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Shiny New Term, Shiny New Classes - The best classes for children in North London

--> -->As the summer holidays come to an end (she said hopefully), our thoughts are turning to September and all the new classes starting for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and after-school activity seekers. We've trawled through loads and come up with a list of those we thist on offer in North London. We've tried to find something a bit different for you to enjoy. Many of them offer a free trial class and some are available for drop in too, so do ask when booking.




Art






The Creation Station run by the lovely Alexia offers classes in Finchley, Muswell Hill and Hampstead for 1-5 year olds. This term the theme is Scrunchy, Bubbly Texture. North London Mums can confirm that the classes are really well structured, good fun and excellent if you have more than one child as they really are suitable for a diverse range of ages. Details of classes here.
There is an early bird offer - If you pre-book for the term you will get 2 sessions FREE. Just book before 5th September.


Fine Art 4 Kids encourages children to take an interest in art from a young age and runs classes all over North London in Crouch End, Islington, Highgate, Muswell Hill and Stanmore. They have after school classes and Saturday classes. Each term focuses on a new artist. Full details here.



Baby


North London Baby Massage and Baby Yoga runs classes in Finchley and Edgware These classes are lovely for bonding with young babies. Full details here. Gift vouchers are also available and make a lovely gift for a new mum. 
There is a discount for North London Mums of £5 off each course you book - 5 week baby massage and 5 week baby yoga courses. Just quote 'North London Mums' when booking.




Teeny Tiny Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga runs classes for babies and toddlers in Finchley, Totteridge and Borehamwood and offer a lovely opportunity for parent and child to participate together.  
A £5 discount is available for North London Mums readers. Just quote 'North London Mums' when booking a course

Yogababies runs lovely baby massage and baby yoga classes in Crouch End. Courses include a Sunday where dads come along too, which is lovely for bonding. Highly recommended.


Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children up to the age of three years. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs?
Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme.  Classes take place: Mondays - Hampstead Garden Suburb; Wednesdays- Whetstone; Fridays -  Muswell Hill. For more information email finchley@toddlersense.co.uk or call 07545 371740

Cookery


Kiddy Cook do fun, explorative cooking classes for 2-4 year olds and 4-11 year olds. Children learn about food and cooking in a fun and interactive way. Classes are held throughout North London. Details here.

Dance

Diddidance are a fun way for children to improve their coordination and self confidence. Using hoops, ribbons and other props, children dance to fun music and have a great time at these exhausting classes. Classes are currently held across North London in: Crouch End, Highgate, Highbury, Hackney, Islington, Muswell Hill, North Finchley, Swiss Cottage (at Huggle) and Queens Park so wherever you are there should be one near you. Full details here.

Latino Bambino is a favourite of both North London Mums and North London toddlers. It is thanks to Latino Bambino and the fabulous Urska, that this mum ever got back into her skinny jeans again after pregnancy (now at the back of the wardrobe again, but that's another story....). There are two types of class - a toddler class and a baby wearing class, where you learn simple salsa dances whilst wearing your baby in a sling. We highly recommend this fun and exhausting class! Classes are held in Angel and Swiss Cottage (at Huggle). Full details here.  
North London Mums who book and quote North London Mums can get one class free when they book for a minumum of six weeks (buy 6 get 7 weeks).



Drama

Debutots classes are a blend of storytelling and drama in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Children are really engaged and grow in confidence as a result of taking part in these classes. Currently classes are held in Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Hampstead, Highgate, Finchley, Islington, Camden and St Johns Wood.

There is a discount available for North London Mums of 2 free classes if you register for the term (an initial free trial and another free if you sign up) on the following classes - subject to availability:

Mondays in Hampstead – 2-4 year olds, 10.00-10.50
Mondays in Muswell Hill – 2-4 year olds, 15.15-15.55
Tuesdays in Crouch End – 1.5-3 year olds, 09.35-10.25
Tuesdays in Finchley – 2-4 year olds, 10.00-10.50
Fridays in Muswell Hill – 2-4 year olds, 11.30-12.25




Fairly new to North London, Theatrebugs classes are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journey and finger play and tie in with The Early Years Foundation. Children really love the classes and parents can watch their confidence bloom as the term goes on. Highly Recommended. Classes run in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Mill Hill.

There is a discount for North London Mums of 20% off your first term - subject to availability. Just quote North London Mums when booking.



Music

Hartbeeps classes offer a colourful and exciting way for children to enjoy music. North London Toddler could not believe her eyes when all of the fantastic props were brought out for her to enjoy and was very sad when the class was over. Highly recommended. You can also drop in. Classes in Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Finchley, North Finchley but sure to come to more places near you soon! Full details here.





Mini Mozart is run by serious musicians, serious about introducing children to music in a non-patronising and exciting way. Not an annoying ditty in site, this is a really lovely way to introduce children to live music and is hugely enjoyable for parents and children alike. They offer a range of classes - babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and siblings so there will be something to suit everyone. The franchise is growing a lot and now covers: Crouch End, Finchley (new), Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill and St Johns Wood. Highly Recommended. You can also drop in. Full details here.


Sport



Enjoyaball runs classes for children aged 18 months to school year 3. Classes run in Golders Green and are a really fun way to introduce children to ball skills.



London Capoiera Centre runs classes for children aged 5-15 in Hendon, Golders Green and Mill Hill. Full details here.


Something Different


We really love the sound of Bookworm Yoga which runs at Huggle in Swiss Cottage. Cretator Barb combines her two passions of reading and yoga in a fun class for children aged 3-7. We can't wait to try it out. It is advisable to contact Barb in advance as classes get booked up. Full details here.

Barb offers a complimentary sessions to all interested families, and another free session when a block of five is purchased in advance - £40 instead of £50 for five sessions.


We hope you like our round up of classes. Do let us know if we've missed any gems and if you try anything new.

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