autumn kids classes

We’ve put together this handy reference guide to local kids classes and activities that take place from September until the Christmas holidays – baby classes, toddler classes, and classes for older children. And when we say local, we mean local, with all the classes featured here available in Richmond, Kew or Ham, or very close by.

There’s a lot here, so the listings are split into four sections to help you find what you’re looking for: 1) Creative Craft & Forest School; 2) Drama, Dance & Singing; 3) Music & Developmental; and 4) Sport & Movement. 

As always, if there’s anything you’d like to see added, just let us know. We have endeavoured to make sure that all the information here is correct and up to date, but please do also let us know if you discover any inaccuracies.

NB We have included pricing information here, but it’s worth speaking direct with the classes as most offer a free trial and lots offer sibling discounts, but some also charge a membership fee. Most classes that charge by the term will also allow you to join mid-term – if there is space – for a reduced rate.

 

1) Creative, Craft & Forest School

 

Art Clubs, Orleans House Gallery

Twickenham

For children from 5 to 15 years old.

orleans house gallery art clubs bannerExciting weekly workshops offering the opportunity to explore a range of artistic media with experienced artists. Projects are delivered in group sizes of no more than sixteen in specially equipped workshop spaces allowing participants to try messy and adventurous media. Classes take place on Wednesdays & Thursdays from w/c 16th September. Classes cost £144.00 for the term (£12.00 per class). You can book online. Please email artseducation@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk for more information.

Cygnets Art Club

Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham

For children aged 5 to 18 years old.

Cygnets is a children’s art school offering a variety of exciting art classes for kids. Their focus is on the teaching of traditional skills such as drawing, painting & sculpture, combined with unique projects, experienced teachers, and professional quality materials. Classes take place Monday to Saturday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £240.00-£360.00 for the term, depending on the length of the class (£24.00-£36.00 per class). Please contact the location(s) you are interested in – Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham – for more information or to book.

Mini Explorers Club

Twickenham

For children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Children visit Marble Hill Park for adventures in the great outdoors, enhanced by games, stories, crafts, dressing up and other play elements to maximise the fun. Classes take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays  & Thursdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £112.00 for the half-term (£16.00 per class) or £17.50 per class on a drop-in basis (please check availability). You can book online. Please email for more information.

Mini Professorssee Richmond Mums review

East Sheen, Teddington

For children from 2 to 5 years old.

An exciting programme which opens up a whole new world of scientific adventure to pre-school children. Sessions are packed full of experiments, singing, and stories, making science fun and enjoyable. Classes take place on Wednesdays & Thursdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £108.00 for the term (£9.00 per class). You can book online. Please email richmond@miniprofessors.co.uk for more information.

Picassos In The Park

Barnes

For children from 5 to 10 years old.

Each week children will draw on inspiration from and explore the works of iconic artists, using their techniques and subject matter to create their very own masterpieces. Children are encouraged to explore their creativity, to challenge their visual perceptions and above all to have fun! Classes take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £195.00 for the term (£15.00 per class). Please email picassosinthepark@gmail.com for more information or to book.

See Saw, Orleans House Gallery

Twickenham

For children under 5 years old.

Multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction. Sessions include music, play materials, soft play, creative activities, stories and rhyme time in a relaxed informal environment. Classes take place on Fridays throughout the year (please check on bank holidays and over Christmas). Classes cost £6.00 per session, or £3.00 for siblings. Please email info@orleanshousegallery.org for more information; no need to book.

Wild Educationsee Richmond Mums review

Kew

For pre-school children.

Forest school activities encouraging child-led learning and allowing children time to play, reconnect with their environment, learn to take risks and have their own adventures. Classes take place on Fridays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £156.00 for the term (£12.00 per class). You can book online. Please email info@wildeducation.co.uk for more information.

Wurkshop Art Clubs

Barnes

For children from 7 to 12 years old.

Four distinct and fantastic term-time classes for any child interested in art or craft. Small groups for students who want to explore, improve and discover. Classes include Seamsters, Artsters, Crafters and Potters. Whether it’s sewing, drawing, painting, potting or something completely unexpected, the kids will all come home with beautiful objects and a new, dynamic, flexible skillset. Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £220.00 for the term (£22.00. per class). Please email hello@wurkshop.co.uk for more information.

