Welcome to Balance & Beam offering a gymnastics-based child development programme for children from 4 months to 12 years. Situated on Festival Park, next door to Waterworld we are in our 12th year and going from strength to strength. We have a wealth of experience building confidence and self esteem in children of all ages through our child development programme and have well over 500 children coming to classes on a weekly basis.
Using imagination, creativity, themed lesson plans and extremely motivating & encouraging instructors, children thrive in our non threatening purpose-built gym and with small class sizes, children receive individual attention and skill progressions develop week by week over the course of a term.
Free trials are conducted during our regular classes so that you can experience exactly what we have to offer. They are completely no obligation and our members tell us this really helped when making their decision.Book my FREE trial
Member's Priority Re-Enrolment… Opening SoonJune means we are over half way through our current term and all the team are super excited about the progress each and every one of our wonderful little members are making.It really is a joy to be helping these wonderful little people cartwheel into a Happy Healthy Life!June also means we will soon be offering our Priority Re-Enrolment Discount Package to all our current members for our up-coming Summer and Autumn terms. This is our way of saying thank you to you all for choosing our wonderful programme and letting us be part of your precious little ones lives What Priority Re-Enrolment means to our Members This is your chance to secure your chosen class and save money on your class fees before we open up enrolling to the general public and our wait list.You will soon receive emails giving you all the details that you need to take advantage of our great money saving Priority Re-enrolling package .If you require any more information speak to a member of the team when you are next at the gym.Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your much sort after place and SAVE MONEY!
Why not come along to one of our Ladybugs/Baby Exercise Classes for little people from just 4 months!Small enough to hold in your arms.Big enough to fill your life…That’s the little people we call our LadybugsEven the tiniest of babies should be doing regular physical exercise. Our Ladybugs are a parent/child session and are a great way to help your child build physical skills in a fun, non-threatening environment and also help parents and carers understand just what their little buddle of fun is capable of.With different weekly themes, each class helps to develop motor skill ability whilst incorporating music, gymnastics, games, balls & bubbles with active parent participation & support.Our classes are held on Friday at 11.30am so If you have a little person aged 4 months to walking call us on 01782 214452 and book your FREE trial session NOW
Our 'Let's Get Messy' craft sessions are held at Balance & Beam in our party room. What better way to have fun than making lots and lots of mess, with even better news that we do all the clear up afterwards without wrecking your home. It's the only event you'll attend where you need to dress-down for the occasion!These sessions are great for developing little minds with creativity, socialising, learning new motor skills and the art of independent play and group socialising activities. Messy Play times are open to members and non members so if you are a member and know some friends that might enjoy getting messy then bring them along!We have 2 dates planned. Our next session will be on Friday 24th May at 11 - 12 noon and will be all about dinosaurs and then our June session will be held on Friday, 14th June at 11 - 12 noon where you will be able to make some sand castles, get messy with water & sand - I'm sure you can imagine who will be helping us get messy!!One hour creative craft sessions are for our under 4s Parent/child activity with everything supplied by us. Different activities with all the messy stuff here & not in your own home!!Free juice & biccys provided afterwardsFree to Balance & Beam Goldcard holders£5.50 per childFor more information please contact us on 01782 214452 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in
We've been voted No#2 Party Venue for North Staffordshire and we've already got lots of parties booked for March and now starting to take April, May & June bookings so please don't leave it too late to find out about our fabulous, bespoke birthday parties here - we are experts in catering to the age of your children. Parties are held on Sundays from 11am.Member Price is £200 for 12 guests - if you have more coming then it's an extra £9/head up to around 28Extend your party by 30 minutes to include the Tumble Track for an extra £50If you are a Balance & Beam VIP/Goldcard holder you will get £50 off your party(Non Member Party Price is £230 for 12 guests) Include catering at £7.50 per headPlease visit the Parties page of the website for more specific details about the parties. (If you have less than 12 guests please speak to a member of staff to see if we can negotiate on price) Hi Balance and BeamWe just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving Dylan such a fantastic 3rd birthday party. He had an awesome time and his friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. Ellie and Aleysha were absolutely brilliant and the two hours went so fast. All the children enjoyed themselves from the oldest (13) to the youngest (2). There was so much fun and laughter, we could just sit back and watch all the children have a wonderful time.Thank you so much for a fantastic, brilliant, amazing, memorable, relaxing, tremendous, totally epic birthday party. Dylan often talks about all the fun and all his friends had at his party.It brought back many happy memories from when Grace had her 5th birthday party with you all those years ago!! It is still just as brilliant.Thank you again.Best wishes Jack xxxx
