Kids Classes & Groups South Leeds


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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FlutterbabiesFlutterbabies 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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Foot Tech Academy – John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Foot-Tech is an innovative football coaching school for boys and girls aged 4-14 that will give your child a completely new football training experience.


Sessions run every Saturday 10am -11am 

John Smeaton Leisure Centre, Leeds LS15 8TA. Tel: 07732 865 677. Website. Facebook 

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Mini Kicks Leeds

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Recommend A Class

Do your kids go to a class they would recommend? Or do you run a fantastic local class for children? Make sure your favourites are listed.

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A1 Football Factory

Premium Indoor 3G football pitches, fun house soft play & sports bar in Knottingley. Adult 5-a-side, kids’ parties, kids’ coaching and school holiday camps available. Find us online or call for information.

A1 Football Factory, Tavern Works, Skinner Ln, Pontefract WF8 1HG. 01977 525545

Astley Riding Centre

We are a welcoming and friendly riding school that work with people of all ages and abilities.

Call for more information on 0113 287 3078.

Astley Lane, Swillington, LS26 8UD

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 Bonding

Each session includes massage, pop music and bonding through shared experiences to light up your baby’s world. Including the amazing laser star displays, a variety of musical instruments, messy play, puppets, parachute, baby art and much more. Tuesday & Saturday classes. Contact Sarah for details 07930 194 752.

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

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.

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.

Central Library Code Club

Join us for a fun-filled Code Club session! Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led coding clubs for children aged 9-11 years. The sessions teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Every other Saturday at Leeds Central Library, 11am. Advance booking required.

Chuldow Martial Arts

Karate and kickboxing for all ages and abilities. Karate lessons from age 4, kick boxing from age 8. We have a self contained, air conditioned training area, seated waiting area plus free wifi and hot drinks for our parents and carers. Classes available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call 0113 282 4935 for more information.

City of Leeds Trampolining Club

We have trampoline lessons for all abilities! Participants are taught the basic shapes and somersaults, and recreational lessons follow the British Gymnastics reward scheme recording achievements with certificates, badges and medals. Recreational classes from age 3 years, available every day. Contact us to book a free taster session.

Leeds Rebound Gymnastics Centre, 6 Gelderd Trading Estate, LS12 6BD. 0113 243 3881

Crafty Owls Paint & Read

At Saturday Paint & Read, children of all ages love stories brought to life. Listen to a story, then paint a character from the book! Price includes pottery item, activities, drink of cordial and a book to take home. Spaces limited – payment required to secure your place.

Crafty Owls Pottery, 3 Wellgate, Ossett, WF5 8NS. 01924 277628

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. 

Deborah Coultish School of Dance

Fun and friendly classes in ballet, tap, modern, cheerleading, street and musical theatre. RAD and IDTA. Sibling discounts. Call 0780 3504207 for details.

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at East Ardsley Community Centre.

Five Star Sports Saturday Footie

Saturday fun football sessions for boys and girls of all abilities age 3-5years and 6-11 years. All sessions run by FA Qualified, DBS checked, enthusiastic and friendly coaches. Sessions are run on a turn up, pay and play basis and your first session is FREE!

Scholes Primary School, Station Road. Find us on Facebook or call 07950 098 766 for more information.

Gymfinity Kids Bramley

Gymnastics, trampolining, tumbling & Ninja activities for kids age 3-14. We’ll take your kids’ love of being active to Gymfinity and beyond. School holiday camps & birthday parties. Find us online or call 0113 468 2502 for information.

Elmfield Way, Bramley, LS13 4UD.

Helen Lamb School of Theatre Dance

The Helen Lamb School of Dance trains children of all ages and abilities, to an extremely high standard in ballet, tap, modern jazz, disco, gymnastic dance and musical theatre. We teach the love of dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Classes are held Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Rothwell Methodist church and Rothwell Scout hut. Contact Helen on 07956 424432.

