Chiswick

Chiswick

GLOBAL LEADERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CHISWICK!

Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick runs award-winning and fun-filled classes for 0-5 year olds Monday through Saturday.

Why not come along for an action-packed free trial class today!

OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Gymboree Play & Music began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together. Unable to do so, she did what any enterprising person would – she started her own! Gymboree Play & Music has been proudly inspiring parents and children ever since. Today, with classes in over 700 locations in over 40 countries, Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in early childhood development programmes. Why settle for less?

Found at our site:

  • Buggy park
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing station
  • Baby swing chair for tiny siblings
  • Ample car parking in the area using public car parks and street parking

Getting to us:

  • Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick is based in the Council Chamber of Chiswick Town Hall.
  • For those driving, there is metered parking on the forecourt of the Town Hall and on all surrounding streets.
  • If travelling by bus, you can take the following routes and get off at the stop for Turnham Green Church which is opposite the town hall: 27, 237, 267, 391, 440, H91, N9; or the 272 or E3 which stop directly outside.
  • If travelling by tube, we are a five-minute walk from Chiswick Park Station or a 15-minute walk for Turnham Green Station

CHECK OUT OUR RANGE OF CLASSES BELOW

 

Summer 2019 Timetable – Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick

 

SENSORY BABY LAB (0-10 months)

An immersive and cutting-edge sensory class for our littlest explorers.

PLAY & LEARN (5 months – 5 years)

Our world-renowned active classes designed to promote gross motor skills development. Six developmental levels for mobile babies to 5-year-olds.

SING & LEARN (6 months – 4 years)

A music class exploring beat and rhythm through singing, dancing, movement games and instruments.

SENSORY CREATE & LEARN (6-16 months)

Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on messy play activities. An introduction to the world of art with baby-safe and edible exploration.

CREATE & LEARN (16 months – 4 years)

Our art classes unlock your child’s creativity through fun, structured activities including painting, drawing, sculpting and printing.

sports (3-5 years)

Football, gymnastics, tennis and lots more!

sensory baby open play (0-10 months)

Free play session using our baby-friendly equipment and state-of-the-art sensory props. Free for members and £6 for non-members.

OPEN PLAY (mobile – 5 years)

One-hour free play sessions in our magical play room. Free for members and £6 for non-members.

PARTY TIME

We are experts in children’s birthday parties! Check out our Parties tab above for more information.

 

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PARTY TIME!

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. Guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up!

Choose from a wide range of parties including Play, Music and Art. We specialise in parties for 1st through 5th birthdays. Please see our Party Brochure for more info and submit the form below if you have any further questions or would like to book!

 

Party Brochure 2019

 

PARTY ENQUIRY FORM

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WHAT’S NEW AT GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC CHISWICK?

 

Sensory baby open play

July 2019

Come along to our brand new Open Play session specifically for babies from 0 to 10 months old. We reconfigure our play room and incorporate a wide range of sensory props so you and your little can come in and explore everything at your own pace. This session compliments our regular Sensory Baby Lab classes perfectly, and can also be enjoyed by non-members for £6 a session.

 

Sensory create & learn finn water

May 2019

Due to popular demand, we are now running three of our messy play classes back-to-back on Thursday afternoons. Our little explorers build confidence and social skills while exploring many new and exciting textures and colours! We theme all of our classes so that we can incorporate language skills and early symbolic thinking into each class, while keeping things interesting and exciting for the grown ups too!

Book a free trial class today and come along to try it out!

 

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE IMPACT OUR CLASSES AND TEACHERS HAVE ON OUR MEMBERS

‘Gymboree is the highlight of our week and my toddler has gained so much confidence from coming to these sessions!’

‘It has been the best place for my daughter to play, learn, bond with me and other kids.’

‘A genuinely caring group of teachers who make every effort to create an interesting, fun and friendly environment for the children and their carers. They go the extra mile to try and get to know the kids and the carers and build a relationship.’

‘I have been taking my son to Gymboree Chiswick for several months now and I would highly recommend it. From the range of the equipment, toys and activities, to the flexibility of the classes, it is simply brilliant on every aspect. The classes are always fun, lively and engaging and my son absolutely adores the staff whose passion for the job and love for the kids really comes across. It is the highlight of our week and I am so glad we joined.’

 

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  • 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

  • 50% off in our Spring Sale, 29th April – 3rd May!

    25. April 2019

    Now that spring is well and truly here (sunshine one minute, rain the next) why not join Gymboree Play & Music!

    Because we all know you can’t rely on the British weather, we’ve a very special offer to ensure you always have that indoor option for playtime with your little ones.  All next week we’re giving new members a huge 50% discount off their first month’s membership*.

    Gymboree Play & Music are the world leaders in early childhood development programmes because

    • we’ve been around for over 40 years
    • there are branches in over 40 countries
    • classes are for babies and children from newborn to age 5
    • our customers love us – check out our 4.78/5 and 96% rating on Reviews.co.uk
    • from sensory stimulation to problem solving games and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch body and mind.

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

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

    This offer ends at close of business on Friday 3rd May so get in touch soon!

    50% off first month

    50% off first month

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens 29th April 2019. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • Black Friday Flash Sale!

    15. November 2018

    This Black Friday we’re launching a special offer giving new members a massive 25% discount 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

    (Not all branches offer all classes and courses)

    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: www.mylittlepiccolo.com

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

  • Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!

    Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!19. October 2017

    Gymboree Play & Music UK were delighted to win the “Best Kids’ Club, Group or Class” category at the Little London Awards last night. We were also delighted to be runner-up in the  Best Children’s Toy category with our world famous Gymboree Bubble Ooodles. The awards are voted for by parents, and we’d like to thank all the parents that voted for us.

    The Little London Awards were created to champion excellence in pregnancy, baby and children’s brands. Now in their third year, the Awards have swiftly become the most respected and relevant Awards in the industry. For more information about the awards visit Little London Awards

     

  • Jumping Gymbo raising money for The Rainbow Trust!

    1. October 2017

    On Saturday 14 October 2017 Gymbo will take to the skies as Colette from Gymboree Play & Music Sevenoaks and Emily and Louisa from Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick battle their fear of heights and skydive to raise funds for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (registered charity no. 1070532).

    Swapping their usual parachute for a different kind they will jump from a plane at over 10,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 120mph!

    The girls say: “It might sound like madness but we wanted to do something big that represented a huge personal challenge to contribute to all the life-changing work that Rainbow Trust does. Having worked with young children and families for so many years we know how devastating it can be when a child becomes ill and a family has to face a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis.”

    To donate and support Gymbo’s latest adventure please visit our Just Giving page:

  • Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama

    Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama6. July 2017

    We loved this blog post from Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama.

  • Little London Awards 2017

    28. June 2017

    We are totally delighted to have been nominated for the Little London 2017 awards once again!

    This year we are in ‘Best Children’s Toy’ with our amazing Bubble Ooodles and ‘Best Kids Club, Group or Class’. Anyone that has attended a Gymboree class or has bought the bubbles will know how special these are…..

    Unlike other bubbles, these amazing oodles float slowly and last for hours if not days without popping. They are educational and fun …. think hand-eye coordination, tracking and hours of laughter.

    We really need your vote so if you think we deserve it please follow this link and vote ….

     

     

  • How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond

    How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond21. June 2017

    By Lucy Gill, Business Development Manager, Gymboree Play & Music UK

    The special day has finally arrived after what seems like months and month of planning and preparation. The three tiered ‘Pepper Pig’ cake is in the fridge, the ‘Paw Patrol’ balloons are filled with helium and the entertainer is armed with all three verses of your little one’s favorite ‘Mr. Tumble’ song.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Shock, horror, it’s the morning of the party and your darling child tells you that; Pepper Pig is no longer cool, they now hate Paw Patrol and have apparently never heard of Mr Tumble! In fact, they now want a Superhero party just like Sally had last week!

    How do you react?

    Full on panic and a crazy dash to the supermarket? A last minute Amazon Prime Now order to try and make sure your little one has everything they could possibly want? Or take a breath, smile and think ‘actually, none of that really matters’.

    Yes you’ve spent a small fortune to make this party ‘the best one yet’ but remember, with all your friends and family in one place, your child surrounded by presents, cake, food, balloons and a day dedicated just to them; this is definitely more than enough love, fuss and attention they need.

    Having worked as a Gymboree party leader for many years, I am going to give you my top tips on how to survive your child’s birthday party.

    • Send out your invitations in plenty of time. The competition for that Saturday afternoon slot can be tough; don’t risk leaving it to late and being disappointed.
    • Consider sharing the day with a friend. Birthday parties can be expensive and lots of planning, why not share the load?
    • Don’t focus too strongly on one theme. Children tend to change their minds very quickly. Think of a theme that can be easily adapted, example’s are Jungle Safari, Football, Pirates & Princess or Under the Sea!
  • Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

    Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?21. June 2017

    By Katie Johnson, Manager, Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton

    It’s no secret that Gymboree Play & Music places a lot of importance in ‘Play’ as a major learning process and here’s why:

    When we play, in many cases, we place our undivided attention in our actions. For example: An actor is trained to be present, most famously a ‘Method’ Actor is trained to be nothing but their character. Of course, they understand that what they are ‘playing’ isn’t the truth, but that doesn’t detract from their dedication to the process of ‘Play’ in this instance.

    From one perspective, this is how children live their everyday life, very rarely preoccupied with thoughts just in the present, forever reacting to the information around them.

    If you place yourselves in a child’s shoes we can begin to understand why Maria Montessori states that ‘Play is the work of the Child’, as “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” (Fred Rogers)

    Unfortunately, when we look at the definition of Play it seems to paint a different picture:

    Play: (verb) To engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

    To someone that works with or has children this definition is just crazy. Yes, playing is fun, but that doesn’t take away from its importance in our development and how we learn and understand the world.

    Play has purpose!

    • Ball games teach cause & effect, problem solving and even conversation skills where turn taking is involved.
    • Peek – a – boo teaches object permanence and develops confidence and trust.
    • Even just singing nursery rhymes builds our little ones’ memory. We have all seen how easy children pick up nursery rhymes due to repetition – this literally teaches your little one to learn new skills through practicing, a process that they will use their entire life to master new skills.

    But play isn’t just about learning new skills, it’s also a great way to understand the world around us. When children engage in role play games such as ‘mummies & daddies’ or ‘doctors & nurses’ they are exploring the world by mirroring experiences they may have had or heard of. They understand that it isn’t the truth, but much like the Method Actor it doesn’t detract from their dedication to the game.

    Playing is never a waste of time so try your best to invest in a little bit of play every day. Dedicate some time have some purposeful fun and teach your little one how the world works – after all you are their favourite play mate!