Listings of bookable baby, toddler and pre-school groups and classes in South, East and West Leeds, including Rothwell, Woodlesford, Morley, Tingley, Beeston, Holbeck, Garforth, Armley, Farsley and Robin Hood.

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Dream Time Baby Massage helps develop your baby’s senses through strong loving touch, song, gentle movement and social time. Building strong bonds and lasting memories between mum and baby. Our massage sessions involve singing, bubbles, yoga, soft gymnastics and a full baby massage every week with our special blend of Dream Time oils.

Little Wigglers (6m+) is an active, busy class for older babies who are interested in the world around them.These sessions involve advanced baby gymnastics, bonding through rough and tumble, singing, baby sign, and story time.

You can start whenever is right for you and baby (4week +), you can try a taster session before booking on to a 6 week block. If you’re not ready to leave you can sign up again – it is your space for as long as you and baby want it.

All classes are followed by a hot drink, homemade cake and the opportunity to sit back, relax and chat to other mums.

Classes are run by Fiona, an Early Years specialist and qualified teacher with over 15 years experience working with babies, children and their families.

Classes available in Horbury and Woodlesford.

Come along and join the circle!


fiona.dreamtime@gmail.com

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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.

Weekly classes:
  • Mondays. 10.10-10.50am & 1.40-2.10pm
  • Fridays. 10.10-10.50am
All classes suitable for newly walkers to preschoolers. All classes take place at Walton School of Dance, Barleyhill Road, Kippax, LS25 1DW.
Any questions or queries please email me.
During Lockdown
Live Facebook sessions are 9.15am Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – these last 15-20mins and include sing along songs at the end.
1 in 3 Wednesdays it will be an Arts & Crafts activity rather than movement to music session.
I am offering virtual sessions via Zoom for Girl Guiding groups plus one-off sessions, workshops and birthday parties, as well as corporate events for adults. Virtual sessions and workshops are also available for community groups and schools/nurseries – just get in touch for further information.
The Funky Jives YouTube channel has virtual themed dance sessions – details on the Facebook group page or email for further information.

07540 893173
funkyjives@gmail.com
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Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10.30am at Iveridge Hall

Are you looking to stay active & healthy but have no idea where to start?

With lockdown and tricky tier restrictions, exercise classes are still no go and it can be difficult to attend the gym with a baby / small children at home.

Mama & Me Fitness ONLINE gives you all the great benefits of a fitness class from the comfort of your own living room

LIVE classes every single week, with the option to pause or catch up later on demand when it suits you

Suitable for pregnancy, post-natal and can also be made more challenging for those who are ready for it

Plus, peace of mind that you’re in safe hands, with a Pre & Post Natal Specialist trainer who can show you the correct adaptations to follow for pregnancy and early post-natal.

Book your taster session now!

Want more tailored support? Various 1:1 personal training packages are also available (currently over zoom) including a free consultation, nutrition advice / food diary analysis and weekly goals / check ins.
Please get in touch for more information and prices.


steph@mamaandmefitness.co.uk
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Mini Professors is the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children!!

Our 40-minute STEM-themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 80 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new every week ranging from germs to chromatography or making clouds, as well as all-time favourites such as dinosaurs and space. Not to mention sharing, taking turns and developing their motor skills, ready for pre-school and school!

Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, a story and a 2-minute video about the topic of the day. It’s lots of fun and there is often a ‘I didn’t know that!’ moment for the parents too!

Saturday: Leeds WOW Centre, Holbeck, LS11

· Ages 3-7 years: 9:30am- 10.10am Read our Mumbler review HERE For more details and to book visit the website


07779 302442
northleeds@miniprofessors.co.uk
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Moo Music Leeds run interactive, multisensory, music sessions for babies and children under 5 with their parents, grandparents or carers too. The children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and each week we explore the music with sensory activities, signing, props and instruments to a new and exciting theme.

With 125+ original, upbeat, fun and educational Moo Music songs, written by a professional songwriter, we guarantee you’ll be singing along all week! The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!

The newest addition to our line-up, Baby Massage is all about nurturing a wonderful bond with your newborn. Designed for babies not yet crawling, our qualified Farmers will show you how to massage your baby confidently so that you can continue with it at home.

Classes in: Iveridge Hall, Oulton as well as other classes around Leeds

Age Range and classes:

  • Baby Moo – From Birth to Crawling (approx.)
  • Baby Massage- From birth to crawling
  • Mixed Moo – All age group (0-5) and perfect for active toddlers to explore – even better if you have two or more, this is the ideal group for siblings.

*Read Mumblers review of Moo Music here*

For more information, please get in touch with ‘Farmer Caroline’ caroline@moo-music.co.uk or 07932501904


07932501904
caroline@moo-music.co.uk
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We are passionate about music and the amazing developmental benefits it has on young children!!

