Toddle About West Northamptonshire July - September 2021

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WELCOME

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TO THE SUMMER EDITION 2021! It’s good to be back!

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Summer Events

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Watermelon Ice Lollies

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It feels like life is starting to get back to some semblance of normal. Woohoo!

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All being well, shortly after this magazine comes out, all remaining restrictions will have been lifted! We can live in hope anyway.

Introducing Solids

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A Natural Education

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Regardless, groups and classes for children aged 0-5 years have been able to run face-to-face since April and, whilst it's sadly true that a lot of community parent and tots groups are still closed, most are planning to return in September. Fortunately there are still LOADS of classes to attend so if you're one of the many parents with a lockdown baby, you can definitely get out, introducing baby to the big wild world!

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New Acro and Tricking Classes Bespoke Ballroom's Kids Academy, set up by Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff, is excited to add Acro and Tricking classes for children of all ages. Based at Soo Yoga in Northampton, the class instructor Matt Wood is a professional acrobat, known for performing stunts in films and working with Cirque du Soleil performers, and he runs the Mini Acro for Tots and Acro classes for kids and teens. For more information, visit www.bespokeballroom.com/schedule.html. P.37

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Is your child obsessed with Harry Potter and all things magic? This summer Phototimes Photography are celebrating this love of magic with a Wizarding Portrait Experience. On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August their studio will be transformed for your little wizards to dress up and pretend they were accepted into Wizarding School. Even more exciting, they are giving away free wands to the first 10 sessions booked. They can’t wait to see you at Wizarding School! http://bit.ly/phototimeswizards See P.2

Taking the 'Hippy' out of Hypnobirthing Northamptonshire-based Hypnobirthing teacher, Zoe Hyde, is on a mission to take the 'hippy' out of Hypnobirthing. Her in-person antenatal courses run from Sunrise Yoga, NN12 7FA. This is Hypnobirthing with a difference! Practical, honest and packed full of facts, not fluff. Zoe believes all pregnant people deserve to feel informed, supported, and confident when they give birth. Her courses are designed to arm you with knowledge and practical tools so you can boss your birth. Quote 'Toddle About' to claim £25 off a group Hypnobirthing course. For more information visit www.bossingyourbirth.com. See P.9

Communicating with Your Baby Sing and Sign Towcester & Daventry have launched a new Stage 2 course for 14–24 month-olds in the Summer Holiday term, running at Pattishall Parish Hall, along with a Babes class for under 6 Months, and Stage 1 for 6-14 months. Their Baby Signing classes specialise in supporting early communication for pre-verbal babies. Parents and Carers learn to sign, whilst little ones enjoy the music, have fun and meet Jessie Cat! Online ‘Class@Home’ classes are also available. Quote 'Toddle About' for 10% off your first course. Contact: tanbrient@singandsign.co.uk. www.singandsign.co.uk See P.47 4 July - Sept 2021 Toddle About

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Sheep Arrive at Nursery Lyncrest Nursery recently introduced two new sheep to their outside play area. The children have named them “Sunshine” and “Cloud”. They are just some of the wonderful play equipment at the Nursery. The children play outside at every opportunity to take part in role-play, muddy and sensory play. They have been busy planting bulbs and plants to flower in the summer. They love to grow vegetables in their mini allotment. The nursery is part of the Lyncrest Primary School. There are funded places for part time or full time. Find out more at Lyncrestprimary.net or call 01604 751336 to arrange a visit. See P.8

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Summer Baby Massage & Yoga

Bite S I Z ED NEW S Live Online French Classes

Soo Yoga in Northampton are excited to offer new 5-week baby massage and baby yoga courses starting 10th August. While these courses help babies to reach those important milestones like holding head, seating and walking, they also provide a supportive and nurturing environment for new mums. Mums enjoy a free drink after each class and a chat with instructor Helen Weston, a mum of 4, who’s always happy to help with advice. For more information on courses, visit www.sooyoga.com/courses-baby-massage-yoga. See P.20

Enjoy French online with your little one! Join live, fun, French classes that are packed with music and games from the comfort of home where your children Fran feel relaxed and ready to learn! Kidslingo Fran Fleming’s classes for kids aged 0-11 take place every day of the week. Children receive a weekly activity pack and free access to Kidslingo’s online learning platform. What's more, the whole family can join in! C'est fantastique! Contact fran.fleming@kidslingo.co.uk. See P.40

What to Do if Your Child is Choking Would you know what to do if your child started choking? If not, Daisy First Aid can help - they provide first aid classes for parents, carers and childcare professionals. They passionately believe that every parent or carer should possess paediatric first aid knowledge to help protect their children or someone they care for and potentially save their life. Daisy First Aid classes can be held in your own home or in public venues and cover topics including CPR, burns, choking, bleeding, meningitis and more.

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NN1 - NN5: abi@daisyfirstaid.com NN7, NN29, MK16, MK40 - 43 & MK46: kate@daisyfirstaid.com www.daisyfirstaid.com. See P. 9

A Blissful Start in South Northants

Baby Sensory Summer Sessions

Hayley, from MamaBabyBliss, runs Pregnancy Yoga Classes, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga courses and Starting Solids Workshops from two beautiful venues in Roade and Towcester. Classes are small and friendly, ideal for those who may feel a little nervous walking into a class for the first time. She is also in the process of starting regular Mummy Meet Ups for any clients who attend one of her classes, courses, or workshops. Contact Hayley.clarke@mamababybliss.com. mamababyblisssouthnorthamptonshire P.46

Baby Sensory will be running some Summer specials during the holidays this year. They are open for anyone to book even if you have never been to a class before. They are available to book as individual sessions and cost £8 each, running from different venues across Northampton:

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4 & 6 Aug: Baby Frog Come and meet the frogs and other pond animals 10 & 11 Aug: India Day Celebrate India's independence with colours & scents 17 Aug: Baby Sailor Journey the seas and splish splash in the water www.babysensory.com/northampton. See P.39 July - Sept 2021

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Summer Fun

SUMMER EVENTS FOR FAMILIES AND THEIR LITTLE ONES

Event details correct at time of publishing. Booking essential for most events. Check details before attending.

31 OUTDOOR FAMILY CINEMA DAY JULY Daventry Country Park. From 10am Bring a picnic and enjoy two family films on the big screen at this award-winning country park. Films not yet decided at time of printing, but might include Frozen II, Secret Life of Pets 2, Shrek, School of Rock and others. Check Facebook Page for latest. Refreshments available. Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, NN11 2JB www.facebook.com/daventrycountrypark FREE ENTRY, though tickets must be booked in advance.

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Dance the weekend away at this family-friendly tribute show in August. The whole weekend is bursting at the seams with massive, musical entertainment from the best UK tribute acts such as The Cheatles, Little Chix, Spice Forever and Platinum Queen. You can also enjoy circus skills, characters, street food, bars, birds of prey, face painting, kids funfair attractions, punch and judy and more. Abington Park, Northampton, NN1 5LW www.partyintheparknorthampton.co.uk Day Ticket Costs:- Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25, Under 1m tall: FREE.

JULY & OUTDOOR CINEMA WEEKENDS AUG Stanwick Lakes. 4:30pm Intimate, picnic-style outdoor cinema using LED wall technology for day-time screenings. 17th July, 16:30: Mary Poppins 18th July, 14th & 29th August, 16:30: Moana 15th August, 16:30: Paddington 28th August, 16:30: The Lion King (original) Face masks are not mandatory. Hand sanitiser stations and portable toilets available. Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6GY. www.moviesbythelake.co.uk

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Adult: £10, Child: £5, Under 2s: FREE. Booking Essential.

31 JUL MEGA BOUNCE PLAY PARK 1 AUG Uni of Northampton, 10am-5pm

Billed as Northampton's "largest outdoor inflatable park" this weekend bounce event features 20+ inflatable activities, fete games, stalls, refreshments, raffles and more. From tots to teens, this should be a lovely family day out for all with a massive 25ft platform slide, a 60ft Obstacle Course, plus a variety of bouncy castles, ball pits and nerf games. Waterside Campus, Northampton NN1 5PH. Also at Towcester Recreation Ground on 24 & 25 July. www.redline.events RedlineEvents

30 TOWCESTER BALLOON FESTIVAL AUG Towcester Racecourse, 5pm - 10:30pm A brand new event for 2021, this is a hot air balloon festival like no other, promising planes that shoot fireworks, daylight colour smoke displays and the world's first digitally controlled 'Night Glow Light Show' choreographed to music. Take a picnic and enjoy music, an enormous fairground, ride-on railway, artisan street food and bars. Towcester Racecourse, London Rd, Towcester NN12 6LB. Tel: 01491 826 454 xplosivefireworkevents www.xplosiveevents.com/towcesterballoonfestival Cost:- Adult: £20, Child: £10, Under 2s: FREE.

