Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years)


Playgroups and classes

East Cheshire and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for children.

Below is a list of the local playgroups and children’s activities classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £10 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.

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If we’ve missed any Classes you know of we’d love to hear from you – basic listings are free so please get in touch via the contact page.

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Pregnancy Yoga with Saffron

Saffrons Yoga was set up by me, Saffron! I have been surrounded by yoga my whole life. My inspiring mother has practiced yoga since she was 15 and therefore has always practiced yoga with and around me and my brother. Its a way of life for us all and it felt natural for me teach others the joys and benefits of yoga.

I trained as a yoga teach with Dru yoga on a four year course and completed the course age 27 years, in March 2009.

When I had my first child, I wanted to learn more about yoga with babies and share my knowledge with other mums that might need support so I set up baby yoga classes in Macclesfield, in 2009.

When I was pregnant with my second child, I trained as a specialist in pregnancy yoga. I learnt and taught pregnancy yoga all through my pregnancy till 3 weeks before my due date and it kept me strong.

My style of teaching is a combination of Dru Prenatal yoga, teaching from Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Janine Hurley, Wendy Teasdill and Hypno Yoga with my own experience and unique energy.  I continue to have my own personal yoga practice that I enjoy with my children and partner.

And now I am committed to supporting women during this special time in there lives, I enjoy continuing my training with world renowned teachers such as Uma Dinsmore Tuli and passing on what I have learnt and educating woman to how to use their body and breath to birth their baby in the best possible way.

I teach pregnancy yoga on Mondays at 6pm at Macclesfield Hospital Antenatal Clinic, Victoria Rd, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 3BL and on Tuesdays at 7pm at Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE


For more information see my website, follow me on Facebook  or call me on 01625 432997.



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Rhythm Time

Give your child a GREAT start!

FUN, EDUCATIONAL & AWARD-WINNING music classes near you for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers.  We run classes across Cheshire every day.

Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions.

This is a crucial time in your Little One’s early development, so it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our multi-sensory music classes, specially created to nurture and enhance EVERY child’s development.

You’ll enjoy a wide range of carefully structured activities to help their

  • & lots more!

Rhythm Time also helps stimulates your child’s imagination and gives them the perfect foundation for school and future music making.

Are you a Mum2Be? Then why not PREVIEW one of our Young Baby classes (for 0-6 month old babies) to see how your newborn can benefit as soon as they’re born!

We are fully accredited members of the Children’s Activities Association which means that you can be confident that our quality classes are some of the best available for parents and carers.

Book your nearest class today here.

We run classes in:

Mondays – Congleton, Hartford, Prestbury, Cheadle Hulme and Newcastle

Tuesdays – Sandbach, Nantwich, Prestbury and Newcastle

Wednesdays – Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Davenham and Alsager

Thursdays – Prestbury, Alderley Edge and Lostock Gralam

Fridays – Prestbury, Poynton, Bramhall, Knutsford and Holmes Chapel

Call Frances on 01270 884583, visit our Website or find us on Facebook 



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Make your child’s development more fun!

Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines

All Rugbytots SE Cheshire & Staffordshire Moorlands classes are run by Alick Willis who this year was voted the ‘Nations Favourite Rugbytots Coach’ and also recently Won ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5’s’ at the What’s on 4 Kids Awards 2018 in London.

You can find out more about Rugbytots at www.rugbytots.co.uk

Email: alick@rugbytots.co.uk

Mobile: 07961 045330




Local Timetable 


Mulberry’s Sport Complex, Club AZ Alderley Park, Nr Alderley Edge
10.15am 2-3.5 years
11.00am 3.5-5 years


Mossley Village Hall, Congleton
9.10am 2-3.5 years

9.50am 2-3.5 years

10.30am 3.5-5 years
11.25am 3.5-5 years

Macclesfield Leisure Centre
3.55pm Reception & Year 1
4.50pm Reception & Year 1


Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre
9.20am 3.5-5 years
10.15am 2-3.5 years


Macclesfield Leisure Centre
9.30am 2-3.5 years Full
10.10am 3.5-5 years
11.05am 2-3.5 years
11.45am 3.5-5 years
4.00pm Reception & Year 1

