Watford

Watford

Following government guidance, Gymboree Play & Music Watford will be closed from 20th December 2020. We look forward to welcoming you all back when it’s safe to do so.

Thank you all for your continued support and stay safe everyone !

Best Wishes,

Sandra and Rachel

December 2020 timetable

 

 

 

 

Are you a Mummy, Daddy, Nanny or child carer looking for a fun filled, engaging and educational interactive activity for your child that is much more than just a play group? Do you live in and around the following areas?

Watford? Bushey? Rickmansworth? Croxley Green? Aldenham? Cassiobury? Leavesden Green? Sarratt? Kings Langley? Chorleywood? Abbotts Langley? Radlett?

Here at Gymboree Play & Music Watford we run award-winning and fun-filled PLAY, MUSIC,  ARTS & PRE-SCHOOL classes for babies and children from newborn to 5 years. Our beautiful venue is conveniently located on Level 1 of the INTU Watford Shopping Centre – it’s bright, clean and features Gymboree Play & Music’s custom-designed equipment to support your child at every stage of their development.

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

Click here to see our classes in action!

Click here to learn more about the Gymboree Play & Music story

Start your Gymboree journey today – we look forward to meeting you soon.

Sandra, Lee and Rachel

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

Please click below  to download our current timetable :

December 2020 timetable

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 60 minutes – non-members pay £9.50 on the door.

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.

GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC IS A SHOE-FREE ZONE. THIS MEANS ADULTS MUST WEAR SOCKS AND CHILDREN MUST HAVE BARE FEET IN OUR CLASSES AT ALL TIMES.

GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC PARTIES!

We run fun-filled and completely tailor-made birthday parties from 1st to 6th birthdays on Saturday and Sundays in our site, as well as Parties on the Go – meaning we can come to your home or hired venue. Our exciting parties are based around a number of themes including Superheroes, Pirates, Ocean Adventure, Princess Play House, Disco, Jungle Safari, Arts and Crafts party and many more! We also have many party extras available including hot & cold food, face painting & party bags.

Please click to download our leaflet with full details.

Contact us to discuss how we can create your special day!
 
“We had a fabulous time! We’ll definitely reccomend it and lots of our guests gave really good feedback too. Thank you!”  5th Birthday (Play & Arts party)
 

  • Gymbo @ Home Again!

    19. January 2021

    Now that we’re back into another national Lockdown we’re planning Gymbo @ Home again on our national Facebook page!

    Gymbo @ Home is short live-action or pre-recorded classes delivered to you online in the comfort and safety of your own home.  Gymboree Play & Music classes bring a unique combination of music, movement, props, and imaginary play, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

     

    We have 3 free 30 minutes sessions planned for you so far:Gymbo on a sledge in the snow

     

    So jump over to Facebook, click ‘going’, and put them on your calendar!

    We’ve shared some cool ideas for fun activities you can do with your little ones around the winter theme for the first event.  Why not have a go at making penguin bottles?!

    You can also enter our competition to win some wonderful Bubble Ooodles by getting involved with our hysterical game of hide and seek with Steph during Gymbo’s Winter Party.  Join in live to find out more.

    After the event you can still watch again, along with all our previous Gymbo @ Home sessions, via our Facebook page.

     

    Some of our centres are running regular Gymbo @ Home sessions via private Facebook groups so get in touch with your local centre to find out more.

    Thank you for your continued support, and stay say everyone 🙏💗

  • Lockdown

    5. January 2021
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    Another day, another update!  As you will not doubt have noticed, we have had to close all our centres across the UK due to the national Lockdown announced yesterday.

    Once again we are devastated not to be able to see you and your little ones in class, but we know lockdown is the best way to stop this virus once and for all.

    Please keep an eye on your local centre’s Facebook page for updates on Gymbo @ Home, a combination of short live-action and pre-recorded interactive videos delivered via closed Facebook Groups.  Some, but not all, centres will be offering Gymbo @ Home to current members.

    Contact details for all our centres via the links below:

    If you’re not sure which is your nearest centre check out the map here.

    Bearsden & Milngavie

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    Bristol

    Chiswick

    Docklands

    East Dulwich

    Edinburgh

    Glasgow

    Hackney & Islington

    Hampstead

    Kensington

    Norwich

    Putney

    Sevenoaks

    Solihull

    St Albans

    Tunbridge Wells

    Watford

    Wimbledon

    It’s possible easing of lockdown will happen at different times across England and Scotland so again, please keep an eye on your local centre’s social media in the coming weeks for the latest news.

