Lots for Tots Derby issue 52

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Family friendly events from July - September 2021

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Welcome to Issue 52... Welcome back! This is the first issue of 2021. Hopefully we can again look forward to quarterly issues of Lots for Tots from now on! Understandably, there are less ‘Lots on Local’ events this Summer than usual but there is still lots lined up and September weekends look to be as busy as any other year! The ‘Lots on Weekly’ pages are also starting to fill up again as more activities, groups and classes return, but you will almost certainly need to book. Tots businesses are continuing to adapt and respond quickly to demand and changes to government guidelines so please, check the Lots for Tots Derby website for updates to times and locations of classes and events and follow the links where you can find out more before you set out! Remember to follow Lots for Tots Derby on Facebook and Instagram too for the latest stories and announcements. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. The next issue will be out in early October - with all the latest groups, classes, autumn half term Halloween fun and Christmas events!

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Laura Trethowan, Editor, Lots for Tots Derby

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Lots on Local... July 2021 Until 22nd Aug

Derby Ram Trail

City Centre A stunning, free family friendly public art trail of 30 individually designed ram sculptures across Derby city centre, encouraging people to enjoy their city from an exciting new perspective. www.derbyramtrail.org Sun 27th Jun - Sun 11th Jul

The Wind In The WIllows

Derby Market Place - Marquee The Wind in the Willows, produced and presented by Derby Theatre, features a talented cast of actor-musicians, with original live songs and music. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad as they bring their adventures to the city in a perfect summer show for all the family, in an undercover and airy space. Tickets are available from Derby Theatre or Derby Market Place at £8 per person. www.derbylive.co.uk Sat 3rd Jul, 7th Aug & 4 Sep 10 - 11am

Fri 9th Jul - 3rd Oct

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of children’s books Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand This is a touring exhibition of more than 40 works from House of Illustration, curated by Quentin Blake. Free, drop in. www.derbymuseums.org Sat 10th Jul 4pm

The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle Carsington Water, Big Lane, DE6 1ST Delve into Hugh Lofting’s amazing story of the Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, a brand new musical adaptation of the Doctor’s FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig, Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world!? Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still have pithy observations to make? Is Gub Gub still dreaming about cake? Suitable for age 5+ www.ticketsource.co.uk Sun 11th Jul 10am - 4pm

Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes

The Derby Retro and Classic Car Show

All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover Music & movement for toddlers & preschool age children. This is the usual weekly class but with addition of an activity table too. Older siblings welcome. Contact Shelagh to book: 07889 962332

Markeaton Park Cars, vans, motorcycles, trikes, scooters, bicycles will be on show - literally anything with wheels of all shapes and sizes. Sure to make for a fantastic and fun event not only for the car enthusiasts but for the entire family. www.derbylive.co.uk

Mon 5th - Fri 30th Jul

Music Time

Hilton, Repton, Stenson Fields, Allestree , Mickleover, Melbourne & Willington. Music & movement classes, suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-school children. Older siblings also welcome. 8-12 Jul - Brilliant Colours Theme 12-16 Jul - Music Time’s 21st Birthday Party! Rainbow /Unicorn party & cake at all classes, all week. Wear your brightest clothes! 19-23 Jul - I Can Sing A Rainbow 26-30 Jul - 10 Green Bottles Text Tracey: 07866689971 @musictime2000


Sat 11th Jul 10.30am - 4.30pm

Eureka Party In The Park 2021

Eureka Park, Swadlincote, DE11 0BA Fantastic locally sourced food & drink. There‘s live music, exotic birds, lizards and snakes and children’s rides and entertainment. Free entry. www.madhattersevents.com Sat 17th Jul 10am - 2pm

Derby Forest School Open Day Whistlewood Common, Melbourne An opportunity to look around the open area and facilities that the Nature Nursery, Tree Tots and Holiday Clubs offer. www.derbyforestschool.com


Lots on Local... July 2021 Sat 17th Jul 10am - 4pm

Furthest From The Sea Festival Cathedral Green, Derby City A fantastic family day of fun, featuring music, comedy and dance performances, workshops, activities and more - all with a smile-making Pirate theme! Free entry. www.furthestfromthesea.co.uk Sat 17th Jul 10.30am - 4.30pm

Bubbleicious 2021

Elvaston Castle, DE72 3EP The original and biggest bubble festival in the UK! There are 3 separate Bubble Zones with the countries top Bubbleologists! Animal petting areas with lizards and snakes and parrots! Bouncy Castles & Rides! Live Music! Free entry. www.madhattersevents.com Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check before setting out.

