West Berkshire Family Life

Activity Classes In Berkshire

For babies, toddler & beyond! 🤸‍♀️

Do you have a baby, toddler or older child?  Are you looking for an activity class to take them to?  Here in Berkshire we are very lucky to have lots of baby, toddler and pre-school activity classes to choose from which often welcome older siblings to come along too!

These groups are great for meeting other parents and bonding with your little ones, they can also help in other ways such as building your child’s confidence, communication and social skills.

Please note that many of these classes will require you to pre-book.  

You may also be interested our list of Baby & Toddler Groups in Berkshire, our Parks & Playgrounds in Berkshire & Wiltshire blog or our 12 activities for rainy days blog.

Please check that all details are correct and up to date before going along to any groups or activities that are listed below.  Some activities will require you to book in advance.

Have Fun!

Hartbeeps Newbury & Thatcham


These magical music & sensory classes for babies, pre-schoolers and toddlers take place on Mondays and Thursdays in Thatcham, and on Wednesday in Newbury.

The Monday sessions can be found at the Old Bluecoat School, RG14 4QN:

  • 10am Happy House class(confident walkers)
  • 11:15am Baby Beeps class (sitting to walking)

Thursdays are located at the Thatcham Parish Hall, RG18 4QL:

  • 10am Happy House class,
  • 11am Baby Beeps class (sitting to walking)
  • 12:15pm Baby Bells (birth to sitting) 

On Wednesdays, Hartbeeps is at the Newbury Rugby Club, RG14 7RW:

  • 10am (Happy House)
  • 11am (Baby Beeps)
  • 12pm (Baby Bells)

Please click HERE to find out more, book or join the waiting list.

You can also find Hartbeeps Newbury & Thatcham on Facebook & Instagram and you can read our article HERE. 

**Our members can get 15% off  Hartbeeps classes!** Click HERE for full information and to get your FREE membership card. 


Buggyfit & Fitter Mother


Not strictly a baby & toddler activity class, these fitness sessions are run by the fabulous Fiona and are a great way to get fit whilst socialising and meeting other parents and bringing your little one along!

Fitter Mother provides child-friendly fitness classes, online training programmes, and personal training for all stages of motherhood.

Buggyfit is a fun, safe and effective workout combining cardio, strength, resistance and core training.  Suitable from 6 weeks postnatal onwards and for all fitness levels. Classes take place in Thatcham and Newbury.  

For more details and booking information click HERE to visit the Fitter Mother website.

**Our members can take advantage of exclusive offers from Buggyfit Newbury & Fitter Mother!** See full details by visiting our membership page.

Swimkidz Berks/Hants/Wilts


Swimkidz Berks/Hants/Wilts offers fun, progressive and structured swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and older children up to pre-competitive level.  

To book & find out more information visit the Swimkidz website by clicking HERE.

You can follow Swimkidz Berks/Hants/Wilts on Facebook or contact them directly by calling Caroline on: 07500056623 or email: havefun@swimkidz.co.uk.

**Our members can receive a 15% discount on lessons when booking for a full term (Newbury & Thatcham pools only).** For further details please visit our membership page.

Read our article about Swimkidz HERE

Boogie Mites West Berkshire


Boogie Mites provides interactive music & movement classes for babies and children aged up to 5.  Sessions take place in Newbury, Wash Common, Thatcham and Hungerford and are run by local mum Lizzie.  Boogie Mites classes aim to boost learning, development and wellbeing through music, to inspire parents and carers to have fun making music with their children, enabling them to build music into everyday life.

For more information & to book visit the Boogie Mites website by clicking HERE

**Boogie Mites West Berkshire kindly offers our members a 15% discount on your their first block booking! (New clients only).** To see full details and sign up for your free membership card click HERE.


Baby Squids Newbury & Reading

Baby Squids Newbury & Reading offer fun and engaging swimming classes for babies and children age 0-4 years in Newbury and Reading. 

Classes are currently available on Monday and Sunday mornings at Chapel Row, Bucklebury and Sunday afternoons at Park House Spa, Reading.  

For more information & to book please visit the Baby Squids website by clicking HERE

**Baby Squids is offering our membership card holders 15% off their first term of swimming lessons!**  For full details of this offer please visit our membership page. 

Phonics with Robot Reg in Thatcham, Newbury & Calcot


A fun, high energy, educational pre-school phonics class for children aged 1 – 4 years.

Learning through play with a lovable mascot Robot Reg and opening up a world of literacy for you and your child.  Classes take place in Newbury, Thatcham & Calcot – Click HERE to book & find out more. 

