colton, Leeds, LS15 9AQ

Wednesday: Village Hall, Preston Lane, Great Preston, Leeds, LS26 8AS

Friday: Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre, Old Vicarage Lane, Monk Fryston, Leeds, LS25 5EA

Jayne 07725 178559

South Leeds

Thursday: Activ Zone, Texas Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0HG

Friday: Manorfield Hall, Newhall Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3RP

Natalie 07837 471708


Visit to book a trial.

Find us on Facebook at Baby Sensory Yorkshire

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Baby Swimming with Water Babies

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Weekly Classes:

Temple Moor, LS15 0PT: Wednesday

Leeds City Hilton, LS1 4BX: Monday

For more information on classes visit the website or Facebook Page here or contact 01943 862802 or email

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Rhythm Time – Tingley Mirfield Wakefield Gomersal

At Rhythm Time we’re passionate about music and how it can help to enhance your little one’s development. We’ll teach you how to make music fun and unlock your child’s potential by singing and making music together.

Local classes on Thursdays in Tingley and Mirfield; and Fridays at Wakefield and Gomersal. Call Lauren on 07725 574900 to arrange a free taster session.

Rhythm Time Summer 2019 Thur-Fri Tingley Wakefield Mirfield Gomersal

Meet Lauren on the Rhythm Time website

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Tumble Tots Wakefield

Tumble TotsTumble Tots combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe, caring environment. The programme is designed to develop a child’s agility, balance, co-ordination and strength, as well as fostering positive personality traits such as confidence and self-esteem. Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child’s education. Classes are designed according to the age and stage of development.

Six months to walking

With parental involvement, babies are encouraged to use all of their senses, gently and without pressure. Playing, exploring, crawling and learning together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Walking to two years

There are new challenges to keep children motivated and gaining confidence as they develop their physical and social skills.

Two to three years

With parental support, children increase their independence by listening to instructions and working around a wide variety of themed activity stations.

Three to school age

Children begin to participate on their own, with more challenging task sequences to further develop body awareness, co-ordination and control.


Monday: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club

Tuesday: Oulton Institute, Oulton

Wednesday: Wrenthorpe Methodist Hall

Thursday: Crofton Community Centre

Friday: Brain and Brawn Gym, Morley


Angela Kuszyk on 07968 041911



Babyballet Leeds East

Bringing the magic of Babyballet to children in the east Leeds area. Including ballet and tap for boys and girls; babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters. Contact Kim to enquire or book on 07412 637586


Garforth – Monday & Saturday

Colton – Friday

Oulton – Saturday

Baby Swimmers

Why not bring your little one swimming! Baby Swimmers & Swimmers Academy runs classes from 6 weeks old up to 14 years old, with classes in Leeds every day. Through fun and games see your little one progress to a confident little swimmer! For older kids we develop stamina and technique. Local classes at Temple Moor High School & The Forum, Quarry Hill. Find us online or call 0333 8008 345 for details.

Baby Yoga by Diddly Oms

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

Suitable from 12 weeks to cruising/walking

Wednesday, 11.15am-12pm:  Elev8 Dance Studio, Horsforth

Thursday, 10.15am-11am: Pudsey Library, Pudsey

Friday, 11.30am-12.15pm: Eccleshill Pool, Eccleshill

Courses booked on term-by-term basis. Get in touch to book your place

Call Helen on 07764963312

Babyballet Leeds Central

Bringing the magic of Babyballet to children in the central and north Leeds area. Including ballet and tap for boys and girls; babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters. Contact us to enquire or book on 07702 965932

Local classes in Morley on Friday and Saturday. Other classes further afield also available.

Becalm Babies, Massage and Yoga

These baby led classes are perfect for new parents to develop the bond with their babies while making new friends along the way. Each course lasts 5 weeks and is up to an hour.

Thursdays – Church Fenton

Fridays – Hambleton

Contact me on Facebook or on 07879 231455

Bookstart Rhymetime

Babies and children who love books and have the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes have a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves.

Sessions are organised locally and usually incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes and stories perfect for pre-school children.


Garforth library 10.30am

Morley library 11.00am

Rothwell library 10.30am


Fun and Phonics

A fantastic pre-school program enhoyed by children of all pre-school ages. Every week we enjoy, Rhythm, Rhyme, Movement and introduce a new letter and sound through play; FUN games, crafts and Multi-Sensory activities.

Classes locally:

Monday & Thursday; Garforth 10am

Tuesday; Crossgates 10am

Friday; Seacroft Little Bees 10:15am.

Find us online or call Claire for info 07845 454585.

Gym Minis & Gymikins

Pre-school gymnastics classes run by Leeds City council.

Gym Minis age 1-3. Parents join the children in activities to develop motor skills, colour and number recognition, social interaction, exploratory play and gymnastics skills. Thursdays & Fridays in Kippax

Gymikins age 3-5. Children build up confidence to participate on their own in preparation for starting school. Fridays in Kippax & Morley.