Sat 17th Jul - Wed 1st Sep

Dino Summer at the National Forest Adventure Farm National Adventure Farm, Burton on Trent, DE13 9SJ This summer have a roar-some time at the Adventure Farm. Meet our dinosaurs, navigate the twists and turns in the Dino Maize Maze, be brave and evade the velociraptor in the Raptor Run and learn to tame our T-Rex in our Dino Training Shows. Also, as always, you can meet and feed our farm animals and play in our huge adventure play areas. www.adventurefarm.co.uk 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: derby@lotsfortots.co.uk

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Lots on Local... July 2021 Throughout the Summer Holidays

Sun 25th Jul 11am - 4pm

Three Bears Cookery Summer Workshops

Insect Show

Various Locations Virtual and in person cookery classes and parties will be taking place throughout the holidays. For ages 2+. For more info and to book, contact Ruth on 07973193362 www.threebearscookery.co.uk

Shipley Country Park, Heanor, DE75 7GX Bug-tastic Insect Show with insect related displays, including live specimens. A guided insect search will also take place. www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Wed 21st - Sun 25th Jul 11am, 2pm

Babbling Vagabonds Wild Walk: Here Be Dragons Outdoor Theatre Markeaton Park, Craft Village. DE22 4NH This summer Babbling Vagabonds return to take you on an adventure into the unknown. Join the brave zoologists, the ‘Monster Menders’ as they take car-e of strange and peculiar creatures. Discover the wonderfully weird and woolly, the slimiest and smelliest, and those shy secretive monsters that slither and wobble about in our wonderful world. Could you tangle with a five-headed HottleSpottle with toothache? Becalm a Big Bottomed Banghanger with belly rot? Soothe a silver-tongue-slimp-slatherer with a drooling problem? If you have a big imagination and are brave enough to take a step into the unknown, then this wild walk is just what your family needs. Every time you find the Monster Menders a different story is made, each tale a unique experience. Recommended for families and children over 4. Tickets £9, Under 3s free. www.derbylive.co.uk, 01332 255800 Sun 25th Jul 2pm

The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle Eyes Meadow, Duffield FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig, Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world!? Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still have pithy observations to make? Is Gub Gub still dreaming about cake? Suitable for age 5+. www.ticketsource.co.uk


Tue 27th Jul - Thu 29th Jul 11am - 3pm

Superhero Picnics in the Park

Various Parks Attractions will vary at each park but will include sports & craft activities, emergency services, gym try out sessions, golf try it sessions, and face painting. All you need to do to take part in the fun is dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic, and enjoy the activities. Free and suitable for all. Tue 27 Jul at Markeaton Park Wed 28 Jul at Chaddesden Park Thu 29 Jul at Darley Park Free events to celebrate Love Parks Week 2021 in Derby. www.derbylive.co.uk Tue 27th Jul, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st Aug 9.15am - 12.15pm

Mini Sportz Summer Holiday Camps

St Nicholas Church Hall, Allestree Mini Sportz holiday camps are packed with sports skills and fun activities for children aged 3.5-8 years old. £15 per session. Time: 9:15-12:15pm (drop off 9-9:15am) www.minisportz.co.uk Thu 29th Jul 10.30am - 3.30pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

Elvaston Castle If you go down to Elvaston Castle today you’re sure of a big surprise! Bring your favourite bear and a packed lunch to kick off the summer holidays by joining a picnic on the lawn. Meet: East Avenue (Lawn in front of castle steps). Cost: FREE to attend picnic, small charge for some activities. www.derbyshire.gov.uk Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.


October - November


10 July - 4 September 2021 inderby.org.uk/libraries/

See our website for Mundy Play Centre opening times

Frozen II © 2019 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Activities are subject to change

Sat 28 Aug, Darley Park, £14, Under 2s free Visit derbylive.co.uk/darley21

LEARN TO SWIM Queen’s Leisure Centre

Wed 21 - Sat 25 Jul, 11am & 2pm Markeaton Park, £9, under 3s go free







CALL 01332 640880 TEXT 07774 333412

Lots on Local...

July - August

Sat 31st Jul - Sat 28th Aug

Sat 7th Aug 10am - 5pm

Brewhouse on Tour

Kilburn Denby & Horsley Carnival

Various Locations A range of workshops, street theatre and activities for everyone to enjoy. Sat 31 Jul - Eton Park, Burton on Trent Thu 5 Aug - Tutbury Mill Park Wed 11 Aug - Shobnall, Burton upon Trent Sat 21 Aug - Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent Tue 24 Aug - Uttoxeter Sat 28 Aug - The Washlands, Burton upon Trent www.brewhouse.co.uk

Kilburn Welfare With over 40 stalls, funfair, visits from the police, ambulance and fire service as well as entertainment and a fully stocked bar, there’s something for the whole family! www.facebook.com/KDHCARNIVAL

Sun 1st Aug 12 - 5pm

Chaddesden Big1

Chaddesden Park All the family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone to enjoy. A great selection of stalls, international food arena, dance, funfair and live entertainment. www.derbylive.co.uk Mon 2nd - Fri 27th Aug

Music Time

Hilton, Repton, Stenson Fields, Allestree , Mickleover, Melbourne & Willington. Music & movement classes, suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-school children. 2-6 Aug - Food Glorious Food 9-13 Aug - Jelly on a Plate! 16-20 Aug - 10 Fat Sausages 23-27th Aug - Popping Peas fun Text Tracey: 07866689971 @musictime2000 Fri 6th - Sun 8th Aug

Dog Lovers Festival

Elvaston Show Ground, DE72 3EP A fun packed adventure for the dogs with agility, scurry run, obedience training, lure chasing, steeplechase, hide and seek, doggie dip, scent work plus a few more surprises. This isn’t just a dog show, its a DOG FESTIVAL and nowhere is off limits to the pooches. With some of the UK’s best tribute bands performing alongside a full line up of non-stop music across the weekend. www.dogloversfestival.org

