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It’s the last term of the academic year and we’re busily planning how to keep our kiddies entertained until the start of the long Summer holidays.

Most classes run mid September – mid December with many having a break for half term in October.  Please check with individual organisations for exact dates and prices.

We have endeavoured to ensure all classes are correct (as of August 2019) but please do get in touch if you see any inaccuracies or would like your own class added.

Before booking, it’s always worth checking to see if clubs offer any special offers such as trial classes, early bird, sibling or even a QPMs discount!  Most classes that charge by the term will also allow you to join mid-term if there is space for a reduced rate.

Many of the local sports centres also hold a range of weekday and weekend classes, which we have linked at the end of this page.

*Please note, some of the class descriptions are from the class organisers and are not necessarily the opinion of QPM’s.

 

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Little Bilinguals 

Little Bilinguals is a unique language school in the UK, enabling young children, (and grown-ups), to learn languages in welcoming and fun 30 minute classes, enjoying a friendly and kind environment for all. Original songs are sung, supported by Makaton; with a host of furry friends they go on an adventure through the Magic Garden. These classes are highly effective and proven over the last 10 years, with many of their “Little Bilinguals” enjoying the benefit of increased confidence and fluent language skills. “It’s simple, it works”

  • WHERE: Kensal Rise (Gracelands Yard, NW10) & West Hampstead (Sheriff Centre, NW6)
  • WHEN: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • AGE: 0-3y + 4-7y
  • COST: £140 per child / per term (£80 per sibling). Single session – £15 (£10 per sibling)  Book through Hoop

*Receive your first lesson FREE and then 15% off when you buy a Flexi pass, quoting QPM’s.


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Katherine Clarke Baby Massage

Over the duration of the 5 week course you will learn a full body massage to enjoy with your baby.  Massaging your baby has been shown to strengthen the bond and connection between parent and baby, as well as help with more day to day issues such as constipation, wind, can encourage sleep and start to become part of the bedtime routine.  The classes also offer the opportunity to meet other new parents in your area and Katherine facilitates discussions about many parenting issues that are relevant to the class, and subjects are led by the parents. **The course comes highly recommended and books up quickly **
  • WHERE:  The Dojo, 2A Doyle Gardens, NW10 3DA
  • WHEN: Wednesday mornings, next class is October 2nd  2019 and classes run in 5 week blocks throughout the year.  11am for 60-70 mins
  • AGE: from 4-6 weeks upwards
  • COST: £80 for 5 session course

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Learn baby & toddler signing the fun way. Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because they make it fun to learn. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (The Maqam Centre, NW6), Kensal Rise (Gracelands Yard, NW10), West Hampstead (Emmanual Church, NW6) & Willesden Green (The Queensbury, NW2)
  • WHEN: Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Fridays
  • AGE: 0 – 5 months / 2-13 months / 6-13 months / 14 – 30 months
  • COST: £104.50 – £127.50 per term

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Mini Mozart

Fabulous, interactive classical music classes for babies & toddlers.  The main difference between Mini Mozart and other music classes is that they only use Live Music and at least 2 musicians perform and interact with the children at every class. Parachutes, bubbles, instruments and puppets just add to the musical fun!  Be prepared to enjoy music!

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Interfaith Centre, Salusbury Road, NW6)
  • WHEN: Thursdays
  • AGE: Babies & toddlers
  • COST: £11 per class booked per term*. Taster sessions available where there is space

*Mini Mozart is offering 25% off to new members from the Autumn term (e mail hello@minimozart.com  for the code).


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Hartbeeps

Hartbeeps multi sensory music classes for 0-5, join us on a sound journey into the world of the imagination.

  • WHERE: Kensla Green Tuesday Mornings  / Willesden Green library – Wednesday mornings / Kensal Rise Friday afternoons
  • WHEN: Tuesday AM (KG) /Wednesday AM (WG) / Friday PM (KR)
  • AGE: Baby Bells – New born to sitting / Baby Beeps – Sitters and crawlers / Happy house – walkers and their siblings
  • COST: From £9.50 per class*  (Babies under 8 weeks go free)                                            *Try 3 classes for £18

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Mini Picassos is an art school for children who are excited about art, artists and being creative. A range of art classes are offered, alongside hosting Birthday parties and fun great Holiday Workshops!

  • WHERE: Kensal Rise (8 Station Terrace, NW10)
  • WHEN: Monday – Saturday
  • AGE: 15 months – 15 years (split between classes)
  • COST: Toddler drop in – £12 (£10 per sibling).  Early bird offer of £140 for 15 sessions.

*10% off when booking a full term quoting QPM’s.


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Monkey Music

Monkey Music lessons support your child as they learn new skills in a magical, musical environment.

