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Celebrating our parks this Spring Lots on Local Family friendly events from April - June 2020

Lots on Weekly Find your local classes, activities and groups


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Lots for Tots Nottingham

Welcome to Issue 27... Hello! I’m really happy to introduce myself to you as the new Editor of Lots for Tots Nottingham. I’ve been a parent in this wonderful city for the last five years, and have experienced firsthand the incredible variety of activities we have on our doorstep. From science, nature and messy play to mini theatre, tennis and dance, how lucky we are to be able to give our children so many different ways to have fun as they grow and develop. Ok - it’s trial and error. Sometimes they love an activity straight away. More often they cling to us, taking the length of the first session to warm up. But, we all see how much they benefit - whether it’s their first forward roll or a happy laugh as they leave your arms in the pool for the first time. It gives me so much pride to share these opportunities with you in these pages. Let’s not forget the joy of Nottingham’s open spaces! (Check out page 4). Enjoy!

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Jo Colburn Editor Lots for Tots Nottingham

@LfTNottingham @LotsforTotsNotts

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With thanks @Hasan_Albari

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Lots on Local... April Sat 4th - Sun 5th April 11am–4pm Robin Hood Live

Wed 8th April 10am -12noon Muddy Feet Easter Family Fun

Newstead Abbey Experience 12th Century Nottingham and witness the epic struggle between the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood. Early booking highly recommended through www.visitnottinghamshire.co.uk

Muddy Feet Outdoors, Tollerton Come along for our famous Easter egg hunts, egg decorating, egg rolling contest and lots more outdoor fun! Swing in hammocks, play in our mud kitchen and chase big bubbles through the woods! www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk

Sat 4th - Sun 19th April Easter Mystery Egg Hunt Attenborough Nature Reserve Collect your egg hunt trail pack from reception, search the reserve for clues and return to claim your prize! FREE

Mon 6th - Wed 8th April Little Wickets Holiday Activities Rushcliffe School, West Bridgford Soft ball cricket fun, skills & games for girls and boys from 4 upwards. All abilities are welcome. Book anything from a half day to all three days. www.littlewickets.co.uk

Sat 4th - Sun 19th April 11am-3pm Easter Holiday Activities, Curious Creatives

Nottingham Contemporary Get creative as a family. FREE. Just drop in and stay as long as you like

Sat 4th & Sun 5th April Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever Theatre Royal Concert Hall The brand new Peppa Pig live show is packed full of songs, games and laughter. Booking essential at www.trch.co.uk

Mon 6th - Thurs 9th April Family Fest Nottingham Playhouse A host of activities for children of all ages for the Easter holidays, including Singing, Songs and Silliness, the Teeny Tiny Orchestra, and Drums Drums Drums. Booking essential www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk


Thu 9th April 12-3pm Easter Family Social The Winding House, Bestwood Village An old fashioned fun day with Easter egg hunt, Easter Bonnet competition, archery, crafts, face painting and Spring BBQ. There’ll also be a music workshop for the under 5s with music from Rainbow Stripes.

Thu 9th April 12-3pm Easter Eggstravaganza Highfields Park Families will love this eggciting Easter Eggstravaganza, including Easter Egg Hunt. FREE www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Sat 11th April 1.15 and 3pm Beanbag Music Club: Katie’s Allsorts Trio Royal Concert Hall Pull up a beanbag and join in with the music, singing and dancing at these family-friendly concerts.£8.50 or £1 (under 18 months) www.trch.co.uk/beanbag

Mon 13th April 4pm Sarah & Duck Live Squire Performing Arts Centre, NG1 4JB Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. Minimum age 3. Booking essential through www.squirepac.co.uk

Wed 15th April - all day Muddy Feet Wildcraft Adventure day Muddy Feet Outdoors Join us for a whole day of outdoor fun; den building, tool use and campfire lighting. Book at www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk


Park Improvements Freshen Up Days Out So let’s get out there and enjoy them this Spring Haywood Road Green in Mapperley has been transformed into a play area with rope pyramid, seesaws, slide, roundabout, balance beams, swings, picnic tables, benches and a table tennis area. In Arnold, Muirfield Road Recreation Ground has new equipment including a viper rope swing, 30m zip line, disability access roundabout and 5m climbing wall.

As parents we see how much our children glow after spending even a short time outside.

Whether that’s in a garden, in the park down the road, or at your favourite of Nottingham’s beautiful spaces - Wollaton Park, Rushcliffe County Park, the Embankment or Gedling Country Park (awarded a ‘much loved’ park status in a national competition). Little ones get home tired (yay!), muddy (after losing a welly boot or misjudging the depth of a puddle) but also refreshed and full of questions about the nature they experienced along the way. Spring is a lovely time to visit our parks, so it’s good timing then that our local councils have spent the winter improving many of the local parks we go to all the time!

