Norwich

Norwich

Unfortunately we’ve had to suspend our classes because of Covid-19.

We are hoping to reopen in September 2020 subject to Government guidelines.

 

Check out our blog for further details on how to enter our Wean in 15 competition! Good Luck!

Norfolk’s favourite providers of classes and parties for under 5s. Book your FREE trial class today!

At Gymboree Play & Music Norwich we have fantastic play & learn, sensory baby play, art and music classes for under 5s and we are open every day at our brilliant location at Notcutts garden centre.

We have amazing classes, wonderful teachers, free parking and all of our members enjoy free access to our daily, free play open gym sessions!

We offer a full timetable of baby and toddler classes and Open Gym (free-play) sessions, with varied options so that you and your little one can make us part of your busy schedule. Check out the Class timetable tab on this page for more details.

There is something for every baby and toddler here at Gymboree Play & Music Norwich!

As the global leaders of developmentally appropriate physical and cognitive fun, we help to grow your little one’s body and mind!

Getting to us:

  • On foot. We are brilliantly located at Notcutts Garden Centre on the Norwich ring road, a pleasant 20 minute walk from Norwich city centre.
  • By bike. We have designated bicycle parking located right next to the entrance to the garden centre.
  • By bus. The Notcutts site is just a short walk from bus stops on Daniels Road (directly opposite the main entrance), Newmarket Road and Ipswich Road. These stops serve 14 different routes and these are:  31, 37, 11, 11A, 13, 13A, 13B, 13C, 14, 14A, 15, 15A, X1, X25
  • By car. Notcutts have plenty of parking with dedicated parent and child spaces located right next to the main entrance.

Gymboree Play & Music have been encouraging Play, Movement and Fun in all of their classes for over 30 years – so why not register for your FREE Trial class today!

For more information please call us now on 01603 250 585 or email norwich@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

We are hoping to re-open in September 2020.

Please take a look at our provisional timetable and get in touch to book your little one’s space ready for our possible re-opening in September!

If you book before the end of July you can secure our amazing Early Bird offer of £33 per month for unlimited classes!!

Click here for our provisional timetable:

Monday 7th September timetable and prices 2020

Get in touch to reserve your little one’s place today!
norwich@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

SENSORY BABY PLAY classes are offered to pre-mobile babies and are suitable from newborn to 6 months.  Each session is theme based and is full of exciting sensory exploration using a variety of props, musical instruments, fibre optic light shows, puppet dances, bubbles, parachute play baby signing and more.  Using Gymboree’s specially designed apparatus, physical activites are incorporated to help develop balance, co-ordination, and neck and upper body strength.

Our Gymboree PLAY & LEARN classes are developmentally appropriate classes featuring loads of fun activities, fantastic equipment, songs, bubbles, parachute play and much more.  These classes are 45 minutes in length and will help your child build strength, balance, co-ordination, social and early language skills and are suitable for mobile babies to age 5.

OPEN GYM – is a FREE session that you can attend as many times as you like to enjoy our colourful and fun play equipment. This is offered to active Gymboree members only.  Open gym sessions will be timetabled at various times throughout the week with extended session at the weekends.

PARTIES – We run fun-filled birthday parties at our site at Notcutts on Saturdays and Sundays. You can choose a Play and Learn party which takes place on our main play floor or an art party where the children can make and create in our smaller room and then have some free play time on our main play floor too.

During our fantastic parties you will have a party host who will ensure your party runs smoothly, and will lead the group in some fun activities (approx 40 mins in total throughout the party) allowing plenty of time for some free play too. You can also choose from a variety of themes and our staff will lead the children on a fun-filled action packed adventure.  Some of our most popular themes include pirates and princesses, ocean adventure, jungle safari, dinosaurs, space adventure, and circus adventure.

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Please contact us for more details on 01603 250 585 or email norwich@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

***** My Baby absolutely loves this group it’s by far the best we have been to, we started when he was only 9 weeks and he’s 8 months and loving it. The staff are fantastic and they make the classes so much fun giving the children lots of individual attention too which really makes the experience that much more special! I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.

***** Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday party. Everyone had a really great time. The staff were amazing, so engaging with all the children, kept things moving and were so helpful. Thank you for making everything run so smoothly and for being so flexible and understanding of our children’s needs.

***** My little boy is 6months and loves Gymboree! He has been going since he was 5weeks old. It really stimulates his development – His first roll and solo sit was when he was at Gymboree – so excited to see what he will do next there!

