Recreational Classes

The Recreational Classes at Newby Road follow on from the Pre-School Classes and are intended for children of 4 years who have attended our preschool sessions or 5 years up to 12 years old, approximately. The classes run after school during the week and on Saturday mornings.

Class availability is as follows:

Monday to Thursday 4.30-6.00pm

Costs are £7.00 per session, payable by the term

We also run classes on a Saturday sessions at Newby Road as follows:

9.00 – 10.00, 10.00 – 11.00, 11.00 – 12.00, 12.00 – 13.00

Costs are £5.00 per session, payable by the term for Saturday sessions.

These Saturday sessions are not direct entry. They are only for members who are currently attending our Offerton Feeder Centre. Hence you will have to register and attend for the classes at Offerton and then when places are available at Newby Rd. you can transfer.


Please note that demand for these classes can be high and for most sessions we do have a waiting list. With as many as 25 emails a day it means that we are unable to respond individually to your enquiries. We do apologise. We will contact you on the email address that you registered as soon as a place becomes available.

Do not ring and email to find out where your child is on the list as it doesn’t get them in any quicker. Bev Perkins will get back to you when there is a space.

Why gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a safe, fun and challenging sport that offers movement opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Providing participation across nine different disciplines, gymnastics has something for everyone.

Here are our top reasons why you couldn’t find a better sport for your child:-

Fun – turning upside down and learning new skills and tricks is part of every child’s nature.

Fitness – getting your child up and active is not only good for them it is encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for life.

Friendship – children love to play with their friends and make new ones in safe and challenging environments

Fundamentals – participation in gymnastics teaches and enhances fundamental movement patterns learned early in life and essential for continued growth and development.

Co-ordination and Body Control – gymnastics teaches how to control the body for safe landings and develops co-ordination for other sports and life activities

Confidence and Self Esteem – learning new skills and getting stronger builds confidence and self esteem in children

Listening Skills – children are taught the importance of listening to coaches and other gymnasts, a skill that translates well to all facets of life

Set and achieve goals – helps children strive for accomplishments whether they be learning a new skill or making a competition team

Cognitive Learning – learning new skills helps develop cognitive abilities for translation to the home/classroom

Skills for other sports – it doesn’t matter if your child does not stick with the sport, the skills they learn and fitness they will gain will stay with them throughout life and their other sporting endeavours