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TO THE NEW YEAR AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY BUMPER EDITION!

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Balancing Work, Life and

What a difference 10 years makes.

Parenting

In 2009, I wasn't happy with my job. Like many new parents, I had started to resent the long hours I was working - I was only seeing my babies at the weekends. We had two under 2 years and I wanted to be there with them as they grew. I knew something had to change.

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I took the leap to resign and start my own business. It was a big and terrifying decision - at least, it was before I actually handed my notice in. Afterwards, I wondered what had taken me so long!

Managing Child Worries

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Perhaps irresponsibly, I had quit my job without a clear idea of what I was going to do. My wife Ruth was looking after the children full time, so the pressure was now on for me to get something going.

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It was Ruth who came up with the idea to start the magazine you are holding now. She had spent several weeks researching and putting together a list of all the groups and classes running in our area, ordered Monday to Sunday, and it wasn't long before her friends were all asking for a photocopy of her list! (It's come on since then - see p.32+)

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A few months later, in January 2010, we launched the first edition of Toddle About. We received amazing feedback from parents and we've never looked back. Yes, it's been hard work, but I have been able to be there with the kids as they grew, and for that I am eternally grateful. This 10th Anniversary edition is extra special for us as it sees the launch of our new website (check it out!) and also the Toddle About Magazine franchise, which will allow other parents to do what we have done.

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Bite SIZE D NEWS Upcoming Mum2Mum Markets These nearly new sales are a great place to buy and sell high quality, pre-loved maternity, baby and children’s clothes (0-6 years), toys and equipment. Warwick: Sun 19 Jan, 2-4pm. Chase Meadow Centre, CV34 6BT Rugby: Sat 25 Jan, 2-4pm. Rugby High School, CV22 7RE Kenilworth: Sun 2 Feb, 2-4pm. Kenilworth High School, CV8 2DA Leamington: Sat 29 Feb, 2-4pm Warwickshire College, Warwick New Rd, CV32 5JE Stratford: Sun 29 Mar, 10.30am-12.30pm Stratford School, Alcester Rd, CV37 9DH Entry: £2. Get a 2 for 1 voucher from the mum2mum website.

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"The best thing we did!" Proving a firm favourite for families in Warwickshire, the award-winning Gymboree are once again running a 6-week Music Programme for babies aged 4 months to crawling. Learn musical elements such as rhythm, beat and tempo; through a feast of exciting genres; from 80’s, Disco & Elvis through to Caribbean, Classical and Jazz. Book a taster class today and take your baby on a stimulating, learning journey into the colourful and animated world of Gymboree Music. For details, call 07881 892 686 or email warwick@gymboreeclasses.co.uk. See P.2

Little Stars for Little Ones With friendly, relaxed sessions across South Warwickshire, Little Stars dance and gymnastics classes are designed specifically for two to four-year-olds. Your little one can experience dance for the first time on their terms, with encouragement from qualified teachers. A child's first dance class is a magical experience, and parents can share the memory with their little one. £5 per session, pay as you go. Quote 'Toddle About' when booking to get a free trial. Visit www.atomicdance.co.uk. See P.7

New Chatterbox Sensory Classes These new Chatterbox sensory classes in Brownsover, Rugby, are ideal for babies from two months to three years. The sessions involve languagefocused activities and messy play, incorporating music and singing to develop your baby and toddler's early communication, social interaction, play, and speech and language skills. Classes begin at Brownsover Community Centre on Friday 24th January from 10:30am-11:30am for five weeks. Quote 'Toddle About' to claim a three-week trial for just £12 (new families only). Email jlchatterbox@gmail.com. See P.32

New Stay & Play Gymnastics Join Leamington & Warwick Gymnastics Club for their first ever afternoon Stay & Play Class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. The session is suitable for children from crawling age to three years old. Their specially designed programme promotes active fun in a safe, exciting environment. Parents stay with their children in the class, and coaches are on hand for group games. It’s an open session so no need to worry about arriving on time. Spaces available now. Visit www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. 01926 614489. See P.41  Oct-Dec 2019 Toddle About Warwickshire 5


Elderflower Fields Midlands Arrives

Bite S I Z ED NEW S The Importance of the 'Right Fit'

This award-winning family festival arrives at Stanford Hall near Rugby from 29-31 May 2020 and early-bird tickets are on sale now. Expect a wild weekend of outdoor adventure and fun designed especially for families with young children. Explore a wealth of activities and the delights of nature plus inspiration through sports, the arts, food, science, well-being, spoken word and an array of music and performance. For weekend and day tickets and more info, visit www.elderflowerfields.co.uk. See P.8

Spa Beans Comes to Warwickshire Treat yourself to a spa experience with a difference. Combining key elements of hydro-relaxation, baby massage and sensory, Spa Beans provides a unique and luxury experience for both you and your baby. Suitable for little ones aged one month to nine months, Spa Beans takes place at various venues across Warwickshire. Toddle About readers can claim a free bottle of baby massage oil too; simply quote ‘Toddle About’ at the time of booking. Book your spa experience online at www.spabeans.co.uk. See P.4

By the time a child is eight years old, they’ve already walked an average of 11,500km, which is the distance from London to New York and back. So getting your little one’s feet measured and shoes fitted by trained experts is a smart move - it helps your child's feet develop properly. And it doesn't cost a penny! At least, it doesn't at Colourful Soles, where fitting is free. You can visit Colourful Soles at 23 Church Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4AE. Quote 'Toddle About' for 10% off Wellington Boots. Email colourfulsolesltd@gmail.com. Visit colourfulsolesltd. See P.16

Top Awards for Family Holidays North Hayne Farm cottages in North Devon were thrilled to receive two Gold Awards from Visit Devon in December - plus the prestigious Winner of Winners award for both the quality of self catering holidays they provide for families with young children and their commitment to children with Autism and other additional needs. The awards follow yet more improvements to their onsite facilities including a brand new treatment room offering parents that much needed 'me time' and pampering. In short, it's definitely worth checking them out for your stay-cation this year! Visit www.NorthHayneFarmCottages.co.uk. P19

Brand New Rhythm Time Young Baby Classes Launching in January in Leamington Spa, Rhythm Time's Young Baby classes for 0 - 5 month-olds introduce your baby to the wonderful world of music through a fun and interactive half-hour filled with songs, rhymes, lights, bubbles, gentle exercises, instruments, elements of massages, dancing and more. Meet new friends and socialise while helping your baby’s development. Classes take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:20pm. For more information or to book online, visit www.rhythmtime.net/rt383. See P.7 6 Oct-Dec 2019 Toddle About


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The Elderflower Fields Magic Grows! “It’s a weekend of family adventure, a time to breathe again and a chance for kids to enjoy being kids without the distraction of the digital world. Muddy knees and grass stains are not obligatory, but even the Mums and Dads wear them with pride!

Stanford Hall in Lutterworth is hosting its first ever Elderflower Fields family festival from 29th to 31st May. Created by a group of friends in 2012, who wanted a festival that their children could also enjoy, Elderflower Fields is all about bringing families closer by getting active and trying new experiences. Elderflower Fields has been successfully running for 8 years in the south of England and is recognised as one of the leading family festivals in the UK. Its popularity meant that the organisers had been looking for a second location for 2020 and discovered the 700 acres of beautiful grounds at Stanford Hall, nestled by the side of the river Avon where Leicestershire meets Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

“We’re working with local activity providers, performers, nature experts and food producers to build a rich and varied programme of sports, arts and environmental content that we know the children will love”. Earlybird Tickets cost from £70 for adults and £35 for kids for the whole weekend and include free camping and the special Sunday afternoon taster picnic - with the famous Elderflower Fields chocolate cake.

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WINTER Days Out

JAN 9, FEB 6, MAR 5

MINI MAKERS

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Creative fun for little hands and feet! These informal art sessions will expose little ones to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imagination. Arrive anytime and be prepared to get messy! Designed for age 0-4, but all are welcome. Two sessions: 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Tel: 024 7623 7521 theherbert www.theherbert.org

Children and adults can take part in our popular twice daily Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions and hold creatures such as a giant African millipede, African land snail and a variety of stick insects. The Minibeast Metropolis is teeming with life and is home to an amazing leafcutter ant colony, one of the largest on display in the UK. Tramway Walk, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-UponAvon, CV37 7LS. Tel: 01789 299288 StratfordButterflyFarm www.butterflyfarm.co.uk

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FEB MEET THE MINI-BEAST 15-23 Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Cost: Free event, normal admission applies.

SENSORY SPLATS Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, 10.30 - 11.30am

Our messy play session will explore colour, shapes and texture to encourage your baby's development through hands on activities. Ages 6 months/sitting to 3 years. Spare clothing recommended. Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ Tel: 01788 533217 ArtsInRugby

FEB MARVELLOUS MINI BEASTS 20 Market Hall Museum, see times below Become a bug expert at Market Hall Museum, and get up close with some mini beasts. Meeting the mini beasts sessions take place at 10:15am, 11am, and 11:45am. These sessions have limited spaces and must be booked in advanced. Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4NS Tel: 01926 412500 MarketHallCafeandShop www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice Cost: £5 for mini beast session, includes drop in activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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MAR SIR SCALLYWAG AND THE BATTLE OF STINKY BOTTOM 15 Royal Spa Centre, 11.30am

When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls, and win the Stinkiest Battle Ever? This is a fun, informal and interactive concert. For 3 - 7 years. Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN royalspacentreandtownhall Tel: 01926 334418 www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk Cost: £12 adults, £8 children, £32 family ticket. Based on the brilliant children’s story by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul.

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Foundry Wood, 10 - 11am

Come and join us at Foundry Wood for a story, trails, seasonal crafts, sensory play and nature exploration. Suitable for 2-4 year olds. Includes a hot drink and biscuits. Term time only: Every Friday, 28th February - November. Princes Drive, Leamington Spa, CV32 6AF. Tel: 01926 335479 MuddyPuddlesOutdoorAdventures www.foundrywood.co.uk Cost: £4.50 per week booked termly or £6 PAYG (booking essential).

