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Do you live in Surbiton? Esher? Thames Ditton? Kingston? Teddington? Hampton Court? New Malden? Coombe? Looking for fun developmental classes for under 5’s in Surrey?

Gymboree Play &Music Surbiton would like to invite you and your little ones for a free trial class today! Every day we run award-winning and fun-filled classes for babies and children from 0-5 years, and are based in the centre of Surbiton!

Check out our full timetable of classes, including baby massage  in the tab above

Member Feedback

Just see for yourself the impact our classes & teachers have on our members!

‘We just wanted to say thank you for all your amazing support and fun over the last 6 months. Leo and I have had a blast and wouldn’t change it for the world. From his first baby massage session which he screamed through most of  (he just wanted to watch what was going on!), to his last music session on Monday with the giant drum – a heartfelt thank you for everything.’  

‘Gymboree Play & Music is what makes our magic Monday’s so special! Isla just loves Gymbo!’ 

‘Thank you very much for letting us attend your Daddies day event.  It was very enjoyable and remarkable to see how the Gymboree Play & Music philosophy translates into real child-centred play.  You are all amazing practitioners!’ 

To book a free trial and start your very own Gymboree Play & Music journey please follow this link!

Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton has recently undergone a Major Refurbishment!

Check out our time-lapse video and see how your local Gymboree Play & Music has changed…

We offer the UK’s highest quality classes available for 0-5s

Gymboree Play & Music’s commitment to quality is unsurpassed and every day thousands of parents and carers across the UK choose Gymboree Play & Music because they want the best for themselves and their children. Gymboree Play &Music 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 are the experts in early childhood development

At Gymboree Play & Music we are often told by parents, “You are the only class that manages to engage my child.” This is not a coincidence! It is a reflection of the fact that Gymboree Play & Music are the experts in early childhood development and as such, we know children; we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. Gymboree Play & Music has published its own best-selling books on “learning through play” and develops its class curriculum with the involvement and input of experts from around the world.

We actively involve parents and carers in our classes

Gymboree Play & Music classes are recognised for our unique approach to parent/carer involvement which encourages adult participation in and understanding of all class activities. Research has shown that young children learn best – and have the most fun – when parents and carers enter their world of play and imagination. At Gymboree Play & Music, every adult is an active participant and play partner, making your time at Gymboree Play & Music all the more fun and enjoyable.

We are world leaders with almost 40 years of experience

Gymboree Play & Music began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from
California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together. Unable to do so, she did what any enterprising person would – she started her own! Gymboree Play & Music has been proudly inspiring parents and children ever since. Today, with classes in over 700 locations in over 40 countries, Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in early childhood development programmes. Why settle for less?

Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton also offers IAIM Baby Massage courses for parents and babies and Baby Signing classes too! See our Timetable tab above for more information on what we have to offer.


Found at our site:

  • A buggy park
  • Toilets
  • A clean baby changing station so you won’t mind changing your baby’s nappy!
  • Baby bouncers so that you can go to the toilet or just put your shoes on without having to put your little one on the floor
  • A potty if your child is toilet training
  • Bottle warming facilities
  • Ample car parking in the area using public car parks and street parking

Getting to us:

  • Driving from Kingston takes only 5 minutes and only 10 minutes from Esher.
  • Buses 281, 71, K1, K3, K4 also stop at Victoria Road in Surbiton (outside Sainsbury’s) right by our site!
  • Parking is available directly outside Gymboree Play & Music on St Marys road and on the high street (pay & display), as well as Sainsburys on Victoria road and Waitrose on Claremont road too.
  • 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!

  • 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:

    Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from Piccolo and Gymboree Play and Music!

  • Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!

    Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!19. October 2017

    Gymboree Play & Music UK were delighted to win the “Best Kids’ Club, Group or Class” category at the Little London Awards last night. We were also delighted to be runner-up in the  Best Children’s Toy category with our world famous Gymboree Bubble Ooodles. The awards are voted for by parents, and we’d like to thank all the parents that voted for us.