Poynton Civic Hall
9.20am 3.5-5 years
10.15am 2-3.5 years
10.55am 2-3.5 years
11.35am 3.5-5 years
12.30pm 2-3.5 years

Macclesfield Leisure Centre
8.10am 2.3.5 years
8.50am 5-7 years
9.45am 3.5-5 years
10.40am 2-3.5 years
11.20am 3.5-5 years
12.15pm 5-7 years

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Toddler Sense

Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and
children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure in this fast-moving, action-packed programme. The classes are very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment

Monday 09:30 – 10:30 – 13 months to 2 years 6 months

Monday 10-10.45 – 2 years  to 4 years 6 months

Poynton Sports Club, London Rd North, Poynton, SK12 1AG

Thursday 09:30 – 10:30 – 13 months to 2 years 6 months

Thursday 10:45 – 11:45 2 years to 4 years 6 months

Mottram St Andrew Village Hall, The Sheiling, Wilmslow Old Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4QP

Friday 09:30 – 10:30 13 months to 2 years 6 months

Friday 11:00 – 12:00 2 years to 4 years 6 months

Friday 13:30 – 14:30 13 months to 4 years 6 months

Chorley Village Hall Knutsford Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 7SF

For more information and to book classes click here

Call Rachel on 07508 016 600 or email her at eastcheshire@toddlersense.co.uk.

Keep up to date with the latest Toddler Sense news via the Facebook page.



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Water Babies

The Water Babies programme consists of seventeen 10 week chapters and we teach little ones from birth to four years old –  most parents/babies stay with us right the way through and then progress to the local mainstream sessions.

The course is very specialised.  It involves teaching babies’ water confidence and safety whilst also trying to ensure that their first experience of water is both fun and stimulating. We teach without the use of armbands and babies learn to experience being under the water as well as on its surface.

Apart from the health benefits, our parents love coming to lessons because they are very sociable and many strong friendships are formed at lessons. It’s also a really good way for parents to bond with their babies (skin to skin contact being another important factor).

Water Babies fundraise for Tommy’s the Baby Charity every two years and this year we are really proud to say we raised 1.3 million pounds by holding ‘Splashathons’ in our classes. This money goes directly to the charity to enable them to carry out their work. We are really proud to be their second highest corporate sponsor, behind only Asda.

For more and to book classes visit the Waterbabies website, follow our Facebook page or call 01270 611111.

Mumbler Offer: For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote East Cheshire MUMbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your welcome pack worth £10.99!


Baby Ballet – Poynton

Our team of lovely teachers teach lots of babyballet stars each week in our babyballet dance classes including ballet and tap for little boys and girls.

Mondays 9:30 – Tinies (ages 18 months- 3 years)

Brookside Garden Centre London Road North, Poynton SK12 1BY

T: Miss Betty – 07399 472449

Baby Blossom

A group for babies and their parents to engage in floor play using a range of sensory and other resources. Share experiences and advice with other parents and professionals in a fun and stimulating environment.

Monday 10-11.30

Oakenclough Children’s Centre, Colshaw Drive, Wilmslow SK9 2PZ

T: 01625 374 180


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Baby Massage – Holmes Chapel Library

Learn to massage your baby from our qualified massage instructors. Helps to relive colic and relax baby and parent.

For more information on the dates for this 4 week course, please contact Congleton Childrens Centre on 01260 371 061.

Holmes Chapel Library, London Road, Holmes Chapel, CW4 7AP

T: 01260 371 061

Baby Massage

IAIM Baby Massage courses in Poynton, Hazel Grove and Bramhall. Suitable from birth to 10 months. To soothe, nurture and bond with your baby. All baby’s noises and states welcomed in class.

The Centre, 107 Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1JA

Mondays 12-1.30pm – please check with course provider for dates and details of next course.

T: Suzanne – 07738 564666


Caterpillar Music

Give your child a head-start with our weekly music classes which use exciting themes, colourful instruments and baby safe puppets to encourage creative learning.

Monday – 0 to 36 months


Wilmslow Parish Centre, The Carrs, Cliff Road  Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4AA

Monday – 18 months-4 years


Wilmslow Parish Centre, The Carrs, Cliff Road  Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4AA

T: 0870 199 90 90



Childminder Drop In

A drop in session for local childminders and children.