Trainmaster Berkshire


Providing train-themed play sessions – All aged children are welcome.

Trainmaster sessions located in Thatcham, Bracknell, Maidenhead & Reading. To find out more and book tickets click HERE.  You can also follow Trainmaster Berkshire on Facebook.

West Berkshire Family Hubs

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West Berkshire Family Hubs run groups and provide support for families with children up to the age of 5. 

Hubs are located in Thatcham (the Central Family Hub), Newbury (Family Hub West) and Calcot (Family Hub East). There is also Hungerford and Area Family Centre.

You can see which groups are running and book by clicking HERE.

West Berkshire Libraries


West Berkshire’s libraries run several activities for under 5’s, including Rhyme Times, Duplo sessions, Chess clubs, Craft activities and Storytime sessions.

You can find details on all sessions on the West Berkshire Libraries Facebook page.

Sessions are also available for older children.

Music with Mummy Berkshire


Music with Mummy is a structured programme of weekly classes for pre-school children.  Its main aim is to teach basic aspects of music to young children, while having fun. 

Sessions available in various locations throughout Berkshire.  Click HERE to find out more. 

Moo Music Newbury, Thatcham & Hungerford

Fun and interactive moosical sessions for children and babies aged 0-  5 years.

Sessions take place in Thatcham, Newbury, Boxford, Chieveley and Kingsclere. . Click HERE to find out more information & book – Spaces are limited and need to be booked in advance.



WIKIDS (Workouts Inspiring Kids) inspires children to exercise, get fit and have fun whatever their age or ability.

Classes run in Kintbury for children from the age of 2 years up to the age 15 years. WIKIDS also run afterschool clubs and a school holiday clubs for 4-11 year olds.  Click HERE to find out more.

Glow Tots Sensory


Glow Tots is a sensory class for little ones from birth to around 2.5 years old.

A free flow, child led session where children play and explore using a range of educational sensory equipment and toys including sounds, bubbles, textures and lights. Sessions take place in Burghfield, Thatcham, Upper Basildon, Tilehurst and Calcot. 

To book your space click HERE. You can also visit the Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Tots Act: Newbury Corn Exchange


Bring along your little one to have fun and gain confidence through dance, music, crafts, and imaginative play.

Two five week courses for 2 – 4 year olds starting on 9th January 2024 & 20th February 2024. It’s £20 per five-week course (one adult and one child – additional children get 25% discount).  To find out more and book, click HERE.

Rhyme & Shine

Music and movement sessions for under 2s that take place on Thursdays at 10.30am. It’s £5 a ticket (one adult and one child) and this includes a regular tea or filter coffee from the Corn Exchange cafe after the session. You can find out more and book here.

Baby Massage Newbury


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Baby Massage classes taking place in Newbury run by Caz Campbell – home visits around West Berkshire are also available.

For more information and to book you can visit the Facebook page HERE & website by clicking HERE.

As well as teaching baby massage, Caz is also an emotional coach for children, teenagers and adults.

Naturally Curious Play

Naturally Curious PlayNaturally Curious Play sessions were created to offer a group that is safe, welcoming and allows children time and freedom to explore and play while connecting with nature. 

Nature-based play sessions for children aged 6 months – 5 years taking place in Padworth, RG7 4QT.  Sessions on various days throughout the week – SEN sessions also available. 

You can find more information by visiting the Naturally Curious Play Facebook page and you can book tickets online by clicking HERE.

Little Quavers Music


Welcome to Little Quavers Music

Little Quavers Music is a relaxed and informal pre-school children’s music group. A chance to meet other parents, grandparents, child minders or carers whilst introducing your child to music in a fun and lively way.

Sessions are for children under 5 years and take place at Henwick Hockey Club, Thatcham, RG18 3BN on Tuesdays & Fridays at 10am.  £7 per child and £3 for additional children (including refreshments) simply turn up & pay.  For more details, visit the website HERE. .

Worker Bees Role-Play


Montessori inspired play village. A magical place for your little ones to explore and learn!  Suitable from 0 – 6 years.

Located in Burghfield, Shinfield, Thatcham, Monk Sherborne & The Little Play Lounge. 

To find out more & book, click HERE.

Fit with Nicci


Another fabulous family-friendly fitness instructor, Nicci runs child-friendly classes at Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury. 

Book via the Northcroft website or app or by calling reception on 01635 31199.  Keep up to date by visiting Nicci’s Facebook page & Instagram page.

