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 area?

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 0-5 years. We are conveniently located on Level 1 of the Harlequin Shopping Centre in Watford. Our beautiful room is bright and full of natural light, nappy changing facilities available – with ample parking.

Member Feedback

The entire team -from management till the teachers – are kind, happy, welcoming and professional.
I’m so happy I have this amazing spot just right next to my house.
Even thou the all staff is great, an outstanding note goes to a teacher named Katie for her carisma, energy and her warm and professional approach with the kids.

as an ex customer service manager I have to recognise and give credit and appreciation when a good job is done and so I believe this is the case.
But the best judge is not me… is my daughter… that truly enjoys the place and gets excited as soon as we enter in the facility! (Nov 2017)

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Level 1, Queens Car Park Entrance

INTU Watford Shopping Centre
WD17 2UB

There is something for every child here at Gymboree Play & Music Watford!

We have a full timetable of Classes and Open Gym (free-play), with varied options so that you and your little one can make us part of your busy schedule ! We're now open on Saturdays! 

Watford summer Timetable 2019 NEW


Brand new government guidelines were released recently, which highlighted the importance of physical activity and play in young children’s early development. The report outlined the vital role of PLAY and MOVEMENT in early childhood, putting emphasis on encouraging children, particularly those that aren’t walking, to crawl, roll and play – physical activity is now encouraged from birth. ‘Particularly through floor-based play…in safe environments’. Meanwhile children that are up on their feet are now recommended to have at least 3 hours of activity, spread throughout a day with periods of rest in-between.

As stated in the report,these kind of movements…’provide valuable opportunities to build social and emotional bonds with parents, siblings and other children.

Welcome to the world of Gymboree Play & Music! We have been providing Play, Movement and Fun in all our classes globally for over 30 years!

Gymboree Play & Music will give you and your child a unique fun filled experience with our 45 minute class that will provide learning through Play, Music and Art. We can also help you celebrate your child’s birthday by hosting a tailor made party for you and your loved ones. We have a beautiful room full of custom made equipment and props of the highest quality, a fantastic way to have great fun with your child whilst singing, dancing, learning with activities that promote their physical, cognitive and social skills. Our classes are lead by highly trained and enthusiastic Gymboree Play & Music Teachers.

Our globally renowned classes are age appropriate and designed by childhood experts so as your child develops and grows we will provide the right class that will be suitably engaging and fun for both of you. Classes are for newborn to 5 years old. Our Sensory Baby Play classes are for newborn to six months, this class uses a range of different stations of tactile, auditory, visual and physical to promote your baby’s physical & sensory development.

Winner of ” Best National Pre-School Development Activity” 2012, 2011 & 2009. And ” Best Children’s Party Entertainment” 2012.

This Gymboree Play & Music site covers postcode areas of  WD3, WD4, WD5, WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24, WD25. Customers from surrounding areas are welcome to come along too.

1 2 3 ….Learning is Fun at Gymboree Play & Music!

Our Program promote learning and creativity throughout the specific development stages of each child, support parent involvement and we are committed to giving our best to the community.

We are open through School Holidays. So come along and experience the excellence of Gymboree Play & Music!

Call us to book a FREE trial today, on 01923 250 440.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sandra, Lee and Rachel


Friendship,Creativity & Confidence..it all starts at Gymboree Play & Music!

We offer a full programme of Play & Learn, Music and Art classes.

  • Sensory Baby Play Classes-Come along to our unique Sensory Baby Play classes,UK’s only class dedicated to pre-mobile infants, using sensory stations (auditory, tactile physical and visual) featuring infant signing to encouraged speech and communication.We use fibre optic lights, puppets, bubbles and musical activities to develop beat and rhythm !
  • Play and Learn: From 6 months to  5yrs, play & learn helps growing young bodies and minds. Our play-based activities are all set in our glorious play floor with purpose built soft-play, tunnels, slides, climbers and much more.  We are much more than just SOFT-PLAY! Our hard and soft equipment is designed to be developmentally challenging to help little ones become confident through play.
  • Art: Inspiring imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities that let your child take charge of their creativity. Painting, printing, sculpture, drawing and collage are just the beginning. Our Art classes are for little ones from 18 months up to 5 yrs. Here at Gymboree, we are all artist.
  • Music: Music classes are great for little ones from 6 months to 5yrs. We help little ones develop new confidence and ability with styles and sounds from around the world as we sing, dance, explore instruments and play games to encourage expressive musical skills.
  • Drop-off  Theatre Arts: We offer a chance for 3 to 5 year olds to develop confidence, self expression and concentration by using Drama, Singing, Dancing and Art.  Plus, you get to enjoy watching your child in regular live performances!
  • Gymboree School Skills (Pre-School): Our School Skills 2 hour Drop Off  is a great way to introduce your child to independence and prepare them with all the key skills needed for school. Sessions include some exciting science activities, messy art play, pre-writing skills and much much more!

Free Trial classes must be pre-booked. Once you sign up to a class you automatically become a member of Gymboree Play & Music Watford which entitles you to unlimited use of our Open Gym Sessions, free of charge, all 7 days of the week. Receive 30% discount off joining fee (normally £30, £20 on the day) if you join on the day of your trial session.

