4's and Under Climbing at Clip 'n Climb Derby

Dates and Times: Tues, Wed and Thu. 11.45am arrival

Location: Unit 12 Kingsway Park Close, Mackworth, Derby DE22 3FP

Suitable for: ages 4 and under (minimum weight 15kg)

Price: £8

Description: Climb exclusively with children of the same age, tuck into their lunch before continuing with their next fun activity.

Website: clipnclimbderby.co.uk

Arty Splats Messy Play

Days, Times and Locations: 

Monday - Alvaston Methodist Church 11.15am -12 noon

Friday - Mickleover Memorial Hall 10am -10.45am and 11am -11.45am

Suitable for ages: from 6 months - 5 years

Cost: Classes are £6 and we offer a free trial.

Description: Arty Splats sessions encourage children to experiment; explore and discover through a range of themed activities. Each session is carefully planned to offer engaging, lively (and often messy) sessions that will support the child’s development whilst they have lots of sensory fun! 

Website and online booking: www.artysplats.co.uk/derby-south-classes

​Breastfeeding Club in Chaddesden

Times: Thursday 1-2pm

Location: Audrey Drive Children’s Centre, 3 Audrey Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4NP

Suitable for: breastfeeding parents and their children

Price: Free

Description: Breastfeeding club is a small friendly club that provides advice to pregnant women and breastfeeding families.The club runs every Thursday and a member of the Health Visiting Team and Infant Feeding Team is on hand to offer specialist support and advice

​Daisy Baby® Wrigglers

Days and Times: Thursdays 10am -11am

Locations: Ockbrook Parish Hall, Church St, Ockbrook, DE72 3SL

Suitable for ages: 4/5 months to crawling

Cost: £40 for 6 week term

Description: Our uniquely integrated class for mum and little one where baby massage, baby yoga and sensory play are delivered alongside rhythm, rhyme and story in a seamless journey of imaginative play. Educational themes are shared which will be relevant to baby’s developmental milestones. Classes progress from our rhythmic and relaxing Tinies on to the colourful and lively Wrigglers. In Daisy Baby Wrigglers classes both mum and baby benefit from wonderful connection through play, positive touch, laughter and movement.

Website: thedaisyfoundation.com/antenatal-classes-in-derbyshire-with-katie-halliwell or www.facebook.com/daisyderbyilkestonborrowash/

​Jabberjacks Baby & Toddler Activity Classes

Day and Time: Thursday 10.00am at Shardlow Friday 9.30am at Ockbrook

Locations: Shardlow Village Hall, The Wharf, Shardlow, Derby DE72 2GH and Royal Oak Function Room, 55 Green Lane, Ockbrook and Borrowash DE72 3SE

Suitable for ages: 1 to 4 years

Cost: £4.50 (Free trial available) Pay as you go or a discounted full term payment rate.

Description: .Jabberjacks classes use puppets, music, rhyme and storytelling to create a learning and fun activity class.

Website: www.jabberjacks.co.uk/south-derbyshire or call 07712 275679

​PregnancyBliss Stretch and Relax Class

Days: Tuesday for 6 weeks

Times: 7.30 - 8.45pm

Location: The Church on Oakwood, 378 Bishops Drive, Derby DE21 2DF

Cost: 45 for the 6 weeks. Booking is required via www.mamababybliss.com


Having a baby is such a special time and pregnancy is when we should be 

celebrating the amazing process of growing a new life and little person
inside of us. But often, because of the busyness and stressfulness of
life, it can be a time of anxiety with little time to focus on looking
after ourselves. Using a combination of yoga-inspired postures,
breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques along with massage and
equipment such as yoga balls, our PregnancyBliss classes are designed to
foster that magical connection with the baby as well as strengthening
the body, relaxing the mind for birth and alleviating some of the
discomforts of pregnancy. Suitable from 12 weeks to full term.

Any queries please contact Rose on 07590397235 or rose.hibberd@mamababybliss.com

​TinyTalk Baby Signing

Days and Times: term time

Location: Derby and Belper

Suitable for Ages: 0-18 months

Price: £6

Description: We teach British Sign language signs to help all babies communicate their needs and be better understood. The classes themselves are singing classes to well known songs with signs alongside along with a sensory section, complimentary hot drinks, choccy biscuits and playtime. 

Website: www.tinytalk.co.uk/beccid

​Toddler Talk

Times: term time

Location: Derby and Belper

Suitable for Ages: walking to 4

Price: £6

Description: Toddler Talk classes are fast paced communication classes to help your little one on their journey to preschool/school. We use parachute, voiles, pom poms, instruments as well as educational games signing and some signing, to help them become confident communicators. 

