Baby Choices offers award-winning baby massage and baby yoga classes, plus messy play sessions. Classes are held at St Paul’s Church Hall in Heaton Moor. Classes are welcoming and supportive, led by fully qualified teacher and local mum-of-two Jenni. Jenni has trained intensively with yoga teachers from the Independent Yoga Network and Yoga Alliance Professionals, and classes are approved by the Royal College of Midwives.
Baby Yoga – Thursday afternoons, 12.15-1pm
Your baby will love their very own developmental yoga sequence! Beneficial yoga poses, dynamic movements, fun songs and an element of sensory play for your baby. Plus gentle yoga positions and relaxation time for parents/carers too. 4 classes for £31 including all equipment. A lively, social class suitable for babies from 10 weeks to cruising. PAYG also available.
Baby Massage – Thursday afternoons, 1.30-2.15pm
Learn a traditional massage routine incorporating Swedish and Indian techniques along with elements of Chinese reflexology. The strokes can help to soothe symptoms of colic such as constipation and trapped wind, ease teething troubles, coughs and colds, and help babies to relax ready for improved, deeper sleep. 4 classes for £35 including organic massage oil and support materials to guide you through massaging at home. Suitable for babies aged from 4 weeks up to crawling.
Moves and Mess Messy Play – Friday mornings, 10-10.45am
Class starts with fun yoga movements and group action songs as a warm up activity, and then you and your baby can explore a variety of different sensory and messy activities. Each week we will have different stations to explore such as jelly, sensory items, dress up and water trays plus a paint activity or craft you can take home. This is a fun and lively class, boosting your baby’s creativity and curiosity. For 6-18 months, 4 classes for £30. PAYG also available.
Fridays – 10am – 2pm at ARC CIC, 5 Quarry Rd, Romiley. Come for an hour between these times, but book ahead.
Offers a new and exciting way of getting together in a fun and new environment, with full access to the centre facilities.
Also runs on a Saturday 12 – 3pm
Fridays in Stockport.
10 – 11am – Little Chefs (ages 2-4)
4.15-5.15pm – Little Chefs plus (ages 2-10)
Tel: 07966 585 545
Fridays 10.30am – 12pm at Heaton Moor United Church, Stanley Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4HL
Tel: 0161 431 0262
Fridays 2-2.30pm at Bredbury Library, George Lane, Bredbury, Stockport. SK6 1DJ
Sharing stories, sharing books! Free session which runs every week. Suitable for pre-school children.
For more information about the free activities and events at Stockport Libraries, visit our dedicated libraries page here.
Fridays 4-5pm and Saturdays 1.30-2.30pm at Post Box Deli, 455 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5DJ
Are your children budding chefs? Why not book them in to one of our popular cooking sessions that include pizza making, pasta making, chocolate brownies, mini cheesecake and toad in the hole. Sessions are £5.50 per child and the recommended age is 3 plus.
Booking is essential, contact Karen on 0798 1036365.
Fridays 10-11.30am at Heaton Mersey Community Centre, St Johns Road, SK4 3BR
Ages 0-5 years welcome. £1.50 per child
Monday 9:15-10:45am and Friday 9:30-11:00am at Jump Space Ltd, Unit 2, Hardman Street (off Chestergate), Stockport, SK3 0BJ
Fun, play sessions which are a great opportunity for parents to play with their children and meet other parents. Booking not required but be aware maximum numbers apply. Please note trampolines are not used during toddler groups. Cost £1.00 for ages 0-11 months and £2.50 for ages 1-4.
Fridays 10 – 11.30am at All Saints Church, Marple. Term-time only.
A group for 0-2 year olds and their parents or carer that runs within the church building. We enjoy faith, fun and friendship together and eat lots of cake. Admission is free.
Places are limited, to reserve your place please contact the Church office on the telephone number below.
All Saints’ Church, 155 Church Lane, Marple.
Tel: 0161 427 2378
Fridays 10 – 11.30am at Bramhall Methodist Church, 23 Bramhall Lane South, term-time only.
A great chance for parents / guardians to meet each other. Free-play, craft activities and singing with a snack provided. £1.50 per session.
Tel: Angela Fixter on 0161 439 1204
Fridays 9.45 – 11.45am at Emmanuel Church Centre, Bruntwood Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6BE. Term-time.
Little Fishes offers a warm welcome to children and their parents, grandparents and carers. A friendly, relaxed, safe and fun environment for children with toys, crafts, stories, songs and snack time. Ages 0-4. £2 for 1 adult and up to 3 children. Large car park.
