Want to come to the Gloworm Festival but you're worried that your little one is to young? Have no fear mums and dads, because the Gloworm Festival have catered for your under 5's perfectly.
The Tiny Tots area is full to the brim with some of the UK's most loved Pre School & Baby classes, so even the tiniest of babies will be kept entertained at the festival. With classes from the wonderful Tumble Tots UK, Jo Jingles, Splat Messy Play & Creation Station (to name but a few) your little people will be able to Climb, sing, shake and make their day away.
With baby Feeding & Changing areas once again being providing by the wonderful team at NCT Bassetlaw, we have all your baby & toddler needs covered!
Tumble Tots prides itself on being the UK’s first structured physical play program for children from 6 months to 7 year olds. Tumble Tots allows children the opportunity to participate in an active physical play program using specially designed colourful equipment.
Tumble Tots strives to provide children with essential skills for life whilst contributing to their recommended 3 hours of physical activity that is needed every day! Each 45 minute Tumble Tots sessions has been carefully designed and structured to enhance a child’s physical development skills alongside their social and cognitive development.
During the most formative years taking part in a physical play program is critical in helping a child to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity. It is also widely believed that taking part in an activity, such as Tumble Tots, a child’s brain development can be improved by enhancing the ongoing development of both fine and gross motor skills.
There are five different Tumble Tots classes, which are all structured to reflect the emotional behaviour, physical change and ability according to the age of the child.Above all else we aim to give children the playful start for future success and to more importantly build skills for life!!
Tumble Tots & Gloworm Festival 2018
Tumble Tots are super excited to be attending Gloworm 2018 and to provide children under 5 years old with an opportunity to experience our bright, colourful and challenging equipment. We will be running sessions throughout the day for you your little one to come and enjoy, as well as giving out Tumble Tots Goody Bags to all that attend sessions!!
We are also excited to announce on Saturday 18th August, we will be joined by Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.
Join us at the Main Stage with some of our favourite Tumble Tots Action Songs and then follow us over to the Meet and Greet area to have your picture taken with Peppa, Owlette, Gekko and Catboy!!! *Shows and Meet & Greet subject to time and availability.*
Who’s that happy Little Fellow?? It’s Jo Jingles!!!
Come and join in the fun as we get interactive with music, singing, instruments playing, action songs and dancing!
These brilliant classes are back at Gloworm Festival for the third year running. Come and Join Big Jo and his friends in one of their Brilliant pre school classes. Join in with your little people in this fun & interactive music and movement class.
Splat Messy Play - Splat Messy Play is the ‘go to’ provider of messy play classes, parties, and events for hundreds of children across the UK. Their weekly classes are designed for children aged six months and upwards, and have been specifically developed to encourage each child to learn, discover, explore, and create. With small, intimate classes, Splat Messy Play prides itself on its ability to provide an environment where children - and adults alike - are made to feel welcome, and given the opportunity to explore different colours, textures, and shapes at a pace that they are comfortable with.
Inspire your family’s imagination and enter a world of creativity and fun with the award winning Creation Station. Come along and join in our amazing crafty activities – we look forward to helping you unlock the wonderful wonder within!
Sling Swing is an exciting gentle movement and dance class for mums and dads or carers with their babies and toddlers in soft structured slings and baby carriers or wraps. Musical styles include pop, hip hop, Charleston, Cha Cha, Salsa, Meringue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Swing, Disco, Musical theatre, Ballroom and more.
Participants are encouraged to wear their little ones in high quality slings and carriers and spares are always available for people wanting to try one out.
Another brilliant company, who are returning for a third year running. Tiny Talk run wonderful classes to help your babies & toddlers learn to communicate with you before they can speak. These award-winning classes are the perfect way for you to still relax with your little one after a busy day at the Gloworm Festival.
The idea and development came about from one Mum's experience of taking her son who has autism to festivals but feeling there was a need for a safe environment for her son to enjoy calming activities and recharge if he was experiencing sensory overload!
Our aim is to provide a ‘safe space ‘sensory tent with a range of activities including a tactile wall, brick building, sand area, bubble making and traditional games to stimulate and occupy inquisitive minds but also to encourage relaxation and calm. The tent also offers a unique dark den chill out area with sensory lighting, soothing cushions and focused hook and loop activities.
We are also passionate about educating, information sharing and encouraging dialogue about difference so we hope you pop by and see us!
We are so excited to be bringing our Mark Making sessions to Gloworm Festival this year!
Our mission is simple: help every child make their mark.
Little Learners is a multi award-winning messy play & mark making class created by a qualified teacher. Our educational sessions are full of messy play, paint, play dough, fine & gross motor activities, sand, sensory play, scribbling, singing and dance - all in a safe and fun environment! At Gloworm Festival, our experienced Little Learners team will be on hand to help your child make marks and develop their early writing skills through play. We will take your child on a journey to meet our four Mark Maker characters - Lionel the soldier, Archie the rainbow, Swirlo the cauldron and Ziggy the monster! Ziggy will even be popping down to Gloworm to see you all...
What's the aim of Little Learners?
Little Learners is designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to learn to write through play. (Ages 5 months to 5 years) Its aim is to develop children's pre-writing motor skills, as well as their physical development (taking full account of EYFS guidance). A simple early writing programme is followed which involves learning four types of 'mark' that appear in letters, numbers, shape & pattern - these are taught through four fun characters! Physical development and mark making are vital skills to obtain in order for children to begin to grip objects, hold a pencil and eventually write. Little Learners classes help to prepare little ones for nursery and school by strengthening gross and fine motor skills, core strength and coordination.
Sling Swing are excited to again be part of this fabulous family festival for 2018!
Sling Swing is a funky and fun dance class that you take part in wearing your baby or toddler! We dance to a range of music from pop to rock, disco to latin and all instructors are babywearing trained. The aim of the sessions are to have fun gently moving to music as well as to bond with your little one. We'll be putting on performances throughout the day in the Tiny Tots tent and encouraging you to have a boogie with your baby or have your slightly bigger one join in with their teddy too!
If you don't have a sling of your own don't forget you can hire one for the day with the Carrying works. Look forward to seeing you for a boogie with Sling Swing!
We also have a Swing rental stand near the main entrance so come and see us.
Bassetlaw NCT - Changing and Feeding
We are excited and proud to be supporting parents and families again this year at the Gloworm Festival. For the past two year, our team of smily volunteers has been on hand at our feeding and changing area to ensure that everyone can be fresh, fed and comfortable. That way, you can get on and enjoy all the amazing things on offer! Last year, more than 600 people used our facilities - a simple, clean, covered changing area and a cabin set up for feeding little ones. We enjoyed meeting you, telling you about all the great things Bassetlaw NCT does and also persuading a few of you to get involved.
We are looking forward to being part of the 2018 festival at Thoresby and hope that you come along to say hello and take advantage of this pitstop for your little ones.
Baby College classes are for babies from birth to 3 years. Classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more - all designed to cover every aspect of your child's development.
Our structured programme provides a complete developmental workout. It helps to build the strong neural pathways that are vital for early brain development and all subsequent learning. At the same time Baby College also offers you a useful insight into baby development so you can learn all about your growing baby.