Newborn to Pre-School

Toddler to Pre-school Classes

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:
πŸ˜ƒ 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.
πŸ’ͺ 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!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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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πŸ“† Fridays, 1-1:45pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Metro Riverside Park, NE11 9DJ

An active, relaxed class for little ones to learn the FUNdamentals of Basketball, developing skills in balance, co-ordination, throwing and catching.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5.80 per class, info and enquiries here.
18 months-4 years


0191 447 1720
ravenvalleyltd@gmail.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 πŸ’šπŸ’œ and a new theme each week to explore, capturing those precious memoriesπŸ“Έ

πŸ›Caterpillar ClubπŸ› 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). 

πŸ‘‰ Β£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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πŸ“† Thursdays, 4.45-5.30pm
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£3 per session, drop-in. More info & enquiries here.
4 – 7 years


07736 036547
boxers@tiscali.co.uk

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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 4pm:Β  Funky Monkey Class
πŸ“Œ Marron Theatre Arts Centre, Larch Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5AJ

Funky Monkey class for 18 months to 3 years, with lots of music, props and fun. Range of classes for older dancers also available, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Greek, National Dance, Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama. Dancers can take part in shows and IDTA exams.

πŸ‘‰ Email hello@marrontheatrearts.co.uk to book, or contact 07901 872 240.


0191 414 7000
hello@marrontheatrearts.co.uk
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From 25th April 2022

Fun and funky dance classes for boys and girls, covering 16 dance styles from Hip Hop to Bollywood, Rave to Charleston and many more! Above all it’s about having lots of fun!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£5 per session. Booked termly here.
Approx 18 months (when steady on feet) – 5 years


danielle.meighen@diddidance.com
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Jitterbugs (Parent & Toddler sessions)
πŸ“† Mondays, 10 am

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10am
πŸ“† Fridays, 1.30pm
πŸ“Œ Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 4 – 4.30pm: Infant Ballet (age 4 to 7)
πŸ“Œ Winlaton Centre, Winlaton, Gateshead

πŸ“† Saturdays, 3 – 3.45pm: Tutus & Tappers (3-5 years)
πŸ“Œ Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD

In Jitterbugs sessions you can sing & dance to your favourite nursery rhymes and songs using hoops, pom poms, bean bags, musical instruments and more, then have a fresh fruit snack before playing with beams, tunnels, trampets and bubbles! Children can move on to independent classes in ballet and tap.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£4 per class. Contact 07534 667 913 to book.


07534 667 913
sylviadobson2@hotmail.co.uk
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Designed to help pre-schoolers develop coordination, self esteem and social skills through Irish dance, music and play.

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


07909 220 870
faganirishdancing@gmail.com

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Under 5s classes:
πŸ“† Wednesdays: Mini Ballet Lyrical (under 5 years)
πŸ“† Saturdays: First Steps (age 2-4)
πŸ“Œ JLJSTUDIOS, Main Road, Ryton,NE40 3RS

πŸ‘‰ Monthly Kids Pass for unlimited classes available. Enquiries here.


ljhchoreog@yahoo.co.uk

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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 9.30am
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9-9.45am. 11.15-12pm & 12-12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Eve Trew School of Dance, 10 Telford Close, Saltwell Business Park, Gateshead, NE9 5BG

A fun, interactive Ballet class for ideally suited to boys and girls who enjoy music and movement. A perfect introduction to the world of dance.

πŸ‘‰ To book, email enquiries@evetrew.com with your full name and mobile number and a name and date of birth for your child.
Age 3-5 years

 


0191 420 1266
enquiries@evetrew.com
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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 6-7pm
πŸ“Œ Birtley Town Sports Complex, Durham Road, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 2TB

Sessions are designed with an emphasis on development and fun!

πŸ‘‰ Β£3 per session, info & enquiries here.
4-6 years


07769 349 450
info@birtleytownjuniorsfc.com
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πŸ“† Tuesdays
πŸ“Œ 9.30 – 10.15am @Springwell Village Hall, NE9 7RP

πŸ“Œ 4 – 5.45pm @Dunston Activity Centre, NE11 9SS

πŸ“† Wednesdays
πŸ“Œ 9.30 – 10.15am @Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, NE21 5LU
πŸ“Œ 4.45 – 6.30pm @Whickham School, NE16 5AR

πŸ“† Fridays
πŸ“Œ 4 – 5.35pm @Barley Mow Community Centre, Birtley, DH3 2AJ

πŸ“† Saturdays
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.15pm @Blaydon Youth and Community Centre, NE21 5LU
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.20pm @Emmanuel College, Lobley Hill, NE11 0AN

πŸ“† Sundays
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.30pm @Cardinal Hume School, NE9 6RZ

πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.30pm @Whickham School, NE16 5AR

Teaching football in a fun, pressure-free environment, to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole so they’re more likely to stay healthy and active throughout life.

