Kensington

Kensington

Following government guidance, Gymboree Play & Music will be closed from 20th December 2020. Please keep checking back for further updates.

 

Gymboree Kensington re-opened its doors on January 14th 2020!

Gymboree Play and Music classes are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development. Your child is challenged physically, socially and cognitively, building crucial skills to support a lifetime of learning.

Our expert leaders support you through 45 minutes of uninterrupted learning time. Our custom designed curriculum challenges your child as they grow, with changing gym equipment and themes every three weeks.

 

Find us up-stairs in the main hall at St Philp’s Church, Earls Ct Rd Kensington London W8 6QH

 

How to find us

We are located at the junction of Earl’s Court Road and Stratford Road, London W8 6QH

St Philip’s Church, Earl’s Court Rd, London, W8 6QH

Buses: 74, 328 or C1.

Underground: Earl’s Court.Take the Earl’s Court Road exit.  Cross over the street and turn left (north).  Cross the A4 Cromwell Road and continue north on the Earl’s Court Road. St Philip’s is ahead of you on the right-hand side, its clock clearly visible.

 

About the team 

We are a very kind, professional and friendly team working to make sure you and you little ones have the best possible experience at every stage of your Gymboree Journey. We will maintain exceptional levels of cleanliness & kindly ask you not to bring poorly little ones to class, we offer catch up session up to a month after classes you miss.

 

What you can find at our venue

As per our updated play policies, changes have been made to make us a Covid secure venue. For further information click here.

  • Toilet & baby changing facilities available upstairs in the Playroom
  • Small kitchen with bottle warming facilities if needed
  • Please note we have no car parking available at the church
  • You are welcome to bring buggies; they will be left downstairs inside the church in a designated Buggy Zone at the owner’s risk and we kindly encourage you to bring your valuables up to your session.
  • All children MUST be bare foot when on the play floor & all adults must wear socks

 

We are very excited to introduce you to the latest Gymboree experience at Gymboree Kensington, find out more about what to expect from your sessions here All about the sessions

Please note all class ages are a guide and we know each little one develops at their own pace, we will work with you to make sure they are in the perfect session for them . We are offering the following 

Babies 0-8mths 

Crawlers 6-14mths 

Walkers 10-18mths

Runners 16-24mths

Explorers 22-28mths 

Explorers Advance 28-36mths 

Family Play & Learn – 6mths-5yrs

 

 

Gymboree Play & Music Kensington would like to invite you & your little ones for FREE trial class. Please download our

Kensington Timetable 2020

  • Browse our time-table
  • Choose a session that matches your little one
  • Please fill in the form below

free trial class today!

 

 

 

 

 

Parties 

These are under reviews due to pandemic. Bubble bookings are available, please see timetable. 

 

 

 

  • Gymbo @ Home Again!

    19. January 2021

    Now that we’re back into another national Lockdown we’re planning Gymbo @ Home again on our national Facebook page!

    Gymbo @ Home is short live-action or pre-recorded classes delivered to you online in the comfort and safety of your own home.  Gymboree Play & Music classes bring a unique combination of music, movement, props, and imaginary play, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

     

    We have 3 free 30 minutes sessions planned for you so far:Gymbo on a sledge in the snow

     

    So jump over to Facebook, click ‘going’, and put them on your calendar!

    We’ve shared some cool ideas for fun activities you can do with your little ones around the winter theme for the first event.  Why not have a go at making penguin bottles?!

    You can also enter our competition to win some wonderful Bubble Ooodles by getting involved with our hysterical game of hide and seek with Steph during Gymbo’s Winter Party.  Join in live to find out more.

    After the event you can still watch again, along with all our previous Gymbo @ Home sessions, via our Facebook page.

     

    Some of our centres are running regular Gymbo @ Home sessions via private Facebook groups so get in touch with your local centre to find out more.

    Thank you for your continued support, and stay say everyone 🙏💗

  • Lockdown

    5. January 2021
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    Another day, another update!  As you will not doubt have noticed, we have had to close all our centres across the UK due to the national Lockdown announced yesterday.

    Once again we are devastated not to be able to see you and your little ones in class, but we know lockdown is the best way to stop this virus once and for all.

    Please keep an eye on your local centre’s Facebook page for updates on Gymbo @ Home, a combination of short live-action and pre-recorded interactive videos delivered via closed Facebook Groups.  Some, but not all, centres will be offering Gymbo @ Home to current members.

    Contact details for all our centres via the links below:

    If you’re not sure which is your nearest centre check out the map here.