    The Little London Awards were created to champion excellence in pregnancy, baby and children’s brands. Now in their third year, the Awards have swiftly become the most respected and relevant Awards in the industry. For more information about the awards visit Little London Awards


  • Annual Conference 2017, Bristol

    Annual Conference 2017, Bristol7. October 2017

    Gymboree Play & Music franchisee gathered together this year in Bristol to reflect, learn, re-focus, recognise success and leave re-energised. It was a wonderful day that recognised franchisees from Edinburgh, Warwick and East Dulwich with Star Awards and saw Docklands, Kensington & Chelsea, East Dulwich, Sevenoaks, Islington, St Albans, Surbiton, Wimbledon and Jersey being recognised for their contribution to the Gymboree Play & Music family.



    We are running a competition for a free month’s membership to Gymboree Play & Music at Surbiton for you and your little one!

    There are 2 ways you can win:-

    For all you Twitter users, log into Twitter make sure you are following us @GymboreePlayKT6 and simply retweet our competition post  making sure you include the hashtag #IWantPlayThatMatters in your retweet

    Or for Facebook, follow our page @GymboreeClassesSurbiton and like and comment on our #IWantPlayThatMatters post.

    The competition opens on Monday 2nd Oct and finishes at midnight on Monday 30th Oct.

    Full T&Cs can be found below.

    Good luck, and we hope to see you soon!


    Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton Competition Terms & Conditions
    1.How to Enter
    1.1. To join in the campaign entrants will need to either retweet the #IWantPlayThatMatters competition post on Twitter ensuring that the hashtag #IWantPlayThatMatters is in the written post otherwise the retweet will be considered invalid. Or liking and commenting on the #IWantPlayThatMatters post on Facebook
    1.2. The winners will be selected at random
    2. When to Enter and Who can Enter
    2.1. The Competition opens on Monday 2nd Oct 2017 and closes Monday 30th October 2017
    2.2. Entrants can enter at any point between these dates
    2.3. Entrants can only enter the Competition once, but can like, comment, tweet and RT as many times as they like
    2.4. The Competition is open to everyone excluding employees of Gymboree Play & Music and anyone professionally connected with the administration of the Competition
    2.5 Automated or bulk entries from third parties will be disqualified
    2.6 We reserve the right to exclude serial competition entrants who have entered more than 4 competitions in the last month.
    3. Prizes
    3.1. The prize for winning the competition is a free month’s pass for Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton to be taken at a time of the winner’s choice, space permitting.
    3.2. The prize cannot be sold or exchanged for cash, goods or services. Unless specifically agreed in writing by Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton.
    3.3. 5 Runner up prizes of Gymboree Bubble Ooodles to be selected at random. Winners must collect prizes from Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton
    4. Data Protection and Publicity
    4.1. You consent to your surname, and basic information about you being disclosed on Gymboree Play & Music digital channels or other media if you win any Prizes under the Competition
    4.2. Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. By entering the Competition, you agree that Gymboree Play & Music may contact you in relation to the Competition
    4.3. Competition winners will be contacted by Gymboree Play & Music. You must provide accurate contact details on notification
    4.4. Gymboree Play & Music reserve the right to use the voice, image, name and likeness of the winners for publicity and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice to the winners. In entering the Competition, all participants consent to such use of their voice, image, name and likeness.
    5. Competition Rules
    5.1. The Competition will be run and Prizes will be awarded at Gymboree Play & Music discretion
    5.2 Gymboree Play & Music decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
    5.3. We reserve the right to refuse entry into the Competition
    5.4. We reserve the right to change the Competition rules and these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we do so, we will always have the most up to date terms and conditions on the Website and in the case of a discrepancy between these terms and conditions and those on the Website, the Website terms and conditions will apply.
    6. Liability and Indemnities
    6.1. Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence, or in respect of fraud, and so far as is permitted by law, Gymboree Play & Music and its associated companies and agents and distributors exclude responsibility and all liabilities, whether direct or indirect, arising from:
    6.1.1. any postponement or cancellation of the Competition;
    6.1.2. any changes to, supply of or use of the Prize; and
    6.1.3. any act or default of any supplier, which are beyond Gymboree Play & Music reasonable control.
    6.2. Gymboree Play & Music does not accept responsibility for any liability arising from cancellations or technical difficulties of any kind
    7. Jurisdiction
    7.1. The Competition and these Terms and Conditions are governed by English Law. England & Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.

  • Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama

    Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama6. July 2017

    We loved this blog post from Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama.

