East Kilbride – closed!

East Kilbride – closed!

Gymboree Play & Music East Kilbride is now closed.
Your nearest centre is now
Gymboree Play & Music Glasgow South.

Lanarkshire’s number one choice for baby and toddler classes!

Gymboree Play and Music is the UK’s largest and most comprehensive pre-school learning programme, offering award-winning classes in Lanarkshire for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from New-born through to 5 years.

At Gymboree Play and Music East Kilbride we are far more than just a toddler group; our baby activity and toddler classes are a great way to encourage learning for little ones with fun activities that encourage their physical, cognitive and social skills. Our unique classes have been designed by experts in childhood development and feature a parent or carer as a fully participating play partner.

With our developmentally structured lessons and custom designed gym apparatus you can come along with your child and begin a future of fun- filled learning. Our classes are designed for very specific age groups which we passionately believe is an essential part of ensuring our classes are developmentally appropriate, engaging and fun for you and your child. This also offers you the opportunity to meet other families with children the same age and experience the fantastic fun that Gymboree Play and Music East Kilbride has to offer.

We offer a FREE TRIAL for any of our classes.

Found at our site:

  • Ample free car parking
  • Free tea and coffee in our members room
  • Baby changing facilities
  • A potty if your child is toilet training
  • Breastfeeding cushions and bottle warming facilities

Getting to us:

We are just a few minutes from Calderglen Country Park. Head towards Strathaven, passing Calderglen on your left, take a right at the first roundabout. Go straight ahead at the 2nd roundabout and then right again at the 3rd roundabout. Follow the signs for Cafe Ceramico and it will lead you in to the Estate. We are the first car park on the right as you enter Albion Way.

EAST KILBRIDE
6 Albion Way, Kelvin North, East Kilbride G75 0YN
Tel: 07866 488 710

eastkilbride@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

Gymboree Play and Music have been encouraging Play, Movement and Fun in all of their classes for over 40 years – so why not book in your FREE Trial class today!

Call us on 07866 488 710 or email: eastkilbride@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

 

 

We offer a range of award winning classes throughout the week for newborn babies up to children of 5 years! See below for more information and find a class which suits your little one.

Download our current timetable: Gymboree_Lanarkshire_Timetable_Autumn_2019

SENSORY BABY PLAY: Sensory exploration with physical, visual, tactile and auditory activities. We feature song, dance, music, infant signing, physical apparatus and a wide variety of props. These classes are designed for pre-mobile babies from newborn. We use sensory play and exploration to aid crucial early development.

BABY MASSAGE: We invite babies (under 1 year) and their parents along to learn all about the importance of touch and hope you will use this course as an opportunity to bond with your baby whilst learning and practising the different massage strokes with our fully qualified instructors. Our Baby Massage course consists of 5 sessions each lasting 1 hour in our beautiful venue in East Kilbride.

PLAY & LEARN: From 6 months to 5yrs, Play & Learn helps growing young bodies and minds. Our play-based activities are all set in our glorious Playfloor with purpose built soft-play, tunnels, slides, climbers and much more. We are much more than just SOFT-PLAY! Our hard and soft equipment is designed to be developmentally challenging to help little ones become confident through play.

ART: Inspiring imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities that let your child take charge of their creativity. Painting, printing, sculpture, drawing and collage are just the beginning. Our Art classes are for little ones from 18 months up to 5 yrs. Here at Gymboree Play and Music, we are all artists!

MUSIC: Music classes are great for little ones from 6 months to 5yrs. We help little ones develop mew confidence and ability with styles and sounds from around the world as we sing, dance, explore instruments and play games to encourage expressive musical skills.

DROP-OFF THEATRE ARTS: We offer a chance for 3 to 5 year olds to develop confidence, self expression and concentration by using Drama, Singing, Dancing and Art. Plus, you get to enjoy watching your child perform in our end of term showcase.

FREE TRIAL: classes must be pre-booked.

OPEN GYM: We also offer FREE drop-in play sessions for our active members at least once a day. Members can simply come along with children from 0-5 years and play for free for 45 minutes. Our amazing indoor activity Playfloor offers a chance to stay in the warmth whilst giving you and your children things to do! Stuck at home or been out in the cold all day? Pop in and have some fun at Open Gym.

