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Issue 48

Autumn/Winter 2019

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October Half Term Halloween & Christmas!

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Family fun in your area from October to December

Lots on Weekly Find your nearest toddler groups & under 5’s classes


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Welcome to Issue 48... Autumn is in the air and we are already planning for Christmas. Time is flying by, and, as promised, we’ve found you all the local festive fun to fill your diaries with! But before that we have Autumn, Half Term and Halloween - which seems to get bigger and better each year! See ‘Lots on Local’ for places where you can pick your perfect pumpkin! We have several new advertisers in this issue so please do check the ‘Lots on Weekly’ pages to find out what new classes are on near you! We’re also thrilled to tell you about Titchy Town in Chellaston; an indoor play village especially designed for children up to the age of 8. With 6 different play zones, children can freely explore and let their imaginations run wild. You can participate with them or can watch from their coffee shop - brilliant! See their advert on page 25 for more information and session times. If you’re struggling to know what to ask Santa for this Christmas why not ask for a Little Starts gift card? These are for parents-to-be, new parents, babies and young children to use at fun activities and classes to make precious memories at, instead of more clothes and toys that might be wasted - what a great idea! (see page 22). The next issue will be out in January when we will bring you as many ideas as possible for things to do in the winter months and Feb Half Term. Until then, Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas! Laura Trethowan, Editor, Lots for Tots Derby

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Lots on Local... October Throughout October

Thu 10th October 10am and 1.30pm

Jumping Clay Story Time

Emmanuel School Open Day

Unit D, Markeaton Park Craft Village Story Sessions, week commencing: 7 Oct - Paw Patrol 14 Oct - Tiddler 21 Oct - Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes 28 Oct - Room on the Broom Please see advert on page 28 for days & times Open all week and all ages welcome.

43 Kedleston Road, DE22 1FP Emmanuel School would like to invite you and your family to their Open Day. Come along and find out about their unique and successful primary school with free nursery places. To book your place on their Open Day please telephone the school’s office on 01332 340505.

Fridays in October 10-11.30am

Tots Make & Do

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand A free weekly session for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups to enjoy crafts, games & stories inspired by the museums collections. 11 Oct - Japan: The Seasons 18 Oct - Things with Wings 25 Oct - Diwali Sat 5th October 1.30-3pm

Steam Tots

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Play, make & learn together amongst the historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths). FREE and suitable for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups! Sat 5th October 10-11am

Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover Come and join the usual music & movement class but on a Saturday. £3.50 per child, under 1s & siblings £1.50. No booking req’d. Contact Shelagh: 07889 962332 Mon 7th - Fri 11th October

Music Time: Harvest Theme

Scarecrows, hedgehogs and leaves! At all classes this week. For more details contact Tracey: 07866 689971 @musictime2000


Sat 12th - Sun 14th October

World of Wizardry Weekend

Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 3EJ Polish up those wands, de-moth those robes, reread your spell books and prepare yourself for an epic journey to the magical world of Harry Potter. There will be over 50 stalls of arts, crafts, toys and delicacies. Sat 12th October 10am-4pm

Mr Pumpkin Opening Weekend

Lime Farm, Morley, DE7 6JU Pumpkintastic family fun with a Witches Kitchen offering delicious locally produced food & drink, fairground rides, bale mountain, bouncy castle, face painting & more! Pick your own perfect pumpkin, 30,000 to choose from, with over 20 different varieties. Free entry & parking. Open on Sat/Sun 12/13 & 19/20 Oct 2019 and Thu 24th Oct until Halloween. Tue 15th & 29th October 10.30-11am

Handling History

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Get up and close to historic objects. Suitable for all and free to attend. Tue 15th October 11am-3pm

Preschool Play Day

Kedleston Hall National Trust Outdoor play session. Crafts, games & stories and dress to get messy! Drop in session. £3 per child. Admission charges to the Park apply.

Lots on Local... October Wed 16th - Sat 19th October

Sat 19th October 11am-4pm

Ilkeston Charter Fair

Fairgrounds of the Past

Spectacular rides, excited children, music and bright lights will all help to celebrate the event’s 767th year in the town.

Erewash Museum, High St, Ilkeston Celebrate the sights and sounds of fairgrounds of yesteryear. FREE event.

19th, 20th & 25th October - 1st November

Sat 19th October 10am, 11.30am & 2pm

Halloween Spooktacular

Circles in the Sand

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton, DE13 9SJ Enjoy a day of hair-raising fun at the farm! Pick a free pumpkin from the patch, join the Wizard Academy and learn how to fly a broomstick, make potions and create your own wand! Hunt the Mummies and the maze and brave the spooky haunted house! 01283 533933

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, DE1 2NF Join a world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways. With no words, and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of world music, Circles in the Sand is an intimate, imaginative and captivating show, providing the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young. At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to delight in the feel of the sand as it trickles between fingers and toes. Tickets from ÂŁ10 (combined adult/child).

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Lots on Local... October Sat 19th - Thu 31st October

Mon 21st - Fri 25th October

Halloween at Bluebell Dairy

Twistin Tots Halloween Themed Classes

Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon Bluebell Dairy invite all those wannabee Witches and Wizards this October for their most magical and FANTASTIC Halloween event yet! Mythical Beasts Farm Trail Set out across the farm and through the Maize field in search of the Mythical Beasts nests and lairs...but be careful what you find out there! Pick a Pumpkin at Bluebells Included in every fully paying child ticket is a FREE pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch! Pick any Pumpkin as big or as small as you like then head over to the Bale Barn to carve your Pumpkin and leave the mess! Professor Salamander & his Travelling Beasts Phantomine Professor Salamander, a Wizard of the highest order, has got himself in all sorts of trouble lately. Or rather, his friends have. When I say friends, I actually mean the Mythical Beasts he keeps in his suitcase...(It’s bigger on the inside). Unfortunately one of his latest discoveries has decided it doesn’t want to get back in the case, it would rather wander around in search of it’s favourite food – Ice Cream! Care of Exotic Beasts Are you brave enough to come face to face with Tarantulas, Scorpions and other giant bugs! Then be sure to join in the creepy crawly sessions and learn all about these weird and wonderful creatures! And don’t forget the HUGE Bouncy Pillow, Go Karts, Indoor Bale Play Barn, Animal Activities and Play Areas!

A week of themed classes at all Tots & Tikes classes with Halloween Songs and props. Dress up in your favourite Halloween fancy dress outfit (parents too!) - there will be a prize for the best outfit at each class. There will be sweet treats for the children too. Classes charged at the usual price. No need to book.

Mon 21st - Fri 25th October

Music Time: Fancy Dress Week Fancy dress & chocolate treats at all classes this week. For more details contact Tracey: 07866 689971 or Facebook @musictime2000

Tue 22nd October 9am-12noon

Long Lane Open Morning

Long Lane Primary, DE6 5BJ All new and prospective parents and children welcome. 5 min drive from Mickleover. Tue 22nd Oct - Sat 2 Nov 10am-4pm

Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Erewash Museum, High St, Ilkeston Double Trouble at the Museum. Can you find Wally? Pick up an activity sheet and get a special sticker if you do! FREE event. Fri 25th - Sat 26th October 10.30-16.30

Pumpkin Trail

Belper Town Centre Follow the trail and collect clues to be in with a chance of winning a prize! There will be spooky goings on in participating independent businesses. Sat 26th October 10am-5pm

Wirksworth Wizarding Day

Witches and wizards of all ages can enjoy a range of magical activities. There will be special Wizarding Express trains from Duffield to Wirksworth, a steam train on the incline branch line to Ravenstor Station for Mount Cook, and the London Routemaster bus will make a return. Out of towners can book a parking space online for the Park & Ride carparks. Find out more at

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Lots on Local... October Sun 26th October 10am-12pm

Mum 2 Mum Market

Derby Arena, Pride Park, DE24 8JB Award winning nearly new sales of babies & children’s goods & equipment. Get everything you need for your little ones. Buy direct from mums/dads at a fraction of the high street price. £2 entry, children FREE.

Sat 26th October 11-3pm

Saturday 26th October 2019 10am-12pm

Derby Arena, Pride Park, DE24 8JB

Sunday 24th November 2019 2-4pm Kirk Hallam Community Academy, Ilkeston, DE7 4HH

Admission £2

Kids free!

Derby Discovery Day

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Follow in the footsteps of Derby’s textile trailblazers with a range of making activities. Free drop in. Sat 26th October 6pm

Ockbrook & Borrowash CC Fireworks Queens Head, DE72 3RN Live music, hog roast & candy floss!

Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out.

Sat 26th October 2-3.30pm

I Have to Leave My House

The Riverside Centre, Pride Park, DE24 8HY Join Mouse on a journey across the world, in this wonderful mish-mash of music, storytelling and dance. This interactive performance will feature new orchestral music and plenty of family favourites to sing and clap along to. The concert will last around 45 minutes and after this you’ll have the chance to take part in musical, movement and artistic activities with Sinfonia Viva’s musicians. Alongside this Rolls-Royce will be offering some amazing activities all linked to environments and the different challenges our planet is currently facing. Plus! every child will also receive a book of the story and be able to download the music recorded by Viva musicians, allowing you to relive this performance again and again. Tickets £6 | £2 Babies under 18 months 8

Lots on Local... October Sat 26th Oct - Sun 3rd Nov 10am-3.30pm

Mon 28th October 10-1pm

Halloween Trail

Kids Nature Craft Workshop

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, DE6 1ST & Staunton Harold, DE73 8DN Join in the spooky fun this October half term. Fancy dress isn’t mandatory but is highly encouraged. The trail packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre reception for £3 each. Once you’ve completed the trail you can collect your prizes, a Halloween crafts activity pack and some trick or treat goodies from the cafe.

St Nicholas’ Church, Allestree, DE22 2PE £10 per child or £15 per family.

Sat 26th October - Sun 3rd November

October Half Term Activities

Queen’s Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre & Derby Arena. Queen’s Leisure Centre’s teaching pool is holding a Little Monsters’ Halloween Splash for under 8s on Wed 30 Oct, with fun activities and spooky inflatables. Springwood Leisure Centre is holding a Halloween disco on Thu 31st Oct where fancy dress is optional but fun is a definite. They also have bouncy castle & soft play sessions for the little ones (0-6yrs); whilst the bigger kids (0-12yrs) can show off their ninja skills and have a go at completing the fun and challenging obstacle course at the Ninja Warrior Circuits. Progressive Sports will also be at Springwood between Mon 28 Oct & Fri 1 Nov with the ‘spook-tacular’ holiday course for 1-5 year olds. Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) are holding a multi-sport activity camp at Derby Arena between Tue 29 and Thu 31 Oct, which gives 4-6 years olds the chance to try out lots of different sports in a safe environment. Sun 27th October 10-3.30pm

Animal Unit ‘Halloween Theme’ Open Day Broomfield Hall Animal Unit & Farm, DE7 6BD Face painting, pumpkins for sale, trick or treat experience, animal enrichment building, halloween craft making, reptile handling, goat & alpaca feeding, meerkat and porcupine feeding & bonfire awareness.

