Unfortunately we’ve had to suspend our classes because of the coronavirus, we hope this won’t be for too long! Keep an eye out for updates on our new initiative to bring Gymboree Play & Music to you at home 👀

We’re thrilled you’re interested in finding out more regarding the fun both parents & children have at Gymboree Play and Music Cheam.  We want to share the magical world of Gymboree with parents & children in our local area.  Do you live in Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park, Wallington, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Banstead, Epsom, Ewell or Stoneleigh? Are you looking for things to do with children in Surrey?

We offer something entirely unique – running award winning classes for 0-5 year olds, our timetable is full with Sensory Baby Play, Play & Learn & Theatre Art (drop off) classes. Our aim is for children not only to have fun but learn too. We’re easy to find, in a fantastic location with free parking right outside the front door.

We offer FREE TRIALS on all of our classes so call or email us to book. As the global leaders on developmentally appropriate physical and cognitive fun, we help to grow your little one’s body and mind!  You’ll soon see how infectious Gymboree Play and Music is for your children (& you!)

Call us on 07990 761259 or email


SENSORY BABY PLAY – for pre-mobile babies from newborn, with sensory play and exploration to aid crucial early development
Level 1: 0-6 months

PLAY & LEARN – 6 months + growing young bodies and minds. Includes FAMILY CLASS for adults with 1 or more children
Level 2: 6-10 months
Level 3: 10-16 months
Level 4: 16-22 months
Level 5: 22-28 months
Level 6: 28 months +

FAMILY PLAY & LEARN This class is designed for families with more than one child that would like to attend a class together.  Suitable for newborns to 4 years.

FREE TRIAL Classes must be pre-booked so please call or email us to discuss!

MAKE UPS We offer ‘catch-up’ classes for any missed classes, make-ups must be pre-booked and are subject to availability – please email or call to book in.  Make-ups are only vaild for 1 month following your missed session.





At Gymboree Play and Music,  no two children – or Gymboree parties – are exactly the same.  Allow us to turn your child’s passion into an unforgettable birthday party guaranteed to be a celebration of fun. You let us know your child’s favourite games, songs and activities and we’ll create a custom made party you can call your own.

Choose from a wide range of activities including musical games, arts & crafts and imaginary stories where children and parents play along and join in the fun.

Themes include Baby’s First Birthday, Farmyard Fun, Ocean Adventure, Trains & Planes, Princesses & Super Heroes, Dinosaur Adventures, Jungle Safari and many more.  Click this link for full details: Gymboree Cheam Parties

We offer onsite parties to both members and non-members on Saturdays.  However, If you are interested in us coming to you, we offer “on the go parties” to a venue of your choice.

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We will be closed for the month of August, re-opening on Monday 2nd September at 9.30am.  We will reply to all emails in due time, please bear with us.



Gymboree Play and Music Cheam will be closed on Monday 6th and Monday 27th May for the public Bank Holidays.  Contact a member of the team to book catch up classes.


We will close after classes finish on Saturday 22nd December and re-open in the new year on Wednesday 2nd January.



Thank you to our members who helped us raise £165 for our friends at The Rainbow Trust!!!



Gymbo will be heading to the beach on Monday 7th May and Monday 28th May, the two bank holidays in May.  Contact one of the team to book catch up classes!



Gymboree Play & Music Cheam will be closed on Friday 30th March (Good Friday) and Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday) due to the public bank holidays. If you’re a member and your class falls on either of these days your March/April fees will be pro-rated meaning you won’t need to book a catch up class.  PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL ON SATURDAY 31ST MARCH.



Unfortunately we will remain closed on Saturday 3rd March.  Although the weather looks set to brighten the risk of  dangerous ice on the roads following rain/sleet showers means our final decision is ensure everyone’s safety.  See you all next week!




As the weather is set to get worse we have made the decision to close today at 11.30am today.  We will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March.  Please look for updates on this site and our Facebook page


Enjoy the snow and stay safe!


We should be open as usual tomorrow for classes, Thursday 1st March.  As the weather is more than a little unreliable at the moment please keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates!