    Many thanks for your continued support, and stay safe everyone, we miss you 🙏💗

  • Tier 4 update 31st December 2020

    30. December 2020
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    Unfortunately more of our centres are moving into Tier 4 from tomorrow, 31st December 2020, so will be closed for now.  This includes our centres in England and Scotland.

    The only Gymboree Play & Music centre in the UK still in Tier 3 is Gymboree Play & Music Bristol and they are open!  But we do advise you to check with them before attending your classes in the coming weeks in case the situation changes.

    As always we will monitor the guidelines and legislation carefully and open our doors elsewhere as soon as it’s safe to do so.

    Wishing all our Gymbo families a very happy new year, and please stay safe everyone 🙏

     

  • Tier 4 Closure

    20. December 2020
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    Updated – please see new blog post 30th December 2020.

    Once again, due to the latest Covid-19 guidance, all of our London and the South East centres have had to close due to the introduction of Tier 4 restrictions.

    This affects our centres in:tier 4 restrictions graphic

    Cheam

    Chiswick

    Docklands

    East Dulwich

    Hackney & Islington

    Hampstead

    Kensington

    Putney

    Sevenoaks

    St Albans

    Tunbridge Wells

    Watford

    Wimbledon

    These restrictions will be reviewed on 30th December, please keep an eye on our social media for the latest information.

    In the meantime we wish you a relaxing Christmas, and here’s looking forward to a very different 2021!

    Stay safe everyone 🥰

     

  • A Warm Welcome Back

    26. November 2020
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    Wishing you a very warm welcome back to Gymboree Play & Music!

    UPDATED – Further to the Government’s latest announcement we can confirm that all our centres in England have reopened after lockdown from Wednesday 2nd December.

    pic of mother and baby playing at Gymboree Play & Music

    Our centres in Glasgow South and Bearsden & Milngavie are in Scotland’s tier 4 and are currently closed, please get in touch for the latest information. Edinburgh is still open.

    Now the legislation for England has been published it’s clear there are specific exemptions to cover parent and child groups so we can’t wait to see you back in class!

    All of our centres are Covid secure having previously implemented new play policies with smaller ‘bubbled’ classes, one way systems, face coverings, sanitising stations, and no sharing of toys.  So you can continue to feel safe and relaxed at your Gymboree Play & Music classes and enjoy a little bit of normality!

    As always please don’t come to your class if you or your little one have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, we’ll welcome you back with open arms when you’re all better.

    Of course if you’d rather not come back to class right now, that’s perfectly fine, we understand everyone has their own set of circumstances and family members to consider.  Please get in touch with your local centre to discuss your options.

    Thank you all for your continued support and stay safe everyone 🙏🏼💗

  • Give the Gift of Play and Support Local

    18. November 2020
    give the gift of play and support local with our gift vouchers

    With Christmas fast approaching and uncertainty all around, now is the time to give the gift of play and support local with Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers.

    Although Gymboree Play & Music is proud to be part of a global brand with a 44 year history, all our centres are small businesses in their own right owned by families like yours.  Like many businesses they’ve been closed for about half pic of baby and bubblesof this year with very limited income.  We’ve all been overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve felt from our members and fellow small businesses in our communities, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done.  We’ve been particularly thrilled to see so many of you back in class in your droves (when rules allow)!

    Now with some light at the end of the tunnel we’re hopeful 2021 will bring better times, where we can move on from lockdowns, new normals, and one way systems!

    In the meantime, for this Christmas, why not give the gift of play and support local all at the same time, with our gift vouchers.  They’re valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at any of our centres across the UK against classes and merchandise.  They make the perfect gift for a new parent, pre-school children, or an existing Gymboree Play & Music member.

    All our teams across the UK really appreciate you supporting them during these unprecedented times, and buying our gift vouchers is one small way you can help.

    Thank you 🙏🏼

    #giftofplay

    #supportlocal

     

  • We’re staying at home

    5. November 2020

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    Gymboree Play & Music are staying at home 🏡 this lockdown (in England) 👨👧👦👩👧👦👨👩👧👦👨👦👦 

    There has been much speculation as to whether we can continue to operate our classes throughout this second ‘lockdown’, if we could fall into the Government Guidelines for either ‘support groups’ or ‘supervised activities for children.