***** We are members at Gymboree, we also held our daughters first birthday party here. It was fabulous, all of the staff did a great job at entertaining the children with a fantastic enthusiasm shown throughout, thanks guys xx

***** Love this place- amazing classes and lovely staff! X

***** Thank you so much for our little ones birthday party! It was brilliant and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

***** My son loves it here! The staff are amazing and brilliant with the children, and of course we love gymbo!

***** Our little girl loves going every week and it’s fantastic there are so many open play sessions apart from your structured class. Everyone is so friendly and it’s always a fun, safe atmosphere xx

***** Went along for a trial today with my 6 month old little boy and he absolutely loved it! Never heard him giggle and shriek with excitement so much! Signed up and can’t wait to go again!

***** Love the classes, the atmosphere & the friendly staff!! My son loves it too & in only a few weeks he has been able to develop his walking skills!

***** My 17 month old absolutely loved this today. She was so excited! It’s great to finally have somewhere like this in Norwich.

***** Brilliant, well organised, kids and adults love it!

***** Brilliant, friendly and exactly what I was looking for for my little boy! X

***** We had a brilliant time at baby sensory yesterday and what fab equipment! Definitely recommend it!

***** Amazing! My nine month old didn’t want to leave!

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  • Our new normal

    29. July 2020
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    As some of our branches get the final nod to open their doors we need to outline what the ‘new normal’ will look like at Gymboree Play & Music.

    Making sure our customers and staff are safe in a post Covid-19 world is the most important part of this process for us and as such we’ve had to make some changes.  Specifics may change slightly depending on which Gymboree Play & Music you visit, but these new Play Policies will be followed by all.

    • We may have to adapt the timetable to allow for fewer classes and more time in between. Check with your local Gymboree Play & Music for class times.
    • We have reduced the sizes of all classes.
    • We ask you to stick with the same class/es each week for the foreseeable future so we can limit the interaction of households.
    • Please wait outside whilst previous members leave and cleaning is completed. You will need to respect social distancing rules whilst you queue.
    • There will be a one way system in and out of the venue.
    • Everyone will have their temperature taken when they arrive.  Anyone with a high temperature will not be allowed in to class and will have to follow the Government guidance for self isolation.
    • All children and adults will have to wash their hands on arrival and at the end of class.
    • All adults must wear clean socks.
    • No mobile phone use in class to ensure you can commit to social distancing.
    • All adults will need to wear face coverings, our teachers will wear appropriate PPE.
    • Social distancing rules must be adhered to during the class, it is your responsibility to keep your child within an arm’s reach at all times.
    • There will be a longer than usual 30 minute slot between all classes to allow for increased cleaning measures during which time you will not be allowed inside.
    • We will be singing less in class and will use quiet recorded music instead to ensure no raised voices.
    • You will not be able to share toys between households, they will be allocated on arrival.
    • There will be no free flow play, just structured classes.
    • We will adapt all classes to exclude:
      • Gymbo stamps
      • Gymbo kisses
      • Some toys and props
      • Blowing bubbles by mouth

    We hope you understand the need for a ‘new normal’ in these times and we assure you our classes will still be lots of fun with social, cognitive and physical development goals at their heart!

    Thank you for your understanding 🙏❤

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  • 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.

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    #joewicks

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  • Gymbo Fest

    26. June 2020
    Gymbo at a festival

    It’s festival time!  Join us all day on Facebook on Thursday 2nd July at 10am for Gymbo Fest, a collection of fun and informative sessions for you and your little ones 0-5 years old!  We’ve asked our friends from the worlds of health, sleep, fitness, cakes, first aid, and storytelling to come along and entertain and inform you.

    Time Session
    10:00 Welcome to Gymbo Fest with Lucy
    10:05 Gymbo Fest Fun with Steph
    10:45 Festival Fitness with Yes Jess Fitness
    11:30 Preventing Choking in Little Ones with Kate from Mini First Aid
    12:00 Powex 3 Bodyweight Exercises for All Levels with Melissa
    13:00 Let’s Talk about Sleep with Kate from Sleep Time Baby
    14:15 Cake Decorating for LIttle Ones with Piped Blooms
    14:45 Helping Mums get Stronger in Mind, Body & Soul with Heather Keats
    15:30 Pilates for All with Sasha Dance & Pilates
    16:30 Gymbo’s Festival Rave with Steph
    17:00 Storytime with Warrior Worrier

    It’s a free event, just pop along to the Facebook event, and join in throughout the day!

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    Yes Jess Fitness – I am a Personal Trainer based in St. Albans. My mission is to help you, by making exercise a fun & exciting habit. I’m very focused & will prepare a programme that guides you through coaching sessions with me, but also motivates you for those additional workout days where you train on your own. Let’s face it – You’ll see great results if you are prepared to step out of your comfort zone.

