Classes for Under 5s

22 August 2018 at 12:19

Under 5s

Classes and activities for 0-5-year-olds in Nottinghamshire.

Whether you're looking for relaxation, action, music or fun there's something in Nottingham for everyone. Take a peek at some of Nottingham's most popular classes for 0-5-year-olds.

Spark Sensory

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Spark Sensory provides weekly sensory sessions for babies and toddlers. Their sessions allow the opportunity for children to awaken their senses and explore the world around them. Most parents like to book a term of sessions, however, there is a drop in session on a Tuesday. Their termly sessions include the use of their bespoke sensory dome and a huge variety of wonderful sensory materials, objects, lights and music. Spark Sensory also provides bespoke workshops for schools. They are available to enhance preschool, early years foundation and SEND provision.

Ages & Sessions

Spark Baby Bots - Drop-in.

Tiny Sparks - 0-6 months.

Little Sparks - 6-13 months.

Spark Movers - 13-36 months.

Spark Special Needs.

When and Where

Monday Mornings. - West Bridgford, Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen.

Tuesday Mornings - 'Drop in' West Bridgford, The Botanist.

Thursday Mornings - Lady Bay, The Scout Hut.


Drop in sessions are £5 (Spark Baby tots) or a termly block booking costs £52.

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Muddy Feet Outdoors

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Muddy Feet provide exciting Parent and child Forest School Sessions. Do your little ones enjoy playing in and learning about nature? Do they love exploring and getting muddy? Are you looking for something new to do this year? Join Muddy Feet for lots of outdoor exploration, nature play, den building, cooking in their mud kitchen, swinging in their hammock and sharing hot chocolate around their campfire. Their forest sessions last 90 mins (10.30am - 12 pm) and include drinks, snacks and campfire treats. 


0-5 with older siblings welcome during school holiday sessions.

When and Where?

Tuesdays and Fridays at St Peter's Church Centre, Tollerton.

Wednesdays at Meadow Covert Woodland, Edwalton.


Block booking is £7 per child and £5 per sibling. Pay as you go is £8 per child (£4 for pre-walkers). £6 per sibling (free for pre-walking siblings). 

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Little Legs

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Little Legs Ltd offer a huge variety of courses and activities for babies and children under 5. They are proud to offer a unique service in baby massage and baby yoga that is flexible around your entire family’s needs. They also hold fun and friendly yoga classes for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers as well as Mindfulness Workshops within schools. Their yoga classes are well thought out with a fun theme and story to practise their moves with. Little Legs have more exciting classes launching in Autumn, one of them being this space!


Baby Massage

Baby Yoga

Toddler and preschool Yoga

Mindfulness Workshops

Zumbini (new for 2019!)

When and Where

Little Legs provide many classes at many locations, please check their website for their current timetable. 


Example cost - Book a course of 5 and get a class for free - £40 or Drop in available, you must book 24 hours in advance. Prices and booking varies depending on the course.

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement

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Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement classes are full of energy and fun! Classes are sociable yet provide a relaxed structure that's also educational and compliments the Early Years Foundation stage.

Wiggle and Giggle choose activities that will help children use their excess energy, become creative and develop a love of music.

They have many classes for children aged 1-4  and also classes just for babies.

When and Where?

Mon: Hucknall: Preschool (1-4)- The Wiggle Room 1:30-2:15 

Mon: Beeston: Baby (0-1) Denz Soft Play 1:30-2:30 

Tues: Nuthall: Preschool (1-4) Jungletastic Soft Play 1:30-2:15

Wed: Nuthall: Baby Class (0-1)Jungletastic Soft Play 10:30-11:30

Wed: Nuthall: Preschool (1-4)- Jungletastic Soft Play 1:30-2:15

Thurs: Nuthall: Baby Class (0-1) Jungletastic Soft Play 10:30-11:30

Thurs: Long Eaton: Baby Class (0-1)- St Johns Church 1:30-2:30 

Fri: Nuthall: Preschool Class (1-4) Jungletastic Soft Play 10:30-11:15

Friday: Long Eaton: Preschool Class (1-4) - Hungry Caterpillar Cafe  1:30-2:15 

Please note that Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement do get fully booked on many of their classes. They advertise spaces on a termly basis, so keep a look out for their upcoming classes each term.


Termly Fees:1 Child: £35 (Siblings: £17.50)

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Mess Around Nottingham

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Come along and play at one of their fabulous Mess Around Messy Play Sessions. They provide multi-sensory, messy play experiences for babies aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old.

With lots of activities to explore, including their famous painting wall, the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and splat until their hearts are content. All you have to do is come along and MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to them!

Pop over and like their Facebook page to find out about their upcoming messy events!

When and Where?

Regular venues have been in Sherwood, Wollaton, Arnold, West Bridgford, Colwick and more areas, please check their upcoming events.


£8.50 (£4.50 for siblings).

