Back for 2019: FREE Sensory for Babies Sessions at The Royals

Our FREE Sensory for Babies sessions are back by popular demand for 2019! Designed to help your baby’s development during the first year, these extra-special sessions are much loved by babies and adults alike, and we’re so excited to be bringing them back this year.

Spend quality time with your little one and join our Sensory for Babies sessions, held here at The Royals Shopping Centre in Southend every Wednesday between 11th September until 13th November. Specifically tailored to suit the different stages of a baby’s development, we will be running two sessions on the lower ground floor of The Royals. The first session is for 0-7 month olds at 11am, followed by a session for 8-13 month olds at 11.45am.

Want to join in? Book your sessions here.

Dates: Every Wednesday, 11th September – 13th November

Location: Lower ground floor, The Royals Shopping Centre

Session 1: 11am – 11.45am for 0-7 month olds

Session 2: 11.45am – 12.30pm for 8-13 month olds

Led by professional and experienced class leaders, each session here at The Royals includes a range of activities designed to stimulate and engage your baby’s senses, while incorporating a fun, interactive and immersive theme.

Your little one could discover the world under the sea, venture on a mission to space, join our magical teddy bear’s picnic, swing by the seaside with a bucket and spade, or explore the world of work. Later sessions will engage your baby’s senses by taking them through all the seasons of the year – think spring bunnies, summer holidays, the bright colours of fireworks and the sensations of a snowstorm.

In October, we’ll introduce our classes to all the festive sensory delights of birthdays and Halloween. In November, you and your baby can join us on a jungle adventure, while our last session of the year will immerse your little one in all the fun and games that Christmas brings!

Throughout these completely FREE sessions, your little one’s sense of sound will be developed through singing, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Massage, gymnastics and tummy time will introduce your baby to physical touch and active movement, while the colourful props and lights will develop their motor skills and communication.


From the joy of seeing your baby learn new skills to the quality time spent together and memories made, adults will enjoy these sessions just as much as their little ones!

Discover the themes for each Sensory for Babies session:

A sensory playtime session is jam-packed with activities that are carefully designed to develop your baby’s senses, physical and communication skills, in a fun, colourful and playful environment. Your tiny tot will love this playtime, as it inspires them to become more aware of themselves and the wonderful world around them. Each week is centred around a fun and immersive theme, with the running order as follows:

  1. Wednesday 11th September – Under the Sea
  2. Wednesday 18th September – Space
  3. Wednesday 25th September – Teddybears Picnic
  4. Wednesday 2nd October – Seaside
  5. Wednesday 9th October – Work
  6. Wednesday 16th October – Seasons
  7. Wednesday 23rd October – Birthday
  8. Wednesday 30th October – Halloween
  9. Wednesday 6th November – Jungle
  10. Wednesday 13th November – Christmas

How to book your Sensory for Babies session:

To book your space, please click here and fill out your details, letting us know which session(s) you want to attend. Keep an eye on your inbox as The Royals events team will be in touch to confirm your booking!

Please be aware that there are only 15 spaces per session on a first come first served basis, so make sure you sign up fast to avoid disappointment. You can sign up for a maximum of two Sensory for Babies sessions.

Parents or guardians must stay for the duration of the event, as babies are not allowed to be left unsupervised.

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