4 NORTHAMPTON FUN COLOUR RUSH SEPT Abington Park. 9:30am - 1:30pm Bringing out the colour, music, and community spirit of Northampton, you can run, walk or dance this fun, family-friendly 5km course. Each wave starts with a fun warm-up followed by colour blasts all participants receive an exclusive Fun Colour Rush t-shirt. Food and drinks available. Abington Park, Abington Park Crescent, Northampton, NN3 3AD. www.funcolourrush.co.uk Limited spaces available. Advanced booking essential.

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Hypnobirthing enables you to feel more in control, prepared and positive about your birth. Private sessions tailored to you Birthing partners always welcome 8 Hypnobirthing tracks & info pack included Post birth trauma therapy if you have experienced a difficult birth Based in Stanwick, Northamptonshire Contact Leanne for a FREE initial consultation on 07894 054581 or leanne@essentiahypnotherapy.co.uk

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Watermelon Ice Lollies Our friends over at Eco Rascals know how quickly a tasty ice lolly can change a day. Children consider them to be treats so lollies are a great way to give them healthy yet delicious snacks. As well as just making children happy, they also help them to stay hydrated, reduce waste by using up leftover fruit and veggies and they also help relieve pain from teething. These lollies are great for children from one year and up and for those starting out on their weaning journey, you can use the little food feeders and freeze some breastmilk mixed with fruit or veggies that they enjoy.

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4-6 ice lollies

Equipment:

METHOD: 1. Blend the watermelon and share between the ice lolly moulds and place in the freezer for one hour.

• Blender • Ice Lolly moulds

2. Remove from freezer and add a layer (approx 50mm)

Ingredients:

3. Remove lolly moulds from freezer and

• 3 cups watermelon • 1 cup coconut milk • 1 cup kiwi (blended)

of coconut milk. Place back in the freezer for one hour.

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add a thicker layer of blended kiwi.

4. Freeze overnight before serving, they look great served up with cut fresh fruit!

Recipe courtesy of Eco Rascals who make stylish eco-friendly bamboo dinnerware for babies. ecorascals.co.uk

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Please make an appointment to look at our nursery by telephoning 01604 751336 and add your child’s name to our waiting list. GOOD Ofsted inspection, April 2017.

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F1RST Five top tips for introducing Five top tips for introducing babies to solid foods babiesByto solid foods Amy Brown

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UNTIL YOUR BABY IS READY 11 WAIT WAIT UNTIL YOUR BABY IS READY Guidelines suggest offering solid food to your baby

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REMEMBER THAT MILK IS STILL IMPORTANT 3 REMEMBER THAT MILK IS STILL IMPORTANT 3Breast or formula milk should remain the largest

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EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT TASTES AND TEXTURES 4 EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT TASTES AND TEXTURES 4Weaning is all about introducing your baby to new Weaning introducing your new foods. It’sisa all bigabout learning experience forbaby themtoand foods.are It’s so a big learning experience fortothem and there many new foods they get try. Focus there are so manythan newgiving foods your they baby get tothe try.same Focus on variety rather on variety than giving same foods againrather and again (even ifyour theybaby lovethe them!). foods again and again (even they love If you are spoon-feeding yourifbaby, give them!). them If you are spoon-feeding give them finger foods too. Chewingyour foodbaby, is important for finger foods too. Chewing foodand is important for jaw development and holding playing with jaw development and holding playing with food helps encourage them to and try new things. food helps encourage them to try new things.

LET YOUR BABY SHOW YOU IF THEY ARE HUNGRY OR FULL 5 BABY SHOW YOU IF THEY ARE HUNGRY OR FULL 5LetLETyourYOURbaby set the pace of meals. Signs of them

Let your baby include set the pace of meals. Signsgetting of them being hungry watching the food, being hungry include watching the food, getting excited and leaning towards a spoon. Don’t try to excited and leaning towards a spoon. try to persuade them to finish a meal if they Don’t are showing persuade to finish a meal if they are showing signs that them they are full such as clamping their mouth signsor that they are fullhead suchaway. as clamping their mouth shut turning their If they refuse a shut food, or turning head If they refuseday. a new take ittheir away andaway. try again another new food, take away need and try day. Sometimes youitmight to again offer aanother new food up Sometimes you might to offer a new food up to 10 times before theyneed accept it. Good luck! to 10 times before they accept it. Good luck!

Amy Brown is the Director of LIFT - the centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation at Swansea UK. Her new- the book, Let’sfor Talk About Feeding Your Baby, 4th Amy BrownUniversity, is the Director of LIFT centre Lactation, Infant Feeding and the Translation title in a newUniversity, series fromUK. Pinter & Martin, youFeeding throughYour yourBaby, baby’s feeding at Swansea Her new book,helps Let’s navigate Talk About the 4th journey, covering formula feeding, feeding, startingyour solids and more. title in a new seriesbreast from and Pinter & Martin, helpsmixed navigate you through baby’s feeding journey, covering breast and formula feeding, mixed feeding, starting solids and more. 10 July - Sept 2021 Toddle About

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A EDUCATION By Northampton High School

Children are born with a fantastic inquisitive nature, a need to play, to learn and grow. When these eager explorers embark on their more formal learning adventures, whether that be in a traditional school environment, through home schooling or through other means, the importance of everything that accompanies their core education should never be underestimated. Now that summer has arrived and brought the glorious sunshine with it, it is fantastic to see Forest School experiences taking on new heights with children everywhere; and not just in tree climbing! Planting vegetables, finding mini beasts, creating obstacle courses to name but a few activities that combine Science, Art, DT and PE with general world exploration. Here at Northampton High School, our pupils have been building dens in our very own Forest School, located in the wild area on our 27-acre site. During this particular magical and fun afternoon, the children demonstrated fantastic discussion and evaluation skills. “Let’s try this instead,” followed by, “I think the crossing over of bamboos might make it stronger,” were just two comments that could be heard from one group. In activities such as this, what really matters, and indeed shines through, is the reality that was observed on this day; children working effectively as a

team, sharing ideas, trying new things together, learning about the relative strengths of different structures, taking on different roles and using their creativity. Above all, watching the children truly enjoying their learning and demonstrating a huge respect and indeed knowledge for our natural world is heart-warming. The recent Mental Health Awareness week also encompassed the theme of getting out into nature. The words of The Duchess of Cambridge remind us that ‘a child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same amount of support’. And it is in the wild outdoors that children often find the opportunities to make the most dynamic risk assessments, to physically challenge themselves, experience exhilaration and be free; all things that are fantastic for well-being. So, as we move forward towards a new normal, and as our next cohort gear up to start their schooling adventures, let us walk together with our children, steadily and strongly, feel confident that our children are learning in all they do, in their formal education and beyond. Above all, remember to be kind to yourself and to each other, value the qualities that each child and adult brings, and celebrate every positive moment in all aspects of life.

Have a fantastic summer and enjoy the glorious sunshine! Northampton High School offer an excellent, bespoke and inspiring curriculum and so much more. They understand the importance of extracurricular activities, outstanding pastoral care and varied socialisation in school, and encourage all pupils to embrace and benefit from the vast and varied range of experiences on offer. Craft, nature, construction and singing clubs to name a few, all require agile communication, steady cooperation, and a real sense of compromise. Important life skills for all children to master. Northampton High School welcomes girls from age 2 to 18 years. Find out more here www.northamptonhigh.co.uk


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A Family Practice Starting Young

You’re never too young to start yoga and by introducing it to your children at an early age you are giving them a gift for life, as it will help them build a strong and flexible body, improve co-ordination and balance, achieve a peaceful and relaxed state of mind, sleep well, build their self-confidence and improve their focus, memory and concentration. There are many wonderful and simple ways to make yoga a real part of your everyday family life, bringing happiness and harmony to your home. By practising with your children you will strengthen the bond and trust between you all, as you foster health and wellbeing for your whole family.

Nurture Yourself First

To nurture your children well, you must start by nurturing yourself well. That’s why the first practice in my book Nurturing Your Family With Yoga is for you, the caregiver. It’s a gentle, guided meditation, similar to the Becalmed Yoga Nidra album on Spotify, iTunes or Amazon Music. If you have time I would recommend you listen to one of these tracks, which last between 6 and 22 minutes, before sharing yoga with your children. It will help you to feel calm, grounded and patient, so you are at your best for your children.

Tips for a Successful Family Yoga Practice

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★ Keep your family yoga practice simple and light-hearted. ★ Let your children practise when they are ready to. Don’t put pressure on them to practise at a certain time or in a specific way. ★ Encourage your children to use their imaginations, as they croak like frogs, flap their butterfly wings or stand tall like trees. Make it fun!

