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Baby Week 2019

 We love babies!
And we want the best for
them. So we work with parents,
professionals and the public to
raise awareness of services,
advocate for early intervention,
promote strategies that improve
outcomes during pregnancy
and in early years, and
celebrate success. With over 100 events and activities in Leeds and lots more in Bradford - why not get involved?  

Library & Children Centre Free Activities

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BABY WEEK LEEDS 2019

THE FULL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2019

Leeds Dads Breakfast Club

9:30 - 11:30       

Leeds Dads Breakfast Club runs in partnership with Aireborough Children’s Centre in Guiseley. Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, from 09:30 – 11:30, our Breakfast Club provides a space for dads and preschool kids to enjoy cooking breakfast, arts and crafts, or just jump around! Come along, make some breakfast, eat and have fun >>>

Aireborough Children’s Centre, Oxford Road, Guiseley, LS20 9DA

MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2019

Baby Week Leeds 2019 Opening Event

11:30 - 4     

Come and join us to celebrate the opening event for Baby Week 2019 with many stalls, fun workshops and hear from experts around the best start and midwives launching an exciting new initiative called FaceMums. Open for all, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baby-week-2019-opening-event-leeds-stalls-speeches-workshops-free-tickets-77804293737

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds 

Baby Week Storytime

9:30 - 10:30     

Join us at the Library for a special session of sharing stories and songs in a relaxed friendly atmosphere to celebrate Baby Week Leeds. Start your Ready, Steady, Readers diary as part of your visit. Suitable for under 5’s. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Holt Park Library

Coffee Morning at John Lewis

10 - 1    

Free coffee morning with cake for new and expectant parents.  Come and meet other expecting or new parents, enjoy a hot drink in a family friendly environment. During Baby Week, receive a personalised hat when you book any nursery advice service.  

John Lewis, 4th Floor

Creative Play with Duplo

10:30 - 11:30    

Come along for rhymes, creative play, storytelling and fun to celebrate Baby Week Leeds! Focusing on storytelling, creativity and imagination, these sessions promote developmental themes including fine motor skills, communication and language, visual tracking and physical development. Suitable for 18 months – 5 years. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library

Baby Rave with BoomChikkaBoom

10:30 - 11:30

Join us as we kick Leeds Baby Week off with a BANG! We’ll be hosting a Rave on the first floor of Revolucion De Cuba, Leeds, complete with party like atmosphere, singing, dancing, pom poms, snow machine, parachute and more! Booking Required £1

Revolucion De Cuba


Bonfire Night Messy Play Special

10 - 11, 1 -2

A special messy play session for under 2's all inspired by bonfire night! With fire-work themed edible and creative messy play, plus interactive storytelling and a sensory sing-a-long. 10am - 11am and 1pm - 2pm at Rainbow Factory - Charges Apply so visit: https://www.rainbowfactorykids.com/

Rainbow Factory, Springfield Mills, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds


Sensory Play for Babies with Make My Play

11 - 4

Edible paint, small sensory dens, DIY sand, sensory bags and more! Helping teach parents how to do these inexpensive activities at home. Suitable for all ages, so siblings can get involved too. £3 per child and siblings £2. No need to book families can just come along. https://www.facebook.com/events/2649767938615609/

PlayLab, St Johns Centre, Leeds City Centre

Exciting Free Activities at your local Children’s Centre - See schedule below >

Various times     

See the full schedule of events here >

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2019

Opera North’s Little Singers

10 - 11    

Sing, play and move to music with your little ones! Sessions aim to support the development and well-being of children under the age of 5 and their families through high-quality musical experiences and activities. Led by a professional musician, Little Singers workshops introduce live singing and music-making in a fun and creative environment Suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their grown-ups. Booking essential (payf). Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Headingley Community Hub & Library

Multi-Sensory Social

10 - 11

A multi-sensory social gathering where new parents can get together in a relaxed yet stimulating environment with their babies. Enjoy light show projections, sound effects, objects to feel and evocative smells to explore. The session will conclude with gentle stories and rhymes. Suitable for pre-crawling babies. Free event, Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Otley Community Hub and Library


The Hangout at Our Place

10 - 1:30

All ages always welcome at BoomChikkaBoom’s Hangout with Soft Play and Bouncy Castle for children to free play, with dress up costumes, crafts, good music and a menu to die for! £4 per child more info: https://boomchikkaboom.com/all-events/

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green, LS7 2HG


Tiny Tetley Taster

10:30  - 11:30

Bring the little ones along to join in creative and messy play, a Tiny Tetley taster for Baby Week! The workshops are especially good for ages 1-5 but we supply soft mats for our youngest audience. To book please email info@thetetley.org for more information and the low cost charge of £3.

The Tetley, Leeds

Baby Week Storytime

10:30 - 11:30 Hunsley Community Hub & Library

2 - 3 Chapeltown Library, Reginald Centre

Join us at the Library for a special session of sharing stories and songs in a relaxed friendly atmosphere to celebrate Baby Week Leeds. Start your Ready, Steady, Readers diary as part of your visit.

