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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 end of April – mid July with many having a break for half term in May.  Please check with individual organisations for exact dates and prices.

We have endeavoured to ensure all classes are correct (as of April 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 Scientists Club

Inspire your child’s scientific curiosity by enrolling them onto a Little Scientists Club course. 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!

Classes for Beginners, Intermediate, Expert & Re-cap classes

  • WHERE: St. Anne’s and St. Andrew’s, 125 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG
  • WHEN: Classes every Saturday, 27th April – 6th July (with a half term break)
  • AGE: 3-6
  • COST: 10 sessions between £170 – £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 March – May & May – July

  • 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)*

*Free taster class subject to availability


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Drama Queens 

Drama Queens are a local company dedicated to the highest quality drama classes for all ages, all led by talented actors using drama games, music and movement to teach voice, posture, movement, confidence, creativity, communication and social skills.

Drama Queens run groups in Queens Park for all ages: pre-school, primary, teens and adults!

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Malorees School, NW6 & Maqam Centre, NW10)
  • WHEN: Weekdays & Saturdays
  • AGE: Various Classes, Age 2 – 80!
  • COST:  £7 drop in or £60 per term for 30 min class (2–4yrs) / £125 per term for 1 hour classes (3-17yrs) / £240 per term for 2 hour Saturday classes (3-11yrs)*

*Sibling discount available & £10 off when quoting 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: £88 per child (£44 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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Hartbeeps

Multi sensory music class productions for the very young. Join Hartbeeps on a different magical adventure every week

  • WHERE: Kensal Rise (Church of Transfiguration, Chamberlayne Road, NW10); Kensal Green (Hazel Road Community Centre, NW10) / Willesden Green (WG Library, NW10)
  • WHEN: Tuesdays (Kensal Green), Wednesdays (Willesden Green), Fridays (Kensal Rise)
  • AGE: Birth – Sitting / Sitting & Crawling / Confident Walkers – age 4
  • COST: 3 trial classes for £18 or a single class for £12

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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 & St. Annes & St Andrews Salusbury Road, NW6), Kensal Rise (Gracelands Yard, NW10), West Hampstead (Emmanual Church, NW6) & Willesden Green (The Queensbury, NW2)
  • WHEN: Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Thursdays / 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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Swimming Nature at the Maqam Centre

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.

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

*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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Swimming Nature at Moberly Sports Centre

Swimming Nature’s one-to-one and two-to-one swimming lessons are now running at Moberly Sports Centre. Swimming Nature offers personally tailored in-water tuition which addresses your child’s individual needs, whilst the stimulating lesson plans ensure your kids are active and engaged for the entirety of their sessions. Enrol your little ones today, and watch as they begin swimming beautifully and effortlessly!

  • WHERE: Moberly Sports Centre, 25 Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3NB
  • WHEN: Classes every day, check the website for further details
  • AGE: 3+
  • COST: Varies, dependent on classes*

*QPM’s receive 10% off the first term when booking via the website or by calling 03445 040506 and quoting MUMS10


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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 plus a range of kids classes and adult general swim, yoga & pilates.  It also has a beautiful 50 seater Scandinavian style cafe for the whole family to enjoy. In conjunction with the Yusuf/Cat Stevens foundation.

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

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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 Spring term (e mail hello@minimozart.com  for the code).


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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
  • COST: Toddler drop in – £12 (£10 per sibling).  Early bird offer of £110 for 12 sessions / £50 for 6 sessions.  All other classes are booked per term*

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


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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
  • AGE: 3-18 + adults
  • COST: £117 – £152 per term (non members)*

*Sibling discount available


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Mindful Kids 

Mindful classes: These fun and engaging group sessions promote greater self-awareness, improved focus and kindness & compassion. Each week your child will enjoy mindful movement, sensory & cooperative games, calming breathing exercises, short meditations, relaxation, and Mindful Crafts which the children really look forward to.

Mindful Craft: Offering children the opportunity to become  immersed in creating Crafts, allowing their minds to break away from distracting thoughts & focusing on the task at hand. During each class, emphasis is placed on the creating part, rather than the outcome of what is being made; a Mindfulness practice in itself! This class is designed to promote happiness, enhance self-esteem and reduce stress.

  • WHERE: Yoga in Daily Life, 133 Salusbury Road, NW6
  • WHEN: Mondays 4 – 4.45pm (mindful)Mondays 4:45-5:30pm (Craft)
  • AGE: 3-6y (mindful classes)/ 6-9 y (craft)
  • COST: £90 for the term or £11 drop in*

*10% off for the term when quoting QPM’s


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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
  • AGE: 8-12 years
  • COST: £299 per term

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Fireflies Dance School

Fireflies Dance School in Queen’s Park & Kensal Rise runs Ballet & Hip Hop classes by local Queen’s Park Mum Natalie Hall who is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
  • WHERE: Kensal Rise (Moberley Sports Centre, NW10) & Queen’s Park (NY Pilates & Salusbury Rooms, NW6)
  • WHEN: Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Saturdays
  • AGE: Ballet – 2.5 – 11+ (includes grades) / Hip Hop – 4 – 11+
  • COST: See website

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Razzamataz Theatre School

Razzamataz Theatre School Queens Park provides affordable training in Dance, Drama and Singing for children aged 4-18yrs in both Musical Theatre and Commercial genres including Pop Singing and Street Dance. The classes are mainly focused on building your child’s confidence, improving their co-ordination and communication skills, maintaining their health  and fitness but most importantly of all is for them to have fun! All in a safe environment with fully DBS checked and licenced teachers.

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park Community School, Aylestone Avenue, London NW6 7BQ
  • WHEN: Saturdays
  • AGE: 4-18
  • COST: Minis 5-6yrs:  £110 – 12wks / Juniors 6-8yrs:  £220- 12wks / Inters 9-11yrs: £250-12wks / Seniors 12-18yrs: £250-12wks*
*To book your FREE Taster Session please contact Victoria Cooper-Jones via email at:
queenspark@razzamataz.co.uk or call on:  020 3843 1727 or 07425 918328

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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.*

*To celebrate the new Maida Vale Saturday class, Kiddikicks is offering QPM’s 6 sessions for the price of 4 if booked before April 18th.


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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