Baby and Toddler Playgroups and Activities Stratford-upon-Avon

Thursday 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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**New!! Baby Loves Spanish every Wednesday afternoon**

Our Baby Loves Spanish classes are gentle sensory, music & development classes for babies which encourage relaxation and bonding between parent and baby. We introduce newborn babies to Spanish using gentle songs and movements that take inspiration from baby yoga, baby massage and baby reflexology. These movements help babies stretch, release trapped wind and find relief from teething and colic. All activities offer a gentle way to stimulate the development of fine and gross motor skills in young babies. Sessions are suitable for babies from 3 weeks.
About BilinguaSing
At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens’ songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don’t need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time!

Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together.

Research has proven that exposing babies and young children to the sounds of foreign languages as early on in life as possible actually pre-programmes / re-wires their brain to be more able to learn and speak languages fluently in later life. Amazing!

Classes run in Stratford upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Rugby & Coventry.

First class FREE so book your trial session today!

BilinguaSingWednesdays: family session for age 0-4yrs 2pm to 2:45pm & Baby class 3pm to 3.45pm

at Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LW

Thursdays: 10am to 10:45am crawlers to walkers
at Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LW

Tel: 07891 176975


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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



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Monkey Music

Monkey MusicWeekly music classes running throughout the county. Over the past 15 years we have nurtured 100’s of little people in our award winning music groups.  All our teachers are musicians and performers!  *SPECIAL OFFER membership for only £1 instead of £18 please quote “MUMBLER”*

Rock n Roll – babies from 3 months
Heigh Ho – toddlers from 12 months
Jiggety Jig – children from 2 & 3 years
Ding Dong – pre-schoolers 3 & 4 years

Vibrant classes with 30 minutes of structured music using a significant degree of originally composed music as well as familiar nursery rhymes. The music arranged to suit the development needs of the children in the different aged classes.  Wonderful music kit of instruments sufficient for every child, things to bang, scratch, shake and jingle.  A class that is FUN for both parent/carer and child

Mondays at The Malt House, The Rookery, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7QP and The Octagon, St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa CV32 7RH

Tuesdays at Wellesbourne Sport and Community Gym, Loxley Close, Wellesbourne CV35 9RU and Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close, Warwick CV34 6DZ

Wednesdays at Rosebird Community Hall, 110 Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LR and Studley Garden Centre, Henley Road, Mappleborough Green, Studley B80 7DR

Thursdays at The Malt House, The Rookery, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7QP and Kenilworth Youth Centre, Abbey End Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1QJ

Fridays at Chase Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT

Tel: 01789 720289 or 07771641712



Active Antz

Bouncy castle and soft play fun sessions for kids and parents with fully led activities such as parachute games and running races – there is something for everyone at Active Antz.

When: Monday 10:30am to 12noon; Tuesday 09:30am to 11am and Thursday 10am to 11:30am

Where: Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY

Tel: 01789 268826

Party packages available.

The Barn Stay and Play

For mums, babies and pre-school children: a time for Mums to chat and have coffee while the children play. In the main hall at the Barn.  All free, weekly, term time only.

Thursdays: 1pm to 2:30pm

Fridays: 9:30am to 11am and (starting 20th April 2018) 11:15am to 12:30pm

When: The Barn, Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4JN

Tel: 01789 772615


Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Great for a family day out birdwatching, den building and pond-dipping getting away from it all with stunning views.  Headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Nature Tots every Thursday at 10:30am and an After School Club once a month.  Party packages also available.

When: Thursdays 10:30am- 12noon Nature Tots aimed at children aged between 2 and 4 years

Where: Brandon Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW

Tel: 024 7630 2912

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

Bumps & Babies Group NCT

All parents welcome – no need to be an NCT member.  Expectant parents and parents with baby up to 1-year or non-walkers.  Suggested refreshment donation £2.

With support from an experienced Breastfeeding Counsellor.

When: Thursdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

Where: Lifeways Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PG


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

Children’s Centre Playgroups

ChildrensCentreThe Children’s Centres hold various playgroups throughout the week, including baby play, baby massage, toddler chatter and music & movement.

For example, meet & play Mondays 10am to 11:30am at Stratford Children’s Centre on Drayton Avenue.

Click here for more information and the latest timetable

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

*Recommended by Mumbler! Read our review here

Compton Verney is delighted to welcome visitors with children. Whatever the weather, we can offer something for every member of your family to enjoy.  From our children’s woodland adventure play area, willow tunnels and nature trails to all-weather explorer backpacks and arty activities every school holiday there’s always plenty to capture the imagination, stimulate the mind and keep your children happy and interested.

The Family Room is large and well equipped with games, arts & crafts, chalk boards, DUPLO, puppet show and more.

