Many of us have really missed the fun, child development and social aspect of pregnancy, baby and toddler classes – I my little girls and I have. So, I am super-excited to provide a round-up of the fabulous variety of baby and toddler classes in Tunbridge Wells which I know have re-opened already, or are opening very soon.
Please check the timings, venue and Covid 19 information carefully with the organisers, as there are some changes post-lockdown. Places are more limited due to social distancing so don’t delay booking.
With regards to playgroups around Tunbridge Wells,we will update this post as soon as we know which ones will be starting back up soon…
Top pregnancy, baby and toddler classes in Tunbridge Wells to to try!
♥ Babee Ballet: These unique dance classes for girls and boys from 2 years old use a hive of inspired themes to encourage and develop musicality and the love of dance. Sessions take place on Monday mornings at The Hub in Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, on Monday afternoons at The Hawkenbury United Reformed Church and on Tuesday mornings at The Rusthall Church Centre.
♥ babyballet®: A fun, award-winning dance programme for pre-school boys and girls from 6 months to 6 years, designed to encourage babies and young children to enjoy the benefits and joys of song and dance. Classes are currently taking place in Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings at St Barnabas Church Hall as well as Friday mornings at Christ Church Saturday mornings at St James’ Church Hall.
♥ Baby Explorers: On Wednesdays or Fridays take your baby aged 0-12 months to the Baby Explorer sessions in Southborough New Life Church. Designed to help baby learn through themed play and fun sensory activities that focus on baby’s fine motor skills, coordination and social interaction, with lots of ideas to take home and try together!
♥ Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense: Watch your baby develop at these interactive classes and enjoy special moments together. Every class provide opportunities for adventure, exploration and physical and cognitive development for children from birth to 5 years. Classes run in Frant Village hall on Mondays and in East Grinstead on Tuesdays between 9.30 am and 4pm. To find out more and book your space, contact Andrea at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
♥ Cascade Dance: Cascade Minis are entertaining, creative dance classes for 3-5 year olds, incorporating dance, yoga, play, singing and props, on a themed adventure, to encourage practical and social skills, and tonnes of creativity! For the Spring / Summer term, one class per week is running on Saturday mornings at Oakley Fitness on Vale Road.
♥ Chantelle Poole School of Dance: Baby Ballet classes for age 2-4 years on Thursday afternoons at St Barnabas Church Hall and Saturday mornings at Showfields Hall. Run by ex-professional and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) fully qualified teacher, Chantelle, following the RAD syllabus for ballet.
♥ Firefly Dance School: Budding ballerinas can start their journey into the world of ballet from as young as walking age, dancing alongside their grown-ups in the Teeny Tiny Ballet classes on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings at New Life Church in Southborough and on Fridays at Skinners Kent Academy. From 2.5 years old ballerinas progress onto Baby Ballet, learning the fundamentals of ballet through the use of props and imagination, at various venues throughout the week in these fun, friendly classes.
♥ Footsteps Academy of Dance: Mummy & Me Ballet dance classes taking place in Speldhurst Village Hall on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 2.40pm. A perfect introduction to dance led by professional and friendly teachers.
♥ Gymboree Play & Music: Back at its fabulous new home in Royal Victoria Place with 6 days a week of super-active developmental classes for babies and children from 0-5 years on the unique Gymboree apparatus. Membership provides one class per week and an open gym session.
♥ Hartbeeps: If you haven’t been to Hartbeeps before, they are original, magical and highly interactive sessions for babies & young children, putting your child at the heart of a marvellous musical adventure. Sessions are taking place at Showfield Hall in Tunbridge Wells on Friday mornings and a Juddians Rugby Club in Tonbridge on Wednesdays. Bookings can be made HERE.
♥ Messy Kids: Fuelling imagination, creativity and exploration through hands on interactive Messy Play. Messy Kids offers indoor messy play sessions taking place in Pembury Village Hall (though they are currently fully booked) as well as Messy Kids Outdoors which is starting on 6th May for the Summer on Thursday mornings in Dunorlan Park!
♥ Monkey Music: Entertain and educate babies from 3 months to 4 years, through structured, social music-making, with percussion instruments, colourful props and a progressive curriculum of over 300 original and traditional songs, musical games and movement. Mondays and Thursdays at The Camden Centre.
♥ Puddle Ducks: These award-winning child-led baby and pre-school swimming classes incorporate rhymes, music and movement, instilling confidence and respect for water. The classes are held 6 days per week at various warm pool venues in and around Tunbridge Wells.
♥ Ready Steady Sport: Toby is running his popular multi-sports coaching programme in and around Tunbridge Wells for 2.5 – 7 year olds. It’s an engaging introduction to 7 different sports in small classes with lots of fun ways to improve co-ordination, balance, self-confidence and ball skills! Sessions are running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays.
♥ The Dance Studio: Dance classes for children age 2+ years running on Friday afternoons at Toc H Hall in Tunbridge Wells. Blossoming little dancers will enjoy ballet, tap, modern, singing and musical instruments, under the experienced eye of Principal Marianne Amos.
♥ Tigers Gymnastics: Pre-school beginners gymnastics classes and Pre-school advanced classes with Tigers Gymnastics. Plus daily Parent & Toddler classes as well as a full range of High Performance Acrobatic and recreational classes from school age. Taking place at various times each day (Monday to Friday) at their new venue in Chapman Way, Tunbridge Wells.
♥ Tiger Stripes Birth & Baby: Tiger Stripes Birth & Baby have a range of antenatal education class options and gentle baby classes. Visit the Tiger Stripes website to find out more about the range of antenatal sessions (taking place on various days/dates) as well as The Cub Hub Baby Classes on Thursday afternoons at St James Church Hall and Friday mornings at St Philips Church Hall.
♥ Tunny Tots: Run by the Tunny Hunnies, a ladies only fitness group, based in children’s parks around Tunbridge Wells, Tunny Tots is a weekly sports class designed for toddlers. Encouraging movement, balance, coordination and socialisation, these 45 minute sessions take place on Hawkenbury’s Astro Turf on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am and Thursday mornings at 10.30am.
♥ Unity Yoga Bumps & Babies: 6 week Me & Mum! Postnatal Yoga & Baby Bonding courses at The Kingdom in Penshurst on Thursday and Friday mornings. A super relaxed and fun way to get back in to exercise with babies aged from 6 weeks to crawling.
We hope you found this guide to baby and toddler classes in Tunbridge Wells useful! To see a full breakdown of the classes and playgroups in Tunbridge Wells day by day, have a look at out Family Directory: