Baby and Toddler Weekly Classes

Active Kids

Dance, baby gym, toddler sports and other classes for active kids in Poole and surrounding areas.

We cover all areas in Poole and nearby, including Parkstone, Broadstone, Oakdale Rossmore, Ferndown, Upton and much more.

For baby and toddler groups please see here.

And for older kids please see below.

Kids aged 5 to 12 here.

Kids aged 12+ here.

AK’s Tiptoes classes offer energetic and imaginative dancing classes in both ballet and tap from walking up to 5 years.

We introduce children to the enchanting world of dance using imagery and fun props to help bring out each child’s creative side.

Our aim is to introduce children into the world of dance in both a safe and caring environment, engaging with their individual personalities, as well as teaching them social skills and correct attitudes to help them progress for when they move on to their school years.

Miss Kim runs all the AK Tiptoes branches and is a fully qualified teacher in both R.A.D and I.S.T.D with years of teaching experience behind her. AK Academy of Dancing is a friendly, family-run dance school offering a range of disciplines that for our Tiptoes pupils to graduate on to.

Classes are held throughout the week in Parkstone, West Moors, Christchurch, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen.



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Mini Monkey Gym

Mini monkey gym Poole




Mum and baby classes in Poole



Baby Class PooleWe are physical play, sensory and music rolled into one… At Mini Monkey Gym we have unique soft obstacle courses to explore, which supports a weekly movement theme and physical skills. Mini monkeys enjoy jumping off blocks, balancing on beams, crawling through tunnels, rolling down slopes and sliding! We use different sensory and musical props each week to compliment the movement theme such as ribbons, beanbags, hula hoops, scarves, maracas and bells.

Mini Monkey Gym PooleMini Monkey Gym classes follow the same structure each week. This promotes recognition for your child and builds their confidence to join in with the circle time activities, songs and parachute play. Our circle times are full of fun active songs and rhymes, utilising sensory and musical props. These engage your child and develop their language skills, sense of rhythm and movement. Our sensory movement activities encourage exploration, creativity and self-awareness.

Our classes are very relaxed and friendly so children join in when they are ready and are free to explore in their own way! Our classes are fun and social; offering parents a wonderful opportunity for special one-on-one time with their child and a chance to meet other like-minded families. Classes are 7.5 paid half-termly.

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Contact Vickie to book your trial class

Call: 07876 710427


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Oakmeadians RFC

Oakmeadians RFC is a traditional rugby club based at Meyrick Park, in “the heart of Bournemouth”.

A family-friendly community rugby club that has been growing for over 50 years with over 20 teams
from our Little Bears to the Oakmeadians Old Gits!
  • Ladies Teams
  • Men’s teams
  • O2 Touch
  • Acorns
  • Little Bears

For more information call 07715 531143.

Make your child’s development more fun!

Our fun, structured sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination. Engaging and energetic coaches support them every step of the way whilst teaching them how to throw, catch, kick, pass and play as part of a team. A specifically designed programme is delivered for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.

0345 313 0069


CASA Mini Sports classes are a great way to improve your little one’s confidence as well as fundamental skills such as agility, balance and coordination through fun and imaginative sports games and practices.

Our enthusiastic coaches will encourage your children to count, work with others and recognise colours and shapes alongside developing an understanding of sports.

New venue available!!!



Aimee’s Dance Academy

Classes for children & adults. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Pointe, Street, Musical Theatre and Irish dance under the British Theatre Dance Association.
Classes for children as young as 2-4, progressing when they are ready.
For more details contact 07828789147.

Baby Ballet Bournemouth and Poole

Ballet and tap classes for little boys and girls in Bournemouth and Poole.

Three week introductory trial for just £15. Following the trial, our classes cost £8.40 (£7 plus vat) for Tots, Tinies, Movers and Groovers and £3.60 (£3 plus vat) for Tappers per week.

Classes available across many different venues.

For more information contact Miss Claire on 07915 665120.


Bendy Tots

A unique gymnastics programme designed to improve children’s balance, flexibility, agility and strength. Students from walkers up to 6 years.

