Creativity, Confidence, Friendship… It all starts at Gymboree!


Our classes utilise a unique and impressive combination of music, movement, props, imaginary play and custom-designed and patented apparatus, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

We are often told by parents, “You are the only class that manages to engage my child.” This is not a coincidence! It is a reflection of the fact that we are the experts in early childhood development and as such, we know children; we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5.

Open six days a week, we are completely unique, loads of fun and importantly, you and your little one will learn lots with us!  Our popular classes are delivered by our fantastic team at our very own site in Westbury on Trym, complete with Café and Car Park. We also do amazing children’s birthday parties!


As well as your weekly class booking, membership includes access to daily free play sessions and with our unlimited make ups policy if you miss a class, we offer unrivalled quality and flexibility for busy parents. You never have to worry about missing a class with us, if you can’t make it, book a different day, or do two classes another week!

Gymboree Play and Music has been proudly inspiring parents and children with Play, Movement and Fun for over 40 years. With classes in over 700 locations in over 40 countries, we are the global leader in early childhood development programmes. Why settle for less?

Your first class is always FREE! Complete the form to register for a free trial!

Or contact us at or phone 0117 329 0670.


You can now download directions to our site in Westbury on Trym by clicking here

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UNLIMITED SENSORY BABY PLAY: Developed just for babies from newborn to six months, in Sensory Baby Play we help you to find joy in playing with your new baby. Never overwhelming, always just right for your child, we sing, play, move and introduce new sensory experiences that will help your baby become calm, attentive and interested in play.

You can attend unlimited classes in any week, you can come everyday!  We only ask that in addition to your regular class you book into additional classes in order that we can manage numbers.

PLAY AND LEARN : Gymboree Play & Learn classes take place on our play floor with our specially designed equipment. The classes focus on motor skill development (both gross and fine) and also have plenty of music-based activities. We change our equipment set-up and the lesson plans every 2 weeks. This way, children have a chance to learn through repetition but are challenged with something new every 2 weeks. Play & Learn classes include family classes for adults with 1 or more children. Our hard and soft equipment is designed to be developmentally challenging to help little ones become confident through play.

PLAY LAB: Play Lab is an innovative program that brings S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) learning to life!

A multi-disciplinary class designed to introduce your child to engineering, chemistry, mechanics, design, art, and maths. The S.T.E.A.M. inspired class is great for the young maker and thinker. It takes an active approach to school readiness skills and maintains our approach to whole-child learning.

We run two age groups for this class tailored for 2-3 year olds and a little more challenging for 3-5 year olds.  The class takes place both on our fabulous play floor and in our science lab. So come and problem solve, explore, investigate and play alongside your little one.

FAMILY ART:  Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities.  Through painting, printing, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play and more, our art classes encourage confidence and support artistic potential. Take home your finished art masterpieces each week.

FAMILY MUSIC: Led by our talented music teachers, the class provides an introduction to songs, props and musical instruments!  Little ones and parents participate in a fun, engaging music class that introduces musical terminology and skills like melody, pitch, and rhythm.

Dance and sing to a variety of musical styles, including Rock n’Roll, Bollywood, Classical, Latin and more!

SCHOOL SKILLS: Build the key social, emotional and intellectual skills needed for school and life with a specially designed drop off class for children ages 3-5.  Maximum class size of 6 children.

Encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in your preschooler through art, science exploration, play and more. Activities help develop confidence, communication, perseverance and co-operation, giving your child a solid foundation for future learning environments.  Teachers also read children’s books that explore and nurture key social and emotional skills, and encourage communication with peers.

This school skills class includes both independent and group learning activities to promote the important personal and social skills your child will need for a successful transition into school.

Our recent class have built a lovely rapport, while learning lots through play based activities. Our Gymboree manager Abi brings 18 years of experience as a primary teacher and deputy head to enhance our classes.

MAKE UPSWe have a ‘make-up’ policy – any missed class can be made-up with an extra class at a time of your choosing.

OPEN GYM: Once you sign up to a class you automatically become a member of Gymboree Play and Music Bristol which entitles you to unlimited use of our Open Gym Sessions, free of charge, six days a week, including 3 hours on a Saturday!

FREE TRIALS: Contact us at to book your free trial class



Download our Bristol Party Brochure

Click here for Party Inquiry Form


Check out our café set up for Party food!

Here are a few comments from parties we have hosted:-

“Simply AMAZING!”

“Thank you very much for providing entertainment for our Birthday Party! It’s been great. Kids had so much fun and we got fantastic feedback from adult guests. All saying that you did a fabulous job. So well done and thank you:)”

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for hosting such a great party for my son’s second birthday last Saturday.  Your levels of enthusiasm and energy surpassed all of my expectations and meant that all the kids were really engaged in playing.  You catered very well for the mix of ages we had, and the travel theme worked brilliantly. The venue also worked really well for our group – a great size, and excellent to be able to use the kitchen facilities to keep the tea and coffee flowing to the parents!”

Not only do we offer award winning classes for the 0 – 5s but we also have a fabulous café on our site which is completely child friendly.

We have a scrumptious range of drinks, cakes and snacks and cater for a range of dietary requirements.

If you need a snack we offer hot toast, crumpets, pancakes with a range of toppings, along with crisps and snack bars. If your little one needs a bite to eat we have a range of meal and fruit pouches to keep them going.

