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Thame and surrounding villages

Thame and surrounding villages

Little Ankle Biters have put together a list of baby, toddler and preschool groups that happen in Thame and surrounding villages on a Tuesday. Most groups operate in term time only.



Jigsaw takes place on a Tuesday at Thame Tennis/Bowls Club, Chiltern Grove, Thame. OX9 3NH between 9:30am – 11am

Costs £1.50 per family.


Bilingua Babies – French and Spanish Classes

Bilingua Babies are classes in Spanish and French offered to babies 0 to 4 years and their parents!

The classes are fun and interactive, combining music, storytelling, puppetry, games and sensory activities. No prior knowledge is required as parents sing and learn alongside their babies, taking home an activity each week to practice between classes.


  • Day and time: Tuesday at 10 – 10:30am
  • Location: Thame Barn Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ
  • Term Dates: Tues 11th Sep – Tues 16th Oct
  • Cost: 6 weeks at £5 per class = £30 or £25 for newcomers with a free taster
  • Siblings are £2.50
  • Free Parking


  • Day and time: Tuesday at 10:45 – 11:15am
  • Location: Thame Barn Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ
  • Term Dates: Tues 11th Sep – Tues 16th Oct
  • Cost: 6 weeks at £5 per class = £30 or £25 for newcomers with a free taster
  • Siblings are £2.50
  • Free Parking

Please note that all newcomers receive a free taster session before deciding if they would like to sign up for the rest of the term or not. 

For more details click here



A friendly group which includes crafts, toys, a snack and refreshments.

Haddenham toddler group takes place on a Tuesday at Haddenham Youth and Community Centre, in Haddenham between 9:30am – 11:30am (Term time)

Costs £2 for the first child (50p for each additional child)

For more information see their Facebook page


Mill Lane and Windmill Toddlers

This fun community group for children of all ages is held in the Windmill Nursery classroom at Mill Lane Primary School, Chinnor on Tuesdays 9-11 am during term time. Everyone is very welcome.

Cost £1.50 per family.

For more information, please see our website click here or contact the School Office t: 01844 352106, e:


Adult and Infant/Toddler Swim School takes place on a Tuesday at Thame Leisure Centre between 9am – 10am and 1pm – 2pm

For more information see their website



Cha Char Chimps is an award winning, interactive musical fun show, for accompanied pre-school children using props and puppets. While having lots of fun, they encourage: Language Skills, Co-ordination, Co-operation, Confidence, Concentration and Sharing and Socialising

Char Char Chimps takes place on a Tuesday at Chinnor Village Hall between 10:30am – 11:30am

For more information visit their website

For our review of Char Char Chimps click here


Hartbeeps offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes.

All of the classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. They take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life. Go and experience the amazing world of Hartbeeps with classes to complement and enhance every stage of your child’s early years – from pre-birth to school.

Hartbeeps takes place on a Tuesday at Towersey Memorial Hall, Chinnor Rd, Towersey,  Oxfordshire. OX9 3QY

9.30am – Happy House (walking to 4.5yrs)

10.45am – Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

12pm – Baby Bells (birth to sitting)

Each session is £7 per child, £3 per sibling*

If you pre pay for a Half or Full Term then, each session is £6 per child, £3 per sibling

For more information click here



At Monkey Music, they know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child’s development. Their progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock ‘n’ roll to ding-dong, classes are a ‘good fit’ for each separate age group. By the time the little monkeys ‘graduate’, they have a sound base from which to build a musical future!

Monkey Music takes place on a Tuesday at Girlguiding Headquarters, Southern Road, Thame OX92EE at the following times:

09:20am Heigh-Ho  (Toddlers from 12 months)

10.00am  Heigh-Ho  (Toddlers from 12 months)

10.40am  Jiggety-Jig  (2 & 3 year olds)

11.20am  Rock’n’Roll  (Babies from 3 months)

12:00pm Rock’n’Roll  (Babies from 3 months)

For more information click here

Starlight Theatre Arts – Little Stars

Starlight Theatre Arts was started by Natalie Rushton in January 2018 with the vision to offer performing arts classes, which are accessible to children from all walks of life.

Natalie’s aim is to inspire children, from a young age, to be confident in performing and expressing themselves, and believes this happens best in a positive, safe and encouraging environment where every child feels valued and their contributions and unique talents are celebrated.

Little Stars is a storytelling, song and dance class for 1-3 year olds accompanied by their parents/carers

Classes are held at Racquets Fitness Centre, in the middle of Thame.

Address: North St, Thame OX9 3TH

Little Stars classes are held on a Tuesday between 11am – 12pm

Classes cost £5 each or a block of 10 cost £45. Sibling discounts are also available across classes.

For more information click here


Tots Disco

Does your little one love to dance?
Do you miss the Friday nights that feel like a lifetime ago where you danced the night away? Remember how great it felt and full of laughter to have a good boogie with your buddies?
If you love dancing with your children – having a wiggle in the kitchen with them when a good song comes on the radio then we have the class for you.
The weekly sessions will have fantastic feel good music and a magical experience with lights, bubbles and some great props to add to the fun factor! We only ask that you leave your self-conscious by the door and just come in and enjoy some quality fun time with your little ones.

Tots Disco takes place on a Tuesday  at 10am at Bledlow Ridge Village Hall, Chinnor Road. HP14 4AL

For more information click here


For ideas on sports activities in Oxfordshire for your children click here

For dance, drama and performance arts classes click here

For family day out ideas in and around Oxfordshire click here

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