Baby and Toddler Groups & Classes in South Leeds

Listings of bookable baby, toddler and pre-school groups and classes in South, East and West Leeds.

You may also wish to search for baby and toddler classes by day; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Or for classes in Rothwell, Morley, West Leeds or East Leeds and Garforth.

Baby Sensory is an award-winning, sensory development programme specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months. We have a vast range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, movement, baby signing and singing to help with baby’s brain development. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…!
Based in the incredible dedicated WOW Centre a stone’s throw from the heart of Leeds, the centre is purpose designed to ensure we get the best impact with our activities and a truly magical experience for you and your baby.
Classes are currently running on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at a variety of times to suit you. We have flexible class booking options and plenty of free, on-site parking located at LS11 9SP.
Tuesday: 10-11; 11.30-12.30; 1-2
Wednesday: 10-11; 11.30-12.30
Thursday: 11.30-12.30
Visit our website to book, or contact Caroline directly on or give me a call on 07903 660116.

07903 660116
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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: Tinies (1-3yrs) 9.30-10:15am
  • Mondays: Under 5s (3-5yrs) 10:30-11:15am
  • Fridays: Tinies. (1-3yrs) 9.30-10:15am
  • Fridays: Under 5s (3-5yrs) 10:30-11:15
All classes take place at Walton School of Dance, Barleyhill Road, Garforth, LS25 1DW.
Any questions or queries please email me.
Class prices are £5 per session or £4.50 per session when booking a block with Half price sibling
Party prices start at £30 (1 hour)
Community workshops start at £20
For Childminding, nurseries and schools please get in touch to discuss

07540 893173
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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: Adel, Alwoodley, Scarcoft, Oulton, Swillington, Yeadon, Menston, Otley, Ilkley.

Age Range:

  • Baby Moo – From Birth to Crawling
  • Mixed Moo – All age group (0-5) and perfect for active toddlers to explore, this is the ideal sibling group.
  • Baby Moo Massage – Perfect from 6 weeks to pre-crawling

*Read Mumblers review of Moo Music here*

For more information, please get in touch with ‘Farmer Caroline’ or 07932501904

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Enrol your child in a Pyjama Drama class today and watch their communication skills and confidence soar!

Not a stage school or an ‘acting’ class, Pyjama Drama develops key skills by creating imaginary worlds for children to explore through play. From blasting into space, swimming with mermaids, taking baby to the doctor or dancing with the dragons, each weekly adventure supports language and communication, develops physical skills, and targets social skills like confidence and co-operation.Classes for babies and children up to 7 years. Sing, dance, pretend and play, make friends along the way and develop skills for life!

No obligation three-week trial available. For more information email

0113 834 6522
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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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Baby signing is a fantastic skill to learn with your little one, enabling you to communicate with each other from an early age and encourage their social development.

Our great fun, music based classes support your family, as you discover the benefits for yourself!

Sing and Sign Babes is a gentle 5 week music and sensory course with an emphasis on communication. Suitable from birth to 6 months. This lovely class explores eye contact, gesture, and anticipation, together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All building the framework for communication, brought to you using our magic ingredient – music!

The Stage 1 course introduces 6-14 month olds, and their families, to the wonders of baby signing. Over 100 signs are covered in the 10 week course, relating to daily routines (like meal times, getting changed, bedtime etc), animals, vehicles and lots more.

The Stage 2 course gives 14-30 month olds, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy more complex topics, with more physical exertion! More animals to encounter, colours to explore, and lots of weather conditions to experience over the 10 weeks! As children develop speech, having the support of a physical gesture alongside emerging words, makes it much less frustrating for everyone!

Venue:  Junglecatz in Morley; Fridays 10am & 11am. Stage 1 course (5-14 month olds)

Bookings for our @HOME courses are also open if you would prefer to access our classes in your own time at home
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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.

Anahata Yoga

​Anahata Yoga Leeds is a large rustic studio space based in an old mill at the heart of Farsley in Leeds. Founded by myself (Sarah), a resident here in the village, my aim is to create an open, inclusive and welcoming space for EVERYONE to enjoy yoga.

Insta is the best way to get me on socials: anahata_yoga_leeds

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.

Baby Yoga by Diddly Oms

Specially designed with yoga moves adapted specifically for babies alongside postures and stretches for the parent and an opportunity to learn to relax together with your baby.

  • Tuesday 10.30-11.15 Yoga Hero, Leeds Dock
  • Wednesday 10.00-10.45 or 11.15-12.00, Woodside church hall, Horsforth

Suitable 3 months to walking.