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★ Children love to make up their own versions of yoga poses. Encourage them to be creative with their bodies. ★ Children are natural mimics. If you develop your own yoga practice, they will enjoy copying you. ★ Turn off your phone and computer during your family yoga practice. You will teach your children to be attentive and focused by being attentive to them. Follow us for daily updates!

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Tree: This is a great one to start

with, as children love balancing poses. If you’re practising with very young children you can support them by holding their hands or they can make the shape of Tree pose whilst lying on their back. This is called Sleeping Tree. Tree pose will strengthen their legs and arms, improve their balance, relieve anxiety and develop focus, concentration and confidence.

FROG

1. Stand tall with your TREE feet together 2. Lift your right foot to the inside of your left leg 3. Bring your hands in prayer pose in front of your chest and then above your head 4. Balance for as long as you can and then repeat on the other side Ask your children to imagine what type of tree they are and what season it is. They could be an ancient oak tree, a fir tree on a snowy mountain, a kapok tree in a tropical rainforest or a palm tree swaying in the warm breeze on the beach.

Butterfly: Butterfly is a lovely pose for children of all ages. It will maintain the natural flexibility of their hips and strengthen their back. 1. Sit with the soles of your feet together and hold your ankles or feet. 2. Close your eyes and take a few steady breaths in and out. 3.Imagine the colour and patterns of your wings. After your practice you could try drawing or painting them.

THE Lifecycle of a Butterfly Sequence:

This is a wonderful way to be imaginative and playful with your children. Developing a child’s imagination has been shown to help them reduce anxiety and build resilience. 1. Lie on your front and imagine you are a caterpillar. You are very hungry and crawl around, munching on all the delicious leaves. Imagine you are growing bigger and bigger. 2. Now stand up and lift your arms on either side of your head with your hands together in prayer position. Slowly turn round and round and imagine you are changing into a chrysalis. Close your eyes and stand very still, imagining that you are hanging from the underside of a leaf. 22 July - Sept 2021 Toddle About

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3. When you are ready, slowly emerge from the chrysalis as a beautiful butterfly by sitting in Butterfly pose. Flap your wings by gently lifting your knees up and down.

Frog: Imagine you are a frog with long, powerful legs and see how far you can jump in this pose. As a frog you can choose to jump on land, swim in the water or make lots of noise ‘ribbit, ribbit!’ Frog pose will strengthen your legs and back, stretch your hips and thighs as well as improving your balance. 1. Squat with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart 2. Lower your heels down to the floor but don’t worry if you can’t bring them flat on the ground 3. Place your hands on the floor in front of your feet Tell your children that many grown ups have lost the ability to squat comfortably because they spend so much time sitting in chairs. The muscles at the back of their legs, called hamstrings, become tight and their back muscles weaken, which can lead to backache. If your children squat every day in Frog pose, then they will keep their legs and back as healthy as possible.

Yoga and Your Family

Introducing your children to yoga at an early age will lay the foundations for their teen and adult years, as it supports good mental, physical and emotional health throughout life. A family yoga practice, however simple, will give you and your children precious moments together. I hope it is full of joy and happiness. Dr Kiki Morriss is the author of Nurturing your Family with Yoga which is on sale now (RRP. £16.99). Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3f9otzC

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Spring Toddle Models competition! We hope you enjoy looking through the entries as much as we have. Congratulations go to Theo Collier and family who won a family ticket to Cotswold Wildlife Park. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk.

Theo Collier, 1 ye ar old

Unfortunately, we're unable to print all the entries, but below is a random selection of some of the entries.

Alastair, Theodore, Sebastian from Northampton

Arthur Olson from Long Buckby

Alessio Pignoli from Northampton

Ayla Jeyes from Northampton

Dominic Beke from Woodford Halse

Eli George from Northampton

George Haines from Northampton

Harriet from Northampton

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Amelia and Evie Doyle from Northampton

Chloe from Towcester

Freddie Treharne from Northampton

Hiyansh from Northampton

April from Northants

Cooper Saul from Northampton

Freya & Sofia Johns, 1, from Northampton

Hope from Towcester

Arabella Chappel from Towcester

Danny White from Moulton

Fynn Anderson from Northampton

Iris Taylor-Staines, 2, from Flore

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Isabella Evie Holmes from Brackley

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By Alison McClymont

Child Psychologists have championed the emphasis of play and imagination on the healthy development of a child for over 50 years. Erik Erikson (1963) said that “make believe” games at the crucial life stage of ages 3-5 will help a child find their “purpose”, through the promotion of a sense of inner belief in their abilities, and Piaget (1971) claimed that imaginative play is a crucial stage in the cognitive development of children aged 2-7 helping them to develop abstract thought and problem-solving skills. Mooli Lahad (1992) discovered that through imaginative expression, children develop emotional coping skills and those with greater expression of imagination were shown to cope better with later life crises. Neuroscientists have actually discovered that play increases brain plasticity - play has been shown to fire up synaptic connections between different parts of the brain and activates the brain’s emotional hard drive, the amygdala. When children engage in social play, fMRI data shows increased activity in the pre frontal cortex - the place where we make our decisions, manage impulses, and problem solve. In short, play has been shown to create a faster, more adaptable and better, emotionally regulated brain.

That’s the science bit… So why do we play? We play in order to connect with the world of our thoughts and the world of “reality” around us. For a Follow us for daily updates!

child, the world of play offers an imaginative lens through which to interact with the world and make sense of relationships and life events. It offers them a sense of mastery and control when in “real life” they cannot achieve this. In the imaginative world of the 2-3 year old, they can try out being a policeman, a shopkeeper, a princess, a witch, a king… any number of roles that in their real world, they could not be. This offers a child the opportunity to feel powerful, to feel vulnerable, to show anger, to feel magical, to be cruel, and to be friendly. This may not sound like much or, in the cases of more negative emotion, something we don’t want to encourage, but it is an essential learning experience. July - Sept 2021

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It is essential that children get to experiment with these different states and get to learn, in a safe and contained way, how they can manage these strange sensations that bubble up inside of us, that adults call emotions. We can try on new roles, and we can take them off. We can experiment with the states of being that we like, and those that we don’t. We can learn how it might feel to be another, and we can think about how characters might interact with each other. No-one in their right mind would try to explain the concepts of “empathy” , “social hierarchy” or “subtext” to a 4 year old, as it would very likely be met with a blank stare, but watch a group of 4 year olds engaging in imaginative play and you will see every sophisticated nuance of these ideas playing out, without a single explanation required. Play doesn’t even have to involve another to offer these brain-building, and social learning benefits. In one research paper, “Doll play” was shown to significantly increase prefrontal cortex activity, regardless of whether the child played alone with the doll or with another. This research made the important point that, for children who may struggle with social interactions, doll play or imaginative play involving “pretend characters” can help them practice social situations - it can offer a script and a chance to try out new things. In other words, if you have a child who struggles in big groups or with others, give them figure toys and allow them to interact, engage and practice. Childhood brings with it many strange and difficult events for a little soul - new siblings, new playgroups, new houses and maybe more difficult, adverse events such as bereavement, divorce or trauma. One of the things I am most passionate about in my work is the healing power of creative expression and the imagination - I have seen in my own therapeutic work and in the research of others, the incredible power of the brain to develop beautiful and creative coping mechanisms for even the most terrible of traumas. The brain is a magical thing, and it never ceases to amaze me what it can overcome. So, we know now that play helps brain circuitry and it offers emotional projections, as well as confidence building, but what about those children who have vivid imaginations and engage confidently with others? Does play help them? Absolutely it does - because imaginative play helps the assertive child learn the art of compromise. How often do we, as parents, start an imaginative game with an under 5 year old only to be told, “You are doing it wrong,” or, “You are supposed to say this”? Whilst this is frustrating for the parent, and one of the 34 July - Sept 2021 Toddle About

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biggest reasons parents tell me they don’t like to play ‘make believe things’- it’s actually one of imaginative play’s biggest gifts. This is a real life example for the child of ‘power vs control’ - I want the game to go like this, because that’s how it goes in my imagination, but I have to learn that the other person’s imagination is not the same as my own and they want to do something different… so we will have to compromise. That’s a huge amount of social learning for a little person! In that one interaction they have had to consider the emotional state of another, regulate their own, and agree to collaborate for the greater good, and still try to find enjoyment from it. No one needs to give any modern day parent a lecture on the evils of the tablet screen, or the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, and not every parent has the time or resources to play for hours on end creating elaborate fairy-tale and mythical structures with their children. You don’t have to. But what you might have to do, is allow them to be “bored”. Children are hardwired to find play in anything, and whilst of course they may not like it if you turn off the TV and tell them to ‘go play with your toys’, they may discover in that moment of boredom and non-stimulation, a space where the imagination steps in. In this imagination space there is so much joy, learning, and resilience-building to be found… so much. In fact, if we as adults found more time to “go play with our toys,” perhaps the world would be a more empathetic, creative and magical place. Alison McClymont is a leading child psychotherapist with over a decade’s worth of experience at the forefront of the industry. She is the author of children’s book Wilbur’s Memory Box. Keep up-to-date with Alison on Instagram @alisonmcclymontinsta

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PARENTS & TOTS

Duston Parent and Toddler Group

Kidslingo Spanish Northants, Towcester

Duston Community centre, Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 6DT. 07772536338. www.kidslingo.co.uk. • Kidslingo Fun Spanish Class: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £12 for 3-week trial (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul.

Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road Duston, Northampton, NN5 6JS. 07792 646846. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 6 Sep - 25 Oct.

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MUSIC & SIGNING

Sol Central, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR. 01604 621004. www.sooyoga.com. Quote ‘Toddle About’ for 10% discount. • Ballroom/Latin Intermediate Level Kids: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 6 - 12 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). • Ballroom/Latin Complete Kids Beginners: 17:30 - 18:15. Ages: 6 - 12 yrs. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 4 Oct.

Cha Char Chimps - Northampton

Collingtree Village Hall, High Street, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0NQ. Izzy – 07725 325 003. www.ccchimps.com. • Cha Char Chimps Show : 9:30 - 10:15 & 10:45 - 11:30. Cost: £5.35 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul & 26 Jul.

Music Bugs Northampton

Hardingstone, Hardingstone Village Hall, High Street, Northampton, NN4 6DA. 07811 771480. www.musicbugs.co.uk. • Family Bugs: 10:00 - 10:30 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. • Mini Bugs: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 6 mths - 2 yrs. • Baby Bugs: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 10 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 5 - 12 Jul & 13 Sep - 18 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Hartbeeps Northamptonshire

The Wootton Trinity Centre, High Street, Wootton, NN4 6LP. 07775 877093. www.hartbeeps.com. • Happy House: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 5 yrs. • Baby Beeps: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 6 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Baby Bells : 12:00 - 12:45. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Sep - 18 Oct.

Kidslingo Fran Fleming

Online. 07787 226406. www.kidslingo.co.uk. www.facebook.com/KidslingoFranFleming/ Learn French through fun! • Tots Frenchtastic Class: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs • Infant French Club: 15:50 - 16:20. Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. • Junior French Club: 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 8 - 11 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul & 6 Sep - 4 Oct.

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Oncore Dance Academy

Oncore Studios, Footshape House, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6HT. 07971 824 759 or 07894 667 333. www.oncoredanceacademy.co.uk. Free trial class. Quote ‘Toddle About’ when booking • Baby Ballet: 16:15 - 17:00. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. • Pre-Primary 1 Ballet: 17:00 - 17:45. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul & 6 Sep - 4 Oct.

PHYSICAL FUN

Lings Forum Leisure Centre

Billing Brook Road, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 8JR. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Soccer Cubz Football Classes: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul & 19 Jul - 18 Oct.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Preschool Gymnastics: 13:30 - 14:15 & 14:30 - 15:15. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 19 Jul - 18 Oct.

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Mobile pottery painting and keepsakes for small hands and feet.

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SWIMMING

The Mounts Baths

Upper Mounts, The Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3DN. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Parents & Tots Swim: 14:00 - 14:30. Pool is open to carers & 0-5s • Family Friendly Swimming: 16:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Starts your tots journey in the water Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul.

Active Baby Company Ltd

Billing Aquadrome Pool, The Venue, Crow Lane, Little Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA. 01604 826066. www.activebabycompany.co.uk. • Swimming Lessons for Pre-schoolers Times: 9:45 - 10:15. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Times: 9:45 - 10:15 & 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15 & 11:45 - 12:15. Ages: 2 - 31/2 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. . Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Sep - 18 Oct.

TUESDAY

PARENTS & TOTS St Giles Toddle In

St Giles Church Centre, St Giles Terrace, Northampton, NN1 2BN. 01604 628623. Parent and Tots group with crafts, play and singing. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 20 Jul.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Cha Char Chimps - Northampton

Parklands Community Centre, Devon Way, Northampton, NN3 6DX. Izzy – 07725 325 003. www.ccchimps.com. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Cost: £5.35 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul & 27 Jul. Follow us for daily updates!

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Music Bugs Northampton

Hardingstone, Hardingstone Village Hall, High Street, Northampton, NN4 6DA. 07811 771480. www.musicbugs.co.uk. • Family Bugs: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. • Baby Bugs: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 10 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul & 14 Sep - 19 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Kidslingo Fran Fleming

Online. 07787 226406. www.kidslingo.co.uk. Learn French through fun! www.facebook.com/KidslingoFranFleming/ • Tots Frenchtastic Class: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. • Infant French Club: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul & 7 Sep - 5 Oct.

LullaBaby Northampton

Great Doddington Memorial Hall, High Stree, Great Doddington, NN29 7TR. 07983474807. www.lullababy.co.uk. Sensory sessions with music, signing and exploratory play. • Sitters, Shufflers and Crawlers: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. • Speedy Crawlers and Wobbly Walkers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 10 Aug & 7 Sep - 19 Oct. • Baby Foundation Course: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jul - 10 Aug & 7 Sep - 5 Oct.

DANCE & DRAMA Dexterity Dance

High Street, Great Houghton, Northampton, NN4 7AF. 01604 877577. www.dexteritydance.com. • Gymnastics & Circus: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Sep - 12 Oct. July - Sept 2021

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Hartbeeps offers original music & sensory play classes for babies & children in Northampton, Rushden, Wymington & Kettering. Contact Amy on 07775 877093 or amy@hartbeeps.com

www.hartbeeps.com Kingsley Studio

Kingsley Studio, 59 St Matthews Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HE. 07378 895461. • Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap: 16:00 - 17:30. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. • Junior Acrobatic Arts: 17:30 - 18:30. Ages: 5 - 12 yrs. • Junior Musical Theatre: 18:30 - 19:30. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. • Musical Theatre: 18:30 - 19:30. Ages: 8 - 12 yrs. Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul.

Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Grange Park Community Centre, School Lane Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5FZ. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 15:45 - 16:15. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. • Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 16:15 - 17:00. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul & 7 Sep - 5 Oct.

Oncore Dance Academy

Oncore Studios, Footshape House, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6HT. 07971 824 759 or 07894 667 333. www.oncoredanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Free trial class. Quote ‘Toddle About’ when booking. Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul & 7 Sep - 5 Oct.

PHYSICAL FUN

Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club

Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club, 54b Church Way, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3BX. 07766 557122. • Tiny Tots Tennis: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Sep - 19 Oct.

Trilogy Leisure

Duston Sports Centre, Cotswold Avenue, Duston, NN6 5EX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Rugby Cubz: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul.

SWIMMING

Active Baby Company Ltd

ABC Swim - Billing Aquadrome Pool, The Venue, Crow Lane, Little Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA. 01604 826066. www.activebabycompany.co.uk. • Swimming Lessons for Pre-schoolers Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 31/2 yrs. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Sep - 19 Oct.

Turtle Tots

The Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8LR. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 9:00 - 13:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Sep - 26 Oct.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Parent & Tots Swim: 9:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 4 Sep.

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Kislingbury & Upton Community Church

The Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton, Northampton, NN5 4EN. 07936 436852. www.kucc.co.uk. • Upton Tots and Babies: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Sep - 20 Oct.

Kislingbury & Upton Community Church

Kislingbury Church, Mill Lane, Kislingbury, NN7 4BB. 07936 436852. www.kucc.co.uk. totsgroup@kucc.co.uk • Kizzle Tots & Babies: 10:00 - 11:00, 11:15 - 12:15 & 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul & 15 Sep - 13 Oct.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Cha Char Chimps - Northampton

Harlestone Village Institute, Harlestone, Northampton, NN7 4EH. Izzy – 07725 325 003. www.ccchimps.com. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Cost: £5.35 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul & 28 Jul. Entertainment show and cake!

Music Bugs Northampton

Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill Lane, Reedings, Northampton, NN3 7AX. 07811 771480. www.musicbugs.co.uk. • Family Bugs: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. • Mini Bugs: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 6 mths - 2 yrs. • Baby Bugs: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 10 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 15 Sep - 20 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory Northampton

Great Houghton Village Hall, Leys Lane, Great Houghton, Northampton, NN4 0AN. 07512 469881. www.babysensory.com. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul. • Summer Specials: 9:30 - 10:30, 11:15 - 12:15 & 13:00 - 14:00. Open to all even if you have never been to a class before Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 4 Aug. Cost: £8 (booking essential).

