Docklands

Docklands

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 👀

Update on Covid-19 virus – sadly we are closing temporarily in order to do our bit in fighting the spread of the coronavirus. From Sat 21st March no classes will be running until further notice. We hope to be back in action soon. 

Gymboree Play & Music are the experts in early childhood development and we know children, we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5.  Join us for a free trial class. Our venue is at 95 Blackwall Way, New Providence Wharf, London, E14 9QT.

Join us in the New Year for more Play, Music and Art! Here’s our Winter timetable from 6th Jan to Easter 2020:

Gymboree Play&Music Docklands TimetableC Jan to Apr 20

Do you live in Canary Wharf? Isle of Dogs? Royal Wharf? Royal Victoria Docks? Wapping? Rotherhithe? Greenwich? Canada Water? Limehouse? Southwark? Looking for things to do with children in and around East London or Docklands?

If you have a baby, toddler or Pre-schooler and are looking for the best Sensory Baby Play and Toddler classes in East London then look no further. We are more than just a Baby or toddler group; our baby activity and toddler classes are structured and led by highly trained and enthusiastic leaders.

Gymboree Play & Music Classes are recognised for our unique approach to parent/carer involvement which encourages adult participation in and understanding of all class activities. Research has shown that young children learn best – and have the most fun – when parents and carers enter their world of play and imagination. At Gymboree Play & Music, every adult is an active participant and play partner, making your time together all the more fun and enjoyable.

Today, with classes in over 550 locations in 30 countries, Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in early childhood development programmes. Why settle for less?

Any questions call 07966 227583 or 020 7537 2901       email docklands@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

Gymboree Play&Music Docklands Timetable Jan to Apr 20

Update on Covid-19 virus – sadly we are closing temporarily in order to do our bit in fighting the spread of the coronavirus. From Sat 21st March no classes will be running until further notice. We hope to be back in action soon. 

PLAY &- LEARN – Popular apparatus based active classes designed to promote gross motor skills development. Six developmental levels for mobile babies up to 5 year old children.

SING & LEARN  – enjoy musical styles from around the world as we sing, dance and play instruments.

CREATE & LEARN – Art Classes unlock your child’s creativity through fun, structured activities involving painting, drawing, sculpting and printing.

IAIM BABY MASSAGE –  a five week course for pre-mobile infants and carers using oils .

OPEN GYMS – unstructured play time in our lovely Play room. Daily free sessions for monthly members.

PARTY TIME – We are the party experts, book your child’s birthday party at Gymboree Play & Music for an amazing time. Make it easy for you – zero set up and zero clean up!

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Update on Covid-19 virus – sadly we are closing temporarily in order to do our bit in fighting the spread of the coronavirus. From Sat 21st March no classes will be running until further notice. We are not taking any further birthday party bookings for the time being. We hope to be back in action soon. 

Our legendary parties are in big demand at Gymboree Play & Music Docklands! Contact us to save your date well in advance

Check out photos on our facebook page GymboreeClassesDocklands

Our parties are tailor made for each child and include exclusive use of our clean and beautiful Play and Music room which is full of our custom made play equipment. Two of our dedicated teachers will lead your party including an hour of non-stop activities, all designed according to your little one’s age and favourite themes. We always include our big parachute and lots of party bubbles.

There is always something to suit your needs, from Farmyard Animals, Jungle Safari, Cars & Trains to Super Heroes, Pirates & Princesses and Ocean Adventures for up to 4 year olds. Big kids parties also available for children turning 5 up to 9 – music fun, disco dancing and more! Contact us for details.

We have a separate area for you to serve food and drink, as well as cutting the birthday cake. Parents and children will have a fantastic time playing together at our beautiful site. Let us help you have a stress-free and wonderful day to remember.

Turn your child’s special day into an unforgettable birthday celebration with us at Gymboree Play & Music Docklands.

Contact us for more information.

 

 

  • Gymbo @ Home – live now!

    24. March 2020
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    Gymbo @ Home – live in a Facebook Group near you!

    We know you can’t come to us right now, but we can come to you 🏚.  Many of our Gymboree Play & Music centres are offering Gymbo @ Home, a combination of short live-action and pre-recorded interactive videos delivered via closed Facebook Groups.

    Click on the link below of your nearest Gymboree Play & Music centre and register for their Gymbo @ Home Group now to continue the fun at home!  If you’re not sure which is your nearest centre check out the map here.

    Gymboree Play & Music Bearsden & Milngavie

    Gymboree Play & Music Bristol

    Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick

    Gymboree Play & Music Docklands

    Gymboree Play & Music East Dulwich

    Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh

    Gymboree Play & Music Glasgow

    Gymboree Play & Music Hackney & Islington

    Gymboree Play & Music Hampstead

    Gymboree Play & Music Kensington

    Gymboree Play & Music Norwich

    Gymboree Play & Music Putney

    Gymboree Play & Music Sevenoaks

    Gymboree Play & Music Solihull

    Gymboree Play & Music St Albans

    Gymboree Play & Music Tunbridge Wells

    Gymboree Play & Music Wandsworth

    Gymboree Play & Music Warwick

    Gymboree Play & Music Watford

    Gymboree Play & Music Wimbledon

    #gymboathome

     

     

  • 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

  • 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.

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Throughout 2019 we are raising money for the Rainbow trust, supporting all of the wonderful work they do for families with children living with life threatening illnesses across the country!

For more information on events that members & non-members can get involved with please check out our facebook page –

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We hold free parties for members throughout the year, donations to the Rainbow Trust welcome.

To learn more about the Rainbow Trust please follow this link!

Our venue is at 95 Blackwall Way, New Providence Wharf, London, E14 9QT. We have 2 units on the ground floor just behind the playground area, next door to Il Bianco restaurant and a short walk from Blackwall DLR.  From Blackwall DLR take the underpass and look for the Ibis Hotel. Then on the roundabout you will see the Italian restaurant on the corner, we are to the right of the restaurant behind the playground area.