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Hello and Welcome to Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh – Edinburgh’s number one choice for baby and toddler development classes.

Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh Playfloor

At Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh we have fantastic play & learn, sensory baby play and Pre-School classes for children aged from New-born to 5 years and we are open every day at our brilliant location in the south west of Edinburgh in the Slateford/Gorgie area.

We offer a full timetable of baby and toddler classes and Open Gym sessions which all our members enjoy access to daily. We have wonderful teachers, plenty of free parking and a snack room equipped with tables and highchairs so you can eve stay for lunch!

There is something for every baby and toddler here at Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh and with so many varied options you and your little one can hopefully make us part of your busy schedule. Check out the Class timetable tab on this page for more details.

As the global leaders of developmentally appropriate physical and cognitive fun, we help to grow your little one’s body and mind! 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 offer a range of award-winning classes throughout the week for New-born babies and up to children of 5 years! Please download our current timetable here:

Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh September 2019 Timetable

Classes Offered:

Baby Massage: We are passionate about the importance of touch and bonding with your baby and massage is a great way to introduce this to you both! Research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are highly influential on their life-long mental health, and we want to help you along that crucial journey. Our Baby Massage course consists of 5 sessions each lasting 2 hours. 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 IAIM instructor, Nicole.

To learn more about Infant massage please follow this link!

Sensory Baby Play:  Developed just for babies from New-born 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.

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.

Family Play and Learn: Bring all your children to the same class and enjoy fun, physical and cognitive learning activities created for groups of siblings and friends. With classes devoted to supporting multi-aged learning, children 0-5 years are encouraged to socially interact and learn from each other. Activities provide fun new challenges for every developmental stage!

Make up Classes: We have a ‘catch-up’ policy – any missed class can be made-up with an extra class to be taken within a month!

Open Gym: Once you sign up to a class you automatically become a member of Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh which entitles you to unlimited use of our Open Gym Sessions, free of charge, on the days we are open.

Turn your child’s special day into an unforgettable birthday celebration!

fun birthday parties for babies and toddlers

Here at Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh we run fun-filled bespoke parties every weekend. Our parties include venue hire, two members of staff to help with your day, party food and a structured play and music session. Our dedicated teachers will create a unique and fun-filled party for you and your guests. Your magical party will include music and dancing, stories and adventures, bubbles and singing, and parents and children will have a fantastic time playing together at our beautiful site. For more details and for price information please see the link below and let us help you have a stress-free, wonderful day to remember!

Birthday Parties at Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh

 

If you would like to know more then have a read at this lovely Blog written by a Mummy who recently enjoyed a party with us and check out some of our tesimonals below:

The most stress-free Birthday Party ever at Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh!!

 

We’ve been to a fair few birthday parties here (all amazing) and just had our son’s 1st birthday party here which was also completely amazing! Nicole’s energy and talent for children’s classes and entertainment is second to none! We had 4 month old kids to 3.5 year olds at the party and every single one of them had a brilliant time. Can’t wait for our next visit!’

‘Thanks again for the AMAZING party you hosted this morning. Everyone had such a brilliant time and tonight there is one very happy little boy in this house. All the activities were great fun and everyone was made to feel very welcome and helped and encouraged to join in. We felt that the whole event ran very smoothly, there was plenty of time for everything. We could not have asked for a better party.’

‘Thank you for a fantastic birthday party at Gymboree play and music yesterday! Our Son absolutely loved every minute as did all of his friends – it really was brilliant and exactly what we had hoped for! Thank you!’

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  • 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

  • Vote for us in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards!

    Vote for us in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards!21. May 2019

    We’re super excited to be nominated in the following categories for the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019! 🎉

    • Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity, Franchisor or Independent Taught by 10 to 29 Leaders
    • Most Loved Baby Activity, Franchisor or Independent Taught by 10 to 29 Leaders
    • Most Loved Party Activity, with 10 to 39 Leaders
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in South East – Colette Beard, Sevenoaks
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in South East – Lucy Gill, Tunbridge Wells
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in Scotland and Northern Ireland – Nicole Bald, Edinburgh

    Please take a moment to vote for us 😍👶🏆🙏

    https://whatson4kids.co.uk/awards/vote

    Big thanks x

  • Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 2019

    Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 20198. May 2019

    Once again the Children’s Activities Association is working together with Caudwell Children’s charity on Children’s Activities Week to promote the crucial benefits of children’s activities, clubs and classes; as well as raise funds for both organisations. Caudwell Children transform the lives of children with autism throughout the UK by acting as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. An estimated 2.5 million people are directly affected by autism every day in the UK.