Improvements continue at Gedling Country Park with new viewing platforms, a car park extension and covered outdoor seating area. In Carlton, the play area on the corner of Carnarvon Grove and Foxhill Road has been improved. As part of its Pride in Parks initiative. Broxtowe Borough Council have improved many parks including a brand new play area at King George V Park Bramcote. Other parks to be improved recently include: Broadgate Park and Leyton Crescent Play Area in Beeston, Brinsley Recreation Ground and Mansfield Road Recreation Ground in Eastwood, Beauvale Park Play Area in Greasley, Millfield Road Play Area in Kimberley, Redbridge Drive and Basil Russell Playing Fields in Nuthall, and Hickings Lane Recreation Ground in Stapleford

T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk


Lots on Local... April - May Sat 18th April 2-5pm Zephyr’s is 3! Zephyr’s Embley Road, Nottingham City Hospital Join us as we celebrate three years since Zephyr’s centre opened. Music and singing with Rainbow Stripes, Face painting, Tombola, games, plus tea and cake. All money raised on the day will help us continue to support bereaved families following the loss of a baby or child of any age or gestation.

Sun 19th April 11am-12noon Eggstravaganza Messy Play Arnold Ponds Hill Community Centre, Arnold Easter-themed messy play for children from 6 months to 5 years. Come along, play and leave the cleaning up to us. Pre-booking essential via www.messarounduk.com/nottingham

Sat 18th & Sun 19th April 11am & 1pm Little Red Riding Hood Nottingham Lakeside Arts, NG7 2RD Hiccup Theatre brings you a hilarious and heart-warming new version of the classic story that is all the better to entertain you with! Magical and musical theatre. Approx 55 minutes (no interval). Suitable for age 3 upwards. www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Sat 25th April 10am - 3pm Bunny Old Wood Open Day Loughborough Road, Bunny Visit this lovely reserve to enjoy a guided walk (11am), children’s activities and the magical bluebells.

Sat 25th April 12 - 4pm City Nature Challenge Highfields Park, University Boulevard Calling all mini-beast enthusiasts! Help us find as many different species in our park as possible as part of this worldwide challenge. FREE drop in. www.lakesidearts.org.uk


Sun 3rd May 11am - 12pm Happimess Messy Play West Bridgford Poppy and Pint, Pierrepoint Road, NG25DX Trolls-inspired messy play event for children from 6 months to 5 years. Come along, play and leave the cleaning up to us. Book at www.messarounduk.com/nottingham

Sun 3rd May 2-4pm Magical Mayhem Burnside Memorial Hall, Plumtree Fun, family event with magic from Magician Paul Brown, in aid of Footprints. Makaton signing throughout the show. Booking essential by emailing: lucie.gregory@footprintscec.org

Sat 8th May 11am, 1.15 and 3pm Beanbag Music Club Royal Concert Hall Join the Musical Balloon Band for a fun packed interactive show. £8.50 or £1 (under 18 months). www.trch.co.uk/beanbag

Sat 9th & Sun 10th May Nottinghamshire County Show Newark Showground, NG24 2NY Enjoy everything about the British countryside at the Nottinghamshire County Show. Book tickets for advance rates www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com

Sun 10th May 2-5pm Wilford May Day Wilford Village Green Community celebration of springtime feauturing Maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen.

Fri 15th May - Sun 14th June Nottingham Puppet Festival Various venues across the city Discover all about the Nottingham Puppet Festival at www.nottinghampuppetfestival.co.uk


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Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Championing Teamwork, Fair Play & Fun

“Little Wickets is brilliant! There are lots of awesome games and the coaches are fun!” Evie Byng, Aged 7 Started Little Wickets at 3

Cricket Fun for Kids and Toddlers For Girls and Boys Of All Abilities

Developing Physical & Social Skills To Create Team Players for Life • •

Separate sessions for pre-schoolers from 2 1/2 Year-round, term-time, weekly, indoor sessions

Find a session near you call 0115 671 0565 or visit www.littlewickets.com

Join the UK’s favourite baby signing classes and help your child learn how to communicate before they can talk. Signing babies are happy babies, able to express their needs, wants and feelings. What does your baby want to tell you? “Fantastic class that my son and I truly love!” “Educational. entertaining and enthusiastic baby signing classes.” “Watching babies start to communicate is amazing.” “Partytastic classes!” “Friendly and always happy to see each other and every child!” “Baby signing is wonderful - and so worthwhile, giving your baby ‘a voice’.”

Your nearest TinyTalk classes are held at:

Bingham and www.tinytalk.co.uk Gedling

E: emmaw@tinytalk.co.uk Teacher T: 07906 157704

Venue address 1 Venue address 2 Town, Postcode T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk Contact phone

Mapperley, Sherwood, The Park, Top Valley and Woodthorpe E: claireba@tinytalk.co.uk T: 07890 896889 or 0115 8470540


Lots on Local... June Sun 17th May 10am-2pm Pregnancy Pop-up Event The Blossom Tree cafe, Keyworth NG12 5JT Discover services and products for your pregnancy and parent journey. Booking essential via www.facebook.com/firststepsintoparenting

Fri 29th May 9 - 11.30am Tots Cricket & Tennis morning West Bridgford Tennis Club, NG2 7QA A great introduction to two great sports for boys and girls 3-5 run by Little Wickets and West Bridgford Tennis Academy. Booking essential at www.littlewickets.co.uk

Sat 30th & Sun 31st May WHEEE! Free Family Festival Highfields Park Fabulous arts and crafts and a great series of live performance events to thrill children of all ages, including the luminarium. Tickets www.lakesidearts.co.uk

Sun 31st May Family Fun Day Nottingham Racecourse Visit Nottingham Racecourse for an afternoon of fantastic racing and fun for all the family. Book online for 2-4-1 advance tickets www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Thu 4th - Sun 7th June Major Oak Woodland Festival Sherwood Firest Visitor’s Centre, Edwinstowe The festival is back for 2020, celebrating the area’s history, crafts and natural woodland. www.visitsherwood.co.uk