Hartbeeps Northamptonshire

Parsons Hall, High Street, Irchester, NN29 7AB. 07775 877093. www.hartbeeps.com. • Happy House: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 5 yrs. • Baby Beeps: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 6 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Baby Bells : 11:30 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Sep - 6 Oct.

Kidslingo Fran Fleming

Online. 07787 226406. www.kidslingo.co.uk. • Infant French Club: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Learn French through fun! Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 6 Oct.

DANCE & DRAMA Bespoke Ballroom

Sol Central, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR. 01604 621004. www.sooyoga.com. • Ballroom/Latin Intermediate Level Kids: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 6 - 12 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 6 Oct. 38 Toddle About West Northants July - Sept 2021

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Most babies learn best when they see, hear, feel, touch, taste and smell. Our multi-award winning classes will introduce your baby to a world of sensory delights, where you can spend quality time together and meet other new parents. Call: Sarah on 07512 469881 Email: northampton@babysensory.co.uk Classes: Tues & Thurs: Milton Malsor Village Hall Wednesday: Great Houghton Village Hall Friday: Holy Trinity Church Kingsthorpe

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Boogie Beat Music & Movement

Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6DT. 07812 494712. www.boogiebeat.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:15 & 10:20 - 11:05. Ages: 0 - 6 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 28 Jul, 11 Aug - 18 Aug & 8 Sep - 20 Oct.

Kingsley Studio

Kingsley Studio, 59 St Matthews Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HE. 07378 895461. • Baby Ballet: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 3 yrs. • Ballet, Tap and Modern Tots: 16:00 - 17:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul.

Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Grange Park Community Centre, School Lane Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5FZ. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. • Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 6 Oct.

Oncore Dance Academy

Oncore Studios, Footshape House, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6HT. 07971 824 759 or 07894 667 333. www.oncoredanceacademy.co.uk. • Groovy Movers: 16:15 - 17:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. • Junior Street Dance: 17:00 - 17:45 & 17:45 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 6 Oct.

Open Stage

110 Whitworth Road (Adnitt Road Entrance), Abington, Northampton, NN1 4HJ. 01604 435307. www.open-stage.co.uk. • Multi Sensory Hoo Ha!: 10:15 - 11:00 & 11:20 - 12:05. Discover sensory toys, lights and puppets plus live music. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: £6.40 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul & 8 Sep - 13 Oct.

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Lings Forum Leisure Centre

Billing Brook Road, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 8JR. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Preschool Gymnastics: 10:00-10:45 & 11:00-11:45. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. • Camo Cubz: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul.

Tumble Tots Northampton

Grange Park Community Centre, School Lane, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5FZ. 07814 884 948. www.tumbletots.com. • Tumble Tots Structured Play for little ones Times: 9:35 - 10:05. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Times: 10:25 - 10:55 & 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 1 yrs - 21/2 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 6 Oct.

SWIMMING

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Family Friendly Swim: 9:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul.

Active Baby Company Ltd

ABC Swim - Billing Aquadrome Pool, The Venue, Crow Lane, Little Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA. 01604826066. www.activebabycompany.co.uk. • Swimming Lessons for Pre-schoolers Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 20 Oct.

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Boogie beat is a unique group that incorporates music, dance and singing. Our pre-school classes have dance themes based on traditional fairytales and nursery rhymes using all of our own music and illustrations.

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FUN, ONLINE FRENCH CLASSES Tots Club

0-4yrs: Mon 9.30am Tues 11am Infant Club 4-8 yrs: Mon 3.50pm Tues - Fri 4pm Junior Club 8-11yrs: Mon 4.30pm

To book contact Frannie: 07787 226406 fran.fleming@kidslingo.co.uk

THURSDAY

PARENTS & TOTS

Kislingbury & Upton Community Church

Kislingbury & Upton Community Church, Mill Lane, Kislingbury, NN7 4BB. 07936 436852. www.kucc.co.uk. • Kizzle Tots and Babies Contact totsgroup@kucc.co.uk for updates and bookings Times: 10:00 - 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2/£3 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul & 9 Sep - 21 Oct.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Cha Char Chimps - Northampton

Great Doddington Village Hall, High Street, Great Doddington, Northampton, NN29 7TR. Izzy – 07725 325 003. www.ccchimps.com. Entertainment show and cake! • Cha Char Chimps Show: 10:00 - 10:45. Cost: £5.35 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul & 29 Jul.

Music Bugs Northampton

Hardingstone Village Hall, High Street, Northampton, NN4 6DA. 07811 771480. www.musicbugs.co.uk. • Family Bugs: 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul & 16 Sep - 21 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Hartbeeps Northamptonshire

Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6DT. 07775 877093. www.hartbeeps.com. • Happy House: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 5 yrs. • Baby Beeps: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 6 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Baby Bells : 12:00 - 12:45. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Sep - 7 Oct. 40 Toddle About West Northants July - Sept 2021

Kidslingo Fran Fleming

Online. 07787 226406. www.kidslingo.co.uk. • Infant French Club: 16:00 - 16:30. Infant French Club - learn French through fun! Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul & 9 Sep - 7 Oct.

LullaBaby Northampton

Spratton Village Hall, School Road, Spratton, NN6 8HY. 07983 474807. www.lullababy.co.uk. • Speedy Crawlers & Wobbly Walkers: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. • Sitters, Shufflers & Crawlers: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 5 Aug & 9 Sep - 21 Oct. • Baby Foundation Course: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 15 Jul - 12 Aug & 9 Sep - 21 Oct.

CREATIVE WONDERways

56 Abington Avenue, Abington, Northampton, NN14PA. 07875225390. 5 sessions of Baby Yoga • Baby Yoga: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 5 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 28 Oct.

DANCE & DRAMA Bespoke Ballroom

Sol Central, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR. 01604 621004. www.sooyoga.com. • Acro/Tricks: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 6 - 14 yrs. • Tots Ballroom & Freestyle: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. • Mini Acro: 17:15 - 18:00. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). • Ballroom/Latin Kids Complete Beginners: 17:30 - 18:15. Ages: 6 - 12 yrs. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 7 Oct.

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PHYSICAL FUN

The Mounts Baths

Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton, NN37AX. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Pre-school football classes from 18months Times: 9:00 - 9:45 & 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Times: 9:55 - 10:35. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 21/2 yrs. Times: 11:40 - 12:25. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 28 Oct.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Little Kickers Northampton

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Soccer Cubz Football Classes: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 22 Jul - 21 Oct.

Tumble Tots Northampton

Grange Park Community Centre, School Lane, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5FZ. 07814 884 948. www.tumbletots.com. Structured Play for little ones Times: 9:35 - 10:05. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Times: 10:25 - 10:55. Ages: 1 yrs - 21/2 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 9 mths. Times: 12:05 - 12:35. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 7 Oct

SWIMMING

Active Baby Company Ltd

ABC Swim - Billing Aquadrome Pool, The Venue, Crow Lane, Little Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA. 01604 826066. www.activebabycompany.co.uk. • Swimming Lessons for Pre-schoolers Times: 10:15 - 10:45. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 31/2 yrs & 3 yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul & 9 Sep - 21 Oct. Follow us for daily updates!

Upper Mounts, The Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3DN. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Parents & Tots Swim: 11:00 - 13:00. Pool is open to carers and under 5s Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 26 Aug. Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Parent & Tots Swim: 9:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 4 Sep.

FRIDAY

PARENTS & TOTS St Giles Toddle In

St Giles Church Centre, St Giles Terrace, Northampton, NN1 2BN. 01604 628623. With crafts, play and singing. Booking essential. Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free. Dates: 9 - 16 Jul.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Cha Char Chimps - Northampton

The Village Hall, High Street, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6DA. Izzy – 07725 325 003. www.ccchimps.com. • Cha Char Chimps Show: 9:30 - 10:15 & 10:45 - 11:30. Entertainment show and cake! Cost: £5.35 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul & 30 Jul.

Music Bugs Northampton

Pineham Barns Primary School, Dragonfly Way, Pineham, Northampton, NN4 9FF. 07811 771480. www.musicbugs.co.uk. • Family Bugs: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. • Mini Bugs: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 9 mths - 2 yrs. • Baby Bugs: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 - 16 Jul & 17 Sep - 22 Oct. July - Sept 2021

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Ballet, modern, tap, flexibility, Acro and more! FIRST CLASS FREE

Kingsley Studio provides a wide variety of dance disciplines, workshops, fun ways to keep fit through a professional education into the performing arts industry for girls and boys. ISTD and RAD exam work. Fully qualified and experienced teachers.

