What’s On: 0 to 4 – Classes & Activities

These early years before they go to school are over in a flash, so make the most of them with fun activities you can enjoy together. Whether your kids love to sing or dance, kick a ball about or get messy with arts and crafts, there is something nearby that they can get stuck into. 

Listings marked with a “P” also host birthday parties!


Stepping Stones School of Dance

At Stepping Stones we have a range of classes in Portishead and Clevedon suitable for all children aged 18 months onwards.
We offer a fun and friendly dance environment where children can develop their confidence at their own pace. We offer exams in Ballet, tap and Acrobatic Arts once students reach school age.
Here at Stepping Stones we believe that all children, no matter how shy, should have the opportunity to dance, so our aim is to give all our children an introduction to the wonderful world of dance and graduate with a strong foundation and passion for the art.

Tap dance over to our website   Dance over to see us on Facebook

Ballet Ballet (dance wear)

Dance Academy

Footlights Performance Academy P

Juliet’s Baby Ballet

Rebecca Florey School of Dance

Stepping Stones School of Dance

The McClennan Academy of Irish Dancing

The School of Dance

Sensory, Music, Movement, Language & Play

Adventure Babies

Interactive sensory storytelling sessions for babies aged from birth to around 3 years. Take your baby/toddler on an adventure with our multi award winning sensory storytelling classes. We bring brilliant books to life through gentle sensory stimulation and help your little one to fall in love with books & reading. Every activity planned for your newborn baby/toddler is linked to the Early Years Framework for their stage of development so that you can be reassured that you are supporting them in the best way possible for their all round development. Our sociable classes are a great chance to make mum or dad friends with little ones of a similar age. Each session involves sensory activities including messy play.

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Baby Sensory P

We welcome your baby to our magical world of sensory learning. wonder, exploration and extraordinary delights. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-important first year of life, The classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more- plus you’ll never experience the same class twice! Classes are held at Avonway Hall Tuesday morning and afternoon. Classes are split in age groups (Birth- 6 months, 7-13 months, and Birth- 13 months) to give developmental, research and milestone information for parents about their babies.Brand New from Baby Sensory, Hello Baby Massage. Specifically developed from birth – 3 months, We introduce baby massage, baby yoga, baby reflexology, sensory integration, and bonding activities.Contact Julie Flook 07966532987 wsm@babysensory.co.ukClick Here for our website orClick Here for our Facebook Page

Jolly Babies  P

Mummy or their special adult can bring little ones along for some musical fun! Learn about music through themed sessions with songs, games & activities. Jolly Babies (from birth to 15 months) encourages social skills, bonding & early speech development. We sing, bounce, wave, clap and do simple actions. Taster sessions available.

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Music with Mummy  P

Mummy or their special adult can bring little ones along for some musical fun! Learn about music through themed sessions with songs, games & activities. Jolly Babies (from birth to 15 months) encourages social skills, bonding & early speech development. We sing, bounce, wave, clap and do simple actions. Taster sessions available.

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Kalma Life
Phonics with Robot Reg
Sing and Sign
Splat Messy Play
Tuneful Tigers

Science & Cake Decorating

 Icing on the Cake

Come & enjoy a fun workshop decorating cupcakes in the relaxed atmosphere of my 16th century farm house at Clapton in Gordano. You can also come & meet the hens who lay the eggs for my baking, they love visitors.
My kitchen is registered with North Somerset Council and proudly displays the maximum 5 star certificate, I also have my food hygiene and allergy certificate, DBS checked, first aid certificate and insured.

See my Facebook Page or check out my Website for more details of the next workshop. 

Mini Professors P

At Mini Professors, every class is different, with a completely new and exciting scientific topic being taught each week, so your little one (and you) can attend for 2 years and experience something new each week. We cover everything from polymers to dinosaurs, maths to tropical rainforests and much, much more. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini lab coats and learn about the basic principles of scientific experimentation, whilst having loads of fun and generally getting stuck in. The children love to get involved in the experiments and it is a great opportunity to prepare them for preschool and school. Young children are so enthusiastic about science – they have inquisitive minds and they are not afraid to ask questions. We encourage the grownups to join in too and carry on the learning experience at home with their children . Classes are held at H&W Portishead on Monday morning.Contact Professor Julie 07966532987 or wsm@miniprofessors.co.ukClick Here for our website or Click Here for our Facebook Page


Specialist Support

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Mandy Stopard Child behaviour Specialist

I am a Child Behaviour & Support Specialist with many years’ experience and success in guiding adults to effectively manage common behavioural problems in children and teenagers, both at home and in school. My advice is based on positive and respectful management of children with appropriate boundary setting. I cover from toddler to secondary school children, & also cover ADHD, Autism & Aspergers.

I provide child behaviour support in North Somerset, including Weston Super Mare, Bristol and further afield.

  • I’ll usually meet with parents in their own home, but also offer remote consultations by email, phone and WhatsApp face-to-face meetings.
  • Most sessions consist of talking through issues; jointly finding solutions and planning a way forward. I provide both practical and emotional support
  • I may want to meet your child, but most sessions are with the parent(s)
  • In between sessions I am able to provide support over email and on the phone
  • Groups of parents can be catered for



Water Babies

Your adventure starts here!Swimming is a vital life-saving skill. It helps babies’ development, gives special bonding-time and builds healthy exercise habits for your whole family.

Why Water Babies?Water Babies magic has been shared by families and friends in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset for fourteen years. Our classes are innovative, gentle, dynamic, flexible, bonding and most of all, fun!

  • Underwater and surface swimming
  • Water safety
  • Water confidence
  • Gently progressive from birth to age 4
  • Experienced expert teachers
  • Flexible lesson times
  • Keepsake book, stickers and badges
  • Exclusive underwater photo shoot
  • Each Chapter of 10 lessons costs £165

Click Here for our Website

Backwell Leisure Centre P

Esther Swanton

Little Fish

Parish Wharf Leisure Centre P

Portishead Open Air Pool P

Puddle Ducks


Champion Spirit Sports Coaching – Dinky Dribblers Football


First Steps Soccer P

Fox Cycle Tots

Gordano Rugby Football Club

North Somerset Tennis Academy

Rugby Tots P


The Academy of Gymnastics P


Forest School - Outdoor Play

At Play in the Woods P

Bristol Forest School P

JC Adventures P

My Green World P

Play Wild P

Wild Foresters P

Wild Wood Bristol Forest School P