Baby and Toddler Playgroups and Activities Stratford-upon-Avon

Tuesday 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.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free.  If you wish to have an enhanced listing – with a backlink to your website, logo or graphic, full description and social media links – the cost is only £19+VAT/month.  For other advertising opportunities click here.

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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

Email: gemma@just-dance.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justdancestratforduponavon/


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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyMusicStratforduponAvonandLeamingtonSpa/

Website: http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/area/stratforduponavon-leamingtonspa


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.


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)

AQUA NATAL

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


ARTventurers

We provide colourful, creative, art and messy play classes for babies, toddlers and children as well as creative birthday parties.

When: Tuesdays with Baby ARTventurers 12:30-1:30pm & Little ARTventurers 2-3pm

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

Tel: 07748 175906


Baby Club at Everyman

Cinema screenings for parents and carers of babies under 1 years old.  Films start between 10:30am and 11:30am.

When: Tuesday mornings

Where: Everyman Cinema, Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EX


Broom Swim School

Indoor, bespoke, ASA registered swim school based in the private gardens of The Grange in the village of Broom

SWIMMING LESSONS:
– 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.

PRE-SCHOOL LESSONS:
– 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


Cheeky Chimps Toddler Group

Cheeky Chimps is a parent run bump, baby and toddler group in Ettington.  We’d love to see some new faces!

When: Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon (term time only)

Where: Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane, Ettington CV37 7SX


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


Cinema Kids Club

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


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


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

Tel: 


Little Crofters Baby and Toddler Group

Come along to our Baby & Toddler Group held on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 – 3pm. Activities include: arts and crafts, cooking, & music sessions led by the School’s Director of Music, Mr Julian Shortman. For more information, please call the school office on 01789 293795

When: Tuesday drop-in session during term term between 1:30pm to 3pm

Where: The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7RL

Tel: 01789 293795


Mum and Me Fitness

Mums work out whilst little ones play in the play – come join us and see for yourselves that fitness is fun.

When: 10:45am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT

Tel: 07874010310

SPECIAL OFFER: First session is FREE


Noah’s Ark Toddler Group

Run by volunteers for Parents/Grandparents/Carers looking after children 0-4 yrs. £1.50 per adult & child 25p for each extra child.

When: Tuesdays 10am to 12pm term time only

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

Tel: 01789 550602


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


Puddle Ducks

Puddle Ducks are at the Croft House Pool every Tuesday and Sunday with baby and toddler swimming lessons for ages 0-4.

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

Tel: 01905 888346

 


Quinton Tots and Tiddlers

You don’t have to be a village mum to join us!  The group has a wide range of toys for all ages to play with.  Each week we organise a different activity so you have something to take home.

When: Tuesdays 10am to 11:30am

Where: Quinton Village Hall, Main Road, Lower Quinton

Tel: 01789 721424


Sing and Sign

**Booking now for April 2018**

Help your baby to communicate BEFORE speech with our award winning MUSIC programme which combines action songs and nursery rhymes with gestures derived from sign language.

Suitable from 6 months old.

Tuesdays from 9:45am at Stratford Methodist Church Hall, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG 

Wednesdays at 1:45pm and 3pm at Wellesbourne Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9LR

Tel: Jude Meaney 07907 351645


Stratford Tennis Club

Tuesdays:
4:30pm to 5:30pm for children aged 5 to 8 years old

Thursdays:
4:30pm to 5:30pm for children aged 5 to 8 years old

Saturdays:
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 upon Avon Library

FREE storytime sessions at Stratford Library!

Tuesdays at 11am Rhyme Time – Songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds and parents and carers

Fridays at 11am Story Stomp – Fun session with stories and rhymes for 2-4 year olds and their parents and carers

Where: 12 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PZ

Tel: 0300 5558171

 


Teddy-cation

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


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