Newborn to Pre-School

Drop-In Sessions or One-Off Bookings Available

Details are subject to change, and there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check for the latest updates 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
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📆 Thursdays, 4.45-5.30pm
📌 The Whitehills Centre, Whitehills Drive, Whitehills, Gateshead, NE10 8XU

The Mini Warriors group isn’t as challenging or intense as senior or junior boxers. Fun fitness and team building activities educating children to take instructions, with a focus on balance, co-ordination, early stage self-protection and the fundamentals of rough play.

👉 £3 per session, drop-in. More info & enquiries here.
4 – 7 years

07736 036547


Designed to help pre-schoolers develop coordination, self esteem and social skills through Irish dance, music and play.

👉 From £3 per session. Booked termly here (single sessions also available)
**FREE taster class using code ‘firstclassfree’ at checkout**

07909 220 870


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
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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
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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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📆 Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm
📌 Heworth Leisure Centre, High Lanes, Heworth, NE10 0PD
📆 Saturdays, 2 – 3pm
📌 Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road, NE8 4JA

A fun and safe fitness training programme loosely based on martial arts, with a mixture of simple training exercises and games to assist in physical development whilst building confidence and self-esteem.

👉 More info & enquiries here. Free trial lesson available.
3-5 years

07971 818 282


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

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

Dance, 2.5+ years (Happy Feet Dance)

📆 Mondays, 4.30-5.15pm: Musical Theatre / Pop (Ages 2.5 – 4)
📆 Tuesdays, 4.15-5pm: Acro (Ages 4+)
📆 Saturdays, 9-10am: Ballet / Tap / Pop (Ages 2.5 – 4)
📆 Saturdays, 9am-12pm: Infants (Ages 4+)

📌 Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Felling, NE10 9LU

Our PAY AS YOU GO CLASSES are a great way to start your child’s dance passion. Pop along for a free trial.

👉 No need to book. Pay on the Day, no termly fees!
For more info, visit @Happy Feet Dance

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)

Forest Preschool Adventurers (Forest Adventurers)

📆 Mondays, 10.45am – 12pm
📌 Ryton Federation School, Ryton, NE40 3AF
📆 Thursdays, 10.15 – 11.45am
📌 Oakfield Federation School, Low Fell, NE9 6JH
📆 Fridays, 10.45am – 12pm
📌 Ryton Federation School, Ryton, NE40 3AF
From 25th April 2022

Outdoor fun with lots of opportunities to explore and enjoy free play with new friends, with outdoor activities, crafts, mud kitchen, singing, tools, fire and delicious s’mores.

👉 From £9 per session, booked termly (single sessions & siblings discounts available).
For more info, visit Forest Adventurers
Suitable from approx 14 months

Geo Club (Geo Journey Newcastle & Gateshead)

📆 Tuesdays, 10-10.30am – Mini Space Club
📌 Watergate Cafe, Lobley Hill, Gateshead
From 25th April-17th May 2022

Fun and creative classes based around our popular Geo and Space Journeys, to help your child learn about geography or the solar system through play and creative activities from an award winning brand.

👉 £3 per child. No booking needed, just turn up!
For more info, visit @geojourneynewcastle
1-4 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

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