Sat 21st Aug 9am - 5pm

Ashbourne Show

Osmaston Polo Ground A traditional country and agricultural show, making a great day out for all the family. Shire, cattle, sheep, goat and light horse classes. With around 150 trade stands, there is an excellent crafts tent, food hall and an indoor retail marquee. www.ashbourneshow.co.uk Sat 21st - Mon 30th Aug

Ecclesborne Valley Railway - The Train Through Legendary Countryside Wirksworth Station, Wirksworth Join in a magical new summer theatrical production on board the steam train! Take the steam train ride in a private compartment for your family (seating up to 6 passengers) from Wirksworth along the magical valley (approx 9 miles) and back. Experience the magic from the moment you board the train to the moment you get off. Join in with the mystical characters as they dance, sing and entertain throughout the journey telling their story as they pass the door of every compartment. A goodie bag, party treat and a juice drink for every child, with adults receiving a can of fruit drink. Show runtime including train ride approx 1 hour 30 mins Book online at www.e-v-r.com

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Something legendary is coming this August 2021…. Daily from Saturday 21st to Monday 30th

Book now for our new immersive theatrical show on board a steam train!

www.e-v-r.com 01629 823076

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FB

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Lots on Local... September - October Mon 6th Sep - Fri 1st Oct

Sat 18th - 19th Sep

Music Time

Derbyshire Woodland Festival

Hilton, Repton, Stenson Fields, Allestree , Mickleover, Melbourne & Willington. Music & movement classes, suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-school children. 6-10 Sep - Transport theme 13-17 Sep - Down at the station 20-24 Sep - The big ship sails 27 Sep - 1st Oct - Let’s go on a plane fun Text Tracey: 07866689971 @musictime2000

Elvaston Castle Country Park This popular festival is a celebration of traditional & contemporary woodland crafts. Children’s activities, rides and stalls. www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Sep 10am - 4pm

Allestree Scarecrow Festival 2021

Red Cow, Allestree Lots of different scarecrows ranging from favourite famous characters to scarecrows that look like the family of humans living in the home nearby, or even animal scarecrows... Sun 12th Sep

Ashbourne Soap Box Race Ashbourne Town Centre Over 70 competitors with all the thrills and spills of a soap box race, 400m downhill including chicane, sharp corners and the dreaded ramp, brought to you in the centre of Ashbourne. It’s free to watch. www.ashbournesoapboxrace.co.uk Sat 11th Sep 11am - 4.30pm

Etwall Food and Drink Fayre 2021 Frank Wickham Hall & King George Playing Field, Etwall, DE65 6JF Food & drink stalls, live music, steam engine rides, bouncy castles, gymnastic displays as well as cooking demos. Sat 18th Sep 1 - 4.30pm

West Hallam Well Dressing Festival Dales Car Park, West Hallam Enjoy street entertainment, local charity stalls, local produce stalls, an arts market and a free children’s entertainment area. www.westhallamwells.org.uk Event details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. Please check before setting out. 10

Sat 25th Sep

Spectrum Autism Friendly Festival Lea Green Learning & Development Centre, near Matlock, DE4 5GJ This award winning family event allows people with Autism and other disabilities to have fun in an environment where they can truly be themselves, without fear of judgement. The aim of the festival is to support and educate families, giving guidance to those who need it. All ages are welcome, and you don’t need an official diagnosis to attend. You don’t even need be on the Spectrum. www.spectrumautismfestival.co.uk Sat 25th Sep 11am

AgeUK - Family Fun Day Trent College, Long Eaton Hotdogs, Sweets & Ice cream, Bouncy Castle, Nature Trail, Crafts & Activities, Dance Performance, Super Stalls. All raising money for Age UK Derby and Derbyshire. www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire Sat 25th Sep

Derby Grammar School Open Day Derby Grammar School, Rykneld Road, Littleover, DE23 4BX Visit Derby Grammar School for a full programme showing how education there is brought to life. You’ll be welcomed by the Head and can meet subject teachers, current pupils and discuss admissions. Explore the new Infant School for boys and find out why the School is much more than a place to study. It is a place for excitement, friendship, curiosity, discovery and achievement. Reserve your place at www.derbygrammar.org/events


December - January

Lots for Gifts and Parties...

Three Bears Cookery Club You will find more information on all of

our advertisers together with links to <Text>

their websites and social media pages on our website! Go to: www.derby.lotsfortots.co.uk and click ‘Directory’

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 Price: £6 per session Contact: 07391081391 or email minisportzuk@gmail.com * Mini Sportz Holiday Camps & Birthday Parties * Visit the website www.minisportz.co.uk

Themed Digital workshops & Baking Parties for children aged 2-13 years

New Bake Along at Home Digital Subscriptions and Online After School Club

Come along and join in the yummy fun! Contact Ruth 07973 193362 www.threebearscookeryclub.com

Toys, books, games, puzzles gifts Traditionaland wooden toys, books, puzzles, games and contemporary for children from birth gifts for babies and children Educational, craft and construction toys Open Monday to Saturday or shop online suitable for older Toys,children books, games, puzzles and gifts www.the-olive-branch.co.uk for children from birth

SHOP ONLINE AT www.the-olive-branch.co.uk Come and see us in Castle Donington Exclusive personal shopping appointments Educational, craft and construction toys

within easy reach Nottingham, Derby & for older children alsosuitable available –ofcontact us for more Leicester just off the M1 J24. information SHOP ONLINE AT www.the-olive-branch.co.uk

FREE delivery to local villages: choose ‘collect from the shop’ at checkout

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Welcome to Titchy Town – an interactive role play centre based in South Derbyshire. Titchy Town is an indoor play village designed especially for little ones up to 8 years of age. Children can freely explore six different play zones Titchy Town is designed to allow your child’s imagination to run wild whilst they role play in a safe environment. You can participate in your child’s play, or just sit back and watch them learn as you enjoy a mug of freshly brewed tea or coffee and an amazing homemade cake from our little coffee shop in a covid safe environment.