Tuesdays: Tiny Tuesdays, weekly soft play 11.30am to 3pm FREE FOR UNDER 5s and lots of other activities for kids to do when they get here

Thursdays: Forest School (term time) 12:30pm to 2:30pm FREE FOR UNDER 5’s

Where: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Tel: 01926 645500

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

Dandy Development

Dandy Development is the award winning new baby and toddler development class that combines baby sign, music and sensory fun. Join in the fun with DandyLion to develop language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence and co-ordination and to stimulate the senses and imagination.

Dandy is split into two stages so that learning can be tailored specifically to developmental mile stones and needs. The classes are of a similar structure so that children know to expect fun but are different enough so that every lesson is a new and exciting learning experience. Each class teaches parents/carers simple signs and one skill or technique to encourage language and communication development. Supporting information is provided after each class to consolidate what has been learnt.

When: Classes every day of the week

Where: Leamington Spa

Tel: 07890 241 301


Featherbed Stables

Children’s lessons, kids club and pony parties.  Lessons include: weekday tots rides and Sunday morning tots and beginners sessions.

Where: Featherbed Lane, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9UN

Tel: 07974 374854

Goslings Toddler Club

Each week we meet at the Crawford Hall for “Play and Stay” and engage in tons of fun activities.  We welcome babies and toddlers and their carers.

When: Thursdays at 10am to 11:30am (including school holidays)

Where: Crawford Memorial Hall, Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4EZ

Tel: 01789 772820

Harvey Bears Nursery and Pre-School

Preschool with a Toddler group on Thursdays 8:45am to 11am and holiday club

When: Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm

Where: Village Hall 44 Village Street, Harvington, Evesham, WR11 8NQ

Tel: 07775 129 234

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

Jolly Tots

Baby and toddler group.

When: Tuesdays 9:30am to 11:30am and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm

Where: St Nicholas Village Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden B95 5JY

Tel: 01564 794758


Jump In

Exhilarating trampoline experiences for fun-loving people of all ages, as well as kids parties.

Toddler Time sessions are on Mondays to Fridays 10am to 12pm

Where: Jump In Trampoline Arena, Hermes Close, Warwick, CV34 6NW


Little Fishes Toddler Stay and Play Group

This is a friendly group for 0 – 5 year olds along with their parents and carers

When: Thursday mornings 9:30am – 11:30am (term time)

Where: Stratford upon Avon Baptist Church, Payton Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6UA

Tel: Dinah Madge on 07913 795938

Meon Vale Parent Toddler and Baby Group

When: Thursdays 10:30am to 12pm

Where: The Village Hall, Meon Vale, Bailey Avenue, CV37 8QR

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

Stagecoach Leamington Spa

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

Stay & Play Drop-in

**This will be re-starting on 19th April 2018**

Clopton Children’s Centre drop in session during term-term.

When: Thursdays 10am to 11:30am

Where: Tyler House Hub, Tyler Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6TY

Tel: 01789 414016


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

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


Award-winning Teddy-cation is tailored specifically to the pre school phase and develops language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence, co-ordination, imagination, enquiring minds, creativity and exploration of different subject area skills.

Classes follow a set structure with Teddy Neuron greeting each child, a brain warm up exercise, a mission set by Teddy Neuron, a fun practical activity based on a subject area, a self assessment opportunity and a sticker on their Super Hero card.

Each class runs for 45 minutes
10 week course

Mondays: 1.30pm at Radford Road Church Hall, Radford Road, Leamington Spa Cv31 1NF

Tuesdays: 10am at Hatton Park Village Hall, Hatton Park, 2 Barcheston Drive, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7TR

Thursdays: 10am at Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close, Heathcote CV34 6DZ

Tel: 07720 446453

Trinity Tots

We begin with free play and have a wide range of toys and activities for the children. There is tea or coffee for the adults and later snacks for the children. After the free play there is a story time, rhyme time and a craft linked to the story.

When: Thursdays from 1:30pm to 3:pm during school term

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

Tel: 01789 266316

Turtle Tots

Our unique and fun Turtle Tots baby swimming classes and toddler swimming classes teach you to swim with your young child, whilst giving you a fantastic toning workout at the same time!

The Turtle Tots programme of swimming classes begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be, and continues once your baby is born with specialist and progressive swimming classes for babies and toddlers. The classes have also been written in conjunction with experienced personal trainers to promote fitness through pre-natal and post-natal pregnancy exercises.

Croft House Pool Monday 12-1.30 Wednesday 12.30-3 Thursday 12.30-3

Stratford Manor Hotel Monday 9-10.30 Wednesday 9-10.30

Chesford Grange Hotel (starting soon!) Tuesday 9-11 Thursday 9-11

Tel: 07473 160765

Wilmcote Toddler Group

When: Thursday mornings at 9:15am

Where: Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Church Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 9XD

Tel: 01789 204395