Mon 28th October 10.30-12.30pm

Three Bears Cookery

St Alkmunds Church, Duffield Come along and join in the yummy spooky fun making Monster Cookies at our Halloween themed workshops. You can join us in Halloween Fancy dress if you like too! All the ingredients, aprons, themed craft, recipe card plus our NEW ‘My Bake’ worksheet is included. Along with complimentary tea, coffee for the grown ups and juice for the kids. Suitable for ages 2-13 years. Please note that children under 7 will need a parent or carer present in the workshop. £15 per child. Booking essential or call Ruth on 07973193362. Mon 28th Oct - Fri 1st Nov 11am-3pm

Witchcraft & Wizardry Week

Erewash Museum, High St, Ilkeston Half term halloween fun and games. Magical Monday - Woodie’s Wings, Scaries and Fairies disco with DJ Hazza and fun activities £1.50 per child. Tuesday to Friday - free crafts and spooky trails. The tea room will be open serving spooky treats! Mon 28th October - Fri 1st November

Music Time: Halloween Fancy Dress Week Halloween Fancy Dress week, at all morning classes. Hilton, Chellaston, Allestree, Mickleover, Melbourne. Chocolate treats and dancing feet! Older siblings welcome. For details text Tracey: 07866 689971 If you have an event for families with children aged 5 and under that you would like to be listed in the next issue; email:

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Lots on Local... October - November Mon 28th Oct - Fri 1st Nov 9am-3.30pm

Thu 31st October 10am-2pm

SoccerstarsUK October Holiday Courses

Pickford’s Plot: Shapes & Patterns

Etwall Leisure Centre, Ecclesbourne School, Chellaston Academy, Melbourne Sports Park, QEGS (Ashbourne), The Long Eaton School, Kirk Hallam Community Academy, The University of Derby, The Pingle Academy These FA Charter Standard holiday courses have been designed to provide boys & girls of all abilities (in school years 1-6) with a fun & action packed day of football activities including ball skills, shooting games, team events & tournaments For more info. & to book online visit or call 01332 368000

Pickford’s House, Friar Gate, DE1 1DA Nature focused session in Pickford’s Garden. Free drop in.

Mon 28th October - Sat 2nd November

The Christmas Toy Shop Workshop

Markeaton Park Craft Village A make and play shadow puppet workshop, with those funsters Babbling Vagabonds. You will make puppets to take away and have stories to share in this 1-hour fun workshop. The sessions cost £4.50 per participant, £1 for non-participant. Tel: 01332 255800 Tue 29th & Thu 31st October

Mini Sportz Holiday Camps

29th Oct - St Nic’s Church Allestree 0915-12.15 31st Oct - Darley Abbey Village Hall 09.30-12.30 Mini Sportz holiday camps are packed with sports skills and fun activities for children aged 3.5- 8 years old. Tel: 07391 081391 Wed 30th & Thu 31st Oct 10-12 & 1-3pm

Pumpkin Carving

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, DE6 1ST Drop into the Carsington Visitor centre and buy a pumkin to decorate and take away. They have the tools and all you need to bring is a little imagination! All of the fun none of the mess. No booking req’d. £3 small, £4 medium, £5 large. On the 31st a professional face painter will be on site between 12- 5pm. Cheek £3, Full Face £5.


Thu 31st Oct - Sat 2nd Nov 11am & 2pm

Stick Man

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, DE1 2NF What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? This award-winning production is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. All ages welcome! Tickets from £12.50. Throughout November

Jumping Clay Story Time November Sessions Unit D, Markeaton Park Craft Village Term Time Story Sessions, week commencing: 4 Nov - Dogs don’t do ballet 11 Nov - My little pony 18 Nov - Splat the cat 25 Nov - Dinosaur stomp Open all week & all ages welcome. See advert on pg 28 for times. Fridays in November 10-11.30am

Tots Make and Do

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, DE1 1BS Tots Make and Do is a free drop in weekly session where 2 - 5 yr olds & their grown ups are welcomed for crafts, games & stories. Friday 8 Nov: Poppies Friday 15 Nov: National Toilet Day Friday 22 Nov: Kids in Museums Takeover Friday 29 Nov: Big Trees, Little Trees Fri 1st November 10-11.30am

Family Friday: Ghosts & Demons Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand The whole family is welcome to play, make & have fun together making ghoulish masks, taking inspiration from the Japanese Ghosts & Demons exhibition. Drop-in session, for aged 5+ with their grown-ups.

Join us for a wonderful day out We’ve got lots of activities on this October half term!

Join us at your nearest visitor site for lots of Halloween themed activities this October half-term! Carsington Water Halloween trail Arts and crafts Pumpkin carving Face painting Big Lane Derbyshire DE6 1ST

Tittesworth Water

Staunton Harold

Halloween trail Arts and crafts

Halloween trail Arts and crafts

Meerbrook Staffordshire ST13 8SW

Calke Road Derbyshire DE73 8DN

Find out about all our events and activities by visiting

Open every day (except Christmas day) Catering and baby changing facilities Parking charges apply

Lots on Local... November Fri 1st November 10.30-12.30pm

Sat 2nd November 1.30-3pm

Three Bears Cookery

Steam Tots

Bettys Farm Shop, Willington Come along and join in the yummy spooky fun making Monster Cookies at our Halloween themed workshops. You can join us in Halloween Fancy dress if you like too! All the ingredients, aprons, themed craft, recipe card plus our NEW ‘My Bake’ worksheet is included. Along with complimentary tea, coffee for the grown ups and juice for the kids. Suitable for ages 2-13 years. Please note that children under 7 will need a parent or carer present in the workshop. £15 per child. Booking essential or call Ruth on 07973193362.

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Play, make & learn together amongst the historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths). FREE and suitable for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups!

Fri 1st November 11am & 3pm

Dizzy O’Dare: The Giant Balloon Show Déda, Chapel St, Derby The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all-important giant balloon! Take everything you know about balloons, add an award-winning entertainer and a vibrant 80’s soundtrack, you get a highly entertaining show for the whole family. Recommended for ages 5+ Tel: 01332 370911 / Sat 2nd November 10-11am

Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover Come and join the usual music & movement class but on a Saturday. £3.50 per child, under 1s & siblings £1.50. No booking req’d. Contact Shelagh: 07889 962332 Sat 2nd November 5-9.30pm

Fireworks Night

Midland Railway, Butterley, Ripley Frequent services from 5.30pm (last train at 7.15pm). Display with music starting at 7.30pm at Swanwick Junction. 12

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm

Second Hand Dance: Touch

Déda, Chapel St, Derby A gentle performance for 4 months - 3 years to discover the power of dance. A beautifully crafted, gentle and playful experience that reaffirms the potency of touch and dance in the digital age. Tel: 01332 370911 / Sun 3rd November 4-9pm

Fireworks Night and Fun Fair The Pattonair County Ground Fireworks Night and Fun Fair spectacular, with a night of music and entertainment, a large fun fair suitable for all ages and the city’s biggest pyrotechnic and fireworks display. Fireworks start at 7pm, Adult £5, Under 12 £3, Under 3 FREE, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 Under 12s) £12. Wed 6th November 4.30-6.30pm

Derby Grammar Primary School Open Afternoon

Derby Grammar Primary School Derby Grammar Primary School is a hive of activity and a fun, vibrant place for boys from Reception to Year 6. Meet the teachers and pupils, see the brand new Infant School building and get a taste of the exciting things they get up to during a school day in the classroom and through their array of clubs. Reserve your place at: Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out.


PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN AFTERNOON WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 4.30 – 6.30PM Derbyshire’s leading independent day school for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18

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Lots on Local... November - December Mon 11th Nov - Fri 15 November

Music Time: Jungle Party

Themed singing and dancing. Fancy dress, stripes & animal prints. For details text Tracey: 07866 689971 @MusicTime2000

Sat 16th November 3.30-6.30pm

Derby Christmas Lights Switch On

Derby Market Place The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on the Market Place from 3.30pm and includes a festive parade from The Spot leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm. Free event. Sat 16th November from 7pm

Starlight Fundraising Ball

Derbyshire County Cricket Ground Marquee Warm up and welcome the approaching festive season whilst raising money for a wonderful local cause. Dress code: Fashionably formal/Winter glamour/Dress to impress + dancing shoes. Tickets £50. 01332 341516 Sat 16th - Sun 17th November 3-4.30pm

Let it Go Afternoon Tea

Bluebell Dairy, Spondon Enjoy a scrumptious ‘Frozen’ themed Afternoon Tea in the company of the Ice Queen and her sister! Sing a long’s, character meet and greets, delicious food and fantastic entertainment. Little Princesses and Princes are bound to have a magical time! £19.99pp. Selected dates 23rd Nov - 24th Dec

North Pole Adventure

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton, DE13 9SJ Join us on a magical festive journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends. Travel through the magic portal to Father Christmas’ home town. Explore the Victorian high Street and sweet shop, help the elves sort the parcels and meet our interactive talking polar bear under the Northern Lights. Decorate gingerbread men, sing with Silvermist the Reindeer and enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas in his 14

grotto. Tickets also include entry the National Forest Adventure Farm the day of your visit 01283 533933 Sun 24th November 2-4pm

Mum 2 Mum Market

Kirk Hallam, Community Academy, DE7 4HH Award winning nearly new sales of babies & children’s goods & equipment. Get everything you need for your little ones. Buy direct from mums/dads at a fraction of the high street price. £2 entry, children FREE.

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th December

Festive Farm Fun

Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon, DE21 7AR Breakfast with Santa Every weekend from Sat 30th Nov (includes present and farm entry). Booking essential. Santas Woodland Adventure. Running every weekend starting Sat 30th Nov 09.30am-4pm & also on Christmas Eve from 09.30am-3pm. Each experience will last approx. 1hr 30mins & includes access to the farm park & play areas all day! Santa’s Starlit Grotto. 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st & 22nd Dec, 5-8pm. A magical night with Santa & Mrs Claus and the Christmas Elves! See website for more details and booking info. Fridays in December 10-11.30am

Tots Make and Do

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, DE1 1BS Tots Make and Do is a free drop in weekly session where 2 - 5 yr olds & their grown ups are welcomed for crafts, games & stories. Fri 6 Dec: Japanese Costume Fri 13 Dec: Deck the Halls Fri 20 Dec: Christmas Stories

Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out.