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Finding Balance Could going self-employed be your answer to finding the right work-life balance?

When kids come along, for the majority of parents, the priorities change. Perhaps a once career-focused Mum opts to spend more time at home with the kids. Maybe Dad, who previously enjoyed travel with his job now keeps business trips to a minimum. Or possibly, an ‘old’ job simply doesn’t work around new commitments.

There are a number of considerations to weigh up when going out alone. Initially, you may worry that your regular wage is no longer coming in. Start by dipping your toe, working alongside your existing job in the evenings and on weekends. Or look at contracting to give you a degree of security whilst you get your head around your finances.

It’s a dilemma facing all parents; how best to balance work and family? If this sounds familiar, the idea of quitting your job may seem like the only option. The frightening thought though is losing your income.

You may need some money to start up. Prepare a business plan and approach your bank to understand what loans may be available to help you get started. You won’t receive any employment benefits such as a private pension, maternity or holiday pay. Look for a pension plan that you can pay into, and try to work your holiday allowance into your salary.

So what’s the answer? Whilst risky, and certainly not the ‘easy’ choice, self-employment is an often overlooked as a solution. Lots of professions lend themselves to becoming your own boss however.

Nobody will be there to motivate you, and the hours may be longer at times. Avoid feeling isolated by attending networking events or using shared workspaces, and seek support from family and friends.

You could go freelance or mobile with your current job e.g. mobile hairdressing, bookkeeping or marketing consultancy. Franchising is another way of buying into an established idea with the support of the overall brand, such as starting up a new baby class. Platforms like Etsy offer a place to sell handmade goods that could be run alongside building up local custom. Babysitting or childminding might fit best around your family, providing you are able to obtain the relevant qualifications. You could even go down the animal route, dog walking or housesitting animals, or becoming a groomer.

The major benefit however, is that you can choose your own hours. Early mornings, nap times and evenings might become part of your working day, but you’ll be able to fit it around the kids. You can do the school run, go to sports day and watch the nativity play without asking anyone’s permission. You can accommodate school holidays or kids’ sick days, and even turn work down if it doesn’t suit you (and can afford to).

Effectively, if you are good at something that is in demand and have a level of resilience, there are lots of ways that you can make it work. Pursuing an idea to have your own business could just provide the flexibility that you’re looking for.

Becoming your own boss isn’t right for everyone, but it’s certainly a feasible option that more and more people choose - particularly to fit around children. Make the new year your opportunity for a fresh start.

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HAPPY BIRTHDA!Y TO YOU

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Happy Birthday to all the lovely littlies below who will be turning a year older this issue! All were entered into a prize draw to win a £40 Build-A-Bear workshop® Gift Voucher and we’re thrilled to announce that Matteson, turning 4 in February, is our winner. www.buildabear.co.uk Want to see your child here in our next issue? If their birthday is from April - June, send us their photo at www.toddle.fun/birthday

Matteson, turning 4 yea rs old Alice Puar, turning 3 years old

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Birthday Shoutout Entries continued...

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At Little Crackers we believe that it’s never too early to start on an exciting journey into learning. Little Crackers Nursery Crackley Hall School St Joseph’s Park Kenilworth CV8 2FT For more information please visit www.littlecrackers.co.uk or call 01926 514418

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Specially designed for smaller hands, Love Writing Co. pencils make it easier for younger children to develop the correct tripod grip, balance and control needed to write effectively. Small in stature, they have a hexagonal shape and a specially designed softer core that lasts longer than conventional pencils. www.lovewritingco.com

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HAPE SPINNING BALLOONS PUZZLE, £16.99 This is aimed at 3yrs+ and my 3.5yr old thoroughly enjoyed playing with it. The balloons double up as spinners and the chunky handles meant that my son managed this no problem much to his delight. While doing the puzzle we could also practice our colours, shapes and patterns which he did unprompted, always a good thing. Under the puzzle pieces is a removable piece of paper with a copy of the design on to help. We have done this every day since receiving this and it’s become a firm favourite in our home. Written by Fiona Thomas. Buy from www.amazon.co.uk (Review has been edited).   Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About Warwickshire 17


Practical techniques to help manage children’s worries Anxiety and worries are on the increase in young children and it’s reported that even those as young as 4 years old are starting to display signs of panic attacks. By using the following simple strategies from an early age parents can help their children manage feelings of anxiety and ensure they have tools to call on whenever they are worried or anxious.

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2. Let’s pretend… Discuss situations such as a doctor’s visit in advance, rather than taking your child by surprise. From the age of two years, you can start using dolls, teddy bears and story-telling to help explain what the visit will entail. Take turns at playing ‘Doctors’ by giving a favourite teddy an injection or a dental examination. Older children might have a favourite TV character or super-hero and you could ask them to think about what they think this character would do if faced with the same challenging situation that they’re in at the moment.

1. And breathe… When we’re feeling anxious, our breathing becomes shallower and this can create the sensation that it’s a struggle to breathe. A common misconception is that the solution is to ‘take a nice deep breath’. In fact, doing the opposite – blowing the excess air out – helps to calm things down.

3. Mindfulness made easy We often hear that living in the moment or ‘Mindfulness’ can reduce stress and greatly enhance the quality of our lives – it’s an excellent way of reducing your child’s feelings of anxiety.

Practice this with your children in advance of a problem to ensure they know what to do should feelings of panic strike.

Young children are rarely still and quiet nowadays and it’s becoming harder for them to keep a lid on their emotions and think before they act. Achieving a state of complete silence, peace and calm is difficult for most children but a Mindfulness Jar is a useful way of teaching them how to be still:

Toys and games can help children to do this and some examples are: • a hand-held windmill toy with sails

The mindfulness jar

• some bubble mixture to blow through a wand

1. Ask your child to fill an empty jar (the larger the better) almost to the brim with water and then tip in some glitter and close the lid tightly shut.

• blowing balloons • blowing bubbles in a drink through a straw

2. Vigorously shake the jar to spin the glitter pieces around and then sit calmly to watch the glitter pieces swirl around and eventually settle.

• blow football • blow a feather from one side of the table to another

3. Count to see how long it takes – or use a stopwatch or clock and record the length of time in a notebook. Keeping a record will make it more interesting – next time will the pieces take longer to come to a complete standstill, or will it be quicker?

• You can also ask your child to scrunch up their hand and simply imagine that they’re blowing up a balloon or paper bag – long, slow breathing out is what’s required.

This activity can also be used as a time-out exercise – so much better than the use of a ‘naughty step’!

Alicia Eaton is a children’s emotional wellbeing specialist based in Harley Street and author of First Aid for your Child’s Mind available on Amazon priced £12.99. To find out more go to: aliciaeaton.co.uk 18 Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About

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Postnatal Depression:

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More than 10% of new mothers suffer from postnatal depression, and yet it is poorly understood by many of us. Even mums that are suffering might not realise they are experiencing something more than the ‘baby blues’. This is Kate’s story. How could this be happening to me? I had worked with children since the age of 16, and my dream in life was to be a wife and mother. At the age of 30, I was recently married and pregnant soon after, so why did I feel like life was throwing me a rough deal? Why did no one understand how I was feeling?

my husband and family, but they didn’t understand how I felt. After five weeks in hospital, my daughter was strong enough to come home but I wasn’t ready. How would I cope? I hoped that when it came to the time our baby should have been born, 12 weeks later, I would have a wonderful bonding experience, but that didn’t happen, and after a phone call with my health visitor, I burst into tears. It was arranged that I would have a volunteer come to the house once per week for a couple of hours. The lady who visited was amazing; she would sit and listen to me, or help around the house, and she understood how I was feeling because she had also had postnatal depression. The sessions lasted for a couple of months, and they helped so much. There were still tears, but I could eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel. It took about nine months before I began to enjoy seeing my baby’s progress.

From start to a much earlier finish than expected, I didn’t enjoy my pregnancy. I had a few hiccoughs during it along with work stresses, so I began maternity leave 12 weeks before my due date, and during my last week at work, my waters broke. I spent the night in hospital and, after an internal exploration, a doctor discovered I had a cord prolapse. Within 30 minutes, my daughter was born by emergency caesarean section. I woke up from general anaesthetic and was told the baby was a girl. She weighed 2lb 14oz, and was being ventilated, but doing well. I was in a side room by myself on the antenatal ward with just one photo of our baby. I felt sorry for myself with stitches, drips and drains, and this was where the negative feelings took hold. That evening, I was taken in a wheelchair to see my baby in the SCBU. My husband pushed me up to the open incubator but, seeing her for the first time, I felt absolutely nothing. I pretended I was delighted to see her.

After four years, I was ready to try for another baby. He was only three weeks early, and I had two days of the ‘Baby Blues’. My family was complete.

After six days in hospital, I was allowed home. I made myself visit the hospital every day to see our baby, even though I didn’t want to go. I tried talking to

If you think you may be suffering from postnatal depression, it’s important to tell your midwife, health visitor or doctor how you feel. They won’t judge you – they understand that depression is a mental health condition and can help you to get the right treatment and support.

Kate Stow is a freelance Early Years Consultant for Educators, Parents and Childminders, who advises and supports the learning and development of young children. For more details please visit nurture-every-step.co.uk 22 Jan-Mar 2020 Toddle About

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Delicious and healthy homemade pink pancakes that are perfect to make for breakfast this Pancake Day or indeed any day of the year if you love pink!

Ingredients:

• 175 g plain flour • 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1 beetroot cooked, not in vinegar • 300 ml dairy-free milk (I used oat)

• 2 tbsp vegetable oil

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• 1 tbsp maple syrup • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.

4 Turn the pancake over with a spatula and repeat on the other side. Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up or your pancakes will turn brown.

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2 Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a low-medium heat and add a spoonful of the batter. Tilt the pan to allow the batter to spread out a little until you have the size and shape that you want.

5 Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with the remaining pancakes.

