Baskervilles Gymnastics & Fitness
Englishcombe Court
Englishcombe Lane
Bath, BA2 2EJ

01225 330001

Pre-School Gymnastics Parent Helping Toddler Balance

As a parent, you are keen to ensure your child encounters many opportunities for fun and development. Here at Baskervilles, we have the equipment and expertise to help them begin a lifetime love of movement and agility.

We are able to offer your child the opportunity to develop key life skills such as co-ordination, strength, confidence and teamwork within a fun and safe environment.

We run Drop-In Sessions where you can pay on the door or Pre-Bookable Classes where your child can book on to an age appropriate class and enjoy developing their early gymnastics skills.

When children are 3½ they can book on to our GymTots class and enter the gym on their own to get them ready for School-Aged Gymnastics classes.


Pre-Bookable Pre-School Sessions

Pre-Schooler on Trampoline

We run three main pre-bookable classes during school term time: Playgym, Parent & Toddler and Gym Tots.
Our Pre-School gymnastics classes are carefully programmed to enable your child to learn at the right pace for their age and ability but are still all about fun. The session begins with warm-up activities including preparations for gymnastic shapes and skills, songs and use of hand apparatus. The gymnasts then move on to the large apparatus to develop their skills, including forward and backward rolls; balancing on beams; swinging on ropes, rings and bar; handstand preparations and much more.

Sessions last for 45 minutes.
Pre-booking is required.
£65.00 for a 10-week term, pro-rata (except Playgym)
Book in for a £6.50 try-out session (dependent on class availability).

Following the try-out session, please see reception to book for the remainder of the term.

Playgym, 18 months–2½ years

5.00 per session (plus a £5.00 registration fee)
Places are limited on this session. Children must be booked into a class, but you then pay each time you attend. If you miss more than three consecutive sessions we may need to offer your space to another child.
Sessions begin with 15 minutes of free play on our softplay apparatus, followed by 30 minutes of coach-led activities including hand apparatus, songs and structured supervision on our largeth November apparatus.

See below for timetable.

Parent and Toddler, 2½ years–3½ years

Parent and child work together in this fully structured class now that the child is ready to listen, co-operate and develop the skills learned in Playgym.

See below for timetable.

Gym Tots, 3½ years–4 years +

Children work independently from parents and are taught more challenging gymnastic skills by our qualified coaches. Parents can watch from the coffee bar area or join in with a Fitness Class.

See below for timetable.

Our Pre-School coaches are:

Term Dates and Timetables

Pre-School Summer Term Dates

Monday 13th May to Sunday 28th July
(May Half Term: Monday 27th May to Sunday 2nd June)

No classes Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

More dates for the year.

Pre-School Themes

During our Pre-Bookable class term we run themes for children to enjoy.

Pre-School Summer Term Themes

Week 2 w/c 20th May: The Farm
Week 4 w/c 10th June: The Gruffalo
Week 5 w/c 17th June: Paw Patrol
Week 7 w/c 1st July: Watching Week
Week 8 w/c 8th July: Seaside
Week 9 w/c 15th July: Superheroes and Princesses
Week 10 w/c 22nd July: Fun Week

The following timetable applies during term time only. Check our Holiday Course timetable for sessions running during school breaks.

NB: Adventure Gym, Gymfun and Sunday Softplay are Drop-In Sessions. All other sessions are Pre-Bookable – call 01225 330001 to book.

Pre-School Drop-In Sessions

These sessions are all about fun! Children have the opportunity to explore a huge variety of equipment including the bouncy castle, ropes and rings, ball pool, slides, balance beam, trampoline and lots more softplay equipment. All sessions are supervised but parents MUST attend with their children. The sessions are suitable for different ages with more coach-led activities at the end of older sessions.

All sessions pay on the door: £4.00 per session / £7.00 for two siblings

Gymfun, 3 years and under, 45 minutes

Wednesday 9:30am–10:15am
Friday 10:30am–11:15am
Gymfun provides a stimulating and safe environment for you to encourage and nurture your child’s development using a variety of equipment, with songs at the end of the session.

Adventure Gym, 4 years and under, 1 hour

Monday 2:00pm–3:00pm
Tuesday 2:00pm–3:00pm
Friday 1:45pm–2:45pm
Adventure Gym is a more challenging environment, providing an opportunity for your child to explore the gym and the variety of equipment, while still having lots of fun. At the end of the session we have songs and activities often using our hand apparatus.

Sunday Softplay, 5 years and under, 1 ¼ hours

Sunday 9:00am–10:15am and 10:30am–11:45am
Family fun using our gymnastics equipment with songs at the end. Parental involvement is a must as you help your child explore the gym. It’s a great way to check out our gym facilities and equipment.

Click here to see our routes into gymnastics for school-aged children.