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Lots on Local... December Throughout December

Sun 1st December 11am-2pm

Jumping Clay Story Time

Jingle Jog at Markeaton Park

Unit D, Markeaton Park Craft Village Story Sessions, week commencing: 2 Dec - No! 9 Dec - Winnie the poo 16 Dec - Peter rabbit Please see advert on page 28 for days & times Open all week and all ages welcome.

Markeaton Park, DE22 4AA Line up with other Santas to support Derby Hospitals Charity. This 5km fun run takes you on a route through the picturesque Markeaton Park and is suitable for everyone. £12, under 14s free. FREE to watch & support.

Throughout December

Christmas Trails

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, DE6 1ST & Staunton Harold, DE73 8DN Trail packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre reception. Sat 30th November - Sun 1st December

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park, DE22 4AA Christmas in the park for all of the family with a free elf trail, festive food, music & more! Why not pop in to Jumping Clay and Paint a Pot too? There is the opportunity to buy cards, gifts decorations & more at the wonderfully unique craft stalls. Enjoy festive food at The Orangery, take part in a reindeer trail in the Craft Village & post your letter to Santa at the Markeaton North Pole post box! Rolls Royce Brass Band playing: Sat 30th 1111.45, & 12.15-1pm. Derwent Valley Windband playing: Sun 1st 11-11.45 & 12.15-1pm. Sun 1st December

Christmas Lunch with Santa Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, DE1 1BS Family-friendly Christmas carvery! Enjoy a two-course meal and a visit from Santa, then put on your dancing shoes for a fun family disco. £20pp (over 12 yrs), £10 pp (under 12yrs), under 2yrs free. Vegetarian/vegan options available. To book, contact Christine on 01332 641901.


1st, 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 19th & every day 21st-24th December

Santa Experience - Ecclesborne Valley Railway

Wirksworth Station, Wirksworth There’ll be nine miles of smiles again this Christmas as you step on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s Santa Experience! There will be music, magic and mince pies at the railway this Christmas as you are welcomed in the beautifully decorated Santa’s Refreshment Area. Step on board the warm and cosy heritage train and see Santa in his on board grotto where there are presents for every child. Travel to the North Pole (Duffield) and back with other fun activities during the journey. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list! Book online at or call 01629 823076 Mon 2nd - Fri 20th December

Music Time: Christmas Special Parties Mon 2nd Willington Village Hall, 1.30-2.30pm Wed 4th Hilton Village Hall, 1.30-2.30pm Thu 5th Allestree St Nic’s 1.30-2.30pm Sat 7th Hilton Village Hall 10.30-11.30am Mon 16th Hilton Village Hall 10.30-11.30am Tue 17th Chellaston Scout Hut 10.30-11.30am Wed 18th Allestree St Nic’s 10.30-11.30am Thu 19th Mickleover Vic’ Pavillion 10.30-11.30am Fri 20th Melbourne Assembly Rms 10.30-11.30am Magical Christmas fun, dancing and singing. Party outfits at the ready! Present from Santa and nibbles included. Numbers are limited so pre-booking is required. Normal class fee plus £4. For more details contact: Tracey 07866 689971 or @musictime2000

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Lots on Local... December Wed 4th Dec - Sat 4th January 10.30 & 1.30pm

Little Red Riding Hood

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, DE1 2NF It’s Christmas Eve and Grandma is not feeling too well…luckily, Little Red has a basket of supplies to save the day. Just keep to the path, don’t stop to pick the flowers, don’t talk to strangers and don’t mention Grandmas whiskers! Featuring beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a girl with attitude, a wolf with an appetite and amazing live music and original songs! For age 3+. Tickets from £12. Fri 6th - Sun 29th December

The Christmas Toy Shop Mystery Location TBC Christmas is around the corner… but, the Christmas Toy Shop is nearly empty! It’s too late to sell what is left on the shelves! The remaining toys are destined for the old dark store room, or worse still, the incinerator! But, this year something curious happens! With a pinch of fairy dust and a Christmas wish odd things start to happen. Magic and mystery surround the old Christmas Toy Shop - but what is really going on behind the shuttered windows?. Suitable for all. Tickets cost: priced at £8.75 - £12.75, with concessions, family tickets, school and group rates available. Running Time: 1hr 15 Tel: 01332 255800

Sat 7th December noon-3pm

Christmas Fair & Market

Grange Banqueting Suite, DE23 6XX Christmas Fair & Market full of festive delights. Find unique, high-quality gifts for family and friends and enjoy delicious seasonal treats and licensed bar. Free entry. Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out. 18

Sat 7th December 10-11am

Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover Come and join the usual music & movement class but on a Saturday. £3.50 per child, under 1s & siblings £1.50. No booking req’d. Contact Shelagh: 07889 962332 Sat 7th December 1.30-3pm

Steam Tots

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Play, make & learn together amongst the historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths). FREE and suitable for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups! Sat 7th December - 10am-4pm

An Astronomical Christmas

Pickfords House, Friar Gate, DE1 1DA A starry Christmas awaits you at Pickford’s House. Come and explore the festive season with an astronomical twist. There’ll be games, crafts, stories, seasonal refreshments and a visit from Father Christmas. Every weekend from Sat 7th December until Mon 23rd December.

Holly Jolly Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa

Croots Farm Shop & Cafe, DE56 4AQ Enjoy these popular Holly Jolly events with Santa on selected dates throughout December. Your little ones can enjoy a special breakfast or afternoon tea served by the Elves along with making special reindeer food and writing a letter to Santa, and of course a chance to meet the man himself! With a quality gift for every child. Dates available: Saturday 7th (breakfast only), Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th (breakfast only), Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Mon 23rd. Booking essential. Please call 01332 843032 to make a reservation.

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Twistin Tots Christmas Parties

Holly Jolly Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with Santa 7th to 23rd December EW N ee ur qu t o ar si t M if G


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Croots Farm Shop, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. DE56 4AQ Tel: 01332 843032

Sat 7th & 14th December 10.30-3.30pm

Santa Saturdays

Erewash Museum, High St, Ilkeston Visit Santa in the stables! No booking required, £2.50 per child including gift. Sat 7th December - Sat 4th January

Pantomime: Peter Pan

Derby Arena, Pride Park, DE24 8JB Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy and a very odd looking woman, who refuses to grow up, are in for a high-flying action-packed adventure. The lost boys and musical mermaids will take on some very potty pirates and the most dastardly villain of them all – Captain Hook! Tkts £11.50-£29.50. Running time: 2hrs 20m Tel: 01332 255800

Mon 16, 10-11.30am, Belper Community Hall, Mon 16, 10-11.30am, Freddy’s Play Kingdom, Tue 17, 10-11.30am, Belper Community Hall Wed 18, 10-11.30am, Imperial Rooms, Matlock Wed 18, 10-11.30am, Powtrell Pavillion, West Hallam, Ilkeston Wed 18, 1.30-2.30pm, Little Eaton Village Hall Wed 18, 1.30-2.30pm, Tupton Village Hall Thu 19, 10-11.30am, Darley Abbey Village Hall Fri 20, 10-11.30am, Planet Happy, Ripley Fri 20, 10-11.30am, Shirland Village Hall Christmas-themed songs and props for all Tots and Tikes with age-related presents for all the children, plus food for everyone! Booking essential. Party prices: £9 per child if over 1; £5.50 under 1 (No charge for 4m & under if accompanying an older sibling). Each ticket is for one adult + 1 child; any additional adults charged at £1.50 each. Little Eaton and Tupton parties are slightly shorter so they cost slightly less. Open to anyone, and places allocated on first-come basis. Bookings will be taken from 1 Nov. or facebook: @twistintots Sat 21st 1.30-3pm & Sun 22nd December 10-11.30am

Twistin Tinies Christmas Parties

Belper Community Hall, These parties are £12 per family and are for mummy, daddy & baby. They include an Christmas baby music session, photo booth and picture with Santa, make your own Xmas decoration and mince pies and hot drinks. Bookings will be taken from 1 Nov. or facebook: @twistintots Fri 20th - Mon 23rd December 11am & 3pm

Commotion Dance Where is Christmas?

Déda, Chapel St, Derby It’s Christmas Eve in the Commotion Dance household but it doesn’t feel like Christmas at all. Piles of boxes are stacked and packed ready to move home, with Christmas nowhere in sight... Come and peek inside their world of boxes and help find Christmas.

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Lots on Local... January Stacking, sorting, packing and piling unfold into adventurous possibilities with quirky characters, enthralling movements and enchanting live music. Transforming the good old cardboard box into a wonderland of curiosity on the road to discovering where Christmas has gone. Duration 45mins. Tickets £8. For ages 0-7 years. Tel: 01332 370911 Throughout January

Jumping Clay Story Time Unit D, Markeaton Park Craft Village Story Sessions, week commencing: 6 Jan - Thomas the tank engine 13 Jan - Farmyard tales (find the duck) 20 Jan - Handas surprise 27th Jan - Olivers vegetables Please see advert on page 34 for days & times Open all week and all ages welcome. Fridays in January 10-11.30am

Tots Make and Do

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, DE1 1BS Tots Make and Do is a free drop in weekly session where 2 - 5 yr olds & their grown ups are welcomed for crafts, games & stories. Fri 10 Jan: Celebrating Language Fri 17 Jan: What do you believe in? Fri 24 Jan: Japanese Traditions Fri 31 Jan: Chinese New Year Sat 4th January 10-11am

Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover Come and join the usual music & movement class but on a Saturday. £3.50 per child, under 1s & siblings £1.50. No booking req’d. Contact Shelagh: 07889 962332

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Sat 4th January 1.30-3pm

Steam Tots

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Play, make & learn together amongst the historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths). FREE and suitable for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups! Mon 13th - Fri 17th January 2020

Music Time: Brilliant Body Theme

Fancy dress superhero’s and people who help us theme at all classes this week. Tracey: 07866689971 @musictime2000 COMPETITION

Win 5 Music Time Classes worth £25!! @musictime2000 In 2020 our much loved Tracey will have been leading children in Music and Song for 20 Years - can you believe it! To celebrate she is running a competition to win 5 Music Time Classes worth £25!! To win all you have to do is answer this simple question: Are Music Time Classes Pay As You Go? (PAYG) 1. Nope 2. You Betcha! 3. Sometimes 4. On Wednesdays Simply answer this question at: or post your entry to ‘Music Time’ Lots for Tots Competition, No2, Derby, DE22 2TB. Competition closes 15 Jan 2019

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Three Bears Cookery Club Themed workshops & Baking Parties for children aged 2-13 years Everything included and you can take your yummy bake home

Come along and join in the yummy fun! Contact Ruth 07973 193362

Great family fun for all Generations to enjoy together on our Narrowboat

Barton Marina, The Promenade, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8AS 01283 711341 Booking Strongly Recommended

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Sand Art for your event, party, workshop or workplace!