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Holy Trinity Church, Edinburgh Rd, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 6PH. 07512 469881. www.babysensory.com. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul. • Summer Specials (Kingsthorpe): 9:30 - 10:30, 11:15 - 12:15 & 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 6 Aug. Cost: £8 (booking essential).

Hartbeeps Northamptonshire

Barton Seagrave Village Hall, Bertone Road, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6WF. 07775 877093. www.hartbeeps.com. • Happy House: 10:00 - 10:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. • Baby Beeps: 11:00 - 11:45 & 13:00 - 13:45. Ages: 6 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Baby Bells : 12:00 - 12:45. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Sep - 22 Oct.

DANCE & DRAMA Kingsley Studio

59 St Matthews Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HE. 07378 895461. • Baby Ballet: 10:00 - 11:00 & 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 3 yrs. • Ballet, Tap and Modern Tots: 16:00 - 17:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul.

Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Soo Yoga, Sol Central, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul.

Open Stage

110 Whitworth Road (Adnitt Road Entrance), Abington, Northampton, NN1 4HJ. 01604 435307. www.open-stage.co.uk. • Fairy Tale Ballet: 9:15 - 9:45. An introduction to ballet Ages: 21/2 yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). • Great Big Storybook: 10:15 - 11:00. Lively and creative arts play Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). • Finding my Feet: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 8 mths - 11/2 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Sep - 8 Oct.

PHYSICAL FUN

Little Kickers Northampton

Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton, NN37AX. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:00 - 9:45 & 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 21/2 - 31/2 yrs. Times: 9:55 - 10:35. Ages: 11/2 - 21/2 yrs. Times: 11:40 - 12:25. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 29 Oct. 42 Toddle About West Northants July - Sept 2021

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Lings Forum Leisure Centre

Billing Brook Road, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 8JR. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Soccer Cubz Football Classes: 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul.

Tumble Tots Northampton

Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 6DT. 07814 884 948. www.tumbletots.com. Structured Play sessions. Times: 9:35 - 10:05. Ages: 6 mths - 4 yrs 11 mths. Times: 10:25 - 10:55. Ages: 1 yrs - 2 yrs 5 mths. Times: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 9 mths. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 8 Oct.

Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club

Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club, 54b Church Way, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3BX. 07766 557122. • Tiny Tots Tennis: 13:30 - 14:15. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Sep - 22 Oct.

Duston Sports Centre

Cotswold Avenue, Duston, NN6 5EX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Soccer Cubz Football Classes: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:15. Ages: 11/2 - 5 yrs. • Preschool Gymnastic: 9:30 - 10:15 & 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 - 16 Jul & 23 Jul - 22 Oct.

SWIMMING

Active Baby Company Ltd

Billing Aquadrome Pool, The Venue, Crow Lane, Little Billing, NN3 9DA. 01604 826066. www.activebabycompany.co.uk. • Pre-schoolers: 13:00 - 13:30 & 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. • Toddlers: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 1 - 2 yrs. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 9 - 16 Jul & 10 Sep - 22 Oct.

The Mounts Baths

Upper Mounts, The Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3DN. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Parents & Tots Swim: 14:00 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 9 Jul - 27 Aug. • Family Friendly Swimming: 15:30 - 17:00. Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Starts your tots journey in the water. Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul. Cost: £5 (booking essential).

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire

The Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8LR. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com. • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 9:00 - 13:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 3 Sep - 29 Oct. Search activities online at

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SATURDAY

Northampton / Daventry / Rugby Midweek / Weekend Classes lnewbould@littlekickers.co.uk Call Antony/Lynne on 01327 705915

First session FREE with this advert Fees are £5 per session payable termly

Fun football training 18 months - 7 years - www.littlekickers.co.uk

SATURDAY

DANCE & DRAMA Bespoke Ballroom

Sol Central, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR. 01604 621004. www.sooyoga.com. • Street Dance & Acro: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 6 - 10 yrs. • Mini Drama: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. • Mini Movers Freestyle : 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. • Musical Theatre & Singing: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 6 - 12 yrs. • Street Dance & Acro: 11:00 - 12:30. Ages: 11 - 14 yrs. Dates: 10 Jul - 9 Oct. Cost: £5.50, £8 or £11 (booking essential).

Dexterity Dance

Dexterity Dance, High Street, Great Houghton, Northampton, NN4 7AF. 01604 877577. www.dexteritydance.com. • Ballet: 9:30 - 10:00 & 11:45 - 12:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. • Start 2 Dance: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. • Acrobatics: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Dates: 11 Sep - 16 Oct. Cost: £3, £6 or £6.50 (booking essential).

Kingsley Studio

Kingsley Studio, 59 St Matthews Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HE. 07378 895461. • Baby Ballet: 8:40 - 9:40. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 3 yrs. • Ballet, Tap and Modern Tots: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. • Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap: 11:15 - 13:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. • Junior Acrobatic Arts: 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 5 - 12 yrs. • Grade 1 Ballet, Modern and Tap: 14:00 - 16:00. Ages: 8 - 11 yrs. Dates: 10 Jul.

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Oncore Dance Academy

Oncore Studios, Footshape House, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6HT. 07971 824 759 or 07894 667 333. www.oncoredanceacademy.co.uk. Free trial class. Quote ‘Toddle About’ when booking. • Baby Ballet: 9:00 - 9:45. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. • Pre-Primary 1 Ballet: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. • Tip Tap Toe Beginners Tap: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 10 Jul & 11 Sep - 9 Oct.

PHYSICAL FUN

Rugbytots Banbury, Towcester & Northampton

Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Rd, Northampton, NN4 6TP. 0345 313 0286. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 9:05 - 9:50 & 9:55 - 10:40. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 24 Jul.

SWIMMING

The Mounts Baths

Upper Mounts, The Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3DN. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Family Friendly Swimming: 14:00 - 17:00. Starts your tots journey in the water Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 17 Jul.

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SUNDAY

Rugbytots Northampton

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Kidslingo Spanish Northants

Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Rd, Northampton, NN4 6TP. 07772 536338. www.kidslingo.co.uk. • Kidslingo Fun Spanish Class Multi-award-winning fun Spanish sessions 4-7 yrs Times: 9:40 - 10:10. Ages: 4 - 7 yrs. Times: 10:25 - 11:05. Ages: 7 - 11 yrs. Cost: £12 for 3-week trial (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 18 Jul.

PHYSICAL FUN

Little Kickers Northampton

Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6TP. 01327 705915. www. littlekickers.co.uk. • Little Kickers Pre-school football classes Times: 8:30 - 9:15, 9:25 - 10:10, 11:15 - 12:00 & 12:10 - 12:55. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 9:25 - 10:10, 10:20 - 11:05 & 12:10 - 12:55. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Times: 10:20 - 11:05, 11:15 - 12:00 & 20:30 - 21:15. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 24 Oct.

Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Rd, Northampton, NN4 6TP. 0345 313 0286. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 9:20 - 9:50. Ages: 2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Times: 9:55 - 10:40. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 10:45 - 11:30. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 25 Jul.

SWIMMING

The Mounts Baths

Upper Mounts, The Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3DN. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Family Friendly Swimming: 10:00 - 17:00. Starts your tots journey in the water Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 18 Jul.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road, Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RX. 01604 837400. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk. • Family Friendly Swim: 8:00 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 8 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 18 Jul.

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire

The Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8LR. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 9:00 - 17:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Sep - 24 Oct.

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TUESDAY

Tove Benefice

Gayton Gigglers

PARENTS & TOTS St Lawrence Church, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6YY. 01327 350459. www.tovebenefice.org.uk. • Little Seedlings: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul.

PHYSICAL FUN

Brackley Leisure Centre

Brackley Pool, Manor Rd, Brackley, NN13 6EE. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Bring a Baby - Legs Bums and Tums: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 11 mths. Cost: £6.10 (booking essential). • Parent and Child Swim: 10:45 - 11:30, 11:45 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:30, 13:45 - 14:30 & 14:45 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3.90 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 27 Sep.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Lisa Valentine Yoga

The Core Zone, Stone Barn, Burgess Farm, Farthinghoe Road, Middleton Cheney, nr Banbury, OX17 2NE. 07957 215495. www.lisavalentineyoga.co.uk. • Mums n Bubs/Wrigglers: 12:30 - 13:30. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 12 Jul.

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PARENTS & TOTS Gayton Village Hall, Hillcrest, Gayton, NN7 3HG. 07841 720865. Times: 9:15 - 11:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jul - 24 Aug.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory Northampton

Milton Malsor Village Hall, High Street, Milton Malsor, Northampton, NN7 2AS. 07512 469881. www.babysensory.com. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul. • Summer Specials. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Times: 9:30 - 10:30, 11:15 - 12:15 & 13:00 - 14:00. Dates: 10 Aug & 17 Aug. Times: 14:30 - 15:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 17 Aug. Cost: £8 (booking essential).