 

2) Dance, Drama & Singing

 

The Barnes Musical Theatre Club

Barnes

For children from 4 to 14 years old

Drama techniques, voice training, dance movements and lots of drama games are explored through a well-known musical each term – Juniors 4-7yrs & Seniors 8-14yrs. Classes encourage confidence, co-ordination and friendships and are a great way for the children to express themselves creatively and release all that energy! Classes take place on Mondays. Please email info@barnesmusicaltheatreclub.com for more information or to book.

Butterfly Ballet

Barnes

For children from 20 months to 10+ years old.

Children are introduced to ballet training in an imaginative and creative way. Classes develop the key ballet skills and also include the opportunity to dance ‘The Butterfly Adventures’ – a series of magical rhyming picture books. For children over the age of 5, the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is taught and children can prepare for and enter examinations from Pre-Primary level up to Advanced. There are performance opportunities at Barnes Fair and a bi-annual show. Classes take place Tuesday to Saturday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £115.00-£150.00 for the term, depending on age/level (£9.55-£12.55 per class). Please email info@butterflyballet.co.uk for more information or to book.

Clifford Studios

Barnes

For children from 2.5 to 13+ years old.

Developing strength and flexibility, and making dance captivating and interesting through shows, exams and the unique approach and attitude of their teachers. Pupils learn not only pirouettes and high kicks but also the value of commitment, hard work and discipline. Classes take place Monday to Saturday from 5th December. Classes cost £96.00-£216.00 for the term, depending on the type / length of the class (£8.00-£18.00 per class). Please email info@cliffordstudios.co.uk for more information or to book.

Elizabeth Samuel Drama

St Margarets

For children from 4 to 14 years old.

A unique independent school dedicated to nurturing and caring for each individual student. Small classes are specially designed to improve confidence, develop impressive communication skills and inspire students to achieve their best. Classes take place on Saturdays from 7th September. Classes cost £182.00 for the term (£13.00 per class). There is also a drop-in option available for £20.00. Please email sam@elizabethsamuelsdrama.com for more information or to book.

The Garland Dance Academy

East Sheen

For children from 18 months to 18 years old.

Dance classes are held in a fun environment with a disciplined but playful approach – pre-school, ballet, tap and modern theatre dance classes are all available. Pupils develop skills in their chosen art by utilising a variety of techniques, expressive movement, mime and props. Please email naomi@thegarlanddanceacademy.com for more information or to book.

Hummingbird School Of Dance

St Margarets, Twickenham

For children from 2.5 years old. 

Unique classes designed to inspire the next generation of dancers to flourish and soar – pre-school, ballet and modern classes are all available. Hummingbird strives to inspire students through encouragement, fun and friendship. Classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays & Saturdays from 7th September. Classes start at £72.00 for the term, depending on length of class (£8.00 per class). Please email principal@hummingbirddance.co.uk for more information or to book.

Just Imagine Ballet

East Sheen, Kew, St Margarets, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham

For babies and children from 6 months to 16 years old.

Just Imagine is an inclusive ballet school and performing arts company for all ages and abilities. Their classes include ballet, contemporary, tap, street and musical theatre. They value creativity and expression, and focus on the healing and nurturing aspects of the creative arts. Classes take place on Mondays to Saturdays from w/c 9th September. Please email info@justimagineballet.com for more information or to book.

Little Voicessee Richmond Mums review

Putney, Richmond, Teddington

For children from 4 to 12 years old.

Performance arts training, teaching singing and drama to the highest standard whilst building confidence and promoting children’s personal and social development. Classes give your child specific individual tuition within a small class size. Classes take place Monday to Thursday from 5th September. You can also get up to £60.00 off the term with Richmond Mums! (Mention Richmond Mums for £40.00 off; Richmond Mums members get £60.00 off.) Please email ashlea@littlevoices.org.uk for more information or to book.

Lizzie’s Hip Hop

Barnes

For children from 6 to 18 years old.

Hip Hop & Street dance designed for kids & taught by the UK’s top pro TV dancers. Build confidence, work hard and have fun! Your child will learn authentic hip hop moves and foundations, which are incorporated into cool dance routines, all to kid-friendly pop and hip hop songs. Classes take place on Wednesdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £112.00 for the term (£8.00 per class). You can book online. Please email info@lizzieshiphop.co.uk for more information.

Mampara Dance

Barnes, St Margarets

For children from 5 to 16 years old.

