Thursday 29 October 2020

11 parent and baby activities in Gloucestershire

With many parent and baby activities now restarting, SoGlos has rounded up 11 of the most fun and safe activities for mums and dads to enjoy with little ones in Gloucestershire.

New parents can finally get out with their babies, with SoGlos handpicking 11 activities for mums and dads to enjoy with their little ones in Gloucestershire.

From postnatal fitness classes to baby swimming, music and yoga, there are plenty of Gloucestershire organisations now offering Covid-safe sessions for parents and babies across the county.

About the sponsor – Busylizzy Cheltenham

Offering fitness classes for pregnant and postnatal women, as well as social baby and toddler sessions, Busylizzy Cheltenham is perfect for mums looking to keep active and make new friends in their local area.

Delivered both online and face-to-face, all classes are booked through its mobile app, giving mums the flexibility to choose a membership plan and try something new every week – whether they want to join in from home or at a safe local venue.

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1. Parent and baby activities at Busylizzy Cheltenham

Busylizzy Cheltenham makes socialising with a newborn baby easier, offering a range of fun and safe classes to help new mothers make friends and stay active.

From pregnancy fitness sessions and postnatal workouts, members can sign up for new classes, talks and events every week. And with plenty of baby activities, from yoga to dancing, new mums can make special memories bonding with their little ones.

Every membership also includes access to Busylizzy’s online service, which offers on-demand fitness classes, fun baby activities and live talks – plus, connect with a community of local mums through the exclusive Facebook group.

2. Parent and baby activities at Little Hatchlings

While parents can chat to other like-minded mums and dads over tea and cake, little ones can explore and discover with sensory play, crawling and massage classes at Little Hatchlings at The Wheatsheaf in Cheltenham.

3. Parent and baby activities at Tatty Bumpkin Cheltenham

Letting little ones stretch, wiggle and roll around, Tatty Bumpkin offers regular yoga-inspired classes for babies and children up to seven years old at different locations in Cheltenham – with sessions available online, too.

4. Parent and baby activities at Turtle Tots

Fancy a splash? Turtle Tots lets parents and babies have fun in the water with baby-led swimming classes that help brain-development and encourage movement in little ones. Safe, socially distanced lessons are delivered at pools around Gloucestershire.

5. Parent and baby activities at Little Notes

Nothing brings people together quite like music and, for babies, learning new skills and hearing new sounds stimulates development. Taught by musicians, Little Notes’ Cheltenham and Gloucester classes mix fun and education, making a rewarding experience for both parent and child.

6. Parent and baby activities at Little Stars of Cheltenham

Another friendly music group for babies and pre-school children, Little Stars of Cheltenham usually offers classes at different locations in and around the town. But, during the Coronavirus pandemic, owner Jenny has been streaming free online sessions via Facebook and YouTube – with the help of her little ones, Charlie and Evie.

7. Parent and baby activities at Baby Sensory

Help your baby get to grips with the world at Baby Sensory, which focuses on sensory play. Each class is different, but the objective is the same – allowing your child to develop through exploration and fun. Classes are held in Gloucester, Stroud, Cirencester and Cheltenham.

8. Parent and baby activities at Bounce and Rhyme

These fun-filled classes are usually held in libraries across Gloucestershire, giving grown-ups the change to catch up while babies enjoy the songs and stories. Although currently suspended due to Covid-19, some sessions are available for little ones to watch on YouTube.

9. Parent and baby activities at Moo Music and Mini Messy Moo

Held in Cheltenham and Churchdown, these playful sessions encourage children from newborn to four-years old to have fun and learn in the wonderful world of music. Classes run throughout school term times, with special events planned for the holidays, too.

10. Parent and baby activities at Tappy Toes

Kids of all ages love to move and mums will surely appreciate anything that lets them burn off a little energy! Suitable for confident walkers up to five-year olds, Tappy Toes is currently running dance classes in Cirencester, Gloucester, Tetbury and Stroud – as well as virtual birthday parties to enjoy at home.

11. Parent and baby activities at Kidslingo

Studies show that childhood is the best time for learning new languages, and Chloe from Kidslingo offers interactive French and Spanish lessons for little ones across Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury. Face-to-face and online sessions are available for babies, toddlers and children up to 11.

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© SoGlos
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