Kippax leisure centre, LS25 7LQ. 0113 378 1275

Morley leisure centre, LS27 9JP. 0113 336 7890

Hunslet Club

The Hunslet Club provides a wide ranging evening and weekend programme of youth based activities including football, drama, boxing, Irish dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, street dance and other leisure activities for hundreds of young people every week to help them reach their full potential and enjoy themselves. New members are always welcome. Check the online timetable for details. 

Hillidge Road, Hunslet, LS10 1BP. 0113 271 6489.

Junior Kitchen

Junior Kitchen teach, make, bake and decorate with children to create fun but educational cooking workshops.

Mums & tots sessions Monday-Friday 11-12 noon.

Junior chef club (age 4-8yrs) & Senior chef club (age 9-14yrs) run on Saturdays & Sundays.

1D Albion Street, Morley, LS27 8DT. 0113 253 7161

Leeds Gymnastics Club

Gymnastics club in Seacroft. Offering baby & toddler classes, recreational kids classes, men’s & women’s artistic classes, school holiday camps and more. Classes Monday-Saturday.

Limewood Road Seacroft Leeds LS14 1AB. 0113 265 66 62

Methley Mites

Methley mites Tots sessions on Tuesdays & Fridays 9.30-11am for parents or carers with children 0-5 years old. Indoor & outdoor toys, messy play. Small charge. Drinks & snack included. Supervised playgroup sessions also available, ask for details.

Methley Village Centre, Main Street, Methley, LS26 9JE. 01977 604098 (Mornings Only) or e-mail:

Mini Maestros

Mini Maestros offers creative music classes for babies as young as 3 months, toddlers and pre school children. Each session creates a relaxed environment for building confidence, social and basic music skills. We use a variety of simple percussion instruments, visual aids, action songs, nursery rhymes, games and more. Contact Tina on 07947 260036.

Mini Me Time South Leeds

Mini Me provides child centred activities specifically for 0-5’s. Classes for singing, dancing, signing, mini sensory, yoga, massage and more. Some classes pre-bookable, some drop in. Find us online or call 07779 252875 for details.

Rothwell Baptist Church: Monday & Wednesday

Swithens Farm, Rothwell: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

St Andrew’s Church, Morley: Monday, Tuesday & Friday

Morley Children’s Centre: Thursday

Acanthus Golf Club, Thorpe: Monday

Owls & Pussycats Playgroup

The Owls & Pussycats playgroup runs term time in the Methodist church next door to Woodlesford school. Offering a daily playgroup for over 2’s 9 am-12 noon, and a stay and play session for under twos on a Tuesday 9-11am. Wrap around care available for Woodlesford school nursery as well as funded places for 2 & 3 year olds.

Woodlesford Methodist Church Hall, Woodlesford, LS26 8RD. 07505 321959

Puddleducks South Leeds

Teaching independent swimming from birth – that’s the Puddle Ducks difference. Our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.

Classes run Monday to Friday at the Village hotel, Tingley. Contact Faye on 01924 826238 for more information.

Splat Messy Play

Messy play sessions for 6 months to 4 year old children where  children are free to build, imagine, experience, investigate, explore, and create & the best thing is, it’s so FUN! Each session consists of 6 or 7 activities with a different theme every week! Friday classes at Eddie Catz. Call 07771 978429 for details.

Eddie Catz, Mothercare, Crown Point Retail Park, Junction Street, Leeds, LS10 1EW. 

Striker Tots

Striker Tots teaches and develops basic football skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and heading. Sessions are also beneficial for children’s fitness, balance, co-ordination and social skills. From confident walkers up to 6 years. Call 0113 8800 840 for details.

Local classes:
Morley: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Aberford: Saturday
Xscape: Sunday

Tumble Bees

Tumble Bees classes are based around the early years FUNdamentals of gymnastics. Action packed fun with songs and skills matching the themes. Learn to roll, balance, count, co-ordinate and socialise.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays at The Hive, Woodkirk Valley Country Club, Tingley.

Fridays at Morley Town Hall

Tel: 07866 618455 (Jayne Bellwood) Email:

Turtle Tots Leeds

Our unique and fun Turtle Tots baby, toddler and pre-school swimming classes teach you how to swim with your young child, creating that special one-to-one bond and also giving you a fantastic toning workout at the same time!

Classes are on Fridays at the Leeds Marriott hotel and Sundays at Temple Moor high school. Contact Paula on 07807 127373 to arrange a free taster session.

Weigh & Play at Xplore, Xscape

Weigh & Play is a baby self-weigh and measuring service offered by Xplore suitable for babies up to 18 months old. A member of the Xplore team is on hand to help with the process and to complete your baby record book.

Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:30-10:30am.

Xplore soft play, Xscape, Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA