Classes & Playgroups South Leeds

Monday 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 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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Funky Jives

Funky Jives image - fun, funky, freestyle dance and movement to music sessions

Funky Jives classes are fun movement to music and dance sessions using a variety of dance props (pom poms, scarves, ribbons, maracas, handbells and hoops). We also enjoy parachute and bubble fun at the end of the children’s sessions.

Tinies (1-2yrs):
Garforth Methodist Church, Garforth. 9.30-10.00am on Mondays
Kidzone, Garforth. 10-10.30am on Tuesdays

Under 5s (2-4yrs):
Garforth Methodist Church, Garforth. 10.15-10.55am on Mondays
Kidzone, Garforth. 10.45-11.25am on Tuesdays
Colton Methodist Church, Colton. 9.30-10.10am on Wednesdays

Over 5s (4-7yrs):
Cielo Coffee House (upstairs), Garforth. 4.00-4.45pm on Mondays
Memorial Hall, Grafton Cum Marton. 3.30-4.15pm on Wednesdays

Garforth Methodist Church, Garforth. 8-9pm on Wednesdays

Funky Jives also offers one-off sessions, workshops and parties for children up to eight years old (also applies to schools, nurseries, community clubs) and corporate events for adults. Please email to discuss.

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Rhythm Time – Morley Lofthouse Glasshoughton & Tong

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 Mondays in Morley and Lofthouse; and Tuesdays in Glasshoughton and Tong. Call Lauren on 07725 574900 to arrange a free taster session.

Rhythm Time Summer 2019 Mon-Tue Morley Lofthouse & Glasshoughton


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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.

Babybuds Garforth

Babybuds is an exciting group where babies under 12 months can explore different sounds, smells and textures in a baby friendly environment. Sessions include singing, story, music and new sensory experiences with the free take home prop from every session.

Mondays 11.30 to 12.45 or 12.55 – 2.10, St Benedicts Church Hall, Garforth, LS25 1PX

Find us on Facebook or contact Jan for more information 07593871317.

Dancing Tots

Lively, exciting toddler dance, music and movement classes for 18 month to 5 year olds with props, disco lights and bubbles. Monday & Saturday classes at Eddie Catz. Find us online or contact Sarah to book a free trial class 07796 135199.

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

Duck Egg Theatre Company

Our mini eggs go on a role-play adventure with Danny Duck every week! Work towards two sharing performances a year and take optional performance examinations. Call or text for details 07723 371833.

4-5pm – Mini Eggs (3-5 years) *NEW CLASS*
5-6pm – Mini Eggs (3-5 years) FULL
6-7:30pm – Junior Musical Theatre (6-12 years)

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

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.

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

Leeds Rebound Gymnastics Club – Pre-school

Structured learning through play for children age 2 months to 4 years. Classes are for parents and children to attend together, spending quality time with your child whilst helping them learn and gain enjoyment through sport. Drop in sessions Tuesdays. Structured classes Mondays & Thursdays. Contact us for more information.

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 Jamboree Story & Sensory

Mini Me Jamboree Story & Sensory sessions for 0-4yrs. Kick-starting your little ones love of all things sensory and story. Using books, rhymes, singing, puppets, props, instruments, imagination and much more. Monday classes at Eddie Catz. Find us online or call 07885 799364 for details.

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

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.

Rothwell Children’s Centre Stay & Play

Rothwell stay & play for under 5’s. £1 per family & a piece of fruit to share. Mondays, 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Rothwell Children’s Centre, Cornwall Crescent, Rothwell, LS26 0RA. 0113 282 2319

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

Sunbeams Playgroup Rothwell Methodist Church

Storytime, arts and crafts, playtime and snack time. A chance to play and learn in a fun environment, suitable from age 2. Monday to Thursday 9.20-11.15am. For more information or to book a place please call 0113 2880164.

Rothwell Methodist Church, Butcher Lane, LS26 0DB

Swillington Pre-school Playgroup

Swillington Pre-School Playgroup and Stay & Play is a non-profit, charity-run organisation dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for pre-school children to play, make friends and explore new surroundings. Monday to Thursday 9-11am. Stay & Play from birth, playgroup from age 2 years to school age. For details and prices contact 07541 694401.

Swillington Primary School, Church Lane, LS26 8DX

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:

Walton School of Theatre Dance

Dance school in Garforth offering ballet, tap, modern, singing, gymnastics, national, jazz & hip-hop. With the opportunity to be involed in competitions, shows, galas and events. From age 2. Find our class timetable online or call for details.

Barleyhill road, Garforth, LS25. 07426 012288.

Water Babies Yorkshire Central & West

Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes teaching vital water confidence and safety skills from birth. Our overall aim is to teach you to teach your baby to swim. Find us online or call for info 01943 862 802.

Leeds City Hilton hotel – Mondays

Kingsland school, Stanley – Tuesdays & Thursdays

Temple Moor high school – Wednesdays