Dance, cheerleading and tumble (gymnastic) classes with a fantastic team of fun and funky teachers. Everything children could ask for to get fit and funky with jazz, hip-hop, cheerleading, tumble, stunts and more. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £145.00-£158.00 for the term. You can book online. Please email info@mamparadance.com for more information.

Marble Hill Dance Studio

St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham

For children from 2.5 to 18 years old.

A community dance school with emphasis on the three fundamentals of theatre dance – ballet, tap and modern. Classes improve posture and poise and boost confidence and self esteem, helping to create new friendships and build social skills as well as giving all round training in dance. Classes take place on Mondays to Saturdays from 7th September. Please email info@marblehilldancestudio.co.uk for more information or to book.

MV Academy

East Sheen, Mortlake, Richmond

For children from 4 to 18 years old,

The MV Academy aims to provide pupils with a high level of training training in acting, singing and dancing. They pride themselves on being an exciting and inspiring school, with endless opportunities to perform. They also offer examinations for those who wish to take them. Classes take place Monday to Saturday. Please email themvacademy@outlook.com for more information or to book.

Pauline Quirke Academy

Richmond

For children from 4 to 18 years old.

A weekend performing arts academy, where students spend three hours rotating through hour-long sessions in comedy & drama, musical theatre and film & television (1.5hrs for children aged 4-5yrs). Modules are packed full of tips that Pauline has learnt from nearly 50 years in the business. Classes take place on Saturdays from 31st August. Classes cost £44.00-88.00 per month, depending on length of class and payable by direct debit (equates to £12.00-£24.00 per class). You can enrol online. Please email oliver.mason@pqacademy.com for more information.

Perform

Barnes, Kew, Mortlake, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham

For children from 4 to 12 years old.

A unique mix of drama, dance and singing specially formulated to guide, inspire and encourage every child’s true potential… focusing on individual development rather than the ability to learn words and moves. Classes take place every day of the week from w/c 2nd September. You can book online. Please email enquiries@perform.org.uk for more information.

Petite Performers

Barnes, East Sheen

For children from 18 months to 6 years old.

A unique curriculum in ballet, tap, hip hop and drama, with bespoke music and original choreography. Children take part in a magical journey each week as they creatively explore new adventures together. Classes takes place Monday to Friday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £117.00 for the term (£9.00 per class). You can book online. Please email barnes@thepetiteperformers.com for more information.

Southwest School Of Ballet

Barnes/East Sheen, Putney

For children from 2.5 to 18 years old.

Unique and inspiring ballet and tap classes designed to promote the joy that dance can bring. For little ones, classes that gently stimulate and encourage each child to explore and use their imagination, improve physical skills and develop musicality. For older ones, RAD exams are offered from Grades 1 to 8, as well as Advanced 1. Classes take place on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 16th September. Please email karen@southwestballet.co.uk for more information or to book.

Stagecoach

Kew, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham

For children from 4 to 18 years old.

Teaching children and teenagers creative courage… how to sing, dance and act, not only to perform on stage and beyond, but more importantly to perform better in life. Classes take place on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £168.00-£336.00 for the term, depending on the length of the class (£14.00-£28.00 per class). Please call 0800 915 0199 for more information.

Step On Stage Academy

Hampton Hill, Twickenham 

For children from 3 to 18 years old.

An independent, award-winning, performing arts school and youth theatre, who offers a huge range of acting, music, dance and musical theatre classes, as well as performance opportunities. Classes take place Monday to Saturday from 4th September. Their classes range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, and they have an award-winning auditioned youth theatre who perform several times a year. Please email info@steponstageacademy.co.uk for more information or to book.

Tessa’s Jazz Hands

East Sheen

For children from 4 to 11 years old.

Competition-winning musical theatre after-school club – perfect if your child loves to sing, dance and act. Classes take place on Wednesdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £36.00-£54.00 for the half-term depending on age / length of class (£6.00-£9.00 per class). You can book online. Please email tessasjazzhands@gmail.com for more information.

Twickenham Academy

St Margarets

For children from 1.5 to 18 years old.

Dedicated to providing a unique experience for each pupil, Twickenham Academy teach classes in ballet, tap, modern, street dance and limbering. They have a fully equipped dance studio with reception and viewing area for parents. Classes take place on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 16th September. Please contact Sarah online for more information or to book.

White Rabbit Drama Club

Twickenham 

For children from 3 to 11 years old.

