Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years)

Congleton and Sandbach

Below is a list of local baby classes, baby groups, playgroups, toddler classes, toddler groups, preschool classes and preschool groups in Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas including baby sensory, arts and crafts, messy play, baby signing, baby ballet, baby massage and yoga, outdoor classes and playgroups, baby swimming lessons and more.

If you know of any other classes, groups, days out or other things to do with kids in Cheshire which are not already listed, or would like to feature in the list, please contact us here.

Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class and group times or costs.


ABC Toddlers at St Peter’s, Elworth

We operate on Thursdays from 10 am to 11.30am. There are toys and toddler centric activities, such as singing and storytelling. There is plenty of space with changing facilities. Most importantly there is always a cup of tea or coffee for parents and guardians.

St Peter’s Church Hall has plenty of parking.

School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach, CW11 3HU

T: 01270 762213

Astbury Church Toddler Group

With three different rooms there is plenty going on: a safe area for the littlest ones, a central room for the bigger toys and a third space for crafts and painting.

Wednesdays in the Village Hall during school terms from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.

Astbury Village Hall, Peel Lane, Congleton CW12 4RQ

Babies Together

A group for parents/carers of babies aged from birth to 12 months, you will have the opportunity to speak to staff for advice/support.

FREE

Thursday 11-12.30

Congleton Children’s Centre, New Street, Congleton CW12 3AH

T: 01260 371061

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Baby Bounce

Free. Suitable for babies from 0 to walking age only.

Tuesdays 2.00-2.30pm- weekly in term time only.

Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Baby Group at St Peter’s, Elworth

Each Wednesday from 10 am to midday. There are lots of toys and baby centric activities. There is plenty of space and of course all the facilities needed for baby changing. And most importantly there is always a cup of tea or coffee for parents and guardians.

St Peter’s Church Hall has plenty of parking.

School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach, CW11 3HU

T: 01270 762213.

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 Sensory – Congleton

Baby Sensory was the first (and original) baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and sensory development from birth to 13 months.

Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 Birth to 13 months

Thursday 11:30 – 12:30 Birth to 13 months

T: 07814 561573

Baby Sensory-Sandbach

Baby Sensory was the first (and original) baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and sensory development from birth to 13 months.

Wednesday 11:30 – 12:30 Birth to 13 months

Wednesday 13:00 – 14:00 Birth to 13 months

Sandbach Health and Fitness, Bradwall Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RA

T: 07814 561573

Baby Yoga with Lunar Well Being

Thursdays 11.30 – 12.30pm

Warmingham Village Hall, School Lane, CW11 3QN

T: Amy – 07725895709

Bloom Baby – Nurturing Little Ones from Birth to Beyond

The most talked about Baby Classes in the Region and growing across the U.K.!

We are passionate about Babies and Mothers well-being and aim to provide friendly, fun classes to promote both bonding and babies development.

Caterpillar Club 0-6m and Busy Bees 6m-15m

Classes held in Sandbach. Mottram St Andrews and Knutsford

T: 07784 363132

Bumps, Babies and Toddlers Playgroup – Holmes Chapel Methodist Church

We have lots of toys, crafts, snacks, tea, coffee and a few songs.

And all this for just £1.50 and only 50p for each additional sibling.

Monday’s 9:30 to 11:00am term time only.

Holmes Chapel Methodist Church, 4 Hawthorn Villas, Holmes Chapel, Crewe CW4 7AR

T: 01477 532564

Carers and Toddlers

The group is for children from babies until school age.  There are toys for the younger ones, craft activities for the older ones and singing for all ages.  There is a break for refreshments.

Tuesday 10 – 11:30 during term time

Trinity Methodist Church Hall, 7-9 Wagg St, Congleton CW124BA

T: 01260 270899

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Congleton Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 6 lanes and an additional learner pool perfect for little ones. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 18 months to 3 years and 3 years and above, family fun swims, aquafit and more.

Worrall Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1DT

T:01260 387717

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

NB – CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO CHURCH REFURBISHMENT – PLEASE CHECK WITH ORGANISER BEFORE ATTENDING 

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Diddi Dance – Sandbach and Congleton

Diddi dance classes are designed to help your toddler enhance their coordination and rhythm. We are here to nurture their natural love of movement in a structured yet relaxed 45-minute class.

Monday 10:00am Age 1.5 – 4.5

Elworth Scout Hut, School Lane , Sandbach, Cheshire, CW113HU

Wednesday 10:15am Age 1.5 – 4.5

Congleton Football Club, 5 Ivy Gardens, Congleton CW12 4GA

T: Laura – 07545 194639

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

Family activities at Congleton Library

Family activities – Saturdays 10.00-12.00 noon – weekly. Join us for free drop-in crafts, games, LEGO or colouring.