MAKE UPS: We have a unique ‘catch-up’ policy – any missed class can be made-up with an extra class to be taken within a 2 month period

SIBLING AND FAMILY CLASSES: Family Play and Music Classes all year round for children from 6 months to 5 years.

ADULTS MUST WEAR SOCKS TO CLASS AND CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE BARE FEET.

Book in for a free trial today!

Contact: eastkilbride@gymboreeclasses.co.uk, if you would like to discuss a suitable class for your little one.

Birthday parties

 

Book a Children’s Birthday Party at Gymboree Play and Music Lanarkshire, WINNER of the WO4LO ‘Best Party Provider’

We specialise in fun-filled and completely tailor-made birthday parties in Gymboree Play and Music East Kilbride, as well as Parties on the Go – meaning we can come to your home or hired venue.

With a Gymboree Play and Music Lanarkshire Birthday party you can WOW your little one with anything from Frozen – Fireman Sam, and many more exciting themes!

All you need to do is have fun! We can provide everything you need and then when the fun is over, you can leave us to tidy up! What more could you want?

Call us on 07866 488 710 or email eastkilbride@gymboreeclasses.co.uk for more information on booking your little one’s special day!

“I used Gymboree for my daughter’s 3rd “Princess and Pirates Birthday Party. The equipment was great, the enthusiasm infectious but the imagination and fun they brought to the day is what ensured my daughter and her friends had a party to remember! I would not hesitate to recommend Gymboree for any childs event”.

Steve McKenna Real Radio

“Just wanted to thank you for Owen’s party yesterday. It was such a brilliant day & the number of calls & texts I’ve received to say how much the kids & parents enjoyed it has been great. You guys really know your stuff & made it so personal & enjoyable. Everything was perfect and we’ll need to get booked up for next year!”

Caroline Sharkey (Mum to Owen 1yr)

  • Win a Joe Wicks and Gymbo Bundle!

    20. July 2020
    Gymbo with Wean in 15 book

    We are super excited to announce that we have teamed up with everyone’s favourite PE teacher Mr Joe Wicks to celebrate the launch of his book Wean in 15!  The best bit? We’re offering you the chance to win a signed copy and £100 worth of Gymboree Play & Music vouchers!*

    To enter, hop over to Instagram!

    In the meantime here’s a yummy recipe for Joe’s Very Green Curry to get the juices flowing!

    Life is so much easier when one meal can be shared by the whole family. This is a great one for batch cooking and enjoying together.

    MAKES 2 ADULT AND 1 BABY PORTIONS 10-12MONTHS+

    • 3 kaffir lime leavesvery green curry
    • 2 large handfuls of spinach
    • 25g bunch of coriander, including stems
    • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
    • 4cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil
    • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into thin pieces
    • 1 large courgette, cut into bite-sized chunks
    • 6 baby sweetcorn, cut into small rounds
    • 200g frozen peas cooked jasmine rice, to serve
    1. Strip out the stems from the lime leaves and discard.
    2. Add the leaves to a blender along with the spinach, coriander leaves and stems, spring onions, ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
    3. Melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan set over a medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and fry for 3 minutes until cooked through. Check by slicing into one of the larger pieces to make sure the meat is white all the way through, with no raw pink bits left. Add the courgette and corn and cook for a further 3 minutes.
    4. Pour the green sauce into the frying pan along with the peas and heat through for about 5 minutes or until the peas are defrosted and the vegetables have softened a little. Serve with jasmine rice.

    Keeps for 2 days covered in the fridge.

    If you’re not the lucky winner you can still buy Joe Wicks’ Wean in 15 from Amazon 🙂

    *T&Cs apply, hop over to Instagram for details. Gymboree Play & Music vouchers can be spent on classes or merchandise and can be gifted.

    #weanin15

    #joewicks

    #competition

    #gymboreeplayandmusic

    #pewithjoe

  • We’re getting ready to re-open!

    15. June 2020
    image of child getting ready

    UPDATE: Further to Boris’ announcement on 23rd June, we are still waiting for a date to open.  No Gymboree Play & Music sites will open on the 4th July and we will provide further information about opening as soon as we can.

