Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Every day we run award-winning and fun-filled classes for babies and children from 0-5 years, and are based in the Blue Diamond Garden Centre in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Do you live in and around Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Southborough, Speldhurst, Eridge, Groombridge? Are you looking for fun developmental classes for your baby, toddler or pre-schooler? Or want us to host a fabulous birthday party? Then look no further!

Our Venue 

Located next to Mountain Warehouse in the Garden Garden Centre, Tunbridge Wells (near the big Sainsbury’s) Our venue is truly fantastic with free parking, our own toilet & changing facilities and a lovely restaurant on site. We have a really friendly and relaxed vibe and our equipment is safe, colourful and clean.

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

Check out our classes in action!

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Gymboree Play & Music Tunbridge Wells would like to invite you and your little ones for a free trial class today!

OPEN GYM SESSIONS We also offer drop-in free play sessions for our members at least once a day. Members can simply come along and play for free for 45 minutes

MAKE UP CLASSES We have a unique ‘catch-up’ policy – any missed class can be made-up with an extra class to be taken within a month! Make-ups must be pre-booked and are subject to availability – please email or call to book in.


Party Time!

Looking for a private venue, with free parking, own kitchen, toilet facilities & baby change then look no further!Allow us to turn your child’s passion into an unforgettable birthday party guaranteed to be a celebration of fun. You let us know your child’s favourite games, songs and activities and we’ll create a custom made party you can call your own.  Guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Choose from a wide range of parties including Play, Music and Art.

We specialise in parties for 1st through 5th birthdays. Please see our Party Brochure below for more info & submit the form below if you have any further questions or would like to book!

Party Brochure 2019


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  • 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.


  • Children in Need at your local Gymboree Play & Music!

    12. November 2019

    It’s not long until Children in Need this Friday and we are proud to say that many of our branches are taking part throughout the week to raise money for their amazing good causes.

    Children in Need want every child in the UK to have a childhood which is safe, happy, secure, and allows them the chance to reach their potential.  They provide grants to over 3000 local charities and projects all around the UK which focus on children who are disadvantaged.

    We at so lucky at Gymboree Play & Music to be able to enhance little ones’ lives through play, and see the joy on their faces when they spend quality time with their parents and carers.  These opportunities are sadly not accessible for everyone, therefore we are asking you, our members, to donate whatever you can to this amazing charity!

    We wanted to have as much fun as possible whilst raising money so we will be throwing a pyjama party at many of our branches across the UK this week.  So you can come dressed in your PJs, bring your little ones in their pyjamas, and you’ll even find some of us in ours!

    Check out what your local branch is doing and get involved, or just feel free to donate if you can’t make it to one of our special events 🙏😍

    Children in Need at Gymboree Play & Music

    Children in Need at Gymboree Play & Music


  • 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 😍

  • 50% off in our September Sale, 2nd – 6th September!

    50% off in our September Sale, 2nd – 6th September!27. August 2019

    Gymboree Play & Music September sale – 50% off your first month!

    New term, new activity – all this week we’re giving new members a huge 50% discount off their first month’s membership* in our September sale.

    Gymboree Play & Music are the world leaders in early childhood development programmes because

    • we’ve been around for over 40 years
    • there are branches in over 40 countries
    • classes are for babies and children from newborn to age 5
    • our customers love us – check out our 4.8/5 and 97% rating on Reviews.co.uk
    • from sensory stimulation to problem solving games and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch body and mind.

    So if you’ve already been for a free trial get in touch with your local Gymboree Play & Music and sign up now!

    But if you haven’t, just fill in the form here and we’ll get back to you asap to book you in for a free trial.

    The September sale ends at close of business on Friday 6th September so get in touch soon!

    50% off first month

    50% off first month

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens 2nd Sept 2019. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • 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 😘

  • Come along to Playday 2019!

    Come along to Playday 2019!25. July 2019

    On Wednesday 7th August it’s Playday, the UK’s national day celebrating play, and this year’s theme is Play Builds Children.  At Gymboree Play & Music we know all about the benefits of play, for over 40 years we have been sparking a love of learning with millions of families around the world, with research-based play programmes designed by experts. 

    Play is critical to your child’s brain development, as well as their social and physical growth. That’s why our play programs are researched, tested and expertly executed.  

    Furthermore, our custom, innovative equipment is designed for your little one to try, learn, play, fall, and try again! We reconfigure our modular proprietary playscapes every two weeks, consistently creating new experiences and challenges. Your child is always learning in a ridiculously fun, incredibly inviting and super safe environment because of our ever-changing environment and challenging activities!

    To celebrate Playday 2019 we’re going back to the 90’s and creating our very own Gymboree Play & Music’s Fun House!  We’ll be running special Playday events with loads of music you recognise from the 90s and lots of fun play. We’d love it if your little ones (and you?!) come dressed as your favourite 90’s idol. Think Spice Girls, Telly Tubbies, Mr Motivator, Take That… above all, anything goes! 

    Get in touch with your local branch to find out more.

