Spring Term Activities 2020


We have created a list of classes that are for babies, toddlers, and older children. We have everything from sports to art and craft, coding to dance, and everything in between! Please check the website for exact dates.

We are covering a lot of different types of classes so we have broken it down into categories:

  1. Music, Dance & Drama
  2. Swimming, Sports and Movement
  3. Messy Play & Creative Craft
  4. Cooking, Coding and Language
  1. Music, Dance & Drama

Amanda’s Action Club

Age: For babies from 4 months to 4 years

Location: Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common

Description: Amanda’s Action Club is a unique and stimulating sensory extravaganza for children. Amanda teaches children letters, numbers, colours, shapes and sounds, as well as self care, self confidence and independence. Using their own modern nursery rhymes and action bags full of props, they provide endless interactive activities.



Ashley Dance Academy  – Read Clapham Mums Article

Age: For children from 2 years to adults

Locations: St. Barnabas Church, Clapham Common Northside

Description: Ashley Dance Academy offer Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, musical theatre Jazz and Tap classes in a friendly and professional environment.  Fun movement classes are available for pre-schoolers, building confidence and coordination. All ages and abilities welcome!



Baby Sensory

Age: For babies from birth to 13 months

Locations: Balham Scout Centre and Clapham Methodist Church

Description: The classes assist with early learning and development through a variety of activities including: signing, massage, light shows, brain games, messy play, songs and puppet shows. These activities aim to build up a variety of sensory experiences using sight, sound, touch, smell and even taste!



Butterfly Ballet

Age: For children from 2.5 years

Location: Fresh Ground

Description: The weekly classes introduce your child to ballet training in an imaginative and creative way. For children over the age of 5, the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is taught and children can prepare and take the RAD examinations.



Emily’s Ensemble

Age: For babies from 3 months to 4 years

Location: Fresh Ground

Description: Emily’s Ensemble provides music and movement classes for babies, toddler and preschoolers. Emily feels it’s so important for little ones from such an early to be able to express themselves through singing, dancing and music.



Funky Monkey Keyboard Lessons – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: For children between 4 to 8 years

Locations: Fresh Ground and Fircroft School

Description: Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes are designed to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to keyboard/ piano skills, offering an ideal starting point for a child when he/she isn’t ready for individual lessons. The classes provide a stimulating balance of listening, playing, writing and performing music with the use of electronic keyboards and other fun props.



Hartbeeps South West London

Age: 0 to 4 years old

Locations: The Contact Centre, Abbeville Road, Northcote Road Library, Battersea Arts Centre, Balham Baptist Church

Description: Their magical, musical, multi-sensory adventures are a moment to share with your little people, learning wonderful ways to play and meet other local families who’ll become friends for life. Free for newborns under 6-weeks!



Mini Mozart– Read Clapham Mums article 

Age: From babies from birth to 4 years

Locations: Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EQ and Trinity Road Chapel London SW17 7HW

Description: Mini Mozart offers fun and interactive live music classes for toddlers and babies. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist.


* Don’t forget Clapham Mums get 25% off term bookings, offer valid for new bookings- email


Monkey Music – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: From babies from 3 months to 4 years

Locations: Battersea Arts Centre, Broomwood Church Hall, Contact Centre, Life Tabernacle Church, Fresh Ground, Northcote Library, Balham Library Hall

Description: Every class is an adventure with action songs and rhymes, musical games, fun with percussion instruments and music and movement. The classes are fun but there’s a serious side too in that they provide huge benefits in the cognitive and social development of young babies and children.


* Don’t forget Clapham Mums get a book with a CD of over 20 Monkey Music songs (offer valid for new Monkey Music customers).


