My poor deprived 2 – year old son. He didn’t get taken to all manner of baby classes like his big sister did when she was an infant. He gets dragged around to all her playdates. He doesn’t have friends of his own (he just gets to hang out with the siblings of his sister’s friends). He didn’t get signed up for drama camp over the holidays and only got to watch tennis camp from the sidelines.
I’m going to try and make amends by signing him up for a toddler football class this autumn. I think he must have inherited it from his dad: he *loves* running in circles chasing a football around the garden. “MUMMY! PLAY FOOTBALL WITH ME!” is his war cry.
Booking a football class – should be easy right? Well, why take the easy route when you can spend two evenings googling every possible class available in the local area? Here’s the Lo List of toddler football classes in and around Ealing.
Will to Win Lammas Park
Saturday 9:15 – 9:45 3 year olds (£5 drop in), 9:45 – 10:30am 4-5 year olds (£6 drop in)
Outdoor floodlit 3G astroturf pitch in Lammas park.
The Little Foxes Club
Classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays, age groups 18m – 2 years / 3 – 4 years. £105/15 week term
Classes held in Pitshanger Park
Saturday 9:15 – 10am, Sunday 11:05 – 11:50am 2 – 3.5 year olds £48/6 classes or £94/12 classes plus £16 joining fee.
Drayton Manor High School gym
Saturday 10:30 – 11:15am £98+VAT per term
Kings House sports ground (Chiswick) in summer / Brentford leisure centre in winter
Saturday 9 – 9:45am U4 £160/16 week term
Chiswick Common (by Turnham Green station)
Saturday 10am 2-3 year olds (6 per class), 11am 4-5 year olds. £36/6 classes
Indoor mini pitch next to Wembley Stadium
QPR Community Trust
QPR have just started up (free!) Mini Footballers courses for 3 and 4 year olds in various locations. The next course is due to run in October half term. Details will be posted on the above website.
I’m adding a more classes that some helpful readers have told me about:
Footy Fun 4 Kids
Mini Kickers Saturday 9:15 – 10am 2 – 4 year olds, Tuesday and Thursday 10 – 11am, 1 – 2pm. £5 per class
Blondin Park (Saturday), Lammas Park (Tuesdays and Thursdays)