A small, independent drama company who believes in offering high quality, affordable access to the arts to all children. They teach children to use their own imaginations and experiences to create fun and exciting drama. Classes take place Monday to Wednesday from 17th September. Classes cost £93.50-£108.00 for the term depending on age / length of term (£8.00-£9.00 per class) or £80.00 for a 10-class pass for children aged 3-4yrs. Please email whiterabbitdramaclub@gmail.com for more information or to book.

 

3) Music & Developmental

 

Baby Sensorysee Richmond Mums review

Barnes, Brentford, Isleworth, Richmond, Teddington, Whitton

For babies from birth to 13 months old.

Baby Sensory RichmondBaby development activities to develop early communication skills, using a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to stimulate the senses and delight your baby. Classes take place on Tuesdays to Thursdays (Brentford/Isleworth/Whitton) from w/c 9th September, on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (Barnes/Richmond) from w/c 19th August, and on Mondays (Teddington) from w/c 2nd September. Classes cost £82.50-£108.00 for the term, depending on location and length of the term (£8.50-£9.00 per class). You can book online via the links above. Please email isleworth@babysensory.co.uk, richmond@babysensory.co.uk or teddington@babysensory.co.uk for more information.

Busylizzy Baby Classessee Richmond Mums review

St Margarets, Twickenham

For babies from 3 weeks old to walking

BusylizzyA range of baby and toddler classes suitable for all stages of development. Baby Boogie brings out your baby’s rhythm, co-ordination and self-confidence; Baby Music is an interactive, baby music class with lots of stimulating melodies and jangly percussion to sing and play along to; Mini Explorers incorporates physical, multi-sensory and holistic activities using a variety of props; and Mini Musicians combines song, dance, rhythm and play. Classes take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from w/c 9th  September. Membership to Busylizzy costs £72.00 per month (8 mum / mum & baby classes) to £99.00 per month (unlimited classes), plus a joining fee. You can get 50% off the joining fee with Richmond Mums! You can join online (please use the code RICHMUMS50). Please email richmond@busylizzy.co.uk for more information.

Crafty Tales

Hampton Hill, Richmond, Teddington, Whitton

For babies and children from birth to 4 years old.

Story telling, craft, music and drama, helping to develop the imagination and creativity of young children by ‘bringing stories to life’. Classes take place every weekday on a drop-in basis from 9th September. Classes are free as they are supported by the children’s centres, but you will need to register with the children’s centre(s) – see website for details. Please email devaarmstrong@icloud.com for more information; some classes require booking.

Diddi Dance – see Richmond Mums review

Hampton, Isleworth, Richmond, St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 4.5 years old.

diddi dance bannerLittle ones can get down and boogie at these classes that are packed with fun, energy and enthusiasm, and with a different theme each half-term – the first half of the spring term is salsa! Classes take place Monday to Saturday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £56.00 for the half-term (£8.00 per class). You can book online. Please email mona.zaharia@diddidance.com for more information.

Gymboreesee Richmond Mums review

Putney, St Margarets

For babies and children from birth to 5 years old.

A fantastic range of fun classes that encourage development and learning through play, art and music in their bespoke gyms. Classes take place Monday to Saturday throughout the year. Classes cost £55.00-£68.00 per month depending on the membership package / location, and this also gives you access to open gym sessions. Please email putney@gymboreeclasses.co.uk or stmargarets@gymboreeclasses.co.uk for more information or to book.

Hartbeepssee Richmond Mums review

Barnes, Brentford, East Sheen, Kew, Hampton, Putney, Richmond, St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton 

For children from 6 weeks to 4 years old.

Educational, interactive and fun classes that grown-ups can enjoy together with their little ones. Classes have been designed by child development experts and combine music, dramatic play, story telling, creative movement and baby signing. Classes in Barnes, East Sheen, Kew & Putney take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from w/c 2nd September, and other classes take place on Mondays to Fridays from w/c 9th September. Barnes, East Sheen, Kew & Putney classes cost £66.50 for the half-term (£9.50 per class) or £12.00 on a drop-in basis. Other classes cost £51.00 for the half-term, (£8.50 per class) or £11.00 per class on a drop-in basis. You can also get a free trial (usually £5.00) with Richmond Mums (not applicable at Barnes, East Sheen Kew & Putney). You can book online via the links above. Please email kimmy@hartbeeps.com for more information on Barnes, Kew & Putney or abi@hartbeeps.com for other classes.

