Lanarkshire – closed!

Lanarkshire – closed!

Gymboree Play & Music Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire has to offer.

We offer a FREE TRIAL for any of our classes.

Found at our sites:

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

Getting to us:

Gymoree Play and Music East Kilbride is 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.

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


Freedom Church, Bellshill Road, Uddingston

Tel: 07866 488 710

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:


Please take a look at the timetable:


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.

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, 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 drop-in free 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 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 & Learn and Music Classes all year round for children from 6 months to 5 years.


We also provide sessions for Nursery Schools and toddler groups throughout North and South Lanarkshire.

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 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)

  • 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