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Gymboree Play & Music St Albans

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans is run by the lovely Steph and her team next to the yoga hall at 11 Hatfield Road in the centre of town.  They cover a large area around and including St Albans, including Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Park Street, Redbourn, Potters Bar, Fleetville, Marshallswick, Chiswell Green, London Colney, and Bricket Wood.  Gymboree Play & Music St Albans offer sensory classes for babies, baby massage courses, our famous Play & Learn classes for all little ones who are on the move, as well as art, music, messy play, and Theatre Arts for all ages up to 5 years old.  They also offer a range of fabulously fun birthday parties, with zero clean up for you!  Get in touch with them today via the ‘enquire now‘ button to find out more!

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11 Hatfield Road,
St Albans,

01727 831 551

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  • Steph



    Steph always knew she wanted to work with children so became a qualified Montessori Teacher specializing in child development from birth – seven years. She also has a degree in Theatre Direction and certificates in Child Psychology and Child attachment.

    In 2018 Steph made it to the final three of EWIF (encouraging women into franchising) for “Young woman in franchising of the year“. In 2019 the company won “Best Pre-school class” at the Raring2Go! awards and in 2020 Steph made the final 5 for “Franchisee of the year” at the ClubHubUK awards.

    Steph is also a certified Infant Massage instructor under the IAIM (International association of infant massage) and offers 5-week courses on-site or in your home/hired venue.

    If you would like to contact Steph directly please email her on steph@gymbo.co.uk

  • Leah


    Virtual Administrator

    Leah, a mum of two boys (6 and 4) lives in Exeter, Devon and is a qualified beautician.

    Leah took a career break when raising her little ones and re-trained in marketing after realising she had spent a lot of time on social media throughout the years!

    Leah’s newfound confidence encouraged her to study business at Exeter College with distinctions!

    Leah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, catching up on soaps and trying out the local cuisines!

  • Jack


    Weekend Supervisor

    Having previously studied Drama, Psychology and English for A-levels at Dame Alice Owen’s school, Jack is now attending the University of West London in which he is further exploring his greatest passion, acting.

    Jack’s passion extends beyond acting however, as he strive’s to improve the social development of children through drama. In the time between leaving Dame Alice Owen’s and starting drama school, Jack has returned to school in order to direct their winter shows, as well as starting a drama department at his primary school. Gymboree for Jack, is a new and exciting way of preparing the young minds of today for the world ahead; Jack is looking forward to taking that journey with them!

  • Sarah


    Play & Music Teacher

    From the age of 10 Sarah started singing lessons and later started her Rock School exams and completed all the way up to Grade 8! Sarah went on to study at west Herts college and then furthered her passion for singing by completing a BA in Music Industry Practice at the Academy of Contemporary Music.

    Sarah has performed for many years and was lucky enough to perform in The Beautiful Alice Charity Festival in St. Albans 2017.

    Sarah thoroughly enjoys being around children and singing to them which makes Gymboree Play & Music St Albans the perfect place to work!

  • Aimee


    Play & Music Teacher

    From the age of 2, Aimee has been attending ballet, tap and modern lessons in which she has made her way through the grades and is now coming to the end of them. Ballet is such an important factor in Aimee’s life that she has been furthering her knowledge by teaching children the skill she loves to the next generation of ballerinas.

    As well as ballet, Aimee has had a strong background in performing arts which landed her a place in Fame and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; performing in both the Milton Keynes Theatre and the Alban Arena.

  • Lukas


    Play & Music Teacher/ Party Leader

    Lukas is studying his A-levels in: Geography,Sociology and Business Studies.

    He has participated in Musical Theatre since the age of 5 and has done variety of different performances which include: Matilda and Beauty and the Beast!

    Lukas has always loved working with children and has completed his Silver DOFE, volunteering with children ages 3-11.

    Gymboree for Lukas is a new and exciting journey to have fun and explore with children. He is excited to learn more!

  • Lilly


    Party Leader

    Lilly is currently studying her A-levels and her subjects are: Drama and theatre Studies, Psychology and Economics.

    She has done musical theatre clubs and various dance classes like ballet, tap, modern and cheer leading from an early age. Lilly loves performing and hopes to carry it on in the future.

    Lilly also has performed in the St Albans Pantomime in the Alban arena for 4 years. She was a background dancer and singer but also played mini snow white!

    She loves working with children and does swimming instructing to 4-10 year old's.

    In Lilly's psychology work she likes to focus on child development and is excited to learn more.

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We are based in a gorgeous permanent site in the city centre of St Albans. We are situated next to the Yoga Hall and Courtyard Café, also just a minute’s walk from the infamous Thompson’s and Veer Dhara restaurant’s . We have plenty of space for buggies both inside and out allowing ample opportunity for a quick shopping trip before or after class. There are toilets and baby change facilities open to you all day, Monday-Sunday so come help yourself whenever you need. We also provide wipes, nappies, cream, sanitizers and sacks if you ever have an oops moment!