3 Cook for a couple of minutes until you can see bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake.

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Mother’s Day Handprint Bouquet

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MUSIC & SIGNING June Chatterbox Tunes

NCT Rugby

Cawston Community Hall, Scholars Drive, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 6DX. 07851 353396. Singing Signs and Sensory: 14:00 - 15:00. Singing, signing and sensory messy play. Ages: 2 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Dates: 20 Jan - 17 Feb.

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT

Overslade Community Centre, Buchanan Road, Rugby, CV22 6AY. 0300 330 0700. Tiddlers and Toddlers: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar. Dunchurch Methodist Church, Cawston Lane, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6QE. 07515 472578. www.dunchurchbaptistchurch.org.uk. Times: 9:15 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar. Cost: £1.50 (drop in).

Twins or More

Rugby Methodist Church, Russelheim Way, Rugby, CV22 7TB. www.twinstrust.org. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

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Dandy Development

Long Lawford Memorial Hall, Railway Street, Long Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9BA. 07890 241301. www.dandydevelopment.co.uk. Stage 1: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 4 mths - 13 mths. Cost: £6.20 (booking essential). Stage 2: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 13 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6.65 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 23 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6PN. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 21:30 - 22:10. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 22:15 - 23:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

SWIMMING Water Babies Warwickshire

Oakfield Primary Academy, Rugby, Oakfield Rd, Rugby, CV22 6AU. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


RUGBY AREA

Swim Works

Lionhearts Baby & Toddler Group

Swim Works Rugby, High Street, Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 18:30 - 19:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 15:30 - 16:00, 16:00 16:30, 17:00 - 17:30, 16:30 - 17:00, 17:30 - 18:00 & 18:00 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Aqua Fitness: 9:45 - 10:15. Cost: £9 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 17 Feb.

St Marks Church Church, Walk Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7LX. Times: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group

Dunchurch Methodist Church, Cawston Lane, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6QE. 07515 472578. www.dunchurchbaptistchurch.org.uk. Times: 9:15 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Claremont Family Centre

Claremont Road, Rugby, CV21 3LU. 01788 579488. Baby Group: 13:30 - 15:00. For bumps and non-walkers. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

TUESDAY

Long Lawford Family Centre

Holbrook Road, Long Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9AL. 01788 579488. Toddle Time: 13:30 - 15:00. Play session for walking age to 3 years Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

PARENTS & TOTS Footsteps Stay & Play

New Life Church Rugby, 28-42 Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3LJ. 01788 561525. www.footstepsrugby.com. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £3.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

St George’s Magic Dragon Parent & Toddler Group

St Georges Church Hall, St Johns Avenue Hillmorton, Rugby, CV22 5HR. 01788 544630. www.stgeorgesrugby.org.uk. Times: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Lawford Ladybirds

Methodist Church, School Street, Long Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9AT. 07504 413449. www.lawfordlighthouse.org.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: Pregnancy 5 yrs. Cost: £0.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Long Lawford Family Centre

Holbrook Road, Long Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9AL. 01788 579488. Baby Group: 13:30 - 15:00. This is a Baby Group for ‘bumps and non-walkers’. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Boughton Leigh Family Centre

Wetherall Way, Brownsover, Rugby, CV21 1LT. 01788 579488. Baby & Toddler Group: 13:30 - 15:00. Play session with Health Visitor Clinic drop in Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Salvation Army Toddler Group

SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street, Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:30 - 11:00, 11:00 - 11:30 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Levels 1-4 Times: 16:30 - 17:00, 16:00 - 16:30, 17:30 - 18:00, 17:00 - 17:30 &18:00 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Dates: 7 Jan - 18 Feb & 7 Jan - 18 Feb. Cost: £11 (booking essential).

The Salvation Army, Bennfield Road, Rugby, CV21 2AS. 01788 542347. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 14 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

WEDNESDAY

PHYSICAL FUN

Bilton Evangelical Toddler Group

Little Kickers

Cawston Community Hall, Scholars Drive, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 7GY. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 10:10. Ages: 1½ yrs - 2½ yrs. Times: 10:20 - 11:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 11:10 - 11:55. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

PARENTS & TOTS Bilton Evangelical Church, Main Street, Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7NQ. 01788 817326. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar.

Coffee Break

St Matthew and St Oswald’s Church, Lawford Road, New Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7BE. 01788 330440. stmatthews.org.uk. Times: 9:15 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

St Maries Little Angels

St Marie Catholic Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby, CV22 5EL. 01788 333271. Times: 9:15 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING Songs and Smiles

Anya Court Care Home, 286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, CV22 6JA. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 99 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street, Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 4 mths. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00, 17:00 17:30 & 17:30 - 18:00. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Aqua Fitness: 10:15 - 10:45 & 18:45 - 19:15. Cost: £9 (booking essential). Dates: 1 Jan - 19 Feb.

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RUGBY AREA

PREGNANCY

Long Lawford Family Centre

Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street, Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Aqua Tums: 19:30 - 20:15. Cost: £10.50 (booking essential). Dates: 1 Jan - 19 Feb.

RUGBY FUN

THURSDAY

2-7 YEAR OLDS

PARENTS & TOTS Brownsover Playtots

Brownsover Community School, Webb Drive Brownsover, Rugby, CV23 0UP. 01788 547660. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Nature Tots

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Brandon, CV3 3GW. 024 7630 2912. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £3 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Fun non-contact rugby-based sessions for girls and boys. Classes in Rugby, Kenilworth & Coventry. Book your FREE TRIAL session online.

Claremont Family Centre

Claremont Rd, Rugby, CV21 3LU. 01788 579488. Baby & Toddler Group with Health Visitor Clinic: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

Boughton Leigh Family Centre

Wetherall Way, Brownsover, Rugby, CV21 1LT. 01788 579488. Baby Group: 13:30 - 15:00. For ‘bumps and non-walkers’. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

Rugby Methodist Churches

Rugby Methodist Church Centre, Russelheim Way, Rugby, CV22 7TB. 07801 802718. Tiny Tots : 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £0.50 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Dandy Development

Cawston Community Hall, Scholars Drive, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 7GU. 07890 241301. www.dandydevelopment.co.uk. Stage 1: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 4 mths - 13 mths. Cost: £6.20 (booking essential). Stage 2: 10:00 - 10:50. Ages: 13 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6.65 (booking essential). Dates: 16 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 26 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

Boughton Leigh Family Centre

Wetherall Way, Brownsover, Rugby, CV21 1LT. 01788 579488. Toddle Time: 13:30 - 15:00. Play session for walking age up to 3 years old Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

Hillmorton Paddox Methodist Church

Dunsmore Ave, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV22 5HD. 07801 802718. Little Acorns Toddler Group: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group

Dunchurch Methodist Church, Cawston Lane, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6QE. 07515 472578. www.dunchurchbaptistchurch.org.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Holbrook Road, Long Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9AL. 01788 579488. Baby & Toddler Group: 13:30 - 15:00. With Health Visitors 1st & 3rd Friday of month) Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

Boogie Beanies

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SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street , Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: A lovely gentle start for little babies. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 4 mths. Times: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2 yrs 6 mths - 4 yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Levels 1-4 Times: 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00,17:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 18:30 & 17:30 - 18:00. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 per session. Aqua Fitness: 18:45 - 19:15. Cost: £9 per session (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 20 Feb.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Claremont Children & Family Centre

Claremont Rd, Rugby, CV21 3LU. 01788 579488. Toddle Time: 13:30 - 15:00. Play session for walking age up to 3 years old Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

Dunchurch Sportsfield & Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6PN. 07766 731542. www.boogiebeanies.com. Times: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

June Chatterbox Tunes

Brownsover Community Centre, Brownsover, Bow Fell, Rugby, CV21 1JF. 07851 353396. Chatterbox Sensory: 10:30 - 11:30. Sensory Language focussed with singing Ages: 2 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Dates: 24 Jan - 21 Feb.

SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street , Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Begin your special swim journey with us! Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Times: 10:00-10:30 & 13:30-14:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 13:00 - 13:30 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 16:00 - 16:30, 17:00 - 17:30, 17:30 18:00, 16:30 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Aqua Fitness: 9:15 - 10:00. Cost: £9 (booking essential). Dates: 3 Jan - 21 Feb.

Rugby High School, Longrood Road, Rugby, CV22 7RE. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 17:25 - 18:25. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Times: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential).

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RUGBY AREA

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

SWIMMING Swim Works

PHYSICAL FUN Little Kickers

Rugby High School, Longrood Road, Rugby, CV22 7RE. 01327 705915. www.littlekickers.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 9:15, 9:25 - 10:10 & 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 3½ yrs. Times: 8:30 - 9:15, 9:25 - 10:10 & 10:20 - 11:05. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Times: 10:20 - 11:05 & 11:15 - 12:00. Ages: 5 - 7 yrs. Cost: £7.49 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Rugbytots

Harris Church of England Academy, Mellish Road, Rugby, CV22 6BB. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25 & 10:30 11:00. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Swim Works Rugby, High Street , Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 9:00 - 9:30 & 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Levels 1-4 Times: 12:30 - 13:00, 13:00 - 13:30, 13:30 - 14:00, 14:00 - 14:30 & 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 per session (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 22 Feb.

SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Rugby, High Street , Rugby, CV21 4EE. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Come and begin your special swim journey with us! Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 23 Feb.

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

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

STRATFORD UPON-AVON AREA

MONDAY PARENTS & TOTS Alcester Childen’s Centre

St. Nicholas’ CofE Primary School, St. Faiths Road, Alcester, B49 6AG. 01789 764093. Stay & Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Speech and Language Drop In: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Alderminster Tots

Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8PE. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Harbury Toddler Group

The Wight School, High St, Harbury, CV33 9HW. 01926 612748. www.old.harburypre-school.org.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Kineton Baby & Toddler Group

Kineton Village Hall, Mill Lane, Kineton, CV35 0LB. 01926 641483. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Napton Playgroup

DANCE & DRAMA

Shipston Baby & Toddler Group

Claverdon Church Centre, Church Rd, Claverdon, CV35 8PD. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. Baby Ballet Classes: 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Napton Village Hall, The Crescent, Napton, Southam, CV47 8LS. 01926 812139. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar. Scout Hut, New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4EW. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Snitterfield Rag Tag Toddler Group

Snitterfield Village Hall, Bearley Road, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 0JH. 01789 731246. Times: 9:45 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Stratford District Family Centres

Drayton Avenue, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 9PB. Toddler Time: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Dates: 13 Jan - 30 Mar. Speech and Language Drop In: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 13 Jan, 27 Jan & 9 Mar. Cost: Free (drop in).