Trusted by parents since 1992, there are 4-stages of classes, tailored specifically to the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-school children between 3 months and 4 years of age.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (St. Annes & St. Andrews Church, NW6); Kensal Rise (Church of Transfiguration, NW10) & Maida Vale (Lydford Hall, W9)
  • WHEN: Monday (Queen’s Park), Wednesday (Kensal Rise), Friday (Maida Vale)
  • AGE: 3 months – 4 years (4 class stages)
  • COST: £130 – £156 (dependent on class) per 13 week term or £12 per class*

*FREE first class


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Little Scientists Club

Inspire your child’s scientific curiosity by enrolling them onto a Little Scientists Club Beginner course or STEM course today.  Little Scientists Club courses help establish and strengthen the foundation for your child’s academic progress in the three branches of science – physics, chemistry and biology. In addition to learning about science, the courses teach children that every experiment is composed of steps they need to follow in order to achieve the intended result. Your child will have the opportunity to carry out a range of exciting activities and fun experiments including making a hovercraft, dissecting flowers, separating and mixing colours, making chemical reactions, the human body and more! Enrol your child today via the Little Scientists website.

Classes for Beginners, Intermediate & Expert classes

  • WHERE: St. Anne’s and St. Andrew’s, 125 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG
  • WHEN: Classes every Saturday, 21st September – 30th November (with a half term break)
  • AGE: 3-7
  • COST: Beginner course (10 sessions) £170 / Intermediate course (10 sessions) £180 / Expert course (10 sessions) £190

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Rugbytots

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme.  The fun and energetic sessions provide a safe, structured introduction into rugby.  For boys and girls aged 2-7.

Watch your child score a try, kick over the rugby posts, catching and passing.  Learn colours, number and progress to playing tag.  Build confidence, make friends all whilst having fun.

Courses run Sept – Nov, Nov – Feb, March – May & June – Jul

  • WHERE: Maida Vale (Paddington Academy, W9)
  • WHEN: Saturdays
  • AGE: 2-3.5y & 3.5 – 5y
  • COST: £9.50 per session (booking per term on a pro rata basis)*. Registration fee applies to new customers

*Free taster class subject to availability – Email cheriee@rugbytots.co.uk


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Kiddikicks

Kiddikicks football classes focuses on developing the whole body, improving the fine motor skills needed for tying laces and handwriting as well as gross motor skills for optimum physical coordination and great sportsmanship. All sessions have a football focus and end with goal scoring or match play to allow the children to use the skills they have been practicing throughout the session.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park, Kensal Rise & Maida Vale
  • WHEN: Weekdays & Saturdays
  • AGE: 18 months – 7 years
  • COST: Free trial class for all new families to Kiddikicks (between weeks 2-6 spaces permitting), thereafter classes are by the term or pro-rated from the point of joining.  Classes start from £10.20 per session. Registration fees apply for new players.*

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Drama Queens

OVERVIEW: Drama Queens are a local company dedicated to the highest quality drama classes for all ages. Led by talented actors, writers and directors, children develop confidence, creativity and communication skills through fun games and performances.

NEW for Autumn 2019 – our Saturday morning, filmmaking club for age 6-11.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Malorees School, NW6 & Maqam Centre, NW10)
  • WHEN: Weekdays & Saturdays
  • AGE: Various Classes from age 2 – 80! See website for details.
  • COST:   £125 per term for 1 hour classes (3-17yrs) / £240 per term for 2 hour classes (3-11yrs)*. Drop in classes available at Maqam centre for age 2-4 (£8). Sibling discounts available.

£10 off new term bookings when quoting QPM’s


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Mala CHERGA Theatre

Creative Dance Classes for Children by Mala CHERGA Theatre develop confidence, creativity, musicality and listening skills. They improve concentration, co-ordination, flexibility and fitness whilst having fun. Children work with experienced teachers, also professional dancers and choreographers, from Mala CHERGA Theatre in a safe and friendly environment with children’s development at the heart of their activities.  With energetic games, magical stories, a wide variety of stimuli and music our workshops provide a unique learning experience that inspires and encourages.  With performance opportunities throughout the year children get to show their talent and skills to their friends and family.

  • WHERE: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL
  • WHEN: Tuesday 17th September – 10th December (12 classes)
  • AGE: 3-5 and 6-9 year olds
  • COST: 3-5y – £32 (members of Beethoven Centre) or £45 (associate members) / 6-9y – £42 (all participants)

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Swimming Nature at the Maqam Centre

Baby & Infant Swimming Lessons: 

Teach your baby to swim.  Get your baby in the pool and prepare them to be confident swimmers. Swimming is a natural experience for babies, and the structured activities at Swimming Nature maximise the benefits of an early introduction to water.
Purpose built baby friendly changing rooms, a UV treated pool , water temperature of 31 degrees and qualified empathetic baby swimming teachers.
Children’s Swimming Lessons:
Swimming Nature’s expert instructors have been teaching children across the UK to swim beautifully.
The key is their world class instructors who work with your child in the water giving them individual instruction and attention. This ensures rapid learning of the correct strokes which we achieve at a young age.

