Activities in English and Spanish
Lulabay is a unique place in Sitges for leisure, relaxation and shopping where kids can play while the grownups shop (organic products, toys and clothing), have a cup of tea, or simply read a book from the library. They also have a sofa ideal for mums who want to breastfeed. There is a large studio with a program of workshops for all ages and a schedule of lectures and children's shows at the weekend. If you are interested in participating in a workshop for adults there is a baby-sitting service in the play area. There are also plenty of workshops for babies and toddlers such as dancing, yoga and kindermusik.
Sant Josep 36-38, Sitges (+34) 938946938 email@example.com
"Ara, com abans" - Vilanova
Bi-weekly natural parenting group near Sitges
Jardins de Can Panhissa
Vilanova I La Geltru
"I love taking Rose to a local natural parenting group called "Ara, com abans". She gets to play with other children and the mums and dads have a good old chat! It is run by *Ensenyam a Ens**enyar-te* (www.ensenyam.org) and we meet up every two weeks to share our experiences and take part in organised workshops" (Aug 2010)
AshtangaSitges - Yoga for Kids
Yoga lessons for children
Tammy / Marcelo - 696073681 / 610015336 www.AshtangaSitges.com firstname.lastname@example.org
"AshtangaSitges is a warm, peaceful and fun space. The warmth comes from the welcome as you enter their doors, the peace from the practice and the fun comes from the teachers and clients alike; I always feel welcome and part of their community. The children's practice is light and fun ensuring lots of happy and energetic faces as they emerge from their time with Marcelo who is a natural with kids. " (JR, Jun 08)
Baby Sensory Classes
Baby Sensory classes provide sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies (birth to 13 months). Baby Sensory classes are now running weekly sessions in Sant Pere de Ribas. Classes are in English and Spanish.
The Baby Sensory programme consists of over 40 themed classes, so every week you will share new sensory experiences with your baby. Plus a discovery playtime, during which your baby can enjoy our exploratory play area whilst you have the opportunity to meet other parents. Activities incorporate every possible sensory experience including sign language, fibre optic light shows, amazing bouncy light balls, rainbows, bubbles, bells, holistic massage and much more. Baby Sensory is designed to encourage early development; all activities are excellent for developing physical, social and emotional, and language skills, co-ordination, awareness of the world, a love of music and the concentration.
They offer the first fun session as a free trial for you to come along and see what they do. Parents can join at any time and activities are suitable for all babies.
www.babysensory.comYvonne email@example.com or call 645 817 317 www.babysensory.com
"Solo puedo decirte que estoy encantada con las clases de Baby sensory. El primer dia la clase me pareció con poco ritmo, todos los bebés eran de edades diferentes y mientras unos se lo pasaban en grande, había otros que solo dormían, Yvonne estaba bastante nerviosa, ya que expresar toda la clase en otro idioma cuesta mucho, pero su dulzura con los bebés me animó a seguir con la siguiente clase y estoy muy contenta. Mi niña de 6 meses se lo pasa en grande en la clase, no para ni un segundo y cuando sale se encuentra muy tranquila y super contenta. Estoy aplicando en casa los métodos que nos enseña Yvonne en clase y nos van muy bien, A mi niña le encanta hacer música y las maracas son sus preferidas,estoy buscando este material por aqui, a ver si lo encuentro en Barcelona,ya que en Sitges no lo he encontrado.
Espero que sea de ayuda para que más mamas, papas, y bebés se animen a venir!!" (AS, March 08)
Baby Swimming - St Pere de Ribes
Swimming lessons for babies from 4 months are held almost daily at the municipial swimming pool in St Pere de Ribes
Zona Esportiva Bosc de Plaça-Passeig Circumval.lació, s/n. 938964820 www.espaiblau.com
"The classes at Sant Pere pool are very well thought out as the water is warm, they allow trolleys into the changing rooms, there are changing tables at the side of the pool and certificates/photos are issued at the end of the course after an open day when all the family can watch from the viewing gallery. The only negative could be the language barrier but hey we can all play 'follow my leader' can't we?!" (CB, May 08)
Ballet, tap and modern dance classes for children of all ages including baby ballet and pre-primary ballet.
Justine holds many classes for children of different ages from aged 2 upwards
Basket ball lessons and games are organised by CB Sitges (Club Bàsquet Sitges)
Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, s/nº 08870 Sitges 617233127 firstname.lastname@example.org www.clubbasquetsitges.com
"Classes are for children from 5 upwards. I find it especially important, as my children both attend an international school here, that they partake in local extra-curricular activities. Although we wanted a British education for our children it seemed such a shame to isolate them for their local community and activities such as basket ball are a fantastic way to integrate. The baby basquet is held at the local Esteve Barrachina school" (JF, Nov 08)
Dance Tickles - Sant Pere de Ribes
Dance Tickles is run by mum of two, Yolanda Potman and takes place at Centre Mandala in St Pere de Ribes. The following classes are offered to toddlers and children: Toddler Dance (2.5 - 4 years), Toddler Yoga (2,5 -4 years), Kids Dance (4-7 years) and Dance Expression (4-7 years)
Ctra. de Sitges 85, 08810 Sant Pere de Ribes (+34) 618441750 www.dancetickles.com
Offers a break for mums too as according to Yolanda, kids feel freeer when their parents are not looking so classes are without parental supervision
Esplai Club de Mar, Sitges
This is a camp at Club de Mar (you do not have to be member) for kids ages 2 to 14. You can do morning 9am to 2pm or afternoon 5pm to 9pm. July and August and you can sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks or a month. The kids are split up into groups according to age and they have a great time. Both of my girls have being doing it since they were 2 and want to repeat every year
They also have sailing courses.