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Spa Beans

Rosebird Centre, Shipston Rd, Stratford-uponAvon, CV37 7LR. 07984 620246. spabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 9 mths. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 2 Mar & 16 Mar.

Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

LoveBallet Dance Company

Love Ballet Studios, Insight Park, Welsh R E, Southam, CV47 1NE. 07921 853773. loveballet.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 9:30 - 10:15. A creative, imaginative, fun filled class Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Acrobatic Arts: 16:45 - 17:45. Includes work on the Air Track Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Active Antz: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar. Max Whitlock Pre-School Gymnastics: 17:00 - 18:00. Ages: 3 - 7 yrs. Cost: £5.85 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 23 Mar.

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STRATFORD & SOUTHAM AREA

SWIMMING Aqua Beans

Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-UponAvon, CV37 7NF. 07984 620246. aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 14:00 - 15:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 3 Feb, 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 17:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult & Child Swim Lessons: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 23 Mar.

Shipston Leisure Centre

Darlingscote Road, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 4DY. 01608 662354. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 17:00 - 17:30. Lessons come with membership at £23.96 p/m Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Southam Leisure Centre

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 17:00. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 17:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 p/m (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

TUESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Baby and Toddler Group

Stratford Methodist Church, Family Room, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Bumps and Bundles

Tom Hauley Room, Harbury Church, Hanbury, CV33 9EY. 01926 611914. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Quinton Tots & Tiddlers

Quinton & Admington Village Hall, The Close, Lower Quinton, CV37 8SE. 01789 721424. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.80 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Stratford District Family Centres

Shipston on Stour Outreach, Badger Valley, Tileman Road, Shipston on Stour, CV34 4HP. Speech and Language Drop In: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan, 4 Feb & 10 Mar.

Lighthorne Heath Family Centre

The Grange Hall, Coventry Road, Southam, CV47 1QA. Speech and Language Drop In: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Jan, 4 Feb & 3 Mar. Toddler Time: 13:15 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Dates: 14 Jan - 31 Mar. Cost: Free (drop in).

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Stratford Upon Avon Family Centre

Badger Valley, Tileman Road, Shipston on Stour, CV34 4HP. Toddler Time: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 14 Jan - 31 Mar.

NCT Stratford upon Avon & District

Bandstand, Stratford Recreation group, Stratfordupon-Avon, CV37 7PY. www.nct.org.uk. Buggy Walk: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

The Croft Preparatory School

Alveston Hill Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7RL. 01789 293 795. www.croftschool.co.uk. The Croft Parent and Toddler Group: 13:30 - 15:15. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING Shipston-on-Stour Library

12 Church Street, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4AP. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 10:45 - 11:15. Songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Stratford Upon Avon Library

12 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6PZ. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Claverdon Church Centre, Church Rd, Claverdon, CV35 8PD. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 16:15 - 17:00. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

LoveBallet Dance Company

SWIMMING Aqua Beans

Croft House Pool, Croft House & Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7NF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 4 Feb, 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Southam Leisure Centre

Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 14:00 - 16:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Swimming Lessons: 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 17:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 24 Mar.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot,. Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

PREGNANCY NCT Southam & Villages

Church Lawford Village Hall, School Street, Church Lawford, CV23 9EE. 0300 330 0700. www.nct.org.uk. NCT Yoga for Pregnancy: 18:30 - 20:30. For mums-to-be from 12 weeks of pregnancy Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £8 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

WEDNESDAY

Love Ballet Studios, Southam, Insight Park, Welsh Road East, Southam, CV47 1NE. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Prima Ballerinas: 16:00 - 16:30. A fun introduction to ballet Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. (booking essential). Intro to Ballet: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 5 - 6 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

PARENTS & TOTS

LoveBallet Dance Company

Long Itchington Primary School, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, Southam, CV47 9QP. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Wellesbourne Sports and Community Centre, Loxley Close, Wellesbourne, CV35 9RU. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Acrobatic Arts: 16:15 - 17:15. Includes work on the Air Track Street Dance: 17:15 - 18:00. Learn breakdancing, tricks & moves to new tunes Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Atomic Dance

Ilmington Village Hall, Foxcote Hill, ShipstonOn-Stour, CV36 4LD. 07392348155. Www. atomicdance.co.uk. Little Stars Mini Mix : 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Fenny Compton Tots & Toddlers

Fenny Compton Village Hall, Memorial Road, Fenny Compton, CV47 2XU. 07769 871237. Times: 9:45 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Long Itchington Baby & Toddler Group

Alcester Family Centre

St Faiths Road, Alcester, B49 6AQ. Speech and Language Drop In: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan, 5 Feb & 4 Mar. Toddler Time: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Baby Time: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 15 Jan - 1 Apr.

Stratford District Family Centre

Drayton Avenue, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 9PB. Baby Time: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 15 Jan - 1 Apr.

Lighthorne Heath Family Centre

Stratford Road, Lighthorne Heath, CV33 9TW. Baby Time: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 15 Jan - 1 Apr.

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STRATFORD & SOUTHAM AREA Wesley Baby and Toddler Group

Bishops Itchington Baby and Toddler Group

Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BG. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar.

Memorial Hall, Fisher Road, Bishops Itchington, CV47 2RE. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

Little Fishes

MUSIC & SIGNING

Townsend Hall, 52 Sheep Street, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4AE. Times: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Alcester Library

Globe House, Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DZ. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 10:30 - 11:00. Songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Open Doors Playgroup

The Eric Payne Community Centre, Jubilee fields, St Faiths Road, Alcester, B49 6AG. 07446 973185. Times: 9:15 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Wellesbourne Library

Kineton Road, School Rd, Wellesbourne, CV35 9NF. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Story Stomp: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Lighthorne Heath Family Centre

Stratford Road, Lighthorne Heath, CV33 9TW. Toddler Time: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Dates: 16 Jan - 2 Apr. Speech and Language Drop In: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 13 Feb. Cost: Free (drop in).

Stratford Upon Avon Library

12 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6PZ. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Trinity Tots

Holy Trinity Parish Center, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG. 01789 266316. www.stratford-uponavon.org. Times: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

Stratford Town Football Club, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ. 07989 502712. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:15 - 11:15 & 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 15 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

DANCE & DRAMA Atomic Dance

The Hall Cherington, Pinfold Lane, Stourton and Sutton under Brailes, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 5HG. 07392 348155. www.atomicdance.co.uk. Little Stars Ballet : 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

SWIMMING Shipston Leisure Centre

Darlingscote Road, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 4DY. 01608 662354. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 10:30. Lessons come with membership at £23.96 p/m. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Southam Leisure Centre

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 18:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar.

Stratford Leisure Centre

NCT Stratford & District

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 17:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Lifeways Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6PG. www.nct.org.uk. Bumps & Babies Group: 10:30 - 12:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Lifeways Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6PG. www.nct.org.uk. Sling Library: 10:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar & 2 Apr.

Alcester Childen’s Centre

Studley Village Hall, High Street, Studley, B80 7HJ. 01789 764093. parentingproject.org.uk. Health Visitors Clinic: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

THURSDAY PARENTS & TOTS Alcester Childen’s Centre

St. Nicholas’ CofE Primary School, St. Faiths Road, Alcester, B49 6AG. 01789 764093. Breast Friends: 13:30 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

All Things Wild

Station Road, Honeybourne, Evesham, WR11 7QZ. 01386 833083. www.allthingswild.co.uk. Wild Tots: 10:30 - 11:30. Crafts, messy & sensory play. Standard entry price. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free with entry (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

NCT Stratford & District

MUSIC & SIGNING Shipston-on-Stour Library

12 Church Street, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4AP. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Story Stomp: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

DANCE & DRAMA LoveBallet Dance Company

Love Ballet Studios, Southam, Insight Park, Welsh Road East, Southam, CV47 1NE. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Funky Dance: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. Learn the latest moves to your favourite pop songs Gymnastics (Acro): 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. Boys Street Dance: 17:45 - 18:30. Learn breakdancing, tricks & moves to the latest tunes. Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. (booking essential).

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STRATFORD & SOUTHAM AREA

PHYSICAL FUN

Atomic Dance

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Active Antz: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £4 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

SWIMMING Aqua Beans Swimming Lessons

Croft House & Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7NF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Dates: 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Times: 21:30 - 23:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Dates: 9 Jan - 6 Feb. Cost: £12 (booking essential).

Wesley Baby and Toddler Group

Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BG. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

NCT Southam & Villages

Graham Adams Centre, St James Rd, Southam, CV47 0LY. 0300 330 0700. www.nct.org.uk. Bumps and Babies: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Southam Leisure Centre

MUSIC & SIGNING

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 16:30 - 18:00. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 p/m (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7AN. 07469 186042. www.rhythmtime.net. Fun, developmental music classes. Pre-school: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Toddlers: 10:10 - 10:40. Ages: 13 mths - 2 yrs 9 mths. Babies: 10:50 - 11:20. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Young Babies: 12:20 - 12:50. Ages: 2 - 5 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Wellesbourne Library

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

PREGNANCY Aqua Beans

Croft House & Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7NF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. AquaNatal: 18:00 - 19:30. The optimal form of exercise during your pregnancy. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £9 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 6 Feb, 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Cheeky Chimps

Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane, Ettington, CV37 7SX. 07794 312783. Times: 13:15 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Stockton Toddlersaurs

Stockton Village Hall, Napton Road, Stockton, Southam, CV47 8JX. 01926 814687. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

Lighthorne Heath Family Centre

Wellesbourne Library, Kineton Road, Wellesbourne, CV35 9NF. Toddler Time: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar. Speech and Language Drop In: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Dates: 7 Feb. Cost: Free (drop in).

