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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Turtle Tots Swimming School

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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

Carlton Junior Cricket

Come along to Carlton Cricket Club junior cricket sessions for boys & girls from age 5. Sundays 10am-12 noon. Training sessions are free with family membership of the cricket club (£35). Clubhouse open selling refreshments.

Town Street, Carlton, WF3 3QU. 0113 282 1114.

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

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 Dads

Free playgroup for dads meeting every third Sunday at The Tetley from 2-4pm to interact with our kids. A fun opportunity to share the dad experience – all dads and male carers are welcome. We also have the occasional night out whenever possible. Find us on Facebook for more information.

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

Mini Tennis Springhead Park

Learn to play tennis in friendly and enjoyable environment with Leeds City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association. Coaches are fully trained and qualified to LTA standards. Sessions run on a pay and play basis on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Suitable from age 5. See website for information or call Robert Ratcliffe on 07950758382.

Springhead Park tennis courts, LS26 0ET

Northern Ballet In Motion Wheelchair Dance

Let your creativity flourish and gain confidence to move in new ways. Our specialist wheelchair dance programme is designed to develop strength, flexibility and creative expression. Self-propelling wheelchair users (manual or powered) aged 8 – 19 years. Specialist dance wheelchairs not required. Contact to book a free taster session.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA. 0113 220 8000

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

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

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.

The Tetley Family Art Workshops

Family Art Workshops are creative activity sessions led by artists. Inspired by our programme and our building, activities have included everything from making simple prints, to designing robots, book-making and creating recycled crafts.

These drop-in activities are open to all but are especially suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11. Visitors can stay for as long or as little as they like. Activities are free and no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sundays 11am-3pm but not every week – please check The Tetley website for upcoming dates.

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.