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Calendar of events and activities

Whether you’re expecting a baby, have children aged 0-3 or work in early years, you’ll find all our events and activity sessions listed here.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the majority of events are being delivered remotely, however we do now have some socially-distanced events being scheduled.

Family events are for people living in the Better Start Bradford area unless otherwise stated.

Find an event for you

September

Virtual Antenatal Class: Giving Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: birth partner and support; tips for early labour; comfort and pain relief; bonding with your baby.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
29/09/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Baby Club (Socially-distanced or via Zoom)

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

The Barn, 16 Teasdale Street, Bradford, BD4 7QJ

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
30/09/2020
1.00-2.00pm

HAPPY Online Antenatal Programme

FREE online group sessions to help you create a healthy and happy lifestyle for you and your baby

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
30/09/2020
10.30am-12.00pm

Dance Your Heart Out! with Dance Motivation Crew

A Parents in the Lead funded online Dance Workshop

Session delivered via Zoom

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
30/09/2020
3.00-5.00pm

October

Virtual Antenatal Class: Feeding and Sleep

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: feeding your baby; safe sleeping.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
01/10/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Twins and more - Labour and Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: types of twins; your pregnancy care; labour with twins & more; pain relief.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
01/10/2020
4.30-5.30pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Life After Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: the first days after birth; changing relationships; maternal health.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential.

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
06/10/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Baby Club (Socially-distanced or via Zoom)

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

The Barn, 16 Teasdale Street, Bradford, BD4 7QJ

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
07/10/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
07/10/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Dance Your Heart Out! with Dance Motivation Crew

A Parents in the Lead funded online Dance Workshop

Session delivered via Zoom

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
07/10/2020
3.00-5.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Breathing and Relaxation

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: taking care of partner and maternal mental health; breathing and relaxation.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
08/10/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Twins and more - Nurturing Your Babies

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: infant feeding; caring for twins & more; bonding with your babies.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
08/10/2020
4.30-5.30pm

Healthy Teeth Online Workshop

A free online workshop to help your children develop good oral health

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Monday
12/10/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
13/10/2020
9.30-11.30am

Baby Club (Socially-distanced or via Zoom)

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

The Barn, 16 Teasdale Street, Bradford, BD4 7QJ

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
14/10/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
14/10/2020
1.00-3.00pm

Dance Your Heart Out! with Dance Motivation Crew

A Parents in the Lead funded online Dance Workshop

Session delivered via Zoom

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
14/10/2020
3.00-5.00pm

Baby Club (Socially-distanced or via Zoom)

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

The Barn, 16 Teasdale Street, Bradford, BD4 7QJ

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
21/10/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Dance Your Heart Out! with Dance Motivation Crew

A Parents in the Lead funded online Dance Workshop

Session delivered via Zoom

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
21/10/2020
3.00-5.00pm

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
22/10/2020
10.00-11.00am

Dance Your Heart Out! with Dance Motivation Crew

A Parents in the Lead funded online Dance Workshop

Session delivered via Zoom

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
28/10/2020
3.00-5.00pm

November

Online ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free online classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Online - booking is essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
04/11/2020
1.00-3.00pm (for seven sessions)

Online ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free online classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Online - booking is essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
04/11/2020
10.00am-12.00pm (for seven sessions)

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Monday
09/11/2020
1.00-2.00pm

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
11/11/2020
10.00-11.00am

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Monday
30/11/2020
1.00-3.00pm

December

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
03/12/2020
9.15-11.15am

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
10/12/2020
1.00-3.00pm