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Rhythm Time

Kineton Road, School Rd, Wellesbourne, CV35 9NF. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 10:00 - 10:30. Songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Alcester Library

Globe House, Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DZ. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Story Stomp: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Stratford Upon Avon Library

12 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6PZ. 0300 555 8171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Story Stomp: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

CREATIVE Caterpillar Cafe

Tyler House Hub, Tyler Street, Stratford-uponAvon, CV37 6TY. www.caterpillarcafe.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 14:00. Ages: 0 - 6 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Studley Village Hall, High Street, Studley, B80 7HJ. Krystle: 07791 852891. www.krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar. Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 16:30 - 17:15. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar. Mini Movers Street Dance: 17:15 - 17:45. Combines cheer leading with street dance. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar. (booking essential).

The Hall Cherington, Pinfold Lane, Stourton and Sutton under Brailes, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 5HG. 07392 348155. www.atomicdance.co.uk. Little Stars Mini Mix : 9:45 - 10:45. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Atomic Mix : 16:30 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

LoveBallet Dance Company

Love Ballet Studios, Southam, Insight Park, Welsh Road East, Southam, CV47 1NE. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Mini Movers: 10:00 - 11:00. Introduce little ones to movement and dance. Ages: 1½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Little Tappers: 16:00 - 16:30. A fun & creative intro to tap dance Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN NCT Southam & District

The Graham Adams Centre, St James Road, Southam, CV47 0LY. 0844 243 0008. NCT Mother and Baby Yoga: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

SWIMMING Aqua Beans

Croft House Pool, Croft House & Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7NF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 12:30 - 15:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 4 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 7 Feb.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 16:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Shipston Leisure Centre

Darlingscote Rd, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 4DY. 01608 662354. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 17:00. Lessons come with membership at £23.96 p/m. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Southam Leisure Centre

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 10:30 - 14:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar. Swimming Lessons: 16:00 - 16:30. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 3 Jan - 20 Mar.

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 17:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 p/m (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


STRATFORD & SOUTHAM AREA

SATURDAY

Free

Trial Class

DANCE & DRAMA LoveBallet Dance Company

Love Ballet Studios, Southam, Insight Park, Welsh Road East, Southam, CV47 1NE. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Baby Ballet: 10:30 - 11:15. A creative, imaginative, fun filled class Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Gymnastics (Acro): 9:00 - 10:00. Ages: 3 - 6 yrs. Musical Theatre: 9:00 - 10:30. Enjoy singing, dancing and acting & learn to perform Ages: 4 - 8 yrs. (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Go4goals Midlands Ltd

Stratford High School, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH. 07747562469. www.go4goals.co.uk. Times: 8:50 - 11:00. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 21 Mar.

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GO4GOALS is an organisation aimed at developing young children’s football skills throughout Warwickshire and West Midlands. Coaching will be provided for all levels, the children will develop technically and improve their social skills for later in life. GO4GOALS football sessions cover the following age groups; Age 2-11, Boys & Girls • 9.00am - 9.40am Leamington Spa Nursery & Pre School • 10.00am - 11.00am Leamington Spa Primary School • 8.50am - 9.30am Stratford Upon Avon Nursery & Pre School • 10.00am - 11.00am Stratford Upon Avon Primary School Age 5-11, Boys & Girls (After school clubs, private sessions, birthday parties and school holiday camps)

SWIMMING Shipston Leisure Centre

Darlingscote Road, Shipston-On-Stour, CV36 4DY. 01608 662354. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 12:00. Lessons come with membership at £23.96 per month. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 8:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 11:00 - 12:30. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

For more information please contact Jason Davies on 07747 562 469 Email: jason@go4goals.co.uk www.go4goals.co.uk Southam Leisure Centre

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 10:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Adult and Child Swim Lessons: 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 1 yrs 7 mths - 3 yrs. Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 12:00. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

SUNDAY DANCE & DRAMA Krystle Jayne’s Dance Academy

Wootton Wawen Village Hall, Alcester Rd, Henley in Arden, B95 6AY. Krystle: 07791 852891. www. krystlejaynedanceacademy.co.uk. Baby Ballet Classes: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 2 - 3 yrs. Dates: 12 Jan - 9 Feb & 23 Feb - 29 Mar. Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap: 10:30 11:15. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar. Mini Movers Street Dance: 11:15 - 11:45. Combines cheer leading with street dance. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Dates: 12 Jan - 9 Feb & 23 Feb - 29 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Meon Vale Leisure Centre, Bailey Avenue, Meon Vale, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8QR. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25, 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

SWIMMING Southam Leisure Centre

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. www.everyoneactive.com. Preschool Swimming Lessons: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Studley Leisure Centre

Poole Road, Studley, B80 7QU. 01527 857161. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £23.96 p/m (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 14 Mar.

WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA

MONDAY PARENTS & TOTS Lillington Children & Family Centre

Lillington Children’s Centre, 3 Mason Avenue, Leamington Spa, Cv32 7QE. 01926 337506. www.barnardos.org.uk. Baby Time: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Health Visiting Time Clinic: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Little Fishes Baby and Toddler Group

Saltisford Church, Albert St, Warwick, CV34 4JX. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Syndi Children’s Centre

Syndi Children’s Centre, 24 Cottage Square, Sydenham, CV31 1PT. Syndiwinks: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Tiddlers Mother and Baby Group

Castle Hill Baptist Church, Warwick, CV34 4EX. 01926 400368. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: Pregnancy - 1 yrs. Cost: £0.50 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING BilinguaSing Warwickshire

Dale Street Church, Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 07815149877. bilinguasing.com. We Sing Spanish: 13:00 - 13:45. Mixed aged family Spanish music class. Ages: 1 mths - 4 yrs 11 mths. Baby Loves Spanish Birth to sitting Spanish music class Times: 14:00 - 14:45. Ages: 1 - 9 mths. Times: 15:00 - 15:45. Ages: 9 mths - 23 mths. We Sing Spanish: 16:00 - 16:45. We Sing Spanish music class for 2-4 year olds. Ages: 2 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA Kenilworth Nursery School

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

Kenilworth Nursery School, Teaching Centre, Bertie Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1JP. 01926 853394. www.kenilworthns.org.uk. Stay and Make Music: 9:15 - 10:10 & 10:15 - 11:10. Ages: 9 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £3.50 (drop in). Baby Music: 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 9 mths. Cost: £3 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 15:30 - 17:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £25.63 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Swim Works

Rhythm Time

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 07469 186042. rhythmtime.net. Toddlers: 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:10 - 10:40. Fun, developmental music classes. Ages: 13 mths - 3 yrs. Pre-school: 10:50 - 11:20. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Babies: 11:30 - 12:00 & 16:25 - 16:55. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

Warwick Library

Warwick Library, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4UB. 03005 558171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Story Stomp: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Spa Beans

The Kenilworth Centre, Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. 07984 620246. www. spabeans.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 9 mths. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar & 23 Mar.

CREATIVE Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Market Hall Museum, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA. 01926 412 132. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Arty Tots get Messy With their Grandparents!: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £3 (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Warwickshire Arty Splats

St Margaret’s Centre, Whitnash Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 2HB. 07789 748730. www.artysplats.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:55. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Drama Tots Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick

The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Carpark, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. 07793973541. www.dramatots.co.uk. Rising Stars: 9:30 - 10:10. Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Bright Stars: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 13 Jan - 23 Mar.

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PHYSICAL FUN Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music, 14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 6: 9:30 - 10:15. Action-packed, animated and advanced imaginary play classes. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Level 4: 10:30 - 11:15 & 15:00 - 15:45. A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Level 5: 11:30 - 12:15. Active and musical, early-stage imaginative play! Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 2½ yrs. Level 3: 14:00 - 14:45. Musical, active and highly animated class for pre-walkers. Ages: 10 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club

Leamington & Warwick Gymnastics Club, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. 01926614489. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. Gymstars Stay & Play: 9:30 - 10:45. Perfect for active toddlers who love to climb, jump & play Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Gymstars Pre-school: 11:00 - 11:45, 13:00 13:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Gymnastics sessions for pre-schoolers Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

SWIMMING Aqua Beans

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 1 - 4 mths. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 16 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 10:00 - 10:30, 13:00 - 13:30 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:00 & 15:00 - 15:30. Ages: 8 - 16 mths Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 3½ - 5 yrs. Cost: £13 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 15:30 - 16:00, 16:30 - 17:00, 17:30 - 18:00, 16:00 - 16:30, 17:00 - 17:30 & 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Dates: 6 Jan - 17 Feb.

HEALTH & WELLNESS NCT Warwickshire Central

Castle Hill Baptist Church, Castle Hill, Warwick, CV32 4EX. Breastfeeding Drop In: 10:30 - 11:30. Talk to our breastfeeding counsellors Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 6 Jan - 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

PREGNANCY Swim Works

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Aqua Tums: 18:45 - 19:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Dates: 6 Jan - 13 Jan. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential).

TUESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Baginton Parent and Toddler Group

Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AB. 07919 263226. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Emscote Toddler Group

Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington, CV32 5LD. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 12:45 - 15:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 3 Feb, 10 Feb & 24 Feb - 30 Mar.

All Saints Contact Center, Vicarage Field, Warwick, CV34 5NL. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Hampton Magna Community Centre, Field Barn Road, Hampton Magna, Warwick, CV35 8RT. 07506 713277. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

Water Babies Warwickshire

Freedom Leisure, Welton Road, Warwick, CV34 5PZ. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 6 Jan - 30 Mar.

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Kingsway Children & Families Centre

St Margaret’s Centre, 103 Whitnash Road, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, CV31 2HB. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Baby Time: 13:00 - 14:30. Meet other parents, relax and play with your baby. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA

DANCE & DRAMA

Kingsway Family Centre

Dale Street Children’s Centre, Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Toddler Time: 13:30 - 15:00. A buzzing stay & play session Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 3 Mar - 31 Mar.

Drama Tots

Bubbenhall Village Hall, Lower End, Coventry, CV8 3BW. 07793973541. www.dramatots.co.uk. Rising Stars: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Bright Stars: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 24 Mar.