    Gymboree Play & Music members will be seeing how many bubbles they can catch in 1 minute to raise funds and win prizes!

    With your help we can provide the support children need to reach their full potential, please donate anything you can.  Thank you ❤

    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GymboreePlayandMusicUK

    #CAW2019

    #WatchMeFly

    Gymboree teacher playing bubbles

    Join our sponsored bubble catch to raise money for Caudwell Children

     

  • 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.

  • Get Bedtime Ready at the Groromper Roadshow

    4. October 2018

    Parents listen up! We’ve teamed up with the UK’s most trusted sleep brand The Gro Company, to bring you the Groromper Roadshow!  Come along to one of our events to wind down for bedtime at a FREE fun activity session for toddlers aged 12-36 months at a Gymboree Play & Music near you!

    Dates of Groromper Roadshow at Gymboree Play & Musics across the UK

    Contact your local site to book your place now!

    Surbiton Mon 15th Oct 4pm

    St Albans Tues 16th Oct 4.30pm

    Warwick Tues 30th Oct 4pm

    Tunbridge Wells Thurs 8th Nov 4pm

    Edinburgh Wed 21st Nov 4pm

     

    It will give parents an exclusive opportunity to meet with the experts at Gro, get some handy bedtime tips and take part in a fun filled activity session to get little one’s ready to hit the hay! Everyone taking part will also get their hands on a Gro and Gymbo goody bag so don’t miss out! The exciting events, which promise to help little ones use up all their excess energy from the day and make bedtime easier, is in each location for one day only!  Families with children aged 12-36 months are invited to sign up to the free event, but don’t waste any time as spaces are limited. Contact the relevant Gymboree Play & Music to book your place now!

  • A crying baby isn’t a bad baby!

    19. November 2017

     

    I know this! Everyone knows this so why did it take for my mum to say those words before I realised that Little O wasn’t being bad, she was crying to get a need met? That’s why little children cry so much right? They cry to get fed, they cry to get changed, they cry if they are cold, they cry if they want a cuddle and it is ultimately our job as parents to soothe them, figure out what they need and fix the problem for them. In the light of day this is easy to do but when your little baby who has been sleeping through the night suddenly starts screaming and crying big wet tears for prolonged periods through the dark hours it hits you with such shock and unexpected force that you automatically get cross or frustrated, or at least I did. That’s not strictly true, I didn’t get frustrated immediately, On the first night I put it down to her ear infection so I cuddled her back to sleep and lay next to her  shhhhhing and singing until we both fell asleep. Then the next night I did the same until a week later, ear infection cleared up, I was too tired to realise that I had in fact developed a bad habit for both of us. As the weeks have gone on and tiredness has increased to the stage where I walk into classes full of precious babies that I have taught for months and I can’t remember their names (sorry Jake) I have realised that I am not dealing with the issue I am just surviving the issue. I was sleeping on O’s bedroom floor and dozing off in between bouts of screaming but I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to, I wasn’t figuring out what was wrong, soothing her and fixing the problem! This is where my mum’s second pearl of wisdom comes in…

     

    MAYBE SHE IS LONELY!

