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Childrens events and things to do in St Albans

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Open 7 days a week all year round

DJs Jungle Adventure - Special offer to loyalty card holders

Address: 156 St Albans Road, Sandridge, St Albans AL4 9LP

Telephone: 01727 844991

Opening Times: Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm

Website: www.djsjungleadventure.co.uk

Map: View here

Email: enquiries@djsjungleadventure.co.uk

Twitter: twitter.com/DJsJungle

Facebook www.facebook.com/DJsJungleAdventure

Special offer with loyalty card:
1 free hot drink with paid entry
Terms & Conditions: 1 drink per visit. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Soft Play Area

DJ’s Jungle Adventure is a great place for children to spend time just having fun, whilst parent’s can chat, relax and play within comfortable reach.

The soft play centre has a complete multi-level play frame with a host of exiting features such as the tube slide which snakes to a splash landing in one of three ball pools. Or a simple game of tag gets the kids running around the rope bridges, through tubes and down chutes!

A play house and kitchen and wavy slide are available to the under 5’s. A Dark tunnel, ramps and 2 level yellow pod make hide-and-seek extra fun. Rollers, balls and climbing areas encourage exploration and an area is set aside for giant bricks, which is great for construction.

An under 2’s area is exclusively for the little ones and has soft, safe equipment including a soft slide, ball pit, small slide and play shapes. Babies can play and learn with physical apparatus and visual stimulation.

Ever looking to improve the customer experience Free Wi-Fi internet access is available for those who wish to work or surf whilst the kids play.

Take the kids to St Albans Indoor Play Centre and enjoy maximum fun, minimum stress!!

Free and EASY parking.

Open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm, with special after school meal deals, DJ’s Jungle Adventure is ideal for Kid’s parties or just a great place to burn off your child's excess energy in a safe clean and fun environment.

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Open Monday to Saturday all year round

Gymboree Play & Music

Address: 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR

Telephone: 01727 831 551

Website: www.gymboree-uk.com

Email: stalbans@gymboree-uk.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Gymboree.Stalbans

Gymboree has been the global leader for more than 30 years in classes for babies and children from newborn to age 5.

We offer a wide range of classes and class levels, each carefully tailored to closely match every stage of a child’s development – helping build confidence and develop social and physical skills.

Gymboree Play & Learn (our unique apparatus-based classes) encourage development through play and learning to support your child's growth at his or her own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind.

Gymboree Music classes enhance your child's development and love of music through song, dance, movement, games and instruments.

Gymboree Art classes inspire your child's imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities.

Gymboree has created an environment where kids are free to move, play and explore safely.  Each class is carefully tailored to provide a range of age-appropriate challenges and skill building exercises.

To book a FREE TRIAL class, call 01727 831 551 or email stalbans@gymboree-uk.com 

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Thursdays

Hartbeeps

Address: Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ

Telephone: 07930 418542

Website: www.hartbeeps.com

Email: louisa@hartbeeps.com 

12.15pm Baby Bells: Ages 6 weeks- 6 months
1.15pm Baby Beeps: Ages 5 months – walking
2.15pm Happy House: Ages walking – 4 years

Since 2003 Hartbeeps has been delivering its unique blend of original music workshops and mini productions to 1000s of babies and children. Challenging accepted definitions of 'baby and toddler' music classes; we create innovative, multi-sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young. By transforming everyday environments into colourful, tactile 'wonderlands' we invite our participants to join us in a world of the imagination. Using clever state of the art music production, original music composition, sound effects, songs and sound plays, lighting effects, innovative props and puppetry, together with a vast array of multi-sensory techniques, we create original and highly specialised experiences for our young Hartbeepers.

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Every Friday in Term time

Musical Steps

Event Times: 9.30-10.10am

Address: Spencer Sports Hall, Sandridge

Telephone: 07929 823 595

Website: www.musicalsteps.co.uk

Email: claire.gilbert@musicalsteps.co.uk

Fun and educational music classes for babies and toddlers.Please contact Claire for more details.

Fridays in term time

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Drama Llamas

Address: Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, St Albans

Telephone: 07867793407

Website: www.dramallamas.co.uk

Email: info@dramallamas.co.uk

Event Times: 9:45, 11:00 and 13:30

Our weekly storytelling and drama sessions will take your children on a journey of imagination and discovery where creativity can flourish and natural love of language is enhanced. Listening and communication skills are nurtured as the children learn about the world and their place within it.
They form an understanding of the structure of stories, learn to express emotions and develop
decision making skills while having lots and lots of fun!

The classes are extremely interactive as the children take on different characters from robots that go wrong to tortoises on a day trip Africa!