Suitable for under 5’s. Free event.Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Leeds University Midwifery Lecture: Closed event for students

Afternoon      

Mapping structure of Midwifery module to ‘Making connections: Bonding, healthy brains and well-being for ’ Baby week theme. 

University of Leeds

Exciting Free Activities at your local Children’s Centre - See schedule below >

Various times     

See the full schedule of events here >

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2019

Making connections: Bonding, healthy brains and well-being for all | A Baby Week Leeds Conference-SOLD OUT

9:30 - 3:30

A free conference aimed at professionals involved in maternity, early years and promoting the best start. Will touch upon the theme for 2019 around making connections: Bonding, healthy brains and well-being and mental health. Book your space here: 

Leeds Central Library

Multi-Sensory Social

10:30 - 11:30

A multi-sensory social gathering where new parents can get together in a relaxed yet stimulating environment with their babies. Enjoy light show projections, sound effects, objects to feel and evocative smells to explore. The session will conclude with gentle stories and rhymes. Suitable for pre-crawling babies. Free event, Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Moor Allerton Community Hub & Library

Coffee Morning at John Lewis

10 - 1    

Free coffee morning with cake for new and expectant parents.  Come and meet other expecting or new parents, enjoy a hot drink in a family friendly environment. During Baby Week, receive a personalised hat when you book any nursery advice service.  

John Lewis, 4th Floor

Creative Play with Duplo

10 - 11   

Come along for rhymes, creative play, storytelling and fun to celebrate Baby Week Leeds! Focusing on storytelling, creativity and imagination, these sessions promote developmental themes including fine motor skills, communication and language, visual tracking and physical development. Suitable for 18 months – 5 years. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Rothwell Community Hub and Library

Bring Your Own Baby Screening at Hyde Park Picture House

11 (start)

Come and join us for a family friendly screening of ‘Sorry We Missed You’ (Ken Loach, 2019, 15) Charges Apply £5.50Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, LS6 1JD

The Hangout at Our Place

10 - 1:30

All ages always welcome at BoomChikkaBoom’s Hangout with Soft Play and Bouncy Castle for children to free play, with dress up costumes, crafts, good music and a menu to die for! £4 per child more info: https://boomchikkaboom.com/all-events/

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green, LS7 2HG


Activity Angels Leeds

10:30 

Aimed at 6 – 24 months, introducing you to books, activities, music and toys to inspire you and your little ones. Free first class taster, email amy@activityangels.co.uk or call 07702907535 to book your place

Studio Sixteen, LS16 6HN

Baby Sensory Open Day

10 - 2

Come and join us at the Baby Sensory WOW Centre in Holbeck for the day with the little ones to andd use the sensory play room facilities free of charge. Lots more information about Baby Sensory in Leeds https://www.babysensory.com.

Baby Sensory Leeds, WOW Centre, Holbeck, LS11 9SP


Questions about Fertility? Free IVF Patient Evening

6:30pm

An introduction to Leeds Fertility with the chance to meet the team, ask questions, discover more about our facilities, services and treatments, and how they might be able to help you. No need to book.

Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6UH

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above>

Various times     

See the full schedule of events here >

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2019

Mumbler Meet Up and Free Taster Session at The Little Gym Leeds

1:30 - 3

To celebrate Leeds Baby Week 2019 we are holding a Mumbler Meet-up and FREE taster session for babies and toddlers 2 years and under and parents/carers at 1.30pm -  3pm. Come along for a FREE taster session at The Little Gym Leeds, coffee, cake and meet up with other Mumblers. Pre-booking is required, so if you would like to attend please e-mail leeds@thelittlegym.eu quoting Mumbler Meet-up or call 0113 3359915.

The Little Gym Leeds


Opera North's Bring Along A Baby Choir

10 - 11:30

Enjoy the fun of group singing in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A sensory social gathering where new parents can get together and listen to live classical music in a relaxed yet stimulating environment with their babies. £3 per adult including your baby/ies. (Ticket includes a drink and light breakfast). Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Leeds Central Library

‘Knees up’ with Mummy Buddy

11am

Let your hair down, grab a glass of wine or crawl under the table for a sleep! Babies, partners etc welcome. We're all here for you! Free taster. https://www.mummybuddy.org.uk/events/knees-up-leeds-5 

The Beck and Call Pub, Meanwood

The Hangout at Our Place

10 - 1:30

All ages always welcome at BoomChikkaBoom’s Hangout with Soft Play and Bouncy Castle for children to free play, with dress up costumes, crafts, good music and a menu to die for! £4 per child more info: https://boomchikkaboom.com/all-events/

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green, LS7 2HG

Buddy Groups with Mummy Buddy

1pm

Meet local mums with babies of a similar age to talk through key topics, share top tips and receive expert advice. Free taster.

