Stratford and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place to bring up children and there is plenty going on for both pre-schoolers and over 4’s.
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Just Dance offers classes from age 2yrs and upwards. Styles covered are ballet, jazz, lyrical and show case.
Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesdays 5:15pm and 6pm
Air track gymnastics at Wilmcote Village Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9XL
Thursdays 5pm and 5:45pm
Air track gymnastics at Meon Vale Village Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8QR
Saturdays at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, Shottery Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HA
– Mini Gems 9am-10am
– Mini Gems advance 10am-11am
– Little gems 11am-12:30pm
– Diamonds 12:30pm-2pm
Tel: 07789 865659
We’re delighted to be celebrating our 3rd year in Stratford – teaching dance to the highest standard from age 3 to adult! Your first class is free, we give sibling discounts and you can either pay-as-you-go or pay monthly. You’ll enjoy fun and fitness with professional dancers.
We aim to train the next generation of dancers in dance techniques of jazz, ballet, hip hop and Martha Graham technique in contemporary.
Mondays: NEW Adult contemporary dance 7:15pm to 8:15pm all abilities welcome
Tuesdays: Adult dance fitness 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Saturdays: 11am to 4pm
Where: Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY
PS – We also have a dance academy 4 nights a week in Chipping Campden!
Have fun learning African drumming with In2Cultures – every Saturday at Stratford Sports Club, CV37 7LS from 11-12noon. Drums provided and families welcome. No musical experience required. Please call Liz for more details
When: Saturdays 11am
Where: Stratford Sports Club, Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS
Tel: 01789299594 or 07879040889
*NEW* PRIMARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE club on Saturdays in Warwick!
Spanish and French club for ages 4-7 years (so Reception & KS1 pupils) on Saturday mornings at The Gap Community Centre in Warwick. The class is structured to the KS1 curriculum for languages.
Come along for a *FREE* taster on Saturday 13th January 2018:
9.45-10.30am – ¡Vamos! (Spanish)
10.45-11.30am – On y va ! (French)
To book a FREE taster class please call us now!
Where: The Gap Community Centre, 39 Oakwood Grove, Warwick, CV34 5TD
Tel: 07815 149877
Indoor, bespoke, ASA registered swim school based in the private gardens of The Grange in the village of Broom
– 9:00am-10:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am-6pm Saturday (closed Sundays).
BABY & TODDLER CLASSES:
– Structured adult participation sessions to introduce young children to water.
– Classes run in the mornings on Monday to Friday dependent on age group.
– Aimed at 3 and 4 year olds.
– The year before a child starts full time school is a fantastic opportunity to teach swimming and basic water safety skills.
Where: The Grange, Mill Lane, Broom, Alcester, B50 4HS
Tel: 01789 772249
Child lessons every school night from 3:15pm to 7:15pm and Saturdays 9am to 12 noon; also preschool froglets and parent & baby; aquanatal on Fridays. Private lessons also available.
Where: Bunkers Hill Swimming, Barton Road, Welford Upon Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8HQ
Tel: 01789 751016
From recent blockbusters to classic favourites, family-friendly world cinema and exclusive events, Kids’ Club at SuA Picturehouse is a great way to treat your family to a special outing without breaking the bank. Toddler Time and Kids Club continue through school holidays too.
Tuesdays: 11am “Toddler Time” film screening exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers
Wednesdays: 11am “Big Scream” film screening exclusively for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Enjoy the latest releases from our regular programme accompanied by baby in a safe and comfortable environment.
Saturdays: 11:15am “Kids Club” film screening exclusively for children and their parents or carers. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
Where: Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NL
Tel: 0871 902 5741
Private swimming pool located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. Heated to 32.6°C. The pool is 10m x 5.5m with a depth 1m which gradually deepens to 2m. Host to Swim Schools; Flippers, Water Babies, Turtle Tots, Puddle Ducks, Aqua Beans. Lessons available for all ages from babies to adults.
Aqua fit, Aqua Natal classes and Private Pool Hire sessions are also available.
Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF
Tel: 01789 295885 or 07791 554013
Weekly sessions and football parties
When: Saturdays 10:30am to 11:30am Reception to Y6; 11:40am to 12:20pm age 2-4
Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon School, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH
Tel: 07747 562469
Various classes for children from age 3 in ballet, modern theatre, tap and drama.
When: Classes take place all day Saturday and after school on Monday to Thursday evenings
Where: New Broad Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6HW
Tel: 01789 296133
When: Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street, Tiddington, CV37 7AN
Tel: 01789 268390
Sessions for toddlers, juniors, 11+ and beyond.
