Details are subject to change, and there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check the latest updates and booking info directly with providers.


From 25th April 2022

We’re not your typical baby or toddler class! Our classes:
😃 are full of fun, simple activities, backed up by years of research by early years experts.
🧠 include an insight into your baby’s development to help increase your parenting knowledge and confidence.
🏠 can be replicated easily at home without any fancy kit so you can continue the fun.
💪 have everything in one place for a full developmental workout for little ones! From baby classes with singing, multi-sensory activities, Makaton signing and tummy time, to toddler classes with music, dancing, action songs, learning games and more!

👉 From £5.64 per 45 min session, booked monthly or termly here (trial sessions also available).
Infants: 0-9 months | Toddlers/Toddlers+: 9m to 18/24m | Juniors: 18m – 3 years


07935 645 042
abi@babycollege.co.uk
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📆 Fridays, 10.30-12pm
📌 Gibside NT Estate, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE16 6BG
From 29th April 2022

Beyond Birth is the award winning Mindful group for you and your infant, designed to be the weekly tonic that you need to keep your mind in balance.

These sessions use a combination of mindfulness, relaxation, self-hypnosis and other psychotherapeutic techniques as a self-help toolkit over 6 weekly sessions. Learn skills to calm, soothe and tune inwards. Focusing on your mental well-being, offering support, ideas and questions to build resilience and cope with and accept challenges.

The weekly themes are:
1. Nurture | 2. Emotions | 3. Connections | 4. Healing and Recovery | 5. Nourish | 6. Transformation

Sessions will also include mini nature crafts for you and your little one, songs, stories and movement. At the end of each session there will be time to stay for a chat and a cuppa. Partners are welcome to attend too.

👉 £55 for 6 weeks. Book here.
*ticket price includes entry into Gibside National Trust Estate
Suitable for 0-12 months


07886 504 528
katy@birthscapes.com
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From 25th April 2022

Classes for little ones from 6 weeks-walking!
Sensory lights✨, music🎶 and dancing, parachutes with rainbows🌈 and stars⭐! Perfect for bonding with baby 💚💜 and a new theme each week to explore, capturing those precious memories📸

🐛Caterpillar Club🐛 is a gentle multi sensory class, focussing on baby development and finishes with a Bloom baby massage (6 weeks to 6 months/sitting).
🐝Busy Bees🐝 is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets (6 months to toddling). 

👉 £7 per 45 min session, booked termly here.
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months


maura@bloombabyclasses.com
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Gateshead Children’s Centres provide support, advice and structured activities for families with children under the age of five years, with a packed program of sessions throughout the week including:

🔹Sensory Rooms 🔹Stay and Play 🔹Soft Play 🔹Baby Time 🔹Toddler Time 🔹Trike Time 🔹Well Child Clinics 🔹External Baby & Toddler Class Providers 🔹Holiday Events, and more.

Services are delivered in centres across Gateshead, in:
🔸Birtley 🔸Blaydon Winlaton 🔸Chopwell 🔸Chowdene 🔸Felling 🔸Rowlands Gill 🔸Leam Lane 🔸The Elgin Centre 🔸Tyne View Centre

Visit the Gateshead Children’s Centres Facebook Page and Website for the latest updates and a timetable of activities.


0191 433 6300
gatesheadchildrenscentre@gateshead.gov.uk
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Relaxed fun Yoga sessions for children and parents to practice yoga and mindfulness, and provide the tools and techniques to manage their own wellness emotionally and physically. Stretches to music, song and rhyme with lots of sensory props. Also some stretches for parents and little ones to promote bonding. Once sitting unaided the focus is on balance, coordination and milestones, moving on to a mixture of yoga, dance and gymnastic elements, with stretches and moves to songs and music.

Baby Developmental Massage classes to bond, connect, soothe and relax, using easy massage sequences including singing, playing, kissing and talking. Sessions show the correct use of massage to develop circulatory and breathing rhythms, teaching techniques to aid in the relief of common ailments such as sleeplessness, colic, constipation and digestion.

