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.
Water confidence builds life confidence.
Our leading swim programme has been developed to build water confidence and skills throughout your little one’s first five years. We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. You’ll love nothing more than seeing their progression as your little one moves from fun floating, kicking and splashing to swimming independently.
And not only will your little one develop key aquatic skills, but we’ll also give them the knowledge to keep themselves safe. By the end of their journey, your child will be able to independently swim to the side and climb out to safety, wherever they are.
You can be safe in the knowledge that you’re learning from the best. Our teachers are the only ones who can hold Swim England’s Level 3 qualification, the highest that can be achieved. And they’re the most passionate around, there to guide you at every stroke of your little one’s journey. Because the more confident they are in the water, the more confident they’ll be out of it too.
So what are you waiting for? When they’re ready, we’re ready.
Bloom Wakefield provides multi-sensory baby development classes for babies from 6 weeks to 15 months old.
We are passionate about Babies and Mothers well-being; we aim to provide friendly, fun classes to promote both bonding and babies development.
Caterpillar Club 0-6 months
A musical sensory baby development class for younger babies featuring a calming baby massage at the end of class to ensure a long nap for your baby.
Busy Bees 6 months-15 months
A fun musical baby development class focusing on both gross and fine motor skills, language and communication and body awareness. A fun bright class aimed at strengthening the bond and making both mum and baby smile.
We have small, welcoming classes and a new theme every week.
Mondays Busy Bees 10:00am
Mondays Caterpillar Club 11:15am
Bell Lane Community Centre, Ackworth, WF7 7JH
Tuesdays Busy Bees 10:30am
Tuesdays Caterpillar Club 11:45am
Sandal Methodist Church, Sandal, WF1 5NU
Wednesdays Busy Bees 10:00am
Wednesdays Caterpillar Club 11:15am
The Brig, 1 Saint Mary’s Road, Normanton, WF6 2JH
WednesdaysBusy Bees 10:30am
WednesdaysCaterpillar Club 11:45am
Xplore Soft Play, Xscape, Castleford, WF10 4TA
Thursdays Busy Bees 10:00am
Thursdays Caterpillar Club 11:15am
Xplore Soft Play, Xscape, Castleford, WF10 4TA
Thursdays Busy Bees 10.15am
Thursdays Caterpillar Club 11.30am
Hemsworth Community Centre, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4LN
Thursdays Busy Bees 10:00am
Thursdays Caterpillar Club 11.15am
Rothwell Methodist Church, Butcher Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0DB
Fridays Busy Bees 10:00am
Fridays Caterpillar Club 11:15am
Ferrybridge Progressive Club, Knottingley, WF11 8JX
Fridays Busy Bees 10:00am
Fridays Caterpillar Club 11:15am
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NR
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
Amanda’s Baby Classes teach Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. There is also a Stay & Play and Messy Play session!
Baby massage is a wonderful opportunity to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch in a relaxed environment. Baby yoga provides physical and mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercise and movement.
Baby Message and Baby Yoga: Wednesdays – Oulton Institute, Leeds
Stay & Play and Messy Play: Thursdays – Outlon Institute, Leeds
Contact us on Facebook, via the website or 07709 007048
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 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.
Bringing the magic of Babyballet to children in the East Leeds area.
Classes run in Colton, Sherburn in Elmet, Rothwell, Garforth, Tadcaster, Swillington.
Contact Miss Lea to enquire on 07856560252
**Register your interest for Great Preston Village Hall classes returning September 2021**
Multi-award winning baby sensory classes that introduce your baby to a world of sensory exploration. With glowing balls, light shows, puppets, bubbles, rainbows, petals, massage, signing and songs. Suitable from birth upwards.
Colton Methodist Church (Tuesdays)
**Great Preston Village Hall (Wednesdays – returning September 2021)**
Monk Fryston Community Centre (Fridays)
Contact Jayne on 07725 178559.
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:
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.
Online Mother & Baby Yoga will take place every Wednesday at 11am. Recommended for babies 6 weeks to crawling age. These classes are designed to provide an ideal opportunity to meet other women and to share the joys and challenges of being a new mother.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382192456553714/
Busy Birds outdoor learning sessions are for children who are crawling up to and including 6 years old. Based at Herd Farm in North Leeds, sessions include opportunities for your little one to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more!
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
Mums and Tots group: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.30am
Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre, Middleton
If you would like further information or would like to secure your place please call 07305167629 or 07432702911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DAZL – Dance Action Zone Leeds offer safe, fun, energetic and affordable 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.
Fun and friendly classes in ballet, tap, modern, cheerleading, street and musical theatre. RAD and IDTA. Sibling discounts.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at East Ardsley Community Centre.
Call 0780 3504207 for details.
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 email@example.com
A curriculum specific to toddlers, pre-schoolers and reception children. Sessions are 30 minutes and guarantee fun, confidence building, football basics, fundamental early-movement development, increasing social skills. It’s the perfect intro to football training and helps them gain the skills to give them a massive head start for the future. Outdoors all year-round.
Classes run at John Smeaton Leisure Centre, LS15 8TA on Mondays 4.30-5pm/ 5pm-5.30pm/ Wednesdays 5pm-5:30pm/ Fridays 5pm-5:30pm
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 in Tinshill, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Crossgates.
Find online or call Claire for info 07845 454585.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you on the list.
Training Wednesday nights 6:00pm-7-30pm with fully qualified ECB coaches. Assistance with travel for away matches is always available.
U15 matches Monday 6:00pm
U13 matches Thursday 6:00pm
U11 matches Friday 6:00pm
Contact Peter Dawson for more information on 07580 789162.
Garforth Cricket Club, Church Lane, Garforth. LS25 1PE.
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.
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.
Leeds Children’s Circus is a charity based organisation that aim to teach circus skills to people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds (everybody is welcome). Join in with classes for kids, families or adults learning balance, co-ordination, unicycle, trapeze and more. Visit us online to find out more or call 0754 504 4480
Harehills Lane Baptist Church, 13 Hilton Place, Leeds, LS8 4HE.
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
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.
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;
We sing, dance, play, learn, explore and have lots of MOOsical fun! Moo Music is great fun for babies, toddlers and parents/carers too.
Our interactive, multi-sensory, music and movement sessions will help your child gain confidence, develop memory and language and coordination skills.
Classes in: Selby on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Tadcaster on Thursdays; Sherburn In Elmet on Fridays.
Tel: 07415 383843
A fun, relaxed ensemble aimed at children and young people but open to all. We play a wide range of pop and concert band music, arranging parts to your ability and style. A great opportunity to try something new, learn with like minded people & perform at local events.
Wednesday evening rehearsals. Contact Sophie on 07545603954.
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 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.
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
SLP Junior Academy offers complete training for children from 2.5 years upwards in all aspects of The Performing Arts, to the highest standard. Acting, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Arco, Tap, Tiny Tots classes. Classes run Monday-Saturday.
Due to high demand, first come first served. No childminding groups (term time only)
Sessions are free
8 Long Close Lane
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 www.strikertots.co.uk for more details.
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 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 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.
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: email@example.com
Tumble Tots combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe, caring environment. Designed to develop a child’s agility, balance, co-ordination and strength, as well as fostering positive personality traits such as confidence and self-esteem.
Classes run in Pontefract on Mondays; Oulton on Tuesdays & Fridays; Denhale on Wednesdays; Crofton on Thursdays.
Contact Angela Kuszyk on 07968 041911.
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.
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, Neville Road, Leeds, LS1 4BX – Monday & Tuesday
Temple Moor School, Field End Grove, Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0PT – Wednesday
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