Football - UE Sitges
UE Sitges is the local football team with courses, teams and groups for most age groups.
Calle Sant Bonaventura, 18 938944106 www.uesitges.com
"My son plays for UE Sitges. He has been playing since he was 4 (the age they can start) he loves it, he trains on a Thursday after school & plays in little inter team matches on a Saturday morning. They also run football summer camps during the holidays which he went to this year & had a great time" (EJ)
Vilanova Karting is a family run business situated 50m from the main beach in Vilanova i la Geltrú. On a site of 3000m2 they have 2 electric kart circuits for children aged 3-15, plus a bar area (with very reasonably priced drinks!). They can arrange children's birthday parties offering not only karting but extras such as face painting or pottery painting.
"I would definitely recommend a trip to Vilanova Karting. Everyone was really friendly and the kids had a great time. Will definitely be going back. My son is only three and they were really diligent, supportive and gave him the confidence to have a go on the big track." (RL)
Green Apple, Sitges
Green Apple is a new venture from the people behind the Guardería Pequeño Bosque
The premises have been converted into a colourful and modern space and offers different workshops for all ages (zumba and yoga for kids and adults, jazz for kids, belly dancing for girls 5-12 , knitting, crochet, scrapbooks, cooking, storytelling, etc)
They also organize birthday parties for kids both at Green Apple or at your home.
Floreal, 14 08870 , SITGES
Roxana: 938944801 email@example.com
"This is a new, colouful and modern space. From 8 to 4.30 it works as a normal guardería where you can pay by the month, day or hour. As from 4.30, they offer all sorts of workshops for all ages where parents can also stay: zumba and yoga for kids and adults, jazz for kids, belly dancing for girls 5-12 , knitting, crochet, scrapbooks, cooking, storytelling, you name it!" (MGCS, Feb 2012)
"I cannot rate it highly enough, Roxanna is amazing, so caring and
creative with the kids, Annabel (18 mths) loved going there for 6
months! The kids are always playing, doing some organised activity and
generally happy" (Hazel, April 2012)
Holiday Club and Birthday Parties
Planet English began life as an English academy but now has several strings to their bows! Holiday club is weekdays from 9.30am - 1.30pm during the school holidays and is a chance for children between 3 and 11 years old to meet up with other kids to play, do art and craft activities or games organized by monitors. Planet English also organize birthday parties on Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings with face painting, tattoos,craft activities and games.
Calle Germans Maristes 2A. 938111749 www.planetenglishclub.com
"I regularly send my kids to Planet Sitges in the holidays and they absolutely love it. There is such a wide range of activities and games, particularly arts and crafts, that they are never bored there. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and Bridget's staff are all popular with my girls. The staff-to-child ratio is good (and I understand it is much higher at the morning school), and Bridget keeps
the children not only well-looked after, but also well controlled. She expects good behaviour from them and therefore gets it. I can
recommend it unreservedly." (HS, Jan 09)
Horseriding - Fundacio La Granja
La Granja riding club is located in the Quint Mar urbanisation
You can take your children out on your own on a lead for 12 Euros an hour. They also offer various excursions such as moonlight trips, sea and mountain trips as well as organise birthday parties. 2 day induction courses are also offered.
Horseriding - Tikotta
Tikotta, located in Canyelles, offer horseback riding, riding lessons in an arena or route, stabling and training.
Avda Daltmar s/n, Canyelles. 618716769 www.tikotta.com
Children from the age of 8 can go out on routes with the ponies. For those who can not ride lessons are offered as part of a group or one to one. Lessons are bilingual (Spanish and English).
"I recently discovered Tikotta riding school in Canyelles. My children have been going to the esplai (summer school) there. They love it and so do I. Tikotta is set in acres of land with a rustic feel, you´d think you were in the middle of the countryside! The other day I watched my little boy `working´. He filled a wheelbarrow with hay, pushed it up a small hill and then fed an appreciative horse. His twin sister can be a handful. She´s infamous in Canyelles for her strong character, infact her name has been used as an adjective to describe willful unruly behaviour. In Tikotta they tell me she behaves well! I don´t know whether it´s the fresh air, the open space, the contact with horses or the easygoing atmosphere!" (ER, Feb 08)
Justine Garner School of Dance, Sitges
Dance school established in 2001 based in Sitges. C/Animas 10, Sitges, 08870
Tel: 938 110 691 firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have 2 daughters, currently aged 9 and 11, and they have been attending "Miss Justine's" classes since they were 2. Justine is a lovely, warm person and the kids love her. And it's not just ballet - she covers tap and modern too. There are shows and displays periodically as well as the opportunity to do exams. I would recommend them unreservedly" (HS, April 2011)
Kindermusik with Eva Lavilla, Sitges
Kindermusik with Miss Eva Lavilla - Enrollment open at anytime for 2012 - 2013
Kindermusik is a music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. You and your child will play instruments, listen, and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development and strengthen neural pathways in your child's mind.