Sat 6th & Sun 7th June In the Night Garden - Live Theatre Royal, Nottingham Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all! Booking essential at www.trch.co.uk


Sun 14th June 10-11am Life’s a Beach - Messy Play Colwick Colwick Community Centre, NG4 2GP Summer-themed messy play event for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Come along, play and leave the cleaning up to us here at Mess Around Nottingham! Pre-booking essential via our website. www.messarounduk.com/nottingham

Sat 20th June 10am Mum2Mum Market Nearly New Sale Turner Community Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse Whether you are looking to sell on your preloved baby and children’s items, or pick up a bargain! Book your table at notts@mum2mummarket.co.uk DO YOUR LITTLE ONES ENJOY BEING OUTSIDE,

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Mess Around Nottingham Join us for our free range playgroup and forest school sessions in Nottinghamshire and enjoy:

Messy Play events for children Mud Kitchens 6 months to 5 years across Bug Hunting Nottinghamshire Hammocks Campfires Plus birthday Den Building parties and private Natural Art bookings

(Forest School Only)

Outdoor Cookery (Forest School Only)

www.messarounduk. ngham Scavengercom/notti Hunts Call: 07704 926336 ESSENTIAL Email: mara@messarounduk.cBOOKING om contact Fran Groombridge on 07990 626025 for more Findinformation usPlease on Facebook and Instagram or check out our website www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk


Your sleep questions answered Baby and Child Sleep Coach from Little Lullabies Sleep Solutions, Emma, answers your questions Abi in Beeston asks: “My little boy is 3 months old, should I try to get him into a nap routine soon?” Emma: “By following age-appropriate wake windows you will automatically establish a rhythm for your baby’s day that flows, rather than being set in stone. For a 3 month old the wake window (length of time between waking and next nap) is about 1 hour 30 minutes.” Paul in Nuthall asks: “My 2 year old still wakes a few times during the night, and I think he should be sleeping through by now.”

Emma: “We all wake during the night for brief spells due to our sleep cycles, however adults and children with good sleep habits have learnt how to resettle themselves. There can be many reasons a 2 year old wakes in the night; over tiredness, time to drop the daytime nap (sigh…) separation anxiety, reaching a developmental milestone such as potty training, environmental factors or reliance on something/someone to fall asleep in the first place.”



Keep the kids entertained this SPRING at the amazing Mouse Trap soft play centre

Super High Sky Drop Slide - Inflatable Ball Canyon - Party Area - Disabled Lift 1st Floor Mezzanine with Superior Seating Area

STRESS FREE PARTIES! Party packages available for all sizes and budgets BOOK YOUR LITTLE ONE’S SPECIAL PARTY HASSLE FREE ONLINE 24/7

OPEN DAILY 10am-6pm 156 Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8ET (next door to Tesco)



Daytime Play Sessions

£2 per child for 2 hrs play 10am-3pm Mon-Fri (term time only )

AFTER SCHOOL MADNESS! Perfect Term Time Treat

£3 per child for 2 hrs play or £4.95 incl kid’s meal 3-6pm Mon-Fri (term time only )

Tel: 0115 975 2880 www.mousetrapsoftplay.co.uk T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk


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Most classes are Term-Time only Peep - Watch Me Grow Basford

Tots@Basford Road Baptist 9-11am Thu Basford Road Baptist Church

Bestwood Baby & Me Breastfeeding

10.30-11.30am Wed Stay & Play 1-2.45pm Thu Southglade Access Centre

Bilborough Toddler Group 9-10am Wed

Brocklewood Primary School, Fircroft Ave

Peep-Watch Me Grow

10-11.30am Tue Bilborough Children’s Centre

Stay, Play & Learn

10-11.30am Fri Bilborough Community Centre


Toddler Group 9-11.30am Mon & Thur, The Church on Rise Park

Crazy Days 10-3pm Mon-Fri

10.30-11.30am Tues & 1-2pm Fri

Breastfeeding Group 10-11.30am Wed

Stay, Play & Learn

1-2.30pm Thu Clifton Young People’s Centre

Toddler Group 9-11am Tue

Blessed Robert Sch, Listowel Cresc

Toddler Group 9-11am Wed Dovecote School, Greencroft Parent & Toddler 9.15-11am Thu Rivergreen Methodist Church

Fun with Friends 1-2.30pm Thu Stay, Play & Learn (1-2.5yrs) 10-11.30am Fri Bulwell Riverside Ctr

The Vine Community Centre

Mapperley TinyTalk Mon 10am & 11.15am

Baby Signing 12.45pm Toddler Talking St Jude’s Ch, Woodborough Rd Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

Bump to Baby 10-12pm Mon Bread & Bitter, Woodthorpe Dr Bumps, Babies & Toddlers

Tiny Tots (0-12m) 10-11.30am Thu 10am-12pm Thu, Methodist Ch

Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Dr Explore a Story 1.30-2.30 Thu St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr 11.15am Fri, Hope Church Centre

Bubbles Toddler Group 9.15-

Westdale Lane Toddler Grp

9-11.30am Fri, Community Centre

Colwick Colwick Tots 1.15-3pm Tue

Little Wickets indoor cricket

9am Sun (2.5-5yrs) Pre-book Mapperley Sports Village, Nott Bumps & Tweenies 1.30-3.30pm Academy, Ransom Drive. Tel: 0115 Wed, St John’s Church, Vale Road 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com Colwick Community Ctr, Vale Rd