How to get here:

  • Car – 11 Hatfield road, AL1 3RR
  • Train – St Albans City Centre
  • Bus – 302 (St Peters street)

Where to park:

  • Bricket Road (behind the Alban Arena)
  • Upper Marlborough road (1 hour free parking)
  • NCP (behind M&S)
  • The Maltings (5 minute walk)


  • Toilet & Baby change
  • Buggy parking (inside and out)
  • Room for belongings


(St Albans)

My son loves Gymboree, it is a very special place for him and a real treat for both of us on Fridays. A big heartfelt Thank You to all of Gymboree St. Albans team who make our Fridays special and put so much effort into making it fun every single time!

Maria and Aleksei xx

1 month ago
(St Albans)

Gymboree St Albans has been a life saver for us over the past year. It is so well set up and I really appreciate that it is accessible to both my 1yr old and 3yr old. They both love coming and look forward to their weekly sessions. My 1yr old definitely benefitted a lot in his early motor skills from from his motivation to climb the equipment! Steph and Weronika have always been fabulous in teaching the classes and in assisting when needed. Thank you for being so great!!

6 months ago
(St Albans)

My soon to be four year old has been attending Gymboree in St Albans for three years now, and shows no sign of getting bored! She loves the play floor and also the art and music classes. We can’t walk past without her begging to go in!

6 months ago
(St Albans)

My daughter who turns 10years old this year attended Gymboree and absolutely loved it. We now bring our 2year old and the quality of service has remained excellent.
Safe, fun and peaceful environment to enhance maximum enjoyment and developmental progress for the child. Highly recommended.

6 months ago
(St Albans)

St Albans-
The Gymboree team offer a lovely, safe environment for little ones to explore new things and have fun. I’ve been bringing my baby since he was about 4 months and he’s loved it- especially parachute time!

I also appreciate the make- up classes booking system which understands that life needs to be flexible- really helps. The St Albans team are very friendly and have worked hard to keep everything safe throughout covid whilst offering a fun class.

6 months ago


Please see our FAQ's below. If you cannot find the answer then please do not hesitate to contact us!

How do i pay for classes?

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans works on a monthly direct debit as we are open all year round! We only require a minimum two month sign up. Cancellation is one month's notice in writing.

What is a makeup class?

When your little one has missed a class you are entitled to book a makeup class; this class can be booked into any class (age appropriate) with space. You have 4 weeks to reschedule a missed class.

What is open gym?

As members, you will have unlimited access to Open Gym sessions at various times throughout each week; allowing you free play with the use of our specialised props and patented apparatus. There is no obligation to attend these sessions nor is there any extra charge, should you attend. Its an added bonus to being a member with us – You can do as many or as little as you wish, every week.

Do you offer any discounts?

We certainly do! We offer discounts on multiple classes and twins/siblings attending together.

What is your sickness policy?

Please do not come to class if either you or your little one are feeling under the weather. We ask that you cancel your classes and you can then re-book them in accordance with our make up class policy.

If you, your little one, or anyone else in your household display symptoms of Covid-19 then you will be asked to follow the government guidance for self isolation. This also applies if there has been any travel to areas which require quarantine.

We want to book a party, where can i find more information?

Please visit our page to view or brochure and book your little ones party

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Both of my children (3.5 years and 11 months) go to Gymboree Play & Music and love it. My toddler goes to their drop-off Lego class which she raves about. It's very creative, working not only on Lego skills but also painting, drawing etc. My infant son loves his Gymboree Play & Music Crawlers class - particularly loves crawling all over their props, through the tunnels, etc. Great way to get the infant crawling over obstacles! Gymboree Play & Music is part of our weekly schedule for both kids and we look forward to participating every week. Invaluable!

Gymboree Play & Music was a lovely and positive experience for my son Leo. We started when he was 9 months and he is now 3 years old, I wish we had started sooner.
He loves the songs (which is part of our daily singing at home), the freedom to explore and he was happy there. He looks forward to class every week and once class is over he will tell everyone about Gymbo and what he did.
For me, I liked that it taught him how to get down safely from a height, how to learn to use his body, and touching on different topics every 2 weeks. It gave me confidence in other environments to trust that he has the ability that he learned from Gymboree Play & Music and to trust him.

Absolutely amazing place! Especially Aaron from the Chiswick branch, always makes us feel very welcome there. He is extremely passionate and professional. His warmth and enthusiasm are precious. I would recommend that place to everyone! So happy we found it in our community. My son loves going there.

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