  • New Equipment for Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton

    New Equipment for Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton30. June 2017

    Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton has undergone a complete revamp.  Not only does it have a  new site layout, we have welcomed the much anticipated new Gymboree Play & Music Equipment which our customers are really enjoying.

    See how we transformed the site with our time-lapse.

  • Little London Awards 2017

    28. June 2017

    We are totally delighted to have been nominated for the Little London 2017 awards once again!

    This year we are in ‘Best Children’s Toy’ with our amazing Bubble Ooodles and ‘Best Kids Club, Group or Class’. Anyone that has attended a Gymboree class or has bought the bubbles will know how special these are…..

    Unlike other bubbles, these amazing oodles float slowly and last for hours if not days without popping. They are educational and fun …. think hand-eye coordination, tracking and hours of laughter.

    We really need your vote so if you think we deserve it please follow this link and vote ….



  • How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond

    How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond21. June 2017

    By Lucy Gill, Business Development Manager, Gymboree Play & Music UK

    The special day has finally arrived after what seems like months and month of planning and preparation. The three tiered ‘Pepper Pig’ cake is in the fridge, the ‘Paw Patrol’ balloons are filled with helium and the entertainer is armed with all three verses of your little one’s favorite ‘Mr. Tumble’ song.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Shock, horror, it’s the morning of the party and your darling child tells you that; Pepper Pig is no longer cool, they now hate Paw Patrol and have apparently never heard of Mr Tumble! In fact, they now want a Superhero party just like Sally had last week!

    How do you react?

    Full on panic and a crazy dash to the supermarket? A last minute Amazon Prime Now order to try and make sure your little one has everything they could possibly want? Or take a breath, smile and think ‘actually, none of that really matters’.

    Yes you’ve spent a small fortune to make this party ‘the best one yet’ but remember, with all your friends and family in one place, your child surrounded by presents, cake, food, balloons and a day dedicated just to them; this is definitely more than enough love, fuss and attention they need.

    Having worked as a Gymboree party leader for many years, I am going to give you my top tips on how to survive your child’s birthday party.

    • Send out your invitations in plenty of time. The competition for that Saturday afternoon slot can be tough; don’t risk leaving it to late and being disappointed.
    • Consider sharing the day with a friend. Birthday parties can be expensive and lots of planning, why not share the load?
    • Don’t focus too strongly on one theme. Children tend to change their minds very quickly. Think of a theme that can be easily adapted, example’s are Jungle Safari, Football, Pirates & Princess or Under the Sea!
  • Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

    Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?21. June 2017

    By Katie Johnson, Manager, Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton

    It’s no secret that Gymboree Play & Music places a lot of importance in ‘Play’ as a major learning process and here’s why:

    When we play, in many cases, we place our undivided attention in our actions. For example: An actor is trained to be present, most famously a ‘Method’ Actor is trained to be nothing but their character. Of course, they understand that what they are ‘playing’ isn’t the truth, but that doesn’t detract from their dedication to the process of ‘Play’ in this instance.

    From one perspective, this is how children live their everyday life, very rarely preoccupied with thoughts just in the present, forever reacting to the information around them.

    If you place yourselves in a child’s shoes we can begin to understand why Maria Montessori states that ‘Play is the work of the Child’, as “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” (Fred Rogers)

    Unfortunately, when we look at the definition of Play it seems to paint a different picture:

    Play: (verb) To engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

    To someone that works with or has children this definition is just crazy. Yes, playing is fun, but that doesn’t take away from its importance in our development and how we learn and understand the world.

    Play has purpose!

    • Ball games teach cause & effect, problem solving and even conversation skills where turn taking is involved.
    • Peek – a – boo teaches object permanence and develops confidence and trust.
    • Even just singing nursery rhymes builds our little ones’ memory. We have all seen how easy children pick up nursery rhymes due to repetition – this literally teaches your little one to learn new skills through practicing, a process that they will use their entire life to master new skills.

    But play isn’t just about learning new skills, it’s also a great way to understand the world around us. When children engage in role play games such as ‘mummies & daddies’ or ‘doctors & nurses’ they are exploring the world by mirroring experiences they may have had or heard of. They understand that it isn’t the truth, but much like the Method Actor it doesn’t detract from their dedication to the game.

    Playing is never a waste of time so try your best to invest in a little bit of play every day. Dedicate some time have some purposeful fun and teach your little one how the world works – after all you are their favourite play mate!