👉 £6.75 per session, booked termly here (trial session available).
Massage: 6 weeks-6 months. Yoga: 6 weeks-crawling | crawling-3 years | 3-8 years


07581 359 585
emma@gatesheadwest.kalmalifeuk.co.uk
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📆 Mondays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
📌 Pelaw Library
📆 Tuesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
📌 Birtley Library
📆 Tuesdays, 2 – 2.30pm
📌 Blaydon Library
📆 Wednesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
📌 Leam Lane Library

📆 Thursdays, 9.30 – 10am
📌 Crawcrook Library
📆 Fridays, 10 – 10.30am
📌 Central Library

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement for little ones and their adults

👉 Free. Please book as places are limited.
To book a place visit the library or contact by phone (details here). Booking recommended up to 2 weeks in advance for some sessions.
Suitable for under 5s


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ARTventurers (ARTventurers Newcastle and Gateshead)

Oodles of singing, dancing, sensory and arty activities to ignite your little ones imagination and introduce them to art!

👉 From £6.95 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @ARTventurersNewcastle
Baby: from 6 months | Little: from 18 months | Family: mixed ages

Baby Bees & Family Bees (Bumblebee Beatz South Tyneside, Gateshead & Chester-le-Street)

From 25th April 2022

Fun, energetic, friendly and educational play-based music classes. Each class is carefully planned to support early development, with Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs enhanced by fantastic props and sensory resources. Each session is different and you will get lots of ideas to use at home to support learning and development!

👉 £5 per session, booked termly (FREE sibling places available!).
For more info, visit @bumblebeebeatzsouthtyneside
Baby: approx 8 weeks-walking/confident crawling | Family: aimed at toddlers/preschoolers, with younger siblings etc welcome

Baby Massage (1st Sensations)

📆 Tuesdays, 9.45 – 10.45am
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
From 25th April 2022

Massage incorporating some reflexology points and some infant yoga moves for babies, to help promote bonding, attachment and early communication and emotional wellbeing for both parent and infant. Massage is often said to help with relaxation, sleep, digestive issues, constipation, wind and colic.

👉 £45 for 5 week block booking.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
From 6 weeks old.

Baby Massage & Baby-Toddler Yoga (Kalma Life Gateshead)

Baby & Toddler yoga stretches for developing little one’s all round strength, focusing on core, legs and arms imperative for reaching those all important milestones. Baby Developmental Massage to bond, connect, soothe and relax, teaching techniques to aid in the relief of common ailments such as sleeplessness, colic, constipation and digestion.

👉 £7 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @KalmaLifeGateshead
Massage: 6 weeks-6 months. Yoga: 6 weeks-sitting | crawling-3 years

Baby Massage (The Well House Therapy)

📆 Tuesdays, 11am
📌 Whickham Community Centre, Whickham, Gateshead, NE16 4JL‬
📆 Wednesdays, 11am
📌 The Nest, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5AN
From 3rd May 2022

Enjoy some precious time out with your little one learning techniques to help with bonding, sleeping patterns, immune system, teething pains, digestion, relaxation and stress reduction and help to decipher baby’s cues.

👉 Booking essential. For more info, visit @thewellhousetherapy

Baby & Mini M+Ms (The Baby Hub Gateshead)

📆 Mondays, 9.45am – 2pm
📌 Raven Valley Gym Club, Metrocentre
📆 Tuesdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
📌 Ryton Community Centre
📆 Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
📌 Derwent Valley Gymnastics Club, Consett
📆 Thursdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
📌 Raven Valley Gym Club Metrocentre
📆 Fridays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
📌 Ryton Community Centre
From 25th April 2022

A movement, music and sensory play class focusing on learning through play – with sing-a-long songs, props, activities and music. There will be bubbles, ribbons, sensory materials, mirrors, musical instruments, play parachutes and much more!

👉 From £6.50 per 1h session (sibling discounts available).
Termly booking required. For more info, visit @thebabyhubgateshead
Baby M+Ms: 6 weeks – 1 year | Mini M+Ms: 1 – 3 years

Baby Sensory (Baby Sensory Gateshead)

📆 Tuesdays, 11.15am – 2pm
📌 Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 557 Durham Road, NE9 5EY
📆 Wednedays, 9.30am – 2pm
📌 Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, NE16 5NJ
📆 Thursdays, 11.15am – 12.15pm
📌 All Saints Church, Rowanwood Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead
From 25th April 2022

Classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same class twice.