    Bearsden & Milngavie

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    Bristol

    Chiswick

    Docklands

    East Dulwich

    Edinburgh

    Glasgow

    Hackney & Islington

    Hampstead

    Kensington

    Norwich

    Putney

    Sevenoaks

    Solihull

    St Albans

    Tunbridge Wells

    Watford

    Wimbledon

    It’s possible easing of lockdown will happen at different times across England and Scotland so again, please keep an eye on your local centre’s social media in the coming weeks for the latest news.

    Many thanks for your continued support, and stay safe everyone, we miss you 🙏💗

  • Tier 4 update 31st December 2020

    30. December 2020
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    Unfortunately more of our centres are moving into Tier 4 from tomorrow, 31st December 2020, so will be closed for now.  This includes our centres in England and Scotland.

    The only Gymboree Play & Music centre in the UK still in Tier 3 is Gymboree Play & Music Bristol and they are open!  But we do advise you to check with them before attending your classes in the coming weeks in case the situation changes.

    As always we will monitor the guidelines and legislation carefully and open our doors elsewhere as soon as it’s safe to do so.

    Wishing all our Gymbo families a very happy new year, and please stay safe everyone 🙏

     

  • Tier 4 Closure

    20. December 2020
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    Updated – please see new blog post 30th December 2020.

    Once again, due to the latest Covid-19 guidance, all of our London and the South East centres have had to close due to the introduction of Tier 4 restrictions.

    This affects our centres in:tier 4 restrictions graphic

    Cheam

    Chiswick

    Docklands

    East Dulwich

    Hackney & Islington

    Hampstead

    Kensington

    Putney

    Sevenoaks

    St Albans

    Tunbridge Wells

    Watford

    Wimbledon

    These restrictions will be reviewed on 30th December, please keep an eye on our social media for the latest information.

    In the meantime we wish you a relaxing Christmas, and here’s looking forward to a very different 2021!

    Stay safe everyone 🥰

     

  • Get your Christmas Jumpers On!

    9. December 2020
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    It’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December so get your Christmas jumpers ready!

    If you’re coming to class on Friday please put your Christmas jumpers on and help us to raise money for Save the Children.  You don’t even need to go out and buy one if you don’t have one already, just put an old onechristmas jumper promotion on and decorate it with stickers, tinsel, tin foil, or anything sparkly.  This is about more than just wearing silly jumpers, it’s about seeing the world as little ones see it and making it way better.  So have fun dressing up and decorating your jumper, we can’t wait to see you in class!

    We have some templates for penguin, snowman, and robin decorations to help you get started!

    Save the Children do amazing work to transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world.  They make sure children are kept safe, healthy and learning, and change the future for good.

    We’d really appreciate your support to make Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day a success – it’s a great cause, so together at Gymboree Play & Music, we’ll be helping to create a brighter future for children, we can make the world better in our sparkly, silly sweaters!

    You can donate £2 by texting TEAMGYMBO to 70050, or via our Just Giving page.

    And don’t forget to tag us @gymboreeclassesuk and @savechildrenuk and #ChristmasJumperDay in your pix on social media so we can see your sparkly skills!

     

    christmas jumper day what donations buy

     

  • A Warm Welcome Back

    26. November 2020
    pic of boy playing at Gymboree Play & Music

    Wishing you a very warm welcome back to Gymboree Play & Music!

    UPDATED – Further to the Government’s latest announcement we can confirm that all our centres in England have reopened after lockdown from Wednesday 2nd December.

    pic of mother and baby playing at Gymboree Play & Music

    Our centres in Glasgow South and Bearsden & Milngavie are in Scotland’s tier 4 and are currently closed, please get in touch for the latest information. Edinburgh is still open.

    Now the legislation for England has been published it’s clear there are specific exemptions to cover parent and child groups so we can’t wait to see you back in class!

    All of our centres are Covid secure having previously implemented new play policies with smaller ‘bubbled’ classes, one way systems, face coverings, sanitising stations, and no sharing of toys.  So you can continue to feel safe and relaxed at your Gymboree Play & Music classes and enjoy a little bit of normality!

    As always please don’t come to your class if you or your little one have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, we’ll welcome you back with open arms when you’re all better.

    Of course if you’d rather not come back to class right now, that’s perfectly fine, we understand everyone has their own set of circumstances and family members to consider.  Please get in touch with your local centre to discuss your options.

    Thank you all for your continued support and stay safe everyone 🙏🏼💗

  • Give the Gift of Play and Support Local

    18. November 2020
    give the gift of play and support local with our gift vouchers

    With Christmas fast approaching and uncertainty all around, now is the time to give the gift of play and support local with Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers.