1st programme
Bendy Tots Walkers 1 year to 2.5 years

2nd programme
Bendy Tots 2.5 to 4 years

3rd programme
Bendy Tots 4 to 6 years

For further information contact 07584697192​.

Centre Stage

A centre of excellence across all genres of dance and performing arts, providing an inclusive, nurturing, environment for almost 400 students of all backgrounds, aged 2- 62.

  • Performing Arts
  • RAD Classical Ballet
  • ISTD Tap Dance
  • Modern Theatre
  • Acro Dance
  • DDMix Adult classes

And more…

For more information contact

Disco Dots

Come and join us for some action packed disco fun. You can show your Mummy and Daddy’s how it’s done!!!

If the sun is shining we will be in Poole park Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:15 start. £4 Sibblings go free.

Private parties also available.

For further information contact

Dorset County Football Association

We develop and administer football across Dorset, offering opportunities to play, volunteer, coach and referee across all formats of the grassroots game in the county.

Training sessions available for everyone, from toddlers (aged 3+) to adults.

Also training and playing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

For more information e-mail

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club – Junior Coaching Programme

Our junior tennis coaching programme covers an 11 week term with a week’s break for half-term. Please see details below. Non-members are welcome too!

  • Parent and Toddler (3-4 years)
  • Mini Tennis Red (4-8 years)
  • Mini Red Advanced (6-9 years)
  • Mini Orange / Green (8-12 years)
  • Mini Orange Advanced (8-11 years)
  • Tennis Levels 1-3 (10-17 years)
  • Junior Academies (6-17 years)

For more information contact 01202 740219.

Elite Academy of Dance Poole

Dance classes in Oakdale, Poole & West Moors, and Ferndown.

Toddlers to young adults.

First lesson free and 25% discount for first term.

For further information contact



Footlight Performance Academy

Footlight Performance Academy, incorporating Born2Perform, is a long established organisation offering dance and musical theatre training to a variety of ages throughout Poole. Children from walking to adults learn in a warm and nurturing environment.

Classes are available in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern, LAMDA drama, singing and DDMIX for adults.

For further details call 01202 848052.


Friday Night Kids Tennis at East Dorset Tennis Club

Fun tennis group for children aged between 3 and 8. Learn tennis skills and enjoy playing fun games. Grown-ups can enjoy watching the children having fun or relax in the bar.

Fridays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PAYG £4.

For more details contact 07500 342141.

Gordon Fearn Tae Kwon Do

Martial arts lessons in Poole. Our Ninja Skillz program (3-7 year-old pre schoolers) is Tae Kwon Do classes that encourage good behaviour, stranger awareness, anti bullying, fitness and fun. Our Tae Kwon Do program (6 years-old to adults) encourage fitness, confidence and self defence in a fun friendly environment.

Private lessons and Birthday parties available.

For more information call 07749954351.

Gymstars Gymnastics Academy

Fun and enjoyable gymnastics, run by experienced and qualified gymnastics coaches. Parent and child (18 months to 3 years) Stand Alone (3-4 years), Pay and Play Drop In Sessions (6 and younger), Stepping Stone Class (For children in Reception at school), Gymnastics for all (For children aged 5 to 17 years old) Adult Gym.

For further information contact 01202 986871.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Dorset

Drama academy in Dorset.

‘We will help students aged 2 – 17 years grow in confidence, communication skills, self-esteem, acting skills and have fun!’

Kindy Drama for toddlers Wednesdays at the Lollipops cafe.

For more information contact Susana on 01425475577.

Inspire Dance Academy Poole

Our classes work on developing a sound technique and enhancing expressive performance quality.

Some classes:
  • Mummy and me
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatic Arts
  • Adult Classes

And more…

For further information contact 07922 570918.

Jo Jingles Poole

Fun music and movement classes for babies from 3mths to pre-school in Poole and surrounding areas.
Babies from 3-6months get discounted rates.

For further information contact Liz on 01202 739444. 

Legacy Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Poole

A brand new family run, fully accredited Dance & Performing Arts Academy under BTDA & LAMDA for all ages! Giving the very best & enjoyable training!

  • Toddler Classes
  • Main School Classes
  • Acrobatics
  • Adult classes

For further information contact 07753 320336.