πŸ‘‰ Β£25.99 per month, 45 min sessions. Book here.
*Plus Β£23 registration fee, inc shirt & shorts.
Little Kicks: 1Β½ to 2Β½ years.
Junior Kickers: 2Β½ to 3Β½ years.
Mighty Kickers: 3Β½ years to 5th birthday.
Mega Kickers: 5 years to 7th birthday.


0191 406 6224
jtemple@littlekickers.co.uk
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πŸ“† Fridays, 5-6pm
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Farnacres, Beggarswood Park, Coach Road, Lobley Hill, NE11 0HH

Fun filled football on a 3G pitch, giving kids a chance to get used to the footballs at their feet. Once the children turn 6 years old we look to feed them into U7’s where they can play matches too.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here, or contact 07891 639 503.
Age 4 – 6 years


0191 460 1868
sara.coxon@rutherfordafc.co.uk
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πŸ“† Saturdays, 9-10am (3-4 years)
πŸ“† Saturdays, 10-11am
(5-6 years)
πŸ“Œ Albion Street Playing Fields, Gateshead, NE10 9SJ (behind Fiddlers Three Pub)

A fantastic opportunity for children to kick off their footballing journey, with Felling Magpies FC in partnership with Tyneside Futsal.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15 per month. Info & enquiries here.
Age 3-6


info@fellingmagpiesfc.com

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Tiki Taka Soccer Skills football development classes for boys and girls from age 3+. Children can then move into the Swalwell Under 7 Junior teams and progress from there. Join a friendly club with family events held frequently!

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
Ages 3+


07799 315 294
football@swalwelljuniors.com
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πŸ“Œ West Lane, Winlaton, NE21 6PH

Football sessions for ages 4+ via FA qualified coaches in a fun and safe environment.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.



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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:

πŸ”ΉSensory Rooms πŸ”ΉStay and Play πŸ”ΉSoft Play πŸ”ΉBaby Time πŸ”ΉToddler Time πŸ”ΉTrike Time πŸ”ΉWell Child Clinics πŸ”ΉExternal Baby & Toddler Class Providers πŸ”ΉHoliday Events, and more.

Services are delivered in centres across Gateshead, in:
πŸ”ΈBirtley πŸ”ΈBlaydon Winlaton πŸ”ΈChopwell πŸ”ΈChowdene πŸ”ΈFelling πŸ”ΈRowlands Gill πŸ”ΈLeam Lane πŸ”ΈThe Elgin Centre πŸ”ΈTyne 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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πŸ“† Mondays, 10-10.45am
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 2-2.45pm

πŸ“† Fridays, 10-10.45am & 2-2.45pm
πŸ“Œ Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1QT

Structured sessions starting with a warm up then onto the apparatus learning basic skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, etc, followed by free play exploring larger equipment. Finishing with parachute play and bubbles.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per child. Info & enquiries here.
Under 5 years


0191 338 9865
enquiries@northernhope.co.uk
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Mini Ravens:
πŸ“† Mon, Wed & Thurs
(3 to 4 sessions daily, from 9.15am-1.30pm)
Independent Minis:
πŸ“† Thursdays, 12.30-1.30pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Riverside Park, Gateshead, NE11 9DJ

Structured pre-school gymnastics classes, where little ones can explore and learn to roll, jump, catch and balance. Mini Ravens parent & child sessions, and Independent Minis which is fully coach led.

πŸ‘‰ Β£24.17 per month. More info & enquiries here.
Mini Ravens: 18 months – 4 years
Independent Minis: 3 – 4 years


0191 447 1720
ravenvalleyltd@gmail.com

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πŸ“† Saturdays, 9.15 – 9.45am
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Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA

Kaizen Kids is a fun Shotokan Karate class with an emphasis on self-defence, control, respect and discipline. Incorporating karate techniques with games and exercise to promote physical and mental skills in a safe secure environment.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
4 – 6 years


07800 992 119
kaizenkarate@icloud.com
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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 6 – 7pm
πŸ“Œ Hertfordshire House Community Centre, Pelaw, NE10 0QY

Shotokan Karate class to improve self confidence, become fitter, learn self defence and meet new friends. Fully insured, licensed and DBS certified instructors with years of martial arts experience.