Sand Art is a low mess, eco-friendly, craft activity for all ages; colouring pictures using brightly coloured sand to create amazing pictures. It’s as easy as 1,2,3: 1. Peel of a pre-cut, section of your picture (using little pick). 2. Choose which colour sand and sprinkle it onto the pre-glued picture. 3. Repeat! Until you’ve coloured in all the sections. The picture is then put it into a sleeve to protect it and so that it can be kept and displayed at home. SandArt picture workshops are entertaining and encourage creativity, imagination, concentration and also help to develop fine motor skills. The activity is fully inclusive and is suitable for children with disabilities and special needs to enjoy an activity alongside everyone else. Laura will travel to you to deliver a party or workshop to a minimum group of 8. Alternatively, nurseries or nursing homes can borrow the equipment and pay per picture.

Plates £11- £17.50 Mugs £10£13.50

FInd Us at Markeaton Park Craft Village, DE22 3BG

Sand Art Craft Parties and Workshops for children and adults Facebook and Instagram @kidsbeehappylaura Email

Baubles £11- £14 No Studio Fee Free writing Help with hand and footprints T: 01332 202652 E: paintapotderby@ otDerby PaintAP

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Yoga, Baby Massage, Parenting Classes, Weight loss management, Home Help, Coaching Get in Touch

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Pearl Are you ready to start your weight loss journey? - Free 1-2-1 support - Flexible plans

- Long term weight management

- Child friendly environment or private consultation room

- Day, weekend or evening availability

Contact Helena on: 07802 577068 Transform with Helena - The 1:1 Diet in Derby


Nanny Baby Sitter Home Help Errands Birth to 12 years Afternoons, Evenings, Holidays, Weekends First Aider, Intro’ to EYFS, DBS Checked

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A selection of classes, workshops and group sessions that

meet the needs of expectant mums and new parents from early pregnancy right through to toddlerhood – a continuous perinatal support that helps you to achieve a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey to confident motherhood.

Classes available across Derbyshire

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Markeaton Craft Village, DE22 3BG DROP IN SESSIONS FOR PRE SCHOOLERS Wed at 2pm, Tue & Thu at 10:45am Fri at 1:15pm AFTERNOON SESSIONS DURING TERM TIME ONLY


Toddler Sense is back in Derby Multi-sensory adventures for busy people from 13 months to 5 years! Life is an Adventure at Toddler Sense Derby. Providing a whole new world of sensory stimulation, play, fun adventures and learning for your toddler or child.

Twins and siblings within the age band benefit from a sibling discount and siblings under 13 months can join you for free!

Come along and join them in their fabulous play area. It’s not only a great place to play, but the equipment encourages a wide range of skills from social (making new friends) to physical (climbing, rolling, bouncing), emotional (it’s so much fun!), creative (building a house), intellectual (working out how to get over obstacles), and heaps more! And we all know how important physical activity is in helping your child to sleep!

Book your space online or email

Each week provides a new and exciting themed adventure for toddlers...after 30 minutes of exploring our bouncy castles and soft play in the adventure play area, everyone helps tidy up together, ready for 30 minutes of structured activities! Join a class this Winter for 10 weeks of Toddler Sense fun, commencing Friday 4th November.

Locations in Hilton, Allestree and Spondon.

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?” Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Woohoo! It’s time for Toddler Sense A place where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, the freedom to explore, and adventure! Each week has a unique theme, creating a whole new world of magical delights. To find out more:

Enter your postcode at Email Toddler Sense Derby Check Classes at: Allestree, Hilton & Spondon

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Local Nurseries, Preschools, Playgroups, Schools & Tuition Centre

The next issue will be the Winter magazine! This covers Mid January March 2020.

Advertise your class, event or business here for as little as £42.50 Includes artwork design, magazine, website advertising and social media support Email: or call 08456 436848 Watson Street Derby DE1 3PJ Tel: 01332 371876

• Ofsted outstanding 2018 and 2015. • Long-standing reputation for excellence. Community interest company providing forest school experiences

Stay and Play For pre-school children with a carer Holiday club For children aged 4-11 in school holidays

Shelton Lock Melbourne Staunton Harold

Nature Nursery An alternative to traditional childcare for children aged 2.5 upwards

07742 623146

• Use your 30 hours government funding.

• A curriculum that meets the need of each child. • Children know the staff will be positive, kind, interested in them, and will help them to learn. • Consistency makes children feel very safe and helps them to settle in extremely quickly.

Your Child, Our Inspiration A small standalone Nursery School dedicated to providing the highest quality nursery education exclusively to 3 and 4 year olds.


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Independent forforChildren aged 23 1/2 - 13 IndependentPreparatory PreparatorySchool School Children aged - 13

Imagine the possibilities... Our individualised learning and affordable fees mean every child can achieve their personal best.

To see the vision and how OVS children thrive come and visit us. Contact: 01332 557130 or email to book your personal tour. | 11 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EW |

• Our highly qualified, teacher-led team offer structured play and learning experiences to develop independence and confidence. • Stimulating indoor and outdoor environments; inspiring young learners to find out more. • Inclusive, supportive schools with experienced, qualified teachers, SENDCo and specialist practitioners in BSL, Makaton and Forest Schools. • Enabling each individual with their unique personality to reach their full potential.

Flexible sessions for 2 – 5 year olds Open 7.30am – 6.00pm, year round Use your Government funding

Call us today to arrange a visit, meet our friendly team and discuss your requirements Central Nursery School 43 Nuns Street, Derby DE1 3LR

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Most classes are Term-Time only Twistin Tinies Allenton

Marty’s Tots

10-11.30am Thu St Martin’s Church & Community Centre, DE24 9BH


For ages 0-18 months (non-walkers), 1.30-2.30-pm. St Johns Church Hall, Park Farm

Mini Sportz

Foot Prints Toddler Group

2-2.45pm Tue (3.5-4.5y) 09.30-10.10am Fri (3.5-4.5 yrs) 10.15-11.00 Fri (2.5-3.5 yrs) collect their latest guide. 60 Cock- Allestree Memorial Hall, Cornhill ayne St, DE24 8XB. 01332715620 Music Time 10.30 - 11.30 Wed Derby Sling & Cloth Nappy Pop-in 1.30-2.30pm Thu 10-12am 3rd Wed of month St Martin’s Church & Community St Nicholas’ Church Hall, DE22 2PE Centre, DE24 9BH Play Time 09.15-11.15am Tue

Osmaston Allenton Children’s Centre Lots of groups - pop in to

Little Explorers

8:45 - 10:30, & 12:45 – 2:30 Fri For children who have not yet started nursery. Lord Street Community Nursery School, DE24 9AX

Soccer School

Boogie Woogie Babes

10.15-11.15am Wed St Johns Church Hall, Park Farm. 01335 360 283

Windmill Play Group

10-11.30 Mon & Fri (0-5 yrs) 10-11.30 Thu (0-2 yrs) 1 Windmill Close, DE24 5AJ

Alvaston Children’s Centre

10-11.30 Wed Stay n Play (0-5yrs) 1-3 Baby Grow Wed (0-walking) Plus lots of other groups - pop in to collect their latest guide. St Nicholas’ Church, DE22 2PE London Road, DE24 8UY. 01332 St Edmund’s Baby & Toddler Gp 757991. 10.00-11.30 Thu St Edmund’s Ch Hall, Kingscroft

TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talk Thu

Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am (ages 3-14) 10.00-11.00 Toddlers (18m-4 yrs) 11.15-12.15pm Babies (0-18m) Moorways Athletics Stadium, DE24 9HY The Church Room, St Nicholas Church, DE22 2PE


10-11.30 Tue (0-5 yrs) St Mary’s Community Centre Cariad Babi there 1st Tue of month

Toddler Sense Thu 09.30-10.30 (13m-2 yrs) 11-12pm (13m-4yrs 11m) The Hall, St Nicholas Church, DE22 2PE Tots Club 10.00-12.00 Tue


Bumps to Babies

10.00-12.00. Thu Oakleigh Ave Comm’ Rm, DE21 6NR

Tegan’s Butterflies

Tue 10-11.30am (one a month)

Mayfield Rd Parent & Toddler 9.30-11.30am Thu Mayfield Rd Methodist Church

Baby Ballet Sat

09.30 Tinies (18m-3yrs) 10.15 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 10.55 Tappers (3+ yrs) Jumping Clay 11.30-12.05 Groovers (4-6yrs) Drop in sessions for pre schoolers Helen O’Grady Drama 12.05-12.20 Tappers (3+ yrs) Primary 4-5pm Fri Free Story Time St Philip’s Church Hall, Young Youth Thatre 5-6pm 10.45am Tue & Thu (all year) Taddington Road, DE21 4JU Youth Theatre 6-7pm 2pm Wed & 1.15pm Fri (term time) Baby Ballet Tue St Nicholas’ Church, DE22 2PE Markeaton Park Craft Village 16.30-17.05 Groovers (4-6yrs) Letts Music School Little Acorns Toddler Group 17.10-17.25 Tappers (3+ yrs) Preschool piano lessons for 3-5yrs Roe Farm Community Centre, 9-11.15am Mon & Wed Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm Woodlands Evangelical Church, DE21 4LJ Allestree, Derby Blenheim Parade, DE22 2GN

Water Babies Swimming

Fri morning & lunchtime Woodlands School, Blenheim Dr 32

St Johns Methodist Church, Park Farm, DE22 2QL

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Becci: Mickleover, Belper, Oakwood and Allestree. Sam: West Hallam, Alfreton, Ripley, Ilkeston. Jo: Chellaston, Castle Donington and Ashby-de-La-Zouch. WE RUN TODDLER TALK CLASSES TOO!