DANCE & DRAMA

Cha Char Chimps - Towcester

Greens Norton Community Centre, Towcester Road, Greens Norton, NN12 8BL. www.ccchimps.com. Times: 10:00 - 10:45. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 27 Jul.

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Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

St. Marys Church Hall, Butlins Lane, Roade, NN7 2PU. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 15:45 - 16:15. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul.

PHYSICAL FUN

Brackley Leisure Centre

Brackley Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Candleford Cl, Brackley, NN13 6JJ. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Gym Tots: 13:45 - 14:45. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Gym sessions for parents with young children. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul & 7 Sep - 28 Sep.

MamaBabyBliss South Northamptonshire

Sunrise Yoga, Wakefield Country Courtyard, Potterspury, Towcester, NN12 7FA. 07779 646649. www.mamababybliss.com. • PregnancyBliss Stretch & Relax: 17:30 - 18:30. For Pregnancy. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 7 Sep. • Baby Massage Taster Class: 12:30 - 13:30. Date: 24 & 31 Aug. • Baby Yoga Taster Class: 14:00 - 15:00. Date: 24 & 31 Aug. Ages: 2 - 7 mths. Cost: £10 (booking essential). • Baby Massage 5 week Course: 12:30 - 13:30. • Baby Yoga 5 week Course: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 2 - 7 mths. Cost: £48 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Sep - 12 Oct.

MamaBabyBliss South Northamptonshire

Roade House Yoga Studio, 16 High Street, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NW. 07779 646649. www.mamababybliss.com. • Baby Massage: 10:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 12:30. Cost: £48 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jul - 10 Aug.

Tumble Tots Northampton

Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks lane, Roade, NN7 2LS. 07814 884 948. www.tumbletots.com. • Tumble Tots Structured Play for little ones Times: 9:35 - 10:05. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Times: 10:25 - 10:55. Ages: 1 yrs - 21/2 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 12 Oct.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Lisa Valentine Yoga

The Core Zone, Stone Barn, Burgess Farm, Farthinghoe Road, Middleton Cheney, nr Banbury, OX17 2NE. 07957 215495. www.lisavalentineyoga.co.uk. • Slow/Mindful Flow Yoga: 18:30 - 19:20. Dates: 6 Jul - 13 Jul. Yoga Class ideal for beginners • Vinyasa Flow All Levels: 19:30 - 20:30. Vinyasa flow is a fusion of various styles of yoga Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 27 Jul. • Yin Yoga: 20:40 - 21:30. Dates: 6 Jul - 27 Jul & 6 Jul - 27 Jul. Cost: £11 (booking essential).

SWIMMING Brackley Pool

Manor Rd, Brackley, NN13 6EE. 01280701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Parent and Child Swim: 11:45 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3.90 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 28 Sep.

Tove Benefice

St Bartholomew’s Church, Church View, Greens Norton, NN12 8DL. 01327 350459. www.tovebenefice.org.uk. • Tots Own Tea and Toast : 9:00 - 10:00. Our parent and child group for under 5’s Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Moo Music Northampton and Wellingborough

Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2LS. www.moo-music.co.uk. Interactive music sessions. • Mini Moo: 9:30 - 10:10. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. • Baby Moo : 10:30 - 11:10. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs 4 mths. • Mixed Moo: 11:30 - 12:10. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 21 Jul.

Roade Library

Roade Library, High Street, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NW. 0300 1261000. www.northamptonshire.gov.uk. • Rhymetime: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 27 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory Northampton

Milton Malsor Village Hall, High Street, Milton Malsor, Northampton, NN7 2AS. 07512 469881. www.babysensory.com. • Summer Specials: 9:30 - 10:30, 11:15 - 12:15 & 13:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Aug.

PHYSICAL FUN

Brackley Leisure Centre

Brackley Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Candleford Cl, Brackley, NN13 6JJ. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Gym Tots: 9:30 - 10:30 & 13:45 - 14:45. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 29 Sep.

MamaBabyBliss South Northamptonshire

Roade House Yoga Studio, 16 High Street, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NW. 07779646649. www.mamababybliss.com. • Starting Solids Workshop: 10:30 - 12:30. Cost: £26 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul, 7 Jul & 18 Aug. • PregnancyBliss Stretch & Relax: 18:00 - 19:00. For Pregnancy. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 29 Sep. • Baby Yoga (Foundation): 9:30 - 10:30 & 10:00 - 11:00. • Baby Massage: 11:00 - 12:00. Dates: 15 Sep - 13 Oct. • Baby Yoga (Advanced): Times: 11:45 - 12:45. Dates: 14 Jul - 11 Aug. Times: 12:30 - 13:30. Dates: 15 Sep - 13 Oct. Cost: £48 (booking essential).

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Bossing your birth - Hypnobirthing

WEDNESDAY

Sunrise Yoga, Wakefield Country Courtyard, Potterspury, NN12 7FA. 07725 109245. www.bossingyourbirth.com. • *In-person* Hypnobirthing Group Course: 19:15 - 21:45. Ages: Pregnancy. Dates: 7 - 28 Jul, 4 - 25 Aug & 1 - 15 Sep Cost: £225 (booking essential).

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SWIMMING

Tove Valley Centre, Northampton Road, Towcester, NN12 7AH. Jane: 07713 034845. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 14 Jul & 8 Sep - 29 Sep.

Brackley Pool, Manor Rd, Brackley, NN13 6EE. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Parent and Child Swim Times: 12:45 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Jul - 29 Sep. Cost: £3.90 (booking essential).

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THURSDAY - FRIDAY

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THURSDAY

PARENTS & TOTS Tove Benefice

St Lawrence Church, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6YY. 01327 350459. www.tovebenefice.org.uk. • Little Sprouts Explore: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Sing and Sign - Towcester & Daventry

Pattishall Parish Hall, 44 School Road, Astcote, Towcester, NN12 8NN. 07506 257073. www.singandsign.co.uk. • Babes Classes - up to 6 months: 12:30 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 1 - 6 mths. Cost: £5 (booking essential). • Sing and Sign - Stage One: 13:30 - 14:15. Communication for little ones before they can talk Ages: 6 mths - 1 yrs 2 mths. • Sing and Sign - Stage Two: 14:45 - 15:30. Baby Signing - to support early communication Ages: 1 yrs 2 mths - 2 yrs. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 9 Sep & 23 Sep - 21 Oct.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory Northampton

Milton Malsor Village Hall, High Street, Milton Malsor, Northampton, NN7 2AS. 07512 469881. www.babysensory.com. Times: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 mths. Times: 12:30 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul.

DANCE & DRAMA

Cha Char Chimps - Towcester

Silverstone Pavilion, Church Street, Silverstone, NN12 8XA . www.ccchimps.com. • Silverstone SRA THURSDAY: 10:00 - 10:45. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul, 22 Jul & 5 Aug - 12 Aug.

PHYSICAL FUN

Brackley Leisure Centre

Brackley Pool, Manor Rd, Brackley, NN13 6EE. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Parent and Child Swim: 11:45 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:30 & 13:45 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3.90 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 30 Sep. 46 Toddle About West Northants July - Sept 2021

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Lisa Valentine Yoga

The Core Zone, Stone Barn, Burgess Farm, Farthinghoe Road, Middleton Cheney, nr Banbury, OX17 2NE. 07957 215495. www.lisavalentineyoga.co.uk. • Mums n Bubs/Wrigglers Times: 10:00 - 11:00. Dates: 16 Sep - 21 Oct. Times: 11:15 - 12:15. Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul & 16 Sep - 21 Oct. • Pre-Natal Yoga Flow : 18:15 - 19:15. Ages: Pregnancy. Dates: 8 Jul - 29 Jul, 8 Jul - 29 Jul & 5 Aug - 2 Sep. Cost: £11 (booking essential). • Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga: 19:30 - 20:30. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 29 Jul & 8 Jul - 29 Jul.

FRIDAY

MUSIC & SIGNING

Moo Music Northampton and Wellingborough

Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2LS. www.moo-music.co.uk. • Mixed Moo: 9:30 - 10:10 & 10:30 - 11:10. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. • Baby Moo : 11:30 - 12:10. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs 4 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul.

PHYSICAL FUN

Rugbytots Banbury, Towcester & Northampton

Brackley Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Brackley, NN13 6JJ. 0345 313 0286. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 23 Jul.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Daisy First Aid Bedford, Newport Pagnell and surrounding areas Beautiful Beginning Studio, The Old Dairy Farm, Main Street, Upper Stowe, NN7 4SH. 07968 037798. www.daisyfirstaid.com. • Daisy First Aid parent first aid class: 10:00 - 12:00. First aid class for parents and carers Cost: £25 (booking essential). Dates: 30 Jul.

