Newborn to Pre-School

Toddler to Pre-school Classes

COVID-19 UPDATE: Full info on weekly activities will be updated in due course as more classes re-start, so please do check back. In the meantime, you can find a quick overview of upcoming baby to pre-school classes, plus local virtual classes & summer holiday days out & events, and can like our Facebook page to keep up to date🙂

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 *** New pre-school classes COMING SOON! ***

Starting Thursday 23rd April
9.30 – 10.05am

Eve Trew School of Dance, 10 Telford Close, Saltwell Business Park, Gateshead, NE9 5BG
Tel: 0191 420 1266

A fun, interactive class for parent and pre-school child. Ideally suited to boys and girls who are already walking and enjoy music and movement. A perfect introduction to the world of dance. Stay after the class and enjoy a tea or coffee with other participants – a great opportunity to make new friends in the local area.

Booking now for April – May (5 week block).
Message us for further information and to reserve a space.

 


0191 420 1266
enquiries@evetrew.com
www.evetrew.com/

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Gateshead Children’s Centres provide support, advice and activities for families with children under the age of five years. They offer a wide range of weekly activities and Well child clinics, along with baby weaning sessions, holiday activities, toy library and more.

Children’s centre services are provided in the following areas:
Birtley🔸Blaydon Winlaton🔸Chopwell🔸Chowdene🔸Edberts House, Heworth🔸Felling🔸Greenside Primary School, Ryton🔸Highfield Communal Lounge, Rowlands Gill🔸Larkspur House, Beacon Lough🔸Leam Lane🔸Pattinson House🔸St Nicholas Church, Dunston🔸Swalwell primary school🔸The Elgin Centre🔸Tyne View Centre🔸Wrekenton Hub

Visit the website for more information and a timetable of activities.


0191 433 6300
gatesheadchildrenscentre@gateshead.gov.uk
www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/2695/Gateshead-Children-s-Centres

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Mini Professors Durham brings a different science theme each week with two hands-on experiments, props and photos, a video and a story. Classes are designed specifically for 2-5 year olds, and cover over 80 different topics from dinosaurs to blood and the Solar System to chemical reactions.

Classes run on a Tuesday and Saturday morning in Durham, as well as a Wednesday morning in Bishop Middleham.


07864 841 482
durham@miniprofessors.co.uk
www.miniprofessors.com/durham

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Baby Move & Groove (Jittabugs North East)

Tuesdays 12.30pm
Term time only, from 10th March

Whickham Community Centre, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4AD
Tel: 07739 811 716

Expect reggae, disco, jive, 80’s, soul, pop, musicals etc combined with upbeat Jittabugs action songs. We provide endless beautiful sensory equipment, which your child can explore and have fun with.

£4 per session, 5 week course. Booking required.
0-18 months.

Baby Signing (Eleanor at The Snowdrop Story)

Mondays 1.30 – 2.15pm
Pineapple and Bears, Spa well Road, Blaydon, NE21 6RT
Fridays 1.30 – 2.15pm
Oak Tree Hub, 3 Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4ND
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07796 697 065

An opportunity to learn, socialise and play. Each session focuses on new signs, with repetition of the core signs along with different themes throughout the year, all based on Makaton signs.

£6 per family (discount for block booking, £30 for 6 week term).
Booking required. 0-3 years.

Ballet (Eve Trew Dance)

Saturdays
9.00-9.45am – Beginners’ Ballet (3-5 years)
9.45-10.30am –  Preparatory Ballet (4-6 years)
11.45-12.30pm – Beginners’ Ballet (3-5 years)
All year round, 10 week blocks, from 11th Jan 2020

Eve Trew School of Dance, Saltwell Business Park, Gateshead, NE9 5BG
Tel: 0191 420 1266

Each class is greatly beneficial because they are not only fun to be a part of, but also help you keep fit and improve life skills. We can also hold examinations for all dance forms.