Dunkirk & Lenton Baby Cafe 10am-12pm Mon Baby & Toddler 10-11.30 Tue

term time only, £2 per child for 2 hours. After school madness £3 or Thomas Helwys Baptist Ch £4.95 with meal deal (term time) Tots & Toys 9.45-11.30 Thu Mousetrap Soft Play Centre, Main Cornerstone Ch, Castle Blvd Street

Baby Play 1-2.30pm Tue

Messy Makers 10-11am Wed Baby Play 10 -11am Fri

Baby and Toddler Haven

10-11am Fri, Trent Vineyard Chur

Hyson Green Peep-Watch Me Grow

Nottingham City Puddle Ducks Swimming

Mon & Fri am, Hilton Hotel, Milton St. Booking essential: 07906 191504

Stay & Play 10-11.30am Tue Grace Church, Castle Boulevard Toddler Group 1-3pm Tue, St Andrew’s Comm Church Hall Water Babies Swimming Wed Hilton Hotel, Milton St. Booking essential 01636 815567

10.30am -12pm Mon, Hyson Green Sparklers 10-12pm Wed Children’s Ctr St Nic’s Children &Families Ctr United Reform Church, Broomhill Rd Baby play 10-11am Tue Water Babies Swimming Thu Jiggle & Wiggle 1-2pm Clifton Victoria Leisure Ctr, Gedling St. Saturplay 10 -11.30am Sat Booking essential 01636 815567 Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Mon Hyson Green Community Ctr Whitegate School, Middlefell Way

Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Thu



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Most classes are Term-Time only

Nottingham Sling Meet

Iona Parent & Toddler

Make and Create 10-12.30 Fri

Stay, Play & Learn 1.30-3pm

10am-12pm 2nd Thu of month Rough Trade, Broad Street National Justice Museum, High Pavement NG1 1HN FREE

Sherwood Emma Cain School of Dance Toddler Class (2-4yrs) 4-5pm Tue Sherwood United Reform Church. 3 week FREE trial. No booking required. 07779 875 604

Baby and toddler group

9.30-11.45am Weds & Fri Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive

TinyTalk Tue

10am Toddler Talking 11.15am Baby Signing Sherwood United Reform Church Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

9-11.45am Tue & Wed Iona School, Sneinton Dale Thu Sneinton Children’s Centre, Edale Road

Tots Time 10.30-11am Wed, The Dale Centre, Sneinton Dale

Happy Days 9.30-11.30am Fri, Greenway Community Centre, Trent Lane

St Ann’s Peep - Watch Me Grow

10-11am Tue, St Anns Valley Ctr

Baby Play 10-11am Tue

St Augustine’s Church, Westville Gardens. Fri 1-2pm Brendon Lawrence Sports Centre

Puddle Ducks Swimming

Sun Portland Centre, Muskham St Booking essential: 07906 191504

The Park TinyTalk Fri 10.15am Toddler

Talking, 11.30am Baby Signing Nottingham Squash Rackets Club, Tattershall Drive Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

Top Valley TinyTalk Tue

10.15am Baby Signing 11.30am Toddler Talking Top Valley Community Centre Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk


Messy Makers 12.30 -1.30 Tue

Mums & Tots 9.30-11am Mon,

Puddle Ducks Swimming

Baby Play 10-11am Tue St Augustine’s Church, Westville Gardens

Little Wickets indoor cricket

Pre-School Group 11-1 Thu

Stay, PLay & Learn

TinyTalk Thu

Little Hearts Toddler Group

Thu am, Nottm Sherwood Hotel, Mansfield Rd. Booking essential: 07906 191504 Sherwood United Reform Church

12.30pm Baby Signing 1.45pm Toddler Talking Pirate’s Play Centre, Rowley Drive Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

Emma Cain School of Dance Toddler class (2-4yrs) 10.30-11.30am Sat St John’s Church, Mansfield Road 3 week FREE trial. No booking required. 07779 875 604


Happy Days 9.30-11.30am

Mon St Christopher’s Church Hall, Colwick Road

The Chase Neighbourhood Ctr

1-2pm Wed St Anns Valley Ctr 10-11.45am Thu St Ann with Emmanuel Church

The Meadows

Peep watch me grow 1-3pm

Mon Meadow’s Children’s Ctr

Rainbow Stripes 11-11.45am Tue

The Meadows Children’s Centre

Stepping Stones 9.30-11 Thu St Saviours Church

Bump, Birth and Baby 10-

11am Tue, Meadow’s Sure Start Booking essential on 0115 8786322

T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk

Wollaton Park Community Ctre

10am Mon (2.5-5yrs) St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane. Booking essential: 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

Multiples Grp 10am-12pm 2nd & 4th Mon of month

Toddler Grp 9.45-11.15am/

1.30-3pm Thu

St Leonard’s Dads & Kids Club 10am-12pm 3rd Sat of month St Leonards Community Centre