Swimming Nature helps children move through 7 different water animal levels until they are swimming all four strokes and able to swim Medley.  30 minute weekly classes with a maximum of 2 children per teacher.

Purpose built baby friendly changing rooms, a UV treated pool , water temperature of 31 degrees and qualified empathetic baby swimming teachers.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10)
  • WHEN: Weekdays & Weekends
  • AGE: Baby & Infant: 3 – 12months / 1-2 years / 2-3 years. Child: 3y – 12y
  • COST: Infant & Baby group lessons – £20 / Children’s semi-private – £32*

*QPM’s receive 10% off the first terms booking for babies 3 months to 3 years and children 3 years +. Enter QPM01 to get 10% discount online or call 020 7625 0375.


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 The Maqam Centre

Queen’s Parks’ Neighbourhood Hub!

The Maqam centre, on the north side of Queen’s Park has a wealth of classes suitable for children from birth through to teens.  Classes include swimming with Swimming Nature, Mamma Method (new!), Little Dance Academy, Petite Performers, Grace & Poise, Sing & Sign & Drama Queens.

Plus:

MAQAM Kids Yoga (age 4-7 & 8-11): An active but calming Kid’s Yoga class nurturing healthy bodies and minds. Our yoga classes provide kid’s with space where they can develop their radiant little selves through warm-up sequences, breath work, games, poses and relaxation. Wednesdays 4 – 4.30pm & 4.30 – 5pm (£9 p/w).

MAQAM Teen Tribe Yoga (age 12-18y): Life today can be stressful, especially for teens. Learn how yoga helps us to relieve stress and find balance while providing teens with the gift of mindfulness, health and inner-strength. Mondays – 6-7pm (£9 p/w).

Weekly practice in a mixed group of inspiring young adults. Teen Tribe work individually and in pairs. All work is carefully facilitated with an experienced yoga teacher.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Maqam Centre, NW10)
  • WHEN: Classes every day as per above, check the website for further details
  • AGE: Birth – teens
  • COST: Varies, dependent on classes

The Maqam also has a beautiful 50 seater Scandinavian style cafe for the whole family to enjoy. In conjunction with the Yusuf/Cat Stevens foundation.


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Fireflies Dance School

Fireflies Dance School in Queen’s Park & Kensal Rise offers Ballet & Hip Hop classes & children’s dance parties. It is run by local Queen’s Park Mum Natalie Hall who is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
  • WHERE:  Queen’s Park (NY Pilates & Salusbury Rooms, NW6) & Kensal Rise (Moberley Sports Centre, NW10) 
  • WHEN: Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Thursdays/ Saturdays
  • AGE: Ballet – 2.5 – 11+ (Royal Academy of Dance syllabus) / Hip Hop – 3.5 – 11+
  • COST: See www.firefliesdance.com
  • CONTACT: natalie@firefliesdance.com / 07447 484937 to book a FREE trial class

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Riva Coding Weekend Club

Develop your coding skills and indulge in making during these Saturday 9 am classes, rated outstanding by previous and current students.

  • WHERE: The Granville, 140 Carlton Vale, NW6 5HE
  • WHEN: Saturdays, 9am – 10am
  • AGE: 8-12 years
  • COST: £299 per term.  Pro-rated if you join mid-term.

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Fire Tech gives bright young minds a head-start into the world of STEM. Whether your child is a complete beginner or tech enthusiasts, there’s a place for them at Fire Tech. Courses include Game Design, Python and Java coding, and an exploratory Junior Tech Club.
  • WHERE: Bayswater College, South Hampstead High School, Chelsea Academy
  • WHEN: Courses start in September and run for 5 to 10 weeks depending on the programme.
  • AGE:  9-17 y
  • COST: £300  per course

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Brondesbury Tennis

The Junior Programme, including Mini Tennis, offers weekly tennis coaching for children of all ages. The sessions are led by experienced LTA qualified coaches and ratios are kept within LTA guidelines. Groups are constructed around a weekly theme which help the children develop an all round game. These are based on technical and tactical teach points. Indoor space is available in bad weather and classes run 7 days a week.
  • WHERE: 5A Harman Drive, London, NW2 2EB
  • WHEN: Monday – Sunday: 9th September – 8th December
  • AGE: 3-18 + adults
  • COST: £122 – £180 per term (non members)*

*Sibling discount available


Other options nearby:

Gracelands Yard, Kensal Rise
Moberly Sports Centre, Kensal Rise
Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale
Sheriff Centre, West Hampstead

Willesden Sports Centre


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