Pre & Post Natal Activities in Manchester

Fitness, Fun and Learning for You and Your Baby

The benefits of keeping active during and after pregnancy are endless, from strengthening up to pain relief and having fun.

Our centres across Manchester have a range of activities to support you pre-birth and others you can enjoy with your lttle one once they arrive.

We have a great choice of activities to enjoy as a family too, so for more information on everything has to offer and our locations, scroll down for more. 

Pre Natal

Low Impact Fitness Classes

Low impact fitness classes take place both in and out of the water, with qualified instructors on hand to offer help and advice.  They're aimed to build your strength and flexibility and leave you feeling refreshed and revived. 



Gently train your physique and improve core strength in a calming, low-intensity atmosphere. Pilates exercises focus on concentration and muscle control, transitioning smoothly between one another to build a revived and resilient you. Classes are available at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Hough End Leisure Centre and North City Family & Fitness Centre. 


Embrace the flow of natural body movements to develop strength, flexibility and a peaceful state of mind. From energetic routines to slow, serene sequences, Yoga classes balance movement and meditation to help you feel Better inside and out. Sessions take place at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, East Manchester Leisure Centre, Hough End Leisure Centre, Moss Side Leisure Centre, North City Family & Fitness Centre and Whalley Range Sports Centre.

Aqua Natal

Our fun and friendly Aqua Natal class takes place on Wednesday’s at 1pm at Moss Side Leisure Centre, with a trained pre natal instructor. The class gives you all the benefits of cardiovascular exercise and provide natural levels of low-impact resistance that’s gentle on the joints


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Water Workout

Across Manchester centres there are a range of general Water Workout instructed classes, that also offer low-impact and gentle resistance, cardiovascular exercise. Sessions take place at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Hough End Leisure Centre, Moss Side Library & Leisure Centre and North City Family & Fitness Centre.

Post Natal

Once your baby arrives, there are options for your to spend time together, interacting, meeting new people and trying out new experiences.


Adult and Infant swimming

We've got a range of aquatics sessions that enable you to swim with your little one.  



Swimbies - SWIMBiES are classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years, providing a fun syllabus to help guide you and your child to build water confidence that lasts a lifetime. Sessions take place at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, East Manchester Leisure Centre, Hough End Leisure Centre and North City Family & Fitness Centre.

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Mother & Child

For under 5’s. This class will help you and your child work together to improve water confidence and swimming techniques and progression.This session is part of our Better Active Aqua Programme. Sessions take place at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre 



A fun and play water-based programme designed to help your child be confident and happy in the water from an early age. All the sessions include a sing-a-long, games and the use of play equipment..

Tumble Time with Sure Start

A range of soft play equipment available for babies and children up to 3 years to burn off some energy running, jumping, rolling, balancing and climbing. Session are free drop in at Moss Side Leisure Centre, Thursday’s 10am – 10:45am during Term Time only.

Soft Play at North City

Our soft play at North City Family and Fitness Centre is the perfect place for kids to have a whole heap of fun, whatever the weather! Climb, crawl and slide in our feature packed soft play area with tunnels, slides and a variety of obstacles.

Don't worry we have the little ones covered too. Our bright and friendly soft play area has a section for under 3s so babies and toddlers can explore, create, play and get active in a safe environment

The soft play area is available for private hire, birthday parties and drop in sessions throughout the week.

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Our centres in Manchester

Click on the centre names below to go the centre's individual website pages to find out more about their full range of activities. Activities at any centre can be booked online using the button here, simply search for the centre of your choice.

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Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Yew Tree Avenue
M19 3PH

Belle Vue Sports Village

Kirkmanshulme Lane
M12 4TF

East Manchester Leisure Centre

189 Grey Mare Lane
M11 3ND

Hough End Leisure Centre

480 Princess Road
M20 1HD

Moss Side Leisure Centre

Moss Lane East
M15 9NN

North City Family & Fitness Centre

Upper Conran Street
Greater Manchester
M9 4DA

Whalley Range Sports Centre

11-18 Wilbraham Road
M16 8GW