A mixture of pay for a free activities. Some of these we have tried, like the big scream (awesome for the not so mobile yet baby, maybe not for a fidget pants) Dinky Dancers (which my son seems to like as there is a lot of action) and Jo Jingels (which is great even though my son is mostly interested in eating the instruments and running around) others not but if I thought they sounded good or I have had friends who have tried them, I’ve added them

Big Scream at Broadway Cinema
Broadway Cinema, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts
Film showing for parents with babies. Lower sound levels, gentle ambient light and no one minds if baby makes a noise! Thursday mornings at 11am. Adults £4.10, babies free. Baby changing facilities available.
Tel: 01462 681223/681088

Broadway Cinema KidzKlub
Broadway Cinema, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts
Saturday and Sunday morning movies for kids. 10.30am. Only £1.00 per ticket. Adults and children must be accompanied!
Tel: 01462 681223/681088

Baby Rhyme Time at Letchworth Library
Letchworth Library:
On  Fridays, 10.30-11.00

Jo Jingels
St George’s Hall, Norton Way North, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 1DA, every Thursday during term time. Par 3 Golf Centre, Willian Way, every Monday during term time. Music and Movement classes for pre-school children. Contact: Karen Garner Tel: 01462 456777

Dinky Dancers
Classes held in Letchworth at St Georges Church Hall on Tuesdays at 9.30am and on Fridays at Norton Methodist Centre, North Avenue at 9.30am.
Exciting, fun-packed, creative classes combining P.E. skills, action activities, dance, singing, multi-sensory equipment and musical percussion to form an exciting developmental weekly class that both you and your child will love. Children with special educational needs are encouraged to attend classes.
Call Lorry Slater on 01438 831281 email:

The Music Train
Pre-school music for babies and children. 3 months – rising 5s. Toy train packed with instruments; music and movement; training to sing in tune; themed activites; preparation for instrument learning.
Local classes in Letchworth. Contact Andrea Lee on 01462 600124 email: For classes in Hitchin contact Ros Woodin on 01462 453187

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living
Hitchin Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3NA
Telephone: 01462 678804
Offers classes specifically for young children including babies and under 5s. Baby massage, music with your baby, baby ballet, ‘Disco Duck’, Yoga for kids, mother & baby, pre & post-natal

Mother and Baby Yoga
Evergreen Wellness Centre, 607 Works Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1NA
Telephone: 01462 486444
Gentle postnatal yoga for you, movement and massage for your baby and yoga and movement you can do together. Always includes a guided relaxation session so you and your baby leave the class feeling calm and relaxed. After each class there’s time for tea and cake with the other mums.

Thursdays 10-11.30am: Younger babies from 6 weeks to crawling
Thurdays 1.30-2.45pm: Older babies from crawling to 18mths

Contact Justina Perry Tel: 01462 632499
MamaBabyBliss offers 6-week baby massage, baby yoga and prenatal yoga classes in the Hitchin, Letchworth and Stotfold areas. We also specialise in prenatal and postnatal massage treatments. Please visit the website for more information about the classes, treatments, venues and costs.

Sing and Sign
Teaches you and your child to sign through singing

Little Signers Club
Classes held at Central Methodist Church on Mondays check for more info.

Little Groovers
Held at 10.00–10.45am on THURSDAY mornings in ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH,LETCHWORTH PARISH HALL, BROADWAY, LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY, SG6 3PQ. Little Groovers is a fun dance and movement class set to upbeat songs using various props and instruments. For Children aged 18 months to 3 years. Class taught by West End professional. Call Lynsey on 07973308741 for more info

Wiggle Tots
St Michael’s Church Hall, off West View, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City.
Classes every Tuesday and Friday 10am – 11.30am £2.50 per child (£1.50 for additional siblings)
Action and song. Stay and Play for the under 5’s. Movement and singing followed by free play, refreshments and a raffle. Contact: Kate 07780674274

Painting & Colouring
Letchworth Arts Centre, 2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3EW
Tel: 01462 670788
Innovative art classes for children over 18 months aim to develop your child’s fine motor and decision making skills through creativity, exploration and play in a creative and fun environment.
Tuesdays 9.45am-10.30am. £2.50 per drop-in session.

Singing Starlets
Letchworth Arts Centre, The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3EW
Tel: 01462 670788 email:
Fridays 9.30am to 10am. Interactive and fun music, dance & drama class for under 2s. £3 per session.