Lisa Valentine Yoga

The Core Zone, Stone Barn, Burgess Farm, Farthinghoe Road, Middleton Cheney, nr Banbury, OX17 2NE. 07957 215495. www.lisavalentineyoga.co.uk. • Vinyasa Flow All Levels: 10:00 - 11:00. Vinyasa flow is a fusion of various styles of yoga Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul. Search activities online at

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SATURDAY

PHYSICAL FUN

Brackley Leisure Centre

Brackley Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Candleford Cl, Brackley, NN13 6JJ. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Gym Tots: 12:15 - 13:15. Gym sessions for parents with young children. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 17 Jul & 4 Sep - 25 Sep.

Little Kickers MK

Elizabeth Woodville School, Stratford Roade, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2LP. 01494 911133. www.littlekickers.co.uk. • Junior Kickers: 9:10 - 9:55. Ages: 21/2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. • Little Kicks: 10:00 - 10:45. Ages: 11/2 yrs - 21/2 yrs. • Mighty Kickers: 10:50 - 11:35. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.85 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 28 Aug.

MamaBabyBliss South Northamptonshire

Roade House Yoga Studio, 16 High Street, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NW. 07779 646649. www.mamababybliss.com. • Pregnancy Yoga (Stretch and Relax): 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 30 Oct.

Super Star Sport

Green Norton Community Centre, Towcester Road, Greens Norton, Towcester, NN12 8BL. 07545 769903. www.superstarsportsmmk.co.uk. • Towcester Tots Football: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 2 - 6 yrs. Cost: £20 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 31 Jul.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Lisa Valentine Yoga

The Core Zone, Stone Barn, Burgess Farm, Farthinghoe Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2NE. 07957 215495. www.lisavalentineyoga.co.uk. • Vinyasa Flow All Levels: 9:30 - 10:30. Fusion of styles of yoga Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 31 Jul.

SWIMMING Brackley Pool

Brackley Pool, Manor Rd, Brackley, NN13 6EE. 01280 701787. www.leisurecentre.com. • Parent and Child Swim: 11:45 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3.90 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 25 Sep.

SUNDAY

CREATIVE

Silverstone Methodist Tiggers Playgroup Silverstone Methodist Chapel, Murswell Lane, Silverstone, NN12 8UT. www.facebook.com. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 1 Aug - 29 Aug.

PHYSICAL FUN

Rugbytots Towcester & Northampton

Gateway School, St Johns Road, Tiffield, Towcester, NN12 8AA. 0345 313 0286. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Times: 8:40 - 9:10. Ages: 2 yrs - 31/2 yrs. Dates: 11 Jul - 25 Jul. Times: 9:15 - 10:00. Ages: 31/2 yrs - 5 yrs. Dates: 11 Jul - 1 Aug. Times: 10:05 - 10:50. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Dates: 11 Jul - 25 Jul. Cost: £7 (booking essential). July - Sept 2021

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MONDAY - THURSDAY

DAVENTRY AREA

MONDAY

PARENTS & TOTS Humpty Dumpty’s

Hinton Methodist Church, Hinton Road, Woodford Halse, NN11 3TR. 07463 932953. www.facebook.com. • Humpty Dumpty’s Baby & Toddler Group: 9:45 - 11:45. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 25 Oct.

SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 4 mths - 11/2 yrs. Cost: £6.72 (booking essential). • Family Swimming: 12:15 - 13:05. Sessions for everyone, bring along your own fun toys! Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £3.75 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 25 Oct.

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Pre School Stage 1 Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 16:00 & 16:15 - 16:45. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.81 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 26 Oct.

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 10:00 - 14:15. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Sep - 26 Oct.

WEDNESDAY SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre

Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Family Swimming: 10:00 - 10:50, 11:00 - 11:50 & 12:00 - 12:50. Sessions for everyone, bring along your own fun toys! Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £3.75 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 27 Oct.

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Pre School Stage 1 Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 16:00 & 15:45 - 16:15. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.81 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 25 Oct.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford

Yoga With Lizzy

Long Buckby Community Centre, 41 Station Rd, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB. 07950 573719. www.yogawithlizzy.co.uk. • General yoga for all: 20:00 - 21:00. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jul - 19 Jul & 20 Sep - 18 Oct.

TUESDAY

PHYSICAL FUN

Little Kickers Northampton Daventry & Rugby

Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. • Little Kickers After-school football classes Times: 16:00 - 16:45. Ages: 31/2 - 5 yrs. Times: 16:00 - 17:00 & 17:00 - 18:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £6.25 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 26 Oct.

SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £6.72 (booking essential). • Family Swimming: 11:45 - 12:35. Sessions for everyone, bring along your own fun toys! Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £3.75 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jul - 26 Oct. 48 Toddle About West Northants July - Sept 2021

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Public Swimming: 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20 & 14:30 - 15:20. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jul - 27 Oct.

Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Swimming Classes: 10:00 - 14:30. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Sep - 27 Oct.

THURSDAY

MUSIC & SIGNING Buckby Library & Hub

Buckby Library & Hub, Station Road, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB. 01604 368274. buckbylibraryhub.org. • Stories and Rhymes: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jul - 15 Jul & 9 Sep - 30 Sep.

SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 4 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £6.72 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 28 Oct.

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Pre School Stage 1 Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.81 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jul - 28 Oct. Search activities online at

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Young Children's Entertainment Group Covering Northampton, Daventry & Rugby Prices start from £5.50 for 1 adult and 1 child

Boogie Beanies provides stimulating, confidence building, interactive musical fun and other surprises for accompanied preschool children and babies. A selection of delicious homemade cakes as well as hot and cold drinks are included in the entry fee for adults and children.

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Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Swimming Classes: 9:30 - 13:45. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Sep - 28 Oct.

FRIDAY

PARENTS & TOTS Weedon Bec Pre-School

Weedon Village Hall, Village Hall West Street, Weedon, Northampton, NN7 4PF. 07958426317. www.weedonbecpreschool.btck.co.uk. • Weedon Bec’s Little Ducklings: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul.

Welford Babes and Tots

Welford Community Centre, West Street Playing Fields, Welford, NN6. 07895 896967. • Welford Babes & Tots: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jul - 29 Oct.

MUSIC & SIGNING Buckby Library & Hub

Buckby Library & Hub, Station Road, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB. 01604 368274. www.buckbylibraryhub.org. • Rhymetime: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jul - 16 Jul & 10 Sep - 24 Sep.

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Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Public Swimming: 9:30 - 10:20 & 10:30 - 11:20. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). • Pre School Stage 1 Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 16:00 & 15:45 - 16:15. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.81 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jul - 29 Oct.

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Swimming Classes: 9:30 - 14:00. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Sep - 29 Oct.

SATURDAY

DANCE & DRAMA

Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Brixworth Community Centre, Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. • Baby Ballet: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. • Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 10:30 - 11:15. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. • Mini Movers Street Dance: 11:15 - 11:45. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Combines cheer leading with street dance. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 17 Jul & 11 Sep - 9 Oct.

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DAVENTRY AREA

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre

Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 8:30 - 9:00, 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. • Family Swimming: Sessions for everyone, bring your own toys! Times: 8:30 - 9:00. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £6.72 (booking essential). Times: 12:30 - 13:20 & 13:30 - 14:20. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £3.75 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 30 Oct.

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Pre School Stage 1 Swimming Lessons: 9:15 - 9:45. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.81 (booking essential). • Family Swimming: 12:00 - 12:50, 13:00 - 13:50 & 14:00 - 14:50. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jul - 30 Oct.

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 9:30 - 15:15. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Sep - 30 Oct.

SUNDAY

SWIMMING

Everyone Active Daventry Leisure Centre Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. 01327 871144. www.everyoneactive.com. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 8:30 - 9:00. Ages: 4 mths - 11/2 yrs. • Adult and Child Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 9:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £6.72 (booking essential). • Family Swimming: 11:30 - 12:20 & 12:30 - 13:20. Sessions for everyone, bring along your own fun toys! Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £3.75 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 24 Oct.

Moulton Leisure Centre

Moulton Leisure Centre, Chris Moody Centre, Gate 4, Moulton, NN3 7QL. 01604 492222. www.everyoneactive.com. • Family Swimming: 9:00 - 9:50, 10:00 - 10:50 & 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. • Public Swimming: 12:00 - 12:50, 13:00 - 13:50 & 14:00 - 14:50. Ages: 0 - 16 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jul - 24 Oct.

Turtle Tots Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes & Bedford Hunters Shields, The Avenue, Flore, NN7 4LZ. 01604 372747. www.turtletots.com . • Turtle Tots Swimming Classes: 10:00 - 14:00. Ages: 3 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Sep - 24 Oct.

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