Ballet & Tap (Baby Ballet)

Tuesdays
9.30 – 10.05am
: Tinies
10.15 – 10.50am: Movers
11 – 11.35am: Tots

Wednesdays
4.10 – 4.45pm
: Movers
4.50 – 5.10pm: Tappers

Fridays
9:30 – 10.05am
: Tinies

10.15 – 10.50am: Movers
11 – 11.35am: Tots
All term time only, from 24th Feb
Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Dunston, NE11 9SS

Saturdays **new classes from 24th Feb**
9:30 – 10.05am: Tinies
10.15 – 10.50am: Movers
11 – 11.35am: Tinies
Pineapple and Bears, Spa well Road, Blaydon, NE21 6RT

Tel: 07710 614703

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 per class, payable termly (3 week trial available).
Tots: 6-18 months.
Tinies: 18 months – 3 Years.
Movers: 3-4 years.
Tappers: 3+ years.

Ballet & Tap (Sylvia Dobson Dance)

Wed, 3.45 – 4.15pm – Infant Ballet
St Paul’s Church Hall, Scotland Head, Winlaton, Blaydon, NE21 6PL

Sat, 2.30 – 3.15pm – Baby Pointers & Tappers (3-5 years)
Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD

Tel: 07534 667 913

 

Ballet/Theatre (Buzz Dance)

Tues: 4 – 4.45pm
Thurs: 4 – 4.45pm
Fri: 4 – 4.45pm
Sat: 9.15 – 10am

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

A combination class of ballet and theatre dance. Dancers progress by learning basic ballet steps and terminology. Dancers are given the opportunity to take part in I.D.T.A. rosette examinations.

£15.55 per month.
Ages 4-6.

Ballet – Tiny Toes (Dance Fuse)

Thursday 3.45 – 430pm
Term time only

Glynwood Primary School, Glynwood Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 5SY
Tel: 07765 466 450

A fun and exciting way for your child to exercise and learn the first steps of ballet. These dance classes will help develop rhythm, confidence and creativity whilst promoting positive behaviour, good posture and self-discipline.

£4 per class (4 week trial period payable weekly, then monthly payments).
3+ years

Beary Messy Play (Pineapple and Bears)

Wednesdays 9.30 – 10.15am
Term time only, from 2nd March

Spa well Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 6RT
Tel: 0191 447 2050

A sensory session introducing little one to lots of different textures, materials and new sensations. Each week is centred around a theme and is a great way to meet other mamas. Half price entry to the play hub is included.

£20 for 4 weeks. Booking required.
0 – 2 years.

Can Bears Play Ukulele (Pineapple and Bears)

Thursdays 9.30 – 10.15am
All year round (selected dates in school hols), from 24th Feb

Spa well Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 6RT
Tel: 0191 447 2050

A sing song, movement and sensory class with a different theme each week. A great opportunity to meet other new mamas. Half price entry to the play hub is included.

£20 for 4 weeks. Booking required.
0 – 3 years.

Craft Time (Watergate Cafe)

Wednesdays 10.30am & 1.30pm
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Watergate Forest Park, NE11 0AN

Craft activities with a different theme every week.

Free, drop-in.
Under 5 years.

Dance – Grown Up & Child (Dance Rox)

Fridays 9.30 – 10am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Open House & The Spare Room, 504 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead

An interactive class for young children to take part with their grown up. Perfect to build up confidence before attending independent classes. We work with a wide range of props, music and movement to engage and teach all abilities.

£4. Booking required.
18 months+

Dance (Happy Feet Dance)

Thursdays 5 – 6pm: Street Dance (Age 4+)

Saturdays (Age 2+)
9.30 – 10am: Princess Ballet
10 – 10.30am: Funky Tap
10.30 – 11am: Pop Princess

Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Felling, NE10 9LU
Tel: 07939 587538

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!

£3.50. Drop in.

Dance – JitterBugs (Sylvia Dobson Dance)

Mondays 10 – 11am
Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD
Thursdays 10.30 – 11.30am
Chopwell Community Centre, Derwent St, Chopwell, NE17 7HS
Term time only, from 6th Jan

Tel: 01207 562 462

Sing and dance to popular children’s songs, play with balls, hoops, pom poms, bean bags and tunnels, plus balance beam and mini trampoline. Ending with singing and instruments, a fresh fruit snack and bubbles.

£3.
0 – 4 years.