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Most classes are Term-Time only Chaddesden Cont St Peter’s Poppets

2pm first Wed of month Audrey Drive Children’s Centre St Peter’s Church Hall Childminders Group 9.30-12.30 Mon TinyTalk Baby Signing Fri Stay & Play* 9.30-11am Tue 10.00-11.00 Babies (0-12m) Story Explorers 1.30-3pm Wed 11.15-12.15pm Babies (12-24m) Breastfeeding Club 1-2pm Thu Methodist Church High St Boys Play 1.30-3pm Thu (10m+) DE73 6TG Stay & Play* 9.30-11am Fri (*please book) 3 Audrey Drive, DE21 4NP Chester Green Tel 01332 670634

Derwent Family Centre

Stay & Play 9.30-11am Wed Active Tots 10-11am Thu Groovy Moovers, 10-11am Fri Derwent Family Centre, Monmouth St, DE21 6BD

Chellaston Spanish Story Telling New Wed & Fri, 4pm for age 3-6 Chellaston Community Centre Baby College Wed,

10am Juniors 18m-36m 11am Toddlers 9m-18m 10.30 Infants 0-9m Chellaston Methodist Church

Music Time

Baby Sensory

10.00 (7-13m) 11.15 (0-6m) 12.30pm (0-13m) Fri Community Centre DE1 3RQ

TiddleKicks Sat

09.20-10 Walking to 2.5yrs 10.05-10.50 2.5-5yrs 10.55-11.35 Walking - 2.5yrs 11.40-12.25 4+yrs Community Centre

Rainbow Tots

Parent & Toddler Group 10-12 Mon (Term Time) £2 per family. St Pauls Church DE1 3RT

The Daisy Foundation Thu

​ 115-1215 Daisy Baby Tinies 1 10.00-11.00 Daisy Baby Wrigglers Chester Green Community Centre, DE1 3SA

10.30 - 11.30am Tue The Scout Hut, DE73 6TH

SoccerstarsUK Free Trial Sat 09.00-09.30 (2yrs) 09.30-10.15 (3-4yrs) 10.15-11.00 (3-4 yrs) Chellaston Academy

Rugby Tots Sun 0845, 0925 (age 2-3.5yrs) 1005 (3.5-5yrs) Chellaston Academy


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Derby Darley Abbey BuggyBabes

2-3pm Mon, 1:45-2:45pm Tue, 10.30-11.30 Thu Meet at Darley Park Cafe

Teenie Tempos New

Wed & Fri 9:30 - 10:15 0 to crawlers. 10:30-11:15 crawlers to 3 years. Saint Matthews Church

Twistin Tots

Musical fun for ages 0-5s 9.45-10.45am Thu (0-5yr) Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, DE22 1DS

Parent & Toddler Group Wed 9.15-11.15am, DA Village Hall

Hilary L’Raine

Tue at Darley Abbey Village Hall 3.45-4.30pm Junior Tap 4.30-5.15pm Inter Ballet 5.30-6pm Jnr & Inter Contemporary 6-6.30pm Inter & Senior Jazz Wed at St Matthews Church Hall 3.45-4.30pm Junior Acrobatic 4.30-5.15pm Junior Ballet 5.15-6pm Inter & Snr Acrobatic 6-6.45pm Inter & Senior Ballet Thu at St Matthews Church Hall 3.45-4.30pm Tots Acrobatic class 4 30-5.15pm Tots & Junior Ballet Sat at. St Matthews Church Hall 8.45-9.30 Tots Ballet & Musical Theatre 9.30-10.15am Junior Acrobatic 10.15-11am Junior Ballet 11-11.45am Inter Acrobatic 11.45-12.30pm Inter Ballet 12.30-1.15pm Senior Acrobatic 1.15-2pm Senior Pointe Ballet

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Hilary L’Raine A.A.A.D. School of Acrobatics & Dance



Established in 1984 and specialises in acrobatics, contortionism, ballet, tap and musical theatre. Places available for all ages from 3 years

Our dynamic weekly play sessions enable boys and girls aged 2–7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment. For more details, just call or email:

0345 313 0837

St Matthews Church Hall, Darley Abbey 07796 078539 @hilarylraineschoolofacrobatics

Free Taster Sessions Available!

The world’s favourite rugby play programme

Let´s learn

Spanish lessons for children aged 3-6


In Chellaston Community Centre, Derby

Storytelling Songs


Fun activities Limited places

Qualified and experienced Spanish Teacher *DBS checked

For enquiries and booking please email: @spanishstorytelling

Get fit with your baby! Darley Park, Derby Support your child’s development through music, singing and play! Professional musicians use instruments, songs and fun to help your child develop, and find their voice! Friday sessions beginning 20th September Wednesday sessions beginning 6th November 9:30- 10:15am 0 - crawlers 10:30 – 11:15am crawlers to 3yrs Come and join the fun!! To book your place, email:

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07968 378227 or email: £5 per session Fellowship room, Saint Matthew’s Church, Darley Abbey, DE22 1EF

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Derby City Broadway Toddler Group

09.00-11.15 Tue Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway

Derby Twins Group Playgroup

09.30-12 2nd Fri of month Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway

Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am Tue Ashbourne Rd Methodist Church

Groovy Moovers 1.30-2.30 Tue Baby Grow 9.30-10.45 Wed&Fri. (under 18 m) Child Health Clinic 1.30-3 Thu Breastfeeding Group 11-12 Fri. Lots of other groups - pop in to collect a guide. Stockbrook St, DE22 3WR. 01332 380134.

Heat Academy New

Heat Bambino (age 0-4) Mon & Thu 11-12.15 Heat Petite (age 3-4) Saturdays 9-9.45 Heat Academy, DE23 8YB

Boogie Woogie Babes New

Last Thu of the Month PAYG 11 - 12am (0-5yrs) Tots Make & Do Followed by stay & play. 10-11.30am Fri (2-5 yrs) Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand Tubby Bears, DE1 1LR

SingSongStories New 2nd Wed of the month 10.00-11.45 Mon 10-12 Tue (0-5yr) Riverside Centre, Pride Park 10:30 - 11.15am (0-5yrs) Central United Reform Church Followed by stay & play. Little Steps St Joe’s Tinies to Tots Tubby Bears, DE1 1LR 10-11.30 Thu, Castlefields 10-11.30am Wed Derby Sling Library St Joseph’s Church, Burton Road Church, Traffic Street, DE1 2NL 1st Wed and 3rd Fri of month Déda 10am-12 Tubby Bears, DE1 1LR Little Nippers 10-11.30am Wed Play, Dance, Move (18m-4yrs) (11.30-12.00 bring packed lunch) QUAD Cine Babies Fri: 10.30-11.15am St Alkmunds Church (parents must be in attendance). Screenings for parents & carers with babies under 12 mths Thu, NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond Movers & Shakers (2-5 yrs) QUAD, Market Place 10.00am-12.00 Wed Sat 9.45am-10.30am West End Community Centre, (parents must be in attendance). QUAD Cine Kids Screenings Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL Every Sat & Sun in term time and Ballet Minis* (3-4 yrs) daily in school holidays Stay & Play Sat: 10.30-11.15am QUAD, Market Place 9.30-11am Fri, Birth to Pre-school Hip Hop Minis* (3-4 yrs) Ashgate Nursery, DE1 1GJ Listen, Love, Learn Sat 10.00-10.45am 1-3pm Tue (£1 per adult) Creative Stay & Play Creative Dance 1* (4-7yrs, activities for under 5 yrs. Quad, 1.30-3pm Tue (from Sep), reception to year 2) Market Place. Booking is required, Birth to Pre-school Sat: 9.00 –9.45am call 01332 290606. Central Nursery, DE1 3LR Ballet Kids* (4-7yrs) Breastfeeding Club La Leche League Breastfeeding Sat 11.15am-12.00pm & 12.15-1pm 10-11am Thu Support 3rd Tue of month Hip Hop Kids* (4-7yrs) Hosted by Infant Feeding Team at Churchside House, Stockbrook Sat 10.45-11.30am & 12.30-1.15pm Quad, Market Place. Street, DE22 3WH (*children attend these classes Baby Ballet Fri SoccerstarsUK Free Trial Sat independently) 9.30-10.05 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) 09.00-09.30 (2yrs) Helen O’ Grady Drama Sat 10.15 -10.50 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 09.30-10.15 (3-4yrs) Primary 10.30-11.30 10.50-11.05 Tappers (3+yrs) 10.15-11.00 (3-4yrs) Young Youth Theatre 11.30-12.30 Stores Rd, DE21 4BD Derby University Youth Theatre 12.30-1.30 Derby Sling & Cloth Nappy Pop-in Becket Childrens Centre Queens Leisure Centre, DE1 3PA Stay & Play 1.30-3 Mon & 10-11.30 Attachment Parenting Derby Group 10-12 2nd Wed & 4th Mon of month, Bar Revolution. Fri (0-5y) 2nd Wed of every month. Venues Toy Library 11-12 Mon&11-11.30 Fri vary, please visit @apukderby

