There’s no getting away from the fact that we are facing strange and unprecedented times. Businesses have had to stop running their face to face classes, sessions and services. However, we love that they have been creative with ways to keep going and many are able to provide you with things to do at home with your children while the schools are closed. Below you’ll find details of some of the things that are going on and the services that are available, please contact the provider/supplier for more information. If you’ve got something that you would like us to add to the list, please get in touch. You can also send us an email:

Online Activity Sessions

Caterpillar Music Club

Caterpillar Music runs music sessions for babies from birth and children up to the age of 4. Starting on Monday 23rd March 2020, there will be daily 20 minute interactive sessions (Monday-Friday). More details here.

Boogie Mites Newbury & Hungerford

Music sessions for the under 5s. There are live online sessions on Mondays & Thursdays at 9.30am, there is no charge for these sessions. See more details here.

diddi dance

diddi dance provides dance classes for pre-schoolers and is running some live online classes. More details here.

Newbury Toddler Sense & Baby Sensory Newbury

Sensory fun for babies and toddlers. Keep updated by following the Facebook pages: Baby Sensory Newbury and Newbury Toddler Sense.

You can also email for babies from birth to 13 months and for little ones aged 13 months to 5 years.

Baby College West Berkshire

Baby College provides informative classes with games, music, singing and more. There are live online classes for babies and toddlers aged 0-2. Find out more and subscribe via the website.

Music with Mummy Newbury

Online music sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Visit the Facebook page for more details: Music with Mummy Newbury.

Rhyme & Shine

Live online music sessions for under 2s from the Corn Exchange, Newbury. These take place on Tuesday mornings at 10.15am and Friday mornings at 9.45am, places need to be booked by 12pm the day before. More details via the Facebook page: Corn Exchange Newbury or website.

Imagine More with Thembi

Live online music & movement classes for ages 6 months – 5 years. Thursdays at 11am. £6 per child (£4 for siblings). More details here.

Online Classes

Little Munchkins Baby Massage & Yoga

Little Munchkins Baby Massage is running online Zoom Baby Massage courses. A course will consist of 4 sessions for £25. It is a rolling course so you can join at any time. For more information please email or take a look at

Fitter Mother Virtual Studio

Postnatal fitness classes for £4 a week. Includes two live classes (via Zoom) plus a pre-recorded workout and the opportunity to connect with other mums and little ones. Visit the Facebook page for more details and to sign up.

GroYoga Pre & Post Natal Classes

Email for more details or visit the Facebook page: GroYoga.

Baby Sensations – Baby Wellbeing, Baby Massage, Baby, Toddler and Children’s Reflexology

All of these courses are available online. Vist the Facebook page for more details: Baby Sensations.

Daisy First Aid Newbury

Preparations still underway at the moment for online family first aid courses. You can follow on Facebook for updates: Daisy First Aid Newbury.

Corn Exchange Newbury

Newbury’s Corn Exchange is running several online classes and activities for children, adults and families. All details can be found on the Corn Exchange’s website.

Craft Activities

The Ugly Duckling Pottery Painting Coffee House

There are several items available in ‘To Go’ boxes from The Ugly Duckling’s website so you can enjoy some pottery painting from home. You will be able to return the pottery to The Ugly Duckling for firing once it has re-opened. See what’s available here.

Pie Lady Papercuts

There are DIY papercutting kits available to buy plus free templates for children and adults. Follow the Facebook page to keep up to date: Pie Lady Papercuts.

Blue Beetle Ceramics

Blue Beetle Ceramics in Thatcham is providing pottery painting takeaway kits. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

The Creation Station West Berkshire

There are some craft packs available to buy, visit the Facebook page to find out more and get in touch.

Other events & services

Pop Up Play Village

Starting on Sunday 22nd March Pop Up Play Village will be providing daily activities to educate children through role play, these will be posted on the Facebook page: Pop Up Play Village UK.

Ridgeway Nutrition

Ridgeway Nutrition is providing recipes that you can do at home with your children. Keep up to date via the Facebook page and visit the website for full details of recipes.

True Fit Physiotherapy

Greg from True Fit Physiotherapy is providing online video consultations for assessment, exercise prescription, advice and onward referral/management. These are £20 per consultation through the COVID-19 lockdown period. You can find out more here or email for more information.

Story Craft Reading

Story Craft Reading will be sharing children’s stories at 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. You can watch these via the Facebook page: Story Craft Reading.

You can also join the group ‘Read, Create, Play‘ to share craft and play ideas.

Newbury Slings

Newbury Slings can provide online babywearing support and postal hires. Visit the Facebook page for more details: Newbury Slings.

SparklePix Consultancy Services

Pixie is a dyslexia assessor and disability consultant who can provide online support through tuition and/or support for families who are concerned about the level of learning they are undertaking. Contact Pixie via her Facebook page: SparklePix Consultancy Services.

Squeegee & Ink

The Newbury based screen printing service has some screen printing kits available to purchase so you can do some printing at home. All details can be found via the Squeegee & Ink website.

Mindful Medicine

Free online Meditations on Mondays at 8.05pm and Thursdays at 10.35am (via Zoom audio). There is also a free private Facebook support group with daily Mindful Moments tips and Meditations plus some paid for services available. You will find all details here.

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