Dance (JLJ Dance)

Tues: 4.30 – 5.15pm – Street Dance Minis (age 4-7)
Wed: 10.30 – 11.30am – Parent & Toddler Dance
Sat: 10.30 – 11am – Minis Open Class (age 1-3)

Sat: 11 – 11.30am – Minis Mixed Styles (age 2-8)
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Floor 1, Main Street, Ryton, NE403RS

Free tasters available.

 

Dance Mini Stars (Romero School of Dance)

Wednesdays 4 – 4.30pm
All year round

Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 07952 155 919

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.

Ages 3 – 5 years.

Dance Stars (Buzz Dance)

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 – 10.45am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

A fun class for little ones and their big humans. Join us for lots of fun and adventure.

£15.55 per month (free trial available). Booking required.
Walking to age 4.

Drama Workshop (Bravo Performance)

Tuesdays 10 – 10.45am (14 months – 5 years)
The Ark, Main Road, Ryton, NE40 3UG
Saturdays 10 – 11.30am (age 3 – 6)
Ryton Community Centre, Ryton Village, Ryton. NE40 3QP
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07419 141 234

A fun, imaginative environment which uses drama, dance and more to help your children’s confidence flourish.

From £5. Tues: drop-in, Sat: bookable.
Free tasters for evening & weekend classes.

Family Bugs (Music Bugs Middlesbrough & Durham)

Tuesdays 9.45am
Term time only, from 13th Jan

Birtley Boxing Gym, 12 Beaconsfield Terrace, DH3 1DN
Tel: 07946 161 415

There’s a real family feel to these classes as siblings, grandparents, childminders and friends come together to sing and share the music making experience. A wide range of sensory props and activities keeps everyone engaged.

£60 for 12 weeks. Booking required (£5 trail session available).
Mixed ages.

Family Bugs (Music Bugs Newcastle Gateshead)

Tuesdays 10.15am
St Helen’s Church, Bell Vue Bank, Low Fell, NE9 6BQ
Thursdays 9.40am & 10.30am
Heron House Scout Hut, Park Drive, Whickham, NE16 4SP
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07414 906 834

There’s a real family feel to these classes as siblings, grandparents, childminders and friends come together to sing and share the music making experience. A wide range of sensory props and activities keeps everyone engaged.

£5 (£2.50 siblings or free under 1s). Termly booking required.
Mixed ages.

Family Session (ARTventurers Newcastle and Gateshead)

Wednesdays 10.15 – 11.15am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

St Mary’s Centre, Church Chare, Whickham, NE16 4SH
Tel: 07768 373006

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

£30 for 5 weeks. Booking required (single sessions also available).
6 months – 5 years.

Football (Little Kickers)

Tuesdays
9.30 – 10.15am
(Little Kicks)
10.20 – 11.05am (Junior Kickers)
Wrekenton Methodist Church, Springwell Avenue, Gateshead, NE9 7JL

Fridays
4 – 4.45pm
(Mighty Kickers)
4.45 – 5.30pm (Mega Kickers)
Barley Mow Community Centre, Bedford Avenue, Birtley, DH3 2AJ

Saturdays
9 – 9.45am
(Little Kicks)
10 – 10.45am (Little Kicks)
10.50 – 11.35am (Junior Kickers)
11.45am – 12.30pm (Mighty Kickers)
Emmanuel College, Consett Road, Gateshead, NE11 0AN

Sundays
10 – 10.45 am (Junior Kickers)
10.50 – 11.35am (Mega Kickers)
11.45am – 12.30pm (Mighty Kickers)
Whickham School, Burnthouse Lane, Gateshead, NE16 5AR

Sundays
9 – 9.45am
(Little Kicks)
10 – 10.45am (Little Kicks & Junior Kickers)
10.50 – 11.35am (Junior Kickers & Mighty Kickers)
10.50 – 11.35am (Mighty Kickers)
11.45am – 12.30pm (Mega Kickers)
Kingsmeadow School, Market Lane, Dunston, NE11 9NX
All year round 

Tel: 0191 406 6224

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.

£23.99 per month (plus £20 registration fee, inc shirt & shorts).
Booking required, may be a waiting list.
Little Kicks: 1 ½ years to 2 ½ years.
Junior Kickers: 2 ½ to 3 ½ years.
Mighty Kickers: 3½ years to 5th birthday.
Mega Kickers: 5 years to 7th birthday.

