Listings: Children’s Activities, Pre-School Activities

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June 6 - June 13 2013


Carney Academy Summer Schools: Our House, for ages 8-18, Monday-Friday, August 12-16, 10am to 4.30pm, with a performance on the Friday, 3.30pm (£150 for the week which includes two tickets for the performance,; Malice and Intrigue, two-week Shakespeare workshop, Mondays to Fridays, August 12-16 and 19-24, 6pm-10pm, performances August 24, 5.30pm and 8pm ( £270, or calll 07956870516).

Free Football Coaching: for U16’s (U8’s must be accompanied) provided by Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Coaching staff organised by the Friends of Richmond Park with funding from SPORTED, Saturdays, 10-30am to noon, meet at the Pavilion at the Hastillar Road South entrance

New Street Dance Class: run by Dance Unlimited for children aged 7 - 11 (Years 3 -6) and focusing on learning funky moves seen on TV by such groups as Diversity as well as commercial styles seen in music videos, Dore and Totley URC, Totley Brook Road, Wednesdays, 4.45pm - 5.30pm ( £4.50 per class or #22.50 for six- week term, first session free, email:,, 07570 790382).

Rockface: new group for ages 10-18 singing pop and rock songs and classics in the ‘Glee’ style, Burton Street Project, Hillsborough, every Monday from 5.15pm to 6.45pm (£2 per session,, Hilary 2830431).

Badminton Coaching: for Beginners and Improvers aged 6+, sessions include a mixture of fun and technical activities and are enjoyable and challenging, Abbeydale Park Badminton Club, Abbeydale Road South, Tuesdays 4.30pm-6pm and 6pm-7.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am-11am and 11am-12.30pm (Vicki Smith 2376528 or email

Football and Multisport Coaching: for U16’s (U8’s must be accompanied) provided by Sheffield Wednesday FC Community coaching staff, Saturdays, 10.30am to noon, meet at the Pavilion at the Hastillar Road South entrance.

After School Art Classes: learn techniques in painting, drawing, print-making (lino-cuts, monoprints, etching, collographs), ceramics and a few crafts including papier mache, and felt-making with artist and fully qualified experienced teacher of art and design Ellie Somerset in small groups sizes, garden studio in Walkley, ages 7-12 year olds, Thursdays, 4pm -5.20pm, 9-14 year olds, Thursdays, 4.15pm-5.45pm and Saturday mornings (, 07941699950).

Stars Theatre Arts School: classes in drama, musical theatre, ballet, tap and modern dance from 5+ years, Archer Lane, Millhouses (2555310, email

Young & Teen Designers Stitch Club: Saturdays, 11.15am-12.45pm (booking essential, Sheffield Childrens University Learning Destination,, 07982494399).

Broomhill Music: classes for ages 4+ led by a qualified and experienced music teacher, general musicianship groups for 4-6s and 6+; keyboard groups for 7+. Saturdays, Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road (free first session,, Helen Gaunt 2680862).

Children’s Art Club: for ages 7-12 in small, friendly art class run by artist Gill Gathercole who will help develop artistic skills in a creative and fun way. Lots of drawing and painting also design, papier mache and claywork. Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm (£7 per week, 07941 013307,,uk).

Burngreave Art Club: weekly art activities for ages 8-13 run by Art in the Park, Burngreave Vestry Hall, Burngreave Road, Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm to February (free , but places must be booked in advance by contacting Cassie Kill on 2686813 or by emailing

Concord AllStars Junior Marching Band: new members invited for brass, percussion and dance instruction for youngsters aged 8 to 13. All equipment provided free - no previous experience needed. Croft House Settlement, Garden Street, Saturdays, 10am to noon (all visitors and parents welcomed, 2491460, email

Rugby: Hillsborough Hawks require new players, all ages welcome. Come along to training at Hillsborough Sports Arena, Middlewood Road, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm or contact Sharon 07592 590262 or Nicky 07961 579173.

Little Kickers: approved football training for children aged 18 months to seven years in positive fun-filled pre-school football programme executed in friendly, pressure-free environment learning invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork and emphasis on simple learning concepts likecolours and numbers whilst also improving basic balance, agility and co-ordination Classes in Nether Edge and Woodhouse and other areas coming soon (Becky Morton, 2668880/07532 180852 or email bmorton@littlekickers).

Soccer Kids: children’s football training for boys and girls ages four to 13 of all ability level, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Saturdays, 9am-11am (£3.50-£4, first session free, just turn up and register).