Mini Mozart

Barnes, Teddington

For children 

Fun classes with lots of music, singing, parachute, bubbles and more! Classes use live music with at least two musicians performing and interacting with the children. Interacting with live musicians makes children begin to process what they’re hearing so that they are actively listening, which aids their cognitive development. Classes take place on Mondays & Fridays from w/c 22nd April. Classes cost £140.00-£168.00 for the term, depending on location (£10.00-£12.00 per class). Mini Mozart Barnes is also offering 25% off to new members from the autumn term (please email hello@minimozart.com to get the code). You can book online. Please email hello@minimozart.com for more information.

Miss Holly’s Powerful Preschoolers

Barnes

For children from 3 to 4 years old (and keen 2 year olds).

Fun and interactive classes that build knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; based in an inviting learning environment to aid preparation for school.  Sessions focus on developing confidence, independence and a love of learning. Classes take place Monday-Thursday from w/c 4th November. Classes cost £108.00 for the half-term (£18.00 per class) or £10.00 for a trial. You can also get a FREE trial and 20% of your first booking with Richmond Mums! Just use the code FREETRIAL or POW for 20% off when booking online (or email Holly if easier). Please email misshollys@yahoo.com for more information or to book.

Monkey Musicsee Richmond Mums review

Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, St Margarets, Teddington

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

monkey music richmond bannerA fun, stimulating and inspirational way to enjoy the wonders of music with your child – classes designed to nurture a lifetime of music. Using a unique blend of songs, little ones use actions, explore musical sound play and engage with colourful props and percussion instruments. Barnes classes take place Monday to Thursday from w/c 9th September; East Sheen classes take place on Thursdays & Fridays from w/c 2nd September; and Kew, St Margarets & Teddington classes take place Monday to Friday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £123.50-£156.00 for the term, depending on location / length of term (£9.50-£12.00 per class). When you sign up after your free trial class, you can also get half price membership (£9.00 instead of the usual £18.00) with Richmond Mums at Kew, St Margarets & Teddington! You can book online using the links above. Please email putneybarnesfulham@monkeymusic.co.uk, chiswick@monkeymusic.co.uk or kew.teddington@monkeymusic.co.uk for more information.

Pandemonium

Brentford

For children from 0 to 4 years old.

Sing songs and play simple percussion instruments with your children in a fun and lively workshop, which is a brilliant way to introduce music to your children, teaching the basics including rhythm, rhyme and simple games. Classes take place at Watermans Arts Centre on Wednesdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £5.00 per session on a drop-in basis. You can book online. Please call 020 8232 1010 for more information.

Penny Poppins

Barnes, Mortlake

For babies and children from newborn to 3 years old.

Musical playtime classes that encourage children to have lots of fun whilst learning through music and singing. Classes take place on Tuesdays & Fridays on a pay-as-you-go / drop-in basis. Please call 07813 803776 for more information and to check sessions are running as normal.

Rhyme Time

Barnes, East Sheen, Putney 

For all pre-school children.

Lively pre-school music and movement classes that help children develop their abilities, skills and confidence by unlocking their natural love of music. Sessions are interactive and fun for you and your child.  Classes take place on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays from 5th September. Classes cost £8.00 per class on a drop-in basis. Please email Jane for more information.

Rhythm Time

St Margarets, Teddington

For babies and children from birth to 3 years old.

rhythm time bannerRhythm Time is passionate about music and how it can help enhance little ones’ development, with every child seen as an individual with great potential. Classes make music fun and show how to unlock children’s potential by singing and making music together. Classes take place on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 9th September. You can book online. Please call 07378 348247 for more information.

Sing & Sign

Barnes, Putney

For babies and toddlers from 6 months to 2 years.

Developed with the help of speech and language professionals, these classes teach parents how to sign with their babies and encourage amazing early communication. They combine the benefits of both music and baby signing, creating a relaxing, enjoyable and un-pressured way for you and your baby to learn. Classes take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £132.00 for the term (£12.00 per class). Please email louisedent@singandsign.co.uk for more information or to book.

Singing Hands

St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

The amazing world of signs through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from w/c 23rd September. Classes cost £85.00 per family for the term (£8.50 per class). You can book online. Please email info@singinghands.co.uk for more information.

Sounds Right

Barnes, North Sheen

For babies and children from 1 to 4 years old.

Fun, high energy classes which open a world of literacy to children and teach early phonics skills in a fun, varied and educational way. Classes take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £54.00 for the half-term (£9.00 per class). You can book online. Please email team@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk for more information.