Little Kickers Poole

Football classes tailored to specific age groups. Our lessons are fun, pressure-free and taught in a way that stimulates imagination and aids early development skills.

  • Little Kicks: For 18 months to 2 years 6 months
  • Junior Kicks: For 2.5 years to 3.5 years
  • Mighty Kickers: For 3.5 years to 5th birthday
  • Mega Kickers: For 5 years to 7th birthday

For more information e-mail

BH Live Active – Littledown Bournemouth

Littledown is an award-winning leisure centre where people can get active, regardless of age or ability. Local families can enjoy the gym, crèche, activities for under 5’s, swimming lessons, after school activities and much more.

Other highlights include:

  • Littledown Juniors Football
  • ALTITUDE High Ropes
  • Kids Parties

For further information contact 01202 055500.


FREE football training sessions for children under the categories U3’s, U4’s and U5’s.


Our coaches are fully qualified, CRC checked, safeguarded and first aid trained, so you can have peace of mind that your child will receive a safe and fun footballing experience with Longfleet Youth FC.

If you have a child interested in coming along to see if they enjoy football then please contact Club Secretary Beverley Bowers on 07703 744564

Mainstage Performing Arts Poole

Mainstage Performing Arts providing performance and examination classes from 18 months to Adult. Established for 6 years delivering only the best tuition!


  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • I.S.T.D Modern
  • Acrobatics
  • Jazz
  • Drama
  • Musical theatre

And more.

For further information contact 07595 503357​​​.

AFC Bournemouth weekly coaching sessions

Weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups throughout the week. Sessions cover children from as young as one-years-old, to adults over 50.

Mini Cherries – (1-4 year old)

Wednesday – The Branksome Centre – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Thursday – The Shack, Muscliff – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Also: Minikickers (ages 4-11), Premier league girls sessions (ages 6-16), Premier league kicks (ages 8-13 and 14+), and more.

For more information contact 0344 576 1910

OLGA Gymnastics and Trampolining Poole

Gymnastics and Trampolining classes from 18-months-old in Poole and surrounding areas.


  • Parent and child classes
  • Stand alone
  • Beginners
  • Pay and play sessions


  • Bouncing babes
  • Pre-school trampolining
  • Beginners badge class
  • Beginners badge class

For further information please contact  01202 738787

Play Sportz Poole

Pre-school activity classes for the under 7’s. The classes comprise of pre-school football training as well as developing all round ball skills using a variety of sports. Our classes are designed to help coordination, agility, balance and spatial awareness.

Classes available in different venues in Wimborne, Ringwood, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen and Poole.

For further information contact David on 07885 791368.

Playball Poole

Sports classes to help children develop agility, balance and coordination, as well as endurance, strength and flexibility.

Holiday camps also available, tailored to meet the needs of younger children. These are based on sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, and just about any ball sport you can imagine!

Parties also available.

For further information contact 07878681241.

Poole Academy of Dance

Technical training in Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern Jazz, Group Singing, Vocal Coaching, Stage Work and Acting, training pupils to major standards in all subjects.

Classes for children aged 2.5 +

Adult classes also available, including PiYO and Adult Tap.

For more information e-mail

Poole Town Youth FC

Football coaching by a family club. All coaches FA Qualified and CRB checked. Boys and girls of all ages, from under 7’s to 18’s.


For further details or to book a place call Elliott Head on 07974205066.

Poppins Penguins

Woodland Wonders and Woodland Sensory on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

By Poppins Penguins. 


Woodland wonders 10-1045

Woodland sensory 11-1145


Woodland sensory 10-1045

Woodland wonders 11-1145

Cost: Woodland wonders  £24 and Woodland Sensory £26 for a four-week block.

Contact Lauren at for more information.

Ramp Rats Poole

The UK’s first junior indoor’s skatepark! RampRats is a brand new indoor skate, scoot and ride facility for juniors from toddlers up to 10 yrs! Pre-school coached sessions and private parties available.

For more information call 01202 801840.

Renascence Gymnastics

RENASCENCE is a Gymnastics Club based in Poole, Dorset. We offer these disciplines to all ages from tots to adults, and also have the provisions for disabilities. Renascence runs from a dedicated centre in Corfe Mullen.