    Whilst we definitely support the families that come along to our classes, fundamentally we are not a ‘support group’.  Although we do provide ‘supervised activities for children’, this is not so parents and carers can go to work. We feel these are the intentions of the guidance and therefore we don’t feel we fit in the exemptions.

    pic of girl cuddling Gymbo

    The news that specific ‘support groups’ and ‘supervised activities for children’ are able to remain open is brilliant for the families who rely on such services. We are so happy to know that families will still be able to access them 🙏 .

    As business owners this is our livelihoods and we are completely devastated to close our doors again, we ask you to please continue to support your local centre in anyway that you can throughout this ‘lockdown’. 

    We will remain closed until the end of ‘lockdown‘ on 2nd December. We would love nothing more than to still be running our COVID-secure classes and seeing you, our Gymboree Play & Music families, but the instruction is to ‘stay home’ 🏡🌸, and the safety of you, your little ones and our team will always come first.  

    As always thank you so much for all your amazing support. Stay safe everyone & hip hip hooray for another Gymboree day just 4 weeks away ✨😌 

  • Closed for 4 weeks

    2. November 2020
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    Dear Gymboree Play & Music families,

    Further to Boris’s latest announcement it’s with a heavy heart we must once again temporarily close our doors in England. Having you and your little ones return to our classes has been truly wonderful and we already can’t wait to welcome you back soon

    💗 From this Thursday 5th November in compliance with the latest Government Guidelines all our centres will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks.

    💗 Please wait to hear from your local centre on how they will support you with your membership questions, as you can imagine we will be very busy at this time and will be doing our utmost to manage this situation as efficiently as possible so kindly bear with us

    💗 The safety of you, our members, your little ones, and our staff continues to be our number one priority.

    🙏🏼 Thank you for choosing Gymboree Play & Music and for your continued support. Once the time is right we will welcome you back with ooodles of bubbles and three BIG Gymbo cheers!

    Stay safe and healthy.

    Please note the guidance for our Scotland centres is different but they will be in touch if anything is altering with your membership at any time.

     

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  • Help us to keep you safe

    30. September 2020
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    With all of our centres finally open (hooray!), we want to thank you again for your support over Lockdown and now.  It’s been a very difficult time, and will continue to be for a while to come, so we’re extremely grateful to have many of you back in class.

    We just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the new Play Policies put in place to keep our teams and members safe.  We have only been allowed to open by the powers-that-be because we’ve put these policies in place, ensuring a Covid-secure environment for your classes.  Therefore it’s vital that everyone follows the rules and allows our teams the time and space to manage the increased admin and cleaning. Please help us to keep you safe.

    We know it feels a little bit different in class at the moment, we know some of you would rather not wear face coverings, and we know you miss Gymbo stamps and kisses, and seeing your little ones play closely with their friends; but to keep us all safe this is the way it must be for the time being. In order to keep your classes running in our Covid-secure venues you may also see an increase in your membership price.

    Most importantly please can we remind you not to come to class if you or your little one are unwell or have any of the main symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    We have a generous make-up policy and you’ll be able to come back to class when you’re both better.

    Of course, if you’d rather not come back to class right now with these policies in place, that is also fine.  We will welcome you back with open arms when you feel ready.

    Thank you again for helping us to keep you safe!

  • We’re in the Finals!

    10. September 2020

    We’re thrilled to be in the finals of the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020!In the finals of What's On 4 Kids Awards 2020 logo

    Thanks to your votes we’ve made it through to the finals in the following categories:

    • Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity, Franchisor or Independent with 20+ Leaders
    • Most Loved Baby Activity, Franchisor or Independent with 6 – 30 Leaders

    And Aaron from Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick has made it through to the finals of:

    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, London

    Congratulations Aaron, you deserve it! 🥳🎉👏

    We’re so grateful for all your votes, we understand thousands of you voted and many categories were really close!

    So thank you so much for all your support in 2020, it’s been such a difficult year for us all and we’re thrilled to know you’ve enjoyed your face-to-face and online classes.  We loved producing Gymbo @ Home for you during Lockdown, but we must admit, it’s great to be back on the playfloor 😍

    Hip hip hooray!!

    #WhatsOn4KidsAwards