    I thought through when this had started and why it might have started and when I broke it down I thought WOW, my little lady has had it tough the last couple of months. I realised that she started October with a sickness bug accompanied by an ear infection resulting in a burst ear drum; followed quickly by a secondary ear infection while in Spain and another perforation!  She then took poorly again with tonsillitis and has just last week recovered from another sickness bug! Is it really any wonder she is looking for some extra cuddles from mummy! Probably not! When I really think about, she has been telling me exactly what she needs. Through the tears and sobs she has been saying the words ‘mummy’s bed’, ‘mummy cuddle’ and ‘mummy’s hair’ I have put this down to her trying to find ways to get out of her bed when actually she has been telling me that over the weeks when she has been poorly she has become accustomed to mummy cuddling her more, ultimately she has been able to hold my hair more during these cuddles ( O’s comforter of choice is always mummy’s hair, followed quickly by her sheep skin blanket, affectionately named ‘loy loy’) and she did often get brought into my bed for cuddles. Judge if you like but at the end of the day for me the choice between her and I crammed in her cot for cuddles while she is poorly or us being comfortable in my king sized bed is an easy one! I realise that by comforting O through being poorly, by nursing my baby and holding her close when she needed me I helped her to feel better at the time but then I suddenly expected her to sleep without me, without cuddles, without me singing ‘Ally Bally’ on repeat as soon as she was well again! How unrealistic of me! How unfair of me! So once again my mum, otherwise known as Super Granny was again probably right! O probably is feeling lonely and that is something that I can help her with. I had a think about what might help her feel less lonely and the answer was obvious; a companion in bed! Now that companion could no longer be myself or her Daddy and as much as big sister would have loved the chance to cuddle her baby to sleep, this would have ultimately ended in much less sleep and many hours of hide of hide and seek under the covers so I thought about little O’s next favourite thing; my mum and dads dog, Cassie! No I’m not crazy, I did not adopt Cassie nor did I buy a puppy (as much as the girls would have loved me to) no, I took a trip to IKEA and I bought a great big cuddly dog!

     

    I was delighted to see that IKEA’s range of cuddly toys had grown in size and when O found a gorgeous brown dog and started saying ‘Cassie cuddles’ repeatedly while desperately trying to get out of her pram to get to the basket of dogs I knew we had found her night time companion! So Cassie came home with us and only 3 nights later O asks for Cassie cuddles as she climbs into her bed. She snuggles into her very own friend and is much happier to go to sleep! Now I know that lots of you will be thinking children shouldn’t have stuffed toys in their cots and it’s unsafe, I agree completely with this for babies and infants who are unable to roll over or move away from the soft toys however for O is strong enough to climb out of her cot I have no worries about her sleeping with her new best friend and I am happy that she no longer feels lonely in her bed night.

     

     

     

     

    HOW ARE THINGS GOING SO FAR?

    I am pleased to tell you all that last night we had success! I know it might not last, it might be a one off, but last night when O woke up at 2:30 I went through thinking I was in for 3 hours of a battle so when I returned to my bed at 2:45 having left O snoring soundly I had to pinch myself a little. I did of course lie awake thinking that it would be harder to get up again when she started shouting if I let myself fall asleep but the shouts never came so let myself fall asleep and didn’t wake again until O arrived at the side of my bed with Cassie in her arms and asked for Porridge at 6:30! Please don’t think that buying a cuddly toy has solved our sleepless nights, I have implemented a number of new techniques to help O and I will tell you about them in my blogs over the next little while but for now I am feeling hopeful, there just might be a light at the end of this tunnel!

     

     

     

     

     

  • When the baby who sleeps stop sleeping!

    17. November 2017

     

    SLEEP! I feel like I can’t remember what a full nights sleep even feels like yet I can clearly remember, only a few months ago, feeling rather smug as I shared my tips to help other little ones sleep better. I remember being able to confidently say ‘both my girls sleep all night’ yet my current sleep deprived state doesn’t allow me to remember what it actually felt like to get a regular full nights sleep. I’m talking 8 sometimes 9 hours a night! Complete bliss, a blissful few months that I really wish I had enjoyed more at the time! It turns out however that those blissful few months were in fact a phase! Why has it taken me so long to realise that while the difficult parts of parenting are often put down to ‘being a phase’ or ‘a stage that too shall pass’ the positive, wonderful achievements such as teaching your child to seep all night could also be a phase! I realise that now! I realise that while my little girl had the ability to sleep in her cot for the entirety of the night something has changed and she no longer can! For the last few weeks I have wasted what little energy I have on trying to figure when it changed and why it might have changed but at the start of this week it hit me that I needed to stop focusing on what had caused this unexplained sleep regression, stop just surviving the long nights and start planning how to help my little O learn to sleep again. At the end of the day she is only 22 months old, it is my job to be calm and in control for her through the long dark nights when all I really want to do is pull the pillow over my head and hope that the hubby goes through to her before I do.