Where are we?

How it works

We are based on the site of Scallywags Private Day Nursery in Chellaston (Rowallan Way, DE73 5WX). Please use the Scallywags car park and you will find the entrance to Titchy Town off Rowallan Way by following the signs. Disabled and pushchair access is available.

Titchy Town works on a pre-book via website and pay on arrival basis with sessions lasting 90 minutes. On your first entry you will be issued a loyalty card and for every nine sessions you attend you will receive your 10th entry free of charge! Payment is cash only.

Opening Times Morning

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Private Party Hire

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3.30 – 5.00

Tea Time Special

3.30 – 5.00

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Private Party Hire

Please note that Titchy Town is thoroughly cleaned at the end of each session before it is set up for the start of the next session.

Call us on 01332 705070

Book in at www.titchytown.com

Lots for Little Minds..

Childcare, Nurseries, Preschools, Schools, Tuition & more...

Whistlewood Common near Melbourne

Tree Tots For pre-school children with a carer Holiday club For children aged 4-11 in school holidays

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

www.derbyforestschool.com derbyforestschool@hotmail.com


07742 623146


Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Watson Street Derby DE1 3PJ Tel: 01332 371876 admin@whitecross.derby.sch.uk www.whitecross.derby.sch.uk

• Ofsted outstanding 2018 and 2015. • Long-standing reputation for excellence.

SUTTON ON THE HILL i Preschool i

• Use your 30 hours government funding.

• ‘Rapid progress and high attainment levels achieved by the children‛ – Ofsted. • Varied activities in our Outdoor Area, including mud kitchen, bug hotel, vegetable and flower growing and a wide range of permanent play and climbing equipment. • Regular Forest School experience. • Breakfast club from 7.30 am, extended day until 4.00 pm.

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

Spaces available www.suttononthehillpreschool.org.uk suttonpreschool@hotmail.co.uk

07969 368599

At Central and Ashgate Nursery Schools’ Federation we are dedicated to outdoor learning and children making sense of the world around them. We offer a unique experience in a naturally stimulating environment, surrounding our children with nature. Locally sourced and home grown produce go into our freshly cooked meals especially prepared by our own chef. We are an experienced, fully committed staff, who go the extra mile. Educating children throughout the Early Years is our passion!

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

Phone: 01332 342647 Email: admin@central.derby.sch.uk


Ashgate Nursery School 18 Stepping Lane, Derby DE1 1GJ

T: 08456 436 848 E: derby@lotsfortots.co.uk

Phone: 01332 371769 Email: admin@ashgaten.derby.sch.uk www.canschoolsfederation.co.uk


Lots on Weekly...


Most classes are Term-Time only St Edmund’s Baby & Toddler Gp Allenton

Rugby Tots

09.25 (age 2-3.5yrs) 10:05 (5-7yrs) 11:00 (3.5-5yrs) Sun Rolls Royce Rugby Club, DE24 9HX

Marty’s Tots

11.30am Fri St Martin’s Church & Community Centre, DE24 9BH

Osmaston Allenton Children’s Centre 60 Cockayne St, DE24 8XB. 01332 715620

10.00-11.30 Thu St Edmund’s Ch Hall, DE22 2FN

Titchy Town Interactive Role Play Centre

*returning in Sep

Mon-Sat See page 13 for session times. Scallywags Nursery, DE73 5WX

Alvaston Alvaston Children’s Centre

Music Time

London Road, DE24 8UY. 01332 757991

1.30pm Thu Scout Hut, Pit Close Lane Starting 16th Sep!

Baby & Toddler Group

10-11.30 Wed (0-5 yrs) Boulton Lane Community Centre

Baby & Toddler Group

Noodle Performing Arts Sat

Noodle Tots, Walking-3yrs 9am Performing Arts 3-6yrs 10am Noodle Dance 5+ 11.15am Allestree NPA Academy 5-18 Thu 6-8pm The Derby Conference Centre, Studio86 4.45-5.30 Mon Mini Movers 4-6yrs DE24 8UX New! 1.30-3 Tue Diddy Dancers 1-4yrs 10.30-12 Thu Diddy Dancers 1-4yrs Chaddesden 4-4.30 Fri Ballet 4-6yrs Tots, Tunes & Tales 4.30-5 Fri Tap 4-6yrs Thu 11am 0-5yrs 5-5.30 Fri Modern 4-6yrs Mayfield Methodist Church 151st Scout Hut, DE22 2PE (behind St Nicks Church Hall)

Water Babies Swimming


9-9.45 Sat Mini Movers 4-6yrs Woodlands Sport & Leisure

Music Time

9.15, 10.15 & 11.15am Wed Allestree Club, DE22 2FS

Fri and Sun afternoons Nuffield Health Club

Audrey Drive Children’s Centre 3 Audrey Drive, DE21 4NP Tel. 01332 642200

Derwent Family Centre

Monmouth St, DE21 6BD, 01332 641010 AS SEEN ON

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 derby@rugbytots.co.uk Free Taster Sessions Available!

