Moves and Mess

Moves and Mess is an exciting, fun class combining movements, songs and creative messy play which all benefit your little one's mental and physical developments. 

Messy play encourages your baby's physical and mental development, and this is a very social class where your baby can experience fun movements and new textures in a stimulating sensory environment. 

Where and When?

Close to the A6 and M67, our venues are conveniently located for Reddish, Denton, Didsbury, Chorlton, Gee Cross, Dane Bank and all other areas around Stockport, Manchester and Tameside. Our venues have free off-street parking available and kitchen facilities, baby changing along with plenty of space for prams and car seats inside.

Classes are on Fridays at St Paul's Church Hall in Heaton Moor 10-10.45am.

What Happens at Moves and Mess?

In these sessions we'll be focussing on the developmental benefits of messy play. Each class will start with a group action song and some yoga-based stretches to warm up ready for our adventures, and then we'll move into the free-play messy exploration area. Each week the messy area will have a variety of different activities, such as jelly, paints and water trays. All the activities are designed with the Early Years Framework in mind to stimulate your baby's mental and physical development.

This is a fun and lively class, with plenty of time for you and your baby to explore together, as well as giving you the chance to meet other local parents and carers. You will need to bring a towel and a change of clothes for your baby, and don't wear anything too nice yourself as you might get splashed!

This class is suitable for babies 6-18 months.

Benefits of Messy Play

  • learning about cause and effect

  • spending special time with your baby

  • free play is essential for your child's learning process

  • mental health benefits for you both

  • make new friends with local parents

  • stimulating understanding of maths and science

  • encourages development in arts and crafts

  • unstructured sensory play enhances your baby's imagination

  • your baby can learn new skills such as mark-making