Little Ninja’s Karate Classes: for five to seven-year-olds, Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church Hall (opposite the bowling green) Middlewood Road, Mondays, 5pm-6pm; The Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Fit4All Sports Hall, Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm (Debbie or Stan Knighton, 2853303, email

Acctivate: fortnightly children’s club run by Asperger’s Children and Carers Together for children aged three to 12 with Aspergers and High Functioning Autism, their siblings and their parents, laying on such activities as arts and crafts, sports, computers, lego and playmobil and animation, and a relaxation room plus seperate room where parents can relax and get a cup of tea or coffee, St Marys Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Saturday, 9.45am-12.15pm. A similar Teenager Club running on alternate at the same venue takes place on Tuesday, 7pm-9pm (, Emma 07527 824034).

Cool New Crochet Classes: ages eight to 14 can learn the simple techniques to make funky scarves, blankets, accessories and more, all materials and snacks provided, Nichols Building, Shalesmoor, Saturdays, 9.45-11am (£40 or £6 per session, email, 07816 355782).

Striking Stars Football Coaching: indoor sessions for ages four to eight, CDYST, Coldwell Lane, Crosspool, Fridays, 6pm-7pm (two free sessions for each child, £3 thereafter, also football parties, 07432690318. email:

Hotshots School of Basketball:, boys and girls aged six to 11, All Saints Sports Centre during term time, Thursdays, 5pm-6.30pm (£2.50); Boys, 11-18, All Saints Sports Centre, Saturdays, 10am-11.30am (£2.50).

Woodcraft Folk: outdoor fun, nature-based activities and cooperative games, to help young people learn about the world and understand how to value our planet and each other, groups for 6-9yrs; 10-13yrs; 14-16 yrs, 16+, various areas of Sheffield (, Jeanne 2554053).

Concord AllStars: free music tuition on brass and percussion for ages eight to 13 years, all instruments and equipment provided free of charge, dance lessons also available, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street, Saturdays, 10am to noon (2491460).

Boys’ Brigade: activities in fun/friendly environment, Wesley Hall, Crookes, Wednesdays, ages 6-10, 6pm-7pm, ages 10-16, 7-45pm-9-15pm (Brian Betts, 07734 304020).

Sheffield Music School: join other young musicians aged 6-18 year, Grade 2 to 8+ standard, any instrument or singers, each session includes playing in small ensembles, aural classes and music theory in a relaxed fun environment, also “stand-alone” Grade 5 music theory classes, Sharrow Primary School, every Saturday morning in term time (email,

Drama Classes: Easy Street Academy of Performing Arts, Little London Road, Mondays, ages 4-7, 3.45pm-4.30pm (£5, ages 8-11, 4.30pm-5.30pm (£5.50, fees payable half termly, 07788594133).

Musical Theatre Classes: Easy Street Academy of Performing Arts, Little London Road, Tuesdays, ages 4-7, 4pm-4.45pm (£5, ages 8-11, 4.45pm-5.45pm (£5.50, fees payable half termly, 07788594133).

Easy Street Academy of Performing Arts: open auditions for new performing arts academy for young people aged 11-18 to be held for three hours on a Saturday morning, Easy Street Theatre Company, Little London Road, Saturday, 9am (email or text 07788594133).

Sheffield Theatre School: classes in ballet, tap, freestyle and jazz for ages four to adult. Relaxed atmosphere, annual show and IDTA exams. Millhouses area (2364006).

Act One Drama Studio: weekly drama and acting classes and holiday workshops for children aged four to adult. LAMDA examinations, production classes, directed by professional actors, CRB checked with First Aid certificates, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Monday, Tuesday, Friday evenings and Saturday daytime (£8 per two-hour session, 07904 339024, email:,

Young Cinema Saturday Club: activities for children followed by a family film, Showroom Cinema, every Saturday from midday, with the film starting at 1pm (£6 for under 15s, includes club activity, packed lunch and movie, £4 entry to movie for accompanying adults).

Thomas the Turtle’s Family Trail: ages five to 12 can meet some of the animals hiding in the displays and explore some of the objects on display through drawing and quizzes, Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Galleries, daily, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm (£1 per trail, drop in),

Discovery Time: storytelling, crafts and puzzles suitable for ages four to 11 and linked to the museum displays, Weston Park Museum, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 12.45pm and 2pm–2.45pm (free, places which are limited to 15 children can be booked 30 mintues before each session and are allocated on a first come first served basis).

Activity Cart: creative fun suitable for ages four to 11 moves around the building, Weston Park Museum, school holidays and weekends, 11.30am–3.45pm (free, drop in).

Painting and Drawing Classes: for ages seven to 14 with experienced tutor/ artist Pamela Marshall, small friendly classes (maximum of 10 students) with fun-to-learn subjects including cartoons, animals and landscapes, with lots of individual attention, Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm (2748635).