The world’s favourite rugby play programme


10-11.30 Mon (0-4yrs) Filbert Walk Community Room, DE73 6UG *returning in Sep

TinyTalk Baby Signing

Returning in Sep, Contact Jol@tinytalk.co.uk These details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.

You will find all of our advertisers class information together with links to their websites and social media pages on the Lots for Tots Derby website!





Noodle Tots

Performing arts classes from walking to age 3 Saturday mornings at The Derby Conference Centre

Book your FREE taster session now! Call Liv on 07801 703776

Email liv@noodleperformancearts.com


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Suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-school children

21st year

Magical Music & Movement Classes Must be pre-booked, but no set terms Hilton, Chellaston, Stenson Fields, Allestree, Repton, Mickleover, Melbourne & Willington

Derby’s longest established Pre-school music & movement group, celebrating 21 wonderful years. Book Now for the Christmas Specials, plus weekend dates

Find out more... Classes, Parties, Events - Interactive Zoom

Text: Tracey 07866 689971


Proud to be Derby’s longest established pre-school music & movement group. Making Music Time memories since 2000. Have Fun & Stay Safe. Meet Friends & Make New Ones. Strict COVID secure guidelines. Perfect for babies, toddlers & pre-school children, all learning, laughing & loving it, together. No set class terms tailor-make your own schedule. Exciting, Educating, Entertaining. No sharing of props & musical instruments. Everyone will have their own Jolly Bag.

Magical themes & Special events. Limited numbers in a class. Morning & Afternoon classes. We still have a little snack... individually wrapped ‘Lotus Biscotti’ biscuits now. Class costs £6 (admits 1 child and 1 adult). Additional siblings £3 each. Text Tracey to book on 07866689971.

Swimming Lessons for Babies & Children 0 - 4 Years

The Perfect IntroDUC tion to Swimming Our classes encourage a respect for water me longing to jump in and have fun! and a lifeti r u Find yo nearest class at puddleducks.com Call:

01332 605729 derbyshire@puddleducks.com

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Lots on Weekly...


Most classes are Term-Time only

Chester Green Frenzy Drama New!

Frenzy Bears (4-7yrs) 5-6pm Mon Chester Green Community Centre, DE1 3RQ Tel: 07905128715

Baby Sensory

09.45 (0-6m) 11.00 (7-13m) 12.15pm (0-13m) 1.30pm (0-13m) Fri Community Centre DE1 3RQ

First Stage Dance

Mon 4.30pm Musical Minis 4-7yrs 5.30pm Mini Jazz 4-7yrs 6.05 Mini stretch/Flex 4-7yrs Thu 5.05pm Pre Primary Ballet 5.40pm Pre-Primary Tap Sat 10.05pm Pre Primary Ballet 10.45pm Pre-Primary Tap First Stage Dance Studios, Jubilee Business Park, DE21 4BB

Rainbow Tots

10-12 Mon, St Pauls Church

Tiddle Kicks Sat

11am Walking - 3yrs 11.50am 4-6yrs Community Centre, DE13RQ

Derby City

Tuesday Tots

Derby PoD

10-12 Tue, Central United Reform Church, DE1 1JW

Injoy Toddler Mornings

Little Nippers 10-11.30am Wed (Currently meeting outside - see Facebook page for location) St Alkmunds Church, DE22 1GU

Cloth Nappy & Sling Library, Eco-store and Parent Hub Liversidge St, DE1 2LH

9am-1pm Mon-Thu Derby Riverlights, DE1 2AY

NCT Walk & Talk 10.00am Wed Markeaton Park

Jumpin’ Fun Toddler Mornings 10-12am Thu-Fri Siddals Road, DE1 2PY

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support 3rd Tue of month

Oxygen Little Os

Churchside House, Stockbrook Street, DE22 3WH *currently meeting online via zoom

Foot Fusion

SoccerstarsUK Sat

Mon-Sat Mornings Pride Park, DE24 8BW

09.00-09.30 (2yrs) 09.30-10.15 (3-4yrs) 10.15-11.00 (4-5yrs) Derby University DE22 1GB

Thursday (4yrs+) 4:30 - 4:50pm - Ballet 4:50 - 5:10pm - Tap 5:10 - 5:30pm - Modern Saturday (4yrs+) 9:30 - 9:50am - Ballet 9:50 - 10:10am - Tap 10:10 - 10:30am - Modern Saturday (2+yrs) 10.30-11am Melody Bear St. James Street, DE1 1RF

Little Creations

10.00-11.45 Mon (0-5yr) Riverside Centre, Pride Park *back in Sep


Movers & Shakers (2-5 yrs) Sat 9am & 10am (parents must be in attendance). Ballet & Contemporary Kids (4-7 years) Sat 9am Street Jazz Kids (4-7 years) Sat 10am (*children attend these classes independently)

Puddle Ducks Swimming

Mon-Wed, Fri & Sun Everlast Fitness, Pride Park

Family Swimming

See www.inderby.org.uk for weekly timetable Queens Leisure Centre

QUAD Cine Kids Screenings

Becket Childrens Centre


Every Sat & Sun in term time and daily in school holidays QUAD, Market Place

Twistin Tots

1st Wed & 3rd Fri of month 10-12 Tubby Bears, DE1 1LR

Darley Abbey 2-3pm Mon & 10.30-11.30am Thu. Meet at Darley Park Cafe 9.45-10.30am Thu (0-5yr) 11-11.45 (0-5yr) Village Hall, DE22 1DS 18

Stockbrook Street, DE22 3WR Pop in to collect the latest whats on guide. 01332 380134.