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1ET

T: 01260 375550

Family Fun Sessions at Sandbach Leisure Centre

Sundays 10am-12pm

Sandbach Leisure Centre, Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Future Stars Dance, Congleton

Offering classes in different types of dance including ballet and tap from 2 years upwards.  Boogie babies classes from 6 months.

Venues include Biddulph High School, Biddulph Moor Village Hall &  Witness The Fitness gym in Congleton

Please contact class provider for more informant and timetable.

T: 07896 978419

Haslington Baby and Toddler Group

Our group runs on a Tuesday and Thursday morning (term time) at 9.45-11.45am. We have a wide selection of toys out for your little ones to play with, and we also love crafts and messy play! For children newborn – 5.
Entry is £2.50 per 1st adult and child (over 12months old) and then any additional adult and children are 50p each.
Yoxall Village Hall, Crewe

Home Education Forest School with Go Wild With Nature

Fridays 9.30am-2.30pm fortnightly

Forest School inspired activities. Den building, craft, fire lighting, cooking & woodland games.

We are all DBS cleared, Fully insured, have relevant qualifications.

Hassall Green Nature Reserve

T : 07540707033

Little Angels: Mother, Baby & Toddler Group at New Life Church, Congleton

We aim to provide good quality activities and crafts for the children and yummy treats and a nice cuppa for the parents/carers during the afternoon and there will always be someone with a listening ear if you need to have a good chat.

£1.50 for adults and one child and 25p for additional children.

Tuesday from 12.30 pm-2.45 pm during term time

New Life Church, West Road, Congleton CW12 4EY

T: 01260 297961

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 Fishes Parents & Tots Group

Tuesdays 10-11.45 during term time

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

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

T: 01270 753345

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Louise Carter School of Dance

Takes children from age 2.5. Classes on Saturday mornings.  Please contact class owner for further details.

Mossley Old School, 122 Leek Rd, Congleton CW12 3HX

 

 

Mini Builders

This is a session for preschool age children to play and puzzle with Duplo.

Its a free event and no need to book.

Tuesdays 10.30am

Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Moo Music – Sandbach

Moo Music is a great fun and interactive regular music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance and play.

Friday 10:30 – 11:15

Sandbach Cricket Club, Hind Heath Road, Sandbach, CW11 3LZ

T: 07921 909717

Mossley Toddler Group

Weekly term time toddle group for under 5’s. Lots of toys to play with including an area for non-walkers. Tea/coffee and biscuits for adults. Snack including fruit and water/juice for all children.

Friday 9.30am – 11.30am

Mossley Village Hall, Bida Lane, Congleton

 

 

Mummy and Baby Pilates – Pilates with Katy

Post Natal Pilates class for Mums, and baby can come along to!

Days and times change frequently so please check with provider.

Studio 4ORCE PT and Wellness Centre Unit 2 Spring Farm, Moss Lane. Minshull Vernon, CW1 4RJ

Mums and Tots

Every Wednesday during term time from 10.00 am

Congleton United Reform Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1HE

T: 01260 273901

My Babytime Sing and Social

My Babytime & Ruby’s Fund run weekly Sing & Social sessions. Pre-booking is advised but if there are spaces avaiable then you can just drop into either session. Both sessions are action packed soft play, music & movement classes with time to socialise with other families.

Friday 9.20 is aimed at families with children of all ages.

Friday 10.30 is suitable for non-walking babies

Ruby’s Fund, Meridian House, Roe St, Congleton CW12 1PG

T: 07590 025253

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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Newborn Nurture Baby Massage and Yoga

Newborn nurture offers baby massage 10-11am and baby yoga classes 11-12am in Haslington Mondays, Cranage Tuesdays, Congleton Wednesdays, and Comberbach Thursdays.

T:  07906953326

Open Play at Ruby’s Fund

Open play is an inclusive play session for children of all abilities to visit the centre and have a play with their grown ups!

Children must be supervised at all times.

Saturdays 9.30-12.30

Ruby’s Fund, Meridian House, Roe St, Congleton CW12 1PG

T: 01260 277666

 

 

Toddler and Pre School Dance at Jo-Anne Bayley School of Dance

Saturday  9-10am Parents and Tots (walking age+)

Saturday 9.30-10am Pre-Primary Ballet

Saturday 11-11.30am Pre-Primary Tap

Saturday 11.30-12.30pm Nursury Rhyme Ballet, Tap and Disco (2-4yrs)

Unit 1, Newman Close, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4TR

T: Jo-Anne 07812997183 or Emily 07495853197

 

Playgroup – Wheelock Methodist Church

Wednesdays 9.15-10.45am.

Lots of ride-ons and separate baby play area. Healthy snacks and singing time! All welcome.

Crewe Road, Wheelock, Sandbach CW11 3RT

 

Pram Fit

Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you.

Every first Tuesday of the month

Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR

T: Kelly – 07803 245590

 

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 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.