Website: www.tinytalk.co.uk/beccid

Baby World and Me – Baby development classes

Days, times and locations: 

Mon 10.10am & 11.10am. St Nicholas Church, Allestree, DE22 2PE

Tue 10.10am & 11.10am. Vanessa’s School of Dance, Belper, DE56 1UQ

Suitable for: parents and their babies. Birth to toddle.

Cost: £5 per class booked in termly blocks. You can try us with a £5 trial class.

Description: Our highly rated baby development classes create a special world inclusive of our core values of explore, play and bond. We also sprinkle a healthy dose of fun for good measure. Our small, friendly classes will help boost your baby's cognitive development and stimulate their senses with songs, signing and themed activities. We also keep you energised with free juice and biscuits. Our classes are a brilliant way to get to know other parents and share tips.

More information and online booking: www.babyworldandme.co.uk and keep up to date with our classes on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Babyworldandme

Bellebambino Baby Massage Classes

Locations, days and times: 

  • Monday Belper 1.45- 2.45
    Tuesday Barlborough 1.30- 2.30
    Wednesday Staveley 1.30-2.30 | Darley Abbey 10.00-11.00Derby David Lloyds 1.30-2.30
    Thursday Matlock 1.30-2.30

Suitable for ages:  6 weeks to crawling

Cost: 4 weekly classes and workshops for £20

Description: Our classes and couples workshops are specifically designed & age appropriate for babies from 6 weeks to crawling. Each week our vibrant classes provide techniques supporting you in those early weeks & months of motherhood. Fully accredited techniques supporting sleepless nights, colic, constipation, reflux, silent reflux, teething, bonding, Post natal depression & much more - full courses available 

Website: www.bellebambinobaby.co.uk

Bump to Baby Fitness

Days, Times and Locations:

Monday 10am outdoor at Elvaston Castle

Wednesday 10am indoor at Elvaston Village Hall

Wednesday 1.30pm at Elvaston Castle

Suitable for: All mothers and babies. Toddlers/ young children welcome too

Price: £4, first one free

Description: Bump to Baby Fitness is a fun and friendly exercise class for mums to get fit, make friends and have fun! Suitable for all abilities

Website: www.facebook.com/BumptoBabyFit

Bumps to Babies Coffee Morning

Days and Times: Thursdays 10am - 12pm DROP IN

Location: Derwent Stepping Stones, St Mark's Road, Chaddesden Derby DE21 6AH

Cost: FREE!

Suitable for: Parents to be or new parents

Description: Whether you have a bump or a baby, your days been bright or blue, join our friendly volunteers from Derby Community Parent Programme for a cuppa and a chat.

More information: Call 01332 888091 or visit: www.facebook.com/DERBYCPP

Chilled Beans - Baby and Toddler Massage and Yoga

Day and time: Fridays 

  • Toddler Yoga at 10am
  • Mum and baby yoga 11:30
  • Baby Massage  1pm

Location: Breaston Scout Hut, Blind Lane, Derby DE72 3EA

Cost: Prices vary

Suitable for: Suitable for parents and their babies and toddlers.

Description: Baby Massage and Yoga, Pregnancy and Toddler Yoga classes

More information: www.chilledbeans.com

Cinebabies at QUAD

Days: Thursdays 

Location: QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for: Screenings for parents/carers with babies under 12 months old

Cost: Cinema tickets for adults are £7.00 or £6.00 concessions, tickets for babies are free.

More infowww.derbyquad.co.uk

Cradle Club

Days, times and locations: 

Cost: FREE!

Suitable for: They are for babies up to the age of 2 years, their parents or carers.

Description: Cradle Clubs are free weekly sessions for parents and carers with babies to meet socially and have fun with their little ones. They offer a time to play, have fun, share stories, sing and laugh together. Staff will also provide the opportunity to hear and take part in stories, music, songs and rhymes.

More information: For further details, to see if a place is available or to be put on the waiting list, please contact the appropriate library or email childrens.services@derby.gov.uk or visit www.inderby.org.uk/cradleclubs

Daisy Baby® Tinies

Days and Times: Thursdays 11.30am - 12.30pm

Locations: Ockbrook Parish Hall, Church St, Ockbrook, DE72 3SL

Suitable for ages: 6 weeks to 4/5 months

Cost: £40 for 6 week term

Description: Suitable from 6 weeks to 4/5 months (and then they’re ready for Wrigglers!🙌🏻🎉) Our rhythmic and relaxing integrated classes for mum and baby include: - baby massage 💆🏻♀️ - baby yoga 🧘♀️ - baby reflexology 🙌🏻 - calming techniques 🙏🏻 alongside educational themes.