If you fancy something sweet our delicious range of cakes include brownies, flapjacks and the ever popular caramel slice.  They really are mouth watering!

And then to top it all off, all our staff are trained to make you a wonderful relaxing coffee.  From espresso to cappuccino the choice is yours.

Gymbo’s Cafe is open 10-3 Monday to Friday and 10-11:45 on Saturday.

Our cafe is open to everyone (you do not need to be a member) so if you need a place to meet where you know your little ones can play safely and where you can enjoy a drink and cake and chat with friends, look no further than Gymbo’s Café


Chlidren’s play area

cakes - yummy

Gymbo loves an event and here is what’s coming up in the near future…

The fabulous Poppy Ceramics Pottery Painting Studio is welcomed to Gymboree every month. From clay imprints to ceramic painting, Jo can help you make something beautiful. Come and make something beautiful for Fathers Day or just a little something for yourself or a loved one.


The Bristol Sling Ladies (First Friday of every month)

The Bristol Sling ladies will be running a sling library on Friday 6th April 12-2.  No need to book, just turn up!

Smallprint – The Original Silver Keepsake Company

We are so excited to welcome Smallprint to the Clown Lounge each month

Come and see the beautiful range of pendants, charms, cuff links and keyrings that you could back as beautiful gifts for yourself or a loved one.

Come and drop in, meet Marie and find out a bit more.

Appointments can be made for this coming by contacting Gymboree Bristol.


Little Dreams Consulting

12-36 months

Little Dreams Consulting are back helping us get a good nights sleep. Join Jenna Wilson, a certified Sleep Sense Consultant, for a sleep seminar concentrating on babies aged 12-36 months.

During the seminar you will hear top tips to allow you to guide your little one towards longer, better quality, sleep and get the chance to ask questions about your child’s sleep.
Plus all seminar clients will receive one week of personal e-mail support.

0 – 12 months

Little Dreams Consulting are back helping us get a good nights sleep. Join Jenna Wilson, a certified Sleep Sense Consultant, for a sleep seminar concentrating on babies aged 0-12 months.

During the seminar you will hear top tips to allow you to guide your little one towards longer, better quality, sleep and get the chance to ask questions about your child’s sleep.

Plus all seminar clients will receive one week of personal e-mail support.

Mini First Aid 

We are very excited to have Zoe from Mini First Aid Bristol running a 2 hour first aid course at Gymboree Play and Music Bristol.

Their Multi Award winning Baby & Child First Aid classes for parents, grandparents and carers are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and give you confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.

The 2-hour Baby & Child First Aid class covers CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks, Bleeding, Febrile Seizures and Meningitis Awareness and will give everyone who attends the peace of mind they deserve.

Mini First Aid have partnered with the Meningitis Research Foundation to ensure that all who attend our classes receive the most up to date information on meningitis awareness.

The course costs £20.

To book your space please contact Zoe Hunt directly on

Check out Bristol Mums visits to Gymboree Play and Music Bristol

Bristol Mum Article May 2018

Bristol Mum Article January 2018 – A hidden gem in Westbury on Trym!


  • Black Friday Flash Sale!

    15. November 2018

    This Black Friday we’re launching a special offer giving new members a massive 25% off their first 2 months membership*

    Gymboree Play & Music are the world leaders in early childhood development and we would love to show you why! With classes for babies and children from newborn to age 5 we have something for everyone.

    • Sensory Baby Play- 0 – 6 months
    • Play & Learn – 6 months – 5 years
    • Gymboree Music – 6 months – 5 years
    • Gymboree Art -18 months – 5 years
    • Baby Massage courses -0 – 12 months
    • Makaton Signing for Babies courses -3 – 12 months

    If you’ve already been for a free trial get in touch with your local Gymboree Play & Music and sign up now!

    If you haven’t, just fill in the free trial enquiry form here and we’ll get back to you asap to book you in for a free trial.

    Offer ends on Cyber Monday so get in touch soon!

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens on Friday 23rd November. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • Gymboree Play & Music and Piccolo Team Up!

    Gymboree Play & Music and Piccolo Team Up!20. October 2017

    Big News!!! We are very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Piccolo, the organic, Mediterranean, baby food brand that has taken babies taste buds by storm.

    We all know that a healthy baby needs the very best nourishment, as well as plenty of cognitive developing and confidence inspiring activities. Get that balance right, plus plenty of love and you’re well on your way to give your little one a golden start in life. With healthy yummy food and plenty of Gymboree Play and Music activities, it’s a match made in heaven – help your little one refuel with a nutritious Piccolo pouch, whether it’s before or after playtime. That’s why we are partnering with Piccolo to give parents an extra treat when they come to your centres and classes.

    Across the UK and Europe, award-winning company, Piccolo, is shaking up the baby food world with its delicious Mediterranean inspired family recipes and 100% organic ingredients. Launched in 2016, Piccolo is the fastest growing baby food company in the UK.  They are passionate about children enjoying the healthiest and most nutritious food from the very start of their weaning journey, and so have created an unrivaled range to help encourage baby’s taste buds to learn flavour from natural means and promote a lifetime of healthy eating. So, it is very exciting that Piccolo will be providing plenty of samples at every single Gymboree class!

    To find out more about Piccolo, check out their website:

    Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from Piccolo and Gymboree Play and Music!


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