Tempo Totssee Richmond Mums review

Twickenham

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

tempo tots bannerA truly unique series of interactive classes and concerts for little ones. Each 40-minute class is jam packed with live music, singing, dancing, stories, bubbles, puppets and playing musical instruments all aimed to help your little ones develop their social skills, communication, and movement whilst having fun! Classes take place on Mondays & Fridays from 6th September. Classes cost £45.00 for a block of five or £90.00 for a block of ten (£9.00 per class), which can be used over a six-month period. Mention Richmond Mums and you can pay £9.00 on a drop-in basis. You can buy passes online. Please email bookings@tempo-tots.com for more information.

Tiny Tunes

Richmond, St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton 

For children from 3 months to 5 years old.

Pay-as-you-go music and dance classes, promoting critical listening skills, language and literacy, creativity and coordination in the future. Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 4th September, with some running throughout the holidays. Classes cost £6.00 per class on a drop-in basis. Please email info@tinytuneslive.com for more information.

 

4) Sport & Movement

 

Barnes Tennis Academy

Barnes

For children from 3 to 18 years old.

Tennis training for a wide variety of ability, which allows players to develop their technical and tactical ability, whilst improving their fitness and health. Learning is placed alongside fun and enjoyment, and group sizes are capped at six players to ensure that everyone can see progression and players aren’t lined up waiting to hit a ball. Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from w/c 9th September, at Rocks Lane Multi-Sports Centre. Classes cost £130.00-£170.00 for the term, depending on age / length of the class (£11.00-£14.00). You can book online. Please email olliefriend@barnestennisacademy.com for more information.

Best Tennis

Hampton, Richmond, Twickenham

For children aged 3 to 16 years old.

Best Tennis makes tennis accessible for all the family, which is an excellent way to get fit, make new friends and this fantastic sport inside or out. Classes take place every day of the week from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £156.00-£201.00 for the term, depending on age and length of class / term (£11.00-£14.35 per class) – some classes are bookable for a half-term only. You can book online. Please email philip@besttennis.co.uk for more information.

England Sports Group

Ham

For children aged 2 to 16 years old.

Gymnastics classes where children work on many different disciplines such as artistic, rhythmic, acrobatic, cheerleading, choreography and freestyle (parkour). Classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays & Saturdays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £153.95-£195.00 depending on the length of the class (£11.85-£15.00 per class) with classes for pre-schoolers costing £81.00 (£9.00 per class). You can book online. Please email nicole@englandsportsgroup.com for more information.

Half Backssee Richmond Mums review

St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham

For children from 2 to 6 years old.

An early years sport company providing effective, fun and educational classes. The sessions are designed to teach children the values of rugby union, enabling them to develop their confidence, physical and social skills. Classes take place on Saturdays & Sundays from 8th September. Classes cost £120.00 for a 15-session pass (£8.00/class), £90.00 for a 10-session pass (£9.00/class), £50.00 for a 5-session pass (£10.00/class) or you can pay-as-you-go for £10.00/class. You can also get 10% off all online purchase with Richmond Mums! Just enter the code TWICKMUMRICH at checkout. You can book online. Please email info@halfbacks.co.uk for more information.

Hotshots Netball

Twickenham

For children in Years 4 to 6.

A netball club interested in developing a player’s passion for netball – open to all levels of ability with the aim of improving each individual’s potential. A different set of skills is focussed on each week; sessions are game based, fun and energising, designed to make participants think whilst improving overall fitness. Classes take place on Saturdays. Please contact Hotshots for more information or to book.

Kiddikicks see Richmond Mums review

East Sheen

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Unique, fun learning techniques to develop real football and other sports skills in a safe and creative environment. Classes take place on Thursdays from w/c 9th September. You can register online. Please email info@kiddikicks.co.uk for more information.

KidsCoach

Richmond, Twickenham

For children from 3 to 11 years old.

Fun sports coaching sessions to develop your child’s sporting skills in a safe, fun environment. Classes take place Monday to Friday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £104.00-£117.00 for the term, depending on the class (£8.00-£9.00 per class). Please email sports@kidscoach.uk.net for more information or to book.

Kids Works

East Sheen

For children from 3.5 to 12 years old.