πŸ‘‰ Β£4. Info & enquiries here.
Age 4+


07487 668 461

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πŸ“† Mondays, 5-6pm
πŸ“Œ St John’s Church, Church Road, Low Fell, NE95RD
πŸ“† Fridays, 5-6pm
πŸ“Œ Heworth Leisure Centre, NE10 0PD

All ages welcome, children and adults. Goju-Kai Karate classes taught by Sensei Blane Stamps, 2nd Dan Black belt. Club affiliated to the IKGA, EKF and WKF.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per class (first lesson free). Info & enquiries here.
4+ years


07956 610 292
blanestamps@outlook.com
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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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£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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πŸ“† Mondays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Pelaw Library
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Birtley Library
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 2 – 2.30pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Library
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Leam Lane Library

πŸ“† Thursdays, 9.30 –Β 10am
πŸ“Œ Crawcrook Library
πŸ“† Fridays, 10 – 10.30am
πŸ“Œ Central Library

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

πŸ‘‰ 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


libraries@gateshead.gov.uk
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πŸ“† Sundays, 9 – 12pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road, NE21 5LT

Fun, structured play sessions taking children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

πŸ‘‰ Β£7.50 per 30/45 min session. Book here.
*Plus Β£29.99 welcome pack with kit.
Age 2 – 3.5 years | 3.5 – 5 years | 5 – 7 years


0345 313 3257
suzi@rugbytots.co.uk
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πŸ“† Sundays, 9am
πŸ“Œ
Saltwell Park, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

Junior parkrun is a free, timed 2k event for children. Children can walk, skip, hop, jog or run.

πŸ‘‰ Free. Register your child here and present their barcode at the run (either on screen or printed out).
Ages 4-14


saltwelljuniors@parkrun.com
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πŸ“† Saturdays, 11-11.45amΒ 
πŸ“Œ 3d Health & Fitness, Cardinal Hume School, Gateshead

ITF KIDS martial arts classes (*International Taekwon-Do Federation). Learn new skills, improve fitness, gain confidence and make new friends.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
Ages 4-8


07821 169234
mastercooktkd@gmail.com

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πŸ“† Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm
πŸ“Œ Heworth Leisure Centre, High Lanes, Heworth, NE10 0PD
πŸ“† Saturdays, 2 – 3pm
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here. Free trial lesson available.
3-5 years


07971 818 282
williammcelhone@yahoo.com

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Cooking fun for your little one! Your little one can make, bake and create as they release their inner chef. Ingredients and cooking tools supplied, along with a story, craft, recipe card and sticker.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£8.75 per session, booked termly here.
Toddler to pre-school | 5-7 years | Mixed family classes


07903 880 830
anna@tiny-tasters.com
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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!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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!

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per session, booked termlyΒ (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 & 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.

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

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

πŸ“† Mondays, 9.45am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Metrocentre
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Community Centre
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
πŸ“Œ Derwent Valley Gymnastics Club, Consett
πŸ“† Thursdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club Metrocentre
πŸ“† Fridays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ 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!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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

Bloom Baby Classes (Bloom Gateshead Central & South)

πŸ“… Tuesdays, 10 – 11.45am
πŸ“Œ Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, NE11 9SS

Multi-sensory and multi-award winning classes in Gateshead!
πŸ’‘Lots of sensory lights 🎢Music and dancing πŸ’šPerfect for bonding with baby πŸ’œA new theme each week 🧠EYFS planned activities 🎨Explorative and messy play πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘©πŸ»Welcoming and friendly.

Our classes for babies aged 6 weeks to walking and are split into two age groups:
πŸ›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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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)

πŸ“† Mondays, 9.45 – 11.45am
πŸ“Œ 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 πŸ’šπŸ’œ and a new theme each week for cute photosπŸ“Έ

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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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, <1 year+ (Baby Ballet)

πŸ“† Fridays, 9.30 – 11.35am
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9 – 11am
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£6.50 per 30/35 min class, booked termly (3 week trial available at Β£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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£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

Dance, 1+ years (Buzz Dance)

πŸ“Œ Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ

Preschool dancers can come along from the day they can walk, with Dance Stars classes available for parent and child and then moving on to independent classes, primary school age classes and beyond.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15.55/Β£17.30 per month, 30/45 min classes
For more info, visit @buzztheatrearts
Discount of 5% for pupils attending more than one different class.

