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Your Guide to the Best Toddler Classes of the Seacoast

Wondering how to tire your kids out enough so that they give you the Holy Grail of every mom’s day: a nice, long nap? We suggest enrolling your children in some toddler classes. From music to dance, there are a number to choose from in this area.

The Rundown: Best Toddler Classes 

Music & Art 

  • Encourage the Picasso or Mozart in your child!

Swim Lessons

Portsmouth Indoor Pool

Portsmouth Indoor Pool

Gymnastics Classes 

Rumble Tumble Gymnastics Classes

Rumble Tumble in Portsmouth

  • Gymnastic classes are a great way for kids to play wildly in a safe environment. They can bounce off the walls in the comfort of NOT your own home.
    • Rumble Tumble Gym: Located in Portsmouth, Rumble Tumble offers gym classes for a variety of ages, including a drop-off for slightly older children. Sign-up for a class and get free play for your child during the duration of the class. 
    • Atlantic Gymnastics: With locations in Portsmouth and Dover, this gym offers open enrollment throughout the year. Perfect if you aren’t great with deadlines and cut-off dates. 
    • New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics: This school of gymnastics in North Hampton offers various classes for preschoolers and even offers free play for siblings. 
    • Action Kids at Brentwood Commons: This year-round facility offers recreational and competitive gymnastics, tumbling classes, preschool programs, swim lessons, open gyms, summer camp, birthday parties, and much more.

Dance Classes

Does your little one love to dance? Sign them up for a class!


Move and pose WITH your child!

Miscellaneous & Drop-Ins

Children's Museum Dover

N.H. Children’s Museum

  • Children’s Museum of NH: Every Wednesday morning, the Wee Ones program meets for stories and activities. Discounted pricing for museum members and you can pay by class. 
  • Seacoast United: Children up to five-years-old can enjoy this open gym in Hampton. Kids can run around, kick soccer balls, and go crazy at PLAY TIME. 
  • Seacoast Science Center: Every Monday morning, bring your children for exploration and fun. Children under three stay with their caregivers, while the ages three-to-five crowd goes outside (weather permitting) to explore.  
  • Seacoast Waldorf School: Take this class, entitled “Lighthouse”, with your child, ages 1-3, to receive an introduction to the principles of a Waldorf education. Share songs, play games and enjoy the presence of other parents and children. 
  • Tinkergarten: This outdoor class in Portsmouth gives your child the chance to “tinker”. Enjoy being in nature with your kiddos in this play-based experience. Location is always a local park! 
  • Wiggles and Wisdom: This intergenerational activity class is one-hour long on Tuesdays. Taking place at Harmony Homes by the Bay Assisted Living/ Memory Care facility, children under 5 come to play, do crafts, sing and so much more– all while making new, senior friends. Undoubtedly, this unique class in Durham is bound to make an impact in many lives.  

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2 Responses to Your Guide to the Best Toddler Classes of the Seacoast

  1. Amanda January 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    I’m living by this guide right now!

    There’s also lots going on at the Rollinsford Public Library, including a Playgroup/coffee time for Mom’s group on Thursday mornings at 10am and a preschool story time at 4pm on Thursday as well. Also, a memoir writing workshop with yours truly and a book club 🙂 Everything is FREE!

    • Katey March 19, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      Don’t forget a Kindergym through York Parks and Rec! It’s a toddler playgroup that meets on Mondays for a $5 drop in!