Tuesday 26 May 2020

12 mum and baby activities in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re expecting a baby or a new mum looking for social ways to spend time with your child, SoGlos rounds up 12 ways to fill your schedule with fun.

From fitness classes to meet-ups, new and expectant mothers will have lots to do this year with SoGlos’s top 12 activities for mums and babies in Gloucestershire.

About the sponsor – Busylizzy Cheltenham

Offering fitness classes, talks, events and meet-ups, Busylizzy is a club for pregnant and post-natal women who are looking keep active and make new friends. With all bookings made through its mobile app, you can choose a membership plan and embark on a new journey of fitness and friendship with your baby, hassle free.

Fitness class venues include Highbury Congregational Church, Salem Baptist Church, Dean Close, Holy Apostles and East Glos Tennis Club.

For more information, visit busylizzycheltenham.co.uk.

1. Busylizzy Cheltenham

Busylizzy makes socialising with a newborn easier with a range of fun fitness classes that’ll help new mothers make friends and stay active.

Choose from a range of fitness sessions, talks and classes by using a handy app. ‘Mums to Bee’ antenatal fitness classes help participants focus on stretching and keeping in shape, while ‘Mummy & Me’ postnatal fitness classes offer calorie-burning workouts, pilates, tension-easing yoga sessions and personal training. And with Buggyfitness, mothers and babies can get some fresh air together.

2. Little Hatchlings

While parents can enjoy tea, cake and chatting, little ones can explore and discover with sensory play, crawling and massage classes at Little Hatchlings at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham.

Tatty Bumpkins

Providing the perfect opportunity for children to stretch, wiggle and roll around, Tatty Bumpkin offers regular yoga-inspired classes for babies and children up to seven years old at The Hive in Cheltenham.

4. Turtle Tots

Fancy a splash? Turtle Tots lets mums and babies frolic in the water with ‘Aqua Natal’ yoga and baby swimming classes that help develop brain-development and movement in little ones. Classes are held in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.

5. 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 mother and child.

6. Little Stars

Another friendly music group for babies and pre-school children, Little Stars takes place in Cheltenham Playhouse, Prestbury’s W.I. Hall and Apperley Village Hall. Sessions finish with play and perhaps a piece of homemade cake!

7. 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, Cirencester and Cheltenham.

8. Bounce and Rhyme

These fun-filled classes are held in libraries across Gloucestershire, with no need to book – just turn up! Babies will love the songs and stories, while grown-ups can catch up and meet other parents.

9. Moo Music and Mini Messy Moo

Held in Cheltenham and Churchdown, these playful sessions encourage children to have fun and learn in the wonderful world of music. Meanwhile, the popular Mini Messy Moo Classes lets youngsters get messy with paint and other mucky stuff – just be sure to bring a towel and some spare clothing!

10. Tappy Toes

How about going dancing? Kids of all ages love to move and mums will surely appreciate anything that lets them burn off a little energy. Tappy Toes is held in Tetbury and Gloucester Abbeydale, and is suitable for children aged 18 months to five years.

11. Babel Babies

Studies show that childhood is the best time for learning new languages, and Babel Babies lets babies and toddlers try out being multilingual with fun singalongs and other activities. With classes available in Cheltenham and Bristol, now might be the time to learn some new lingo.

12. Rugbytots

For toddlers that are full of energy, Rugbytots is a brilliant way to burn off some steam. Friendly coaches will take tots on a sporting journey, teaching them how to kick, catch, pass and run with a ball, all whilst playing with a team. Classes are available in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Charlton Kings.

For more information about this hot list’s sponsor, BusyLizzy, visit busylizzycheltenham.co.uk.

© SoGlos
Friday 13 March 2020

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