Bookworms 1-2.30pm Tue, Sheila Roper Community Ctr Baslow Rd

Grangewood Toddlers

1.30-3pm Tue, Grangewood Methodist Church

Book Worms 1-2.30pm Wed, Wollaton Ch Ctre, Arleston Dr

Mums & Tots (0-3yr) 10.30am12pm Fri, Wollaton Muslim Community Centre 11

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Bingham Tiny Talk 10-11am Mon Free Trial Old Church House, 2 East Street pre-book emmaw@tinytalk.co.uk


Little Angels Toddler Group

Little Rockets Toddler Group

10-11.30am Mon, The Rock Hub Church, Wellin Lane

Lively Spirits 10am-12pm Mon,

Edwalton Church Toddler Grp

Barnstone U 5s 9.30-11am Tue

Muddy Feet 10.30-12 Wed

Bingham Methodist Church

Barnstone Village Hall

Breastfding Grp 1.30-3pm Tue & Bumps & Babies 9.30-11am Wed

Bingham Children’s Centre

Bingham Baby & Toddler

10am-12pm Thu & Fri Old Church House, 2 East Street

10-11.30am Tue Village Street

Meadow Covert Woodland via Edwalton Primary School Tel: 07990 626025


9.30-11.30am Wed currently @ St Mary’s Ch Hall, Vicarage Ln

Tumble Tots Thu

Booking essential. t: 07429 845132. The Grange, Vicarage Lane

Toddler Group 9.30-11am Fri St Mary’s Ch Hall, Vicarage Ln

Ruddington Stay & Play 9-11am Mon St Peter’s Church, Wilford Road The Postnatal Plan


11am-12.30pm Mon The Ruddington Arms, Wilford Rd

Tumble Tots Mon

Booking essential. t: 07429 845132 Toddler Group 9.30-11am Tue Gamston Community Hall Methodist Ch Hall, Charles St (2.5-5 yr) 9am Sat Bingham Leisure Centre. Booking essential: 0115 Gotham Tollerton 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

Little Wickets indoor cricket

Cotgrave Jump & Jiggle

9.15-11.15am Mon/Fri Cotgrave Leisure Centre

Stay & Play 10-11.15am alt Tue Cotgrave C of E School

Cropwell Bishop Hubbub Baby & Toddler

10.30-11.45am Fri FREE Cropwell Bishop Methodist Hall

East Leake B.A.B.E.S Group

1.15-2.30pm Wed East Leake Health Centre

Self Weigh

10-11am Thu East Leake Health Centre


Tots, Toddlers & Tea

Muddy Feet

10-11.45am Mon Gotham Memorial Hall

Keyworth Puddle Ducks Swimming Every day Mon-Sun Booking essential. Tel: 07906 191504 The Key Health Club

10.30am-12pm Tue & Fri St Peter’s Church Centre, Tollerton Tel Fran: 07990 626025


West Bridgford

Baby & Toddler 10-11.30am

Lady Bay Toddler Group

Messy Monkeys 1.30pm Wed,

Little Wickets indoor cricket (2.55yr) 1.30/2.15pm Mon, Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion Booking essential 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

Mon, Parochial Hall Blossom Tree Cafe

Little Rascals 1.30-3pm Thu Keyworth Primary Sch

9.45-11.45am Mon & Fri, All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Rd

Baby & Toddler 9.30-11am Wed Willoughby Village Hall, London Ln East Midlands Swimming Academy Mon & Fri Radcliffe-on-Trent West Bridgford School Loughborough Rd Bumps to Babies 10-11.30 alt Mon Pre-book tel: 01623 430 093 Radcliffe Health Ctr, Main Road Toddler Tuesdays 10-11.30am Tue Little Fishes 9.30-11.30am Wed The Sports Club, Regatta Way Wellspring Ch, Westminster Dr


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Most classes are Term-Time only Tuesdays & Fridays in Beeston

Early Years Music Groups

£2 taster session

for babies and toddlers under 3 years old

Songs, rhymes, games, instruments, props, puppets, live accompaniment, Makaton, musical play, cuddles!

Book online www.eymg.co.uk

The springboard to confidence for your child Tumble Tots is the UK’s leading structured physical play programme for children from 6 months to school age. Using our specifically designed colourful equipment your child will learn agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills, appropriate to their age. Gamston • Uni of Nottingham • Radcliffe • West Bridgford

Text:07791 053766 e:wendy@eymg.co.uk “My little girl absolutely loved Messy Monkeys today. So many fun activities and mess to be made, and not at home!” Thank you”

Discover weekend weekday and holiday sessions near you!

Contact Claire on


or search Messy Monkeys Nottingham on Facebook

For classes, parties & other enquiries: W: www.tumbletots.com/nottingham E: fiona.tumbletots@gmail.com M: 07429 845132 FB: tumbletotsnottingham

