Baby, toddler and pre-school classes running over the summer holidays 2016

preschool classes summer 2016

While the big kids are all getting super-excited about the school summer holidays, it’s not so good for the pre-schoolers of Cardiff. Suddenly all the soft plays, parks and local attractions which they have had to themselves all term are full to bursting with children twice their size.

Thankfully, there are lots of classes still running over the holidays for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. I’ve put this guide together in association with the following companies, who are providing singing, dancing, and lots more for little kids over the summer.

If you book any of these classes, please let them know you saw it on Cardiff Mummy Says so they know their advertising is working!

If you are running classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in and around Cardiff over the summer holidays and would like to advertise here, do get in touch.

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Baby Sensory

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Fridays, Bethel Baptist Church Hall, Penlline Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff

10am-11am 7-13 months; 11.30am-12.30pm birth-7 months; 1pm-2pm birth-13 months; 2.30pm-3.30pm birth-13 months

Baby Sensory multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby to a world of sensory delights, where the two of you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. Specifically designed from birth, the programme is packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage – and you’ll never experience the same class twice. Everything in a Baby Sensory class is backed by scientific research, carefully designed with your baby’s development in mind, and we are passionate about sharing our knowledge. They’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun.

The summer term has just started with nine sessions left, costing £58.50. The fun will include a beach party, teddy bears’ picnic and a space adventure. There are limited spaces left in some classes and parents can join at any time during the term (space permitting).

For more information, call Amy on 07793 206 868, visit the Facebook page, follow on Twitter or book online.






Tuesdays, The Community Room, Tesco Western Avenue, Cardiff

9.45am, 19th and 26th July; 16th and 23rd August

FREE CLASS Friday 26th August, 1,30pm, The Tramshed Clare Road, to celebrate the launch of new classes for under-5s from September. Spaces limited, email to reserve a place).

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Frenchtastic are dedicated to teaching French to young children in a fun and engaging way. Songs, dance, games and drama bring the language to life and inspire your little learners in these award-winning classes.

Learning a foreign language is a valuable part of every child’s education, so why not give your child a head start with the chance to start learning French now? Learning a language in their earliest years helps children to grow in self-confidence and boosts their natural creativity.

The drop-in summer classes are suitable for children under five and cost £5 per session or £8 for two children from the same family (siblings under 18 months are welcome and free) and there is no need to book in advance. There’s free and convenient car parking at Tesco, as well as a café for a post-class catch up, or to give your children lunch after a spot of shopping.

For more information, contact Annie Harding on 07866 522 266 or email or visit the website.


Messy Monsters

Messy Monsters Newport

Wednesday 3rd August and Wednesday 24th August, 9.45am-10.45am

Rivermead Centre, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 9LZ

Messy Monsters is a messy and sensory play group based in Newport for children aged 6 months to 5 years. It’s run by qualified teachers with 24 years of combined experience who are passionate about providing you with a fun and unique experience to share with your little monsters.

From painting walls to squidgy gloop, parachute games and songs, it’s everything that you want to do at home with the children but we clean up for you!
Just remember… dress for mess!

The summer classes cost £4 per child, £2 for any additional siblings.

For more information on summer or regular term time classes, contact Sian on 07775 409 641 or Amy on 07736 441 514, email or visit the Messy Monsters Facebook page.



Musical Minis

Musical Minis

Monday 18th & 25th July, 1st & 8th August, 10.30-11.15am, All Saints Church Hall, Park Road, Barry

This class is open to anyone who would like to come along and join in. Places are limited so pre-booking is advised. Classes cost £4.70 and are suitable for children up to the age of 8; additional siblings cost £2 extra.

Tuesday 19th & 26th July, 2nd  & 9th  August, 10.30am-11.15am, Cedar Tree Farm Restaurant, Cardiff Bay Retail Park.

This class is a drop in session so no need to book in advance. This class is free of charge, subject to a food purchase (breakfast or lunch or coffee and cake). Without a food purchase the class fee is £4.50 and is paid at the till in Cedar Tree Farm. Older siblings are also welcome.