 

Football – Soccer Tots (Rutherford AFC)

Thursdays: 5 – 6pm

Farnacres, Beggarswood Park, Coach Road, Lobley Hill, NE11 0HH
Tel: 07902 628 616

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.

Ages 4 – 6 years.

Football – Tots Training (Felling Magpies FC)

Contact club for training times & fees.

Wardley Park, Manor Gardens, Gateshead, NE10 8TD
Tel: 07717 497 258

Tots training starts from the age of 4 is mixed training and welcomes both boys and girls. The aim is to give children confidence with a football, team work and to produce future Felling under 7 teams.

Football (Winlaton Juniors FC)

Contact club for training times & fees.

West Lane, Winlaton, NE21 6PH

Football sessions for ages 4 – 5.

Forest Adventurers Preschool (Forest Adventurers)

Fridays 10.45am – 12pm
Term time only, from 2nd March
No sessions during winter months Dec-Feb

Ryton Federation, Main Road, Ryton, NE40 3AF
Tel: 07711 461 409

Outdoor fun including snacks and drinks, outdoor crafts, lots of opportunities to explore and tonnes of free play with new friends.

£10 (£6 siblings 14+ months). Booking essential.
Discount for block booking.

Forest School (Conkers Life)

Wednesdays 9.45 – 11.45am
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30pm
Term time only, from 24th Feb

The Hagg, Lintzford Road, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, NE39 1ND
Tel: 07836 323 022

A creative, warm and loving space for families to be with their children from an early age, with Steiner Inspired Parent and Child groups. Take part in a craft, learn new nature skills, share a healthy snack and warm drink and more.

All ages welcome, sibling discounts available.

Forest School Pre-School (Stomping Grounds)

Mondays 10.30am – 12pm
Term time only, from 2nd March

Dukes Hagg Wood, Moor Road, Prudhoe, NE42 5PA
Tel: 07950 118 816

Activities include songs, stories, campfire, cooking, exploration, adventure, mud, water, swings, hammocks and nature crafts. Meet like-minded parents and carers.

£40 for 5 weeks (sibling & baby discounts available).
Booking required, may be waiting list.
0 – 5 years.

Freestyle Disco (Dance Eclipse)

Wednesdays 5 – 7pm
Term time only

Winlaton Mill Village Hall, May Avenue, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon, NE21 6SF
Tel: 07925 851011

Every child is more then welcome to come and enjoy the amazing style of freestyle disco.

All ages.

Freestyle & Gymnastics (Elite Dance)

Tuesdays 6 – 7pm
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 6RZ
Tel: 07709 859773

Beginners Freestyle & Gymnastics class. Dance for fun or become part of the competition team competing all over the country. End of year shows so the children can show off their talents to family and friends.

First class is free.
Ages 3+.

Gymnastics – Beginners (Northern Hope Centre)

Mondays – Fridays, 4 – 5pm
Sundays, 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Northern Hope Centre Limited, 78 Imex Business Centre, Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1QT
Tel: 0191 338 9865

Northern Heroes beginners sessions, with an emphasis on agility, balance and strength and the basics of gymnastics. Regular awards are available, including star of the week and the British Gymnastics progressive proficiency award scheme.

£45 per half term (membership fees also apply from 2nd term).
Pre-school to teens.

Gymnastics – Parent & Child (GO Gateshead)

Mondays 10 – 11am
Saturdays 9 – 10am

Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA
Tel: 0191 433 5733

A parent & child class teaching core physical skills and life skills with a focus on the four F’s: Fun, Fitness, Friendship and FUNdementals. From toddler age (with the help of parents), young gymnasts are taught physical, emotional, educational, creative and social skills.

£48.50 for 10 weeks (with GO Gateshead card).
18 months – four years.

 

Gymnastics – Pre-school (Northern Hope Centre)

Wednesdays 2 – 2.45pm
Fridays 10.30 – 11.15am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Northern Hope Centre Limited, 78 Imex Business Centre, Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1QT
Tel: 0191 338 9865

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, then juice, biscuits and tea/coffee.

£5 per child, drop in.
Under 5 years.