The MUM & ME preschool sessions run 7 days per week, 50 weeks per year (closed during the two weeks over Christmas and all bank holidays).
Where: Unit 5 Featherbed Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0ER
Tel: 07776 373471
Dance and Gymnastics classes for children ages 3-15yrs.
Classes at Stratford upon Avon School on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Ballet, Freestyle, Gymnastics and Lyrical.
4.30-5.00pm Under 6 Gymnastics (with our new tumble track!)
5.00-5.30pm Under 6 Ballet
5.30-6.15pm Intro to competition class
6.15-7.00pm Beginner Ballet
5.30-6.30pm Beginner Dance (freestyle and lyrical)
6.30-7.30pm Advanced Lyrical
10.00-11.00am Beginner Dance
11.00-12.00pm Beginner Gymnastics (with tumble track)
12.00-12.45pm Boys only Dance
All classes are FREE to try and then pay as you go after.
All children have the chance to dance in shows, take exams, compete with our competition team or just dance for fun and to make lots of friends.
Where: Stratford upon Avon School
Tel: 07875847353 / 07874881528
Our weekly workshops offer a variety of creative and imaginative ways for younger children to engage with theatre; developing confidence, imagination, physical awareness and motor skills.
Stratford ArtsHouse, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
Early Stagers 3-4 years Thursday at 1.30pm
Apple Club 5-7 years Thursday at 4.30pm
Apple Club 5-7 years Saturday at 9.30am
The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE
Early Stagers 3-4 years Wednesday at 1.45pm
Early Stagers 3-4 years Thursday at 1.30pm
Circus Club 3-4 years Tuesday at 3.45pm (45 mins)
Dinky Designers 3-4 years Thursday at 11.15am
Magic Carpet 2+ years Thursday at 12.30pm
Magic Carpet 2+ years Friday at 12.30pm
*Our Magic Carpet takes flight at 12:30pm every Thursday and Friday in term-time! Stories, songs, craft and a delicious lunchbox with the Playbox Team…no need to book in advance. Everyone welcome!
Tel: 01926 419555
Academy of Performing Arts on Saturday mornings and holiday workshops.
Where: Stratford-upon-Avon College, The Willows North, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9QR
Tel: 0800 531 6282
OFFER: Free taster session
Stagecoach Leamington Spa is passionate about how the arts can build confidence in children and develop them into brave, aspiring young adults. Holiday club workshops also provided – the next holiday club will be February 2018.
11am Mini Stages Classes at the Family Tree Club in Leamington Spa
3 classes depending on age – age 4-6, age 6-16 and 15+
Where: Trinity Catholic School, Guy’s Cliffe Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6NB
Tel: Jacqui 07976608574
Providing excellent part-time performing arts training for children aged 6 to 18 years.
When: Saturdays from 10am to 1pm
Where: Stratford School, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH
Tel: 01926 313660
A mind-boggling variety of classes and activities, swimming lessons, climbing wall and party packages – brilliant for both kids and adults
Where: Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY
Tel: 01789 268826
Classes and individual tuition. Summer school and workshops
When: Every Saturday for various classes including: Band and instrumental; Musical Theatre exam groups; Theory session; Rock School. (Also adult ladies tap dance 9.15am to 10am)
Where: Stratford Music Centre, Room S08, Stratford upon Avon School, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH
Tel: 01789 416605 or 07798 503775
4:30pm to 5:30pm for children aged 5 to 8 years old
4:30pm to 5:30pm for children aged 5 to 8 years old
9am to 10am and 10am to 11am for children aged 3 to 5 years old
9am to 10 am and 10am to 11am for children aged 5 to 8 years old
Where: Stratford-on-Avon Tennis Club, Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS
Tel: 01789 295801
When: Saturdays 9am to 9:30am for ages 2 to 4 (Mini Grasshoppers) and 9:30am to 11:00am for ages 5 to 12 (Grasshoppers)
Where: Stratford Town Football Club, DCS Stadium, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ
Tel: Paul Eden on 07967 107291
Swimsmiths are committed to providing the best swimming teaching for your child. All our lessons work towards the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Framework. The plan prides itself on offering a structure that enables swimmers to progress in a fun environment.
When: Monday to Saturday
Where: The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Road, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL
Tel: 07956 319781
No experience is required to join us at our Saturday computer club, just a keen interest in computers and technology is all you need to get the most out of the activities. As well as the main subjects of programming, learning will include skills in teamwork, online safety, problem solving and logic.
Also half term holiday club and a few weeks of the summer break too.
When: Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon School (Learning Resource Centre), Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH
Tel: 07711 994639