Baby and Toddler Playgroups and Activities Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 0-4yrs

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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Featured Listing

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



Featured Listing

Rozie T Dance Academy

Rozie T Dance Academy Stratford-upon-Avon*STARTING 15th JANUARY 2018 ADULT CONTEMPORARY DANCE!

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

Tel: 07527757057



PS – We also have a dance academy 4 nights a week in Chipping Campden!

Aqua Beans Swimming and Aqua Natal Yoga

Aqua Beans is a specialist baby and toddler swim school for little ones aged 0-4 years.  We offer baby and toddler swimming each Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon at the Croft House Pool in Stratford-upon-Avon, plus Warwick, Leamington and Barford:

Mondays 12.45-3.15pm at Oddfellows (Leamington)

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am at Croft House (Stratford) and 4-5pm at Ridgeway (Warwick)

Thursdays 1-3pm at Glebe Hotel (Barford)

Fridays 1.30-3.30pm at Croft House (Stratford)

Saturdays 11am-1pm at Glebe Hotel (Barford)


Thursdays 6-7.30pm Aqua Natal Yoga for expectant mums – great for ladies from 14 weeks to birth.

Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF

Tel: Claire 07984 620246

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

Hannah Clare School of Dance

When: Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am

Where: Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street, Tiddington, CV37 7AN

Tel: 01789 268390

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

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

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 Town Football Club

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


Swimplicity is a brand new swim school with Teacher Nin (short for Janine!) who has 12 years’ experience, specialising in teaching babies and toddlers from only 8 weeks old.  We regularly hear from amazed parents, “I can’t believe my baby can swim so young!”

We have a lovely warm and clean pool at St Greg’s, with exclusive use during our sessions.  The water is only waist height, so it’s perfect for baby and toddler swimming lessons and for parents or carers who are less confident in the water.

Class sizes are kept small so that you can get the attention your little one deserves…. and most of all have fun together! Our classes are great value at £10.50 per session – ring now to book a FREE trial

When: 9:30am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Where: Swimplicity, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Avenue Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6UZ

Tel: 07539034267

Tots Twinkle Toes

Come along to Tots Twinkle Toes with Josie starting 30th September 2017!

A fun and informal pre school ballet class.  Your child will be introduced to beginner ballet using a wide range of music. Mime and role play will encourage self expression and confidence while giving your child the technique to become a little ballerina!   

When: Saturdays 11-11:45am

Where: Stratford High School, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH

Tel: 07455888968

Water Babies

**Saturday morning classes at The Croft Prep School pool starting Sat 3rd March 2018!**
We have classes for Babies from birth to 4 years of age, initial class offering is as follows;
9:30am – Chapter 1 (Birth – 12mths)
10:00am – Chapter 1 (Birth – 12mths)
10:30am – Chapter 6 (12 – 24mths)

Water Babies teaches babies and toddlers to swim from newborn baby up to 4 years of age. 

Mondays at The Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7NF

Fridays and Saturdays at The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Road, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL

Tel: 01905 745 505 or 07494 408585

When you start your splashy journey with us you will receive:

★ 9 or 10 of our carefully structured and award winning classes with our world class extended diploma qualified Water Babies instructors
★ A complimentary place on our fantastic Underwater Photo Shoot at the end of this Autumn term. (Spaces are limited, if Autumn photo shoot is full you will receive a complimentary space for the following Winter term. Products/images are available to purchase)
★ Your very own ‘Magical Water Babies Story’ keepsake book to help chart your little one’s swimming adventures
★ A celebratory cloth badge at the end of each term for your little one to collect along the way
★ An exclusive Water Babies Car Window Blind
★ A lovely Twinkle Twinkle gift (currently a handy Bubba bath thermometer)
★ Access to ‘Treats’ & MyWaterWorld which offers exclusive discounts and offers for national brands and deals!!