There is no particular order for these classes on the list. My kids are currently enrolled in or have been involved in the past for all of these classes. There might be other brilliant classes in the area that I am not aware of, therefore I am at no liberty to comment.
- Players Drama School
- Penwortham Leisure Centre
- Aquability Swim School
- South Ribble Tennis Centre
- Carol May’s Academy (Dancing)
- Dance Talent Studio
- Dance Fever Company
- Scouts group 6th Penwortham
- Mini MaGee’s Play Centre
- Rascals Party & Play Centre
Players Drama School
This is a brilliant drama school that runs either on a Saturday morning 10am-1pm, or afternoon 2pm-5pm taking children from school age and above. The Players Drama School was founded in 1994 by Debbie Carter, to teach children acting, dancing and singing and the confidence to express themselves both on and off stage. The venue is in The Playhouse Theatre which is located right in the middle of Preston town centre. It is also an official theatre with a lot of shows on to the general public.
Penwortham Leisure Centre
A local council run leisure centre takes children from the age of 6-month onwards for swimming lessons. Its location is off Liverpool road, right next to Penwortham Priory Academy. I’ve personally seen some of the toddlers classes, teachers are brilliantly encouraging! All ages children are awarded a badge once they reached their milestone. Parents can stay to watch as well.
Aquability Swim School
This is a swimming school runs inside Hutton Grammar School (boys school). Facility is very well maintained and staff are brilliant dealing with each age group. Classes are weekday evenings and Saturdays.
South Ribble Tennis Centre
A brilliant tennis class for you to bring even a 3-year-old! Clearly defined pathway means young children from age of 3 can follow a performance or a social route, the structure leads up to 18 year of age. If you have a tennis talent on the rising – this tennis club is good place to start.
Carol May’s Academy (Dancing)
Established in 1982, this school offers children dancing, performing art and a range of courses, as well as adults courses running from Monday to Saturday with breaks during half-term and summer holidays. It had recently relocated to a new studio within Guild Hall building, which makes their regular showcase in Guild Hall theatre much more convenient.
Dance Talent Studio
This is a dancing school runs by two brilliant professional dancers Sue Ashton and Annie Bell in Leyland. They regularly host a show at Blackburn St George’s Hall to showcase their students’ dance talent. Classes run from Monday to Saturday to children at different age group as well as adults dance learners.
Dance Fever Company
This is local Preston dancing club offers a variety of courses to children as well as adults. They host regular social dance/competition night throughout the year! Their club studio is also on hire for various occasions. A more established dancing club for your children as well as YOU!
Scouts group 6th Penwortham Cubs
This is my child’s favourite club! Scouts group is one of the largest mixed youth group in the UK. According to their website, ‘Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. The 6th Penwortham Cubs run on a Monday night 6.30pm to 8pm. Every class there’s an exciting theme, my girl always comes home from Cubs with a happy face!
Mini MaGee’s Play Centre
This is not a normal kids class but I list it here as my kids always enjoy going there to play. They just started to run Baby Ballet Class during the week at 11.30. Located near Preston town centre, their opening time for weekdays is from 9.30am – 6.00pm with the exception of shorter weekend opening.
Rascals Party & Play Centre
Rascals is also a popular children’s Soft Play Centre in Preston. It’s situated within the Capital Centre, which is only 5 minutes from the M65/M6/M61 motorway junctions. Rascals offers a multi-level soft play structure, bounce on trampolines, play football and basketball on its sports court in the air, or race on our 2-seater go-karts. My kids always like the go-karts and never have enough fun trying it on! The opening time is Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 6pm, with a shorter opening on Sunday, they also operate a late night on a Thursday until 7pm!
I hope you find this list useful to your kids and more details can be find for these on their websites. All the above is of my personal view and is not part of any referral scheme. I welcome any comments from readers through this website and my Facebook page. Thanks for reading!