Book online.


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

Creative Cubs at Crossgates Children’s Centre

Tuesdays 9.30-10.30

Pre-school Messy Play, Story, Songs

Sessions must be pre-booked. Call 0113 2643455 to book or join waiting list.

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.

Dream Time Baby Massage

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

Classes available in Horbury and Woodlesford.

Contact Fiona at

Flutterbabies Leeds

Flutterbabies is a holistic company providing nurturing baby-led classes. All our carefully structured courses encourage your baby’s development in a multitude of areas. We provide a range of quality, fun, nurturing and relaxed courses in Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Baby & Toddler Signing and Sensory Play.


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.

Fun Music Classes,Rothwell

Does your child enjoy music? Would they like to join a Fun Music Class? Music and Movement, Singing and learning about Musical Instruments and lots more!

There are classes available for 1 -3 year olds on Tuesdays at 9:15 and 10:30 am. For 3 – 5 year olds I hold classes on Tuesday at 2pm and a Thursday at 9:15am. £3 per week, taken in advance for a half term. Free trails available.  There are also classes available at Rothwell Music Centre on a Saturday morning.

Contact Kathy Kearsley for more information on 0113 282 0419

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 and we’ll put you on the list.

Hargreaves Academy of Theatre Dance

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

Heartbeeps Kirklees and Morley

A 45 minute sound journey using a variety of props, dress up, role play and friendly puppet characters. Play is crucial for your child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. It’s your child’s way of learning about his/her body and the world, and he/she will use all five senses to do it.
**£6.50 Per Family, Per Session. No Extra Charge For Siblings**Monthly Courses & Weekly Stay & Play Sessions. For more info check out their Facebook page or website:

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:

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.

Little People Stanningley’s Baby Rave!

Fridays 10-10.45am

Music and Movement session for Babies under 1 year old. Come along to our Little People in Stanningley (near GoOutdoors) to our new Disco Dance Party music and movement session to enhance your child’s physical skills and early language development.

To book a place call Becky on 0113 2563951 or email


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
  • Outwood
  • Stanley
  • Horbury
  • Lofthouse

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.

Mini Professors North Leeds

40-minute STEM-themed sessions for 2-7yrs, making science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 80 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new every week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, a story and a 2-minute video about the topic of the day.

Classes run in Adel on Friday and Alwoodley on Saturday.

For more information, visit the website or contact Caroline on: 07779 302442

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, 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.


Mondays, Wednesdays & alternate Saturdays. 3-5pm

Creative activities, sports and games. Pop in and play! Open to all ages.

Rein Park (from Nov 2021, it will be in Kentmere Community Centre)

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

SIBS at Kentmere Community Centre

Tuesdays, 3-5pm.

Open to all ages. A creative play group for siblings of children with SEND, mental health needs or long term health conditions.

Email: or Call: 07542 337839 for more information.

Kentmere Community Centre

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

STGS Tots, Leeds City Centre

STGS Tots is a mid-week group for babies, pre-schoolers and their carers. There is free play, crafts, toast, singing and a Bible Story time, as well as quality coffee and time and space for parents to chat and connect with others. For more information visit this page or see them on Facebook here.

Tuesdays, 9:45-11:15
St George’s Church, LS13BR

Stay & Play at Richmond Hill Community Centre

Wednesdays 10am-11am

Due to high demand, first come first served. No childminding groups (term time only)

Sessions are free

8 Long Close Lane

Striker Tots

Striker Tots teaches and develops basic football skills eg dribbling, passing, shooting and heading. Sessions also benefit children’s fitness, balance, co-ordination and social skills. From confident walkers up to 6 years.  See for more details.

Local classes:

Mondays – Morley

Wednesdays – Morley / Ossett

Thursdays – Cleckheaton / Birstall

Fridays – Morley / Armley

Saturdays – Morley / Wakefield / AberfordCurrently on hold 18.10.20

Sundays – Ossett / Morley / Cleckheaton

Tea, Toast & Toddlers

Tuesdays 9am-11am

Stay & Play sessions for 0-5 year olds

Just turn up or contact for more information.

Kentmere Community Centre, Seacroft


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.

Walk-In Wednesdays @ 12:30pm – Play Only sessions where no booking is required. Just turn up with your child up to 5years, pay £5 and supervise them. (siblings under 1 free).  A qualified gymnastics coach will be overlooking the session offering assistance/advice as needed.

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 & 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 to secure your space!