Sessions are relaxed and fun-like, but always maintain a sense of purpose. In addition, sessions are purposely active to suit children’s natural exuberance and love of movement and physical challenges. Classes take place on Saturdays from 7th September. Classes cost £127.40 for the term (£9.80 per class). You can enrol online. Please email enquiries@kidsworks.co.uk for more information.

The Little Gym see Richmond Mums review

Chiswick, Hampton Hill

For babies and children from 4 months to 12 years old.

Seriously fun gymnastics classes for little ones, in a safe, nurturing and non-competitive bespoke environment. These exceptional classes take place every day of the week in Chiswick (which also offer dance and karate) and Hampton Hill. Classes are payable by a monthly plan, costing £52.00 per month (dance) or £88.00 per month (gymnastics/karate) in Chiswick or £65.00-£75.00 per month (depending on age) in Hampton Hill. Bugs classes (4-10m) cost £170.00 for a 10-class pass in Chiswick, or £150.00 in Hampton Hill. Please call 020 8994 3729 (Chiswick) or 020 8977 0099 (Hampton Hill) for more information or to book.

Little Kickers

Ham, Hampton, Kew, Mortlake, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham 

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Football classes which act as a fun forum to instil children with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie. Classes take place Tuesday to Sunday from 7th September. Classes cost £36.00 per month (£9.00 per class). You can register online or find out the relevant location’s contact details by following the same link.

Playball

Barnes, Hampton, Richmond, St Margarets, Teddington

For children from 2 to 4 years old.

Action-packed classes that immerse kids in fun, age-appropriate, high quality games and activities, such as ball skills, running, jumping, dodging, balancing and lots more. Classes take place Monday to Friday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £120.00-£129.00 for the term, depending on location (£10.00-£10.75 per class). You can book online or find out the relevant location’s contact details by following the same link.

Puddle Ducks

Ham, Hounslow

For babies and children from birth to 4 years old.

Puddle Ducks’ baby-led approach ensures your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but nurturing confidence and unlocking their potential to swim. Classes take place on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 4th September. Classes cost £180.00 for a block of ten classes (£18.00 per class) and you can join at any point. You can book online. Please email southwestlondon@puddleducks.com for more information.

Richmond Gymnastics Association

Kew

For babies and children from 8 weeks to 4 years old.

Popular classes where pre-school gymnasts learn early balance, co-ordination and gymnastics skills through a variety of fun activities each week. Classes take place on Mondays to Fridays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £25.00-£135.00 for the term depending on age (£2.08-£11.25 per class). NB Classes for school-aged children are also available but a waiting list exists for these. Please call 020 8878 8682 for more information or to book.

Rocks Lane Multi-Sports Centresee Richmond Mums review

Barnes

For children from 3 to 14 years.

A huge range of football, netball and tennis classes available for all ages at this wonderful Barnes facility, plus the chance to compete in football and netball at Rocks Lane’s Friday Night Fives / High Fives sessions. Classes take place Monday to Saturday from w/c 2nd September. Please call 020 8876 8330 for more information or to book.

Rugby Tots

Barnes, Richmond, Twickenham

For children from 2 to 7 years old.

A specifically-designed play programme using the multiple skills of rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills. Classes take place on Saturdays & Sundays from 7th September. Classes cost £114.95-£133.50 for the term, depending on location / length of term (£9.50 per class). You can book online or find out the relevant location’s contact details by following the same link. 

Sheen Parks Tennis

East Sheen, Kew, Richmond, Roehampton, Twickenham

For children from 3 to 16 years old.

An award-winning specialised tennis coaching programme for children of all ages – starting with pre-school tots classes which concentrate on developing essential skills whilst having lots of fun, then moving on through mini-red, mini-orange and mini-green tennis which use a gradually bigger court and faster balls as children progress, ending with the usual yellow ball for ages 11 and upwards. Classes take place every day of the week from w/c 2nd September. Classes cost £51.00-£117.00 for the half-term, depending on  age / length of class (£7.30-£16.75 per class). You can book online. Please email info@sheenparkstennis.co.uk for more information.

Spin Into Tennis

Chiswick (Dukes Meadows)

For children from 3 to 18 years old.

A professional, community based coaching service, whose aim is to teach and support children whilst they develop their tennis skills, whether they play for fun, fitness or want to compete at a higher level. Classes take place Mondays to Sundays from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £126.00-£250.00 for the term, depending on age / length of class (£9.70-£19.25 per class). You can book online. Please email enquiries@spinintotennis.com for more information.