    Mni First Aid logo

    Mini First Aid are delighted to be supporting Gymbo Fest with a short first aid talk on preventing choking in little ones.  Choking is such an emotive subject for parents of little ones.  Mini First Aid train 1000s of families each week in essential first aid and have been saving lives through this teaching for the last 6 years.  Join Kate, mum of 6 (!) for this informative live session.

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    Powex – I am Melissa, a personal trainer with a difference.  I aim to work in a holistic way, considering both physical and mental wellbeing that will work for you.  I do not encourage extreme or drastic changes as they do not last long term.  I have years of experience in supporting people within the mental health sector in making changes.  I aim to use my psychology and nursing background, CBT and DBT techniques with fitness principles to support you in your journey to finding a balanced life.

    Sleep Time Baby – Top Tips and tricks to get your little one sleeping better (between 0-6yrs!)Sleep Time Baby logo

     

     

     

    Piped Blooms logo

    At Piped Blooms we have combined our obsession with cupcakes and flowers to bring you cupcake bouquets and boxes decorated with our trademark buttercream floral designs. Imagine a bouquet that you can actually eat! Our bouquets and boxes are perfect for gifts and special events or as a little treat for yourself. 

     

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    Heather Keats, founder of Heather Keats Health & Fitness for Mums , is an ex-maternity nurse turned Personal Trainer with a mission to support mums to take time out from their busy lives in the pursuit of health and happiness. Heather takes a nurturing, holistic approach to health and fitness and in the free 30 minute live session she’ll be taking you through a short guided workout, focusing on core strength & flexibility, suitable for all levels. Plus she’ll end with some much needed relaxation. There will also be the opportunity to get access to a free 5 day Healthy Mum Meal Plan.

    Sasha logo

    Sasha Dance & Pilates – Come and join me and Gymbo for this 30 mins class which is suitable for everyone! It will leave you feeling energised and ready to face the day and weekend ahead! You can do this with your children or find some important ‘me time’ to stretch, relax and focus the mind. We hope you enjoy! Warrior Worrier pic

    Warrior Worrier – Gather your own little Warrior’s and join local author Katy Sumption at 5pm as she reads through her uplifting mental health picture book live. Let’s encourage all of our little ones to talk openly.

    Big Gymbo thank yous to all our presenters!

    Don’t worry if you miss any of the sessions, you’ll be able to catch up as they’ll all be available to view afterwards.

    Enjoy! 🎪🎭🧘‍♀️🤹‍♀️🤸‍♀️🍰👶

     

  • We’re getting ready to re-open!

    15. June 2020
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • Gymboreers around the world!

    6. May 2020

    One World, One Gymboree 🌍 We are so proud to be part of a global brand!

    Whilst our doors are shut you can join us for Gymbo @ Home – short, pre-recorded and live action interactive sessions delivered securely online.

    Sending love to all our families near & far ❤️

    #stayhealthy #playhealthy #gymboreeplayandmusic.

     

  • We ❤ Children’s Activities Family Quiz!

    27. April 2020

    image of familyWe’re thrilled to invite you to take part in the first ever “We ❤️ Children’s Activities” Family Quiz!

    It’s time for your little ones to get in on the online quiz experience with this fun, interactive, educational activity for parents and children.

    We have teamed up with the charity Caudwell Children and Children’s Activities Week for this exciting event.

    Taking place from 2pm on Tuesday 28th April it will feature questions for your little ones, provided by a host of children’s activity providers including us. You might want to have a little look around our website to find the answers 😉

    With two options offering age appropriate questions for children age 2-4 and 5-8, the “We ❤ Children’s Activities Family Quiz” has something for every family.

    There will be a certificate of achievement for every participant and surprise appearances from some of our celebrity friends to add to the excitement.

    As if that wasn’t enough, all entrants will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win signed David Walliams books!

    At just £1 per child to enter, all of the money raised will be donated to help disabled children and families during the COVID-19 crisis through Caudwell Children.

    Head over to the registration page to sign up and for more information, including a special message from Phil Gallagher (aka Mister Maker).

  • Gymbo’s Big Tea Party

    16. April 2020
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    We know you can’t come to us right now, but we can come to you with Gymbo’s Big Tea Party, LIVE and INTERACTIVE session straight from the comfort and safety of your home!

    Join us on Friday 24th April 2020 at 10:30am for what we hope will be the UK’s BIGGEST children’s tea party 🤞

    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 teddy bears’ picnic in your home or garden, and get ready to play!

    Gymboree Play & Music want this chance to say hello, and that 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 develop Gymbo @ Home for our customers, bringing live action and pre-recorded class activities to you via a secure online environment. Gymbo’s Big Tea Party is the perfect introduction!

    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 how many sandwiches to make, and we’ll see you very soon ❤

    Love, Gymbo x

  • 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