Activities for parents

Activities for new parents

Basildon Borough, Braintree District, Brentwood Borough, Castlepoint Borough, Chelmsford City, Colchester Borough, Epping Forest District, Harlow District, Maldon District, Rochford District, Tendring District, Uttlesford District

Postnatal classes

Find an Essex postnatal class near you. Discover Essex-based new parent courses focused on baby care and bonding, or postnatal fitness.

Meet up in the library

There are lots of opportunities to meet other parents in Essex, including the free weekly Baby Rhyme time and toddler sessions at your local library. Find one near you at

Buggy Fitness

A great way to enter the world of exercise again post-pregnancy in a safe, friendly and fun environment!

  • In Epping

Tuesdays 11:30am – 12:30pm Meet at the Clinic, St. Margaret Hospital, The Plain, Epping, Essex, CM16 6TN
For more information please contact Fabrizio Ferrari on 01992 564561 or

Also in Harlow– buggy fitness class at Harlow Town Park (meet outside pets’ corner) every Tuesday at 10.30am. Email or contact Lara on 07471 105210.

Buggy walks

Free family health walk in Brentwood especially aimed at mums, dads and grandparents with a buggy.

Low impact aerobics and muscle toning exercises

Focusing on your pelvic floor and rebuilding your abdominal muscle strength.  Exercise after having a baby can help to improve muscular imbalances and reduce aches and pains. Babies are welcome to join us.

Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm Studio at Epping Sports Centre, 25 Hemnall Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4LU (no gym membership required)

‘Mums’ exercise videos

Keep Fit Eat Fit is a new membership website which provides health, fitness and food videos and lots of free information for people who want to learn how to exercise without using special equipment, so it can be done at home, at work, in the garden or local park.  The ‘mums’ module focuses on both pre-natal and post-natal exercise plans, and the pre-natal programme is completely free! Here is a 5 minute video which describes what their free pre-natal module consists of, and demonstrates some rudimentary relevant exercises which serve to provide a foundation for the other exercises which follow.



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