Mondays 9.30-11.30 during term time


Hurdsfield Childrens Centre, Hulley Road, Macclesfield SK10 2LW

T: 01625 378081

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Cross Street Parent & Toddler Group

A wide range of play equipment for toddlers including: bouncy castle, ball pool, large play blocks, slide, play house and small world toys

£2 per family

Mondays 1.30-3pm during term time

Congleton Pentecostal Church, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ

T: 01260 273635

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Energi Toddlers

Our Toddler Sessions provide under 5s and their parents, guardians, nannies or grandparents specific sessions they can enjoy entertainment and physical activity together.

£4 Toddlers and £4 Adults

Monday to Friday 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm

Each Toddler Session is 1 hour.

Energi Trampoline Park, Epsom Avenue, Handforth, Wilmslow, SK9 3PW

T: 0161 672 6799 

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Exercise with Baby

Exercise with baby is a unique postnatal exercise and recovery program, that really works at getting mummy fit, strong and toned. All while Baby is fully included throughout our entire routines!

Monday – 9.45am

Level 2 (6 – 16months)

The Wesley Centre, Sandbach Methodist Church, Wesley Avenue, CW11 1DG

Monday – 11.00am

Level 1 (7/8 weeks – 7 months)

The Wesley Centre, Sandbach Methodist Church, Wesley Avenue, CW11 1DG

Mondays – 1.15pm

Mixed Level (7/8 weeks – 16 months)

The New Life Church, Danesford Community Centre, West Rd, Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12 4EY

T: 07966 223396

Gruff Outdoor Learning Play Group

Our weekly Gruff’s Mini Farmers sessions are for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Activities include meeting and learning about our animals, harvesting and planting, painting and creative crafts and free playtime.

Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11.30

Also offers childrens party packages.

Messuage Farm, Messuage Lane, Marton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9HS

T: 07729 825082

NB – sessions not running until February

Little Acorns

Children’s gardening Club

Every Monday and Thursday (excluding Bank Holiday) 10.00am-11.00am

Fryer’s Garden Centre, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0SX

T: 01565 755455

Little Fishes Parents & Tots Group 

Held in our Winterley church building.A time of relaxation and chat whilst the young children mix and play within a friendly, safe environment.

Monday 10-11.45 during term time

Wheelock Heath Baptist Church Hassall Rd, Winterley, Sandbach CW11 4RJ

Little Lambs Baby & Toddler Group

Monday 10-11.45 during term time

£1 per family

Langley Methodist Chapel Church Hall Cockhall Lane Langley

T: 01260 252009

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Little Strikers at Wilmslow Football Academy

Children are never too young to start learning how to play football and interact with other children as well as the coaches. This is a totally unique introduction to the most popular team sport in the world.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.00 during term time

18 months to 4 years old

Parish Hall (The Carrs Car Park), Cliff Road SK9 4AA

Little Superstars Multi Sports – Knutsford and Wilmslow

Multi sport sessions for children from walking age to five for over ten years. Every week, the children are given the opportunity to experience one of our 18 different sports that we have to offer.

Mondays – 9.30-10.20

Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Station Rd, Wilmslow, SK9 1BU

Mondays – 10-10.50

Knutsford Methodist Church Hall, princess street, Knutsford, WA16 6BY

T: 01925 555859


Mums & Tots

Friendly drop in group

£1.50 per family

Mondays 9.30-11.15 during term time

Prestbury Village Hall, 45 Macclesfield Rd, Prestbury, Macclesfield

T: 01625 829712

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My Babytime Sing & Social

An action packed music & movement class. Suitable from 12 weeks to 4 years. No booking required just drop in.

£5 for 1 Adult and 1 Child and 50p per extra adult/child attending

Monday 9.30 – 11.55

New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY

T: 07590 025253

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Oasis Baby and Toddler Group

Oasis is a group for children under five years of age and their parents and carers.

£25 per family per term

We meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 11:30am at term time.

St Johns Knutsford & Toft, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH

T:01565 755160


Open the Door Rhyme Time and Bubbles

30 minutes sensory RhymesTime & Bubbles sessions. Suitable for tiny babies through to pre-schoolers.

