Welcome to Balance & Beam -
Teaching little people to cartwheel into a happy and healthy life since 2006

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.

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Christmas Camp at Balance & Beam - Monday 23rd December

Our Christmas Party Camp at Balance & Beam will be running on Monday 23rd December and we promise it will be Fun, Fun, FUN!Our amazing action packed, fun filled, exciting and safe OFSTED Registered  Camp's are heaps of FUN!Excited to find out more about our Fun Filled Christmas Camp? All you need to know is listed below:Our Christmas Party Camp will run on Monday 23rd December and is open to both members and non-members.The camp will let the children burn off some energy in the gym with Christmas themed activities and get creative with sparkly Christmas craft fun, plus all the children will leave with a gift at the end of the day.Healthy Snacks are served mid morning and mid afternoon and we will be serving the children a Christmas Buffet Lunch...with ChristmasCrackers and Party Poppers of course!Our Camps Details Full Day OnlyMembers: £40Non-Members £45Camp Starts 9.30am - 3.30pm Early Drop Off / Late Pickup AvailableEarly Drop off (9.00am -9:30am) (+£3.00) Late Pick Up (3.30 - 4.00pm) (+£3.00) Members Discount Code applies - You'll get your special code by email.CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION - 01782 214452 or email us at info@balanceandbeam.co.ukTo book your camps online: Click Here

Book Your Free Trial NOW Ready for the Autumn Term + Prices

Our Autumn term started w/c 2nd September and runs through to 17th February 2020    You can enrol on to our term at any time. Arrange your  free taster session by calling 01782 214452 or emailing us at info@balanceandbeam.co.uk. and become part of our amazing Balance & Beam family.Our classes are really popular and fill up quickly  so please don't leave it too late.  Send us an enquiry NOW especially for our parent/child & pre-school classes; our little people have so much fun and we want more of them to have even more fun!The price for our current Autumn Term, following your free taster session w/c 25th November until w/e 16th February is £145.00 for 10 classes.  Price plans as follows:£90 Deposit and then one further payment of £66.60 (Dec)Annual family membership of £35 applies - which covers you for insurance in the gym and gives you the ability to swap & change classes should you have to cancel through illness or holidays, free parking plus other member discounts & benefits.For term time & class information please go to – Parent child (4 months - 3 years), Pre-school (3 years - 6 years), Primary School (6+ years)To book your free trial class or for further information please call us on 01782 214452 or fill in the Contact Form https://www.balanceandbeam.co.uk/contactClick through to our youtube channel to listen / see some of our testimonials www.youtube.com/balanceandbeamCheck out our facebook page to see what we get up to in class & read our testimonials. www.facebook.com/balanceandbeamPlease contact us on 01782 214452 or by email info@balanceandbeam.co.uk to book your free trial or for more information

British Gymnastics Awards Scheme - 3 years +

British Gymnastics Awards (3 + years) All children, age 3 years +, are assessed throughout their regular class and work towards the British Gymnastics Awards. These includes A, B, & C Pre School Awards (3 – 5 years) and 8 – 1 Proficiency Awards (5 years +) and Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Children do not know they are being assessed and no pressure is put on any child. Parents can opt in or out of the awards scheme at any time. British Gymnastics Awards are presented to children during our ‘Show Week’ Classes along with a Balance & Beam Certificate of Achievement which every child will receive. (Irrelevant of whether they are participating in the British Gymnastics Awards Scheme)As our members progress through the badges, required skills to pass become trickier! We therefore try and include these skills into our name activities, warm ups and stretches where possible. We also give little homework slips out to the children who want to practice at home.The team are always available to discuss the awards system, and which badge each child will be working towards.