Kingsway Family Centre

Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland St, Leamington Spa, CV31 3BD. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Baby Clinic: 9:30 - 11:30. Weigh your baby and get advice from a health visitor. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 28 Jan, 25 Feb & 31 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Gymboree Play & Music

Little Windmills Toddler Group

Leamington Football Club, Harbury Lane, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QB. 01926 311474. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Radford Rascals Baby and Toddler Group

Radford Semele Baptist Church, Lewis Road, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1UQ. 01926 833243. www.rsbc.info. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

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St John’s Children’s Centre

St John’s Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1FS. Toddler Time: 10:00 - 11:15. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Twins Baby and Toddler Group

Leek Wootton Village Hall, Memorial Recreation Ground, Warwick Road, Leek Wootton, CV35 7RB. www.leamingtontwinsclub.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Westgate Children’s Centre

Westgate Children’s Centre, Bowling Green Street, Warwick, CV34 4DD. Baby Time: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Toddler Time: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING BilinguaSing Warwickshire

Cubbington Village Hall, Broadway, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7JS. 07815149877. bilinguasing.com. We Sing French: 10:30 - 11:15. Mixed aged family French music class Ages: 1 mths - 4 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Rhythm Time

The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. 07469 186042. rhythmtime.net. Toddlers: 10:10 - 10:40. Fun, developmental music classes. Ages: 13 mths - 3 yrs. Babies: 11:40 - 12:10. Ages: 6 mths - 13 mths. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music, 14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Baby Music: 13:45 - 14:30. Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of music. Ages: 4 mths - 1 yrs 2 mths. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 21 Jan - 25 Feb.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

Dale Street Methodist Church (Main Hall), Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 07989 502712. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00, 11:15 - 12:15, 12:45 - 13:45 & 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 31 Mar.

Dandy Development

Barford Memorial Hall, Church Street, Barford, CV35 8EN. 07890 241301. www. dandydevelopment.co.uk. Stage 1: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 4 mths - 13 mths. Cost: £6.20 (booking essential). Stage 2: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 13 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6.65 (booking essential). Dates: 14 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 24 Mar.

Gymboree Play & Music, 14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 4: 9:30 - 10:15. A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Level 3: 10:30 - 11:15. Musical, active and highly animated class for pre-walkers. Ages: 10 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Level 5 & 6 combined: 11:30 - 12:15. Combining early-stage and advanced imaginary play themes. Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar. Baby Music: 13:45 - 14:30. Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of music. Ages: 4 mths - 1 yrs 2 mths. Cost: £7.50 (booking essential). Dates: 21 Jan - 25 Feb.

Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club

The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. 01926 614489. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. Gymstars Stay & Play: 9:30 - 10:45. Perfect for active toddlers who love to climb, jump & play Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Gymstars Pre-school: 11:00 - 11:45, 13:00 13:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Gymnastics sessions for pre-schoolers Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

SWIMMING Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Bridge Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1BP. 01926 855478. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.15 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

Aqua Beans

Ridgeway School, Deansway, Warwick, CV34 5DF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 16:00 - 18:00. Ages: 6 mths - 10 yrs. Cost: £9.50 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 4 Feb, 11 Feb & 25 Feb - 31 Mar.

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MUSIC & SIGNING

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

BilinguaSing Warwickshire

Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar.

For children aged 18 months - 4 years

Swim Works Leamington

Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, CV7 7GE. 07815149877. www.bilinguasing.com. We Sing Spanish: 9:45 - 10:30. Mixed aged family Spanish music class for 0-4 year olds. Ages: 1 mths - 4 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. CLASSES 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. IN KENILWORTH, LEAMINGTON SPA Pre-school Swimming Lessons: AND WARWICK! Rhythm Time Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Email: sam@dramatots.co.uk St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 07469 Times: 11:30 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 14:30. Or call Sam today on - 07793 973541 186042. rhythmtime.net. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Toddlers: 9:30 - 10:00, 10:10 - 10:40 & Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 11:00 - 11:30. 11:30 12:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Jack-In-The-Box Playgroup Fun, developmental music classes. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Heathcote Parish Church, Cressida Close, Ages: 13 mths - 3 yrs. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Heathcote, Warwick, CV34 6DZ. Pre-school: 10:50 - 11:20. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). advert_Leam_62mm x 44mm.indd 1 23/01/2019 www.heathcoteparishchurch.org. Ages: 313:56 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Levels 1-4: 15:30 - 16:00, 17:00DramaTots - 17:30, Times: 9:30 11:30. Ages: 0 4 yrs. Cost: £1 Young Babies: 12:20 - 12:50. 18:00 - 18:30, 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00 & (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. 17:30 - 18:00. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Kingsway Children & Families Centre Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential). Kingsway Primary School, Baker Avenue, Dates: 7 Jan - 18 Feb. Leamington Spa, CV31 3HB. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Water Babies Warwickshire Baby Time: 10:00 - 11:30. Thorns Community Infant School, Blackthorn Rd, Meet other parents, relax and play with your baby. Kenilworth, CV8 2DS. 01926 940727. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). www.waterbabies.co.uk. Dandy Development Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr. Times: 10:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 Radford Road Church, Radford Road, (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 31 Mar. Leamington Spa, CV31 1NF. 07890 241301. Lillington Children & Family Centre www.dandydevelopment.co.uk. 3 Mason Avenue, Leamington Spa, Cv32 7QE. Water Babies Warwickshire Stage 1: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 4 mths - 13 mths. 01926 337506. www.barnardos.org.uk. Holiday Inn, Hinckley Rd, Walsgrave, Coventry, Cost: £6.20 (booking essential). Toddler Time: 9:30 - 11:00. CV2 2HP. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Stage 2: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 13 mths - 2½ yrs. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Times: 14:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 Cost: £6.65 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr. (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 10 Mar. Dates: 15 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 25 Mar.

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SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT

HEALTH & WELLNESS Warwick Nursery School

Warwick Nursery School, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 4LJ. 01926 492701. www.warwicknurseryschool.org. Health Visitor Clinic: 10:00 - 11:15. Health Visitor present for baby weighing and advice. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 28 Jan, 25 Feb & 24 Mar.

NCT Warwickshire Central

Kenilworth United Reform Church, Abbey Hill, Kenilworth, CV8 1LW. Breastfeeding Drop In: 13:30 - 14:30. Talk to one of our breastfeeding counsellors. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar & 31 Mar.

PREGNANCY Swim Works Leamington

Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Aqua Fitness: 18:45 - 19:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £9 per session (booking essential). Dates: 7 Jan - 18 Feb.

WEDNESDAY PARENTS & TOTS Cubbington Parent & Toddler Group

Cubbington Methodist Church, Queen Street Cubbington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7NA. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

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Lillingtots and Baby Cafe

Lillington Free Church Hall, Cubbington Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 7AL. 07920 569112. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Little Crackers Nursery

Crackley Hall School, St Joseph’s Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2FT. 01926 514 418. www.littlecrackers.co.uk. Little Crackers Stay ‘n’ Play: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Mini Meadows Baby & Toddler Group

Chase Meadow Community Centre, Chase Meadow, Warwick, CV34 6BT. 07807 906261. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

The Cotton Nappy Company

The Cotton Nappy Company, 41 Russell Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5QB. 01926 430 000. www.thecottonnappycompany.co.uk. Nappuccino: 10:30 - 12:00. Explore the benefits of cloth nappies Ages: Pregnancy - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Tiny Tots & Toddlers

St Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School, Wathen Road, Warwick, CV34 5BG. 07941 843711. www.stmaryimmaculateschool.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 18 Mar.

NCT Warwickshire Central

Spa Beans

Dale St Methodist Church, Dale St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 07984 620246. www.spabeans.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 1 - 9 mths. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

PHYSICAL FUN Gymboree Play & Music

14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 2: 9:30 - 10:15. Exciting themes and activities for crawlers. Ages: 7 - 10 mths. Dates: 8 Jan - 25 Mar. Level 4: 10:30 - 11:15. A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Level 5: 11:30 - 12:15. Active and musical, early-stage imaginative play classes! Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 2½ yrs. Sensory Baby Play : 14:00 - 14:45. Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Cost: £6.90 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan. Level 3: 15:00 - 15:45. Musical, active and highly animated class for pre-walkers. Ages: 10 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Kenilworth United Reform Church, Abbey Hill, Kenilworth, CV8 1LW. NCT Bumps, Babies and Toddler Group: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 1 Jan - 1 Apr.

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club

The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. 01926614489. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. Gymstars Stay & Play: 9:30 - 10:45. Perfect for active toddlers who love to climb, jump & play Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Gymstars Pre-school: 11:00 - 11:45, 13:00 13:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Gymnastics sessions for pre-schoolers Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

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CREATIVE Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA. 01926 742700. www.warwickdc.gov.uk. Arty Tots: 10:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 8 Jan - 12 Feb & 26 Feb - 1 Apr.

DANCE & DRAMA Atomic Dance

St Chad’s Centre, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9RJ. 07392348155. Www.atomicdance.co.uk. Little Stars Mini Mix : 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

SWIMMING

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Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Bridge Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1BP. 01926 855478. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 13:30 - 14:30. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Adult & Child Swimming Lessons: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £6.15 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 13:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

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Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. NCT Warwickshire Central Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. St Johns Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road, BS_A6_Advert_Image-1_Phone_Update_1.indd 1 Times: 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 8 mths - 16 mths. Kenilworth, CV8 1FS. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Breastfeeding Drop In: 10:30 - 11:30. Levels 1-4: 17:30 - 18:00, 16:30 - 17:00, Talk to one of our breastfeeding counsellors 18:00 - 18:30, 16:00 - 16:30, 17:00 - 17:30 & Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 15 Jan, 18:30 - 19:00. 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 11 Mar & 25 Mar. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential). Dates: 1 Jan - 19 Feb.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Water Babies Warwickshire

Marriott Forest of Arden, 1 Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, CV7 7HR. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £25.63 p/m (booking essential). Dates: 8 Jan - 1 Apr.