👉 1h sessions with termly booking (taster available).
For more info, visit @babysensorygateshead
Newborn – 13 months

Baby & Toddler Development Classes (LullaBaby Gateshead)

📆 Tuesdays, 11.15am – 1.30pm
📌 Chopwell Childrens Centre, NE17 7HS
📆 Wednesdays, 11.30am – 3pm
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Childrens Centre, NE21 5EZ
📆 Thursdays, 1.15 – 3pm
📌 The Elgin Centre, NE9 5PA
📆 Fridays, 10am – 2pm
📌 The Elgin Centre, NE9 5PA
From 25th April 2022

A wide variety of activities specifically designed to promote early development with 3 stages of classes from birth to 2 years, including music and sensory play, baby massage, baby yoga and Makaton signing, plus Paediatric First Aid sessions. Sessions 45 min to 1 hour.

👉 From £6.50 per session, booked termly (selected trial sessions available).
For more info, visit @LullaBabyGateshead
Birth to 5 months | 2-13 months | Crawlers/walkers up to 24 months

Baby Yoga (YogaPupz Gateshead)

📆 Wednesdays, 9.45 – 11.35am
📌 Farmhouse Inns, Valley Farm, Team Valley
From 25th April 2022

Helps to attune to your baby’s needs and to calm or stimulate them as appropriate with a sense of security and wellbeing. Baby yoga offers quality physical stimulation that has become essential in an urban sedentary lifestyle.

👉 From £6 per 45 min session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @YogaPupzGateshead
From 6 weeks old

Bloom Baby Classes (Bloom Gateshead Central & South)

📅 Tuesdays, 10 – 11.45am
📌 Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, NE11 9SS

Multi-sensory and multi-award winning classes in Gateshead!
💡Lots of sensory lights 🎶Music and dancing 💚Perfect for bonding with baby 💜A new theme each week 🧠EYFS planned activities 🎨Explorative and messy play 👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏻Welcoming and friendly.

Our classes for babies aged 6 weeks to walking and are split into two age groups:
🐛Caterpillar Club includes a gentle multi sensory class, baby development activities and a relaxing massage.
🐝Busy Bees is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets and parachutes.

👉 From £6.50 per 45 min session, booked termly (PAYG single sessions also available).
For more info, visit @Bloomgatesheadcentralandsouth
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months

Bloom Baby Classes (Bloom Newcastle & Gateshead West)

📆 Mondays, 9.45 – 11.45am
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre
From 25th April 2022

Classes for little ones 6 weeks-walking! Lots of sensory lights, music🎶 and dancing, parachutes with real life rainbows🌈 Perfect for bonding with baby 💚💜 and a new theme each week for cute photos📸

The Caterpillar Classes include gentle multi sensory, baby development and massage. Busy Bees is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets.

👉 From £6.25 per session, booked termly or PAYG single sessions available.
For more info visit @bloombabyclassesnewcastle
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months

Crafty Kids (1st Sensations)

📆 Mondays, 9:30-10.15am
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
From 25th April 2022

Using hand and footprints to create inexpensive gifts and keepsakes. This group is more suited to children that are happy to sit or lie. Old clothes and wipes are required.

👉 £35 for 5 week block booking.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
From 4 weeks old to pre-walkers

Dance, <1 year+ (Baby Ballet)

📆 Fridays, 9.30 – 11.35am
📆 Saturdays, 9 – 11am
📌 Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Dunston, NE11 9SS
Term time only, from 25th April 2022

We teach award-winning pre-school dance classes to babies, toddlers and children. Our fully trained dance teachers create a fun, friendly environment where every little one is given a chance to shine.