Rhythm Time is an award-winning provider of multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Our classes include a variety of multi-sensory musical activities designed to enhance the development of your little one delivered in a friendly and relaxed setting.  Lots of fun for everyone!!

“Rhythm Time has been absolutely amazing for me and my daughter.  We have been going to class since she was 12 weeks old and is now 17 months!  I have met wonderful friends and it allow my daughter to come out of her shell (she is a little shy!!) in a kind and nurturing environment.  I cannot recommend it enough and hope to be coming to class for months to come yet!!!”

Local classes

Monday Morning

  • Morley Church of the Nazarene (LS27 9BX)
  • Lofthouse Methodist Church (WF3 3NE) – class currently on hold, please contact for more details

Monday Afternoon

  • Morley Church of the Nazarene (LS27 9BX)

Tuesday Morning

  • Glasshoughton Centre (WF10 4PF) – class currently on hold, please contact for more details

Thursday Morning

  • Tingley Methodist Church (WF3 1BD)

Friday Morning

  • Wakefield Sports Club (WF1 3RZ) – class currently on hold, please contact for more details

Online classes available too


07725 574900
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A1 Football Factory

Premium Indoor 3G football pitches, fun house indoor adventure / soft play area & sports bar. Adult 5-a-side, kids’ parties, kids’ coaching and school holiday camps available. Football development programmes from key skills (age 2+) to elite level.

Soccer Tots runs Monday, Friday, Sun for 2-4yrs

Soccer 7 runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday for 4+yrs

Advanced Development Programme runs Thursday, Friday for 7+ yrs.

 

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

AVT Youth Academy – Mixed Martial Arts

AVT Youth Academy primarily focuses on offering Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids, both of which are incredibly technical sports that require a huge amount of application and discipline. Suitable for ages 4+. Call 07453 311972 for more info.

Based at Trident Fitness Gym, Howley Park Rd, Morley LS27 0QT.

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. Call 0333 8008 345 for details.

Local classes at:

  • Temple Moor High School, LS15
  • The Forum, Quarry Hill, LS2
  • Hilton Leeds, LS1
  • Milestone School, Pudsey, LS28

Water Babies Baby Swimming

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. Weekly Classes at Temple Moor High School (Wednesdays) and Leeds City Hilton (Mondays). Contact 01943 862802 for more information.

Babyballet Leeds Central & North

Preschool dance classes for children aged 18 months to 6 years – fun and informal dance classes, teaching the basics of ballet. Including ballet and tap for boys and girls; babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters.

Classes are Monday-Saturday in Morley, Pudsey, Yeadon, Alwoodley, Boston Spa, Horsforth, Moortown, Contact Jane or Louise on 07702 965932.

Caroline Dixon Street Dance & Drama

Street dance classes

Age 3-6 years Mondays 4.15-5pm

Age 6-12 years Mondays & Tuesdays 5-6pm

Drama classes

Tuesdays 6-7pm suitable for age 5-16 years.

Kippax ex-service and social club, Church Lane, Kippax. Contact Caroline Dixon via Facebook 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

Dazl Dance Classes

Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) runs a variety of dance classes daily Mon-Sat at venues across South Leeds. DAZL has a focus on participation and reducing inequalities for children and young people across the city of Leeds. Activity is based in venues at the heart of the communities.

Contact 0113 270 6903 (ext 182) or 07519 018675.

Flutterbabies baby/ Toddler Signing

Thursday 9.45am The Audiology Practice Garforth

Evidence shows that infants who sign understand language, have larger vocabularies and learn to talk sooner compared with those who have not signed.

Each week covers a different topic such as basic needs, bedtime, animals, family, weather etc.  We use props, musical instruments, bubbles to enhance our sessions and ensure great interaction for babies and toddlers.

Suitable for babies from 5 months to 22 months.

Tel: 07544 277 225

Fun and Phonics

An award-winning pre-school program enjoyed 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 run on Mondays in Garforth; Monday and Wednesdays in Pudsey; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Crossgates.

Find online or call Claire for info 07845 454585.

Futsal Leeds

When: Wednesdays 5:15pm-6pm (3-6 year olds), 6pm-7pm (6-11 year olds)

Where: Lock Lane Sports Centre – Castleford

The session will be a fun, engaging and social environment to help develop movement and co-ordination through games and Futsal.

This development session is £25 per month and there is sibling discount available if you wish to bring more than one child.

If you are interested in these sessions please email lizzie.patterson@thefutsalpartnership.com and we’ll put you on the list.

Hargreaves Academy of Theatre Dance

Dance classes at the Swillington village hall. Gymnastic, Street-dance, Ballet & Tap,
All ages from tiny tots.
Call 0790 4154382 for more info or find us on Facebook.

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.