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THURSDAY

PARENTS & TOTS Burton Green Parent & Toddler Group

Burton Green Village Hall, Hodgetts Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1PJ. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Leek Wootton Baby & Toddler Group

Leek Wootton Village Hall, Warwick Road, Warwick, CV35 7RB. 01926 258264. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1.50 19/01/2015 17:41 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Kingsway Children & Families Centre

Kingsway Primary School, Baker Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV31 3HB. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Toddler Time and Speech & Language Drop in: 13:00 - 14:30. A buzzing stay & play session with speech/ language support. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

Octotots Toddler Group

Lillington Parish Church (St Mary Magdalene’s), Vicarage Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7RH. 01926 470449. www.lillingtonparishchurch.org. Times: 10:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA St John’s Toddlers

St. John’s Church Hall, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HY. 01926 855344. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

St. Mark’s Church

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 01926 432348. Noahs Ark Praise and Play: 9:15 - 10:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

Tachbrook Tinies

St Chads Centre, Mallory Road, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QX. www.bishopstachbrook.com. Times: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Westgate Children’s Centre

Woodloes Community Centre, Deansway, Warwick, CV34 5DF. Toddler Time: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

MUSIC & SIGNING Rhythm Time

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 07469 186042. rhythmtime.net. Toddlers: 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:50 - 11:20. Fun, developmental music classes. Ages: 13 mths - 3 yrs. Pre-school: 10:10 - 10:40. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Babies: Times: 11:30 - 12:00 & 12:20 - 12:50. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential).

Warwick Library

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4UB. 03005 558171. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Rhyme Time: 11:00 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 12:30. Songs and rhymes and their parents and carers. Ages: 0 - 2 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TR. 07989 502712. www.babysensory.com. Times: 10:00 - 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:15. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 16 Jan - 2 Apr.

Baby_Cherish Infant Massage

West Orchard United reformed Church, 83, Baginton Road, Coventry, CV3 6FP. www. babycherish.co.uk. Baby Massage Classes - Stage 2: 10:00 - 11:01. In blocks of 4 weeks Ages: 2 mths - 1 yrs. Cost: £8.50 (booking essential). Beginners Baby Massage Course: 11:30 - 12:30. Ages: 2 - 7 mths. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 26 Mar.

CREATIVE

Swim Works Leamington

Warwickshire Arty Splats

Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick, CV34 6DR. 07789 748730. www.artysplats.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:55. Ages: 6 mths - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

PHYSICAL FUN Gymboree Play & Music

14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 5: 9:30 - 10:15. Active and musical, early-stage imaginative play! Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 2½ yrs. Level 3: 10:30 - 11:15. Musical, active and highly animated class for pre-walkers. Ages: 10 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Level 6: 11:30 - 12:15. Action-packed, animated and advanced imaginary play classes. Ages: 2½ - 4½ yrs. Sensory Baby Play: 12:40 - 13:25. Award-winning sensory classes! Ages: 0 - 7 mths. Cost: £6.90 (booking essential). Level 2: 14:00 - 14:45. Exciting themes and activities for crawlers. Ages: 7 - 10 mths. Level 4: 15:00 - 15:45. A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential).

Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club

The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. 01926 614489. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. Gymstars Stay & Play: 9:30 - 10:45. Perfect for active toddlers who love to climb, jump & play Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Gymstars Pre-school: 11:00 - 11:45, 13:00 13:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Gymnastics sessions for pre-schoolers Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

SWIMMING Aqua Beans

Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington, CV32 5LD. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:45 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £11 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 6 Feb, 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Aqua Beans

Glebe Hotel, Church Street, Barford, Warwick, CV35 8BS. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 6 Feb, 13 Feb & 27 Feb - 2 Apr.

Water Babies Warwickshire

Sherbourne Fields School, Rowington Close, Coventry, CV6 1PR. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 4:15 - 6:45. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

HEALTH & WELLNESS NCT Warwickshire Central

Naturally Baby, 73 Clarendon Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4PN. Breastfeeding Drop In: 13:00 - 14:00. Talk to one of our breastfeeding counsellors Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 2 Jan - 2 Apr.

PREGNANCY Swim Works Leamington

Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Aqua Tums: 19:15 - 20:00. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 16 Jan.

FRIDAY PARENTS & TOTS Emmanuel Toddler Group

Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Heath Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LY. 01926 424584. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Hatton Park Baby and Toddler Group

Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive, Warwick, CV35 7TR. Times: 9:45 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Kenilworth Methodist Church Toddler Group

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Kenilworth Methodist Church, Priory Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1LQ. 01926 863252. www.kenilworthmethodist.org.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:20. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, Leamington Spa, CV31 1PT. 01926 336793. www.barnardos.org.uk. Baby Time: 10:00 - 11:00. With Baby Clinic on 2nd Friday of month Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 10:00 - 18:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr. St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 16:30 - 17:00. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £25.63 (booking essential). Dates: 9 Jan - 2 Apr.

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Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00. 17:00 - 17:30 ,17:30 - 18:00 & 18:00 - 18:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential). Adult Beginners: 14:30 - 15:00. Cost: £12.50 per session (booking essential). Dates: 2 Jan - 20 Feb.

Kingsway Children & Families Centre

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA

Les Rainettes (French Speaking Group)

Les Rainettes, 37 Rosewood Crescent, Leamington Spa, CV32 7UN. 07918 110656. Times: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: Pregnancy - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Parents and pastries group

Gateway Cafe, 4 Smith Street, Warwick, CV34 4HH. 07709 469458. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 2 mths. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

St Peter’s Baby and Toddler Group

St Peter’s Parish Hall, 3A Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA. 07980 315575. Times: 9:15 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1.50 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

St. Mark’s Church

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 01926 432348. St. Mark’s Toddler Group: 21:15 - 22:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Syndi Children’s Centre

Syndi Children’s Centre, 24 Cottage Square, Sydenham, CV31 1PT. Baby Time: 10:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 1 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Ups of Downs Group

Venue on enquiry. Leamington Spa, CV31. 07814 929306. upsofdowns.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Warwick Nursery School

Warwick Nursery School, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 4LJ. 01926 492701. www.warwicknurseryschool.org. Stay & Play: 13:00 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £0.50 (drop in). Dates: 17 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Westgate Children’s Centre

St Pauls Church, Friar Street, Warwick, CV34 6HA. Toddler Time: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 - 3 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Weston Tots & Babes

Weston under Wetherley Village Hall, Westonunder-Wetherley, Leamington Spa, CV33 9BW. Times: 9:30 - 11:15. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £2 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING BilinguaSing Warwickshire

St Barbara’s Church, 22 Rochester Road, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6AG. 07815 149877. www.bilinguasing.com. We Sing French: 10:30 - 11:15. Mixed aged family French music class. Ages: 1 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

BilinguaSing Warwickshire

The Cube, Wildcroft Road, Coventry, CV5 8AU. 07815149877. www.bilinguasing.com. We Sing Spanish: 10:30 - 11:15. Mixed aged family Spanish music class. Ages: 1 mths - 4 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

Mini Mandarin Musicians & Players

The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey Road Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. 07870 165155. www.mmmusicians.com. Mini Mandarin Musicians: 14:15 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Rhythm Time

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL. 07469 186042. www.rhythmtime.net. Toddlers: 10:10 - 10:40 & 10:50 - 11:20. Fun, developmental music classes. Ages: 13 mths - 3 yrs. Pre-school: 9:30 - 10:00. Ages: 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths. Babies: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Young Babies: 12:20 - 12:50 & 16:25 - 16:55. Ages: 0 - 6 mths. Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential).

CREATIVE

Warwickshire Arty Splats

Abbey Hill United Reformed Church Hall, Abbey Hill, Church Dr, Kenilworth, CV8 1LW. 07789 748730. www.artysplats.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 11:55. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar.

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby Sensory

Dale Street Methodist Church (Main Hall), Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 07989 502712. www.babysensory.com. Times: 9:45 - 10:45 & 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 13 mths. Cost: £6.50 (booking essential). Dates: 17 Jan - 27 Mar.

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA Dandy Development

St Mary Immaculate, Warwick, 45 West Street, Warwick, CV34 6AB. 07890 241301. www.dandydevelopment.co.uk. Stage 1: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 4 mths - 13 mths. Cost: £6.20 (booking essential). Stage 2: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 13 mths - 2½ yrs. Cost: £6.65 (booking essential). Dates: 17 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Drama Tots

The Contact Centre, All Saints Church, Warwick, All Saints Church, 29 Vicarage Field, Warwick, CV34 5NJ. 07793973541. www.dramatots.co.uk. Rising Stars: 10:00 - 10:40. Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Bright Stars: 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 17 Jan - 27 Mar.

LoveBallet Dance Company

St Marys Church Hall, 27 St Mary’s Rd, Leamington Spa, CV31 1JP. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Mini Movers: 10:00 - 11:00. Introduce your little ones to movement and dance. Ages: 1½ yrs - 4 yrs. Cost: £6 (drop in). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Gymboree Play & Music

14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 5 & 6 combined: 9:30 - 10:15. Combining early-stage and advanced imaginary play themes. Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 3 yrs. Level 3: 10:30 - 11:15. Musical, active and highly animated class for pre-walkers. Ages: 10 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Level 2: 12:30 - 13:15. Exciting themes and activities for crawlers. Ages: 7 - 10 mths. Level 6: 14:00 - 14:45. Action-packed, animated and advanced imaginary play classes. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4½ yrs. Level 4: 11:30 - 12:15 & 15:00 - 15:45 A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Dates: 3 Jan - 27 Mar. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential).