Woodlawn Coffee Shop and at The Beck and Call

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above >

See the full schedule of events here >

Play & Explore through lots of fun at children centre's across Leeds including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

Multi-Sensory Social

1:30 - 2:30

A multi-sensory social gathering where new parents can get together in a relaxed yet stimulating environment with their babies. Enjoy light show projections, sound effects, objects to feel and evocative smells to explore. The session will conclude with gentle stories and rhymes. Suitable for pre-crawling babies. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Halton Library

Creative Play with Duplo

1:30 - 2:30

Come along for rhymes, creative play, storytelling and fun to celebrate Baby Week Leeds! Focusing on storytelling, creativity and imagination, these sessions promote developmental themes including fine motor skills, communication and language, visual tracking and physical development. Suitable for 18 months – 5 years. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Crossgates Library

Toddler Yoga and Rhymes

2 - 3

Horsforth Library and Diddy Oms are teaming up for a bunny-themed yoga adventure for toddlers. There will be songs, stretches, stories, crafts and rhymes for toddlers and their grownups to enjoy together. Suitable for walking babies /toddlers up to the age of 4. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Horsforth Community Hub & Library

Baby Mama Hussle

4:30 - 6

A talk and discussion with local mama’s who created businesses around them becoming mothers.

4:30 – 6pm   - £2.50 per mama includes drink & children welcome.

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green, LS7 2HG

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2019

Tiny Tigers Crafts - Leeds City Museum

10 - 11:45       

Join us for a free drop in at Leeds City Museum for the Under 5s and their carers. Come and play in our pop up sensory room or join us for a weekly craft session.

Leeds City Museum 

Free Mindfulness For Children session with Mind It

10 - 10:45       

There will be lots for the kids to learn that they will be able to remember and practice at home to improve their wellbeing and mental health. This will take place either at the bottom of the escalators in the old Toytown unit or on the upper balcony at St Johns Centre

St Johns Centre

Discuss all things maternity, baby and child friendly with experts - including free play, pamper & lots of fun!

11 - 2 

Hear about what we have been doing to improve maternity services and to help families get the best start in life.Tell us about your experiences and help to shape future plans. Drop in at any time, and relax in a conversation circle – feel free to bring your children! There will be the chance to ask the Leeds doctors and midwives any questions which you might have about maternity services. Lots of play opportunities, pamper station with LUSH and much more.

Leeds Kirkgate Market (event space)

Baby Week Storytime

11 - 12

Join us at the Library for a special session of sharing stories and songs in a relaxed friendly atmosphere to celebrate Baby Week Leeds. Start your Ready, Steady, Readers diary as part of your visit. Suitable for under 5’s. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Morley Community Hub & Library

Creative Play with Duplo

10 - 11    

Come along for rhymes, creative play, storytelling and fun to celebrate Baby Week Leeds! Focusing on storytelling, creativity and imagination, these sessions promote developmental themes including fine motor skills, communication and language, visual tracking and physical development. Suitable for 18 months – 5 years. Free event. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Bramley Community Hub and Library

Buddy Groups with Mummy Buddy

12noon

Meet local mums with babies of a similar age to talk through key topics, share top tips and receive expert advice. Free taster.

Mothercare Cafe, Mothecare Crown Point, Leeds

‘Baby Daze’ and Mini First Aid at Tiny Boo

10 - 12

Come and join us for a chat about all things baby/parenting with the author of ‘Baby Daze,’ Sarah Davis. Pick up some important baby/toddler first aid advice with Clare from Mini First Aid. Have a cuppa, while your children play in a safe, secure and stimulating environment designed for under 5s.

Tiny Boo, Bennett Road, Headingley, LS6

Free Introductory session to Baby Swimming with Water Babies

2:15 - 2:45 & 2:45 - 3:15

Come and join us for a free introductory session to swimming aimed at 12months & Under. Booking Essential horseyhorsey@waterbabies.co.uk.

Moorlands School, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PF

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above >

Various times   

See the full schedule of events here >

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

The Hangout at Our Place

10 - 1:30

All ages always welcome at BoomChikkaBoom’s Hangout with Soft Play and Bouncy Castle for children to free play, with dress up costumes, crafts, good music and a menu to die for! £4 per child more info: https://boomchikkaboom.com/all-events/

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green, LS7 2HG

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2019

Family Fun Day including exciting taster sessions with  Playful Anywhere, Leeds Baby Bank & St Johns Centre

10 - 3 

Join in with a one day special for  babies and all families welcome at a unit in St Johns Centre, City Centre. More details to follow.

St Johns Centre, Leeds

Parent & Grandparent First Aid Class - (By Daisy First Aid Leeds)

10 - 12

Come & learn baby & child first aid in our fun & friendly class. We will teach you essential first aid skills from CPR to bumps and bashes. Babies under 12 months welcome to come along with you. Our class is safe during pregnancy. £25 per person - places need to be booked in advance.

St Mary's Community Centre, 390 Selby Road, Whitkirk, LS15 0AA

Tea & Cake at John Lewis - Closing Baby Week Leeds 

4-7pm      

Free afternoon tea with cake for new and expectant parents. Come and meet other expecting or new parents, enjoy a hot drink in a family friendly environment. During Baby Week, receive a personalised hat when you book any nursery advice service.  

John Lewis, 4th Floor

 

little explorers

Treasure baskets

starting solids

Sensory Play

story time

Baby massage

Breastfeeding groups

Stay & Play

Messy Play

arts & crafts