    (Participating sites only)

    Playday 2019

    Playday 2019, the UK’s national day of play

  • 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

  • Vote for us in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards!

    Vote for us in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards!21. May 2019

    We’re super excited to be nominated in the following categories for the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019! 🎉

    • Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity, Franchisor or Independent Taught by 10 to 29 Leaders
    • Most Loved Baby Activity, Franchisor or Independent Taught by 10 to 29 Leaders
    • Most Loved Party Activity, with 10 to 39 Leaders
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in South East – Colette Beard, Sevenoaks
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in South East – Lucy Gill, Tunbridge Wells
    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, in Scotland and Northern Ireland – Nicole Bald, Edinburgh

    Please take a moment to vote for us 😍👶🏆🙏


    Big thanks x

  • Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 2019

    Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 20198. May 2019

    Once again the Children’s Activities Association is working together with Caudwell Children’s charity on Children’s Activities Week to promote the crucial benefits of children’s activities, clubs and classes; as well as raise funds for both organisations. Caudwell Children transform the lives of children with autism throughout the UK by acting as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. An estimated 2.5 million people are directly affected by autism every day in the UK.

    Gymboree Play & Music members will be seeing how many bubbles they can catch in 1 minute to raise funds and win prizes!

    With your help we can provide the support children need to reach their full potential, please donate anything you can.  Thank you ❤




    Gymboree teacher playing bubbles

    Join our sponsored bubble catch to raise money for Caudwell Children




Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex

Here at Gymboree Play & Music Tunbridge Wells, we are delighted to partner with Clive, Lindsay and their team at Puddle Ducks. Our businesses are both about nurturing and developing little ones in a safe, clean and healthy environment. Research has shown that young children learn best – and have the most fun – when parents and carers enter their world of play and imagination – whether that be learning how to climb, problem solve and use their imaginations on land or learning safety in the water. Both our classes rely on parent’s/carer’s interaction with their little ones to get the best results which is a great chance to not only bond with your little one, but also to get the chance to make some new friends along the way. It is because of this synergy and shared passion for teaching key social, life and communication skills to very young children that we have decided to work together and offer all of Puddle Duck’s local customers who do not already play with us a special introductory offer so that you can judge for yourselves.

The Offer : If you decide to join our Gymboree Play and Music family on the day of your free trial class. You will benefit from our exclusive ‘no joining fee’ offer and still receive our Gymboree membership pack. Just quote ‘Puddle Ducks’ when you fill the trial request form 

This special offer is valid for ANY Sensory Baby and Play and Learn class run by Gymboree Play and Music Tunbridge Wells (subject to availability).


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Visit Santa this Christmas via our very own Gymboree Play & Music Winter Wonderland 🎅🤶

Fri 13th December 3-5pm
Sat 21st Dec 3-5pm 
Suitable for 0-6 years. ☃️

Your Ticket Includes:

2hrs of Non-Stop Christmas Fun ☃️🤶😃 🌟45 min interactive festive themed Gymboree Play & Music Party that includes, the use of our AMAZING equipment, singing dancing, parachute time and Ooodles of Bubbles. Led by an enthusiastic party leader. 🥳 🌟Party games including prizes for winners & Pass the Parcel! 🌟Light buffet for children & adults, it includes sandwiches, healthy snacks, fruit and treats (please let us know of any dietary requests upon booking) 🌟Glass of Fizz for adults 🥂 🌟A personal visit to Santa in our bespoke Grotto which will built inside Gymboree 😀! Each child will receive a beautiful gift from Santa.

We encourage festive dress attire ☃️🥂🎄🤶🥳

Ticket Prices 🎫

♥️Gymboree Members: £20 per child

♥️Non-Members: £25 per child

Adults ( Go FREE 😄 up to two adults per child)
Siblings under 6mths FREE
If you are a member who has attended 3 or more events #imareg to get 10% discount as a thank you for being a wonderful friend to Gymboree ❤️ To Book – email tunbridgewells@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

❤️🌟🥂🎫🎄 – it’s going to be EPIC


FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER is BBC Children in Need Day. So we’re going to be having a PYJAMA DAY that day! Us teacher’s will be wearing our PJ’s for all our classes & Open Gym & we would love to invite our lovely members to join us! 💛

So if you attend Friday’s with us regularly, or want to book in a class to join us OR are coming along to Open Gym at 4pm then come in & see us in your Pyjama’s in support of this brilliant cause. We will be accepting donations via our donations bucket but you can also donate via the following link:


So come & play in your PJ’s for Children In Need! 💛🧸💛 (members only)


❄️Non-Member Options This Winter ❄️
💎Drop in pay as you go class – £12
💎Drop in pay as you go open gym – £8
💎Fun Pass – £70 – 5 classes to use over 3months

Must pre book

📧 tunbridgewells@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

T&C (Fun Pass does not include open gym that is a members only offer you can book them in separately) Fri 4pm & Sat 9.30am open gym is members only 😊 Other than that we are flexible come join the fun! ❤️