Pauline Quirke Academy, Earlsfield

Age: 4+ years

Location: Burntwood School, SW17 0AQ

Description: PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist expert teachers. (free taster available)



Tin Pan Annie – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: From babies from 4 months to 5 years

Locations: St Lukes, Ramsden Road and St Barnabas, Clapham Common Northside

Description: The fun-filled music classes accompanied by guitar are truly interactive and children soon learn the cues to dance, fill in the missing word in a song, expertly accompany songs with percussion instruments, and when to sit down and listen. There’s a theme for each class, for example ‘garden’ and the songs, rhymes, props and pictures all relate to that theme, reinforcing learning and ensuring the session hangs together.


* Don’t forget Clapham Mums get a 20% discount off your first booking of 10 classes. Please contact Tin Pan Annie to avail this offer.


  1. Swimming, Sports and Movement

Eve & Grace Children Yoga

Age: For children from 3 years

Location: Eve & Grace 103E Lavender Hill, Sw11 5QL

Description: A fun Yoga Term Course, specialising in sharing yoga and meditation with children. Music, games, as well as other tools and activities, will help the children focus their minds and stretch their bodies while having fun.This is an intimate class with no more than 6 children.




Age: For children between 6 months to 5 years

Location: GF Alexander House, 155 Merton Road, London SW18 5EQ.

Description: Classes feature songs, bubbles and parachute time, and much more. Gymboree Play & Music classes help children build strength, co-ordination, social skills and early language skills.



Julian Cousins Tennis

Age: For children from 4 years

Location: Clapham Common Tennis Courts

Description: Julian runs classes at Clapham Common Westside for children aged 4yrs to 16yrs. The classes are grouped by age following the National Curriculum with qualified coaches and low ratios.



Little Foxes Club

Age: For children between 18 months to 11 years

Location: Battersea Park

Description: Pre-school toddler and school children’s football classes have been specifically designed for the age bands and corresponding developmental level of the groups of children. Their football classes work in harmony and enhance the child’s natural development, using fun games and challenging activities to teach basic skills.



My Gym Battersea – Read Clapham Mums article 

Age: For all ages

Location: 140 Battersea Park Road  London, SW11 4NB

Description:  Classes are run in an age appropriate fashion and vary in duration by age.The My Gym space has been designed to encourage kids to move. Each week the custom-made equipment is set up in new and exciting ways to keep kids of all ages challenged, and encourage them to think about how to move around the space.


* My Gym is offering Clapham Mums a special offer: no joining fee and 10% off for three months – just with code CMUMS10.*


Open Air Fit

Age: 2 to 14 years

Location: Wandsworth Common in the Dog Free Zone (the fenced off area next to the Skylark Cafe by Dorlcote Road).

Description: Drop in football for children from 2 years to 14 years The kids are all split down into age groups so they’re working alongside others of a similar ability.

Mini Fit for pre-nursery children – Mini Fit classes provide structured physical activity sessions for pre-nursery children that give them the chance to develop movement and key skills through large-muscle activities. These help to build strong bones and muscles, improve social and emotional skills, and supports their ability to learn new concepts.




Age: For children between 2 to 8 years

Locations: Clapham Common, Battersea Park, South Park Fulham, Dulwich Park, St Lukes Chelsea and Brockwell Park

Description: Playball classes help children develop fundamental building blocks of sport, agility balance and coordination, as well as the three key elements of physical fitness – endurance, strength and flexibility. Children are also introduced to a range of different sports skills for tennis, cricket, hockey, rugby, football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.



Puddle Ducks Swimming Lessons – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: For babies from birth to 5 years

Description: Puddle Ducks offers your baby a unique sensory experience and develops confidence in the water that lasts a lifetime, as well as truly magical one-to-one time for you and your new bundle of joy. The baby-led swimming approach ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.


* Don’t forget Clapham Mums get 20% discount off your first booking of 10 classes. 


Super Players

Age: For children between 2 to 11 years

Location: Swaffield Primary School, Swaffield Rd, London SW18 2SA

Description: Super Players sessions are carefully developed with warm up and warm down techniques along with practical involvement in many sports including, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Rounder’s, Hockey, Cricket to name but a few.