Music with Mum
Howgills, 42 South View, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3JJ.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays Ages 0-4 years. Movement, percussion, singing. Also classes in Hitchin, Baldock, Ashwell and Royston. Telephone 01763 246415 or email: for more information or to book classes.

Dance Steps Academy
The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 4UB
From the age of 3 years. Ballet, tap and modern dance. Tel: 01462 642858

TigerTots Baby and Preschool Gymnastics Club

Wednesdays at The Parish Hall, St Michaels Church, Broadway. Baby classes at 10am, Parent and child classes at 10.45am, Turn up and play at 11.30am and over three, independent, classes at 12.45pm and 1.30pm. Trials cost £6 except the turn up and play session which is £3 pay on the day. Specialist classes to help your child develop their physical and social skills through fun and mini gymnastic challenges.

North Herts Leisure Centre
Baldock Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 2ER Tel: 01462 679311
Pre-school gymnastics, Pre-school football, parent & baby swimming lessons, pre-school swimming lessons.

Tiddly Winks
North Herts Leisure Centre, Baldock Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 2ER
Thursday 10am to 11am. Walking to 5 years. Trampoline, balls, climbing frames, ride-on vehicles, bouncy castle. Price includes a swim before or after the play session. £5.50 for the first child and £2.50 for each extra child. Tel: 01462 679311

Toddler Afternoons
Letchworth Garden City Museum and Art Gallery, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3PF
Free drop-in sessions 1.30 – 3pm for under 5 year olds. Telephone for dates 01462 685647

Stand Alone Farm
A small working show farm set in 170 acres of farmland open 10am to 5pm everyday between 1 March to 30 October plus Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November for Christmas Craft Fair.

Miniature Dramatics
The Scout Hall, Spring Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3SH.
Drama classes for 4 to 8 year olds. Develop speaking and listening skills. Learn how to use masks, puppets and role-play. Have fun using imagination. Weekly classes (4.00pm till 5.00pm) are just £4 per session. To book a place call Charlotte on 01462 631614 or 07906 757808 or e-mail:

Signing Babies
Chestnut Tree Children’s Centre, Radburn Way, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 2JZ
Tel: 01462 681334 Email:
Start communicating with your baby before they can speak with this class.
Contact for class dates and more information.

Mama Sugar Shakes
Letchworth Garden City Church, Icknield Centre, IcknieldWay, SG61EF
08446829061, 07793726428
Help your baby express themselves through Dance, Singing, Music & Drama while learning!

First Garden City Heritage Museum events
296 Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 1SU
Various events and activities run throughout the year – especially during the school holidays. For example, the teddy bear’s picnic and seasonal fun days. Aimed at children and families of different ages. Please telephone for details of the latest events. Tel: 01462 482710

Norton Common
A 60-acre nature reserve and leisure space in Letchworth, great for having a picnic or going on the swings in the playground opposite the outdoors swimming pool

The Greenway
Circular route that surrounds Letchworth with picnic areas and beautiful nature.

Comments: 6

  1. Lorna Bailey January 31, 2011 at 22:10

    Hi, Tumble Tent is good, but if you fancied a change have you tried Space 2 Play in Hitchin? It’s much much bigger and there’s a lot of other things going on, including music sessions, disco sessions (think you have to pay for these) and in the mornings you get a free squash and a biscuit – which mum (or dad) can always tuck into!

  2. helen May 2, 2011 at 18:14

    The museum does a free toddler play session once a month. The library also does storytime on thurs pm

  3. Rebecca May 21, 2011 at 16:05

    There’s Transition Tots which is a monthly gardening afternoon for pre-schoolers in the Museum garden behind the library. and go to groups.

  4. Sue Searle June 7, 2011 at 08:22

    Signing fun for you and your little one. Sign Language Classes for children aged 5 months to 7 years. Free taster sessions once a month all sessions held at Letchworth Central Methodist Church, Private group and individual classes also available.
    For the full list of classes please contact Sue on 07779758181 or

  5. Andrea Lee June 14, 2011 at 06:49

    I’ve been looking at the site for a little while now and can’t find where I would edit The Music Train listing to include the Letchworth phone number 01462 600124 as well as the Hitchin contact which is currently displayed. Can anyone help?
    Teacher – The Music Train Letchworth

    • admin June 14, 2011 at 19:57

      Hi Andrea, it has been updated, thank you very much for letting me know!