The festive season is well and truly over and we’re dusting ourselves for a new year full of fun activities – which of course include local classes for our little ones.

Most classes run mid January – early April with many having a break for half term in February.  Please check with individual organisations for exact dates and prices.

We have endeavoured to ensure all classes are correct (as of January 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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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:4-13 months and 14 – 30 months
  • COST: £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: £12 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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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) when booking for a full term.

*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: £156 per 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 course today! Little Scientists Club courses help establish and strengthen the foundation for your child’s academic progress in STEM and the three branches of science – physics, chemistry and biology. We offer courses for children ages 3-6 in St.Anne’s (NW6 6RG) and courses for children aged 7-11 in the Maqam Centre (NW10 3HJ). Throughout our course, Little Scientists carry out a range of exciting STEM-based activities and fun experiments, that align with the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS), Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum. All sessions encourage curiosity and critical thinking.

Classes for Beginners, Intermediate & Expert classes

  • WHERE: St. Anne’s and St. Andrew’s, 125 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG & Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10
  • WHEN: (St. Anne’s 09:30 -10:30. Maqam Centre 14:00-15:00).
    Classes every Saturday, 25th January – 4th April (with a half term break)
  • AGE: St. Annes: 3-6.  Maqam: 7-11
  • COST: St. Annes: £170.  Maqam: £195

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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.

  • 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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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.

Drama Queens also now run a Saturday afternoon filmmaking club for age 7+, write, act, direct and edit a short film over the course of the term.

  • 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


Mala CHERGA Theatre

FUNDED CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES FOR 3-9 YEAR OLDS.
Affordable, fun and creative activity for your child!
Wonderful opportunity for children to have fun after school dancing with professional dancers experienced in working with children in a safe and friendly environment, with children’s creativity and development at the heart of the activities. Dance develops confidence, co-ordination and imagination, improves fitness, concentration and communication skills, whilst having fun and meeting new friends. Come and have fun dancing with Mala CHERGA! Classes are funded by Big Lottery Awards for All fund and therefore low cost 
  • WHERE: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL
  • WHEN: Tuesdays 
  • AGE: 3-5 (4 – 4.45pm) and 6-9 year olds (4.45 – 5.45pm)

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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.
  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10)
  • WHEN: Weekday morning 9-12 & Weekend afternoons
  • AGE: Baby & Infant: 3 – 12months / 1-2 years / 2-3 years.
  • COST: Baby and Toddler group lessons – £20 
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: Weekday afternoons & Weekend mornings
  • AGE: 3-16 years (2:1 class ratio) 
  • COST: £34*

*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.

Family Swim:

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10)
  • WHEN: Wednesday 2-3 & Sunday 3:30 – 5:30
  • AGE: 3 months to 16 years accompanied by a parent.
  • COST: Adults £8, Over 3’s £6, Under 3’s Free of Charge

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 The Maqam Centre

Queen’s Parks’ Neighbourhood Hub!

The Maqam, on the north side of Queen’s Park has a wealth of classes suitable for children from birth through to teens.  Classes include swimming lessons for all ages with Swimming Nature, Mamma MethodLittle Dance AcademyMiniBeat Music, Petite PerformersGrace & PoiseSing & SignDrama Queens, Pasta n’Play (new), Monkey Music (new), Little Scientists (new), Elsker Art Classes (new) Kid’s and Teen Yoga Classes.

Plus:

MAQAM POOL & FITNESS MEMBERS:

Their holistic classes are suitable for all fitness levels.

As well as Studio Classes, the Maqam also has a beautiful Swimming Pool for your daily dip. Specialising in Female Only Swimming & Fitness Classes making sport and fitness accessible to all. The wellness teaching team are all performance specialists with unique experience and expertise who will assist you on your journey to perfect health.

Choose From: Swimming (F & M), Private Swimming Lessons (F & M), Aqua Hit (F), Brazilian Method Sculpting (F), Yin Yoga, Strala Yoga & Movement, Mat Pilates

  • WHERE: Queen’s Park (Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, NW10)
  • WHEN: Weekdays & Weekends
  • AGE: Adults & Children
  • COST: Interchangeable Class and Swim Blocks: Taster Block 3 for £30 / One Block –  £15 / Five Block –  £60 / Ten Block –  £105 / Monthly Membership Unlimited Classes and Swimming £75 per month.  Kids classes vary.

Riva Coding Weekend Club

Develop your coding skills, indulge in robotics and learn how to solve real-life problems using technology in our Saturday classes, rated outstanding by our previous and current students.
  • WHERE: The Granville, 140 Carlton Vale, NW6 5HE
  • WHEN: Saturdays: 9 am – 10 am and  10.15 am – 11.15 am
  • AGE:8 to 12 years and 12 to 17 years
  • COST: £325 for the term (QPM50 for a £50 discount)

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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: 6th January – 29th March
  • AGE: 3-18 + adults
  • COST: £112 – £168 per term (non members)*

*Sibling discount available


Pasta n’ Play

Pasta n’ play organise fun cooking classes for kids, where children learn skills for life whilst having tons of fun. Their recipes have a wide range of variety: colourful pasta, ravioli, rainbow bagel, pizza and focaccia are among the most popular ones alongside macarons and crepes for desert. Party entertainment is also provided.

Ingredients and tools are provided alongside a take away with what has been prepared and at home cooking instructions.

  • WHERE: The Maqam Centre, Wrentham Ave, London NW10 3HJ*
  • WHEN: Every Tuesday Term Time ( Start on 14.01.2020)
  • AGE: 2-4 (pre-schoolers) 3.15pm – 4pm / 5-9 (school age) 4.15 – 5pm 
  • COST: £15:90 per class (10 classes @ £129 take advantage of 18% discount)

*Also at 3House Club in St. Johns Wood


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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