Each story is written and developed with a specific learning experience in mind and the activities are carefully linked to the Early Years Foundation stage.  We are currently running classes for an
Outstanding OFSTED rated nursery school in Harpenden and we’ve been recommended by a
speech therapist

And, of course, we really do have Llamas! 

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Baby Signing - The Best Start Club

Address: Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR

Times: Mondays 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm

Map: View here

Baby Signing and Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers from BIRTH to 4 Years. All classes are
well structured to cater for the developmental needs of each stage.

Music is sourced from all over the world, including a small number of songs in different languages
and a large selection of instruments, puppets, and other props are used to enhance the process.

Our classes encourage curiosity in the child and stimulate all the senses. Each course is carefully planned to be lots of fun for all and to offer the best developmental opportunity for your child.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Address: St Albans Library, Level 2, The Maltings

Times: Tuesdays 10.00am - 10.30am and repeated 11.00am - 11.30am

Map: View here

Cost: Free

Take your children along and sing all their favourite nursery rhymes. Great place for meeting other parents.

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Bestbeans

Venue: Trestle Arts Base

Day: Tuesdays

Telephone: 01727 759634

Email: bestarts@aol.com

Web: www.besttheatrearts.com

Songs, stories, music and movement for children aged 3 months to 3 years.

Bestbeans is a brilliant new way to begin your child's voyage through childhood with growing
self-esteem, easy sociability and a good sense of fun. It is a complete creative experience
nurturing coordination, confidence and communication skills.

We use a unique mix of classic and original stories, songs, music and movement so the comfort
of the familiar is matched with the thrill and discovery of the new. The children gather the perfect
blend of experiences and skills with which to explore their childhood and develop their potential.
We know every child is different and our small class sizes let us help to find the right way to
work with your child.

And you get the chance to play and bond with your child and to meet and chat with other
Mums, building up your network of friends and support. It’s the very best way to spend a morning!

Book your free trial! Call Annette on 01727 759634

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First Class Theatre Arts

Venue: Sandringham School

Day: Saturdays (and holiday courses)

Telephone: 01727 759634

Email: bestarts@aol.com

Web: www.besttheatrearts.com

First Class is a gentle introduction to the exciting world of performance for children aged 4-6. Each term
time Saturday they meet for 90 minutes to act and sing and dance and HAVE FUN! It's a friendly,
welcoming environment where even the most timid child will feel able to join in.

Classes are 9.30-11am, 11.30am-1pm or 1.30pm-3pm and take place at Sandringham School.

We also offer wonderful holiday courses which run over a week. We take classic children's stories as
our theme and include a craft element too. Children also get a cool t-shirt, a personalised and themed
certificate and a souvenir photo of the whole group.

Book your free trial! Call Annette on 01727 759634

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Best Theatre Arts

Venue: Sandringham School

Day: Friday and saturday (and holiday courses)

Telephone: 01727 759634

Email: bestarts@aol.com

Web: www.besttheatrearts.com

Our classes run on term-time Friday evening, Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon -
three hours of acting, singing and dancing for children aged 6 to 16.

Best has a fantastic reputation for the quality of its teaching, its pastoral care and its inclusive
and friendly attitude. Classes take place at Sandringham School.

Best also runs very popular holiday weeks . We welcome visitors, so bring your child along to
see what we get up to. There is a FREE WEEK'S TRIAL so that they can be sure they like it
before committing fully. Please call us for an informal chat on 01727 759634

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Sopwell & Verulam Children’s Centre

Address: Mandeville Drive, St Albans AL1 2LE

Telephone: 01727 774090

Times: Various (please phone as events may be term time only)

Map: View here

Cost: Various

Mondays

Little Sunshines’ Childminder Group (NCMA) 9:30am – 11am.

Salaam Parent & Toddler Group. £1 per child 1 – 3pm.

Tuesdays

Toy Library at St Julian’s Church. Run by volunteers and supported by Children’s Centre staff
10– 11:45am.

Wednesdays

‘Baby Chat’ parents with babies under 12 months. 10 – 11:30am.

Specialist Stay & Play for Children & Families with additional needs.10 – 11:45 am.

Thursdays

Stay & Play - Parents with children (0-4 yrs) Suggested donation £1, 10am – 11:45am.

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Mini Movers

Address: 25 Whitebeams, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2RT

Telephone: 01727 768085, 07834 077024

Opening Times: Various

Map: Various locations


Mini Moovers was established in 2005 by Claire Doyle and Becky Vernon.

Claire is a qualified dance teacher and Becky is a qualified nanny.

After gaining many years experience in their chosen careers and with their love of music and dance they combined their skills and created mini moovers.