Story Time 11-11.30am Tue

Methodist Church, Patrick Road

Tinies & Toddlers 10-11.45am Thu St Luke’s Church, Leahurst Rd

Toddler Group

Holy Spirit Toddler Group

9.30-11.30am & 1.30-3pm Wed Methodist Church, Patrick Rd

10-11.30am Thu, Holy Spirit Social Centre, Victoria Rd

Rugbytots Sat & Sun Rushcliffe Arena. Pre-book 0345 313 0806

Wilford Wilford Village Toddlers

9.30-11.30am Tue & Fri (2.5-5yr) 10.45am Fri, Roko Health The Centre, Main Road Club, Wilford Lane. Booking esMessy Monkeys 10am Tues sential 0115 671 0565 Toddler Group 10-11.30am Wed info@littlewickets.com St Wilfrid’s Church, PAYG. Baptist Church, Melton Rd 07896 671232 Tumble Tots Fri Toddler Group 10.15-11.30am Wed Booking essential. St Paul’s Church, Boundary Rd t: 07429 845132 Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion, Loughborough Rd Breastfeeding Group 1-2pm We work hard to ensure Wed Young People’s Ctr, BridgTwins & Multiples 10am-12pm these details are correct ford Rd 1st & 3rd Fri of mth, Baptist Chu when we go to print but they are subject to change. Bumps & Babies 10-11.30am Thu Little Wickets indoor cricket Please check with the group Young People’s Ctre, Bridgford Rd 9am/10am/11am Sat organiser before setting out. Becket School, Wilford Lane St Giles Tiddlers 10-11.30am Thu Booking essential. 0115 671 0565 St. Giles Church Hall, Stratford Road info@littlewickets.com

Poppy Seeds Baby Group

10am-12pm Wed, Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Rd, Lady Bay

Little Wickets indoor cricket

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Under 1s & Stay & Play 1011.30 Wed

Little Sparks @ St Margarets Breast Feeding Support 10-11am Tues St Margaret’s Church NG8 5GE

Mon 11.30-2.45pm Chilwell Children’s Ctr Gt Hoggett Dr

10-30-11.45am Thu &

Speech, Sign & Song Club

Under 5s Group 9.45-11.45am

Pebbles Toddlers 10-11.30am Wed, Scout Hut, Hanley Avenue

Story and Rhyme Time

Stay, Play and Have your Say (0-2yrs) 1-3pm Thu Broxtowe Children’s Centre, Strelley Rd

Chilwell Barney’s Toddler Group

9.30-11.15am Mon under 5’s additional needs, Wed St Barnabus Church, Barn Croft Pearson Centre. Booking essential Water Babies Swimming Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver speechsignsong@gmail.com Tue & Fri Village Hotel, Brailsford Crescent Rylands Rascals 9.30-11.30 alt Way. Booking essential. Active Play 10.30am-12.30pm Fri, Rylands Methodist Ch, Victory 01636 815567 Sat, Minver Crescent Sports Ctre Rd Breastfeed Grp 11.30-2.45 Mon Under 1’s 10-11.30am Wed Water Babies Swimming Stay & Play 10-11.30 Fri Sat & Sun Martin Jackaman Hydro Beeston North Children’s Ctr Stay & Play 10-11.30am Wed Pool, Robins Wood Rd. Chilwell Children’s Centre, Great Alderman Cl Hoggett Drive Booking essential 01636 815567. Rugbytots Sat Free Trial date Play & Praise 1.30-3pm Fri David Ross Sports Village Beeston Toton Methodist Church, Pre-book 0345 313 0806 Little Acorns 9-11am Mon Stapleford Lane Beeston Meth’st Ch, Chilwell Rd Bramcote

Bump, Birth & Baby 1-3 Thu Baby Play 10-12pm Fri

Mon, Beeston Free Church, Salthouse Lane

Under 1s 10-11.30 Mon

Baby Club 10-11.15am Tue & Breast Feeding Support 10-11.30 Thu

Little Senses 1.30-3pm Fri

Beeston North Children’s Ctr Alderman Cl

Beeston Mum’s Choir

10-11.30am Mon, Oasis Centre, Number One Willoughby Street

Tumble Tots Tue

St Michael’s Little Angels

9.30-11.30am Thu St Michael’s & All Angels Church

Dads and Kids 10am-12pm

2nd Sat of month, St Michael’s Church Hall

Brinsley Stay & Play 9.30-11am Thu

Brinsley Parish Hall, Cordy Lane


Stay & Play 10-11.30am Mon BABES Breastfeeding Group 10-11.30am Wed

Bundles of Fun (0-12m)

10.30am-12pm Thu Eastwood Children’s Centre

Pre-School Toddler Group

9.15-11am Tue Priory Primary School, Raglan St

Rascals 1.30-3pm Wed

Baptist Church Hall, Percy Street

Pre-School Toddler Group

Booking essential t: 07429 845132 Stories, Songs & Rhymes David Ross Sports Village 1.30-3pm Tue, St Martha’s Church, Frinton Rd Early Years Music Groups Tue & Fri (6 mth-3yr), Pearson Stay & Play 10-12noon Tue, Centre, Nuart Rd Broxtowe Children’s Centre, www.eymg.co.uk £2 taster avail Strelley Rd Peek into Peep (0-2yrs) 1.30Parent & Toddlers 2.30pm Wed Broxtowe Children’s 9.30am Mon & Tue Centre, Strelley Rd. Beeston Meth’t Ch, Chilwell Rd 14


9.30-11.30am Fri Brookhill Leys Primary School

We work hard to ensure these details are correct when we go to print but they are subject to change. Please check with the group organiser before setting out.


Thinking about taking baby swimming? Spring is a lovely time to start! But there are a few things to consider when choosing your session... Water temperature: Babies and young toddlers shouldn’t swim in pools cooler than 30 degrees C. In fact, babies under 12 weeks shouldn’t be in a pool under 32 degrees C, even with a wetsuit on. All local Water Babies pools are carefully chosen to be above these levels. Instructor Training: It’s really important that your instructor has specialist baby swim teaching qualifications. Water Babies teachers take 6 months to train to the UK’s highest standards and their love of their job shines through.

