The start of the year is the perfect time to try out a new class with your little one! We are lucky to have lots of options around here and this blog post highlights 15 baby and toddlers classes to try around Tunbridge Wells, which are featured in our Family Directory too. Now which one/s to choose?
♥ Baby Explorers: Multi-sensory classes where you can explore yours and your baby’s new world together through touch, sound, vision, taste and smell, all in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. Sessions take place on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the New Life Church in Southborough.
♥ Babee Ballet: Boys and girls from 2 years old are encouraged to develop musicality and a love of dance at these unique ballet classes. Technique is taught and developed through themed classes that are all about having fun and learning. Mondays at Hawkenbury United Reformed Church and The Hub or Tuesdays 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. There’s a great selection of classes taking place from Tuesday to Saturday in Tunbridge Wells.
♥ Brittens Music Colourstrings Kindergarten: Bond with your little ones whilst introducing them to music, by singing carefully selected songs, in a structured, multi-sensory and active experience. Classes tailored for babies – up to children in Year 2, on Fridays at Brittens Music in central Tunbridge Wells at various times.
♥ Brickletots Messy Mondays: Creative play sessions for babies aged 6 months to 3 years old at Bricklehurst Manor School. The little ones can squelch, pour, mix, splat and have fun. Sessions are £2 (to cover the cost of materials) on Mondays at 2pm (1 hour / term-time only). Places need to be reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01580 200448.
♥ Brickletots – Sing. Play. Learn: The opportunity to explore both music and French for babies and young children aged between 3 months and 3 years. Half an hour of music incorporating games and action songs, along with props and puppets followed by a 15 minute session of French taught through music, stories and rhymes. Refreshments at the end of the session. Thursdays from 9.30am to 10.15am at Bricklehurst Manor School during term time. Sessions are FREE but places need to be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com / 01580 200448.
♥ Busylizzy: A flexible membership offering fun, friendly pregnancy, baby and postnatal classes (no childcare required) where baby can go along too. As well as fitness, there are classes to develop and entertain baby too, such as Baby Music on Tuesdays from 10-10.30am at St Dunstan’s Hall. With sessions taking place throughout the week, see the timetable HERE.
♥ Cascade Dance: This educational dance company has provided high quality, friendly and creative dance classes to children at The Camden Centre in Tunbridge Wells for over 12 years. Absolute beginners and those with experience, from age 18+ months are welcome on Saturdays to train in contemporary dance.
♥ Diddi Dance: Action packed 45-minute funky pre-school dance classes for boys and girls age 18+ months on Mondays at 9.30am in Langton Green Village Hall, Tuesdays at 10.30am in The Camden Centre and Fridays at 10am at The Hub. Led by a professional dancer, choreographer and ex-Diddi mum, parents are encouraged to join in, and the style of dance changes each half-term, with the help of lots of fun props.
♥ Gymboree Play & Music: Sensory play classes for 0-5 year olds that utilise a unique combination of music, movement, props, imaginative play and custom-designed apparatus to create a fun and magical world. Located in Blue Diamond Garden Centre (formerly Wyevale), membership provides one class per week and unlimited open gym. Open every day except Sundays.
♥ Hartbeeps: Enter the fully interactive, magical world of Hartbeeps with your baby or pre-schooler! With sets, dressing up, music and puppets, watch them learn and develop and have lots and lots of fun at these original classes! Tuesday mornings at St Thomas’ Church, Southborough.
♥ Monkey Music: Entertain and educate babies from 3 months to 4 years, with percussion instruments, colourful props and a progressive curriculum of wonderful songs that captivate children every week. Join them on Mondays and Fridays at The Camden Centre or Wednesdays at Masonic Hall, St Johns Road.
♥ 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.
♥ Tigers Gymnastics: Parent & Toddler sessions run Monday-Friday at the Premier Gymnastics Facility within Jump In, Tonbridge. Suitable for children walking confidently up to school age, these are parent-led structured classes, with a fun warm-up and demonstration of the equipment set-up each week.
♥ Unity Yoga: 4 week Me & Mum! Postnatal & Baby Massage courses run at The Camden Centre in Tunbridge Wells on Wednesdays at 11am. These fun relaxed classes provide wonderful bonding time with baby and a chance to connect with other mums, they include postnatal yoga, baby massage and relaxation.
Look out for our next two blog posts – one focused on kids classes (primary school age) and one on Mummy & Me sessions. Also Check out the My Tunbridge Wells Directory of classes for all ages including playgroups too!