Sport4Kids Football

Twickenham

For children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Children are grouped into three age categories – Tots, Kickers and Strikers – and Sport4Kids’ dynamic pathway not only progresses children’s ball skills but also their communication and social skills. They focus on fun and encourage teamwork as children increase in confidence. Classes take place on Sundays throughout the year. Classes cost £33.75 per month (£7.80 per class), with no minimum term. You can book online. Please call 0300 303 3866 for more information.

Sport4Kids Rugby

Twickenham

For children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Children are grouped into three age categories – Tots, Cubs and Lions – and Sports4Kids delivers exciting play-based activities for the youngest children, safely introducing the fundamentals of rugby movement and motor skills which are ingrained as they progress into competition. Classes take place on Sundays throughout the year. Classes cost £33.75 per month (£7.80 per class), with no minimum term. You can book online. Please call 0300 303 3866 for more information.

Sports Academy UKsee Richmond Mums review

Richmond

For children from 4 to 16 years old.

An exciting and action-packed multi-sports program of 18 different sports a year, comprising three hours per week for 6 to 16 year olds and 90 minutes for 4 & 5 year olds. Every weekend your child will participate in a team sport, an individual sport and a team building challenge. Classes take place on Sundays from 15th September. Classes cost £172.50 or £345.00 for the term (£14.37 or £28.74 per class). You can book online. Please email grant@sportsacademyuk.com for more information.

Springboard Swimmers

Ham, Hampton, Teddington, Twickenham

For babies and children up to adults.

A huge variety of classes from Mother & Baby right up to Advanced (for children who can swim 100m plus). Very small groups are taught by professional and caring staff. Classes take place Monday to Saturday from w/c 9th September. Classes are payable by the term and work out at £12.50 per class. Please email admin@springboardswimmers.com for more information or to book.

Swimway

East Sheen, Kew

For children from 6 months to 9 years old.

Parent & baby and children’s swimming lessons, which combine the best aspects of various different approaches to swimming instruction. Swimway specialises in private or semi-private lessons, which allows the instructor to create a specific lesson plan for each student. Classes take place Monday to Friday from w/c 9th September. Classes cost £273.00-£637.00 for the term, depending on the number of pupils in the class (£21.00-£49.00 per class). You can make a booking request online. Please email info@swimway.co.uk for more information.

Tennis Life

East Sheen

For children from 4 to 18 years old.

A fun, high intensity and structured coaching programme offering coaching, social events and competition all for one easy monthly payment. Classes take place Monday to Saturday at Sheen Lawn Tennis & Squash Club. Classes cost £55.00 per month which includes the extra social events and competition (c£13.75 per class). Please email info@thetennislife.net for more information or to book.

Tiny Tacklers

Hampton, Isleworth, Richmond, Twickenham

For toddlers and children from 1.5 to 7 years old.

Teaching the FUNdamentals of physical development, hand-eye coordination, ball skills, and building confidence through the development of social skills, while learning through fun activities. Classes take place Thursday to Sunday from 7th September. Classes cost £50.00-£130.00 for the term, depending on the length of the term (£10.00 per class). You can book online. Please email tinytacklers@therugbyuniverse.com for more information.

Try Time Kids Rugbysee Richmond Mums reveiw

Richmond, Twickenham

For children from 2 to 7 years old.

Try Time is passionate about getting children running around outside whatever the weather, being active, having loads of fun and learning valuable, lifelong skills. Kids rugby teaches multiple sports skills and also wonderful, wholesome principles like teamwork, respect, discipline and a bit of healthy competition! Classes take place on Saturdays from 7th September. Classes cost £140.00 for the term (£10.00 per class). You can book online. Please contact Try Time for more information. 

Waterlife

Ham

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

Enthusiastic and experienced ‘in-water’ swimming instructors ensure each child reaches their full potential, expands their natural swimming ability, and gains water confidence and life-saving skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes take place on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 2nd September. Classes cost £180.00 for the term, depending on the length of the term (£15.00 per class).  You can book online. Please email info@waterlifeswimschool.com for more information.

We Make Footballers

Ham, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham

For children from 4 to 12 years old.

Accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by a network of FA qualified coaches. We Make Footballers focuses on individual skill and technique, teamwork, and most importantly fun! Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays. Classes cost £70.00-£87.50 for a block of 9, depending on venue (£7.77-£9.72 per class). Please contact We Make Footballers for more information or to book.

 

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