Location: Lulabay - Calle San Jose 36-38 Sitges
Village - Babies
4 mths to 18 mths- with parent
Mondays at 17:30 - 18:15
Wiggle & Grow - Toddlers
ages 2 to 3 years - with parent
Wednesdays at 17:30 - 18:15
Move & Groove - Kids
ages 4 to 5- parents last 15 mins
Thursdays at 17:30-18:15
For more information on programs & quotes please contact: Eva Lavilla
Email: email@example.com Tel: 645 618 192
Free Preview Class, come and try a Kindermusik class with your child
"Max and I did two semesters of Kindermusik with Eva, its a great way to spend some quality time with your child away from home in a relaxed and educational environment. We had great fun and Max still sings the songs especially jelly on the floor! Eva is a fantastic teacher, with a wonderful voice and very patient with the little ones!" (AA, March 2011)
La Baldufa, Vilanova
Primarily a nursery but has lots of extracurricular activities for kids where all parents are also welcome
Carrer del Pare Garí, 1
08800 - Vilanova i la Geltrú
Tel 93 893 74 57 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
"The children's centre *La Baldufa* is a great place to meet." (CT, Aug 2010)
Sitges mini golf centre has trampolines, ping pong in addition to a mini golf course.
Carretera de Vilanova s/n 938945056
There is a bar for parents to relax whilst the kids play! Mini golf and trampolines a winner - open all summer and weekends until November
Sitges Rugby Club has classes for children from 4 onwards on Saturday morning.
Camí de Santa Bàrbara, 08870 Sitges (+34) 938946780 www.rugbysitges.com
Nature School - Can Grau
Can Grau is a school for nature situated in the Garraf national park. They offer a range of events and activities for children as well as guided tours through the Garraf. In association with the "Observatorio Astronómico" also in the park they offer a range of courses and star gazing.
Ctra. d' Olivella a la Plana Novella, km 3,5 08810 Olivella 937 432 094 email@example.com
"Can Grau organises children´s birthday parties. I have been to one of them and they are fab!" (LB, May 08)
Sitges Sailing Club is located on the Fragata beach and offers a range of sailing and windsurfing courses for children and adults alike.
Fragata beach 937432057 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nauticsitges.com
Really friendly instructors offer one to one lessons or lessons as part of a group. Very reasonable prices and some instructors can speak English. Children must be 7 and be able to swim proficiently. They also offer windsurfing, body boarding and snorkeling lessons.
Sitges Playgroup is a non-profit, members-only organisation and the only place in Sitges where Mums and Dads can "stay and play" with their child in a safe and stimulating environment. Group meet ups every day of the week.
C. Pau Barrabeig, 16 663068065 email@example.com www.sitgesplaygroup.com
"When I moved to Sitges I was 4 months pregnant and had a 3 year-old. I didn't know anybody and felt a little overwhelmed by the prospect of connecting with a new community in a new language. After just a few days I found Playgroup...it has been my salvation! All my friends have come directly or via Playgroup. My husband works from a home office so it would have been really hard for him to find new 'buddies' but through Playgroup he now has a group of 5 Dads who he socializes with. Because of Playgroup the business of setting up home was made so much easier. I found out information about phones, doctors, shops, schools and more through the Mums at Playgroup. What would have taken me weeks took only days! " (Lucy, Nov 08)
Free storytelling sessions in Sitges, Sant Pere and Olivella libraries.
Please check with the libraries or town hall for timetable as these change. Some libraries advertise their hours in Sitges Eco newspaper
Sitges Paintball is located in an urbanisation (Can Suria Nord) near Olivella and offers a wide range of activites for children and teenagers, including swimming, horse riding and archery. There is a restaurant there which offers kids menus
661714868 firstname.lastname@example.org www.style-paintball.com
Great all round day out for kids of all ages as there are such a variety of activities to suit all. Would be great for birthday treats as kids could go in a group.
An opportunity for children (5+) to play with clay and learn hand building, sculpture, throwing and glazing. Lessons are held three days a week
Katy - 636722560
Children´s parties can be arranged or if you have a group of mums and kids and want a fun hour you can book studio at any time (minimum of 5 people). They also do babies footprints in clay or painted on plates and mugs etc (great presents).
Sitges Tennis Club is located in the urbanisation Levantina.
Carrer del Tennis, 22-28 08870 - Sitges (Levantina) 938110359
Courts can be rented out by the hour, although they are exclusively for the use of members at weekends and public holidays. They also offer classes and courses with great instructors.
Little Buddha Yoga is a fun, creative way for children (aged 3+) to learn yoga postures, breathing and relaxation.
Call Jo on 647087170
In each lesson an exciting adventure story is embarked on to capture a Child´s imagination, while improving concentration, self-esteem, posture and co-ordination.