Children & Young People

We offer a range of activities for children and young people.

For the very young

Little Songbirds

Little Songbirds is a playful, inspiring and very friendly music class for children from 12 months old (though younger ones are welcome, too) up to the age of 3 years with their parents/carers. It uses the Colourstrings Kindergarten holistic approach based on the philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly, the famous Hungarian music teacher.

Lingo Tots

Where languages are child’s play. Classes are taught almost entirely in the language, which means that both you and your child will be listening and picking up the language through songs, games, stories and crafts, without even realising it!

Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory was the first baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-important first year of life, the programme has won multiple awards both nationally and internationally since 2008.

For older children

String Maestros

String Maestros at Shrewsbury House is a centre for the study of the violin and cello. All our teachers are professionally trained musicians who are active performers, both as soloists and with orchestras. Our one-to-one violin/violoncello lessons are focused on the desires of the individual. Children from the age of 5.


Beavers are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. With a varied programme and lots of activities, Beaver scouts will make friends, play games, and try new things such as cooking and craft making, all providing ample opportunity to let off steam and have lots of fun!


There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout and you can join between the ages of 8 and 10 and a half. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.

Cougar Jujitsu

Separate sessions for 4-8 years and 8-18 years. The Cougar Club strongly believes that our teaching motivates, builds confidence and encourages mutual respect, particularly in our younger students. The mother of Japanese martial arts, Jujitsu offers a tremendous range of activities to choose from and develop, thus the system offers the instructor the opportunity to choose and select his or her own personal requirements and those of the student.

Jo Regan Dance Academy

We provide fun and exciting classes that can be used for making friends and fitness or learn a syllabus for students wishing to attain examinations (government recognised) as well as freestyle work, competing around the country and joining in dance demonstrations.

Doriel School of Dance

Doriel School of Dance is a family run dance school which has been based at Shrewsbury House since 1986. We concentrate our teaching around the BATD syllabus, covering a wide range of dance, including exams up to teacher level. The informal atmosphere of the school encourages its members to enjoy learning within a disciplined and structured programme. We welcome students of all ages and abilities.

Roos Academy of Performing Arts

The aim of the Academy is for pupils to gain enjoyment from dance, as well as encouraging and developing self-confidence, imagination, interaction, co-operation and musicality. Simple Ballet movements are introduced right from day one with basic technique being taught. The pupils can progress to any form of dance at a later stage. More formal teaching of technique does not begin until pupils are old enough to enjoy a more structured approach. Classes are available to children from the age of 3 years.


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