Songtree Music


Kodaly based music group for toddlers run by a qualified teacher.

Sessions take place on Monday mornings at the Fieldgate Centre in Kingsclere. Visit the Facebook page by clicking HERE. 

Waterminis at The Watermill Theatre


Waterminis is a weekly session for ages 0 – 4 years, designed to introduce the creative arts at an early age in a relaxed environment.

Sessions take place on Thursday mornings from 10:15am-11am at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Children and their grown ups will play drama games, sings songs, bring stories to life and more. 

To find out more & book click HERE.

Story Adventures in the Garden at The Watermill Theatre


A monthly group for under 5’s – story-based and sensory outdoor play.

Morning sessions take place on the first Tuesday of the month from 11am-11:45am.  Afternoon sessions take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 1:15pm-2pm.  Click HERE to book & find out more. 

Allenova School of Dancing


Children and adults alike can discover the joys of dance at the Allenova School of Dancing in Berkshire. Our dance school provides expert instruction in various forms of dance for all skill levels.

Dance classes for toddler right through to teens.  Located in Newbury & Thatcham.  Click HERE to find out more information.


Didi Rugby

A warm welcome to didi rugby

Didi Rugby classes are for ages 18 months to 6 years and take place in Thatcham & Aldermaston. 

To find out more & book click HERE or email: craig.hunter@didirugby.com for more details.

KD Gymnastics

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KD Gymnastics is on Bone Lane in Newbury. Providing a welcoming, safe, positive and child-friendly environment to explore gymnastics under the guidance of appropriately qualified and enthusiastic coaches.

Classes are available from 18 months through to teenagers.  They also run an open play gym for 0-5’s on weekdays.  Prices are £5 for one adult and one child, £5 for each additional child and £5 for each additional adult. (Cash & bank transfer only).  Runs on a drop-in basis.  For more information click HERE.  

Mini Maestros


Lively music classes for 0-7 year olds at various locations across Berkshire. 

For more information you can visit the Berkshire Music Trust website by clicking HERE..

Releve Dance Pre-School & Toddler Dance Classes


A fun and friendly dance school encouraging pupils to work together as well as developing their own techniques.

Classes take place at Brightwalton and Woolhampton Village Halls.  Click HERE to visit the website & find out more. 

Baby Ballerinas


Tutus & Tappers

Ballet ‘Baby Ballerinas’ for children aged 2 – 8 years and tap ‘Tiny Tappers’ classes for 5 – 8 years. 

Classes take place in Stockcross, Newbury.  More details and booking information can be found by visiting their website, HERE. 

The Little Gym, Windsor


From 4 months to 12 years – The Little Gym Windsor offers a diverse line up of classes, camps and parties filled with gymnastics, movement, music, learning and laughter.

To find out more information & to book classes, click HERE. 

Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory, the multi-award winning programme for babies from birth to 13 months.

Classes take place in various locations throughout Berkshire.  Click HERE to find out more.

Toddler Sense


Multi-sensory adventures for busy people from 13 months to 5 years!

Classes take place in various location across Berkshire.  For more details and to book, you can visit the website by clicking HERE.

Rugby Tots

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Dynamic weekly play sessions for boys and girls aged 2 – 7 years. 

Classes take place in Thatcham, Newbury, Tilehurst & Caversham.  Click HERE to book & find out more information.   

Little Kickers


Giving children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment.

Football classes for children aged 18 months to 8 years, taking place across Berkshire. More details can be found via the website, HERE.

Baby College West Berkshire & North Reading


Baby College classes in West Berks and North Reading in West/North Reading,  Caversham, Theale, Tilehurst and Newbury areas.

Classes available for Infants (0-9 months), Toddlers (9-18 months), Juniors (18 months – 3 years plus) & Baby Massage.  Classes involve a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more – all designed to cover every aspect of your child’s development.  Classes take place in Thatcham. Theale and Tilehurst.  Click HERE to book & for more information.  Keep updated by viewing their Facebook page. 

Baby College Henley, Bracknell and Maidenhead


Baby College classes in Maidenhead, Bracknell and Henley are run by Vicky, Katie and Karlie.  Baby & Toddler classes and junior classes for 18 months – 3 years plus.

Tuesday: Baby College classes with Katie at Jennetts Park, Bracknell
Wednesday: Baby College classes with Katie at Maidenhead Community Centre, Maidenhead
Thursday: Baby College classes with Karlie at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Henley 

Find out more and book via the website, click HERE. 


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