We 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. Elly 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.Jackie, Mum to Dylan "My daughter started at Balance and Beam just 2 months ago and in only 9 sessions her development is amazing. She can now jump on her own with both feet leaving the floor, swing with only minimal support from the bars and hoops, walk independently across the balance beam and her forward roll is getting better every week. We both love heading out on a Saturday morning for the class - thank you to all at Balance and Beam for making it such an enjoyable and rewarding experience." Helen', mummy to Jessica"Just wanted to let you know how much your classes have helped to boost Riona's confidence - it is really amazing. There's a huge difference to your classes than others, like how you talk through things with the children and communicate what's happening in class, keeping smaller groups, taking care when they are upset, being gentle all the time. I can go on and on. Big thank you anyway." Suja, mum to Riona.“I've always thought it imperative to ensure our children receive a balanced ‎approach to child care, I'm pleased to say both son and daughter were cared for by my wife, mother and a nursery during their early stages. My eldest daughter, Ava took to Balance & Beam classes with natural enthusiasm and by choice asks to attend the holiday camps too, however my cheeky little son has some shy tendencies. We took the same approach to childcare with him and I am really pleased to say that the addition of Balance & Beam classes is enabling him to come out of his shell with strangers and new children each week. Other people are now able to meet the real Joel! On reflection I've changed my approach to childcare to include Balance & Beam! For me Balance & 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 - the holiday/activity camps are all obvious extra bonuses.Thanks Balance & Beam, I couldn't be more pleased with a hobby type class for my kids”. Martin, dad to Ava & Joel.“Would like to say a HUGE thank you for Macy's birthday party on Sunday, Mel and Elly 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 Elly xx” Kelly, Mum to Macy"Our daughter, Millie joined Balance and Beam almost four years ago. Over the last four years it has been wonderful to watch her develop, many of the initial skills she has been taught not only support her development in so many other aspects of her life; walking, balance and coordination but have also taught her how to stay safe and lower herself off objects she may have climbed onto. At home she often practises the skills she is being taught in class and it is wonderful to see the bond she has with the instructors. I love the structure of the classes; each week has an engaging theme and builds upon the skills introduced over the term. Overall, I have been so pleased we chose to come to classes here, each week she amazes me, as she gets older, she seems to pick up skills faster. Whether it's walking or forward rolling on the beam, somersaulting on the bars or simply following instructions on the floor. She enjoys every minute and it's been a pleasure to watch. Millie particularly enjoys the holiday camps, where she gets to meet new people, carry out various activities throughout the day as well as get to spend even longer in the gym, which she loves! Thank you Balance and Beam, Scott and Jill, parents to Millie.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”(Mum to one of our Little Ladybirds 1-2 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 daughterI know to each 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 child, and this is unique and special. A well-deserved thank you and I’m proud to be part of the Balance & Beam FamilyKaren- Mum to two little gymnasts"What a fantastic activity for youngsters. We have been bringing our daughter Chloe since she was about 8 months old (she is now 2) and now our 6-month-oldZoe has just started too! Think that's too early? Think again!The reason behind every action and movement is explained, so parents understand WHY and HOW it benefits the child. Whilst each little person is simply having a wonderful time; shaking bells, singing, running or tumbling about in the purpose-made soft-play gym.Our daughter has progressed both socially and emotionally as well as physically, she is only just 2 years old, but she now has the foundations to help her develop her sharing and helping skills, alongside her growing enjoyment (and lack of apprehension!) of the Beam, Bars and Rings.Thanks to the hard working and dedicated staff, each little person is made to feel extra special, even on those difficult days!Very highly recommended."Carrie, mum to Chloe & Zoe “It 100% brilliant! We’ve been coming to classes here for a while and I love the way that Lily is learning so much whilst having fun & being active. Physical skills grow week by week & she has learned how to share, take turns, listen, follow instructions as well as make new friends outside school. Every week is different so she never gets bored and I love the way the staff encourage & motivate her making exercise part of her everyday life.We love Balance & Beam & just can’t speak highly enough of it”Amelia R, mum to Lily, Age 6Once again, Emily has enjoyed a fantastic birthday party at Balance & Beam. There was no hesitation at all when I asked her 2 months ago where she'd like her party this year 'Balance & Beam please Mum' so I duly booked and sat back knowing that everything would run like clockwork. Invitations were provided and carefully written and a couple of days before the party, a phone call to confirm final numbers. On the day, I packed our light snack (and honestly, don't take too much, children never eat that much at parties) into a large box and arrived with the cake and party bags 15 minutes before the official kick off time. The girls took the boxes off my hands leaving me to meet and greet our guests while they laid the party table. Then off the children went into the gym leaving us parents to grab a coffee and have a lovely relaxing chat while they 'did their stuff!'The most enormous parachute you've ever seen, at one point encompassed the whole 15 children and 2 coaches, looking like a multi coloured marshmallow, and from inside we could hear the children singing 'Happy Birthday'. All the staff are fantastic. They are polite, professional...and slightly mad and my girls LOVE them!!I'd booked the 2-hour party so just over half way through, the red-faced children came charging out of the gym and dashed into the party room to guzzle gallons of free squash and eat the party food and of course...sang Happy Birthday again when the cake made its grand entrance. Once the food had been demolished and hands wiped, it was back into the gym for more fun, finishing with the 'Cheese Slam'. If you've never seen this, you must! I want a go!!!!Any leftover food was put back into the box I'd brought it in ready to take home. Party bags, cake and balloons were distributed to our guests and Emily added to her collection of Balance and Beam T-shirts with a fetching lime green number. Talking to another Mum after the party, she commented that it was one of the most relaxing parties she'd been to. From a parent’s viewpoint, it's such a simple party to organise....and from the party girls viewpoint...'epic party again Mum, even better than last years!'Little sisters party booked for next month...need I say any more????!We're excited to tell you that we now have our own Youtube Channel where we have some new testimonial videos and our class video. Have a look to see what 2 of our members have to say about us. If you have friends, why not email this link across for them to have a look atOur class video is also on there so you can see what we get up to on a daily basis.www.Youtube.com/balanceandbeam 

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