Gymnastics – Under 7’s (GoGatehead)

Tuesdays: 4 – 5pm
Saturdays: 10 – 11am  &  11am – 12pm

Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA
Tel: 0191 433 5733

Develop core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and coordination in a fun, pulse-raising fashion. Working through eight levels of attainment (with awards), kids become proficient in a number of disciplines, building confidence and forming lasting friendships.

£48.50 for 10 weeks (with GO Gateshead card).
4 – 7 years.

Happy House (Hartbeeps)

Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.10am
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Wednesday 10.15 – 10.55am

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Rd, NE8 4JB
Wednesdays 12.30 – 1.10pm
Pineapple and Bears, Spa Well Road, Noel Avenue, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon, NE21 6RU
Thursdays 9.30 – 10.10am
Andrews Church Hall, Lamesley, Gateshead NE11 0EU
Thursdays 10.30 – 11.10am
& Fridays 2.30 – 3.10pm
The Nest Café, 417-419 Durham Rd, Low Fell, NE9 5AN
Fridays 9.30 – 10.10am
Whickham Community Centre, Front St, Whickham, NE16 4JL
All term-time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07794 363 780

Our fun-filled, highly interactive toddler class, with music, drama, creative play, dance and movement all set to a soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids songs and familiar lullabies.

£30-£35 for 6-7 weeks (booking required, may be waiting list).
Walking babies to pre-school.

Infant Sign (1st Sensations)

Mondays 11 – 11.45am
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Mondays 2 – 2.45pm
Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Blaydon, NE21 5EZ
Term-time only, from 24th Feb

Encourage early communication in children and reduce frustrations through the introduction of everyday signs in fun ways. Rhymes and songs along with the use of puppets, toys and bubbles.

£24 for 6 weeks. Booking required.
Birth to preschool children

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

Mondays 10 – 10.45am
Tuesdays 1.45 – 2.30pm
Fridays 9.45 – 10.30am
Term-time only, from 24th Feb

Birtley Children’s Centre, Pembroke Avenue, Gateshead, DH3 2DJ
Tel: 07968 620 247

Fun class for walkers and parents/carers, lots of fun through singing, dance and play.

£24 for 6 weeks. Booking required.
Walking – 4 years old.

Little Movers (Little Movers Gateshead Central & East)

Mondays 1.45 – 2.30pm
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Tuesdays 9.45 – 10.30am
Leam Lane Children’s Centre, Cotemede, Leam Lane, NE10 8QH
Thursdays 10.30 – 11.15am
The Elgin Centre, Elgin Road, NE9 5PA

Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 07984 617 162

Fun class for walkers and parents/carers, lots of fun through singing, dance and play.

£24 for 6 weeks (50% sibling discount). Booking required, may be waiting list.
Walking – 4 years old.

Messy Play & Mark Making (Little Learners Gateshead East)

Mondays 1 – 2pm
The Nest, 417-419 Durham Rd, Low Fell, NE9 5AN
Alternate Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.30am & 1 – 2pm
BALTIC, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Thursdays 1 – 2pm **NEW venue from 9th March**
Deckham Children’s Centre, Elgin Road, Gateshead, NE9 5PA
All year round, Feb term: 10th Feb, March term: 9th March

Tel: 07833 222 219

Join us for our hugely popular messy mark making class. We learn through messy play, paint, play dough and more.

£25 – 32.50 for 5 week term (£5 – £7 for trial session).
£14 for 2 sessions at BALTIC. Booking required.
Five months – five years old.

Messy Play & Mark Making (Little Learners Gateshead West)

Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Blaydon Youth Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE21 5QE
Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30am
Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace, NE11 9EB
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Join us for our award-winning messy play & mark making class and let your child make their mark in paint, gloop, sand, play dough and much more.

£30 for 5 weeks (£6.50 for 1 trial session). Booking required.
Five months – five years old.

Mini Meerkats (Gateshead Libraries)

Pelaw Library: Tuesdays 11.15 – 11.45am
Leam Lane Library: Thursdays 10 – 10.30am
Crawcrook Library: Thursdays 2.15 – 2.45pm
Birtley Library: Fridays 10.30 – 11 am
All year round, exc bank holidays

Tel: 0191 433 8420

Stories, rhymes, activities and crafts.

