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
School Holiday Half Term Camps Start Monday 28th OctoberAbout our Holiday Camp AdventuresOur amazing action packed, fun filled, exciting and safe OFSTED Registered School Holiday Camps are heaps of FUNExcited to find out more about our Summer camps? All you need to know is listed below:Camps will run throughout October Half Term and are open to both members and non-members.Every day is different which means everyone ALWAYS has lots of fun and we never hear those famous words "I’m bored" at our camps!AM CAMP 9.30am - 12.30pmEach camp starts with a 1 hour 15 minutes gym session which is fully instructor lead. Group activities give all the children time to settle in and get acquainted. We then have group games and lots of fun time to try out our full size gymnastic equipment in our purpose built, bright & colourful gym. After all the fun, it’s on into our party room for 45 minutes to recharge batteries with a freshly prepared healthy snack which typically consists of buttered toast, crumpets, bagels and toasted tea-cakes and fresh fruit served with either water or juice. (Food allergies are catered for on request)All the children then get involved in a themed craft activity which will be so fantastic it will get pride of place on your fridge at home.Then it’s back into the gym for another hour of instructor led gym fun and games.So that’s our action packed morning camp. (If you are collecting your little ones at lunch time be prepared for tears because they want to stop all day!)LUNCH TIME 12.30 - 1.30pmIf children are staying with us all day we then have our lunch break. This is a supervised FREE hour where children go into our party room to eat their own packed lunch. Staff are on hand to open lunch boxes, crisp packets, yoghurts or anything else that is proving challenging for little hands. We can provide a Subway Kidspak or a Kids Nutribox Healthy Meal option (pre-order/24 hours notice is essential) We then encourage children to take some quiet time to do a word search, read a book or do some colouring. This will always be fully supervised and is a great opportunity for children to make new friends.PM CAMP 1.30 - 4.30pmOur afternoon session is based on the same timeframe as the morning but will be a totally different session to ensure everyone is stimulated and has lots of fun. Our afternoon snack is normally fresh fruit, raisins, a yogurt or jelly and some crisps with either water or juice.So that’s a typical day at one of our amazing camps. We guarantee your little people will leave Balance & Beam exhilarated, happy and probably shattered Each camp day is different, so if you need childcare for the full week then be assured they will get to meet lots of new friends each day; and explore different activities day in and day out.Our Camps Details Morning (9:30am - 12:30pm) Afternoon (1:30pm - 4:30pm) Both (9:30m - 4:30pm) Half Day £22.50 Full Day £35.00Early/Late PickupEarly Drop off (8:30am -9:30am) (+£3.00) Late Pick Up / Early Drop Lunchtime (12.30pm- 1.30pm) (+£3.00) Late Pick Up (4:30pm - 5:00pm) (+£3.00) Meal Deal Lunch (+£3.00 / £3.50) Members Discount Code applies - You'll get your special code by email.CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION - 01782 214452To book your camps Click Here
We will be hosting The Macmillan Coffee Morning ALL WEEK from Monday 23rd September... supporting Macmillan and all the wonderful work that they do. Are any of our members or their families a budding Great British Bake Off contestant?If so, use your skills and impress us with a cake or cakes to sell, just bring it in when you come to your child’s class and help raise lots of money for this wonderful charity. We’d also love to see lots of you in the gym sampling the yummy cakes for yourself! So come on GET BAKING and help us break our record this year and raise £500!
We want to re-assure all our parents that we understand that your children will be settling into their new routine (as will you!) which means we expect some little (or even massive) meltdowns from tired little people (even the bigger ones).But we want you to be assured that our team are trained to handle these little blips and children really do thrive on routine - within a few weeks their visit to Balance & Beam will be the norm and they will feel settled. Please do not stress or feel embarrassed if your child has a bit of a wobble, most parents have been there at some stage!So pack up your sun hats, dust off your bobble hats and get ready for Autumn at the fantastic BALANCE & BEAM.We can’t wait to see you all. It’s going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!
Our Autumn term starts w/c 2nd September and runs through to 17th February 2020 You can arrange your free taster session by calling 01782 214452 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Classes are already starting to fill up 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!Why not use the last two weeks of our summer term to book your free taster session ready for the start of the new term.Classes over summer are..Parent/Child..Wednesday/Friday 10.45-11.30 & Saturday 9.00-9.45Pre-school..Wednesday (3-5 years) 4.35-5.35 Saturday 9.50-10.50Grade School.. (5 years +) Wednesday 5.40-6.40 Saturday 11-12The price for the full Autumn term is £296 for 21 classes. Price plans as follows:£95 Deposit & Balance at the end of September of £201£95 Deposit and 4 monthly payments of £58.50 (Sep - 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 & benefitsFor 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 email@example.com to book your free trial or for more information
“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”
“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 ”
“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”
“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) ”
“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.”
“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”
“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” ”
“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!!”
“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”
“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”
“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!”
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