Covid19 Update:  We are in the process of updating the Weekly Classes and Groups pages of the site for the Autumn / Winter term.  Due to COVID19 restrictions, this is harder than usual as class providers are still confirming details/venues. 

Therefore please check all details directly with class/group providers before travelling.

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.

Free events for under 5s and their grown ups, just turn up. Singing and rhymes, stories and music!

Monday, 10:30-11:30 – Dewsbury Road, Headingley, Pudsey

Monday, 13:30-14:30 – Oakwood

Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 – Beeston, Halton, Hunslet, Moor Allerton, Morley, Otley

Tuesday, 13:30-14:30 – Bramley

Wednesday,10:30-11:30 – Ardsley and Tingley, Calverley,  Chapeltown, Garforth, Guiseley, Rothwell

Wednesday, 13:30-14:30 – Horsforth, Kippax, Wetherby

Thursday, 10:30-11:30 – Armley, Central, Chapel Allerton, Middleton, Seacroft, Yeadon

Thursday, 13:30-14:30 – Holt Park

Friday, 10:30-11:30 – Compton Road, Crossgates

Friday, 13:30-14:30 – Farsley

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.

Astley Riding Centre

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

*Tots Trot is currently on hold until further notice*

Call for more information on 0113 287 3078.

Astley Lane, Swillington, LS26 8UD

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, Middleton, Pudsey, Kirkstall, Yeadon, Alwoodley, Boston Spa, Horsforth, Moortown, Bramhope, Guiseley

Contact Jane or Louise on 07702 965932.

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

Fustal coaching sessions – Farnley Community Centre

Futsal is the fastest growing sport in UK and is responsible for the development of players like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar. Come and have FREE trial sessions and see how we can improve your footballers. Part of the Futsal partnership the largest Futsal Coaching Organisation in UK.

Where: Farnley Community centre LS12 5AA

When: Sundays 10.30 – 11.15

Ages: 2-5 year olds

To book in click on the link below:


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

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

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.

LS-TEN skatepark

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

Morley Rugby Club Juniors & Mini/Midi

Morley RFC run various teams from under 6s through to our Seniors (1st XV in RFU Level 6) including girls teams. Venue and room hire available. All are welcome. Wed, Sat & Sundays.
Scatcherd Lane, Morley, Leeds LS27 0JJ. 0113 253 3487.

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.


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 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

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 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.

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 Swimming School