Wednesday 1-1.45 and 1.45-2.30

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

T: 01270 767491

Pre School Gymnastics – Sandbach Gymnastics

Classes operate on weekday mornings and afternoons for pre-school age boys and girls (2-4). The classes are taught by qualified coaches with the emphasis placed on learning basic gymnastics and fun.

Friday 9.15-10

Friday 10-10.45

Sandbach Gymastics Millbuck Park Millbuck Way Sandbach Cheshire CW11 3HT

T: 01270 767491

Rhymetime

Wednesday 10.30-11.00 during term time

FREE

Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1FJ

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Rhymetime

Thursday 10.30 -11 during term time

FREE

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1ET

T:01260 375550

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Rugbytots SE Cheshire & Staffordshire Moorlands

Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches.

Runs daily classes in Macclesfield, Poynton, Congleton and Biddulph.

T: 0345 313 6720

Rugbytots – Sandbach

Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches.

Various class on Saturdays.

Sandbach Boys School Crewe Road Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3NS

T: 0345 313 6705

Sandbach Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 4 lanes. Swimming activities include parent and child lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years and lessons for ages 3 and above, fun swims and more.

Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Stay and Play

Our sessions include messy play, art and craft, painting, imaginative play, sing songs and much more!

Under 2’s focus play area will be on offer

Mondays 9.15-10.45am

Congleton and Holmes Chapel Children’s Centre, New Street, Congleton CW12 3AH

T: 01260 371061

 

Stay and Play Together at Congleton Library

Sessions include:

  • messy play
  • art and craft
  • painting
  • imaginative play
  • sing songs and much more!

Thursday 13.30-15.00

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton CW12 1ET

T: 01260 375550

 

Story Book Art Session

Sandbach Art Room will be in the library on Thursday morning holding their story book art session.  Hear a story then create a fun craft to take home.

Thursday 9.30-10.30

Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

 

 

Storytime

Mondays 10.30-11 during term time 

FREE

Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

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Storytime

Tuesday 10.30-11 during term time

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton

T: 01260 375550

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The Yoga Tree, Congleton

Offers yoga for babies, toddlers, tweens and teens.

The Yoga Tree Studio, Glebe Farm, Astbury, CW12 4RQ

T: 07859 910750

Tiddly Boppers

Fun and relaxed movement/motor skills classes for cruisers and upwards.

Thursdays in the siblings room at Ruby’s Fund, refreshments and play from 9.30am then class at 10am

Classes £4 per bopper plus £2 for siblings (there is only a charge for siblings taking part)

Try a session for just £2! Can pay weekly or block book for a 10% discount.

Ruby’s Fund, Meridian House, Roe St, Congleton CW12 1PG

T:  07964 138482

Tiny Dancers – LB Dance

The Tiny Dancers class is designed for children from 2 – 4 Yrs and their parent/guardian. This class will help start to develop their gross motor skills along with balance, co ordination, awareness and strength.

Thursdays 3:45pm – 4:15pm

Albion Works, Havannah St, Congleton CW12 2AQ

T: 07482 117 317

Toddler Group

We hold a toddler group at Havannah Primary School every Friday morning from 9.00 – 11.00am for pre-school children.  £1 per person.

Each week there are lots of toys and equipment to play with, a themed craft activity to do and refreshments for all.  Come along for some fun and a chat.

Havannah Primary School, Malhamdale Rd, Congleton CW12 2DF

T: 01260 387060

Toddler Time – Sandbach Gymnastics

£1 per person, The sessions are supervised by the child’s parent / grandparent or minder. These session are designed to enable supervised play and interaction of the family unit in a fun and safe environment.Crawling – 4 years

Tuesday 9.30-10.30

Sandbach Gymastics Millbuck Park Millbuck Way Sandbach Cheshire CW11 3HT

T: 01270 767491

Toddler Yoga

Move through a magical journey using asanas, songs and breathing techniques where children can use their imaginations and end with a calming relaxation.

Check with Studio for current courses.

The Yoga Tree Studio, Glebe Farm, Congleton CW12 4RQ

T: 07859 910750

 

Tots & Co

Tuesdays 10 – 12 during term time

For babies, toddlers and their carers to meet together and enjoy each other’s company in a cosy and caring environment. We have a large and pleasant room, with facilities for changing and feeding babies, and with lots of toys, and friendly helpers.   As well as offering a wide range of toys we sometimes have story time and craft activities.

£1 per family

Sandbach Baptist Church, 36 Green St, Sandbach CW11 1GX

T: 07966 202913

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Tree Tots Parent & Child Nature Group, Sandbach

Go Wild offers a child-led approach. Activities: wildart, mudplay, waterplay, songs, stories, hammocks & toasting marshmallows. Children will become confident in self directed play and imagination. We are a very relaxed group! Come and join us.

Wednesday’s at Hassall Green Nature Reserve, Sandbach 10.30-12.30

Walking- 4 years

T: Caron 07540707033