Clubs for School Kids Stratford-upon-Avon

Thursday 4yrs+

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.

Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

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Just Dance

Just DanceJust Dance offers classes from age 2yrs and upwards. Styles covered are ballet, jazz, lyrical and show case.

Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm
After school club at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Avenue Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6UZ

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



Bishopton Guides and Brownies

When: Thursdays from 6pm

Where: Bishopton Community Centre, Drayton Avenue, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9PB

Tel: 01789 262380

Broom Swim School

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).

– 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

Bunkers Hill Swimming

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

Croft House Pool Swimming

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

Hadland School Of Dance & Drama

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

JNB Dance Academy

JNB Dance Academy offers high quality training in a wide variety of dance styles, including classical ballet, modern jazz, tap, contemporary and commercial.  We have a dance class to suit everyone!

We offer pre-school classes two mornings a week for children aged 2+, both with parents/guardians and independent sessions, in order to give them a fun and creative introduction to dance.

Our after school sessions offered in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and commercial allow students to develop their own style and build up their technique, creativity and performance skills.

Mondays and Thursdays; 9.30-10.15am for pre-schoolers

Where: Featherbed Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0ER

Tel: 07516723024 or 07776373471

JNB Gymnastics Academy

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

Kumon Educational

The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm to 6pm

Where: St Peter’s Mission Church, Manor Road, Bridgetown, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7EA (adjacent to the KES playing fields)

Tel: 01789 772195

Mezzo Dance Company

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

Playbox Theatre

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

Rosebird Drama Club

Where: Rosebird Community Hall, 110 Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LR (near Waitrose)

When: Thursdays JUNIORS: 4:15 to 5:15pm, SENIORS: 5:15 to 6:15pm

Tel: 07804 848674


Shottery Scout Group

Offers activities for boys and girls aged 6-14.

Beavers: Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm

Cubs: Thursdays 6.30pm to 8pm

Scouts: Tuesdays 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Scout Hut, The Willows, Off Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PQ

Email: Kath Pester

Singing Spirits

Singing Spirits is for primary school aged children. We meet every Thursday during term time from 4pm – 4.40pm at the Methodist church. Refreshments available for parents and children from 3.40pm.

Children develop musicianship, vocal skills and personal and social skills through a range of singing games and singing repertoire. The emphasis is on fun and the children making new friends through singing. Performance opportunities include singing at church events. Cost £1.50

When: Thursdays 4pm to 4:40pm

Where: Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG

Tel: 07947559997

South Midlands Taekwondo

Looking for something new and exciting that all of the family can enjoy. Why not give our Taekwondo classes a try.

When: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Where: Stratford Community Sports Centre, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9DH

Tel: 07866727906

Stratford Scout Group

Offers activities for boys and girls aged 6-14.

Beavers: Tuesdays 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Cubs: Thursdays 6.30pm to 8pm

Scouts: Tuesdays 7.15pm to 8.45pm

Where: Scout Hut, New Broad Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HW

Tel: 01789 298943

Email: Jo Benjamin

Stratford Sea Cadets

Our aim is to inspire young people through nautical adventure and challenge to help give them a head start in life.

When: Tuesday and Thursday evening 7pm to 9.30pm Ages 10 to 18

Where:  Recreation Ground, Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7PZ

Tel: 01789 269073

Stratford Tennis Club

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

Stratford Thunderbirds Netball Club

Years 3 and 4 girls needed urgently!

Mondays: Evening (term time) at Stratford Girls Grammar School, Shottery Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HA

Thursdays: Evening (term time) at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY

Email: Ellen Lavery on


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

Tap ‘n’ Groove

Urban, tap, creative and street for boyz and gals aged 3-16

When: Thursdays

3:30pm to 4:30pm TNG Infants (age 3-7)
4:30pm to 5:30pm TNG Juniors (age 8-16)

Where: Bridgetown Primary School, Byron Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7JP

Tel: 07966 168043

Tiddington Scout Group

Offers activities for boys and girls aged 6-14.

Beavers: Mondays 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cubs: Mondays 6:45pm to 8.15pm

Scouts: Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm

Where: Scout Hut, Rear of Home Guard Club, Main Street, Tiddington, Warwickshire, CV37 7AY.

Email: Mike Hayward