Playgroups and classes
Crawley and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for pre-school age children.
Below is a list of all the local playgroups and drop in clinics throughout the week and also details of all the children’s activities classes available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.
If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. ’Featured’ listings are £15 per month. For our full advertising rates then please click here.
As well as teaching potentially lifesaving skills, baby swimming is the perfect exercise for little ones, since water allows muscles to move freely while being supported by its buoyancy. It also develops learning skills, boosts confidence, improves co-ordination and enhances wellbeing. And with NHS guidelines saying that babies don’t need to have had their vaccinations before they can swim, it’s the only structured activity you can do together from birth.
Since we opened our doors to our first water babies in 2002, we’ve taught over a quarter of a million babies and toddlers to swim, and we’ve scooped lots of awards for what we do. What’s more, Water Babies teachers are among the highest-trained baby swimming teachers in the world. So it’s safe to say that you and your little one will be in the best possible hands with us.
Through our carefully structured training, babies grow familiar with what it feels like to fall into water, so that should they ever accidentally fall in they are far less likely to panic and drown.
And our results speak for themselves: more than a dozen Water Babies have used their skills to survive after accidentally falling into water, even though they were very young at the time.
Times and locations:
Crawley – Saturday from 9am – 1pm and Sunday from 2pm – 4pm
Reigate – Tuesdays from 4pm – 5pm, Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am, Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:30am & 4pm – 5pm, Saturdays from 8:30am – 12:30pm and Sundays 9am – 1pm
Other locations across East Surrey also available
Tel: 01293 279229
Jellyfish swim school has been operating for over 15 years and has developed a system of teaching which has consistently achieved great results for children all over Sussex.
We specialise in teaching novice swimmers from age 3 years and ensure that the basics are taught correctly. Parent and baby/toddler classes also available from 3 months to 3 years.
When: All sessions Saturdays 8:30am-5:00pm and Sundays 9:00-11:30am
Where: Copthorne Preparatory School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, RH10 3HR
Tel: 07950 127517
Join the UK’s top football training programme for kids!
We have four different football classes each tailored to a different age group.
Thursday am & Friday pm @ K2 Sports Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ
Friday pm @ Maidenbower Community Centre, Harvest Road, Crawley, RH10 7QH
Friday after school club @ Maidenbower Pavilion, Maidenbower Drive, Crawley, RH10 7HG
Saturday @ Oriel High School, Maidenbower Lane, Crawley, RH10 7XW
Sunday @ Horley Leisure Centre, Anderson Way, Horley, RH6 8SP
Sunday @ Hazelwick School, Hazelwick Mill Lane, Crawley, RH10 1SX
Tel: 01293 226201
Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.
For boys and girls aged 2-7
Wednesdays @ St Barnabas Church Hall, Pound Hill
09:30-10:00am – 2-3.5 years
Sundays @ Copthorne Prep School
9:00-9:30am – 2-3.5 years
9:35-10:20am – 3.5-5 years
10:25-11:10am – 5-7 years
Tel: 0345 3133242
Providing recreational sporting activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities, predominantly in the fields of gymnastics and trampolining.
When & Where:
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons at Copthorne Parish Hub, RH10 3ZQ
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday evenings and Saturday/Sunday mornings at Oakwood Sports Centre, RH6 9AB
Friday evening and Saturday morning at Hazelwick School, RH10 1SX
Tel: 0203 4780203