Tuesday Tots


Little Creations

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Water Babies Swimming

Mon, Wed lunchtime Ivy House School, Moorway Lane

Beat Feet Academy of Dance

Mondays: 11:30am-12:15pm Baby Boppers 10.00 & 11.15am (0-13m) (age 2-4). All Saints Church Hall, 12.45pm Wed (0-7m) Etwall Rd, DE3 0DL Mackworth Grange Banqueting Suite Wednesdays: Derby Signing Families 5-5.45pm Irish Dance Havon under-5s For families with a deaf child and/ 5.45-6.30pm Zumba® Infants 9.30-11am Wed or deaf carers of children under 5. 6.30-7.15pm Zumba® Juniors Haven Christian Centre Meet Tue 9.30-11am at Mackworth/ Murray Park School, DE3 9LL Heatherton Babies Morley Childrens Centre 10-11.30am Fri (0-2yr) Thursday: Haven Christian Centre, DE23 3TZ Mackworth/Morley Children’s Centre 4-4.45pm AcroDance Preschool Child Health Clinic 1-2.30pm 4.45-5.15pm 4+ Pre-primary Ballet Play Ark 10.00-11.30 Mon (2nd & 4th Mon each month) 5.15-5:45pm 4+ Primary Modern 10.30-11.45 Thu & Fri Boys Play 9.30-11am Mon 5:45-6.15pm 4+ Pre-primary Tap (01332 365045 Waiting List) Baby Grow 10-11.30 Wed (Mums Murray Park School, DE3 9LL Methodist Church & partners from 37wks & their Saturday: Tiddlywinks babies) 09.30-10.15 - Baby Boppers 1 Mon 1.30-2.45pm St Peters Story Explorers 1.30-3pm Wed 10.15-11.00 - Baby Boppers 2 Church, DE23 6GF Stay & Play 9.30-11am Thu 10.15-11.00 9m+ Parent & Tots Bop Stay and Play 1.30-3pm Fri Daniels Den Toddler Group 11.00-11.30am Pre-primary Ballet 9.45-11.15am Tue. Littleover 11.30-12.00pm Primary Modern Baptist Church Hall, Thornhill Rd Theatre Mickleover 12.00-12.30 Pre-primary Tap Sunbeams Toddler Group 12.30-1.15pm 4+ Street Dance 9.30-11am Wed Boogie Woogie Babes 2.45-3.30 - Baby Boppers 3 Newmount Methodist Church 10-11am Mon & 3.30-4.15pm 5+ Acrobatic Arts Little Owlets Stay and Play First Sat in Month 10-11am Murray Park School, DE3 9LL 9.30 - 11am, Thu, birth - 4 yrs. 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec Carlyle Infant & Nursery School, Little Saints & 4th Jan Littleover, DE23 3ES Pre-school group on the 1st & 3rd All Saints Church Hall Thu, term time 1.30-3.00pm. Shelagh: 07889962332 Mini Sportz Sat All Saints Church, DE3 0DL 9.15-10am (3.5-4.5yr) 10-10.45am (4-5 yr) Little Micklers Toddler Group Baby Ballet Tue 10.45-11.30am (5-7yr) 1.30-3pm Mon, 13.00-13.35 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) 11.30-12.15 (7-8yrs) Methodist Church, DE3 9GH 13.45 -14.20 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) Derby Moor, Moorway Lane Little Tykes Wed 09.30-11.00, 14.20-14.35 Tappers (3+yrs) Tue & Thu New Mickleover Pavillion, DE3 0HA Mickleover Pavillion, DE3 0HA 10-10.40am (2.5-3.5yr) Music Time 10.45-11.30am (3.5-4.5yr) Baby Ballet Thu 10.30 - 11.30am Thu, Sunnyhill Community Centre 9.30-10.05 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) Mickleover Pavillion, DE3 0HA Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Helen O’ Grady Drama Fri 4.15-5.30pm (Lower & Upper) Centre, DE3 9GE Mum & Baby Yoga Newmount Ch Hall, DE23 2JN TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler 10-11.30am Tue Methodist Church, DE3 9GH Stay and Play Fri Talk Mon 1.45-3.15pm (2-4yrs) Term Time Relax, Stretch & Breathe 10-11am Toddlers (18mF-4yrs) Pre-school area, Derby High 6.30-8pm Tue, 11.15-12.15 Babies (0-18m) School, DE23 3DT 01332 514267 Mickleover Memorial Hall, Stn Rd Methodist Church, DE3 9GH

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Salvation Army Hall, New St, Long Eaton, NG10 1HE Tubby Bears Play Zone, Great Northern Rd, DE1 1LR

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Most classes are Term-Time only


Parent & Toddler Group

Baby College Fri 9.30 - 10.15 Juniors 18m - 36m Rosehill's Parent & Toddler Group 10.30 - 11.15 Toddlers 9m - 18m 9-10.30am Thu 11.30 - 12.15 Infants 0m - 9m Rosehill Infant Sch, Reginald St Springwood Leisure Centre Little ‘Uns Baby & Toddler

10-11.30 Tue St Giles Ch Centre, Village Street

Little Fishes Toddler Group

10-11.30am Wed New Life Church, Normanton Rd

1.15-2.45 Thu Sinfin Moor Church, Arleston Lane

Family Nature Club

2.30-4pm 3rd Sun of the month Pavilion at Sinfin Moor Park

Helen O’ Grady Drama

3.30-4.30pm Sat (Lower & Upper Primary) Springwood Leisure Centre

Spondon Baby Sensory Mon

Spring Tots Tue & Wed

Walking to 3 yrs: 11.45am to Little Stars Baby & Toddler Group 12.45pm 3 - fifth birthday: 10.45am to 10 - 11.30am Tue & Wed 11.45am or 1.30pm to 2.30pm Normanton Rd DE23 6WD Springwood Leisure Centre RoseHill Children’s Centre Derby Sling & Cloth Nappy Pop-in Toy Library 11.30-12 Mon & 2.30- 12-1pm 4th Fri of month 3pm Mon & Tue Springwood Leisure Centre Plus lots of other groups - pop in to collect the latest activity guide. Shelton Lock Rosehill Children’s Centre, DE23 6WY 01332 641315 Little Clouds Baby & Toddler Gp

Bumps to Babies

Fri 10-11 Green Thyme Cafe Normanton Park, Warwick Ave DE23 8DA

Stay & Play

9.30-11 Fri Pear Tree Clinic, DE23 6QD

Oakwood TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talk Wed

10-11am Toddlers (18mths -4) 11.15am - 12.15 Babies (0-18mths) Church on Oakwood, DE21 2DF

Baby Ballet Wed

10-10.20 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 10.20-10.35 Tappers (3 & 4 yrs) 10.45-11.20 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) Springwood Leisure Centre

Walkers & Talkers Wed (18mth-4yr) 1-2.30pm Church on Oakwood, Bishops Dr


10 - 11.30am Fri, Community Welfare Centre, DE24 9EF

Derby Forest School

Sparklers Toddler Group 9-11.00 Mon St Stephen’s Church

Smiley Tots

Baby Ballet Tue

9.25 & 10.10 Tinies (18m-3yrs) 10.55 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 11.30 Tappers (3+yrs) Spondon Old School, DE21 7JB Baby Ballet Sun 09.15am & 10.00am Tinies (18m-3yrs) 10.45-11.20 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 11.20-11.35 Tappers (3+yrs) Spondon Old School, DE21 7JB

Spondon under 5’s Thu

9.15-11.15am, Village Hall, Sitwell St

Childminders stay and play group 10 - 11.30am Thu Shelton Lock Infant School **parent group starting soon**


10am & 11.30am (0 - 13m) Spondon Methodist Church

Toddler Sense Tue 09.30-10.30 (13m-2 yrs) 11-12pm (13m-4yrs 11m) Village Hall, Sitwell St Twistin Tots

Musical fun for ages 0-5s 10-11am Mon Freddy’s Play Kingdom, DE21 7NL (free play after)


10-11.30am Fri Stenson Fields Church, Pilgrims Way Austin & Sunnyhill Children’s Centre: Stay & Play* 1.30-3pm Tue Sinfin Children’s Centre Toy Library 11.30-12noon Tue, 2.45Creative Tots 10 - 11.30 Mon Child Health Clinic 09.30-11.30 Tue 3.15pm Wed & 3-3.30pm Thu Messy Play* 1.30-2.45pm Wed Stay & Play 10-11.30 Wed Stay & Play 1.30-3pm Thu Baby Grow 10-11.30 Thu Plus lots of other groups - pop Groovy Moovers 2-3pm into collect the latest guide. Sinfin *Please book Lane, DE24 9SF. 01332 718787 Plus lots of other groups, pop in to collect the latest guide: Browning St, DE23 8DN 01332 640090

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Development Classes

Suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-school children

19th year

Development Classes

Magical Music & Movement PAYG Classes

0-3 years. Infants, toDDlers & JunIors

Morning & Afternoon

Hilton, Willington, Chellaston, Allestree, Repton, Mickleover, Melbourne

Bookings for Christmas now being taken

NEW Greatest Showman, Unicorn, Frozen, Disney, plus lots more themed parties. Enjoy Music Time at your nursery/play group too Find out more... Classes, Parties, Events Tel: Tracey 07866 689971

We’ve enjoyed every class

and learnt a lot along the way� Georgia, James, Livia & Jude

Classes in and around Derby

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Amber Valley

Most classes are Term-Time only

Ambergate Baby & Toddler Group

09.45-11.45 Mon St Anne’s Church, Derby Rd


Baby Ballet Thu 09.30 - 10.05 Tinies (18m -3yrs) 10.15-10.50 Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 10.50-11.05 Tappers (3+ yrs) Vanessa’s School of Dance Baby Sensory Fri

10am-11am, 11.15am-12.15pm & 12.45-1.45 (birth - 13 months) The Lion Hotel, Bridge Street

Baby College Thu

10am Juniors (18-36m) 11am Toddlers (9-18m) 12am Infants (0-9m) Fleet Arts Centre

Belper Early Years Fun Centre

Come & Play 10-11.30 Mon Stepping Stones - 10-11.30 Tue B.E.A.R.S Breastfeeding Support 1-2.30pm Tue Special Friends 09.45-11.45 2nd Wed of month (0-5 yrs with additional needs) Natural World Gp 10.30-12.00 Fri. *Sensory Room open during all groups Alder Road, DE56 1LP

Toy Library Stay & Play

9.30-11.30 Wed Community Hall, DE56 1AB PAYG

Little Church 1.15-2.45pm Wed St Peter’s Church, Church Lane

Prams & First Shoes Thu

0930-1130 (0-3yrs). St Marks Church, Openwoodgate

Twistin Tinies

1.30-2.40pm Tue (0-18mth) Booking essential. Belper Community Hall, Bridge St 42


Twistin Tots

9.45-11.30am Tue (0-5yr) PAYG Belper Community Hall, Bridge St Baby Ballet Mon 09.30-10.05 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) Twistin Tikes 10.15-10.50 Movers (3 & 4yrs) 9.45-11.30am Mon (0-5yr) PAYG Belper Community Hall, Bridge St St Margaret Clitherow Church, Hall Farm Road, DE56 4FS DanceFitt Tots (18m-4yr) Wed. Mini Sportz 9.30-10.15 (plus 15m free play) Alton Manor Community Centre 09.20-10.00 Mon (2.5-3.5yr) 10-10.45 Mon (3.5-4.5yr) The Daisy Foundation 09.45-10.25 Thu (2.5-3.5yr) Duffield Meth’ Church, King St New Life Tots Thu 4.15-5pm (4-5yr) Thu 10-12, New Life Church 5-5.45pm (5-7yr) St Alkmunds

Babes & Bouncers 10-11.30 Mon St Alkmund’s Ch Hall, Church Dr

TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talking Tue

10.15-11.15 Toddlers (walking-4yr) Helen O’Grady Drama 11.30-12.30 Babies (0-18m) 4-5.15pm Tue (Lower & Upper) The Community Room, Treetops/ The Ecclesbourne School Busy Bees Alton Manor, DE56 0HS