    MUMS KNOW BEST! It’s true, as a mum I like to think that I know best and actually most of the time I do, or at least I do when it comes to my girls. Nobody knows them like I do so it stands to reason that when it comes to them I usually know best but this week I realised that I was getting it very wrong for my Little O and guess who made me realise that, yup you got it! My mum! And all it took was for me to send a message to my wonderful family asking if any of them would like to give O a new home; ‘her off button is broken, her sleep button is also broken, oh and her volume button is also broken’ I wrote as I began a day with an overtired baby, feeling exhausted myself and being extremely mature, holding a grudge against said baby who actually couldn’t understand why Mummy was so grumpy and being so unreasonable! That was when my mum sent a private message offering me her words of wisdom. While I hate to admit it, lots of what she said made sense and so this is the week when I plan to regain control of those horrid sleepless nights and support my little girl through this difficult phase (which of course I am sure it is!) In an ideal world in two weeks time, I will be able to tell you all that everything I have tried has worked and you will all have the ingredients for a perfect nights sleep but lets be honest (and realistic) it probably won’t so my aim is simple. My aim is to share this journey with you, to hopefully help your sleepy eyes see a different way through the long nights, to hopefully find something that works for little O so she can feel safe and secure enough to relearn how to sleep through the night (most of the time) and to feel as though I am in control again being proactive in my bid to help O sleep instead of being reactive! Follow this blog to find out what I try and how it works for us! I promise to be completely honest, if something works I will share it with a huge feeling of pride, if something doesn’t work I will put my hands up and say ‘ooops, i got it wrong!’

                                                                 
  • 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole- Franchisee

Nicole always knew she wanted to work with Children so after gaining her diploma in Musical Theatre she started her search for her dream job – a place where she could sing and have fun while growing young minds! Her search didn’t take long because she found Gymboree Classes and fell in love with the ethos, principles and foundations of what Gymboree Classes offer. Nicole bought her franchise in 2012 and Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh opened its doors in March 2013. Since then Nicole has had the pleasure to be part of hundreds of little people’s lives and takes great pride in getting to know each child and their families personally. Nicole is now also a fully qualified IAIM infant massage instructor and has trained in Makaton Signing for babies.

 

 

 

Laura – Play and Music Teacher

Laura is a fully qualified Primary School Teacher who joined the Gymboree Play and Music team in 2017 after the birth of her second child. Laura has a strong love for the Edinburgh site as she is Nicole’s older sister and therefore has been a helping hand since the very beginning. Laura’s eldest child attended classes from 1 week old until her 5th birthday so Laura has an understanding of classes from both a parent and a teachers’ perspective. Laura loves everything about her job, but she especially loves seeing so many smiling faces every day when she comes to work.

 

 

 

 

Heather – Play and Music Teacher 

Heather is our newest teacher, joining us in 2018. Heather is trained in acting and performing and these skills are evident in each and every one of her classes as she takes little one’s on some incredible imaginative adventures. Heather loves getting to know all our families and loves that she has found a place where she can help to grow the minds of so many little people while doing something she really enjoys.

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay – Party Assistant

Lindsay is a keen performer and enjoys performing in many amateur dramatic shows and concerts. Lindsay has been part of the team since 2018 and is loving getting to be part of so may fun filled Birthday parties every weekend. An expert in cake cutting, Lindsay is always more than happy to help parents in any way she can on their little one’s special day!

We are located just off of Slateford Road, right next door to the Royal Mail delivery depot. We are a 5 minute walk from Slateford train station and we are on many major bus routes including the 4, 44, 34, 300 and 35. We are also a short walk from Gorgie road where you can also access many more bus routes.

Found at our site:

  • Ample FREE parking
  • Toilets
  • A clean baby changing room (with spare nappies and wipes)
  • A toilet seat if your child is potty training
  • A snack room with highchairs
  • A microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities
  • A large buggy store room so you don’t need to leave your buggy outside
  • A lounge area with comfy sofas

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Here are just a few of the wonderful things people say about Gymboree Play and Music Edinburgh!