Derby Sling Library

Broadway Toddler Group

09.00-11.15 Tue Broadway Baptist Ch, Broadway

These details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.


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Academy classes at Déda! *Subject to Government Guidelines

Street Jazz Juniors & Kids 4-7 & 7-11 years 12 June - 17 July 10am




Ballet & contemporary Juniors & Kids 4- 7 & 7-11 years 12 June - 17 july 9am

19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU 01332 370911 www.deda.uk.com

FOOT FUSION SCHOOL OF DANCE for children age 2 - teens St James Hall, St James Street DE1 1RF




Ballet Modern Jazz

Street Newborn Communication workshops, Baby Signing and Toddler Talking: Chellaston & Ashby-de-la-Zouch Email: jol@tinytalk.co.uk Tel: 07709 448209 Morton, Ilkeston and Waingroves Email: samanthaw@tinytalk.co.uk Tel: 07941 548509


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Most classes are Term-Time only

Littleover Baby Sensory

​ 9.30 & 12.30am (0-6m) 0 10.45 (6-13m) 12.30 & 1.45pm (0-13m) Grange Banqueting Suite DE23 6XX

Puddle Ducks Swimming 10.00-12.00 Thu Gayton Swimming Pool


Boogie Woogie Babes

10.00-11.00 Mon & Wed All Saints Church Hall 10-11am & 11.30-12.30 Pastures Social Club Classes running throughout the holidays Tel: Shelagh 07889 962332 Additional Saturday classes on 3rd Jul 7th Aug & 4th Sep

Tots, Tunes & Tales

Wed 10am Church on Oakwood

TiddleKicks Sat

11am (Walking-3yrs) 11.50pm (3-4yrs) Springwood Leisure Centre

Shelton Lock

Public & Family Swimming

See www.lsst.org.uk for timetable. Public & Family Swimming Gayton Swimming Pool See www.lsst.org.uk for timetable. Play Ark Lonsdale Swimming Pool 10-11.30 Thu Beat Feet Academy of Dance Methodist Church Wednesdays: Tiddlywinks 5-5.40pm Irish Dance Mon 1.30-3pm St Peters Church, 5.45-6.25pm Zumba® Infants DE23 6GF *back in Sept Thursday: Sunbeams Toddler Group 4-4.40pm AcroDance Preschool 9.30-11am Wed 4.45-5.10pm 4+ Ballet Newmount Methodist Church 5.15-5:40pm 4+ Modern Theatre 5:45-6.10pm 4+ Tap Mackworth Saturday: 09.30-10.10 Baby Boppers 1 Clip n Climb Toddler Mornings 10.15-10.55 Baby Boppers 2 Mon-Fri, 09.30, 10.15 & 11am 10.15-10.55 Parent & Tots Bop Holidays & weekends 09.30am 11-11.25 4+ Ballet Mackworth/Morley Children’s Centre 11.30-11.55 Modern Theatre Pop in to pick up the latest 12.30-1.10pm 4+ Street Dance guide. DE22 4EQ


Mum & Baby Yoga 1.30-3pm Tue Pregnancy Yoga 6.30-8pm Tue


Little Micklers Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Mon, *Back in Sep Methodist Church, DE3 9GH

Music Time

9:15 am, 10:15 am 11:15 am Thu, Mickleover Pavillion, DE3 0HA


Frenzy Drama

10 - 11.30am Tue, Community Welfare Centre, DE24 9EF *restarting soon

Sinfin Sparklers Toddler Group

9-11.00 Mon St Stephen’s Church Vicarage

Sinfin Children’s Centre

Pop into collect the latest guide. DE24 9SF. 01332 718787

Spondon Baby Sensory Mon

9.30am (0-6m) 10.45am (6-13m) 12.30pm (0-13m) Spondon Methodist Church

Spondon under 5’s Thu

9.15-11.15am, Village Hall, Sitwell St

Puddle Ducks Swimming

Frenzy Bees (18m-2.5yrs) 9:15am-10:00 am Fri Frenzy Bunnies (2.5-4yrs) 10.15 am-11am Fri Mickleover Methodist Church, Station Road, DE3 9GH Tel: 07905128715

Mon - Sun Choices Gym, DE21 7BB

Sunnyhill Austin & Sunnyhill Children’s Centre: Lots of groups, pop in to collect the latest guide: Browning St, DE23 8DN. 01332 640090

Normanton RoseHill Children’s Centre

Little Clouds Baby & Toddler Gp

Pop in to collect the latest activity guide. DE23 6WY, 01332 641315

Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.


