Thursday

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Please contact groups prior to visiting to ensure they are running on this day.

THURSDAY MORNING

Stay & Play: Torwood Lodge Nursery
A group for 0-5s and their parents/carers. The fun weekly sessions make use of Torwood Lodge Nursery’s wonderful indoor and outdoor space and offers some great toys and activities including dressing-up costumes, farmyard animal toys, books, a role-play kitchen and more.

From now until Christmas sessions will focus on Christmas decorations and Christmas arts and crafts for those older children who are interested.

  • Thursdays 9.30 – 11am, term-time only
  • Entry £2, includes drink and snack for parent/carer and child
  • Torwood Lodge Nursery, 27 – 29 Durdham Park, Redland BS6 6SE
  • More details

Sing and Sign: Horfield Methodist Church
Developed with the help of speech and language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is the original British baby signing programme.

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy and fun and over the course your baby will learn around 150 signs. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

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  • 9.45am Stage 2 (16-24 mths), 10.45am Stage one (6-15 mths), 11.45am Stage one (6-15 mths – waiting list), 1pm Stage 2 (16-24mths)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Email katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk 

Gymboree Play & Music: Westbury-on-Trym
Gymboree offers fun, engaging, age appropriate classes for children from birth to 5 years. Sessions use music, song, dance and imaginative play to create a wonderful learning experience for all little ones.

As well as your weekly class booking, membership includes access to daily free play sessions and unlimited make-ups policy if you miss a class.

First class is free.

  • 0 – 6 mths: 12.30pm
  • 16 – 22 mths: 10.30am
  • 22 – 28 mths: 9.30am
  • 28 mths +: 2.30pm
  • Venue: Gymboree, 38 Eastfield, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 4BE
  • Contact: 0117 329 0670 / bristol@gymboree-uk.com
  • More details

Tiny Talk: KudaCan Play Café

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Tiny Talk baby classes are suitable from birth – 4 years and run in term-time.

You and your baby will learn a weekly theme of useful signs related to words about the family, playing at home, going to the park bedtime, meal times and more, plus sing, sign, bounce and giggle as you join in with action songs and nursery rhymes and develop skills such as listening and visual tracking, build on fine motor skills and vocal skills through a range of sensory activities.

Babies will also play instruments to accompany songs, experience bright and beautiful sensory toys such as voile scarves, tactile shapes, flashing balls, stretchy Lycra, bubbles, mirrors and enjoy stunning quality music.

The classes are a great way to make friends and recharge your batteries (with refreshments for you) while your little one enjoys some playtime.

Muller Tots Playgroup: Horfield United Reformed Church
Drop-in playgroup. Short waiting list currently in place.

Bart’s Babes: St Bartholomew’s Church
Drop-in playgroup for 0 – 3s.

Story Time at Henleaze Library
Stories, songs and crafts for young children.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Tiny Talk 

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Tiny Talk baby classes are suitable from birth up to 18 months/2 years and run in term-time. You and your baby will:

– Learn a weekly theme of useful signs related to words about the family, playing at home, going to the park bedtime, meal times more

– Sing, sign bounce and giggle as you join in with action songs and nursery rhymes

– Develop skills such as listening and visual tracking, build on fine motor skills and vocal skills through a range of sensory activities

– Play instruments to accompany the songs

– Experience bright and beautiful sensory toys such as voile scarves, tactile shapes, flashing balls, stretchy Lycra, bubbles, mirrors and stunning quality music

– Enjoy social time to make friends, recharge your batteries (with refreshments for you) while your little one enjoys some playtime.

Preschool Gymnastics: Bristol School of Gymnastics
Gymnastics classes suitable for children aged over 3 which are designed to give a wide physical education. There are a maximum of 15 children in a class with 3 coaches. Children stay on their own – parents are able to watch the the last session of each course.

The classes are based on themes. There is a group activity at the start, then the children are split into 3 groups to work on the apparatus. They then have time to play and finish with a song.

Children are all provided with a drink and biscuit before they go home.

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My Wild Child: Horfield Common
Free weekly wild play sessions for 2 – 4 year olds and their parents/carers which takes place in term-time. Mini beast hunts, songs, stories, mud painting, take-home nature crafts and wild stories and songs.

The drop-in sessions teach children about nature and introduce them to a different way of interacting with their local park; all with the aim of  inspiring them to do something for nature from a young age.

Dress warmly with suitable footwear and bring a blanket to sit – sessions take place rain or shine!

  • 1 – 2.30pm
  • Free
  • Horfield Common, St Leonard’s Rd, Bristol BS7 8SH
  • More details

Baby Club: Cairns Road Baptist Church
A drop-in group for all bumps, babies, crawlers and cruisers. Come along to enjoy some sensory play with your little one, plus drinks, cake and a chance to chat and exchange ideas with other parents. Regular themed sessions.

  • 1 – 2.45pm
  • £3 per session
  • Cairns Road Baptist Church, Cairns Road, Westbury Park

Baby Bounce & Rhyme at Henleaze Library
Drop-in music session for babies.

  • 2 -2.30pm (term-time only)
  • Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
  • FREE entry
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