‘Great age appropriate classes and amazing staff. The staff make such an effort to get to know each individual child. I love that the children are free to explore the equipment and directed to specific tasks. Having a focus for a few week is great for developing their skills in lots of different areas. I also love the structure of the class and having certain things the little ones do every week. My little girl always looks forward to a freeze on the airlog and getting her bubbles.’

‘I’ve been taking my 4yr old daughter to Gymboree for nearly three years. She loves it and it’s been great for her development and social skills. The Edinburgh team are fantastic, super friendly, great with the kids and the parents. My favourite class by far.’

‘I started taking my daughter to Gymboree when she was 9 months old and have loved watching her confidence grow each week. She wasn’t even crawling when we first started but now (17 months old) she is trying to climb on all the equipment and importantly, has learned the safe way to climb down from things. The staff are so friendly and always share in your delight when the children manage to do something that they maybe couldn’t do the previous week. The equipment is clean and really good condition, and the lunch room is brilliant for satisfying hungry tums before or after class and getting to know the other parents. I hope to keep taking my daughter as she moves up through all the levels as she gets older – we love Gymbo!’

‘Best toddler class ever. My daughter enjoys the imaginative and physical elements of the class, and look forward to her class each week.’

‘Been taking my daughter since she was about 6 months old. She’s 2.5 now and still loves it! The classes are fun and energetic. It’s by far the best class we do and we’ve tried a few! It’s brilliant having the snack room too so that we can socialise after the class. It’s become the highlight of our week.’

Happy girl in classes

All your questions answered here!

What is ‘Play and Learn’?

Play and Learn is Gymboree’s signature, equipment-focused, physical and cognitive, child development programme; offering a wide range of classes for little ones aged 0 – 5 years. Each class is structured and teacher-led, with themes designed to support the growth of children throughout those early developmental stages.

Each theme is developmentally appropriate according to that age group, with each class an exciting fun-filled adventure, and all of this with the help of our amazing purpose-built equipment and props. Fun to be had by all!

How does membership work?

Everyone is entitled to one free trial, to see how you get on in the session and whether its right for you and your little one – There is absolutely no obligation to then join a class after.

Should you wish to join us after your free trial, you will be asked to sign our Gymboree agreement which states that we ask you to sign up for a minimum of 2 months, with a 1 month cancellation policy; notifying us of your request to cancel your membership in writing.

How do I pay for classes?

Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh works on a monthly direct debit as we are open all year round!

Membership is on a rolling contract of either £35.00 per month. This allows you one teacher-led class per week and unlimited access to Open Gym sessions, which are completely free of charge. We offer lots of discounts for siblings and multiple classes so please do get in touch if you have any further questions regarding pricing.

What is a ‘Freeze’ of membership?

A freeze of membership allows you to take a break from Gymboree for one month without loosing your class space. With one month’s notice a freeze of membership suspends your payments and classes for one month.

What is a ‘Makeup’ Class’?

When your little one has missed a class you are entitled to book a makeup class; this class can be booked into any class (age appropriate) with space.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer a number of discounts for twins/siblings and second or third classes – please check our timetable or call us on 07910 188 713 for more information.

What is Open Gym?

As members, you will have unlimited access to Open Gym sessions at various times throughout each week; allowing you free play with the use of our specialised props and patented apparatus. There is no obligation to attend these sessions nor is there any extra charge, should you attend. Its an added bonus to being a member with us – You can do as many or as little as you wish, every week.

Do you have parking?

Yes. We have our own private car park which has 15 car parking spaces in it including a disabled access space. We are also only a short walk form other car parks and on the street paking is available on Slateford Road.

Why do I need socks but my child is bare foot?

We kindly ask that adults are in socks during classes for hygiene reasons, we then ask that children have bare feet due to health and safety.

What do I do with my buggy?

We have lots of space inside for buggies in the form of a ‘Buggy Room’.

What do I need to do if I want to book a free trial?

There lots of ways to get in touch with us! You can fill out a form at the top of this page, you can call us on 07910 188 713 or drop us an email Edinburgh@gymboreeclasses.co.uk you can even pop in and say hello!

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us