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Amber Valley

Most classes are Term-Time only




Yellow Daisies Stay and Play 0900-1100am Wed & Fri 12.30-1.30pm Mon Heage Village Hall 12.30-1.30pm & 2-3pm Tue 11am-12noon Fri Heanor & Langley Belper Community Hall, Bridge St Heanor Weenies Wed Twistin Tots (0-5yr) 10-12pm Senior Citizen Centre, 9.45-10.30am & 11am-12pm Mon Wilmot St 9.45-10.30am & 11am-12pm Tue 9.45-10.30am Fri Morton Belper Community Hall, Bridge St

Twistin Tinies (0-18mth)

Belper Early Years Fun Centre

Come & Play 10-11 Mon&Fri Tiny Tue 9.45-11.15(for babies <1) Alder Road, DE56 1LP

Baby Sensory

09.45am (0-6m) Wed 11am (6-13m) 12.15pm (0-6m) 1.30pm (6-13m) Fit Pit, DE56 2UA

Duffield Mini Sportz

09.15-9.50 Mon (2.5-3.5yr) 10-10.45 Mon (3.5-4.5yr) 09.45-10.25 Thu (2.5-3.5yr) Duffield Meth’ Church, King St 4.15-5pm Thu (Reception Yr) 5-5.45pm Thu (Yr1/Yr2) St Alkmunds Church 09.30-10.05 Fri (2.5-3.5yr) 10.15-11 Fri (3.5-4.5yr) Duffield Meth’ Church, King St

Baby Sensory

09.45am (0-6m) Thu 11am (6-13m) 12.15pm (0-6m) 1.30pm (6-13m) Academy of Dance and Drama DE5 3FP

Waingroves TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talk Thu

TinyTalk Baby Signing & Toddler Talking Tue

10am Toddlers 11.30 Babies (0-18mth) Methodist Church DE5 9TB

10.15-11.15 Babies (0-18m) 11.45-12.45 Newborns Morton Village Hall, DE55 6GS

Pudding & Pie

Quarndon Baby Sensory - Hello World

10-11am (0-3m) Fri Quarndon Church Hall, DE22 5JA

1-2pm (2-11yrs) Tue Community Centre, 136 Church St DE5 9TE

These details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.

Tuesday 1-2 Waingroves Community Centre Friday 10-11 Tansley Village Hall



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Derbyshire Dales

Most classes are Term-Time only

Ashbourne Puddle Ducks Swimming

Mon, Fri & Sat Adelaide Grange DE6 2DN

Welly Club

9 & 11am Tue Outskirts of Ashbourne

Hill Top Tots *Back in Sep

09.15 - 10.45 Tue, Hill Top School

Baby Sensory Tue

09.45am (0-6 m) 11am & 1.30pm (6-13m) 12.15pm (0-6m) The Venue, DE6 1NB Kiddi Activ Bumps and Babes 09.30-11.30 (0-4yrs old) ‘The Venue’ Ashbourne Bowls Club

Little Sparkles

09.15 - 11.15. Thu The Waterside Centre, DE6 1DG


Baby & Toddler Group

9-11.30am Fri term time only. St Oswald’s School Hall, Mayfield Road

Bradley Toddler Group

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

Crawlers (6-18m) 9:30am Tue, 10.45 Fri Explorers (18m-4yrs) 10.45am Tue, 09.30 Fri Wigglers (0-9m) 10:45 Mon Mugginton Village Hall *Tues sessions running through hols 9.30-11 for ages 0-5



Pudding & Pie

Hulland Hippos Baby & Toddler Gp 10.00 - 11.30am Wed 0 - 4 yrs. Millenium Village Hall, Hulland Ward, DE6 3FL

10-11am (2-11yrs) Fri Tansley Village Hall, DE4 5FH

Wyaston Wyaston Parent & Child Group

Mugginton Baby Ability

Tumble Kids

9:30 - 11:30am Wed. Village Hall, DE6 2DR

Baby Massage Classes Baby Massage 9:45 Mon Mugginton Village Hall, DE6 4PL

These details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.



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South Derbyshire

Most classes are Term-Time only

Ashby De La Zouch TinyTalk Baby Signing

Returning in Sep Contact Jol@tinytalk.co.uk

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

Castle Donington Puddle Ducks Swimming

9.30am-12noon Tue 10am-12.30pm Fri The Jurys Inn East Mid DE74 2SH 08.15-11.15 Sat Rasisson Blu Hotel, DE74 2TZ

Waterbabies Swimming

Mon & Sat morning The Jurys Inn East Mid DE74 2SH

Wiggle Shake and Make Mon & Wed 2+: 9.15-10.15 Under 2s: 10.45-11.45 Rainbow Room

Etwall Puddle Ducks Swimming 10am-12pm Fri Etwall Primary School

SoccerstarsUk Sat

09.00-09.30 (2yrs) 09.30-10.15am (3-4yrs) 10.15-11.00am (4-5yrs) Etwall Leisure Centre, DE65 6HZ

Hilton Music Time

9.15am class Mon 10.15am class 11.15am class Scout & Guide Hut, DE65 5GH 26


Baby Sensory

09.30am (0-6m), 10.45am (6-13m), 12.30pm (0-13m) & 1.45pm (0-13m) Thu Mease Pavillion, DE65 5LS