Musical Minis aims to enhance and improve learning and development outcomes for children through the use of music, movement, instruments and stories in a fun relaxed environment. Musical Minis sessions are suitable from birth upwards. Each 45 minute session includes action songs and nursery rhymes, a listening game using parachute, bubbles or floaty scarves, a short story using a visual aid such as a puppet or story card and we have a big box of percussion instruments.

For more information, email, call 01446 733788 or visit the Facebook page  or the website


Tots Play

Totsplay Cardiff
Monday 25th July, 1st & 8th August, St Isan’s Church Hall, Heol Hir, Llanishen
9.45am-10.25am Social Tots (crawling to 2.5 years)
10.40am-11.20am Discovery Tots (8 weeks to crawling)

Tuesday 26th July, 2nd & 9th August at The Scout Hut at Christ Church, Lake Road North, Roath
10am-10.40am Social Tots (crawling to 2.5 years)
10.50am-11.30am Discovery Tots (8 weeks to crawling)

Tots Play Cardiff North will be celebrating all things summer during their holiday sessions, with a different summer theme each week. Each 40-minute session will include all the usual Tots Play fun with music and movement, yoga, sign language, bubbles and sensory play, all with a summer theme! Get ready for edible sand (safe for little mouths), water play, teddy bears’ picnic, food play and lots more.

Each session is £6.50 each per child, or come to all 3 for £18. Sibling discounts are available. Places are limited at each session.

To book or for more information, email with the sessions you’d like to attend, follow them on Facebook, or visit the website.


Hartbeeps Cardiff

Hartbeeps Cardiff

Thursdays, Rhiwbina Recreation Club, Lon y Dail, Cardiff, CF14 6EA

10am sitting-5 years; 11am newborrns-sitting; from 28th July-18th August.

Hartbeeps put every child at the heart of their magical, musical adventures. They offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as children’s parties. All classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies, taking you and your little one on a sound journey and bringing the story to life. Expect music, drama, creative play, dance and movement all set to a fantastic soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids’ songs and familiar lullabies. The birth to sitting classes also include baby yoga, calming techniques, while the older classes use innovative language development techniques and make-believe.

£6 per session pay as you go or reduced to £4.50 if booked as part of a term block-booking. Classes are bookable online up to an hour before class starts. You can join anytime during the term if there is space.

For more information, call Alexis on 07817005363, email, follow the Facebook page or visit the website.


Tempo Tots Cymru

Tempo Tots Cymru

Mondays (except bank holidays), Albert Road Methodist Church, Penarth

Babies 2.15pm; toddlers 3.10pm

Join Tempo Tots Cymru for exciting preschool music classes over the summer (and all year!). Each 40-minute themed session is led by professional musicians and is packed with live music, singing, puppets, bubbles and more.

The classes facilitate and enhance communication, physical development and bonding between parents/carers and their little ones. Classes are fun and informal, also offering a fantastic chance to meet other families.

The classes – which are suitable for ages three months to four years – work on a drop-in basis at £5 a class, with discounts available for siblings and for sessions bought in advance (£22.50 for five sessions). The prepaid card has no expiry date because we know how unpredictable life with little ones can be. Book in advance for a free taster session.

For more information, call Kate on 07913 103 927, email, visit the website or follow on Facebook



Ffa -La-La

Monday – Jump, Parc Ty Glas, Cardiff, CF14 5DU

10am mixed class 1-4yrs; 11am babies 0-1yrs (free entry to Jump after session)

Tuesday – Bethany Baptist Church Hall, Heol Llanishen Fach, CF14 6LA

10am babies 0-1yrs; 11am mixed class 1-4yrs


Wednesday – Canton Community Centre, Leckwith Rd, CF11 8HP

9.30am babies 0-1yrs; 10.15am mixed class 1-4yrs


Thursday – The Kymin, Beach Rd, Penarth

10am mixed class 0-4yrs


Friday – Jump, Parc Ty Glas, Cardiff CF14 5DU

10am mixed class 1-4yrs; 11am babies 0-1yrs (free entry to Jump after session)

Ffa-La-La weekly classes offer Welsh for little learners through music and movement. Little ones and their parents can learn Welsh through original and traditional music, colourful props and exciting instruments. Suitable for children from 0 to 4 years, little ones can learn with children of a similar age in a fun and safe environment.