  • Closed, for now

    19. March 2020

    Further to our update on Wednesday, and the subsequent instructions from the Government, we have taken the very sad decision to close all our centres (those not already closed) from the end of play on Friday 20th March.  We’d like to thank all of you who’ve contacted our teams with such kind and supportive comments, it has made a difficult decision slightly more bearable 💔

    closed for now sign

    We have been working hard to develop Gymbo at Home for our customers which will bring live action and pre-recorded class activities to you via a secure online environment.  This will be available for new and existing customers. Keep an eye out for an announcement on this very soon 👀

    Gymboree Play & Music is a network of small family-run businesses so this closure will hit us very hard.  If you’re able to continue with your membership, switching to Gymbo at Home, we would be eternally grateful 🙏

    If you have any questions about your membership, want to access Gymbo at Home, or freeze your membership, please get in contact with your local Gymboree Play & Music.  Also if you’re a customer, look out for closed Facebook groups for your local centre where you can keep in touch with the team and fellow Gymboree families.

    Finally, although our doors are closed you can still buy Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers online which will be honoured for at least 12 months, allowing you to further support Gymboree Play & Music, and give the gift of (virtual or delayed) play!

    For more information on Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how to keep yourselves safe you can read the Public Heath England or Health Protection Scotland websites.

    Once again, we thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you ‘at Home‘.

    Gymbo x

  • Covid-19 update

    18. March 2020

    We at Gymboree Play & Music care about the safety and wellbeing of our customers and their families; and we hope you are managing to stay as stress free as possible in these difficult times.  As such we are monitoring the Government Covid-19 guidelines by the hour to make sure we are making the right decisions for you and our teams.

    please support Gymboree Play & Music

    please support Gymboree Play & Music

    In the light of the most recent announcements some of our sites have decided to close, either because their venue has closed, or because they cannot staff their site.  As of 11am on Thursday 18th March the following sites are closed:

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow South
    • Kensington
    • Solihull
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Watford
    • Wimbledon

    All other sites are open, but it’s probably best to double-check with your site before you leave home if you’re coming to classes.

    Gymboree Play & Music are a network of small family run businesses and these are scary times for our franchisees and their teams.  We are trying to provide our classes for as long as possible to avoid disruption for you and your families, and maintain the livelihoods of our teams.  We have however made some changes to our classes, where running, to take even greater care of health and hygiene:

    • Hands to be washed before and after class
    • No Gymbo kisses – we are bringing Gymbo out but not physically giving kisses
    • No Gymbo stamps on hands or feet, but we can stamp your child’s Gymbo sticker 
    • We are only using necessary props and ensuring everything is cleaned with antibacterial cleaner including surfaces and toys are every use.
    • We are using a bubble fan rather than the bubble blower.

    Furthermore we are working on an exciting project to bring Gymboree Play & Music classes to our customers in their homes for when the time comes to close completely.  Please watch out for news on this and if you can possibly continue to support your local Gymboree Play & Music in the weeks and months to come we would be so very grateful ❤🙏

    For more information on Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how to keep yourselves safe you can read the Public Heath England or Health Protection Scotland websites.

    Keep safe,

    Gymbo x

  • Discounted tickets for The Baby Show!

    19. February 2020

    Use code GYM for discounted tickets for The Baby Show* and come and meet us!

    We’ll be on stand B05, the Baby & Toddler Play stand, doing class demos and giving out information.  Whether you already have a little one or are still waiting, it’s never too early to think about what fun things you’ll do together.  We have branches all over London and the South East so come and say hello 🙋‍♀️  You’ll also be able to pick up a free Piccolo pouch if you’re quick!

    quote GYM for discount tickets for The Baby Show

    Discounted tickets for The Baby Show

    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.

    The UK’s largest event for parents, parents to be and babies, The Baby Show is a unique, family-friendly shopping event, full of experiential features where you’ll find everything for pregnancy, bump, baby and you. Save money and time with leading baby brands all under one roof, plus boutique, not on the high street products and exclusive show offers to take advantage of.

    If you can’t make it to the show you can still experience our classes; book a free trial today!

    *Discounted tickets for The Baby Show – saving is based on the standard on-the-door ticket price of £22.50pp. To book by phone call 0871 231 0844. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Advance Box Office closes midnight 27/02/20. £2.20 transaction fee applies per booking.

  • The Gift of Play!