    Although Gymboree Play & Music is proud to be part of a global brand with a 44 year history, all our centres are small businesses in their own right owned by families like yours.  Like many businesses they’ve been closed for about half pic of baby and bubblesof this year with very limited income.  We’ve all been overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve felt from our members and fellow small businesses in our communities, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done.  We’ve been particularly thrilled to see so many of you back in class in your droves (when rules allow)!

    Now with some light at the end of the tunnel we’re hopeful 2021 will bring better times, where we can move on from lockdowns, new normals, and one way systems!

    In the meantime, for this Christmas, why not give the gift of play and support local all at the same time, with our gift vouchers.  They’re valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at any of our centres across the UK against classes and merchandise.  They make the perfect gift for a new parent, pre-school children, or an existing Gymboree Play & Music member.

    All our teams across the UK really appreciate you supporting them during these unprecedented times, and buying our gift vouchers is one small way you can help.

    Thank you 🙏🏼

    #giftofplay

    #supportlocal

     

  • We’re staying at home

    5. November 2020

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    Gymboree Play & Music are staying at home 🏡 this lockdown (in England) 👨👧👦👩👧👦👨👩👧👦👨👦👦 

    There has been much speculation as to whether we can continue to operate our classes throughout this second ‘lockdown’, if we could fall into the Government Guidelines for either ‘support groups’ or ‘supervised activities for children.

    Whilst we definitely support the families that come along to our classes, fundamentally we are not a ‘support group’.  Although we do provide ‘supervised activities for children’, this is not so parents and carers can go to work. We feel these are the intentions of the guidance and therefore we don’t feel we fit in the exemptions.

    pic of girl cuddling Gymbo

    The news that specific ‘support groups’ and ‘supervised activities for children’ are able to remain open is brilliant for the families who rely on such services. We are so happy to know that families will still be able to access them 🙏 .

    As business owners this is our livelihoods and we are completely devastated to close our doors again, we ask you to please continue to support your local centre in anyway that you can throughout this ‘lockdown’. 

    We will remain closed until the end of ‘lockdown‘ on 2nd December. We would love nothing more than to still be running our COVID-secure classes and seeing you, our Gymboree Play & Music families, but the instruction is to ‘stay home’ 🏡🌸, and the safety of you, your little ones and our team will always come first.  

    As always thank you so much for all your amazing support. Stay safe everyone & hip hip hooray for another Gymboree day just 4 weeks away ✨😌 

  • Closed for 4 weeks

    2. November 2020
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    Dear Gymboree Play & Music families,

    Further to Boris’s latest announcement it’s with a heavy heart we must once again temporarily close our doors in England. Having you and your little ones return to our classes has been truly wonderful and we already can’t wait to welcome you back soon

    💗 From this Thursday 5th November in compliance with the latest Government Guidelines all our centres will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks.

    💗 Please wait to hear from your local centre on how they will support you with your membership questions, as you can imagine we will be very busy at this time and will be doing our utmost to manage this situation as efficiently as possible so kindly bear with us

    💗 The safety of you, our members, your little ones, and our staff continues to be our number one priority.

    🙏🏼 Thank you for choosing Gymboree Play & Music and for your continued support. Once the time is right we will welcome you back with ooodles of bubbles and three BIG Gymbo cheers!

    Stay safe and healthy.

    Please note the guidance for our Scotland centres is different but they will be in touch if anything is altering with your membership at any time.

     

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  • Help us to keep you safe

    30. September 2020
    Play Policies diagram

    With all of our centres finally open (hooray!), we want to thank you again for your support over Lockdown and now.  It’s been a very difficult time, and will continue to be for a while to come, so we’re extremely grateful to have many of you back in class.

    We just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the new Play Policies put in place to keep our teams and members safe.  We have only been allowed to open by the powers-that-be because we’ve put these policies in place, ensuring a Covid-secure environment for your classes.  Therefore it’s vital that everyone follows the rules and allows our teams the time and space to manage the increased admin and cleaning. Please help us to keep you safe.

    We know it feels a little bit different in class at the moment, we know some of you would rather not wear face coverings, and we know you miss Gymbo stamps and kisses, and seeing your little ones play closely with their friends; but to keep us all safe this is the way it must be for the time being. In order to keep your classes running in our Covid-secure venues you may also see an increase in your membership price.

    Most importantly please can we remind you not to come to class if you or your little one are unwell or have any of the main symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    We have a generous make-up policy and you’ll be able to come back to class when you’re both better.

    Of course, if you’d rather not come back to class right now with these policies in place, that is also fine.  We will welcome you back with open arms when you feel ready.

    Thank you again for helping us to keep you safe!