👉 £6.50 per 30/35 min class, booked termly (3 week trial available at £18).
For more info, visit @babyballetnorthtyneside
Tots: 6-18 months | Tinies: 18 months – 3 Years | Movers: 3-4 years | Tappers: 3+ years | Groovers: 4.5-6 years

Dance, <1 year+ (Tappy Toes Newcastle & Gateshead)

From 23rd April 2022

Tappy Toes classes are welcoming, sociable, supportive and most importantly so much fun for children and parents! Our 30 minute sessions are suitable for boys and girls, with classes split into three age ranges. Classes follow EYFS guidance to support your child’s early years development, and involve sensory props, catchy tunes, action songs and basic dance movements, finishing with bubbles.

👉 £15 for 3 week trial, then termly booking available.
For more info, visit @tappytoesgateshead
Teeny: 6 months to walking | Toddle: walkers to 3 years | Tots: 3-5 years

Family Sessions (Sage Gateshead)

📆 Thursdays, 11.45am – Baby Love
📆 Thursdays, 1.15pm – The Kids Are Alright!
📆 Fridays, 9.45am & 11.15am – The Kids Are Alright!
📆 Fridays, 1.15pm – Baby Love
📆 Saturdays, 1.15pm – We Are Family
📌 Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR
From 25th April 2022

Fun, relaxing and high quality music making sessions with welcoming specialist musicians. Musical fun with singing songs, playing instruments, games and developing new musical skills. Baby and Kids sessions are 1h 15min with a relaxed start (never worry about running late!) and some social time. Family sessions are 1h 30min.

👉 £5 per session (parent & child inclusive; £1 for any additional children/adults).
Booking recommended, for more info, visit @sagegateshead
Baby Love: 0-12 months | The Kids Are Alright! 0-5 years
We Are Family: 4-7 years (older & younger siblings welcome)

Hartbeeps (Hartbeeps Gateshead, South Shields, Sunderland & Chester Le Street)

Three stages of classes available from newborn to pre-school. Baby classes focus on bonding and confidence, with friendly puppet characters, props and parachutes and elements of yoga, massage and calming techniques. The fun-filled, highly interactive toddler class involves creative play, dance and movement all set to a soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids songs and familiar lullabies.

👉 From £6 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @hartbeepssouthoftyne
Newborn to Sitting | Sitting to Toddling | Walkers to Pre-School

Little Movers (Little Movers Chester Le Street & Durham North)

Three stages of classes: introducing little ones to movement through the use of song, play and sensory props, followed by fun classes for walkers with singing, dance and play, then ‘moving on up’ for ages 5+. A great way to meet other parents/carers.

👉 From £5 per session, booked termly. For more info visit @littlemoverschesterlestreetanddurhamnorth
Birth-crawling | Walking-4 years | 5-7 years

Little Movers (Little Movers Gateshead Central & East)

From 25th April 2022

Three stages of classes: introducing little ones to movement through the use of song, play and sensory props, followed by fun classes for walkers with singing, dance and play, then ‘moving on up’ for ages 5+. A great way to meet other parents/carers.

👉 From £5 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit @LittleMoversGateshead
Birth-crawling | Walking-4 years | 5-7 years

 

Messy Play (Splat Messy Play Gateshead)

From 25th April 2022

Babies and toddlers are given the freedom to move around at their own pace, to LEARN, DISCOVER, EXPLORE and CREATE. Messy play is important for development, with exciting sensory experiences that inspire curiosity, enhance learning, language and creativity, and improve fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, body control and balance. The best part is we clean up the mess!

👉 From £6.50 per session, booked termly (sibling discount & single classes also available).
For more info, visit @splatgateshead
6 months-5 years

Music and Movement (1st Sensations)

📆 Mondays, 10:30am – 11:15am
📌 Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
From 25th April 2022

Music and movement from birth to pre-school supports language, physical and social and emotional development through song and rhymes and resources. All groups will include some British Sign Language signs, sensory equipment, puppets, instruments etc. Comfy clothes are ideal for this session.

👉 £4 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
Babies – walking

Tots ‘n’ Tambourines (The Nest)

📆 Tuesdays, 10.30am
📌 Durham Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AN
From 25th April 2022

Fabulous free music class for ages 0-5.

👉 Free, no booking needed. For more info, visit @TheNestLowFell
Newborn-preschool

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