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

Leeds Rebound Gymnastics Club

Gymnastics promotes co-ordination, balance, flexibility and strength, as well as offering children the opportunity to make friends & have fun whilst working their way through British Gymnastics awards in order to gain badges, medals and certificates! Classes run daily, suitable from age 3. Contact us for more information.

Leeds Rebound Gymnastics Centre, 6 Gelderd Trading Estate, LS12 6BD. 0113 243 3881

Lorraine School of Theatre Dance

We are an established local school covering all theatre subjects Ballet to Tap, Musical Theatre to Commercial Jazz and Acro to Cheerleading. Age range 3yrs upwards. Teachers CRB/DBS licensed. Give us a call or bob in for a chat. Weekly classes held at Kippax Community Centre, Gibson Lane & Vicars Court Allerton Bywater. Enquiries to Lorraine 07904643502.

Methley United FC

A fast growing, fun and friendly football club in the great little village of Methley. Delivering grassroots football to the local community. Teams range from Under 5s to Under 16s. Get in touch for details.

Methley United AFC, Church Lane Playing Fields, Methley LS26 9HN.

Northern Ballet Age 3 to 7 years

These fun-filled classes accompanied by live music are the perfect introduction to the basics of dance. Children are encouraged to express themselves through dance and music and build on their natural ability. Pre-school classes Thursdays. Older classes Mondays to Thursdays, plus Saturdays. Registration will open in June 2017 for September start. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA

Northern Ballet Age 8 to 16 years

Our classes for young people are accompanied by live music and develop each dancer’s technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality. Classes run Mondays to Thursdays, plus Saturdays. Registration will open in June 2017 for September start. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA

Robin Hood Athletic Junior FC

Robin Hood First Soccer are fun football sessions for children currently in Reception & Year 1. They are run by a full time Leeds United Foundation coach who implements the Coerver Coaching syllabus. 6:00pm-7:00pm, Thursdays. Sharp Lane School Playing Fields, LS10 4QE

Under 9’s team train on Thursdays at Outwood Academy.

Robin Hood Athletic Junior F C, Wakefield Rd (behind the Coach & Horses PH), LS26 0SF.

Roche Blackbelt Academy

Here at our family run club the teaching of karate & kick boxing is a full time passion for us, our instructors are martial arts qualified and have been teaching for many years. Check out our fully fitted centre. Classes run Monday to Saturday – call us today to book your free trial lesson 07557733918

Rory’s Tiger Club @ Leeds City Museum

Join us on Saturday mornings for different free craft activities.

We provide the theme and materials – you add your own bit of creative magic!

Take home your creations.

Every week from 11am – 12.15pm.

Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH. 0113 3785001

Rothwell Juniors FC

Football club for children aged 4-18, boys and girls. Mini Soccer for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children. New players are always welcome at our training sessions held each Saturday morning from 9am to 10:15am. The first session is free and £4 pay as you go after that. Older teams range from under 7s to under 17s – get in touch for training details.

Rothwell Juniors FC, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford LS26 8NX. 0113 282 4069

Rothwell Lego Club

Accept our monthly challenge or use your imagination to see what you can create. One Saturday a month, 10.30-11.30am, check with venue for upcoming dates.

Rothwell libraryMarsh Street, Rothwell, LS26 0AE. 0113 224 3288

Rothwell Music Centre

Rothwell Music Centre offers a wide range of opportunities for music making. We have a varied choice of classes and are open to all ages. Strengths in our centre include the Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Group and classes for young children. Saturday mornings.

Rodillian Academy, Longthorpe Lane, WF3 3PS. 07545 603950.

Royds Hall Riding School

Children can start riding from 4 years old in the lead rein lesson and as their skills improve they will be able to move onto the next stage of lessons. As they progress they also learn how to canter, jump, play gymkhana games and take part in extra school holiday activities.

Patrick Green, Oulton, LS26 8HH. 0113 282 3466

Rugby Tots

Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Local classes on Saturday mornings for age 2-5years. Call 0345 313 2948 for information.

