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!

Children's Hairdressers

BossCut Barbers & Hair Salon – Children’s Sensory Room & Child’s Car Chair

BossCut Barbers & Hair Salon have created something very special for local families, & designed some spaces just for children. There’s a super cool sit in ‘car chair’, where they can feel they’re in the driving seat while getting their hair cut. For those children who find the whole experience too overwhelming, they’ve created friendly, welcoming & peaceful sensory rooms. You’ll find equipment which is quieter & less scary, as well as staff who will cater to their needs & go at their pace. If they would find it helpful, you can always bring them in to spend time in the space before you book an appointment.

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Water Babies

For over 20 years we’ve been providing highly trained teachers and expertly developed swim programmes for babies and young children, supporting families of all shapes and sizes. Now we’re moving things to the next level – evolving the traditional concept of swimming classes into something that feels even more rewarding. ⁠

This is ‘Oceans of Imagination’ – where fantastical islands and dynamic characters will take little ones on a vibrant and stimulating learning journey. Using tried and tested techniques, we’ve created an experience where learners will unlock new challenges as their skills develop and uncover missions around core aquatic skills, swimming strokes, and water safety.

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Aquatic Harmony

Established in 2011 Aquatic Harmony provide a range of classes:

  • Aqua Natal
  • Baby to Pre-school
  • Swim Academy (ages 4 to 9 years)
  • Adult Beginners

    We hold our swimming lessons in warm pools and teach children from newborn to 9 years old, as well as Aqua natal classes & Adult beginners. You can swim with us in Bradley Stoke, Bedminster, Calne and Wraxall (in North Somerset). Our preschool to primary programme blends water safety, confidence, swimming technique and skills and of course lots of fun! Our teachers are expert at tailoring our classes to fit each individual child so they get the most out of their lessons. Whether your child is a total beginner to independent swimming or looking to progress their swim skills.

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Puddle Ducks

“Nurturing a love for swimming from the very first splash”.

Swimming lessons from birth to 4 years. Classes run at hand-picked warm-watered pools across Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.

Our baby and pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Our expert-led classes incorporate rhyme and music, with tailored activities to instil water-confidence and a love of swimming.

Baby & Pre-School Programmes local to you – Join us at any time!

Floaties 0-6m |  Splashers 6- 15m | Kickers 15-30m |  Little Dippers 30m – 4yr

Our Floaties class, suitable from birth to 6 months are the perfect introDUCKtion to swimming and leads into our Splashers class (6-15 months) where our happy splashy babies really begin to explore their independence in the water. This then leads into Kickers class (15-30 months) and Little Dippers (30 months – 4 years) where water safety is a key element as they are entering a new world of independence. Find out more about our programmes at: puddleducks.com/baby-pre-school

Find out where we swim and book a trial lesson! Call our friendly team on 0117 971 7165 or visit: puddleducks.com/bb/our-pools-classes to discover more.

Turtle Tots

It’s incredibly important to us that our swim school offers parents and their babies the best swimming experience. You should always feel that you and your baby are at the centre of what we do, and that we are passionate about the progress you make together. We know that the sooner babies and toddlers are confident in water the better. It helps with so many different areas of their development. Our Turtle Tots programme offers you fun filled, rewarding and very special classes to share with your child, whilst teaching them a potentially life-saving skill. We’re proud to say our dedicated team of teachers are as highly trained as they can possibly be to ensure that all of the skills and techniques we’re using in the pool are based on the latest research to provide your baby with the best start in the water. They are tuned into the way your baby communicates at these early stages of their life to make sure we work at their pace and do the things they are happy to do. This is hugely important to us and will help to develop your baby’s life long love of the water. Lessons run across Bristol and North Somerset at many great venues. Our Wraxall & Henbury venues are all within a short drive of Portishead, and we look forward to welcoming you into the pool very soon!

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Baby Squids

Julie Gazzard Swim Academy

Parish Wharf Leisure Centre


Toddler Sports Stars

Interactive role play for aspiring toddler sports stars.We run 2 sessions during the the week & 1 at the weekend too.

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First Steps Soccer

Fox Cycling

North Somerset Tennis Academy

The Academy of Gymnastics



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.

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Disco Babies

The hippest class in town! Disco Babies is a parent participation class which lets you enjoy a boogie with your little one. It’s the perfect class for 1 to 4 year olds to enjoy some physical activity while having fun dancing. 

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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 [email protected]Click Here for our website orClick Here for our Facebook Page

Doodlebug Village

Doodlebug Village is a children’s role play village for the under 5s, popping up in various locations across Bristol and North Somerset. Bringing a wealth of early years experience, we use specifically designed high quality equipment to encourage imaginative play.

Contact Sarah for more details over on the Website or on the Facebook Page if you’re looking to book your space on a session, then Click Here to book your place today!

Now Hear This

Now Hear This – Explorers

A pre-school music group like no other!

Informal and fun music exploration for the very youngest budding musicians. Pitched and unpitched instruments are provided, all of which have been specially chosen for their accessibility, meaning the children can truly immerse themselves handling real instruments and joining in for a winding down sing-along to finish.

Laid back and understanding baby-friendly band.

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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
Tuneful Tigers

Forest School and Nature Groups

At Play in the Woods

Bristol Forest School

Growing Minds

Lil’ Tree Babies

Play Wild

Wild Wood Bristol Forest School