Structure: Some classes will get your child used to the pool with songs and rhymes while others are more structured and progressive lessons. In Water Babies classes we learn and progress every week, helping your baby develop in many different ways. Fun: Taking baby swimming is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your little one. In Water Babies we follow your child’s pace. It’s all about making swimming fun! www.waterbabies.co.uk

01636 815567 hoopswim@waterbabies.co.uk

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Greasley Greasley Toddlers

9.30-11.30am Mon St Mary’s Church Hall

Stay & Play 9.30-11.30am Tue

Greasley Parish Hall, Dovecote Rd

Kimberley Rockabillies Music Groups 6mths-4yrs Pay as you go Tue 10am Rumbletums Cafe, Victoria St

Stay & Play 1.45-2.45pm Mon

Little Wickets Indoor Cricket (2.5 - 5yrs)

Wed 2-2.45pm Caterpillar Cafe, Market Pl Booking essential. Intro offer £6/session 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

NCT Bumps & Baby Group

12.30-2pm Thu The Hungry Caterpillar, Market Pl

St Laurence Church Toddlers 10-11.30am Fri

Rumble Tots 1-3pm Tue Rumbletums Cafe, Victoria St

St Laurence Church Hall, Tamworth Rd

Bundles of Fun 9.30-11am Thu

East Midlands Swimming Academy Fri am

(0-18m) Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Rd

Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am

Thu, Parish Hall, Newdigate St

Long Eaton Rockabillies Music Groups

6mths-4yrs Mon/Tue/Fri 9:45am & 11am (pre book) Thu 9:45am (pre book) & 11am (PAYG) 3yrs+ Mon 1:30pm Unit 8, West Gate, Gibb St www.rockabillies.co.uk

Rockabillies Music Groups

Children’s Choir 7+ Tues 3pm 5-7yrs Tues 4.30pm Unit 8, West Gate, Gibb St www.rockabillies.co.uk

Playwell Toddler Group

10-11.30am Mon St John’s Church Hall, Canal St

Oasis Toddler Time

9.45-11.45am Mon-Fri &

Oasis Babies

10-11.30am Tue/Wed/Thu Oasis Christian Centre, Derby Rd 16

Stanton Vale Primary School, Prebook: 01623 430093

Albany Nursery

Little Gems 1.15-3pm Mon Moorbridge Lane BABES Breastfeeding Grp

10-11.30am Tue Stapleford Care Ctr Toddler Group 9-11am Tue St Helen’s Church, Frederick Rd

Chatterbox Toddlers

9.30-11.30am Tue The Pastures Community Church, Pasture Rd

Breastfeeding Grp

10-11.30am Tue Care Centre, Church St

Toton Rhyme Time 10-11am Mon Tesco Community Room


Play & Praise 1.30-3pm Fri

Little Signers Club

Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane

Mon 11.45am Jungletastic Soft Play Booking essential. 07856 021527

Little Wickets Indoor Cricket (2.5 - 5yrs) Mon 10am Jungletastic Soft Play Booking essential. 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

Nuthall Toddler Group

1.30-3pm Wed Nuthall Methodist Church, Nottingham Rd


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at EMSA we only have small class sizes, to ensure each child has the time to practise and develop their strokes? We don’t use armbands, but our teachers are always in the water for that extra reassurance. Each week the strokes are broken down, using various floats and other equipment. Finally we allow children plenty of time to “free swim” to practise and boost confidence.

Fully qualified teachers in the water Office: 01623 430093 | Email: office@em-sa.co.uk Web: www.em-sa.co.uk FIND US ON FACEBOOK


Bringing your little ones out their shell.

EST 1998


Library Sessions

Totstime for under 5’s

Some sessions are term time only. Please check in advance.

Rattle, Rhyme & Roll - Babies & Toddlers Arnold Beeston Bingham* Burton Joyce Calverton Carlton Carlton Hill Cotgrave East Leake Eastwood Gedling Hucknall Keyworth Kimberley

10.30am 10am & 11am 10.30am 10.30am 9.30am 10am 10am 2.30pm 2.30pm 10am 2.15pm 10.30am 2.30pm 10am 11am Radcliffe on Trent 10.30am Ravenshead 10.30-11am Ruddington 11am Stapleford 11.15am 2.15pm Toton 10am West Bridgford* 10am & 11am

Tue & Thu Wed Mon & Fri alt Wed Mon Tue alt Fri Tue & Wed 4th Mon of mth Tue Thu Thu 2nd Tue of mth Mon Mon (under 1s) 2nd & 4th Mon 2nd & 4th Tue 2nd Tue of mth 1st & 3rd Thu last Mon of mth 1st Wed of mth Fri

Aspley Basford

10am 10.30am 10.45am Bulwell Riverside 10.30am Clifton 10.30am Dales Centre 10.30am Hyson Green 10.30am Meadows 10.30am Nottingham Ctrl 10.45am Redford/Lenton 10am Sherwood 11.15am Southglade Park 10am St Ann’s Valley 10am Wollaton 2.30pm

Thu Tue Thu Mon Tue Wed Wed Fri Thu Wed Fri Wed Tue Tue

Beeston East Leake Hucknall Mapperley Radcliffe on Trent West Bridgford*

Sat once a mth 2nd Mon of mth Sat Thu 3rd Mon of mth Tue

Storyhullabaloo for under 5’s 11am 2.30pm 2.30pm 10am 2.30pm 10am

*Sessions require booking - phone library for more infomation www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries www.inspireculture.org.uk/reading-information