The 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

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

Junior Kitchen

COVID Update: numbers are restricted, and chairs and tables have been incorporated to enable parents to watch from a seated area.

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

Junior Kitchen is Open for Bookings: Parties, Tots, One on One, Weekend Baking, Schools, Clubs, Team Building, Cooking Lessons, Baking Lessons. Or Pop in midweek for a Coffee & Cake at the new Bakery and cake stand.

All bookings can be made via website: www.juniorkitchen.co.uk

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

Kinetic Tennis at Armley Tennis Club

Kinetic Tennis, founded by Leeds Beckett University alumni Ben Crichton and Jamie Walters, was born out of a passion for tennis, developing players and experiences within tennis programmes. Tennis coaching for ages 2-5, 5-8, 8-9 and 10+ years + kids tennis parties.

Sessions in Alwoodley and Armley. Contact Jamie 07938 850558.

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

Daily gymnastics, tumbling and trampolining classes in South Leeds, suitable for age 3+.

Gymnastics promotes co-ordination, balance, flexibility and strength, as well as offering children the opportunity to make friends and have fun whilst working their way through British Gymnastics awards in order to gain badges, medals and certificates! Contact 0113 243 3881 for more info.

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

Leeds United Foundation Wildcats Girls Football

Have fun, make friends, play football with Leeds United Foundation Wildcats girl’s football. £3 per session and is for girls aged 5-11 years. Every Monday 4.30-5.30pm. Contact Gary on 0113 367 6598 for details.

Football World, Pontefract Lane, Leeds, LS9 0RA.

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.

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Mini Maestros Wakefield

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.

Classes run in;

  • Wrenthorpe
  • Ossett
  • Horbury
  • Outwood
  • Great Preston

Contact Jo 0n 07976 154890

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. Find us online or call 07885 799364 for details.

Mondays, 1.30pm at 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 0-5s. Classes for singing, dancing, signing, mini sensory, yoga, massage and more. Some classes pre-bookable, some drop in.

Classes run on Mondays and Fridays in Rothwell, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Beeston, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Morley,

Find us online or call 07779 252875 for details.

My Baby Can Dance Leeds

Pre-school activity sessions based on movement to music & multi sensory early years learning developing little ones physical & emotional needs. Recommended for age 1-4 years.

Classes running Mondays and Thursdays in Morley; Tuesdays in Swarcliffe; Fridays in Beeston.

Contact Cheryl on 07508 118969, email cherylmbcd@gmail.com, or find on Facebook.

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.

**Currently unable to take new registrations owing to social distancing. Keep an eye on Facebook and website for changes**

Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA

Number Train

Your child + number train = confidence in Maths! Climb aboard the Number Train as it takes your preschool child on a different journey of discovery each week – space travel, silly supermarket shopping, pirates, dinosaurs, zoo and more – all with an underlying focus on maths!

Classes run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Horsforth; Thursday and Friday in Oakwood. Contact Annette 07852 989523.

Puddle Ducks South Leeds

Puddle Ducks runs baby and toddler swimming classes in Wakefield, Barnsley and South Leeds. Our Baby & Pre-School programme (0-4 years) provides a wonderful bonding experience; progressive lesson plans instil water confidence and love of swimming. Classes taught by highly trained and qualified teachers.

Contact Faye and her team on on 07498 051476.

Read our Mumbler review of Puddle Ducks baby swimming classes in South Leeds.

 

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

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 2 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 2.5 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

Five Star Sports Sporty Tots

Sporty Tots are exciting sports sessions aimed at children from 18mths to 5 years old. Sessions will be beneficial to your child’s fitness, balance, co-ordination and development of social skills such as teamwork, sharing and communication!

Local sessions in Braham Village Hall and Kirk Deighton on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Find us on Facebook or call 07950 098 766 for more information.

The Hunslet Club

The Hunslet Club delivers a range of activities to children and young people aged from 18 months to 25 years. Regular weekly classes include gymnastics, boxing, football, rugby, dance, hip hop, cheer dance, majorettes, drama, ballet and tap.

Open 7 days a week with activities running 4pm–9pm weekdays and 9am-2pm weekends. Call 0113 271 6489 for details.

Tom Ball Live, TBL Academy

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 0113 273 4843.

Limewood Road LS14 1LU Leeds, UK

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 – Friday at The Hive, Tingley.

Tel: 07866 618455 (Jayne Bellwood) Email: tumblebees@hotmail.co.uk

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 & Tuesdays

Kingsland school, Stanley – Tuesdays & Thursdays

Temple Moor high school – Wednesdays

Whit Rose Cheer Otters

Otters cheerleading and gymnastics movement and basics – from walking until 4 years old.
Saturdays from 3-3.45pm (June 12th start).
Classes are £20 per month (£5 second child), or £5 pay-as-you-go (£2 second child).
Email whiterosecheer@gmail.com to secure your space!
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