Solihull

Solihull

Unfortunately we’ve had to suspend our classes because of the coronavirus, we hope this won’t be for too long! Keep an eye out for updates on our new initiative to bring Gymboree Play & Music to you at home 👀

 

Gymboree Play & Music Solihull is based at Notcutts Garden centre and offers fun and educational play & learn and art classes for children mobile to 5 years, as well as our unique Sensory Baby Play classes for pre-mobile infants.  Please see our classes section for details and download our timetable for class times.

As local mums with we truly understand the importance of fun quality classes for pre-school children and along with our friendly and dedicated team of teachers, we are committed to ensuring that your children not only have lots of fun but are learning important skills too.

We’re easy to find, in a fantastic location, with loads of free parking so why not book a free trial session and find out for yourself why Gymboree Play & Music is one of Solihull’s most popular classes for pre-school children and babies.

For more information and to book, contact us on 07853 998 566 or e-mail solihull@gymboreeclasses.co.uk.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sally & Lesley

For regular updates and news of events happening at Gymboree in Solihull you can follow our facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/gymboreeclassessolihull

FREE TRIAL CLASS available in all sessions

 

SENSORY BABY PLAY – YOUNG BABY COURSE – This is a 6 week course designed as a gentle introduction to our level 1 classes for young babies from birth to approximately 20 weeks. This 35 minute teacher led session includes lots of songs rhymes and lullabies designed to strengthen the bond between carer and baby, tummy time techniques, some prop exploration and fantastic parachutes to wow your little one. Light shows, bubbles and our lovely gymbo puppets will further engage and delight your baby. You can join our rolling 6 week programme at any time. Should you wish to move on and enrol in our level 1 classes you will benefit from FREE membership (usually £15). A 50% discount applies for twins and siblings of any enrolled member.

 

SENSORY BABY PLAY (Level 1)  classes are offered to pre-mobile babies and are suitable from 3 months to approximately 8 months.  (babies younger than 3 months can join these sessions although we would recommend our young baby course where possible). 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.  All of our 45 minute sessions are followed by a minimum of 30 minutes free play and social time in our baby room so you can stay and relax, chat and make friends whilst your baby explores our sensory stations.

Our Gymboree PLAY & LEARN classes (levels 2-6) 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 Play & Music members only (baby play, gym and art).  Open gym sessions are now running on Saturday mornings too to give added value for money.

MAKE-UP CLASSES – if you are unable to attend a class, phone and let us know and you can book a replacment session (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

For our most up to date timetable please click on the link below

 

solihull timetable January 2020

PLEASE NOTE TRIAL SESSIONS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

 

 

 

We run fun-filled birthday parties at our site at Notcutts on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays for children up to the age of 5 years We have a variety of party options to suit all requirements and budgets.

Full details of party packages can be found on the link below

solihull party ebrochure

 

For more details including pricing and to check availability please e-mail  solihull@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

 

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  • Gymbo’s Sports Day

    19. May 2020
    Gymbo's sports day

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love, Gymbo x

    #gymboathome

  • 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
    Gymbo's Big Tea Party picture

    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

  • We’re here for you!

    15. April 2020
    little girl watching Gymbo at Home

    Have you seen our new video? We wanted to let you all know that we are here for you right now!

    Whether you’re currently joining us for Gymbo @ Home or waiting for our doors to re-open, we can’t wait to see you all soon.

    We started our classes back in 1976 and many of our favourite activities are still going strong today.  We are proud to deliver our classes in over 40 countries, we have 10,000 members here in the UK, and an amazing 1.5m members globally.

    All of us at Gymboree Play & Music UK want this chance to say hello, and we miss you all very much.  We’re a network of small family-run businesses so your support at this time is vital, and greatly appreciated. Thank you very much 🙏.  We’re here for you now with Gymbo @ Home: short, live action and pre-recorded interactive sessions for you and your little one.  When the time comes, we will welcome you all back to our centres with 3 big Gymbo cheers, and ooodles of bubbles!

    We wish you and your families happiness and well wishes.

    Hip hip hooray!!

     

  • 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

     

     

  • Closed, for now

    19. March 2020

    Further to our update on Wednesday, and the subsequent instructions from the Government, we have taken the very sad decision to close all our centres (those not already closed) from the end of play on Friday 20th March.  We’d like to thank all of you who’ve contacted our teams with such kind and supportive comments, it has made a difficult decision slightly more bearable 💔

    closed for now sign

    We have been working hard to develop Gymbo at Home for our customers which will bring live action and pre-recorded class activities to you via a secure online environment.  This will be available for new and existing customers. Keep an eye out for an announcement on this very soon 👀

    Gymboree Play & Music is a network of small family-run businesses so this closure will hit us very hard.  If you’re able to continue with your membership, switching to Gymbo at Home, we would be eternally grateful 🙏

    If you have any questions about your membership, want to access Gymbo at Home, or freeze your membership, please get in contact with your local Gymboree Play & Music.  Also if you’re a customer, look out for closed Facebook groups for your local centre where you can keep in touch with the team and fellow Gymboree families.

    Finally, although our doors are closed you can still buy Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers online which will be honoured for at least 12 months, allowing you to further support Gymboree Play & Music, and give the gift of (virtual or delayed) play!

    For more information on Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how to keep yourselves safe you can read the Public Heath England or Health Protection Scotland websites.

    Once again, we thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you ‘at Home‘.

    Gymbo x

  • Covid-19 update

    18. March 2020

    We at Gymboree Play & Music care about the safety and wellbeing of our customers and their families; and we hope you are managing to stay as stress free as possible in these difficult times.  As such we are monitoring the Government Covid-19 guidelines by the hour to make sure we are making the right decisions for you and our teams.

    please support Gymboree Play & Music

    please support Gymboree Play & Music

    In the light of the most recent announcements some of our sites have decided to close, either because their venue has closed, or because they cannot staff their site.  As of 11am on Thursday 18th March the following sites are closed:

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow South
    • Kensington
    • Solihull
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Watford
    • Wimbledon

    All other sites are open, but it’s probably best to double-check with your site before you leave home if you’re coming to classes.

    Gymboree Play & Music are a network of small family run businesses and these are scary times for our franchisees and their teams.  We are trying to provide our classes for as long as possible to avoid disruption for you and your families, and maintain the livelihoods of our teams.  We have however made some changes to our classes, where running, to take even greater care of health and hygiene:

    • Hands to be washed before and after class
    • No Gymbo kisses – we are bringing Gymbo out but not physically giving kisses
    • No Gymbo stamps on hands or feet, but we can stamp your child’s Gymbo sticker 
    • We are only using necessary props and ensuring everything is cleaned with antibacterial cleaner including surfaces and toys are every use.
    • We are using a bubble fan rather than the bubble blower.

    Furthermore we are working on an exciting project to bring Gymboree Play & Music classes to our customers in their homes for when the time comes to close completely.  Please watch out for news on this and if you can possibly continue to support your local Gymboree Play & Music in the weeks and months to come we would be so very grateful ❤🙏

    For more information on Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how to keep yourselves safe you can read the Public Heath England or Health Protection Scotland websites.

    Keep safe,

    Gymbo x

  • 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!