Activities for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers in Notts

18 December 2019 at 00:00

Activities for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers in Nottingham

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.

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Bebops Music & Movement allows toddlers and preschoolers to 'shake off their sillies' and have a good giggle! Bebops Bex leads the way with funny songs and silly dances creating a fun and memorable session that little ones want to come back to each week.

Where & When

Tuesdays, West Bridgford
Wightman Hall Stratford Road NG26BA
10 am – Any Age (0-5)
11 am – Pre Walkers Only

Tuesdays, Mapperley 
Haywood Road Community Centre NG36BA
1.10pm - Any Age
2.10 pm - Prewalkers, wobbly ones and shy little people.

Thursdays, Sherwood
Pirates Play Centre, 41 Rowley Drive, NG51GD
10 am – Any Age (0-5)
11 am – Any Age (0-5)

Fridays, Gedling/Carlton
Methodist Church, Gedling Rd, NG43EX
09:45 am – Any Age (0-5)
10:45 am – Pre Walkers Only

Please check dates and venues beforehand on their facebook page.

Cost £5 per child, £4 per sibling, free for under 5 months 

Spark Sensory

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Baby Sparks Sensory by 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 Additional Needs - 6 months - 8 years 


West Bridgford, Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen.

Sherwood, Methodist Church.

The Blossom Tree Keyworth

Please visit their website or Facebook page to book and to check their current timetable.

Cost- Termly bookings vary depending on class and booking duration and some classes are PAYG £7. Get in touch and check their website link and 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? 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 £9 per child and £7 per sibling (£5 for pre-walkers). Save £1 per session if you block book online in advance. All sessions are booked online.

View their profile for more information and to get in touch with Muddy Feet Outdoors!

Little Legs Ltd

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There's a lovely variety of courses and activities by Little Legs Ltd 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.

Little Legs have also launched their exciting Zumbi Classes in 2019 in many areas across Nottingham as well as fun Family Yoga!


Baby Massage

Baby Yoga

Mindfulness Workshops


Family Yoga

When and Where

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


Example Baby Massage 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 vary depending on the course. Zumbini classes - £25 for 6 sessions (flexible pass) or Pay as you go for £5. Get in touch by viewing their profile here.

Little Wickets

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Little Wickets teach sportsmanship, teamwork, individual skill development and having buckets full of fun! They provide a structured, yet flexible session for your little one and some of the adults love to join in too. The session for the under 5s group is known as 1st Innings and they start at 2.5yrs. 

Where and when

Mondays - West Bridgford

Fridays - West Bridgford

Saturdays - West Bridgford, Bingham and Southwell

Sundays - Mapperley

 View their profile for more information, their time table, venues and website.

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.


Wiggle and giggle have many classes! Some of their venues include Hocus Pocus Soft Play (Beeston), Jungletastic (Nuthall), Sherwood Methodist Church, David Lloyd (West Bridgford and St Peters Rooms (Ruddington). 


Termly Fees:1 Child: £25 (Siblings: £12.50). PAYG options at some venues. Taster sessions are available.

Get in touch by viewing their profile and head to their website link 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!

When and Where

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

Cost £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!

Where and When

Thursdays -9.30 am at Sherwood Methodist Church. Pay on arrival.

Tuesdays and Fridays -  11 am at 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.

Mini Professors!

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Mini Professors deliver exciting Science classes for 2 - 5 year olds & science parties for 3 - 7 year olds. Each Mini Professors session lasts 40 minutes and follows a set format so the children know what to expect next. All the activities are concise and interactive, catering for many different learning styles and keeping the little ones’ attention. At Mini Professors they are passionate about science and they aim to inspire a generation!

Where and when

Mondays Hocus Pocus Play Centre, Beeston. (2 - 3.5 years 10.15 am. 3.5 - 5 years 11.15)

Wednesdays - Larwood and Voce, West Bridgford. (2 - 3.5 years 10.15 am. 3.5 - 5 years 11.15)

Fridays - Hocus Pocus Play Centre, Beeston. (2 - 5 years 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm)


£15 for a 3 class trial. Weekday classes are booked by the half-term at £7 per child (parent and one child). Take a look at their profile here and website for bookings

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