Tel: Ruth 07759550889
Fridays 9.30-11am (term-time only) at St James’ Church Hall, Gatley.
Wide selection of toys, craft activities to keep everyone busy and to finish the session song time. Refreshments available.
Open to all children from birth to the time they start formal education (or 4 yrs).
£1.50 per session per family.
Tel: 0161 491 0069
Tuesdays 9.45 – 10.45am & Fridays 9-10.30am at Brabyns Preparatory School, 34-36 Arkwright Rd, Marple, Stockport SK6 7DB
Supervised by qualified staff, Little Stars offers an engaging and friendly environment for children from newborn to 3½ years to develop their social skills, whilst having fun and taking part in a range of play-based activities, including singing, gymnastics and sensory play. £2.00 per session. There is no need to pre-book either session; simply turn up on the day.
The Mini Movers scheme provides pre-school children with an opportunity to experience equipment in free play, work with their peers in a badge scheme and interact with the whole class in an organised class lesson, while their carers assist. The programme also promotes free play allowing children to choose what equipment they want to use. Sessions cost £3.40 per child (£2.10 Leisure Key).
Tel: 0161 477 4242
Parent & Toddler group suitable from birth to school.
Wide range of activities on offer for all ages including crafts, sports, role play, story corner etc.
Where: Edgeley Playcentre, Cheadle Old Road (Corner of Dale St), Edgeley. SK3 9RQ
When: Tuesdays and Fridays – 12:15 – 14:15 Term Time Only (Beginning 11th September 2018)
There is a small cost of £2.50 per family.
Fridays 10-11.30am, St. Michael’s Church Hall, Bramhall
Click here for the Facebook group
Friday mornings from 9.30am at St Gabriel’s Church, Adswood
For 0-4s and their carers. Story time at 10.45am – Bible stories, activities, songs. Followed by tea/coffee/juice and a chance for a chat and play. We finish around 11.30am. All welcome!
Tel: Parish Office on 0161 480 2453.
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30 – 10.30am at Newby Road Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 5DA
An unstructured class with a little warm up and cool down but it’s really a chance for you to explore the gym with your toddler .Suitable for children aged 1-4. If you are interested then just turn up, there is no need to prebook. £4 for parent and toddler.
Tel: 0161 456 2762
Drama, stories, music, movement and fun for the Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5’s)
Where: Jungle Monkey, Unit 1a, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills SK22 3JT
When: Wednesday 1:30-2:30 and Friday 11am-12pm
Where: Little Rascals Play, 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate, Dew Pond Lane, Buxton. SK17 7LF
When: Fridays 1:30-2:30
Just pay entry on the door for soft play and Theatre Tots is included.
Learn to communicate with your baby before they can speak, at an award-winning TinyTalk baby signing class. Hour long class, first half lots of signing to nursery rhymes, stories and sensory fun then second half is time to play and have a cuppa. Please contact us for more information. Tel 07407 118150
Monday – Bredbury
Tuesday – Offerton
Wednesday – High Lane
Thursday – Bramhall and Marple
Friday – Hazel Grove
Fridays 9.30 – 11.00am at St Matthew’s Church, Grenville Street, Edgeley. Term-time. Drop-in.
We offer you a friendly place to play, meet people, and chat. There is a variety of toys to play with and a designated safe baby area. Join in the activities, story time or sign and rhyme. £1.50 per family. We look forward to seeing you!
Fridays at Cheadle Hulme United Reformed Church, 65 Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7HU
A large variety of toys, crafts and singing plus a special ‘safe’ cordoned off area for very young children. Remains open during most school holidays, and older primary-school age children are welcome at these sessions (games and crafts are provided). Refreshments for the children and carers. A small donation of £1 per child is welcome.
Email Louise: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toddler Group at St Mark’s Church
Fridays 10.00 – 11.30am at St Mark’s Church, Redhouse Lane, Bredbury
A varied collection of good quality toys for children and there are sometimes other activities such as craft sessions. A snack and juice provided for the little ones, and the adults enjoy tea, coffee, juice and toast.
Tel: 0161 4306617
Also runs on a Tuesday.
For crawlers/cruisers upto 2 year olds. Ride on toys, climbing frame, slide,
jigsaws, colouring table, singing time. FB page is ‘CHMC Wobblers’
When: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church 10.30 – 11.45am
£1.50 per family. Drink and snack on arrival.
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church
2 Ramilies Avenue