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Rainbow Stripes

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Pete and Sue (aka Rainbow Stripes) offer a fresh alternative to the under 6s music session. Using live guitar and percussion, a Rainbow Stripes session can be adapted to any location, circumstance or tailored to any group of children and their families. They have a been delivering sessions for the last 15 years to all sectors in and around Nottingham, and also further afield such as the Edinburgh Fringe and Shambala festivals to name a couple. Get immersed in their musical fun and happy vibes!

When and When

Thursdays -9.30 am Sherwood Methodist church. Pay on arrival.

Thursdays -11.15 am  Alder House Care Home. Free class!

Fridays -  11 am Stonebridge City Farm. Pay on arrival.

Iona School - one-off events and regular sessions during the school holidays.

Rough Trade - one-off events and regular sessions during the school holidays. Book and pay online.

Please check their facebook page for upcoming events.


Weekly sessions at Sherwood are £4 per child and £3 per sibling. Events at Rough Trade are £5 per child. Sessions at Stonebridge City Farm are £2 per child.

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Create West Bridgford

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Create provide Art and Craft Activities for Pre-schoolers: drawing, painting, model-making, printing, clay using a huge range of materials. Their sessions are designed specifically for children of Pre-school age and taught by an experienced Art teacher. Each week they have a different theme and children are able to explore a huge range of different materials and let their imaginations flow. Create also provide after-school classes, arty parties and Holiday Workshops.

Where and When

All classes are held at their Art Studio in West Bridgford.

Tuesdays - 9.30 am - 10.15 am

Fridays - 9.30 am - 10.15 am


Block Booking: £40 for 7 weeks of art and craft (sibling rate is £30 for 7 weeks). Taster sessions or Pay as you go:  £7 per session per child / £5 sibling rate

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Go Bake

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Go Bake provides a wealth of unique cookery experiences for children that encompass 3 core values; educate, explore, enjoy. Educate (by looking at different foods, where they come from, learning new skills and building solid foundations in maths and literacy) Explore (tasting new foods, learning about different cultures) and Enjoy (having fun through a variety of mediums).
Cooking is a sensory experience which uses all of the senses; you can look at it, taste it, touch it, smell it and listen to it. Alongside learning key life skills, these cookery experiences are a great way to ensure your child has all the knowledge to live a healthy and happy life. Go Bake also provide Holiday Workshops, Baking Parties and also their very own baking kits!

Where and When?

Previous classes have been held at the following venues - Please check Go Bake's Facebook page for their upcoming events and to check dates and times.

Jungletastic, Nuthall 

Pirate Play Centre, Sherwood 

Hungry Caterpillar cafe, Long Eaton 

Hocus Pocus Soft Play, Beeston 


£5.50 per child.

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Science Tots

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Science Tots are a toddler group for 2-4-year-olds. They carry out fun, age-appropriate science experiments, and expand the minds of their little ones, through play! They run weekly classes and exciting workshops including 'fabulous forces', 'sensational senses' and 'kitchen Science'.

Where and when?

Mondays 9.40-10.25am at Pirates Play, 41 Rowley Drive, Sherwood, NG5 1GD. £6.50 per session. Free soft play afterwards!

Tuesdays 9.45-10.30am at Cherubs Longdale, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, NG15 9AH. £6.50 forstand-alone sessions, £5.50 if booking the block. 

Science Tots also run events and workshops at other locations in Nottingham, please check their Facebook page for upcoming events.


Book in advance as each session is limited to 12 tots. Pay as you -£6.50 or sign up for a half term (6 sessions) - £5 per session. Siblings (also aged 2-4) are £3. Younger siblings are free.

Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Tennis Tots

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Tennis Tots are focused on empowering all children in Nottingham to reach high levels of technical competency in Tennis. They believe children who attend Tennis Tots will develop a strong base of technical competency at an early age to help maximise their enjoyment of tennis and have a long-lasting experience with the wonderful game.

Tennis Tots sessions are delivered in an enjoyable environment with trained coaches who are full of energy and drive. Their coaches have extensive experience with young children and have developed an understanding of how best to engage children.

Where and When - All Tennis Tots sessions take place at The Brendan Lawrence Sports Centre, NG3 4NB.

Day Time Age Group Fee
Tuesday 10:00am to 10:45am 2-4yrs £3
  10:45am to 11:15am 2-4yrs £3
  4:30pm to 5:15pm 4-7yrs £3
Wednesday 10:00am to 10:45am 2-4yrs £3
  10:45am to 11:15am 2-4yrs £3
  4:30pm to 5:15pm 4-7yrs £3
Saturday 9:30am to 10:15am 2-4yrs £3
  10:30 am to 11:15 am 4-7yrs £3


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VIEW MORE CLASSES FOR UNDER 5s HERE. There are lots more fabulous classes for under 5s in Nottingham! If the classes mentioned in this list are not local enough to you or you're looking for something a little different, you can take a look at other classes right here.

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