Music Time

1.30pm Mon Repton Village Hall, DE65 6GR

SoccerstarsUk Tiny Tots Sat

Mums & Tots 1.30-3pm Mon

9am 2yrs 9.30am 3yrs 10.15am 4-5 Yrs Repton Sports Centre, DE65 6FH

Hilton Village Hall

TiddleKicks Sat

08.45 (walking - 3yrs) ​09.35 (3-4yrs) Hilton Scout Hut

Stenson Fields Music Time

Kegworth Tiddlers Playgroup

9.45-11.45am Mon & Fri Baptist Church, High St, DE74 2FH


Ticknall Ticknall Playgroup (0-5 yrs)

Music Time

9.15am Fri 10.15m 11.15am Assembly Rooms, DE73 8GJ

Baby Sensory Thu

10am -12noon Thu Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW


9.45am (0-6m), 11am (7-13m) and 12.15pm (0-13m). 1.30pm (0-13m) Melbourne Sporting Partnership


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

Derby Forest School

Tree Tots 9.45 - 11.15am Wed Nature Nursery 7.45-5.30 Tue & Wed. Whistlewood Common

9.15am Tue 10.15am Tue 11.15am Tue Community Centre, DE24 3EL

Music Time

1.30pm Fri Village Hall, DE65 6DE If you have a class or group for children aged 5 and under that you would like to be listed; email: derby@lotsfortots.co.uk Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change.

You will find all of our advertisers class information together with links to their websites and social media pages on the Lots for Tots Derby website! www.lotsfortots.co.uk/derby

Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser

‘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 enquiries@tiddlekicks.co.uk www.tiddlekicks.co.uk

T: 08456 436 848 E: derby@lotsfortots.co.uk


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Most classes are Term-Time only

Breadsall Water Babies Swimming

Tue & Thu mornings Marriott Breadsall Priory Leisure Club, Moor Road, DE7 6DL

Breaston Sunbeams Baby & Toddler Gp 09.30 & 11.15 Mon St Michaels Church

Draycott Sunbeams Baby & Toddler Gp 09.30 & 11.15 Fri St Mary’s Church Hall, DE72 3PS

Ilkeston Baby Sensory Tue

10am (0-6 months) 11.15am (7-13m) 12.30pm (0-13 months) 1.45pm (0-13 months) 10am Wed (0-6m) 11.15 Wed (0-13m) Arena Church, DE7 8DG

Tiny Talk Baby Signing & Toddler Talk

Toddlers 10am Mon Toddlers 11.30am Fri Babies 11.30am & 1pm Mon Babies 10am Fri Trefoil House, DE7 4NA

Little Eaton


Baby Sensory Tue

Chatterbox Playgroup

09.30am (0-6m) 10.45am (7-13m) 12.30pm (0-6m) 1.45pm (birth to 13m) Village Hall, Vicarage Lane DE21 5EA

09.30-11am Fri Parish Hall

Stanley Common Nurture Bambino Thu New!

Baby Massage 1.30-2.30pm Eventide Village Hall, DE7 6GE

DanceFitt Tots

09.45am Tue 09.30am Thu OAP Hall, DE21 5DJ 09.45am Wed Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Stanley Toddler Group Wed

9.30-11.30am Eventide Village Hall, DE7 6GE

West Hallam

DanceFitt Mummy & Me 11am Wed New!

Nurture Bambino Tue New!

Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Baby Massage 1.30-2.30pm Powtrell Pavillion, DE7 6JY

Twistin Tinies (0-18m)

12.30-1.30pm Wed Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Baby & Toddler Group

Fri 9-10.30am. Powtrell Pavillion, DE7 6JY

Twistin Tots (0-5yr)

2-2.45pm Wed Village Hall, Vicarage Lane

Long Eaton

If you have a class or group for children aged 5 and under that you would like to be listed; email:

Oasis Toddler Time

9.15 or 11.15am Mon-Fri

Oasis Babies

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


Courses, sessions, 1:1s

Class & group details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change. 28

Find more info on these classes and how to book on the the Lots for Tots Derby Website

West Hallam - Tue Stanley Common - Thu

TinyTalk Baby Signing Derby and Belper Franchise A fantastic opportunity to work with your baby and around your family life or even with your baby too! It’s a well established local business I’ve run for 8 years.


FOR MORE DETAILS gillyturrini@gmail.com nurturebambino Contact Becci Davies: beccid@tinytalk.co.uk


Most babies learn best when they see, hear, feel, touch, taste and smell.

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. Specifically designed from birth to aid your child’s development, the programme is packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage – and you’ll never experience the same class twice.

To find out more:

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We’ve got lots for little ones and big ones too! We’ve got lots of things to keep little legs entertained, such as play areas, wild-play and activity trails. Nurture your child’s love for the great outdoors by exploring the woodland and building your own den, learning all about the different birds and enjoying the beautiful views of the water. You won’t go hungry or thirsty either with our on-site restaurants serving delicious hot food, drinks and snacks. Your local sites:

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Give your child the best possible start with affordable, outstanding education in a loving, caring environment. To organise a personal meeting please call or email the School Office. Contact: 01332 557130 or email office@oldvicarageschool.co.uk www.oldvicarageschool.co.uk | 11 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EW


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EARLY YEARS at Derby High Primary

Pre-School and Reception spaces available this September. Book a private tour and experience life at our wonderful school. For more information or to arrange a visit please contact our Registrar via phone, email or the website.

01332 514267

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