Glasgow Baby and Toddler Resources

Baby and Toddler Resources


Looking for some fun activities to do with your baby or toddler? There’s so much out there, what should you try?


Here’s a list of activities broken down into different types. Look for what sort of activity you want and scroll through to find what you’re looking for, or how about trying something new?


If you want to visit the activity’s website or Facebook page, just click on the name and it’ll take you there.


*Disclaimer: The information provided here is accurate when added. We recommend you contact the service provider to ensure details are correct.





Art/Messy Play

Creation Station
At the Creation Station, you can find many different arts and crafts classes to suit all ages. Children can explore their creativity in a fun and playful manner. Check out the website to find out more about what you can expect at one of the classes and find a class near you.


Mess Around
Mess play at it’s best! All the fun of messy play with none of the mess for parents to deal with. A Mess Around Messy Play session provides a multi-sensory, messy play experiences for babies aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. The sessions are special as everyone is welcome to join in including older siblings up to the age of 10, who can participate in the Big Kids Create and Make Corner at our weekend and school holiday sessions. With play sessions arranged all over Glasgow, check out the website to see what’s coming near you and book your place.


Messy Nessies
Fun themed classes in Glasgow filled with messy play. Sessions last an hour and are suitable for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Classes run Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Check them out on Facebook to see more of what’s on offer and book a session. Or call to find out more.
Tel: 07791 381576




Baby Signing

Sing and Sign
Baby signing is a wonderful tool in helping ease frustration in babies and toddlers as they can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Learn baby singing in a fun environment with lots of singing, sensory play, and not to mention,  Jessie Cat. A favourite with babies, toddlers and parents.
South Lanarkshire and Glasgow South
Contact: Amanda
Tel: 07816 223774
Facebook: Sing and Sign Lanarkshire & Glasgow South


Glasgow North
Contact: Beth
Tel 07708 553811
Facebook: Sing and Sign Glasgow North


Tiny Talk Glasgow South
Tiny Talk baby signing classes combine well-known nursery rhymes with signing and sensory play, giving babies an opportunity to develop their social skills and communication in a fun and relaxed environment. Following signing, music and play there is time for the all-important tea and biscuits and a chance to chat with other families while the babies play with some toys.
Contact: Anna
Tel: 07970787753





BookBug sessions are a fun mix of stories, singing and rhymes. They are the perfect introduction to reading and are loved by babies, toddlers and parents. Run by the Scottish Book Trust, you can find Bookbug sessions throughout Scotland. Visit your local library or local authority website for details of your nearest Bookbug Session. You can find a list of all the Local Authority areas in Scotland which run Bookbug Sessions and Gaelic Bookbug Sessions on the Scottish Book Trust Website.




Music, Singing and Movement

Baby Sensory Lanarkshire, South Glasgow and Inverclyde
Jenny, Amanda and their team run Baby Sensory classes in Lanarkshire and South Glasgow. The Award Winning Baby Development classes are held weekly in Clarkston, Hamilton, Carluke, East Kilbride, Uddingston, Strathaven, Airdrie and Motherwell. Check out their websites for more information and to book onto a class.
Tel: 07715664306


Babyballet® dance classes allow babies from 6 months to children 6 years to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. Classes can build children’s confidence and social skills, as well as develop basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm. Classes are run in Glasgow as well as North and South Lanarkshire. Contact them either by calling the number below or checking our their Facebook page to find out more.
Tel: 07449 310580


Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme sessions are great for parents, carers and children aged 0-2. Filled with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy, they are a great way for parents and carers to brush up on their nursery rhymes. Sessions can be found in libraries across Glasgow. Check out the Glasgow Life website by clicking on the title to find a class near you.


Cirque du Bebe
Want to try something unique with your baby, toddler, or pre-school child? Try this fun where they can try swinging in a hammock and posing on a trapeze with their carer. Grown-ups get a chance to get back in shape and learn some circus skills. Check out their website by clicking on the name to find out more.


Gasgow Life
Do you have a little climber? Why not try a gymnastics class? Toddlers needs lots of movement. Glasgow Life has lots of classes to help your toddler burn off energy and learn new skills. Check out the website to find out more information.


Gymboree Play & Music classes offer children 0-5 the opportunity to play and learn using a combination of music, movement, props, imaginary play and custom-designed and patented apparatus. There are many different classes designed for the stage your baby is at, allowing them to continue to enjoy classes as they grow. Contact the centre to find out more.
Tel: 07545 957 040


Hartbeeps classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. Classes take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life. With classes suitable for different ages, birth to school, there’s no reason not to give this fun class a try. Contact your local Hartbeeps teacher to find out more.
Tel: 07914 023 928


Jo Jingles
Join Toni and the Jo Jingles mascot Jo for some fun with music, singing and movement classes. There are classes for babies from 3 months to children 5 years old. Toni runs classes in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Milngavie, Partick, Scotstoun, Hillington, Bridgeton, Parkhead, Stepps, Helensburgh and Lenzie. Contact her to find out more and book a place.
Tel: 07952 944317


Little Tiger Cubs
Little Tiger Cubs is a great exercise programme for children 3-5 years old. The physical and spiritual conditioning offered by Taekwon-Do training will help your child prepare for the challenges they will meet throughout their life and equip them with the necessary skills to deal with many of the negative aspects of life that they may encounter, such as bullying and negative peer pressure. Check out their website to find a class near you.