£1 per child, drop-in.
Under 5’s.

 

Mini M+Ms (The Baby Hub)

Mondays 10am
Pineapple and Bears, Spa well Road, Blaydon, NE21 6RT
Thursdays 10am
& Fridays 9.45am
Oak Tree Hub, 3 Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4TX
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 0191 447 2050

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!

£30 for 6 weeks (sibling discounts). Booking required, may be waiting list.
Crawling – 3 years.

Mini Musicians (Sage Gateshead)

Monday: 9.45am, 11am & 1pm
Tues, Fri & Sat: 9.45am & 11am
Wednesday: 9.45am
Thursday: 1pm & 2.15pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Tel: 0191 443 4666

Weekly 1 hour family music making sessions with fantastic and friendly live musicians. Sing, dance and play, learning the foundations of music whilst making new friends.

£3.50 per person (discounts for siblings/full/half term bookings).
Booking recommended. 0-4 years.

Music and Movement (1st Sensations)

Tuesdays 1.15 – 2pm
Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Chowdene, NE9 7TU
Wednesdays 10 – 10.45pm
Tyne View Children’s Centre, Rose Street, Teams, NE8 2LS
Wednesdays 2 – 2.45pm
Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
Term-time only, from 24th Feb

Music and movement from birth to preschool supports language, physical and social and emotional development through song and rhymes and resources. Comfy clothes are ideal for this session.

£18 for 6 weeks. Booking required.
Babies & infants all ages.

Music Making (The Soundroom)

Alternate Tuesdays 1.30 – 2.15pm
Term time only

The Soundroom, Cuthbert Street, Teams, NE8 1PH
Tel: 0191 477 1116

Early Years Music Making Programme for pre-school children, offering fun and exciting learning through play opportunities to promote development, support learning and promote well-being.

£1 per child

Outdoor Club (Watergate Cafe)

Tuesdays 10.30am
Term time only, from 2nd March

Limited dates during winter months – check with organiser.

Watergate Forest Park, NE11 0AN

Outdoor activities with a different theme every week.

Free, drop-in.
Under 5 years.

Popsteps (Buzz Dance)

Mon: 4.45 – 5.30pm (Age 7-8)
Thurs: 4.45 – 5.30pm (Age 4-6)
Fri: 4.45 – 5.30pm (Age 4-6)
Sat: 10 – 10.45am (Age 4-6)

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

A fun, fun and furious class for dancers to take part in warm-ups, exercises and travelling movements, and to learn full routines to the latest pop-songs. Dancers can take part in freestyle medal tests with the I.D.T.A.

£15.55 per month.

Popsteps – Preschool (Buzz Dance)

Tuesdays 3.30 – 4 pm

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

Popsteps offers preschool dancers the chance to express themselves through movements and learn to dance to their favourite pop tunes! From age 3 dancers are given the opportunity to take rosette examinations with the I.D.T.A.

£13 per month.
2.5 – 4 years old.

Preschool First Steps (Buzz Dance)

Thursdays & Fridays, 3.30 – 4pm
Saturdays 10.45 – 11.15 am

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

Ballet/Theatre: An introduction to the elements of ballet via character exploration and storytelling. Dancers will improve coordination, balance, flexibility and communication skills. From age 3 dancers are given the opportunity to take rosette examinations with the I.D.T.A

£13 per month.
Ages 2.5 – 4.

Rhymetime (Felling Volunteer Library)

Tuesdays 10am
Term Time only

58 High Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9LT
Tel: 0191 433 6402
Songs and rhymes, everyone is welcome.

Free, drop in.

Rhymetime (Gateshead Libraries)

Wrekenton Hub: Mondays 9.30 – 10am
Leam Lane Library: Mondays 2.30 – 3pm
Blaydon Library: Tuesdays 2 – 2.30pm
Birtley Library: Wednesdays 10 – 10.30am & 11 – 11.30am
Central Library: Fridays 9.30–10am, 10.15 – 10.45am & 11.15 – 11.45am
Crawcrook Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
Pelaw Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
All year round, exc bank holidays

Reading, songs and rhymes.