For further details e-mail

Select Performing Arts Poole

Select Performing Arts was born from Natasha’s vision to provide a truly unique and nurturing school.

What we do:

  • Singing and Music Theory ( 5+ years )
  • Cheerleading/Gymnastics ( 5+ years )
  • Drama ( 8+ years )
  • Commercial Dance ( 5+ years )
  • Mini Theatre Babes ( 2 – 3 years old )
  • Theatre Babes ( 3 – 4 year olds )
  • Theatre Class ( 5 – 7 years old )
  • Adult Drama ( over 18’s )

For more information contact

Shine Academy Poole

Welcome to Dorset’s top performing arts and dance academy. Based in Poole and Bournemouth, Shine specialises in providing expert coaching in small classes in singing, acting, dancing and acrobatics for children.

Classes for 2.5 to 7-year-olds and for 8+, holidays school and much more.

Hall also available for hire.

For further information contact 07584697192.


Shining Stars Minis Drama Class

Each week from Wednesday 2nd September 10-10.45am at the Allendale Centre for ages 2-4.
£5 pay-as-you-go but you’ll need to reserve a space on 07966026590 due to restricted numbers at each session.

Sky High Gymnastics Club

We are a family orientated gymnastics club based in Poole Dorset. We offer gymnastics classes to children of any age and ability in a fun, safe and responsible environment.

For more information e-mail

Swanage & Wareham RFC

Swanage & Wareham RFC has long been established as the premier rugby club in Dorset.


  • Senior teams
  • Ladies
  • Vets
  • Girls
  • Junior U6’s to U16’s
  • Under 6’s and Younger

New players welcome!

For more information please contact 01929552224.

SWISH of the curtain

We are the South Coast’s leading part-time theatre school!Every new student is entitled to a 2 week taster course to make sure Swish is the right place for you! We currently run classes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Poole, Ringwood, Southbourne and Winton.


  • Ages 2–3
  • Ages 4-7
  • Ages 7-14
  • Ages 15+

Also school holiday workshops.

For further details contact 01202 418999.

Tappy Toes Dorset

Let your child’s creativity & imagination run wild & watch their confidence grow with TappyToes & TipToes music and movement classes for children in Poole. Our classes are aimed at toddlers aged 20 months to 5 years and their parents. Energetic and fun-filled activities help promote confidence, independence, motor and social skills. 

For further information contact 01923 218626.



Tennis Bound Poole

Tennis coaching by professional coach William Bound and suitable to all ages and abilities.

  • Tots (3-5 years)
  • Mini (5-10 years)
  • Junior (10-18 years)
  • Adult (18+)

Also available: Express coaching, nurseries and pre-schools, parties and more…

For further information contact



The Daisy Foundation Poole

Pregnancy Yoga, Ante-natal and Active Birth workshops, covering traditional antenatal education as well as induction and medical interventions, should your birth take that route; and Tinies and Wrigglers, a  uniquely integrated classes for mum and baby, including baby massage, baby yoga, baby reflexology and calming techniques.

For more information contact Alex Fulton on 07968 527534.

The Junction Broadstone

Pre-school, and junior as well as holiday clubs, covering a whole host of activities such as swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics, badminton and much more.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. T: 01202 777766.

The Parkour Project Poole

Dorset’s first and only purpose-built, indoor Parkour facility. It boasts a dedicated space for training in all aspects of Parkour as well as offering a fully-sprung floor, foam pit, and padded walls.

Sessions running seven days a week, and start from 3-years-old to adults (18+).

First coached session free.

Home educated courses available.

For more information e-mail



The Petit Performers

Fantastic new Dance & Musical Theatre classes every Thursday at the Lollipops Cafe in Westbourne for ages 2.5 – 8 years. Starting on 12th September 2019.


Tip Toes Dance Academy

Energetic, imaginative, inspiring and more importantly, fun dance lessons in ballet and tap to children aged from walking to 5 years. When the children reach school age and want to carry on with their dancing, they will feed into the AK Academy of Dance.

Classes in Ferndown, Parkstone, Christchurch and more.

For further information e-mail