    3. December 2019

    By 2050, the plastic in our landfills will reach 12 billion metric tons. This plastic inevitably ends up in our environment; either by leaching chemicals into our soil or our oceans. As a society we have moved away from the ‘make do and mend’ era and into a more consumerist extreme; ‘use once and throw away’.

    90% of the toys that are manufactured each year are made from plastic because it is cheap to produce and lightweight.  Even toys that aren’t made primarily from plastic are packaged in a multitude of single use plastic packaging, which once used for its initial purpose (housing the product) usually cannot be recycled or re-purposed for anything else. Since manufacturers have moved away from responsibly and ethically creating new toys, the responsibility has fallen onto the consumer. But what can we do if we don’t want our little ones to miss out?

    Buy an experience! Experiences can offer so much more that a plastic present: they allow us to build intellect, will, imagination, memory and perception.  They create lasting memories of positive experiences and strengthen the bond between you and your little one. In addition they improve your little one’s physical capability as they can develop their fine and gross motor skills through climbing, sliding, crawling and singing (your vocal chords are a muscle too!).

    An experience like the Gift of Play here at Gymboree Play & Music could help fast track their development by stimulating them through play. In our classes you will also be building your little one’s social life (and yours!) as they make new friends and bond with their classmates week after week. By learning through play and building lasting memories together you will be strengthening your bond with each other and fostering their learning in a safe and fun environment. With our unlimited open gyms, you can practice outside of classes as well; watching them grow and progress week by week.

    Finally, if you are a grandparent looking for an environment that’s fun, safe and educational and somewhere you can bond with your grand-children, then The Gift of Play is perfect for you too!

    Buy your little one the Gift of Play with a Gymboree Play & Music gift voucher!

    Written by Aslihan Gulen, Play & Music Teacher at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans.


  • Gift vouchers – Give the gift of play week after week!

    29. October 2019

    Are you wondering what to give as a gift to a new parent, child or grandchild?

    Are you keen to give a greener, ethical gift, and reduce the amount of single use plastics in the world?

    Why not give Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers which can be used towards any of our classes or parties at any of our sites across the UK?

    £50 Gymboree Play & Music gift voucher

    £50 Gymboree Play & Music gift voucher

    In our classes we use 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.

    Our gift vouchers are available in various denominations allowing you to cover the cost of classes for one or more months, or even to pay for a birthday party at your local Gymboree Play & Music.

    Buy Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers today to give the gift of play, week after week!

    Buy now!





  • What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 – Runners Up!

    What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 – Runners Up!15. October 2019

    So this happened at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 on Friday.

    Rachel, Lucy & Natalie at the What's On 4 Kids Awards 2019

    Rachel, Lucy & Natalie at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019

    Gymboree Play & Music was awarded Highly Commended in ‘Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity – Franchisor or Independent with 10 to 29 Leaders’ at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019!

    Millions of parents have trusted What’s On 4 Kids for information and inspiration on children’s activities in the UK since 2006.  Their Awards recognise the most loved children’s activities, clubs and classes across the whole of the UK, as voted for by parents.

    We were also finalists in the Most Loved Baby Activity and Most Loved Party Activity categories, so we’re feeling very pleased with ourselves!

    We’re so grateful to all of our lovely customers for voting for us as it’s your opinion that matters the most.

    If you want to come for a free trial to see what all the fuss is about just fill in the form here.

    Thank you 😍

  • We’re Finalists, What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019!

    We’re Finalists, What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019!31. July 2019

    We’re super excited to announce that Gymboree Play & Music are finalists in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 in the following categories.

    These awards have been voted for by you; mums, dads, and grandparents of the UK, so they mean a lot to us.  What’s On 4 Kids will announce the winners on Friday 11th October at a ceremony in London.  So we’re crossing all our fingers and toes!

    Picture of girl announcing What's On 4 Kids Awards 2019 finalists

    What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 finalists announced!

    Thank you to everyone who voted for #gymboreeplayandmusic 😘

  • Piccolo’s new look and new launches!

    Piccolo’s new look and new launches!28. May 2019

    Continuing their mission of making 100% organic, balanced and nutritious food inspired by the Mediterranean, Piccolo’s new products are designed with busy families in mind.