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Most classes are Term-Time only

Arnold Under 1’s 10-11.30am Mon BABES 1-2.30 Tue Stay & Play 1-2.15pm Thu

Friends at Phoenix (0-2yrs)

Calverton Toy Library Toddler Group

1.30-3pm Mon/ 9.30-11am Thu Baptist Church Hall, The Nook

Killisick Children’s Centre, Killisick Rd Under 5s 1.30-3pm Tue Childminders 9.30-11.30am Wed Sir John Sherbrooke Sch, Flatts Ln Under 1’s 9.30-11am Thu Under 1’s 1-2.30pm Wed Arnbrook Children’s Centre, Home Stay & Play 9.30-11am Fri Cl off Bestwood Lodge Drive Calverton Children’s Centre

Little Bunnies 9-10.45am Tue Warren Hill Primary School, Bewcastle Rd

St Mary’s Tots 2-3.15pm Tue St Mary’s Church, Church Lane

Tim’s Tinies 9.30-11am Wed St Timothy’s Church, Daybrook Fledglings Baby & Toddler

10-11.15am Wed Eagles Nest Community Centre

Playtime 9.15-11.15am Thu

Emmanuel Church, Warren Hill

Parent & Toddlers 9.30-11.30 Fri Salvation Army Hall, High Street

Who Let the Dads Out

10-11.30 2nd Sat St Mary’s Church Centre

Bestwood Village Baby & Toddler Group

9-11am Tue St Mark’s Church, School Walk

Toddler Group 9-11am Thu

Hawthorne Primary School

Burton Joyce St Helen’s Baby & Toddler 9.30-11am Mon & Thu St Helen’s Old Church Hall


Sat Tots 9.30-11am Sat (all year)

Baptist Church Hall, The Nook


9.30-11am Thu Phoenix Methodist Church, Wollaton Ave

TinyTalk Fri

9.45am Toddler Talking 11am Baby Signing Free Trial Class Memorial Hall, Main Rd Pre-book emmaw@tinytalk.co.uk

Hucknall Toddler Group 9.30-11am Mon

Holy Cross Primary Sch, Leen Mills Ln

BABES Breastfeeding1-2.45pm Mon&

St Johns Toddler 10-11.30 Mon Under 1’s 10-11.30am Tue & Meth’ Church Hall, Standhill Road Stay & Play 9.45-11.15am Fri all@ Foxhill Toddlers 9.30-11.30 Tue Butler’s Hill & Broomhill Children’s Foxhill Church, Hillview Road

Toddler Time 9.30-11.30am Tue Pentacostal Church, Station Rd

Chatterbox 9am-12pm Thu Carlton Community Church

Daybrook Little Signers Club

1.30pm Wed St Timothy’s Hall, Daybrook NG5 6BX Booking essential. Tel: 07856 021527

Epperstone Happy Tots 9.45-11.15am Mon Epperstone Village Hall

Gedling Story, Songs & Rhyme

Ctr, Broomhill Rd

Little Signers Club

Tue 9.30am,10.45am (toddlers) Watnall Rd Comm Ctr Toddler 9.30-11.30am Mon 1.15pm Group Tue, St John’s Church Salvation Army, High Street Hall, Hucknall NG15 7QN Booking essential Tel: 07856 021527

Toddler Group 1-2.45pm Tue Central Methodist Church, Baker St Under 1’s 1.30-3pm, Wed &

Toddler Group 1-3pm Thu West Hucknall Baptist Church, Seymour Rd Toddler Group 1.-2.45pm Wed & 1-3pm Thu Watnall Rd Baptist Church Toddler Group 9.30-11.15am Thu Kings Family Church, Derbyshire Ln

2.15-3.15pm Mon Stanhope School

Friday Tots 9-11am Fri, St Peter’s & St Paul’s Comm Hall, All Hallows P&T 9.30-11am Tue Ruffs Dr Memorial Hall, Main Road


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St George Toddler 9.30-11 Mon N\etherfield Infant Little Lambs Baby & Toddler 10.30-12.30 Mon School

Good Shepherd, Thackerays Ln

Under 1’s 10-11.30am Tue BABES 9.30-11.30am Wed Stay & Play 10-11.30am Fri

Tiddlywinks 10-11.15am Wed. St Mark’s Church,

Netherfield Children’s Centre, Victoria Rd

Messy Movers 1.15-2.15pm Tue

St George’s Centre, Victoria Rd

Parent & Toddler 9.15-11.15am Wed & Thu Bethesda Church Hall

De Vere Gardens

TinyTalk Wed

10.15am Baby Signing 11.30am Toddler Talking, St Mark’s Church, De Vere Gdns. Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

18 Month Club 1-2.30pm Wed (18mth-3 yr) Good Shepherd PS, Scout Hut, Weaverthorpe Rd

Ravenshead Little Signers Club

11.15am Wed Ravenshead Leisure Centre NG15 9AG Booking essential. Tel: 07856 021527

We work hard to ensure these details are correct when we go to print but they are subject to change. Please check with the group organiser before setting out.

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Lots for Tots Nottingham issue 27  

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Lots for Tots Nottingham issue 27  

April - June 2020