    We hope you and your families have been keeping well during these difficult times. At Gymboree Play & Music, we are obviously concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and have been watching the Government and industry guidance closely. For over 43 years, we have been providing world class programmes for children, and your continued trust in our brand is a priority. As such, following current Government guidelines, we are working on opening some of our sites from 4th July 2020, however this is subject to change.

    We have upgraded our cleaning procedures in all of our locations beyond our already stringent practices. We ask you to help us by:

    • washing you and your little ones’ hands before and after class
    • staying home if sick or not feeling well
    • monitoring anything that has been placed in your child’s mouth
    • respecting social distancing
    • wearing a face covering during class (adults only)

    Further to these increased hygiene policies, we’re also changing our teaching activities;

    • we’ve removed some props from the classroom
    • instrument exploration, tactile table, play dough and other direct contact activities have been removed
    • we are spraying down our crayons with alcohol
    • no Gymbo kisses or Gymbo stamps.

    While we can’t eliminate all potential exposures, we can keep our sites clean and limit your exposure while enjoying our classes. Our families have trusted us for decades for our cleaning standards and excellent programming and we are continuing this legacy of trust.

    We want to make sure that your children have a proper allotted time for physical, emotional and cognitive growth all year round, and as such we have a flexible make up policy so please can we ask that you only attend class when you and your children are healthy.

    At Gymboree Play & Music, we want our families to STAY HEALTHY and PLAY HEALTHY now and throughout the year!

    Please do get in touch with your local branch to discuss their re-opening plans and reserve a space in their classes.

     

  • Gymbo on Holiday

    12. June 2020
    pic of Gymbo on holiday

    Dads, this one’s for you!  (Or anyone else who fancies joining in the fun on Fathers’ Day!)

    We know you can’t come to us right now, but we can come to you with Gymbo on Holiday, a LIVE and INTERACTIVE session straight from the comfort and safety of your home!

    Join us on our Facebook page on Father’s Day, Sunday 21st June 2020 at 10:00am for lots of fun for all babies and children 0-5 years old 🏖.

    Our FREE, fun-filled session will be full of song and dance, puppetry, reading and movement games.  You can get creative by setting up your very own beach scene in your home or garden, and get ready to join in the fun!  Watch out for updates online to get ready to play.

    Gymboree Play & Music want this chance to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s been joining us online. We miss you all very much!  As a network of small family-run businesses your support at this time is vital, and greatly appreciated. We have been working hard to bring Gymbo @ Home to our customers, bringing live action and pre-recorded class activities to you via a secure online environment. Gymbo on Holiday is the perfect introduction if you haven’t already joined us!

    Contact your local centre if you have any questions about your membership or want to access Gymbo @ Home where you can keep in touch with the team and your fellow Gymboree Play & Music families.

    Click ‘going’ so we know if you’re coming, and we’ll see you very soon ❤

    Love, Gymbo x

    #gymboathome

     

  • Gymbo’s Sports Day

    19. May 2020
    Gymbo's sports day

    We know you can’t come to us right now, but we can come to you with Gymbo’s Sports Day, a LIVE and INTERACTIVE session straight from the comfort and safety of your home!

    Join us on our Facebook page on Friday 22nd May 2020 at 10:30am for sporty fun for all babies and children 0-5 years old 🥎🏏🏓⚽.

    Our FREE, fun-filled session will be full of song and dance, puppetry, reading and movement games.  You can get creative and join in the fun by setting up your very own sports day in your home or garden, and get ready to play!  Watch out for updates online to get ready to play.

    Gymboree Play & Music want this chance to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s been joining us online. We miss you all very much!  As a network of small family-run businesses your support at this time is vital, and greatly appreciated. We have been working hard to bring Gymbo @ Home for our customers, bringing live action and pre-recorded class activities to you via a secure online environment. Gymbo’s Sports Day is the perfect introduction if you haven’t already joined us!

    Contact your local centre if you have any questions about your membership or want to access Gymbo @ Home where you can keep in touch with the team and your fellow Gymboree Play & Music families.

    Click ‘going’ so we know if you’re coming, and we’ll see you very soon ❤

    Love, Gymbo x

    #gymboathome

  • 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