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

SWIMMING Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

The Gap Community Centre, 39 Oakwood Grove, Warwick, CV34 5TD. 07815149877. bilinguasing.com. Vamos Spanish: 9:45 - 10:30. Ages: 4 yrs - 7 yrs 11 mths. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 25 Jan, 8 Feb - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 21 Mar.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey Road Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. 07870 165155. www.mmmusicians.com. Mini Mandarin Musicians: 10:00 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £5.50 (booking essential). Mini Mandarin Players: 11:00 - 11:50. Ages: 4 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

Swim Works

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 10:00 - 10:30. Ages: 16 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 11:00 - 11:30 & 18:45 - 19:15. Ages: 8 - 16 mths. Cost: £13 per session (booking essential). Times: 13:30 - 14:00. Ages: 1 - 4 mths. Cost: £6.50 per session (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00, 18:00 18:30, 17:30 - 18:00 & 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £11 per session (booking essential). Adult Beginners: 19:15 - 19:45 & 19:45 - 20:30. Cost: £12.50 per session (booking essential). Dates: 3 Jan - 21 Feb.

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 17:00 - 17:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Cost: £25.63 (booking essential). Active Antz: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Swim Works

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Aqua Fitness: 14:00 - 14:45. Ages: Pregnancy. Cost: £9 per session (booking essential). Dates: 3 Jan - 21 Feb.

SATURDAY

Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club

PARENTS & TOTS

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BilinguaSing Warwickshire

Bridge Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1BP. 01926 855478. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 9:30 - 17:30. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Adult & Child Swim Lessons: 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £6.15 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. www.everyoneactive.com. Active Antz: 9:30 - 11:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 27 Mar.

The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. 01926614489. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk. Gymstars Stay & Play: 9:30 - 10:45. Perfect for active toddlers who love to climb, jump & play Ages: 0 - 3 yrs. Cost: £5 (booking essential). Gymstars Pre-school: 11:00 - 11:45, 13:00 13:45 & 14:00 - 14:45. Gymnastics sessions for pre-schoolers Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £7.25 (booking essential). Dates: 10 Jan - 14 Feb & 28 Feb - 27 Mar.

MUSIC & SIGNING

Dads and Tots Club

Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL. 01926 612832 / 07742 764851. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £2.50 (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Warwick Nursery School

Warwick Nursery School, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 4LJ. 01926 492701. www.warwicknurseryschool.org. Open Morning at Warwick Nursery School: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2 mths - 4 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 8 Feb.

Mini Mandarin Musicians & Players

SENSORY & DEVELOPMENT Baby_Cherish Infant Massage

West Orchard United reformed Church, 83, Baginton Road, Coventry, CV3 6FP. www.babycherish.co.uk. Mama to be Afternoon Tea: 13:30 - 15:30. Ages: Pregnancy. Dates: 18 Jan. Mama and Baby Mini Retreat: 13:30 - 15:30. Ages: 2 - 6 mths. Dates: 8 Feb. Cost: £25 (booking essential). Daddy and Me whilst Mummy has Tea: 10:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2 - 6 mths. Cost: £10 (booking essential). Dates: 21 Mar.

CREATIVE Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA. 01926 742700. www.warwickdc.gov.uk. Art Cart Family Fun Sessions: 13:00 - 15:00. Ages: 0 - 12 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 25 Jan, 29 Feb & 28 Mar.

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA. 01926 412 132. www.warwickshire.gov.uk. Make and Create: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £1 (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan - 14 Mar.

DANCE & DRAMA Drama Tots

Clinton Primary School, Kenilworth, Caesar Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1DL. 07793 973541. www.dramatots.co.uk. Rising Stars: 9:30 - 10:10. Ages: 1½ yrs - 3 yrs. Bright Stars: 10:25 - 11:10. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: £6 (booking essential). Dates: 18 Jan - 21 Mar.

LoveBallet Dance Company

Barford Memorial Hall, Church Street, The Grange, Barford, CV35 8EN. 07921 853773. www.loveballet.co.uk. Prima Ballerinas & Little Tappers: 8:45 - 9:30. A fun introduction to ballet and tap Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Intro to Ballet & Tap: 9:30 - 10:15. Ages: 5 - 6 yrs. Gymnastics: 10:15 - 11:00. Ages: 3 - 7 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar. (booking essential).

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WARWICK, LEAMINGTON & KENILWORTH AREA

PHYSICAL FUN Go4goals Midlands Ltd

North Leamington School, Sandy Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RD. 07747562469. www.go4goals.co.uk. Times: 9:00 - 11:00. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £4 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Gymboree Play & Music

14 Kenilworth Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS. 07881 892 686. www.gymboreeclasses.co.uk. Level 5 & 6 combined: 9:30 - 10:15. Combining early-stage and advanced imaginary play themes. Ages: 1 yrs 10 mths - 3 yrs. Level 4: 10:30 - 11:15. A world of opposite concepts for our ‘Problem Solvers’ Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 1 yrs 10 mths. Level 2 & 3 combined: 11:30 - 12:15. Active and musical classes for crawlers and pre-walkers. Ages: 8 mths - 1 yrs 4 mths. Cost: £7.90 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 28 Mar.

Kids Run Free - Free Running Events

St Nicholas Park, Banbury Road, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 336628. www.kidsrunfree.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 18 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 4 Jan, 18 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 7 Mar & 21 Mar.

Kids Run Free - Free Running Events

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre near the club house, Greenwood Ct, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 336628. www.kidsrunfree.co.uk. Times: 8:45 - 10:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 14 Mar & 28 Mar.

Rugbytots

Shirley Baptist Church, Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3BD. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 8:30 - 9:00, 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25, 10:30 - 11:00, 11:00 - 11:45 & 11:45 - 12:30. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Rugbytots

Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25, 10:30 11:00 & 11:05 - 11:50. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

SWIMMING Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Bridge Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1BP. 01926 855478. www.everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 8:30 - 11:30. Ages: 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: £6.15 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Aqua Beans

Ridgeway School, Deansway, Warwick, CV34 5DF. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 11:30. Ages: 6 mths - 10 yrs. Cost: £13.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 8 Feb, 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

Aqua Beans

Glebe Hotel, Church Street, Barford, Warwick, CV35 8BS. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Cost: £13.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 8 Feb, 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar.

Aqua Beans

Riverbank Academy, Princethorpe Way, Coventry, CV3 2QD. 07984 620246. www.aquabeans.co.uk. Times: 9:15 - 11:45. Ages: 0 - 4 yrs. Dates: 11 Jan - 15 Feb & 29 Feb - 28 Mar. Cost: £10 (booking essential).

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW. 01926 358456. www.everyoneactive.com. Swimming Lessons: 8:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £5.95 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Swim Works

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 10:00 - 10:30, 10:30 - 11:00, 11:00 11:30 & 14:30 - 15:00. Ages: 16 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 14:00 - 14:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:30 - 10:00, 13:30 - 14:00 & 15:30 - 16:00. Ages: 2½ yrs - 4 yrs. Times: 15:30 - 16:00. Ages: 3½ yrs - 5 yrs. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 12:00 - 12:30 & 13:00 - 13:30. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 4 Jan - 22 Feb.

Water Babies Warwickshire

Holiday Inn - Coventry, M6/J2, Hinckley Rd, Walsgrave, Coventry, CV2 2HP. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

Water Babies Warwickshire

RIverbank Academy, Princethorpe Way, Coventry, CV3 2QD. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 12:30 - 14:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

SUNDAY PARENTS & TOTS The Ups of Downs Group

Venue on enquiry, Leamington Spa, CV31. 07814 929306. www.upsofdowns.co.uk. Times: 10:00 - 12:00. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: Free (drop in). Dates: 12 Jan - 9 Feb & 1 Mar - 29 Mar.

PHYSICAL FUN Rugbytots

Solihull School, Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3DJ. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 8:30 - 9:00, 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25, 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:05 - 11:50. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

Rugbytots

Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25, 10:30 - 11:00 & 11:00 - 11:45. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

Rugbytots

Bablake School, Coundon Road, Coventry, CV1 4AU. 0845 313 6715. www.rugbytots.co.uk. Rugbytots: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:40 - 10:25 & 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 2 - 5 yrs. Cost: £7 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 29 Mar.

SWIMMING Swim Works

Swim Works Leamington, Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. 01788 568503. www.swimworks.co.uk. Pre-school Swimming Lessons: Times: 9:00 - 9:30, 9:30 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:00. Ages: 1 yrs 4 mths - 2½ yrs. Times: 12:00 - 12:30. Ages: 4 - 8 mths. Times: 10:00 - 10:30 & 11:00 - 11:30. Ages: 2½ - 4 yrs. Times: 11:30 - 12:00. Ages: 8 mths - 16 mths. Cost: £15 (booking essential). Levels 1-4: 14:00 - 14:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:30 15:00, 13:30 - 14:00 & 12:30 - 13:00. Ages: 4 - 10 yrs. Cost: £12 (booking essential). Dates: 5 Jan - 23 Feb.

Water Babies Warwickshire

Holiday Inn - Coventry, M6/J2, Hinckley Rd, Walsgrave, Coventry, CV2 2HP. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 8:30 - 12:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

Water Babies Warwickshire

RIverbank Academy, Princethorpe Way, Coventry, CV3 2QD. 01926 940727. www.waterbabies.co.uk. Times: 9:30 - 13:30. Ages: 0 - 5 yrs. Cost: £16.50 (booking essential). Dates: 12 Jan - 29 Mar.

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. 01926 495353. everyoneactive.com. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 9:00 - 10:30. Ages: 1 - 4 yrs. Parents & Child Swim Session: 11:00 - 12:00. Ages: 4 mths - 3 yrs. Cost: £25.63 (booking essential). Dates: 11 Jan - 28 Mar.

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The Perfect Place to Start Your Swim Journey Bumps, babies, toddlers & kids lessons that tick every box ✓ Special, purpose-built pools with family facilities Baby change tables, toddler play pens, warm pools that are low in chemicals, so kind to sensitive skins.

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We are early years experts; we support you and your little one’s needs.

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Building strong relationships with our swim families is at our heart. We have created the perfect pools to relax, build confidence, make friends, learn new skills and have fun along the way. We care about your swim journey and your time with us at Swim Works. It’s our support partnership promise to you.

* For babies 6-10 weeks, subject to availability.

Swim Works, Rugby High Street, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV21 4EE. Tel: 01788 568503

Swim Works, Leamington Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU. Tel: 01926 426151

www.swimworks.co.uk

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