Kippax leisure centre, Kippax, LS25 7LQ

Rugrats Rugby

A non-contact rugby specific play programme for boys and girls aged 2-7 yrs in a fun, energetic and safe environment. Experience rugby skills such as running with the ball, finding space, catching, kicking, scoring a try as well as working in a team and taking turns.

Saturdays 9-11am at Activ Zone, Morley. 07740 858749

Scuba Leeds Bubblemaker Programme

What a great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family at one of our Scuba Leeds Pool Parties. It’s fun, easy and safe.

Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres/ 6 feet.

Kids get a chance to:
– Experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of PADI instructors
– Take their first breath underwater
– Learn about and use scuba diving equipment

Age 8years +. First & second Saturdays of the month.

Scuba Leeds, Unit 2, Carlton Mills Trading Estate, Pickering St, Leeds, LS12 2QG. 0113 263 8977

Shona Boocock Academy of Dance

We offer classes in ballet, tap, modern jazz, theatre craft, musical theatre, freestyle and cheerleading. School holiday workshops, competitions and shows. Classes run Monday to Saturday, from age 3 years. Find us online or call for information. 

Zest Dance Studios, Woodkirk Valley Country Club, WF12 7JL. 07949 148328

SLP Junior Academy

SLP Junior Academy offers complete training for children from 2 1/2 years upwards in all aspects of The Performing Arts, to the highest standard. Singing, acting, ballet, tap, modern, jazz, musical theatre and tiny tots classes.

5 Chapel Lane, Garforth, LS25 1AG. 0113 286 8136

South Leeds Music Centre

All ages, all abilities, all instruments! At South Leeds Music Centre, you will find a class to suit you whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience. We offer a wide range of classes and ensemble groups, from violin & guitar classes to ‘Mini Music Makers’ for under 7’s. Saturdays.

Morley Newlands Primary School, Wide Lane, LS27 8PG. 07545 603954

Spanish Lessons in Garforth, Swillington & Kippax

Spanish classes and one to one tuition in Garforth, Swillington & Kippax taught by fully qualified native speaker teachers. Classes at Garforth Library. Adult classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Kids age 4+ on Saturdays 9.15-10am. Contact 0113 287 0772 for details.

Striker 4 Tots

Striker 4 Tots is Leeds City Council’s introduction to the fundamentals of football through fun exercises and physical activities. Developing children’s agility, balance and coordination, ball skills, social skills and encouraging an active lifestyle.

Classes on Saturdays at Middleton Leisure Centre, LS10 4AX. Call 0113 3782455

10am: age 2-3

10.45am: age 4+

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

Swillington Garden Growers

Community supported agriculture scheme based in the historic Georgian Walled Garden at Swillington Organic Farm. Sign up to an annual veg box subscription and come along on a Saturday to help with the growing and get your hands dirty in the garden. Children get to help out with the planting at the monthly Kids Club.

Swilling ton Farm, Swillington, LS26 8QA

The Edge Swimming Lessons

Ensure that your children grow up to be strong, confident swimmers – get them swimming early! Our children’s lessons run on Saturdays & Sundays, following the ASA Learn to Swim Framework. Wide range of classes available, suitable from 4 months to 16 years. Contact 0113 343 5095 for more information.

The Edge Pool, Leeds University, LS2 9JT


The Swim Specialist

The ‘go-to guy’ for all your swimming needs. 6:1 group lessons, 1:1 private lessons or 2:1 siblings lessons available. Monitor your child’s progress via the online portal. Follows ASA Learn to swim pathway stages 1-7. Age 4+. Local classes in Sandal & Ossett: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Contact Nathaniel for information 07592 930378.

Tom Ball Live

Tom Ball Live encompasses an Academy in Musical Theatre, Agency and Production Company. Our Academy specialises in dance, singing and drama. Private or group lessons. Combined or individual disciplines. Exams & productions. Find us online or call for info 07760 163602.

Temple Moor High School, Leeds, LS15 0PT

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.