Open Gym

We also offer drop-in free play sessions for our members every day, including Saturdays ! Members can simply come along with children from 0-5 years and play for free for 45 minutes.  Our amazing indoor activity play floor offers a chance to stay in the warmth whilst giving you and children things to do! Stuck at home or been out in the cold all day? Pop in and have some fun at Open Gym.


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.

Sibling and Family Classes

We offer Family Gym and Family Music Classes all year round for children from 6 months to 5 years. Why not book in for a class during half terms and bring the family along for some fun? Alternately, non-member siblings may attend Gymboree Play & Music as a spectator if they are young enough to be in a car seat, or old enough that they can sit quietly at the edge of the room through the lesson.

All adults are required to wear socks for hygiene purposes.Children are to have bare feet as this will enable them to get a better grip of our play equipment.

Here is our current timetable Watford summer Timetable 2019 NEW


Sign up for classes straight after your FREE trial and receive 30% discount off joining fee.

Our timetable offers a range of classes for newborn babies all the way to children of 5 years. Our award winning classes  include, Sensory Baby Play, for newborn babies up to 6 months. We also run Play & Learn, for mobile babies up to 5 years. Amongst those are our amazing Music classes for little ones from 6 months to 5 years. For little ones from 18 months to 5 years, we offer a chance to get messy with our creative and fun Art classes. There is also an option to come along to a Family class, whether it be Play & Learn, Music or Art, there is something for everyone!

If you’d like to arrange a FREE CLASS TRIAL, please get in touch !



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.

Here is our party leaflet with full party details gymboree-watford-birthday-parties-leaflet-2016

Contact us for more details on 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 (Structured Play and Arts party)
“Lovely party – great staff. Made the whole process really enjoyable. Would highly recommend.” April 2017 3rd Birthday (Structured Party)
“AMAZING PARTY! All the kids had a great time. The Gymboree Play & Music Staff was excellent. Perfect Party!” April 2017 3rd Birthday (Structured Party)
Amiee and Parul were amazing. The children had a fun time and the birthday girl had a blast. The whole party was organised and fun. I will be recommending Gymboree Play & Music to other people.” April 2016, 3rd Birthday (Structured Party)
“I highly recommendany parents to choose Gymboree Play & Music Watford to celebrate their 1-5 years old kids birthday party. They are extremely fun learning place for the children and everyone really enjoyed the party.” April 2016, 3rd Birthday (Structured Party)
“All the kids and adults enjoyed thoroughly. Staff were very helpful. Would like to do it again next year!” March 2016, 2nd Birthday (Structured Party)
“Olivia had an amazing time and quite a few of her friends did not want to leave as it was their best party they have been too so far!” March 2016, 2nd Birthday (Structured Party)
“I was blown away by the Gymboree Play & Music birthday party! It was so much fun for all the adults and children. The Gymboree Play & Music teachers are amazing. They were engaging and exciting the entire time! The best thing about a Gymboree Play & Music party is that it’s not just a kids party, the adults are encouraged and willingly participate in each activity!” January 2016, 2nd Birthday (Structured Party)

We are now open on SATURDAYS ! Come and play with your family and friends in our open gym or join us in our Family Play and Learn class @ 10:30 am . Let’s have FUN !

We are always registering interest for any new classes, so do get in touch with any requests or needs so that we can bear them in mind!


  • 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

  • 50% off in our Spring Sale, 29th April – 3rd May!

    25. April 2019

    Now that spring is well and truly here (sunshine one minute, rain the next) why not join Gymboree Play & Music!

    Because we all know you can’t rely on the British weather, we’ve a very special offer to ensure you always have that indoor option for playtime with your little ones.  All next week we’re giving new members a huge 50% discount off their first month’s membership*.

    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 4.78/5 and 96% 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.

    This offer ends at close of business on Friday 3rd May so get in touch soon!

    50% off first month

    50% off first month

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens 29th April 2019. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • Full/ Part time Teacher position at Gymboree Play & Music Watford

    14. March 2019

    Are you an energetic person who wants a career working with children & their families?

    Do you want to make a difference to the early year’s development of babies and young children?

    Do you enjoy singing and performing, and thrive in a fun working environment?

    If the answer to these questions is YES, then we would love to hear from you!

    Gymboree provides award winning classes for children aged 0-5 years. Our classes utilise a unique combination of music, movement, props, imaginary play and developmental psychology to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

    Teachers will receive full training, ongoing support and complete class plans as well as good rates of pay.

    If you’d like to be part of this, please send your CV and a cover letter to Sandra Sipaite at Sandra@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

  • New owner for Gymboree Play & Music Watford

    New owner for Gymboree Play & Music Watford28. February 2019

    Former Gymboree customer, Sandra Sipaite is the new owner of our Watford branch.  She has brought her 2 daughters  Lilija and Ava to classes over the years and when the opportunity to purchase the business came along, she jumped at the chance.

    “I am really excited about the future of Gymboree and have lots of things planned to improve the Gymboree Play & Music experience at Watford.” says Sandra.

    With a background in child care, being a mum, and a husband who runs his own business Sandra is well set to take Gymboree Watford to the next level. We wish her all the very best in this new chapter.

    Book your free trial here!