The Edge Climbing Centre: runs a variety of children’s indoor climbing clubs suitable for all abilities: Rock-Stars, starter course for seven year-olds; Edge-Masters for more advanced climbers; Fri-Night Club for young people between 13-17 years and the Jets club for elite advanced young climbers, sessions run mid-week after school, weekends and throughout the schools holidays, The Edge Climbing Centre, John Street (, 2758899).


Odd Sock Dance: Developmental Dance Play sessions beginning soon. Enhances bonding between parent/carer and child from birth to four years, Nether Edge area ( for full details, email: to register).

Little Rackets: fun and sporting skills for three to five year old, keep fit with active team games, music, throwing and catching, bat and ball skills, building confidence and friendship and having fun, St Oswald’s Scout Hut, Archer Lane, Millhouses, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (, 07958213649).

Baby Bright Eyes: fun French for 0-3’s, Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street (off South Road), Walkley, Mondays, 10am – 11am (07940 990981).

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy: unique story-based dance classes based on Angelina Ballerina for children aged two years 10 months to 6 years. Classes held in Fulwood and Dore/ Totley, class numbers of 12 children per class and the emphasis is on fun and imagination (info and booking 07570 790382, email,

Pyjama Drama: sing, move, pretend and play on unique programme from six months to seven years, age differentiated classes which support each developmental stage, classes at Meersbrook, Tuesday mornings, Woodhouse, Friday mornings, Dronfield, Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings (three-week trial £12, Gemma 07787111053, email,

Little Stars: ballet, tap and free expressive movement classes for 3+ years, Archer Lane, Millhouses (2555310, email

Noodle Performance Arts: performing arts classes for two to five year olds with music, singing, dance, drama and lots of fun. Themed classes to help improve confidence, develop skills and encourage creativity. Classes available on Thursdays and Saturdays in Beighton, Mondays and Tuesdays in Dronfield, Wednesdays in Crookes, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ecclesall and Fridays in Totley (Nikki 07984-461711, e-mail /

Tots and Toes Pre School Dance Class: creative dance class designed for young girls and boys 2½ years plus, lots of fun, music and expressive movement, June Gill Studio, Caxton Road, Broomhill, Thursdays. 2pm to 2.45pm (07768474952 or email

Drama: sing, move, pretend and play on unique programme from six months to seven years, age differentiated classes which support each developmental stage, encouraging, confidence, co-operation, concentration and creativity, classes in Totley Wednesdays, Woodseats, Tuesdays and Woodhouse, Fridays (three-week trial £10, Gemma 07787111053, email,

Rattle and Roll Music Classes: suitable forunder fives, unique interactive music classes full of percussion playing, dancing time, puppets, parachute ride, bubbles and much more, Little London Road and Mount View Pre-School, Derbyshire Lane, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, special sessions during half term (07412 696800, email,

Baby Bricks: weekly mother and baby day hosted by Red Bricks Cafe The Nichols Building, every Tuesday 11am-6pm.

Stepping Stones: under fives and carers welcome for singing, bible story, crafts, refreshments, fun, St. Columba’s Church, Manchester Road, Crosspool, Friday and every second Friday in the month, 1.45pm-2.45pm (07870 132471).

Stepping Stones: Baby and Toddler Group, free relaxing and welcoming group of mums and dads., free drinks and snacks provided, art and crafts, story time and singing, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Fridays (during term time), 10am until noon (07887 606641).

Baby and Toddler Group: free relaxing and welcoming group of local and city wide mums and dads chatting and supporting each other through the joys and pain of parenthood, free drinks and snacks, art and crafts, storytime and singing, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, every Friday (during term time), 10am until noon (07887 606641).

Baby-friendly Book Group: reading group for grown-ups where (pre-walking) babies are welcome in the Greystones area every four to six weeks for a relaxed and informal discussion about a book chosen by members of the group (Rachel, 07941 454195 or email

Sheffield Baby Massage: learn to massage your baby in a calm and relaxing environment with small, baby led classes, five-week courses taught by experienced (est 2007) Certified Infant Massage Instructor accredited by the International Association of Infant Massage, CRB checked and fully insured. Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am, private tuition also available in your own home (Charlotte Hussey 2706288,,

Jack-in-a-Box Music Group: fun singing and music classes for parents, carers and their babies and children up to 4+ years taught by qualified nursery/primary school teacher. Interactive music with percussion instruments, puppets & pictures, singing a variety of songs from traditional nursery rhymes, action and movement songs. Half hour classes + half hour play & refreshments. Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in newly refurbished premises in Fulwood, close to Forge Dam Park (for free trial session phone Jillian on 07712 463424 / 2301516).

Potty Pre-Schoolers: Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm, every day during school holidays. Now also at Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (2306479,, email or

Toddlers Yoga: classes at the Old Junior School, Sharrow, Tuesdays, 10am (Concessions for siblings. Babes in arms free, Nicola 07739490143, email,