Website or social media page: thedaisyfoundation.com/antenatal-classes-in-derbyshire-with-katie-halliwell or facebook.com/daisyderbyilkestonborrowash

Derbyshire Toy Library Stay and Play Sessions

Locations, Days, and Times: 9.30am - 11.30am unless stated otherwise

  • Mondays - Crich - Glebe Field Centre DE4 5EU
  • Tuesdays - Wirksworth - Infant School DE4 4GZ 
  • Wednesdays - Belper - Community Hall DE56 1AB
  • Thursdays - New Mills - Play New Mills, St George's C of E School SK22 4NP
  • Thursdays - Kilburn - Village Hall DE56 0LU 9.15am - 11.15am
  • Thursdays - Belper - Brooksite Bungalow DE56 1RZ 1-3pm
  • Fridays - Matlock - Castle View Primary School DE4 3DS 9.15am -11.15am

Cost: £3 per family for up to three children Lifetime membership £10

Suitable for: Babies, toddlers and pre schoolers and their grown ups.

Description: Sessions run by our experienced play workers: come play with a broad range of toys, enjoy craft with our Early Years student, socialise over snack time, let someone else remind you of the words to nursery rhymes at song time; all with that crucial tea/coffee in hand for parents/carers. With fantastic outdoor space, particularity at Brooksite Bungalow, continue to enjoy STAY AND PLAY, as the weather hots up. (Please note Crich does not have outdoor space).

More information: www.derbyshiretoylibraries.org

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Inflatable Fun Sessions at Go! Active @ The Arc

Days and times: Term Time Saturdays 9.30am - 10.15am and 10.15am - 11am

Location: Go! Active, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4JY

Cost: £2.50 for 45 mins or £4 for 1.5 hours

Suitable for ages: 2 - 5 year olds and their grown ups

Description: Our large inflatables will give your child the exercise they need whilst having loads of fun.

More info: www.goactive.org.uk To find out more about Super Tots or to book onto a session please telephone 01246 242364 or email.

Listen Love Learn at QUAD

Days and Times: Tuesdays 12pm - 3pm

Location: QUAD Participation Space, QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Cost: £1 per adult

Suitable for: Families with children under 5

Description: Listen Love Learn is a weekly creative programme for families with children under 5 years. It aims to enhance the participant’s confidence, support social inclusion and promote positive health and wellbeing, whilst engaging all participants in fun, creative and stimulating activities. The sessions are very informal and set in a relaxed environment.

More information: www.derbyquad.co.uk

Little Moo Mondays at Bluebells

Day: Mondays during term time (not bank holidays) 

Location: Bluebells Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Description: Half price entry or members recieve a FREE hot drink with every cake or ice cream purchased

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/events

Little O Toddler Trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping

Times: Daily 10am

Location: Soccerdome Derby, Derwent Parade, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8BW

Suitable for ages: 5 and under and an adult to supervise them

Cost: £4 

Description: A TODDLER’S PARADISE! This is your toddler’s time to experience everything the big kids love about Freejumping. Your little one can get their first experience of trampolining on our interconnected Freejump zones, frolic in the foam pit, or even take a gentle jump into the airbag.

Website and online booking: oxygenfreejumping.co.uk/activities/little-os/

Contact: 0203 846 1386 cst@oxygenfreejumping.co.uk

Mini Dribblers at Go! Active @ The Arc

Days and times: Term Time on Monday's 9.30-10.15am (18 months - 2.5 years) and 10.30-11.15am (2.5 - 5 years).

Location: Go! Active, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4JY

Cost: The first session is FREE then £3 thereafter

Suitable for ages: 18months  - 5 year olds and their grown ups

Description: Football based session for girls and boys. Your first session is free, then £3 thereafter. Just turn up and play. Last session before school holidays is 17 July 2017.

More info: www.goactive.org.uk To find out more about Super Tots or to book onto a session please telephone 01246 242364 or email.

Mini Makers Messy Play

Days, Times and Location: TBC

Suitable for: Babies and toddlers under 6 years old

Price: £18 for 3 Saturday sessions (£12 for siblings)

Description: Messy play sessions! Activities include painting, malleable activities, colouring, sensory & messy play plus much more. Each session is themed to different genres, bringing together education and creativity.

Website: www.minimakersderby.co.uk

Mini Movers at Go! Active @ The Arc

Days and times: Term Time on Thursday's 9.15-10am

Location: Go! Active, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4JY

Cost: The first session is FREE then £3 thereafter

Suitable for ages: 18months - 4 year olds and their grown ups

Description: We will support your child with developing their skills including agility, balance and coordination and help them work their way through physical activity milestones for their age. Just turn up and play.

More info: www.goactive.org.uk To find out more about Super Tots or to book onto a session please telephone 01246 242364 or email.

Mother and Baby Spanish Class

Day and time: Every Friday 10.30am

Location: The Sensory Room at The Hub at Gladstone Buildings, Clay Cross S45 9JN

Suitable for ages: All

Cost: £7 Booking essential - limited spaces message Emmaline on 07736574349 or via facebook page (link below)

Description: Mother and Baby Spanish class. Lots of singing and rhymes to practice at home with your little ones. All caregivers welcome. Brothers and sisters welcome too. The more the merrier.