Try Time Kids Rugby – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: For children between 2 to 7 years

Location: Battersea Park (near the Albert car park just outside the café) and Wandsworth Common (near the playground and café)

Description: Try Time Kids’ Rugby are passionate about getting children running around outside whatever the weather, being active, having loads of fun and learning valuable, lifelong skills.  They have a high ratio of coaches to kids, so kids rarely stand still, playing highly creative games ensure that every child is entertained and engaged the entire time.  Book your FREE trial and give it a try!



Water Babies

Age: For babies from birth

Description: Water babies invest heavily in making sure their classes are the safest, most progressive, most sociable and most expert programme around. Classes are kept small and the fun, relaxed atmosphere creates a sense of camaraderie within the group, with carers – and children – often socialising together afterwards.



  1. Messy Play and Creative Craft

Artful Toddler

Age: For children 12 months to 6 years

Description: Artful Toddler gives children from 12 months upwards the opportunity to express themselves through Arts and Crafts in a safe and friendly environment. Children love to get tactile with the different materials such as paint, clay and papier-mâché, and they are encouraged to get messy while they experiment.



Build it workshop

Age: For children from 16 months

Description: In this technological age are young children get enough opportunity to construct, build and make? Build-it workshops set to redress the balance.The classes “teach” by utilizing hands-on methods where the children themselves learn to be independent, creative and innovative.



Clapham Pottery

Age: For children from 6 years

Description: Children are taught how to make and decorate unique pieces, using a range of pottery techniques. They are encouraged to work from their own ideas by trained pottery tutors who have worked with children for many years.



Picassos in the Park  – Read Clapham Mums article

Age: For children 5 – 10 years

Location: Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common

Description: These creative after-school art classes at Skylark Café, Wandsworth Common, are perfect for all children aged 5-10 years and will draw inspiration from iconic artists from Monet to Warhol using a range of materials and techniques. Come for a FREE trial and see your child bring home a masterpiece!


* Don’t forget Picassos in the Park are offering Clapham Mums 10% off when booking for a term! Please email for bookings.


Play with Clay

Age: For children from 6 years

Description: A really fun (and sometimes messy) way to spend a Saturday morning! The children are encouraged to use their own imaginations, as well as being given stimulating ideas for projects involving different techniques.



4.Cooking, Coding and Language

All Write Now – Read Clapham Mums Article 

Age: 8 to 11 years old

Location: Kalos Centre, Balham

Description: All Write Now is a creative writing hub. Through the use of our unique writing games and group sessions, the children will be inspired to think creatively and write with confidence.



Little Speaking Tree – Read Clapham Mums Article 

Age: 1.5 to 4.5 years old

Location: Pro physiotherapy studios, 11 Smiths Yard, Earlsfield SW17

Description: Little Speaking Tree provide support to pre-school aged children in building successful communication skills at an essential learning point in their lives.


*Little Speaking Tree is offering Clapham Mums 10% off when booking a full autumn course. To take advantage of this offer,  complete the form on the following link www.littlespeakingtree/contact-form  and mention ‘Clapham mums discount’*


MAMA Codes – Read Clapham Mums Article

Age: For girls and boys from 3 to 8 years

Locations: St. Barnabas Church, Clapham Common Northside and Contact Centre, Narbonne Avenue, Clapham

Description: is on a mission to start all young children on their coding journey and give every young child the confidence and ability to code. They run after school code clubs and holiday workshops for children by introducing coding through song, rhyme and storytelling using ScratchJr.



Nanos Spanish

Age: 1 to 3 years old

Locations: Earlsfield Library; St Luke’s hall, Ramsden Road; Mansel Centre, Wimbledon

Description: Nanos Spanish offer classes for toddlers and pre schoolers in the SW London area as well as great online resources to learn Spanish at home. Classes are very active, introducing a second language through games and songs. With mascot Nano parents and children can start together the amazing journey of learning a new language.


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