Not a Welsh speaker? Not a problem! Parents and carers don’t need any prior knowledge of Welsh to join in the fun.

Classes cost £4 for baby class (30 mins), £5 for 1-4yrs class (45minutes). £2 a sibling. Pay on the door. No need to book APART from JUMP – you must pre-book these classes by emailing

For more information call Carys on 07771 677827, email, visit the website or follow on Facebook


Little Fizz

Party Fizz Little Fizz

Little Fizz award-winning pre-school classes are lively, imaginative, interactive and engaging to inspire active learning and creative development. A relaxed, friendly atmosphere means you and your little ones can enjoy special time together. Each 40-minute session includes a unique combination of music, movement, imaginative play, parachute, storytelling and sensory play. Afterwards, the fun continues with social/playtime with refreshments. Party Fizz and Little Fizz recently won two national awards in the What’s On 4 Little Ones awards.

Little Fizz regular classes

Regular classes run until 5th August with older siblings welcome at no extra charge. £5 per class payable half termly with flexible attendance policy. Pay as you go available for w/c 25/7 and 1/8.

Monday morningLlanishen Baptist Church, Fidlas Road, CF14 5LZ

Toddlers and pre-schoolers 9.45am-10.45am, Babies 11am-12pm

Tuesday morningLlandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, CF5 2DZ

Toddlers and pre-schoolers10-11am, babies 11.15am-12.15pm

Wednesday morning: Christ Church Scout Hall, Lake Rd North, Roath Park CF23 5QN

Toddlers and pre-schoolers 9.45-10.45am, babies 11am-12pm

Thursday morning: Christ Church Scout Hall, Lake Rd North,  Roath Park CF23 5QN

Toddlers and pre-schoolers 9.45-10.45am, babies 11am-12pm

Friday morningLlanishen Baptist Church, Fidlas Road, CF14 5LZ

Toddlers and pre-schoolers 9.45-10.45am, babies 11am-12pm

Friday morning: All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth, CF64 3EH

Toddlers and pre-schoolers 9.45-10.45am, babies 11am-12pm


Little Fizz Pays As You Go Summer Sessions (from 22/07)

Running throughout the summer holidays. Please message to book.

£5 per session – no extra charge for siblings.

Monday morning: Tesco Extra, Western Avenue, 10-11am (0-4)

Thursday morning: Old Library, Caerphilly – times to be confirmed

Friday morning: Jellybugs, Mothercare, Newport Rd – includes 30 minutes play in Jellybugs soft play.

10-10.40am toddlers and preschoolers (older siblings welcome); 11-11.40am babies

Pay as you go summer sessions will also be held at The Waiting Room at Tramshed – look out for announcements on their Facebook page shorty.

For more information, call Liz on 07728 881531, email, visit the website or follow on Facebook.


Splash Central 

Splash Central Cardiff

Parent and Baby Swimming Lessons:
Whether you are taking your baby swimming for the first time or a seasoned pro, our warm, relaxed and friendly approach ensures that families get the best out of their swimming experience. Both parents are welcome to attend, allowing you all to be a part of the sessions. Our fully trained instructors deliver progressive classes, teaching babies early swimming techniques and basic safety elements, all through the medium of songs and gameplay.
10 week term starting w/c 18th July £90
Lessons every half an hour between 9:30-11:30 Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. Please enquire for appropriate classes suitable for the age of your baby.
Aged 3+ Intensive Swimming Course. 
Small classes and water based instructors, ensures that every child gets the best from their swimming lessons. Fully qualified, friendly, water based instructors deliver progressive classes using a child centred approach. Even the most nervous of swimmers manage to make friends with their swimming teacher.
Children attend a half hour lesson MondayFriday. Maximum of 4 children per instructor for beginners, 6 children per instructor for improvers and advanced swimmers. All instructors are water based.
4 weeks of courses are being run at our Cardiff and Dinas Powys pools. Suitable for beginners through to advanced swimmers. £30 for 5 day course. For more information including dates/times, get in touch.

For more information call 029 2049 8308, email or visit the website


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