Mango Music
At Mango Music, everyone can play and understand music, no matter the age and whether it’s for fun, relaxation, therapy or work.Mango Music provides private lessons, group lessons, and deliver workshops in various instruments throughout Scotland. They are based in the south side of Glasgow in Giffnock and the Westend. Check out their website to find out more and what classes they offer.


Music Bug
If you live in Glasgow and the surrounding areas including Milngavie, Lenzie, Bishopbriggs, Scotstoun and Partick, then join Amy for some sensory music fun! For newborns to 4 years, the play-based sessions are full of excitement with a huge variety of props including puppets, parachutes, pom poms, bubble machines, floaty scarves, teddies, hobby horses and lots of tactile percussion instruments. Parents and carer can practice their nursery rhymes, counting songs, finger-play rhymes, knee bouncers and action songs. Contact Amy to find out more.
Tel: 0844 412 8173


Step Wee Ceilidh
Classes are based on a traditional cèilidh, combining songs, stories/rhymes and of course cèilidh dancing. A fantastic cultural experience for all. With classes in North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Glasgow, there’s bound to be a class near you. Check out the website or Facebook page for more info.
Facebook: Step Wee Ceilidh
 Tel: 07463131393


Toddler Sense Glasgow North
Toddler Sense classes are the perfect follow on from Baby Sense. If you’re in the Easterhouse area, check out the website for when classes are running and for more information.
Tel: 07702806640





Baby N You
Suzy offers a wide variety of classes for babies. From baby massage and baby yoga to baby calming to First Aid to Kindermusik. Check out the website to find out more.
Tel: 0141 959 8560
Mobile: 0770 462 2337


Tranquil Tots Baby Massage Glasgow
Baby Massage is a great way to bond with your baby and also a fantastic way to meet other new parents in a relaxed, informal setting. Please contact for more information on upcoming classes and where they are held.
Tel: 07771 552070


YogaBellies is more than just preparing expectant mums for birth. Some teachers offer massage and baby and toddler yoga classes too. To find out more about YogaBellies classes in Glasgow, check out the main YogaBellies website.




Swimming is a fantastic activity for little people and their grown-ups. Water confidence at a young age is so important. Whether you opt for classes at your local council pool or private companies, it’s a personal decision.


Glasgow Life
Swimming classes are available for children from 6 months to 5 years. Please see the website for further details and locations of the classes nearest to you.


Babies have a real affinity with water, and because they’ve spent 9 months floating in the womb, being in warm water feels much more familiar to them than being on dry land. However, this early confidence usually diminishes with time, and can even turn to fear. That’s one of the main reasons why we believe in starting them young. But we never swim a baby against their wishes, and we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby. Check out the website to find a class near you.





Baby N You
Suzy offers a wide variety of classes for babies. From baby massage and baby yoga to baby calming to First Aid to Kindermusik. Check out the website to find out more.
Tel: 0141 959 8560
Mobile: 0770 462 2337


YogaBellies is more than just preparing expectant mums for birth. Some teachers offer massage and baby and toddler yoga classes too. To find out about YogaBellies classes in Glasgow, check out the main YogaBellies website.




Baby and Toddler Groups

Baby and Toddler groups tend to be an important part of life with a baby and toddler. It is often a time where parents can socialise with each other while babies and toddlers play. There are so many groups, that to list each one individually is not possible right now.
Your Health Visitor is usually a good source of knowledge about what groups are local to you. Another resource to check out is Support for Play and Eary Learning in Education in Lanarkshire (SPELL). SPELL have compiled a list of baby and toddler groups, as well as playgroups, all over Lanarkshire. Click on what type of group you are looking for it will take you to the right list.
Baby and Toddler Groups


Play Groups




Stay and Play

Stay and Play is a fun and stimulating environment where children (aged 0-3) and their parents and carers can come along and have fun engaging in developmentally appropriate activities which help to improve the child’s personal, social and emotional skills.


Like Baby and Toddler Groups and Playgroups, Stay and Play sessions are popping up everywhere. Below are a few popular ones in Glasgow. Click on the name, and it’ll take you to more information about the sessions.


If you attend one that isn’t on the list, fill in the contact form below. Other parents will be grateful for more suggestions.


Early years Scotland – Glasgow East
Early Years Scotland – Glasgow North
Early Years Scotland – Glasgow South




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