Seedlings Toddler Group

Tue 9.30-11.30. Emmanuel Community Church, Chapel St


Duffield Playgroup Wed

Toy Library Stay & Play Mon

10-11.30 Meth’ Ch Hall, King St

9.30-11.30am, Crich Glebe Field Centre, DE4 5EU



Yellow Daisies Stay and Play

0900-1100am Mon, Wed & Fri Heage Village Hall

Tiny Toes Tea Club Tue 10-11.30am Bournes Restaurant, Denby Pottery Village

Baby & Toddler Group 10.00-12.00 Tue Denby Bottles Methodist Church




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Amber Valley

Most classes are Term-Time only

Heanor & Loscoe Parent & Child Group (0-3.5yr) 8.30am-12.15pm Tue/Wed/Thu Michael House School, DE75 7JH Heanor Weenies Wed

9.15-11.15am Senior Citizen Centre, Wilmot St


Baby Ballet Mon

9.30-11.30am Senior Citizen William Gregg Leisure Centre

BEARS Breastfeeding Support

Topsy Turvy Tots

TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler 09.30-10.30am Fri (free play after) Talk Thu

Twistin Tots (0-5 yrs) PAYG

Caterpillar Club Thu

Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind Est

Hokey Cokey Club Fri

09.30-11.30am Marlpool United Reformed Church

Holbrook Holbrook Baby & Toddler

9.15-11.15am Fri Holbrook Methodist Chapel

Kilburn Toy Library Stay n Play


09.30-11.00 Tue. Salvation Army Corps, 25 Heath Rd

10-11.30am Children’s Centre 10-11.30am St Lawrence Church

9.45-10.20 Tinies (18m- 3yrs) 10.30-11.05 Movers (3&4yrs) 11.05-11.20 Tappers (3&4yrs) Saturday: 9.25-10.00 Tinies 10.10-10.45 Movers 10.50-11.05 Tappers 11.15-11.45 Tots (6-18m) The Studio Vibe, Nottingham Rd

10-11am & 11.15am-12.15pm & 12.30-1.30pm Tue (0-13m) Ripley leisure Centre, Derby Rd 9.30-10.05 Tinies (18m-3 yrs) 10.15-10.50 Movers (3 & 4yrs) 10.50-11.05 Tappers (3yrs+) JL Dance & Perf Arts Academy

Talking Mental Health Wed

Baby Ballet Friday:

Baby Sensory

Active Tots Tue

11-12pm Tue Children’s Centre


10.15 Toddlers 11.30 Babies (0-18mth) Methodist Church DE5 9TB

Stay & Play

10.00-11.30 Wed Marehay Methodist Church

Baby Ballet Saturday:

09.15-09.50am Tinies (18m-3 yrs) 10-10.35am Movers (3 & 4 yrs) 10.35-10.50am Tappers (3 & 4 yrs) Community Centre, 136 Church St

Squeals on Wheels

9.15-11am/ 11.15am-1pm Mon All Saint’s Church, Moseley St

Derby Sling Library

4th Fri of month 10am-12 Planet Happy, DE5 3GH

TiddleKicks Fri

9.15-10am (Walking-2.5yrs) 9.15-10am (2.5 yrs-5) Ripley Leisure Centre

Whatstandwell Parent & Toddler Group Thu

1.15-3.15pm, Crich Carr C of E Primary School, Main Rd, DE4 5EF

9.30-11.15am Thu Kilburn Village Hall, Church St

Mugginton Friday Owls 10.30 – 11.30am

Fri (0-4yrs) Mugginton Primary School, Church Lane Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out. 44

You can find all of these ‘Lot’s on Weekly’ groups and classes on the Lots for Tots Website: If you find a group or class here that you’re interested in attending and you want to know more - go to the website, click on Whats on Weekly then choose the area you want. You will then be taken to a page with more information and links (where available).

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‘What is TiddleKicks?’ TiddleKicks is a football based activity session specifically designed for children aged 6 months to 5 years. At a Tiddlekicks session you can expect to take part in lots of fun and energetic activities using a range of equipment designed to enhance your child's agility, balance and coordination. With our structured stages watch your little one learn, play and grow!

Sessions running across Derbyshire.

To book or find out more, please contact Kendall or Sally. 07545 051 465 or 07989 449 256 email

A Multi-Sport Coaching Programme for children aged 2.5 – 7 years old! We teach fundamental sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, football, basketball & netball Classes held at these venues: DUFFIELD Methodist Church DUFFIELD St Alkmunds LITTLEOVER Derby Moor LITTLEOVER Sunnyhill Community Centre ALLESTREE Memorial Hall LITTLE EATON Village Hall DRAYCOTT Methodist Church Price: £6 per session * Mini Sportz Holiday Camps & Birthday Parties *

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Derbyshire Dales

Most classes are Term-Time only

Ashbourne Kids @Cornerstone - Parent & Toddler Group 09.00-11.00 Tue & 13.00-15.00 Tue (not on 3rd Tue of month) Cornerstone Cafe, DE6 1AE

The Daisy Foundation

​ 200-1300 Daisy Baby Tinies 1 1030 - 1130 Daisy Baby Wrigglers Ashbourne School of Dance, DE6 1AS

Hill Top Tots

09.15 - 10.45 Tue, Hill Top School

Baby & Toddler Group

(formerly Parkside Toddler Gp) 9:15am – 10:45am Wed Ashbourne Primary School, Cokayne Avenue

Tiny Talk and Toddler Talking Fri

09.30am Toddler Talking 11.00am Baby Signing The Waterside Centre, DE6 1DG

Baby Sensory

10-11am & 11.15am-12.15pm Thu (birth-13 months) The Venue, Wyaston Rd

Helen O’ Grady Drama

4.30-5.30 Thu. (Primary) 5.30-6.30 (Youth) Ashbourne Leisure Centre

Edward Bear Praise & Play

10-12.30am Thu St Oswald's Church Hall, Mayfield Road

Little Sparkles

09.15 - 11.15. Thu Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Ch The Waterside Centre, DE6 1DG

Baby & Toddler Group

0900-11.30 Fri term time only. St Oswald's School Hall, Mayfield Road

Family Forest School

1030-12.00 3rd Sat of Month Suitable for Age 4 +

Nature Tots

10.30am-12pm 1st & 3rd Mon of Month, Suitable for Age 2-5 yrs


Little Wildings

10.30am-12.15pm Every Mon Suitable for Age 0-5yrs *inc holidays Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Contact 01773 881188 Carsington Water, Big Lane, DE6 1ST

Brailsford Parent & Toddler Group

2pm, Thu, Brailsford Village Hall

Bradley Toddler Group

2.00 to 3.30pm Fri term time Bradley C of E Primary Sch, Yew Tree Lane, DE61PG

Hulland Hulland Hippos Baby & Toddler Gp

10.00 - 11.30 a.m. Wed 0 - 4 yrs. ​Millenium Village Hall, Hulland Ward, DE6 3FL

Hulland Baby & Toddler Group

2-3pm Thu & 9.30 to 11.30 Fri Hulland Community Pre-School (Behind Hulland Primary School) DE6 8EH

Mayfield Mayfield Parent & Toddler Gp 09.00-11.30 Tue, 0 to 4yrs. The Church Room

Stanton Stanton Group

2 - 4 pm Wed, Stanton Village Hall

Wyaston Wyaston Parent & Child Group

9:30 - 11:30am Wed. Village Hall, DE6 2DR Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check before setting out.

Operation Christmas Child The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift Begins With You! A simple shoebox gift packed with love can have a huge impact! Operation Christmas Child brings Good News and great joy to children around the world.

Step3: A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs, including shipping, to enable a local church or group overseas to lead a safe, well-organised children’s event where your shoebox will be given to a child in need.

Each year thousands of people like you generously pack shoebox gifts to send to children in need around the world. Here is all you need to know about how to pack your shoebox gift:

Give online at ‘Follow Your Box’* and you can print out a barcode and place it inside your shoebox on top of the contents. This will enable you to know which country your shoebox gets sent to. *Follow your Box is only available when you pay online

Step 1: Find a Shoebox: Get an empty medium sized shoebox and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper or order preprinted shoeboxes online. Attach the appropriate boy/girl label, marking if your gift is for a boy or a girl. Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your shoebox. Step 2: Fill with gifts: Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items & school supplies. If possible, include one or two special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. Here are some Gift Suggestions: Toys that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc. School Supplies: Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc. Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel. (Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes). Other Items: Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, slinky spring, matchbox cars.

Or you can enclose cash or cheque (to Samaritan’s Purse) and place it in an envelope inside your shoebox on top of the contents. If you are packing multiple shoeboxes you can write a cheque for one combined donation. Step 4: Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family. Step 5: Drop Off Your Shoebox: Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and take it to a local drop-off location between 11th and 18th Nov. This year The Entertainer (Derby), Unit 149-150, Westfield Shopping Centre, Derby, DE1 2NQ will be collecting. Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; clothing other than as listed above; war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate, sweets or other food items; seeds; aerosols; toothpaste, lotions or liquids of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers or fragile items; books with mainly words. Go online to www. www.samaritans-purse. for links to further resources & info.

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Borrowash Baby College Tue,

09.30 ToddlerClass 9-18m 10.30 Toddler Class Walking 11.30 Infants (0-9m) Borrowash Methodist Church, 31 Nottingham Road, DE72 3FL

Borrowash Jolly Joggers Buggy Squad Fri at 10am. Check FB for

location updates.

