parent and baby classesantenatal classes
Tuesday - antenatal class, Lancaster

Time: 7.00pm-8.15pm
Venue: Baby Sensory WOW Centre, White Cross, Lancaster.
This is a 6 week antenatal course, suitable to be taken at any stage during pregnancy.  We mix some stretching, strengthening, dance and relaxation with a chance to chat about all things pregnancy/birth.

Tuesday afternoon care homes - coming soon

These used to run on Mondays, and once my children are more settled in their new schools will hopefully restart on Tuesdays

Time: 1.45pm
Venues: Laurel Bank Care Home, Lancaster, LA1 5EF
AND Hillcroft Care Home, Carnforth,  LA5 9LX

there is generally 1 class a month at each of these homes, check bookwhen.com/slingswinglancaster for dates.

Thursday - parent and baby Lancaster

Time: 9.45-10.45am and 1.15-2.15pm
Venue: Baby Sensory WOW Centre, White Cross, Lancaster.
Weekly classes.  Block bookings have flexible dates that you choose, and need not be consecutive.  If you come to the earlier class, then stay for a brew, cake and a play at the end as sling library is running.

Saturday - monthly family class at the WOW centre, White Cross, Lancaster

Time: 10.30-11.30am
Venue: Baby Sensory Wow Centre, Harper's Mill, White Cross
Once a month, we run a Saturday family class where you can buy solo or family tickets and enjoy a class with your loved ones on the weekend.

Sling Swing – parent and baby

Sling Swing is a fun and funky dancing and gentle movement classes for mums and dads with their little ones in slings and baby carriers.  It’s full of giggles, precious moments, sleepy cuddles, fascination and great bonding moments. Classes are suitable from 6 weeks post-partum (later if you’ve had a c-section) and the moves are all low-impact and respectful of both the fact that your body is different following pregnancy, and of the fact that you are carrying your precious baby.
All moves in sling swing classes are suitable pre- and post-natally. 

Free class running on Thurs 19th Sept

come and give us a try

Benefits for parent: spend quality time bonding with your baby; build intimacy and trust with your baby; have fun; improves your mood and increases energy levels; improves your posture and self-awareness; helps you feel confident; get active whilst you have your baby with you.

Benefits for baby/infant: builds intimacy and trust with parent; introduces music, movement and dance; develops musical appreciation and a good sense of rhythm; stimulates your baby’s mind; your baby will love watching the others around them.

Don’t be put off if you’ve never used a sling before – I bring slings for you to borrow in class and can fit one to you and your baby safely and comfortably.  2 left feet are welcome – come and join the fun.

In addition to standard weekly parent and baby classes, there are also regular intergenerational classes in care homes, bringing joy as we mix with the residents. And for anyone who would like to involve their partner, sibling, grandparent with a class, we have a monthly sling swing family class.

Cost: £5 per class when booking the full block (Autumn term mini block is just 4 classes, starting on Thurs 26th). Flexible booking also available.
Email: abidoughty@slingswing.co.uk
Facebook: slingswinglancaster/
See all class times and book classes on Bookwhen

Dance with Bump – Antenatal Classes

Dancing through pregnancy reduces stress and tension, increases the flow of oxytocin, gives you confidence in your body, liberates self-judgement, allows bonding with your baby, provides exercise to loosen hips, and what’s more – it’s fun!

The new Sling Swing – Dance with Bump classes are run as a 6 week course. Each week you can expect to do some stretching, strengthening, dancing and relaxation, along with time for refreshments and a chance to chat about all things pregnancy/birth – learn to bump wrap and much more.

The paid course is coming after the October half-term break – but in the meantime, there is a 3 week mini-block running during October, for me to road test the class with real people! The 3 week mini-block is FREE, but you must be able to attend all 3 dates, be willing to give feedback, and be happy for some photos to be shared.

FREE 3 week tester course: Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th October, 7pm at the WOW Centre on White Cross. Book your space now.