More information: www.facebook.com/LearningLanguageWithLily

Parent and Baby Morning at The Posthouse

Day and time: Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

Location: The Posthouse, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1DD

Cost: Free entry

Suitable for: Suitable for parents and their babies and toddlers.

Description: We dedicate Wednesday mornings to Mums and Dads to be and toddlers at The Post House. Meet with new parents and have a good old chin wag about the highs and lows of being a parent. Toys and play area provided.

More information: facebook.com/theposthousederby


Puddle Ducks Derbyshire

Locations: Alfreton, Allestree, Ashbourne, Castle Donington, Burton on Trent, Derby, Etwall, Littleover, Wirksworth, Uttoxeter, Hinckley & Ibstock.

Ages: 0 - 10 years

Price: £11.50 to £12 per half hour session

Website: www.puddleducks.com/derbyshire

Email: Derbyshire@puddleducks.com

Number: 01332 605729

Rhymetimes for babies and toddlers - Derby City Council

Days, times and locations:

Allenton Library: Wednesdays 10.30am to 11am
Allestree Library: Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3pm and Thursdays 2.30pm to 3pm
Alvaston Library: Tuesdays 11am to 11.30am
Blagreaves Library: Mondays 11am to 11.30am and Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3pm
The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park Tuesdays 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Chellaston Library: Fridays 2pm to 2.30pm
Derwent Community Library: Thursdays 10.30am to 11am
Mackworth Library: Mondays 11am to 11.30am
Mickleover Library: Tuesdays 11am to 11.30am and Fridays 11am to 11.30am
Riverside Library: Mondays 10.30am to 11am and Saturdays 10:30am to 11am

Springwood Library: Thursdays 2.30pm to 3pm

Cost: FREE!

Suitable for: babies and toddlers aged up to 3 years with their parents and carers.

Description: Rhymetimes are free, half hour sessions of music and rhymes. Rhymes and songs are a great way of helping your child acquire good language skills and can really help with their future learning.

More information: www.inderby.org.uk

Roots Shoots and Welly Boots

Days, times and locations:

Mondays: Ticknall Village Hall 9.45am-10.45am, 11am-12noon

Tuesdays: Eventide Community Hall, Stanley Common 9.45am-10.45am

Thursdays: Hilton Village Hall, 9.45am-10.45am

Fridays: St Nicholas' Church Hall, Allestree 9.45am-10.45am and Risley Memorial Hall 9.45am-10.45am 

Make and Take sessions: Tuesdays at Swarkestone Nursery

Cost: £30 per 6 week block (first session free!)

Suitable for: babies, toddlers and their grown ups

Description: Roots, Shoots & Welly Boots sessions are designed to get your child outdoors from an early age. We offer a variety of engaging gardening & nature activities which capture the imagination of your child.

More information: www.rootsshootsandwellyboots.com

Sign Stars Academy

Days and times: Mondays 10am - 11am Chellaston Community, Barley Croft, DE73 6TU

Tuesdays 10am - 11am Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High St, DE73 8GJ
Wednesdays 10am - 11am Castle Donington Spital Park Pavilion, The Spital, DE74 2NQ
Price: Classes are £6.50 each, when pre-booking the full 10 week course, one is free, making it £5.85 per week. Can pre-book 5 or 10 weeks and pay via cash, card, PayPal or bank transfer.
Classes suitable for: babies from 0-18m (toddler sessions coming soon!).
Description: Sign Stars Academy can help you communicate with your baby or toddler via the medium of British Sign Language and strengthen the unique bond you already share.
Our classes are full of fun with signing songs, games and sensory play to aid learning. Join our experienced tutors and many Sign Stars mascots, toys and props to stimulate senses and make learning fun. Meet new people and make friends at Sign Stars Academy, use the wind down time at each session to play and chat, with free refreshments. To learn more, find a class near you or book a place, please message us or visit our website or Facebook pages:

The ALL NEW Sticky Fingers Pre-School Cookery Club

Locations, Days and Times: Tuesdays.1.30pm - 3pm. Chellaston Scout Hut Pit Close Lane, Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TH

Cost: Come and join us for your FREE first session (normal charge £9 per session for 4 week block)

Suitable for: pre-school children and their grown up

Description: We are looking to set up a new pre-school Mums and Tots cookery session. Join us for mixing and baking cakes and savouries to take home. Learn about ingredients through stories and games

We also do cookery parties! Find out more in the link below.

Website: www.stickyfingerscookeryparties.co.uk

Tots Make and Do at Derby Museums

Days: Fridays 10-11.30am

Location: Derby Museums, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for: 2-5 year olds and their grown ups

Cost: FREE!

Description: Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds and their grown ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


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