£1 per child, drop-in (excluding Central, booking required).
Birth – 5 years old

Rugby (Rugby Tots)

Saturdays
9 – 9.30am
(Age 2 – 3.5)
9.30 – 10.15am (Age 3.5 – 5)
10.15 – 11am (Age 5 – 7)
Heworth Grange School, High Lanes, Gateshead, NE10 0PT

Sundays
9 – 9.30am
(Age 2 – 3.5)
9.35 – 10.20am (Age 3.5 – 5)
10.25 – 11.10am (Age 5 – 7)
Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE21 5LT
All term time only, from 24th Feb

Tel: 0345 313 3257

Our fun, structured play sessions take 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.

£7.25 per session (plus £29.99 welcome pack with kit).
Booking required. May be waiting list.

Rugby (Vigor.Rugby)

Mondays 5 – 6pm
All year round

Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 07791 297 569

Little Legs Rugby is a parent and child class with a family run coaching company. Get your child active, improve hand & eye coordination and social skills, with parents taking part in the activities.

From £4 per session (plus £20 annual registration fee).
Booking required.
Ages 2 – 7.

 

Shotokan Karate (Kaizen Karate Club)

Saturdays 9.15 – 9.45am

Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA
Tel: 07800 992 119

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

£2.
3 – 6 years.

Shotokan Karate (Primrose & Pelaw Karate)

Tuesdays 6 – 7pm
Term time only

Hertfordshire House Community Centre, Rothbury Avenue, Pelaw, NE10 0QY
Tel: 07487 668 461

Improve your self confidence. Become more fit. Learn self defence. Meet new friends. Fully insured, licensed and DBS certified instructors with years of martial arts experience.

£4.
Age 4+.

Storytime (Central Library)

Wednesdays 2.15 – 2.45pm
All year round

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8420

Join us for stories and activities.

£1 per child, drop-in.
Under 5 years.

Taekwon-Do Little Tiger Cubs (UKTC)

Thursdays 4.30 – 5.15pm

Heworth Leisure Centre, High Lanes, Heworth, NE10 0PD
Tel: 01786 845060

Taekwon-Do class with the United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Council (UKTC).

Free trial lesson available.
3-5 Years.

Tiny Tasters (Tiny Tasters Newcastle & Gateshead)

Mondays, 9.30 – 10.30am
Whickham Community Centre, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JL
Tuesdays, 9.45 – 10.45am (2+ years)
Tuesdays, 11.15am – 12.15pm (1-2 years)
Pineapple and Bears, Spa well Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 6RT
Term time only from 2nd March

Tel: 07966 876 792

Cooking fun for your little one! Welcome to Tiny Tasters where your little one can make, bake and create as they release their inner chef.

£35.75 for 5 weeks. Booking required (may be waiting list).

Tiny Tasters (Tiny Tasters Tyne Valley)

Tuesdays, 9.30 – 10.15am (under 5s)
Tuesdays, 3.40 – 4.30pm
(approx 3 – 7 years)
Term time only from 2nd March

Oak Tree Hub, 3 Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4TX
Tel: 07738 231 363

Cooking fun for your little one! Welcome to Tiny Tasters where your little one can make, bake and create as they release their inner chef.

£32.50 for 5 weeks. Booking required (may be waiting list).

Toddler & Pre-School Yoga (Kalma Baby North Durham & Gateshead West)

Thursdays 10 – 10.45am (2-4 years)
Thursdays 11 – 11.45am (crawling – 2 years)
Term time only, from 24th Feb

Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road, Gateshead, NE21 5QE
Tel: 07581 359 585

Our sessions make development fun with benefits for young bodies and minds.  Classes are a mixture of yoga, dance and gymnastic elements, with stretches and moves to songs and music. Props are used focusing on balance, coordination and motor skills.

£6 per class, booked termly.

Toddler Yoga (Kalma Baby Gateshead)

Mondays 9.30 – 10.15am
Term time only, from 24th Feb

St Helens Church Hall, Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell, NE9 6BR
Tel: 07590 726707

A relaxed fun environment offering yoga inspired stretches to music, song and rhyme with lots of sensory props. Once sitting unaided the focus is on balance coordination and milestones. Also some stretches for parents and little ones to promote bonding.

£6 per class, booked termly (£6.50 for trial).
Crawling to 3 years.