Chill Baby Massage

9:30-10:45am & 11am - 12.45pm. Harrington Court, DE72 3JW

Breadsall Water Babies Swimming

Tue & Thu mornings Marriott Breadsall Priory Leisure Club, Moor Road

Minnows Toddler Group

Tue 9-11am, Breadsall Church


Ladybirds Community Group

1-2.30pm Mon. Charnos Support Centre, Lower Whitworth Road

Cradles Breastfeeding Group 1030-1200 Thu Charnos Family Spt Centre (runs through hols)

Baby Sensory Tue

09.45, 11.00 & 12.15am (0-13m) Arena Church, DE7 8DG

Helen O’ Grady Drama

Tue 4.30pm Primary, 5.30 Young Youth Theatre Flamstead Ctr, Albert St

Derby Sling Library

Cotmanhay Smile, Stay & Play

0915-1130 Wed. Cotmanhay Childrens Centre, DE7 8RU

Draycott Draycott Baby & Toddler Group St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria Street, Draycott 9.15-11.15am Thu

Mini Sportz

9:30-10:10am (2.5-3.5 yrs) Wed 10:15-11am (3.5-4.5 yrs) Draycott Methodist Church


1.30-2.30pm Wed Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Long Eaton SingSongStories

Tue, Salvation Army Hall New St, NG10 1HE PAYG 10:00 am - 11:00 am, under two’s 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, over two’s

Playwell Toddler Group Mon 10-11.30am St John’s Ch Hall

Long Eaton Twins & More

10.30-12 Tue (pregnancy-5 yrs) Long Eaton Children’s Centre

4th Thursday of month 10-12 MFA Ilkeston Bowl, DE7 5FH

Oasis Toddler Time

St Thomas Parent & Toddler Gp

10-11.30 Tue/Wed/Thu Oasis Christian Centre, Derby Rd

1.30pm Tue. Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford. DE7 5RF

Baby & Toddler Group Fri

09.15-11.15 Toddler University, Park Rd, DE7 5DA.

Tiny Talk Baby Signing & Sunbeams Baby & Toddler Gp Toddler Talk Fri 1030-1130 Mon Methodist Church Hall

Twistin Tots (0-5yr)


Toddlers 10am Babies 11.15am (0-18m) Trefoil House, DE7 4NA

Little Eaton Baby Sensory

10am & 11.15am Tue (0-13m) 1245 (0-7m) Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Mini Sportz

10-10.45am (2-3yr) Wed 10.45-11.30am (3-4yr) Wed 09.30-1010am (2-3yrs) Fri 10.15-11.00am (3.5-4.5yrs) Fri Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

DanceFitt Tots (18m-4yr) Tue. 9.30-10.15 (plus 15m free play) PAYG. OAP Hall, DE21 5DJ

9.45-11.45am Mon-Fri

Oasis Babies

Trinity Meth Church Toddlers 9-11.30am Thu, Cross St

NCT Bumps and Babies

10.30am-12pm (bumps-2 yr) Tue

Self Weigh & Play 1.30-3pm Mon

Story Time & Crafts

11.15-11.45 Fri Hungry Caterpillar Community Space, Mkt Place, NG10 1JQ

Rockabillies Music Groups

6mths-4yrs Mon 9:45am, 11am & 1.30pm Tue 9.45am Thu 9:45am, PAYG at 11:00am Fri 9.45am & 11am Gibb St, NG10 1EE.

St Laurence Church Toddlers 10-11.30am Fri, St Laurence Church Hall, Tamworth Rd


Tiny Tots (3-5 yrs) 8.45-9.30am & 9.45-10.30am Sat. West Park Leisure Centre

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Kickers & Dribblers Play Group

10-11.30 Thu, Childrens Centre

Christ Church Group

9.30-11.15 Wed, College St

Acorns to Oaks


Baby College Fri New

10am Juniors 18m - 36m 11am Toddlers 9m - 18m 12noon Infants 0m - 9m The Hungry Caterpillar Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check before setting out.


Stanton by Dale See & Know Wed

Chatterbox Playgroup

10-12 Old School House at Stanton-by-Dale

10-11.30am Fri Parish Hall

Baby & Toddler Morning

West Hallam

10-11pm Wed, Queens Head, Victoria Avenue, DE72 3RN

TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talking Mon


09.45 Toddlers (18m-4yrs) 11.00 Babies (0-18mth) Powtrell Pavillion, DE7 6JY

Tiny Tots Baby & Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am Thu Methodist Church, Butt Street

Twistin Tots (0-5 yrs) New

Wed 10-11am Powtrell Pavilion, DE7 6JY

Stanley Common

Baby & Toddler Group

Fri 9.30-11am. Powtrell Pavillion, DE7 6JY

Stanley Toddler Group Wed

9.30-11.30am Eventide Village Hall, DE7 6GE


2 to 5


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University of Derby Etwall Leisure Centre De Ferrers Academy (Burton upon Trent)

Chellaston Academy West Park Leisure Centre




Running every

Saturday morning at:

Have F

(Long Eaton)

Using imaginative play to help your child develop:

SKILLS CENTRES Running every Saturday Morning at: University of Derby and every Sunday Morning at Etwall Leisure Centre. For children in Reception Class or above

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Team Work Taking Turns Listening to Instructions Social Development Basic Football Skills

2 Year Old Class 9.00 – 9.30am

A fun introduction to football! V

3 Year Old Class 9.30 - 10.15am



4&5 Year Old Class 10.15 - 11.00am

Mini Skills Class

Book and pay online at or call 01332 368000 for more information. LIMITED PLACES available. Book early to avoid disappointment! Taster Sessions available online!

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South Derbyshire

Most classes are Term-Time only

Ashby de la Zouch TinyTalk Baby Signing

10-11am (12-24m) Thu 11.15-12.15 (0-12m) Methodist Church, LE65 2LF

Aston on Trent Aston on Trent Tots 2-3.30pm Wed Memorial Hall

Castle Donington TinyTalk Baby Signing

10-11am (0-24m) Wed Community Hub, DE74 2NR


Active Play 1.15-3.15pm Wed Baby & Toddler Session Etwall Leisure Centre

SoccerstarsUk Free Trial Sat

09.00-09.30 (2yrs) 09.30-10.15am (3-4yrs) 10.15-11.00am (3-4yrs) Etwall Leisure Centre, Hilton Rd

Findern Baby Group Thu 10.30 –11.45am

Findern Methodist Church

Hilton Music Time

10.30 - 11.30am Mon 1.30-2.30pm Wed 10:30-11:30 Sat* Sat 5th Oct, 9th Nov, 23rd Nov, 7th Dec. Hilton Village Hall

Baby Sensory

10 & 11.15 (0-13m) & 1245 (0-7m) Thu. Mease Pavillion, DE65 5FJ

Baby College Mon 1.30 (0-9m) Infants 2.30 (9-18m) Toddler Plus Mease Pavillion, DE65 5FJ 50

Helen O’Grady

Mum& Baby Yoga Wed 12.45-1.30 Preschool Yoga Fri 10.30-11.15am Potters Street, DE73 8HX

4.30-5.30 Wed. Hilton Primary

Mums & Tots 1.30-3pm Mon Hilton Village Hall

Baby Sensory Thu

10am (0-7m), 11.15am (0-6m) 12.45pm (0-13m) Melbourne Sporting Partnership

TiddleKicks Sat

0845-0930 (2.5-5ys) 0935-1015 (Walking-2.5yrs) 1020-1105 (Mixed age) Hilton Scout Hut


10-11.30am Mon, Wesley Hall 9 Months 09.30-11.30am Tue (Babies 0-12m), Wesley Hall.

Toddler Sense Fri 10-11 (13m-2 yrs) 11.30-12.30pm (13m-4yrs 11m) Hilton Village Hall Jelly Beans Baby Group 09.30-11.00 Fri (0-18m). Hilton Village Hall Little Brix 10.15am - 12noon Sat Hilton Village Hall Derby Sling & Cloth Nappy Pop-in 12-1.30pm 2nd Mon of month Mease Pavillion, DE65 5FJ

SPLASH! Play & Praise

09.00-10.30am Wesley Hall, (2nd & 4th Wed of the month term time)

Melbourne Breastfeeding Group 12.30-2pm Fri (please check FB for confirmed time). Methodist Church Annex

Repton Baby and Toddler Group

9.45-11.45am Wed (0-5yrs) Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove



Baby Sensory Wed

Shardlow Stay and Play

10.15am (0-13m) & 11.30 (0-13m). Kegworth Village Hall

9.30am-11.30am Fri (0-5yrs) Village Hall , DE72 2GH

Tiddlers Playgroup

9.45-11.45am Mon/Thu Baptist Church, High St, DE74 2FH Derby Sling & Cloth Nappy Pop-in 10-11.30am 1st Mon of month (With Tiddlers Playgroup)

Rugby Tots New 08.45am Sat 1st Gresley Scout Hut, DE11 9QE



Ticknall Playgroup (0-5 yrs) 10am -12noon Thu Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW

Music Time

10.30-11.30am Fri Assembly Rooms, DE73 8GJ

Mama Blossom


4th Trimester Club, 9.30-11.30 Mon Baby Massage 11.30-12.30 W&F Zumbini 09.45-10.30 Fri Baby Yoga Wed 10-11 & Thu 12.45-1.45

Willington Music Time

1.30-2.30pm Mon Village Hall, DE65 6DE

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Library Story Times Shake Rattle & Rhymetime

Under Fives Storytime

Fun with rhymes from birth to 3 yrs. Allenton 10.30-11 Wed Allestree CML 2.30-3 Tue Alvaston 11-11.30 Tue Blagreaves (Littleover) CML Unconfirmed Chaddesden Park CML Unconfirmed Chellaston 2-2.30 Fri Derwent (Chadd) 10.30-11 Thu Mackworth CML Unconfirmed Mickleover 11-11.30 Tue&Fri Riverside 10.30-11 Mon&Sat Spondon CML 10.15 - 11 Fri Springwood 2.30-3 Thu

Babies, toddlers & children under 5 Ashbourne 10-10.30 Thu Belper 2-2.30 Mon Borrowash 11-11.30 Wed Duffield 11-11.30 Fri Etwall 3.10-3.30 Thu Heanor (Storytime) 2-2.30 Mon (Story & Rhymetime) 11-11.30 Fri Ilkeston 10-10.30 Fri Long Eaton 11-11.30 Wed Melbourne 2.15-2.45 Fri Ripley 2-2.30 Thu Sandiacre 10-10.30 Fri Swadlincote 2.30-3 Mon

Once Upon a Time

Cradle Club

Story session Sinfin CML

1.30-2.30 Tue

From birth to 2 yrs Derwent (Chadd) Mickleover

10-11.30 Wed 2-3.30 Tue

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Excellent Independent educaaon for Boys and Girls aged 3 to 18

Give your child the best start At Ockbrook School Nursery you will find: - Highly qualified and experienced staff - A well-planned curriculum that is ssmulaang and fun - A child-centred approach to learning, in a supporrve nurturing environment - A beauuful village locaaon, perfectly situated for parents who work in Derby or Noongham - Extensive grounds provide excellent opportuniies for outdoor learning - Educaaon from Early Years all the way through to Sixth Form Arrange a no obligaaon visit to find out more.

Ockbrook School, The Settlement, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3RJ 01332 673532

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Lots for Tots Derby issue 48  

October - December 2019

Lots for Tots Derby issue 48  

October - December 2019