πŸ“† PRESCHOOL
Mon, 3:30-4pm: Preschool Popsteps, Freestyle (Age 3-4)
Tues, 10-10:45am: Dance Stars (Age 1-4)
Wed, 10-10:45am: Dance Stars (Age 1-4)
Thurs, 3:30-4pm: Preschool Ballet/Theatre (Age 3-4)
Sat, 11-11:30am: Preschool Ballet/Theatre (Age 3-4)
Sat, 11:30-12pm: Preschool Acrobatic Arts (Balance/agility/locomotive skills/acro positions) (Age 3-5)


πŸ“† AGES 4-6
Wed, 4-4:45pm: Ballet
Wed, 4:45-5:30pm: Popsteps (Freestyle)
Thurs, 4-4:45pm: Ballet
Thurs, 4:45-5:30pm: Popsteps (Freestyle)
Thurs, 5:30-6:15pm: Acrobatic Arts (Gymnastics/flexibility/motor skills)

Dance, 2.5+ years (Happy Feet Dance)

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

πŸ“Œ 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.

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

Dance, 3+ years (Dance Fuse)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 3.45 – 4.30pm: Street Dance (4+ years)
πŸ“† Thursdays, 3.45 – 4.30pm: Tiny Toes Ballet (3+ years)

πŸ“Œ Gateshead Cleveland Hall CA, Easedale Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6TA

The perfect way to build confidence, co-ordination and to make new friends. We offer all students the opportunity to progress through IDTA grades and medals and to take part in our presentation evenings and shows.

πŸ‘‰ Β£4.50 per class (4 week trial period payable weekly, then monthly payments).
For more info, visit @dancefuse.dancefitness

 

Dance, 3+ years (Romero School of Dance)

πŸ“† Wednesdays 4 – 4.30pm: Ballroom & Latin Mini Stars
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Springwell Village Community Venue, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP

Teaching the basics of Classical Sequence, Ballroom and Latin in a fun and relaxed environment, with a mixture of song, dance and movement activities. Children have the opportunity to participate in nursery awards, shows and competitions.

πŸ‘‰ For more info, visit @romeroschoolofdance
Ages 3 – 5 years

Family Sessions (Sage Gateshead)

πŸ“† Thursdays, 11.45am – Baby Love
πŸ“† Thursdays, 1.15pm – The Kids Are Alright!
πŸ“† Fridays, 9.45am & 11.15am – The Kids Are Alright!
πŸ“† Fridays, 1.15pm – Baby Love
πŸ“† Saturdays, 1.15pm – We Are Family
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per session (parent & child inclusive; Β£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)

πŸ“† Mondays, 10.45am – 12pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Federation School, Ryton, NE40 3AF
πŸ“† Thursdays, 10.15 – 11.45am
πŸ“Œ Oakfield Federation School, Low Fell, NE9 6JH
πŸ“† Fridays, 10.45am – 12pm
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£9 per session, booked termly (single sessions & siblings discounts available).
For more info, visitΒ Forest Adventurers
Suitable from approx 14 months

Forest School (Conkers Life)

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
πŸ“Œ The Hagg, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, NE39 1ND
From 25th April 2022

A creative and warm Parent & Child Group held in the Wild Woods, a wonderful setting where children and carers can explore, connect with nature through loose parts play, learn new skills, join in with nature crafts and become part of a very special community.

πŸ‘‰ Booking required. Sibling discounts available.
For more info visit @conkerslife
All ages welcome

Geo Club (Geo Journey Newcastle & Gateshead)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10-10.30am – Mini Space Club
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£3 per child. No booking needed, just turn up!
For more info, visit @geojourneynewcastle
1-4 years

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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£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!

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

Music and Movement (1st Sensations)

πŸ“† Mondays, 10:30am – 11:15am
πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ‘‰ Β£4 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
Babies – walking

Tots β€˜n’ Tambourines (The Nest)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10.30am
πŸ“Œ Durham Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AN
From 25th April 2022

Fabulous free music class for ages 0-5.

πŸ‘‰ Free, no booking needed. For more info, visit @TheNestLowFell
Newborn-preschool

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