Not only are they both passionate in their work and have a natural ability in working with children they are both mothers who have gained inspiration from their own childrens’ love of music and movement.

Mini Moovers started with one weekly session but with popular demand Mini Moovers offers session every day which are expanding all the time! Sessions run during term time as well as holiday activity workshops.

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Mish Mash Music

Address: St Michael's Parish Centre, St Albans

Telephone: 01727 752390

Opening Times: Various


Mish Mash Music is an alternative to traditional music groups as it is based on LIVE music, fun and funky songs delivered on real instruments, in a relaxed, hands-on environment.

Well structured multi-sensory classes are designed to let your little one’s skills develop and confidence grow as they play in a small, friendly group.

Led by a mum, musician and teacher, little ones join in with guitar, flutes and African drums as they explore percussion, puppets, parachutes and more.

Above all, Mish Mash takes little ones on a fantastic journey into the fun of music making.

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Sarah's Little Stars Baby Theatre

Address: Abbey Theatre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2LD

Telephone: 07968 178621

Cost: £4 £6 for twins


Baby Theatre is a fun and stimulating class for babies from newborn up to eighteen months. Classes are run by Sarah, an experienced drama, dance and music teacher and local mum. Classes include: * Music and live singing * Movement and fun for baby and all * Sing-a-long songs & nursery rhymes * Brightly coloured puppets to bring the songs to life and interact with your baby * Rhythm and percussion for everyone * Story time for developing imagination * Creative stimulation for the senses. The class takes place on Mondays from 3-4pm. Refreshments are provided for free.

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Willows Farm

Address: Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans AL4 0PF

Just 300m from junction 22 of the M25, Willows Farm Village is easy to find and only a short
distance from Central London, making it an ideal rural retreat.

Telephone: 0870 129 9718

Opening Times: Farm Village open daily 10am - 5.30pm.

24th December (closes at 4pm) Closed 25th to 27th December & 1st January.

Open 28th - 31st December (close 4pm on 31st) 2nd January.

Closed 25th to 27th December & 1st January.

Website: www.willowsfarmvillage.com

Map: View here

Willows Farm Village has acres of fun for the whole family, where you can discover your true animal instincts! There is an exciting programme of special demonstrations everyday with extra weekend and holiday children's activities, so there's always something new to see at Willows Farm Village.

Click here to read more

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Every Saturday Event Times: 10am to 11 am

Childrens MMA class

Address: Unit 1, Beaumont Works, Headley road, St Albans AL1, 5JL

Telephone: 01727 864484

Website: http://www.bodylimitgym.co.uk

Email: info@bodylimitgym.co.uk

Mixed martial arts classes for children every Saturday morning. The classes are open to all children over the age of 5. Each class is focused around fun effective techniques to encourage confidence in young children. £5 per class

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Every Friday 1:30pm-3:00pm

NCT Bumps and Babies

Address: St Paul's Church, Blandford Rd, AL1 4JP

Website: http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/st-albans-district/meet-other-parents/bumps-babies

Email: bumpsandbabies@stalbans-nct.co.uk

Bumps and Babies is a weekly drop-in group for parents of under 1's and parents-to-be. Get together over a cup of tea and chat while your babies play safely. If you're pregnant it's a great way to meet other parents who can reassure you and share their experiences.

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Baby Sensory - Fridays 10am, 11.30am, 1pm

Address: Jubilee Community Centre, 62 Catherine Street, St Albans, AL3 5BU

Telephone: 07764 636295

Website: www.babysensory.com

Email: stalbans@babysensory.co.uk

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Our Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth. The Baby Development activities stimulate the senses and help your baby develop. We are confident that these baby activities will delight and surprise you and your baby. We use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early communication skills. You will always remember the moment your baby first uses the signs of our Say Hello song which is played at the beginning of each Baby Sensory class.

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Mondays throughout the year

SAMS Playgroup

Event Times: Mondays 9.30-11.30am

Address: Unit 3 Dencora Centre, Campfield Rd, St Albans, AL1 5HN

Telephone: 01727860642

Email:

info@e-sams.org

Parent/Carer and baby/toddler playgroup Play, create,build, sing, move, sign All families welcome, including children with disabilities/special needs Play activities and music sessions

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Weekdays

Event Name: Coffee & Kids

Event Times: 9.15am - 11am

Address: Bakehouse St Albans, 17 Heritage Close, St Albans

Telephone: 01727 811222

Website: www.localbakehouse.co.uk

Email: info@localbakehouse.co.uk

Every weekday morning downstairs at bakehouse from 9.15am we get out the toys, books and playmats for the little ones and make great hot drinks and bake great cakes for the grown ups! No entry charge - just come along and enjoy!





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