£2 per child per session, £1 siblings

Monday 10:30

Gastown Café in Macclesfield

T: 07553 566070

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Open the Door Baby Sensory Class

Our multisensory BabyTime sessions provide lots of special bonding & development activities that you & your baby will love & you’ll remember for many years to come.

Wednesday 11am

Tytherington Family Worship Church 57 Sandwich Dr, Macclesfield SK10 2UD

T: Ruth – 075535 66070

Parents Bumps and Babies Group

Babes in arms very welcome, tea, coffee, biscuits and friendly face to welcome you

Monday 10-11.30

£2 per family

Mother Nature Sanctuary, 104 Palmerston St, Bollington, SK10 5PW

T: 01625 363073

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Playaway Toddler Group

Our long running and highly popular toddler group. Crafts, singing, stories and lots of playing.

Mondays 9.30-11.30 during term time

Poynton Baptist Church, Poynton SK12 1RE

T: 01625 859036

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Pre School Gymnastics – Sandbach Gymnastics

Classes operate on weekday mornings and afternoons for pre-school age boys and girls. The classes are taught by qualified coaches with the emphasis placed on learning basic gymnastics and fun. 2-4 years. Courses run for 6 weeks. Gymnast Insurance is required

Monday 1-1.45 and 1.45 to 2.30

Sandbach Gymnastics, Millbuck Park, Millbuck Way, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3HT

T: 01270 767491

Pre School Tap & Ballet – Aspinall Academy of Dance

Choose Aspinall Academy of Dance for professional and friendly dance training in modern dance, tap dance, street dance, ballet and musical theatre.

Monday 2-2.40

Dance Studio, Aspinall Academy of Dance,The Guide Hall Hawthorne Street Wilmslow SK9 5EJ

Rainbow Tots

Informal parent and toddler group. 

£1 per child

Mondays 9.30-11.30 during term time

Calvary Church, 2 Merebrook Road, Macclesfield SK11 8RH

T: 01625 615115

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Mondays 2.30-3pm during term time 


Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE

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School in the Woods

The sessions include snacks, free exploration of our garden area and a ringtime session. We are completely outdoors so please dress for the weather. We also have use of our sheltered areas and our very cosy bell tent!

Monday 10.00-11.45

Davenport Methodist Church, Holmes Chapel Road, CW12 4SS

T: 07748637847

Songs & Rhymes for Toddlers

20 minute songs & rhymes sessions for babies, pre-schoolers and parents/carers.

Mondays 9.30 and 10.15 during term time

£1.50 per session

Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Close, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR

T: 01625 528 892

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Stay and Play

Crafts, indoor and outdoor play, singalong and healthy snack

Mondays 1.30-3pm during term time 


Knutsford Childrens Centre, Manor Park North, Knutsford WA16 8DB

T: 01625 374904

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Mondays 2.30-3pm during term time 


Handforth Library, Wilmslow Rd, Handforth SK9 3ES

T: 01625 378272

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Mondays 10.30-11 during term time 


Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

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Mondays 11-11.30 during term time 


Wilmslow Library, South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

T: 01625 374060

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Sweaty Mama – Mobberley

Sweaty Mama is a unique and effective post natal fitness class allowing you to exercise with your child. No need to organise childcare, Sweaty Mama allows you to bond with your child whilst you undertake the workout, utilising their weight to intensify the exercise. Over the course of sessions, you gradually build up your fitness level and strengthen your core to rehabilitate your body after having a child. A fab, fun workout to upbeat music both you and your child will love!

Monday 10.30am

The Rajar Building, Town Lane, Mobberley WA16 7ER

T – Georgina – 07487 729847

Tiny Talk – Bollington

Learn to communicate with your baby before they can speak, at an award-winning TinyTalk baby signing class.

Monday 11.15-12.15 Toddler talking – confident walkers to pre school

Monday 12.30-1.30 – Baby Signing – Babies – birth to 18 months

Bollington Arts Centre Wellington Road Bollington

T: 07941 904033

Trinity Tots 

Trinity Tots welcomes preschoolers and their carers for a morning of fun activities.

Mondays 9.30-11 during term time 

£1 per family

Holy Trinity Church, Hurdsfield

T: 01625 424587

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