    The stylish new pouch packaging design launching this month accentuates the ingredients within and clearly communicates the brand’s ethos of helping families enjoy life’s adventures to the full. The ingredients, dietary information and nutritionals are even more clearly labelled and the new packs are the first UK baby food to include a QR code, linking through to more detailed information on the Piccolo website – so parents can find out exactly where those delicious, organic ingredients come from.

    But that’s not all; Piccolo are also launching several new ranges – including a new cooking at home range featuring stock cubes and stir-in sauces, specially developed for little ones. They are low in sugar and salt, and the stir in sauces are one of your babys’ 5 a day; meaning one less thing to worry about.

    That’s not all – there’s also snacks – Piccolo’s new snacking range includes Italian inspired breadsticks and tasty teething wafer Squares handily packed in on-the-go packets.  

    Cat Gazzoli, founder of Piccolo says: “At Piccolo we are always looking at new ways to help families enjoy nutritious meals and snacks without the worry or hassle. Our new pouch meals, healthy snacks and cooking range aim to take away the stress of finding food that’s delicious and convenient for cooking at home or when you are on the go – leaving you with more time for what really matters.”

    “With balance and variety absolutely key to babies’ health and development, we’re excited to offer growing families an even wider range of ingredients, flavours and textures for their little ones to try developed by our in house infant nutritional therapist Alice Fotheringham.”

    picture of Piccolo's new design pouches

    Piccolo’s new design pouches

  • Teacher position at Gymboree Play & Music Cheam

    15. June 2018

    Are you an energetic person who wants a career working with children & their families?

    Do you enjoy singing and making a difference to the early year’s development of babies and young children?

    If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then Gymboree Play & Music Cheam want to hear from you. We are looking for a driven individual to join our small team as a teacher and party host on Fridays and Saturdays, with the potential for cover hours as extra too. With competitive rates of pay and an opportunity to use your talents & creative skills, what do you have to lose? Apply today!

    Please send your CV and a cover letter to Karen Edwards at

    To find out more about Gymboree Play & Music UK please check out our website and promotional videos:

  • Top Tips for your little one’s Birthday Bonanza!

    Top Tips for your little one’s Birthday Bonanza!16. April 2018

    Whether it’s your litte one’s first, third or fifth birthday, they’re all so special and a celebration of the bundle of joy in your life. However we know it can be stressful to plan a birthday party so here are our top tips…

    1. Book the date far in advance. Here at Gymboree Play & Music Cheam we offer both on site and On-the-Go parties for flexibility. Hire our room months in advance and reserve your space with a deposit to tick off one thing on your to do list! We offer our great playfloor strewn with balloons and access to our wonderful equipment as part of your booking. Alternatively, if you have a venue already, why not hire a Gymboree Play & Music teacher to bring some of our fantastic equipment with us and lead a party in the venue of your choice? Let us entertain your little one for 45 minutes and take care of the fun!
    2. Prep your party bags! Pick up a bag of party bags from your local supermarket or order them on Amazon and fill them with fun things for your little ones. Want to avoid the sweets? Then for little ones try popping in a fruit pouch from our partner My Little Piccolo.
    3. Don’t sweat the invitations! We provide these here at Gymboree Play & Music Cheam. Want to save on paper and time? Why not email parents with an invitation!
    4. Pick a theme and stick to it! Here at Gymboree Play & Music Cheam we can design our party around what your little ones. Do they love Peppa Pig? We can incorporate this in to our farmyard fun theme? Does your little one love Princesses and Superheroes in equal measure? Then we can do both!
    5. Let us sort the music! With playlists full of kids songs and oodles of bubbles galore, we’re prepared for the party fun!
    6. Grab the cake, party food and tablecloths and we’ll help you set these up for you on arrival. Let us take care of the mess by eating on our party parachute. We simply scoop this up at the end from our playfloor and take it away for you!
    7. Remember to enjoy yourself! With a party at Gymboree Play & Music Cheam, we take care of the entertainment and help your little one have a memorable party! We bring the fun, you bring the food!

    Book your party with us today by emailing us at, call us on 07990761259, or drop us message through our booking form at



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GYMBOREE WINS BEST PRE-SCHOOLER ACTIVITY 2013 – Gymboree has once again won Best Pre-Schooler activity in the “What’s On 4 Little Ones” awards.