Kids classes and groups on Thursdays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Surrounding Areas. 

For baby and toddler groups please see here.

And for older kids please see below.

Kids aged 5 to 12 here.

Kids aged 12+ here.

Featured Listing

Mini Monkey Gym

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Baby Class PooleMini Monkey Gym structured developmental classes offer an interactive, physical play and musical sensory experience that benefits your child’s all-round development. With 4 stages from Newborn to 5 years old there is a perfect class for you and your ‘Mini Monkey’!

At Mini Monkey Gym we have unique soft obstacle courses to explore, which supports a weekly movement theme and physical skills. Mini monkeys enjoy learning to climb, jumping off blocks, balancing, crawling through tunnels, rolling down slopes and sliding! We use different sensory and musical props each week to compliment the movement theme such as ribbons, beanbags, hula hoops, scarves, maracas and bells.

Mini Monkey Gym PooleMini Monkey Gym classes follow the same structure each week. This promotes recognition for your child and builds their confidence to join in with the circle time activities, songs and parachute play. Our circle times are full of fun active songs and rhymes, utilising sensory and musical props. These engage your child and develop their language skills, sense of rhythm and movement. Our sensory movement activities encourage exploration, creativity and self-awareness.

Our classes are very relaxed and friendly so children join in when they are ready and are free to explore in their own way! Our classes are fun and social; offering parents a wonderful opportunity for special one-on-one time with their child and a chance to meet other like-minded families.

We would love for you to join our wonderful community; With one subscription membership per family, it gives your Mini Monkeys access to unlimited classes every week plus our Christmas party, Easter Party, Summer Picnics and games, Mini Monkey Olympics, Themed classes each term, Family meets and a variety of activities within our FB community group including activity ideas, story times and songs.


Click here to join our Mini Monkeys Poole and Bournemouth Members Community!


Making Mini Monkey Gym fabulous value for money!


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Contact Vickie to book your trial class today!

Call: 07876 710427


Children’s Centres

The Family Hubs (formerly Children’s Centres) offer a range of support to families living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. By working alongside local communities, with other professionals and the voluntary sector, they aim to provide the right help at the right time for you and your family. They provide help from pregnancy onwards and support families with children aged 0 to 19 (or up to 25 for those with Special Edu- cational Needs and/or Disabilities).

The timetable offers a variety of activities at some of our family hubs and and we advise you to call them to register your interest or book your place:

Family Hub at Boscombe
22 Ashley Close, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4PE. T. 01202 096699

Family Hub at Kinson and West Howe
Moore Avenue, West Howe, Bournemouth BH11 8AU. T. 01202 096700

Family Hub at Poole Old Town
Green Road, Poole BH15 1QB. T. 01202 817772

Family Hub at Rossmore
Herbert Avenue, Poole BH12 4HR. T. 01202 817771

Family Hub at Somerford
Draper Road, Christchurch BH23 3AS. T. 01202 093500

Family Hub at Turlin Moor
Turlin Road, Turlin Moor, Poole BH16 5AH. T. 01202 817770

Click HERE to check out the Timetable.

CoMotion Dance

Various times,  Thursdays & Fridays.

Various Locations in Bournemouth.

CoMotion offers Dance classes for children under 5yrs. Special Holiday Workshops, Dance Sessions for children with additional needs and parties.

Please contact 07908 893014 for more information.

Dorset Creative Dance

Various times, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Various Locations around Wimborne.

We offer sensory and movement sessions for babies, and creative dance classes for toddlers and early years children. We deliver contemporary dance classes for all ages and adults, alongside parties and workshops for community settings.

Please contact 07759 949 478 for more information.

Happy Feet at Yarrells School

10am-10.30am Thursday (term time only).

Yarrells School & Nursery, Upton, BH16 5EU.

A FREE parent and toddler dance group for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Contact number: 01202 622229.

Itsy Bitsy Dance Bournemouth, Poole & Wimborne

9.30am-10.15am, Mondays to Saturdays.

Various locations in Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne.

Itsy Bitsy builds self-confidence and imagination in classes such as ballet, street dance and tap dance. Our classes are for tiny dancers as young as 18months up to 10 years of age.

Please call 07854 093606 for more information.

Minky Moos

Various Times, Mondays to Fridays.

Located in Bournemouth & Broadstone.

Minky Moos ‘Lights, Music and Action’ Sensory sessions allow parents to interact and build positive relationships with their babies. The sessions promote self esteem and help to builds confidence in parents. For Children aged 0-5yrs. Party entertainment also available.

For more information contact 07811 883276.



Play Sportz

Various times, Mondays to Sundays.

Classes available in different venues in Wimborne, Ringwood, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen and Poole.

Pre-school activity classes for the under 7’s. The classes comprise of pre-school football training as well as developing all round ball skills using a variety of sports. We also host parties.

For further information contact David on 07885 791368.

Poole Taekwon-Do Academy

Various Times, Tuesdays & Thursdays (all year round).

Unit 95, 1st Floor, Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SY.

Taekwon-Do is a modern martial art based on the tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Taekwon-Do is aimed at encouraging participation by people of all ages and abilities. It improves co-ordination, balance fitness, flexibility, and develops confidence and self defence techniques. Age 4-99yrs.

Please contact Ms Terry Humphries on 01202 676006or 07974 082703.

Prevail Junior Bournemouth

10am-1pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth Town Centre, BH1 1EP (above Wilkos & Lidl).

Toddler sessions for children under 4yrs. £10 per child.
Did you know you can also hire equipment for just £4 with us … scooter and helmet plus £10 for your 2 hour session.

Contact 01202 818700 to book.

Pure Drama with Bertie & Betsy

Various Times, Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

We have classes across Southbourne, Pokesdown and Christchurch and for Babies, Toddlers, Mixed Ages and Pre School Children.

A charming mix of Singing, Dancing, Music, Sensory and Imaginative play for babies and toddlers. £5.50 a week.

Contact 07917034170 for more information.

Something Special SEN Stay & Play Corfe Mullen Library

12.45pm-2.45pm Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Corfe Mullen Library, 54 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, BH21 3LE.

A stay & play group created for preschool children 0-6yrs. with any kind of special needs .
Where parents/carers can come for a chat and share experiences over a cuppa while the children play.