“Would like to say a HUGE thank you for Macy's birthday party on Sunday, Mel and Ellie are a credit to Balance & Beam, so welcoming and organised, and generally lovely girls, really kept the children engaged, all the children had a lovely time and were asking their parents if they could come again, all the parents were impressed how lovely the gym was and just how fab the instructors were. Macy loved every minute, best party ever, so thank you again, especially to your lovely girls Mel and Ellie xx”
“My daughter Freya regularly attends camps in the school holidays. She really enjoys the wide range of activities. The camps feature time in the gym as well as some fun crafty time. As a parent I know that I am leaving Freya in a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment and when she is picked up she is already looking forward to her next camp”
“I just wanted to send in a testimonial for Setta for the Sunday advanced class. She does a superb job of the class every week and makes a big effort to give them a fully rounded gymnastics class - giving all the class their own routine is the icing of that cake. What I wanted to point out was how she is genuinely engaged with the kids to the point where it is clear how happy the children learning and improving makes her. It's lovely to see and I'm glad that my daughter gets such a pleasant, capable and committed coach each week. Rob, Dad to Emmy S (Aged 9 years) ”
“I just wanted to email you and say a huge THANK YOU.- For listening to mine and my daughter’s concerns and for suggesting ways to help, and WOW did it help. To see her little face in class and others too, smiling and laughing & enjoying what they were doing. As her Mum I knew I needed to and trusted you enough to be able to talk to you. You proved me right, by listening, taking on board my concerns and changing things slightly to help my daughter I know to each and every parent, their child is special and they are the only thing that matters at that point, whereas you have hundreds of children to think of. Again, you embrace each and every child and this is unique and special. A well-deserved thank you and I’m proud to be part of the Balance & Beam Family”
“I've been coming to camps for 5 years and love spending time in the gym. My little sister Phoebe comes with me now so we have even more fun together”
“Just a quick note to say how great I thought the class was last night - a whole world away from the last gymnastics class he did. Really good fun and a great variety of activities - I was amazed that he was doing the running/jumping forward rolls after a couple of attempts. He also really enjoyed it - he's not normally the most enthusiastic but he was talking about it all the way home after class and telling his friends the following morning on the walk in to school ”
“For me balance and beam is now one of four core elements of care / socialisation for a toddler in their early stages. Exercise, strength and learning things in a class environment & out school clubs all obvious extra bonuses.”
“What a wonderful 1st birthday party we had today, thank you so much for making it a very special day for our little boy. All the parents & children had a great interactive session and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Lucie & Mike, mummy & daddy to Dexter”
“Just a quick note to say thank you for all that you do at balance & beam, Thanks for the lovely bond you’ve all built with K & us as a family, For the time & effort you put into developing your children through the well thought out themes which you explain thoroughly in class, Keeping the Facebook page fun & exciting with birthdays & star of the week, The end of term certificates that we keep & the stickers you give which mostly get squashed or chewed but are very welcome, For your newsletters so we know exactly what’s happening & for all the other activities you make possible that we’ll look forward to joining in with as K grows, I can’t wait to have a birthday party with you! Thanks for always being so caring & asking how we are & for being so accommodating with our classes on weeks when K hasn’t been too well over the winter, Your skills at knowing how to safely encourage our little girl when she was just 4 months old & started coming to class have been so enriching for her, We’re very proud to be a part of balance & beam, thanks for facilitating such a fabulous skill locally, “Thank you ladybirds” ”
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the best ever party. I didn't have to do anything at all, it was so stress free and the girls in the gym were amazing. We'll certainly be back next year”
“This was one of the most relaxing parties I’ve had. From a parent’s viewpoint, it's such a simple party to organise....and from the party girl’s viewpoint.....'epic party again Mum, even better than last year’s!”
“Thanks so much for making our birthday party so much fun yet again. This was Mollie's 4th Birthday party here and again all the staff were wonderful. Thanks so much to Yvonne & the team!!”
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